DENVER (AP) -- The Colorado Rockies have designated three relievers for assignment, including right-hander John Axford.
There's no doubt Will Ferrell earned every bit of this award with blood, sweat ... well, maybe just sweat. Lots and lots of sweat.
Cameron Maybin was once a prospect for the Detroit Tigers, with enough potential that they were able to trade him in the deal that brought Miguel Cabrera to Motown. Now Maybin is coming back to Detroit. The Tigers acquired the outfielder from the Atlanta Braves on Friday for left-handers Ian Krol and Gabe Speier.
The Royals added former first-round MLB Draft picks right-hander Kyle Zimmer and outfielder Bubba Starling to their 40-man roster, thus protecting them from exposure to the Rule 5 Draft next month.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Rays have claimed New York Yankees pitcher Chase Whitley off waivers while he recovers from Tommy John surgery.
Former first-round Draft pick Danny Hultzen was designated for assignment on Friday by the Mariners as the club made several moves to adjust its 40-man roster prior to the deadline to protect players from the Rule 5 Draft.
San Diego announced the signing of right-handed reliever Cesar Vargas to a Major League deal for 2016, giving the club another potential option late in games. The club also claimed 26-year-old catcher Josmil Pinto from the Twins and added top prospects Manuel Margot and Jose Rondon to the 40-man roster.
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs acquired right-handed pitcher Spencer Patton from the Texas Rangers on Friday for minor league infielder Frandy Delarosa.
The Cubs are expected to add starting pitching this offseason, but the route they take to achieve that goal remains uncertain.
The Cubs on Friday acquired right-handed pitcher Spencer Patton from the Rangers for Minor League infielder Frandy Delarosa. The Cubs' 40-man roster now stands at 33 players
Marlins ace Jose Fernandez is focused on getting ready for Spring Training, and he's not paying attention to rumors about his future in South Florida. The 23-year-old also says his agent, Scott Boras, will be part of discussions over how many innings he will throw in 2016.
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- New Brewers general manager David Stearns made a trade for the third straight day, dealing infielder Luis Sardinas to the Seattle Mariners on Friday for outfielder Ramon Flores.
Rays pitcher Chris Archer's insightful social media personality has earned him an Esurance MLB Award.
Padres general manager A.J. Preller had a plan for rebuilding the organization when he took the job a year ago, and he hasn't deviated from it. He didn't mortgage the future with deals last offseason, as they were actually a down payment for a revival.
Already linked to some of the top free-agent pitchers on this year's market, the Cubs were mentioned Friday in a trade rumor, too. Two sources told the New York Daily News that the Yankees were open to trading outfielder Brett Gardner, and one of those sources said the team had discussed a deal with the Cubs for infielder Starlin Castro.
Former first-round Draft pick Brandon Nimmo highlighted four additions to the Mets' 40-man roster Friday, allowing the team to protect those players from next month's Rule 5 Draft. The Mets added Nimmo as well as right-handers Seth Lugo, Jeff Walters and Robert Gsellman before Friday's 8 p.m. ET deadline.
Most Arizona Fall League players have endured the longest baseball season of their lives. They're in their ninth month of playing games, dating back to exhibition contests in March.
Hall of Fame season is nearing, with the Pre-Integration Era ballot to be reviewed and voted upon Dec. 7 at the Winter Meetings in Nashville, Tenn. Six former players, three executives and one of the game's earliest organizers are among the 10 names the 16-member Pre-Integration Era Committee will consider.
Indians general manager Mike Chernoff promoted three people within the club's baseball-operations department, it was announced on Friday.
An unprecedented year of rookie performances made for exciting storylines throughout the 2015 season, as numerous youngsters excelled while getting their first taste of Major League Baseball. Topps honored several of the top performers Friday by announcing its annual MLB All-Star Rookie Team, a tradition since 1960.