Kevin Gausman accepted a one-year, $18.9 million qualifying offer from the Giants on Wednesday, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.
Red Sox chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom said Wednesday that Chris Sale (elbow) continues to make progress from his Tommy John surgery and could be fully stretched out for starting duty by the middle of next summer, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports.
Trey Mancini, who missed the entire 2019 season after being diagnosed with colon cancer, said Wednesday that his most recent bloodwork showed no tumor DNA, putting him on track to return to full activities during spring training, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.
George Springer won't exercise his $18.9 million qualifying offer prior to Wednesday's deadline, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
J.T. Realmuto will reject his one-year, $18.9 million qualifying offer from the Phillies on Wednesday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
Marcus Stroman accepted his one-year, $18.9 million qualifying offer from the Mets on Wednesday.
DJ LeMahieu will decline the Yankees' one-year, $18.9 million qualifying offer for 2021 prior to Wednesday's deadline, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.
Agent Scott Boras said Tuesday that James Paxton (forearm) is "close" to throwing for talent evaluators, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports.
Kyle Lewis was named the AL Rookie of the Year on Monday.
Devin Williams was announced as the National League Rookie of the Year on Monday.
Robbie Ray signed a one-year, $8 million contract to remain with the Blue Jays on Saturday, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.
Shohei Ohtani has been throwing for approximately a month and has reached 120 feet, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
Trey Mancini (cancer) took batting practice in his cage Thursday, Jesse Pantuosco of Radio.com reports.
The Indians have informed several other clubs that they intend to trade Francisco Lindor prior to Opening Day, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.
Jose Peraza signed a minor-league deal with the Mets on Wednesday, Tim Britton of The Athletic reports.
Mallex Smith signed a minor-league deal with the Mets on Wednesday, Tim Britton of The Athletic reports.
Trevor Bauer rejected his $18.9 million qualifying offer from the Reds on Wednesday, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Trey Mancini (cancer) is building up his strength and working his way towards baseball activities, Nathan Ruiz of The Baltimore Sun reports.
Corey Kluber (shoulder) was cleared to resume a throwing program Monday, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports.
The Giants declared Tyler Heineman a free agent Sunday, Chris Hilburn-Trenkle of Baseball America reports.