Athletics signed LHP Ryan Verdugo to a minor league contract.
Athletics signed LHP Jim Fuller to a minor league contract.
Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports that Jon Lester is scheduled to meet with at least two teams next week.
David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the Braves did not make an offer to Jon Lester during their meeting Thursday.
Athletics purchased the contract of 3B Renato Nunez from High-A Stockton.
Jayson Stark of ESPN confirms that the Braves are meeting Thursday with free agent left-hander Jon Lester.
A source tells Rob Bradford of WEEI.com that the Red Sox have shown a "willingness to negotiate" with free agent Jon Lester.
According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the Marlins have interest in free agent Jason Hammel.
According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, the Red Sox's offer to free agent Jon Lester "falls into the $110-120 million range over six years."
Athletics signed LHP/RHP Pat Venditte to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Athletics general manager Billy Beane said Wednesday that John Jaso (concussion) has been cleared for all baseball activities.
Athletics signed DH/1B Billy Butler to a three-year, $30 million contract.
Gordon Edes of ESPNBoston.com reports that the Red Sox have made a contract offer to Jon Lester.
Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports the Cubs have shown interest in free agent Jonny Gomes.
Robert Murray of MLBDailyRumors.com reports the Athletics have signed Billy Butler to a three-year, $30 million deal.