Red Sox signed RHP Brandon Lyon to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Pawtucket.
MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan reports that the Rangers have made an "opening offer" to free agent Colby Lewis.
According to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, the Royals are expected to decline Billy Butler's $12 million club option for the 2015 season.
Madison Bumgarner was named World Series MVP and set a postseason record for innings pitched along the way, tossing five scoreless innings in relief and earning the win in the Giants' Game 7 victory Wednesday.
Pablo Sandoval set a postseason record with a huge night in Wednesday's World Series Game 7 win, going 3-for-3 with two runs scored as the Giants edged the Royals 3-2 for the title.
CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Cubs are hiring Joe Maddon as manager.
Giants manager Bruce Bochy told reporters Wednesday evening that Madison Bumgarner could throw 50-60 pitches of relief in Game 7 of the World Series.
David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes that the Braves "are expected to make" a qualifying offer to impending free agent Ervin Santana.
Juan Perez will start in left field and bat eighth in Game 7 of the World Series against the Royals on Wednesday.
Reds declined OF Ryan Ludwick's $9 million option for 2015.
Mike Moustakas will bat eighth again in Game 7 of the World Series against the Giants on Wednesday.
Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that the Reds have exercised their $10 million club option on Johnny Cueto for 2015.