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Brady Dragmire was designated for assignment.

Added 8 hours ago Source
Dragmire is only 23 so he has plenty of time to figure out how to make it in the majors, but at this point he loses his spot for the newly signed Tyson Ross.
Juan Graterol Headshot

Angels claimed Juan Graterol off waivers.

Added 8 hours ago Source
He will replace Blake Parker who was sent down earlier in the day. Graterol is mainly depth for the organization at this point.
Blake Parker Headshot

Blake Parker was designated for assignment.

Added 8 hours ago Source
With a 4.67 ERA in 2016, Parker figures to be organizational depth wherever he goes. He does not offer much in fantasy.
Eduardo Rodriguez Headshot

Eduardo Rodriguez (knee) won't pitch for Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic.

Added 9 hours ago Source
This is positive news for the Red Sox, as Rodriguez recently tweaked the knee in winter ball. He figures to be ready for Spring, especially now that he is skipping the World Baseball Classic. He will be competing for the fifth spot in the rotation, with Steven Wright being his main competition. Rodriguez still has plenty of upside, but he will need good Spring to win a spot in the Sox rotation.
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Luis Valbuena signed to a two-year deal with the Angels.

Added 10 hours ago Source
Valbuena has always drawn walks and hit for power, but has never been able to hit lefties. He'll provide depth for the Angels, particularly at DH while Albert Pujols recovers from plantar fascia surgery. He's not a target in anything shallower than an AL-Only league.
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Update: Mark Trumbo has agreed to a three-year deal worth north of $35M with the Orioles.

Added 12 hours ago Source
Well that moved quickly. Trumbo, the homer leader in the majors last season, originally shunned the O's three-year, $40 million deal in the hopes that there would be greener pastures somewhere else, however that never came to fruition for him. Now that it's mid-January and he was still without a team, the O's pounced when he reached out and said he would like to work out a deal. With his big bat back in the lineup, along with Manny Machado, Adam Jones, and Chris Davis, the O's have as potent of a lineup as anyone in the American League heading into 2017.
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Tyson Ross and the Rangers have officially come to terms on a one-year contract.

Added 13 hours ago Source
The deal was agreed on late last week however it takes a few days to iron out the contract paperwork and the like. Ross was non-tendered by San Diego earlier in the offseason and is coming off thoracic outlet syndrome surgery, much like Matt Harvey, and the Rangers are will to take a chance on the veteran pitcher. A one-year, $6 million pact with performance incentives also in there is what the final arrangement comes out too, but there is still a good chance that he won't be ready for the start of the season just yet.
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Update: Mark Trumbo and the Orioles are closing in on a deal.

Added 13 hours ago Source
Per reports from Ken Rosenthal, the slugger told the Orioles that he would be willing to sign a three-year deal in the $40-$50 million range and that has accelerated the talks between the parties. The deal, if done, should be able to be hammered out in the next couple of days without much back and forth having to occur at this point.
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Mark Trumbo and the Orioles have begun talks once again.

Added 14 hours ago Source
Trumbo was previously offered a three-year, $40 million deal by the Orioles, which he scoffed at. However, now that it's mid-January and he's still available, that offer may look good again to the slugger who led the league in dingers last season. He had the best offensive season of his career in Baltimore and should get great protection once again from the likes of Chris Davis, Manny Machado and Adam Jones in a stacked line up. There are no reports on how much the offer being floated is now, but Baltimore becomes a more serious player if they can lock him up again.
Mike Fiers Headshot

Mike Fiers and the Astros have agreed to a one-year deal worth $3.45M to avoid arbitration.

Added 15 hours ago Source
2016 was kind of a down year for Fiers as he pitched to a 4.48 ERA. However, he was able to make 30 starts in back-to-back seasons showing his durability. Fiers will need to pitch better this season to make sure he gets a long-term deal following the 2017 campaign.
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