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  • Diamondbacks ink Caleb Clay to minors pact
    Diamondbacks signed RHP Caleb Clay to a minor league contract.

    Advice: The 26-year-old right-hander joined the Angels organization midway through the 2014 season after pitching the first half of the year in the Korean Baseball Organization. He posted a 5.09 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 45/17 K/BB ratio over 76 frames at Triple-A Salt Lake. He'll function as organizational rotation depth for the D'Backs. Rotoworld.com
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    L, 1-0 vs StL
  • Phillies re-sign Koyie Hill to minors deal
    Phillies re-signed C Koyie Hill to a minor league contract.

    Advice: The 35-year-old backstop saw limited time with the Phillies during the 2014 season, slashing .238/.273/.286 in 21 at-bats over 10 games. He'll continue to provide catching depth and a valuable veteran presence in the minor leagues. Rotoworld.com
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    L, 2-1 vs Atl
  • Giants re-sign Quiroz to minor league deal
    Giants re-signed C Guillermo Quiroz to a minor league contract.

    Advice: The 32-year-old has spent the past two seasons as catching depth in the Giants organization, appearing in a pair of games at the big league level in 2014 after rosters expanded in September. Rotoworld.com
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    W, 9-3 vs SD
  • Reds sign Josh Satin to minor league contract
    Reds signed INF Josh Satin to a minor league contract.

    Advice: The deal is expected to include an invitation to major league spring training. The 29-year-old struggled mightily in his 25 games with the Mets in 2014, slashing a mere .086/.143/.399 with a 14/6 K/BB ratio in 35 at-bats. He'll have a chance to compete for a reserve role on the Reds bench. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:46 am
     
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    W, 4-1 vs Pit
  • White Sox sign Joe Savery to minors contract
    White Sox signed LHP Joe Savery to a minor league contract.

    Advice: The deal should include an invitation to spring training as well. The 29-year-old southpaw appeared in just three games with the Athletics in 2014, hurling four scoreless innings. He was terrific at Triple-A Sacramento, compiling a 2.84 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 45/17 K/BB ratio over 44 1/3 innings. He'll have a strong chance of cracking the White Sox bullpen on Opening Day. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:34 am
     
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    L, 6-4 vs KC
  • Rays to interview three finalists in December
    Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Rays will bring in each of their three managerial finalists for another interview during the week of December 1.

    Advice: That means that a resolution to this situation is going to take at least another week and a half. All three are very well respected around the league, with Wakamatsu the only one of the group who has previous managerial experience in the big leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:57 am
  • Braves release southpaw Jonny Venters
    Braves released LHP Jonny Venters.

    Advice: The 29-year-old hurler is expected to miss the entire 2015 season as he continues to recover from a second Tommy John surgery. Once healthy, he should be able to find an opportunity elsewhere on a minor league pact. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:25 am
     
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    W, 2-1 @Phi
  • Rays narrow managerial choices down to three
    The Rays have narrowed down their managerial search to three finalists: Kevin Cash, Raul Ibanez and Don Wakamatsu.

    Advice: Wakamatsu is the only one of the trio who has previous experience as a major league manager. The surprise in this announcement, is that bench coach Dave Martinez, who was widely considered to be the favorite for the gig, wasn't even among the finalists. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:25 pm
  • 'Increasingly likely' Miller gets four years
    FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that it's "increasingly likely" Andrew Miller will get a four-year contract.

    Advice: Morosi says that Miller "already has multiple offers of at least three years," so it appears a team might have to guarantee a fourth year to push them over the top. He also notes that Miller is expected to eclipse the previous high-water mark for a reliever with no closing experience, which currently sits at $6 million per season. CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reported last week that Miller was receiving interest from 22 teams. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:53 pm
     
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    W, 1-0 @Tor
  • Manny Acta out of running for Rays' job
    Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that Manny Acta is out of the running for the Rays' manager job.

    Advice: He has the most big league managerial experience of anyone who interviewed, but the Rays have decided to pass. Acta and Craig Counsell have now been crossed off the list, and the Rays reportedly have narrowed their search down to three names. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:57 am
  • Rockies haven't ruled out re-signing Anderson
    Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports that the Rockies are interested in re-signing Brett Anderson.

