According to Gordon Edes of ESPN Boston, David Ortiz's new contract with the Red Sox includes incentives based on the health of his right Achilles tendon.
Nate Jones underwent Tommy John surgery Tuesday.
Chris Davis (flu) is out again Wednesday.
Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Astros are looking to trade Chris Carter.
Lucas Duda singled in a run and launched a two-run homer in Wednesday's win over the Phillies.
Tanner Roark delivered seven innings of one-run ball Wednesday in the Nationals' 4-3 defeat of the Marlins.
ESPN's Jayson Stark reports that the Mariners are "out" on Marlon Byrd.
Yovani Gallardo yielded just three hits over seven scoreless frames in Wednesday's 5-0 victory over the Rays.
Eric Chavez has retired from baseball.
Wade Miley threw 6 2/3 scoreless innings Wednesday in the Diamondbacks' 5-4 win over the Reds.
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that a trade sending Jon Lester to the Orioles is "not close."
FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Cubs have an agreement in place to acquire Felix Doubront from the Red Sox for a player to be named later.