The Milwaukee Brewers agreed to terms with free-agent third baseman
on Monday, his agent
told the Associated Press. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that the deal was for three years and $36 million. It won't be officially announced until the 33-year-old passes his physical.
The Journal Sentinel also reported that the Brewers traded third baseman Casey McGehee, to Pittsburgh for reliever Jose Veras.
In other deals: The St. Louis Cardinals and shortstop Rafael Furcal agreed to a $14 million, two-year contract. . . . The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr. to a $2 million, two-year contract. . . . The Houston Astros signed catcher Humberto Quintero to a one-year, $1 million contract plus bonuses. . . . The Colorado Rockies agreed to a two-year deal with catcher Ramon Hernandez. . . . The Los Angeles Angels re-signed righthander Jerome Williams to a one-year contract, avoiding arbitration.
Kansas City lefthander Aaron Laffey, Chicago Cubs catcher Koyie Hill and Washington lefthander Doug Slaten became free agents after their teams declined to offer 2012 contracts.
Also set loose were Colorado outfielders Ryan Spilborghs and Cole Garner, and Detroit second baseman Will Rhymes.
The New York Mets' owners recently got a $40 million loan, a year after getting a $25 million loan from Major League Baseball, according to the New York Times.
SOCCER: The Union signed 18-year-old midfielder Jimmy McLaughlin, a graduate of the team's academy and Great Valley High. McLaughlin started 22 games for Colgate this season and was named Patriot League rookie of the year.
Sporting Kansas City agreed to terms allowing forward Omar Bravo to join the Mexican top-flight side Cruz Azul.
American forward Herculez Gomez signed with Santo Laguna of the Mexican League.
Former Los Angeles Galaxy and U.S. national team defender Gregg Berhalter has been hired as head coach of Hammarby in the Swedish second division.
Lafayette midfielders Sean Peckham (Warminster) and Kyle Scharfenberg were selected to the NCAA Division I all-Mid-Atlantic team by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
In the English Premier League, Frank Lampard came off the bench to score from the penalty spot to lift Chelsea to a 2-1 win over Manchester City in London.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Boston College junior linebacker Luke Kuechly won the Bronco Nagurski Award as the nation's top college defensive player.
Linebacker and running back Avery Williams, a senior at Archbishop Curley High (Md.), gave an oral commitment Saturday night to play football at Temple.
Miami (Fla.) announced that running back Lamar Miller, who had 1,272 yards rushing as a redshirt sophomore, will skip his final two seasons of eligibility and enter the NFL draft.
The Mountain West Conference announced that its board of directors approved a request for an automatic bid to the Bowl Championship Series for the 2012 and 2013 seasons.
BOXING: WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko will defend his title against Dereck Chisora in Munich on Feb. 18. The German daily Bild reported Klitschko would then fight 31-year-old David Haye in July.