FanRag Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Cardinals will sign Dexter Fowler to a five-year deal worth at least $80 million, pending a physical.
According to beat writer Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Cardinals made an "over-the-top offer" to be sure they landed free agent center fielder Dexter Fowler.
According to Frank Cusumano of KSDK Sports, free agent outfielder Dexter Fowler is scheduled to take a physical in St. Louis on Friday.
Jake Arrieta's agent Scott Boras said he plans to discuss a contract extension with the Cubs in January.
Brewers selected LHP Caleb Smith from the Yankees with the No. 7 pick in the Rule 5 draft and traded him to the Cubs for cash.
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Yankees have agreed to terms with Aroldis Chapman on a five-year, $86 million contract.
Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer said that the team remains in contact with Travis Wood.
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said that the team will not sign both Aroldis Chapman and Kenley Jansen.
Travis Wood's agent Darek Braunecker said his client is receiving interest from 10 teams.
Jayson Stark of ESPN reports that both the Yankees and Marlins have offered Aroldis Chapman and Kenley Jansen five-year contracts.
According to USA Today's Bob Nightengale, the Nationals are "firmly in the hunt" for Aroldis Chapman.
Cubs acquired RHP Wade Davis from the Royals for OF Jorge Soler.
Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Yankees, Marlins, and Dodgers are awaiting word from Aroldis Chapman and Kenley Jansen.
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal confirms that if a deal is completed between the Cubs and Royals, it will be a one-for-one swap with Wade Davis and Jorge Soler.
Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports hears that "there's an increasing sense" among teams in the elite-closer market that Kenley Jansen and Aroldis Chapman could be close to making decisions on where to sign.