Reds, Hermanson agree to minor league deal
Giants reach pact with Cain
Braves coach survives scary crash on way to field
Rangers, Young agree to $80 million extension
• DALLAS - Shortstop Michael Young has agreed to a contract extension worth about $80 million over five seasons with the Texas Rangers.
Young didn't discuss the finances of the deal, which is for 2009-13. The $80 million figure was disclosed by a person familiar with the negotiations and who spoke on condition of anonymity because no announcement had been made.
Young has four straight 200-hit seasons, and his 858 hits in that span are second to Ichiro Suzuki's 904. Young hit .373 (166-for-445) with runners in scoring position during that stretch, a mark bettered only by Barry Bonds (.394, 63-for-160).
• SARASOTA, Fla. - Reliever Dustin Hermanson agreed to a minor-league contract Thursday with the Cincinnati Reds, who haven't yet settled on a closer.
The 34-year-old right-hander saved a career-high 34 games for the Chicago White Sox during their World Series championship season in 2005.
• SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Right-hander Matt Cain and the San Francisco Giants agreed Thursday to a four-year contract that includes an option for 2011.
Cain led rookies with 13 wins and 179 strikeouts last season, going 13-12 with a 4.15 ERA in 190 2-3 innings, finishing in a tie for fourth in NL Rookie of the Year voting. Cain, who also led the Giants in victories.
• KISSIMMEE, Fla. - The Atlanta Braves' new bench coach got a scare on his way to the ballpark Thursday. Chino Cadahia was driving to Disney's Wide World of Sports complex shortly before 6 a.m. when another motorist ran a red light while the coach was attempting to turn, slamming into the rear passenger door of his vehicle.
Cadahia's vehicle flipped over and skidded along the road on its roof. When it came to a stop, he unhooked his seat belt and crawled out through a back window.
"It was kind of scary," Cadahia said before a spring training game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
After being checked out a nearby hospital, Cadahia went on to the game.
Braves hitting coach Terry Pendleton came along shortly after the wreck and realized that his friend's vehicle was upside down. He jumped out and helped pull Cadahia from the wreckage.
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