Minor notes: Mark Lowe, Dan Johnson, Alex Liddi, Jared Wells, Ryan Rowland-Smith

Jim Rogash

A collection of minor league news and notes.

A collection of minor league news and rumors throughout the league:

NEWS:

RUMORS:

  • source confirms that the Padres are close to signing Anthony Carter to a minor league deal, as MLB.com's Corey Brock first reported last night. The right-hander spent 2013 with the Red Sox' Triple-A affiliate.
  • The Rangers are open to a reunion with free agent Joe Benson, a source confirms. Benson was acquired from the Twins midway through last season.
  • The Red Sox and infielder Brandon Snyder are mutually interested in bringing Snyder back to the organization, a source confirms. Snyder is considering his options after appearing in 27 games with the World Champions in 2013.
  • Left-hander Ryan Rowland-Smith has offers from three unknown teams and is likely to sign soon, according to a source.
  • First baseman Travis Ishikawa, who appeared in the majors with the Orioles and Yankees in 2013, has received four offers to this point and is expecting to receive more, according to a source.
  • Right-hander Jared Wells, who saw major league time with the Mariners and Padres in 2008, is looking to make a comeback, according to a source. A few teams have inquired on him.

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