A person with knowledge of the negotiations says free-agent left-hander Scott Kazmir is closing in on a $22 million, two-year contract with the Oakland Athletics.
The San Francisco Giants have finalized a $23 million, two-year contract with the free-agent pitcher, who began his career with Oakland.
The Oakland Raiders have promoted offensive lineman Jack Cornell from the practice squad to the active roster.
While the NL West champion Los Angeles Dodgers have seen plenty of Tim Lincecum over the years, he could be making his final start in a San Francisco Giants uniform Thursday night.
The San Francisco 49ers have signed undrafted punter and kickoff specialist Colton Schmidt to a three-year contract.
Veteran outfielder Jeff Francoeur agreed to terms on a minor league contract with the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday.
The Warriors added some depth by reaching agreements with guard Toney Douglas and center Jermaine O’Neal on Tuesday, a person with knowledge of the situation said. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because teams can’t confirm moves until the new league year begins Wednesday.
The San Jose Sharks have re-signed forwards Andrew Desjardins and James Sheppard before they could become restricted free agents next month.
Golden State Warriors forward Carl Landry is leaning toward opting out of the final year of his contract and pursuing free agency, according to his agent.
Perhaps the two biggest names available in unrestricted free agency this year are superstars Chris Paul and center Dwight Howard. The question is, which of them is the best value?