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Quick Hits: Castellanos, Davis, Armst...

It's been a tumultuous offseason for Alex Castellanos of the Padres, MLB.com's Corey Brock writes. In late October, the Dodgers traded Castellanos ...

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AL West Notes: Kinsler, Montero/Pined...

New Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler offered up some surprisingly candid remarks surrounding his old team, the Rangers, in an interview with Rober...

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Astros Notes: Feldman, Qualifying Offers

Scott Feldman was surprised when the Astros pursued him this season, but the team was persistent, reports Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle. "...

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AL Notes: Sano, Castro, Tigers

Top Twins prospect Miguel Sano will have Tommy John surgery, La Velle E. Neal III of StarTribune.com reports. Via MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger (on Twi...

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How Clubs Determine Pre-Arbitration S...

Earlier this month, MLBTR's Tim Dierkes learned that the Rockies have employed an unusual pre-arbitration pay scale. As you might expect, agents ar...

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Quick Hits: D'Backs, Red Sox, Extensi...

Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers says he hasn't had many trade talks about a shortstop given that Stephen Drew is still on the market, Nick Piecoro of ...

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Astros Outright Chia-Jen Lo

The Astros have outrighted reliever Chia-Jen Lo to their Triple-A club after the right-hander cleared waivers, Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the Houston C...

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Minor Moves: Bogusevic, Galarraga, Co...

We'll keep track of the day's minor moves here: Brian Bogusevic has accepted an outright assignment from the Marlins, reports Chris Cotillo of MLBD...

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Avisail Garcia, Jonathan Villar Chang...

White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia has changed representation, MLBTR's Tim Dierkes reports (on Twitter). MLBTR has also learned that Astros shorts...

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Astros Made Seven-Year Contract Offer...

In an attempt to gain cost certainty with one of their top prospects, the Astros offered outfielder George Springer a seven-year, $23MM contract la...

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AL Notes: Lester, Drew, Twins, Astros

Red Sox free-agent-to-be Jon Lester says the six-year, $144MM deal the Tigers reportedly offered Max Scherzer would be "hard to walk away from," Br...

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Astros Inquiring On First Basemen

While the Pirates have been linked to nearly every first baseman on the market, ESPN's Jayson Stark reports (via Twitter) that the Astros are also ...

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Matt Dominguez, Astros Nearing Extension

The Astros are nearing agreement on a five-year extension with Matt Dominguez, Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports tweets. (A source tells Evan Drellich o...

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Union, George Springer's Agent Consid...

SUNDAY: "We'd never use a contract tool to affect a person. They're separate, the business aspect and playing aspect," Astros GM Jeff Luhnow told J...

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Minor Moves: Taylor, Bogusevic, Galar...

We'll keep track of the day's minor moves here: Outfielder Michael Taylor has cleared outright waivers and been assigned to Triple-A, tweets Chris ...

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Minor Moves: Peter Moylan, Michael St...

We'll keep tabs on the day's minor moves right here: The Astros have released Peter Moylan, the pitcher himself tweets. Last week, it was reported ...

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Astros Near Extension With Matt Domin...

FRIDAY: Drellich now indicates (via Twitter) that Passan was correct, meaning that Dominguez and the Astros are close on an extension. THURSDAY: Th...

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Quick Hits: Angels, Rays, Astros

Though he's arguably already baseball's best player, Mike Trout is working to improve his arm strength, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com writes. Some migh...

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AL Notes: Springer, Orioles, Tigers

The Astros have optioned top prospect George Springer to the minors, MLB.com's Brian McTaggart tweets. The demotion comes shortly after the news th...

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Astros Near Extension With Matt Domin...

The Astros are nearing agreement on a five-year extension with Matt Dominguez, Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports tweets. (A source tells Evan Drellich o...

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