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  • David Hernandez activated from 60-day DL
    Diamondbacks activated RHP David Hernandez from the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: Hernandez began a throwing program last month after April's Tommy John surgery. He should be ready to roll for the start of next season and will be an integral part of the Arizona bullpen. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:18 pm
  • Patrick Corbin activated from 60-day DL
    Diamondbacks activated LHP Patrick Corbin from the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: Corbin missed the 2014 campaign following Tommy John surgery and isn't expected back until June of next year. The left-hander was an All-Star in 2013, posting a 3.41 ERA over 32 starts. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:15 pm
  • Bronson Arroyo activated from 60-day DL
    Diamondbacks activated RHP Bronson Arroyo from the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: Arroyo, of course, missed the last few months of the season following Tommy John surgery. He's shooting to be ready for Opening Day, but most likely it will be later than that when he rejoins the Arizona rotation. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:13 pm
  • Matt Reynolds' option exercised by D'Backs
    Diamondbacks activated LHP Matt Reynolds from the 60-day disabled list; exercised his $600,000 option for 2015.

    Advice: Reynolds didn't quite make it back to the majors from Tommy John surgery this season, but he should be part of the club's bullpen next year. The lefty posted a 1.98 ERA over 30 appearances in 2013 in his lone season with the D'Backs. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:07 pm
  • D'Backs exercise Daniel Hudson's option
    Diamondbacks exercised RHP Daniel Hudson's $800,000 option for 2015.

    Advice: He can earn $300,000 more in incentives based on how much time he spends on the active roster. Hudson made it back from a second Tommy John surgery late this season and will be used as a reliever next year. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:05 pm
  • Padres decline Johnson's $4 million option
    Padres decline RHP Josh Johnson's $4 million option for 2015.

    Advice: Johnson, of course, missed the 2014 campaign following Tommy John surgery and could get a late start to next season. However, he and the Padres are both interested in working out a smaller, likely incentive-laden deal. The right-hander has ample upside when healthy, which isn't terribly often. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:57 pm
     
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    L, 9-3 @SF
  • Orioles exercise Darren O'Day's option
    Orioles exercised RHP Darren O'Day's $4.25 million option for 2015.

    Advice: O'Day has put together a fantastic 2.05 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and 201/48 K/BB ratio over 197 2/3 frames since the beginning of 2012, establishing himself as one of the most reliable relievers in the American League. It's an obvious move for the Orioles. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:11 pm
  • Orioles pick up Wei-Yin Chen's 2015 option
    Orioles exercised LHP Wei-Yin Chen's $4.75 million option for 2015.

    Advice: It's a no-brainer. Chen has put up a 3.86 ERA and 1.27 WHIP across 86 starts over the last three seasons for the Orioles, proving to be a bargain after coming over from Japan. He'll be a big part of the Baltimore rotation again next season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:09 pm
  • Haren exercises $10M player option for '15
    Dan Haren has exercised his $10 million player option for 2015.

    Advice: The option already vested after Haren crossed the 180-inning threshold in late-September, but he still had to make a decision about whether to exercise it or test free agency. The veteran right-hander ultimately decided to stick around for another year. Haren had arthroscopic surgery on his left (non-throwing) shoulder earlier this month, but he should be fully-healed by spring training. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:46 pm
  • Red Sox re-sign Uehara to two-year deal
    Red Sox re-signed RHP Koji Uehara to a two-year, $18 million contract.

    Advice: The Red Sox weren't expected to make Uehara a one-year, $15.3 million qualifying offer, but they didn't want him to hit the open market either. It's a fair compromise under the circumstances. Uehara faded down the stretch this season, but still ended up with 26 saves to go along with a 2.52 ERA and 80/8 K/BB ratio over 64 1/3 innings. He'll turn 40 next April. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:02 pm
  • White Sox decline option on RHP Paulino
    White Sox declined RHP Felipe Paulino's $4 million club option for 2015.

