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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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    1Oscar Taveras, STL, CF0
    2Danny Santana, MIN, CF0
    3Josh Harrison, PIT, 3B0
    4Jason Heyward, ATL, RF0
    5Miguel Cabrera, DET, 1B0
    6Ben Zobrist, TB, 2B0
    7Javier Baez, CHC, 2B0
    8Alex Rios, TEX, RF0
    9Victor Martinez, DET, DH0
    10Marcell Ozuna, MIA, CF0
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    Player News
    Blue Jays to pick up J.A. Happ's option
    by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
    (10/31/2014) The Blue Jays will pick up an option on pitcher J.A. Happ, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

    Happ posted a 4.22 ERA over 156 innings with the club last season. Happ will return to the club for $6.7 million next year. 


    Mariners activate Willie Bloomquist from 60-day DL
    by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
    (10/31/2014) The Mariners have activated infielder Willie Bloomquist from the 60-day disabled list Friday.

    Bloomquist had microfracture surgery in August. He's not eligible to be on the 60-day DL in the offseason, but could be placed back on it next season if he still needs time to rehab. 


    Dodgers decline option on Chad Billingsley
    by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
    (10/31/2014) The Dodgers have declined an option on pitcher Chad Billingsley, according to the LA Times

    Billingsley could have been retained for $14 million, but the club opted to buy him out for $3 million. Billingsley missed all of last season while recovering from his second Tommy John surgery. He made just two starts in 2013. 


    Rockies outright Matt McBride to Triple-A
    by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
    (10/31/2014) The Rockies have outrighted infielder Matt McBride to Triple-A.

    McBride hit .226 over 31 at-bats with the club last season. He could have declined the assignment and become a free-agent, but opted to remain with the club. 


    Mets activate Matt Harvey, Bobby Parnell from 60-day DL
    by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
    (10/31/2014) The Mets have activated Matt Harvey and Bobby Parnell from the 60-day disabled list Friday.

    Harvey spent all of 2014 recovering after Tommy John surgery. He's expected to be 100 percent by spring training. Parnell underwent Tommy John surgery in April. 


    Mets outright four to Triple-A Friday
    by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
    (10/31/2014) The Mets have outrighted four players to Triple-A Friday.

    Scott Rice , Josh Satin, Buddy Carlyle and Dana Eveland all accepted their assignments and will report to Triple-A. All four players could have declined the offer and become free agents, but opted to remain with the club. 


    Rangers attempt to outright three
    by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
    (10/31/2014) The Rangers tried to outright three players to Triple-A Friday.

    Both Ed Lucas and Alfredo Figaro accepted the assignments and will head to Triple-A. Nate Adcock declined the assignment and will become a free-agent. 


    Twins outfielder Byron Buxton has surgery on finger
    by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
    (10/31/2014) Twins outfielder Byron Buxton had surgery to repair a broken finger, according to the Star-Tribune.

    Buxton fractured his middle finger on his right hand Monday. The issue was initially diagnosed as a dislocation, but a later evaluation revealed a fracture. The injury wasn't as bad as initially feared, and Buxton is expected to be ready for spring training. 


    Blue Jays sign Jeff Francis
    by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
    (10/31/2014) The Blue Jays have signed pitcher Jeff Francis to a minor-league deal, according to Sportsnet. 

    Francis spent last season with three different clubs. The 33-year-old posted a 5.85 ERA over 20 innings.


    Tigers activate Luke Putkonen, Drew VerHagen from DL
    by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
    (10/31/2014) The Tigers have activated pitchers Luke Putkonen and Drew VerHagen from the 60-day disabled list Friday.

    VerHagen missed most of the season due to a back injury. Putkonen had surgery in June to repair a bone spur. 


     
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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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