DFS MLB Optimal Lineups:  October 9 Cover Image
DFS MLB Optimal Lineups: October 9
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Jaycob Brugman (L) Headshot

Brugman was dealt to the Orioles on Wednesday in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Brugman was recently designated for assignment by Oakland on Monday, and will now head to the East Coast after playing in 48 games with the A's last season. During that time, he slashed .266/.346/.343 with three home runs and 12 RBI. He will serve as outfield depth for Baltimore moving forward, and could latch onto the big-league roster as a fourth or fifth outfielder in 2018.
2:13 pm (EST)
Juan Centeno (L) Headshot

Centeno was outrighted from the Astros' 40-man roster Wednesday, John Boyd of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Centeno will head to waivers following a 2017 season which saw the catcher play in 22 games with the World Series-champion Astros. During those contests, he slashed .231/.286/.346 with two home runs and four RBI.
12:47 pm (EST)
Leonel Campos (R) Headshot

Campos agreed to a reached a minor-league contract with the Indians on Wednesday that includes an invitation to spring training.

Campos only appeared in 13 games with Toronto last season, but he fared reasonably well, allowing just four earned runs on 11 hits while striking out 15 in 13.2 innings out of the bullpen. He spent a majority of the 2017 campaign with Triple-A Buffalo, and will likely serve as organizational depth in a similar capacity for Cleveland this season.
12:15 pm (EST)
Jeff Beliveau (L) Headshot

Beliveau signed a minor-league deal with the Indians on Wednesday that includes an invitation to spring training.

Beliveau appeared in 19 games with the Blue Jays in 2017, posting a 7.47 ERA and 1.47 WHIP in 15.2 relief innings. He fared much better during his time with Triple-A Buffalo, and will likely begin his tenure with Cleveland at the club's Triple-A affiliate to start the 2018 campaign.
12:11 pm (EST)
Aaron Judge (R) Headshot

Judge underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder Monday to remove loose-body and clean-up cartilage.

The surgery was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache, and the good news is that Judge is expected to be ready prior to the start of spring training. The slugging outfielder dealt with some shoulder issues during the second half of last season, and while he tried to downplay the issue, it likely contributed to his drop-off in production after the All-Star break. He still posted an impressive .284/.422/.627 line with 52 homers, 114 RBI and nine stolen bases in 155 games for the Yankees. A fully healthy Judge should be poised for another big year at the plate in 2018.
Yesterday 3:43 pm (EST)
Travis Taijeron (R) Headshot

Taijeron agreed to a minor-league deal with the Dodgers on Monday, Michael Mayer of Metsmerized reports.

Taijeron will join the Dodgers' organization after spending all of 2017 with the Mets, appearing in 26 games for the big club and 125 contests for Triple-A Las Vegas. While he held his own with the 51s -- hitting .272/.383/.525 with 25 homers and 78 RBI -- he struggled to a .173/.271/.269 line with the big club and was subsequently outrighted from the Mets' 40-man roster in October before declaring free agency. He'll likely open the season with Triple-A Oklahoma City as organizational outfield depth.
Yesterday 2:16 pm (EST)
Grant Dayton (L) Headshot

Dayton was claimed off waivers by the Braves on Monday.

Before being claimed by Atlanta on Monday, Dayton had been a member of the Dodgers. With a 4.94 ERA and 1.31 WHIP that was built over 29 games (23.2 innings), Dayton had a down year in 2017. Despite last year's struggles, he's shown he has some upside out of the bullpen, as he logged an ERA and WHIP of 2.05 and 0.76, respectively, during the 2016 season. However, Dayton recently underwent Tommy John surgery and is slated to miss the entire 2018 season.
Nov 20 11:31 pm (EST)
Josh Ravin (R) Headshot

Ravin (hip) was designated for assignment by the Dodgers on Monday, then later acquired by the Braves in exchange for cash considerations, Eric Stephen of TrueBlueLA.com reports.

Just hours after being designated for assignment, Ravin was headed to the Braves. Most of Ravin's 2017 season was spent at Triple-A Oklahoma City, but he did appear with the big club in a limited capacity. Ravin pitched 16.2 innings over 14 games for the Dodgers. In that time he allowed 12 runs on 12 hits and nine walks.
Nov 20 11:26 pm (EST)
Dan Slania (R) Headshot

Slania cleared waivers Monday, Amy Gutierrez of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Slania pitched just a single inning in the majors last season, as most of his time was split between Double-A Richmond and Triple-A Sacramento. Slania posted a modest 3.59 ERA and 1.36 WHIP with Richmond, but struggled to deliver with Sacramento, where he owned brutal 7.82 ERA and 1.79 WHIP after making 12 starts (61 innings).
Nov 20 10:59 pm (EST)
Orlando Calixte (R) Headshot

Calixte was designated for assignment Monday, Amy Gutierrez of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Calixte didn't impress during limited action with the Giants last season. Over 29 games he posted a dismal .143 batting average and .348 OPS. While his performance was better at Triple-A Sacramento, it didn't stand out. Over 97 games with Sacramento he slashed .243/.283/.421.
Nov 20 10:55 pm (EST)
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