Greinke chooses Dodgers — The Los Angels Dodgers signed pitcher Zack Greinke to a $147 million, six-year deal that is the richest for a right-hander in baseball history. The Dodgers beat out Texas and the rival Los Angeles Angels, for whom Greinke pitched last season. Greinke’s introduction on Tuesday culminated a more than $200 million spending spree by the Dodgers in which they also signed South Korean left-hander Ryu Hyun-jin, who got a $36 million, six-year deal. The club also spent $25.7 million on a posting fee that gave the Dodgers exclusive negotiating rights with Ryu.
Three teams trade — The Cleveland Indians have traded outfielder Shin-Soo Choo to the Cincinnati Reds and acquired pitcher Trevor Bauer from the Arizona Diamondbacks in a three-team deal involving nine players. Center fielder Drew Stubbs was sent from Cincinnati to Cleveland as part of the trade announced Tuesday night. In addition to Stubbs, the Indians received Bauer, the No. 3 pick in the 2011 draft, and right-handers Matt Albers and Bryan Shaw from the Diamondbacks. Cleveland shipped Choo, infielder-outfielder Jason Donald and cash to the Reds, while sending left-handed reliever Tony Sipp and first baseman Lars Anderson to Arizona. The Diamondbacks also received minor league shortstop Didi Gregorius from Cincinnati.
Youkilis, Yankees agree — A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that free agent Kevin Youkilis and the New York Yankees have reached agreement on a one-year deal. The contract is worth $12 million and pending a physical. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because there was no official announcement. Youkilis is expected to play third base while Alex Rodriguez recovers from hip surgery.
Steelers suspend Mendenhall — The Pittsburgh Steelers have suspended running back Rashard Mendenhall for conduct detrimental to the team. Mendenhall has been inactive for the past two games after fumbling in a 20-14 loss to Cleveland on Nov. 25. He was third on the depth chart behind Jonathan Dwyer and Isaac Redman when the team released its updated chart on Tuesday. The 25-year-old Mendenhall has struggled staying healthy over the past 11 months.
Armstrong put up resistance — Lance Armstrong resisted turning over records sought by U.S. Postal Service investigators, then tried to keep the inquiry under seal and out of the public eye, according to recently released court documents. In 2011, Postal Service officials investigating Armstrong and his teams for doping wanted records from his team management groups, financial statements, training journals and correspondence with former training consultant Michele Ferrari. He eventually complied with the subpoena but as recently as October was still asking the courts to keep the inquiry private.
NHL, union to talk — NHL labor negotiations will resume today, with mediators rejoining the talks at an undisclosed location in an effort to save the hockey season. The Canadian Press on Tuesday reported the restart of bargaining between the league and union, citing unidentified people on both sides of the dispute. U.S. federal mediators Scot Beckenbaugh and John Sweeney are to return to the process. At the end of last month, mediators left the negotiations after two days. Tuesday marked the 87th day of the lockout.
LPGA star Walker dies — Colleen Walker, the former LPGA Tour pro who won nine times during her 23-year career, died Tuesday night after her second battle with cancer. She was 56. The LPGA Tour said Walker died at her home in Valrico, Fla. Walker was diagnosed with breast cancer in January 2003, and returned to the tour that September. Late last year, cancer resurfaced in her hips and pelvis and spread throughout her body. Walker played the LPGA Tour from 1982 to 2004. She had a career-high three victories in 1992 and won her lone major title in 1997 in the du Maurier Classic in Canada. In 1998, she won the Vare Trophy for the lowest scoring average and finished a career-high fifth on the money list.
—From wire reports