Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein said Thursday that Kris Bryant has progressed from his left shoulder injury as expected and should resume hitting in January, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.
Luis Valbuena tragically passed away after being involved in a car accident Thursday in Venezuela, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
Jose Alvarez was traded from the Angels to the Phillies on Thursday in exchange for Luis Garcia, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
Luis Garcia was traded from the Phillies to the Angels on Thursday in exchange for Jose Alvarez, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
Cody Martin announced his retirement from baseball Thursday, according to his personal Twitter account.
Ronald Torreyes inked a one-year, $800,000 major-league deal with the Twins on Thursday, Brandon Warne of Zone Coverage reports.
Jonathan Schoop signed a one-year, $7 million contract with the Twins on Thursday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
Brandon Morrow (arm) underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow Nov. 6 and may not be available for Opening Day, Sahadev Sharma of The Athletic reports.
The Indians signed Carlos Carrasco to a contract extension through 2022 on Thursday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
Nathan Eovaldi inked a deal with the Red Sox on Thursday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports. Per Mark Feinsand of MLB.com, the terms of his contract are four years and $67.5 million.
The Cardinals traded Luke Weaver, Carson Kelly, Andy Young and a 2019 Competitive Balance Round B draft pick to Arizona in exchange for Paul Goldschmidt on Wednesday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
Carson Kelly was traded from the Cardinals to the Diamondbacks along with Luke Weaver, Andrew Young and a draft pick in exchange for Paul Goldschmidt.
The Diamondbacks traded Paul Goldschmidt to the Cardinals on Wednesday in exchange for Luke Weaver, Carson Kelly, Andrew Young and a 2019 Competitive Balance Round B draft pick, Jon Heyman of FancredSports.com reports.
Manager Mickey Callaway said he prefers to keep Seth Lugo in the bullpen heading into the 2019 season, Matt Ehalt of The Record reports.
Chris Owings agreed to a contract with Kansas City on Wednesday, Robert Murray of The Athletic reports. Per Jon Heyman of FancredSports.com, he will make $3 million plus incentives in 2019.
Ronald Acuna will either serve as the Braves' leadoff or cleanup hitter next season, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
Michael Fulmer is set to meet Wednesday with Dr. James Andrews for a follow-up visit regarding his surgically repaired knee before beginning his rehab at the Tigers' spring-training complex, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
The Braves are anticipating Josh Donaldson hitting second in the order during the 2019 season, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
Juan Lagares (toe) is included on the Aguilas Cibaeanas roster for the Dominican Winter League.
Kody Eaves agreed to a minor-league contract that includes an invite to spring training with the Tigers.