Kansas City, Mo. — Outfielder Brian Anderson and the Kansas City Royals have agreed to a $700,000, one-year contract. The 27-year old can make an additional $100,000 in performance bonuses under Wednesday’s deal.
He hit just .238 with two homers and 13 RBIs in 185 at-bats for the Chicago White Sox last season, then was traded July 28 to the Red Sox for Mark Kotsay and batted .294 with two homers and five RBIs in 17 at-bats. Anderson has a .227 average in five major-league seasons with 22 homers and 80 RBIs.
Umpires reach deal
New York — Major League Baseball ensured its first decade of labor peace since the 1960s by agreeing to a five-year contract with umpires that runs through 2014. The deal announced Wednesday, which is subject to ratification next month, was the second straight achieved without acrimony since a failed mass resignation in 1999 led to 22 umpires losing their jobs.
A’s, Crisp finalize deal
Oakland, Calif. — The Oakland Athletics have finalized a $5.25 million, one-year contract with free agent outfielder Coco Crisp. The deal announced Wednesday pays Crisp $4.75 million next year..