Royals released LHP Wandy Rodriguez.
The southpaw had a 1.13 ERA over eight innings at Triple-A Omaha. Rodriguez, 36, will attempt to catch on elsewhere, but his best days are certainly behind him.
Edwin Encarnacion (hernia) began running on Thursday.
Encarnacion tweeted a video of himself jogging with a friend (or perhaps trainer) in the Dominican Republic. He underwent surgery in late October to repair a sports hernia but is fully expected to be ready for the beginning of the 2016 season. The 32-year-old slugger registered a .929 OPS with 39 home runs and 111 RBI in 146 games this summer for the American League East-champion Blue Jays.
Angels signed LHP Edward Paredes to a minor league contract.
Paredes put up a cool 3.32 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and 73/22 K/BB ratio in 57 innings this summer for the York Revolution of the independent Atlantic League. The 29-year-old southpaw has never pitched in a major league game and is no more than organizational depth for the Halos.
Braves signed RHP Joel de la Cruz to a minor league contract.
The 26-year-old right-hander had a 3.31 ERA, 1.245 WHIP, and 42/22 K/BB ratio in 84 1/3 innings this past season between Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre -- minor league affiliates of the Yankees. He has never appeared in a major league game, but de la Cruz will have a decent shot at changing that with the rapidly-rebuilding Braves.
Diamondbacks signed UTIL Anthony Seratelli to a minor league contract.
Seratelli batted just .183/.329/.233 in 74 plate appearances this year for the Seibu Lions of the Japanese Pacific League, but he can play all around the diamond defensively. The 32-year-old will probably be stationed at Triple-A Reno when the 2016 season begins.