General manager Sandy Alderson stated that Michael Conforto (shoulder) likely won't be ready to return at the beginning of the year, as the club is targeting May 1 for his first appearance of the 2018 season, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Brian Duensing and the Cubs agreed Wednesday on a two-year, $7 million contract, Jon Heyman of FanRagSports.com reports.
Carson Fulmer is expected to be given a shot to earn a spot in the starting rotation during spring training, Vinnie Duber of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
John Andreoli signed a minor-league contract with the Mariners on Tuesday which includes an invitation to spring training.
Reynaldo Navarro signed a minor-league contract with the Mariners which includes an invitation to spring training.
Matt Hague signed a minor-league contract with the Mariners on Tuesday which includes an invitation to spring training.
Curt Casali has been released by the Angels and is now a free agent, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports.
Gonzalez Germen signed a minor-league contract with the White Sox on Tuesday, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports.
Danny Duffy (elbow) pleaded guilty to driving under the influence in Overland Park, Kan. last week and has been placed on one year's probation, KCTV News reports.
Rusney Castillo has been invited to the Red Sox's major-league camp this spring, Evan Drellich of NBC Sports Boston reports.
Wade LeBlanc signed a minor-league contract with the Yankees on Tuesday which includes an invitation to spring training, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports.
JC Ramirez (elbow) has been cleared to begin working toward throwing from a mound, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
Andrew McCutchen, who was acquired by the Giants on Monday via trade, was told he'll play a corner outfield spot for his new club in 2018, Buster Olney of ESPN reports.
Trade talks between the Reds and Giants regarding Billy Hamilton are dormant, though the Giants' acquisition of Andrew McCutchen doesn't preclude them from also adding Hamilton, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Javy Guerra agreed to a minor-league contract with the Marlins on Sunday which includes an invitation to spring training, the Sun-Sentinal reports.
Deolis Guerra signed a minor-league contract with the Rangers on Tuesday which includes an invitation to spring training.
Adrian Gonzalez (back), who agreed to a one-year contract with the Mets over the weekend, could open the season as the team's primary first baseman, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports.
Yadier Molina, who will turn 36 during the 2018 season, says he plans to retire after the 2020 season, MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch reports.
Curtis Granderson agreed to a one-year, $5 million deal with the Blue Jays on Monday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
Felipe Rivero signed a four-year, $22 million contract with the Pirates on Monday which includes a pair of $10 million club options, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.