Three teams showing interest in Norichika Aoki
The 32-year-old Aoki hit .285/.349/.360 over 491 at-bats last year. With the Royals signing Alex Rios earlier in the week, Aoki will likely have to move on with a different club.
Report: Athletics release Jorge De Leon
De Leon was designated for assignment by the club last week, and the team couldn't find a way to deal him. De Leon appeared in eight games last season, posting a 4.91 ERA over 7 1/3 innings.
Report: Padres' Seth Smith popping up in trade talks
If the Matt Kemp and Wil Myers trades go through, the team would have a surplus in the outfield. On top of those two players, San Diego would also have Carlos Quentin, Will Venable, Cameron Maybin and Smith. The 32-year-old Smith hit .266/.367/.440 over 443 at-bats last year.
D-Backs, David Hernandez avoid arbitration
Hernandez was eligible for arbitration, but settled on a $2 million salary figure for next season. The 29-year-old posted a missed all of last season after undergoing Tommy John surgery.
Report: Three teams showing interest in Jake Peavy
The 33-year-old Peavy is coming off a season in which he posted a 3.73 ERA over 202 2/3 innings. Peavy had some issues in Boston, posting a 4.72 ERA to start the season, but settled in once he joined the Giants. With San Francisco, Peavy had a 2.17 ERA over 78 2/3 innings. The Marlins interest in Peavy is dependent on whether Dan Haren decides to pitch. If Haren comes back, the team would not have interest in Peavy.
Padres, Rays and Nationals on the verge of three team deal
The deal would also send outfielder
The deal is yet to be finalized, with a few key pieces to also be involved in the deal.
Royals, Edinson Volquez agree to two year contract
Volquez, who pitched for the Pirates in 2014, went 13-7 with a 3.04 ERA and 140 strikeouts.
Blue Jays sign outfielder Ryan Kalish to minor-league contract
Kalish appeared in 57 games in 2014 for the Cubs, hitting .248 with four triples and five RBI.
Giants, Sergio Romo agree to two-year, $15 million deal
FOXSports.com Baseball Writer Ken Rosenthal was the first to report the signing.
Romo recorded 23 saves in 2014 for San Francisco, posting a 3.72 ERA in 58 innings of work. Romo was also reportedly being pursued by the Dodgers, Yankees and Red Sox this offseason.
Marlins' Derek Dietrich to miss rest of winter ball with ankle injury
Dietrich was hurt while playing in the Dominican league when covering second base and a runner collided with him trying to grab the ball.
Dietrich played in 20 games for Miami in 2014, hitting .290 with two triples and 11 RBI. It is unknown if this injury will keep Dietrich out into spring training and the beginning of the regular season.