    Advice: The option carried a $250,000 buyout. Paulino threw just 18 1/3 innings with the White Sox this season due to lingering shoulder issues, so it was an easy call to decline. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:47 pm
     
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    L, 6-4 vs KC
  • Brewers pick up Gallardo's option for '15
    Brewers exercised RHP Yovani Gallardo's $13 million club option for 2015.

    Advice: An expected move. While his strikeout rate continues to decline, Gallardo posted a career-low 3.51 ERA across 32 starts this season. He has made at least 30 starts in six straight seasons. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:44 pm
  • Cubs decline option on RHP Fujikawa
    Cubs declined RHP Kyuji Fujikawa's $5.5 million club option for 2015.

    Advice: The Cubs will pay a $500,000 buyout to turn the page. Because of Tommy John surgery, Fujikawa ended up making just 27 appearances during his two seasons with Chicago. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:35 pm
  • M's pick up 2015 option on RHP Iwakuma
    Mariners exercised RHP Hisashi Iwakuma's $7 million club option for 2015.

    Advice: Previous reports indicated the option vested based on performance bonuses, but it's an easy call either way. Iwakuma posted a quality 3.52 ERA and 154/21 K/BB ratio over 179 innings this past season. He remains part of a potent one-two punch in Seattle with King Felix. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:10 pm
  • Angels decline option on LHP Burnett
    Angels declined LHP Sean Burnett's $4.5 million club option for 2015.

    Advice: He'll receive a $500,000 buyout and become a free agent. Burnett had Tommy John surgery in June and will likely be sidelined until around midseason in 2015. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:06 pm
     
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    L, 4-1 @Sea
  • Angels exercise '15 option on Huston Street
    Angels exercised RHP Huston Street's $7 million club option for 2015.

    Advice: An expected move. Street notched 41 saves to go along with a 1.37 ERA and 57/14 K/BB ratio over 59 1/3 innings this season between the Padres and Angels. He's a bargain for 2015. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:03 pm
  • Nats turn down Rafael Soriano's $14M option
    Nationals declined RHP Rafael Soriano's $14 million option for 2015.

    Advice: An easy decision for the Nats after Soriano lost his ninth-inning job in the second half of the 2014 season. The right-hander did not have a buyout on the option and will be an interesting free agent case this winter. He turns 35 years old in December. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:58 pm
  • Cards exercise John Lackey's $500K option
    Cardinals exercised RHP John Lackey's $500,000 club option for 2015.

    Advice: The MLB-minimum option was added to Lackey's five-year, $82.5 million contract with the Red Sox after he underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery in October 2011, and Lackey told the Cardinals this summer that he fully intends to honor it. Lackey turned 36 years old last week and wasn't exactly dominant after the trade that sent him from Boston to St. Louis, but it's obviously still a heck of a bargain. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:36 am
  • Reds officially exercise Cueto's $10M option
    Reds exercised RHP Johnny Cueto's $10 million club option for 2015.

    Advice: Of course they did. Cueto was among the best pitchers in the majors in 2014, posting a career-high 20 wins with a 2.25 ERA and 242 strikeouts across 243 2/3 innings. He should be a fantasy ace again next season and then hit it big on the free agent market heading into 2016. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:48 am
     
    W, 4-1 vs ^ Pit
  • Blue Jays acquire Hendriks from the Royals
    Blue Jays acquired RHP Liam Hendriks from the Royals for C Santiago Nessy.

    Advice: Hendriks was designated for assignment by the Royals earlier this week and is now headed back to Toronto, where he opened the 2014 season. The 25-year-old right-hander registered a 5.23 ERA in 32 2/3 innings this past summer between the Royals and Jays. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:37 am
  • Fish activate Jose Fernandez from 60-day DL
    Marlins activated RHP Jose Fernandez from the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: It's just a procedural move to clear up the club's 40-man roster. Fernandez underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery in May and is doubtful to join Miami's starting rotation until sometime in June 2015. He'll be placed back on the disabled list next spring. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:09 am
  • Blue Jays acquire Liam Hendriks from Royals
    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Blue Jays have acquired Liam Hendriks from the Royals.

