Kazmir was closing in on a $22 million, two-year contract with Oakland. The deal is pending a physical, a person said, speaking of anonymity because the team hadn't finalized the deal. The 29-year-old left-hander went 10-9 with a 4.04 ERA in 29 starts and 158 innings last season for Cleveland and becomes part of a rotation that includes Sonny Gray and A.J. Griffin. The Athletics probably won't pursue a new deal for 40-year-old Bartolo Colon, an 18-game winner.
Bloomquist agreed to return to Seattle pending a physical expected to take place later this week, a deal baseball official with knowledge of the deal said, also speaking on condition of anonymity because the deal wasn't final. Bloomquist spent his first seven big league seasons with Seattle and the past three with Arizona. He hit .317 for the Diamondbacks this year but had just 139 at-bats.
Catcher Dioner Navarro agreed to an $8 million, two-year contract with Toronto that pays $3 million next year and $5 million in 2015. The 29-year-old batted .300 with a career-high 13 homers and 34 RBIs in 89 games for the Chicago Cubs last season. An All-Star in 2008, he has not played more than 89 games in a season since 2009 because of injuries.
Among players eligible for arbitration getting one-year deals were Chicago White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers ($950,000), Detroit outfielder Don Kelly and Cleveland right-handers Frank Herrmann and Blake Wood. In agreements announced Friday, the Los Angeles Dodgers reached deals with outfielder Mike Baxter and catcher Drew Butera ($700,000 each) and left-hander Scott Elbert ($575,000).
AP Baseball Writer Janie McCauley and AP Sports Writers Tim Booth and Larry Lage contributed to this report.