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    • Braves pick up Jace Peterson from Padres
      Braves acquired INF Jace Peterson from the Padres in the Justin Upton trade.

      Advice: A former sandwich round pick, Peterson batted .307/.402/.447 with 16 steals between Double- and Triple-A last season and got a cup of coffee in the majors. He's a pretty solid middle infield prospect but didn't land in a great situation in Atlanta with Andrelton Simmons holding down shortstop and Jose Peraza on his way at second base. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:03 pm
       
      Player Note
      Jace Peterson Atl - 2B,3B,SS
      W, 2-1 @Phi
    • Shawn O'Malley released by Angels
      Angels released INF/OF Shawn O'Malley.

      Advice: The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for the addition of Johnny Giavotella. O'Malley, who will turn 27 later this month, is a career .258/.351/.338 hitter in the minors and got a cup of coffee with the Angels at the end of last season. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 1:37 pm
       
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      L, 4-1 @Sea
    • A's release veteran INF Nick Punto
      Athletics released INF Nick Punto.

      Advice: Punto, 37, batted just .207/.296/.293 this season for the A's while battling some injuries. The A's will still be responsible for his $2.75 million salary next season. Someone will get Punto a shot due to his versatility, but he might have to settle for a minor league deal. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:49 am
       
      Player Note
      Nick Punto Oak - 2B,3B,SS
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      W, 4-0 @Tex
    • Phillies have interest in Rafael Furcal
      ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Phillies are "kicking the tires" on Rafael Furcal.

      Advice: Freddy Galvis is expected to take over at shortstop following the trade of Jimmy Rollins, but Furcal could be added as a backup option. The 37-year-old infielder was limited to just nine games for the Marlins this season due to leg issues after missing all of 2013 following Tommy John surgery. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:03 am
       
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      L, 1-0 @Was
    • Rockies sign INF Descalso to a two-year deal
      Rockies signed INF Daniel Descalso to a two-year, $3.6 million contract.

      Advice: ESPN's Jerry Crasnick passed along the contract terms. Descalso was non-tendered by the Cardinals earlier this month after batting just .244/.333/.311 over 104 games this past season, but he's capable of playing all over the infield. He'll essentially replace Josh Rutledge in a utility role. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:10 am
       
      Player Note
      Daniel Descalso Col - 2B,3B,SS
      L, 10-5 @LAD
    • Rangers optimistic about re-signing Rosales
      Jeff Wilson of the Fort-Worth Star Telegram writes that the Rangers are optimistic about re-signing Adam Rosales.

      Advice: Rosales was non-tendered by the Rangers in December, but they still hope to bring him back for a lesser salary. The 31-year-old batted .262 with four home runs and a .706 OPS over 56 games this season and would function as a utility infielder if he returns. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:04 am
       
      Player Note
      Adam Rosales Tex - 1B,2B,3B,SS
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      L, 4-0 vs Oak
    • Astros designate INF Petit for assignment
      Astros designated INF Gregorio Petit for assignment.

      Advice: The move clears a spot for the newly-signed Jed Lowrie on the Astros' 40-man roster. Petit, 29, batted .278/.300/.423 with two home runs and a 25/1 K/BB ratio in 37 games this past season. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:19 am
       
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      L, 8-3 @NYM
    • Yankees sign Cole Figueroa to minors deal
      Yankees signed INF Cole Figueroa to a minor league contract.

      Advice: Figueroa hit just .233/.286/.326 in 23 games with the Rays in 2014. The 27-year-old will function as organizational infield depth in 2015 for the Yankees. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 15, 12:25 pm
       
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      W, 9-5 @Bos
    • D'Backs sign Worth to minor league deal
      Diamondbacks signed INF Danny Worth to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

      Advice: Worth is a .230/.293/.295 hitter in 292 career plate appearances at the major league level, but the 29-year-old can play all over the infield defensively and could get a look as a utilityman at some point next season in Arizona. Worth had an offer from one team this winter to try becoming a pitcher. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 15, 10:26 am
       
      Player Note
      Danny Worth Ari - 3B,SS
      Not Active
      L, 1-0 vs StL
    • Profar set to begin next season in minors
      Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Thursday that Jurickson Profar is set to begin next season in the minors.

      Advice: Profar, of course, missed the entire 2014 season due to a right shoulder injury. While the team is encouraged about his progress health-wise, they know he needs to make up for lost time and the plan is to give him regular playing time at Triple-A to start next season. "Probably not," Daniels said of the possibility of Profar making the Opening Day roster. "He needs to play. We’re not going to keep him as our utility guy." Rougned Odor is slated to open next season as the Rangers' second baseman. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 12, 8:41 am
       
      Player Note
      Jurickson Profar Tex - 2B,3B,SS
      L, 4-0 vs Oak
    • Astros meet with SS Stephen Drew's agent
      Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Astros met with Stephen Drew's agent, Scott Boras, on Wednesday.

      Advice: The Astros currently have underwhelming shortstop options in Jonathan Villar and Marwin Gonzalez, so it's not a surprise that there's interest in Drew. The veteran infielder hit just .162/.237/.299 across 85 games for the Red Sox and Yankees last season, but the down year offensively could be due in part to the late start he got after waiting until late May to sign. Drew remains a good defender. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 12, 7:25 am
       
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      W, 9-5 @Bos
    • Reds get Suarez, Crawford in Latos trade
      Reds acquired INF Eugenio Suarez and RHP Jonathon Crawford from the Tigers for RHP Alfredo Simon.

      Advice: Suarez batted just .242/.316/.336 in 277 plate appearances this past season for Detroit, but he's only 23 years old and should eventually unseat Zack Cozart as the Reds' starting shortstop. Suarez put up some promising offensive numbers in the minor leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 11, 8:45 am
    • Miguel Rojas traded to Marlins from Dodgers
      Infielder Miguel Rojas was sent from the Marlins to the Dodgers in Wednesday's seven-player trade.

      Advice: Rojas was the defensive replacement for Hanley Ramirez at shortstop last season, but he proved pretty hopeless with the bat, hitting .181/.242/.221 in 162 at-bats. As a pure defensive-minded utilityman, he's a tough guy to dedicate a roster spot to, though a nice player to have in Triple-A in case the starting shortstop goes down. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 10, 10:54 pm
       
      L, 1-0 @Was
    • Angels acquire INF Rutledge from Rockies
      Angels acquired infielder Josh Rutledge from the Rockies for RHP Jairo Diaz.

      Advice: Moments after dealing Howie Kendrick, the Angels got themselves a new option at second base. Rutledge, 25, has hit .259/.308/.403 with 19 homers in 947 at-bats for the Rockies since debuting in 2012. He's best utilized as a utilityman, but the Angels could save some money and go with him as a starter if they'd prefer to add elsewhere. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 10, 10:23 pm
       
      Player Note
      Josh Rutledge LAA - 2B,3B,SS
      L, 4-1 @Sea
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