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    • Giants acquire Casey McGehee from Marlins
      Giants acquired INF Casey McGehee from the Marlins for RHP Kendry Flores and RHP Luis Castillo.

      Advice: The 32-year-old third baseman may seem like an underwhelming addition to replace Pablo Sandoval at the hot corner for the Giants, but if he can replicate the .287/.355/.357 that he hit in 2014 while playing solid defense, he'll win over Giants fans. Just don't expect much from a fantasy perspective, as his power was non-existent in Miami. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:14 am
       
      W, 9-3 vs ^ SD
    • Padres acquire Will Middlebrooks from Boston
      Padres acquired INF Will Middlebrooks from the Red Sox for C Ryan Hanigan.

      Advice: The 26-year-old slugger has lost a bit of the luster off his top prospect status in recent years, but still possesses plenty of power and should be locked in as the Padres starter at the hot corner. The move from Fenway to Petco certainly diminishes his potential fantasy value though. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:55 pm
    • Giants to acquire Casey McGehee from Marlins
      Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Giants have agreed to acquire Casey McGehee from the Marlins.

      Advice: No word yet on the potential return package heading to the Fish in the deal, but both Hunter Strickland and Matt Duffy had been mentioned in trade talks.. McGehee is coming off a terrific season in 2014 where he slashed .287/.355/.357 with 76 RBI in 160 games. With what is available on the market, he's perhaps the best fit both offensively and defensively for the Giants. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:10 pm
       
      W, 9-3 vs ^ SD
    • Giants talking McGehee trade with Marlins
      FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Giants have had trade discussions with the Marlins involving Casey McGehee.

      Advice: McGehee is suddenly expendable following the addition of Martin Prado. Rosenthal says that reliever Hunter Strickland and infielder Matt Duffy are two Giants players involved in the talks. After spending 2013 in Japan, McGehee won National League Comeback Player of the Year honors in 2014, batting .287/.355/.357 with four home runs and 76 RBI over 160 games. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:44 pm
       
      W, 9-3 vs ^ SD
    • Braves pick up Jace Peterson from Padres
      Braves acquired INF Jace Peterson from the Padres in the Justin Upton trade.

      Advice: A former sandwich round pick, Peterson batted .307/.402/.447 with 16 steals between Double- and Triple-A last season and got a cup of coffee in the majors. He's a pretty solid middle infield prospect but didn't land in a great situation in Atlanta with Andrelton Simmons holding down shortstop and Jose Peraza on his way at second base. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:03 pm
       
      Player Note
      Jace Peterson Atl - 2B,3B,SS
      W, 2-1 x @Phi
    • A's release veteran INF Nick Punto
      Athletics released INF Nick Punto.

      Advice: Punto, 37, batted just .207/.296/.293 this season for the A's while battling some injuries. The A's will still be responsible for his $2.75 million salary next season. Someone will get Punto a shot due to his versatility, but he might have to settle for a minor league deal. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:49 am
       
      Player Note
      Nick Punto Oak - 2B,3B,SS
      Not Active
      W, 4-0 x @Tex
    • Martin Prado/Nate Eovaldi swap is official
      Marlins acquired INF/OF Martin Prado, RHP David Phelps and cash considerations from the Yankees in exchange for RHP Nathan Eovaldi, 1B/OF Garrett Jones and RHP Domingo German.

      Advice: The Yankees are sending $6 million to the Marlins to help offset the salaries. Prado is expected to play third base for the Marlins, which means Casey McGehee is either headed to the bench or the trade block. Prado's fantasy value obviously takes a big hit going from Yankee Stadium to Marlins Park. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:34 am
       
      Player Note
      Martín Prado Mia - 2B,3B,OF
      L, 1-0 x @Was
    • Giants 'remain interested' in Chris Johnson
      Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Giants "remain interested" in Chris Johnson.

      Advice: They have an opening at the hot corner after losing out on the Pablo Sandoval and Chase Headley sweepstakes, but it's debatable as to how much of an upgrade Johnson would be. The 30-year-old batted just .263/.292/.361 in 2014 for Atlanta and is a career .283/.319/.419 hitter over six seasons. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:35 am
       
      W, 2-1 ^ @Phi
    • Middlebrooks headed to Padres for Hanigan
      Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan reports that the Padres are closing in on a deal that would send Ryan Hanigan to the Red Sox for Will Middlebrooks.

