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  • Papelbon unlikely to sign anytime soon
    Jonathan Papelbon is not currently looking to sign with a major league team.

    Advice: The 36-year-old spent most of this season as the Nationals' closer before being displaced by Mark Melancon at the trade deadline. He registered 19 saves in 22 chances and finished with a 4.37 ERA in 35 innings. He was released by the club in mid-August and opted not to sign anywhere else despite interest from multiple teams -- including the Red Sox. Papelbon's agent Seth Levinson said today that Papelbon is focusing on a private family matter and will not decide on his baseball future until that matter is resolved. Papelbon ranks ninth on the all-time save leaders' list with 368. After breaking into the majors in 2005, Papelbon has delivered a 2.44 career ERA with 808 strikeouts in 725 2/3 innings with the Red Sox, Phillies and Nationals. Yesterday, 5:24 pm
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    W, 10-7 vs Mia
  • Caminero may leave MLB for Japan
    Arquimedes Caminero is reportedly leaning toward leaving the Mariners to play for the Yomiuri Giants in Japan.

    Advice: This comes as a surprise considering Caminero is one of the hardest throwers in the league and has a career 3.83 ERA in 149 games. His fastball averaged 98.8 MPH this year across 60 2/3 innings with the Pirates and Mariners. Yesterday, 2:11 pm
  • White Sox asking price is high for Quintana
    According to Peter Gammons, the White Sox asked the Astros for Francis Martes, Kyle Tucker and Joe Musgrove in exchange for Jose Quintana.

    Advice: With the return package that White Sox general manager Rick Hahn was able to secure from the Nationals in the Adam Eaton trade, it's no wonder that he's shooting for the moon in every possible deal. It seems likely though that he'll have to lower his demands as the offseason progresses if he indeed wishes to trade off Quintana and other veterans that he's looking to deal. Yesterday, 10:06 am
  • Gerrit Cole to begin throwing program Monday
    Gerrit Cole (elbow) announced at Pirates' Fan Fest on Saturday that he's fully healthy and will begin his throwing program on Monday.

    Advice: Cole took a few months to rest after the season to allow the swelling and inflammation in his pitching elbow to subside. Provided there are no setbacks along the way in his throwing program, he should enter spring training without any restrictions. Yesterday, 9:16 am
  • Strasburg to begin throwing around January 1
    In an interview with Grant Paulsen on MLB Network Radio, Stephen Strasburg said he will begin throwing around January 1.

    Advice: Strasburg battled various injuries including elbow trouble throughout the 2016 season but is expected to have a normal and healthy off-season. He won't have any restrictions in spring training, though he still carries considerable injury risk. Yesterday, 8:02 am
    W, 10-7 vs Mia
  • Cubs have continued dialogue with Tyson Ross
    According to Patrick Mooney of CSN Chicago, the Cubs have had continued dialogue with free agent right-hander Tyson Ross since the winter meetings ended.

    Advice: The 29-year-old hurler was limited to just one start in 2016 before shoulder woes wiped out his season. He's reportedly seeking a contract in the range of $9-11 million, which is around what he would've made through the arbitration process had he been tendered a contract by the Padres. Yesterday, 6:42 am
    L, 3-2 @Ari
  • Diamondbacks sign Asher Wojciechowski
    Diamondbacks signed RHP Asher Wojciechowski to a minor league contract.

    Advice: The 27-year-old hurler posted a 4.94 ERA, 1.60 WHIP and 63/38 K/BB ratio over 85 2/3 minor league innings between the Astros and Marlins in 2016. He'll add organizational rotation depth for the D'Backs. Friday, 8:02 pm
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    L, 10-7 @Was
  • Sean Burnett will be NRI for Phillies
    Phillies signed LHP Sean Burnett to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

    Advice: Burnett made it back to the majors for a cup of coffee last season with the Nationals after a few years of arm issues. The veteran left-hander is now 34 and will have a shot to win a bullpen spot with Philly. Sportsnet's Ben Nicholson-Smith says Burnett will earn $1.25 million if he makes the team, with another $1.75 million possible in appearance incentives. The deal also includes a March 26 opt-out. Friday, 2:11 pm
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    W, 5-2 vs NYM
  • D'Backs finalize deal with Fernando Rodney
    Diamondbacks signed RHP Fernando Rodney to a one-year, $2.75 million contract.

