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Updated: Tue, Nov 24, 2015 12:39 pm Updated: Fri, Nov 13, 2015 10:31 am
1Buster Posey SF
2Kyle Schwarber CHC
3Jonathan Lucroy MIL
4Brian McCann NYY
5Travis d'Arnaud NYM
6Devin Mesoraco CIN 
7Russell Martin TOR
8Stephen Vogt OAK
9Salvador Perez KC
10Yasmani Grandal LAD
11Matt Wieters BAL
12J.T. Realmuto MIA
First Basemen
1Paul Goldschmidt ARI
2Miguel Cabrera DET
3Anthony Rizzo CHC
4Joey Votto CIN
5Edwin Encarnacion TOR
6Buster Posey SF
7Jose Abreu CHW
8Chris Davis BAL
9Adrian Gonzalez LAD
10Freddie Freeman ATL
11Eric Hosmer KC
12Albert Pujols LAA 
Second Basemen
1Jose Altuve HOU
2Dee Gordon MIA
3Brian Dozier MIN
4Anthony Rendon WAS
5Rougned Odor TEX
6Robinson Cano SEA 
7Jason Kipnis CLE
8Kolten Wong STL
9Joe Panik SF
10Ben Zobrist KC
11Ian Kinsler DET
12Dustin Pedroia BOS
1Carlos Correa HOU
2Troy Tulowitzki TOR
3Corey Seager LAD
4Francisco Lindor CLE
5Xander Bogaerts BOS
6Jose Reyes COL
7Ian Desmond WAS
8Jung Ho Kang PIT 
9Brandon Crawford SF
10Addison Russell CHC
11Ketel Marte SEA
12Jhonny Peralta STL
Third Basemen
1Josh Donaldson TOR
2Manny Machado BAL
3Nolan Arenado COL
4Kris Bryant CHC
5Todd Frazier CIN
6Matt Carpenter STL
7Anthony Rendon WAS
8Kyle Seager SEA
9Maikel Franco PHI
10Adrian Beltre TEX
11Mike Moustakas KC
12Jung Ho Kang PIT 
1Bryce Harper WAS
2Mike Trout LAA
3Giancarlo Stanton MIA 
4Andrew McCutchen PIT
5A.J. Pollock ARI
6Jose Bautista TOR
7Mookie Betts BOS
8George Springer HOU
9J.D. Martinez DET
10Adam Jones BAL
11Ryan Braun MIL 
12Chris Davis BAL
13Nelson Cruz SEA
14Carlos Gonzalez COL
15Yoenis Cespedes NYM
16Lorenzo Cain KC
17Charlie Blackmon COL
18Michael Brantley CLE 
19Kyle Schwarber CHC
20Carlos Gomez HOU
21Justin Upton SD
22Starling Marte PIT
23Yasiel Puig LAD 
24Corey Dickerson COL
Starting Pitchers
1Clayton Kershaw LAD
2Max Scherzer WAS
3Jake Arrieta CHC
4David Price TOR
5Madison Bumgarner SF
6Corey Kluber CLE
7Chris Sale CHW
8Jacob deGrom NYM
9Matt Harvey NYM
10Zack Greinke LAD
11Stephen Strasburg WAS
12Jose Fernandez MIA
13Dallas Keuchel HOU
14Chris Archer TB
15Gerrit Cole PIT
16Felix Hernandez SEA
17Carlos Carrasco CLE
18Jon Lester CHC
19Cole Hamels TEX
20Noah Syndergaard NYM
21Sonny Gray OAK
22Adam Wainwright STL
23Johnny Cueto KC
24Danny Salazar CLE
25Michael Wacha STL
26Masahiro Tanaka NYY
27Carlos Martinez STL
28Garrett Richards LAA
29Justin Verlander DET
30Jordan Zimmermann WAS 
31Marcus Stroman TOR
32Taijuan Walker SEA
33Tyson Ross SD
34Shelby Miller ATL
35Francisco Liriano PIT
36Hisashi Iwakuma SEA
Relief Pitchers
1Kenley Jansen LAD
2Andrew Miller NYY
3Craig Kimbrel BOS
4Aroldis Chapman CIN
5Wade Davis KC
6Jeurys Familia NYM
7Zach Britton BAL
8David Robertson CHW
9Trevor Rosenthal STL
10Mark Melancon PIT
11Huston Street LAA
12Roberto Osuna TOR
Designated Hitters
1Jose Bautista TOR
2Edwin Encarnacion TOR
3Jose Abreu CHW
4Chris Davis BAL
5Nelson Cruz SEA
6Prince Fielder TEX
7Albert Pujols LAA 
8David Ortiz BOS
9Miguel Sano MIN
10Carlos Santana CLE
11Kendrys Morales KC
12Victor Martinez DET
1Buster Posey SF
2Kyle Schwarber CHC
3Jonathan Lucroy MIL
4Brian McCann NYY
