MLB roundup: Freddie Freeman's salaries, Darwin Barney, Jose Lobaton, and Jon Garland

Marc Serota

Catching up on some minor moves from around the league on Thursday.

The details of Freddie Freeman's big contract extension came out on Thursday, with the Braves slugger picking up a $2.875 million signing bonus in the process. The Braves will pay Freeman $5.125 million in 2014, $8.5 million in 2015, $12 million in 2016, $20.5 million in 2017, $21 million in 2018 and 2019, and $22 million in 2020 and 202, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.

Freeman, 24, is coming off a career year in which he hit .319/.396/.501 in 629 plate appearances and was heading for arbitration for the first time. The 8 year, $135 million deal bought out his arbitration seasons and his first five years of free agency.

Nationals interested in Lobaton

With the Rays sporting three major league catchers on their current roster, the Washington Nationals have stepped into the fray and are reportedly interested in acquiring Jose Lobaton from Tampa Bay to serve as Wilson Ramos's backup, per Bill Ladson of MLB.com.

Ladson reports that the two clubs have been talking for a month, but haven't been able to come to an agreement on which players would be involved in a deal. The Rays also have Jose Molina and Ryan Hanigan, so Lobaton is certainly expendable in their eyes. In 311 PA last season he hit .249/.320/.394, but his most memorable at bat came in the Division Series when he homered off Koji Uehara.

Dbacks, Trumbo avoid arbitration

The Diamondbacks and outfielder/first baseman Mark Trumbo avoided arbitration on Thursday by agreeing to a one-year, $4.8 million deal, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.

Arizona acquired Trumbo earlier in the offseason from the Angels, despite the presence of Paul Goldschmidt at first base. The 28-year-old slugger will take his impressive power to the much more hitter friendly Chase Field this season, meaning that his .469 career slugging percentage could be in for a sizable boost.

Marlins, Marmol agree to deal

Carlos Marmol will spend 2014 in Miami after agreeing to a one-year, $1.25 million deal, according to Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes.

Marmol split time between the Dodgers and Cubs in 2013, but had spent seven full seasons on Chicago's North Side prior to last year. He is known for both strikeouts and walks, as he's averaged an impressive 11.66 K/9 and a shocking 6.15 BB/9 during his career.

Barney, Cubs agree to one-year deal

Darwin Barney and the Chicago Cubs avoided arbitration with a $2.3 million deal for the 2014 season, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Barney, who was arbitration eligible for the first time, is known for his excellent glove at second base, but his career .246/.293/.336 line is among the worst in baseball.

Garland unlikely to pitch in 2014

Despite being "healthy and willing" to sign under the right circumstances, Jon Garland probably won't be pitching in 2014, according to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports, who spoke with Garland's agent.

Garland made 12 poor starts for the Rockies in 2013, but had some fine seasons for the White Sox during the last decade. Garland didn't pitch in the majors in 2012 and made only nine starts in 2011. Prior to that he had thrown 190 or more innings in nine straight seasons.

Astros DFA Wallace

To make room on the 40-man roster for Jerome Williams, the Astros announced Thursday that they have designated first baseman Brett Wallace for assignment.

Wallace, 27, was once a highly regarded prospect, but has never had much success at the big league level. Across four seasons and more than 1,000 plate appearances hit just .242/.313/.391 with unspectacular defense at first base.

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