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  • Nationals decline $15 mil option on LaRoche
    Nationals declined 1B Adam LaRoche's $15 million option for 2015.

    Advice: It was a mutual option, and the Nats declined on their end. LaRoche seems likely to move on in free agency with Ryan Zimmerman shifting to first base in Washington. LaRoche, 34, batted .259/.362/.455 with 26 home runs and 92 RBI in 140 games this past season. He will get a $2 million buyout from the Nats. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:56 pm
     
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  • Kevin Youkilis, 35, is retiring from baseball
    Kevin Youkilis has retired from baseball.

    Advice: "Youkilis, after deep thought about family and health, is calling it a career," reads a tweet from the 35-year-old's representatives at Pro Star Management. Youkilis collected 1,053 hits, 150 home runs, and 618 RBI over the course of his 10 major league seasons. He spent 2014 playing for the Rakuten Golden Eagles in Japan. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:45 am
     
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  • KC expected to decline Butler's $12M option
    According to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, the Royals are expected to decline Billy Butler's $12 million club option for the 2015 season.

    Advice: Butler had a disappointing .271/.323/.379 slash line with just nine home runs and 66 RBI in 151 games during the 2014 regular season and then batted .262/.327/.333 in the playoffs. The 28-year-old designated hitter has put up some tremendous numbers in the past and should do pretty well for himself on the open market, but the cost-conscious Royals obviously feel this downward trend is real. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:28 am
  • Morse drives in game-winning run in Game 7
    Michael Morse had two RBI, including driving in the game-winning run, in the Giants' Game 7 World Series win Wednesday.

    Advice: With the bases loaded in the second inning, Morse drove in the first run of the game with a sacrifice fly. But it was an opposite-field single with a runner at third base in the fourth inning that gave the Giants a 3-2 lead that they wouldn't relinquish. His outfield defense made him a non-factor for the three games in San Francisco, but Morse found a way to contribute as a designated hitter in the Royals' park. He ended his first World Series with four RBI and two runs scored. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:21 pm
     
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  • Cubs outright Chris Valaika to AAA Iowa
    Cubs sent INF Chris Valaika outright to Triple-A Iowa.

    Advice: Valaika batted just .231/.282/.339 in 131 plate appearances this season for the Cubs. The utility infielder is no longer on the team's 40-man roster. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:12 pm
     
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    Chris Valaika ChC - 1B,2B,3B,SS
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  • Reds decline option on Hannahan
    Reds declined INF Jack Hannahan's $4 million club option for 2015.

    Advice: An expected move, Hannahan will receive a $2 million buyout and hit free agency. The veteran infielder missed most of 2014 after offseason shoulder surgery and ended up batting .188/.220/.250 over 50 plate appearances. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:30 am
     
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  • Smoak expects Jays to decline option
    Justin Smoak said Wednesday that he expects the Blue Jays to decline his $3.65 million option for 2015 and negotiate a new deal.

    Advice: It's not a big surprise. Smoak was just claimed off waivers from the Mariners on Tuesday. While the Blue Jays can buy out his 2015 option for $150,000, he's still under team control for one more season through the arbitration process. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:17 am
     
    L, 1-0 vs x Bal
  • Reds outright 1B Soto to Triple-A
    Reds sent 1B Neftali Soto outright to Triple-A Louisville.

    Advice: The move clears him from the 40-man roster. Soto, 25, appeared in 21 games with the Reds this season and hit .302/.350/.406 with two home runs and 34 RBI over 75 games in Triple-A. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:45 am
     
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  • Posey’s World Series struggles continue
    Buster Posey’s World Series struggles continued in Tuesday’s Game 6, as he went 0-for-3 before being pulled late in the blowout loss.

    Advice: His second at-bat was a killer, as Yordano Ventura had walked three straight to load the bases, giving the Giants an opening to get back into the game. But Posey bailed him out, swinging at the first pitch and grounding weakly to shortstop. It’s probably a safe bet that Posey is wearing down after a long year, as he’s batting just .190 since the beginning of the NLCS and doesn’t have an extra-base hit the entire postseason. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:31 pm
     
    W, 9-3 vs ^ SD
  • Michael Morse to DH in Game 6 of World Series
    Michael Morse will serve as the designated hitter in Game 6 of the World Series against the Blue Jays on Tuesday.

