Daniel Nava has elected to become a free agent.
Nava cleared waivers after being designated for assignment last week and ultimately refused a minor league assignment. The 32-year-old figures to land a spring training invite somewhere.
Rockies acquired LHP Wander Cabrera from the Cubs for LHP Rex Brothers.
Cabrera just turned 18 earlier this month and posted a 2.34 ERA and 47/23 K/BB ratio in 42 1/3 innings over seven starts and seven relief appearances this season while pitching for the Rockies' Dominican Summer League team. He's obviously a ways off.
Cubs acquired LHP Rex Brothers from the Rockies for LHP Wander Cabrera.
Brothers was designated for assignment by the Rockies last week. The 27-year-old was once thought of as a future closer, but control problems have been a major issue for him. Getting out of Colorado should be a good thing for him, as well as hooking up with Cubs pitching coach Chris Bosio. It's a smart flier for Chicago.
Indians designated OF Michael Choice for assignment.
Choice gets the boot off the 40-man roster after Wednesday's acquisition of Kirby Yates. The former top prospect was acquired from the Rangers back in August and could soon be with his third organization in the past four months.
Indians acquired RHP Kirby Yates from the Rays for cash considerations.
Yates was designated for assignment last week after posting an ugly 7.97 ERA in 20 appearances with the Rays this season while allowing 10 home runs in just 20 1/3 innings. The 28-year-old was much better in 2014 and the Indians will try to get him back on track.