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Rays send Joel Peralta to Dodgers


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/21/2014) The Rays and Dodgers made a four player deal on Thursday in order to finalize 40-man rosters.

Tampa Bay is receiving pitcher Jose Dominguez and Greg Harris. Los Angeles will receive Joel Peralta and pitcher Adam Liberatore . Peralta is the most well-known of the bunch. The 10-year veteran posted a 4.41 ERA over 63 1/3 innings with the Rays last year. 


Padres shore up 40-man roster


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/20/2014) The Padres have altered their 40-man roster.

The team purchased the contracts of Tayron Guerrero, Taylor Lindsey and Alex Dickerson . In order to make room for those adds, the team designated both Blaine Boyer and Yeison Ascensio for assignment. 


Mariners deal Ty Kelly to Cardinals for Sam Gaviglio


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/20/2014) The Mariners have traded Ty Kelly to the Cardinals for Sam Gaviglio , according to MLB.com.

The 26-year-old Kelly hit .263/.381/.412 over 549 plate appearances at Triple-A last year. The 25-year-old Gaviglio posted a 4.28 ERA in 136 2/3 innings at Double-A. Neither player was on the 40-man roster prior to the deal.


Dodgers add three to the 40-man roster


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/20/2014) 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
(11/20/2014) 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. 


Mets put Noah Syndergaard, five others on 40-man roster


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/20/2014) 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.


Nats add four, subtract one from 40-man roster


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/20/2014) 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.

Rockies make pitching moves


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/20/2014) The Rockies announced they've added pitcher Tyler Anderson to the 40-man roster and designated pitcher Juan Nicasio for assignment.

Braves add seven to 40-man roster on Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/19/2014) The Braves have added seven players to the 40-man roster on Wednesday.

Mauricio Cabrera, Williams Perez, Kyle Kubitza, Tyrell Jenkins, Yean Carlos Gil, Brandon Cunniff and Jose Peraza all had their contracts purchased on Wednesday. Peraza was the co-winner of the team's Minor League Player of the Year last season. 


Braves acquire Miller from Cardinals in exchange for Heyward


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/17/2014) The Braves and Cardinals announced a significant trade Monday afternoon. The Braves acquired starting pitcher Shelby Miller and pitcher Tyrell Jenkins from St. Louis in exchange for outfielder Jason Heyward and reliever Jordan Walden.

"It was very difficult to trade Jason, but deal was made to help us short-term and long-term," Braves president of baseball operations John Hart said. "This deal also improves us in an area where we are woefully, woefully thin -- our minor-league system."

Heyward had been mentioned in trade rumors leading up to Monday's deal. He is in the final year of his contract after signing a two-year extension in Feb. 2014. The 25-year-old outfielder is coming off a disappointing 2014 season. He hit .271 with a .384 slugging percentage, .735 OPS, 11 home runs, 26 doubles and 58 RBI in 149 games.

The 24-year-old Miller is also coming off a disappointing campaign. The once highly touted pitching prospect went 10-9 with a 3.74 ERA and 1.27 WHIP in 32 appearances (31 starts). While he reached a career high in innings (183), Miller struggled with his command (3.6 BB/9) and saw his strikeout rate drop significantly (6.2 K/9).

"As we look at Shelby, we see that he has a chance to become a front-of-line rotation type of guy," Hart said.

Walden, the former Angels' All-Star closer in 2011, is under team control through 2016. He was 0-2 with a 2.88 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and three saves in 58 appearances for Atlanta last season.

Jenkins is a former top-100 prospect whose career has been slowed by a shoulder injury he sustained in 2013. He returned to action in 2014, going 6-5 with a 3.28 ERA and 1.31 WHIP in 13 starts at high Class A.


Mets not expecting Bobby Parnell to be ready for start of season


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/13/2014) Mets reliever Bobby Parnell is not expected to be ready for the start of the 2015 season, according to ESPN. General manager Sandy Alderson said Parnell is throwing from 120 feet on flat ground as he works his way back from Tommy John surgery in April.

Parnell is expected to throw off a mound shortly after Christmas.

