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  • Victorino thinks he should man right field
    Shane Victorino said Friday that as long as he's healthy, he should be the Red Sox starting right fielder in 2015.

    Advice: Victorino told Rob Bradford of MLB.com, "Obviously health will dictate that. But if I’m healthy if there’s a better outfielder in right field then show me and go out there and do it. I’m not saying that in a cocky or arrogant way. It’s just how confident I am to know I should be the starting right fielder." Barring any further trades, the Red Sox are staring at a massive jog jam in the outfield and on the left side of the infield. If Hanley Ramirez starts in left field as expected and Rusney Castillo patrols center, either Victorino or Yoenis Cespedes will be the odd-man out. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:16 pm
  • Tony Campana inks minors deal with White Sox
    White Sox signed OF Tony Campana to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

    Advice: Campana's wife, Whitney, revealed the news of her husband's signing on Twitter. The deal presumably contains an invitation to spring training, where Campana will compete for a bench job. The speedy outfielder batted just .187/.197/.227 in 44 games in the majors this past season for the Angels and Diamondbacks. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:03 am
     
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  • Olney: Melky prefers to not re-sign with Jays
    ESPN's Buster Olney reports that Melky Cabrera's preference is to not re-sign with the Blue Jays.

    Advice: The reasoning is that he wants to get away from the artificial surface at Rogers Centre. Cabrera was already looking unlikely to end up back in Toronto after the club signed Russell Martin to an $82 million contract. The outfielder is said to prefer to play on the East Coast or in the Midwest. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:42 am
     
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  • Padres, Dodgers have talked Matt Kemp trade
    According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Padres and Dodgers have discussed a Matt Kemp trade.

    Advice: Rosenthal adds, however, that there's been "nothing that recent" and there is "no deal close." Kemp finished the 2014 season in fine form and would give the San Diego offense a needed boost, but the Dodgers may opt to keep him now that Hanley Ramirez has signed with Red Sox. Los Angeles probably needs retain the right-handed power that Kemp provides. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 1:21 pm
     
    W, 10-5 vs Col
  • Rays designate Sean Rodriguez for assignment
    Rays designated INF/OF Sean Rodriguez for assignment.

    Advice: Due another raise through arbitration, Rodriguez was considered a likely non-tender candidate, so the Rays simply decided to cut ties a little bit early. He could draw interest on waivers due to his versatility. Rodriguez batted .211/.258/.443 with 12 home runs over 259 plate appearances this past season. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:33 am
     
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    Seán Rodríguez TB - 1B,2B,3B,OF
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  • Reds sign Boesch to minor league contract
    Reds signed OF Brennan Boesch to a minor league contract.

    Advice: Boesch batted .187/.203/.293 with two home runs over 79 plate appearances with the Angels this past season. The 29-year-old could compete for a bench job in the spring. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:02 am
     
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  • Ryan Braun says thumb is back to 100 percent
    Ryan Braun said Wednesday that his right thumb is back to 100 percent since surgery.

    Advice: Braun underwent a cryotherapy procedure on October 2 in hopes of fixing an inflamed nerve at the base of his thumb that has bothered him for nearly two years. He quickly resumed swinging a bat and hasn't had any setbacks. "It definitely worked," Braun said Wednesday. The real test will be playing in games, but this is encouraging news for the Brewers. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:08 am
     
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  • Indians have contacted OF Denorfia
    Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the Indians have contacted free agent outfielder Chris Denorfia.

    Advice: The Indians have been mentioned as a possibility for Chase Headley, but Hoynes writes that they will not be major players in the free agent market and instead are looking at improving on the margins with players like Denorfia and Kendrys Morales. Denorfia can play all three outfield positions and could be a platoon partner for David Murphy. The 34-year-old batted just .230/.284/.318 with three home runs and 21 RBI over 121 games this past season, but he has a reputation for mashing left-handed pitching. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 5:56 am
     
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  • Padres believed to have called on Cespedes
    Corey Brock of MLB.com said it's believed the Padres have talked with the Red Sox about a potential trade for Yoenis Cespedes.