    Advice: The deal, which was first reported on Wednesday, includes an additional $4 million in incentives. Rodney was Dr. Jekyll with the Padres (0.31 ERA, 33/12 K/BB ratio over 28 2/3 innings) and Mr. Hyde with the Marlins (5.89 ERA, 41/25 K/BB ratio over 36 2/3 innings) last season, but, of course, inconsistency is nothing new with him. He'll turn 40 just before Opening Day but will get a chance to close in Arizona. Friday, 1:59 pm
  • Jeff Ferrell re-ups with Tigers
    Tigers re-signed RHP Jeff Ferrell to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

    Advice: Ferrell made it up for a few appearances with the Tigers in 2015 but last season was in the minors, holding a 4.76 ERA over nine appearances. He'll represent organizational depth. Friday, 1:34 pm
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    L, 1-0 @Atl
  • Lucas Luetge signs with Reds on minors deal
    Reds signed LHP Lucas Luetge to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

    Advice: Luetge, who turns 30 in March, spent 2016 at Triple-A in the Angels organization, holding a 4.85 ERA over 48 relief appearances. He's probably a long shot to win an Opening Day bullpen spot. Friday, 1:17 pm
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    L, 7-4 vs ChC
  • Dean Kiekhefer outrighted to Triple-A
    Mariners sent LHP Dean Kiekhefer outright to Triple-A Tacoma.

    Advice: Kiekhefer had been designated for assignment but has cleared waivers and will remain in the organization. The lefty was claimed off waivers from the Cardinals last month. Friday, 12:24 pm
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    L, 3-2 vs Oak
  • Tigers ink A.J. Achter to minors deal
    Tigers signed RHP A.J. Achter to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

    Advice: The 28-year-old posted a 3.11 ERA in 27 appearances with the Angels this past season. Achter will compete for a middle relief spot in spring training. Friday, 9:54 am
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    L, 1-0 @Atl
  • Tyrell Jenkins traded to the Rangers
    Rangers acquired RHP Tyrell Jenkins and LHP Brady Feigl from the Braves for RHP Luke Jackson.

    Advice: This trade amounts to both clubs swapping 2010 supplemental first-round draft picks who failed to live up to expectations. Jenkins was drafted by the Cardinals and briefly garnered some buzz on top prospect lists but was ultimately unable to generate enough strikeouts to justify the hype. He was traded to the Braves prior to the 2015 season. He pitched 52 innings this year in his rookie campaign but walked more batters than he whiffed, leading to a poor 5.88 ERA. He is unlikely to ever be worthy of fantasy rosters. Thursday, 5:31 pm
    L, 6-4 vs TB
  • Luke Jackson traded to the Braves
    Braves acquired RHP Luke Jackson from the Rangers for RHP Tyrell Jenkins and LHP Brady Feigl.

    Advice: Jackson has thrown 18 major-league innings over the past two seasons with an 8.50 ERA. The 25-year-old reliever throws hard and racked up lots of strikeouts in the minor leagues but struggled with his control. The Braves are likely to use him as a middle reliever if he makes the team at all. His high strikeout rate gives him the potential to move into a higher leverage role if he can limit the walks. Thursday, 5:26 pm
  • Report: Jenkins traded to the Rangers
    Keith Law of ESPN reports that the Braves have traded right-hander Tyrell Jenkins to the Rangers.

    Advice: Per multiple reports, left-hander Brady Feigl will also go to the Rangers while hard-throwing right-hander Luke Jackson is headed to the Braves. There has yet to be an official announcement. Jenkins, 24, was a first-round pick by the Cardinals in 2010 and garnered some attention as a top 100 prospect for a couple of years before being traded to the Braves prior to the 2015 season. He pitched 52 innings for the Braves this year with a 5.88 ERA. He walked 33 batters and fanned only 26. The Rangers will see if there's something to salvage here. Thursday, 4:21 pm
    L, 6-4 vs TB
  • Report: Uehara reaches agreement with Cubs
    Koji Uehara has reached a deal to join the Cubs, per Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports.

    Advice: We're still awaiting confirmation regarding the particulars, but a report out of Japan pegs it as a one-year deal in the neighborhood of $4.5 million. This represents a bit of a bargain for the veteran set-up man as long as he stays on the mound. He figures to be the eighth-inning bridge to new Cubs closer Wade Davis. Uehara has a career 2.53 ERA and 0.86 WHIP in 437 2/3 innings. His ERA bumped up to 3.45 this season despite an elite 12.06 punchouts per nine innings. He is a right-handed pitcher, but has actually fared better versus left-handed batters. Thursday, 4:01 pm
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    L, 2-1 vs Tor
  • Report: Cubs close to signing Koji Uehara
    Evan Drellich of the Boston Herald reports that Koji Uehara is close to signing with the Cubs.

