Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press believes that Tyler Collins will claim one of the final bench spots on the Tigers' Opening Day roster.
According to multiple reports, the Phillies are nearing a minor league deal with free agent left-hander Wandy Rodriguez.
Dionisio Soldevila of ESPNDeportes.com reports that Rafael Furcal will miss the Dominican Winter League playoffs after tearing his hamstring.
Chugoku Shimbun and Sports Nippon report that Hiroki Kuroda will return to Japan to play for the Hiroshima Toyo Carp next season.
Nationals re-signed RHP Scott McGregor to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.