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    • Stephen Vogt has walking boot removed
      Stephen Vogt had the walking boot removed from his surgically-repaired right foot Thursday.

      Advice: Vogt had surgery in October to repair the plantar plates in his foot. It's an injury he dealt with throughout the second half of the season and he noted Thursday that it's the first time since July he can put a shoe on his right foot and walk without any pain. Vogt will be fine for the start of spring training. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:26 pm
       
      W, 4-0 @Tex
    • Mariners re-sign infielder Carlos Rivero
      Mariners re-signed 3B Carlos Rivero to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

      Advice: Rivero was non-tendered by the M's earlier this month, but he's now back with the organization on a non-guaranteed minor league deal. The 26-year-old infielder spent most of the 2014 season between Double-A and Triple-A, hitting .264/.324/.379 in 105 games. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:57 am
       
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      W, 4-1 vs LAA
    • BoSox in 'active' talks for Allen Craig trade
      According to FOX Sports' Jon Morosi, the Red Sox are in "active" Allen Craig trade talks with at least one team.

      Advice: Craig batted just .128/.234/.191 in 107 plate appearances after the July 31 trade that sent he and Joe Kelly from the Cardinals to the Red Sox for John Lackey. Craig hasn't been the same since suffering a Lisfranc foot injury late in the 2013 season and he's owed $26.5 million over the next three years. Boston probably won't be able to get much in return. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:21 am
       
      L, 9-5 vs NYY
    • Marlins finalize contract with Michael Morse
      Marlins signed 1B/OF Michael Morse to a two-year, $16 million contract.

      Advice: Morse hit .279/.336/.475 with 16 homers and 61 RBI in 131 games for the Giants last season. While he is 32 years old, Morse has shown a consistent bat when he's healthy and at a cheap price, he should provide nice numbers and veteran leadership for a Marlins offense that's coming together this off-season. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:22 pm
       
      L, 1-0 @Was
    • Longoria not currently in Rays' trade talks
      Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reported that neither Ben Zobrist nor Evan Longoria have been part of the Rays' trade discussions.

      Advice: The Rays are looking at Nationals' outfielder Steven Souza as they work to complete a trade of Wil Myers to the Padres, but for the time being, it seems that they are more likely to trade out of prospect depth than they are to trade from their stable of major league talent. Longoria is the face of the franchise and while the Rays have shown a willingness to move any talent in the right deal, it would probably take quite a bit to bid farewell to their perennial All Star. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:01 am
    • Angels' negotiations with Beckham stall
      The Orange County Register's Jeff Fletcher reported that negotiations between the Angels and INF Gordon Beckham are not currently progressing.

      Advice: Fletcher wrote that the Angels were still looking to bring back Beckham. The most obvious reason as to why negotiations have hit a snag is that Beckham is presumably looking for a guaranteed starting role in the majors. Given his .226/.271/.348 slash-line in 2014, it's probably not realistic that Beckham will have consistent starting at-bats next season. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:56 am
       
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      L, 4-1 @Sea
    • Michael Morse getting $16M from Marlins
      FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Michael Morse will receive $16 million over two years in his contract with the Marlins.

      Advice: He can also earn more in performance bonuses. Earlier reports suggested that Morse's deal was for $12 million or even $8 million, but the $16 million figure makes more sense. The former Giant figures to receive the bulk of the playing time at first base for the Marlins, though Garrett Jones should see some starts versus lefties if he's not traded. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 4:06 pm
       
      L, 1-0 @Was
    • Blue Jays sign Daric Barton to minors deal
      Blue Jays signed 1B Daric Barton to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

      Advice: Barton appeared in just 30 games this past season with the A's, batting just .158/.234/.175 with zero homers and five RBI. He's a former first-round pick and highly-ranking first base prospect, but the ship has probably sailed for the 29-year-old. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 1:07 pm
       
      Not Active
      L, 1-0 vs Bal
    • Report: Garrett Jones drawing trade interest
      Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports that Garrett Jones is generating trade interest.

      Advice: The Marlins are getting calls on the heels of a reported agreement with free agent Michael Morse. Jones could stick around as a left-handed backup first baseman and outfielder, but Frisaro hears that he'll most likely be dealt. The 33-year-old is set to earn $5 million in 2015. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:29 pm
       
      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
      Not Active
      L, 4-0 vs Oak
    • Morse's deal with Marlins worth $12 million
      Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports that Michael Morse's two-year deal with the Marlins is in the $12 million range.

