Argenis Diaz
Twins sign Argenis Diaz to minor league deal
Argenis Diaz, 2B, CIN
News: The Twins signed second baseman Argenis Diaz to a minor league contract.

Diaz is a career .242 hitter in 22 games.


Tommy La Stella
Cubs acquire 2B Tommy La Stella from Braves
Tommy La Stella, 2B, CHC
News: The Cubs and Braves have completed a trade, with the Cubs acquiring second baseman Tommy La Stella and Atlanta's No. 4 international signing bonus slot in exchange for pitcher Arodys Vizcaino and Chicago's No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4 international signing bonus slot.

La Stella made his major-league debut for the Braves last season, playing in 93 games and starting 86 times at second base. He hit .251/.328/.317 with one home run, 31 RBI and two stolen bases in 319 at-bats. La Stella will likely serve as a reserve infielder with the Cubs.

Vizcaino broke in with the Braves in 2010, posting a 4.67 ERA in 17 1/3 innings that season. He has battled injuries since that season and was ultimately shipped to Chicago in the deal that brought Paul Maholm to Atlanta in 2012.


Matt Carpenter
Cardinals discuss option of moving Carpenter down in lineup
Matt Carpenter, 2B, STL
News: Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said he has discussed with Mike Matheny the possibility of moving second baseman Matt Carpenter down in the lineup next season in an attempt to improve the offense.

Carpenter performed well in that role last season. however, scoring 99 runs with 95 walks and compiling an on-base percentage of .375.


Enrique Hernandez
Marlins 2B Enrique Hernandez out with abdominal injury
Enrique Hernandez, 2B, MIA
News: Marlins second baseman Enrique Hernandez, who is a candidate for the starting job in 2015, has sustained an abdominal injury that has likely knocked him out for the rest of the Winter League season, has reported.

It's unclear whether he will be fully healed when the Marlins open spring training in February.

Acquired from Houston on July 31, Hernandez compiled a stat line of .248/.321/.421 last season.


Kevin Frandsen
Nationals re-sign utility man Kevin Frandsen
Kevin Frandsen, 2B, WAS
News: The Nationals have re-signed utility man Kevin Frandsen to a $1 million deal, according to ESPN.

Frandsen can earn up to $300,000 in incentives based on how well he plays with the club. He hit .259/.299/.309 over 220 at-bats. 


Daniel Murphy
Alderson: Mets 'reluctant' to trade second baseman Daniel Murphy
Daniel Murphy, 2B, NYM
News: General manager Sandy Alderson said Thursday the Mets are "reluctant" to trade second baseman Daniel Murphy, according to The Star-Ledger. Murphy, who is entering the final year of arbitration, has been mentioned heavily in trade rumors since last offseason.

While the Mets might seem reluctant to trade Murphy, sources told ESPN the team could change course if the team can acquire a high-powered bat at shortstop.


Chase Utley
Report: Blue Jays have asked Phillies about Hamels, Utley, Bastardo
Chase Utley, 2B, PHI
News: The Blue Jays have called the Phillies to inquire about starting pitcher Cole Hamels, second baseman Chase Utley and left-handed reliever Antonio Bastardo, according to the Toronto Sun.

Utley has a full no-trade clause in his contract, while Hamels has a limited no-trade clause and has only 20 teams on that list, which includes the Blue Jays. Bastardo is arbitration eligible and won't be a free agent until next offseason.


Jake Elmore
INF Jake Elmore claimed off waivers by Pirates
Jake Elmore, 2B, CIN
News: A whirlwind stretch for second baseman Jake Elmore continued Friday when he was claimed off waivers by the Pirates.

Elmore was promoted in September by the Reds and managed two hits in 11 at-bats.


Cord Phelps
Cord Phelps elects free agency
Cord Phelps, 2B, PHI
News: Orioles infielder Cord Phelps has elected free agency. Phelps hit .259/.361/.388 with seven home runs, 51 RBI and two stolen bases in 343 at-bats with Triple-A Norfolk.

Kolten Wong
Cardinals 2B Kolten Wong homers in Game 4 NLCS loss
Kolten Wong, 2B, STL
News: Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong went 2 for 4 with a double and a solo home run in his team's 6-4 loss to the Giants in Game 4 of the NLCS Wednesday.

Wong is in the midst of a hot stretch, going 5 for 11 with two doubles, one triple, two home runs and four RBI in his last three games. His third-inning home run Wednesday put the Cardinals up 4-1, but the Giants were able to score five unanswered runs to take a 3-1 series lead. Wong has hit .280/.308/.840 with three home runs and six RBI in 25 postseason at-bats.


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