A handful of players and clubs avoided arbitration on Saturday, while the Dodgers added a pitcher on the same day their pitchers and catchers reported to Camelback Ranch in Arizona.
Los Angeles agreed to a one-year, $1.5-million contract, plus incentives, with left-hander Paul Maholm.
The official announcement came eight hours after Maholm appeared in the Dodgers clubhouse in Spring Training.
Other news and notes from Saturday:
- Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka is expected to meet with the media Tuesday in New York.
- The Rays held a youth clinic on Saturday.
- The Indians won their arbitration case with reliever Vinnie Pestano. He’ll make make $975,000 this season.
- The A’s are confident with how they’re currently constructed. They also hope to avoid arbitration with outfielder Josh Reddick.
- Mets right-hander Matt Harvey, who had surgery last October, hopes to begin throwing this month.
- The Cubs and right-hander Jeff Samardzija agreed to a one-year, $5.345-million deal, avoiding arbitration.
- Padres starter Andrew Cashner will make $2.4 million this season after winning his arbitration case.
- Dodgers manager Don Mattingly discussed an array of topics, including outfielder Matt Kemp, on the first day of Spring Training.
- Dodgers right-hander Chad Billingsley feels like he has a new arm.
- Arizona players say they’re happy with the right-hander Bronson Arroyo, within this notebook.
- Padres right-hander Josh Johnson says he received some positive feedback from a college coach, within this notebook.
- The D-backs donated $700,000 to local youth and Little League ballplayers.
– Cash Kruth