Padres signed RHP Martires Arias to a minor league contract.
The 25-year-old right-hander spent his first seven seasons in the Mets organization, never advancing past High-A ball. He had a nice season in 2015 between Class-A Savannah and High-A St. Lucie though, posting a 2.29 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 115/45 K/BB ratio across 118 frames.
Athletics signed RHP Eduard Santos to a minor league contract.
The 26-year-ols hurler spent the first eight seasons of his professional career in the Angels organization. He had a terrific season at Double-A Inland Empire in 2015, compiling a 2.31 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 78/32 K/BB ratio over 58 1/3 innings. He's a nice low-cost addition for added bullpen depth and could make his big league debut during the 2016 campaign.
Brewers signed C Rene Garcia to a minor league contract.
The 25-year-old backstop spent the 2015 season in the Phillies organization, slashing .318/.332/.359 with no homers and 22 RBI in 52 games between Double-A Reading and Triple-A Lehigh Valley. He'll presumably get an invite to spring training as well.
Blue Jays signed LHP J.A. Happ to a three-year, $36 million contract.
The 33-year-old southpaw, helped by the tutelage of pitching coach Ray Searage, posted a 1.85 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 69/13 K/BB ratio over 63 1/3 innings down the stretch after a mid-season trade to the Pirates. Happ returns to Toronto where he previously pitched from 2012-2014 and his fantasy outlook takes a hit as a result, even with the prospect of generous run support. Still, Happ adds another quality arm to the back of what is becoming a deep and talented starting rotation.
Marlins signed OF Destin Hood to a minor league contract.
Hood, a former second round pick, hit .270/.311/.456 with 10 homers and 58 RBI in 99 games across three minor league levels with the Indians and Phillies. He'll serve as organizational outfield depth for the Marlins.