In addition to all the action on the field, the 2014-15 international free agent signing period opened on Wednesday. All of the notable signings can be seen right here. The Yankees in particular went wild and spent way more than their assigned spending pool.
Here is a recap of the rest of Wednesday's news from around the league.
Padres: Signed OF Seth Smith to a two-year extension worth $13 million, the team announced. The deal includes a $7 million club option for 2017 ($250,000 buyout). The team has told Smith he will not be traded at the deadline. (Jon Heyman)
RUMORS & SPECULATION
Padres: MLB executive Kim Ng is under consideration for the vacant GM position. She would be the first female GM in MLB history (Jon Heyman) ... interviewed D'Backs scouting director Ray Montgomery for the GM job, the team announced.
NOTABLE DRAFT PICK SIGNINGS
Mets: Still working on some details with 10th overall pick Michael Conforto after agreeing to a $2.97 million slot bonus. (Jon Heyman)
Astros: OF Dexter Fowler (intercostal) is expected to resume baseball activities next week (Houston Chronicle) ... LHP Dallas Keuchel (wrist) is expected to make his next start on Friday. (Houston Chronicle)
Athletics: Manager Bob Melvin said "there's a chance" LHP Eric O'Flaherty (Tommy John surgery) will be activated off the disabled list on Thursday.
Giants: OF Angel Pagan will receive another epidural for his ailing back on Thursday. There is still no timetable for his return ... 1B Brandon Belt (thumb) will be activated off the 15-day DL on Friday. (San Francisco Chronicle)
Padres: Placed SS Everth Cabrera on the 15-day DL with a hamstring strain, the team announced.
Rockies: An MRI showed that RHP Jhoulys Chacin has a strained rotator cuff and fraying in his labrum (MLB.com) ... 3B Nolan Arenado (finger) will be activated off the 15-day DL on Friday (Denver Post) ... OF Carlos Gonzalez (finger) will take batting practice on Thursday and RHP Eddie Butler (shoulder) will throw live batting practice on Sunday. (MLB.com)
Yankees: 1B Mark Teixeira had his knee drained on Tuesday and is day-to-day, manager Joe Girardi announced.
3B Alex Rodriguez: A book excerpt said the league gave him approval to take testosterone during his MVP-winning 2007 season. MLB issued a statement soon thereafter ... A-Rod is reportedly being sued for unpaid legal fees.
Athletics: City representatives are expected to reject their new 10-year lease proposal.