According to Jim Bowden of ESPN.com and Sirius XM, free agent reliever Greg Holland is "getting close to deciding on his next team."
Royals signed LHP Danny Duffy to a five-year, $65 million contract extension.
Cubs vice president Jason McLeod told fans in Chicago on Sunday that Jorge Soler was benched "a couple of times" last season due to a lack of hustle.
Danny Duffy requested $8 million and was offered $7.25 million by the Royals when arbitration figures were exchanged on Friday.
Kelvin Herrera requested $5.6 million and was offered $5.05 million by the Royals when arbitration figures were exchanged on Friday.
Royals and 1B Eric Hosmer avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $12.25 million contract.
According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, free agent reliever Greg Holland is seeking a two-year deal with an opt-out after the first year.
Royals signed RHP Chris Withrow to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Royals signed RHP Brandon League to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Royals signed RHP Al Albuquerque to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Royals acquired RHP Nate Karns from the Mariners in exchange for OF Jarrod Dyson.
Royals acquired 1B/OF Peter O'Brien from the Diamondbacks for RHP Sam Lewis.
According to Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com, the Royals remain interested in bringing back Luke Hochevar and Greg Holland.
Diamondbacks general manager Mike Hazen said that Peter O'Brien has drawn trade interest and is likely to be dealt.
Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich acknowledged Wednesday that the club has checked in on free agent reliever Greg Holland.