>>White Sox To Ink LaRoche
(Chicago, IL) -- The Chicago White Sox are bringing in first baseman Adam LaRoche [[ la-ROHSH ]]. "USA Today" reports the two sides have agreed on a two-year, 25-million-dollar contract. The 35-year-old hit .259 with 26 home runs and 92 RBI in 140 games last season for the Washington Nationals. LaRoche spent four seasons playing in the nation's capital. The White Sox had first baseman Paul Konerko retire after 16 seasons with the team.
>>Red Sox, Hanley Close To Deal
(Undated) -- The Boston Red Sox are looking to get a familiar face back in the organization. FOX Sports reports the Red Sox and shortstop Hanley Ramirez are close to a five-year, 90-million-dollar contract that could be signed by Monday. Ramirez hit .283 with 13 home runs and 71 RBI last season for the Dodgers. He came up with the Sox and was traded to the Marlins after the 2005 season for Josh Beckett among others.
>>Pirates Deal Davis To Athletics
(Undated) -- The Athletics continue to make moves during the offseason. Oakland acquired first baseman Ike Davis and an international bonus slot at 86 from the Pirates in exchange for their 27th international bonus slot. The bonus slots are specific dollar amounts given to teams when signing players from overseas since the MLB has been unable to add an international draft. Davis hit just .233 with 11 home runs and 51 RBI for the Pirates last season. Meantime, Oakland designated outfielder Andrew Brown for assignment to make room on the roster.