Sean Kazmar announced his retirement from professional baseball Nov. 15.
White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said earlier this month that Michael Kopech will compete for a spot in the rotation in spring training, Vinnie Duber of NBC Sports Chicago reports. "Obviously, we had Kopech probably deeper into his professional development entering the '21 season than [Garrett] Crochet was, but we were able to find a way to use him in the bullpen but still get him the occasional start, get him stretched out some and put him in a decent position entering this season to be in the rotation," Hahn said.
Jose Quintana signed a one-year, $2 million contract with the Pirates on Sunday, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports.
Garrett Stubbs was traded from the Astros to the Phillies on Friday in exchange for Logan Cerny.
Junior Guerra was released by the Angels on Friday.
Kent Emanuel (elbow) was claimed off waivers by the Phillies on Friday.
The Rockies announced Friday that Jordan Pacheco has accepted a position within the organization as a hitting coach for Triple-A El Paso.
Cody Thomas' contract was selected by Oakland on Friday.
Kyle Ryan signed a minor-league deal with the Cardinals on Friday which includes an invitation to spring training, source reports.
James Naile signed a minor-league contract with the Cardinals on Thursday.
Anderson Tejeda signed a minor-league contract with the Cardinals on Thursday.
Trevor Kelley signed a minor-league deal with the Brewers on Wednesday that includes an invitation to spring training, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Jonathan Davis signed a minor-league contract with the Brewers on Wednesday that includes an invite to spring training, tom reports.
Robbie Ray was announced as the winner of the 2021 American League Cy Young Award on Wednesday, Baseball Writers' Association of America reports.
Justin Verlander (elbow) rejected the Astros' $18.4 million qualifying offer for 2022 prior to Wednesday's deadline, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.
Robbie Ray rejected the Blue Jays' $18.4 million qualifying offer for 2022 prior to Wednesday's deadline, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.
Raisel Iglesias will reject the Angels' one-year, $18.4 million qualifying offer, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
Connor Overton (shoulder) signed a minor-league contract with the Reds on Wednesday, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports.
Taylor Davis was released by the Pirates on Tuesday.
Tanner Anderson (foot) was released by the Pirates on Tuesday, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.