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DFS MLB Optimal Lineups: October 9
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Yadiel Rivera (R) Headshot

Rivera signed a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training with the Marlins on Friday, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

Rivera only played in one major-league game with the Brewers this past season, and spent a majority of his time with Triple-A Colorado Springs. He slashed .218/.282/.314 with the Sky Sox during 107 games, and will likely serve as organizational infield depth for the Marlins while playing in Triple-A once again in 2018.
11:57 am (EST)
J.B. Shuck (L) Headshot

Shuck signed a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training with Miami on Friday, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

Shuck spent the 2017 season in the Twins' organization, playing in 123 games for Triple-A Rochester. During those contests, the outfielder hit .259/.325/.368 with four home runs and 37 RBI. Looking ahead, he will get a chance to make the Opening Day roster for Miami, but will likely begin the year in Triple-A yet again.
11:53 am (EST)
Scott McGough (R) Headshot

McGough signed a minor-league contract with the Rockies on Thursday, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports.

The right-hander spent the 2017 season between Double-A Bowie and Triple-A Norfolk in the Orioles organization, notching a 2.75 ERA over 55.2 innings. McGough will now head to Colorado to add some organizational depth, but he projects to at least start the year in the minors.
Yesterday 5:54 pm (EST)
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.
Nov 22 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.
Nov 22 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.
Nov 22 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.
Nov 22 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.
Nov 21 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.
Nov 21 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)
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