According to Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post, neither Ian Desmond nor the Nationals have ruled out a potential reunion this offseason.
The Nationals are in the market for a right-handed power bat, preferably that could play center field, and Desmond certainly fits the bill as one of the top hitters on the market. After seven seasons with the Nats, Desmond left to sign a one-year deal with the Rangers last winter, rebuilding his value with a tremendous .285/.335/.446 slash line with 22 homers, 86 RBI and 21 stolen bases.
Marlins signed OF Dalton Wheat to a minor league contract.
The 22-year-old outfielder was recently rated as the top prospect in the Independent Leagues by Baseball America. In 67 games for Kansas City in the Independent American Association last year, Wheat hit .335/.414/.403 with no homers, 27 RBI and nine stolen bases. He can capably play all three outfield spots and has tremendous speed and the ability to get on base.
Lloyd McClendon has been named the Tigers' new hitting coach.
Leon "Bull" Durham will be the club's new assistant hitting coach. McClendon, who is returning to the same job he had from 2007-13, is replacing Wally Joyner.
Trevor Bauer will be given additional suture work on his lacerated right pinky in hopes of preventing it from bleeding.
Bauer lasted just two-thirds of an inning in his NLCS Game 3 start after the cut on his finger opened up. He's confident that he'll be able to make a start during the World Series, but then again he also expressed confidence going into his NLCS start. It remains a cloudy situation for now, but more information on his status should be available over the weekend.
Royals signed LHP Onelki Garcia to a minor league contract.
Garcia, 27, spent this past season in the Mexican League and hasn't appeared in the majors since 2013. He's merely a depth addition.