Entries in One-Year Contract (23)


Panthers Sign CB Charles Tillman

Scott Boehm/Getty Images(CHARLOTTE) -- The Carolina Panthers signed free-agent cornerback Charles Tillman to a one-year deal Thursday.

According to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Caplan, the deal is worth $3.05 million.

The 34-year-old Tillman played all 12 of his previous NFL seasons with the Chicago Bears.

Tillman is reunited with Panthers head coach Ron Rivera, who served as the Bears defensive coordinator from 2004-06.

"I think Coach Rivera was one of the main reasons why I wanted to be here," Tillman said. "He's a guy that I had a lot of respect for when I was in Chicago. I love his leadership and his qualities as a coach, and he's done a good job with the Panthers. There's a good group of guys here: Thomas Davis, Greg Olsen, Luke Kuechly, and Cam Newton. I got a good vibe here.

"This is a similar defense, and Steve Wilks and (defensive line coach) Eric Washington were also in Chicago, so there is familiarity."

Tillman has 42 forced fumbles, 36 interceptions, and eight defensive touchdowns throughout his career.

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Report: SP Garrett Richards Agrees to One-Year Contract with Angels

Rob Carr/Getty Images(NEW YORK) --  The Los Angeles Angels agreed to a one-year, $3.2 million deal with starting pitcher Garrett Richards on Saturday, according to Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register.

The Angels avoid salary arbitration with the 26-year-old Richards by coming to a compromise. Richards asked for $3.8 million while the Angels offered $2.4 million before settling on a deal.

Richards was having a career season last year before tearing his patellar tendon in his left knee, ending his season at the end of August. Richards had surgery on the knee and is expected to be ready for opening day.

Richards was in the race for the American League Cy Young award last season, before the injury. He pitched 168 2/3 innings, compiling a 13-4 record, 2.61 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 164 strikeouts.

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O's Sign Pearce to 1-Year Deal

Baltimore Orioles/MLB(BALTIMORE) -- Baltimore Orioles agreed with Steve Pearce on a one-year, $3.7 million deal Friday, avoiding salary arbitration.

The 32-year-old Pearce played in 102 games for the O's last season, hitting .293 with 21 home runs, 49 RBIs and a .373 on-base percentage.

Before the two sides came to a compromise, Pearce had asked for $5.4 million while the Orioles offered $2 million.

Alejandro De Aza, Zach Britton and Miguel Gonzalez are the three remaining Orioles in arbitration.

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Sizemore Signs 1-Year Deal with Phillies

iStockphoto(PHILADELPHIA) -- The Philadelphia Phillies signed outfielder Grady Sizemore to a one-year, $2 million contract Thursday.

Sizemore, 32, joined the Phillies last June after he was released by the Boston Red Sox. He played in 60 games for Philadelphia in 2014, hitting .253 with three home runs, 21 runs scored, 12 RBIs and one stolen base.

Before injuries derailed his career Sizemore was thought to be one of the best outfielders in baseball, making three All-Star teams and winning two Gold Gloves.

In nine MLB seasons, Sizemore has hit .266 with 144 home runs, 485 RBIs, 140 stolen bases and a .352 on-base percentage.

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Simon Gagne Signs with Bruins

Frederick Breedon/Getty Images(WILMINGTON, Mass.) -- After being with the Boston Bruins since the first day of training camp on a tryout basis, the team decided to sign Simon Gagne to a one-year, $600,000 deal Tuesday.

The 34-year-old Gagne joins a Bruins team that's started the season 1-3-0 and has had trouble finding the back of their opponents' net.

Gagne practiced on a line with Daniel Paille and Ryan Spooner Tuesday.

"My conversation with (general manager) Peter (Chiarelli) was, 'Whatever it takes,'" Gagne said following practice. "And I'll be whatever - if I have to be the extra guy, on the fourth line or a guy who will replace some guys when things aren't going well, or injuries, play on the PK, power play, whatever it takes, I'm here to help the team win and I'm really happy I have a chance to get back to the league with a good team, so I'm open to everything."

