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First Baseman

1B | Ike Davis | New York Mets | Fantasy
The New York Mets are unlikely to trade 1B Ike Davis right now after 1B/OF Lucas Duda (wrist) broke his wrist moving furniture.

1B | Jeff Clement | free agent | Transaction, Free Agents
Pittsburgh Pirates 1B Jeff Clement refused his minor league assignment Tuesday, Nov. 6, making him a free agent.

1B | Brock Kjeldgaard | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury
Milwaukee Brewers OF Brock Kjeldgaard (foot) will undergo surgery for a broken left foot this week. The injury cut short his time in the Arizona Fall League this offseason. He should be ready for spring training next year. Kjeldgaard went 10-for-26 (.385) with four home runs and nine RBIs in seven games in the AFL.


SS | Billy Hamilton | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds SS Billy Hamilton ran from home to first in 3.49 seconds on a bunt single in the Arizona Fall League. ESPN's Keith Law said that was the lowest he has ever recorded.

Third Baseman

3B | Taylor Green | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers 3B Taylor Green received 40 at-bats in the Dominican Winter League this offseason while trying to tweak his swing for next season. "Nothing too, too huge, but definitely something people will notice," Green said. "Nothing too crazy, though. Basically, I want to get my front foot down earlier. A lot of time, I'm coming (off the bench) facing a hard thrower, and the idea is to shorten it up and use the whole field."

3B | Miguel Cabrera | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy,
Detroit Tigers 3B Miguel Cabrera was voted as Player of the Year by his fellow league mates Tuesday, Nov. 6, beating out Pittsburgh Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Mike Trout. Atlanta Braves 3B Chipper Jones was voted Marvin Miller man of the year. Other awards went to McCutchen (National League outstanding player), Tampa Bay Rays SP David Price (American League outstanding pitcher), New York Mets SP R.A. Dickey (NL outstanding pitcher), Trout (AL outstanding rookie), Cincinnati Reds 3B Todd Frazier (NL outstanding rookie), Chicago White Sox 1B Adam Dunn (AL comeback player of the year) and San Francisco Giants C Buster Posey (NL comeback player of the year).


C | Mike Nickeas | free agent | Transaction
New York Mets C Mike Nickeas declined his outright assignment and became a free agent.


OF | Delmon Young | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Free-agent OF Delmon Young (Tigers) pleaded guilty to aggravated harassment and was sentenced to 10 days of community service and must attend a program at Museum of Tolerance.

OF | Peter Bourjos | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Peter Bourjos appears to be a key piece in the team's outfield plans. That means OF Torii Hunter is unlikely to return.

OF | Jacoby Ellsbury | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
The Boston Red Sox are not inclined to trade OF Jacoby Ellsbury when his value is down after a down year.

OF | Jeremy Reed | Arizona Diamondbacks | Transaction
The Arizona Diamondbacks signed free-agent OF Jeremy Reed (Twins) to a minor league deal Tuesday, Nov. 6.

OF | Lew Ford | free agent | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles OF Lew Ford refused his minor league assignment Tuesday, Nov. 6, making him a free agent.

OF | Jason Pridie | Baltimore Orioles | Transaction
The Baltimore Orioles signed free-agent OF Jason Pridie (Phillies) to a minor league deal Tuesday, Nov. 6.

OF | Darren Ford | Pittsburgh Pirates | Transaction
The Pittsburgh Pirates signed free-agent OF Darren Ford (Mariners) to a minor league deal Tuesday, Nov. 6.

OF | Scott Cousins | Seattle Mariners | Transaction
The Seattle Mariners claimed OF Scott Cousins off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays Tuesday, Nov. 6.

OF | Melky Cabrera | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Free-agent OF Melky Cabrera (Giants) will receive a full playoff share per union rules for the San Francisco Giants' playoff run, even though Cabrera was suspended 50 games and left off the team's playoff roster.

Starting Pitcher

SP | Shaun Marcum | free agent | Free Agents
The Chicago Cubs are interested in free-agent SPs Brandon McCarthy (Athletics) and Shaun Marcum (Brewers).

SP | Zack Greinke | free agent | Free Agents
New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman had a meeting late Tuesday, Nov. 6, with Excel Management group, which represents free-agent SP Zack Greinke (Angels).

SP | Anibal Sanchez | free agent | Free Agents
According to a few baseball insiders, free-agent SP Anibal Sanchez (Tigers) is expected to land a deal worth around $55 million for four years.

SP | Garrett Mock | Arizona Diamondbacks | Transaction, Free Agents
The Arizona Diamondbacks signed free-agent SP Garrett Mock (Astros) to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training.

SP | Yu Darvish | Texas Rangers | Fantasy,
Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish said he will not pitch for Japan in next spring's World Baseball Classic. "Given my substantial workload over the last few seasons and the numerous changes I've endured in my move to the United States, I have decided with my team of advisors that getting ample rest is the most important thing for me right now as I prepare for the 2013 season," Darvish said.

SP | Alexi Ogando | Texas Rangers | Fantasy,
Texas Rangers SP Alexi Ogando is currently working out in the Dominican Republic as the team looks to transition him back into the starting rotation next year. Ogando is not pitching in the winter league, just working out with a team.

SP | Jeremy Bonderman | free agent | Free Agents,
The Detroit Tigers could take a chance on re-signing SP Jeremy Bonderman, but it would only be on a minor league deal.

SP | R.A. Dickey | New York Mets | Fantasy,
Even though the New York Mets picked up SP R.A. Dickey's $5 million option for the 2013 season, there is still a chance he could be traded since his trade value is at a peak. "It makes sense that they would think about selling high on him," said a National League talent evaluator. "There would obviously be a lot of interest." The Mets will attempt to sign him to a long-term contract first, though, as general manager Sandy Alderson has indicated.

Relief Pitcher

RP | Ryan Madson | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Cincinnati Reds are looking to re-sign RP Jonathan Broxton or RP Ryan Madson in order to move CL Aroldis Chapman to the rotation. They're also interested in free-agent RP Joakim Soria (Royals).

RP | Josh Spence | New York Yankees | Transaction
The New York Yankees claimed RP Josh Spence (Padres) off waivers.

RP | Eddie Bonine | Arizona Diamondbacks | Transaction, Free Agents
The Arizona Diamondbacks signed free-agent RP Eddie Bonine (Phillies) to a split contract. He'll make $500,000 if he makes the roster. He's coming off of Tommy John surgery last season.

RP | Garrett Olson | Oakland Athletics | Transaction, Free Agents,
The Oakland Athletics signed free-agent RP Garrett Olson (Mets) to a minor league deal Tuesday, Nov. 6.

RP | Brandon League | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy,
Los Angeles Dodgers RP Brandon League will receive $4.5 million next year, $7.5 million in 2014 and $7.5 million in 2015. He'll receive a $3 million signing bonus with $1 million coming this year and $2 million of it in 2015. He'll also have a $7.5 million option for a fourth year if he finishes 55 games in 2015. If League finishes 55 games in 2015 and 100 games over two seasons, his option will be worth $8.5 million. If he finishes 150 games between 2013 and 2015, it'll be a $9 million option. He also has performance bonuses each year: $150,000 for 55 games finished, $250,000 for 60 games finished and $100,000 for 65 games finished. He will donate $35,000 a year to a team charity.

RP | Kyle Farnsworth | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy,
The Tampa Bay Rays are interested in re-signing RPs J.P. Howell and Kyle Farnsworth this winter.


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