The week where pitchers and catchers report to camp for all 30 teams continues, and yet those same five free agents with draft compensation attached still remain on the market. Jon Heyman took a look at the five players in addition to seven teams who could use an addition.
As for the news and rumors from Thursday, let's get to it.
Mariners: Center fielder Franklin Gutierrez is out for the entire 2014 season due to continued gastrointestinal issues. Not only that, but rookie sensation Taijuan Walker is dealing with shoulder soreness (seattlepi.com) -- and the Mariners rotation already has issues with the Hisashi Iwakuma injury.
REPORTS, RUMORS AND SPECULATION
Mariners: They signed pitcher Randy Wolf to a minor-league deal, the club announced Thursday. On the flip side, negotiations between the club and free agent slugger Nelson Cruz are "on hold," according to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish.
Phillies: Relief pitcher Chad Gaudin failed his physical and was released, according to Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Reds: The team and starting pitcher Homer Bailey are still discussing a long-term contract extension, though general manager Walt Jocketty tells MLB.com there "has not been a lot of progress."