Howell agrees with Dodgers

The Dodgers continued their offseason spending on Friday as they agreed with reliever J.P. Howell on a one-year contract. reports the deal is worth just under $3 million and includes performance bonuses. Howell posted a 3.04 ERA in 55 appearances for the Rays last season.

Proctor to sign with Giants

The Giants agreed to sign reliever Scott Proctor to a minor league deal earlier this week, according to Proctor pitched in Korea last season after spending 2011 with the Braves and Yankees.