    Advice: No deal is official, but Nikkan Sports in Japan says it's a one-year deal at $4.5 million. If true, the Cubs have made big strides to rebuild their bullpen after moving on from Aroldis Chapman. Chicago acquired former Royals closer Wade Davis in a trade on Wednesday. Uehara will be 42 years old next season, but remains a top setup reliever. He threw 47 innings this year with seven saves and a 3.45 ERA. He posts elite strikeout rates year after year but has struggled to stay on the mound due to injury. He is unlikely to see save chances in 2017, but his ratios make him a solid fantasy option even in leagues that don't use holds as a category. He has a career 2.53 ERA with 93 saves in 387 games since leaving Japan in 2009. Thursday, 1:59 pm
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    L, 2-1 vs Tor
  • Marlins may target FA reliever Neftali Feliz
    According to's Joe Frisaro, free agent Neftali Feliz is a "candidate" for the Marlins.

    Advice: That might be the fallback plan if the Marlins aren't able to wrangle in Kenley Jansen. Feliz posted a nice 3.52 ERA, 1.137 WHIP, and 61/21 K/BB ratio in 53 2/3 innings this summer out of the Pirates' bullpen. He's also said to be drawing open-market interest from the Nationals, Blue Jays, and Padres. Thursday, 10:36 am
    L, 10-4 @StL
  • Boras, Cubs to talk Arrieta extension in Jan.
    Jake Arrieta's agent Scott Boras said he plans to discuss a contract extension with the Cubs in January.

    Advice: The two sides will meet at that point to sort out Arrieta's salary for 2017, his final year of arbitration. It's possible (though probably not likely) that they go ahead and work out something long term instead. Arrieta, 30, posted a 3.10 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, and 190/76 K/BB ratio in 197 1/3 regular-season innings this summer for the Cubs before helping the franchise to its first World Series title since 1908. He's due a big raise from the $10.7 million he made in 2016. Thursday, 10:11 am
  • Nats have discussed CHW's David Robertson
    MASN's Mark Zuckerman reports that the Nationals have discussed David Robertson with the White Sox.

    Advice: Washington missed out on Aroldis Chapman, who has agreed to an $86 million contract with the Yankees, and might be finding Kenley Jansen's asking price too high. Robertson posted an underwhelming 3.47 ERA over 62 1/3 innings this past season for Chicago, but he still has good swing-and-miss stuff and the Nationals seem desperate to acquire a late-inning reliever of some sort. There could certainly be a match here. Robertson, 31, is owed $12 million in 2017 and $13 million in 2018. Thursday, 9:08 am
    L, 6-3 vs Min
  • Tigers select Daniel Stumpf in Rule 5 Draft
    Tigers selected LHP Daniel Stumpf from the Royals with the No. 11 pick in the Rule 5 Draft.

    Advice: Stumpf was also selected in last year's Rule 5 Draft, so this routine is nothing new for him. He allowed six earned runs in five innings with the Phillies in 2016, but the 25-year-old southpaw did have some success at the Double-A level and will compete for a spot in the Detroit bullpen next spring. Thursday, 7:30 am
  • Braves release righty Williams Perez
    Braves released RHP Williams Perez.

    Advice: The move clears a 40-man roster spot just ahead of Thursday morning's Rule 5 Draft. Perez posted a dreadful 6.04 ERA over 53 2/3 innings this summer for Atlanta before suffering an elbow impingement in September. He will probably have to settle for a non-guaranteed minor league contract in free agency. Thursday, 6:08 am
    W, 1-0 vs Det
  • Cardinals unlikely to part with SP Alex Reyes
    Cardinals GM John Mozeliak indicated Wednesday that he will not trade Alex Reyes.

    Advice: "Alex has such high value we would have had to have been overwhelmed to do something," said Mozeliak, in reference to this week's wild trade market. "And perhaps the way to think about it is maybe we didn’t have the next tier that was good enough to compete with some of the names that are being bantered about. So we have that gap." Reyes is certainly the Cardinals' most prized prospect, having registered a 1.57 ERA with 52 strikeouts over his first 46 major league innings in 2016. He should open the 2017 season as a member of the St. Louis rotation. Thursday, 5:40 am
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    W, 10-4 vs Pit
  • Red Sox pushing for Clay Buchholz trade
    A source told WEEI's Rob Bradford that the Red Sox have "prioritized" dealing Clay Buchholz over Drew Pomeranz.