    Advice: After falling short in the Pablo Sandoval sweepstakes, Brock cites a source that said the club has turned its attention to trades. Among the possible targets is Cespedes, who could be on his way out of a crowded Red Sox outfield. Brock mentions Ian Kennedy as a potential match in a trade, a name that has been brought up often when gossiping about a hypothetical deal between the clubs. Where there's smoke there's usually fire, but for now we'll have to settle for smoke. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:45 pm
  • Castillo set to begin Winter League ball
    Rusney Castillo will travel to Puerto Rico this week to begin playing winter league ball, the team announced Tuesday.

    Advice: Castillo incurred a thumb muscle injury during the Arizona Fall League, but it has healed in time for him to get in some more at-bats in the Puerto Rican Winter League. The 27-year-old will only play until December, the team said. Castillo will be a regular in the Red Sox outfield next season and has a skillset that should play well in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 4:59 pm
  • Angels outright Alfredo Marte to AAA level
    Angels sent OF Alfredo Marte outright to Triple-A Salt Lake.

    Advice: Marte was designated for assignment last week and passed through waivers unclaimed. The 25-year-old outfielder posted an awful .170/.221/.292 slash line in 114 plate appearances this past season for the Diamondbacks. Anaheim claimed him from Arizona in August. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:04 pm
     
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  • Jim Adduci signs contract with Korean team
    Jim Adduci has signed a one-year, $650,000 contract with the Lotte Giants of the KBO.

    Advice: Adduci was released by the Rangers earlier this week so that he could pursue this better-paying opportunity in Korea. The 29-year-old outfielder batted just .168/.239/.228 in 114 plate appearances this past season for Texas. He was a 42nd-round pick of the Marlins in 2003. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:14 pm
     
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  • Bruce can block trades to eight teams
    Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports that Reds outfielder Jay Bruce can block trades to the Blue Jays, Yankees, Athletics, Rays, Diamondbacks, Red Sox, Marlins, and Twins.

    Advice: The Blue Jays have reportedly talked about the possibility of acquiring Bruce, but he would have to waive his no-trade clause in order for a deal to happen. This doesn't rule out Toronto as a possibility, as players often leverage their no-trade clauses for some sort of incentive. Bruce, 27, is $12 million in 2015 and $12.5 million in 2016 and his contract includes a $13 million team option for 2017 with a $1 million buyout. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:19 pm
     
    W, 4-1 vs Pit
  • Carrera chooses to become free agent
    Ezequiel Carrera has elected to become a free agent.

    Advice: Carrera was designated for assignment last week. The 27-year-old batted .261/.301/.348 in 45 games with the Tigers this season and should latch on elsewhere as a backup outfielder. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 11:08 am
     
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  • Cespedes open to playing CF, RF
    Red Sox manager John Farrell said Tuesday that Yoenis Cespedes has expressed a willingness to play center field or right field.

    Advice: With agreements with Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez in place, Farrell discussed the situation with Cespedes on Monday. Many have speculated that the additions have all but punched his ticket out of town, but the Red Sox are still weighing their options. Cespedes can become a free agent after 2015. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:53 am
  • Report: Phillies 'love' Mookie Betts
    ESPN's Jerry Crasnick writes that the Phillies "love" Mookie Betts of the Red Sox.

    Advice: Aw, that's sweet. The Phillies are shopping Cole Hamels as part of their rebuilding effort and the Red Sox have plenty of moving parts to trade, so the two sides match up quite well. Betts would be a logical fit in a potential return package. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:54 am
     
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    Mookie Betts Bos - 2B,SS,OF
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  • About six teams interested in Hunter
    Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that there are still about a "half dozen teams" interested in free agent outfielder Torii Hunter.

    Advice: As expected, the Royals and Twins are in the mix. Hunter turns 40 next August and is nearing the end of his career, so the opportunity to play for a contender could win out. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:47 am
     
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  • Mariners talking trade for outfielders
    FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Mariners have had trade talks for multiple right-handed hitting outfielders, including Matt Kemp of the Dodgers, Yoenis Cespedes of the Red Sox, and Justin Upton of the Braves.

    Advice: Kemp and Upton have been been connected to the Mariners in the past, so it's no surprise to see them come up as possibilities once again. Morosi notes that the Red Sox have been interested in Hisashi Iwakuma before, but it's unclear whether the Mariners would be willing to give him up in a deal for Cespedes. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:11 am
     
    W, 10-5 vs Col
  • Looking for lefty pop, Jays discussing Bruce
    Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports the Blue Jays have talked about Jay Bruce as a possible acquisition target.

