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Shane Victorino (back) will swing a bat Monday for the first time since his surgery.

Victorino had an injury plagued 2014 season, but is looking to put it behind him and that starts with his rehab process over the next few months. He has plenty of time to get ready for next season and swinging a bat will be the first hurdle he'll need to complete. The Red Sox have been making plenty of moves as of late, but as of now it appears Victorino will enter the 2015 season as their starting right fielder.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

27 Nov, 11:22 PMSource

Cubs reliever Pedro Strop was involved in a car accident in the Dominican Republic. No word on the severity, but sounds very serious.

This is a very disheartening development, especially after the death of Oscar Taveras last month. No details are know about the accident at this time, but we will have an update when the specifics become more concrete.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

27 Nov, 11:01 PMSource

Earlier this week, the Marlins were considering Evan Gattis and Chris Davis as trade options for an upgrade at first base and now A's Brandon Moss can be added to the list.

The Marlins are looking to add power to their lineup and Brandon Moss is certainly a viable candidate. It's still very early in the offseason and Moss is likely available, so don't be surprised if he were to head to South Florida. The veteran slugger can play first base and outfield, so he would certainly have a spot in Miami's everyday lineup. With that said, playing at Marlins Park for half of the season could do damage to Moss' overall power numbers. If he were to end up there, his value would likely dip slightly.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

27 Nov, 09:16 PMSource

The Tampa Bay Rays signed right-handed pitcher Ernesto Frieri to a one-year deal on Wednesday, the team announced.

Frieri has a realistic shot to close for the Rays, but nothing is set in stone as of now. He owns a career strikeout rate of 12.0, but also has a 4.2 walk rate that is downright ugly. The veteran reliever shows signs of being an elite closer, but then seems to implode at the snap of a finger. Over the past two years, Tampa Bay has seen success (Fernando Rodney) and failure (Grant Balfour) with relievers looking for a fresh start, so it is truly anyone's guess as to how Frieri will do next season.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

27 Nov, 09:10 PMSource

Alexi Ogando (elbow) has opted against pitching in the Winter.

Ogando pitched just 25 innings for the Rangers this past season due to elbow issues, so this comes as no surprise. The team is hoping that extended rest will pay dividends next season and that Ogando will be healthy enough to hold down a spot in their bullpen.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

27 Nov, 09:08 PM

Rays signed reliever Ernesto Frieri.

The Rays will take a shot here and see if they can help Frieri recapture what it was that he lost over the last two seasons. He's a more-than-capable closer, and notched 60 saves between the 2012 and 2013 seasons. But in the last two years, he's seen his strikeout rate fall, his ERA climb and had a very hard time keeping the ball in the ballpark. The Rays got some real nice work out of Jake McGee last season, but the team may want to use him more as a situational lefty rather than just commit him to the ninth. If Frieri can show that he's returned to form this spring, he could be a nice low-end option for saves with a high-end upside.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

27 Nov, 08:49 AMSource

Source familiar with negotiations doesn't foresee Jon Lester signing soon.

Lester will be reportedly holding out for the most lucrative offer and there will certainly be plenty of them. Expect the Red Sox, Giants, and Dodgers, amongst many others, to throw lots of money at the LHP so he wants to take his time before deciding his future.
Analyst: Dom Murtha  View Profile

26 Nov, 09:49 PMSource

The Reds have signed outfielder Brennan Boesch to a minor league contract with an invite to spring training.

Boesch is a versatile OF with some solid pop yet throughout his career has shown some horrid inconsistency. Hopefully he will find the holes in his swing in Triple-A and eventually correct them en route to the Reds big league ball club.
Analyst: Dom Murtha  View Profile

26 Nov, 09:38 PMSource

Diamondback have reached an agreement with Yasmany Tomas on a six-year, $68.5M deal.

Tomas was the big name Cuban free-agent coming into this off-season and was rumored to be in contact with quite a few teams prior to signing with the Diamondbacks. The six-year $68.5M deal is surprising as many figured he would have commanded more than the seven-year, $72.5M the Red Sox paid Rusney Castillo last season. Tomas is 24 years old and is expected to play a corner outfield position and has plus-power potential to the point that Castillo, his former teammate in Cuba, compared him to Jose Abreu who just hit 36 home runs for the White Sox last season after coming over from Cuba himself. From what we have seen over the past few seasons there are many talented players coming over from Cuba and they are making immediate impacts in the baseball worlds. Tomas should be a very intriguing fantasy prospect this season as his potential upside will likely be higher than where he is ranked on draft boards.
Analyst: Jonathan Impemba  View Profile

26 Nov, 05:09 PMSource

The Rays have designated Sean Rodriguez for assignment.

Rodriguez has never been a player of any quality with the bat so it is no surprise that the Rays let him go. His fantasy value is virtually zero so pay no mind to this move.
Analyst: Dom Murtha  View Profile

26 Nov, 04:34 PMSource

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