Baseball-Major League Baseball roundup

Nov 26 (The Sports Xchange) - The Arizona Diamondbacks reportedly have agreed to a lucrative contract with Cuban slugger Yasmany Tomas. The deal will be worth $68.5 million over six years, according to sources, who say the contract includes an opt-out clause after four seasons. The deal is pending a physical, reported. Tomas would be the latest Cuban star to be signed to a rich contract by a major league team. The Boston Red Sox made Rusney Castillo the highest-paid Cuban player when they signed him to a seven-year, $72.5 million deal in August. - - Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun is feeling so good about an offseason procedure to address a nerve problem near his right thumb that he says it's 100 percent better. Bothered by the thumb problem for the past two seasons, Braun's production at the plate declined and he batted a career-worst .266 with 19 home runs and 81 RBIs in 2014. - - The Tampa Bay Rays added an arm to their bullpen on Wednesday, signing former Angels closer Ernesto Frieri to a one-year contract. Frieri will receive $800,000 guaranteed and has the potential to earn $2.35 million in incentives. - - The Rays designated utility player Sean Rodriguez for assignment after five years with the team. The 29-year-old batted .211 with 12 home runs and 41 RBIs in 96 games and 259 plate appearances last season. - - The Chicago Cubs are preparing for the possibility that the renovated bleachers in Wrigley Field will not be finished before opening day in April. Reports indicate that the team is putting contingency plans in place. The project experienced delays resulting from the installation of a new water main that was not completed on the scheduled date. (Editing by Frank Pingue)