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  • Giants haven't made 'final offer' to Sandoval
    Giants assistant GM Bobby Evans told The Front Office on Serius 209 XM 86 that the team has not made a "final offer" to free agent Pablo Sandoval.

    Advice: The San Francisco Chronicle reported on Friday that the Padres had made the highest offer to Sandoval. Both Boston and San Diego have supposedly put out offers in the range of five years, $95 million. Sandoval is said to be leaning toward taking the Red Sox offer. Evans would not confirm that the Giants' current offer is in that same range, but according to Jim Bowden of ESPN, he "implied" that this was accurate. Rotoworld.com
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  • Indians designate Scott Barnes for assignment
    Indians designated LHP Scott Barnes for assignment.

    Advice: The team acquired Charles Brewer from the Diamondbacks for cash considerations on Saturday. The designation of Barnes was their way of making room on the roster. Barnes pitched 8+ innings with the Indians last season and allowed seven runs over that stretch. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:09 am
  • Hunter says he favors Twins among suitors
    Free agent OF Torii Hunter told the Pioneer Press that he and the Twins had a "common interest" in possible return.

    Advice: "I came there as a young boy and came out a man. I always hold true to Minnesota Twins values I was taught," said Hunter. His other suitors include the Royals, Orioles, Giants and Blue Jays. Hunter isn't quite the defender he used to be, but he put up a .286/.319/.446 line in 2014, hitting 17 home runs and driving in 83 over 142 games at age 39. He indicated he would make a decision about his landing spot within the next few weeks. Rotoworld.com
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  • Blanco takes coaching job with Cubs
    Diamondbacks assistant hitting coach Henry Blanco has accepted a coaching job with the Cubs.

    Advice: Blanco's position under Joe Maddon will be as a quality assurance coach. He will also work closely with the catchers. The departure of the former catcher leaves the Diamondbacks without a Spanish speaker on the coaching staff, something the team plans on addressing. Rotoworld.com
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  • Indians acquire RHP Brewer from Diamondbacks
    Indians acquired RHP Charles Brewer from the Indians for cash considerations.

    Advice: The Diamondbacks had designated Brewer for assignment on Thursday. The right-hander had a cup of coffee with the club in 2013, but he spent all of this past season in the minors. The 26-year-old will be pitching depth for the Indians. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:59 pm
     
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  • D'backs deal Bolsinger to Dodgers for cash
    Dodgers acquired RHP Mike Bolsinger from the Diamondbacks for cash considerations.

    Advice: The D'backs had previously designated Bolsinger for assignment. In Bolsinger, the Dodgers are getting a 26-year-old right-hander who had a 5.50 ERA in 52 1/3 innings this past season. Bolsinger may start or pitch in relief for the Dodgers. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:28 pm
  • Cisnero signs minor league contract with Reds
    Reds signed RHP Jose Cisnero to a minor league contract.

    Advice: Cisnero was outrighted off the Astros' 40-man roster earlier this month. Cisnero, 25, had Tommy John surgery in May, so he won't be ready by the time spring rolls around. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:44 pm
     
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  • Padres have made highest offer to Sandoval
    John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle hears the Padres' offer to Pablo Sandoval is the highest the free agent has received thus far.

    Advice: The Padres were believed to have made the offer Friday. Shea also said he believes that despite the large offer, Sandoval is still leaning toward signing with the Red Sox. The Giants have been asked to make their best offer to the third baseman recently as well, suggesting things may be moving toward a conclusion. Multiple sources say a decision is expected within the next week. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:20 pm
     
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  • Blue Jays no longer in mix for Sandoval
    Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports that the Blue Jays are no longer believed to be in the mix for free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval.

    Advice: While the Jays had initial interest, there has been no communication between them and Sandoval's agent in the past 48 hours. The Red Sox, Giants and Padres are believed to have offers on the table to the hulking third baseman, with a five-year, $95 million deal from the Red Sox reportedly the leader in the clubhouse at the moment. A resolution to this situation is expected in the coming days, but it looks like the Jays won't be the winner in this sweepstakes. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:00 pm
     
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  • Rockies sign Jose Ortega to minor league deal
    Rockies signed RHP Jose Ortega to a minor league contract.

    Advice: The 26-year-old hurler was bombed in his only appearance with the Tigers during the 2014 season, but posted a somewhat respectable 3.57 ERA, 1.48 WHIP and 48/36 K/BB ratio over 58 frames at Triple-A Toledo. He'll provide bullpen depth in the minors for the Rockies. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:38 am
     
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  • Rockies sign Justin Miller to minors contract
    Rockies signed RHP Justin Miller to a minor league contract.

