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  • Nix replaces Colon on Royals' WS roster
    Jayson Nix has replaced Christian Colon on the Royals' roster for the World Series.

    Advice: Colon logged two plate appearances between the ALDS and ALCS while serving as a backup infielder. Nix was claimed off waivers from the Pirates in late August and appeared in seven games for the Royals down the stretch. This is the Royals' only roster change for the World Series against the Giants. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:57 am
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    Jayson Nix KC - 2B,3B,SS
  • Pedro Ciriaco catches on with Braves
    Braves signed INF Pedro Ciriaco to a minor league contract.

    Advice: Ciriaco had been removed from the Royals' 40-man roster. The 29-year-old infielder will presumably receive an invitation to spring training and compete for a utility job. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 10:48 am
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    Pedro Ciriaco Atl - 2B,3B,SS
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  • Phillies outright Andres Blanco to Triple-A
    Phillies sent INF Andres Blanco outright to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

    Advice: It's nothing more than a procedural move to open up a spot on the 40-man roster for the Phillies. The 30-year-old infielder appeared in 25 games with the Phillies in 2014, slashing .277/.306/.447 with a homer and three RBI in 47 at-bats. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 4:12 pm
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    Andrés Blanco Phi - 2B,3B,SS
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  • Elvis Andrus dropping some weight
    Elvis Andrus told the Dallas Morning News at manager Jeff Banister's introductory press conference on Friday that he's lost 10 pounds since the end of the season.

    Advice: Andrus added that he plans to drop an additional 10 pounds. It was a disappointing 2014 campaign for the shortstop, as he batted just .263/.314/.333 with two homers, 41 RBI and 27 steals. Apparently the 26-year-old believes that shedding some weight will help him rebound in 2015. The first year of Andrus' eight-year, $118 million extension kicks in next season. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 2:58 pm
  • Dombrowski: Iglesias (shins) will be 'fine'
    Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said earlier this week that he's been told by doctors that Jose Iglesias (shins) will be "fine" for spring training.

    Advice: "The doctors tell me he'll be fine," Dombrowski said. "He's going to be ready for spring training, he's going to be ready to go, and he's over all of his (injuries)." Iglesias, of course, missed all of the 2014 season due to stress fractures in both shins, but he's been ramping up his baseball activity of late without experiencing any issues. Dombrowski stopped short of officially naming Iglesias the team's shortstop for next season since he wants to see him in game action first, but he said he'd be "surprised" if the slick fielder isn't at the position on Opening Day. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:56 am
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  • Flaherty hits solo home run in loss to Royals
    Ryan Flaherty hit a solo home run, the only run the Orioles could muster on the afternoon, in Wednesday's ALCS Game 4 loss to the Royals.

    Advice: Flaherty's home run off Royals starter Jason Vargas in the third inning cut the Royals' lead to 2-1, but it was as close as the Orioles would come. Surprisingly, Flaherty finished the series as one of the Orioles' most productive hitters, batting .333 (4-for-12) with a home run and three RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:21 pm
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    Ryan Flaherty Bal - 2B,3B,SS
  • No changes with Giants' lineup for NLCS Gm 4
    Brandon Crawford will remain in the No. 8 spot for Game 4 of the NLCS against the Cardinals on Wednesday.

    Advice: In other words, no changes from Game 3. Here's the full lineup: Gregor Blanco CF, Joe Panik 2B, Buster Posey C, Pablo Sandoval 3B, Hunter Pence RF, Brandon Belt 1B, Travis Ishikawa LF, Crawford SS, Ryan Vogelsong SP. Shelby Miller will start for St. Louis. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:38 pm
  • Correa (fibula) expected to be ready for ST
    During a Twitter chat on Wednesday, Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow wrote that prospect Carlos Correa (fibula) is expected to be fully recovered and ready for spring training.

    Advice: Correa suffered a fractured fibula in June while playing with High-A Lancaster, but he has already resumed doing baseball activities, including running and fielding grounders. The 20-year-old was on the fast track to the majors prior to the injury and remains one of the game's most promising prospects. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:26 pm
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  • Jays re-sign Diaz to minor league contract
    Blue Jays re-signed INF Jonathan Diaz to a minor league contract.

    Advice: He'll also get a spring training invite. Diaz appeared in 23 games with the Blue Jays this past season, but spent the majority of the year at the Triple-A level. The 29-year-old will continue to provide infield depth. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:26 am
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  • J.J. Hardy notches RBI double in loss
    J.J. Hardy drove in the Orioles' only run with an RBI double in Tuesday's loss to the Royals.

    Advice: Hardy followed Steve Pearce's double in the second inning with a two-bagger of his own to get the scoring going. Unfortunately for the Orioles, that's all the offense they could muster, as the Royals retired 21 of the last 22 and the final 16 Baltimore hitters of the night. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:09 pm
  • Twins' Bernier elects free agency
    Doug Bernier has elected free agency.

    Advice: Bernier chose free agency after being outrighted off the Twins' 40-man roster. The 34-year-old appeared in seven games at the major league level this season and hit .280/.348/.396 over 124 games in Triple-A. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 13, 2:38 pm
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  • Escobar batting leadoff for Royals in Game 3
    Alcides Escobar is batting leadoff for the Royals in Game 3 of the ALCS on Monday in Kansas City.

    Advice: But it's expected to rain all night in western Missouri, so the game will likely be pushed back to Tuesday. Here's the Royals' full Game 3 lineup for whenever play begins: Alcides Escobar SS, Norichika Aoki RF, Lorenzo Cain CF, Eric Hosmer 1B, Billy Butler DH, Alex Gordon LF, Salvador Perez C, Omar Infante 2B, Mike Moustakas 3B. Jeremy Guthrie will be on the mound against the Orioles. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 13, 12:49 pm
  • Joaquin Arias plates run in loss to Cardinals
    Joaquin Arias got the Giants on the board with an RBI ground out in the fifth inning in a losing effort against the Cardinals on Sunday.

    Advice: Arias was pinch-hitting for Jake Peavy and made sure to get the job done in his only at-bat. It was the first at-bat of the postseason for the utility infielder who has been used very sparingly. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 12, 9:00 pm
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    Joaquín Árias SF - 1B,2B,3B,SS
  • Danny Worth elects to become free agent
    Danny Worth has elected free agency.

    Advice: The 29-year-old infielder is widely respected for his glove work, but is a career .230/.293/.295 hitter in 261 at-bats at the big league level. He'll look for an opportunity to compete for a utility role elsewhere. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 12, 5:19 pm
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    Danny Worth Det - 3B,SS
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  • D'backs' Ronny Cedeno elects free agency
    Ronny Cedeno has elected free agency.

    Advice: Cedeno was acquired by the Diamondbacks from the Phillies in June, never making an appearance with the club after the deal. The 31-year-old will have a hard time finding a major league deal this winter. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 11, 6:35 pm
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  • Trevor Story plates three runs in AFL victory
    Rockies prospect Trevor Story had a nice night at the plate as Salt Lake routed Peoria in Arizona Fall League play on Friday, going 2-for-with a double, two runs scored and three RBI.

    Advice: The 21-year-old shortstop is now hitting .462 (6-for-13) with four RBI through his first three games. All three runs that he drove in on Friday came as part of an 11-run uprising in the fifth inning. His offense tapered off after a mid-season promotion to Double-A Tulsa in 2014, where he hit just .200/.302/.380 with nine homers and 20 RBI in 56 games after pummeling the ball to the tune of .332/.436/.582 at High-A Modesto. He's expected to begin the 2015 campaign back at Tulsa. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 11, 6:23 am
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