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Free Agent Signings

NEW YORK (AP) -- The 186 free agents who have signed, with name, position, former club if different, and contract. The contract information was obtained by The Associated Press from player and management sources:
 AMERICAN LEAGUE
 ANAHEIM (5) -- Signed Kelvim Escobar, rhp, Toronto, to an $18.75 million, three-year contract; signed Bartolo Colon, rhp, Chicago White Sox, to a $51 million, four-year contract; signed Jose Guillen, of, Oakland, to a $6 million, two-year contract; signed Vladimir Guerrero, of, Montreal, to a $70 million, five-year contract; signed Shane Halter, 3b, Detroit, to a $575,000, one-year contract.
 BALTIMORE (9) -- Signed Miguel Tejada, ss, Oakland, to a $72 million, six-year contract; signed Javy Lopez, c, Atlanta, to a $22.5 million, three-year contract; signed Mike DeJean, rhp, St. Louis, to a $1.5 million, one-year contract; re-signed B.J. Surhoff, dh, to an $800,000, one-year contract; signed Bill Haselman, c, Boston, to a minor league contract ($500,000) and released him; signed Rafael Palmeiro, dh, Texas, to a $4.5 million, one-year contract; signed Sidney Ponson, rhp, San Francisco, to a $22.5 million, three-year contract; signed Keith Osik, c, Milwaukee, to a $500,000, one-year contract; signed Mark McLemore, ss, Seattle, to a minor league contract ($725,000) and released him,
 BOSTON (7) -- Re-signed Mike Timlin, rhp, to a $2.75 million, one-year contract; re-signed Dave McCarty, of, to a $500,000, one-year contract; signed Keith Foulke, rhp, Oakland, to a $24 million, four-year contract; signed Pokey Reese, 2b, Pittsburgh, to a $1 million, one-year contract; signed Terry Shumpert, inf, Tampa Bay, to a minor league contract ($500,000) and released him; signed Tony Womack, ss, Chicago Cubs, to a minor league contract ($300,000); signed Ellis Burks, dh, Cleveland, to a $750,000, one-year contract.
 CHICAGO (3) -- Re-signed Sandy Alomar Jr., c, to a $750,000, one-year contract; signed Robert Person, rhp, Boston, to a minor league contract ($750,000) and released him; signed Marvin Benard, of, San Francisco, to a minor league contract ($400,000) and released him.
 CLEVELAND (2) -- Re-signed Jason Bere, rhp, to a minor league contract ($400,000); re-signed Mark Wohlers, rhp, to a minor league contract ($500,000).
 DETROIT (8) -- Re-signed Dean Palmer, dh, to a minor league contract ($300,000) and released him; signed Fernando Vina, 2b, St. Louis, to a $6 million, two-year contract; signed Rondell White, of, Kansas City, to a $6 million, two-year contract; signed Alan Levine, rhp, Kansas City, to a $925,000, one-year contract; signed Mike DeFelice, c, Kansas City, to a $650,000, one-year contract; signed Greg Norton, 3b, Colorado, to a $600,000, one-year contract; signed Ivan Rodriguez, c, Florida, to a $40 million, four-year contract; signed Ugueth Urbina, rhp, Florida, to a $3.5 million, one-year contract.
 KANSAS CITY (11) -- Re-signed Kevin Appier, rhp, to a $300,000, one-year contract; re-signed Brian Anderson, lhp, to a $6.5 million, two-year contract; re-signed Curtis Leskanic, rhp, to a $1,375,000, one-year contract; re-signed Joe Randa, 3b, to a $3.75 million, one-year contract; re-signed Jason Grimsley, rhp, to a $1 million, one-year contract; signed Matt Stairs, of, Pittsburgh, to a $1 million, one-year contract; signed Scott Sullivan, rhp, Chicago White Sox, to a $5 million, two-year contract; signed Benito Santiago, c, San Francisco, to a $4.3 million, two-year contract; signed Tony Graffanino, ss, Chicago White Sox, to a $2.2 million, two-year contract; signed Kelly Stinnett, c, Philadelphia, to a $500,000, one-year contract; signed Juan Gonzalez, of, Texas, to a $4.5 million, one-year contract.
