Astros and RHP Mike Fiers avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $3.45 million contract.
Reds designated OF Steve Selsky for assignment.
Xander Bogaerts will play for Team Netherlands in the 2017 World Baseball Classic.
Mookie Betts said Thursday that he will not play in the World Baseball Classic.
Phillies designated RHP Severino Gonzalez for assignment.