- Left-handed reliever Craig Breslow is attracting plenty of interest on the free agent market. Teams interested in the southpaw include the Cleveland Indians, Toronto Blue Jays, New York Mets, Los Angeles Dodgers and the Minnesota Twins per Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Breslow has not had much success over the past few seasons and has undergone an offseason where he tweaked his mechanics. Still he presents one of the better options on the free agent market for left-handed relievers though he most likely is not expected to sign with a team until after left-handed relievers Boone Logan and Jerry Blevins make their decisions. A lot of teams could use more left-handed relief options in their bullpen. Breslow’s last successful season came with the 2013 World Series champion Boston Red Sox as he tossed a 1.81 ERA across 59.2 innings.
- The Blue Jays recently held trade discussions with the Chicago White Sox about the availability of closer David Robertson per Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe. Robertson represents a handful of veterans on the trading block with the White Sox now committed to a full rebuild but are reportedly not in any rush to deal him and may end up flipping him at the deadline where his value may be higher.
- The Kansas City Royals are reportedly showing interest in Jason Hammel per Cafardo In the wake of the stunning death of Yordano Ventura, the Royals are severely lacking in pitching depth and have a huge hole in their rotation. Hammel would most likely represent a cheap short-term option.