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    • Kevin Correia more engaged with 3-4 teams
      According to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick, free agent Kevin Correia has become "more engaged" with 3-4 teams.

      Advice: In other words, he may be getting close to choosing a team. Correia posted a rough 5.44 ERA in 26 starts and three relief appearances this past season between the Dodgers and Twins. He should come very cheap. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:31 pm
       
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      W, 10-5 vs Col
    • Royals sign Kris Medlen to 2-yr, $8.5M pact
      Royals signed RHP Kris Medlen to a two-year, $8.5 million contract with a $10 million mutual option for 2017.

      Advice: Atlanta non-tendered Medlen earlier this month to avoid paying him nearly $6 million in 2015 via salary arbitration. He's recovering from a second Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery and probably won't be ready by Opening Day for the Royals, but the 29-year-old boasts a 2.95 ERA and 1.16 WHIP in 512 2/3 career major league innings. It's a worthwhile risk for Kansas City at only $8.5 million guaranteed. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:18 pm
    • Mariners sign Mark Lowe to minors contract
      Mariners signed RHP Mark Lowe to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

      Advice: Lowe made just seven appearances in 2014, allowing 10 hits and six walks in seven innings for the Indians. The 31-year-old right-hander seems doubtful to crack Seattle's Opening Day bullpen. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:54 am
       
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      W, 4-1 vs LAA
    • A's DFA right-hander Fernando Rodriguez
      Athletics designated RHP Fernando Rodriguez for assignment.

      Advice: Oakland signed Rodriguez to a one-year deal on December 2, avoiding arbitration, but it was only worth around $100,000 more than the major league minimum. He got bumped from the A's 40-man roster Thursday to clear a spot for new left-hander Eury de la Rosa. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:11 am
       
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      W, 4-0 @Tex
    • A's acquire Eury de la Rosa from Diamondbacks
      Athletics acquired LHP Eury de la Rosa from the Diamondbacks for cash considerations.

      Advice: The 24-year-old left-hander was designated for assignment by the Diamondbacks last week to clear a spot for one of the players Arizona brought back in the Wade Miley trade. He owns a 4.21 ERA in 51 1/3 major league innings but had promising numbers in 2014. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:07 am
    • Rockies 'looking at' starter Kyle Kendrick
      ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Rockies are "looking at" free agent Kyle Kendrick.

      Advice: Kendrick has a decent career groundball rate, which is a nice fit for the light air of Coors Field, but the 30-year-old right-hander also owns a putrid 4.42 career ERA and 4.9 career K/9 in eight major league seasons. Colorado continues to aim low. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:25 am
       
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    • Athletics release RHP Jorge De Leon
      Athletics released RHP Jorge De Leon.

      Advice: De Leon was designated for assignment last week to make room on the Athletics' 40-man roster. The 27-year-old reached the majors with the Astros in 2014 and should catch on somewhere as bullpen depth. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:46 pm
       
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      W, 4-0 @Tex
    • Marlins, Braves, Giants interested in Peavy
      According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Marlins, Braves and Giants have all shown interest in free agent Jake Peavy.

      Advice: The Marlins' interest is contingent on Dan Haren following through with his inclination to retire after being dealt away from the west coast. Both the Braves and Giants are looking for pitching, with the Giants having missed out on a number of big-ticket free agents thus far this winter. Peavy had a 4.11 ERA this past season and shouldn't cost a team too much in terms of dollars or years. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:18 pm
       
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    • D'Backs avoid arb. with David Hernandez
      Diamondbacks and RHP David Hernandez avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2 million contract.

      Advice: Hernandez underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery last April and missed the entire 2014 season, but he should be ready about a month into the 2015 campaign. The 29-year-old reliever was eligible for arbitration for the third and final time. He can become a free agent next offseason. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:46 pm
    • Martin Perez (elbow) ready around A-S break
      Rangers GM Jon Daniels expects Martin Perez (elbow) to be ready around the 2015 All-Star break.

