By KYLE KEOUGH
With the first day of Canseco now winding down, teams are committing long-term extensions to some players, and letting others walk. Here is a recap of some of the bigger extensions doled out on day one:
16-game winner Rollie Ross has cashed in on a career year with the Philadelphia Athletics: Ross will remain with the A's for 3 years at $15.85 million.
Jerry Fiore (15-9, 3.95 ERA), one of Washington's standout starters last season, will re-up with the Generals. He's slated to be paid $5 million this year, $5.5 million the next, and $6 million in a third season, guaranteeing him a total of $16.5 million over three seasons.
Joe Carlson (11-9, 3.31 ERA) was one of the off-season's biggest earners, netting a 4-year deal worth a reported $24 million from the Louisville Thoroughbreds. Carlson, 27, has pitched over 190 innings in each of his first Major League seasons, totaling a 47-46 lifetime record.
Despite a subpar season, Al Ozuna became one of the highest paid offensive players in this season's offseason re-signing period: Ozuna will make a reported $36.5 million over the next five seasons. The 28-year-old CF was a AAA All-Star but a lifetime .256 hitter in the majors.
100-RBI man Valerio Gutierrez will return to St. Louis for three seasons at an estimated price tag of $18.75 million. Gutierrez, 28, has now averaged over 100 runs, 100 RBIs, and 35 home runs in the previous two seasons. Likewise, Bartolo Chavez (28 HR, 90 RBI) will also be back in St. Louis this season.
Young closer Humberto Arias will be returning to the Salt Lake City Dead Bunnies with a yearly salary that averages out to just over $7 million a season, making him one of the highest paid young closers in the league.
All-Star Phil Ogawa raked in the dough with Cleveland: for 5 years and $29 million, the Pronksters will retain Ogawa's services. Ogawa, 27, is coming off his best season as a professional and his first Major League All-Star birth.
Talented young 2B Luis Sanchez will return to the Helena Mustangs for the relatively low price of $22 million over 4 years. Sanchez, 25, broke out last season with a .303 average and 98 runs batted in.