Pitchers Jake Peavy, Brandon League agree to contracts | Baseball
Right-handed pitchers Jake Peavy and Brandon League agreed to multiyear contracts to stay with their teams.
Right-handed pitchers Jake Peavy and Brandon League agreed to multiyear contracts Tuesday to stay with their teams.
Peavy, 31, and the Chicago White Sox have a $29 million, two-year deal. He could receive a $15 million option for 2015, depending on innings pitched the next two years. He was 11-12 with a 3.37 earned-run average this year.
"I never wanted to play any games with my desire to stay with Chicago," Peavy said. "I was open and up front about that in hopes that it would work out."
League, 29, will be counted on to be the Los Angeles Dodgers' closer. According to MLB.com, ex-Mariner League has a $22.5 million, three-year deal.
League, acquired from Seattle in late July, got the closer's role after Kenley Jansen went on the disabled list because of an irregular heartbeat.
League, 6 for 6 in save opportunities, was 2-1 with a 2.30 ERA in 28 games for the Dodgers.
"We think, after what he did, closer is the role," Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti told MLB.com.
Via Twitter, League said, "Couldn't be more proud and happy to call LA my home for the next 3 years!"
Meanwhile, the Detroit Tigers — who were swept by San Francisco in the World Series — announced manager Jim Leyland will return for an eighth season with the team.
The 67-year-old Leyland, who leads all active managers in victories with 1,676, said, "I'm going to be here in 2013, and we'll take that from there."
• The White Sox exercised a $9.5 million option on right-hander Gavin Floyd, declined a $10 million option on right-hander Brett Myers and turned down a $13 million option on third baseman Kevin Youkilis, acquired from Boston in June.
Myers gets a $3 million buyout and Youkilis gets $1 million.
• Detroit exercised a $6 million option on shortstop Jhonny Peralta and a $3.5 million option on reliever Octavio Dotel.
• Atlanta exercised options on catcher Brian McCann ($12 million), right-hander Tim Hudson ($9 million) and left-hander Paul Maholm ($6.5 million).