Gagne hasn't played in an NHL game since April 27, 2013. At one point in time, Gagne was a prolific scorer in the league. During the 2005-06 season, with the Flyers, Gagne scored 47 goals, and followed that up with 41 goals the next season.

Gagne is expected to play Wednesday for the B's in Detroit.

To make room for Gagne, the Bruins sent forwards Jordan Caron and Bobby Robins to their AHL affiliate in Providence.

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Sizemore Joins Red Sox

Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images(BOSTON) -- The Boston Red Sox signed outfielder Grady Sizemore to a one-year incentive laden deal on Wednesday.

The 31-year-old Sizemore will make $750,000 in base salary and could make up to $6 million with performance bonuses.

A three-time All Star, Sizemore hasn't played in the major leagues since 2011 due to various injuries. Sizemore has had seven surgeries since 2009, including microfracture surgery on both knees.

"We added Grady because, one, he’s available and, two, it provides some competition," Farrell said. "We have to see once we get to spring training, Grady’s tolerance physically. We don’t have a projected number of games that we look at that he might be available for. We have to gradually build that up, build his endurance up. That’s how spring training will be spent with him."

In eight major league seasons Sizemore has hit .269 with 139 home runs, 134 stolen bases to go along with a .357 on base percentage.

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Chris Davis Agrees to One-Year Contract with O's

Robbie Rogers/MLB Photos via Getty Images(BALTIMORE) -- First baseman Chris Davis reached a one-year, $10.35 million agreement with the Baltimore Orioles allowing him to avoid salary arbitration.

The deal means Davis more than triples his 2013 salary of $3.3 million and puts him behind Nick Markakis ($15 million in 2014) and Adam Jones ($13 million) as the third highest paid player on the team.

Davis had a breakout season last year. He led the majors with 53 home runs while hitting .286 with 138 RBIs and finishing third in the American League MVP voting.

The 27-year-old Davis joins pitchers Tommy Hunter, Bud Norris, Brian Matusz and Troy Patton as players that avoided arbitration with the Orioles.

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Report: Rafael Furcal Joining Marlins 

Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Infielder Rafael Furcal has agreed to a one-year contract with the Miami Marlins, according to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal.

The 36-year-old Furcal missed all of 2013 while recovering from Tommy John Surgery on his right elbow.

According to Rosenthal, the Marlins will use Furcal at second base, a position he has only played 36 games at during his major league career.

The three-time All-Star is a career .281 hitter with 1,059 runs scored, 113 home runs, 585 RBIs and 314 stolen bases.

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Brandon Jacobs Back with the Giants

Al Bello/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The New York Giants signed running back Brandon Jacobs to a one-year deal Tuesday, according to ESPN.

After second-year running back David Wilson fumbled twice in the team's loss to the Cowboys Sunday, the Giants decided to look to build depth at the position. After several backs worked out for the team, the Giants decided to bring back Brandon Jacobs.

"Whatever they need me to do," Jacobs said in a statement. "Whatever role they want me to play, I'll come in and do it. I know the offense. I know they've made some tweaks here and there, and I'll do whatever I have to do....The Giants have given me a great opportunity. This is where I wanted to be. These are the coaches I want to play for and I wanted to come back with my teammates. This is the place I love most."

Jacobs played with the Giants for first seven years of his career. He was a part of two Super Bowl winning teams and rushed for 4,849 yards and 56 touchdowns.

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Red Wings Agree to Terms with Alfredsson

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images(DETROIT) -- After 17-seasons with the Ottawa Senators Daniel Alfredsson is making a change.

The 40-year-old Alfredsson agreed to a one-year contract with the Detroit Red Wings Friday.
According to the Detroit Free Press the contract is worth as much as $5.5 million.

Alfredsson has scored 426 goals and compiled 1,108 points during his career. He served as the Senators' captain since 1999.

The winger from Sweden is a six-time All-Star and won the Calder Trophy (rookie of the year) in 1996.

Alfredsson will once again team up with Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg, who Alfredsson played with on the 2006 Swedish national team that won gold at the Torino Olympic games.

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