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Rays | Saturday deadline for Ben Zobrist
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:45:13 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays 2B Ben Zobrist's option comes with a Saturday, Nov. 1, deadline. Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times believes the team will pick up Zobrist's option rather than letting him become a free agent.

Royals | Option expected to be declined on Billy Butler
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:55:08 -0700

Kansas City Royals DH Billy Butler's 2015 team option is expected to be declined by the organization, according to sources. The deadline to make a decision is Saturday, Nov. 1.

Orioles | Options declined on Nick Markakis, Nick Hundley
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:53:18 -0700

Baltimore Orioles OF Nick Markakis and C Nick Hundley had their 2015 club options declined Thursday, Oct. 30.

Orioles | Options exercised on Wei-Yin Chen, Darren O'Day
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:50:50 -0700

Baltimore Orioles SP Wei-Yin Chen and RP Darren O'Day had their 2015 club options exercised Thursday, Oct. 30.

Rangers | Jurickson Profar improving
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:48:27 -0700

Texas Rangers 2B Jurickson Profar had an MRI that was 95 percent clean, according to general manager Jon Daniels. Daniels noted Profar will have another MRI in three weeks, and the hope is Profar will be ready by January.

Mariners | Hisashi Iwakuma's option picked up
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:07:21 -0700

Seattle Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma's 2015 option for $7 million was exercised Thursday, Oct. 30. His option was actually vested based on his on-field performance in 2014. He went 15-9 with a 3.52 ERA in 28 starts after missing the first month of the season.

Athletics | Hiroyuki Nakajima's option declined
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:01:41 -0700

Oakland Athletics SS Hiroyuki Nakajima's $5.5 million option for the 2015 season was declined Thursday, Oct. 30. Oakland owes him a $500,000 buyout. Nakajima never played in a major league game after being given a two-year, $6.5 million deal in 2012.

Red Sox | Rusney Castillo has thumb ailment
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:52:26 -0700

Boston Red Sox OF Rusney Castillo (hand) was diagnosed with a strained adductor muscle in his thumb, according to general manager Ben Cherington. The team isn't ruling out Castillo playing winter ball in Puerto Rico, but no decision has been made.

Red Sox | Koji Uehara signs extension
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:47:30 -0700

Boston Red Sox RP Koji Uehara signed a two-year, $18 million extension Thursday, Oct. 30. Uehara was brilliant for much of the year before suffering a rough patch beginning Aug. 15 to close out the season. General manager Ben Cherington and manager John Farrell said Uehara had no physical problems, and both want to have Uehara anchor the bullpen again next season.

Angels | Sean Burnett becomes free agent
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:10:21 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RP Sean Burnett's $4.5 million option for the 2015 season was declined Thursday, Oct. 30, making him a free agent.

Angels | Huston Street's option picked up
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:08:04 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RP Huston Street's $7 million option for the 2015 season has been picked up. Street recorded 17 saves for a 1.71 ERA for the Halos after being traded from the San Diego Padres.

Angels | Return Brian Moran to Seattle
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:28:44 -0700

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim returned RP Brian Moran to the Seattle Mariners' Triple-A affiliate Thursday, Oct. 30, after Moran was outrighted and cleared waivers.

Royals | Santiago Nessy acquired
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:33:04 -0700

The Kansas City Royals acquired C Santiago Nessy from the Toronto Blue Jays Thursday, Oct. 30, in exchange for SP Liam Hendriks.

Yankees | Yanks eyeing Raul Ibanez as coach
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:12:21 -0700

Kansas City Royals OF Raul Ibanez could talk with the New York Yankees about working on their coaching staff next year, according to a source. He could be a candidate to be the team's next hitting coach, and the Yankees could also consider him for another role. Ibanez hit .167 with five home runs and 26 RBIs in 90 games this year.

Royals | Liam Hendriks moved
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:02:20 -0700

The Kansas City Royals have traded SP Liam Hendriks to the Toronto Blue Jays. The Royals are expected to receive a catcher in return.

Blue Jays | Liam Hendriks acquired
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:01:09 -0700

The Toronto Blue Jays have acquired SP Liam Hendriks from the Kansas City Royals. The Royals are expected to receive a catcher in return.

Yankees | Alex Rodriguez reinstated
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:30:43 -0700

New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez officially has been reinstated from the restricted list following the completion of the World Series Wednesday, Oct. 29. He missed the entire 2014 season while being suspended following MLB's investigation of the Biogenesis case. Rodriguez has three years and $61 million remaining on his contract.

Rangers | Steve Buechele expected to join staff
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:19:08 -0700

Triple-A Round Rock manager Steve Buechele is expected to join the Texas Rangers' coaching staff as the bench coach.

Rangers | Mike Maddux expected back
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:18:36 -0700

Texas Rangers pitching coach Mike Maddux is expected to return to the team next season.

Rangers | Make offer to Colby Lewis
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:11:21 -0700

Texas Rangers impending free-agent SP Colby Lewis has received an offer from the Rangers, and the team is waiting for a response from his agent.

Royals | Unlikely to pick up Bill Butler's option
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:07:56 -0700

Kansas City Royals DH Billy Butler's $12 million option for 2015 is not expected to be picked up.

Blue Jays | Justin Smoak expects new deal
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:46:26 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 1B Justin Smoak said he expects the team to decline his $3.65 million option for 2015 and negotiate a new contract with him.

Astros | Brad Peacock may not be ready for season
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:33:53 -0700

Houston Astros SP Brad Peacock (hip) underwent surgery earlier this month to repair a torn labrum and remove bone spurs from his right hip. Peacock is not expected to be ready for the start of spring training and could also miss the start of the 2015 season, according to general manager Jeff Luhnow.

Mariners | Chris Young may not return
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:33:01 -0700

Seattle Mariners impending free-agent SP Chris R. Young may not re-sign with the team this offseason, because he may not be guaranteed a spot in the starting rotation for next season.

Orioles | Evan Meek outrighted
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:32:18 -0700

Baltimore Orioles RP Evan Meek cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk Wednesday, Oct. 29.

Royals | Kyle Zimmer has surgery
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 09:23:08 -0700

Kansas City Royals SP Kyle Zimmer (shoulder) underwent surgery on his right shoulder to removed damaged tissue, and his status for next season is now in doubt. Zimmer was shut down in May with a lat injury after being drafted in the first round in 2012.