The Seattle Mariners say they cannot confirm any details of a potential deal with free-agent second baseman Robinson Cano.
The team said Friday morning it will announce if an agreement is "completed and finalized" with the Yankees star. The statement came in response to an ESPN report Friday morning that Cano and the Mariners had reached agreement on a $240 million, 10-year contract pending a physical.
Cano's reported deal would be one of the largest in baseball history and a coup for a franchise that has gone a dozen years since making the postseason. It would bring creditability for the Mariners after striking out in the past in their pursuits of big free agents like Prince Fielder and Josh Hamilton.
Cano is a five-time all-star second baseman for the Yankees.
A person familiar with the situation says free-agent outfielder Curtis Granderson and the New York Mets have agreed to a $60 million, four-year contract.
The person spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal was pending a physical and no announcement had been made. The agreement was first reported by the New York Post.
Granderson, 32, comes over from the crosstown Yankees, giving the Mets much-needed power in their punchless outfield. He batted .229 with seven homers and 15 RBIs in 2013, when injuries limited him to 61 games. But he surpassed 40 homers in each of the previous two seasons.
As Cano and Granderson reportedly left the New York Yankees, there was a report that the club has agreed with Carlos Beltran on a three-year deal, the New York Daily News reported. The contract is worth $45 million, tweeted Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports.
Also, Hiroki Kuroda agreed to return for a third season in the Bronx. Kuroda finished 11-13 with a 3.31 ERA in 32 starts covering 2011/3 innings.
Righthander Scott Feldman has signed a three-year contract to provide a veteran presence in the Houston Astros rotation. Feldman was 12-12 with a 3.86 ERA in 30 combined starts for the Chicago Cubs and Baltimore last season.
Feldman has made 234 career major league appearances, including 131 starts. He has a 51-56 record with a 4.62 ERA.
A person familiar with the negotiations told the AP that free-agent outfielder Nate McLouth and the Washington Nationals have reached a deal. Other media outlets reported it would be a two-year deal.
Free-agent first baseman Mike Napoli is returning to the Boston Red Sox. He reached agreement with the World Series champions on a two-year contract for $32 million.
The Miami Marlins announced the acquisitions of catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia and shortstop Rafael Furcal. Signed to a three-year, $21 million contract, Saltalamacchia will be introduced Monday afternoon. Furcal, who will be the everyday second baseman in 2014, agreed to an incentive-laden one-year deal with a $3 million base salary.
Friday, they were closing in on a two-year, $7.5 million pact with first baseman Garrett Jones.