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  • Bradley penciled in as CF in 2016
    Red Sox manager John Farrell indicated on WEEI's "Hot Stove Show" on Tuesday night that Jackie Bradley is penciled in as the starting center fielder for 2016.

    Advice: What Bradley brings defensively can't be questioned, so the Red Sox are hoping that the progress he showed with the bat down the stretch is for real. The 25-year-old continues to pop up in trade rumors, but assuming he stays put this winter, Farrell envisions having Mookie Betts in right field and Rusney Castillo in left. Today, 7:18 am
  • Report: 'Nothing is imminent' on Ozuna trade
    Joe Frisaro of reports that "nothing is imminent" on a possible trade involving Marcell Ozuna.

    Advice: This comes on the heels of a report from ESPN's Jerry Crasnick on Tuesday night that the Mariners are working on a trade for Ozuna, who has fallen out of favor with Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria. Nothing is close, but the Marlins are reportedly willing to move him for a young starter. It's hard to imagine that Ozuna will begin 2016 with the team given all of the drama that has occurred until now, so it's highly likely he's moved at some point soon. Stay tuned. Today, 6:46 am
  • Report: Cardinals interested in Ben Zobrist
    CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Cardinals are interested in Ben Zobrist.

    Advice: Really, who isn't these days? Zobrist would be a great fit for just about anyone, with teams like the Nationals and Mets reportedly among the most aggressive. The Cardinals already have their infield in place, so they are presumably looking at him as a super utility-type. Zobrist, who turns 35 next May, appears likely to land a three- or four-year deal this winter. Today, 6:41 am
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  • Crasnick: Mariners working on deal for Ozuna
    ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Mariners are working on a trade to acquire Marcell Ozuna.

    Advice: Ozuna has fallen out of favor in Miami, as he's apparently in owner Jeffrey Loria's doghouse. The 25-year-old outfielder hit only .259/.308/.383 with 10 homers and 44 RBI in 2015 and spent time in the minors. However, he batted .269/.317/.455 with 23 bombs and 85 RBI in 2014 and is not yet arbitration-eligible, so there's obvious appeal. Crasnick says the Marlins are looking for a young starter in exchange for Ozuna, and the Miami Herald's Clark Spencer hears Roenis Elias and Nate Karns could pique their interest. Meanwhile,'s Joe Frisaro believes the two clubs could be working on a larger trade involving more than just Ozuna and a pitcher. Nothing appears imminent here, but there's some smoke. Yesterday, 6:52 pm
  • Report: Nationals interested in Ben Zobrist
    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal writes that the Nationals are interested in free agent Ben Zobrist.

    Advice: Rosenthal writes that the Nationals are in need of a left-handed hitting infielder and outfielder. The switch-hitting Zobrist is capable of playing all over and has been a target for the Nationals in the past, so it's a natural fit. Of course, the same could be said for several teams, including the NL East rival Mets. Yesterday, 11:39 am
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  • Padres drawing trade interest in Margot
    According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal and Jon Morosi, the Padres are drawing trade interest in prospect outfielder Manuel Margot.

    Advice: Margot, 21, was just acquired from the Red Sox this month in the Craig Kimbrel deal. Padres general manager A.J. Preller has shown that he likes to wheel and deal, but one source told Rosenthal that the odds are 80-20 against a trade. It would take another high impact player/prospect for the Padres to even consider the possibility. Yesterday, 10:14 am
  • Nats ink Schafer to minor league deal
    Nationals signed OF Logan Schafer to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

    Advice: Schafer appeared in 69 games with the Brewers this season and owns a .212/.286/.319 batting line in the majors. The 29-year-old plays all three outfield positions and could be a bench player for the Nationals in 2016. Yesterday, 10:04 am
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  • Angels considering run at Jason Heyward
    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal and Jon Morosi report that the Angels "aren’t ruling out a pursuit" of Jason Heyward.

    Advice: The report notes that the Angels "are only in the preliminary stages" in their search for an everyday outfielder and Heyward is just one of the names they're considering. If the Halos did land Heyward, they would have the reigning Gold Glove-winning right fielders from both leagues (they'd move Kole Calhoun to left field to accommodate Heyward). The Cardinals would love to re-sign Heyward but know they'll be facing plenty of competition. Monday, 6:47 pm
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  • Orioles interested in bringing back OF Parra
    According to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick, the Orioles are interested in bringing back Gerardo Parra.

