CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that free agent Ichiro Suzuki is "receiving some consideration" from the Orioles.
Baltimore is currently in the mix for a number of free agent outfielders, including Colby Rasmus, Norichika Aoki, and Delmon Young. Ichiro batted just .284/.324/.340 in 143 games this past season for the Yankees. He turned 41 years old in late October.
According to Jim Bowden of ESPN and Sirius XM, the bidding for Jung-Ho Kang will close Friday at 5 p.m. ET.
Kang was officially posted by the Korea Baseball Organization's Nexen Heroes on Monday and is expected to command a posting fee in the $5-15 million range. These are blind bids, and the team that comes in highest will get exclusive negotiating rights to work out a major league contract with the 27-year-old infielder -- a contract that could cost over $20 million. Kang batted .356/.459/.739 with 40 home runs and 117 RBI in 117 games this past season in the KBO.
According to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick, free agent Kevin Correia has become "more engaged" with 3-4 teams.
In other words, he may be getting close to choosing a team. Correia posted a rough 5.44 ERA in 26 starts and three relief appearances this past season between the Dodgers and Twins. He should come very cheap.
Royals signed RHP Kris Medlen to a two-year, $8.5 million contract with a $10 million mutual option for 2017.
Atlanta non-tendered Medlen earlier this month to avoid paying him nearly $6 million in 2015 via salary arbitration. He's recovering from a second Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery and probably won't be ready by Opening Day for the Royals, but the 29-year-old boasts a 2.95 ERA and 1.16 WHIP in 512 2/3 career major league innings. It's a worthwhile risk for Kansas City at only $8.5 million guaranteed.
Rockies signed C Audry Perez to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Perez appeared in one game this past season for the Cardinals. The 25-year-old catcher has a troubling .293 career on-base percentage in the minor leagues and probably won't see much action in Colorado.