According to Jim Bowden of ESPN, the Pirates and Nationals are still working on a potential trade involving Andrew McCutchen.
The two sides are reportedly "working on a lot of different angles" and appear intent on getting a deal done. The superstar would be a tremendous fit in center field for the Nationals while allowing Trea Turner to shift back to shortstop. When there's this much smoke, there's usually fire, so look for the two sides to continue working until a deal gets consummated.
Giants avoided arbitration with INF Ehire Adrianza, agreeing to a one-year contract.
The deal will pay Adrianza $600,000 if he's in the big leagues or $300,000 if he spends the season in the minor leagues. The 27-year-old appeared in 40 games for the Giants in 2016, slashing .254/.299/.381 with a pair of homers and seven RBI in 63 at-bats.
Padres general manager A.J. Preller said Friday that the club would consider re-signing Tyson Ross at a lower cost.
Ross spent the past four years as the ace of the Padres' staff before being non-tendered on Friday. Shoulder woes limited him to just one start in 2016 while earning $9.625 million.
Phillies non-tendered INF/OF Cody Asche.
Asche was designated for assignment earlier in the day on Friday, and unable to find a trade partner the Phillies cut bait with the utility man. The 26-year-old hit a disappointing .213/.284/.350 with four homers and 18 RBI in 218 plate appearances in 2016. There's enough talent here that another team may be willing to take a shot on him as a free agent.
Padres non-tendered C Hector Sanchez.
While not the biggest name of the six players that the Padres non-tendered on Friday, Sanchez could make for an intriguing option on the free agent market. The 27-year-old has hit .241/.278/.354 with 13 homers and 95 RBI over 646 plate appearances in his major league career.
Padres non-tendered INF Jose Pirela.
The move makes the 27-year-old a free agent. He has slashed an unimpressive .226/.246/.321 with one home run and eight RBI over 144 plate appearances in his career at the major league level.
Padres non-tendered RHP Erik Johnson.
The 26-year-old is expected to miss the entirety of the 2017 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in October. He could make for an interesting option on the free agent market on an incentive-laden minor league deal.
Padres non-tendered RHP Jon Edwards.
Edwards missed the entire 2016 campaign after suffering a flexor strain during spring training. The 28-year-old posted a 4.32 ERA, 1.68 WHIP and 22/16 K/BB ratio across 16 2/3 innings between the Rangers and Padres in 2015. He may have to settle for a minor league deal on the free agent market.