Rays released C J.P. Arencibia.
Arencibia was designated for assignment last week. He hit .310/.315/.606 with six homers and 17 RBI in 24 games for the Rays, but they weren't interested in paying him what he'd make in arbitration.
ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Mariners are working on a trade to acquire Marcell Ozuna.
Ozuna has fallen out of favor in Miami, as he's apparently in owner Jeffrey Loria's doghouse. The 25-year-old outfielder hit only .259/.308/.383 with 10 homers and 44 RBI in 2015 and spent time in the minors. However, he batted .269/.317/.455 with 23 bombs and 85 RBI in 2014 and is not yet arbitration-eligible, so there's obvious appeal. Crasnick says the Marlins are looking for a young starter in exchange for Ozuna, and the Miami Herald's Clark Spencer hears Roenis Elias and Nate Karns could pique their interest. Meanwhile, MLB.com's Joe Frisaro believes the two clubs could be working on a larger trade involving more than just Ozuna and a pitcher. Nothing appears imminent here, but there's some smoke.
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.