The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Jason Motte (elbow) is "still a significant time away" from being cleared for a throwing program.
David Kaplan of CSNChicago.com reports that the Cubs have offered free agent left-hander Jon Lester a six-year deal worth "north of" $135 million.
According to the Japan Times, Daisuke Matsuzaka is expected to return to Japan to pitch for the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks.
White Sox signed 1B Adam LaRoche to a two-year, $25 million contract.
FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that that the Marlins have called the Tigers to inquire about the availability of David Price and Rick Porcello.
Anthony Castrovince of MLB.com reports that the Indians are among the teams who have shown interest in free agent third baseman Chase Headley.
Red Sox signed 3B Pablo Sandoval to a five-year, $95 million contract with a club option for 2020.
FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Mets have shown interest in free agent reliever Craig Breslow.
Peter Gammons of GammonsDaily.com reports that Jon Lester plans to visit with the Cardinals next week.
Jerry Crasnick of ESPN hears that the Diamondbacks' have "legit" interest in Cuban slugger Yasmany Tomas.
Andy Martino of the New York Daily News reports that there are "strong indications" that the Yankees will not be in on Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki.
Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports the Blue Jays have talked about Jay Bruce as a possible acquisition target.