      Advice: The Padres' re-tooling continues. Middlebrooks is just a career .237/.284/.411 hitter, but he's slugged 34 homers over 894 plate appearances and gives San Diego more right-handed power potential. The Padres can now put Yangervis Solarte in a utility role where he belongs. Hanigan will share catching duties with Christian Vazquez in Boston. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:56 am
    • Mariners re-sign infielder Carlos Rivero
      Mariners re-signed 3B Carlos Rivero to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

      Advice: Rivero was non-tendered by the M's earlier this month, but he's now back with the organization on a non-guaranteed minor league deal. The 26-year-old infielder spent most of the 2014 season between Double-A and Triple-A, hitting .264/.324/.379 in 105 games. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:57 am
       
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      W, 4-1 vs x LAA
    • Longoria not currently in Rays' trade talks
      Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reported that neither Ben Zobrist nor Evan Longoria have been part of the Rays' trade discussions.

      Advice: The Rays are looking at Nationals' outfielder Steven Souza as they work to complete a trade of Wil Myers to the Padres, but for the time being, it seems that they are more likely to trade out of prospect depth than they are to trade from their stable of major league talent. Longoria is the face of the franchise and while the Rays have shown a willingness to move any talent in the right deal, it would probably take quite a bit to bid farewell to their perennial All Star. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:01 am
    • Angels' negotiations with Beckham stall
      The Orange County Register's Jeff Fletcher reported that negotiations between the Angels and INF Gordon Beckham are not currently progressing.

      Advice: Fletcher wrote that the Angels were still looking to bring back Beckham. The most obvious reason as to why negotiations have hit a snag is that Beckham is presumably looking for a guaranteed starting role in the majors. Given his .226/.271/.348 slash-line in 2014, it's probably not realistic that Beckham will have consistent starting at-bats next season. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:56 am
       
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      L, 4-1 x @Sea
    • Rockies sign INF Descalso to a two-year deal
      Rockies signed INF Daniel Descalso to a two-year, $3.6 million contract.

      Advice: ESPN's Jerry Crasnick passed along the contract terms. Descalso was non-tendered by the Cardinals earlier this month after batting just .244/.333/.311 over 104 games this past season, but he's capable of playing all over the infield. He'll essentially replace Josh Rutledge in a utility role. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:10 am
       
      Player Note
      Daniel Descalso Col - 2B,3B,SS
      L, 10-5 ^ @LAD
    • Rangers optimistic about re-signing Rosales
      Jeff Wilson of the Fort-Worth Star Telegram writes that the Rangers are optimistic about re-signing Adam Rosales.

      Advice: Rosales was non-tendered by the Rangers in December, but they still hope to bring him back for a lesser salary. The 31-year-old batted .262 with four home runs and a .706 OPS over 56 games this season and would function as a utility infielder if he returns. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:04 am
       
      Player Note
      Adam Rosales Tex - 1B,2B,3B,SS
      Not Active
      L, 4-0 vs ^ Oak
    • Astros designate INF Petit for assignment
      Astros designated INF Gregorio Petit for assignment.

      Advice: The move clears a spot for the newly-signed Jed Lowrie on the Astros' 40-man roster. Petit, 29, batted .278/.300/.423 with two home runs and a 25/1 K/BB ratio in 37 games this past season. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:19 am
       
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      L, 8-3 ^ @NYM
    • Chris Davis approved for adderall use
      Orioles manager Buck Showalter said on 105.7 The Fan that Chris Davis has received a therapeutic use exemption (TUE) for adderall.

      Advice: Davis was handed a 25-game suspension in September after a second positive test for amphetamines. He has had a TUE in the past to take adderall, but not for this year, which triggered the suspension. However, he'll be able to use the drug without penalty in 2015. It's worth noting that Davis still has one game remaining on his suspension, which he'll serve on Opening Day next season. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:59 am
       
      Player Note
      Chris Davis Bal - 1B,3B
      W, 1-0 x @Tor
    • Braves bring aboard Callaspo with $3M deal
      Braves signed INF Alberto Callaspo to a one-year, $3 million contract.