    Advice: Morse was limited to pinch-hitting duties while the series was in San Francisco, but he's back now that the Giants have the luxury of the DH. Travis Ishikawa will start in left field. The full lineup: Gregor Blanco CF, Joe Panik 2B, Buster Posey C, Pablo Sandoval 3B, Hunter Pence RF, Brandon Belt 1B, Morse DH, Ishikawa LF, Brandon Crawford SS. Jake Peavy will pitch against Yordano Ventura as the Giants attempt to finish off their third World Series title in the past five seasons. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:09 pm
     
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  • Blue Jays claim Smoak off waivers from M's
    Blue Jays claimed 1B Justin Smoak off waivers from the Mariners.

    Advice: The writing was on the wall in Seattle after Smoak batted just .202/.275/.339 across 80 games this season. The 27-year-old has a $3.65 million option (with a $150,000 buyout) on his contract for next season, but he's still arbitration-eligible for one more year even if the Blue Jays decline it. The addition of Smoak increases the likelihood that the Blue Jays will deal Adam Lind (or decline his option) in the coming days. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 11:33 am
     
    L, 1-0 vs x Bal
  • Travis Ishikawa back in LF for Game 5
    Travis Ishikawa is back in left field and hitting seventh for the Giants in Sunday's Game 5 of the World Series.

    Advice: Ishikawa was benched in favor of Juan Perez in Game 4 with the Royals sending lefty Jason Vargas to the mound, but he's back in there Sunday with righty James Shields getting the start. The Giants are using the same lineup that they used for the first five games of the series. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 12:17 pm
  • Jesus Guzman signs with Hiroshima Carp
    MLB.com's Brian McTaggart reports that Jesus Guzman has signed with the Hiroshima Toyo Carp of Japan's Central League.

    Advice: Guzman elected free agency earlier this month after being removed from the Astros' 40-man roster. It's not clear how much the 30-year-old will be paid by Hiroshima, but he'll get the opportunity to play regularly in Japan, something he wasn't given in the states. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 10:05 am
     
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  • Posey singles, walks twice in Game 5 victory
    Buster Posey had an RBI single and two walks in five plate appearances as the Giants cruised to an 11-4 win against the Royals in Game 4 of the World Series on Saturday.

    Advice: The World Series is evened up at 2-2, so the two clubs will play Game 5 in San Francisco before heading back to Kansas City for Game 6 and potentially Game 7. Posey walked and scored the Giants' first run in the first inning, then reduced the Giants' deficit to 4-2 at the time with an RBI single in the third inning. Posey was intentionally walked in the sixth, then scored the first of three runs in the frame. Posey is batting only .188 (3-for-16) in the World Series and hasn't had an extra-base hit since doubling against the Padres on September 25. The Giants need him to get going if they want to have an easier time fending off the Royals. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:26 pm
     
    W, 9-3 vs ^ SD
  • Hosmer's 3-hit night not enough in Game 4
    Eric Hosmer went 3-for-5 with a double, an RBI, and a run scored, but it wasn't enough as the Royals were drubbed by the Giants in Game 4 of the World Series on Saturday.

    Advice: The Royals were able to pound out 12 hits, but scored only the four runs all of which came in the third inning. Hosmer tied the game at 1-1 after beating out an infield single which allowed Alex Gordon to score from third base. He also doubled to lead off the fifth inning but was stranded. Hosmer entered the night with just one hit in 10 at-bats in the World Series. The Royals certainly hope he's able to bring his Game 4 performance into the rest of the series. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:19 pm
     
    W, 6-4 ^ @CWS
  • Eric Hosmer drives home game-winning run
    Eric Hosmer went 1-for-4 and drove home the eventual game-winning run on Friday as the Royals topped the Giants in Game 3 of the World Series in San Francisco.

    Advice: Hosmer’s two-out RBI single came off tough opposing southpaw Javier Lopez after an 11-pitch battle in the sixth inning, increasing the Royals advantage to 3-0 at the time. That run would prove to stand tall though after the Giants pushed across a pair in the bottom of the sixth inning. Hosmer has had a tremendous postseason, slashing .359/.479/.564 with a pair of long balls and nine RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:36 pm
     
    W, 6-4 ^ @CWS
  • Posey plates one as Giants drop Game 3
    Buster Posey went 0-for-4 with an RBI as the Giants dropped Game 3 of the World Series to the Royals in San Francisco on Friday.

    Advice: Posey came to the plate in a huge situation in the sixth inning, with the potential tying runs in scoring position and just one out. While Posey was able to deliver an RBI with a ground out that pulled the Giants to within a run at 3-2, their scoring threat fizzled. The All-Star backstop is now hitting .268/.311/.268 with no homers and six RBI in the postseason. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:31 pm
     
    W, 9-3 vs ^ SD
  • Morse collects pinch-hit RBI double in loss
    Michael Morse came through in a big way for the Giants in Friday’s loss to the Royals, smashing an RBI double as a pinch-hitter in the sixth inning.

