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  • 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.
    Today, 6:58 am
    Not Active
    W, 8-3 vs Hou
  • Johan Santana removed from 60-day DL
    Orioles activated LHP Johan Santana from the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: Santana's comeback attempt from another shoulder surgery ended in June when he tore his Achilles tendon. The lefty will have to settle for another minor league deal this offseason.
    Today, 6:52 am
    Not Active
    W, 1-0 @Tor
  • Mike Pelfrey activated from 60-day DL
    Twins activated RHP Mike Pelfrey from the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: Pelfrey missed most of the season after having surgery to relieve pressure on the ulnar nerve in his throwing elbow. He's expected to be fine for spring training and should have a spot at the back-end of the Twins' rotation.
    Today, 6:30 am
  • A.J. Griffin activated from 60-day DL
    Athletics activated RHP A.J. Griffin from the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: Griffin missed the 2014 season after having Tommy John surgery in late April. He's probably going to be sidelined until around midseason next year.
    Today, 6:22 am
  • 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.
    Today, 6:20 am
  • Gavin Floyd activated from 60-day DL
    Braves activated RHP Gavin Floyd from the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: Floyd pitched pretty well after returning from Tommy John surgery but unfortunately saw his season cut short due to surgery in June to repair a fractured olecranon in his right elbow. He'll be a free agent this offseason and is expected to be healthy for spring training.
    Today, 6:15 am
    Not Active
    W, 2-1 @Phi
  • Homer Bailey activated from 60-day DL
    Reds activated RHP Homer Bailey from the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: The first year of Bailey's six-year, $105 million contract didn't go well, as he posted a disappointing 3.71 ERA before having surgery last month to repair a tear in his flexor tendon. The right-hander expects to be ready for the start of the 2015 campaign.
    Today, 6:13 am
  • 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.
    Today, 6:01 am
    Not Active
    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.
    Today, 6:00 am
    Not Active
    W, 10-5 vs Col
  • Padres decline Johnson's $4 million option
    Padres decline RHP Josh Johnson's $4 million option for 2015.

    Advice: Johnson, of course, missed the 2014 campaign following Tommy John surgery and could get a late start to next season. However, he and the Padres are both interested in working out a smaller, likely incentive-laden deal. The right-hander has ample upside when healthy, which isn't terribly often.
    Yesterday, 4:57 pm
    Disabled List
    L, 9-3 @SF
  • Orioles pick up Wei-Yin Chen's 2015 option
    Orioles exercised LHP Wei-Yin Chen's $4.75 million option for 2015.

    Advice: It's a no-brainer. Chen has put up a 3.86 ERA and 1.27 WHIP across 86 starts over the last three seasons for the Orioles, proving to be a bargain after coming over from Japan. He'll be a big part of the Baltimore rotation again next season.
    Yesterday, 3:09 pm
  • White Sox decline option on RHP Paulino
    White Sox declined RHP Felipe Paulino's $4 million club option for 2015.

    Advice: The option carried a $250,000 buyout. Paulino threw just 18 1/3 innings with the White Sox this season due to lingering shoulder issues, so it was an easy call to decline.
    Yesterday, 1:47 pm
    Disabled List
    L, 6-4 vs KC
  • Fish activate Jose Fernandez from 60-day DL
    Marlins activated RHP Jose Fernandez from the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: It's just a procedural move to clear up the club's 40-man roster. Fernandez underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery in May and is doubtful to join Miami's starting rotation until sometime in June 2015. He'll be placed back on the disabled list next spring.
    Yesterday, 10:09 am
  • Rangers make 'opening offer' to Colby Lewis'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.
    Yesterday, 8:36 am
    Not Active
    L, 4-0 vs Oak
  • Danny Duffy hampered by rib cage injury
    Royals manager Ned Yost acknowledged after the World Series that Danny Duffy was held out of the postseason rotation because of a stress reaction in his rib cage.

    Advice: The injury didn't bother Duffy in short relief stints, but the pain would catch up to him if he went more than two or three innings. Duffy wound up making three relief appearances during Kansas City's deep postseason run, allowing two runs in 4 2/3 innings. He'll be a big part of the club's starting rotation in 2015.
    Yesterday, 8:21 am
    W, 6-4 @CWS
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