Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the Indians have spoken to free agent outfielder Shane Victorino.
The 35-year-old has dealt with a wide array of injuries that have limited him to just 101 games the past two seasons. When healthy though, he's exactly the type of player that the Tribe could use while Michael Brantley recovers from his injury, a strong defensive outfielder who can play all three positions and who gets on base at an above average clip.
According to Naver Sports, Byung-ho Park is scheduled to travel to the United States on Sunday to meet with the Twins.
The Twins, who won the rights to exclusively negotiate with a $12.85 million bid, have until 5 p.m. ET on December 8 to work out a deal, or Park will remain the Nexen Heroes in the Korean Baseball Organization. It's presumed that he's heading to Minnesota to take a physical in advance of a deal being finalized and announced next week. He's expected to earn a contract in the range of $20-$30 million.
Major League Baseball announced Friday that they will investigate the physical altercation between Yasiel Puig and his sister at a Miami nightclub as part of their new domestic violence policy.
Puig allegedly shoved his sister during an argument on Wednesday night before fighting with a bouncer who escorted him from the club. Under the new policy, Commissioner Rob Manfred has the power to fine or suspend Puig even if he isn't convicted of any crime. Though immensely talented, the 24-year-old outfielder continues to cause problems off the field.
Mariners re-signed RHP Kyle Schepel to a minor league contract.
The 25-year-old hurler did a nice job in his first season in the Mariners organization, registering a 3.21 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 52/19 K/BB ratio over 42 innings between Class-A Clinton, High-A Bakersfield and Triple-A Tacoma.
Rangers re-signed RHP Jefri Hernandez to a minor league contract.
After spending seven seasons in the Rockies organization, Hernandez joined the Rangers in 2015, posting a 3.62 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 70/23 K/BB ratio over 64 2/3 innings between Class-A Hickory, High-A High Desert and Double-A Frisco. He'll continue to provide organizational depth in the bullpen.