Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that Sean Doolittle is "likely to get around $14 million guaranteed" on his new five-year contract.
The A's have options for 2019 and 2020, which could bring the total value of the deal to over $20 million. Locking any reliever up for that long is a risk, but it's a reasonable price to pay. Doolittle should easily be worth the deal if he can manage to stay healthy.
Anthony Rizzo is back in the Cubs' lineup Sunday.
Rizzo left Saturday's game due to back spasms, but he tested things out Sunday morning and feels fine. He's hitting .333/.414/.500 with two homers and eight RBI for the Cubbies this season.
Jeremy Hellickson (elbow) felt good while playing catch Sunday.
Hellickson was shut down for a few days after feeling some soreness in his surgically-repaired right elbow when he threw curveballs. The setback was only a minor one, though it's not clear when he'll try to throw from a mound again.
Brewers activated 1B Lyle Overbay from the paternity leave list.
He was away for a few days while his wife gave birth. Overbay will continue to see regular playing time at first base against right-handers.
Athletics outfield prospect B.J. Boyd hit his second home run of the season for Low-A Beloit on Saturday.
The home run was Boyd's second in three games, bringing his season line up to .276/.354/.431 through 15 games. He has seven walks and nine strikeouts to go with getting caught stealing three times and zero stolen bases. Boyd profiles as a solid #2 hitter in a lineup who hits 10-15 home runs and hits .280 while playing good defense in left field.
Brewers placed OF Logan Schafer on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 18, with a right hamstring strain.
Schafer felt a pop in his hamstring while stretching prior to a pinch-hitting appearance on Thursday. It's not clear at this point how long he'll be sidelined. With Schafer's injury, Elian Herrera gets to stick around.
Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said in an interview Sunday that Matt Harrison's (back) next start is expected to come at the major league level.
It's a reverse of what the team said last week, but Harrison convinced the Rangers that he was ready with eight shutout innings in a rehab start with Double-A Frisco Saturday. Harrison can slide into the rotation spot that was vacated by Tanner Scheppers (elbow). The left-hander will be making his first start in the majors since last April.
Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said in an interview Sunday that Adrian Beltre (quad) is on track to return for next weekend's series in Seattle.
The veteran third baseman will wind up spending only the minimum amount of time on the disabled list. Kevin Kouzmanoff has done so well while filling in for Beltre that he might stick around in a bench role.