-R.A. Dickey's name is coming up in trade talks, because the team is not willing to give him a multi-year deal.
-Texas acquired reliever Tommy Hottovy from Kansas City for a player to be named later or cash considerations
-The Red Sox are interested in free agents Anibal Sanchez and Huroki Kuroda, Boston has reached out to both of them.
-Arizona will not acquire Jurickson Profar or Elvis Andrus in exchange for Upton, as the Rangers aren't willing to part with the two young shortstops. Meanwhile, Detroit is doing a background check on Upton before deciding whether to go after him or not. The Tigers can offer up top prospect Nick Castellanos should they choose to pursue Upton. Tampa Bay is also interested, among other teams.
-Rafael Soriano, Michael Bourn and Nick Swisher declined their respective teams qualifying offers today.