 MINNESOTA (2) -- Re-signed Shannon Stewart, of, to an $18 million, three-year contract; signed Rick Helling, rhp, Florida, to a minor league contract ($600,000).
 NEW YORK (13) -- Signed Tom Gordon, rhp, Chicago White Sox, to a $7.25 million, two-year contract; re-signed Felix Heredia, lhp, to a $3.85 million, two-year contract; re-signed Ruben Sierra, of, to a $1 million, one-year contract; re-signed John Flaherty, c, to a $775,000, one-year contract; signed Gary Sheffield, of, Atlanta, to a $39 million, three-year contract; signed Paul Quantrill, rhp, Los Angeles, to a $6.4 million, two-year contract; signed Miguel Cairo, 2b, St. Louis, to a $900,000 one-year contract; signed Gabe White, lhp, to a $2,125,000, one-year contract; signed Kenny Lofton, of, Chicago Cubs, to a $6.2 million, two-year contract; signed Tony Clark, 1b, New York Mets, to a $750,000, one-year contract; signed Darren Bragg, of, Atlanta, to a minor league contract ($400,000); signed Joe Girardi, c, St. Louis, to a minor league contract ($750,000); signed Travis Lee, 1b, Tampa, to a $2.25 million, one-year contract.
 OAKLAND (3) -- Re-signed Ricardo Rincon, lhp, to a $3.65 million, two-year contract; signed Arthur Rhodes, lhp, Seattle, to a $9.2 million, three-year contract; signed Eric Karros, 1b, Chicago Cubs, to a $1.05 million, one-year contract.
 SEATTLE (10) -- Signed Raul Ibanez, of, Kansas City, to a $13.25 million, three-year contract; re-signed Shigetoshi Hasegawa, rhp, to a $6.3 million, two-year contract; signed Eddie Guardado, lhp, Minnesota, to a $13 million, three-year contract; signed Scott Spiezio, 1b, Anaheim, to a $9.15 million, three-year contract; signed Rich Aurilia, ss, San Francisco, to a $3.15 million, one-year contract; re-signed Pat Borders, c, to a minor league contract ($500,000); signed Mike Myers, lhp, Arizona, to a $550,000, one-year contract; signed Ron Villone, lhp, Houston, to a $1 million, one-year contract; signed Terry Mulholland, lhp, Cleveland, to a minor league contract ($600,000); signed Eric Owens, of, Anaheim, to a minor league contract ($525,000) and released him.
 TAMPA BAY (10) -- Signed Eduardo A. Perez, of, St. Louis, to a $1.7 million, two-year contract; signed Rey Sanchez, ss, Seattle, to a $1 million, one-year contract; signed Jose Cruz Jr., of, San Francisco, to a $6 million, two-year contract; signed Brook Fordyce, c, Baltimore, to a $650,000, one-year contract; signed Deivi Cruz, ss, Baltimore, to a minor league contract ($700,000) and released him; signed Fernando Tatis, 3b, Montreal, to a minor league contract ($750,000) and released him; signed Todd Jones, rhp, Boston, to a minor league contract ($450,000) and released him; signed Mike Williams, rhp, Philadelphia, to a minor league contract ($750,000) and released him; signed Todd Ritchie, rhp, Milwaukee, to a minor league contract ($700,000); signed Fred McGriff, 1b, Los Angeles, to a minor league contract ($300,000).
 TEXAS (5) -- Signed Brian Jordan, of, Los Angeles, to a $1,375,000, one-year contract; signed Eric Young, 2b, San Francisco, to a $1 million, one-year contract; signed Kenny Rogers, lhp, Minnesota, to a $6 million, two-year contract; signed Jeff Nelson, rhp, New York Yankees, to a $1.8 million, one-year contract; signed Glendon Rusch, lhp, Milwaukee, to a minor league contract ($750,000) and released him.
 TORONTO (5) -- Signed Pat Hentgen, rhp, Baltimore, to a $2.2 million, one-year contract; signed Kerry Ligtenberg, rhp, Baltimore, to a $4.5 million, two-year contract; signed Miguel Batista, rhp, Arizona, to a $13.1 million, three-year contract; signed Terry Adams, rhp, Philadelphia, to a $1.7 million, one-year contract; signed Chris Gomez, 2b, Minnesota, to a $750,000, one-year contract.
