Around the Cactus League
Colorado Rockies: The Colorado Rockies purchased the contracts of outfielder Steve Finley and utility player John Mabry from the minor leagues on Friday after an exhibition game against Triple-A Colorado Springs.
The team also optioned outfielder Ryan Spilborghs to Colorado Springs and designated outfielder Alexis Gomez for assignment.
Finley gets a $1 million salary and can earn $350,000 in
performance bonuses: $50,000 each for 500 and 525 plate
appearances, $75,000 each ...
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SPRING TRAINING NEWS
Follow the day's news from spring training in the Grapefruit and Cactus leagues as we begin the countdown toward Opening Day on Sunday (Mets at world champion Cardinals, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN2):
• Colon, Weaver, Figgins on DL
• Pirates send Sanchez to the DL
• Rogers has clot removed, will miss first half
• Sabathia throws, says he's ready for opener
• Pavano to start Opening Day for Yankeees
• A's put Dan Johnson on DL with hip injury
• Walker signs minor league deal with A's
• Grapefruit: Towers wins spot in Jays' rotation
• Cactus: Big Unit to start season on DL