Mike Moustakas
Royals' Mike Moustakas: ACL rehab on track
Mike Moustakas, 3B, KC
12/5/2016
News: Royals manager Ned Yost said that Moustakas will be "100 percent ready to go" when the season starts as he continues to rehab a torn ACL, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

The knee injury was preceded by a thumb ailment, and Moustakas was on the field for just 27 games in 2016. One particularly encouraging sign last season was that he sustained the power increase he showed in 2015 (.470 SLG, 22 homers) with seven long balls and a .500 slugging percentage in his 113 plate appearances. A detailed timetable for Moustakas' return hasn't been revealed, but he's on track for Opening Day, which suggests that he'll likely be able to accumulate spring training at-bats in Arizona in March.

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Casey McGehee
Casey McGehee: Signs with Yomiuri Giants in Japan on Saturday
Casey McGehee, 3B, DET
12/3/2016
News: McGehee signed a one-year deal with Japan's Yomiuri Giants on Saturday, Ken Rosenthal of MLB Network reports.

McGehee became a free agent in November and after a month of evaluating his options, the third basemen decided to play professional baseball in Japan. The 34-year-old batted .198 and .227 respectively over the past two major league seasons and so would likely not be a valuable fantasy asset even if he remained in the MLB.

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D.J. Peterson
Mariners' D.J. Peterson: Likely to start at Triple-A
D.J. Peterson, 3B, SEA
12/2/2016
News: Peterson is expected to begin the season as the starting first baseman at Triple-A Tacoma, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

Peterson began the season at the Double-A level last season, but he ultimately got his first extended look at Triple-A and hit .253 with eight home runs in 46 games there. The 24-year-old was added to the 40-man roster over the offseason so he may get a chance in the majors at some point in 2017, but at this point it looks like he'll get the chance for regular at-bats in the minors to start out the year.

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Matt Duffy
Rays' Matt Duffy: Ahead of schedule in rehab
Matt Duffy, 3B, TB
12/1/2016
News: Manager Kevin Cash said Thursday that Duffy is "very much ahead of schedule" in his recovery from left heel surgery, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Duffy battled soreness in his Achilles/heel area throughout much of the season and ultimately underwent surgery in early September. He's been working through some atrophy since shedding his walking boot, but the Rays seem optimistic that Duffy will be ready for spring training. Entering his age-26 season, Duffy projects as the primary shortstop if indeed healthy.

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Jermaine Curtis
Athletics' Jermaine Curtis: Joins A's on NRI deal
Jermaine Curtis, 3B, OAK
12/1/2016
News: Curtis signed a minor league contract with the A's that includes an invite to spring training, CSN Bay Area reports.

A fifth-round pick in 2008, he broke through to the majors briefly with the Cardinals in 2013 but has been stuck down at Triple-A ever since. Curtis has routinely posted high on-base percentages, upping his mark to .404 with the Reds' Louisville affiliate in 2016. However, he does not have the other tools necessary to take really capitalize on the strong approach.

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Miguel Andujar
Yankees' Miguel Andujar: Added to 40-man roster
Miguel Andujar, 3B, NYY
11/19/2016
News: Andujar was added to the Yankees' 40-man roster Friday.

The 21-year-old put bat to ball with great consistency in 2016, striking out just 72 times in 570 plate appearances between High-A Tampa and Double-A Trenton (12.6 percent). He's also got some developing power and a great arm at third base, so while Andujar likely needs more seasoning, he could get a look in New York before the end of 2017.

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Deven Marrero
Red Sox's Deven Marrero: Has elbow procedure
Deven Marrero, 3B, BOS
11/17/2016
News: Marrero had arthroscopic elbow surgery and is expected to be ready for spring training, the Boston Globe's Pete Abraham reports.

Abraham notes in his report that Marrero may not be in Boston's organization by the time spring training rolls around, as there is really no room for him despite the fact that he is essentially big league ready. As a glove-first infielder with a below average hit tool, he has little appeal in fantasy regardless of which organization he is in.

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Danny Valencia
Mariners' Danny Valencia: Traded to Mariners
Danny Valencia, 3B, SEA
11/12/2016
News: The A's have agreed to trade Valencia to the Mariners, Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports reports.

According to Greg Johns of MLB.com, the A's will be receiving right-hander Paul Blackburn in return. Valencia enjoyed a fine offensive season in 2016, batting .287/.346/.446 with 17 homers and 72 runs scored, but he injured Billy Butler in a fight in August and there were rumors that the A's might just release him outright. With the Mariners (his seventh MLB team), Valencia seems primed to take over as the primary option in right field with Kyle Seager locked in at third.

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Josh Donaldson
Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson: Earns AL Silver Slugger award
Josh Donaldson, 3B, TOR
11/12/2016
News: Donaldson, for the second consecutive season, was named a Silver Slugger, an honor which goes to the best hitter at every position in each league.

Donaldson earned the award by following up his MVP campaign by smacking 37 homers, notching 99 RBI and scoring 122 runs. He slashed .284/.404/.549 over 577 at-bats while racking up a career-high 109 walks in 2016. Toronto's lineup, which has been one of the best in recent years, will look much different next season, but Donaldson will still be a top pick in almost all formats.

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Will Middlebrooks
Rangers' Will Middlebrooks: Signs minor league deal with Rangers
Will Middlebrooks, 3B, TEX
11/11/2016
News: Middlebrooks agreed to sign a minor league deal with the Rangers on Friday, the Dallas Morning News' Evan Grant reports.

He will join the organization he grew up rooting for, serving as organizational depth. Last year Middlebrooks hit .111 in 31 plate appearances with the Brewers and posted a 108 wRC+ at Triple-A. The former top prospect looks like a Quadruple-A hitter at this point.

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