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 NATIONAL LEAGUE
 ARIZONA (7) -- Signed Jesse Orosco, lhp, Minnesota, to a minor league contract ($800,000) and released him; re-signed Carlos Baerga, 1b, to a $1 million, one-year contract; re-signed Felix Jose, of, to a minor league contract ($500,000); signed Brent Mayne, c, Kansas City, to an $800,000, one-year contract; signed Steve Sparks, rhp, Oakland, to a $500,000, one-year contract; signed Shane Reynolds, rhp, Atlanta, to a $1 million, one-year contract; signed Roberto Alomar, 2b, Chicago White Sox, to a $1 million, one-year contract.
 ATLANTA (4) -- Signed John Thomson, rhp, Texas, to a $7 million, two-year contract; signed Eduardo Perez, c, Milwaukee, to a $1.25 million, two-year contract; signed Antonio Alfonseca, rhp, Chicago Cubs, to a $1.35 million, one-year contract; re-signed Julio Franco, 1b, to a $750,000, one-year contract.
 CHICAGO (8) -- Signed LaTroy Hawkins, rhp, Minnesota, to an $11 million, three-year contract; re-signed Mark Grudzielanek, 2b, to a $2.75 million, one-year contract; re-signed Tom Goodwin, of, to a $650,000 one-year contract; signed Kent Mercker, lhp, Atlanta, to a $1.2 million, one-year contract; signed Todd Hollandsworth, of, Florida, to a $1 million, one-year contract; signed Todd Walker, 2b, Boston, to a $1.75 million, one-year contract; signed Jamey Wright, rhp, Kansas City, to a minor league contract ($550,000); signed Greg Maddux, rhp, Atlanta, to a $24 million, three-year contract.
 CINCINNATI (3) -- Re-signed Todd Van Poppel, rhp, to a $300,000, one-year contract; signed Cory Lidle, rhp, Toronto, to a $2.75 million, one-year contract; signed John Vander Wal, of, Milwaukee, to a $700,000, one-year contract.
 COLORADO (9) -- Re-signed Steve Reed, rhp, to a $625,000, one-year contract; signed Vinny Castilla, 3b, Atlanta, to a $2.1 million, one-year contract; signed Jeromy Burnitz, of, Los Angeles, to a $1.5 million, one-year contract; signed Royce Clayton, ss, Milwaukee, to a $650,000, one-year contract; re-signed Mark Sweeney, of, to a $400,000, one-year contract; signed Denny Hocking, 2b, Minnesota, to a $650,000, one-year contract; signed Jeff Fassero, lhp, St. Louis, to a $500,000, one-year contract; signed Turk Wendell, rhp, Philadelphia, to a $700,000, one-year contract; signed Shawn Estes, lhp, Chicago Cubs, to a $600,000, one-year contract.
 FLORIDA (8) -- Re-signed Luis Castillo, 2b, to a $16 million, three-year contract; re-signed Mike Mordecai, 3b, to a $425,000, one-year contract; re-signed Lenny Harris, 3b, to a $400,000, one-year contract; re-signed Gerald Williams, of, to a $325,000, one-year contract; re-signed Chad Fox, rhp, to a $1.2 million, one-year contract; signed Armando Benitez, rhp, Seattle, to a $3.5 million, one-year contract; signed Darren Oliver, lhp, Colorado, to a $750,000, one-year contract; signed Wil Cordero, 1b, Montreal, to a $600,000, one-year contract.
 HOUSTON (7) -- Re-signed Dan Miceli, rhp, to a $600,000, one-year contract; re-signed Jose Vizcaino, ss, to a $1.2 million, one-year contract; re-signed Brad Ausmus, c, to a $4 million, two-year contract; signed Andy Pettitte, lhp, New York Yankees, to a $31.5 million, three-year contract; signed Roger Clemens, rhp, New York Yankees, to a $5 million, one-year contract; signed Orlando Palmeiro, of, St. Louis, to a $750,000, one-year contract; signed Dave Veres, rhp, Chicago Cubs, to a minor league contract ($550,000) and released him.
