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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
Red Sox's Rusney Castillo: Projects to open in left field
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Rusney Castillo projects to open 2016 as Boston's starting left fielder, reports.

Manager John Farrell indicated Castillo will be in left with Mookie Betts in right, flanking Jackie Bradley in center. Castillo signed a record-breaking $72 million contract in August of 2014, but an oblique injury and Betts' emergence pushed him to Triple-A to start 2015. He eventually came up to hit just .252/.288/.359 in 80 games with the Boston Red Sox , with a .225/.263/.292 line in September. Chances are, Castillo will have to swing his way out of a bottom-third spot in the batting order.

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Red Sox's Mookie Betts: Projects to open in right field
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Mookie Betts projects to open 2016 as Boston's starting right fielder, reports.

The Boston Red Sox seemed pleased with Betts' progress in center last season, but Jackie Bradley is clearly the best defensive outfielder on the team. Bradley is expected to take over in center and push Betts to right, with Rusney Castillo set to start the year in left field. This news does not affect Betts' fantasy outlook for 2016, as his playing time and spot atop the order should be secure no matter where he plays in the outfield.

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Braves' Bud Norris: One-year deal with Braves
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Norris agreed to a one-year, $2.5 million contract with the Braves on Wednesday.

The 30-year-old received a major-league contract but will take a steep pay cut after making $8.8 million last season. Norris was clobbered to the tune of a 7.06 ERA in 18 appearances (11 starts) for the Orioles last season before being released, and then pitched exclusively out of the bullpen after signing with the Padres in August. It's expected Norris will return to the rotation for the rebuilding Braves.

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Red Sox's Jackie Bradley: Projected to open in center field
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Boston Red Sox are leaning toward going with Jackie Bradley as their primary center fielder in 2016, reports.

Mookie Betts got better as the season progressed and proved to be a capable center fielder in 2015, but manager John Farrell rightfully acknowledged that Bradley "is the best defensive outfielder" on the team. Betts is expected to move to right, but of course, Bradley will need to continue to hit to maintain a starting role throughout the year. The 25-year-old surprised a lot of people in that regard last season, batting .249/.335/.498 with 10 homers in 74 games with Boston.

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Brewers' Ryan Braun: Progressing well from back surgery
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Braun is progressing well from offseason back surgery, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. "I feel pretty good, knock on wood," Braun said Wednesday. "The only surprise is the rehab is a little longer than I was anticipating, just a couple months of rehab. Other than that, everything was as expected."

Although the initial recovery timetable is out the window, Braun remains optimistic that his offseason program will not be impacted and he will be back at 100 percent for spring training. The 32-year-old is doing physical therapy four days a week for the back, and he said there are no plans at this point for him to undergo another cryotherapy procedure on his thumb. The five-year, $105 million extension Braun signed in 2011 kicks in this season.

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Daniel Nava: Elects free agency
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Daniel Nava refused his outright assignment to Triple-A Durham and is now a free agent.

The Rays gave Nava a look over the final two months of 2015 after the Red Sox cut bait, but he continued to underwhelm and was ultimately a casualty at last week's Rule 5 roster deadline. While no team was willing to use a waiver claim on Nava, the 32-year-old figures to get a spring training invite from a club in need of outfield depth.

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Rays' Brandon Gomes: Outrighted to Triple-A
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Brandon Gomes was outrighted to Triple-A Durham on Wednesday.

The 31-year-old made 62 appearances for Tampa Bay last season, posting a 1.19 WHIP and a swinging-strike rate over 11 percent, but it was not enough to maintain his spot at last week's Rule 5 roster deadline. Gomes could still attend spring training as a non-roster invitee, but he figures to have to bide his time at Durham to start the year.

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Mariners' Danny Hultzen: Outrighted to Triple-A
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Danny Hultzen (shoulder) was outrighted to Triple-A Tacoma on Wednesday, the Seattle Times reports.

The No. 2 overall pick in the 2011 draft, he is out of options and coming of a 2015 season plagued by shoulder issues, so it's not much of a surprise that the lefty went unclaimed on waivers. Hultzen will remain in the Seattle Mariners ' organization at least through 2017, after which he can become a minor league free agent if he's not on the 40-man roster.

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Indians' Michael Choice: Designated for assignment
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Michael Choice was designated for assignment Wednesday, Jordan Bastian of reports.

The Cleveland Indians acquired the former 10th overall pick from the Rangers in August and quickly opted to jettison him off their 40-man roster after acquiring Kirby Yates on Wednesday. Choice recorded a .239/.308/.393 slash line to go along with 13 home runs and 67 RBI with two different Triple-A affiliations in 2015, so it seems likely the Indians would like to see the 26-year-old remain with the organization if he passes through waivers unclaimed.

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John Axford: Now a free agent
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John Axford passed through waivers unclaimed and is now a free agent, Nick Groke of the Denver Post reports.

With no team placing a waiver claim on Axford after he was designated for assignment by the Rockies last week, the right-hander is now free to explore all his options on the open market. Axford served as the closer in Colorado throughout most of 2015, but it was not due to strong performance, as he walked 32 in 55.2 innings and at one point blew four straight save opportunities.

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