Red Sox manager John Farell said Friday that Carson Smith (elbow) could be ready to rejoin the Red Sox in late May or early June.
Yu Darvish confirmed Friday that he will not participate in the World Baseball Classic.
Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports that Team Israel has been in contact with Jason Kipnis about him representing their country in the upcoming World Baseball Classic.
Padres designated OF Jabari Blash for assignment.
Padres signed RHP Trevor Cahill to a one-year, $1.75 million contract.
Brewers signed RHP Joba Chamberlain to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Cubs signed RHP Jim Henderson to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Athletics manager Bob Melvin said Friday that he's yet to decide who will be his closer this season.
ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Marlins are interested in adding a right-handed hitting first baseman and have discussed Chris Carter and Mark Reynolds, among others.
Athletics signed OF Alejandro De Aza to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Athletics designated OF Brett Eibner for assignment.
Athletics signed RHP Santiago Casilla to a two-year, $11 million contract.
Orioles designated OF Adam Brett Walker for assignment.
Orioles re-signed DH/1B/OF Mark Trumbo to a three-year, $37.5 million contract.
Marcus Stroman said Friday that he will go to an arbitration hearing with the Blue Jays.