Free agent catcher A.J. Pierzynski has passed a physical, clearing the way for a one-year deal with the Texas Rangers.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) Mike Adams chose setting up for Jonathan Papelbon over a chance to make more money as a closer somewhere else.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Right-handed reliever Yoshinori Tateyama has agreed to a minor league contract to remain with the Texas Rangers.
BOSTON (AP) The Boston Red Sox have the reliable starter they sought in Ryan Dempster.
HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Astros wanted to add power to their lineup and a veteran presence to their young team.