    Advice: Pomeranz figures to draw the better offers, but that's also because he's the better, more reliable pitcher. Buchholz registered an ugly 4.78 ERA in 139 1/3 innings (21 starts, 16 relief appearances) this past season for the Red Sox, yet still had his $13.5 million club option picked up for 2017. He did finish strong in the second half. And there should be some kind of low-level trade market for him. Thursday, 5:32 am
    L, 2-1 vs Tor
  • Nats making a push for closer Kenley Jansen
    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports the Nationals are "making a push" for Kenley Jansen.

    Advice: It looked like a two-team race between the Dodgers and Marlins just a bit ago, but the Nats were in serious pursuit of Aroldis Chapman before he signed with the Yankees and remain desperate for a dominant late-inning arm. Jansen may try to top Chapman's five-year, $86 million agreement with New York. The right-hander posted a ridiculous 1.83 ERA, 0.67 WHIP, and 104/11 K/BB ratio in 68 2/3 innings this past year for the Dodgers. Thursday, 5:12 am
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  • Marlins have made Jansen $80+ million offer
    Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that the Marlins have made Kenley Jansen an offer of five years and over $80 million.

    Advice: Passan says it's "almost at the level" of Aroldis Chapman's offer, so it appears to be in the $80-85 million range. It's obviously a massive total, especially when factoring in that the Marlins would also have to forfeit the No. 13 overall pick to sign Jansen. The Dodgers really want to bring Jansen back, but it remains to be seen whether they'd be willing to contend with the Marlins' offer. Wednesday, 9:14 pm
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    L, 7-1 @SF
  • Pirates have touched base with Tyson Ross
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Bill Brink reports that the Pirates have been in contact with Tyson Ross.

    Advice: Ross was non-tendered by the Padres on December 2. The 29-year-old right-hander is said to be seeking a contract in the range of $9-11 million. He made only one start in 2016 before undergoing season-ending surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome. Per the Dallas Morning News' Evan Grant, the Rangers are also showing interest in Ross. Wednesday, 8:48 pm
    L, 3-2 @Ari
  • Astros and Braves balk at Quintana price
    The Houston Chronicle's Jake Kaplan and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's David O'Brien relay that the Astros and Braves, respectively, feel the price for Jose Quintana is too high.

    Advice: Braves general manager John Coppolella put it in blunt terms, saying, "Do we want a No. 1 starter, is Chris Sale a No. 1 starter? Yes. Do we want Jose Quintana? I don’t think Jose Quintana is Chris Sale." Fair enough, the Quintana does offer a very reliable arm (200 innings in four consecutive seasons, none with an ERA over 3.55). The 27-year-old southpaw will be under team control through the 2020 season. While the White Sox are almost certainly giddy over their haul of prospects received in the Chris Sale and Adam Eaton trades, they might have to drop their asking price on Quintana if they are going to move him. Wednesday, 7:04 pm
  • Perkins (shoulder) on track for spring work
    Twins chief baseball officer Derek Falvey said that Glen Perkins has made "solid progress" in his rehab from shoulder surgery.

    Advice: Perkins underwent significant labrum surgery in late June. Falvey indicated that given the pace of his rehab, it is "reasonable" that the veteran closer will be able to pitch in games during spring training at some point. A more clarified timetable figures to be passed along after the calendar flips to 2017 and the team has a better idea of just how close Perkins is to a return to the mound. He started into a light throwing program near the end of October. Wednesday, 2:45 pm
    W, 6-3 @CWS
  • Report: Ross' asking price in $9-11M range
    Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports that Tyson Ross' asking price is in the $9-11 million range.

    Advice: And according to Grant, that may not include incentives. The Padres opted to non-tender Ross rather than give him a similar salary through arbitration, but some team might be willing to take a chance even as he's making his way back from surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome. There's just not much out there in free agency. Wednesday, 12:53 pm
    L, 3-2 @Ari
  • Marlins down on chances of signing Jansen
    Mark Saxon of ESPN hears that the Marlins "aren't feeling great" about their chances of signing free agent closer Kenley Jansen.

