FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Padres are making a "strong push" to sign free agent reliever Joaquin Benoit.
According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, one veteran GM believes that Shin-Soo Choo could end up signing with the Astros.
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Orioles are "confident" of signing closer Grant Balfour.
Buster Olney of ESPN.com reports that Clint Barmes' new one-year deal with the Pirates is worth $2 million.
Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors reports that Roberto Hernandez's one-year deal with the Phillies is worth $4.5 million.
Mariners signed 2B Robinson Cano to a 10-year, $240 million contract.
CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Pirates have re-signed Clint Barmes.
Buster Olney of ESPN reports that the Pirates are close to re-signing Clint Barmes.
CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Yankees offered Omar Infante a three-year deal.
ESPN's Buster Olney reports that the Tigers have "serious interest" in signing reliever Joba Chamberlain.
Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune hears that the Royals are talking to the Dodgers about a Justin Maxwell-for-Dee Gordon swap.
Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that the Rockies have made "real progress" in contract talks with reliever J.P. Howell.
Octavio Dotel is pitching in winter ball in hopes of landing a contract in MLB.
Dodgers acquired RHP Seth Rosin from the Mets for cash considerations.
CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Mets and Brewers are meeting Thursday regarding Ike Davis.