Report: Braves have talked with A.J. Pierzynski about backup role
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1:52 pm ET) The Braves have talked to free agent A.J. Pierzynski about serving as their backup catcher, according to MLB.com. Pierzynski spent the 2014 season with Boston and St. Louis, batting .251 with five home runs and 37 RBI in 102 games.

Report: Braves among teams showing interest in David Ross
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11:25 am ET) The Braves are among the teams that have expressed interest in veteran catcher David Ross, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Ross played for Atlanta from 2009-2012.

Ross, who is a 13-year MLB veteran, hit .184 with seven home runs and 15 RBI in 50 games last season for Boston.


Phillies sign trio to minor league deals
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(11/22/2014) The Phillies signed infielder Chris Nelson, pitcher Paul Clemens,  and catcher Koyie Hill to minor league contracts.

Rays finalize 40-man roster
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/21/2014) The Rays have finalized the 40-man roster on Thursday.

The team designated Cole Figueroa, Michael Kohn and Jose Molina for assignment, freeing up space on the roster. The team then added Matt AndrieseRyan Brett , Grayson Garvin, Mikie Mahtook  and Justin O’Conner to the 40-man roster. 


Rangers shore up 40-man roster
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/21/2014) The Rangers have made changes to the 40-man roster.

The team purchased the contracts of Jorge Alfaro , Hanser Alberto, Jerad Eickhoff and Luke Jackson . All four players will now be protected from the Rule 5 draft. In order to make room on the 40-man roster, the team designated outfielder Jim Adduci for assignment. 


Mariners add three to 40-man roster
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/20/2014) The Mariners have added three players to the 40-man roster.

Mayckol Guaipe , John Hicks and Ketel Marte all had their contracts purchased by the team on Thursday. All three players will not be eligible to be selected in the Rule 5 draft. 


Pirates shore up 40-man roster
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/20/2014) The Pirates have added four players to the 40-man roster on Thursday.

Jameson Taillon , Nick Kingham , Willy Garcia and Elias Diaz all had their contracts purchased. In order to make room on the 40-man roster, the team outrighted Brent Morel and designated Ramon Cabrera for assignment. 


Rays designate Jose Molina for assignment
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/20/2014) The Rays have designated catcher Jose Molina for assignment on Thursday, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

Molina is signed for $2.75 million in 2015. The team wanted to clear space on the 40-man roster, and determined Molina had to go. The 39-year-old hit .178 over 225 at-bats last year. 


Angels add two to 40-man roster, designate two for assignment
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/20/2014) The Angels announced Thursday they added catcher Jett Bandy and pitcher Danny Reynolds to the 40-man roster. The team also announced pitcher Michael Roth and catcher Jackson Williams were designated for assignment.

Marlins add five to 40-man roster
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/20/2014) The Marlins added catcher Austin Barnes and pitchers Adam Conley, Domingo German,Justin Nicolino and Matt Ramsey to their 40-man roster, reports the team's website. All the minor-leaguers are now protected from December's Rule 5 draft.

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