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Melvin Upton Jr. announced during a Tuesday appearance on MLB Network that he will be officially known as B.J. Upton moving forward, Scott Boeck of USA Today reports.

The White Sox claim they have not moved off a seven-year offer to Manny Machado, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Avisail Garcia (knee) signed a one-year, $3.5 million contract with the Rays on Monday, Jim Bowden of The Athletic reports.

President of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi said Jeff Samardzija's (shoulder) recovery is going well, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Lane Adams signed a minor-league contract with the Phillies on Monday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.

Garrett Cooper (wrist) took batting practice Monday, Andre Fernandez of The Athletic reports.

Derek Holland signed a one-year, $7 million contract with the Giants on Monday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports. The deal includes a club option for 2020.

Craig Breslow joined the Cubs as the team's Director of Strategic Initiatives for Baseball Operations on Monday, Sahadev Sharma of The Athletic reports.

The Phillies met with Bryce Harper for five hours Saturday in Las Vegas and are viewed as the clear favorites to sign the free-agent outfielder, three officials told Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.

Manny Machado has received an eight-year offer from the White Sox, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports. The deal is reported to be worth $250 million, per Hector Gomez of Z101 Digital.

The Phillies are interested in a trade for Mike Minor, Scott Lauber of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Luis Urias is progressing after a setback with his hamstring injury cancelled his plans to play winter ball this offseason, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Wil Myers will transition back to an outfield role in 2019, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Dustin Pedroia will begin a running program next week to test out his injured left knee, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reports. He missed all but three games last season due to the knee but did not require offseason surgery.

Alex Bregman's recovery from elbow surgery is expected to limit him for the start of spring training, but the infielder should be ready to play before Opening Day against the Rays on March 28, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Luis Garcia signed a one-year, $1.675 contract with the Angels on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

Hansel Robles agreed to a one-year, $1.4 million contract with the Angels on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

Cam Bedrosian signed a one-year, $1.75 million contract with the Angels on Friday, avoiding arbitration, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

Kevin Pillar agreed to a one-year, $5.8 million contract with the Blue Jays on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.

Aaron Sanchez signed a one-year, $3.9 million deal with the Blue Jays on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.