TOKYO (AP) -- Japanese media report free-agent right-hander Hiroki Kuroda will return to Japan in 2015 to pitch for his first team, the Hiroshima Toyo Carp.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Washington Nationals have agreed to terms with second baseman Dan Uggla for a minor league deal with an invitation to major league spring training.
ATLANTA (AP) -- A person with direct knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press the Atlanta Braves and veteran reliever Jason Grilli have agreed to a two-year contract.CHARLES ODUM (AP Sports Writer)
BALTIMORE (AP) -- The Baltimore Orioles have claimed catcher Ryan Lavarnway off waivers from the Chicago Cubs.
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Reliever Jordan Walden and the St. Louis Cardinals have agreed to a $6.6 million, two-year contract that avoided salary arbitration.