Major League Baseball notes: Phillies sign hard-hitting Santana

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Santana, a 31-year-old first baseman, became the first of the offseason's big-name free agents to find a new home, agreeing Friday to a $60 million, three-year contract with Philadelphia. Right-hander Andrew Cashner, another 11-game victor, became a free agent after completing a $10 million, one-year deal with Texas. The 31-year-old Santana hit 23 home runs and had 79 RBIs with Cleveland last season, where he had spent all eight years of his career. While his power numbers have fluctuated, he has shown he can hit home runs (34 in 2016) and get on base (MLB-best 113 walks in 2014).

Mets: Catcher Jose Lobaton and NY have agreed to a minor league contract.

Astros: Reliever Hector Rendon has agreed to a two-year contract with World Series champion Houston.

Adrian Peterson was placed on injured reserve because of a neck injury, ending the running back's season after only six games with the Arizona Cardinals.

TRADE: San Francisco agreed to trade left-hander Matt Moore to the Texas Rangers for prospects, a person with direct knowledge of the negotiations said.

Rondon, 29, spent his five seasons in the major leagues as a member of the Chicago Cubs' bullpen, where he posted an 18-13 record with a 3.22 ERA over 296 1/3 innings, and 77 saves and 303 strikeouts.

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Upton, 33, will receive a base salary of $1.5 million if he makes the Cleveland roster.

Obituary: Former star Tigers pitcher Frank Lary has died at 87.

Lary pitched with the Tigers from 1954-64 and led the American League with 21 wins in 1956. A two-time All-Star, he won the Gold Glove Award in 1961.

Lary got his nickname by going 27-10 against the Yankees from 1955-61, a span when NY won six pennants.

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