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  • Dodgers decline option on Chad Billingsley
    Dodgers declined RHP Chad Billingsley's $14 million option for 2015.

    Advice: They'll instead pay him a $3 million buyout. The veteran right-hander underwent surgery in June to repair a torn flexor tendon in his pitching elbow and is still in the recovery process. He'll explore his options as a free agent this winter. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:46 pm
     
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  • Colby Lewis to test out free agency
    Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Friday that Colby Lewis will test out the free agent market after the two sides were unable to reach a deal.

    Advice: Daniels isn't shutting the door on re-signing Lewis, but the right-hander will now be free to talk to other clubs. Lewis held a 5.18 ERA and 1.52 WHIP in 170 1/3 innings this season but pitched pretty well in the second half, posting a 3.86 ERA and 1.23 WHIP. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:35 pm
     
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  • Bobby Parnell activated from 60-day DL
    Mets activated RHP Bobby Parnell from the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: Parnell blew his elbow out on Opening Day this season and had Tommy John surgery shortly thereafter. He's likely to get a late start to the 2015 season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:33 pm
  • Josh Satin outrighted to Triple-A
    Mets sent INF Josh Satin outright to Triple-A Las Vegas.

    Advice: Satin was decent for the Mets as a part-time player in 2013, but he managed just three hits in 35 at-bats for the big club this season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:25 pm
     
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  • Scott Rice outrighted to Triple-A
    Mets sent LHP Scott Rice outright to Triple-A Las Vegas.

    Advice: Rice held a 5.93 ERA over 13 2/3 innings for the Mets this season before having surgery in July to remove a bone spur and get a nerve relocated. He pitched decently for the big club in 2013. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:23 pm
     
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  • Ed Lucas outrighted to Triple-A
    Rangers sent INF Ed Lucas outright to Triple-A Round Rock.

    Advice: Lucas had just been claimed off waivers from the Marlins earlier this month. He batted .255/.302/.323 over 163 games with the Fish the last two seasons. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:20 pm
     
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    Ed Lucas Tex - 1B,2B,3B,SS
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  • Alfredo Figaro outrighted to Triple-A
    Rangers sent RHP Alfredo Figaro outright to Triple-A Round Rock.

    Advice: Figaro was just claimed off waivers from the Brewers earlier this month but is now off the 40-man roster. He had a 7.27 ERA in 8 2/3 innings this season out of the Milwaukee bullpen. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:18 pm
     
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  • Alex Rios' 2015 option declined by Rangers
    Rangers declined OF Alex Rios' $13.5 million option for 2015.

    Advice: He'll receive a $1 million buyout instead. Rios batted .280/.311/.398 with just four homers over 131 games this season before being shut down in September with a thumb injury. Even with the power outage, he shouldn't have trouble finding a starting job this offseason. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:15 pm
     
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  • Pablo Sandoval still wants $100 million deal
    CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Pablo Sandoval is still seeking a contract north of $100 million.

    Advice: That's the figure that Heyman reported in the spring. It's not surprising that his asking price would start around there, but whether Sandoval winds up getting close to that figure remains to be seen. The Giants offered him a three-year deal in the vicinity of $40 million this spring, but they'd surely be willing to up that proposal. Sandoval could wind up taking a little less to remain in San Francisco, though the Red Sox are expected to bid aggressively. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:04 pm
     
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  • Brewers claim Juan Centeno off waivers
    Brewers claimed C Juan Centeno off waivers from the Mets.

    Advice: Centeno can't really hit, but the Brewers saw enough in his defense to put in a claim. He'll give them some depth behind the dish. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:45 am
  • Luke Putkonen activated from 60-day DL
    Tigers activated RHP Luke Putkonen from the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: Putkonen missed most of the season with elbow issues before finally undergoing surgery in June to remove a bone spur. He'll be fine for spring training and will compete for a bullpen job. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:39 am
  • Jose Iglesias removed from 60-day DL
    Tigers activated SS Jose Iglesias from the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: Iglesias is expected to be fine for spring training after missing all of 2014 with stress fractures in both shins. He'll be the team's starting shortstop next season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:36 am
     
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  • Tigers make qualifying offer to V-Mart
    Tigers extended a one-year qualifying offer to DH Victor Martinez.

