The Milwaukee Brewers landed a pair of free-agent pitchers yesterday, reaching agreements with starter Randy Wolf and reliever LaTroy Hawkins, two people familiar with the negotiations told the Associated Press.
Wolf's deal is worth $29.75 million over 3 years and includes a $10 million option for 2013, one of the people said. Hawkins will get $7.5 million over two seasons, the other person said.
Both agreements are subject to completion of final details, the sources said.
Wolf, a 34-year-old lefthander, was 11-7 with a 3.23 ERA this year in the lone season of his second stint with Los Angeles Dodgers. He had a $5 million base salary and earned $3 million in performance bonuses based on innings.
Wolf also was a free agent last offseason. He agreed to the deal with the Dodgers on Feb. 6, about 1 1/2 months after Houston offered a $27 million, 3-year contract in an attempt to re-sign him. The Astros then withdrew the proposal a week later, citing the poor economy.
He is 101-85 with a 4.13 ERA in 11 major league seasons with the Phillies, Los Angeles, San Diego and Houston.
Hawkins, a righthander who turns 37 on Dec. 21, spent the last two seasons with Houston and went 1-4 with a 2.13 ERA and 11 saves in 15 chances this year.
* Lefthander Andy Pettitte and the New York Yankees agreed on an $11.75 million, 1-year contract. The deal represents a raise for the 37-year-old lefthander, who made $10.5 million last season and helped the Yankees win their 27th World Series title.
Pettitte was 14-8 with a 4.16 ERA in 32 regular-season starts, and 4-0 with a 3.52 ERA in five postseason starts. His 18 postseason victories are a major league record.
* The Texas Rangers sent pitcher Kevin Millwood and about $3 million to Baltimore for reliever Chris Ray, giving the Orioles a durable starter and cash to help pay for him. Texas also got a player to be named in a deal where money was a major factor.Millwood was 13-10 with three complete games last season, with a 3.67 ERA.
* The Florida Marlins traded hard-throwing reliever Matt Lindstrom to the Houston Astros for righthander Robert Bono and infielder Luis Bryan. Lindstrom was one of 11 players eligible for salary arbitration on the cost-conscious Marlins.