All you need to know: MLB rumors, news roundup for Feb. 15

Jaime Garcia threw off a mound as he works his way back from shoulder surgery.
Jaime Garcia threw off a mound as he works his way back from shoulder surgery. (USATSI)

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As spring training camps open across Florida and Arizona, several big name free agents remain unsigned. Jon Heyman of reports Ervin Santana has many suitors, including the Seattle Mariners , Toronto Blue Jays , Baltimore Orioles , Cleveland Indians , Colorado Rockies and Kansas City Royals . The right-hander figures to sign soon with pitchers and catchers already reporting.

Here is a roundup of Saturday's news and notes from around the league, including more updates from Heyman.


Chicago Cubs : Signed UTIL Emilio Bonifacio to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. He will earn $2.5 million if he makes the team with another $525,000 in incentives. Bonifacio turned down major league contract offers to sign with Chicago because he felt they give him the best opportunity. (Heyman)

San Francisco Giants : Signed UTIL Mark Teahan to a minor league deal that does not include an invitation to spring training. (MLB Daily Dish)

Indians: Signed RHP Aaron Harang to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training. The contract is pending a physical. (Heyman)


Mariners: Agreed to a one-year deal with 1B Justin Smoak . The deal is worth $2.6375 million and includes a $3.65 million vesting option for 2015. (


Indians: Beat RHP Josh Tomlin , who will make $800,000 this season rather than the $975,000 he was seeking.


Orioles: Claimed UTIL Jimmy Paredes off waivers from the Miami Marlins , the team announced. Miami designated him for assignment last week to clear a 40-man roster spot for UTIL Jeff Baker .


Marlins: RHP Chris Hatcher cleared waivers and has been outrighted off the 40-man roster. He had been designated for assignment to clear room on the roster for RHP Carlos Marmol earlier this week. (


RHP Chris Capuano : The Chicago White Sox , Los Angeles Dodgers , Marlins and Mariners among the teams with interest in the southpaw. (MLB Daily Dish)

New York Mets : They were the only team to offer RHP Bartolo Colon a two-year contract, he confirmed.

Boston Red Sox : Manager John Farrell doesn't want a "lingering what-if" in the clubhouse, referring to whether Stephen Drew will re-sign with the team. (


Los Angeles Angels : LHP Mark Mulder suffered a ruptured Achilles during a workout earlier this week. His comeback attempt is over.

Houston Astros : C Jason Castro said he is healthy and "100 percent ready to go." He had a cyst removed from his knee at the end of last season. (Houston Chronicle)

Oakland Athletics : LHP Drew Pomeranz had his scheduled bullpen session pushed back a few days because of a troublesome ingrown hair on his leg. Seriously. (

St. Louis Cardinals : LHP Jaime Garcia threw a problem-free bullpen session on Friday. He is coming back from labrum surgery. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Washington Nationals : OF Bryce Harper will be a "full go for spring training." He had knee surgery early in the offseason. (Nats Insider)

Red Sox: RHP Jake Peavy is going to miss a few days with an irritated finger. He was hit by a ball during a workout earlier this week. (

Rockies: RHP Tyler Chatwood will have some restrictions during spring training. He had bone chips removed from his elbow in October. (Denver Post)

Detroit Tigers : RHP Justin Verlander threw a 41-pitch bullpen session as he recovers from core muscle surgery. He said he "should be ready" for the start of the season.

White Sox: RHP Nate Jones has a glute strain and has been shut down for a few days. He will be re-evaluated next week. (CSN Chicago)

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