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Starting with the Orioles' Christian Walker, the Yankees' Greg Bird and the Rays' Casey Gillaspie, Scott White ranks the top 10 Fantasy first-base prospects. Full Story


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    5Chris Davis, BAL, 1B0
    6Pablo Sandoval, SF, 3B0
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    Player News
    Reds add Kyle Waldrop, Amir Garrett to 40-man roster
    by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
    (6:29 pm ET) The Reds have added Kyle Waldrop and Amir Garrett to the 40-man roster.

    Waldrop is a former first round draft pick with the Twins. Garrett posted a 3.64 ERA over 133 1/3 innings at Class A. 


    Dodgers add three to the 40-man roster
    by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
    (6:14 pm ET) The Dodgers have added three players to the 40-man roster on Thursday.

    Zach Lee , Chris Reed and Scott Schebler all had their contracts purchased. All three players will now be ineligible for the Rule-5 draft. 


    Diamondbacks shore up 40-man roster
    by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
    (6:10 pm ET) The Diamondbacks have shored up their 40-man roster Thursday.

    The team purchased the contract of pitcher Kevin Munson and A.J. Schugel . Both players are now unavailable for the Rule-5 draft. In order to make room on the roster, the team designated Mike Bolsinger and Charles Brewer for assignment. 


    Pirates claim Pedro Florimon from Nationals
    by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
    (5:32 pm ET) The Pirates have claimed infielder Pedro Florimon off waivers from the Nationals.

    Florimon didn't see much time in the majors last season, receiving just 76 at-bats. He hit just .092 between the Twins and Nationals. The 27-year-old will join his fourth franchise in six seasons. 


    Mets put Noah Syndergaard, five others on 40-man roster
    by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
    (5:24 pm ET) The Mets placed six pitchers to their 40-man roster, including highly-touted prospect Noah Syndergaard, reports The Star-Ledger. New York also added pitchers Cory Mazzoni, Hansel Robles, Gabriel Ynoa, Akeel Morris and Jack Leathersich.

    Pitcher Jeff Walters, who's recovering from Tommy John surgery, was removed from the 40-man roster.


    Mariners claim pitcher Edgar Olmos off waivers from Marlins
    by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
    (5:00 pm ET) The Mariners claimed pitcher Edgar Olmos off waivers from the Marlins on Thursday. Olmos, 24, went 3-3 with three saves and a 4.06 ERA in 51 appearances between Double-A and Triple-A last season.

    Jays' GM: Happ penciled in as No. 5 SP, but Sanchez will be SP depth
    by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
    (4:57 pm ET) Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos said Thursday starting pitcher J.A. Happ is penciled in to the final spot in the team's rotation as of late November, according to MLB Network Radio.

    However, he added the team wants prospect Aaron Sanchez to remain stretched out as a starter in the spring.


    Nats add four, subtract one from 40-man roster
    by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
    (4:55 pm ET) The Nationals put pitchers A.J. Cole and Matt Grace, infielder Wilmer Difo and outfielder Brian Goodwin on their 40-man roster and outrighted reliever Ryan Mattheus, who becomes a free agent, reports CSNWashington.com.

    Orioles add pitchers Wilson, Wright to 40-man roster
    by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
    (4:54 pm ET) The Orioles announced Thursday they added pitchers Tyler Wilson and Mike Wright to the 40-man roster.

    Wilson split the 2014 season between Double-A and Triple-A, going 14-8 with a 3.67 ERA and 157 strikeouts in 28 starts (166 2/3 innings). Wright was 5-11 with a 4.61 ERA in 26 starts at Triple-A.


    GM: Blue Jays have talked with Melky, but 'not close to anything'
    by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
    (4:42 pm ET) Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos said Thursday he has talked with free agent outfielder Melky Cabrera, but "right now, we're not close to anything," according to MLB Network Radio. Anthopoulos added they would like to re-sign Cabrera.

    CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reported Thursday the White Sox are the latest team to show interest in Cabrera and could consider pursuing the veteran outfielder in free agency. Cabrera hit .301 with 16 home runs, 35 doubles and 73 RBI in 139 games in 2014.


     
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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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