Jose Reyes has pleaded not guilty to a domestic abuse charge involving his wife.
Reyes was arrested and then released after posting a $1,000 bail following an incident on October 31 in which he allegedly grabbed his wife by the throat and shoved her into a sliding glass door. Major League Baseball instituted a domestic violence policy earlier this year which gives commissioner Rob Manfred the power to discipline Reyes even if he isn't convicted.
Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan reports that Korean third baseman Jae-gyun Hwang will be posted by the Lotte Giants on Wednesday.
Teams will have until next week to post a blind bid on the 28-year-old. Hwang has broken out for the Giants over the past two seasons and in 2015 batted .290/.350/.521 with 26 home runs, 97 RBI and 11 stolen bases. There could be a decent amount of interest in him, as the free agent market at third base is thin.
Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Yankees have let other teams know that Ivan Nova is available.
Sherman says the Yanks "are not selling low" on Nova, as they think he will be stronger as he's further removed from Tommy John surgery and also motivated in his walk year. However, New York will consider dealing the right-hander as they look to plug in a rotation piece for beyond the 2016 season. Nova held a 5.07 ERA and 63/33 K/BB ratio in 94 innings over 17 starts in 2015 and is set to make around $4.5 million in his final year of arbitration eligibility.
Angels signed C Geovany Soto to a one-year contract.
MLB.com's Alden Gonzalez says the deal is worth $2.8 million. Soto batted .219/.301/.406 with nine home runs this past season for the White Sox while sharing time with Tyler Flowers. He figures to again share a starting job -- this time with Carlos Perez -- in 2016.
Orioles re-signed C Audry Perez to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Perez was at Triple-A Norfolk for all of 2015, hitting only .243/.279/.303 with two homers. He'll serve as an extra backstop in spring training.