A person with knowledge of the deal says Woodson is expected to officially sign the contract on Thursday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team has not announced the signing yet. ESPN first reported the deal.
Much of the attention the Los Angeles Dodgers have been getting focuses on their drunken-sailor-level spending. The Dodgers will enter the 2014 season with the biggest payroll in the big leagues at over $220 million. That’s $75 million more than the Giants and a staggering $160 million more than the A’s.
The Oakland Raiders were dealt a setback on Wednesday in their plans to rebuild the struggling franchise when offensive lineman Rodger Saffold failed a physical one day after agreeing to a $42.5 million, five-year contract.
After three years as a 49er and two as the starting quarterback who led the team to two NFC Championship games and a Super Bowl, Colin Kaepernick is reportedly looking for a pay increase to around $18 million a year.
Wide receiver Anquan Boldin says he will be back with the San Francisco 49ers next season.
CBS baseball insider John Heyman reports that there is no evidence that Zito, 36, actually sought a job this off-season. There is no word of any injury for the lefty, who just finished a 5-11season with a 5.74 ERA for the San Francisco Giants, the final year of a seven-season $126 Million deal.
Center fielder Coco Crisp is staying with the Oakland Athletics for an additional two seasons, agreeing Friday to a new contract through 2016 that adds $22.75 million in guaranteed money.
Outfielder Sam Fuld has reached agreement on a minor league contract with the Oakland Athletics that includes an invitation to big league spring training.
Despite back-to-back 4-12 seasons and speculation that he could be fired, Dennis Allen will return as the Raiders coach in 2014, reports Ryan Wilson of CBS Sports.
AC Transit drivers and mechanics are voting Friday on a tentative deal reached just before a cooling off period ordered by the governor ended last week.