Outfielder George Bell of Toronto filed for free agency and catcher Darren Daulton signed the first big deal of the off-season, a $6.75 million, three-year contract with Philadelphia.

Pitcher Greg Harris, who was eligible to file, re-signed with Boston for $2.8 million over two years. Meanwhile, Cincinnati declined to exercise its 1991 option on second baseman Ron Oester and Pittsburgh declined to exercise its option on pitcher Ted Power. Others filing were Los Angeles pitcher Fernando Valenzuela and Pittsburgh first baseman Sid Bream.