LAKELAND, FL - MARCH 02: Oswaldo Navarro #26 of the Houston Astros looks to the dugout after hitting an eight inning three run home run during the game against the Detroit Tigers at Joker Marchant Stadium on March 2, 2011 in Lakeland, Florida. The Astros defeated the Tigers 6-3. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
The latest notes from the AL and NL East:
Mets sign Oswaldo Navarro to minor league deal | MetsBlog.com
The middle infielder Navarro, 27, last played in the major leagues with the Astros in 2010. He appeared in 14 games, going 1-for-20 with five walks.
Mets not seeking backup outfielder | Twitter @AdamRubinESPN
Multiple Mets scouts have said they are not looking for a backup left-handed outfielder. Signs point to Adam Loewen or Mike Baxter as within-organization options.
Nats extend working agreements with four Minor League affiliates | MLBlogs
The Nationals agreed on Friday to two-year player development contract extensions (2013-14) with Triple-A Syracuse, Double A Harrisburg, Class A Potomac and Class A Auburn.
GM Ben Cherington discusses shape of 2012 Red Sox | Full Count
Cherington touches on the state of the competition for the spots at the back of the Red Sox rotation; the outlook for a number of players returning from injury, including Carl Crawford, Daisuke Matsuzaka and Rich Hill; and his evolving relationship with manager Bobby Valentine.
Nick Cafardo writes that Red Sox president/CEO Larry Lucchino has a greater role in baseball operations than he did in the later years of the Theo Epstein regime.
The Marlins’ Spring Training roster was dramatically reduced on Sunday morning. The day after playing two games in two cities, Miami sent 11 down to the Minor Leagues.
Little Havana residents living in the shadow of new Marlins ballpark are furious after learning many would lose their on-street parking on game days.
#BlueJays d'Arnaud, McGuire, McDade and Gil have been sent to Minor League camp.
They'll never get to play in the big leagues, but Tanner Craswell and Mitch MacLean will get a major-league tribute.