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  • Twins showing interest in Hand, Colome
    Darren Wolfson of ESPN 1500 in Minneapolis reports that the Twins have shown interest in Brad Hand and Alex Colome.

    Advice: The Twins previously were reported to have contacted the Reds in regards to the availability of Raisel Iglesias. Minnesota clearly wants to upgrade their bullpen, and all three would be improvements over their current closer situation. A Hand trade might be the most logical, as the Padres are still clearly in rebuild mode, and the right-hander is coming off a career year where he registered a 2.16 ERA and struck out 104 batters in just under 80 innings. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:09 pm
  • Mets making a play on reliever Bryan Shaw?
    Mike Puma of the New York Post hears the Mets are making a play for free agent reliever Bryan Shaw.

    Advice: Puma adds that "it wouldn't be surprising if the Mets moved soon" on adding a new bullpen piece. Shaw boasts a career 3.13 ERA over 475 major league appearances and has been among the most durable and reliable relievers in baseball over the last four seasons. The 30-year-old right-hander would make sense for just about any club seeking relief help. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:39 pm
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  • Indians sign Leonel Campos to minors deal
    Indians signed RHP Leonel Campos to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

    Advice: Campos was outrighted off the Blue Jays' 40-man roster earlier this month and elected to become a free agent. The 30-year-old right-hander holds a pedestrian 4.74 ERA and 1.51 WHIP in 38 career relief appearances at the major league level. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:10 am
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  • Indians sign Jeff Beliveau to minors contract
    Indians signed LHP Jeff Beliveau to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

    Advice: Beliveau posted an ugly 7.47 ERA in 19 appearances out of the Blue Jays' bullpen this past season. The 30-year-old southpaw is doubtful to crack the Indians' roster out of camp next spring. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:06 am
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  • Twins could make a run at RP Justin Wilson
    Sources tell Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press that the Twins "could make another run" at left-handed reliever Justin Wilson.

    Advice: Wilson struggled down the stretch with the Cubs and was held off their roster for the NLCS, so it's possible Chicago might want to move on from him this winter. Berardino notes that the Twins made a serious run at Wilson before the Tigers traded him to the Yankees in December 2015. The 30-year-old southpaw is entering his final season of arbitration eligibility and expected to command a salary of around $4.3 million. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:32 pm
  • Report: Mike Minor expected to sign quickly
    ESPN's Buster Olney writes that lefty reliever Mike Minor is expected to be among the first free agents to sign.

    Advice: Olney cites Minor's strong position in the market as one of the most-coveted relievers, with "aggressive interest from a high volume of teams." After missing back-to-back seasons due to injury, Minor thrived with a move to the bullpen this season with a 2.55 ERA and 88/22 K/BB ratio over 77 2/3 innings. He also notched six saves for the Royals. The Mets are among the teams who have shown interest thus far. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:47 am
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  • Braves acquire Josh Ravin from Dodgers
    Braves acquired RHP Josh Ravin from the Dodgers for cash.

    Advice: Ravin was designated for assignment earlier Monday but it didn't take long for him to find a new home. He has posted a 5.05 ERA but has struck out 44 over 35 2/3 innings in the majors. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:29 pm
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  • Josh Ravin designated for assignment
    Dodgers designated RHP Josh Ravin for assignment.

    Advice: Ravin has posted a 5.05 ERA but has struck out 44 over 35 2/3 innings in the majors. He could draw some interest on waivers. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:30 pm
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  • Braves claim Grant Dayton off waivers
    Braves claimed LHP Grant Dayton off waivers from the Dodgers.

    Advice: It's a long-term gamble by Atlanta, as Dayton had Tommy John surgery in August and could be out until 2019. However, the lefty reliever was dominant in 2016 when he was healthy with a 2.05 ERA and 39/6 K/BB ratio over 26 1/3 frames for the Dodgers. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:29 pm
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  • Daniel Slania outrighted to Triple-A
    Giants sent RHP Daniel Slania outright to Triple-A Sacramento.

    Advice: He's now off the 40-man roster. Slania held a 5.41 ERA over 25 starts between Double- and Triple-A in 2017. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:16 pm
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  • Sam Moll designated for assignment
    Athletics designated LHP Sam Moll for assignment.