5Travis d'Arnaud NYM
6Stephen Vogt OAK
7Devin Mesoraco CIN 
8Salvador Perez KC
9Yasmani Grandal LAD
10Matt Wieters BAL
11Russell Martin TOR
12Blake Swihart BOS
First Basemen
1Paul Goldschmidt ARI
2Miguel Cabrera DET
3Edwin Encarnacion TOR
4Anthony Rizzo CHC
5Joey Votto CIN
6Chris Davis BAL
7Freddie Freeman ATL
8Jose Abreu CHW
9Buster Posey SF
10Adrian Gonzalez LAD
11Eric Hosmer KC
12Mark Teixeira NYY
Second Basemen
1Jose Altuve HOU
2Brian Dozier MIN
3Dee Gordon MIA
4Rougned Odor TEX
5Robinson Cano SEA 
6Anthony Rendon WAS
7Ben Zobrist KC
8Ian Kinsler DET
9Jason Kipnis CLE
10DJ LeMahieu COL
11Logan Forsythe TB
12Dustin Pedroia BOS
1Carlos Correa HOU
2Troy Tulowitzki TOR
3Xander Bogaerts BOS
4Corey Seager LAD
5Brandon Crawford SF
6Ian Desmond WAS
7Addison Russell CHC
8Jung Ho Kang PIT 
9Francisco Lindor CLE
10Jose Reyes COL
11Ketel Marte SEA
12Asdrubal Cabrera TB
Third Basemen
1Josh Donaldson TOR
2Manny Machado BAL
3Nolan Arenado COL
4Kris Bryant CHC
5Matt Carpenter STL
6Todd Frazier CIN
7Anthony Rendon WAS
8Adrian Beltre TEX
9Kyle Seager SEA
10Maikel Franco PHI
11Yangervis Solarte SD
12Matt Duffy SF
1Bryce Harper WAS
2Mike Trout LAA
3Giancarlo Stanton MIA 
4Jose Bautista TOR
5Andrew McCutchen PIT
6Chris Davis BAL
7A.J. Pollock ARI
8George Springer HOU
9Nelson Cruz SEA
10Mookie Betts BOS
11Starling Marte PIT
12Ryan Braun MIL 
13Adam Jones BAL
14Charlie Blackmon COL
15Michael Brantley CLE 
16Matt Kemp SD
17Justin Upton SD
18Lorenzo Cain KC
19Carlos Gonzalez COL
20Yoenis Cespedes NYM
21J.D. Martinez DET
22Corey Dickerson COL
23Jason Heyward STL
24Curtis Granderson NYM
Starting Pitchers
1Clayton Kershaw LAD
2Max Scherzer WAS
3Stephen Strasburg WAS
4Madison Bumgarner SF
5Jake Arrieta CHC
6David Price TOR
7Chris Sale CHW
8Corey Kluber CLE
9Jose Fernandez MIA
10Zack Greinke LAD
11Jacob deGrom NYM
12Dallas Keuchel HOU
13Matt Harvey NYM
14Gerrit Cole PIT
15Noah Syndergaard NYM
16Felix Hernandez SEA
17Jon Lester CHC
18Chris Archer TB
19Justin Verlander DET
20Adam Wainwright STL
21Carlos Carrasco CLE
22Danny Salazar CLE
23Cole Hamels TEX
24Johnny Cueto KC
25Hisashi Iwakuma SEA
26Carlos Martinez STL
27Sonny Gray OAK
28Masahiro Tanaka NYY
29Francisco Liriano PIT
30Luis Severino NYY
31Jordan Zimmermann WAS 
32Steven Matz NYM
33Michael Wacha STL
34Yu Darvish TEX 
35Taijuan Walker SEA
36Marcus Stroman TOR
Relief Pitchers
1Kenley Jansen LAD
2Wade Davis KC
3Andrew Miller NYY
4Craig Kimbrel BOS
5Aroldis Chapman CIN
6Zach Britton BAL
7Jeurys Familia NYM
8Trevor Rosenthal STL
9Mark Melancon PIT
10David Robertson CHW
11Huston Street LAA
12Ken Giles PHI
Designated Hitters
1Miguel Cabrera DET
2Edwin Encarnacion TOR
3Nelson Cruz SEA
4Jose Abreu CHW
5Carlos Santana CLE
6Albert Pujols LAA 
7David Ortiz BOS
8Yoenis Cespedes NYM
9Chris Carter HOU
10Adam Lind MIL
11Shin-Soo Choo TEX
12Carlos Beltran NYY
Tigers' Jordan Zimmermann: Agrees to deal with Tigers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jordan Zimmermann has agreed to terms on a deal with the Detroit Tigers that's expected to net him around $110 million over five years, Jon Morosi of Fox Sports reports.

