Royals and LHP Tim Collins avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.475 million contract.
CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that, in addition to the Diamondbacks, Johnny Cueto has received interest from the Dodgers, Giants, Red Sox and Cubs, among others.
ESPN's Jerry Crasnick is hearing from clubs in the Johnny Cueto market that the free agent right-hander wants a contract in the $140-160 million range.
According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets are unlikely to go four years on Ben Zobrist.
MLB.com's Steve Gilbert reports that Johnny Cueto turned down a six-year, $120 million offer from the Diamondbacks.
Diamondbacks general manager Dave Stewart told Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic that Johnny Cueto rejected an offer that the club made to him earlier this month.
According to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN, the Blue Jays have expressed interest in free agent reliever Ryan Madson.
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Ben Zobrist is the Mets' "No. 1 target" this offseason.
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Diamondbacks met last week with Johnny Cueto's agent, Bryce Dixon.
Royals released LHP Wandy Rodriguez.
CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Dodgers have contacted free agent reliever Ryan Madson.
CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Cardinals are interested in Ben Zobrist.
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal writes that the Nationals are interested in free agent Ben Zobrist.
According to ESPN's Buster Olney, the Diamondbacks have had internal discussions about Johnny Cueto.
Royals purchased the contract of OF Bubba Starling from Double-A Northwest Arkansas.