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Yankees brass praises rookie second basemen


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10:43 am ET) Yankees general manager Brian Cashman has indicated that rookies Robert Refsnyder and Jose Pirela might have the inside track on the starting second base job in 2015.

Free agents such as Stephen Drew and Asdrubal Cabrera could be more palatable options in teaming up with inexperienced shortstop Didi Gregorius as a double play combination. But Cashman is certainly open to starting the year with Refsnyder or Pirela.

Cashman is high on Refsnyder, who hit .318 with 14 home runs at the Double-A and Triple-A levels last season, though he admits he hasn't seen much of him. "I know that in half a year he had nine errors in Double-A and in the seocnd half, in Triple-A, he had only three," Cashman told NJ.com. "So there's obviously a lot of improvement there. ... Very excited about his bat and his ability to get on base and do some things."

Meanwhile, Joe Girardi has spoken highly of Pirela, who batted .333 in 24 at-bats for the Yankees after his September promotion.

"He made every type of play: a slow roller, a ball to hisright, a ball to his left, a turn-and-throw play and a tag play at second," Girardi said.


Angels, Royals trade bit players


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/19/2014) The Angels and Royals have completed a minor swap in which the latter acquired right-hander Brian Broderick for veteran infielder Johnny Giavotella.

Giavotella, who was designated for assignment Thursday, has earned just 78 at-bats in the last two seasons combined. The 28-year-old Broderick pitched in 11 games for Washington in 2011, but has otherwise not hurled in a major league game.


Marlins, Yankees formally announce five-player trade


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/19/2014) The Marlins and Yankees formally announced a five player trade on Friday, per MLB.com. The Marlins acquired infielder Martin Prado and pitcher David Phelps from New York in exchange for Nathan Eovaldi, Garrett Jones and Domingo German. Miami also received an undisclosed amount of cash in the deal.

Prado hit .282 with 12 homers and 58 RBI in 143 games played between the Yankees and Diamondbacks. Phelps went 5-5 with a 4.38 ERA and 92 strikeouts over 113 innings pitched. 

Eovaldi registered a 4.37 ERA, a 1.33 WHIP and 142:43 K:BB ratio over 199 2/3 innings as a starter in Miami. Jones hit .246 with 15 homers and 53 RBI over 496 at-bats in his lone season with the Marlins.


Marlins acquire Martin Prado in trade with Yankees


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12/19/2014) CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman has confirmed the Yankees have traded third baseman Martin Prado and pitcher David Phelps to the Marlins in exchange for pitcher Nathan Eovaldi, first baseman Garrett Jones and Domingo German. The Marlins will also receive an undisclosed amount of cash in the deal.

Royals designate Johnny Giavotella for assignment Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/18/2014) Royals infielder Johnny Giavotella was designated for assignment Thursday. Giavotella appeared in just 12 games for Kansas City in 2014 and has a .238/.277/.334/.612 slash line over four MLB seasons (125 games).

Indians' Jason Kipnis undergoes surgery on damaged finger tendon


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/17/2014) Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis underwent surgery for a damaged tendon in his finger Tuesday, but is expected to be ready for the beginning of the upcoming season, the team announced Wednesday.

Kipnis, who was in and out of the lineup for Cleveland in 2014 with a hamstring injury, hit .240 last year with six home runs and 41 RBI. He has spent his four-year career in Cleveland, managing a .262 career average.


Jed Lowrie agrees to three-year, $23 million deal with Astros


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/15/2014) The Astros announced Monday they signed infielder Jed Lowrie to a three-year contract. Lowrie is guaranteed to make $23 million, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

Lowrie will make $8 million in 2015, $7.5 million in 2016 and $6.5 million in 2017, according to Heyman. The team has a $6 million option for 2018, which includes a $1 million buyout.

The deal runs through 2017 and includes a team option for 2018. Lowrie is back for his second stint with Houston after batting .244 with a career-high 16 home runs, 18 doubles and 42 RBI in 97 games for the Astros in 2012.

Lowrie has a career .261/.330/.411/.741 slash line in seven MLB seasons. He has a .279/.370/.505/.875 slash line in 61 games at Minute Maid Park. He also has 11 home runs, 15 doubles and 31 RBI.

Astros manager A.J. Hinch said Lowrie will play at shortstop, per MLB.com.


Cubs trade Featherston to Angels after selection in Rule 5 draft


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/11/2014) The Cubs selected Rockies pitcher Taylor Featherston in Thursday's Rule 5 draft. The Cubs then traded Featherston to the Angels.

