Pirates signed OF/C Wilkin Castillo to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel gets the impression that the Brewers would like to pull off a trade with the Phillies for closer Jonathan Papelbon.
Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that a reunion is possible between the White Sox and Gordon Beckham.
Mariners signed C John Baker to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
According to Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors, Joe Blanton will hold an open workout and throw a bullpen session for teams on February 4.