      Advice: The deal was reported last week and has now become official. Callaspo struggled in 2014 for the A's, batting .223/.290/.290 with four homers and 39 RBI in 451 plate appearances. He'll serve as the Braves' second baseman until prospect Jose Peraza is deemed major league-ready. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 3:42 pm
       
      Player Note
      Alberto Callaspo Atl - 1B,2B,3B
      W, 2-1 x @Phi
    • Yankees re-sign Headley for 4 years, $52 mil
      Yankees re-signed 3B Chase Headley to a four-year, $52 million contract.

      Advice: Headley was said to prefer re-signing with New York all along, and that's what he wound up doing after drawing interest from the Giants, Marlins, and Astros, among others. The 30-year-old third baseman batted just .243/.328/.372 in 135 games this past season between the Padres and Yankees, but he's only 30 years old and was an MVP candidate not long ago. This deal could wind up being a steal for New York. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:01 am
       
      W, 9-5 ^ @Bos
    • D'Backs sign Worth to minor league deal
      Diamondbacks signed INF Danny Worth to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

      Advice: Worth is a .230/.293/.295 hitter in 292 career plate appearances at the major league level, but the 29-year-old can play all over the infield defensively and could get a look as a utilityman at some point next season in Arizona. Worth had an offer from one team this winter to try becoming a pitcher. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:26 am
       
      Player Note
      Danny Worth Ari - 3B,SS
      Not Active
      L, 1-0 vs x StL
    • Yanks, Headley agree to four-year, $52M deal
      FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Yankees have reached a four-year deal with Chase Headley.

      Advice: The 30-year-old third baseman drew serious interest this winter from the Giants, Astros, and Marlins, but the Yanks have outbid them all to bring Headley back on board. Headley hit .262/.371/.398 with six homers, 28 runs scored, and 17 RBI in 58 games this past season for New York after the July 22 trade from San Diego -- good fantasy production with the hope of even better in 2015. Joel Sherman of the New York Post says the new four-year deal is worth $52 million guaranteed. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:51 am
       
      W, 9-5 ^ @Bos
    • Chase Headley could make decision Monday
      According to WFAN's Sweeny Murti, free agent Chase Headley could make a decision as early as Monday.

      Advice: Headley had been expected to sign by the end of the Winter Meetings, but he was still shopping around for offers over the weekend. The 30-year-old third baseman seems to be drawing heavy interest from the Yankees and Giants, and milder interest from the Marlins and Astros. He reportedly has a four-year, $65 million on the table -- quite a price for a guy who hit .243/.328/.372 in 2014. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 6:12 am
       
      W, 9-5 ^ @Bos
    • Pedro Alvarez won't platoon at first base
      The Pirates plan to play Pedro Alvarez every day at first base next season rather than pair him with a right-handed hitting platoon partner.

      Advice: "We're going to find out," manager Clint Hurdle said when asked if Alvarez will be able to hit left-handed pitching. "It's going to be Pedro's job to keep. Pedro knows what challenges he's got to meet. He loves his teammates, he wants to do well and perform well. He's taken on some necessary opportunities this winter to prepare and get ready." Alvarez has batted just .196/.267/.321 versus southpaws during his career, which includes a .175/.241/.263 line last season. It remains to be seen whether the Pirates will stick to their plan to play Alvarez every day if he continues to struggle against lefties. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:09 am
       
      L, 4-1 x @Cin
    • Twins checked in on free agent Jack Hannahan
      The Twins have checked in on free agent Jack Hannahan, per Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN.

      Advice: Wolfson said the club had interest in Hannahan when he was a free agent two years ago. Hannahan, 34, was limited to 50 plate appearances in 2014 due to shoulder surgery, and the Reds declined his $4 million option for next season. Wolfson guesses the team would be interested in giving Hannahan a minor league deal. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:06 pm
       
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      W, 4-1 vs x Pit
    • Frandsen wants to compete for starting job
      Kevin Frandsen admitted Saturday that while he's seen as the utility man, he would like a chance to compete for the team's starting job at second base.

      Advice: At the moment, Danny Espinosa is penciled in as the Nationals starter at second base, but with the inconsistency he has shown over the years Frandsen could have an opportunity to state his case with a strong showing this spring. The veteran infielder hit .259/.299/.309 over 236 plate appearances with the Nationals in 2014. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:18 am
       
      Player Note
      Kevin Frandsen Was - 1B,2B,3B,OF
      W, 1-0 vs x Mia
    • Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) feels healthy
      Ryan Zimmerman said Saturday that his health is good and that he has been working out for the past couple of weeks.

