Drew, Boston agree
The Boston Red Sox reached a $9.5 million, one-year agreement with shortstop Stephen Drew. A person familiar with the negotiations told the Associated Press that Drew will take a physical before the deal can be finalized.
Boston also finalized a $4.25 million, one-year contract with 37-year-old reliever Koji Uehara.
Tribe courting Swisher
The Cleveland Indians called upon a proven recruiter to land free- agent outfielder Nick Swisher. Former Ohio State coach Jim Tressel was among a group who had lunch on Tuesday at Progressive Field with Swisher, who is considering a multiyear contract offer from the Indians.
Swisher would immediately fill a hole in right field for Cleveland, which traded Shin-Soo Choo to Cincinnati last week and has been trying to improve a team that collapsed in August and finished 68-94.
Rays sign Hernandez
The Tampa Bay Rays have signed righthander Roberto Hernandez, the pitcher formerly known as Fausto Carmona. The one-year deal is worth $3.25 million.
Three years for Casilla
Righthanded reliever Santiago Casilla completed a $15 million, three-year contract with the World Series champion San Francisco Giants. The deal includes a club vesting option for the 2016 season.
A's ink shortstop
Oakland finalized a $6.5 million, two-year contract with Japanese shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima, filling a void created by the departures of Cliff Pennington and Stephen Drew.