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President of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said Tyler Thornburg is an option to close for the Red Sox in 2019, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.

President of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said Steven Wright is an option at closer in 2019, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.

President of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said Matt Barnes is a candidate to close for the Red Sox in 2019, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.

President of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said Ryan Brasier is a candidate to close for the Red Sox in 2019, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.

Carlos Torres signed a minor-league contract with the Padres on Thursday, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. The deal includes an invitation to spring training.

Adam Ottavino agreed to a contract with the Yankees on Thursday, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports. According to Jon Heyman of FancredSports.com, the deal is worth $27 million over three years.

Jung Ho Kang's US work visa was extended Thursday, allowing him to play Major League Baseball for the 2019 season, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

Drew Maggi signed a minor-league contract with the Twins on Wednesday, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.

Shawn Tolleson announced his retirement from professional baseball Wednesday.

Eric Skoglund received an 80-game suspension without pay after testing positive for multiple performance-enhancing substances, Emily Waldon of The Athletic reports.

Curtis Granderson fully intends to continue his playing career in 2019, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.

Elian Herrera retired from baseball to become a coach for High-A Rancho Cucamonga in the Dodgers' system Wednesday, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

Slade Heathcott announced Monday that he would end his baseball career in order to pursue commercial piloting, Mark W. Sanchez of the New York Post reports.

Wilmer Flores agreed to a one-year deal with a club option with the Diamondbacks on Wednesday, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.

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.