Marlins optioned LHP Brad Hand, RHPs Evan Reed, Alex Sanabia and OF Kyle Jensen to Triple-A New Orleans; RHP Sam Dyson, LHP Edgar Olmos and OF Marcell Ozuna to Double-A Jacksonville.
The Cubs on Friday announced that they have fired manager Rick Renteria.
Blue Jays claimed OF Andy Dirks off waivers from the Tigers.
Indians exercised INF Mike Aviles' $3.5 million option for 2015.
Tigers exercised RHP Joakim Soria's $7 million option for 2015.
Brewers declined 2B Rickie Weeks' $14.5 million option for 2015.
Sports Hochi reports that the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks plan to offer Daisuke Matsuzaka a four-year contract worth about $3.58 million per season.
Padres decline RHP Josh Johnson's $4 million option for 2015.
Orioles declined OF Nick Markakis' $17.5 million option for 2015.
Orioles exercised LHP Wei-Yin Chen's $4.75 million option for 2015.
Dan Haren has exercised his $10 million player option for 2015.
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Cubs could announce Joe Maddon as their new manager by Friday.