    Advice: Moll, 25, posted a 10.80 ERA over 11 relief appearances for the A's. He'll probably clear waivers. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:38 pm
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  • Domingo Acevedo added to 40-man roster
    Yankees purchased the contract of RHP Domingo Acevedo from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

    Advice: Acevedo, 23, posted a 3.25 ERA and 142/34 K/BB ratio over 133 innings across three levels in 2017. He now cannot be taken in the Rule 5 Draft. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:48 pm
  • Marlins pick up Caleb Smith from Yankees
    Marlins acquired LHP Caleb Smith and 1B Garrett Cooper from the Yankees for RHP Michael King and international signing bonus pool money.

    Advice: Smith struggled in his brief time with the Yankees but held a nice 2.41 ERA and 102/31 K/BB ratio over 100 2/3 innings between Double- and Triple-A in 2017. He could potentially compete for a spot in the Marlins' rotation. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:42 pm
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  • Bobby Wahl outrighted to Triple-A
    Athletics sent RHP Bobby Wahl outright to Triple-A Nashville.

    Advice: He's now off the 40-man roster. Wahl had thoracic outlet surgery in August. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:25 pm
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  • Kyle Crockett designated for assignment
    Indians designated LHP Kyle Crockett for assignment.

    Advice: The move frees up a 40-man roster spot. Crockett holds a 3.44 ERA and 62/23 K/BB ratio over 65 1/3 career innings and could draw some interest on waivers. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:07 pm
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  • Tyler Danish outrighted to Triple-A
    White Sox sent RHP Tyler Danish outright to Triple-A Charlotte.

    Advice: He's now off the 40-man roster. Danish spent nearly all of 2017 at Charlotte, posting a 5.47 ERA. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:18 pm
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  • Chris Beck outrighted to Triple-A
    White Sox sent RHP Chris Beck outright to Triple-A Charlotte.

    Advice: The White Sox needed to clear some 40-man roster space with Monday being the deadline to add players to keep them from being eligible for the Rule 5 Draft. Beck held a 6.40 ERA over 57 relief appearances in 2017. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:16 pm
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  • Rangers acquire Herrera from Yankees
    Rangers acquired RHP Ronald Herrera from the Yankees for LHP Reiver Sanmartin.

    Advice: Herrera will be on the Rangers' 40-man roster. The 22-year-old made two appearances in the majors this season and posted a strong 1.91 ERA and 57/15 K/BB ratio over 75 1/3 innings in the minors. He has a chance to be a useful bullpen arm. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:03 am
  • Report: Alcantara part of Stanton offer
    Craig Mish of SiriusXM reports that prospect right-hander Sandy Alcantara was part of the Cardinals' reported proposal for Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton.

    Advice: Jon Morosi of MLB Network reported Sunday that the Cardinals have made a formal trade offer for Stanton. The Giants are also in the mix here and can't beat the quality of prospects that the Cardinals have, but Stanton ultimately controls the process due to his no-trade clause. Alcantara, a hard-throwing 22-year-old, made eight appearances with the Cardinals this year and posted a 4.31 ERA and 106/54 K/BB ratio over 125 1/3 innings in Double-A. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:21 am
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  • Logan Verrett signs with KBO
    Logan Verrett has signed with the NC Dinos of the Korea Baseball Organization.

    Advice: Verrett opted to go overseas after electing free agency last month. The 27-year-old made four appearances with the Orioles this past season and posted a 5.10 ERA over two starts and 38 relief appearances in Triple-A. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:45 am
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  • Tyler Chatwood 'drawing widespread interest'
    MLB.com's Jon Morosi reports that Tyler Chatwood "is drawing widespread interest."

    Advice: One source told Morosi that it's "probable" the right-hander nets a multi-year contract this offseason. Chatwood, who turns 28 next month, holds a pedestrian 4.31 ERA in his career, but teams are intrigued by what he could do away from Coors Field. He posted a 3.49 ERA and .695 opponents' OPS away from the thin Denver air in 2017. The Orioles and Rangers are two clubs known to have interest in Chatwood, but it sounds like there are probably a bunch more that have checked in with his agent. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:05 am
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  • Rays' Alex Colome 'likely to be dealt'
    Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times writes of Alex Colome this offseason that the closer "figures to be a hot topic and likely to be dealt."

    Advice: Colome is entering his first of three arbitration years this winter, so it makes sense that the cost-conscious Rays would be looking to trade him while his value is high. Slated to turn 29 next month, Colome boasts a 2.63 ERA and 129/38 K/BB ratio across 123 1/3 frames over the last two seasons as the Rays' closer. He led all of baseball with 47 saves in 2017. The Cardinals are one teams that's already been connected to Colome. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:03 am
  • Phillies keeping tabs on RP Jake McGee
    MLB.com's Jon Morosi reports that the Phillies are among the teams interested in Jake McGee.

