Daily Fantasy Baseball Offseason Update: Thursday, Dec. 26

by KFFL Staff on December 26, 2013 @ 09:19:52 PDT



SS | Munenori Kawasaki | Toronto Blue Jays | Transaction
The Toronto Blue Jays re-signed SS Munenori Kawasaki to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training Tuesday, Dec. 24.


OF | Billy Hamilton | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton will head into next season as the projected starting center fielder and leadoff hitter. "He's the guy," general manager Walt Jocketty said. "We feel confident he can be a good leadoff hitter. He'll give us great defense. The only question is how often he can get on base. He'll start working on his bunting again after the first of the year. If he can master that, it will really help him." Hamilton hit .227 with a .284 on-base percentage in 75 at-bats in the Puerto Rican Winter League.

OF | Matt Kemp | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Matt Kemp (ankle) is expected to be ready for the season opener next year. Kemp had his protective boot removed roughly 10 days ago.

Starting Pitcher

SP | Masahiro Tanaka | Japanese League | Fantasy
The bidding has begun for the negotiating rights to Japanese League SP Masahiro Tanaka. Tanaka, 25, will be eligible in the posting process until Jan. 24.

SP | Chris Narveson | Japanese League | Transaction, Free Agents
The Tokyo Yakult Swallows signed free-agent SP Chris Narveson (Brewers) to an undisclosed deal.

SP | Bronson Arroyo | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy,
The Minnesota Twins are still in contact with the agent for free-agent SP Bronson Arroyo (Reds).

Relief Pitcher

RP | Hisanori Takahashi | Japanese League | Transaction,
The Tokyo Yakult Swallows of the Japanese League signed free-agent RP Hisanori Takahashi (Rockies).

RP | Tommy Hunter | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles RP Tommy Hunter has said he would like to be a starting pitcher but would be open to being the team's closer this season.

RP | Jordan Norberto | Tampa Bay Rays | Transaction, Free Agents,
The Tampa Bay Rays and free-agent RP Jordan Norberto (Athletics) have agreed to terms. Norberto said Tuesday, Dec. 24, that the agreement is for a minor-league deal and he still must serve his Biogenesis suspension.

RP | Ryan Madson | free agent | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy,
The Philadelphia Phillies have interested in free-agent RP Ryan Madson (Angels), according to sources. Madson pitched for the team from 2003-12.

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