Another day of baseball is in the books. Here is a recap of Sunday's news from around the league.
RUMORS & TRANSACTIONS
Orioles: Free agent RHP Jim Johnson will throw for the team at their spring training complex on Monday. They have interest in signing him after he was released by the Athletics a few days ago. (Baltimore Sun)
Padres: Likely to pick a new general manager this coming week. Rangers assistant general manager A.J. Preller and Yankees assistant general manager Billy Eppler are among those in the mix. (Fox Sports San Diego)
Phillies: Re-signed OF Tony Gwynn Jr. to a minor league contract, the team announced.
Yankees: Before acquiring UTIL Martin Prado from the Diamondbacks at the trade deadline, they had discussions with the Mariners about UTIL Dustin Ackley. Seattle wanted pitching prospect RHP Bryan Mitchell in return. (New York Post)
Astros: OF George Springer (quad) will begin a minor league rehab assignment on Monday (CSN Houston) ... OF Dexter Fowler (intercostal) is close to beginning a minor league rehab assignment (Houston Chronicle) ... Placed 1B Jesus Guzman on the 15-day DL with back spasms, the team announced.
Mariners: Manager Lloyd McClendon said OF Michael Saunders (oblique) could begin a minor league rehab assignment this week (MLB.com) ... McClendon said UTIL Willie Bloomquist (knee) is not improving "as quickly as we initially thought." (Tacoma News Tribune)
Red Sox: OF Allen Craig (ankle) could return to the lineup on Monday. (MassLive.com)
Yankees: RHP Masahiro Tanaka (elbow) will be examined Monday and could begin a throwing program if everything checks out okay (Newsday) ... RHP David Phelps left Sunday's start with elbow inflammation. He will be reevaluated in the coming days.