Mon, 02 Mar 2015 09:16:59 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays OF Dayan Viciedo gives the team another option in left field with OF Michael Saunders (knee) out, but general manager Alex Anthopoulos said the first base/designated hitter spot is "the most wide open spot in terms of competition." The team has talked about giving 1B Edwin Encarnacion time at DH this year to save his body, and 1Bs Justin Smoak, Daric Barton and Matt Hague are other options for first base.
Fantasy Tip: Viciedo could have fleeting late-round value in deeper mixed leagues depending on his playing time in the first month of the season with Saunders sidelined. Viciedo hit 20-plus homers in two of the last three years, so we know he has the power. He won't do you any favors in the BA department, though, so he'll mainly be an NL-only commodity this year.
Sun, 01 Mar 2015 14:46:39 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays OF Dayan Viciedo will make $2.5 million if he makes the major league roster. If he goes to Triple-A Buffalo, Viciedo's salary drops to $20,000 a month.
Fantasy Tip: Viciedo will play first base, third base and in left field in the Grapefruit League, so this is a low-risk signing for Toronto. As previous tips suggest, Viciedo could be an intriguing option thanks to his home run power.
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 23:58:55 -0800
Free-agent OF Dayan Viciedo (White Sox) signed a minor league contract with the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday, Feb. 28. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the Chicago White Sox owe Viciedo 30 days of termination pay from his $4.4 million arbitration award in 2015.
Fantasy Tip: Now that Viciedo has signed with the Blue Jays, he becomes a solid option in deeper mixed leagues. He's one of those typical hitters that burns you with low batting averages, but his home run power makes Viciedo's bat more valuable.
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:45:09 -0800
Free-agent OF Dayan Viciedo (White Sox) is talking to the Toronto Blue Jays, according to sources.
Fantasy Tip: Despite weak contact skills and a poor batting average last year (.231), Viciedo managed to hit 20-plus homers in two of the last three seasons. Landing in Toronto would be very intriguing for a player of his caliber, and he'd be worth a late-round flier in deep mixed leagues.
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:43:13 -0800
Free-agent OF Dayan Viciedo (White Sox) is talking to the Oakland Athletics, according to sources.
Fantasy Tip: Viciedo could be worth a late-round gamble in deep mixed leagues if he's on a squad when the regular season begins. He was a disappointment for the White Sox in 2014, hitting .231, but he still managed to hit 20-plus home runs in two of the last three seasons. O.co Coliseum in Oakland wouldn't be the most intriguing place for a power threat like him to land, though.
Sun, 15 Feb 2015 00:24:48 -0800
Free-agent OF Dayan Viciedo (White Sox) is attracting interest from the Cleveland Indians, who are looking for a right-handed bat.
Sun, 08 Feb 2015 00:17:43 -0800
Free-agent OF Dayan Viciedo (White Sox) may not be headed to the Cincinnati Reds. General manager Walt Jocketty said an inquiry was made on Viciedo, but Viciedo is looking for more playing time than the Reds can offer.
Sat, 07 Feb 2015 11:49:22 -0800
Cincinnati Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said the team is unlikely to make any additional moves before spring training begins. Free-agent OF Dayan Viciedo (White Sox), whom the Reds had displayed interest in recently, reportedly wants more playing time than the team can promise.
Fri, 06 Feb 2015 15:03:50 -0800
Free-agent OF Dayan Viciedo (White Sox) is of interest to the Cincinnati Reds.
Wed, 04 Feb 2015 11:55:18 -0800
Chicago White Sox OF Dayan Viciedo was released Wednesday, Feb. 4.