Daily Fantasy Baseball Offseason Update: Friday, Jan. 17

by KFFL Staff on January 17, 2014 @ 09:17:33 PDT

 



First Baseman

1B | Gaby Sanchez | Pittsburgh Pirates | Transaction, Fantasy
The Pittsburgh Pirates avoided arbitration with 1B Gaby Sanchez Friday, Jan. 17, by agreeing to a one-year, $2.3 million deal.

1B | Ike Davis | New York Mets | Transaction, Fantasy
The New York Mets avoided arbitration with 1B Ike Davis Thursday, Jan. 16, by agreeing to a one-year, $3.5 million deal.

1B | Lyle Overbay | free agent | Free Agents
The Philadelphia Phillies are one of the teams talking to free-agent 1B Lyle Overbay (Yankees) about a minor league deal.


Second Baseman

2B | Chris Getz | Toronto Blue Jays | Transaction
The Toronto Blue Jays signed 2B Chris Getz (Royals) to a minor league contract with an invitation to attend Major League spring training. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.


Shortstop

SS | Everth Cabrera | San Diego Padres | Transaction
The San Diego Padres have avoided arbitration with SS Everth Cabrera by agreeing to a one-year deal worth $2.45 million.

SS | John McDonald | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Transaction
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim signed free-agent SS John McDonald (Red Sox) to a minor league deal Thursday, Jan. 16.


Third Baseman

3B | Luis Valbuena | Chicago Cubs | Transaction, Fantasy
The Chicago Cubs avoided arbitration with 3B Luis Valbuena Friday, Jan. 17, by agreeing to a one-year, $1.71 million deal.

3B | Trevor Plouffe | Minnesota Twins | Transaction, Fantasy
The Minnesota Twins avoided arbitration with 3B Trevor Plouffe Friday, Jan. 17, by agreeing to a one-year, $2.35 million deal.

3B | Mark Reynolds | Milwaukee Brewers | Transaction, Free Agents
The Milwaukee Brewers agreed with free-agent 3B Mark Reynolds (Yankees) on a minor league contract.

3B | Manny Machado | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
A source said Baltimore Orioles 3B Manny Machado (knee) is doing well and is six to eight weeks ahead of recover from his knee surgery.


Catcher

C | Francisco Cervelli | New York Yankees | Transaction, Fantasy
The New York Yankees avoided arbitration with C Francisco Cervelli Thursday, Jan. 16, by agreeing to a one-year, $700,000 deal.

C | John Jaso | Oakland Athletics | Transaction
Updating a previous report, Oakland Athletics C John Jaso agreed to a $2.3 million contract from the team. Jaso will also receive bonuses if he starts 90 games at catcher or has 450 plate appearances.

C | Mike McKenry | Colorado Rockies | Transaction
The Colorado Rockies signed C Mike McKenry (Pirates) Thursday, Jan. 16. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.


Outfielder

OF | Gregor Blanco | San Francisco Giants | Transaction, Fantasy
The San Francisco Giants avoided arbitration with OF Gregor Blanco and 2B Tony Abreu Friday, Jan. 17, by agreeing to one-year deals with both. Blanco will receive $2.525 million and Abreu will make $745,000.

OF | Colby Rasmus | Toronto Blue Jays | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Toronto Blue Jays avoided arbitration with Ps Esmil Rogers and Brett Cecil and OF Colby Rasmus Friday, Jan. 17, by agreeing to one-year deals with all three. Cecil will make $1.3 million, Rogers will make $1.85 million and Rasmus will earn $7 million.

OF | Matt Joyce | Tampa Bay Rays | Transaction, Fantasy
The Tampa Bay Rays avoided arbitration with OF Matt Joyce Friday, Jan. 17, by agreeing to a one-year, $3.7 million deal.

OF | John Mayberry Jr. | Philadelphia Phillies | Transaction, Fantasy
The Philadelphia Phillies avoided arbitration with OF John Mayberry Jr. Friday, Jan. 17, by agreeing to a one-year, $1,587,500 deal.

OF | Jon Jay | St. Louis Cardinals | Transaction, Fantasy
The St. Louis Cardinals avoided arbitration with OF Jon Jay Friday, Jan. 17, by agreeing to a one-year, $3.25 million deal.

OF | Travis Snider | Pittsburgh Pirates | Transaction
The Pittsburgh Pirates have avoided arbitration with OF Travis Snider by agreeing to a one-year deal worth $1.2 million.

OF | Eric Young Jr. | New York Mets | Transaction
The New York Mets have avoided arbitration with OF Eric Young Jr. by agreeing to a one-year deal worth $1.85 million.

OF | Chris Heisey | Cincinnati Reds | Transaction, Fantasy
The Cincinnati Reds avoided arbitration with OF Chris Heisey Thursday, Jan. 16, by agreeing to a one-year, $1.76 million deal.

OF | Carlos Peguero | Seattle Mariners | Transaction
The Seattle Mariners designated OF Carlos Peguero for assignment Thursday, Jan. 16.


Starting Pitcher

SP | Juan Nicasio | Colorado Rockies | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Colorado Rockies avoided arbitration with SP Juan Nicasio Friday, Jan. 17, by agreeing to a one-year, $2.025 million deal.

SP | Jordan Zimmermann | Washington Nationals | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Washington Nationals avoided arbitration with SP Jordan Zimmermann Friday, Jan. 17, by agreeing to a two-year, $24 million deal. He'll make $7.5 million in 2014 and $16.5 million in 2015.

