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  • Player Notes
    Chandler Shepherd Nov 20 3:13pm ET

    Boston Red Sox LHP Jalen Beeks, RHP Chandler Shepherd and RHP Ty Buttrey were added to the 40-man roster Monday, Nov. 20.

    Ty Buttrey Nov 20 3:13pm ET

    Boston Red Sox LHP Jalen Beeks, RHP Chandler Shepherd and RHP Ty Buttrey were added to the 40-man roster Monday, Nov. 20.

    Jalen Beeks Nov 20 3:13pm ET

    Boston Red Sox LHP Jalen Beeks, RHP Chandler Shepherd and RHP Ty Buttrey were added to the 40-man roster Monday, Nov. 20.

    Kelvin Gutierrez Nov 20 3:13pm ET

    Washington Nationals 3B Kelvin Gutierrez and RHP Jefry Rodriguez were added to the 40-man roster Monday, Nov. 20.

    Hisashi Iwakuma Nov 20 2:30pm ET

    Seattle Mariners free-agent starting pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma said the team has offered him an opportunity to return in 2018. Iwakuma, 36, made just six starts last season due to shoulder issues and went 0-2 with a 4.35 ERA, 16 strikeouts and 12 walks, so he's unlikely to receive anything more than a minor league deal loaded with incentives. The veteran right-hander also wound up having shoulder surgery in late September, although he hopes to be ready to pitch next season. Given Iwakuma's age, lack of strikeout potential and extensive injury history, he's nowhere near the fantasy radar in 2018.

    Jake Arrieta Nov 20 2:30pm ET

    The Milwaukee Brewers are showing interest in Chicago Cubs free-agent starting pitcher Jake Arrieta as they look to upgrade their rotation with Jimmy Nelson (shoulder) expected to miss the start of the 2018 season, according to a source. Arrieta had a down year by his recent standards in 2017, going 14-10 with a 3.53 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 8.7 K/9 in 30 starts, but he will be one of the most sought after free-agent pitchers this winter, and he's surely be a huge upgrade to Milwaukee's current rotation. Arrieta should remain a strong second fantasy starter next year, wherever he ends up.

    Josh Donaldson Nov 20 2:20pm ET

    The Toronto Blue Jays have yet to make a multi-year extension offer to third baseman Josh Donaldson, who will become a free agent after the 2018 season, according to a source. Even though Donaldson played in just 113 games in 2017 due to injury, he still managed to hit .270 with 33 home runs and 78 RBI in 415 at-bats for the Jays. With better health in 2018, he should easily surpass those numbers as a high-end third base option for fantasy owners.

    Giancarlo Stanton Nov 20 2:20pm ET

    The San Francisco Giants and Miami Marlins have exchanged names in a potential deal for outfielder Giancarlo Stanton, according to a source. The Giants would presumably send second baseman Joe Panik, starting pitcher Tyler Beede and outfielder Chris Shaw to the Marlins in exchange for Stanton and second baseman Dee Gordon. Nothing is imminent, and this potential swap is strictly hypothetical at the moment, but it would mainly be a move to dump Stanton's and Gordon's big salaries as the Marlins look to rebuild. Stanton reportedly has a preference to play on the West Coast where he's from, so the Giants could be a tempting landing spot for the National League MVP. Stay tuned, as Stanton's destination this offseason is the biggest story around.

    Giancarlo Stanton Nov 20 1:50am ET

    The St. Louis Cardinals have reportedly made an official trade offer to the Marlins for National League Most Valuable Player Giancarlo Stanton. The Cardinals were one of the first teams reported to have interest in the Miami slugger. Already with a surplus of outfielders, one can assume that one of them would be part of any package heading back to the Marlins. The Cardinals reportedly also offered one of their top young pitchers in earlier trade talks. Whether or not Stanton would waive his full no-trade clause to go to St. Louis remains to be seen. Giancarlo remains very likely to be traded this offseason, but it doesn't seem like a deal will happen soon.

    Carlos Santana Nov 19 3:40pm ET

    Cleveland Indians free-agent first baseman Carlos Santana is drawing interest from the Philadelphia Phillies, according to a source. This would be an odd fit, as prospect Rhys Hoskins is slated to take over full-time duties at first base in 2018, although they could move him to left field if they land Santana. The former catcher hit .259/.363/.455 with 23 home runs and 79 RBI in 571 at-bats with the Tribe in 2017. He's mainly useful for his on-base skills as a switch-hitter for fantasy owners.

