Hanigan, 34, is signed for two more seasons with a team option for 2017. He hit .218/.318/.324 with five home runs and 34 RBI in 225 at-bats in 2014.
Middlebrooks, 26, is eligible for arbitration for the first time after the 2015 season. He hit .191/.256/.265 with two home runs and 19 RBI in 215 at-bats in 2014.Analysis:
Prado is expected to assume the role of every-day third baseman for Miami. McGehee flashed virtually no power last season, but drove in 76 runs, batted .287 and committed just seven errors.Analysis:
"I can't expect Alex to be anything," Cashman said during a phone interview Tuesday with The Associated Press. "Even before the suspension, he wasn't the same player at third base on the defensive or offensive side.
"We look forward to him hopefully solidifying himself as a tremendous DH for us."
The New York Daily News published a report Monday citing a source saying Rodriguez is determined to regain his role as an everyday third baseman. However, New York re-signed Chase Headley to a four-year deal to be the team's starting third baseman.
"In his mind, he’s still the third baseman," the source said. “That was before (Headley was re-signed) today, anyway.
"Based on what he was being told by the Yankees, Alex believed he would get the chance to play third base, and he believes he can do it. He’s motivated by it because he loves to play the field."Analysis:
Castellanos committed 15 errors and had a .950 fielding percentage in 145 games at third base in 2014.
"His hands are solid and his arm is solid," Dombrowski said, per MLive.com. "He normally catches what he gets to, but we're looking to increase his quickness over there.
"There's no question, from a defensive perspective, that he needs to improve. But when I say that, we try to give him the benefit of the doubt. He hadn't played third base in a while."
Dombrowski also has confidence in Castellanos' offensive abilities after he hit just .259 with 11 home runs as a rookie.
"We think he has a chance to be a good offensive player," Dombrowski said. "He had a good solid year last year, and we think he's going to continue to get better. When you look at his numbers for a rookie, and in a pennant race, his offensive numbers were pretty good."Analysis:
Holt had the best season of his MLB career in 2014, batting .281 with a .331 on-base percentage, 23 doubles and 68 runs in 106 games. He was a very valuable utility player for Boston, as he played seven different positions last season. The only positions he didn't make an appearance were pitcher and catcher.Analysis:
Seager 23, posted career highs in home runs (25), RBI (96), batting average (.268), slugging percentage (.454) and OPS (.788) in 2014. He has a .262/.328/.429 slash through his first four seasons in the majors.Analysis:
Lawrie has dealt with a couple different oblique injuries throughout his career, but believes getting away from Toronto's fake turf should help him stay on the field. Since joining the Blue Jays, Lawrie career-high in games played in a single season is 125. Lawrie, who has also played second base, has been told that he'll be Oakland's primary option at third next season.Analysis:
"(There were) 14 balls I hit in Oakland this year I thought would go out for homers but didn't," he told Sportsnet. "I'm looking forward to hitting in Rogers Center."
Donaldson still blasted 29 home runs with the Athletics last season.Analysis: