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Athletics sign LHP/RHP Pat Venditte to a minor-league deal.

Having a switch pitcher is quite a unique event for the Athletics, but his signing is to provide minor league depth as a bullpen arm. His contract does include an invitation to spring training, so keep him in mind if he does reach the major leagues this upcoming season as he did post nearly a strikeout per inning in Triple-A last season.
Analyst: Ivar G. Anderson  View Profile

22 Nov, 03:52 PMSource

Rockies sign John Lannan to a minor-league deal.

Lannan was limited to five appearances in 2014 with the Mets, rolling up an astoundingly horrific 15.75 ERA and 2.25 WHIP over four innings, although to his credit he did manage to rack up a win and a hold in limitied action. He is a stopgap measure for the Rockies, someone to have on the farm to bring up in case of injury or the need for a spot starter. You would have to be in a mighty deep league to consider rostering him.
Analyst: Ivar G. Anderson  View Profile

22 Nov, 03:32 PMSource

Brett Marshall signs a minor-league deal with the Rockies.

Marshall was an ineffective starting pitcher at Triple-A Louisville in 2014, going 1-10 in 16 games (15 starts) with a 6.53 ERA and 1.83 WHIP. He only struck out 7.57 per nine innings last season, and obviously does not blow away hitters with his high 80's fastball, and walking 6.55 batters per nine last season really hurt his production. Not exactly the kind of pitcher that should call Coors Field home, you would think.
Analyst: Ivar G. Anderson  View Profile

22 Nov, 02:49 PMSource

Phillies have signed INF Chris Nelson to a minor-league deal.

He has nearly 300 MLB games under his belt (282 to be exact), but has little speed or power to recommend him for full time playing status. He looks to be a quality depth player for Philadelphia who could be called up if circumstances dictate in 2015.
Analyst: Ivar G. Anderson  View Profile

22 Nov, 02:31 PMSource

Agent Scott Boras said the deal Max Scherzer turned down in spring training was the largest ever rejected by any pitcher entering a walk year.

Interesting that Boras would note that fact, and while things will apparently work out for Scherzer as teams line up to make him offers this offseason, it is understandable why the Tigers were miffed at the rejection of a very fair offer to their star starting pitcher. It will certainly be interesting to see how much Scherzer gets when he inks his next deal this winter, and where he will be plying his trade in 2015 and beyond.
Analyst: Ivar G. Anderson  View Profile

22 Nov, 02:23 PMSource

The Braves have released reliever Jonny Venters on Friday. The southpaw is expected to miss all of 2015 after undergoing his third Tommy John surgery.

The left hander's career is in doubt of continuing, after undergoing a third elbow reconstruction this past season. He could sign a minor league deal and continue his rehab, or perhaps he is just going to call it quits. In any event, it is highly unlikely he can ever regain his form as a top setup man in the majors.
Analyst: Ivar G. Anderson  View Profile

22 Nov, 02:08 PMSource

Bronson Arroyo, who underwent Tommy John surgery in July, said he's grinding along through his recovery, putting in four hours of rehab a day.

The timetable for his return is aggressive, with a pre All Star Break debut being discussed. If he is able to continue his rehab at an advanced pace, the projected return may not be out of order, although coming back around one year from his surgery does seem optimistic.
Analyst: Ivar G. Anderson  View Profile

22 Nov, 01:53 PMSource

Phillies signed RHP Paul Clemens to a minor league contract.

Clemens pitched in 13 games for the Astros last season, putting up a woeful 5.84 ERA and 1.66 WHIP in 24.2 innings. His K/BB ratio was also troublesome, at 16:13, so expect him to provide minor league depth for Philadelphia this upcoming season.
Analyst: Ivar G. Anderson  View Profile

22 Nov, 01:25 PMSource

Sweeny Murti of WFAN has reported that the Yankees have discussed signing Los Angeles Angels closer and long-time MLB reliever Jason Grilli.

With 2014 closer David Robertson turning down a one year qualifing offer from the team, they are looking to the market to see if there is another viable closing option available. Grilli was not lights out for the Pirates last season, prompting his trade to the Angels. While in LA, he pitched much better, posting a 3.48 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and a 36:10 K/BB ratio, while collecting one save and 11 holds in 33.2 innings.
Analyst: Ivar G. Anderson  View Profile

22 Nov, 01:11 PMSource

Pablo Sandoval received a five-year contract offer from the Boston Red Sox on Friday, according to The Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo.

The offer is apparently $95 million for five years which is slightly above what Sandoval turned down from the Giants at the start of the 2014 season. He's got a few other teams interested and it's likely that the Giants will tender an offer as well. Sandoval to the Red Sox has long been speculated, so there's always the chance that he simply takes this offer and runs. Stay tuned.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

22 Nov, 11:21 AMSource

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