Despite multiple reports that newly signed Angel Shohei Ohtani had a platelet-rich plasma injection in his pitching elbow in October, general manager Billy Eppler told Yahoo Sports that the team is pleased with Ohtani’s physical condition.
The Chicago Cubs have agreed to a two-year deal with free-agent left-hander Drew Smyly, the team announced Tuesday night.
Jose Canseco will not return to NBC Sports California as a pre- and post-game analyst on Oakland Athletics broadcasts after he issued a series of tweets regarding sexual harassment on Tuesday.
Right-handed reliever Tommy Hunter is close to a deal with the Phillies, according to sources.
Sources tell ESPN’s Buster Olney that Bryan Shaw’s three-year deal with the Colorado Rockies is worth around $9 million per season. Shaw led the majors with 79 appearances last season with Cleveland.
Righty reliever Addison Reed is nearing a three-year deal with Phillies, according to sources.
Free agent slugger J.D. Martinez is headed to the winter meetings, where he is expected to meet with the Boston Red Sox and other potential teams. The Red Sox need power, and Martinez may in their top choice.
Tyler Chatwood’s new contract with the Cubs might have to be reworked due to an escalator that could take effect based on a single Cy Young Award vote.
Buck Showalter’s contract is up after 2018, but the veteran said Tuesday that he hopes to be the Orioles’ manager in 2019 and beyond.
Mets GM Sandy Alderson said Tuesday that new manager Mickey Callaway and pitching coach Dave Eiland told him that they want Matt Harvey on the roster in 2018.