    Advice: He'll decline it, but both sides are interested in working out a deal. Martinez is reportedly looking for a four-year pact after batting .335/.409/.565 with 32 homers and 103 RBI this season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:34 am
     
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  • Tigers extend qualifying offer to Scherzer
    Tigers extended a one-year qualifying offer to Max Scherzer.

    Advice: The offer is worth $15.3 million, but Scherzer will obviously decline it. His gamble in turning down the Tigers' $144 million extension offer last spring worked out, as he's now in position to get more than that on the open market. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:32 am
     
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  • Blue Jays claim Andy Dirks off waivers
    Blue Jays claimed OF Andy Dirks off waivers from the Tigers.

    Advice: Dirks missed all of the 2014 season while rehabbing from back surgery before eventually being shut down with a strained hamstring. He's been a useful player at times in the past, though, and shouldn't have trouble cracking the Jays' Opening Day roster as long as he's healthy. Dirks is a career .276/.332/.413 hitter. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:24 am
     
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  • Nate McLouth activated from 60-day DL
    Nationals activated OF Nate McLouth from the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: McLouth's disappointing 2014 season ended early with surgery to repair the labrum in his right shoulder. He should be fine for spring training and will be looking for a bounce-back season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:19 am
     
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  • Taylor Jordan removed from 60-day DL
    Nationals activated RHP Taylor Jordan from the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: Jordan missed the last few months of the season before eventually having surgery in September to remove bone chips from his right elbow. He'll be fine for spring training but will likely begin the season at Triple-A. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:16 am
  • Erik Davis activated from 60-day DL
    Nationals activated RHP Erik Davis from the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: Davis missed the season following Tommy John surgery. He'll be behind the other pitchers in spring training, putting him in a difficult spot to make the Opening Day roster. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:13 am
  • A's claim Andrew Brown off waivers
    Athletics claimed OF Andrew Brown off waivers from the Mets.

    Advice: Brown has hit just .220/.281/.390 across parts of four major league seasons. The 30-year-old isn't a great bet to earn an Opening Day roster spot next spring. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:53 am
  • Indians pick up Mike Aviles' 2015 option
    Indians exercised INF Mike Aviles' $3.5 million option for 2015.

    Advice: It was reported a week ago that they planned to pick it up, and now it's official. Aviles hit just .247/.273/.343 this season, but he offers plenty of value with his ability to play all over the diamond. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:10 am
     
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    Mike Avilés Cle - 2B,3B,SS,OF
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  • Brewers decline Rickie Weeks' 2015 option
    Brewers declined 2B Rickie Weeks' $14.5 million option for 2015.

    Advice: It's no surprise, of course, after Weeks lost his second base job to Scooter Gennett this season. He hit well in a part-time role, batting .274/.357/.452 with eight homers over 286 plate appearances. He's injury-prone and the big upside isn't there anymore, but Weeks is probably intriguing enough to land a starting job somewhere this winter. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:30 am
     
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  • Jesse Crain activated from 60-day DL
    Astros activated RHP Jesse Crain from the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: Crain wound up missing the entire 2014 season due to his recovery from biceps surgery, as well as a shoulder ailment. He'll likely net an incentive-laden deal over the winter. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:48 am
     
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  • Kyle Blanks removed from 60-day DL
    Athletics activated 1B/OF Kyle Blanks from the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: The injury-prone 28-year-old was limited to 26 games this season due to tendinitis in his left Achilles, an issue that also bothered him in 2013. He hit .309/.409/.436 when healthy, but Blanks still might be non-tendered this offseason in his final year of arbitration eligibility. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:27 am
     
