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Cubs, Arrieta agree to $10.7M, 1 year

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CHICAGO (AP) Jake Arrieta and the Chicago Cubs found a number that worked in the canyon between their arbitration proposals.

Arrieta has agreed to a $10.7 million, one-year contract for the highest one-year deal for a pitcher eligible for arbitration for the second time.

A person familiar with the negotiations disclosed the agreement on Friday night. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the contract had not been announced by the team.

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Jays P Chavez wins $4M in arbitration

PHOENIX (AP) Pitcher Jesse Chavez defeated the Toronto Blue Jays in salary arbitration, improving players to 3-0 this year in cases that went to hearings.

Chavez was awarded a $4 million salary on Saturday by arbitrators Mark Irvings, Steven Wolf and Edna Francis, who heard the case a day earlier. The Blue Jays argued the 32-year-old right-hander should be paid $3.6 million.

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Blue Jays sign RHP Floyd to $1M contract

TORONTO (AP) The Toronto Blue Jays have signed right-hander Gavin Floyd to a one-year, $1 million dollar contract.

A 12-year veteran who has also pitched for Philadelphia, the Chicago White Sox and Atlanta, Floyd made seven relief appearances with Cleveland last season, missing significant time with a fractured elbow for the second straight year. He had no record and a 2.70 ERA.

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Orioles, closer Britton agree at $6.75M

BALTIMORE (AP) Orioles closer Zach Britton has agreed to terms on a $6.75 million contract for 2016, avoiding arbitration.

The agreement was reached Friday. Britton was asking for $7.9 million and Baltimore countered with a $5.6 million offer before a compromise was reached.

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Reds RHP Hoover wins arbitration case

PHOENIX (AP) Reliever J.J. Hoover has won his salary arbitration case against the Cincinnati Reds, improving players to 2-0 against teams this year.

Hoover was given a raise from $535,000 to $1.4 million Friday by arbitrators James Oldham, Dan Brent and Sylvia Skratek, who heard the case a day earlier. The team had argued for $1,225,000.

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Chavez and Jays argue case, $400K apart

PHOENIX (AP) Pitcher Jesse Chavez and the Toronto Blue Jays have argued their salary arbitration case, with the sides $400,000 apart.

Chavez asked arbitrators Mark Irvings, Steven Wolf and Edna Francis for a $4 million salary during a hearing Friday. The Blue Jays argued the 32-year-old right-hander should be paid $3.6 million.

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RHP Aardsma, Jays agree to minors deal

(AP) -- Pitcher David Aardsma has agreed to a minor league contract with the Toronto Blue Jays and will report to big league spring training.

The 34-year-old right-hander was 1-1 with a 4.70 ERA in 33 relief appearances for the Atlanta Braves last season.

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Yanks ink Kozma, Pestano to minors deals

NEW YORK (AP) While the New York Yankees have not signed any free agents to major league contracts, they announced 15 minor league deals Friday.

Infielder Pete Kozma and right-handers Vinnie Pestano and Anthony Swarzak were among the players who reached agreements and will report to big league spring training.

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Reds OF prospect Duran banned 80 games

NEW YORK (AP) Cincinnati Reds outfield prospect Juan Duran has been suspended for the first 80 games of the season under Major League Baseball's drug program following a positive test for three performance-enhancing substances.

Duran tested positive for Drostanolone, Stanozolol and Nandrolone, the commissioner's office said Friday.

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Orioles get RHP Despaigne from Padres

BALTIMORE (AP) The Baltimore Orioles have acquired right-hander Odrisamer Despaigne from the San Diego Padres for a minor league pitcher.

Despaigne went 5-9 with a 5.80 ERA over 18 starts and 16 relief appearances with the Padres last season. The 28-year-old has a career record of 9-16 in 50 games.

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