The 25-year-old Featherston hit .260 with 16 home runs, 33 doubles and 57 RBI in 127 games for Double-A Tulsa in 2014. He has a .276/.346/.457/.802 slash line in 397 career games.


Rangers nab former first-round DeShields in Rule 5 draft


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/11/2014) The Rangers selected outfielder Delino DeShields Jr. from the Astros in Thursday's Rule 5 draft. 

The 22-year-old DeShields, who was selected eighth overall in the 2010 MLB draft, hit .236 with 11 home runs, 14 doubles, 57 RBI, 75 runs and 54 stolen bases in 114 games at Double-A in 2014. He had 101 stolen bases during the 2012 season.


Daniels: Rangers won't trade Profar, not likely to make opening day roster


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/11/2014) Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said at the Winter Meetings on Thursday he has no plans to trade infielder Jurickson Profar, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

However, Daniels indicated Profar -- who missed the 2014 season due to a shoulder injury -- is not likely to make the opening day roster.

"Probably not. We're not keeping him as our utility guy," Daniels said.


Angels acquire Josh Rutledge from Rockies


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/11/2014) The Angels acquired infielder Josh Rutledge from the Rockies in exchange for pitcher Jairo Diaz, the Rockies announced Wednesday.

Rutledge has spent three seasons in the majors and hit .269/.323/.405 with four home runs and 33 RBI in 309 at-bats in 2014. While he proved much more dangerous against lefthanders last season, posting a .309/.371/.469 line in 81 at-bats against southpaws, he's delivered virtually identical splits against lefties and righties in his career. Where he's struggled is away from Coors Field, hitting just .230/.274/.354 with eight home runs and 36 RBI in 418 road at-bats in his career. Rutledge will likely compete for the starting second-base role vacated by the Howie Kendrick deal.

Diaz started 2014 in high Class A and ended the season in the majors, giving up two earned runs on four hits and three walks in 5 2/3 innings while striking out eight over five appearances. He posted a 3.48 ERA and 85:20 K:BB ratio in 64 2/3 innings between high Class A Inland Empire and Double-A Arkansas.


Dodgers pick up Howie Kendrick from Angels


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/11/2014) The Dodgers have traded pitcher Andrew Heaney to the Angels for second baseman Howie Kendrick, confirms CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. Ken Gurnick of MLB.com was the first to report Kendrick would be going to the Dodgers.

The Dodgers acquired Heaney earlier on Wednesday in a six player deal with Miami. Once that trade was processed, the team dealt the 23-year-old pitcher to the Angels for Kendrick. Kendrick, 31, hit .293/.347/.397 over 617 at-bats last year. Kendrick is owed just under $10 million, and is entering the final year of his contract.

Heaney appeared in seven games for the Marlins last year, including five starts. He posted a 5.83 ERA over 29 1/3 innings. He was considered a top-20 prospect entering last season, according to MLB.com.


Report: Jed Lowrie talking to multiple teams, including Astros


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/10/2014) Free-agent infielder Jed Lowrie is talking to multiple teams, including the Astros, according to FoxSports.com.

The 30-year-old Lowrie hit .249/.321/.355 over 502 at-bats last season. Houston has reportedly been interested in bringing back Lowrie for some time. Lowrie was a member of the club in 2012 before being dealt to Oakland prior to the 2013 season.


Report: Marlins/Dodgers discussing Gordon for Heaney swap


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/10/2014) The Marlins and Dodgers are in "serious talks" about a deal involving Dee Gordon and Andrew Heaney, according to ESPN.

The 26-year-old Gordon hit .289/.326/.378 over 609 at-bats last season. Gordon is entering his first season of arbitration, and wouldn't become a free-agent until after the 2019 season. The 23-year-old Heaney got his first taste of the majors last year. He posted a 5.83 ERA over seven appearances. Heaney made five starts. It's possible other players are involved in the trade discussions. 


Report: Angels talking to Rockies about Josh Rutledge


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/10/2014) The Angels have approached the Rockies about infielder Josh Rutledge because they believe he can develop into an everyday player, according to The Denver Post. As of Tuesday, the teams were merely talking and no trade offers were made.

The Rockies could be interested in some of the Angels relievers, including Vinnie Pestano and Fernando Salas. 


Report: Rangers like Nationals SPs, but won't deal Rougned Odor


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/9/2014) The Rangers have expressed interest in the Nationals starting pitchers, a source told The Washington Post. However, the Nationals asked for infielder Rougned Odor to be included in a deal, but the Rangers said they will not trade him.

