Jabari Blash
Padres' Jabari Blash: Designated for assigment
Jabari Blash, RF, SD
1/20/2017
News: Blash was designated for assignment by the Padres on Friday, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

The Padres liked Blash enough to reacquire him shortly after designating him for assignment last May, but he ultimately appeared in only 38 games despite spending nearly the entire season with the big club, and the team again decided he was expendable in order to open up a spot on the 40-man roster for pitcher Trevor Cahill. Blash's next step will be determined after his waiver period comes to a close.

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Alejandro De Aza
Athletics' Alejandro De Aza: Inks minor league deal with A's
Alejandro De Aza, CF, NYM
1/20/2017
News: De Aza signed a minor league deal with the A's on Friday, MLB.com's Jane Lee reports.

He posted a .205/.297/.321 slash line with six home runs and four steals in 267 plate appearances with the Mets last year, so it's not surprising he was forced to settle for a minor league pact. The A's don't have a particularly impressive collection of outfielders, but De Aza will still need to catch a few breaks in order to see significant playing time in the majors this season.

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Michael Saunders
Phillies' Michael Saunders: Finalizes deal with Phillies
Michael Saunders, LF, PHI
1/20/2017
News: The Phillies officially announced the signing of Saunders to a one-year deal with a club option for 2018 on Thursday, Corey Seidman of CSN Philadelphia reports.

Saunders will earn $9 million this season and the club option for 2018 is worth $11 million with escalators that could push the total value to $14 million. He will start in right field for the Phillies this season and will be trade bait this summer if the team is not in playoff contention. Severino Gonzalez was designated for assignment to make room for Saunders on the Phillies' roster.

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Randal Grichuk
Cardinals' Randal Grichuk: OK following offseason knee surgery
Randal Grichuk, CF, STL
1/19/2017
News: Grichuk has recovered from surgery to remove loose cartilage from his left knee, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

It took Grichuk just over a month to recover from surgery. He is coming off a season in which he hit 24 home runs with 68 RBI and a .240 average. The 25-year-old enters spring training as a projected starter in the St. Louis outfield.

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Steve Selsky
Reds' Steve Selsky: DFA'd by Reds
Steve Selsky, RF, CIN
1/19/2017
News: Selsky was designated for assignment Thursday, Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

The 27-year-old pieced together an .822 OPS during a solid campaign with Triple-A Louisville, but he struggled mightily in the majors outside of one 5-for-5 anomaly in September. The move to boot him from the 40-man roster was initiated in order to make room for recently-acquired Luis Castillo and Austin Brice, so it seems that Selsky is seen as little more than an organizational depth piece in the Reds' eyes.

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Isaiah White
Marlins' Isaiah White: Headed to Cincinnati
Isaiah White, CF, MIA
1/19/2017
News: White has been traded to the Reds as part of the deal to acquire pitcher Dan Straily, MLB.com's Joe Frisaro reports.

White, a 20-year-old outfielder, was taken 85th overall in 2015's first-year player draft. He hasn't shown much power yet during his time at rookie ball or Class A short season, but projects better in terms of defense and baserunning. He swiped 13 bags without being caught during rookie ball, but was just 5-for-9 on the basepaths at the next level.

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Gregor Blanco
Diamondbacks' Gregor Blanco: Signs minor league contract with Arizona
Gregor Blanco, OF, ARI
1/17/2017
News: Blanco agreed to a minor league contract with the Diamondbacks on Tuesday that includes an invitation to spring training.

Blanco enjoyed a nice run with the Giants over the past five years, but his 2016 campaign proved to be the worst offensive season of his career. In 274 plate appearances, the veteran outfielder slashed .224/.309/.311 and stole a career-low six bases. The Diamondbacks' starting outfielders seem to be set in stone, but Blanco will have a chance to compete for a reserve role.

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Roman Quinn
Phillies' Roman Quinn: Likely to open year at Triple-A
Roman Quinn, CF, PHI
1/17/2017
News: Quinn will likely open the 2017 season at Triple-A Lehigh Valley, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports.

The Phillies signed Michael Saunders on Monday to a one-year deal with an option. He will see the majority of the playing time in right field leaving Quinn without a regular role. Quinn has yet to see any time at Triple-A, so the move buys him some more development time. He is likely to get another opportunity in the majors later this season.

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Charlie Blackmon
Rockies' Charlie Blackmon: Avoids arbitration
Charlie Blackmon, CF, COL
1/13/2017
News: Blackmon and the Rockies avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $7.3 million contract on Friday, Jon Heyman of Today's Knuckleball reports.

Blackmon will receive more than double his salary from 2016 in his second year of arbitration eligibility. Blackmon's production in the stolen-base department took a hit last year, but he made up for that by posting career bests with 29 home runs, 82 RBI, 11 runs, and a .933 OPS while batting almost exclusively leadoff. He figures to occupy the same spot in the batting order again this year while serving as the Rockies' everyday center fielder.

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Marcell Ozuna
Marlins' Marcell Ozuna: Avoids arbitration with Marlins
Marcell Ozuna, CF, MIA
1/13/2017
News: Ozuna avoided arbitration with the Marlins on Friday with a $3.5 million deal, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports.

Ozuna bounced back from a difficult 2015 season with a .266/.321/.452 line with 23 home runs and a first career All-Star berth in 2016. That'll get him a decent salary for his first round of arbitration.

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