The New York Mets, unable to make a trade for a shortstop, agreed to a $425,000, one-year contract with free agent Luis Rivera.
Rivera batted .208 with one home run and seven runs batted in in 62 games for the Boston Red Sox last season and made $1,075,000. His season was shortened because of two stints on the disabled list because of a strained lower left rib cage and an injured right hamstring.
A college basketball doubleheader honoring former UCLA coach John Wooden and scheduled for Dec. 4 at the 18,300-seat Anaheim Arena will include UCLA, Kansas, Kentucky and Massachusetts.
Randy Ryan of Santa Margarita, an official of Group W Broadcasting of New York, said that his organization would run the event and said the matchups would be UCLA against Kentucky and Kansas against Massachusetts.