The Red Sox declined their $4 million option on reliever Craig Breslow -- key component during Boston's run to the 2013 World Series championship -- allowing the veteran lefty to become a free agent on Friday.
Royals manager Ned Yost delayed his return home to Georgia to undergo a skin cancer procedure on his nose on Friday in Kansas City. Yost said the surgery was minor for basal cell carcinoma.
The Tigers announced qualifying offers to free agents Max Scherzer and Victor Martinez among a flurry of moves Friday, including the loss of Andy Dirks off waivers to Toronto and Patrick McCoy off waivers to Baltimore.
Byron Buxton underwent surgery Thursday to repair a broken middle finger on his left hand, but he is expected to be ready for Spring Training, Twins director of Minor League operations Brad Steil said Friday.