Free agent outfielder Michael Bourn has agreed to a four-year, $48 million contract with the Cleveland Indians.
Bourn, an All-Star with Atlanta last season, must pass a physical later this week in Goodyear, Ariz., before the deal can be completed. He batted .274 with nine homers, 57 RBIs and 42 steals last season.
Bourn, 30, would give an immediate boost to a Cleveland team that has reloaded with the acquisition of free agent Nick Swisher, manager Terry Francona and starter Brett Myers. Outfielder Dexter Fowler and the Colorado Rockies avoided arbitration by agreeing to a two-year, $11.6 million contract. Outfielder Shin-Soo Choo and the Cincinnati Reds agreed on a one-year contract for $7,375,000, avoiding arbitration. Los Angeles Angels reliever Ryan Madson, who hasn't pitched since 2011 because of reconstructive elbow surgery, said he suffered a setback while throwing Feb. 1. Manager Mike Scioscia called Madson's elbow soreness a part of the "normal rehab process" and said he expects him to be pitching "at some point in April."
Michael Vick took a significant pay cut to stay with the Philadelphia Eagles and compete for a starting job. The quarterback agreed to a restructured three-year contract, just two seasons after signing a $100 million extension that included $35.5 million in guaranteed money. The new deal is essentially for one year, however.
A source familiar with the contract said Vick could earn up to $10 million in 2013 if he meets all his performance incentives.
Vick lost his starting job to rookie Nick Foles last season, but new coach Chip Kelly will give him a chance to win it back. The 49ers signed former Stanford safety Michael Thomas to a reserve/future contract.
Former 49ers coach Dennis Erickson, 65, will join 26-year-old Brian Johnson as co-offensive coordinators at Utah. Indiana remained No. 1 in The Associated Press' Top 25 men's basketball poll despite losing a game last week, surviving a week of upsets to become the first team in over a month to hold onto the top ranking. The Hoosiers (21-3) lost to Illinois on a last-second basket Thursday but rebounded with a win at Ohio State on Sunday.
Duke moved up two spots to second, and Miami jumped from eighth to No. 3, the Hurricanes' highest ranking ever. Cal's Allen Crabbe was named Pac-12 Player of the Week after scoring 31 points in the Golden Bears' 77-69 upset of Arizona. USF's De'end Parker was named the West Coast Conference Player of the Week after scoring 23 points in the Dons' 99-87 victory over BYU. Ben McLemore scored 30 points on his 20th birthday, and No. 14 Kansas (20-4, 8-3) routed No. 10 Kansas State (19-5, 8-3) 83-62 in Lawrence, Kan., to snap a three-game skid and forge a tie for first place in the Big 12. Baylor remained No. 1 in the AP women's basketball poll for a sixth straight week. The first eight stayed unchanged, with Notre Dame, Connecticut, Stanford, Duke and Cal rounding out the top six.
Wire services contributed to this report.