 LOS ANGELES (5) -- Re-signed Tom Martin, lhp, to a $3.3 million, two-year contract; re-signed Robin Ventura, 3b, to a one-year contract; re-signed Wilson Alvarez, lhp, to a $1.5 million, one-year contract; signed Rick White, rhp, Houston, to minor league contract ($700,000); signed Jose Lima, rhp, Kansas City, to a minor league contract ($900,000).
 MILWAUKEE (2) -- Re-signed Dave Burba, rhp, to a $440,000, one-year contract; signed Ben Grieve, dh, Tampa Bay, to a $700,000, one-year contract.
 MONTREAL (4) -- Signed Carl Everett, of, Chicago White Sox, to a $7.5 million, two-year contract; signed Tony Batista, 3b, Baltimore, to a $1.5 million, one-year contract; signed Andy Fox, inf, Florida, to a minor league contract ($450,000); signed Gregg Zaun, c, Colorado, to a minor league contract ($500,000).
 NEW YORK (4) -- Signed Mike Cameron, of, Seattle, to a $19.5 million, three-year contract; re-signed John Franco, lhp, to a $1 million, one-year contract; signed Todd Zeile, inf, Montreal, to a $1 million, one-year contract; signed Scott Erickson, rhp, Baltimore, to a $700,000, one-year contract.
 PHILADELPHIA (5) -- Re-signed Todd Pratt, c, to an $875,000, one-year contract; signed Tim Worrell, rhp, San Francisco, to a $5.5 million, two-year contract; signed Roberto Hernandez, rhp, Atlanta, to a $750,000, one-year contract; signed Kevin Millwood, rhp, to an $11 million, one-year contract; signed Doug Glanville, of, Chicago Cubs, to a $550,000, one-year contract.
 PITTSBURGH (6) -- Signed Chris Stynes, 3b, Colorado, to a $975,000, one-year contract; signed Rick Reed, rhp, Minnesota, to a minor league contract ($675,000); signed Jose Mesa, rhp, Philadelphia, to an $800,000, one-year contract; signed Mark Guthrie, lhp, Chicago Cubs, to a minor league contract ($700,000) and released him; signed Orlando Merced, of, Houston, to a minor league contract ($400,000) and released him; signed Raul Mondesi, of, Arizona, to a $1.75 million, one-year contract.
 ST. LOUIS (8) -- Re-signed Chris Carpenter, rhp, to a $500,000, one-year contract; re-signed Chris Widger, c, to a $500,000, one-year contract; re-signed Steve Kline, lhp, to a $1.7 million, one-year contract; re-signed Cal Eldred, rhp, to a $900,000, one-year contract; signed Jeff Suppan, rhp, Boston, to a $6 million, two-year contract; signed Reggie Sanders, of, Pittsburgh, to a $6 million, two-year contract; signed Julian Tavarez, rhp, Pittsburgh, to a $4.2 million, two-year contract; signed John Mabry, of, Seattle, to a minor league contract ($450,000).
 SAN DIEGO (6) -- Re-signed Rod Beck, rhp, to a $1.85 million, one-year contract; signed Sterling Hitchcock, lhp, St. Louis, to an $800,000, one-year contract; signed Ismael Valdes, rhp, Texas, to an $800,000, one-year contract; signed David Wells, lhp, New York Yankees, to a $1.25 million, one-year contract; signed Rey Ordonez, ss, Tampa Bay, to a minor league contract ($650,000); signed Antonio Osuna, rhp, New York Yankees, to a $750,000, one-year contract.
 SAN FRANCISCO (5) -- Re-signed Dustin Hermanson, rhp, to an $800,000, one-year contract; re-signed Jeffrey Hammonds, of, to a $1 million, one-year contract; re-signed J.T. Snow, 1b, to a $1.75 million, one-year contract; signed Michael Tucker, of, Kansas City, to a $3.5 million, two-year contract; signed Brett Tomko, rhp, St. Louis, to a $1.5 million, one-year contract.
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 JAPAN PACIFIC LEAGUE
 KINTETSU (1) -- Signed Hector Carrasco, rhp, Baltimore, to an $800,000, one-year contract.
 LOTTE (1) -- Signed Matt Franco, 1b, Atlanta, to a $750,000, one-year contract.





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