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Second Baseman

2B | Marco Scutaro | free agent | Fantasy
The San Francisco Giants are optimistic they'll re-sign 2B Marco Scutaro. He's likely to get a two-year deal.

2B | Will Rhymes | Washington Nationals | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
The Washington Nationals signed free-agent IF Will Rhymes (Rays) to a minor-league contract Tuesday, Nov. 13.


SS | Rafael Furcal | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals SS Rafael Furcal (elbow) continues to rehab a tear in his right elbow in the Dominican Republic in the offseason, but he has yet to throw a ball. He will return to Florida to meet with the medical staff as early as this weekend.

Third Baseman

3B | David Wright | New York Mets | Fantasy
The New York Mets are further along with extension talks with 3B David Wright than they are with SP R.A. Dickey.


C | Mike Napoli | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Free-agent C Mike Napoli (Rangers) said he's willing to play other positions besides catcher if it gets him in the lineup. He said "a bunch of teams" are interested in signing him this offseason. "I just want to play," Napoli said. "I feel the most comfortable behind the plate because that's where most of my reps have been. Do I think I can be good at first base if I had reps and practiced it all the time? Yes. But it's not like I'm saying I have to be a catcher. I just want to be in the lineup and play. If it helps at catcher, I'll catch, or at first base, I'll play there. But I like catching. I look at myself as catcher." Napoli is interested in re-signing with the Texas Rangers, too.


OF | Torii Hunter | Detroit Tigers | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
The Detroit Tigers have agreed to terms with free-agent OF Torii Hunter (Angels) on a two-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

OF | Josh Hamilton | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Seattle Mariners confirmed their interest in free-agent OF Josh Hamilton (Rangers).

OF | Norichika Aoki | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers OF Norichika Aoki will not play for Team Japan in the World Baseball Classic in 2013.

OF | Jason Bay | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Boston Red Sox are among the teams in contact with free-agent OF Jason Bay (Mets), as he considers his options for 2013. Bay is looking for opportunity, as well as familiarity.

OF | Andre Ethier | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said Monday, Nov. 12, that he has not called a team about OF Andre Ethier, nor has he fielded a call from a team inquiring about Ethier.

OF | Carl Crawford | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said Monday, Nov. 12, that he expects OF Carl Crawford (elbow) to be ready for opening day, barring any setbacks from his Tommy John surgery.

OF | Giancarlo Stanton | Miami Marlins | Fantasy
Miami Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton voiced his displeasure with the team's latest blockbuster trade that sent SPs Josh Johnson and Mark Buehrle and SS Jose Reyes to the Toronto Blue Jays. "Alright, I'm pissed off!!! Plain & Simple," Stanton tweeted.

OF | Fred Lewis | Japanese League | Transaction
Free-agent OF Fred Lewis (Mets) signed with the Hiroshima Carp of the Japanese League.

OF | Cody Ross | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Atlanta Braves are showing interest in signing free-agent OF Cody Ross (Red Sox), according to major league sources. Ross has a good relationship with manager Fredi Gonzalez dating back to their days with the Miami Marlins. Ross could be the team's everyday left field, and Atlanta likes his ability to hit left-handed pitching. The Braves are expected to search for a center fielder even if they sign Ross, with free-agent OF Michael Bourn (Braves) expected to sign elsewhere.

Starting Pitcher

SP | Jeremy Bonderman | free agent | Free Agents
The Seattle Mariners are interested in free-agent SP Jeremy Bonderman.

SP | Scott Baker | Chicago Cubs | Transaction
Updating previous reports, Chicago Cubs SP Scott Baker signed a one-year, $5.5 million deal. He can make another $1.5 million based on innings pitched.

SP | Zack Greinke | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy,
The Los Angeles Dodgers might sign a free-agent starting pitcher, with SPs Zack Greinke (Angels), Hiroki Kuroda (Yankees) and Anibal Sanchez (Tigers) among their options. Colletti said Monday, Nov. 12, he has yet to hear an asking price from the agents for starting pitchers.

SP | Hyun-Jin Ryu | Korean League | Fantasy,
The Los Angeles Dodgers might wait until after the winter meetings to decide whether to sign Korean SP Hyun-Jin Ryu, team president Stan Kasten said Monday, Nov. 12. The Dodgers paid $25.7 million for the right to negotiate with Ryu. If they do not sign him by Dec. 10, they get their money back.

SP | Josh Johnson | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy,
The Miami Marlins agreed to send SPs Josh Johnson and Mark Buehrle, SS Jose Reyes, OF Emilio Bonifacio and C John Buck to the Toronto Blue Jays Tuesday, Nov. 13, in exchange for SS Yunel Escobar, 2B Adeiny Hechavarria, SP Henderson Alvarez, SP Justin Nicolino, OF Jake Marisnick, C Jeff Mathis and RP Anthony DeSclafini. However, the trade isn't official.

SP | Ricky Nolasco | Miami Marlins | Fantasy,
According to a source, the Miami Marlins might be looking to trade SP Ricky Nolasco next, as they overhaul their roster during the offseason.

SP | Johan Santana | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy,
The New York Mets are confident that SP Johan Santana (back) will be at full strength in time for spring training. "I'm just working out, getting back into shape and hoping that we'll be ready for spring training," Santana said. "Everything has been fine. I feel really good, and I'm looking forward to next year." Santana will begin his throwing program in January.

SP | Jaime Garcia | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy,
St. Louis Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia (shoulder) threw roughly 25 pitches off a mound Monday, Nov. 12, and he's expected to have a "normal offseason," according to general manager John Mozeliak. "By December he'll have a normal offseason and in January begin the throwing program for spring," Mozeliak said. "In everything I heard (from the team medical staff) today, the word surgery never came up."

Relief Pitcher

RP | Jeremy Affeldt | San Francisco Giants | Transaction
Updating previous reports, the San Francisco Giants re-signed RP Jeremy Affeldt to a three-year, $18 million deal.

RP | Kyle McClellan | free agent | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy,
The St. Louis Cardinals released RP Kyle McClellan Tuesday, Nov. 13, and signed free-agent C Rob Johnson (Mets) to a minor league deal in a corresponding move.


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