    Advice: The 27-year-old hurler cracked the big leagues for the first time in 2014, posting a 5.11 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 5/2 K/BB ratio over 12 1/3 innings with the Tigers. He'll function as organizational bullpen depth in Colorado. Rotoworld.com
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  • Rockies sign Brett Marshall to minors deal
    Rockies signed RHP Brett Marshall to a minor league contract.

    Advice: The 24-year-old right-hander was abysmal at Triple-A Louisville during the 2014 season, posting a 1-10 record, 6.53 ERA, 1.82 WHIP and 59/51 K/BB ratio over 70 1/3 innings. He's nothing more than organizational depth at this point. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:34 am
     
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  • Rockies sign John Lannan to minors contract
    Rockies signed LHP John Lannan to a minor league contract.

    Advice: The 30-year-old southpaw posted a 6.75 ERA over 56 innings of work at Triple-A Las Vegas in 2014. Given the Rockies struggles both in the rotation and the bullpen, it would be surprising to see him not get a shot at some point during the 2015 season. Rotoworld.com
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  • Phillies sign Paul Clemens to minors contract
    Phillies signed RHP Paul Clemens to a minor league contract.

    Advice: The 26-year-old right-hander appeared in 13 games out of the Astros bullpen in 2014, registering a 5.84 ERA, 1.66 WHIP and 16/13 K/BB ratio over 24 2/3 innings. With his ability to start and pitch in relief, he'll provide valuable organizational depth for the Phillies. Rotoworld.com
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  • Diamondbacks ink Caleb Clay to minors pact
    Diamondbacks signed RHP Caleb Clay to a minor league contract.

    Advice: The 26-year-old right-hander joined the Angels organization midway through the 2014 season after pitching the first half of the year in the Korean Baseball Organization. He posted a 5.09 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 45/17 K/BB ratio over 76 frames at Triple-A Salt Lake. He'll function as organizational rotation depth for the D'Backs. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:28 am
     
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  • Giants re-sign Quiroz to minor league deal
    Giants re-signed C Guillermo Quiroz to a minor league contract.

    Advice: The 32-year-old has spent the past two seasons as catching depth in the Giants organization, appearing in a pair of games at the big league level in 2014 after rosters expanded in September. Rotoworld.com
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  • White Sox sign Joe Savery to minors contract
    White Sox signed LHP Joe Savery to a minor league contract.

    Advice: The deal should include an invitation to spring training as well. The 29-year-old southpaw appeared in just three games with the Athletics in 2014, hurling four scoreless innings. He was terrific at Triple-A Sacramento, compiling a 2.84 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 45/17 K/BB ratio over 44 1/3 innings. He'll have a strong chance of cracking the White Sox bullpen on Opening Day. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:34 am
     
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  • Royals continue to talk with Torii Hunter
    According to Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Royals remain in contact with free agent outfielder Torii Hunter.

    Advice: With the departure of Billy Butler, the Royals have an opening at designated hitter that the veteran Hunter could fulfill. While his defense has fallen off in recent years, he hit .295/.327/.456 with 34 homers and 167 RBI over the past two seasons in Detroit. Rotoworld.com
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  • Red Sox believed to be leader for Sandoval
    Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Red Sox are believed to be the leader in the race to sign free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval.

    Advice: The Red Sox already have an offer on the table, which is believed to be for five years and $95 million. The Giants and Padres reportedly also have offers in on the Kung Fu Panda. Cafardo notes that the Red Sox would like a decision soon though, so Sandoval could be donning a new jersey in the coming days. Rotoworld.com
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  • Orioles and Giants among interested in Hunter
    Jerry Crasnick of ESPN reports that the Orioles and Giants may have interest in Torii Hunter depending on how the rest of the free agent outfield market unfolds.

    Advice: The veteran outfielder has already received interest from the Twins, Royals, Cubs, Rangers and Mariners among others and looks like he'll have no problem finding a comfortable landing spot this winter. It's appearing more and more likely that he'll land a multi-year contract, most likely with an American League club where he can be hidden in the DH spot at times. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 2:45 pm
     
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  • Padres preparing to make offer to Sandoval
    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Padres will make a contract off to Pablo Sandoval on Friday.

    Advice: No word yet on what the terms might be, but it will have to at least be $90+ million in order to be competitive with what the Red Sox and Giants are reportedly willing to spend. It was Rosenthal who reported earlier Friday that new Padres GM A.J. Preller has been "working feverishly" and prepared to go in a variety of directions this offseason. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 12:35 pm
     
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  • Diamondbacks designate Brewer for assignment
    Diamondbacks designated RHP Charles Brewer for assignment.