      Advice: If the report is correct, that's a very reasonable price to pay for an upgrade at first base. Morse batted .279 with 16 home runs and an .811 OPS (including a 130 OPS+) this past season and should be less of a liability defensively with a move away from the oufield. The Marlins could either use him as their everyday first baseman or platoon him with Garrett Jones. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:58 am
       
      L, 1-0 @Was
    • Orioles ink Tuiasosopo to minors deal
      Orioles signed OF Matt Tuiasosopo to a minor league contract.

      Advice: He'll presumably receive an invite to major league spring training. Tuiasosopo, 28, spent all of 2014 at the Triple-A level between the White Sox and Blue Jays and batted .240/.357/.379 with 13 home runs and 50 RBI over 122 games. He could be in the mix for a bench job in the spring, but will likely begin 2015 in the minors. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:34 am
       
      Not Active
      L, 1-0 vs Bal
    • 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
       
      Not Active
      L, 8-3 @NYM
    • Chris Davis approved for adderall use
      Orioles manager Buck Showalter said on 105.7 The Fan that Chris Davis has received a therapeutic use exemption (TUE) for adderall.

      Advice: Davis was handed a 25-game suspension in September after a second positive test for amphetamines. He has had a TUE in the past to take adderall, but not for this year, which triggered the suspension. However, he'll be able to use the drug without penalty in 2015. It's worth noting that Davis still has one game remaining on his suspension, which he'll serve on Opening Day next season. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:59 am
       
      Player Note
      Chris Davis Bal - 1B,3B
      W, 1-0 @Tor
    • Report: Marlins ink Morse to two-year deal
      Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that the Marlins have agreed to a two-year contract with Michael Morse, pending a physical.

      Advice: The financial terms aren't yet available. The Marlins have been very active this offseason and the addition of Morse further strengthens their lineup. The 32-year-old batted .279/.336/.475 with 16 homers and 61 RBI in 131 games this past season with the Giants. The Marlins could either go with a Morse/Garrett Jones combo at first base or try to deal Jones. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:15 am
       
      L, 1-0 @Was
    • Marlins close to signing Michael Morse
      FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Marlins are close to signing Michael Morse.

      Advice: No word yet on the terms being discussed. If signed, Morse would take over the starting first base job for the Marlins, which would presumably make Garrett Jones available via trade. Morse turns 32 in March and batted .279/.336/.475 with 16 homers and 61 RBI in 131 games for the Giants last season. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 5:30 am
       
      L, 1-0 @Was
    • Astros ink Dan Johnson to minors deal
      Astros signed 1B Dan Johnson to a minor league contract.

      Advice: It presumably comes along with an invitation to spring training. Johnson made it up for 15 games with the Blue Jays in 2014 and slashed .232/.381/.434 with 18 homers and 56 games in 107 contests at Triple-A Buffalo. He's simply a depth add for the Astros. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 6:03 pm
       
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      L, 8-3 @NYM
    • Braves bring aboard Callaspo with $3M deal
      Braves signed INF Alberto Callaspo to a one-year, $3 million contract.

      Advice: The deal was reported last week and has now become official. Callaspo struggled in 2014 for the A's, batting .223/.290/.290 with four homers and 39 RBI in 451 plate appearances. He'll serve as the Braves' second baseman until prospect Jose Peraza is deemed major league-ready. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 3:42 pm
       
      Player Note
      Alberto Callaspo Atl - 1B,2B,3B
      W, 2-1 @Phi
    • Royals, Morales finalize two-year, $17M pact
      Royals signed DH Kendrys Morales to a two-year, $17 million contract with a mutual option for 2017.

      Advice: Morales gets $6.5 million in 2015 and $10.5 million in 2016, and he can make up to $750,000 per year in performance-based bonuses. It's a pretty nice deal for a 31-year-old designated hitter who only managed a .218/.274/.338 slash line in 98 games this past season between the Mariners and Twins. Kansas City will be hoping for a big bounceback. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 12:52 pm
    • Yankees re-sign Headley for 4 years, $52 mil
      Yankees re-signed 3B Chase Headley to a four-year, $52 million contract.

      Advice: Headley was said to prefer re-signing with New York all along, and that's what he wound up doing after drawing interest from the Giants, Marlins, and Astros, among others. The 30-year-old third baseman batted just .243/.328/.372 in 135 games this past season between the Padres and Yankees, but he's only 30 years old and was an MVP candidate not long ago. This deal could wind up being a steal for New York. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:01 am
       
      W, 9-5 @Bos
    • Mets announce one-year deal with Mayberry
      Mets signed OF John Mayberry Jr. to a one-year, $1.45 million contract.

