Prince Fielder was traded to the Texas Rangers in a blockbuster deal Wednesday night that sent second baseman Ian Kinsler to the Detroit Tigers.
Detroit gave the Rangers $30 million as part of the trade, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the amount of money exchanged was not revealed when the teams announced the move.
Fielder signed a $214 million, nine-year contract with the Tigers before the 2012 season that includes a limited no-trade provision. Under his no-trade clause, he submits a list of 10 teams each year that he can be traded to without his approval. Texas was not on that list this year, but Fielder agreed to accept the trade and instructed agent Scott Boras to approve the deal.
He is due $168 million through 2020, a salary of $24 million per season. Kinsler just finished the first season of a $75 million, five-year contract.
Giants: When the Giants opted not to sell at the July 31 trade deadline, general manager Brian Sabean said the organization hoped to re-sign Hunter Pence, Tim Lincecum and Javier Lopez. The Giants are on the verge of going three for three.
The front office and Lopez continued to close in on a deal Wednesday. The 36-year-old was the only one of the club's marquee free agents to opt for free agency and drew interest from the likes of the New York Yankees and Washington Nationals. According to BayAreaSportsGuy.com, Lopez will get three years and $13 million.
Acquired at the deadline in 2010, Lopez has a 2.26 ERA in four seasons with the Giants while serving as manager Bruce Bochy's primary left-handed setup man. Lopez made 69 appearances in 2013 and had a 1.83 ERA, the lowest full-season mark of his career. In 236 appearances for the Giants, he has given up just two home runs.
The Giants have already spent $148 million to keep Pence and Lincecum around and sign right-hander Tim Hudson.
A's: Right-hander Raul Alcantara was added to the A's 40-man roster. Alcantara, 20, split his 2013 season between Single-A Beloit and Single-A Stockton. He started 27 games, posting g 12-6 record with a 3.11 ERA.
A-Rod hearing: Alex Rodriguez walked out of his grievance hearing in New York after arbitrator Fredric Horowitz refused to order baseball commissioner Bud Selig to testify.
Horowitz was in the midst of the 11th day of hearings on the grievance filed by the players' association to overturn the 211-game suspension given to Rodriguez by Major League Baseball last summer for alleged violations of the sport's drug agreement and labor contract.
"I lost my mind. I banged a table and kicked a briefcase and slammed out of the room," Rodriguez said during a 40-minute interview on WFAN radio. "I probably overreacted, but it came from the heart."
Staff writers Alex Pavlovic and John Hickey and The Associated Press contributed to this report.