Tigers' Hernan Perez could move to outfield in 2015


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/9/2014) Tigers second baseman Hernan Perez may be on the move to the outfield this season. Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said Monday that Perez was asked to take some fly balls and see how it goes. 

"It increases his flexibility and versatility. And depending on how the club fits, we may want him to play outfield," Dombrowski said. 

Perez, who has played for the Tigers since 2012, has a career average of .205 with five RBI. 


Report: Royals open to trading second baseman Omar Infante


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/9/2014) The Royals are putting second baseman Omar Infante on the trading block, sources told FOX Sports reporter Ken Rosenthal. Infante hit .252 with six home runs, 21 doubles and 66 RBI in 135 games for Kansas City last season.

Infante has three years left on a four-year, $30.25 million contract. He also has a $10 million team option ($2 million buyout) for 2018.


Report: Teams asking Rangers about Jurickson Profar, Rougned Odor


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/8/2014) The Rangers are receiving a lot of interest in their middle infielders, including Jurickson Profar, according to MLB.com. Many clubs are showing heavy interest in Rougned Odor, but the Rangers aren't shopping him.

The 21-year-old Profar missed the 2014 season due to a shoulder injury. However, he was considered the top propsect in baseball in 2013 by multiple outlets.

Odor didn't quite make it as high in the prospect rankings as Profar, but the 20-year-old infielder was considered a top-100 prospect in 2014 by Baseball America (No. 42) and MLB.com (No. 59). Odor hit .259 with seven triples, nine home runs, 14 doubles and 48 RBI in 114 games as a rookie last season.


A's trade Brandon Moss to Indians for prospect Joe Wendle


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/8/2014) The Athletics have traded first baseman/outfielder Brandon Moss to the Indians in exchange for infielder Joe Wendle.

Moss was a first-time All-Star in 2014. He has hit more than 20 home runs in three straight seasons. Moss is a career .248 hitter with a .326 on-base percentage, .460 slugging percentage and .786 OPS in 625 games.

Wendle is considered the Indians' ninth-best prospect by MLB.com. He has a .292 average, .357 on-base percentage, .471 slugging percentage and .828 OPS in 261 career minor-league games. He spent most of the 2014 season at Double-A, batting .253 with eight home runs, five triples, 20 doubles and 50 RBI in 87 games.


Report: Astros interested in bringing back SS Jed Lowrie


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/8/2014) The Astros have expressed interest in signing free agent shortstop Jed Lowrie this offseason, the Houston Chronicle reports. After posting back-to-back seasons of 15-plus home runs (one of which came with Houston in 2012), Lowrie hit only six out of the park in 2014. He slashed .249/.321/.355 over 502 at-bats for the A's last season.

Reds sign trio to minor league contracts


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/5/2014) The Reds have signed three minor free agents to minor league deals. They are right-handers Jose De La Torre and Wilmer Font and infielder Irving Falu. All three have limited major league experience.

Report: Resolution on Indians, A's Moss talks expected Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/4/2014) A resolution on trade talks between the Indians and Athletics involving outfielder/first baseman Brandon Moss is expected Friday, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

The Indians were reported to be "guardedly optimistic" that a deal would eventually be completed earlier Thursday, but it appears that the team is ready to move on if a deal can't be reached Friday. Moss hit .234/.334/.438 with 25 home runs and 81 RBI in 500 at-bats in 2014.

If a deal does get done, Indians second base prospect Joe Wendle could be headed to Oakland, according to the Plain Dealer. A sixth-round pick in 2012, Wendle is one of several players the two teams have discussed in trade talks involving Moss.


Ellis, Jansen, Gordon among Dodgers tendered players


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/3/2014) Dodgers tendered contracts for all eight arbitration-eligible players, including agreeing to a one-year deal for Darwin Barney prior to Tuesday's midnight deadline, per the team's official website. Those players include: Catcher A.J. Ellis, closer Kenley Jansen, infielder Dee Gordon, third baseman Justin Turner, catcher Drew Butera, pitcher Juan Nicascio and newly-acquired outfielder Chris Heisey.

Rays tender contracts to all six arbitration-eligible players


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/2/2014) The Rays have tendered contracts to all six arbitration-eligible players, per the team's official website on Tuesday. Those players include: right-hander Alex Cobb, infielder Logan Forsythe, outfielder Desmond Jennings, outfielder Matt Joyce, left-hander Jake McGee and left-hander Drew Smyly.

 
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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