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  • Tigers exercise Joakim Soria's option for '15
    Tigers exercised RHP Joakim Soria's $7 million option for 2015.

    Advice: Soria didn't pitch very well after being acquired by the Tigers at the trade deadline, but he had a terrific year overall and the club needs all the bullpen arms it can get. As of now, Joe Nathan is expected to remain the team's closer heading into next season, though it's possible the Tigers will try to upgrade over the winter. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:40 am
  • Rays expected to pick up Ben Zobrist's option
    Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Rays are expected to pick up Ben Zobrist's $7.5 million option for 2015.

    Advice: It's a no-brainer move, as Zobrist is coming off another solid season and remains incredibly valuable due to his versatility. But while the Rays intend to pick up the option, it's been speculated that they might consider trading Zobrist this offseason since he's a year away from free agency. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:45 am
     
    L, 7-2 x @Cle
  • Matsuzaka to get big offer to return to Japan
    Sports Hochi reports that the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks plan to offer Daisuke Matsuzaka a four-year contract worth about $3.58 million per season.

    Advice: He'd be crazy to turn that kind of money down, as Matsuzaka would have to take a minor league deal from a major league club. The right-hander has said previously that he'd be open to returning to Japan if they give him a chance to start. It would be shocking if Matsuzaka turns the offer down. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:58 am
     
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    W, 8-3 vs Hou
  • Joel Hanrahan activated from 60-day DL
    Tigers activated RHP Joel Hanrahan from the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: Hanrahan never threw a pitch for the Tigers after signing in May while he worked his way back from Tommy John surgery. He'll be a free agent this winter. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:50 am
     
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    W, 3-0 vs Min
  • 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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    L, 8-3 @NYM
  • Luke Hochevar removed from 60-day DL
    Royals activated RHP Luke Hochevar from the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: Hochevar, of course, missed the season due to Tommy John surgery. He'll be a free agent this winter but should have a shot at being ready for the start of the 2015 campaign. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:46 am
     
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    W, 6-4 @CWS
  • Michael Mariot activated from 60-day DL
    Royals activated RHP Michael Mariot from the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: Mariot's season ended early due to a strained hamstring. He'll compete for a bullpen job next spring. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:44 am
  • 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
     
    W, 4-0 x @Tex
  • 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
  • Franklin Gutierrez taken off restricted list
    Mariners activated OF Franklin Gutierrez from the restricted list.

    Advice: Gutierrez sat out the season after being diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis. He's been working out and is feeling better, though, and the outfielder plans to return in 2015. He'll just have to do it on a minor league pact. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:19 am
     
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    W, 4-1 vs x LAA
  • Joey Votto removed from 60-day DL
    Reds activated 1B Joey Votto from the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: Votto was limited to just 62 games this season due to a distal quad strain. He'll be a bit of an injury red flag heading into the 2015 campaign. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:10 am
     
    W, 4-1 vs x Pit
  • Josh Beckett activated from 60-day DL
    Dodgers activated RHP Josh Beckett from the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: Beckett announced earlier this month that he planned to retire, though he's yet to officially file retirement papers. He will undergo surgery next May to repair a torn labrum in his left hip. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:01 am
     
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    W, 10-5 vs Col
  • Paul Maholm removed from 60-day DL
    Dodgers activated LHP Paul Maholm from the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: Maholm's season ended in early August due to a torn ACL. It's not clear whether the rehab will affect his availability for spring training. Maholm is a free agent this winter. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:00 am
     
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    W, 10-5 vs Col
  • 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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    L, 1-0 @Was
  • Rafael Furcal activated from 60-day DL
    Marlins activated INF Rafael Furcal from the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: Furcal was limited to just nine games for the Marlins this season due to leg issues. The 36-year-old seems likely to have to settle for a minor league contract this winter. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:54 am
     
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    L, 1-0 x @Was
  • Tigers likely to exercise $7M option on Soria
    The Tigers are expected to exercise their $7 million option on Joakim Soria for 2015.

    Advice: "We still have to make the final decision," team president/general manager Dave Dombrowski said last week. "But it's a situation where we look at him as being an important acquisition toward this [coming] year also." Soria didn't live up to expectations in his short stint with the Tigers after a midseason trade, posting a 4.91 ERA over 11 innings of work and getting lit up in the postseason, but the Tigers could use the protection for shaky closer Joe Nathan. They have until five days after the end of the World Series to make an official decision. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:16 pm
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