1B | Mark Teixeira | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira (wrist) is targeting Jan. 1 as the date to resume swinging a bat.
1B | Justin Smoak | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
The Seattle Mariners are letting clubs know that C Jesus Montero and 1B Justin Smoak are available on the trade block.
2B | Kolten Wong | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
The St. Louis Cardinals plan to use 2B Kolten Wong as a starter entering spring training, and any second basemen the team recruits via free agency or trades will likely be backup material.
2B | Brandon Phillips | Cincinnati Reds | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Cincinnati Reds are interested in free-agent 2B Omar Infante (Tigers), but they would need to trade 2B Brandon Phillips first.
2B | Jamey Carroll | free agent | Free Agents
The Cleveland Indians are interested in free-agent 2B Jamey Carroll, who played last season with the Minnesota Twins and Kansas City Royals.
SS | Danny Worth | Detroit Tigers | Transaction
The Detroit Tigers designated SS Danny Worth for assignment Friday, Dec. 13.
SS | Clint Barmes | Pittsburgh Pirates | Transaction, Fantasy
The Pittsburgh Pirates and SS Clint Barmes have agreed on a one-year contract worth $2 million.
SS | Stephen Drew | free agent | Free Agents
The New York Yankees may look to sign free-agent SS Stephen Drew (Red Sox) because they have not be able to reach agreement with free-agent 2B Omar Infante (Tigers).
3B | Colin Moran | Miami Marlins | Fantasy
The Miami Marlins are looking for a third baseman that can help the team out this season, but who can also be prepared to move to a different position when 3B prospect Colin Moran is ready for the majors.
3B | Manny Machado | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles 3B Manny Machado (knee) is progressing nicely in his rehab from left knee surgery, and he hopes to resume running in the next few weeks with the goal of being ready for the start of the 2014 season. He's mainly been doing pool work and stabilization exercise and is walking without any problems. "Pretty much, it's been going great," said Machado, who had physician Dr. Neal ElAttrache repair a torn medial patellofemoral ligament in a 75-minute procedure in Los Angeles on Oct. 14. "Every session I get stronger and better, and that's what we are looking for right now." Machado has also been doing upper-body workouts in the weight room to stay in shape.
3B | Michael Almanzar | Baltimore Orioles | Transaction
The Baltimore Orioles selected 3B Michael Almanzar (Red Sox) in MLB's Rule 5 Draft Thursday, Dec. 12.
C | Kurt Suzuki | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Colorado Rockies have mild interest in signing free-agent OF Nelson Cruz (Rangers). The same goes for free-agent C Kurt Suzuki (Athletics).
C | Adrian Nieto | Chicago White Sox | Transaction
The Chicago White Sox selected C Adrian Nieto (Nationals) in the Rule 5 Draft Thursday, Dec. 12.
OF | Nelson Cruz | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Seattle Mariners still have interest in free-agent OF Nelson Cruz (Rangers) despite spending money on other free agents and traded players.
OF | Alex Castellanos | Boston Red Sox | Transaction
The Boston Red Sox designated OF Alex Castellanos for assignment Thursday, Dec. 12.
OF | Nate McLouth | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals OF Nate McLouth will make $5 million next year, $5 million in 2015 and has a $6.5 million option for the 2016 season that includes a $750,000 buyout.
OF | Corey Brown | Washington Nationals | Transaction
The Washington Nationals designated OF Corey Brown for assignment Thursday, Dec. 12.
OF | Brent Lillibridge | Texas Rangers | Transaction,
The Texas Rangers signed free-agent RP Doug Mathis (Pirates), OF Brent Lillibridge (Yankees), 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff (Marlins) and INF Joshua Wilson (Diamondbacks) to minor league deals Thursday, Dec. 12.
SP | Daniel Hudson | Arizona Diamondbacks | Transaction
The Arizona Diamondbacks re-signed SP Daniel Hudson to a minor league contract.
SP | Chris Carpenter | Retired Players | Fantasy
Chris Carpenter, who recently retired from the St. Louis Cardinals as a pitcher, hopes to remain with the club in a front-office capacity.
SP | Roberto Hernandez | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy,
Philadelphia Phillies SP Roberto Hernandez will have a shot to compete for one of the two open spots in the starting rotation next year. He went 6-13 with a 4.89 ERA for the Tampa Bay Rays last year.
SP | Patrick Schuster | San Diego Padres | Transaction,
The San Diego Padres acquired SP Patrick Schuster from the Houston Astros Thursday, Dec. 12, to complete the trade that sent SP Anthony Bass to the Astros.
SP | Tim Redding | Retired Players | Transaction,
Free-agent SP Tim Redding (Phillies) announced his retirement from baseball Wednesday, Dec. 11.
SP | Yunesky Maya | Atlanta Braves | Transaction,
The Atlanta Braves signed free-agent SP Yunesky Maya (Nationals) to a minor league deal Wednesday, Dec. 11.
RP | Jonathan Papelbon | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
The Philadelphia Phillies are extremely motivated to trade CL Jonathan Papelbon.
RP | Boone Logan | Colorado Rockies | Transaction, Free Agents
The Colorado Rockies agreed to a three-year deal with free-agent RP Boone Logan (Yankees).
RP | Jose Valverde | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Free-agent CL Jose Valverde (Tigers), who turns 36 in March, intends to continue his big league career and has drawn interest from two unnamed big league teams. The Detroit Tigers released their former closer in August after his Triple-A reboot didn't go as well as he hoped.
RP | Kevin Gregg | free agent | Free Agents,
The New York Mets met with the agents for free-agent RP John Axford (Cardinals) and RP Kevin Gregg (Cubs) Wednesday, Dec. 11.
RP | Jose Veras | free agent | Free Agents,
Free-agent RP Jose Veras (Tigers) has rejected the initial offer he received from the Houston Astros but is still interested in joining the team.
RP | Joaquin Benoit | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy,
One source believes the San Diego Padres are front-runners to sign free-agent RP Joaquin Benoit (Tigers).
RP | Ryan Madson | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy,
The Boston Red Sox are one team that has scouted free-agent RP Ryan Madson (Angels).
RP | J.P. Howell | free agent | Free Agents,
The Colorado Rockies are interested in free-agent RPs J.P. Howell (Dodgers) and Boone Logan (Yankees), and they slightly favor Howell. Both players are looking for multi-year deals.
RP | Joba Chamberlain | Detroit Tigers | Transaction,
The Detroit Tigers signed free-agent RP Joba Chamberlain (Tigers) to a one-year, $2.5 million deal Thursday, Dec. 12.
RP | Marcos Mateo | Arizona Diamondbacks | Transaction,
The Arizona Diamondbacks selected RP Marcos Mateo (Cubs) in MLB's Rule 5 Draft Thursday, Dec. 12.
RP | Sam Demel | Los Angeles Dodgers | Transaction,
The Los Angeles Dodgers signed free-agent RP Sam Demel (Yankees) to a minor league deal Thursday, Dec. 12.
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