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  • Jarrod Parker activated from 60-day DL
    Athletics activated RHP Jarrod Parker from the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: Parker, of course, missed the season due to a second Tommy John surgery. He seems likely to get a late start to the 2015 campaign. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:20 am
  • Kevin Gregg activated from 60-day DL
    Marlins activated RHP Kevin Gregg from the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: The 36-year-old pitched just nine innings for Miami this season before having surgery in August to remove bone chips from his elbow. He'll be healthy for spring training but will likely have to take a minor league deal. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:57 am
     
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  • Rangers make 'opening offer' to Colby Lewis
    MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan reports that the Rangers have made an "opening offer" to free agent Colby Lewis.

    Advice: Something should get done before the exclusive negotiating window closes on Monday. Lewis had a rough 5.18 ERA and 1.52 WHIP in 170 1/3 innings this season and missed the entire 2013 campaign due to hip surgery, so it's not like he'll be commanding big bucks. The right-hander turned 35 years old in August. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:36 am
     
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  • Sandoval sets record, Giants win World Series
    Pablo Sandoval set a postseason record with a huge night in Wednesday's World Series Game 7 win, going 3-for-3 with two runs scored as the Giants edged the Royals 3-2 for the title.

    Advice: Sandoval broke a four-way tie with Marquis Grissom, Darin Erstad and David Freese when he doubled for his MLB-record 26th hit of the postseason (and third hit of the game) in the top of the eighth inning. Prior to that, Sandoval had two singles, a walk and two runs scored in the Game 7 win. For the series, Sandoval finished 12-for-28 (.429) with four RBI and six runs scored. It was a performance that will serve him well financially heading into free agency this winter. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:23 pm
     
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  • Report: BoSox prioritizing Sandoval, Headley
    CBS Sports' reports that the Red Sox are "prioritizing" impending free agents Pablo Sandoval and Chase Headley.

    Advice: The Red Sox are looking for an upgrade at the hot corner after their third basemen hit just .211/.271/.308 this season. They'll have plenty of competition, of course, as the Giants would like to re-sign Sandoval and the Yankees are interested in keeping Headley. Sandoval will obviously be the most expensive of the two and will also be attached to draft pick compensation, as the Giants are expected to make him a qualifying offer. Headley won't be attached to a draft pick since he was traded during the season. Heyman hears that the Red Sox could also look at Brewers' third baseman Aramis Ramirez if he becomes a free agent. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:22 am
     
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  • Taylor Jordan undergoes elbow surgery
    Taylor Jordan underwent surgery last month to remove bone chips from his right elbow.

    Advice: Jordan missed the last few months of the season with elbow issues, so it's no surprise that an operation was needed. The good news is that he's expected to be fine for spring training. He'll likely begin 2015 in the Triple-A rotation. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 2:20 pm
  • 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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  • Indians expected to exercise option on Aviles
    The Indians are expected to exercise their 2015 option on Mike Aviles.

    Advice: Indians general manager Chris Antonetti said a few weeks ago that he was undecided on Aviles and his $3.5 million option, but Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports the team is leaning toward bringing him back. Aviles hit just .247/.273/.343 last season but appeared at six different positions and offers a veteran presence. The Indians don't officially have to make a decision on the 33-year-old until three days after the end of the World Series. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:05 pm
     
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    Mike Avilés Cle - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    W, 7-2 vs x TB
  • Pablo Sandoval drives in a pair in Game 1 win
    Pablo Sandoval went 2-for-5 with an RBI double and RBI single in Tuesday's victory over the Royals.

    Advice: Sandoval got the scoring going with a two-base knock in the first inning that plated Gregor Blanco and capped off the scoring with an RBI single in the seventh. He could have easily been credited with a third hit, but his hard smash to Mike Moustakas in the ninth inning was changed to an error. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:48 pm
     
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