- As the San Diego Padres continue to fill out their roster with young talent, they also are filling out their rotation with some veteran depth. The Padres have agreed to terms on a one-year, $1.75MM deal with righty Jhoulys Chacin per Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune. After the Padres non-tendered Tyson Ross, they needed to find some pitching as they were left with a bit of a hole in their rotation. Chacin reportedly had better offers elsewhere for more money but turned them down because he felt the Padres give him the best chance to succeed. Chacin turned in 144.0 innings of 4.81 ERA ball with a 7.4 SO/9 ratio and 3.4 BB/9 ratio. He has never been an ace pitcher but will give the Padres some much-needed innings as they prepare to embark on what looks to be a challenging 2017 season.
- According to a report from Joe Trezza of MLB.com on Friday, the Indians are closing in on a minor league deal for veteran first baseman Chris Colabello. He missed most of the 2016 because of an 80-game suspension and will be looking to rebuild a market for himself next season where he will probably be the designated hitter/first baseman at Triple-A Columbus and serve as a depth bat for the Indians.
- The Detroit Tigers are interested in a reunion with veteran catcher Alex Avila to be a left-handed hitting catching option behind the dish to backup starter James McCann per Jerry Crasnick of ESPN. At the moment his price tag is too expensive for the Tigers whom are still trying to cut payroll while remaining competitive in the AL Central Division.