    Advice: The Jays, according to Morosi, are looking to add a left-handed bat to their lineup, and the Reds are rumored to be considering dealing the 27-year-old. Bruce would be a nice addition for a team that has lost Adam Lind and possibly Melky Cabrera from the left side. The Padres are among the other teams reportedly talking to the Reds about the slugger. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 5:42 pm
     
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  • Adduci released, headed to Asia next?
    Rangers released OF Jim Adduci.

    Advice: Adduci intends to play in Asia next season, very probably in Japan. The Rangers are in the process of selling his rights, which today's move makes possible. Adduci, 30 in May, slashed only .189/.259/.242 over 148 big league plate appearances. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:17 pm
     
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  • Rangers have 'checked in' on M's Saunders
    According to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick, the Rangers have checked in with the Mariners about Michael Saunders.

    Advice: Crasnick reported a few weeks ago that the M's are prepared to shop Saunders "hard" this winter, and Texas reportedly has some interest. Saunders is arbitration-eligible for the second time after an injury-plagued 2014. The 28-year-old outfielder has put up some promising numbers in the past. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:59 pm
  • Josh Willingham, 35, retiring from baseball
    Josh Willingham has retired from baseball.

    Advice: The 35-year-old outfielder informed ESPN of that decision on Monday afternoon. Willingham probably could have done pretty well for himself on the market this winter, but he'll hang up his cleats to spend more time with his family. "After praying on my decision many times and talking to my wife, my father and ex-players who have gone through the same process toward the end of their careers, I have decided to retire," Willingham said. "I'm honored to have played for as many years as I have, and I feel even luckier to walk away on my own terms instead of having the decision made for me." Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:49 am
     
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  • A's designate Andrew Brown for assignment
    Athletics designated OF Andrew Brown for assignment.

    Advice: Brown, who was claimed off waivers from the Mets at the end of October, becomes the roster casualty of the A's acquiring Ike Davis on Sunday. The 30-year-old will look to latch on elsewhere. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:13 pm
     
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  • Rangers have spoken with Braves about Upton
    Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal tweeted that the Rangers have been in contact with the Braves regarding OF Justin Upton.

    Advice: We're guessing that a lot of teams have been in contact with the Braves, given that they just shipped Jayson Heyward to the Cardinals. Upton is in a similar situation to Heyward in that he is a year away from free agency. According to Rosenthal, the Rangers are open to trading prospects in lieu of paying in free agency. Joel Sherman of the New York Post reported that the Braves will be asking a higher price for Upton than they did for Heyward. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 10:49 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
    Sunday, 5:54 am
     
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  • Diamondbacks sign Nick Buss to minors deal
    Diamondbacks signed OF Nick Buss to a minor league contract.

    Advice: The 28-year-old outfielder saw his power fall off a cliff during the 2014 season at Triple-A, but was still able to post a solid .299/.364/.382 slash line with five homers and 68 RBI in 136 games. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:55 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
    Friday, 6:41 pm
     
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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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  • Matt Kemp drawing significant trade interest
    Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Dodgers are drawing significant trade interest in outfielder Matt Kemp.

    Advice: While the Dodgers would much rather prefer to trade Carl Crawford or Andre Ethier to free up the logjam in their outfield, they would certainly get a much better return package if unloading Kemp. They would also be free of the five years and $107 million remaining on Kemp's contract through 2019, which would allow them to be even more aggressive on the free agent market. If Kemp is indeed dealt, Joc Pederson could take over the reins in center field. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 2:16 pm
     
    W, 10-5 vs Col
  • Rays place Matt Joyce on trade block
    FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Rays have made Matt Joyce available for trade.

    Advice: It's not surprising, as the Rays are in cost-cutting mode and Joyce is due another raise in what will be his final year of arbitration. The 30-year-old's OPS has been in a steady decline the last few years, bottoming out in 2014 at .732 when he hit just nine homers. Still, he can be a useful bat and the Rays should be able to find a taker for him. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 12:05 pm
  • Tigers ink Xavier Avery to minors deal
    Tigers signed OF Xavier Avery to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

    Advice: Avery spent all of the 2014 season at Triple-A with the Mariners, batting .275/.344/.413 with 10 homers and 31 steals. He lands in a good spot, as the Tigers' center field job is in flux, but ultimately he's unlikely to get much of an opportunity at the big league level in 2015. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:57 am
     
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  • Braves expected to trade Justin Upton
    Joel Sherman of the New York Post was told by an executive that Justin Upton "will be moved" this offseason.

