Mitch Harris (elbow) expects to be throwing without restrictions by the end of January.
Cubs vice president Jason McLeod told fans in Chicago on Sunday that Jorge Soler was benched "a couple of times" last season due to a lack of hustle.
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Blue Jays and Jose Bautista are discussing a two-year contract in the $35-40 million range.
Bob Nightengale of USA Today confirms the Padres have signed Trevor Cahill to a one-year, $1.75 million contract.
Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com reports that the Blue Jays are nearing a deal with Jose Bautista.
Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports that the Orioles have been in contact with the representatives for Jose Bautista this offseason.
Peter Gammons of GammonsDaily.com reports that the Mets, Yankees, Dodgers and Red Sox are among the dozen or more teams that plan to attend a showcase for Craig Breslow on January 23.
According to Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia, the Mets are seeking a pair of prospects in potential trades for outfielder Jay Bruce.
Yankees signed 1B/OF Ji-Man Choi to a minor league contract.
Randal Grichuk said that he's now feeling much better after undergoing surgery earlier this offseason to remove loose bodies from his knee.
Bruce Levine of CBS Chicago reports that "several teams" have upped their trade offers for Jose Quintana in the last week.
Marco Gonzales (elbow) is aiming to resume throwing off a mound during spring training and begin facing hitters before the end of exhibition play.
Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said Sunday that there will be a competition for the third base job between Jhonny Peralta and Jedd Gyorko.
Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said Sunday that the club has considered a contract extension for Yadier Molina.
Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said Sunday that the team plans to go to an arbitration hearing with Carlos Martinez and Michael Wacha.