Hisashi Iwakuma had his $7 million contract option for the 2015 season vested by the Mariners on Thursday, as expected, meaning the standout right-hander will return for his fourth season with the club next year.
San Diego prospect Mallex Smith, who swiped 88 bases in A ball this year, scored the go-ahead run in Surprise's 5-4 victory Thursday night. It was the ninth game using the 20-second pitch clock -- a pace-of-game initiative being tested at the Arizona Fall League -- and it was timed at 2:28.
As expected on Thursday, the Phillies declined Mike Adams' $6 million club option for 2015.
The Pirates are up for 11 Greatness in Baseball Yearly Awards, including two nominations each for Andrew McCutchen and Josh Harrison.
Nine former players and one executive make up the 10-person National Baseball Hall of Fame Golden Era ballot, which will be voted on Dec. 8 at the Winter Meetings in San Diego.