All you need to know: MLB rumors, news roundup for Feb. 10

By Mike Axisa | Baseball Writer

Tyler Clippard has a new contract for 2014.
Tyler Clippard has a new contract for 2014. (USATSI)

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By this time next week, all 30 teams will have opened spring training. Here's a recap of Monday's hot stove news to hold you over.

FREE AGENT SIGNINGS

Angels: Signed RHP Brandon Lyon to a minor league deal with an invitation to big league spring training. (Jon Heyman)

Rangers: Agreed to a one year, $2 million deal with RHP Tommy Hanson. (Heyman)

AVOIDED ARBITRATION

Nationals: Agreed to a one-year contract worth $5.875 million with RHP Tyler Clippard. (Heyman)

CONTRACT EXTENSIONS

Indians: Agreed to a four-year extension worth $25 million with OF Michael Brantley. The deal includes a fifth year option worth $11 million.

RUMORS & SPECULATION

Indians: Haven't been in contract with RHP Ubaldo Jimenez in weeks. (Fox Sports)

Royals: GM Dayton Moore said the team's payroll will be roughly $90 million, which is over their "break-even point." He called it a "gamble." (Kansas City Star)

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