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Giants GM Brian Sabean said they have no intentions to free-agent pitcher Max Scherzer.

The size of the contract that signing Scherzer will require, along with his age (30), and the draft pick attachment has made some teams shy away from him. At this point it is looking most likely that the Tigers will resign him, though anything can happen--though the Giants look to be out of the bidding.
Analyst: Ben Diamond  View Profile

20 Dec, 07:42 PM

Cuban INF prospect Roberto Baldoquin passed his physical and officially signed with the Angels.

The Cuban shortstop just had his $8 million deal finalized on Saturday. He's a very exciting prospect, with very good power and hit tool. The 20-year old hasn't gotten as much hype as other Cuban imports, but you could start hearing about him very soon, as he is thought to be close to major league ready. He'll likely be invited to spring training before starting the season in low-A or double-A and could be starting in the majors as Howie Kendrick's replacement as soon as this summer. Dynasty league players should be keeping their eye on him.
Analyst: Ben Diamond  View Profile

20 Dec, 07:17 PMSource

Cuban INF prospect Roberto Baldoquin passed his physical and officially signed with the Angels.

The Cuban shortstop just had his $8 million deal finalized on Saturday. He's a very exciting prospect, with very good power and hit tool. The 20-year old hasn't gotten as much hype as other Cuban imports, but you could start hearing about him very soon, as he is thought to be close to major league ready. He'll likely be invited to spring training before starting the season in low-A or double-A and could be starting in the majors as Howie Kendrick's replacement as soon as this summer. Dynasty league players should be keeping their eye on him.
Analyst: Ben Diamond  View Profile

20 Dec, 07:17 PMSource

Josh Lindblom was released by the Pirates.

He has already signed a one year, $850,000 deal with Lotte Giants of the Korean Baseball Organization. Pittsburgh had claimed him off waivers from the Athletics earlier this month, but with Radhames Liz signing with the team, room was needed on the 40-man roster.
Analyst: Ivar G. Anderson  View Profile

20 Dec, 03:38 PMSource

Ben Rowen was released by the Rangers.

Rowen did not reflect his superior Triple-A numbers in eight games with Texas last season, posting a 4.15 ERA and 1.62 WHIP in 8.2 innings. Some other MLB team will likely snatch him and his 3.50 GB/FB minor league ratio up in the coming days or weeks.
Analyst: Ivar G. Anderson  View Profile

20 Dec, 03:19 PMSource

Scott Downs signed to minor league contract with the Indians with non-roster invite to big league camp.

Downs has proven himself over the years and isn't afraid to start in the minors as he works his way back into game shape. The lefty reliever will find a role in the Tribe's bullpen at some point and if not, some one else will be interested in him if he's pitching at least reasonably decent.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

20 Dec, 12:41 PMSource

David Wright (shoulder) has started swinging a bat and will visit Kevin Long in January in Phoenix.

Wright has made good progress in his recovery from a major shoulder injury and will continue his offseason workouts with Long, the highly-regarded Mets hitting coach. The hope is that Wright will be ready for the start of spring training and can rebound from what was the worst statistical showing of his career.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

20 Dec, 12:32 PMSource

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Padres are not the winning bidder on Korean shortstop Jung-Ho Kang.

Well the Padres could win everything this winter now, could they? No word yet on who will be negotiating with Kang here in the offseason, but said team will have a limited window to negotiate. We'll know more within the next 30 days.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

20 Dec, 11:12 AMSource

Bryan Price has been invited to attend major league camp for spring training.

Price's name has been associated with the closer-of-the-future tag for a couple of years now and he even saw a quick cup of coffee in the bigs last year. He's shown strong strikeout potential with solid command and should get a look as the Indians closer this spring.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

19 Dec, 10:59 PMSource

Byron Buxton is among the invites to Twins spring training.

You're darn right, he gets an invite to spring training. He would have been up last year had injuries not derailed his entire season, ultimately ending with a broken finger during the Arizona Fall League. He's supposed to have it all -- power, speed, plate discipline -- everything you could ask for in a potential five-tool threat. He'll be a ridiculously hot commodity in draft should he earn a starting job out of spring training.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

19 Dec, 10:51 PMSource

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