    Advice: It's unclear what has changed, but this would seem to be good news for the Dodgers, especially if you consider that the Yankees' first choice would be to sign Aroldis Chapman. We know that Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria has given his blessing to signing either Jansen or Chapman, but it's unclear how high he'd be willing to go to get one of them. Wednesday, 11:35 am
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    L, 7-1 @SF
  • Rangers have done 'homework' on RHP Ross
    According to Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News, the Rangers have done "significant homework" on free agent right-hander Tyson Ross.

    Advice: Ross was non-tendered by the Padres last week after making just one start in 2016 before undergoing surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome. He's a big question mark for the start of 2017 and beyond, but the state of the free agent market will make him intriguing to plenty of teams. Wednesday, 11:01 am
    L, 3-2 @Ari
  • Braves have interest in Jose Quintana
    According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Braves have interest in trading for White Sox left-hander Jose Quintana.

    Advice: Join the club. The Braves were also interested in Chris Sale, but they weren't willing to pay the high price the Red Sox ultimately did. Quintana is still going to fetch a tremendous return, but he should be more palatable for the Braves and others. We know that the Astros and perhaps the Nationals are among the other teams involved. Quintana is signed to a team-friendly deal that could keep him under club control through 2020. Wednesday, 6:44 am
  • White Sox could wait on Robertson trade
    FanRag Sports' Jon Heyman reports that David Robertson has drawn trade interest, but that a trade will likely wait to see who misses out on Aroldis Chapman and Kenley Jansen.

    Advice: It's not the worst way to play it, though the right offer could change the timing here. The Cubs are reportedly close to landing Wade Davis, so that leaves teams like the Dodgers, Yankees, Nationals, and Marlins in the mix for a high-profile closer. Robertson posted a 3.47 ERA and 75/32 K/BB ratio over 62 1/3 innings this past season and he's owed $12 million in 2017 and $13 million in 2018. Wednesday, 5:59 am
    L, 6-3 vs Min
  • White Sox in 'serious talks' about Quintana
    According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, the White Sox are already engaged in serious talks with several teams about left-hander Jose Quintana.

    Advice: After moving their ace Chris Sale to the Red Sox on Tuesday, it's no surprise that they are seeing what is out there for one of the most underrated pitchers in the game. Nightengale names the Nationals and Astros among the interested clubs, but FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Washington is not interested in adding another starter. Either way, the White Sox shouldn't have a problem finding a match given the weak market for starting pitching. Wednesday, 5:15 am
  • D'Backs, Rodney do one-year, $2.75M deal
    Fernando Rodney has agreed to a one-year, $2.75 million contract with the Diamondbacks, per Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports.

    Advice: Heyman says there are "many, many" performance-based incentives included in the deal. Rodney posted a rough 5.89 ERA over his final 36 2/3 innings this past season with the Marlins, but he got off to a good start in San Diego and might have a little something left in the tank as he heads to the desert. The plan is for him to open the 2017 season as the Diamondbacks' closer. Good luck with that. Tuesday, 9:02 pm
  • Loria signs off on Jansen, Chapman pursuits
    ESPN's Jayson Stark hears that Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria has "signed off on spending the money to sign Kenley Jansen or Aroldis Chapman."

    Advice: It's probably going to be in the range of $100 million for one of those guys given the kind of attention they're generating from big-market teams. Jansen, 29, registered a dominant 1.83 ERA, 0.67 WHIP, and 104/11 K/BB ratio in 68 2/3 innings this past year for the Dodgers. Chapman, 28, had a 1.55 ERA, 0.86 WHIP, and 90/18 K/BB ratio in 58 innings between the Yankees and Cubs. Tuesday, 7:46 pm
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  • D'Backs close to an agreement with Rodney
    According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Diamondbacks are close to a deal with Fernando Rodney.

    Advice: Rodney was also said to be drawing interest from the Padres, with whom he enjoyed success at the opening of the 2016 season. The veteran right-hander went on to struggle mightily with the Marlins, registering an 11.57 ERA in September and October. This is probably not going to be a substantial contract -- and it probably won't work out very well either -- but Rodney might be the favorite for saves in Arizona coming out of camp next spring. Tuesday, 7:09 pm
  • Diamondbacks, Padres aiming for Rodney
    Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports says the Diamondbacks and Padres are among the teams "taking aim" at free agent reliever Fernando Rodney.

