The younger brother of Edinson Volquez has been stabbed to death in the Dominican Republic.
Diamondbacks signed OF Gregor Blanco to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Braves signed RHP Blaine Boyer to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Aaron Nola (elbow) told reporters Tuesday that he will have no restrictions leading into spring training.
Jeremy Hefner has retired from baseball.
Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Rays are finalizing a deal with free agent reliever Shawn Tolleson.
Padres signed OF Wil Myers to a six-year, $83 million contract extension with a $20 million club option for 2023.
Rockies signed INF Alexi Amarista to a one-year, $1.25 million contract with a $2.5 million club option for 2018.
Orioles signed RHP Mario Alcantara to a minor league contract.
According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, Jose Bautista will be guaranteed $18 million in his new one-year deal with the Blue Jays.
Baseball Prospectus Toronto reports that the Blue Jays have re-signed slugger Jose Bautista, pending a physical.
Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports that the Tigers have been "in touch" with free agent outfielders Peter Bourjos and Gregor Blanco.
Sam Dyson will pitch for Team USA in the upcoming World Baseball Classic.
Cubs claimed RHP Dylan Floro off waivers from the Rays.
Tigers signed 3B Michael Almanzar to a minor league contract.