Rays president of baseball operations Matt Silverman on Friday announced several promotions within the baseball operations staff.
Rays manager Kevin Cash met with the media Monday at the Winter Meetings.
The Blue Jays have yet to engage in serious contract negotiations with designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion but remain open to the idea of signing him to a long-term extension.
It has been an offseason of transition for the Blue Jays’ front office. Despite the turnover, manager John Gibbons insists he’s not concerned about his long-term job security.
The Blue Jays need to add at least a couple of relievers this offseason, but to date they have come away empty-handed as a series of top free-agent pitchers signed deals elsewhere.
To the victors go the spoils. And the money.
The Astros non-tendered slugger Chris Carter prior to Wednesday’s deadline to offer him salary arbitration, making him a free agent.
Switch-hitting catcher Hank Conger, who belted 11 home runs in a backup role to Astros starter Jason Castro in 2015, is moving on to his third team in three years, having been dealt Wednesday to the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for cash considerations.
Astros Marwin Gonzalez and Jon Singleton appeared at a Houston Kroger store for the “Fill the Freezer” food drive to benefit the Star of Hope Mission on Thursday.
Astros third baseman Luis Valbuena and relief pitcher Pat Neshek both recently underwent minor foot surgeries and should be ready for the start of Spring Training, general manager Jeff Luhnow revealed on Monday.
The Angels signed outfielder Rafael Ortega to a one-year, Major League contract on Tuesday, providing them with additional outfield depth and a potential left-handed-hitting option off the bench.