      Advice: The deal also carries some performance-based incentives. Mayberry does well against left-handed pitching and should see semi-regular action in New York between the corner outfield spots and first base. Over the course of his career, he's hit .272/.323/.533 versus southpaws. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:35 am
       
      W, 8-3 vs Hou
    • 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
      Monday, 10:26 am
       
      Player Note
      Danny Worth Ari - 3B,SS
      Not Active
      L, 1-0 vs StL
    • Rangers reach agreement with Kyle Blanks
      Rangers signed 1B Kyle Blanks to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

      Advice: It's a split contract, carrying different salaries for his time spent in the minors and majors. Blanks was designated for assignment and then non-tendered by the A's earlier this offseason after appearing in only 26 games in 2014 due to a lingering Achilles issue. But the 6-foot-6, 265-pound first baseman was certainly worth a shot on a low-risk deal for Texas. He's had a couple nice stretches of production when healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:47 am
       
      Player Note
      Kyle Blanks Tex - 1B,OF
      Not Active
      L, 4-0 vs Oak
    • Yanks, Headley agree to four-year, $52M deal
      FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Yankees have reached a four-year deal with Chase Headley.

      Advice: The 30-year-old third baseman drew serious interest this winter from the Giants, Astros, and Marlins, but the Yanks have outbid them all to bring Headley back on board. Headley hit .262/.371/.398 with six homers, 28 runs scored, and 17 RBI in 58 games this past season for New York after the July 22 trade from San Diego -- good fantasy production with the hope of even better in 2015. Joel Sherman of the New York Post says the new four-year deal is worth $52 million guaranteed. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:51 am
       
      W, 9-5 @Bos
    • Chase Headley could make decision Monday
      According to WFAN's Sweeny Murti, free agent Chase Headley could make a decision as early as Monday.

      Advice: Headley had been expected to sign by the end of the Winter Meetings, but he was still shopping around for offers over the weekend. The 30-year-old third baseman seems to be drawing heavy interest from the Yankees and Giants, and milder interest from the Marlins and Astros. He reportedly has a four-year, $65 million on the table -- quite a price for a guy who hit .243/.328/.372 in 2014. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 6:12 am
       
      W, 9-5 @Bos
    • Marlins talking more with Michael Morse
      Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that the Marlins have "had more talks" with Michael Morse in recent days.

      Advice: Jackson says that Morse might be the team's "best realistic option" at first base, as they don't want to trade Henderson Alvarez or Jarred Cosart for help at the position. Morse has also drawn interest from the Orioles and Rangers as a potential designated hitter. The 32-year-old batted .279/.336/.475 with 16 homers and 61 RBI in 131 games for the Giants last season. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 9:13 am
       
      L, 1-0 @Was
    • Pedro Alvarez won't platoon at first base
      The Pirates plan to play Pedro Alvarez every day at first base next season rather than pair him with a right-handed hitting platoon partner.

      Advice: "We're going to find out," manager Clint Hurdle said when asked if Alvarez will be able to hit left-handed pitching. "It's going to be Pedro's job to keep. Pedro knows what challenges he's got to meet. He loves his teammates, he wants to do well and perform well. He's taken on some necessary opportunities this winter to prepare and get ready." Alvarez has batted just .196/.267/.321 versus southpaws during his career, which includes a .175/.241/.263 line last season. It remains to be seen whether the Pirates will stick to their plan to play Alvarez every day if he continues to struggle against lefties. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:09 am
    • Phillies tried to package Howard with Byrd
      The Phillies offered the Orioles Ryan Howard in a package with Marlon Byrd, according to Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports.

      Advice: That matches up with an earlier tweet from Andy Martino of the New York Daily News saying the two sides had talked about Howard. The Orioles balked at the offer, likely due to Howard's inclusion. The Phils owe Howard $50 million over the next two seasons and would presumably like to unload that contract if at all possible. Whether they'll find any takers remains in question. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 3:30 pm
       
      L, 2-1 vs Atl
    • Twins designate Chris Parmelee for assignment
      Twins designated OF Chris Parmelee for assignment.

