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Manager Joe Maddon has exercised an opt-out clause in his contract and is leaving the Tampa Bay Rays immediately.

First Andrew Friedman resigns his position and takes a job with the Dodgers and now Maddon jumps ship. Early speculation says that Don Mattingly might be looking for work soon.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

24 Oct, 12:29 PMSource

Tigers announced that Miguel Cabrera underwent surgery, not just for bone spurs in ankle but also for a stress fracture in the navicular bone at top of his foot.

The bone spurs were a known problem for Cabrera as they hindered him throughout the second half of the 2014 season. However, the stress fracture is a recent development and that's going to complicate the recovery. Following the procedure, they announced that he would be re-evaluated in three months which means his level of activity until January is going to be extremely limited. If all checks out, then he'll be able to increase his workouts, but this all pushes very close to spring training. It's very possible that he misses some time this spring.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

24 Oct, 09:59 AMSource

Phillies have avoided arbitration with LHP Cesar Jimenez by agreeing to a 1-year contract for the 2015 season.

Jimenez performed well for the Phillies in 2014 posting a 1.69 ERA over 16 innings pitched. It is worth noting that he only struck out eight batters in those 16 innings and posted a WHIP of 1.31, so his ERA can be deceiving. Nevertheless, he has a guaranteed contract for 2015 and will pitch out of the Phillies' bullpen.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

23 Oct, 11:19 PMSource

Mets have interest in signing free-agent Michael Cuddyer to a two-year deal.

Here are the facts about Michael Cuddyer: He's a heck of a hitter and he can't stay healthy. Cuddyer is a solid veteran presence, but he's also 35 years old and played just 49 games in 2014. If he were to sign with the Mets, his numbers would certainly take a hit based on home ball park alone. From a fantasy perspective, playing for the Mets would not be beneficial to Cuddyer's overall numbers.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

23 Oct, 10:55 PMSource

Tim Lincecum's back MRI came back clean with no structural damage. He should be ready World Series Game 3.

There was moderate concern that Lincecum had a back issue that would keep him out for the remainder of the World Series but that fear has been quelled. Lincecum should be fine going forward and will be available out of San Francisco's bullpen on Friday night.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

23 Oct, 10:49 PMSource

Chris Colabello is scheduled to undergo an MRI and X-rays this week on his right thumb.

Colabello actually suffered the thumb injury is April and attempted to play through it. That idea didn't work out to well as Colabello finished the season with a .229 average and six home runs. The Twins have until November 20 to bring him back for next year, but there is a very good chance that Colabello gets non-tendered, allowing him to sign with any team.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

23 Oct, 10:37 PMSource

Cubs and top prospect Addison Russell have decided to end his Fall league season Thursday .

With Russell on the cusp of reaching the major leagues, the Cubs want to give him some time off before workouts start early next year. There have been no rumblings of injuries, so consider this routine and expect to see the young prospect ready to go next spring.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

23 Oct, 09:50 PMSource

Tigers are expected to pick up Joakim Soria's $7 million club option for next season.

Soria makes for great insurance if Joe Nathan struggles again. At $7 million for one year, Soria could be a bargain, depending on the role he is in. This postseason has shown us how important great bullpens are and the Tigers are avoiding Soria testing out free agency. At the very least, Soria will be a solid setup man and rack up plenty of holds.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

23 Oct, 09:40 PMSource

Tim Lincecum felt pretty good Thursday and is getting an MRI on back.

Lincecum was forced to exit last nights game after throwing 1.2 scoreless innings. Hopefully for Lincecum the MRI will come back clean and he will be good to rejoin the Giants bullpen.
Analyst: Jonathan Impemba  View Profile

23 Oct, 08:17 PMSource

Manager Ned Yost said there is a possibility Jarrod Dyson might start Game 3.

Dyson is 0-for-7 so far this postseason but brings exception speed and defense and would likely replace the struggling Aoki in the outfield.
Analyst: Jonathan Impemba  View Profile

23 Oct, 08:07 PMSource

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