Links for Wednesday evening, with more to come…
- MLB.com's Mark Sheldon reports the Reds are nearing deals with their top two picks, pitchers Mike Leake and Brad Boxberger. "It's going very well with both of those guys," Reds scouting director Chris Buckley said Wednesday.
- According to Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Daily News, outfielder Mitch Jones has cleared waivers and accepted an assignment to Triple-A Albuquerque. He was DFA'd by the Dodgers about a week ago.
- T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports the Rangers have released 29-year-old minor leaguer Nate Gold, who was batting .256 with two home runs and 15 RBI in 25 games for Triple-A Oklahoma City.