    Advice: Crasnick notes, however, that it would probably have to be a two-year deal. Parra, 28, may be asking for three or even four years after batting .291/.328/.452 with 14 homers and 14 steals in 2015 while playing all three outfield positions. Multiple teams have already been linked to him -- the Royals and Mets among them. Monday, 12:56 pm
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  • Tigers not expected to re-sign Rajai Davis
    According to Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press, the Tigers are unlikely to re-sign free agent Rajai Davis.

    Advice: The club had extended Davis an offer this offseason before they decided to acquire Cameron Maybin from the Braves last week. That almost assuredly pushes Davis out of the picture as the club already has four outfielders under contract and considers Davis primarily a platoon option. The 35-year-old slashed .258/.306/.440 with eight homers, 30 RBI and 18 stolen bases in 370 plate appearances in 2015. Sunday, 7:32 pm
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  • Cafardo: Brett Gardner trade 'not a slam dunk'
    Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe said it's "not a slam dunk" that the Yankees will trade Brett Gardner this offseason.

    Advice: Rumors have been swirling around Gardner since the Yankees acquired Aaron Hicks from Minnesota last week. However, Gardner is coming off one of his best seasons and the Yankees consider him a clubhouse leader. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports believes the Yankees will only move Gardner if they can get a starting pitcher in return. Saturday, 5:42 pm
  • Gerardo Parra a possibility for Kansas City
    According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, the Royals are considering Gerardo Parra as a replacement for Alex Gordon.

    Advice: Cafardo said the feeling around Kansas City is that Gordon is "likely gone." The Royals are also interested in Jackie Bradley should the Red Sox make him available in a trade. The Mets have also been linked to Parra, who hit .291 this year in 547 at-bats between Baltimore and Milwaukee. Saturday, 3:50 pm
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  • Beat writer: Dodgers unlikely to trade Puig
    Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times doesn't expect the Dodgers to move Yasiel Puig this offseason.

    Advice: Hernandez's reasoning is that Puig gives the Dodgers a right-handed bat in an outfield full of left-handers. Puig is still just 24 and the Dodgers see a lot of potential despite his lackluster 2015 campaign. Plus he has three years remaining on a relatively affordable deal. There have been rumors of a rift between Puig and ace Clayton Kershaw but for now, it doesn't look like the Dodgers are considering a trade. Saturday, 2:05 pm
  • Nats ink Chris Heisey to minor league deal
    Nationals signed OF Chris Heisey to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

    Advice: The move reunites the veteran outfielder with his former skipper Dusty Baker from their days in Cincinnati. He'll battle in spring training to earn a reserve outfielder role on the Opening Day roster. Saturday, 9:02 am
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  • Rockies avoid arbitration with Brandon Barnes
    Rockies signed OF Brandon Barnes to a one-year contract, avoiding arbitration.

    Advice: Terms of the deal have yet to be disclosed. projected Barnes to make $1.2 million through arbitration this winter. The 29-year-old outfielder appeared in 106 games for the Rockies in 2015, slashing .251/.314/.341 with two homers, 17 RBI and four stolen bases. He's expected to once again function as a reserve outfielder for the Rockies. Friday, 5:39 pm
  • Tigers complete trade for Cameron Maybin
    Tigers acquired OF Cameron Maybin and cash considerations from the Braves for LHPs Ian Krol and Gabe Speier.

    Advice: The deal saves the Braves approximately $6 million. Maybin's coming off one of the best seasons of his career. In 2015, he slashed .267/.327/.370 with 10 homers, 59 RBI and 23 steals over 505 at-bats. With the trade, the 28-year-old outfielder has come full circle. The Tigers drafted him with the 10th overall pick in the 2005 amateur draft before moving him to the Marlins in 2008. Friday, 2:12 pm
  • Athletics designate Gentry for assignment
    Athletics designated OF Craig Gentry for assignment.

