Andy Martino of the New York Daily News reports that there has been "modest progress" in extension talks between R.A. Dickey and the Mets since the end of the Winter Meetings.
Jordan Bastian of MLB.com writes that the Indians are "strongly considering" playing Carlos Santana in left field in Game 3 of the World Series against the Cubs.
Cubs president Theo Epstein said Thursday afternoon that Kyle Schwarber is not medically cleared to play left field.
Reds designated LHP John Lamb for assignment.
Wilson Ramos' agent Wil Polidor told the Washington Post that his client still plans to seek a four- or five-year contract this winter in free agency.
James Shields will not exercise the opt-out clause in his contract, per SB Nation's Chris Cotillo.
Jake Arrieta kept the Indians at bay in Wednesday's 5-1 win in Game 2 of the World Series, yielding one run on two hits over 5 2/3 innings.
Trevor Bauer failed to provide length in Wednesday's 5-1 loss to the Cubs in Game 2 of the World Series, allowing two runs on six hits over 3 2/3 innings.
FanRag Sports' Jon Heyman writes that Yoenis Cespedes "plans to exercise his opt-out clause shortly after the World Series."
Indians manager Terry Francona said that Andrew Miller could be available for "an inning, max" during Game 2 of the World Series.
An MLB spokesman said Game 2 of the World Series is currently expected to be played as scheduled, with first pitch at 7:08 p.m. EST Wednesday, despite inclement weather in the forecast.
Indians manager Terry Francona said that should the World Series extend to six games, Trevor Bauer and Josh Tomlin will start again on short rest.