    Advice: They declined his $12 million option for 2015 but would be willing to bring him back at a lesser rate. Anderson has plenty of upside when healthy, but he simply hasn't been able to take the mound regularly, making just 19 starts over the last three seasons. The Royals and Astros have also expressed interest in the lefty. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:53 am
     
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    L, 10-5 @LAD
  • 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
    Yesterday, 8:30 am
  • Yu Darvish's MRI pushed back to next week
    A scheduled MRI on Yu Darvish's right elbow has been pushed back to next week.

    Advice: It appears to merely just be a scheduling conflict, as the Rangers still expect the MRI to come back clean. Darvish's season ended early due to elbow inflammation, but he's expected to be cleared to offseason work next week assuming the MRI reveals no issues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:21 am
     
    L, 4-0 vs Oak
  • Craig Counsell won't get Rays' job
    MLB.com's Adam McCalvy reports that Craig Counsell has pulled out of the running for the Rays' manager job.

    Advice: Counsell was one of 10 candidate to interview for the gig. He will continue with his job as special assistant to Brewers general manager Doug Melvin. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:45 am
  • 'Plenty of interest' in David Ross
    Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com reports that there has been "plenty of interest" in David Ross.

    Advice: However, he adds that there's "nothing imminent" in terms of Ross signing on somewhere. The veteran catcher batted just .184/.260/.368 in 50 games this past season, but his bat has been more potent in the past and he's well-regarded as a receiver and clubhouse guy. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:22 am
     
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    L, 9-5 vs NYY
  • Cubs, Dodgers, White Sox in on Miguel Montero
    Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports that the Cubs, Dodgers and White Sox have talked to the Diamondbacks about a trade involving Miguel Montero.

    Advice: It's not clear how far along the talks with those teams have gotten, but Piecoro does note that the inquiries "have not picked up significantly" since the Russell Martin signing. The D'Backs are shopping Montero in hopes of clearing some payroll space, possibly so that they can add some pitching. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:20 am
  • Reed's sexual assault charges reinstated
    A Wayne County judge has reinstated two sexual assault charges against former Tigers pitcher Evan Reed.

    Advice: Reed, 28, was accused of raping a 45-year-old woman on March 30 in a hotel room at Motor City Casino but had two counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct dropped in August. His lawyer has appealed the reinstatement of the charges. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:07 am
     
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    W, 3-0 vs Min
  • Cole Figueroa designated for assignment
    Rays designated INF Cole Figueroa for assignment.

    Advice: Figueroa batted just .233/.286/.326 through 23 games this past season at the major league level. The 27-year-old figures to clear waivers. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:55 am
     
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    L, 7-2 @Cle
  • Longoria (forearm) homers in return to lineup
    Evan Longoria (forearm) returned to the starting lineup for the MLB All-Stars Thursday in Japan.

    Advice: Longoria made an early exit from Monday's game in Tokyo after being hit on the left forearm by a pitch, but that was merely a precautionary move. He hit a home run Thursday in the final game of the 10-day tour. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:52 am
  • Braves designate LHP Venters for assignment
    Braves designated LHP Jonny Venters for assignment.

    Advice: Two Tommy John surgeries have kept Venters from pitching in the majors since 2012. The southpaw is expected to miss the 2015 season as well, and the Braves decided their 40-man roster spot could be better used. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 5:24 pm
     
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    W, 2-1 @Phi
  • Reed's sexual assault dismissal appealed
    The Wayne County Prosecutor's Office has appealed the dismissal of criminal sexual conduct charges against Evan Reed.

    Advice: The appeal will be heard Friday morning. Reed, 28, was accused of raping a 45-year-old woman on March 30 in a hotel room at Motor City Casino. He was charged with two counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct, but all of the charges were dismissed in August. Reed elected free agency earlier this month after being removed from the Tigers' 40-man roster. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:22 am
     
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    W, 3-0 vs Min
  • Astros have checked in on FA Brett Anderson
    Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Astros have checked in on Brett Anderson.

    Advice: Drellich notes that Anderson is a Houston native and fits the Astros' desire for a high-upside free agent starter who should come cheap. The Rockies declined a $12 million option on the 26-year-old left-hander after he made just eight starts in 2014 due to yet another string of injuries. Anderson owns a 3.73 ERA and 1.29 WHIP in 494 career major league innings. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:10 pm
     
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    L, 10-5 @LAD
  • Evan Longoria exits game after HBP
    Evan Longoria exited Monday's game in Japan after being hit by a pitch on the left forearm.