      Advice: Parmelee became the roster casualty with Ervin Santana's contract signing on Saturday. The 26-year-old hit .256/.307/.384 with seven homers and 28 RBI in 87 games with the Twins in 2014. He shouldn't have any difficulty finding another team willing to give him an opportunity. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 11:10 am
       
      Not Active
      L, 3-0 @Det
    • Frandsen wants to compete for starting job
      Kevin Frandsen admitted Saturday that while he's seen as the utility man, he would like a chance to compete for the team's starting job at second base.

      Advice: At the moment, Danny Espinosa is penciled in as the Nationals starter at second base, but with the inconsistency he has shown over the years Frandsen could have an opportunity to state his case with a strong showing this spring. The veteran infielder hit .259/.299/.309 over 236 plate appearances with the Nationals in 2014. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:18 am
       
      Player Note
      Kevin Frandsen Was - 1B,2B,3B,OF
      W, 1-0 vs Mia
    • Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) feels healthy
      Ryan Zimmerman said Saturday that his health is good and that he has been working out for the past couple of weeks.

      Advice: Zimmerman was sidelined for a large portion of the 2014 season due to a right hamstring injury, and is no longer expected to handle third base defensively. It sounds as though he'll be fully healthy and ready to go for spring training where he'll prepare to become the Nationals everyday first baseman. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:56 am
       
      W, 1-0 vs Mia
    • Marlins have 'some interest' in Pedro Alvarez
      Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the Marlins have expressed "some level of interest" in Pirates corner infielder Pedro Alvarez.

      Advice: Alvarez had a miserable 2014, batting just .231/.312/.405 with 18 home runs and 56 RBI in 122 games. He had 36 home runs and 100 RBI in 2013. The 27-year-old is also a very poor defender at third base. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:46 pm
    • Yanks 'still in' on free agent Chase Headley
      Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Yankees are "still in" the Chase Headley sweepstakes.

      Advice: Headley was expected to sign with a team before the end of the Winter Meetings, but that seems unlikely now. He has also been drawing interest from the Marlins, but they're reportedly "dead set" against going beyond three years to sign him. There was a report last week that the 30-year-old third baseman has a four-year, $65 million on the table. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:07 am
       
      W, 9-5 @Bos
    • Royals sign Kendrys Morales for 2 yrs, $17M
      Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that the Royals have signed free agent Kendrys Morales to a two-year, $17 million contract.

      Advice: The deal also includes around $1.5 million in performance-based bonuses and a mutual option for 2017. Morales batted just .218/.274/.338 with eight homers and 42 RBI in 98 games this past season between the Mariners and Twins, but he's only 31 years old so maybe there's better production ahead. He'll become the Royals' new designated hitter. Billy Butler departed for the A's in November on a three-year, $30 million free agent deal. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:05 am
    • Mets agree to major league deal with Mayberry
      Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Mets have signed John Mayberry to a major league contract.

      Advice: It's a one-year deal worth $1.45 million. Mayberry hits well against left-handed pitching and fit the Mets' need for a right-handed player who can cover the corner outfield spots and handle some first base. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:21 am
       
      W, 8-3 vs Hou
    • Report: Orioles have asked about Ryan Howard
      Andy Martino of the New York Daily News reports the Orioles have talked to the Phillies about Ryan Howard.

      Advice: The inquiry appears to have been nothing more than that, but it's still interesting that there are teams asking about Howard. The Phillies would be remiss not to listen on the first baseman, who turned 35 years old this year. Howard is due $25 million over the next two seasons and has a $10 million buyout for 2018. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 5:39 pm
       
      L, 2-1 vs Atl
    • Giants not focused on re-signing Morse
      Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News reports that the Giants are "not focused" on re-signing Michael Morse.

      Advice: Morse was productive with the Giants this past season and played hero during the postseason, but they naturally have major concerns about his defense in left field. The 32-year-old has reportedly drawn interest from the Marlins as a first baseman and the Rangers and Orioles as a potential DH. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:10 am
       
      L, 1-0 @Was
    • Orioles could consider Allen Craig
      ESPN's Jayson Stark reports that Allen Craig is a "back-burner" option for the Orioles.

      Advice: The Orioles' top priority at the moment appears to be to re-sign Delmon Young, but they're also interested in Michael Morse and, to a lesser extent, Craig. Craig batted just .215/.279/.315 with eight homers in 2014, but he's also draw some trade interest from the Marlins and Brewers this winter. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 4:22 pm
       
      L, 9-5 vs NYY
    • Howard close to getting 10-5 rights
      Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com notes that Ryan Howard is on track to gain full 10-and-5 rights on May 2, 2015.

