Phils add 1B Santana for 3 years, $60M

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(TSX / STATS) -- The Philadelphia Phillies added a consistent bat to their lineup on Friday by agreeing to a three-year, $60 million contract with first baseman Carlos Santana.

The Phillies also signed right-handed reliever Pat Neshek to a two-year, $16.25 million contract.

The 31-year-old Santana has been a mainstay for the Cleveland Indians with more than 600 plate appearances in each of the past seven seasons. He batted .259 with 23 homers and 79 RBIs last season.

Angels land INF Cozart for 3 years, $38M

(TSX / STATS) -- The Los Angeles Angels agreed to terms with free agent infielder Zack Cozart on a three-year contract, the team announced Friday.

The Angels did not disclose financial terms, but the deal is worth a reported $38 million for Cozart to likely start at third base. (MORE)

Bills QB Taylor to return to face Miami

(TSX / STATS) -- The Buffalo Bills will start quarterback Tyrod Taylor in Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins, coach Sean McDermott announced Friday.

Taylor missed last Sunday's 13-7 snow victory in overtime over the Indianapolis Colts due to a contusion on his knee. (MORE)

Jets bench DE Wilkerson for Saints game

(TSX / STATS) -- New York Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson is being benched because he showed up late again to a team meeting.

Wilkerson will be a healthy scratch for Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints, coach Todd Bowles announced Friday. (MORE)

Cards put RB Peterson on IR due to neck

(TSX / STATS) -- The 2017 season for Arizona Cardinals running back Adrian Peterson has reached an end because of a neck injury.

The Cardinals announced that they placed Peterson on injured reserve, hours after the 32-year-old former NFL MVP and seven-time Pro Bowler confirmed it in a statement Friday to ESPN's Josina Anderson. (MORE)

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