Gabby Guerrero
Gabby Guerrero: Non-tendered by Reds
Gabby Guerrero, OF, CIN
12/2/2016
News: The Reds declined to tender Guerrero a contract Friday, making him a free agent, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

Guerrero was brought in on a waiver claim from Arizona just days ago, but the Reds ultimately thought better of tendering him a contract for 2017. The 22-year-old hit just .234/.281/.383 between Double-A and Triple-A last season, with a dismal .586 OPS in 34 games in the Pacific Coast League.

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Cody Asche
Cody Asche: Non-tendered by Phillies
Cody Asche, LF, PHI
12/2/2016
News: Asche was non-tendered by the Phillies on Friday, making him a free agent.

Asche was already designated for assignment earlier Friday, so it's not a surprise the Phillies are cutting ties with him. He'll go looking for a team seeking depth at the corners.

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Jared Hoying
Jared Hoying: Non-tendered by Rangers
Jared Hoying, RF, TEX
12/2/2016
News: The Rangers declined to tender Hoying a contract Friday, making him a free agent.

He's managed just a .305 on-base percentage in four seasons at Triple-A and he struggled mightily in his first exposure to big-league pitching. Further, while he played some center field at Round Rock this year, Hoying is not a plus defender even in the corners, so it seems likely he will have to settle for a minor league deal in free agency.

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Ben Revere
Ben Revere: Non-tendered by Nationals
Ben Revere, CF, WAS
12/2/2016
News: Revere was non-tendered by the Nationals on Friday, making him a free agent, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

The writing was certainly on the wall for this move, with the Nats leaving Revere off their postseason roster following a thoroughly disappointing regular season campaign. Revere struggled to a .217/.260/.300 after injuring his oblique in his first at-bat with Washington. He would have been due north of $6 million again through the arbitration process.

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Billy Hamilton
Reds' Billy Hamilton: Fully recovered from oblique injury
Billy Hamilton, CF, CIN
12/2/2016
News: Hamilton said Friday that he feels fully recovered from the left oblique injury which ended his 2016 season, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

The oblique strain knocked him out of action in early September, cutting short what was a very positive campaign for Hamilton, offensively. Hamilton upped his on-base percentage by nearly 50 points from 2015 and improved his groundball rate by five percent while swiping 55-plus bags for a third consecutive season. He continued to provide stellar defense in center field, making him an attractive trade target for other teams as he enters his first winter of arbitration eligibility. According to Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Reds are listening but would have to be "really, really motivated by an offer" to trade Hamilton.

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Adam Brett Walker
Orioles' Adam Walker: Plucked off waivers by Orioles
Adam Brett Walker, OF, BAL
12/2/2016
News: Walker was claimed off waivers by the Orioles on Friday.

Walker only spent 10 days in the Brewers organization prior to being designated for assignment at the end of November, and now he'll head back to the American League. The 25-year-old outfielder is a true three-outcome hitter as his 8.3 percent walk rate, 38 percent strikeout rate, and 27 home runs at the Triple-A level last season, so it's unlikely that he'll be able to garner a regular role at the major league level until he solves his major swing-and-miss issues.

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Kirk Nieuwenhuis
Brewers' Kirk Nieuwenhuis: Inks split deal with Brewers
Kirk Nieuwenhuis, CF, MIL
12/2/2016
News: Nieuwenhuis agreed to a one-year split contract with the Brewers on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports.

The 29-year-old batted a lowly .209 last season, but his outstanding 14.3 percent walk rate and solid .176 ISO combined with his good defense all over the outfield made a good case for the Brewers to tender him a contract for another season. The split deal would have him making considerably less money if he gets sent back to the minors if Milwaukee chooses to kick the wheels on their younger options in the outfield, but Nieuwenhuis' versatility could work in his favor for the time being as he works to land a bench role out of spring training.

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Scott Van Slyke
Dodgers' Scott Van Slyke: Signs one-year deal with Dodgers
Scott Van Slyke, LF, LAD
12/1/2016
News: Van Slyke signed a one-year deal with the Dodgers on Thursday, avoiding arbitration or a possible non-tendering.

Van Slyke might have been a non-tender candidate given that he's hit 30, is still recovering from wrist surgery, and is two years removed from posting an above-average OPS, but it appears the Dodgers valued his versatility and think the bat could still carry some value. If healthy, he will occupy his usual depth role with starts against left-handers.

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Kenny Wilson
Athletics' Kenny Wilson: Latches onto Athletics with NRI deal
Kenny Wilson, CF, OAK
12/1/2016
News: Wilson signed a minor league contract with the Athletics on Thursday that includes an invitation to spring training, CSN Bay Area reports.

Wilson's top asset is his speed, as he accumulated 30 or more stolen bases in each of the past three seasons. However, the speedy outfielder hasn't ever hit well above the Double-A level, so the likelihood of him cracking the major league roster and making a fantasy-relevant impact is slim to none.

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Roger Bernadina
Roger Bernadina: Signs in Korea
Roger Bernadina, CF, NYM
12/1/2016
News: Bernadina signed with the KIA Tigers of Korea on Thursday.

Bernadina spent all of the last two seasons in Triple-A, where he performed well, batting .276 over 447 plate appearances in 2015 and .292 over 446 plate appearances last season. At 32, it's unlikely we'll see Bernadina back in a major league uniform at any point, however.

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