SP | CC Sabathia | New York Yankees | Transaction, Fantasy,
New York Yankees SP CC Sabathia has signed with Roc Nation Sports, the sports agency started by Jay Z. Sabathia has at least three years left on his current deal, which guarantees him $76 million.

SP | Sam LeCure | Cincinnati Reds | Transaction
The Cincinnati Reds avoided arbitration with P Sam LeCure by signing him to a two-year contract.

SP | Ross Detwiler | Washington Nationals | Transaction,
The Washington Nationals have avoided arbitration with SP Ross Detwiler by signing him to a one-year deal worth $3 million.

SP | Ian Kennedy | San Diego Padres | Transaction,
The San Diego Padres have avoided arbitration with SP Ian Kennedy by agreeing to a one-year deal worth $6.1 million.

SP | Wei-Yin Chen | Baltimore Orioles | Injury,
The Baltimore Orioles are hoping SP Wei-Yin Chen (knee) will be ready for spring training after an examination of his knee went well. The team was worried Chen may have suffered a setback in his recovery.

SP | Tyson Ross | San Diego Padres | Transaction
The San Diego Padres avoided arbitration with SP Tyson Ross by signing him to a one-year deal worth $1.98 million.

SP | Kyle Kendrick | Philadelphia Phillies | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Philadelphia Phillies avoided arbitration with SP Kyle Kendrick Thursday, Jan. 16, by agreeing to a one-year, $7.675 million deal.

SP | Bud Norris | Baltimore Orioles | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Baltimore Orioles avoided arbitration with SP Bud Norris Thursday, Jan. 16, by agreeing to an undisclosed deal. Norris made $3 million last season.

SP | Daryl Thompson | free agent | Transaction, Free Agents,
Free-agent SP Daryl Thompson (Reds) was suspended 50 games Thursday, Jan. 16, for his second violation for a drug of abuse.

SP | Alex White | Houston Astros | Injury, Fantasy,
Houston Astros SP Alex White (elbow) threw a bullpen session Thursday, Jan. 16, in front of general manager Jeff Luhnow and members of the medical staff. He has made plenty of progress from Tommy John surgery and is expected to have few restrictions in spring training where he'll be fighting for a spot in the bullpen or starting rotation. "We know I'm not 100 percent yet, but for 90, 95 percent, it feels good and the ball was coming out of my hand really well," White said. "I've learned a few things with my mechanics and stuff like that in the process that will help me." He could face hitters in three to four weeks because he's a little ahead of schedule in his rehab.

SP | Edwin Jackson | Chicago Cubs | Injury, Fantasy,
Chicago Cubs SP Edwin Jackson (lat) said he's fully recovered from the injury he suffered in his last start of the season.

SP | Masahiro Tanaka | Japanese League | Free Agents, Fantasy,
The Chicago Cubs, along with manager Rick Renteria, met with Japanese SP Masahiro Tanaka.

SP | Bronson Arroyo | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy,
The Baltimore Orioles are having ongoing discussions with free-agent SP Bronson Arroyo (Reds). The Los Angeles Dodgers also remain interested.

SP | David Price | Tampa Bay Rays | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Tampa Bay Rays avoided arbitration with SP David Price Thursday, Jan. 16, by agreeing to a one-year, $14 million deal. Price made $10 million in 2013.


Relief Pitcher

RP | Drew Storen | Washington Nationals | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Washington Nationals avoided arbitration with RP Drew Storen Friday, Jan. 17, by agreeing to a one-year, $3.45 million deal.

RP | Tommy Hunter | Baltimore Orioles | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Baltimore Orioles avoided arbitration with RPs Tommy Hunter and Troy Patton Friday, Jan. 17, by agreeing to one-year deals with both. Hunter will earn $3 million in 2014 and Patton will make $1.27 million.

RP | Alfredo Simon | Cincinnati Reds | Transaction,
The Cincinnati Reds avoided arbitration with RP Alfredo Simon Friday, Jan. 17, by agreeing to a one-year, $1.5 million deal.

RP | Jim Johnson | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy,
Oakland Athletics RP Jim Johnson will receive $10 million in 2014 as part of his one-year deal to avoid arbitration.

RP | Tim Collins | Kansas City Royals | Transaction,
The Kansas City Royals avoided arbitration with RP Tim Collins Thursday, Jan. 16, by agreeing to a one-year, $1,362,500 deal.

RP | Wilton Lopez | Colorado Rockies | Transaction,
The Colorado Rockies avoided arbitration with RP Wilton Lopez Thursday, Jan. 16, by agreeing to a one-year, $2.2 million deal.

RP | Guillermo Mota | Kansas City Royals | Transaction
The Kansas City Royals signed RP Guillermo Mota (Giants) to a minor league contract Thursday, Jan. 16. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

RP | Henry Rodriguez | Miami Marlins | Transaction,
The Miami Marlins signed free-agent RP Henry Rodriguez (Cubs) to a minor league deal Thursday, Jan. 16.

RP | Bobby Parnell | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy,
New York Mets RP Bobby Parnell (neck) said he expects to be ready for Opening Day this year. He arrived to the team's spring training facilities this week to ramp up baseball activities under team supervision. "I've been throwing for several weeks now, taking it nice and easy," Parnell said. "… I'm getting into the baseball activities slowly, and with some professional eyes on me." He's expected to enter the season as the team's closer. After losing as much as 30 pounds, Parnell said he never got lower than 195 pounds and is back up to his normal weight of 207-208 pounds.

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