- CBSSports.com's insider has the latest on free agent right-hander Ervin Santana and the five or so teams still in touch with him -- a group that includes the Orioles. Elsewhere, Heyman reports that the Cardinals and 3B Matt Carpenter are closing in on a long-term contract extension. Heyman also reports that Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig has changed agents. On Twitter, Heyman passed along word that the White Sox are getting calls on Alejandro De Aza and Dayan Viciedo, who are battling for the left field job.
RUMORS, SPECULATION, ETC.
- Ervin Santana: Speaking of Santana, Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com reports that he may be looking to change agents.
- Padres: Contrary to expectations, CF Cameron Maybin won't require surgery on his ruptured left biceps tendon. Initially, Maybin was expected to miss up to three months. Now, though, he could return in less than two months. (Corey Brock, MLB.com)