Jordan Bastian of MLB.com writes that the Indians are "strongly considering" playing Carlos Santana in left field in Game 3 of the World Series against the Cubs.
Indians manager Terry Francona said Thursday that he's still weighing over whether to use Carlos Santana in left field.
Cubs president Theo Epstein said Thursday afternoon that Kyle Schwarber is not medically cleared to play left field.
Shawn Tolleson has elected to become a free agent.
Reds purchased the contract of RHP Ariel Hernandez from High-A Daytona.
Reds designated LHP John Lamb for assignment.
According to Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune, Christian Bethancourt was recently clocked at 97 mph while facing live hitters in Arizona.
Wilson Ramos' agent Wil Polidor told the Washington Post that his client still plans to seek a four- or five-year contract this winter in free agency.
James Shields will not exercise the opt-out clause in his contract, per SB Nation's Chris Cotillo.
Henry Urrutia was released earlier this week from Leones del Caracas in the Venezuelan Winter League.
Tigers signed RHP Arcenio Leon to a minor league contract.
Twins signed LHP Nik Turley to a minor league contract.
Cubs manager Joe Maddon would not rule out the possibility of Kyle Schwarber playing left field as the World Series shifts to Wrigley Field.
Aroldis Chapman tossed 1 1/3 innings of scoreless ball to preserve the Cubs' 5-1 win over the Indians in Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday.
Kyle Schwarber went 2-for-4 with two RBI singles in Wednesday's 5-1 win over the Indians in Game 2 of the World Series.