Scott Hairston's agent, Casey Close, told Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York that he continues to talk with both the Mets and Yankees and that his client should make a decision on where he'll sign within "a matter of days."
Giants signed INF Conor Gillaspie to a minor league contract.
Orioles and LHP Zach Britton avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $6.75 million contract.
ESPN's Jayson Stark reports that the Blue Jays plan to have long-term extension talks with the agents of Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion during spring training.
Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Rays are among the teams considering Tyler Clippard.
Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Orioles are "one of several teams" expressing interest in Tim Lincecum.
The Blue Jays and free agent Gavin Floyd are in agreement on a deal, according to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish.
Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins said the team is "going to work toward a multi-year deal" with Josh Donaldson.
Sources tell Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports that the Orioles remain interested in free agent Yovani Gallardo.
Orioles and LHP Brian Matusz avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $3.9 million contract.
Padres pitching prospect Ryan Butler has been suspended 50 games following a second positive test for a drug of abuse.
Jake Arrieta is scheduled to have an arbitration hearing with the Cubs on February 9 in Arizona.