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Dec 6 (The Sports Xchange) - The Seattle Mariners and free agent second baseman Robinson Cano agreed to a 10-year, $240 million contract on Friday, according to multiple media reports.

It is the third largest contract in major-league history and the same as the one first baseman Albert Pujols signed with Los Angeles Angels after the 2011 season.

The 31-year-old Cano is a career .309 hitter with 204 home runs and 822 RBIs in nine seasons with the New York Yankees. This past season, Cano played in 160 games and batted .314 with 27 home runs and 107 RBIs.

The Yankees' best offer to re-sign Cano was $175 million for seven years.

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The New York Mets reached a four-year, $60 million deal with free-agent outfielder Curtis Granderson, according to multiple reports.

After consecutive seasons with at least 40 home runs with the New York Yankees, Granderson was limited to 60 games this year after breaking a forearm during spring training and then a finger during the season. He batted .229 with seven home runs and 15 RBIs.

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The New York Yankees finalized a one-year deal with right-handed Pitcher Hiroki Kuroda that will pay him $16 million with another $500,000 available based on innings pitched, the New York Post reported.

Kuroda, 38, went 11-13 with a 3.31 ERA, the lowest among the team's starters. Before negotiating a new deal with the Yankees, Kuroda was considering either retiring or returning to Japan.

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The Houston Astros agreed to a three-year, $30 million contract with right-hander Scott Feldman, according to multiple reports.

The deal is pending a physical.

Feldman, 30, went 12-12 with a 3.86 ERA in 181 2/3 innings this year with the Chicago Cubs and Baltimore Orioles combined.

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The Miami Marlins agreed to a two-year contract with free agent first baseman Garrett Jones, the Miami Herald reported. The deal is reportedly worth $7 million to $8 million.

Jones, 32, hit .233 with 15 home runs in 144 games for the Pittsburgh Pirates this year.

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The Baltimore Orioles agreed to a two-year, $4.5 million contract with right-handed reliever Ryan Webb, CBS Sports reported.

The deal is pending a physical.

Webb, 27, had a 2.91 ERA in 80 1/3 innings for the Miami Marlins this year.

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The Texas Rangers signed catcher J.P. Arencibia to a one-year deal, the Dallas Morning News reported.

The Rangers had been offering Arencibia a contract worth about $1 million, according to CBC Sports.

Arencibia, 27, was the Toronto Blue Jays starting catcher the past three seasons. Arencibia hit just .194 for the Blue Jays in 2013, although he did hit 21 home runs in 138 games.

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Outfielder Nate McLouth agreed to a two-year deal with the Washington Nationals that will pay him $10.75 million, the Baltimore Sun reported.

McLouth, 32, hit .258 with 12 homers and 30 stolen bases in 146 games for the Baltimore Orioles this past season. (Editing by Gene Cherry)

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