David O’Brien, who covers the Braves for the Atlanta Journal Consititution, cites two unnamed sources who confirm the deal. It’s still contingent on Raffy passing a physical.
That’s according to Foxsports.com, where Rosenthal is reporting the deal, three years with a vesting option for 2012, will be announced later today. What this means for the Dodgers is that they’ll either pursue Orlando Cabrera or trade for a SS. It remains unclear whether the Dodgers ever offered to guarantee a third year, but my guess is they did. Braves simply added an option year, and Atlanta is obviously a comfortable fit for him.
Tim Brown of yahoo.com is reporting that a decision will be made tomorrow and that it isn’t necessarily Oakland. I just talked to Ned Colletti, who said he had conversations “all weekend” with Furcal’s representatives, but he wouldn’t get into details about them.