CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Orioles have reached out to the representatives for free agent right-hander Yovani Gallardo.
Gallardo declined a $15.8 million qualifying offer from the Rangers, so signing him would require giving up a first-round pick. While the Orioles like him, they might not be willing to go there. Gallardo is coming off a solid season where he posted a 3.42 ERA and 121/68 K/BB ratio over 184 1/3 innings. The Diamondbacks and Tigers are among the other teams who have reportedly expressed interest.
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Cubs, Cardinals, Dodgers, Giants and Red Sox have the most interest in free agent left-hander David Price.
For what it's worth, the Blue Jays aren't expected to be a major factor. ESPN's Buster Olney reported earlier Wednesday that there's a "high expectation" among executives involved in the bidding for Price that the Red Sox will have the highest offer. However, Rosenthal notes that Price "values comfort even more than most players" and Boston might not be his ideal fit. That could obviously change if Boston blows him out of the water with an offer, but with the number of teams involved in the bidding, it would be a shock if he doesn't land a contract north of $200 million.
Rays sent RHP Brandon Gomes outright to Triple-A Durham.
Gomes cleared waivers after being designated for assignment last week. He has three days to decide whether to accept the minor league assignment or refuse and test free agency. The 31-year-old posted a 4.27 ERA and 44/15 K/BB ratio over 59 innings this past season.
Daniel Nava has elected to become a free agent.
Nava cleared waivers after being designated for assignment last week and ultimately refused a minor league assignment. The 32-year-old figures to land a spring training invite somewhere.
Rockies acquired LHP Wander Cabrera from the Cubs for LHP Rex Brothers.
Cabrera just turned 18 earlier this month and posted a 2.34 ERA and 47/23 K/BB ratio in 42 1/3 innings over seven starts and seven relief appearances this season while pitching for the Rockies' Dominican Summer League team. He's obviously a ways off.