Bourn has signed a minor league contract with Baltimore, Roch Kubatko of MASN reports.
The deal is a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training and a $2 million dollar salary in the likely event that Bourn makes the club, Eduardo A. Encina reports. Bourn hit a cool .283/.358/.435 in 24 games with the Orioles down the stretch in 2016. With Baltimore currently planning on starting Hyun-Soo Kim and Seth Smith in the corner outfield spots in 2017, they will be able to use Bourn well as a defensive replacement and fourth outfielder off the bench.
Wick (knee) is healthy and "itching to get back" on the field, The Detriot Free Press reports.
Wick finished the 2016 season on injured reserve after tearing up his knee in Week 7. He declined to say whether he required surgery or not, but, regardless, he's healthy now and fully expected to attend voluntary offseason workouts in April. Outside of starter Eric Ebron, Wick is the only tight end under contract through 2017 who played a down for the Lions last year. Thus, he currently appears to be the frontrunner for No. 2 duties next season, although Detroit could always bring in competition for the role via free agency or the draft.
Garcia lost 14 pounds while dedicating himself to getting in better shape this offseason, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Coming off an unremarkable season in which he slashed .245/.307/.382 and posted a 0.5 WAR, Garcia will be hoping to use his slimmed-down figure to improve his agility on defense and on the bases. The 25-year-old outfielder enters the spring with a good chance of earning a starting spot on a White Sox team that is devoid of much outfield depth.
Cueto, who is still in the Dominican Republic taking care of his ailing father, may not be ready to participate in the World Baseball Classic, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Although there is no doubt Cueto will be ready to start the season, his late start to spring training may hold him back from playing in the World Baseball Classic, which starts March 9th. He is currently working out in the DR, and has thrown live bullpen sessions on schedule with the pitchers actually at camp for the Giants, but he still hasn't had time to prepare under the supervision of pitching coach Dave Righetti, which worries San Francisco. The two are trying to work things out currently, but if Cueto doesn't report to camp shortly, it may not be surprising to see him held out of the WBC.
Smith has agreed to a restructured contract with the Cowboys, ESPN's Todd Archer reports.
Smith signed a lucrative eight-year, $109 million extension with Dallas back in July of 2014, but in restructuring his deal now, the All-Pro left tackle will help save the Cowboys over $17 million in cap space this year.
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