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Dolphins sign Cameron Wake to Contract Extension

Bryce Petty #9 of the New York Jets gets tackled by Cameron Wake #91 of the Miami Dolphins during the fourth quarter of the game at MetLife Stadium on December 17, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Dec. 16, 2016 - Source: Al Bello/Getty Images North America)

The Miami Dolphins signed DL Cameron Wake to a two-year contract extension worth $18 million, with a guaranteed $11 million.

Cameron Wake is coming off an 11.5 sacks season and is arguably one of the most productive pass rusher in the NFL. Together with DT Ndamukong Suh Miami possesses one of the best defensive lines in the league.

In his eight seasons with the Dolphins Cameron Wake amassed 81.5 sacks and forced 21 fumbles. The 35-year old was selected five times to the Pro Bowl.

Nick Swisher announces Retirement

Nick Swisher #23 of the Atlanta Braves swings at a pitch during the fourth inning of a spring training game against the New York Mets at Champion Stadium on March 8, 2016 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (March 7, 2016 - Source: Stacy Revere/Getty Images North America)

Nick Swisher announced yesterday that he is retiring from baseball. He played for New York Yankees’ Triple-A affiliate Scranton/Wilkes-Barre last year but opted out of the deal in July after the birth of his second daughter.

The 36-year old spent 12 seasons in the MLB and played for the Oakland A’s, Chicago White Sox, New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians and Atlanta Braves. He won the World Series with the Yankees in 2009 and became an All-Star in 2010.

The first baseman and right fielder finishes his career with 805 runs, 245 HR and 803 RBI while hitting .249. Nick Swisher will join FOX Sports as a studio analyst for the 2017 season.

Texas Rangers sign Mike Napoli

Mike Napoli #26 of the Cleveland Indians breaks his bat during the first inning against the Chicago Cubs in Game Seven of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field on November 2, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Nov. 1, 2016 - Source: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images North America)

1B Mike Napoli returns to Texas for his third stint with the Rangers. The 35-year old slugger signed a one-year contract for $8.5 million with an $11 million club option for 2018.

Mike Napoli was batting .239 last season and had 92 runs, 34 HR and 101 RBI for the Cleveland Indians, who went on to lose to the Chicago Cubs in the World Series. He appeared in 150 games as first baseman and designated hitter.

After losing Carlos Beltran, Ian Desmond and Mitch Moreland, Mike Napoli became Texas’ primary target when Edwin Encarnacion signed with the Cleveland Indians. He will provide power in the middle of the batting order.

Mike Napoli was an All-Star in 2012 and won the World Series with the Boston Red Sox in 2013. He advanced to the postseason in eight of his 11 MLB seasons and brings experience and leadership to the clubhouse.

The veteran has 637 runs, 238 HR and 678 RBI in his career while batting .252. RF Shin-Soo Choo will likely see more playing time at designated hitter in 2017.