    Advice: As Morosi points out, McGee and new Phillies skipper Gabe Kapler were actually teammates with the Rays in 2010. The hard-throwing left-hander struggled in 2016 in his first season with the Rockies but bounced back with a nice showing in 2017, putting up a 3.61 ERA and 58/16 K/BB ratio over 57 1/3 innings while notching three saves. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:54 am
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  • Cardinals, Rockies interested in Kintzler
    MLB.com's Jon Morosi reports that the Cardinals and Rockies are showing interest in Brandon Kintzler.

    Advice: He could potentially close for either team, depending on what other bullpen pieces they might bring in. Kintzler saved 29 games while posting a 3.03 ERA for the Twins and Nationals this past season while making his first All-Star team. He doesn't miss bats, which is a big reason why many clubs would probably prefer him as a setup man, but he could be a fallback option for the ninth inning in a lot of places. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:50 am
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  • Greg Holland rejects qualifying offer
    RHP Greg Holland rejected the Rockies' one-year, $17.4 million qualifying offer.

    Advice: Holland had already previously declined his $15 million player option and is now officially a free agent after turning down his qualifying offer. He really struggled in the second half for the Rockies in 2017 but will get a multi-year contract this winter, anyway. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:31 am
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  • Wade Davis turns down qualifying offer
    RHP Wade Davis rejected the Cubs' one-year, $17.4 million qualifying offer.

    Advice: It was a formality, as Davis is the top reliever hitting the free agent market this offseason and is set to receive a big multi-year contract. He put up a 2.30 ERA and 79/28 K/BB ratio over 58 2/3 innings while notching 32 saves for the Cubs in 2017. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:29 am
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  • Mets showing major interest in Minor
    The Mets have shown interest in Mike Minor, according to The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal.

    Advice: Minor was one of the major surprises of the 2017 season (pardon the pun), pitching 65 games with an ERA of 2.57 and 88 strikeouts in just under 78 innings after missing the last two season. There weren't many things that went right for the Mets last year, and the bullpen wasn't an exception. There are rumors that he'd like another chance at starting, but considering how well he pitched in a high-leverage role last year, that's his most likely path to a big deal. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:03 pm
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  • O's showing interest in SP Tyler Chatwood
    According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, the Orioles are showing interest in free agent starter Tyler Chatwood.

    Advice: Chatwood might not be the sexiest name on this free agent market, but when you consider park factors (specifically the Coors Field effect) his numbers rank right up there with some of the available second-tier starters. The 27-year-old right-hander is also younger than many of the other guys out there. Baltimore badly needs rotation help and will probably be looking for it on a variety of fronts. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:14 pm
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  • Rays, Cards have talked Alex Colome trade
    According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, the Rays and Cardinals have discussed a possible Alex Colome trade.

    Advice: St. Louis is in search of a closer this winter with Juan Nicasio and Seung Hwan Oh hitting free agency and Trevor Rosenthal out through 2018 following Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery. Colome led all major leaguers in saves in 2017 with 47 and he boasts a 2.63 ERA with 129 strikeouts over his last 123 1/3 innings. The 28-year-old right-hander carries three years of arbitration eligibility. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:51 am
  • No player will accept $17.4M qualifying offer
    Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that none of the nine players extended one-year, $17.4 million qualifying offers will accept it.

    Advice: Neil Walker and Jeremy Hellickson accepted the qualifying offer last offseason, but it's not a surprise this time around that they've all opted to turn it down. All nine players -- Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas, Lorenzo Cain, Jake Arrieta, Alex Cobb, Wade Davis, Greg Holland, Lance Lynn and Carlos Santana -- should be able to easily find multi-year contracts on the open market this winter. Rotoworld.com Nov 13, 5:55 am
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  • Tigers still awaiting PTBNL from Wilson deal
    Mark Anderson of Baseball Prospectus reports that the Tigers are still awaiting the player to be named later to finalize the deal that sent Justin Wilson and Alex Avila to the Cubs at the trade deadline.

    Advice: The Tigers in return received Jeimer Candelario, Isaac Paredes and a player to be named later or cash considerations. As it turns out, rather than just getting cash in the package, the Tigers will receive a third player in the swap. Wilson wound up struggling down the stretch for the Cubs and was held off of their roster for the NLCS. Rotoworld.com Nov 12, 2:51 pm
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