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Tigers pitcher Jordan Zimmerman had injections in his neck to help with neck pain that he was suffering.

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Zimmermann dealt with neck pain during the season and he finally received some injections. It was a rough year for Zimmermann in a Tigers uniform, going 9-7 with a 4.87 ERA and 1.37 WHIP. One has to think he bounces back this year, but he will likely still be available in the mid-to-late rounds of your draft.
Chris Sale Headshot

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports the Nationals and White Sox are nearing a deal that would send Chris Sale to the Nationals for prospects featuring Lucas Giolito and Victor Robles.

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The Nationals are in the win-now mindset and adding Chris Sale to an already impressive rotation immediately boosts their playoff hopes. Sale went 17-10 last year with a 3.34 ERA and 1.04 WHIP, pitching for an unimpressive Chicago lineup. He's a dominant left-hander and a move to the National League, in theory, improves his fantasy value tenfold. Not to mention that Washington's offense is better than Chicago's. Also, if Washington were to go out and acquire Andrew McCutchen, Sale would pitch for an offense featuring McCutchen, Daniel Murphy, Bryce Harper, Anthony Rendon and Trea Turner. Losing pitcher Lucas Giolito and Victor Robles would hurt long-term, but it's hard to argue with the fact of acquiring one of the most dominant southpaws in the game.
Christian Bergman Headshot

Mariners sign Christian Bergman to a minor league contract.

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In 15 appearances last season, Bergman posted an ERA above 8.00. It is safe to say that he did very little to earn himself a major league contract entering spring, so he will have to earn it once again in the minors during the 2017 season.
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Jesus Sucre avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $630,000 contract.

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The 28-year old only appeared in nine big league games in 2016 and was signed simply for organizational depth. Sucre will likely be with the team during Spring Training and ultimately end up playing most of the 2017 campaign at Triple-A.
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Michael Brantley will start swinging a bat after Christmas.

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We've received Brantley updates for seemingly a year plus now and yet he only played in a few games during the 2016 campaign. By the time Spring Training rolls around, he'll have had plenty of time to rehab and get back onto the field. Brantley should be ready to be a highly impactful player for the American League champs in 2017.
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Joaquin Benoit agreed to 1-yr, $7.5MM deal, pending a physical.

Added 14 hours ago Source
Benoit will be a great addition to the Phillies bullpen. He had a 2.81 ERA in 48 innings pitched with striking out 52 and walking 24 people in the span. Bonoit will likely compete for the closer role there in Philly.
Jose Reyes Headshot

Mets plan on working out Jose Reyes in the outfield.

Added 15 hours ago Source
Reyes and the Mets look to get him more flexible at playing multiple positions as he'll be working as an out-fielder during spring training. Reyes hasn't played outfield since 2000 when he was in rookie ball. Reyes hit .267 last season in 255 at-bats for the Rockies and Mets.
Bryce Harper Headshot

The Washington Nationals, balking at Bryce Harper’s demands in early talks about a long-term contract extension, now are preparing themselves to be without their All-Star outfielder after 2018.

Added 15 hours ago Source
After finding out Harper wants a 10+ year, 400 million dollar contract, it's looking more likely that Harper will be on another team after 2018. The Nationals currently are trying to make roster moves for next season so if they do then it's hard to believe they'll dish out 400 million on one guy.
Chris Sale Headshot

Nationals are stepping up their efforts to land Chris Sale.

Added 16 hours ago Source
After failing to resign Mark Melancon, the Nationals reportedly are going to increase their efforts to land Chris Sale. For the Nats to acquire the lefty, they'll have to practically clear out their farm system as the White Sox have been asking for a ton in return. With Sale in the Nationals rotation, they would boast one of the greatest pitching staffs in the league.
Mark Melancon Headshot

Mark Melancon has agreed to a deal with the Giants pending a physical.

Added 16 hours ago Source
The Giants have signed Melancon to a four-year deal, worth about $62 million. This move addresses a need that cost the Giants dearly in the 2016 season and gives them stability in the back end of their bullpen. Melancon isn't the strikeout-dominant pitcher like most others in the league, but very few have been as dominant. Melancon posted a 1.64 ERA last season with 47 saves across time with the Pirates and Nationals.
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