    Advice: Brewer had a brief stay in the majors with Arizona in 2014. He pitched in four games and allowed two runs over six innings. He'll try to latch on as bullpen depth elsewhere. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:44 pm
     
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  • Diamondbacks DFA Bolsinger
    Diamondbacks designated RHP Mike Bolsinger for assignment.

    Advice: In 52+ innings at the major league level in 2014, Bolsinger put up an ugly 5.50 ERA. He allowed 66 hits and struck out 48 in that span. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:40 pm
  • Blue Jays among teams interested in Hunter
    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Blue Jays are among the teams pursuing Torii Hunter.

    Advice: The Royals, Twins, Cubs, Rangers, Giants, and Mariners have also been linked to the 39-year-old free agent outfielder. Hunter showed in 2014 that he is not quite finished, batting .286/.319/.446 with 17 home runs and 83 RBI in 142 games for the Tigers. It sure sounds like he's going to be able to command a multi-year deal. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:47 am
     
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  • Cafardo: Jays expected to bid for Sandoval
    Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe said the Blue Jays are expected to make an offer to free agent Pablo Sandoval by Thursday.

    Advice: To this point the heavy interest in Sandoval has been limited to the Giants and Red Sox, so it will be interesting to see what the emergence of the Jays does to the process. FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal notes that the Jays have a strict policy that limits them to a maximum of five years on free agent deals, meaning the club could be forced to overpay for Sandoval's services. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports said Sandoval will get at least five years from whichever team he signs with. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:56 pm
     
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  • Pablo Sandoval will get at least five years
    CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Pablo Sandoval "will get at least a five-year deal, if not six or seven."

    Advice: ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reported Tuesday that Sandoval had been discussing deals in the five-year, $80-90 million range, but Heyman says he's holding out for a nine-figure deal and it sounds like he might get it. Sandoval is on his way to San Francisco after finishing his visit with the Red Sox, who are expected to make an offer by Thursday. He'll likely wind up choosing between those two teams, though Heyman doesn't discount the possibility of others getting involved. He mentions the Marlins as a potential dark horse but says there's no word whether they've had contact with Sandoval's camp. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:14 pm
     
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  • Red Sox extend offer to Pablo Sandoval
    Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Red Sox have extended a contract offer to Pablo Sandoval.

    Advice: The particulars of the offer aren't known, but ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reported Tuesday that Sandoval has discussed deal both with the Red Sox and Giants in the five-year, $80-90 million range. Crasnick has also said that "things could come together quickly" with Sandoval, so it appears Panda will make a decision soon. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:36 am
     
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  • Red Sox, Sandoval have second meeting Tuesday
    Pablo Sandoval and the Red Sox met for a second time Tuesday evening, according to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish.

    Advice: It's unclear what the nature of the second meeting is, but ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reported earlier Tuesday that "things could come together quickly" and the Red Sox are a "very serious player." A second meeting in one day would seem to corroborate that idea. Sandoval's suitors are down to the Giants and the Red Sox, so a decision one way or the other could come soon. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:06 pm
     
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  • Royals, Twins aggressively pursuing Hunter
    Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish hears the Royals and Twins are the most aggressive suitors for Torii Hunter.

    Advice: Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski conceded last week the team will likely not re-sign the 39-year-old, but he may stay in the American League Central division yet. The Twins' interest has been long-rumored, but reports are that he would need to take a large pay cut to return to the Twin Cities. The Cubs, Rangers, Giants and Mariners are among the other teams that have been linked to the outfielder. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 4:42 pm
     
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  • Pablo Sandoval's price range $80-90 million
    ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that Pablo Sandoval has discussed deals in the five-year, $80-90 million price range with the Giants and Red Sox.

    Advice: Crasnick adds that "things could come together quickly" with Sandoval and that the Red Sox are a "very serious player." The feeling for a while now has been that Kung Fu Panda was likely to either re-sign with San Francisco or head east to Boston. It appears that a decision could come before Thanksgiving. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:15 am
     
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  • Tigers GM rules out re-signing Torii Hunter
    Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said Friday that the club will not re-sign Torii Hunter.

    Advice: "We probably won't re-sign Torii," Dombrowski said. "I called Torii and his representative today and told them that." Hunter had a successful two-year run in Detroit, batting .295/.327/.456 with 34 homers and 167 RBI while playing over 140 games both seasons. He's 39 and isn't much of an outfielder anymore, but Hunter keeps himself in terrific shape and could still have a bit more left in the tank. The Royals, Twins, Cubs, Rangers, Giants and Mariners have been listed as possible landing spots for the veteran outfielder. Rotoworld.com
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