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  • 11 Jun
    OXON HILL, Md. -- Left-hander Jeff Locke has agreed to a one-year contract with the Miami Marlins worth $3,025,000, according to two people familiar with the negotiations.In addition, the Marlins agreed to a $2.5 million, one-year contract with catcher A.J. Ellis and kept right-hander Dustin McGowan for a $1.75 million, one-year contract, one of the people said.The people spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the agreements had not been announced.The 29-year-old Locke had spent his entire big league career with Pittsburgh and was 9-8 with a 5.44 ERA this year in 19 starts and 11 relief appearances, his highest ERA since 2012.His best season was 2013, when he went 10-7 with a 3.52 ERA in 30 starts, earning a spot on the NL All-Star roster.Locke gets the same salary he had this year with the Pirates. He became a free agent when Pittsburgh failed to offer a contract by the Dec. 2 deadline.McGowan, 34, had a 2.82 ERA in his first season with the Marlins, striking out 63 in 67 innings.Ellis, who turns 35 in April, hit .216 with 22 RBI this year in 64 games with the Dodgers and Philadelphia, which acquired him Aug. 25 in the trade that sent Carlos Ruiz to Los Angeles. Ellis caught many of Clayton Kershaws starts with the Dodgers. Custom Rangers Jerseys . - Derek Wolfe says hes finally healthy after suffering a seizure in November that doctors now believe was related to the spinal cord injury he suffered in the preseason. Custom Rangers Jersey China . Mats Zuccarello and Derek Stepan scored shootout goals, and backup goalie Cam Talbot earned his second win in two nights as the Rangers shook off a late tying tally and beat the Maple Leafs 2-1 Monday night. http://www.custommlbrangersjersey.com/ . 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ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The Detroit Lions hope the worst of DeAndre Levys injury problems are behind him.Levy was removed from the active/non-football injury list before practice Tuesday, and he was able to participate, although its not clear how much the Lions will play the linebacker during the preseason.Levy missed almost all of last season because of hip problems, and he has not shared the details of the injury thats kept him out for some of training camp this year.I expect to be ready to roll Week 1, he said.Levy had a career-high 151 tackles (117 solo) during the 2014 season, a performance that earned him a contract extension last August. He has started 83 games for Detroit since being drafted by the Lions in the third round in 2009.But he played only one game last season, and his more recent injury issues interrupted his preparation for the Sept. 11 opener at Indianapolis.Im a new face out there right now, Levy said.Coach Jim Caldwell said hell have to wait and see how Levy progresses -- he did not specify any sort of plan for how much Levy might play in preseason games. Detroit hosts Cincinnati on Thursday night.Levy said hed like to get some live reps -- but Caldwell said theres not that much urgency for the veteran to play in exhibition games.Its not a necessity. Its not like it has to happen, Caldwell said. Well just kind of see where he is from a health standpoint.The Detroit coach did say that Levys attitude and desire to play was to be expected.Usually those guys that are really intrinsically motivated, I mean, you have that problem alll the time, Caldwell said.dddddddddddd Its a good problem to have.Even if hes healthy again, the 29-year-old Levy has to show he can still be as effective as he was a couple of years ago. Its not clear how much rust will be a factor for him in the weeks ahead.Guys that have played as much football as he has, you know oftentimes they catch on rather quickly, Caldwell said. He never really gets away from it to be honest with you. He kind of keeps his head in there all the time, so well see.Although Levy said little about his return during a brief chat with reporters, sticking to short answers, the Lions can certainly be encouraged by the prospect of having him available again.It was great to see him back out there working, cornerback Darius Slay said. Hes a tackling machine. He covers a lot of ground for everybody.Game notes Caldwell said there should be no pressure on rookie QB Jake Rudock to throw deeper passes. Rudock acquitted himself well in Detroits preseason opener, going 8 of 11 for 72 yards and a touchdown against Pittsburgh last week. Theres a progression, particularly in most pass plays. Theres a deep component, theres an intermediate component, theres a short component to it, Caldwell said. Rather than forcing something up the field, if he looks at it and thinks hes got it, he can take it. If not, he just kind of works with his progression.---Online: AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP-NFL ' ' '