Outfielder Brett Gardner and the New York Yankees have agreed to a four-year contract worth $52 million.
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman announced the deal on Sunday. The new pact starts in 2015.
The deal includes a fifth-year club option for $12.5 million and a $2 million buyout. If traded, Gardner would receive $1 million.
Gardner has a $5.6 million, one-year contract for this season.
The Yankees are moving Gardner to left field this year after the signing of free agent center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury to a $153 million, seven-year contract in December.
The 30-year-old Gardner hit .273 last year with eight home runs, 52 RBIs and 24 stolen bases.
Braves: Chris Johnson remembers donning his Chipper Jones T-shirt and parking himself in front of the television to watch Atlanta's star third baseman play when he was growing up.
Now he's taken over Jones' old spot and says it's a "dream come true."
Jones retired after the 2012 season. Tasked with filling his huge cleats, Johnson came through with the best season of his career. He hit .321 and finished second in the National League batting race. The 29-year-old led the team with 34 doubles, was second with 165 hits and had 12 homers and 68 RBIs.
The Braves aren't putting pressure on him to repeat his big performance from last season -- the NL East champions just want him to continue to be a productive bat in the lineup.
Astros: Dexter Fowler spent his entire career with Colorado before an offseason trade to the Houston Astros.
But the center fielder isn't taking the quiet approach of a new guy. He's already perfectly at home with Houston, taking over a leadership role this young team desperately needed.
"It's a good chance to get to nurture the guys," Fowler said. "Guys are here and I'm trying to get them over that learning curve because we've all gone through it."
As for his leadership style, Fowler lets each player dictate how he deals with them. At times he'll offer advice and other times he'll sit back and wait for someone to come to him.
At just 27, Fowler is one of the most experienced position players on Houston's roster after starting full time for the Rockies the past five years. The four other outfielders on Houston's roster are all younger than Fowler and none even has a full year of service time in the majors.
Manager Bo Porter was thrilled to add someone of Fowler's caliber to his team. Fowler came to Houston in a trade that sent last year's starting center fielder Brandon Barnes and pitcher Jordan Lyles to the Rockies.
Phillies: Retirement is not keeping Roy Halladay away from baseball.
Halladay is a guest instructor with the Philadelphia Phillies for a few weeks this spring.
The two-time Cy Young award winner says: "I love being here. I definitely want to keep doing it."
Halladay sounds as if he'd like to parlay his spring tutor work into a second career as a coach down the road.