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  • Yankees among teams interested in Machado
    ESPN's Buster Olney reports that the Yankees are among the teams that have shown interest in Orioles star Manny Machado.

    Advice: The rich get even richer? New York just acquired Giancarlo Stanton from the Marlins, but that trade required more of a financial commitment than a haul of young talent and the Yankees still have a loaded farm system to pull off this kind of deal. Olney says the White Sox are also interested in Machado, and the Cardinals are known to be in the hunt as well. Machado has averaged 35 home runs and 92 RBI per year since 2015 and he's a tremendous defender at both shortstop and third base, but he can become a free agent after the 2018 season. Yesterday, 3:22 pm
  • Zaidi: Corey Seager won't need elbow surgery
    Dodgers GM Farhan Zaidi confirmed Tuesday that Corey Seager will not require surgery on his right elbow.

    Advice: Seager battled right elbow problems down the stretch in 2017 and at one point indicated that an offseason procedure might be necessary, but his rehab has been going smoothly and he's expected to be 100 percent by the beginning of spring training in February. The young shortstop slashed .295/.375/.479 with 22 homers and 77 RBI over 145 regular-season games this past year for the National League champs. Yesterday, 2:00 pm
  • Gordon Beckham re-signs with Mariners
    Mariners re-signed INF Gordon Beckham to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

    Advice: Beckham made it up to the Mariners briefly last season but spent almost all of the year at Triple-A Tacoma. The 31-year-old is merely organizational depth at this point in his career. Monday, 4:11 pm
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  • Christian Arroyo (hand) expected for ST
    Christian Arroyo (hand) is expected to be ready for the start of spring training.

    Advice: Arroyo underwent surgery to have a pin inserted into his fractured left hand, but it's not something that's expected to linger into the new year. He figures to begin next season back in the minors. Monday, 3:39 pm
  • Report: Mets looking at INF Ryan Goins
    Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Mets are taking a look at free agent infielder Ryan Goins.

    Advice: Goins was non-tendered by the Blue Jays earlier this month after batting .237/.286/.356 in 459 plate appearances in 2017. This report isn't going to excite Mets fans, but the 29-year-old has a strong reputation as a defender and is capable of playing all over the infield. Ideally he'd serve in a utility or bench role. Monday, 8:13 am
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  • Padres considering Galvis for shortstop
    Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Phillies' Freddy Galvis is on the Padres' radar for shortstop.

    Advice: With J.P. Crawford ready to take over, the Phillies are receiving trade offers on both Galvis and Cesar Hernandez. Galvis would be a stopgap addition for San Diego, as he's due to be a free agent after next season. Known for his strong defense at shortstop, the 28-year-old batted .255/.309/.382 with 12 homers and 14 steals over 162 games in 2017. Monday, 5:50 am
  • Report: Padres will look at Zack Cozart
    According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Padres "will take a look at" free agent shortstop Zack Cozart.

    Advice: The Padres have top prospect Fernando Tatis in the pipeline, so Cozart could find a lengthier offer elsewhere. The 32-year-old is usually known for his defense, but he had a career-year with the bat this past season, putting up a .297/.385/.548 batting line with 24 homers over 122 games. Monday, 5:11 am
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  • Angels sign former Braves prospect Maitan
    Buster Olney of ESPN reports that the Angels have signed former Braves prospect shortstop Kevin Maitan.

    Advice: According to Jesse Sanchez of, the deal is worth $2.2 million. Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register notes that the club can use next year's international bonus pool money, which would still leave room for the club to make a sizable offer to Shohei Ohtani. The club recently picked up some additional international spending money in the Jim Johnson deal with the Braves. Maitan was the biggest name of the prospects recently granted free agency by MLB following the Braves' scandal with international signings. The 17-year-old Maitan received a $4.25 million bonus as the top prospect in the 2016 international class. He batted just .241/.290/.340 with two homers and 18 RBI over 42 games in rookie ball this season, but the Angels will happily take a chance on his future. Tuesday, 9:44 am
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