The major league baseball free agent signings continue to be at standstill, but but a couple of deals were made Monday.

Outfielder George Springer avoided an arbitration hearing by agreeing to a two-year, $24-million contract, according to publish report.

Also, the Texas Rangers announced they signed ageless pitcher Bartolo Colon to a minor league contract.

Colon, 44, has pitched for 10 teams over the last 20 seasons. He is the only active player to have worn a Montreal Expos uniform.

Colon will go the Rangers’ major league spring training camp. He will receive $1.75-million if he is added to the 40-man roster. Colon was 7-14 with a 6.48 ERA in 28 starts last year with the Braves and Twins.

Springer, 28, hit .283 last year with 34 home runs. He was the World Series MVP, hitting five home runs in Houston’s seven-game win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Springer had filed for arbitration, requesting a $10.5-million deal. The Astros had countered at $8.5-million. He will be eligible for one more year of arbitration, in 2020, before becoming a free agent.

There are still 17 more players scheduled for arbitration hearings. The Red Sox had only one player file for arbitration, and Mookie Betts won his case last week, receiving a $10.5-million deal (Boston had offered $7.5-million.

Meanwhile, over 100 free agents remain unsigned, with spring training camps opening next week. Among the unsigned are pitchers Yu Darvish, Jake Arrieta and Wade Davis, third baseman Mike Moustakas, first baseman Eric Hosmer and outfielder J.D. Martinez.

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