When Brian McCann brought his bat to Yankee Stadium two years ago, the slugging catcher carried a charitable mission with it. Each one of his trips around the bases has a special meaning, delivering another blow in the fight against childhood cancer.
During one of Anthony Rizzo's regular hospital visits in Chicago earlier this year to check on patients in the oncology ward, the Cubs first baseman met Adrianna Fernandes. There was an immediate connection.
Since becoming a big league pitching sensation in 2013, Marlins ace Jose Fernandez has typically been at his best at home. Off the field, Fernandez recently stepped up and pitched in to give back to the home community. The right-hander assisted in the organization's annual turkey distribution last Friday at Marlins Park.
The White Sox agreed to terms on a one-year, $2.5 million contract with free-agent catcher Alex Avila on Wednesday.
The A's reacquired infielder Jed Lowrie on Wednesday in a trade with the Astros. Houston received Minor League right-hander Brendan McCurry in return.
After some serious shuffling, some expected and some a surprise, the D-backs appear to have their coaching staff set for 2016 as they hired Dave Magadan on Wednesday to be their hitting coach.
The Chicago Cubs have acquired left-handed reliever Rex Brothers in a trade with the Rockies, the club announced Wednesday.
Veteran closer John Axford cleared waivers on Wednesday and is now a free agent after being designated for assignment last week by the Rockies.
The Indians boasted one of the American League's best bullpens last season and have the ability to return with virtually the same cast next year. Given the volatile nature of a relief corps, though, the club is always on the hunt for more depth.
Left-hander Danny Hultzen, who was designated for assignment on Friday by the Mariners after three injury-plagued seasons, has cleared waivers and will be outrighted to Triple-A Tacoma.
The Red Sox, who spent the final weeks of the season experimenting with their outfield alignment, are leaning toward going with Jackie Bradley Jr. as the primary center fielder in 2016.
All-Star outfielder Ryan Braun addressed his surgically repaired back and his outlook for the rebuilding Brewers early Wednesday while engaging in what has become a Thanksgiving tradition. Clad in a black overcoat, Braun snapped photos and signed autographs while accepting donations at the team's annual holiday food drive in the shadow of Miller Park.
Starting with Black Friday, every holiday purchase at the MLB.com/shop for five days will include -- for the first time -- a special, limited-edition holiday subscription to MLB.TV Premium, the Internet's most widely distributed live streaming service.
Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna is garnering plenty of trade interest from a number of teams, but no deal is considered imminent, according to a source.
L.J. Hoes is returning to Baltimore via a trade with the Astros for cash considerations, with the Orioles announcing the deal on Wednesday. Hoes was designated for assignment by the Astros last week.
Looking for last-minute recipes? MLB players and personalities share their Thanksgiving best.
Korean third baseman Jae-gyun Hwang is expected to be posted by the Korean Baseball Organization's Lotte Giants on Wednesday, according to a report from Yahoo!'s Jeff Passan.