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  • Brewers interested in 2B Jed Lowrie
    Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports the Brewers are interested in free agent second baseman Jed Lowrie.

    Advice: The Brewers have an opening at second base now that Travis Shaw will be moving back to third base full time. They've previously been connected with Daniel Murphy and now they are pursuing Lowrie. Brewers' general manager David Stearns is familiar with Lowrie from their mutual time with the Astros in 2015. The 34-year-old Lowrie is coming off the best season of his career after batting .267/.353/.448 with 23 home runs and 99 RBI. Yesterday, 1:10 pm
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    Jed Lowrie Oak - 2B,3B
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  • Carlos Asuaje to sign with Korean team
    Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal reports that Carlos Asuaje is close to signing with a team in South Korea.

    Advice: Asuaje just went from the Padres to the Rangers via the waiver process earlier this week, but it sounds like he's headed overseas. The 27-year-old is a career .240/.312/.329 hitter over 586 major league plate appearances. Friday, 1:45 pm
  • Padres to ink Ian Kinsler to two-year deal
    Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that has agreed to terms with the Padres on a two-year, $8 million contract, pending a physical.

    Advice: It's a bit of a surprise that the 36-year-old got a multi-year deal, but the Padres aren't risking much money here. Kinsler batted just .240/.301/.380 with 14 home runs and 16 stolen bases last season for the Angels and Red Sox in a second straight down year at the plate. Per Rosenthal, the Padres plan to keep Luis Urias at second base and use Kinsler at third base and in a leadership role for Urias and Fernando Tatis, Jr. Friday, 12:12 pm
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  • Cubs in 'strong pursuit' of Daniel Descalso
    Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Cubs are in "strong pursuit" of Daniel Descalso.

    Advice: The Cardinals have also been connected to Descalso, so it could be a battle between the two National League Central rivals to land the utility player. Descalso has become a better hitter the last few seasons, posting a solid .238/.353/.436 batting line with 13 home runs last year in Arizona. Friday, 12:10 pm
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    Daniel Descalso Ari - 1B,2B,3B,OF
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  • Galvis, Padres reunion unlikely at this point
    AJ Cassavell of reports that the Padres have discussed re-signing shortstop Freddy Galvis, but a deal appears unlikely at this time.

    Advice: The Padres need a stopgap shortstop while they wait for Fernando Tatis Jr. to be ready, and it's possible that Galvis is looking for more than a one year deal because of how little there is on the shortstop market. He finished the 2018 season with a .248/.299/.380 line with 13 homers and eight steals, and he won't have fantasy relevance on whatever club he signs with. Thursday, 4:03 pm
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  • Report: Padres have discussed Profar
    Dennis Lin of The Athletic reports that the Rangers and Padres have discussed a deal involving Jurickson Profar.

    Advice: Lin cautions there is nothing imminent. Profar has been the discussion of several trade rumors this winter, as the former top prospect finally had a breakout season at the age of 25 with a .253/.335/.458 line along with 20 homers and 10 steals. He's also shown versatility to play in several spots, but he would make the most sense as a third baseman for the Padres. San Diego just happens to have the best system in baseball, so you'd have to think there's a match to be made here, if both parties are motivated. Thursday, 2:25 pm
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    Jurickson Profar Tex - 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF
  • Padres showing interest in Marwin Gonzalez
    According to Ken Rosenthal and Dennis Lin of The Athletic, the Padres are among the teams with interest in free agent Marwin Gonzalez.

    Advice: Gonzalez is a fit for just about every club in the major leagues because of his ability to play all over the diamond defensively. Rosenthal says the Padres are looking for someone who can play shortstop until top prospect Fernando Tatis Jr. is ready and then shift into more of a utility role. Gonzalez had a down year with the Astros in 2018, but the versatile 29-year-old batted .303/.377/.530 with 23 home runs and 90 RBI over 134 games in 2017. Wednesday, 3:40 pm
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    Marwin González Hou - 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF
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  • Torres could play second or shortstop
    Yankees manager Aaron Boone has no preference on whether Gleyber Torres is at second or short to open next season.

    Advice: Torres could move back to his natural position with Didi Gregorius slated to miss at least the first couple of months following Tommy John surgery. The Yankees will surely bring in an infielder to provide some short-term help, but they have flexibility on which position they'd prefer. Wednesday, 12:56 pm
  • Diamondbacks debating Marte's spot
    The Diamondbacks are still weighing shifting Ketel Marte to center field next season.

    Advice: Arizona still has a lot of ways it could go this winter, and Marte could even end up at shortstop in the event of a Nick Ahmed trade. If Marte plays center, the team could then go with Eduardo Escobar at second. If Marte stays at second, then Escobar could play third and Jake Lamb could shift to first. Wednesday, 8:29 am
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    Ketel Marte Ari - 2B,SS
  • Cardinals acquire Drew Robinson from TEX
    Cardinals acquired INF/OF Drew Robinson from the Rangers for 3B Patrick Wisdom.

