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Sox Bring Back Beckham, Designate Viciedo

 width=The Chicago White Sox are bringing back infielder Gordon Beckham.  The two sides have agreed to a one-year, two-million-dollar contract.  The 28-year-old was traded by the White Sox to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on August 21st last season.  Beckham hit a combined .226 with 27 doubles, nine homers and 44 RBI in 127 games.  He is a career .245 hitter with 63 homers in six big league seasons.  To make room on the roster, the White Sox have designated outfielder Dayan Viciedo [[ vee-see-AYE-doh ]] for assignment.  He hit .231 with 21 home runs and 58 RBI in 145 games last season. 

>>Freese, Angels Avoid Arbitration

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and infielder David Freese avoided arbitration, agreeing to terms on a one-year contract Wednesday.

No financial terms were provided by the team, but multiple sources indicate that $6.425 million was the agreed-upon figure.

Freese batted .260 and posted 10 home runs, 25 doubles and 55 RBI over 134 games with the Halos last season.

A World Series winner with the Cardinals in 2011, the 31-year-old right-handed hitter and Texas native is a lifetime .280 hitter who has collected 54 homers, 106 doubles and drove in 292 runs over 600 games in six MLB seasons.

>>Braves Ink Cuban OF To Four Year Deal

The Atlanta Braves have agreed to terms with Cuban free-agent outfielder Dian Toscano on a four-year major league contract with a club option for 2019.

The deal was formally confirmed by Major League Baseball on Wednesday and financial terms were not announced.

Toscano hit .356 with a .440 on-base percentage and a .452 slugging percentage during the 2012-13 season for Villa Clara in Cuba's Serie Nacional, considered the premier league in Cuba.

To make room for Toscano on the 40-man roster, the Braves designated outfielder Jose Constanza for assignment. Constanza received just four at-bats with Atlanta in 2014.

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