• Cody Bellinger takes N.L. Comeback POY honors
    Cody Bellinger was named as the Comeback Player of the Year in the National League for the 2023 season.

    Advice: The 28-year-old superstar bet on himself — taking a one-year deal with the Cubs after several disappointing seasons to end his Dodgers’ tenure — and that gamble paid off in a big way as he slashed an outstanding .307/.356/.525 with 26 long balls, 95 runs scored, 97 RBI and 20 stolen bases across 556 plate appearances in his 130 games. He’s expected to land an extremely lucrative multi-year contract this winter — with MLBTradeRumors.com projecting that he’ll wind up in the neighborhood of 12 years and $264 million. Rotoworld Today, 2:53 pm
    Cody Bellinger CHC - 1B,OF
    L, 0-4 @MIL
  • Dropped from 40-man roster
    Haseley was designated for assignment by the White Sox on Tuesday, LaMond Pope of the Chicago Tribune reports.

    Advice: This move clears out a 40-man roster spot for Paul DeJong, whose one-year, $1.75 million agreement with Chicago has now been made official. Haseley, 27, slashed just .222/.282/.278 over 39 major-league plate appearances in 2023 and also had underwhelming numbers with Triple-A Charlotte. Rotowire.com Today, 8:09 am
    Adam Haseley CWS - OF
    L, 1-2 vs SD
  • White Sox designate OF Adam Haseley for assignment
    White Sox designated OF Adam Haseley for assignment.

    Advice: Haseley has been removed from Chicago’s 40-man roster to make room for newly-signed veteran infielder Paul DeJong. The 27-year-old former former top-10 overall pick from the 2017 MLB Draft got into 28 games this past season for the White Sox. He’ll likely be able to latch on somewhere else this offseason as a bench outfielder. Rotoworld Today, 8:08 am
    Adam Haseley CWS - OF
    L, 1-2 vs SD
  • Brewers sign OF Brewer Hicklen to minors contract
    Brewers signed OF Brewer Hicklen to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

    Advice: It’s fitting that Brewer wound up in Milwaukee at some point during his career. Hicklen got into six contests for the Royals during the 2022 campaign and split last year between the Royals and Phillies at the Triple-A level, slashing .236/.350/.455 with 10 homers and 21 steals across 286 plate appearances in 72 games. The 27-year-old represents valuable organizational outfield depth heading into the 2024 season. Rotoworld Today, 7:54 am
    Brewer Hicklen MIL - OF
    W, 4-0 vs CHC
  • Receives NRI from Brewers
    Hicklen signed a minor-league contract with the Brewers on Tuesday, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.

    Advice: He's been given an invitation to spring training as part of the deal. Hicklen received a cup of coffee in the majors with the Royals in 2022 but spent all of 2023 at the Triple-A level between the Kansas City and Philadelphia organizations, posting an .804 OPS. He'll compete for a reserve outfielder job this spring but is likely headed to Triple-A Nashville. Rotowire.com Today, 7:52 am
    Brewer Hicklen MIL - OF
    W, 4-0 vs CHC
  • Reaches deal to stay in L.A.
    Heyward agreed Monday with the Dodgers on a one-year, $9 million contract, Kiley McDaniel of ESPN.com reports.

    Advice: Heyward and the Dodgers will run it back after he was surprisingly productive in 2023, slashing .269/.340/.473 with 15 home runs and 40 RBI over 377 plate appearances. His .813 OPS this past season was his highest mark since 2012, excluding the pandemic-shortened 2020 campaign. The 34-year-old should fill a similar role again in 2024, starting in right field against righties while occasionally filling in as a center fielder. The Dodgers' decision to bring back Heyward also means that Mookie Betts will continue to see more action at second base. Rotowire.com Yesterday, 9:07 am
    Jason Heyward LAD - OF
    W, 5-2 @SF
  • Report: Dodgers set to re-sign Jason Heyward
    The Dodgers are close to re-signing free ageny outfielder Jason Heyward to a one-year contract, ESPN’s Kiley McDaniel reports.

    Advice: It’s a $9 million deal. After a miserable final two years in Chicago, Heyward had a terrific 2023 as a part-timer for the Dodgers, hitting .269/.340/.473 in 377 plate appearances. He’ll probably step in for David Peralta as the team’s primary left fielder against right-handers. Rotoworld Yesterday, 9:00 am
    Jason Heyward LAD - OF
    W, 5-2 @SF
  • Braves re-sign INF/OF Luke Williams to minors pact
    Braves re-signed INF/OF Luke Williams to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

    Advice: Williams is back in the fold with the Braves as extra utility infield depth heading into the 2024 campaign. The 27-year-old reserve, who got into four contests last season as an emergency stopgap at shortstop for the Dodgers, will presumably compete in spring training for a spot on Atlanta’s season-opening roster. He’s merely organizational depth at this stage of his career. Rotoworld Wednesday, 3:11 pm
    Luke Williams ATL - 2B,3B,OF
    L, 9-10 vs WSH
  • Giants sign Yusniel Díaz to minor league deal
    Giants signed OF Yusniel Díaz to a minor league contract.

    Advice: Díaz, a one-time top prospect viewed as the best player the Orioles got from the Dodgers in the Manny Machado deal in 2018, spent last year back in the Dodgers system, hitting .278/.374/.484 for Double-A Tulsa. He’s 27 now, and it’s not particularly likely that he’ll surface in the majors with the Giants. Rotoworld Wednesday, 8:06 am
    Yusniel Díaz SF - OF
    L, 2-5 vs LAD