Wei-Yin Chen made his first start since May 12 on Wednesday, holding the Rangers to one run over seven innings in the Orioles' 6-1 win.
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal and Jon Morosi report that Josh Hamilton "is likely to be suspended for at least 25 games but less than a full season."
Blue Jays signed LHP Johan Santana to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Shane Victorino said Thursday that he wants return to switch-hitting this season.
Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com hears that "there's no sense of urgency" for the Red Sox to trade for Cole Hamels.
Jonathan Papelbon said Thursday that he would waive his no-trade clause to pitch for the Blue Jays.
Garrett Richards (knee) tossed a successful 50-pitch bullpen session Thursday in Angels camp.
A team source told ESPN New York's Adam Rubin that the Mets don't plan on discussing a contract extension with second baseman Daniel Murphy.
Lucas Duda (oblique) won't swing for another week.
Adam Wainwright has been diagnosed with an abdominal strain and will rest for the next 4-5 days.
Giancarlo Stanton faced live pitching Thursday for the first time since last year's brutal season-ending beaning.
Brady Aiken will pitch for Florida-based IMG Academy's post-graduate team this spring.