Matthew Carasiti received his release from the Cubs on Friday and will sign with the Yakult Swallows in Japan, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports.
Danny Farquhar reached a one-year, $1.05 million deal with the White Sox on Friday to avoid arbitration.
Shohei Ohtani (ankle), who was officially posted Friday, will have until Dec. 22 to reach an agreement with an MLB team, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.
Kazuhisa Makita will be posted, and officially able to sign with an MLB team, on or before Dec. 31, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.
Chase Whitley was claimed off waivers by the Braves on Friday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
Welington Castillo signed a two-year, $15 million contract with the White Sox on Friday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
Johnny Giavotella agreed to a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training with Miami on Friday, Tim Healey of the Sun Sentinel reports.
Blake Wood agreed to a one-year, $1.45 million deal with the Angels on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Jon Heyman of FanRagSports.com reports.
Bryan Holaday agreed to a minor-league deal with the Marlins on Friday, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports.
Dario Alvarez signed a major-league deal with the Cubs, Mets Minors' Jacob Resnick reports.
Rob Scahill signed a minor-league deal with the White Sox that includes an invite to spring training, Jon Heyman of FanRagSports.com reports.
Stephen Vogt agreed to a $3.065 million deal with the Brewers for 2018, avoiding arbitration, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports.
Zach Putnam (elbow) reported Thursday that he hopes to begin throwing again in early January, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
Jimmy Paredes signed a one-year, $800,000 contract to play for the Doosan Bears in South Korea, the Yonhap New Agency reports.
Rex Brothers agreed to a one-year, $1.1 million deal with the Braves on Thursday.
Jim Johnson was traded from the Braves to the Angels on Thursday in exchange for minor-league pitcher Justin Kelly.
Sam Moll was claimed off waivers by the Mariners on Thursday.
Brad Boxberger was traded to the Diamondbacks in exchange for Curtis Taylor on Thursday.
Steven Moya signed a one-year contract with the Chunichi Dragons of the Nippon Professional Baseball League in Japan, Emily Waldon of The Athletic reports.
Neil Ramirez signed a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training with the Indians on Thursday.