Report: Braves, Padres top suitors for Cuban slugger Tomas
Sources have also told MLB.com that Tomas is currently considering offers and that his representatives are mulling over the possibility of attending the Winter Meetings in San Diego in early December. Tomas is reportedly seeking a deal running between 5-7 years for about $15 million a year.
The 24-year-old Thomas, who left Cuba last summer, held a showcase for major league scouts in September and private workouts for several clubs. He totaled 30 home runs and 104 RBI in 205 games in Cuba, but never played more than 69 games in a season.
Report: Reds considering dealing high-priced veterans
The team has made no secret of its desire to give up one of its starting pitchers, including premier talents such as Johnny Cueto and Mat Latos. But the Reds are also discussing possible swaps involving two-time All-Star right fielder Jay Bruce, major league sources have told Rosenthal.
The Reds have $75.5 million committed in 2015 and could try to vault back into playoff contention behind a healthy Joey Votto and Bruce. But it might not be a viable financial option. They spent $114 million on payroll last year and are projected to be at $120 million next season. Trading Bruce and one starting pitcher would reduce that figure significantly - Bruce alone will be owed $12 million.
One problem with that tactic is that the Reds would be trading an undervalued Bruce coming off a poor season in which he batted .217 with 18 home runs. However, the power-desperate Padres are reportedly inteterested in obtaining Bruce.
Rays finalize 40-man roster
The team designated
Rays send Joel Peralta to Dodgers
Tampa Bay is receiving pitcher
Angels designate Alfredo Marte for assignment
The team claimed Marte off waivers from the D-Backs in October. He appeared in 44 major-league games last season, hitting .170 over 106 at-bats.
Rangers shore up 40-man roster
The team purchased the contracts of
Astros add Michael Feliz to 40-man roster
The 21-year-old Feliz was a late addition to the roster. He posted a 4.03 ERA over 102 2/3 innings at Class A last season. Feliz struck out 111 batters.
Angels acquire Daniel Robertson from Rangers
The 29-year-old got a taste of the majors last season. He hit .271/.333/.333 over 177 at-bats with Texas.
Padres shore up 40-man roster
The team purchased the contracts of Tayron Guerrero,
Mariners add three to 40-man roster
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