The Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to a two-year deal with third baseman Juan Uribe, according to a person familiar with the situation. ESPN.com reported Saturday that it's worth $15 million.
The Dodgers gave in to Uribe's demands for a two-year contract, as they saw no other viable options in a thin free-agent market for third baseman. The former Giant hit .278 with 12 homers and 50 RBIs in 2013 for the Dodgers. It was the final year of a three-year, $21 million contract. Free-agent right-hander Bartolo Colon and the New York Mets finalized their deal -- a two-year, $20 million contract agreed upon Wednesday at the winter meetings. Colon, 40, went 18-6 with a 2.65 ERA for the A's in a 2013 season that he began by completing a 50-game suspension for a positive testosterone test. Pitcher Mike Pelfrey will remain with Minnesota, a source said, on a two-year, $11 million deal. New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is "confident" he'll play next season, according to espn.com. His fate is in the hands of arbitrator Fredric Horowitz, who'll decide how much, if any, of the 211-game suspension handed down by Major League Baseball will stand.
Dawie van der Walt shot a 4-under 66 to win the Nelson Mandela Championship by two strokes, giving the European Tour event a South African victory in a week when the country bid farewell to its former president. He finished the 54-hole, rain-shortened event in Durban at 15-under 195. Sergio Garcia shot a 7-under 65 and seized a four-stroke lead at the Thailand Championship in Chonburi. He was at 18-under 198 in the Asian Tour event. Henrik Stenson (65) and Anirban Lahiri (67) shared second. Garcia raised some eyebrows by having girlfriend Katharina Boehm as his caddie this week. Matt Kuchar and Harris English took a four-shot lead in the Franklin Templeton Shootout, playing the back nine in 9-under 27 in better-ball for a 12-under 60 in Naples, Fla. They were 20 under. They opened with a 64 on Friday in modified alternate-shot play. The event ends Sunday with a scramble. Stewart Cink and son Connor birdied three of the last five holes for an 11-under 61 and a one-shot lead in the Father/Son Challenge in Orlando, Fla. Steve and Sam Elkington were second in the scramble event. Jack and Gary Nicklaus shot 63.
Shaun White, the two-time Olympic snowboarding champion, finished second in the Dew Tour's halfpipe event in Breckenridge, Colo., after injuring his ankle on the first run. Greg Bretz won the event, the first of five U.S. qualifiers for the 2014 Sochi Olympics. "My first hit I think was a little squirrely," White said. Torah Bright and Kelly Clark finished 1-2 in the women's event. Chloe Kim, a 13-year-old who isn't eligible for the Sochi Games, was third. Defending World Cup champion Marcel Hirscher won the giant slalom in Val D'Isere, France, while American Ted Ligety missed qualifying for the second run of the event for the first time since February 2009. Bode Miller fell in his first run. Tina Weirather, the daughter of Olympic gold medalist Hanni Wenzel, won a World Cup super-G race in St. Moritz, Swizterland, on her mother's 57th birthday. Stacey Cook was the top American -- 16th.
Mixed martial arts
Demetrious Johnson stopped Joseph Benavidez in the first round to retain his UFC flyweight title in Sacramento. Bantamweight Urijah Faber stopped Michael McDonald in the second round, knocking his opponent into the side of the cage before finishing with a guillotine choke. Faber, the hometown favorite, was fighting for the first time under the UFC banner. He was a champion in the WEC before it was absorbed by the UFC.
A worker fell to his death from the roof of a World Cup stadium being built in Manaus, Brazil. It was the second death at the Arena Amazonia this year and the third in a World Cup stadium in a month.
Associated Press contributed to this report.