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New manager Jeff Banister and shortstop Elvis Andrus each conducted Question & Answer sessions on Wednesday during the "Evening with the Rangers."
The Rays are expected to announce on Thursday that they have traded the 2013 American League Rookie of the Year to the Padres in an 11-player deal that also involves the Nationals. Tampa Bay will receive touted Washington outfield prospect Steven Souza Jr. as part of its five-player haul.
The Padres have looked at Wil Myers' stellar 2013 season a few dozen times the last couple of days as they worked toward acquiring him from the Rays. They did just that on Wednesday by completing a massive three-team, 11-player deal with the Rays and Nationals. If these things came with guarantees, they wouldn't be nearly as much fun.
According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Marlins, Braves and Giants have all shown interest in free agent Jake Peavy.
Reds backup catcher Brayan Pena is usually a lock to play winter ball during his offseason, but that isn't the case during this particular offseason. Pena has decided to skip it this year -- pretty much.
Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Royals have struck a two-year, $20 million contract with free agent starter Edinson Volquez.
Having already landed one big bat for their lineup for next season in Matt Kemp, could the Padres be closing in on another? A source told MLB.com on Wednesday that the Padres agreed to a three-team, 11-player trade with the Rays and Nationals, with the centerpiece being outfielder Wil Myers heading to San Diego.
When Frank Anderson first saw Andrew Heaney walk into the Oklahoma State University campus in the fall of 2009, the young left-hander was carrying 140 pounds on a 6-foot-2 frame.
Marlins signed 1B/OF Michael Morse to a two-year, $16 million contract.
Outfielder Steven Moya found himself in the big leagues for a brief time during 2014, but his near-term future is likely back in the Minor Leagues after the Tigers' acquisition of Yoenis Cespedes.