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Luis Avilan has a good chance to make the Mets' Opening Day roster according to general manager Brodie Van Wagenen, Matt Ehalt of The Bergen Record reports.

John Curtiss was traded from the Twins to the Angels on Tuesday in exchange for minor-league infielder Daniel Ozoria.

Brian Dozier said Tuesday that the bone bruise in his left knee is 100 percent healed, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

John Andreoli was claimed off waivers by the Rangers on Tuesday.

Leonys Martin said Friday that he has made a full recovery from the bacterial infection that forced his emergency hospitalization Aug. 7, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Yasmani Grandal passed his physical Monday and officially signed with the Brewers on a one-year, $16 million contract that includes a $16 million mutual option for 2020, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

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.