Cantu last played in the majors in 2011, when he appeared in 57 games for the Padres. He spent last season in the Mexican League.Analysis:
"As of right now, I feel great, my body feels 100 percent and I'm ready to go," the 36-year-old told The Seattle Times. "I took a 94 mph fastball off my hand and broke a couple of bones in it. That's where I missed the bulk of my time. Injuries are going to happen. I've always tried to get between the lines and give it 100 percent. I feel like you are supposed to play that way. And along with that comes some injuries."
Bloomquist is expected to play a reserve role for the Mariners.Analysis:
Waring hit .214/.317/.449 in 383 at-bats between two levels of the minors last season. Hoffman went 4-3 with a 2.06 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 35:16 K:BB ratio in 35 innings with Triple-A Toledo.Analysis:
Cabrera recently informed the club that he wanted to move to first base, filling the vacancy created by the offseason trade of Fielder to the Rangers. Castellanos came up through the Tigers' minor league system as a third baseman, but he began his conversion to the outfield in 2012. He did not play any games at third base this past season.Analysis:
Laird played in 25 games with the Astros in 2013, and he hit .169 with five home runs and 11 RBI.Analysis:
Freese, 30, hit .262 with nine home runs and a career-worst .721 OPS in 2013. He played 138 games last year, partially limited by the late-season call-up of top prospect Kolten Wong, who pushed All-Star Matt Carpenter to third and Freese to the bench. Between August and September, Freese started just 46 games.
A career .286 hitter, Freese hit 20 home runs in 2012 and has averaged about 26 doubles over the last two seasons. He will likely be the starter at third base for the Angels in 2014Analysis:
By rule, arbitrator Frederic Horowitz now has until Dec. 16 to make a ruling on the case, though Horowitz will not be held to that timetable, Yahoo! Sports reports. A decision should come soon after the holidays.Analysis:
Cecchini hit .322/.443/.471 with seven home runs, 61 RBI and 23 stolen bases in 454 at-bats between high Class A Salem and Double-A Portland in 2013. Brentz his .264/.312/.475 with 17 home runs and 56 RBI in 326 at-bats with Triple-A Pawtucket. Ranaudo went 11-5 with a 2.66 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 127:47 K:BB ratio in 140 innings between Double-A Portland and Triple-A Pawtucket.Analysis:
Wheeler hit .275/.354/.414 with 11 home runs and 56 RBI in 408 at-bats between Double-A Bowie and Triple-A Norfolk last season. Richardson hit .285/.402/.371 with no home runs, 43 RBI and 39 stolen bases in 421 at-bats between Double-A New Britain and Triple-A Rochester last season. Miller went 3-5 with a 3.55 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 92:25 K:BB ratio in 63 1/3 innings with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.Analysis:
The versatile Punto played more than 30 games at second base, third base and shortstop each for the Dodgers in 2013, and his 116 games played was his highest total since 2009.Analysis: