Lance Berkman admitted Wednesday that he's considered shutting it down for the rest of the season or retiring due to nagging soreness in his surgically-repaired right knee.
Athletics acquired INF Jed Lowrie from the Astros for RHP Brendan McCurry.
Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports that the Diamondbacks will hire Dave Magadan as hitting coach.
White Sox signed C Alex Avila to a one-year, $2.5 million contract.
Pirates acquired RHP Allen Webster from the Diamondbacks for cash considerations.
CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Pedro Alvarez would be open to a trade.
Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports that "nothing is imminent" on a possible trade involving Marcell Ozuna.
CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Cardinals are interested in Ben Zobrist.
Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan reports that Korean third baseman Jae-gyun Hwang will be posted by the Lotte Giants on Wednesday.
Angels signed C Geovany Soto to a one-year contract.
White Sox acquired RHP Tommy Kahnle from the Rockies in exchange for RHP Yency Almonte.
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Giants are among the teams interested in free agent right-hander John Lackey.