Explaining what happened when Jose Reyes put up a fight when asked to leave Tuesday's game with a hamstring injury, manager Jerry Manuel joked: "I told him next time he does that I'm going to get my blade out and cut him. I'm a gangster. You go gangster on me, I'm going to have to get you. You do that again, I'm going to cut you right on the field."
ESPN's Buster Olney reports that Rays manager Joe Maddon has exercised an opt-out clause in his contract and will leave the club immediately.
Japanese right-hander Chihiro Kaneko has been scouted by the Phillies, Red Sox and Padres, according to a report from Yahoo! Sports Japan.
Miguel Cabrera underwent surgery Wednesday to remove bone spurs from his right ankle and repair a stress fracture in the navicular bone at top of his foot.
An MRI on Tim Lincecum's back showed no structural damage.
Brandon Moss underwent surgery Thursday to repair a torn labrum and also fix an impingement in his right hip.
Phillies re-signed OF Grady Sizemore to a one-year, $2 million contract.
Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Blue Jays have begun contract talks with Melky Cabrera.
According to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News, the Mets have "concrete" interest in impending free agent outfielder Michael Cuddyer.
Brewers named Darnell Coles as hitting coach.
The Rockies have fired pitching coach Jim Wright.
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that John Hart will be named the Braves' president of baseball operations.