PAGAN, SCUTARO COMPLETE CONTRACTS WITH GIANTS: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Center fielder Angel Pagan and second baseman Marco Scutaro have completed their new contracts with the San Francisco Giants.
Both players signed Friday after passing physicals, vice president of baseball operations Bobby Evans said. Pagan received a $40 million, four-year contract Monday, then Scutaro reached agreement a day later on a $20 million, three-year deal with the World Series champions.
The 31-year-old Pagan, the team's leadoff hitter, batted .288 with eight home runs, 56 RBIs and a San Francisco-best 15 triples in his first season with the Giants.
Scutaro, 37, hit .362 with three homers and 44 RBIs in 61 regular-season games with the Giants after he was acquired in a July 27 trade with Colorado.
RED SOX GET RHP GODFREY TO COMPLETE TRADE WITH A'S: BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have obtained right-hander Graham Godfrey from the Oakland Athletics, completing a trade for right-hander Sandy Rosario.
Godfrey was 9-2 with a 3.29 ERA and one save last season with Triple-A Sacramento. He started the year with Oakland and appeared in five games, going 0-4 with a 6.43 ERA. Godfrey, 28, has made eight starts in his 10 major league appearances, all during the past two seasons, and is 1-6 with a 5.09 ERA.
The Red Sox assigned him to Triple-A Pawtucket.
Boston traded Rosario to Oakland on Nov. 28. The Athletics designated him for assignment two days later.
TUF COOPER TAKES LEAD IN TIE-DOWN ROPING STANDINGS: LAS VEGAS (AP) — Defending world champion Tuf Cooper took the lead in the tie-down roping season standings Friday night in the National Finals Rodeo, tying for second in the second round.
Cooper, from Decatur, Texas, earned $12,662 to push his season total to $155,341, ending Justin Maass' 10-month run at the top. Maass, from Giddings, Texas, was shut out after failing to finish in the top six, leaving him at $144,001 with eightt rounds left.
NO CONTACT BETWEEN SIDES IN HOCKEY FIGHT: NEW YORK (AP) — NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said Friday that he is out of ideas how to get negotiations back on track to save the hockey season.
Talks fell apart Thursday night amid back-and-forth accusations, and the fallout was still being felt Friday. The two sides had no contact with each other on the 83rd day of the owners' lockout of players.