Rays bring back 2B Ben Zobrist by exercising option
Zobrist was among the most productive players on an offense that struggled to score. He placed second on the Rays with a .272 average and tied for the team lead with 83 runs.
C Alex Avila still waiting for Tigers to pick up 2015 option
Avila has lost points on his batting average in each of the last three seasons, falling to .218 this year. But he did remain relatively productive in 2014, hitting 11 home runs and driving in 47 while scoring 44 runs in 390 at-bats.
RHP Felipe Paulino a free agent after White Sox pass
Paulino lost most of the year to shoulder issues after compiling an 0-2 record and 11.29 ERA in four starts.
RHP Patrick McCoy signed by Orioles
McCoy, who was promoted for his major league debut in July by the Tigers, yielded 21 hits and 13 walks in 14 innings pitched, yet left plenty of baserunners stranded in compiling a 3.86 ERA.
Options on RHP Scherzer, DH Martinez among Tigers moves
Those were among a slew of moves made by the Tigers. Utility man
OF Andy Dirks lands with Blue Jays
Dirks missed the 2014 season with back and hamstring injuries.
Tigers bring back righty reliever Joakim Soria
What was expected is now reality - the
Soria could not wrest the closer job away from struggling Joe Nathan, but he did walk just six in 44 1/3 innings in splitting time between Texas and Detroit. His ERA rose from 2.70 to 3.25 after the trade, however, and he gave up five earned runs in just one inning pitched during the playoff sweep defeat to Baltimore.
Athletics pick up OF Andrew Brown off waivers
Brown played briefly for New York early in the season, compiling just eight hits in 44 at-bats and a stat line of .182/.245/.341.
Red Sox decline option on RHP Craig Breslow
What was expected has become reality - the
Breslow followed up a brilliant 2013 with a terrible year. He allowed 91 baserunners in 54 1/3 innings and compiled a 5.96 ERA out of the bullpen.
Report: Josh Johnson to test free agent market
The two sides, however, do have a mutual interest in bringing him back.
Johnson underwent Tommy John surgery in April and has not pitched a full season since 2012.
Postseason performances don't usually indicate a sea change in a player's Fantasy value, but the World Series MVP has been a different -- and better -- pitcher for awhile now.