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  • Giants agree to one-year deal with Adrianza
    Giants avoided arbitration with INF Ehire Adrianza, agreeing to a one-year contract.

    Advice: The deal will pay Adrianza $600,000 if he's in the big leagues or $300,000 if he spends the season in the minor leagues. The 27-year-old appeared in 40 games for the Giants in 2016, slashing .254/.299/.381 with a pair of homers and seven RBI in 63 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:27 pm
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  • Padres non-tender backstop Hector Sanchez
    Padres non-tendered C Hector Sanchez.

    Advice: While not the biggest name of the six players that the Padres non-tendered on Friday, Sanchez could make for an intriguing option on the free agent market. The 27-year-old has hit .241/.278/.354 with 13 homers and 95 RBI over 646 plate appearances in his major league career. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:04 pm
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  • Padres non-tender Jose Pirela on Friday
    Padres non-tendered INF Jose Pirela.

    Advice: The move makes the 27-year-old a free agent. He has slashed an unimpressive .226/.246/.321 with one home run and eight RBI over 144 plate appearances in his career at the major league level. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:02 pm
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  • Padres non-tender Erik Johnson on Friday
    Padres non-tendered RHP Erik Johnson.

    Advice: The 26-year-old is expected to miss the entirety of the 2017 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in October. He could make for an interesting option on the free agent market on an incentive-laden minor league deal. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:59 pm
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  • Braves non-tender right-hander Chris Withrow
    Braves non-tendered RHP Chris Withrow.

    Advice: The 27-year-old hurler did a nice job out of the Braves' bullpen in 2016, registering a 3.58 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 28/17 K/BB ratio over 37 2/3 innings. He becomes another interesting option in what looks to be a deep middle relief market in free agency. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:50 pm
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  • Braves and Paco Rodriguez avoid arbitration
    Braves and LHP Paco Rodriguez avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $637,500 contract.

    Advice: Rodriguez missed the entire 2016 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery. He sports a stellar 2.53 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 91/30 K/BB ratio over 85 1/3 innings in his big league career though and could be big factor in the Braves' bullpen in 2017. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:47 pm
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    W, 1-0 vs Det
     
  • D'Backs agree to two-year deal with Mathis
    Nick Piecoro of AZCentral Sports reports that the Diamondbacks have agreed to a two-year, $4 million contract with Jeff Mathis.

    Advice: It seems like the Diamondbacks are looking to cut payroll this offseason, which prompted the non-tendering of Welington Castillo and the signing of the veteran Mathis. He's likely to share time behind the dish with Chris Herrmann and perhaps Oscar Hernandez, but is a poor bet for any type of fantasy production even in the hitter-friendly home ballpark. Mathis is a career .197/.254/.308 hitter in 2273 career plate appearances. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:44 pm
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  • Diamondbacks agree to deal with Jeff Mathis
    Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Diamondbacks have agreed to a contract with free agent backstop Jeff Mathis.

    Advice: Nick Piecoro of AZCentral Sports was first to report that the two sides had been in discussions, and now Heyman reports that they have reached a deal. The Diamondbacks now have three catchers on the roster, with Mathis joining Chris Herrmann and Oscar Hernandez. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:36 pm
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  • Diamondbacks have had contact with Mathis
    Nick Piecoro of AZCentral Sports reporst that the Diamondbacks have been in contact with free agent catcher Jeff Mathis.

    Advice: The Diamondbacks surprisingly opted to non-tender Welington Castillo on Friday and are now in the market for depth behind the plate. Mathis, 33, hit just .238/.267/.33 with a pair of homers and 15 RBI in 126 at-bats for the Marlins in 2016. He'd simply be a depth signing for the D'Backs and shouldn't be counted on to be the full-time starter behind the plate. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:25 pm
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  • Diamondbacks non-tender Rubby De La Rosa
    Diamondbacks non-tendered RHP Rubby De La Rosa.

