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Rankings: Shortstop
SS 320 ((USATSI))

Where has the shortstop thunder gone? Scott White says age and injuries elevate a risk like the Twins' Danny Santana to the position's fifth-best option. Story


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    4Danny Santana, MIN, CF0
    5Ben Zobrist, TB, 2B0
    6Dellin Betances, NYY, RP0
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    Player News
    RHP Patrick McCoy signed by Orioles
    by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
    (2:40 pm ET) The Orioles have signed southpaw reliever Patrick McCoy off waivers from Detroit.

    McCoy, who was promoted for his major league debut in July by the Tigers, yielded 21 hits and 13 walks in 14 innings pitched, yet left plenty of baserunners stranded in compiling a 3.86 ERA.


    Options on RHP Scherzer, DH Martinez among Tigers moves
    by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
    (2:35 pm ET) The Tigers have announced, as expected, that they have made $15.3 million qualifying offers to right-hander Max Scherzer and 2014 MVP candidate Victor Martinez. They will become free agents if the offers are rejected.

    Those were among a slew of moves made by the Tigers. Utility man Don Kelly and right-hander Evan Reed have been outrighted off their 40-man roster while they have promoted outfield Wynton Bernard .


    OF Andy Dirks lands with Blue Jays
    by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
    (2:29 pm ET) Outfielder Andy Dirks has been picked up by the Blue Jays. He was claimed off waivers from Detroit.

    Dirks missed the 2014 season with back and hamstring injuries.


    Tigers bring back righty reliever Joakim Soria
    by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
    (2:26 pm ET) What was expected is now reality - the Tigers have picked up their option on right-handed reliever Joakim Soria. The team is starved for bullpen help.

    Soria could not wrest the closer job away from struggling Joe Nathan, but he did walk just six in 44 1/3 innings in splitting time between Texas and Detroit. His ERA rose from 2.70 to 3.25 after the trade, however, and he gave up five earned runs in just one inning pitched during the playoff sweep defeat to Baltimore.


    Athletics pick up OF Andrew Brown off waivers
    by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
    (2:14 pm ET) The Athletics have signed outfielder Andrew Brown off waivers from the Mets.

    Brown played briefly for New York early in the season, compiling just eight hits in 44 at-bats and a stat line of .182/.245/.341.


    Red Sox decline option on RHP Craig Breslow
    by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
    (2:11 pm ET) What was expected has become reality - the Red Sox have declined their option on left-handed reliever Craig Breslow. He had a $100,000 buyout.

    Breslow followed up a brilliant 2013 with a terrible year. He allowed 91 baserunners in 54 1/3 innings and compiled a 5.96 ERA out of the bullpen.


    Report: Josh Johnson to test free agent market
    by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
    (2:04 pm ET) Injury-plagued right-hander Josh Johnson will test out free agency rather than attempt to secure a contract with the Padres, according to MLBDailyDish.com.

    The two sides, however, do have a mutual interest in bringing him back.

    Johnson underwent Tommy John surgery in April and has not pitched a full season since 2012.


    Indians exercise option on INF/OF Mike Aviles
    by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
    (1:52 pm ET) What was anticipated has become official - the Indians have picked up their $3.5 million option on utility man Mike Aviles for 2015.

    Aviles played both outfield and infield while compiling a stat line of .247/.273/.343 this season. He also tied a career-high with 14 stolen bases.


    Agent: Former Red Sox standout Kevin Youkilis retiring
    by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
    (11:38 am ET) Former Red Sox standout third baseman Kevin Youkilis has called it quits, his agent told the Boston Herald.

    Youkilis, who retires with a .281 lifetime average and 150 home runs, played in Japan last season and batted just .215 in 65 at-bats.


    Brewers decline option on 2B Rickie Weeks
    by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
    (11:26 am ET) Second baseman Rickie Weeks, who has been playing with the Brewers since 2003, will be wearing a different uniform in 2015, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, which is reporting that the team will not pick up his $14.5 option.

    The 32-year-old Weeks has certainly played himself out of that salary range. His production has dropped markedly in recent years, though his .274 average this season was his highest since 2006. Weeks, however, earned just 252 at-bats and struck out an alarming 73 times.


     
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    Fan Poll

    Which of these third basemen would you want on your teams for the second half?

    Nolan Arenado, Rockies
    17%
    Manny Machado, Orioles
    25%
    Todd Frazier, Reds
    33%
    Martin Prado, Diamondbacks
    4%
    Kyle Seager, Mariners
    17%
    Pedro Alvarez, Pirates
    4%

    Total Votes: 3,689


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