Red Sox do not offer Bailey, Kalish contracts for next year
BOSTON -- Right-hander Andrew Bailey and outfielder Ryan Kalish were cut loose by the Boston Red Sox, who failed to offer 2014 contracts by Monday night's deadline.
The 29-year-old Bailey was 3-1 with a 3.77 ERA and eight saves in 13 chances for the World Series champions, making 30 appearances before season-ending shoulder surgery on July 24. He was limited to 19 games in 2012, the first season after the Red Sox acquired him from Oakland.
Bailey made $4.1 million, and by letting him go free the Red Sox could sign him without the 20 percent maximum cut rule applying.
The 25-year-old Kalish missed the entire season due to a right shoulder operation in January and cervical fusion surgery in August. He hit .243 with four homers, 29 RBIs and 13 steals for the Red Sox in 2010 and 2012.
Among those offered contracts were right-handers Burke Badenhop and Junichi Tazawa; first baseman-outfielder Mike Carp; and left-handers Andrew Miller and Franklin Morales.
Tigers trade Fister
DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers have traded starting pitcher Doug Fister to the Washington Nationals for three players.
The deal was announced Monday night. The Nationals sent infielder Steve Lombardozzi, left-hander Ian Krol and minor league lefty Robbie Ray to Detroit.
Ryan signs with Yanks
NEW YORK -- Infielder Brendan Ryan has agreed to a $5 million, two-year contract to remain with the New York Yankees in a deal that includes team and player options for 2016.
The 31-year-old was acquired from Seattle on Sept. 10, a day before the Yankees said captain Derek Jeter would be sidelined for the rest of the season. Ryan hit .220 with one homer in 17 games and finished the season with a .197 average, four homers and 22 RBIs.
Ryan gets $2 million in each of the next two seasons, and the Yankees have a $2 million option for 2016. If the team declines the option, Ryan would have a $1 million player option.
Harkey joins D'Backs
PHOENIX -- The Arizona Diamondbacks have completed their coaching staff by naming Mike Harkey pitching coach and Mel Stottlemyre Jr. bullpen coach.
Harkey was the Cubs' first-round pick in 1987. He was 9-2 with a 1.37 earned-run average for the Pittsfield Cubs in 1988, and he also made his big league debut in 1988.
Pirates acquire Stewart
PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired catcher Chris Stewart from the New York Yankees for a player to be named.
To make room for the 31-year-old Stewart on the 40-man roster, the Pirates designated catcher Mike McKenry for assignment.
Navarro, Jays agree
TORONTO -- Catcher Dioner Navarro and the Toronto Blue Jays have agreed to a two-year, $8 million contract.
The team announced the free-agent deal Monday. Navarro will make $3 million next season and $5 million in 2015. The contract's completion is contingent on Navarro passing a physical.
Navarro will turn 30 in February. His signing likely means the Blue Jays will part with slugger J.P. Arencibia, who batted .194 with 21 home runs and 55 RBIs last season.
A 10-year veteran, Navarro has also played for the Rays, Yankees, Dodgers and Reds. He is a .251 career hitter.
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