Around the Majors: Signings

1) The Braves re-signed 2B Marcus Giles to a 1 year, $2.35 million contract, to avoid salary arbitration.

After -6 RCAA/.714 OPS and 43 RCAA/.917 OPS seasons, Giles hit .443 SLG, .378 OBA, .821 OPS, 13 RCAA in 102 games. He has a .834 career OPS, compared to his league average of .773, and 45 RCAA in 383 games.

2) The Dodgers signed Ps Kelly Wunsch, Aquilino Lopez, Ryan Rupe and Buddy Carlyle to minor league contracts, with invitations to spring training.

Wunsch has a 3.64 ERA/19 RSAA in 212 career games, including a 0.00 ERA/1 RSAA in 3 games with the 2004 Whitesox. Lopez has a 3.99 ERA/9 RSAA in 90 career games, including a 6.00 ERA/-2 RSAA in 18 games with the 2004 BlueJays. Rupe has a 5.85 ERA/-63 RSAA in 89 career games. Carlyle has a 7.08 ERA/-13 RSAA in 11 career games.

3) The Cubs announced their nonroster invitees to spring training–INFs Danny Klassen and Cody Ransom, OFs Peter Bergeron, Angel Echevarria, Adam Greenberg, Calvin Murray and Rene Reyes, Cs Casey Kopitzke and Jose Reyes and Ps Chad Fox, Scott Williamson, Jimmy Anderson, Eddie Oropesa, Raul Valdez and Jermaine Van Buren.

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