Pirates acquired OF Marlon Byrd, C John Buck and cash considerations from the Mets for INF Dilson Herrera and a player to be named later.
Kenta Maeda has officially re-signed with the Hiroshima Carp of Nippon Professional Baseball.
Carlos Gonzalez (knee) announced Wednesday that he has been cleared to begin hitting.
Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports that the Braves and A.J. Pierzynski have agreed to a one-year contract, pending a physical.
MASN Sports' Roch Kubatko reports that the Orioles have re-signed Delmon Young to a one-year contract, pending a physical.
Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Orioles are still interested in Seth Smith and Will Venable from the Padres.
Braves signed RHP Jason Grilli to a two-year, $8 million contract with a club option for 2017.
Cubs signed C David Ross to a two-year, $5 million contract.
Twins signed RHP Tim Stauffer to a one-year, $2.2 million contract.
Cardinals signed RHP Jordan Walden to a two-year, $6.6 million contract.
According to MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez, Cuban defector Yoan Moncada is waiting for OFAC clearances and could begin private workouts for teams within the next two weeks.
Marco Scutaro underwent fusion surgery of the L2 and L3 in his back Sunday and will be sidelined for 4-6 months.