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.
Yankees signed 1B/OF Ji-Man Choi to a minor league contract.
Bruce Levine of CBS Chicago reports that "several teams" have upped their trade offers for Jose Quintana in the last week.
Indians signed RHP Travis Banwart to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Red Sox first base prospect Sam Travis (knee) has been working out without restrictions for the last two months.
According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, the Dodgers view Ian Kinsler as a possible fallback option if the team is unable to acquire Brian Dozier.
According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Indians have been "in touch" with free agent Jose Bautista.
Russell Martin will play shortstop for Team Canada in the World Baseball Classic.
Free agent Michael Saunders reiterated that he hopes to be back with the Blue Jays in 2017.
According to Peter Gammons, the Orioles' original offer to free agent Mark Trumbo was only for three years and $40 million.
Steven Wright is still rehabbing his injured right shoulder.
Matt Shoemaker said Saturday that he has been doing full workouts this offseason and that he has been cleared for normal pitching activity.
Alex Bregman announced Friday that he will play for the United States in the upcoming World Baseball Classic.