Kevin Youkilis 3B NYY 17 Mins

Youkilis has decided to retire from professional baseball, Ryan Hannable of WEEI.com reports.

Youkilis spent the 2014 season in Japan after playing only 28 games for the Yankees in 2013. He appeared in 21 Japanese league games, hitting .215 with 1 RBI in 65 at-bats. The 35-year-old and three-time All-Star will be best remembered for his days with the Red Sox, a team he helped to two World Series victories.

Wil Nieves C PHI 1 Hr

Nieves filed for free agency on Thursday, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.

Nieves hit .254/.270/.344 with a home runs in 122 at-bats this season. The Phillies may have some interest in bringing him back if the price is right.

Kyle Kendrick SP PHI 1 Hr

Kendrick filed for free agency on Thursday, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.

Kendrick went 10-13 with a 4.61 ERA and a 121:57 K:BB ratio in 199 innings for the Phillies this season. The Phillies are not expected to make a push to re-sign him.

Madison Bumgarner SP SF 14 Hrs

Bumgarner pitched five scoreless innings of relief on two days' rest Wednesday in Game 7 as the Giants won the World Series.

Bumgarner turned in an historic MVP performance, three days after throwing 117 pitches in a four-hit shutout to win Game 5. He threw 68 pitches Wednesday, retiring 14 in a row at one point and lowering his career World Series ERA to a stunning 0.25.

Tim Hudson SP SF 23 Hrs

Hudson will start Game 7 of the World Series on Wednesday.

Hudson was in line to start on Wednesday after starting Game 3 last Friday, but there was some speculation that manager Bruce Bochy might opt to go with Madison Bumgarner on just two days rest. Given that it's the final game of the season, Bochy will likely have a quick hook on Hudson, and could be removed at the first sign of trouble.

Gregory Infante RP LAD 24 Hrs

Infante resigned with the Blue Jays on a minor league deal with an invite to spring training, Brendan Kennedy of the Toronto Star reports.

The 27-year-old has yet to crack a major league roster since appearing in five games with the White Sox in 2010, but had a strong 2014 season with a 1.94 ERA in 41 games combined between Double-A and Triple-A. The invite to spring training means he'll at least have a shot to make the big leagues with Toronto.

Ryan Ludwick LF CIN 24 Hrs

The Reds have declined Ludwick's $9 million team option, Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports.

Ludwick was serviceable in 112 games in 2014, hitting .244 with nine homers but with the hefty price tag, it's not a total surprise that the Reds opted to buy him out. The 36-year-old may have to settle for being a bench player, but he'll land on his feet somewhere for the 2015 season.

Jack Hannahan 1B/3B CIN 1 Day

The Reds have declined Hannahan's option for the 2015 season, Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports.

The move was more of a formality, as after Hannahan's 2014 campaign, in which he slashed .188/.220/.250 in just 26 games, there was very little chance the team would pick up his option. At 35 years old by the start of the 2015 season, it seems unlikely that he'll command a lot of attention, though he could still land somewhere on a major league roster.

Jack Hannahan 1B/3B CIN 1 Day

The Reds have declined Hannahan's option for the 2015 season, Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports.

The move was more of a formality, as after Hannahan's 2014 campaign, in which he slashed .188/.220/.250 in just 26 games, there was very little chance the team would pick up his option. At 35 years old by the start of the 2015 season, it seems unlikely that he'll command a lot of attention, though he could still land somewhere on a major league roster.

Johnny Cueto SP CIN 1 Day

Cueto's $10 million option was exercised by the Reds on Tuesday, Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports.

Cueto is coming off a would-be MVP season if not for Clayton Kershaw. It's not surprising the Reds will exercise the team option to keep him on the club. The 2015 season is his last under contract with the Reds, and another good season could put him in line for a big contract when he hits the free agent market.