|1||Trea Turner (R)||WSH||SS||664||19||103||73||43||.271||.760|
|2||Carlos Correa (R)||HOU||SS||402||15||60||65||3||.239||.728|
|3||Francisco Lindor (B)||CLE||SS||661||38||129||92||25||.277||.871|
|4||Alex Bregman (R)||HOU||3B||594||31||105||103||10||.286||.926|
|5||Corey Seager (L)||LA||SS||101||2||13||13||0||.267||.744|
|6||Jean Segura (R)||SEA||SS||586||10||91||63||20||.304||.756|
|7||Xander Bogaerts (R)||BOS||SS||513||23||72||103||8||.288||.882|
|8||Javier Báez (R)||CHI||SS||606||34||101||111||21||.290||.880|
|9||Elvis Andrus (R)||TEX||SS||395||6||53||33||5||.256||.675|
|10||Didi Gregorius (L)||NYY||SS||504||27||89||86||10||.268||.829|
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M. Hernández - SS
Hernandez (shoulder) isn't expected to begin the 2019 season with the Red Sox, Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports.
Hernandez underwent shoulder surgery in July -- his third shoulder surgery in less than 14 months. It's unclear if the injury will prevent him from breaking camp with the big club, or if the Red Sox are simply content with Brock Holt, Eduardo Nunez and Tzu-Wei Lin as their reserve infielders.
Added 3:38 pm (EST)
D. Pedroia - 2B
President of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said Pedroia (knee) will not need surgery this offseason, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
Instead, Pedroia -- who was limited to just three games in 2018 due to lingering left knee inflammation -- will continue rehabbing through the middle of December before ramping up his activities from there. The veteran second baseman is expected to start running in January, and if all goes well, the hope if that he'll bet ready for the start of the 2019 campaign.
Added 3:29 pm (EST)
R. Alcantara - RP
Alcantara signed a one-year, $650,000 contract with the KT Wiz of the Korean Baseball Organization on Monday, Yoo Jee-ho of the Yonhap News Agency reports.
Alcantara, who submitted a 7.19 ERA across 46.1 innings in the big leagues with the Athletics between 2016 and 2017, spent all of last season at Oakland's Triple-A affiliate in Nashville. Considering he posted a 5.29 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 53:14 K:BB over 83.1 innings in the Pacific Coast League, Alcantara likely would have had to settle for a minor-league deal had he remained stateside. Instead, he'll opt for a more significant payday overseas, with the hope of pitching well enough in Korea to attract renewed interest from MLB teams ahead of the 2020 season.
Added 1:35 pm (EST)
B. Swihart - C
The Red Sox intend to have Swihart work primarily as a catcher in spring training, though he'll continue to take reps at other positions during the offseason, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reports.
With Christian Vazquez and Sandy Leon entering the 2018 season as the Red Sox's top two backstops, the Red Sox groomed the switch-hitting Swihart for a utility role in an attempt to maximize his opportunities. With the exception of Dustin Pedroia (knee), Boston generally enjoyed good health from most of its core contributors, resulting in Swihart making only 207 plate appearances. The lack of consistent playing time likely had a negative impact on Swihart's performance at the dish, with the 26-year-old managing a lowly .229/.285/.328 line (64 wRC+). That was still better offensive production than either Vazquez or Leon offered, so Swihart could get the chance to factor into the timeshare behind the plate more frequently if his defense is up to par. That has always been the main concern for Swihart, however, so if he fails to show improvement in that regard the spring, a long-awaited trade elsewhere could finally materialize.
Added 1:27 pm (EST)
E. Aybar - SS
Aybar is looking to make a MLB comeback in 2019, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.
Aybar played in the Mexican League in 2018, hitting .291/.354/.401 with three homers and six steals across 43 games. The soon-to-be 35-year-old last played in the majors with the Padres in 2017, hitting .234/.300/.348 with seven homers and 11 stolen bases in 108 games.
Added 1:15 pm (EST)
K. Suzuki - C
Suzuki agreed to a two-year contract with the Nationals on Monday, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.
The deal is pending a physical. Suzuki will likely open the year as the primary backstop for Washington. He's been one of the better offensive catchers over the past two seasons despite his shared role with Tyler Flowers, posting a 116 wRC+ during that stretch -- the fourth best mark among catchers over that period.
Added 11:34 am (EST)
W. Perez - SP
Perez signed a minor-league contract with the Cardinals on Monday that includes an invitation to major-league spring training.
The 27-year-old wasn't able to find a landing spot until June, when the Mariners signed him to a minor-league deal. However, his patience paid off, as he produced a 2.28 ERA in 13 starts at Double-A Arkansas and a 3.15 ERA in four starts for Triple-A Tacoma. Perez has major-league experience as a starter, though with a crowded rotation battle on tap for spring training, his best bet to make the big-league team may be as a long reliever.
Added 11:27 am (EST)
M. Hauschild - RP
Hauschild signed a minor-league contract with the Cardinals on Monday that includes an invitation to major-league spring training.
The right-hander started the 2018 season in the Astros organization, but he was released at the end of July after posting just a 4.88 ERA in 19 starts. Hauschild then hopped on with the Blue Jays and managed to log 8.1 innings in the big leagues, allowing four runs on seven hits while producing a 5:4 K:BB. His best bet to make the big-league roster will be as a long reliever, though even that's a long-shot as things stand now.
Added 11:21 am (EST)
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