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The Indians would like to keep Rajai Davis for 2017 season. There working on a qualifying offer.

Added 11/04/16 1:38 pm (EST)   Source
Davis' Game 7 home run will go down as one of the most overlooked clutch hit in World Series history. He had a solid season with Cleveland and it sounds like they'd like to bring back the veteran outfielder. At 36 years old, Davis set a career high in home runs with 12 and still managed to steal 43 bases. He should continue to be a solid contributor as he hasn't shown any signs of slowing down on the bases.
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Barnhart is working on his pitch-framing skills this spring, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Added Yesterday 11:38 pm (EST)
Barnhart isn't necessarily a bad receiver, but he was rated by Baseball Prospectus as costing the Reds 4.4 runs last season. That puts him a little below average, but not so egregious that it will cost him much playing time.
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Vogelbach, who is likely to platoon with veteran Danny Valencia at first base, has impressed manager Scott Servais with the improved agility he's flashing as a result of offseason workouts, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports. "He spent a lot of time on it this offseason. I think he looks great. He's certainly moving a lot better defensively around the bag. He's a lot more flexible. His hands are working better. I like what I see so far."

Added Yesterday 11:17 pm (EST)
A 2011 draft pick of the Cubs, Vogelbach arrived in Seattle last July 20 and eventually logged his first 12 major league at-bats late in the season. A burly 6-foot, 250-pounder, Vogelbach worked diligently with his brother, a trainer, this offseason to improve his lateral mobility and first-step quickness. He also added yoga into his stretching routine in attempt to maximize the flexibility of his hips and hamstrings, all with the goal of insuring a roster spot by proving his defensive viability at first base. The 24-year-old's bat is a much more established commodity, as most recently evidenced by his .292/.417/.505 line with 25 doubles, two triples, 23 homers and 96 RBI over a combined 459 at-bats at Triple-A Iowa and Tacoma last season. If he can translate the improvement he's showing in workouts to spring training games, Vogelbach should secure himself a spot on the 25-man roster and serve as yet another source of power in a potent Mariners lineup.
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Duffy reported that his surgically repaired left heel felt good after his first batting practice session of the spring, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Added Yesterday 10:48 pm (EST)
Duffy had tracked pitches in Monday's workout, and as expected, was a full participant in Tuesday's batting practice session. The Rays' shortstop's workload will continue to be carefully managed, but progressively ramped up as the spring unfolds.
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Longoria (illness) missed a second straight day of workouts Tuesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Added Yesterday 10:43 pm (EST)
Although he made an appearance in the clubhouse, Longoria was subsequently sent home due to the high fever he still was saddled with. He remains firmly day-to-day, and his availability for Friday's Grapefuit League opener would get murkier with each additional day he's sidelined.