NEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press the New York Yankees have worked out a seven-year, $153-million contract with center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury, a deal that's pending a physical. Ellsbury helped the Boston Red Sox win the World Series this year, batting .344 with six RBIs, four doubles and six stolen bases in the postseason after posting a .298 average with a major league-leading 52 stolen bases during the regular season.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics completed separate trades with Texas and San Diego yesterday. The Athletics picked up outfielder Craig Gentry and pitcher Josh Lindblom from the Rangers for outfielder Michael Choice and minor league infielder Chris Bostick. Oakland also acquired right-handed reliever Luke Gregerson from the San Diego Padres for outfielder Seth Smith.
UNDATED (AP) — The Reds, Rays and Diamondbacks have pulled off a three-team trade. The Rays are getting catcher Ryan Hanigan from the Reds and reliever Heath Bell from the Diamondbacks, while Arizona gets minor league pitcher Justin Choate and a player to be named later from Tampa Bay. The Reds are getting left-hander David Holmberg from the D-Backs for their part in the deal.
UNDATED (AP) — Notre Dame offensive coordinator Chuck Martin has accepted the job as head coach at struggling Miami of Ohio. Martin succeeds Don Treadwell, who was fired after the RedHawks lost their first five games. The RedHawks lost to Ball State 55-14 last Friday, finishing the season 0-12 under offensive coordinator and interim coach Mike Bath.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy says quarterback Aaron Rodgers will practice in a limited fashion today but backup Matt Flynn will take the starter's snaps. Rodgers hasn't been medically cleared to play since breaking his left collarbone a month ago, but the team isn't ruling him out for Sunday's game against Atlanta. The Packers have gone 0-4-1 without Rodgers to fall from first two third in the NFC North at 5-6-1.