      Advice: Daniels watched video of Perez throwing on Wednesday and noted that the left-hander was making progress in his recovery from Tommy John surgery. Perez had the procedure in May, and full recovery usually takes close to 15 months. He could carry some fantasy value in the second half of the 2015 season. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:10 pm
    • Giants re-sign Sergio Romo to two-year deal
      FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal hears that the Giants have re-signed Sergio Romo to a two-year, $15 million deal.

      Advice: Romo had an up-and-down 2014 season, ending the year with a 3.72 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 59/12 K/BB ratio over 58 innings. While he drew interest from multiple big-market teams, he's apparently decided that he's most comfortable remaining with the reigning champs. They'll be getting him on a relatively cheap deal in comparison to other relievers this off-season. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:53 am
       
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      W, 9-3 vs SD
    • Giants continue to show interest in Shields
      Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported that the Giants were exploring a "wide-range" of pitching options, including James Shields.

      Advice: The Giants were in on Jon Lester last month and continue to search for a big-name starter to fill out their rotation. The team met with Shields last week and according to Rosenthal, continues to show interest. The Giants have also been attached to Max Scherzer, though it's reasonable to assume that Scherzer might be beyond their price range if he really is seeking a $200 million deal. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:15 am
       
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      W, 6-4 @CWS
    • Red Sox acquire RHP Varvaro from Braves
      Red Sox acquired RHP Anthony Varvaro from the Braves for RHP Aaron Kurcz and cash considerations.

      Advice: Varvaro was designated for assignment by the Braves several days ago. He's been a solid bullpen contributor, posting a 2.99 ERA over 153 appearances in the last four seasons. In 2014, he put up a 2.63 ERA. He should serve as a quality arm and supply the Red Sox with a nice depth piece. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:18 am
    • Siegrist throws from 60 feet in rehab
      Fox Sports' Jim Hayes reports that Kevin Siegrist was "feeling really good" after throwing from 60 feet this week.

      Advice: Siegrist is in the process of rehabbing from various injuries to his throwing arm. The lefty is still a 25-year-old with talent, but the injury-marred 2014 campaign resulted in poor numbers, as he posted a 6.82 ERA and 1.58 WHIP in 37 appearances. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:59 am
    • Harvey may be held out until home opener
      Mets manager Terry Collins told the New York Post that in order to conserve innings, Matt Harvey might not pitch until the team's first home game.

      Advice: The Mets' home opener falls on April 13th. Harvey's recovering from Tommy John surgery, having missed the 2014 season. While he's expected to be fully healthy for the 2015 campaign, the team would like to limit his innings and keeping him under wraps until the home opener would work toward that cause. It's also possible that they skip a few starts throughout the season. In 2013, Harvey struck out 191 in 178+ innings while posting a 2.27 ERA. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:01 am
       
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    • Anthony Varvaro designated for assignment
      Braves designated RHP Anthony Varvaro for assignment.

      Advice: It's a surprise move given Varvaro's 2.99 ERA over 153 relief appearances for the Braves over the last four seasons, including a 2.63 mark last year. The right-hander will either be claimed off waivers or traded. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 3:48 pm
    • Braves to DFA reliever Anthony Varvaro
      MLB.com's Mark Bowman reports that the Braves plan to designate Anthony Varvaro for assignment when their deal with Alberto Callaspo becomes official.

      Advice: Varvaro, 30, holds a 2.99 ERA over 153 relief appearances for the Braves over the last four seasons, so he figures to draw some interest on waivers. He posted a 2.63 mark with 50 strikeouts over 54 2/3 frames last season. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 3:15 pm
    • Eury de la Rosa designated for assignment
      Diamondbacks designated LHP Eury de la Rosa for assignment.

      Advice: With the Wade Miley deal bringing back three players from the Red Sox, the D'Backs needed to clear room on the 40-man roster and de la Rosa was the casualty. The 24-year-old did a nice job out of the bullpen for the Snakes in 2014, posting a 2.95 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 32/14 K/BB ratio in 36 2/3 innings. He shouldn't be looking for work for long. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 5:10 pm
    • Sergio Romo signing coming soon
      Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com reports that Sergio Romo is expected to sign "hopefully in the next few days."

