Veteran catcher Yorvit Torrealba has agreed to a minor-league contract with the Cubs.
Torrealba previously signed a minor-league deal with the Angels this offseason, but the 35-year-old opted out and became a free agent again when it became clear he wasn’t going to make the team in spring training.
He spent last season with the Rockies, but hit just .240 with zero homers and a .580 OPS in 61 games and was similarly ineffective in 2012.
Chicago currently has John Baker and Eli Whiteside splitting time behind the plate because starting catcher Welington Castillo is on the disabled list with a rib cage injury.
Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported on Monday night that the Blue Jays have signed outfielder Curtis Granderson to a one-year, $5 million deal. The contract is pending a physical and includes performance incentives.
Granderson, who turns 37 years old in March, spent last season with the Mets and Dodgers, batting an aggregate .212/.323/.452 with 26 home runs and 64 RBI in 527 plate appearances. He struggled offensively after going to the Dodgers, mustering a paltry .654 OPS. He went 1-for-15 in the playoffs as well.
The Blue Jays will likely platoon Granderson in the corner outfield. His career OPS is 158 points higher versus right-handed pitchers than against left-handers.