According to MLB.com's Mark Bowman, the Braves are nearing an agreement with catcher Gerald Laird.
Nationals manager Matt Williams confirmed Friday that Denard Span will undergo season-ending surgery on his left hip next Tuesday.
Rougned Odor (finger) remained out of the Rangers' lineup Friday.
Matt Kemp (shoulder) remained out of the Padres' lineup Friday.
Michael Taylor (knee) is expected to be sidelined for a few days.
Justin Morneau (concussion) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A New Britain on Friday.
Mariners optioned C Mike Zunino to Triple-A Tacoma.
Danny Salazar has been scratched from Friday's scheduled start against the Angels due to illness.
Jon Jay (wrist) could begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Memphis on Friday.
The Mariners have fired general manager Jack Zduriencik.
Adam Jones is listed as day-to-day after X-rays on his wrist came back negative on Thursday.
Cubs acquired RHP Fernando Rodney from the Mariners for a player to be named later.