    Advice: Miami declined a $4.5 million club option on Rodney in early November after he posted a 5.89 ERA across 36 2/3 innings in a Marlins uniform. He did have some early success this summer with San Diego, but the 39-year-old isn't going to be able to command very much guaranteed money leading into 2017. Tuesday, 6:59 pm
  • Nationals showing interest in Jose Quintana
    Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Nationals have expressed interest in White Sox starter Jose Quintana.

    Advice: Washington failed to land Chris Sale despite an aggressive pursuit, and now the team is apparently looking back to the south side of Chicago. Quintana registered a 3.20 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, and 181 strikeouts in 208 innings this summer for the White Sox and has topped the 200-inning plateau four years in a row. The 27-year-old southpaw ranks among the most underrated starting pitchers in the majors. He's also on a very team-friendly contract that can run through 2020. Tuesday, 5:04 pm
  • Red Sox have moved on from Koji Uehara
    Red Sox president Dave Dombrowski said the club has moved on from free agent Koji Uehara.

    Advice: Boston made an offer a few days ago, but Uehara wasn't ready to give an answer and the Tyler Thornburg addition now makes the veteran reliever unnecessary to the club's needs for 2017. Uehara turns 42 years old next April, but he did finish strong in 2016 and there should be a market for him if he wants to remain in the United States. Tuesday, 1:43 pm
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    L, 2-1 vs Tor
  • Blue Jays, Padres in on Neftali Feliz
    MLB Network's Jon Morosi reports that the Blue Jays and Padres are among the teams that have checked in on Neftali Feliz.

    Advice: He's also drawn interest from the Nationals. Feliz had a nice bounce-back season for the Pirates in 2016, putting up a 3.52 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 61/21 K/BB ratio across 53 2/3 innings. He could potentially be in the mix to close in San Diego. Monday, 3:20 pm
    L, 10-4 @StL
  • Nats are pursuing free agent RP Neftali Feliz
    According to Chris Cotillo of SB Nation, the Nationals are pursuing free agent Neftali Feliz.

    Advice: Washington is also believed to be in the mix for veteran reliever Brad Ziegler, along with several other contending teams. Feliz, 28, registered a cool 3.52 ERA, 1.137 WHIP, and 61/21 K/BB ratio in 53 2/3 innings this summer out of the Pirates' bullpen. He may be able to command a multi-year deal in this market. Monday, 11:10 am
    L, 10-4 @StL
  • NYY, MIA, WSH, SF, CHC, LAD in on Jansen
    According to Jim Bowden of ESPN, the teams currently in on free agent Kenley Jansen are the Nationals, Marlins, Yankees, Giants, Cubs, and Dodgers.

    Advice: It's going to be a big-time bidding war that could last well into the offseason. Jansen, thought to be seeking close to $100 million, registered a stellar 1.83 ERA, 0.67 WHIP, and 104/11 K/BB ratio in 68 2/3 innings this past year for the Dodgers. Aroldis Chapman and Mark Melancon are also out there in free agency as elite-level closer options. When one domino falls, the others will soon. Monday, 7:46 am
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    L, 7-1 @SF
  • M's designate LHP Kiekhefer for assignment
    Mariners designated LHP Dean Kiekhefer for assignment.

    Advice: The Mariners had to make roster space for relievers Casey Fien and Marc Rzepczynski. Kiekehefer was claimed off waivers from the Cardinals about a month ago. He excelled in Triple-A last year (2.08 ERA in 29 games for Memphis) but had a hard time in the big leagues (5.32 ERA over 26 outings). Dec 3, 4:33 pm
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    L, 3-2 vs Oak
  • Padres could have interest in re-signing Ross
    Padres general manager A.J. Preller said Friday that the club would consider re-signing Tyson Ross at a lower cost.

    Advice: Ross spent the past four years as the ace of the Padres' staff before being non-tendered on Friday. Shoulder woes limited him to just one start in 2016 while earning $9.625 million. Dec 2, 6:22 pm
    L, 3-2 @Ari
  • Padres choose to non-tender ace Tyson Ross
    Padres non-tendered RHP Tyson Ross.

    Advice: The 29-year-old right-hander made just one start before he was shut down for the season with a shoulder issue. He eventually required surgery in October for thoracic outlet syndrome which puts his status in question for the start of the 2017 season. Still, it's a bit of a surprising move after Ross pitched to a 3.16 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 9.2 K/9 over 522 innings since joining the club in 2013. He'll be an interesting commodity on the free agent market. Dec 2, 5:36 pm
    L, 3-2 @Ari
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