      Advice: Players who have been in the majors for 10 years and have spent five consecutive seasons with the same club have the right to veto any trade. Howard can already block deals to 20 teams, but this would make him even more difficult to move. The Phillies would surely like to unload him this winter, but they would have to eat a significant portion of the $60 million remaining on his contract to do so. There was a report last month that Royals discussed him as a possibility, but things have been quiet ever since. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 1:47 pm
       
      L, 2-1 vs Atl
    • Marlins considering Morse, Morneau for 1B
      According to MLB.com's Joe Frisaro, the Marlins are considering signing Michael Morse.

      Advice: Miami is also interested in trading for the Rockies' Justin Morneau. It's all part of an ongoing search for a reliable starting first baseman. Morse, who's being courted by several teams, batted .279/.336/.475 with 16 homers and 61 RBI in 131 games for the Giants this past season. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:49 pm
       
      L, 1-0 @Was
    • Braves nearing deal with 2B Alberto Callaspo
      Jim Bowden of ESPN and SiriusXM reports that the Braves are nearing a deal with Alberto Callaspo.

      Advice: FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal says it's a one-year, $3 million contract. Callaspo can serve as a stopgap for the Braves at second base until 20-year-old infield prospect Jose Peraza is ready for the majors. Callaspo struggled in 2014 for the A's, batting just .223/.290/.290 with four homers and 39 RBI in 451 plate appearances. He is doubtful to suddenly become fantasy-relevant in Atlanta. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:07 am
       
      Player Note
      Alberto Callaspo Atl - 1B,2B,3B
      W, 2-1 @Phi
    • SF 'dead set against' four years for Headley
      According to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, the Giants are "dead set against going past three years" for Chase Headley.

      Advice: Headley reportedly has a four-year, $65 million offer on the table, which might mean the Giants will be priced out. But their focus for now is still on free agent starter Jon Lester, so things can obviously change. Headley is also thought to be drawing interest from the Yankees, Astros, and Marlins. He's expected to sign somewhere by the end of this week's MLB Winter Meetings in San Diego. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:10 am
       
      W, 9-5 @Bos
    • Chase Headley to make decision this week
      Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that Chase Headley is expected to make a decision on who to sign with by the end of the Winter Meetings.

      Advice: Sherman notes that the Yankees and Giants are "among 3-4 teams bidding." They seem like the strong two favorites to sign the third baseman, although the Astros and Marlins have reportedly poked around. Headley alleged has a four-year, $65 million offer in hand from an unidentified team. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 6:14 pm
       
      W, 9-5 @Bos
    • Kendrys Morales wants 'Billy Butler money'
      ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that Kendrys Morales is looking for a 2-3 contract for "Billy Butler money."

      Advice: Butler wound up getting more money than expected ($30 million over three years), so we can't rule anything out with Morales. However, he made only $7.41 million on a one-year deal this past season and batted just .218/.274/.338 with eight homers and 42 RBI in 98 games. The Royals and Rangers are reportedly considering the DH. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 8, 4:41 pm
    • Kendrys Morales is seeking 'multiple years'
      ESPN's Jerry Crasnick heard from an AL team official that agent Scott Boras is seeking "multiple years and substantial dollars" for Kendrys Morales.

      Advice: We've heard this one before. Morales is believed to be drawing interest from multiple clubs, including the Royals and Rangers, but it could be difficult for him to land something better than a one-year deal after batting just .218/.274/.338 with eight homers and 42 RBI in 98 games this past season between the Twins and Mariners. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 8, 2:02 pm
    • Astros have checked in on Chase Headley
      Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Astros have "kicked the tires" on free agent third baseman Chase Headley.

      Advice: "Kicked the tires" is one of the more vague Hot Stove phrases, so this could have been a matter of due diligence on the part of the Astros. Still, Headley would be a solid upgrade over Matt Dominguez at third base. The Yankees and Giants are still strongly in the mix. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 8, 10:27 am
       
      W, 9-5 @Bos
    • Yanks could go 4 years for Headley, Robertson
      Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York reports that the Yankees are willing to go four years for Chase Headley and/or David Robertson, but that it will "have to be at the right price."

      Advice: Previous reports indicated that the Yankees were only willing to go three years to keep Headley, so this would certainly enhance their chances. The 30-year-old reportedly has a four-year, $65 million offer in hand from an unidentified team. Robertson reportedly wants a four-year deal in the range of $50 million, but the Yankees likely won't go there unless his price drops. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 8, 9:23 am
       
      W, 9-5 @Bos
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