Giants signed INF Ronny Cedeno to a minor league contract.
Royals manager Ned Yost said Thursday that the team is looking at Joe Blanton exclusively as a reliever this spring.
Omar Infante (shoulder, elbow) said Thursday that he "feels fine."
Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com writes that Kevin Pillar could be the "most likely candidate" to start in left field following the injury to Michael Saunders (knee).
Mark Bowman of MLB.com writes that Alberto Callaspo showed up to camp with an "unimpressive physique."
Padres manager Bud Black said Thursday that Brandon Morrow and Odrisamer Despaigne are "maybe out there a touch" in the competition for the No. 5 starter spot.
Blue Jays signed LHP Johan Santana to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Shane Victorino said Thursday that he wants return to switch-hitting this season.
Twins manager Paul Molitor said Thursday that he will use Glen Perkins in a conventional closer role and doesn't plan on using him for more than one inning.
Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports that Huston Street hasn't talked about an extension with the Angels since arriving to spring training.
Twins manager Paul Molitor said Thursday that Joe Mauer will hit no lower than third in the order this season.
Joel Hanrahan (elbow) is discouraged about his lack of progress in his throwing program.
Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com hears that "there's no sense of urgency" for the Red Sox to trade for Cole Hamels.
Jonathan Papelbon said Thursday that he would waive his no-trade clause to pitch for the Blue Jays.
Garrett Richards (knee) tossed a successful 50-pitch bullpen session Thursday in Angels camp.