Right-hander Brandon McCarthy reached agreement with the Arizona Diamondbacks on a two-year, $15.5 million contract, a source said Friday.
The source spoke on condition of anonymity because McCarthy's deal was pending a physical.
The physical will be especially important for McCarthy, who was Oakland's Opening Day starter last season.
McCarthy was hit on the right side of the head by a line drive off the bat of the Los Angeles Angels' Erick Aybar on Sept. 5. The 29-year-old pitch- er sustained an epidural hemorrhage, brain contusion and skull fracture, then underwent a two-hour operation.
Oakland's medical staff initially warned that McCarthy's situation was very much "life-threatening."
McCarthy went 8-6 with a 3.24 ERA this year in his seventh big-league season and second with the A's. He was 9-9 with a 3.32 ERA in 2011.
Right-hander Dan Haren has agreed to a one-year contract for a reported $13 million with the Washington Nationals.
Haren, 32, was a free agent after going 12-13 with a 4.33 ERA in 30 starts for the Los Angeles Angels in 2012.
Haren is 119-97 with a 3.66 ERA with four clubs in the majors and was an All-Star in 2007, 2008 and 2009.
He joins an already formidable Nationals rotation led by Stephen Strasburg and Gio Gonzalez.
Center fielder Angel Pagan and second baseman Marco Scutaro completed their new contracts with the Giants.
Both players signed after passing physicals, vice president of baseball operations Bobby Evans said.
Pagan received a four-year, $40 million contract Monday, then Scutaro reached agreement a day later on a three-year, $20 million deal with the World Series champions.
Major league baseball's average salary increased 3.8 percent this year to a record $3.2 million.
The New York Yankees had the highest average for the 14th consecutive season at $6.88 million. World Series champion San Francisco remained eighth, averaging $4.07 million. American League West champion Oakland was 28th at $1.79 million.
Speedy outfielder Brett Gardner and the Yankees have agreed to a one-year, $2.85 million contract that avoids salary arbitration.
Love-Snedeker team leads
U.S. Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III and Brandt Snedeker shot a 10-under-par 62 in modified alternate-shot play to take the first-round lead in the Franklin Templeton Shootout in Naples, Fla.
Kenny Perry and Sean O'Hair were two strokes back at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort's Tiburon Golf Club.
Australia's Marcus Fra- ser took a one-stroke lead in the Australia Open, shooting his second straight 3-under 69 in Sydney.
Georgetown goalkeeper Tomas Gomez blocked Helge Leikvang's shot in the final round of a shootout, lifting the Hoyas over Maryland 4-3 on penalty kicks following a 4-4 tie in the NCAA soccer semifinals in Hoover, Ala.
Georgetown (20-3-2) beat Maryland (20-2-2) for the first time in 29 tries and will face Indiana in Sunday's final. The seven-time champion Hoosiers beat Creighton 1-0 in the second semifinal.
NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said he is out of ideas on how to get negotiations back on track to save the hockey season. The two sides had no contact on the 83rd day of the owners' lockout of players.
Tina Maze of Slovenia won her third race of the season by finishing first in both runs of a World Cup super-combined event in St. Moritz, Switzerland, while Lindsey Vonn failed to finish.