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Toronto exercised Jason Grilli’s option for next season:
The Royals and Danny Duffy opened extension talks.
Here’s the latest from around the American League Central.
Cleveland named a pair of assistant general managers Saturday, according to Jordan Bastian of MLB.com.
Greg Holland is receiving a significant amount of interest, and the Yankees and the Red Sox are involved:
The Giants are legitimately intrigued by Greg Holland and will have representatives at his showcase in the next few days.— Andrew Baggarly (@extrabaggs) November 3, 2016
The Mets, Giants, Nationals and Blue Jays could emerge as the favorites for Yoenis Cespedes, according to Mike Puma of the New York Post.
San Diego might not believe in qualifying offers:
Padres have some interest in re-signing Jon Jay, Clayton Richard, Edwin Jackson & Adam Rosales. They will not be making a qualifying offer.— Dennis Lin (@sdutdennislin) November 5, 2016
Kansas City declined Luke Hochevar’s option, the club announced Saturday.
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Today in baseball: On this day in 2009, the Diamondbacks exercised Brandon Webb’s $8.5 million option.