    Tyler Chatwood Nov 19 2:20pm ET

    Colorado Rockies free-agent starting pitcher Tyler Chatwood is drawing widespread interest from teams this winter, and one source predicted that the soon-to-be 28-year-old right-hander could land a multi-year deal. Chatwood went 8-15 with an uninspiring 4.69 ERA and 1.44 WHIP in 25 starts for Colorado last season, but he had a 3.49 ERA and .695 opponents' OPS away from hitter-friendly Coors Field. Chatwood would no doubt benefit from a move away from the mile-high city, but he'd still probably be no better than a back-end rotation option for owners in deep mixed and single-universe leagues.

    Alex Colome Nov 19 12:50pm ET

    Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Alex Colome "figures to be a hot topic and likely to be dealt" this offseason, according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. Colome is entering his first of three arbitration years this winter, so it makes sense that the cost-conscious Rays would be looking to trade him while his value is high. Slated to turn 29 next month, Colome boasts a 2.63 ERA and 129/38 K/BB ratio across 123 1/3 frames over the last two seasons as the Rays' closer. He led all of baseball with 47 saves in 2017. The Cardinals are one teams that's already been connected to Colome.

    Jake McGee Nov 19 12:40pm ET

    Free agent pitcher Jake McGee is being scouted by the Phillies according to's Jon Morosi . As Morosi points out, McGee and new Phillies skipper Gabe Kapler were actually teammates with the Rays in 2010. The hard-throwing left-hander struggled in 2016 in his first season with the Rockies, but bounced back with a nice showing in 2017, putting up a 3.61 ERA and 58/16 K/BB ratio over 57 1/3 innings while notching three saves.

    Brandon Kintzler Nov 19 12:40pm ET

    Free agent pitcher Brandon Kintzler is being considered by the Cardinals and Rockies,'s Jon Morosi reports . He could potentially close for either team, depending on what other bullpen pieces they might bring in. Kintzler saved 29 games while posting a 3.03 ERA for the Twins and Nationals this past season while making his first All-Star team. He does not miss bats, which is why he has been considered mainly as a setup man, but he could be a fallback option for the ninth inning in a lot of places.

    Chris Nelson Nov 19 7:43am ET

    The Kansas City Royals signed 3B Chris Nelson to a minor-league contract, financial terms of which were not disclosed.

    Lance Lynn Nov 18 7:40pm ET

    The Baltimore Orioles are interested in St. Louis Cardinals free-agent starting pitcher Lance Lynn among other free-agent starters, according to a source. However, Baltimore is believed to have a preference for Tampa Bay Rays free-agent starter Alex Cobb because of his experience pitching in the American League East. Lynn, who will turn 31 next May, went 11-8 with a 3.43 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 153 strikeouts in 186 1/3 innings for the Red Birds. He'll be an attractive starter as a fallback option to some of the more high-priced free-agent starters on the market, although his velocity wasn't the same after missing all of 2016 due to Tommy John surgery. A move to hitter-friendly Camden Yards and the tough AL East wouldn't be a great landing spot for Lynn to continue improving, though.

    Nick Rumbelow Nov 18 5:30pm ET

    The Seattle Mariners acquired pitcher Nick Rumbelow from the Yankees for prospects JP Sears and Juan Then. Rumbelow was only recently added to the Yankees' 40-man roster so he would not be a part of Monday's Rule 5 Draft. The 26-year-old had a stellar 2017 season between Double-A and Triple-A for the Yanks, posting a 1.12 ERA and 0.79 WHIP in 40 1/3 innings of work. The Mariners have made multiple moves already in hopes of reshaping their major league bullpen, and Rumbelow could have a shot at winning a roster spot in spring. The Mariners now have 36 players on their 40-man roster and the Yankees have 37.

    Alex Cobb Nov 18 1:40pm ET

    The Baltimore Orioles are interested in Tampa Bay Rays free-agent starting pitcher Alex Cobb, according to sources. The O's have placed a priority on upgrading their starting rotation this offseason, and Cobb has gone 6-2 with a 2.70 ERA in 12 career starts against the Orioles. Cobb is one of the most attractive free-agent hurlers on the market this winter after he proved his health by going 12-10 with a 3.66 ERA and 1.22 WHIP while coming back from Tommy John surgery. The right-hander possesses a devastating changeup and will be a breakout candidate in 2018 despite owning a career 7.3 K/9. However, pitching at hitter-friendly Camden Yards may not be the most appealing destination.

    Mason Williams Nov 18 1:30pm ET

    The Cincinnati Reds have signed outfielder Mason Williams to a Minor League deal with an invite to big league camp. Williams is a former top prospect with the New York Yankees but he saw his development stall out in Double-A back in 2013. He appeared in 25 big league games with the Yankees over 2016-2017, batting .281 with a homer, 10 RBI, and two stolen bases. Williams represents a low-risk, high-reward signing for the rebuilding Reds. If he hits, the team adds a quality bat for next to nothing. If not, they can cut him in the spring.


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