FILE – In this July 27, 2014, file photo, Toronto Blue Jays’ Colby Rasmus scores in a baseball game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in New York. Rasmus has agreed to an $8 million, one-year contract with the Houston Astros. The deal was announced Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2105, a day after Houston dealt last year’s starting center fielder, Dexter Fowler, to the Chicago Cubs. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
FILE – In this July 9, 2007, file photo, American League’s Alex Rodriguez, right, of the New York Yankees, compares grips with National League’s Barry Bonds, of the San Francisco Giants, during the All-Star Home Run Baseball Derby in San Francisco. Rodriguez is getting hitting tips from Bonds as the Yankees third baseman prepares to return from a season-long suspension. Rodriguez spokesman Ron Berkowitz confirmed the workouts, which the San Francisco Chronicle reported Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, took place at the Future Prospects batting cages in San Rafael, Calif. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
FILE – In this Sept. 20, 2013, file photo, New York Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez watches his grand slam home run during the seventh inning of an interleague baseball game against the San Francisco Giants at Yankee Stadium in New York. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman says Rodriguez’s days as an everyday fielder are over and he hopes A-Rod will be New York’s fulltime designated hitter. Cashman said during a telephone interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, that “I can’t expect Alex to be anything.”(AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)
On Monday, people around Major League Baseball join with all those who celebrate MLK Day of Service, observing more of a “day on” than a “day off.” Clubs and players are volunteering in their communities to help neighbors, work on civic projects, visit hospitals and family shelters and generally getting involved during the national holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr.
Free-agent right-hander Max Scherzer agreed to a seven-year contract with the Nationals, a source told MLB.com. The club did not confirm the deal, which was first reported by CBSSports.com.