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Padres traded Seth Smith to the Mariners for Taijuan Walker.

19 Dec, 03:48 PMSource

According to a Yahoo! Sports report, San Diego will send catcher Ryan Hanigan to Boston in exchange for third baseman Will Middlebrooks.

The Padres had just picked up Hanigan as part of the Wil Myers deal and are doing a good job getting some return value for a guy they were never going to use anyway. Middlebrooks, if healthy, could prove to be a solid third baseman for San Diego.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

19 Dec, 03:06 PMSource

Cubs designate RHP Donn Roach, INF/OF Logan Watkins for assignment.

The Cubs are just making room on the 40-man roster after acquiring Ryan Lavarnway and Shane Peterson. Neither guy was making any sort of fantasy baseball value.
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19 Dec, 03:02 PMSource

Cubs claim C Ryan Lavarnway off waivers from Dodgers.

Another former Red Sox prospect for Theo Epstein. However, with the recent acquisition of Miguel Montero and Welington Castillo in place as the back-up, there's no room for Lavarnway.
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19 Dec, 02:58 PMSource

Royals trade Johnny Giavotella to the Angels in exchange for RHP Brian Broderick.

Giavotella, for now, is an insurance policy should the Halos no re-sign Gordon Beckham. He's got an average glove at the keystone but struggles to hit against major league pitching. Broderick is a 28-year old reliever who struggled through the minors and spent the last two years in the Mexican League. Neither is going to have promising fantasy value in 2015.
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19 Dec, 02:56 PMSource

Phillies General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr. says Freddy Galvis will be given the opportunity to be the everyday shortstop.

Galvis is a good glove-guy to have as your utility player, but with no power, no speed, no average and shaky at best plate discipline, he is not one to use for the long haul. The Phillies will find this out shortly.
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19 Dec, 02:50 PMSource

Yankees have acquired reliever Gonzalez Germen from the Mets for cash.

Germen posted a 4.31 ERA and struck out nearly a batter per inning over 54 appearances last season. He does, however, have some command issues and will need to rein in the free passes.
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19 Dec, 02:48 PMSource

Yankees acquire RHP Nathan Eovaldi, IF Garrett Jones and RHP Domingo German from the Marlins for David Phelps and Martin Prado.

It looks like the deal is official and based on the players involved, it seems to tilt in favor of the Marlins. Eovaldi had great upside but is a low strikeout pitcher moving to the AL, Jones is a left-handed bat who needs a platoon partner and German is a 21-yar old prospect who has gone as high as the Sally League. Phelps showed some nice promise with the Yankees and should thrive in the pitcher-friendly environment that Miami provides while Prado will give the team a versatile veteran capable of mentoring youngsters while playing all over the field.
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19 Dec, 02:29 PMSource

Pirates have signed Corey Hart.

It looks like a one-year, $2.5 million deal for Hart and one that can double if he reaches certain incentives. He will likely serve as a platoon partner for Pedro Alvarez who can't hit lefties and the two will likely remain in the lineup when the Buccos travel to AL ballparks and need a designated hitter. He should have some value in deeper NL-only leagues.
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19 Dec, 02:07 PMSource

Cubs claimed OF Shane Peterson from the Athletics.

While there's not much in the way of power or speed, Peterson has shown strong plate discipline in the minors which has resulted in solid on-base totals. He's got fourth-outfielder, at best, written all over him as he's already 26-years old and has seen eight plate appearances only at the major league level.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

19 Dec, 01:22 PMSource

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