    Advice: He was removed from the game as a precaution, as Longo only has a bruise. Longoria is in Japan along with other MLB All-Stars as part of a five-game postseason tour. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:15 am
  • 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
  • Blue Jays 'very aggressive' for Andrew Miller
    Sportsnet's Jeff Blair reports that the Blue Jays are being "very aggressive" in their pursuit of Andrew Miller.

    Advice: Blair was told this by a source from a team that's competing with the Jays and others for Miller's services. Miller would likely close with Toronto with Casey Janssen expected to depart as a free agent. The left-hander doesn't have experience in the ninth inning but nonetheless is going to be paid like the elite reliever he is. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 3:26 pm
     
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    W, 1-0 @Tor
  • Rays interview Larkin, completing first round
    The Rays interviewed Barry Larkin for their managerial opening Saturday.

    Advice: Larkin was the final candidate to be interviewed, so Saturday's meeting marked the end of the first round of interviews. The team will now likely narrow its list and conduct another round of interviews before settling on a successor for Joe Maddon. Larkin gained some managerial experience managing Brazil in the 2013 World Baseball Classic, but he hasn't yet held a position as a major league manager. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 1:46 pm
  • Miller piques interest of '22 teams'
    According to Jon Heyman on Twitter, 22 teams have shown interest in relief pitcher Andrew Miller.

    Advice: Heyman noted that the "rumored Cubs" probably won't be the ones to sign him, as "[they] are only looking to lengthen their pen." Miller is one of the top relief arms on the market and the 29-year-old is reportedly looking for somewhere in the ballpark of a four-year deal. Since turning fully over to reliever, Miller has a 2.57 ERA and a 14.6 K/9. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 1:44 pm
     
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    W, 1-0 @Tor
  • Rays interview Indians bench coach Cash
    The Rays interviewed Indians bench coach Kevin Cash for their managerial opening Wednesday.

    Advice: The Cash interview leaves on late additions Barry Larkin and Doug Glanville left to be interviewed. Cash was also in the running for the Rangers' open managerial position. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:26 pm
  • Blue Jays meet with reps for Andrew Miller
    Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet reports the Blue Jays recently met with representatives for Andrew Miller.

    Advice: The Jays are just the latest team rumored to be interested in the 29-year-old. Miller's asking price is said to be sky high -- he's seeking a four-year deal -- and as one of the best relievers on the market, he might just get what he's looking for. The Cardinals and Red Sox are also believed to be interested in the lefty. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:07 pm
     
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    W, 1-0 @Tor
  • Report: Andrew Miller seeking four-year deal
    According to Jason Mastrodonato of MassLive.com, free agent reliever Andrew Miller is "seeking at least a four-year deal."

    Advice: Mastrodonato also quoted his industry source as saying the average annual value (AAV) of a deal shorter than four years would need to be "astounding" for him to consider it. A four-year deal would be largely unprecedented for a non-closer, even one with Miller's pedigree. The 29-year-old lefty has a 2.57 ERA and 14.6 K/9 since converting to relief full-time in 2012. A huge group of teams, including the Red Sox, are reportedly interested in acquiring Miller's services. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:18 pm
     
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    W, 1-0 @Tor
  • Red Sox to meet with Miller's agent on Wed.
    Andrew Miller's agent, Mark Rodgers, was scheduled to meet with the Red Sox on Wednesday.

    Advice: Rodgers told Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe that he saved the Red Sox for his final meeting with teams. Miller seems to be drawing interest from just about every front office in baseball after posting a terrific 2.02 ERA and 103/17 K/BB ratio in 62 1/3 innings this past season between Boston and Baltimore. Some clubs are said to be viewing him as an option at closer. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:25 pm
     
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    W, 1-0 @Tor
  • Miller's agent says his client could close
    Andrew Miller's agent, Mark Rodgers, told Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com that his client is drawing interest from teams in need of a closer.

    Advice: "I think Andrew's evolution in the bullpen and his numbers this year fortify the belief in baseball that he's a closer-in-waiting -- and maybe the time for waiting is over," said Rogers. While Rogers didn't mention who could be in the mix for his client, the Yankees, Red Sox, and Dodgers are among the teams in the market for late-inning help. Rogers didn't rule out the possibility that Miller could sign somewhere as a set-up man or a Plan B for an established closer. Of course, the money will likely dictate where he will go. Miller, 29, had an outstanding 2.02 ERA with a 103/17 K/BB ratio over 62 1/3 innings this past season between the Red Sox and Orioles. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:22 am
     
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    W, 1-0 @Tor
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