      Advice: Zimmerman was sidelined for a large portion of the 2014 season due to a right hamstring injury, and is no longer expected to handle third base defensively. It sounds as though he'll be fully healthy and ready to go for spring training where he'll prepare to become the Nationals everyday first baseman. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:56 am
       
      W, 1-0 vs ^ Mia
    • Tigers considering contingency plan for Miggy
      Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Thursday that the team has considered a contingency plan in case Miguel Cabrera (ankle) isn't ready for Opening Day.

      Advice: Cabrera underwent surgery in October to remove bone spurs from his right ankle and repair a stress fracture in the navicular bone at top of his foot. He's set to be re-evaluated next month, at which point the team will have an idea as to his timetable. "Well, we might eventually, but we've got to wait until January to find out where Miggy is at," Ausmus said. "If the report at that point is that it could be close in terms of time, then we might have to. But right now, we'll just wait and see what happens with Miggy." The skipper declined to reveal what the contingency plan might involve. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:26 am
       
      W, 3-0 vs ^ Min
    • Profar set to begin next season in minors
      Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Thursday that Jurickson Profar is set to begin next season in the minors.

      Advice: Profar, of course, missed the entire 2014 season due to a right shoulder injury. While the team is encouraged about his progress health-wise, they know he needs to make up for lost time and the plan is to give him regular playing time at Triple-A to start next season. "Probably not," Daniels said of the possibility of Profar making the Opening Day roster. "He needs to play. We’re not going to keep him as our utility guy." Rougned Odor is slated to open next season as the Rangers' second baseman. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:41 am
       
      Player Note
      Jurickson Profar Tex - 2B,3B,SS
      L, 4-0 vs x Oak
    • Marlins have 'some interest' in Pedro Alvarez
      Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the Marlins have expressed "some level of interest" in Pirates corner infielder Pedro Alvarez.

      Advice: Alvarez had a miserable 2014, batting just .231/.312/.405 with 18 home runs and 56 RBI in 122 games. He had 36 home runs and 100 RBI in 2013. The 27-year-old is also a very poor defender at third base. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:46 pm
       
      L, 4-1 x @Cin
    • Yanks 'still in' on free agent Chase Headley
      Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Yankees are "still in" the Chase Headley sweepstakes.

      Advice: Headley was expected to sign with a team before the end of the Winter Meetings, but that seems unlikely now. He has also been drawing interest from the Marlins, but they're reportedly "dead set" against going beyond three years to sign him. There was a report last week that the 30-year-old third baseman has a four-year, $65 million on the table. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:07 am
       
      W, 9-5 ^ @Bos
    • Yankees sign Nick Noonan to minors deal
      Yankees signed INF Nick Noonan to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

      Advice: The former first-round pick spent the entire 2014 season in the minors, batting .234/.278/.307 with four homers and 26 RBI in 108 games between Double-A and Triple-A. Noonan is no longer a prospect and will merely serve as minor league depth for the Yankees. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 6:40 am
       
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      W, 9-3 vs x SD
    • Miguel Rojas traded to Marlins from Dodgers
      Infielder Miguel Rojas was sent from the Marlins to the Dodgers in Wednesday's seven-player trade.

      Advice: Rojas was the defensive replacement for Hanley Ramirez at shortstop last season, but he proved pretty hopeless with the bat, hitting .181/.242/.221 in 162 at-bats. As a pure defensive-minded utilityman, he's a tough guy to dedicate a roster spot to, though a nice player to have in Triple-A in case the starting shortstop goes down. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:54 pm
       
      L, 1-0 ^ @Was
    • Angels acquire INF Rutledge from Rockies
      Angels acquired infielder Josh Rutledge from the Rockies for RHP Jairo Diaz.

      Advice: Moments after dealing Howie Kendrick, the Angels got themselves a new option at second base. Rutledge, 25, has hit .259/.308/.403 with 19 homers in 947 at-bats for the Rockies since debuting in 2012. He's best utilized as a utilityman, but the Angels could save some money and go with him as a starter if they'd prefer to add elsewhere. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:23 pm
       
      Player Note
      Josh Rutledge LAA - 2B,3B,SS
      L, 4-1 ^ @Sea
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