The 26-year-old Kelly hit .263/.381/.412 over 549 plate appearances at Triple-A last year. The 25-year-old Gaviglio posted a 4.28 ERA in 136 2/3 innings at Double-A. Neither player was on the 40-man roster prior to the deal.Analysis:
Alvarez had a stress reaction in his foot. The injury ended his season prematurely. The team designated Ike Davis for assignment Thursday, confirming it will move ahead with Alvarez at first next season. General manager Neal Huntington confirmed the news, saying "we've essentially committed to Pedro over Ike Davis."Analysis:
Jameson Taillon , Nick Kingham , Willy Garcia and Elias Diaz all had their contracts purchased. In order to make room on the 40-man roster, the team outrighted Brent Morel and designated Ramon Cabrera for assignment.Analysis:
The 31-year-old Marte has been a disappointment. He had three hits in 16 at-bats for Arizona last season in his first major league stint since 2010.Analysis:
"I just hope guys don't get caught up in trying to change too much," Collins said, per NJ.com. "I don't want to give David Wright a chance to hit home runs. I want David Wright to be a good hitter. As I told him, when he's swinging a bat good, he's dangerous. I'll take some balls off the wall."
Wright hit just eight home runs in 134 games last season. He has just 46 home runs and a .452 slugging percentage in 399 games at Citi Field since 2009.Analysis:
Orr earned no major league plate appearances this season for the first time since 2010. He hasn't had more than 96 at-bats in any season since 2006.Analysis:
Ramirez will return to the team after hitting .288 with 15 home runs and 66 RBI in 2014.
"He is comfortable in Milwaukee, and obviously Aramis has made a lot of money in his career and he has invested wisely and is in very good shape (financially)," said Ramirez's agent, Paul Kinzer, per the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "He told me he wants to control his own destiny. He'll decide after next year if he wants to keep playing."Analysis:
The move takes all three players off the 40-man roster. Vitters and Kalish had some prospect buzz early in their careers, but neither has lived up to the hype. The team will likely turn to other options next season.Analysis:
"I'm sure I'll talk to them soon or they will talk [to the media]," Zimmerman said. "I think Anthony [Rendon] is the future third baseman. Obviously, he played great there. He played some second and some third. If he goes into Spring Training knowing that he is playing third base, he has a chance to be a very good third baseman.
"Obviously, I love playing third base. But some of the injuries over the last two or three years made it tougher for me to be an above average third baseman. It's hard to accept that, but I think that's the truth. Sometimes, the truth hurts sometimes. But Anthony has a great chance to be very good over there. I could be an above average first baseman if I work at it during Spring Training and the rest of this offseason. But that's not just my decision. Obviously, I'll talk with [general manager] Mike [Rizzo] and Matt and see what their plans are. I'm sure we'll find out in the next week or two."
The Nationals have first base open due to the impending free agency of 2014 starter Adam LaRoche.Analysis: