Nationals signed 2B Dan Uggla to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Rays signed RHP Jhan Marinez to a minor league contract.
Giants re-signed RHP J.C. Gutierrez to a minor league contract.
Diamondbacks signed LHP Dan Runzler to a minor league contract.
Rick VandenHurk has signed with the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks of Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball.
Astros sent LHP Darin Downs outright to Triple-A Fresno.
Japanese right-hander Chihiro Kaneko has signed a four-year deal with the Orix Buffaloes.
Diamondbacks re-signed INF/C Jordan Pacheco to a minor league contract.
Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports the Braves have discussed LHP Luis Avilan with other teams.
Indians signed RHP Jeff Manship to a minor league contract.
Rockies signed OF Roger Bernadina to a minor league contract.
Reds signed RHP Michael Bowden to a minor league contract.
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.