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Wil Myers Sent Back to San Diego to Have Wrist Examined

Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images(SEATTLE) -- San Diego Padres outfielder Wil Myers was sent back to San Diego on Wednesday to have his sore left wrist examined.

The Padres are currently in Seattle for a two-game series.

Myers hurt his wrist Sunday while sliding into a base in the team's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. He originally thought the team's day off on Monday would allow enough time for his wrist to heal so he could play Tuesday, but he ended up being scratched from the starting lineup.

The 24-year-old Myers is currently hitting .291 with five home runs, 19 RBIs, and a .340 on-base percentage. He is also the team leader in hits (39) and runs scored (28).

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Marlins Place OF Yelich on DL

iStock/Thinkstock(MIAMI) -- The Miami Marlins placed outfielder Christian Yelich on the 15-day disabled list Friday, with a lower back strain.

The move is retroactive to Monday.

The 23-year-old Yelich went on the disabled list for two weeks last season with a similar back injury.

"We'll get him checked out and see what's going on," Marlins skipper Mike Redmond said. "Hopefully it'll be just a short-term thing."

With Yelich out, Ichiro Suzuki takes over as the everyday left fielder.

The Marlins recalled first baseman Justin Bour from Triple-A New Orleans to take Yelich's roster spot.

Yelich complained of back discomfort on April 12. Since then he's been in and out of the lineup, playing in five games.

Yelich missed the Marlins last three games and the team finally decided to place him on the DL.

Yelich is eligible to return to the Marlins' lineup as early as May 5.

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Cubs Sign Denorfia to 1-Year Deal

Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- The Chicago Cubs signed free agent outfielder Chris Denorfia to a one-year, $2.6 million contract Friday.

The deal also includes $400,000 in incentives.

The 34-year-old Denorfia played last season with the Padres and Mariners, combining to hit .230 with three home runs, 21 RBIs and nine stolen bases.

"He can play both corners and some center field in a pinch," Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer said. "Good in the clubhouse. For lack of a better term he's a gamer."

Denorfia has played for Cincinnati, Oakland, San Diego and Seattle throughout his nine major league seasons. During that time he has compiled a .272 average with 38 home runs, 271 runs scored, 56 stolen bases and a .331 on-base percentage.

The Cubs designated left-handed pitcher Mike Kickham for assignment to make room for Denorfia on the 40-man roster.

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Reds Trade for Outfielder Marlon Byrd

Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Cincinnati Reds acquired outfielder Marlon Byrd from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for pitching prospect Ben Lively.

The 37-year-old Byrd will make $8 million next season. As part of the deal, an unspecified amount of his 2015 salary will be paid by the Phillies. 

"Marlon will give us power and run production, and he can play left field," Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said. "We expect him to provide a big bat and balance in the middle of our lineup."

Byrd played in 154 games for the Phillies last season, hitting .264 with 25 home runs, 71 runs scored and 85 RBIs.

Meanwhile, the Phillies receive the 22-year-old Lively who went 13-7 with a 3.04 ERA and 1.12 WHIP while pitching for Class A Bakersfield and Class AA Pensacola last season.

Lively was also named the Reds 2014 player of the year.

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Reports: Delmon Young Agrees to Contract with Orioles

Baltimore Orioles/MLB(NEW YORK) -- The Baltimore Orioles have agreed to a one-year contract with free-agent outfielder Delmon Young, according to multiple media reports.

According to, the 29-year old Young will earn a base salary of $2.25 million and can make another $750,000 in incentives.

Young returns to Baltimore for a second straight season. Last season he played in 83 games for the O's, hitting .302 with seven home runs and 30 RBIs. He also hit a go-ahead three-run double in Game 2 of the American League Division Series against the Detroit Tigers.

Young has played nine major league seasons. During that time he has compiled a .283 average with 107 home runs, 453 runs scored and 550 RBIs.

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ESPN: Marlins Have an Agreement with Morse

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The Miami Marlins have reached an agreement with free agent Michael Morse on a two-year, $8 million contract, according to ESPN.

ESPN also reports Morse will be able to earn performance bonuses.

The 32-year-old Morse played last season for the World Series champion San Francisco Giants. The right-handed hitter played in 131 regular season games as an outfielder, first baseman and designated hitter, hitting .279 with 16 home runs and 61 RBIs.

Morse has played 10 major league seasons with stints in Seattle, Washington, Baltimore, and San Francisco. He's a career .281 hitter with 99 home runs and 333 RBIs.

Morse becomes the latest in a flurry of acquisitions made by the Marlins this offseason. Miami signed outfielder Giancarlo Stanton to a $325 million contract, and also traded for second baseman Dee Gordon and pitchers Mat Latos and Dan Haren.

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Markakis Agrees to 4-Year Deal with Braves

Rob Tringali/MLB Photos via Getty Images(ATLANTA) -- Free-agent outfielder Nick Markakis agreed to a four-year deal with the Atlanta Braves Wednesday.

According to ESPN MLB Insider Buster Olney, the deal is worth around $45 million.

The Baltimore Orioles had a $17.5 million mutual option with Markakis for the upcoming season but declined it, and instead payed him a $2 million buyout.

The two-time Gold Glove Award winner will help fill a hole in the outfield that was created when the team traded Jason Heyward.

The 31-year-old Markakis, who was born and grew up in the Atlanta area, has played in nine major league seasons, all with Baltimore. During that time he's compiled a .290 average with 141 home runs, 658 RBIs, and a .358 on-base percentage.

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Francoeur Signs Deal with Phillies

Mike McGinnis/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- The Philadelphia Phillies signed outfielder Jeff Francoeur to a minor league contract, the team announced Thursday.

The 30-year-old Francoeur, who is a former Gold Glove winner, has played with the Atlanta Braves, Kansas City Royals, New York Mets, San Francisco Giants, Texas Rangers, and San Diego Padres over 10 big league seasons. During that time, he hit .262 with 140 home runs, 619 RBIs, and 52 stolen bases.

Francoeur, a former first-round pick of the Braves, played in 10 games last season with the Padres. He has been invited to the Phillies' spring training in February.

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Yankees Re-Sign Chris Young

Major League Baseball(NEW YORK) -- The New York Yankees re-signed outfielder Chris Young to a one-year deal, the team announced Sunday.

ESPN MLB insider Buster Olney reports the deal is worth $2.5 million plus incentives.

Young, 31, signed a minor league deal with the Yankees last season after he was released by the New York Mets in August. He played in 23 games for the Bronx Bombers, hitting .282 with three home runs, 10 RBIs and a .354 on-base percentage.

Young is expected to be the Yankees' fourth outfielder behind Jacoby Ellsbury, Carlos Beltran and Brett Gardner.

Young has played nine MLB seasons. During that time he's hit .234 with 155 home runs, 486 RBIs and 130 stolen bases.

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Brett Gardner Had Surgery on Core Muscle

Robert Rogers/MLB Photos via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- New York Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner had surgery in October to repair a core muscle, the team announced Wednesday.

The surgery was on Gardner's right rectus abdominis muscle and took place on Oct. 16. The recovery period for the surgery is four weeks, so Gardner should be ready to start his regular offseason program by next week.

The 31-year-old Gardner played in 148 games last season, hitting .256 with 17 home runs, 87 runs scored, 58 RBIs, and 21 stolen bases.

Next season marks the beginning of his four-year, $52 million contract extension with the team.

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