      Advice: Romo has drawn interest from Dodgers, Yankees and Red Sox and the Giants haven't given up hope to re-sign him. The 31-year-old lost his closer job in 2014 but still wound up having a fine year, posting a 3.72 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 59/12 K/BB ratio over 58 innings. Based on the teams with interest in him, it appears Romo is likely looking at a setup role next season. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:39 am
       
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      W, 9-3 vs SD
    • Report: Giants and Red Sox meet with Shields
      Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports the Giants and Red Sox met with James Shields on Wednesday.

      Advice: Shields' market has begun to pick up in the wake of the Jon Lester signing. The free agent met with the Rangers over the weekend, and now two more suitors have emerged. The 32-year-old is also believed to be a fit on the Dodgers if they're able to move Matt Kemp in the coming days. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 5:16 pm
       
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      W, 6-4 @CWS
    • Dodgers have checked in on Peavy, others
      Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports hears the Dodgers are checking in on a number of free agent pitchers, including Jake Peavy.

      Advice: Peavy hasn't generated a lot of buzz this winter after winning a World Series ring with the Giants in October. The 33-year-old had a 4.11 ERA between the Giants and Red Sox this past season, eclipsing 200 innings for just the second time since 2007. With some of the big names starting to come off the board, Peavy and others should find a new home soon. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:51 pm
       
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      W, 9-3 vs SD
    • Report: TEX met with Shields last weekend
      According to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish, the Rangers met with James Shields last weekend.

      Advice: Cotillo says the Rangers are "expected to be serious contenders to sign the right-hander." Shields' market should begin to develop in haste now that Jon Lester has settled with the Cubs on a six-year, $155 million free agent contract. The 32-year-old Shields will likely be seeking a deal worth more than $100 million. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 2:34 pm
       
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      W, 6-4 @CWS
    • Dodgers, Yankees, Red Sox in on Romo
      ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Dodgers, Yankees, and Red Sox all have interest in free agent reliever Sergio Romo.

      Advice: And the Giants are also interested in bringing him back. Romo struggled in the early part of 2014 before losing his grip on the closer role, but he pitched well down the stretch and should be able to find a multi-year deal, especially with these teams involved. Relievers are doing very well in free agency right now. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:56 am
       
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      W, 9-3 vs SD
    • Twins have interest in RHP Kyle Kendrick
      Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN reports that the Twins have interest in free agent right-hander Kyle Kendrick.

      Advice: The team even had a meeting about him at the Winter Meetings in San Diego, so it appears that he is a serious consideration. Kendrick owns a 4.42 ERA over eight seasons in the majors while averaging 4.9 K/9. He's the perfect Twin, really. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:01 am
       
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      L, 2-1 vs Atl
    • Sergio Romo in talks with Giants, Tigers
      FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Sergio Romo has been in touch with the Giants and Tigers.

      Advice: Romo was also talking with the Astros, but he'll have to look elsewhere now that the club has reportedly signed both Luke Gregerson and Pat Neshek. With the money being thrown around to relievers, the 31-year-old should do well for himself in free agency, even though his ERA has increased in each of the past three seasons. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:19 am
       
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      W, 9-3 vs SD
    • Astros talk to Sergio Romo, Luke Gregerson
      Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Astros have had discussions with the representatives of Sergio Romo and Luke Gregerson.

      Advice: The Astros missed out on both Andrew Miller and David Robertson, but they remain intent on signing at least one reliever. Landing in Houston would be good for the fantasy prospects of either Romo or Gregerson, as they'd both likely be the first option to close. Gregerson will reportedly get at least a three-year deal. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:54 pm
       
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      W, 9-3 vs SD
    • A's designate De Leon for assignment
      Athletics designated RHP Jorge De Leon for assignment.

      Advice: Oakland needed to clear room on its 40-man roster after acquiring four players in Tuesday's Jeff Samardzija trade. De Leon was claimed off waivers from the Astros in October. He allowed four earned runs in 7 1/3 innings of relief this past season in Houston. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:09 am
       
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      W, 4-0 @Tex
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