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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. Yesterday, 7:29 pm
    W, 8-5 @Mia
  • 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. Yesterday, 6:30 pm
    W, 8-5 @Mia
  • 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. Yesterday, 6:29 pm
    W, 8-5 @Mia
  • Brewers add Marcos Diplan to 40-man roster
    Brewers purchased the contract of RHP Marcos Diplan from High-A Carolina.

    Advice: Diplan, 21, held a 5.23 ERA and 119/71 K/BB ratio across 125 2/3 frames for Carolina this season. He now can't be taken in the Rule 5 Draft. Yesterday, 6:22 pm
  • Jacob Nottingham added to 40-man roster
    Brewers purchased the contract of C Jacob Nottingham from Double-A Biloxi.

    Advice: Nottingham has flopped since he was acquired from the A's as the key piece in the Khris Davis deal, this past season hitting only .209/.326/.369 with nine homers. The Brewers aren't ready to give up on him, though, so they're protecting from the Rule 5 Draft. Yesterday, 6:20 pm
  • Mauricio Dubon added to 40-man roster
    Brewers purchased the contract of SS Mauricio Dubon from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

    Advice: Dubon, 23, hit .274/.330/.382 with eight homers and 38 steals between Double- and Triple-A this past season. He's now protected from the Rule 5 Draft. Yesterday, 6:18 pm
  • 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. Yesterday, 6:16 pm
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    W, 5-4 vs SD
  • Orlando Calixte designated for assignment
    Giants designated INF/OF Orlando Calixte for assignment.

    Advice: Calixte hit just .143/.185/.163 in 29 games for the Giants in 2017. He could clear waivers. Yesterday, 6:15 pm
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    W, 5-4 vs SD
  • Giants add Tyler Beede to 40-man roster
    Giants purchased the contract of RHP Tyler Beede from Triple-A Sacramento.

    Advice: A former first-round pick, Beede struggled in his first taste of Triple-A in 2017 with a 4.79 ERA and 83/39 K/BB ratio across 109 frames. The 24-year-old is now protected from the Rule 5 Draft. Yesterday, 6:11 pm
  • Cubs add Oscar De La Cruz to 40-man
    Cubs purchased the contract of RHP Oscar De La Cruz from High-A Myrtle Beach.

    Advice: De La Cruz, 22, held a 3.46 ERA and 47/13 K/BB ratio across 54 2/3 frames for Myrtle Beach in 2017. He now can't be selected in the Rule 5 Draft. Yesterday, 5:24 pm
  • Franklyn Kilome added to 40-man roster
    Phillies purchased the contract of RHP Franklyn Kilome from Double-A Reading.

    Advice: Kilome, 22, posted a 2.83 ERA and 103/52 K/BB ratio between High- and Double-A in 2017. He now cannot be taken in the Rule 5 Draft. Yesterday, 3:30 pm
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    W, 11-0 vs NYM
  • Blue Jays acquire Gift Ngoepe from Pirates
    Blue Jays acquired INF Gift Ngoepe from the Pirates for a player to be named later or cash.

    Advice: Ngoepe hit only .222/.323/.296 during his time with the Pirates this season and also batted just .220/.299/.383 at Triple-A. He'll turn 28 in January. Yesterday, 3:07 pm
  • Pirates add top prospect Meadows to 40-man
    Pirates purchased the contract of OF Austin Meadows from Triple-A Indianapolis.

    Advice: Meadows, 22, had a second straight injury-shortened season in 2017 and hit only .250/.311/.359 in 72 games at Indianapolis. He remains one of the top prospects in the game but needs to stay healthy and produce in 2018. Yesterday, 3:00 pm
    W, 11-8 @Was
  • Brewers showing interest in Lance Lynn's Jon Morosi reports that the Brewers are showing interest in Lance Lynn.

    Advice: Morosi has also connected Milwaukee to Jake Arrieta and says the club is "showing interest in virtually every prominent free agent starting pitcher." They have money to spend and are looking to supplement a rotation that is expected to be without Jimmy Nelson (shoulder) for a chunk of next season. Lynn put up a 3.43 ERA this past season in his first year back from Tommy John surgery. Yesterday, 2:26 pm
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    L, 6-1 vs Mil
  • Blue Jays a 'dark horse' for J.D. Martinez?
    Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Blue Jays "could emerge as a dark horse candidate" for J.D. Martinez.

    Advice: They are expected to let Jose Bautista walk as a free agent, which would create an opening in right field. The Blue Jays have also been connected to Jay Bruce. Martinez will certainly cost a pretty penny this winter, as his agent, Scott Boras, is reportedly seeking a seven-year, $210 million contract for his client. Yesterday, 1:50 pm
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    W, 14-2 @KC
  • Tyler O'Neill added to 40-man roster
    Cardinals purchased the contract of OF Tyler O'Neill from Triple-A Memphis.

    Advice: Acquired from the Mariners at midseason for Marco Gonzalez, O'Neill hit .246/.321/.499 with 31 homers and 14 steals at the Triple-A level this season. They needed to add him to the 40-man roster in order to keep him away from the Rule 5 Draft. Yesterday, 1:14 pm
  • Morosi: Orioles interested in Lynn, Cobb
    The Orioles are interested in free agent starters Lance Lynn and Alex Cobb, a source tells MLB Network's Jon Morosi.

    Advice: The interest in Cobb was known, but this is the first time Lynn and the O's have been linked. It makes sense, given that starting pitching was the Orioles' biggest weakness last season. Morosi says the team is slightly partial to Cobb due in part to his experience pitching in the American League East. Lynn put up a 3.43 ERA this past season and will be a popular free agent this winter. Saturday, 4:14 pm
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    L, 6-1 vs Mil
  • Giants have had discussions on J.D. Martinez
    John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Giants "have had discussions" on J.D. Martinez.

    Advice: The Giants are very likely to get at least one big bat this winter, and they've been heavily connected to Giancarlo Stanton via the trade route and now Martinez via the free agent route. Martinez's agent, Scott Boras, is reportedly seeking a seven-year, $210 million contract for his client. The Red Sox have also been linked with Martinez and the Diamondbacks are expected to make an effort to re-sign him. Friday, 11:12 am
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    W, 14-2 @KC
  • Lance Lynn rejects Cardinals qualifying offer
    RHP Lance Lynn rejected the Cardinals' one-year, $17.4 million qualifying offer.

    Advice: Lynn's velocity and peripherals in his first season back from Tommy John surgery went south, but he still posted a 3.43 ERA. He's arguably at the top of the second tier of free agent starters. Friday, 8:41 am
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    L, 6-1 vs Mil
  • Report: J.D. Martinez asking 7 years, $210M
    According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, the asking price for J.D. Martinez at this week's GM Meetings has been seven years and $210 million.

    Advice: This comes after Jerry Crasnick of reported last week that Martinez's new agent, Scott Boras, was looking for a deal in the range of $200 million. Boras has even dubbed his client as the "King Kong of Slug." It's an appropriate nickname after Martinez mashed 45 homers in just 119 games this past season, but his defensive limitations will likely impact his ability to reach the lofty asking price. Still, he's expected to receive one of the biggest free agent contracts this offseason. The Diamondbacks and Red Sox are among the teams to watch in this situation. Tuesday, 5:29 pm
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    W, 14-2 @KC
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