"Right now I think we’re projecting sometime after the season starts," Alderson said about Parnell pitching in the majors. "But that’s just an educated guess right now."


Report: Walden, La Stella could be on trading block for Braves


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/13/2014) Reliever Jordan Walden and second baseman Tommy La Stella are among the players the Braves might trade this offseason, according to MLB.com writer Mark Bowman. Walden is set to make around $3 million in arbitration.

Hart: Braves will focus on signing 'B-tier and down' free agent SPs


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/11/2014) With the Braves not planning to pursue any top-tier starting pitchers in free agency, president of baseball operations John Hart said the team will focus on "B-tier and down" free agent starters, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. However, the team could aim a little higher in trades.

"Money could be freed up; there’s a lot of different dynamics there," Hart said. "But from where we sit today, that would be the sort of level that we would be looking at."

The Braves have lost more than 400 innings with the departure of Ervin Santana and Aaron Harang. Although, Hart said the team might be interested in re-signing the 36-year-old Harang.

The team is also pondering offering contracts to Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy, who are coming off Tommy John surgery in March. It is believed the Braves are leaning toward re-signing Medlen, but with a smaller salary that includes incentives and a second-year option.


Donnie Veal signs minor-league deal with Braves


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/10/2014) The Braves announced Monday they signed pitcher Donnie Veal to a minor-league contract. He also received an invite to spring training as a non-roster invitee.

Delcarmen, Burriss land minor-league deals from Nationals


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/10/2014) The Nationals announced Monday they agreed to terms on minor-league contracts with infielder Emmanuel Burriss and pitcher Manny Delcarmen. Both players were also invited to major-league spring training as non-roster invitees.

Rockies claim reliever Jorge Rondon from Cardinals


(11/3/2014) Looking to add bullpen depth, the Rockies claimed reliever Jorge Rondon off waivers from the Cardinals Monday.

Rondon made only one relief appearance for the Cardinals during the 2014 season. He pitched one inning and gave up one walk.


Nationals claim pitcher Eric Fornataro off waivers


(11/3/2014) The Nationals filled out their final 40-man roster spot when they claimed relief pitcher Eric Fornataro off waivers from the Cardinals.

Fornataro made his MLB debut in 2014, posting a 4.66 ERA over 9 2/3 innings. 


Rays bring back pitcher Joel Peralta


(11/3/2014) Rays pitcher Joel Peralta will be returning for the 2015 season after the Rays exercised a $2.5 million team option.

The veteran reliever posted a 3-4 record with a 4.41 ERA, while pitching 63 1/3 innings over 69 appearances in 2014.


Braves activate four from disabled list


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/1/2014) The Braves have activated four players from the 60-day disabled list Friday.

Jonny Venters, Kris Medlen, Brandon Beachy and Cory Gearrin were all taken off the disabled list. All four players had Tommy John surgery during the year. Medlen, Beachy and Gearrin underwent the surgery in March or April. Venters had his third Tommy John in August. 


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. 


Rockies exercise option on closer LaTroy Hawkins


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/31/2014) The Rockies have picked up their $2.25 million option on veteran closer LaTroy Hawkins.

The 42-year-old Hawkins, who will pitch his 21st season in 2015, performed well again this season with 23 saves in 26 opportunities and 3.31 ERA.


Diamondbacks clear their 60-day disabled list


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/30/2014) The Diamondbacks have moved four players off the 60-day disabled list, according to the Arizona Republic

Bronson Arroyo, Patrick Corbin, David Hernandez and Matt Reynolds were activated Thursday. Players are not allowed to be on the 60-day disabled list during the offseason. They can be put back on the 60-day DL once the season begins again. 


Diamondbacks bring back Daniel Hudson, Matt Reynolds


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/30/2014) The Diamondbacks have picked up options on Daniel Hudson and Matt Reynolds, according to the Arizona Republic

Hudson returned to the majors after undergoing two Tommy John surgery. He tossed just 2 2/3 innings, posting a 13.50 ERA. Reynolds spent all of 2014 recovering from Tommy John surgery. 


 
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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