Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that Pedro Alvarez is on the Red Sox' radar.
Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the Pirates are willing to eat some of Antonio Bastardo's $6.5 million salary in a trade.
Braves signed LHP Jacob Lindgren to a one-year contract.
Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Braves have "made clear" that Dansby Swanson is "untouchable" in trade talks for Chris Sale.
Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe writes that Francisco Rodriguez is "available for the right price."