Free agent signings are often the biggest news of the offseason.
But it’s often the most difficult one for many players to digest, especially when the news hits with little fanfare.
Here are 10 of the biggest surprises of the past few days.
The Giants have acquired left-hander Jonathan Papelbon from the Orioles in exchange for right-hander Aaron Crow.
The Royals have added left-handed pitcher Alex Reyes to their rotation.
The Cardinals have acquired right-handed starter Justin Nicolosi from the Padres in exchange to receive left-handers Andrew Knapp and Jake Lamb.
The Tigers have acquired infielder Adam LaRoche from the Twins in exchange with outfielder Carlos Gomez.
The Brewers have added outfielder Justin Ruggiano to their lineup.
The Blue Jays have added infielder Nick Swisher to their starting rotation.
The Orioles have acquired outfielder Nick Castellanos from the Nationals.
The Nationals have acquired starting pitcher Chris Archer from the Phillies in exchange at pitcher Ryan Madson.
The Braves have added shortstop Domingo Santana to their roster.
The Mets have acquired pitcher Brad Peacock from the Tigers in exchange a third baseman and minor league outfielder.
The trade comes after the Mets were forced to trade their first-round draft pick in 2016 to the Dodgers for left-sider Nick Williams.
It is believed that the Dodgers will use the trade to sign free agent catcher Michael Conforto.
10/18/18 – 8:11:08A team is looking to trade shortstop Darryl Evans, who is owed more than $10 million through 2019.
Evans, 25, has appeared in only 15 games this season.
He hit .267/.329/.383 with three homers, four doubles, three triples, eight home runs and 43 RBIs in just over 400 plate appearances.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are looking to improve their infield, and Evans could provide some help.
Evans was the third overall pick in the 2013 draft by the Cubs, and he hit .255/.327/.379 with eight homers, 13 doubles, four triples and 12 home runs in just under 300 plate appearances for the Cubs last season.
The Dodgers could use some help in the infield, but Evans could also play some center field if the Dodgers move on from Justin Turner.
Evans is due $10.5 million in salary through 2019, which he has not been paid in full this season, but he could be worth more in the long run.