Giants' Sabean: No plans to talk to Max Scherzer
Scherzer is the biggest name on the pitching market and could be seeking a deal north of the $155-million pact signed by Cubs pitcher Jon Lester. His price tag may not be feasible for the Giants' budget. The 2013 AL Cy Young winner went 18-5 with a 3.15 ERA and 252:63 K:BB ratio in 220 1/3 innings with the Tigers in 2014.
Report: Nick Hundley has two-year offer, unlikely to rejoin Orioles
The Orioles declined a $5-million option on Hundley for the 2015 season but had interest in bringing him back into the fold at a lesser salary. He hit .243/.273/.358 with six home runs and 22 RBI in 218 at-bats between Baltimore and San Diego in 2014.
Report: Phillies could join Asdrubal Cabrera market
The Phillies traded their longtime starter at shortstop to the Dodgers this offseason and will be looking to fill that hole in the infield. However, the team will have to shed some additional payroll in order to make a run at the infielder, according to the report. Cabrera hit .241/.307/.387 with 14 home runs, 61 RBI and 10 stolen bases in 553 at-bats between Cleveland and Washington in 2014.
Rangers release Ben Rowen
Nationals sign Mark Minicozzi to minor-league deal
Minicozzi, 31, hit .298/.400/.470 with 12 home runs and 62 RBI in 315 at-bats with Triple-A San Jose in 2014. He has yet to appear in a regular-season game in the majors.
Indians sign pitcher Scott Downs to minor-league contract
Downs also received a non-roster invite to MLB camp.
Red Sox, Padres complete Hanigan-for-Middlebrooks trade
Hanigan, 34, is signed for two more seasons with a team option for 2017. He hit .218/.318/.324 with five home runs and 34 RBI in 225 at-bats in 2014.
Middlebrooks, 26, is eligible for arbitration for the first time after the 2015 season. He hit .191/.256/.265 with two home runs and 19 RBI in 215 at-bats in 2014.
Giants get Class A hurlers for Marlins 3B McGehee
Both pitched at a Class A level last season and averaged more than a strikeout per inning.
Dodgers dump RHP Brian Wilson
Three days after designating reliever
Wilson struggled in 2014 after a strong stint upon his arrival with Los Angeles in 2013. He finished the year with a 4.66 ERA and 29 walks in 48 1/3 innings.
Report: LHP Craig Breslow staying with Red Sox
Breslow pitched for Boston the last two years, but collapsed in 2014 after compiling a 1.81 ERA the previous year. He finished with a 5.93 ERA and 73 hits in 54 1/3 innings.
The Padres have featured one of the worst offenses in the league the last few years, but that seems certain to change in 2015. Chris Towers takes a look at their newest additions at the Fantasy Baseball Today blog.