January 27, 2014 in Sports

Newsmakers

From Staff And Wire Reports
 

Signed Free-agent pitcher Matt Garza signed a four-year contract with Milwaukee on Sunday, boosting the Brewers’ hopes following a disappointing season. A person familiar with the negotiations said the four-year deal was worth $50 million. The 30-year-old righty went 10-6 with a 3.82 ERA last season for the Chicago Cubs and Texas Rangers. He missed most of the first two months while recovering from an injury that affected his side and back.

Transferred Former Florida State quarterback Jake Coker is transferring to Alabama. Alabama coach Nick Saban announced that Coker has signed with the Crimson Tide. Coker is on target to graduate in May and would be eligible to play for the Tide in 2014. He backed up Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston last season and will be given the opportunity to replace departed Heisman finalist AJ McCarron at Alabama.

Scheduled WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley and Manny Pacquiao have agreed to fight again on April 12 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Bradley won a split-decision against Pacquiao on June 9, 2012, at the MGM Grand to win the welterweight title.


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