Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports the Mariners are likely to buy out the 2015 option for Justin Smoak.
Rob Bradford of WEEI.com hears from multiple sources that Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo will interview with the Rangers for their vacant managerial position.
Madison Bumgarner struck out 10 in a complete-game, 8-0 shutout of the Pirates in the National League Wild Card Game Wednesday.
Brandon Crawford hit a grand slam in the fourth inning of the Giants' win over the Pirates in Wednesday's Wild Card Game.
Edinson Volquez gave up a grand slam and allowed five runs total over five innings in Wednesday's Wild Card Game loss to the Giants.
Brandon Belt went 2-for-3 with three RBI and a run scored in Wednesday's Wild Card Game win over the Pirates.
Blue Jays sent 1B/DH Dan Johnson outright to Triple-A Buffalo.
Blue Jays sent INF Munenori Kawasaki outright to Triple-A Buffalo.
The Diamondbacks have received permission to interview Don Wakamatsu for their managerial opening.
Stephen Vogt is expected to have surgery to repair a plantar plate tear in his foot.
Chris Owings will have surgery to repair the posterior labrum in his left shoulder.
Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) threw a 45-pitch simulated game with "no problems before, during or after with his shoulder."
C.J. Cron will serve as the Angels' designated hitter for Thursday's Game 1 of the ALDS against the Royals.
C.J. Wilson will start Sunday's Game 3 of the American League Division Series against the Royals.
Josh Hamilton (shoulder, chest, rib cage) will start in left field and bat seventh in Thursday's Game 1 of the ALDS.