    Advice: Rosenthal says a catcher will be heading to Kansas City as compensation. Hendriks actually began the 2014 season with Toronto and will now rejoin the club as organizational pitching depth. The 25-year-old right-hander owns a 5.92 career ERA in the bigs. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:59 am
  • Phils decline Mike Adams' $6 million option
    Phillies declined RHP Mike Adams' $6 million club option for 2015.

    Advice: An easy decision for the Philadelphia front office. Adams pitched just 18 2/3 innings in 2014 and 25 innings in 2013 due in large part to a lingering right rotator cuff injury. He'll probably have to settle for a prove-your-health deal in free agency. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:55 am
     
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    L, 2-1 vs Atl
  • Rangers make 'opening offer' to Colby Lewis
    MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan reports that the Rangers have made an "opening offer" to free agent Colby Lewis.

    Advice: Something should get done before the exclusive negotiating window closes on Monday. Lewis had a rough 5.18 ERA and 1.52 WHIP in 170 1/3 innings this season and missed the entire 2013 campaign due to hip surgery, so it's not like he'll be commanding big bucks. The right-hander turned 35 years old in August. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:36 am
     
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    L, 4-0 vs Oak
  • Danny Duffy hampered by rib cage injury
    Royals manager Ned Yost acknowledged after the World Series that Danny Duffy was held out of the postseason rotation because of a stress reaction in his rib cage.

    Advice: The injury didn't bother Duffy in short relief stints, but the pain would catch up to him if he went more than two or three innings. Duffy wound up making three relief appearances during Kansas City's deep postseason run, allowing two runs in 4 2/3 innings. He'll be a big part of the club's starting rotation in 2015. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:21 am
  • Reds exercise '15 option on Johnny Cueto
    Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that the Reds have exercised their $10 million club option on Johnny Cueto for 2015.

    Advice: The Reds have yet to make an official announcement, but it's a no-brainer. Cueto stayed healthy and dominated this season, posting a career-high 20 wins to go along with a 2.25 ERA and 242/65 K/BB ratio over 243 2/3 innings. He can become a free agent after the 2015 season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:26 am
     
    W, 4-1 vs ^ Pit
  • Orioles outright RHP Meek to Triple-A
    Orioles sent RHP Evan Meek outright to Triple-A Norfolk.

    Advice: The move clears him from the 40-man roster. Meek had an ugly 5.79 ERA in 23 appearances with the O's this season. He can reject the assignment and opt for free agency. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:33 am
     
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    W, 1-0 @Tor
  • Angels to pick up Street's club option
    The Angels are expected to pick up Huston Street's $7 million club option for 2015.

    Advice: It's an easy choice. Street notched 41 saves to go along with a 1.37 ERA and 57/14 K/BB ratio over 59 1/3 innings this season between the Padres and Angels. Health is always the big question with him, but he's a bargain at $7 million. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:18 am
  • Royals designate Liam Hendriks for assignment
    Royals designated RHP Liam Hendriks for assignment.

    Advice: The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Moises Sierra who was claimed off waivers from the White Sox on Friday. The 25-year-old Australian hurler appeared in nine games between the Blue Jays and Royals in 2014, compiling a 5.23 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 23/7 K/BB ratio over 32 2/3 innings. With the ability to start and work in relief, he shouldn't have any trouble finding another team willing to give him a shot. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 5:45 am
  • Haren undergoes arthroscopic shoulder surgery
    Dan Haren underwent arthroscopic surgery Wednesday afternoon on his left shoulder.

    Advice: It was a minor procedure on his non-throwing arm, and Haren should be fully recovered by the beginning of spring training next February. His $10 million option for 2015 vested near the end of the September, so the soft-tossing right-hander will presumably have a spot in the Los Angeles rotation next year. Haren registered a 2.09 ERA over his final seven starts in 2014. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 1:05 pm
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