Francisco Cervelli left Friday's game against the Blue Jays in the first inning after taking a foul tip off his right hand.
Teams who have talked to the Pirates believe that free agent James Loney is emerging as the club's top choice at first base, reports Jayson Stark of ESPN.
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Mets have "cooled" on Nelson Cruz.
White Sox re-signed 1B/DH Paul Konerko to a one-year, $2.5 million contract.
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal hears that the Rays, Royals and Dodgers are among the teams interested in Mark Ellis.
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal hears from sources that Paul Konerko will return to the White Sox next season.
Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports that the Angels are unlikely trade Mark Trumbo.
Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports that "many in the industry" believe the Mariners have a "real shot" to sign Robinson Cano.
Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune hears that "many in the industry" now see the Royals as the clear favorites to sign free agent outfielder Carlos Beltran.
Adam Rubin of ESPN New York was told by a source that talks between the Mets and free agent outfielder Curtis Granderson "intensified" late Tuesday.
Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Yankees are close to signing Kelly Johnson to a one-year contract worth $2.75-3 million.
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Reds are unlikely to trade Brandon Phillips.