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  • Braves activate Cory Gearrin (elbow) from DL
    Braves activated RHP Cory Gearrin from the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: Gearrin was one of a plethora of Braves hurlers who were forced to undergo Tommy John surgery last season. The 28-year-old is expected to return to the Braves bullpen at some point during the first two months of the 2015 season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:32 pm
  • Braves activate Brandon Beachy from DL
    Braves activated RHP Brandon Beachy from the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: The 28-year-old hurler missed the entirety of the 2014 regular season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in March. He's expected to be ready to return early in 2015. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:29 pm
  • Cardinals activate Shane Robinson from DL
    Cardinals activated OF Shane Robinson from the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: Robinson was forced to go under the knife in late August to repair a separated left shoulder. The 30-year-old hit a paltry .150/.227/.200 in 60 at-bats with the Cardinals in 2014. He'll head into spring training looking to secure a role as a reserve outfielder. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:51 pm
  • Blue Jays exercise club option on J.A. Happ
    Blue Jays exercised LHP J.A. Happ's $6.7 million option for 2015.

    Advice: The 32-year-old southpaw did a decent job for the Jays in 2014, posting a 4.22 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 133/51 K/BB ratio over 158 innings. He's expected to open the 2015 campaign occupying one of the final spots in the Blue Jays rotation. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:20 pm
  • 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
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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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  • 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
  • Bruce Rondon activated from 60-day DL
    Tigers activated RHP Bruce Rondon from the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: Rondon, of course, missed the season following Tommy John surgery, but he's expected to be ready to go for spring training. The Tigers are hoping he'll be able to fill a big role in their bullpen next season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:37 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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  • 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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  • 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
  • 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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  • Josh Johnson to test out free agency
    Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com reports that Josh Johnson will test out free agency rather than re-sign with the Padres during their exclusive negotiating window.

    Advice: Both sides are interested in working out a new deal, with Johnson saying he feels he has "unfinished business" with the Padres after missing the season following Tommy John surgery. However, it appears that, not surprisingly, the right-hander will give other teams a chance at him before committing to the Padres again. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:08 am
     
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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
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Melky Cabrera activated from 60-day DL
    Blue Jays activated OF Melky Cabrera from the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: Although his season ended prematurely with a broken right pinkie finger, Cabrera earned a nice payday this winter by batting .301/.351/.458 with 16 home runs and 73 RBI over 139 games. The Blue Jays are expected to make a hard push to re-sign him. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:17 am
     
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  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:15 am
     
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  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:13 am
  • 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
     
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  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:57 pm
     
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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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  • Jays begin contract talks with Melky Cabrera
    Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Blue Jays have begun contract talks with Melky Cabrera.

    Advice: Heyman hears Toronto is "willing to offer at least a three-year deal" to the impending free agent outfielder, who batted .301/.351/.458 with 16 home runs and 73 RBI over 139 games this season. If an agreement isn't reached before the deadline for free agent filing, the Jays will make Cabrera a one-year, $15.3 million qualifying offer so they can get draft pick compensation if he signs elsewhere. Melky turned 30 years old in August. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 11:48 am
     
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  • 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
  • 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
  • Bautista: Jays have 50-50 shot at Cabrera
    Jose Bautista said on Sportsnet 590 The FAN on Tuesday that he believes the Blue Jays have a "50-50" chance of re-signing Melky Cabrera.

    Advice: The Blue Jays are expected to make a one-year, $15.3 million qualifying offer to Cabrera, but they'll have to compete with the open market in order to keep him. "I think he’s going to allow the team a chance to come and match any offer that he might get out on the free agent market," said Bautista. "I think the Blue Jays are going to have a shot at bringing him back, so hopefully for our fan base and for my sake – making my job easier and having him on base a lot, because he does get on base a lot with his bat – hopefully the team does take that chance and re-sign him somehow." Cabrera batted .301/.351/.458 with 16 home runs and 73 RBI over 139 games this season. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:19 am
     
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