Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Rays are considering signing Jordan Norberto.
Norberto won't be back until midseason while working his way back from Tommy John surgery and was also suspended 50 games for his involvement in the Biogenesis clinic. He has a career 4.00 ERA with 65 strikeouts over 78 2/3 innings but does throw in the mid-90s. The Rays are viewing him as a cheap reclamation project.
FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Orioles met with Bartolo Colon's representatives Tuesday.
They're one of a handful of clubs interested in the right-hander along with the Rangers, Mets, Mariners and Royals. Colon posted a 2.65 ERA and 117/29 K/BB ratio in 190 1/3 innings this past season. He'll turn 41 in May but still might be able to get a two-year deal.
CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Dodgers and Rangers general managers "suggest" a deal for David Price is unlikely.
Heyman adds that the Mariners "have a real opportunity" to land the left-hander. He reported Monday night that the M's believe Price "would be theirs" if they agree to include Taijuan Walker in a trade, but to this point they're squeamish to do so. They're also hesitant to include James Paxton in a deal, preferring to build a package around position players. However, the Rays really have no reason to budge unless Seattle agrees to give up Walker.
CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Brewers are "working to try to secure a return" of Corey Hart.
Adam McCalvy of MLB.com has reported that Hart could make a decision as soon as Tuesday night, and Jim Duquette of SiriusXM has reported that the Brewers are now out on Ike Davis, who was viewed as the club's backup plan. In other words, things are trending towards Hart re-signing with the Brew Crew soon. An announcement could be forthcoming.
Tim Dierkes of MLBTradeRumors.com reports that Justin Turner has received interest from 10 teams.
The Mets decided to cut Turner loose even though MLBTradeRumors.com projected him to earn just $800,000 in his first year of arbitration, and it appears he'll have no trouble finding a new gig. The 28-year-old batted .280/.319/.385 with two homers and 16 RBI over 214 plate appearances this past season.
Bob Elliott of the Toronto Sun reports that the Blue Jays have offered Colby Rasmus to two teams in hopes of getting starting pitching in return.
Elliott doesn't list which teams the Jays have talked to. MLBTradeRumors.com projects Rasmus to earn $6.5 million in what will be his final year of arbitration. It's not a bad salary for a guy that batted .276/.338/.501 with 22 homers in 2013, but the Jays would take some pitching help in exchange for a guy nearing free agency.
CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Cubs' brass will have a meeting with Jeff Samardzija's agents on Wednesday.
Heyman says an offer "isn't necessarily expected," and an extension is "unlikely anyway." The Cubs reportedly offered Samardzija a five-year extension in the $55 million range earlier this offseason, but the righty apparently wants more in order to avoid free agency. Chicago could wind up dealing him if they determine a long-term extension isn't likely.
CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Red Sox "have determined Matt Kemp isn't a fit at this time."
FOX Sports' Jon Morosi has reported that the Tigers are "unlikely" to land Kemp, so that leaves the Rangers and Mariners as the main suitors for the outfielder. The Dodgers are willing to eat part of Kemp's contract as long as they receive ample talent in return.