    Advice: Robinson fits the Cardinals' desire for a left-handed-hitting utilityman. He holds a weak .204/.301/.366 career slash line in 246 major league plate appearances, but the 26-year-old will likely make the Opening Day roster in St. Louis as a versatile bench presence. He has experience at just about every position defensively and has posted strong offensive numbers at the Triple-A level. Tuesday, 3:07 pm
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    Drew Robinson StL - 2B,3B,OF
  • Marlins outright INF Rivera to Triple-A
    Marlins sent INF Yadiel Rivera outright to Triple-A New Orleans.

    Advice: The move clears him from the 40-man roster. Rivera, 26, batted just .173/.269/.216 with one home run and nine RBI over 160 plate appearances with the Marlins in 2018. Tuesday, 10:37 am
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    Yadiel Rivera Mia - 2B,3B,SS
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  • White Sox ink Ryan Goins to minors deal
    White Sox signed INF Ryan Goins to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

    Advice: Goins, 30, is a career .228/.274/.333 hitter over parts of six major league seasons. He will compete for a utility infielder job. Monday, 6:36 pm
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    Ryan Goins CWS - 2B,SS
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  • Brewers showing interest in Daniel Murphy
    Robert Murray of The Athletic reports that the Brewers have expressed interest in Daniel Murphy.

    Advice: Murray also confirms that the club is interested in re-signing Mike Moustakas, which has been reportedly previously. General manager David Stearns said Monday that the team is planning on Travis Shaw being their second baseman next season, but obviously the signing of Murphy or Moustakas would change that. Monday, 6:30 pm
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  • Reds ink Christian Colon to minors deal
    Reds signed INF Christian Colon to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

    Advice: Colon, 29, is a career .252/.315/.315 hitter over parts of four major league seasons. He's merely organizational depth. Monday, 6:15 pm
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  • Pirates plan to go with Newman/Gonzalez at SS
    The Pirates are planning to go into next season with Kevin Newman and Erik Gonzalez as their options at shortstop.

    Advice: It doesn't sound as if the Pirates will attempt to re-sign Jordy Mercer. "If something better comes along, we’ll entertain it," general manager Neal Huntington said. "But between those two, we like where we’re going at shortstop." Newman is a former first-round pick but doesn't profile to do a whole lot for fantasy owners aside from perhaps a decent number of stolen bases. Monday, 5:25 pm
  • Adam Frazier will be everyday second baseman
    The Pirates plan for Adam Frazier to be their everyday second baseman next season.

    Advice: Frazier has mostly been a utility player to this point, but the Pirates want him to focus on one position. "We feel good about Adam Frazier getting a chance to play second base on a regular basis and letting him go play one position," general manager Neal Huntington said. Monday, 5:22 pm
  • Hernandez played through broken bone in foot
    Cesar Hernandez played through a broken bone in his foot for most of the second half after fouling a ball off the foot in July.

    Advice: Phillies general manager Matt Klentak revealed the news Monday, adding that Hernandez did not require surgery and the bone healed properly on its own. Hernandez batted just .228/.324/.333 in the second half after hitting .270/.378/.382 before the break, but it appears he had a legitimate excuse for his struggles. There have been reported that the Phillies are shopping Hernandez this winter, but's Todd Zolecki says the club is likely to hang on to Hernandez and use Scott Kingery in a super utility role. Monday, 4:41 pm
  • Yankees, Reds talked Scooter Gennett trade
    Jon Heyman of Fancred Sports reports that the Yankees and Reds had discussions about a possible Scooter Gennett trade.

    Advice: Heyman cautions that he's "not sure how much there is to it." The fit makes some sense, as Gennett could play second base while Gleyber Torres slides over to shortstop to cover for Didi Gregorius (elbow). For what it's worth, Mark Sheldon of has reported that the Reds are "not actively looking to move" Gennett. Monday, 3:29 pm
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    Scooter Gennett Cin - 2B,3B,OF
  • Royals still planning to keep Whit Merrifield
    Rustin Dodd of The Athletic reports that the Royals are still planning to hang on to Whit Merrifield this offseason.

    Advice: The Royals have signed Chris Owings and Billy Hamilton -- players that play Merrifield's positions -- but it doesn't appear that signifies that they might trade Merrifield. Rather, Merrifield figures to play second base and Owings will be used as a super utility player. Merrifield has batted .296/.347/.449 over the last two seasons and is under team control through 2022. Monday, 2:19 pm
  • A's displaying interest in 2B DJ LeMahieu
    Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Athletics are showing interest in DJ LeMahieu.

    Advice: The A's would like to bring back Jed Lowrie, but LeMahieu could be had at a cheaper price. LeMahieu batted .276/.321/.428 with 15 homers and 62 RBI over 128 games this past season for the Rockies and won his third Gold Glove award. Slusser notes that if the A's wind up acquiring a right-handed hitting second baseman, they could use Franklin Barreto as trade bait for rotation help. The Dodgers and Nationals are also known to have interest in LeMahieu. Monday, 1:33 pm
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