Kyle Synder avoided salary arbitration, agreeing to a one-year, non-guaranteed contract for $835,000.
According to the Globe, Synder "will get an additional $5,000 if he makes 50 appearances and $10,000 more for 60 games". Synder, 30, made 46 apparances last season (54.1 innings) and had a 3.81 ERA.
Nick Cafardo has a quick Q&A with free agent Trot Nixon. ... Tony Massarotti thinks the Blue Jays could be a dark horse contender in the AL in 2008.
A previously confidential list of the 104 players who tested positive for steroids in 2003 is likely to be made public. The SoSH discussion (which is centered on Fat Billy) begins here.