Reliever Alex Colome was acquired by the Chicago White Sox from the payroll-shedding Seattle Mariners on Friday for catcher Omar Narvaez.
The White Sox also declined to offer contracts to outfielder Avisail Garcia and Matt Davidson, allowing them to become free agents. And they agreed to a $1.55 million, one-year deal with outfielder Leury Garcia.
Colome has 96 saves in six seasons with Tampa Bay and Seattle, earned $5.3 million this year and is eligible for salary arbitration. The 29-year-old right-hander was an All-Star in 2016 and became the first Rays pitcher to lead the league in saves in 2017 with 47.
Colome was 7-5 with a 3.04 ERA and 12 saves in 17 chances last season, including 5-0 with a 2.53 ERA for Seattle.
•Billy Hamilton became a free agent when the Cincinnati Reds failed to offer a 2019 contract.
•The Milwaukee Brewers allowed former All-Star second baseman Jonathan Schoop to go free, failing to offer him a 2019 contract.
•The Cleveland Indians dealt All-Star catcher Yan Gomes to the Washington Nationals. In return, the three-time defending AL Central champions got outfielder Daniel Jonson, right-hander Jefry Rodriguez and a player to be named.
•The Chicago Cubs have offered suspended shortstop Addison Russell a 2019 contract while maintaining his future with the team is uncertain. Russell is serving a 40-game domestic violence suspension.
•Former A’s pitcher Jesse Chavez, 35, finalized an $8 million, two-year contract with the Texas Rangers, returning to the team that traded him to the Chicago Cubs in July.
The right-hander was 5-2 with a 2.55 ERA and five saves in 62 relief appearances with the Rangers and Cubs last season.
•The New York Mets failed to offer a 2019 contract to infielder Wilmer Flores. Flores hit .267 with 11 homers and 51 RBIs in 126 games this year.
•The Philadelphia Phillies did not tender contracts to first baseman Justin Bour and left-hander Luis Avilan.
•Infielder Yangervis Solarte was not offered a contract by the Toronto Blue Jays. The 31-year-old hit a career-low .226 this year with 17 homers and 54 RBIs.
Amid Foster flap, Williams sorry
Washington senior vice president of player personnel Doug Williams apologized for remarks he made in a radio interview defending the team’s decision to claim linebacker Reuben Foster off waivers after the 49ers released him following a domestic violence arrest last weekend.
In an interview with a Washington radio station Wednesday, Williams said the team was willing to take the public relations “beat up” for signing Foster.
After practice Friday, Williams issued an apology to the organization, his wife, mother, sister and six daughters, saying, “Never in my life have I said anything so insensitive.”
Golf: Jon Rahm shot a 9-under-par 63, giving him a share of the lead at 10-under 134 with Henrik Stenson (66) going into the weekend at the Hero World Challenge in Nassau, Bahamas.
Tiger Woods stayed eight shots behind after a 69.
•In other events, Kurt Kitayama opened a two-shot lead over S Chikkarangappa halfway through the European Tour’s Mauritius Open with a second successive 65. … Defending champion Cameron Smith held a one-stroke lead over Marc Leishman and Jake McLeod after the second round of the Australian PGA Championship at Gold Coast.
•Entries for the 2019 San Francisco City Championship are available online. Qualifying begins in mid-February. For more information, visit www.sfgolfchampionship.com.
WNBA: Brian Agler, the all-time winningest coach in U.S. women’s professional basketball with 315 regular-season wins, resigned as coach of the Los Angeles Sparks after four years and one championship in 2016.
Horse racing: Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez rode his 6,000th career winner in North America, guiding Singapore Trader to victory at Aqueduct. He joins Hall of Famer Edgar Prado, Mario Pino and Perry Wayne Ouzts as active riders to reach the milestone and the 18th overall.