Friday, February 06, 2009

Transactions Report - 2/6/09

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Arizona Diamondbacks: Signed pitcher Tom Gordon to a one-year contract. The contract is for $500,000 with $2.5 million in incentive clauses. "Flash" missed the second half of 2008 with elbow inflammation. Plus he's 41-years-old, so he's just plain creaky. Apparently, Jesse Orosco wasn't available.

Boston Red Sox: Signed catcher Jason Varitek to a one-year contract with club and player options for a second year. $5 million in 2009. Batted .220 with 13 homers in '08.

Los Angeles Dodgers: Signed pitcher Randy Wolf to a one-year contract. For the Dodgers, $5 million is a drop in the bucket. Which is probably what Wolf's impact will be, too.

Texas Rangers: Re-signed pitcher Jason Jennings to a minor league contract.

Toronto Blue Jays: Signed pitcher Ken Takahashi to a minor league contract. A 39-year-old with a losing record in Japan. A "what the hell, why not" move by the Jays.