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  • Addison Russell being shut down in AFL
    The Cubs are shutting down Addison Russell from the Arizona Fall League.

    Advice: Russell is healthy, but the Cubs feel like he has played a full season. The 20-year-old is one of the top shortstop prospects in the majors, but he saw some time at second base during the Arizona Fall League in an effort to increase his versatility. It's not clear where he'll fit in 2015, but he's on the fast track to the big leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:15 pm
     
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    W, 5-2 x @Mil
  • 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
     
    Player Note
    Mike Avilés Cle - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    W, 7-2 vs x TB
  • Cubs' Russell plays second base in AFL
    Cubs prospect Addison Russell has played second base in the Arizona Fall League.

    Advice: Cubs president Theo Epstein said earlier this month that Russell would prepare to play multiple positions and the 20-year-old made his first start at second base last Monday. "Everything's going good," said Russell. "I missed nine weeks so not only the at-bats, I need to get some reps at short and possibly at second. That's what I'm working on right now." The Cubs still have Starlin Castro at shortstop, so they are simply keeping their options open. The logjam could ultimately be resolved with a trade. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:31 am
     
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    W, 5-2 x @Mil
  • Nix replaces Colon on Royals' WS roster
    Jayson Nix has replaced Christian Colon on the Royals' roster for the World Series.

    Advice: Colon logged two plate appearances between the ALDS and ALCS while serving as a backup infielder. Nix was claimed off waivers from the Pirates in late August and appeared in seven games for the Royals down the stretch. This is the Royals' only roster change for the World Series against the Giants. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:57 am
     
    Player Note
    Jayson Nix KC - 2B,3B,SS
    W, 6-4 x @CWS
  • Pedro Ciriaco catches on with Braves
    Braves signed INF Pedro Ciriaco to a minor league contract.

    Advice: Ciriaco had been removed from the Royals' 40-man roster. The 29-year-old infielder will presumably receive an invitation to spring training and compete for a utility job. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 10:48 am
     
    Player Note
    Pedro Ciriaco Atl - 2B,3B,SS
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    W, 2-1 x @Phi
  • Phillies outright Andres Blanco to Triple-A
    Phillies sent INF Andres Blanco outright to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

    Advice: It's nothing more than a procedural move to open up a spot on the 40-man roster for the Phillies. The 30-year-old infielder appeared in 25 games with the Phillies in 2014, slashing .277/.306/.447 with a homer and three RBI in 47 at-bats. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 4:12 pm
     
    Player Note
    Andrés Blanco Phi - 2B,3B,SS
    Not Active
    L, 2-1 vs x Atl
  • Dombrowski: Iglesias (shins) will be 'fine'
    Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said earlier this week that he's been told by doctors that Jose Iglesias (shins) will be "fine" for spring training.

    Advice: "The doctors tell me he'll be fine," Dombrowski said. "He's going to be ready for spring training, he's going to be ready to go, and he's over all of his (injuries)." Iglesias, of course, missed all of the 2014 season due to stress fractures in both shins, but he's been ramping up his baseball activity of late without experiencing any issues. Dombrowski stopped short of officially naming Iglesias the team's shortstop for next season since he wants to see him in game action first, but he said he'd be "surprised" if the slick fielder isn't at the position on Opening Day. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:56 am
     
    Disabled List
    W, 3-0 vs x Min
  • Flaherty hits solo home run in loss to Royals
    Ryan Flaherty hit a solo home run, the only run the Orioles could muster on the afternoon, in Wednesday's ALCS Game 4 loss to the Royals.

    Advice: Flaherty's home run off Royals starter Jason Vargas in the third inning cut the Royals' lead to 2-1, but it was as close as the Orioles would come. Surprisingly, Flaherty finished the series as one of the Orioles' most productive hitters, batting .333 (4-for-12) with a home run and three RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:21 pm
     
    Player Note
    Ryan Flaherty Bal - 2B,3B,SS
    W, 1-0 ^ @Tor
  • Correa (fibula) expected to be ready for ST
    During a Twitter chat on Wednesday, Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow wrote that prospect Carlos Correa (fibula) is expected to be fully recovered and ready for spring training.

    Advice: Correa suffered a fractured fibula in June while playing with High-A Lancaster, but he has already resumed doing baseball activities, including running and fielding grounders. The 20-year-old was on the fast track to the majors prior to the injury and remains one of the game's most promising prospects. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:26 pm
     
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    L, 8-3 x @NYM
  • Jays re-sign Diaz to minor league contract
    Blue Jays re-signed INF Jonathan Diaz to a minor league contract.

    Advice: He'll also get a spring training invite. Diaz appeared in 23 games with the Blue Jays this past season, but spent the majority of the year at the Triple-A level. The 29-year-old will continue to provide infield depth. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:26 am
     
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    L, 1-0 vs x Bal
  • J.J. Hardy notches RBI double in loss
    J.J. Hardy drove in the Orioles' only run with an RBI double in Tuesday's loss to the Royals.

    Advice: Hardy followed Steve Pearce's double in the second inning with a two-bagger of his own to get the scoring going. Unfortunately for the Orioles, that's all the offense they could muster, as the Royals retired 21 of the last 22 and the final 16 Baltimore hitters of the night. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:09 pm
     
    W, 1-0 ^ @Tor
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