Billy Butler
Royals' Billy Butler drives in two Wednesday
Billy Butler, DH, KC
10/22/2014
News: Royals designated hitter Billy Butler drove in two runs Wednesday against the Giants.

Butler struck in his first at-bat. With men on first and second, Butler managed to tie the game on a single to the left fielder. He would find himself in the exact same situation in the sixth inning, and responded in the same fashion. Butler again singled in a run on a hit to left field. He would finish 2 for 3, with no runs scored and two RBI. 

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Adam Lind
Report: Inquiries pouring in for Blue Jays 1B/DH Adam Lind
Adam Lind, DH, TOR
10/22/2014
News: Fresh off a season in which he batted .321, Blue Jays first baseman Adam Lind is receiving plenty of attention in the trade market, according to the Toronto Sun.

Lind totaled six home runs and 40 RBI in 2014. "I hear the Blue Jays are getting a lot of interest on Lind and not just from American League teams," an executive told the Sun.

He started 47 games at first base and 36 at designated hitter this season. His limited skills as a position player makes interest from NL teams a bit of a surprise. What is not a surprise is that teams are intrigued by his contract situation. The Jays will likely pick up his 7.5 million option for 2015 and, if he performs well, his $8 million option for the following year.

The Jays also have an option on Lind for 2016 at $8 million.

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Nelson Cruz
Nelson Cruz reiterates desire to stay with Orioles
Nelson Cruz, DH, BAL
10/15/2014
News: Impending free agent Nelson Cruz reiterated after Wednesday's ALCS elimination that he'd like to stay with the Orioles this offseason, masnsports.com reports.

Cruz said he loves the organization and team. However, he'll be looking to cash in on an excellent walk year after leading the majors with 40 home runs. He hit .271/.333/.525 with 108 RBI in 613 at-bats during the regular season.

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Adam Dunn
A's release Adam Dunn, claim Jorge De Leon off waivers
Adam Dunn, DH, OAK
10/9/2014
News: The Athletics announced Thursday they released DH Adam Dunn, who was acquired in an August trade with the White Sox. Dunn is set to retire after 14 seasons in the majors.

To take Dunn's roster spot, the Athletics claimed pitcher Jorge De Leon off waivers from Houston.

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Delmon Young
Delmon Young delivers three-run pinch-hit double in Game 2 win
Delmon Young, DH, BAL
10/3/2014
News: Orioles designated hitter Delmon Young came up big in a pinch-hit appearance Friday, smacking a three-run double in the eighth inning to put his team ahead for good in a 7-6 win over the Tigers in Game 2 of the American League Division Series.

Young didn't get into his team's Game 1 win, but he was called upon to face Joakim Soria with his team down 6-4 after a walk loaded the bases in Game 2. The crucial hit comes after Young delivered a .302/.337/.442 line in 242 regular-season at-bats.

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C.J. Cron
C.J. Cron to DH in Game 1 of ALDS
C.J. Cron, DH, LAA
10/1/2014
News: Angels first baseman C.J. Cron will serve as the designated hitter in Game 1 of the American League Division Series against the Royals Thursday, MLB.com reports.

After a sold start to his season in May and June, Cron has slowed down considerably in the second half, hitting just .209/.261/.395 with two home runs in 43 at-bats in September. He wrapped up his first major-league season with a .256/.289/.450 line along with 11 home runs and 37 RBI in 242 at-bats.

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Carlos Beltran
Yankees' Carlos Beltran undergoes elbow surgery
Carlos Beltran, DH, NYY
9/30/2014
News: The Yankees announced that outfielder Carlos Beltran underwent surgery to remove loose pieces and a bone spur from his right elbow, per the Journal News on Tuesday.

The procedure is not expected to slow him down in the offseason. Beltran is expected to resume throwing and hitting in roughly six weeks. He should be cleared to begin playing in 12 weeks, according to the paper.

Beltran appeared in just three of the final 20 games in September because of the issue. He finished the year with a .233/.301/.402 line with 15 home runs and 49 RBI in 403 at-bats.

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Jesus Montero
Mariners bring Jesus Montero back to 40-man roster
Jesus Montero, DH, SEA
9/29/2014
News: The Mariners activated designated hitter Jesus Montero from the suspended list, which puts him back on the 40-man roster. Montero was suspended after getting into an altercation in late August with a team employee in the minors.
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David Ortiz
Red Sox not concerned with David Ortiz's wrist injury
David Ortiz, DH, BOS
9/29/2014
News: Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz has been receiving treatment on his injured left wrist, according to MassLive.com.

Ortiz missed the final five games of the season with the injury.Though it's the same wrist Ortiz had surgery on in 2008, general manager Ben Cherington said the team is not concerned with the issue.

"It should resolve itself over the course of the offseason," Cherington said.

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Paul Konerko
Paul Konerko wraps up career in cleanup slot Sunday
Paul Konerko, DH, CHW
9/28/2014
News: White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko went 0 for 3 while batting cleanup in his final career game as his team fell 6-4 to the Royals in Sunday's season finale.

Konerko started his career in 1997 by recording seven at-bats with the Dodgers but played 16 of his 18 seasons with the White Sox. He ends an excellent major-league career with 439 home runs, 1,412 RBI and nine stolen bases while playing 2,349 games.

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