It's a big day in baseball land as free agency is officially underway, so expect lots of updates as we get them. Here are a few stories trickling in from over-night to hold you over:
Rangers outright 5 players - T.R. Sullivan
"The Rangers have out-righted pitchers Omar Beltre, Merkin Valdez and Eric Hurley off the 40-man. They have also out-righted infielders Andres Blanco and Esteban German."
Luis Rodriguez outrighted by Mariners, becomes free agent - MLB.com
"Veteran utility infielder Luis Rodriguez, who had three game-winning at-bats for the Mariners this past season, was outrighted on Tuesday and opted to become a free agent."
A's reinstate six from DL, designate reliever Trystan Magnuson - MLB.com
"By reinstating six players from the 60-day disabled list on Wednesday, the A's were forced to designate right-hander Trystan Magnuson for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster. In addition to Magnuson, who missed the final two months of the season with right shoulder tendinitis, the A's also reinstated lefties Brett Anderson and Dallas Braden, right-handers Joey Devine and Evan Scribner and first baseman Daric Barton from the DL."
The Indians outrighted Trevor Crowe and activated 4 players from the 60-day DL - MLB.com
"The Cleveland Indians took care of some light housekeeping on their 40-man roster on Wednesday by outrighting outfielder Trevor Crowe to Triple-A Columbus and activating four players from the disabled list."