    Advice: Gentry saw 50 at-bats with the A's in 2015. He did very little with them. The veteran outfielder slashed just .120/.196/.200 in that limited stretch of action. Still, Gentry will likely find a home elsewhere, as he's a proven bench option if nothing else. Friday, 12:57 pm
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  • Mets purchase Brandon Nimmo's contract
    Mets purchased the contract of OF Brandon Nimmo from Triple-A Las Vegas.

    Advice: Nimmo was a supplemental first-round pick in 2011. He spent time at High-A, Double-A and Triple-A in 2015. The Mets promoted the 22-year-old outfield prospect to Triple-A in late July. Overall, he slashed .269/.362/.372 with five homers, four triples and 26 RBI over 376 minor league at-bats. He's now protected from the Rule 5 draft. Friday, 12:38 pm
  • Report: Gardner-for-Castro trade discussed
    The New York Daily News' Mark Feinsand reports that the Yankees and Cubs have discussed a swap of Brett Gardner and Starlin Castro.

    Advice: A major league executive told Feinsand that "many teams" have engaged in talks (to some degree) regarding Gardner. More specifically, Feinsand wrote that the Cubs and Yankees have spoke about a potential Gardner-for-Castro trade. Now 32, Gardner has three years and $38 million left on his contract. Yankees GM Brian Cashman has indicated that the team is open to making any move that would help the team. The Yankees fielded a merry band of mediocrity at second base in 2015 and Castro would certainly boost them there. Previously, it was reported by Joel Sherman of the New York Post that the Mariners have also shown interest in Gardner. While rumors are swirling around Gardner, nothing appears to be imminent on the trade front. Friday, 7:18 am
  • MLB executive predicts Ozuna trade
    An MLB executive who spoke with ESPN's Jerry Crasnick said that he would "be surprised" if the Marlins held onto Marcell Ozuna.

    Advice: According to that major league excutive, "[Marlins owner Jeffrey] Loria clearly can't stand [Ozuna] and everybody knows it." In 459 at-bats with the Marlins, the 25-year-old outfielder slashed .259/.308/.383 with 10 homers and 44 RBI. An earlier November report by ESPN's Jayson Stark indicated that the Marlins are looking for a pitcher in the range of a No. 2 starter in exchange for Ozuna. Friday, 6:51 am
  • Padres add OF Margot to 40-man roster
    Padres purchased the contract of OF Manuel Margot from Triple-A El Paso.

    Advice: Margot, who was acquired from the Red Sox last week in the Craig Kimbrel trade, is now on the Padres' 40-man roster. The 21-year-old is coming off an impressive season between High-A and Double-A and likely isn't far off from the majors. Thursday, 8:20 pm
  • Report: Mets 'very interested' in Ben Zobrist
    Tim Rohan of the New York Times hears from a league source that the Mets are "very interested" in Ben Zobrist.

    Advice: Join the club. Still, the Mets' interest appears to be strong and genuine, as they met with his representatives at the recent GM Meetings and held a conference call with him on Wednesday. With his versatility, Zobrist is drawing interest from around 10 teams at the moment. Despite turning 35 next May, it's possible he could land a four-year deal this winter. Wednesday, 12:46 pm
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  • Mets have been in touch with Gerardo Parra
    Marc Carig of Newsday reports that the Mets have been in touch with the representatives for free agent outfielder Gerardo Parra.

    Advice: The Mets were connected to Parra at the trade deadline and they are considering him again now that they are looking for a possible platoon partner for Juan Lagares in center field. The 28-year-old batted .291/.328/.452 with 14 home runs, 51 RBI, and 14 stolen bases in 2014, though he struggled after a midseason trade to the Orioles. The Mets are expected to consider other options in center field, including Denard Span and Dexter Fowler. Tuesday, 5:33 am
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  • Mets have reached out to Ben Zobrist's agent
    According to Ken Davidoff of the New York Post, the Mets have reached out to the agent of Ben Zobrist.

    Advice: Davidoff states in the same report that the Yankees are not interested in Zobrist despite their need for infield help. The veteran utilityman has already been connected to close to a dozen teams this offseason after hitting .276/.359/.450 with 13 home runs, 36 doubles, and 56 RBI in 126 games this past year between Oakland and Kansas City. Zobrist, 34, is probably looking for a three- or four-year deal. Monday, 11:55 am
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