    Advice: The right-hander was shut down early in the season with elbow troubles and there have been some rumblings that a second Tommy John surgery could be in his future. The former top prospect compiled a 4.26 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 54/20 K/BB ratio over his 50 2/3 innings in 2016. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:13 pm
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    W, 3-2 vs SD
     
  • Avisail Garcia, White Sox avoid arbitration
    White Sox and OF Avisail Garcia avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $3 million contract.

    Advice: Garcia has been a big disappointment to this point, putting up a .250/.308/.380 batting line in his first three full seasons in Chicago. He was arbitration-eligible for a second time this winter. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:44 pm
  • Seth Maness non-tendered by Cardinals
    Cardinals non-tendered RHP Seth Maness.

    Advice: Maness boasts a career 3.19 ERA out of the Cardinals' bullpen, but he had elbow surgery in August and could get a late start to next season. He's now a free agent. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:23 pm
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    W, 10-4 vs Pit
     
  • Jeff Manship non-tendered by Indians
    Indians non-tendered RHP Jeff Manship.

    Advice: Manship has pitched well the last two seasons for the Indians with a 2.07 ERA, but they didn't want to pay him a raise in arbitration. He's now a free agent. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:20 pm
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  • Vance Worley non-tendered by Orioles
    Orioles non-tendered RHP Vance Worley.

    Advice: The O's have opted not to give "Vanimal" a raise in his final year of arbitration eligibility after he posted a 3.53 ERA over 35 appearances -- four starts -- last season. He's now a free agent. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:52 pm
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  • Cole Figueroa hired for Rays front office job
    The Rays have hired Cole Figueroa as a baseball development assistant in their front office.

    Advice: Figueroa is just 29 but evidently didn't like the opportunities he was presented as a player anymore so he's decided to move upstairs. He batted .208/.250/.286 over parts of three major league seasons. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:15 pm
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  • Yonder Alonso, A's avoid arbitration
    Athletics and 1B Yonder Alonso avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $4 million contract.

    Advice: Alonso looked like an obvious non-tender candidate after batting just .253/.316/.367 with seven home runs in his first season in Oakland, but the A's are apparently not ready to give up on him yet. He should be in line to again receive the bulk of the playing time at first base against right-handers. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:41 am
  • Yankees considering Holliday for DH spot
    Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports that Matt Holliday is "a name the Yankees have thrown around."

    Advice: The expectation is that Edwin Encarnacion will likely command a contract beyond what the Yankees are comfortable with, but they have backup options that include Carlos Beltran, Mike Napoli and Holliday. Holliday batted .246/.322/.461 with 20 homers and 62 RBI in an injury-shortened 2016 season and is probably best off as a designated hitter at this point in his career. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:51 am
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  • Rockies downplay possible Holliday reunion
    Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich downplayed the possibility of a reunion with free agent Matt Holliday.

    Advice: Holliday has said that he's open to a return to the Rockies, but given the team's outfield depth, he'd be looking at a full-time move to first base. He just saw his first exposure at the position in 2016, so the Rockies are mulling over the potential alternatives. "We have just now started looking into the reality of Matt," said Bridich. "With the way that our outfield is situated… the outfield for Matt doesn’t make a whole lot of sense right now. So right now we are just trying to wrap our minds around whether he’s a viable option at first base." The Rockies reportedly haven't ruled out a return for Mark Reynolds and Chris Carter, who was recently designated for assignment by the Brewers, could also be a possibility at first base. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:33 am
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  • Yankees sniffing around Matt Holliday
    Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Yankees have inquired on free agent outfielder Matt Holliday.

    Advice: Holliday is coming off a 2016 campaign in which he hit .246/.322/.461 with 20 homers and 62 RBI over 382 at-bats. A broken thumb suffered in August forced him out for an extended period of time and he ultimately appeared in just 110 games for the Cards. At this juncture, it isn't known quite what kind of a contract Holliday might draw on the open market. He turns 37 in January. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:53 pm
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