Robinson Cano reportedly has agreed to a 10-year, $240 million contract with the Mariners, which would be the third-most lucrative contract in Major League history.
The Angels signed veteran lefty specialist Clay Rapada to a Minor League contract with a Spring Training invite on Thursday.
As Robinson Cano winged it to the West Coast to talk with the Mariners, Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner said that his club has not quit on the idea of retaining the All-Star second baseman.
After successfully completing his physical, Jarrod Saltalamacchia joined Miami on Friday, when the team formally announced the three-year deal on Friday, three days after reaching agreement on a contract.
The task of rebuilding a World Series winner has been an elusive one for more than a dozen years, with not a single successful defense and only one champion returning to the Fall Classic the following season since 2001.
A trade involving pitcher Brett Anderson seems inevitable for the A's. Oakland has a surplus of arms for its Major League staff, and the 25-year-old left-hander might be an asset the Athletics move to help restock the farm system.
Robinson Cano, widely considered the top free agent on this year's market, reportedly traveled Thursday to Seattle for a visit with the Mariners. Also, a number of deals for bullpen arms went down, with Edward Mujica's two-year deal with Boston leading the way.
To all the people who care about the Seattle Mariners, signing free-agent second baseman Robinson Cano would be a huge deal, a franchise-changing deal. It would impact an entire sport, prompting other free agents to perhaps take a second look at Seattle.
The Marlins and free-agent infielder Rafael Furcal have agreed to a one-year deal, pending a physical. Furcal, 36, missed all of 2013 after undergoing Tommy John surgery in March.
The White Sox added to their bullpen on Thursday, agreeing to a one-year, $3 million deal with right-handed reliever Ronald Belisario, according to a baseball source. Completion of the deal is pending a physical.
Brian McCann's presence behind the plate, in the middle of the batting order and on the mound for all conversations clearly makes the Yankees a more formidable foe.
Brian McCann called his official introduction as a member of the Yankees one of the best days of his life. As MLB Network's Matt Yallof writes, it's a perfect situation for the team and the player.
Hiroki Kuroda not only intends to continue pitching in 2014, but the right-hander is interested in a third season with the Yankees, according to general manager Brian Cashman.
The Rays added to their bullpen depth on Thursday by re-signing right-hander Juan Carlos Oviedo to a one-year deal.
Reds first baseman Joey Votto publicly launched the Joey Votto Foundation on Thursday with a clear vision -- to help military veterans and active service members in Cincinnati and his hometown of Toronto who cope with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Javier Baez, the Cubs' first-round pick in the June 2011 First-Year Player Draft, is creating a lot of buzz as he gets closer to the big leagues. However, he's a shortstop, and the Cubs already have a talented shortstop in Starlin Castro. Do the Cubs move Baez? Not now, president of baseball operations Theo Epstein said.
The D-backs and Daniel Hudson continue to talk about a contract that will keep the right-hander with the team in the future. "I'm pretty optimistic," Hudson said. "I think we'll be able to figure something out here sooner or later."