    Advice: Morse came on to hit for Tim Hudson in the sixth inning after Brandon Crawford had singled, and swatted a massive foul drive down the left field line that narrowly missed being a two-run home run. The Giants could certainly use his bat in the lineup against southpaw Jason Vargas on Saturday, but it’s unclear if he feels well enough to man left field defensively. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:28 pm
     
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  • Konerko and Rollins share Clemente Award
    Paul Konerko and Jimmy Rollins were announced as co-winners of the 2014 Roberto Clemente Award on Friday.

    Advice: The annual award, in existence since 1971, recognizes the MLB player who "best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement and the individual's contribution to his team" and is voted on by fans and members of the baseball media. This marks the first time that the award has been shared. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 4:25 pm
     
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    L, 6-4 vs ^ KC
  • Victor Martinez to seek four-year contract
    CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that impending free agent Victor Martinez will be looking for a four-year contract this winter.

    Advice: Martinez will turn 36 in December, but you can hardly blame him for shooting for a four-year deal after he batted .335/.409/.565 with 32 homers and 103 RBI this season. The Tigers would love to keep him, but they could balk at giving him another four-year pact. Regardless, V-Mart will be in high demand this offseason with offense down across baseball. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 12:55 pm
     
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  • Giants sticking with same lineup in Game 3
    Travis Ishikawa is in left field and batting seventh for Friday's World Series Game 3.

    Advice: Giants manager Bruce Bochy is sticking with the same lineup, which means Ishikawa is still in left and Michael Morse is back on the bench after serving as the DH in Kansas City. They'll square off against the Royals' Jeremy Guthrie. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 12:18 pm
  • Miguel Cabrera undergoes surgery on ankle
    Miguel Cabrera underwent surgery Wednesday to remove bone spurs from his right ankle and repair a stress fracture in the navicular bone at top of his foot.

    Advice: It had been known that Cabrera dealt with bone spurs down the stretch, but the stress fracture is a new revelation. The slugger will be re-evaluated in three months, so there would seem to be a chance that he'll be slowed at the beginning of spring training. Barring a setback, however, it shouldn't affect his availability for Opening Day. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:00 am
     
    W, 3-0 vs ^ Min
  • Butler has two RBI, Royals prevail in Game 2
    Billy Butler went 2-for-3 with two RBI, driving in the game-winning run as the Royals bested the Giants 7-2 in Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday.

    Advice: Butler delivered two of the game's biggest hits, swatting an RBI single in the first inning to get the Royals on the board and roping a single over Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford in the sixth that gave the Royals a 3-2 lead. They wouldn't look back, putting up four more runs in the inning en route to the five-run win. Once in danger of losing his starting job, Country Breakfast has come up big time and again this postseason. Going to a National League park for three games Butler may have trouble finding at-bats, but he'll likely be the first man off the bench for manager Ned Yost in pinch-hitting spots. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:37 pm
  • No changes to Giants' lineup for WS Game 2
    Michael Morse will serve as the designated hitter again in Game 2 of the World Series against the Royals on Wednesday.

    Advice: Giants manager Bruce Bochy is sticking with the same lineup which led to victory in Game 1: Gregor Blanco CF, Joe Panik 2B, Buster Posey C, Pablo Sandoval 3B, Hunter Pence RF, Brandon Belt 1B, Morse DH, Travis Ishikawa LF, Brandon Crawford SS. Jake Peavy will make the start against Yordano Ventura. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:26 pm
     
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  • Morse in lineup as DH for Game 1 of WS
    Michael Morse is in the starting lineup as the designated hitter for Game 1 of the World Series against the Royals.

    Advice: Morse was limited to pitch-hitting duties during the NLCS, but the Giants can use him as their DH under American League rules. The full lineup: Gregor Blanco CF, Joe Panik 2B, Buster Posey C, Pablo Sandoval 3B, Hunter Pence RF, Brandon Belt 1B, Morse DH, Travis Ishikawa LF, Brandon Crawford SS. Madison Bumgarner will match up against James Shields. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:28 pm
     
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  • Morse to serve as Giants' DH in World Series
    Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Monday that Michael Morse will be the team's DH in the World Series.

    Advice: Morse didn't make a start in the NLCS, but he did slug a big game-tying home run in the Giants' series-deciding Game 5 win over the Cardinals. He missed most of September with an oblique injury, which is why he was left off the roster for the NLDS and limited to pinch-hitting duties in the Championship Series. Travis Ishikawa will be the Giants' primary left fielder in the Fall Classic against the Royals. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 20, 12:50 pm
     
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    W, 9-3 vs x SD
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