    Advice: The Braves dealt Jason Heyward earlier this week, but they don't plan to stop there. Like Heyward, Upton is set for free agency after next season, and the interest in him, according to Sherman, is "significant." Sherman adds that the price is steep, with the Braves looking for a bigger package than it took to land Heyward. The Mariners have long had interest in Upton and would appear to be a fit. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:30 am
  • Alfredo Marte designated for assignment
    Angels designated OF Alfredo Marte for assignment.

    Advice: The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Dan Robertson. Marte had been claimed off waivers last month from the Diamondbacks. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:11 pm
     
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  • Jim Adduci designated for assignment
    Rangers designated OF Jim Adduci for assignment.

    Advice: The Rangers are attempting to sell his rights to a team in Japan. Adduci hit in the minors, but he'll turn 30 in May and has managed just a .189/.259/.242 line over 148 big league plate appearances. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:07 pm
     
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    L, 4-0 vs Oak
  • Pads, others have talked to Reds about Bruce
    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Reds "have engaged in preliminary discussions" about a trade involving Jay Bruce.

    Advice: Rosenthal adds that the Padres are one of the clubs the Reds have spoken to about Bruce. Although they're not committing to dealing the outfielder, the Reds are weighing a variety of options as they consider trimming the payroll. Bruce is coming off the worst season of his career, but the Reds attribute at least part of his struggles to coming back too soon from knee surgery. Rosenthal says the outfielder rejected two contract extension proposals before the 2014 season. Bruce is under control through 2017. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 5:39 pm
     
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  • Yankees add Mason Williams to 40-man roster
    Yankees purchased the contract of OF Mason Williams from Double-A Trenton.

    Advice: Williams is now protected from the Rule-5 draft. Williams was a high-ish profile prospect back in 2012, but his bat has fallen off in the years since. He batted just .223/.290/.304 at Double-A in 2014. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 1:25 pm
  • Yankees add Tyler Austin to 40-man roster
    Yankees purchased the contract of OF Tyler Austin from Double-A Trenton.

    Advice: Austin is now protected from the Rule-5 draft. He hit .275/.336/.419 with nine homers and three steals at Double-A in 2014. In the Arizona Fall League, he suffered a bone bruise but dodged legitimate knee damage. Austin was ranked as the Yankees' No. 17 prospect by Baseball America prior to the '14 campaign. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 1:18 pm
  • Tigers DFA outfielder Ezequiel Carrera
    Tigers designated OF Ezequiel Carrera for assignment.

    Advice: Carrera batted just .261/.301/.348 in 45 games this past season for the Tigers, but he has good speed and can play all over the outfield, so the 27-year-old should draw interest from other teams on waivers. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:17 pm
     
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  • 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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  • White Sox have interest in FA Melky Cabrera
    CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the White Sox are interested in free agent Melky Cabrera.

    Advice: Heyman also names the Orioles and Mariners as potential fits for the 30-year-old outfielder, who batted .301/.351/.458 with 16 home runs and 73 RBI in 139 games this past season for the Blue Jays. He rejected a one-year, $15.3 million qualifying offer from Toronto earlier this month, so his free agency is tied to draft pick compensation. The Jays are probably out of the mix to re-sign Cabrera because they spent $82 million on catcher Russell Martin. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:13 am
     
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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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    W, 3-0 vs Min
  • Braves could still trade J. Upton, Gattis
    MLB.com's Mark Bowman reports that the Braves "might both be traded at some point this winter."

    Advice: The Braves sent Jason Heyward to the Cardinals on Monday in a blockbuster deal, but Bowman says the club is "definitely not done moving some of their guys." Upton has one more year before free agency and would surely bring more in return, so he could be likelier to be moved. It appears the Braves might be gearing more towards 2017 when their new ballpark opens rather than trying to compete in 2015 with a roster that simply doesn't stack up with the Nationals. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:10 am
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