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Arismendy Alcantara is batting .324/.395/.544 through 19 games in the Dominican Winter League.

Alcantara is currently penciled in as the Cubs everyday center fielder next season, though his ultimate role may be as a superutility player. Alcantara struggled in his MLB debut, batting just .205 in 70 games, though he did hit 10 home runs and steal eight bases. He could be worth a late-round pick come draft time, especially if he continues to hit in the Dominican League.
Analyst: Steve Pimental  View Profile

19 Dec, 01:16 AMSource

The Padres are reportedly still talking with the Braves regarding Justin Upton.

The Padres technically have room for Upton after trading for Matt Kemp and Wil Myers, though that would be a pretty poor defensive outfield, especially in such a spacious home park. The Padres and Braves likely each have at least one more trade to make this offseason, though probably not with each other. Justin Upton's numbers would likely dip a bit in San Diego.
Analyst: Steve Pimental  View Profile

19 Dec, 12:18 AMSource

Cubs signed reliever Anthony Carter to a minor-league deal.

Carter will join the Cubs in Arizona for spring training, but isn't a realistic option to make the club. He owns a career 4.59 ERA over nine minor league seasons.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

18 Dec, 10:53 PM

Rangers have shown interest in pitcher Brandon Beachy.

Beachy is recovering from his second Tommy John surgery, so any deal he makes is going to be heavily incentive-laden. Texas doesn't seem to be a great landing spot considering Beachy's situation, but if the Rangers are willing to pony up, that may be his final destination. Nothing is set in stone at this point and it could be several weeks before Beachy agrees to a deal.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

18 Dec, 10:46 PMSource

Fernando Rodriguez was designated for assignment.

Rodriguez's is being DFA'd to make room for Jesse Hahn who was acquired in a deal that sent Derek Norris to San Diego. He should have no trouble getting a minor league deal with another team.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

18 Dec, 10:37 PM

A's acquire Jesse Hahn and R.J. Alvarez from Padres in Derek Norris deal.

The A's received two starting pitchers from the Padres in a deal that sent catcher Derek Norris to Oakland. Hahn found success at the major league level last season for the Padres and will now move to another pitcher friendly ballpark in Oakland. Alvarez projects to be a hard throwing relief, but is still a few year away from the major leagues.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

18 Dec, 09:06 PMSource

Matt Kemp, catcher Tim Federowicz and $32 million are going to the Padres in exchange for catcher Yasmani Grandal and two minor league pitchers.

After much delay, the deal that is sending Matt Kemp to San Diego is finally done. The Dodgers will be paying a nice chunk of change to the Padres in and getting a potential franchise catcher in return. This deal should have been done days ago, but there were concerns about Kemp's arthritic hips. Those issues seem to have been resolved and the deal is now official.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

18 Dec, 09:05 PMSource

A's have traded C Derek Norris to the Padres.

Norris should slot in as the starting catcher for the Padres, moving Ryan Hannigan to a back up role for 2015. The Padres are looking to make waves next season, having made moves to add Wil Myers and Matt Kemp to the lineup this offseason.
Analyst: Ivar G. Anderson  View Profile

18 Dec, 08:46 PMSource

White Sox signed 1B Chris Jacobs to a minor league deal.

Jacobs has shown some power in Triple-A, hitting 25 homers in 451 AB for the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes in the Dodgers' system. He hit .266 with a nice 75:117 BB/K ratio and drove in 94 runs in 126 games at High-A.rn
Analyst: Ivar G. Anderson  View Profile

18 Dec, 08:37 PMSource

Josh Johnson is close to a deal with the Padres.

The oft-injured right-hander missed all of the 2014 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery, but it looks as though the Padres are willing to give him another chance. He will likely receive a deal with a low downside guarantee that is filled with incentives. If he could stay healthy for a nice stretch, Johnson could be a decent asset for fantasy owners, especially since he will be pitching a nice chunk of games in Petco Park.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

18 Dec, 06:26 PMSource

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