Pablo Sandoval
Pablo Sandoval likely to receive qualifying offer from Giants
Pablo Sandoval, 3B, SF
News: The Giants are expected to extend the qualifying offer of $15.3 million to potential free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval, sources have told MLB Insider Jon Heyman.

The two sides broke off contract talks in spring training. The team claimed its unwillingness to sign Sandoval for more than three years while he was seeking a nine-figure contract, per Heyman.

Several teams appear interested in Sandoval, including the Red Sox and Yankees, both of whom are seeking major upgrades at that position, as well as the Marlins.

Sandoval rebounded from a .171 start to the season to bat .279 with 16 home runs. He owns a .333 postseason batting average and is again thriving in that role in 2014.


David Wright
David Wright 'optimistic' about Mets' outlook in 2015
David Wright, 3B, NYM
News: Mets third baseman David Wright is pretty optimistic about New York's outlook in 2015, according to

"We're obviously going to look to better the team this offseason, whether it's through trades or free agency," Wright said during an interview with ESPN Radio Wednesday. "We should be ready to roll come spring training because I'm sure expectations are going to be fairly high on us and expectations on ourselves should be high.

"There's a lot of positives looking forward to next year. Obviously I'm optimistic and Mets fans should be optimistic but we have to go out there and prove it now."


Pedro Alvarez
Surgery not required for Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez
Pedro Alvarez, 3B, PIT
News: After being re-examined the day before his team got eliminated by the Giants, Pirates infielder Pedro Alvarez will not require surgery for the stress reaction in his left foot, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Alvarez played just one game since Aug. 27 because of the issue. He batted .231/.312/.405 over 398 at-bats. 

Matt Carpenter
Matt Carpenter homers, drives in four runs in Game 1 win
Matt Carpenter, 3B, STL
News: Cardinals third base Matt Carpenter went 2 for 5 with a home run and four RBI in his team's 10-9 win over the Dodgers Friday in Game 1 of the National League Division Series.

Carpenter knocked a solo home run in the sixth inning to reduce his team's deficit to four runs before the Cardinals exploded for eight runs in the seventh, three of which came on a bases-loaded double by the third baseman. He hit just eight home runs in the regular season while posting a .272/.375/.375 line in 595 at-bats.


Josh Harrison
Josh Harrison the only bright spot Wednesday
Josh Harrison, 3B, PIT
News: Pirates infielder Josh Harrison was the lone bright spot Wednesday night.

Harrison was the only player on the club to collect two hits during the outing. In his final two at-bats, Harrison hit two singles. The Pirates managed just four hits off Madison Bumgarner during the contest. Half of those came from Harrison's bat. Harrison enjoyed a breakout during the regular season, hitting .315/.347/.490 over 520 at-bats. 


Ramon Santiago
Ramon Santiago blasts walkoff grand slam Saturday
Ramon Santiago, 3B, CIN
News: Reds shortstop Ramon Santiago went 1 for 5 with a walkoff grand slam in his team's 10-6, 10-inning win over the Pirates Saturday.

Santiago delivered the key home run with two outs in the 10th, marking his first home run since Aug. 5. He has hit .246/.343/.324 with two home runs and 17 RBI in 179 at-bats.


Todd Frazier
Todd Frazier homers, draws three walks Saturday
Todd Frazier, 3B, CIN
News: Reds third baseman Todd Frazier went 1 for 2 with three walks and a two-run home run in his team's 10-6 win over the Pirates Saturday.

Frazier watched his team fall behind 6-4 after the Pirates scored twice in the top of the seventh, but he evened the game with his blast in the bottom half of the inning before the Reds went on to win in extra innings. Frazier has hit .274/.337/.461 with 29 home runs, 79 RBI and 20 stolen bases in 594 at-bats.


Mike Olt
Mike Olt to learn corner outfield positions this offseason
Mike Olt, 3B, CHC
News: The Cubs will talk with infielder Mike Olt about learning the corner outfield positions this offseason, reports.

"He's always a threat against left-handed pitching, so he can be a guy that covers the four corners and mashes left-handed pitching," team president Theo Epstein said Friday. "That's a nice default for him if the opportunity to play every day doesn't materialize."

Olt has hit .263/.370/.368 in 38 at-bats since rejoining the Cubs in September.


Chris Johnson
Chris Johnson back in starting lineup Friday
Chris Johnson, 3B, ATL
News: Braves third baseman Chris Johnson returned to the starting lineup Friday night against the Phillies, after sitting out Thursday with a back issue. The Braves slotted Johnson seventh in the batting order against Jerome Williams.

Johnson has six hits, including two doubles over his last 18 at-bats. He is hitting .265 with nine homers and 56 RBI over 570 at-bats this season.


Casey McGehee
Casey McGehee drives in three in home finale
Casey McGehee, 3B, MIA
News: Marlins third baseman Casey McGehee proved to be the difference at the plate Thursday afternoon against the Phillies, plating three runs in a 6-4 home finale victory.

McGehee hit a sacrifice fly in the opening frame. He broke a 4-all tie with a two-run double in the seventh inning, securing the win for Miami. He finished 2 for 3 with three RBI. He is hitting .288/.356/.360 with four homers and 74 RBI over 600 at-bats.


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