Zimmermann's deal is just pending a physical, and there's nothing to suggest he could fail it. Assuming all goes off without a hitch, he'll join Justin Verlander atop the Tigers rotation heading into 2016, though it's always possible the Tigers aren't done. Zimmermann had his worst campaign in the last five seasons in 2015, with his ERA topping 3.50 for the first time since 2010 when he broke into the league. The 29-year-old's fastball velocity also dropped over half a mile per hour, which could partially have contributed to his decline. If he can make adjustments to account for it, there's no reason to believe he can't have another effective season for his new team in 2016.

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Mike Hessman: Announces retirement
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mike Hessman announced Saturday that he is retiring to pursue a coaching job, the Oakland Press reports.

Apparently, the Tigers considered giving Hessman a September call-up, but it was not in the cards for the 37-year-old. The all-time leader in minor league home runs with 433, he made 109 appearances at the major league level, the last coming back in 2010. Hessman, who spent time in five organizations in his 20 professional seasons, will now look to start a new chapter on the coaching side, though it's uncertain if the Tigers have any interest in bringing him back on in that capacity.

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Athletics' Sean Nolin: Will compete for a rotation spot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sean Nolin will compete for a rotation spot with the A's in 2016, CSN Bay Area's Joe Stiglich reports.

Sonny Gray and Rich Hill are the only two pitchers currently on Oakland's roster who seem like locks to be in the Opening Day rotation. Jesse Hahn (forearm) will need to show he is healthy, and there are performance questions with Kendall Graveman, Chris Bassitt and Aaron Brooks, so with a strong spring Nolin could find himself in the rotation when the A's break camp. Nolin has better pure stuff than Graveman (the other pitcher acquired from Toronto in the Josh Donaldson deal), and could end up being a solid No. 3 or No. 4 starter, especially in that ballpark.

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Byung-ho Park: Set to meet with Twins officials
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Park will travel to the United States on Sunday to meet with his agent and Twins officials, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Minnesota has until Dec. 8 to get Park under contract after winning his bidding rights for $12.85 million, but there's optimism that a deal will get done well before that date. If the negotiations were to somehow fall through, Park would return to South Korea to play for the Nexen Heroes. The 29-year-old is reportedly seeking a multi-year deal worth more than the one his former teammate, Jung-Ho Kang, got from the Pirates last winter.

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Dodgers' Yasiel Puig: Being investigated by commissioner's office
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Yasiel Puig will be investigated by the commissioner's office under MLB's new domestic violence policy after an incident at a Miami bar Wednesday night, the Los Angeles Times' Dylan Hernandez reports.

Nobody is pressing charges after Puig apparently got into a fist fight with a bouncer, so police consider the case closed. However, MLB still has the power to dole out punishment under the new policy. The domestic violence element stems from a TMZ report that bar employees got involved in the situation after Puig had a physical altercation with his sister. MLB has the power to hand out any punishment they deem necessary in these cases, so in theory Puig is in danger of being suspended for games in 2016.

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Blue Jays' J.A. Happ: Signs three-year deal with Blue Jays
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

J.A. Happ signed a three-year, $36 million contract with the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday, Gregor Chisholm of reports.

Happ pitched for the Blue Jays during the 2014 season before splitting last season between the Mariners and the Pirates. He had some home run issues with the Blue Jays last time around, but a solid finish to the 2015 season has earned him another deal with his former club. He'll likely slot in at the back end of the Blue Jays' rotation in 2016.

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Red Sox's Pat Light: Had issue with tipping pitches
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Light battled issues with tipping pitches in 2015, reports.

Telegraphing pitches is fixable, so the organization recently added Light to the 40-man roster as his mid-to-high 90's fastball is far too intriguing to expose to the Rule 5 draft. Light, who will open the season at Triple-A Pawtucket, is currently pitching in the winter league for Caguas in Puerto Rico. He has a 2.25 ERA in 8.0 innings, having allowed two runs, six hits and three walks while striking out eight.

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Indians' Anthony Recker: Signs minor league deal with Indians
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anthony Recker signed a minor league contract with the Cleveland Indians on Friday that includes an invite to spring training.

He will offer organizational depth at catcher, likely beginning the year at Triple-A, as he will probably be behind Yan Gomes and Roberto Perez on the depth chart. Recker has a little pop, hitting 15 home runs in 432 plate appearances over the last three years with the Mets, but he is just a .185 hitter for his career.

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Red Sox's Jackie Bradley: Needs to hit consistently
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell said Jackie Bradley will be the team's starting center fielder if he manages to hit consistently, reports.

Bradley re-established himself in Boston's outfield picture with a monster 27-game stretch from Aug. 7 to Sept. 7, but he finished the season hitting .138/.247/.263/.510 in the final 25 games. Those types of peaks and valleys are what Farrell is talking about. Bradley needs to minimize stretches of offensive futility.

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Red Sox's Hanley Ramirez: Manager says winter ball not a sure thing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell said having Hanley Ramirez (shoulder) play winter ball not a sure thing, reports.

Farrell said Ramirez, like all the other players on the team, had some specific physical goals to achieve during the offseason, mentioning Ramirez's shoulder, some low-back pain, and getting to an optimum playing weight. The manager wants to be sure those issues have been addressed before the organization gives him the go-ahead to play. As evidence of Ramirez's slimmed-down physique, he posted this image on his Instagram account.

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