Lane Adams
Yankees' Lane Adams: Outrghted to Triple-A on Thursday, receives spring training invite
Lane Adams, RF, NYY
2/11/2016
News: Adams was outrighted to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, but has received an invitation to spring training.

Adams was designated for assignment on February 1, but cleared waivers unclaimed. He has plenty of speed, but he will likely spend most of 2016 with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, especially after being knocked off the 40-man roster.

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Rosell Herrera
Rockies' Rosell Herrera: Receives invitation to spring training
Rosell Herrera, OF, COL
2/11/2016
News: Herrera received an invitation to spring training Thursday.

Herrera spent another season with High-A Modesto, but considering he only batted .260 last season, he'll likely head back to the minors for more seasoning after spring training.

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Jordan Patterson
Rockies' Jordan Patterson: Receives invitation to spring training
Jordan Patterson, RF, COL
2/11/2016
News: Patterson received an invitation to spring training Thursday.

Patterson has torn up the minor leagues and even reached Double-A in his third professional season. That being said, he'll likely head back to the minors after spring training to get more work against advanced pitchers.

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David Dahl
Rockies' David Dahl: Receives invitation to spring training
David Dahl, CF, COL
2/11/2016
News: Dahl received an invitation to spring training Thursday.

Dahl reached Double-A for the first time in 2015, and although he slugged .417, he struck out a ton. He'll likely head back to the minors after spring training for more seasoning.

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Wil Myers
Padres' Wil Myers: Expected to stick at first base in 2016
Wil Myers, CF, SD
2/11/2016
News: The Padres plan to use Myers at first base full-time in 2016.

Myers played 22 games at first base and 42 in the outfield in an injury-shortened 2015 season. But after trading Yonder Alonso to the A's, there's no one substantially in the way of Myers at first base this year. The bigger concern is whether he's fully recovered from the wrist injuries that marred last year's season.

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Dexter Fowler
Dexter Fowler: Drawing interest from the O's?
Dexter Fowler, CF, CHC
2/11/2016
News: Fowler might be drawing interest from the Orioles, though the team has also been linked to other outfield options.

The notion here is that if the Orioles close the deal with Yovani Gallardo and forfeit their 14th overall pick, they might be more inclined to forfeit a lesser pick to upgrade their outfield. At first glance, such an outfield spot seems readily available.

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A.J. Pollock
Diamondbacks' A.J. Pollock: Agrees on two-year contract with Arizona
A.J. Pollock, CF, ARI
2/9/2016
News: Pollock agreed to a two-year, $10.25 million contract with the Diamondbacks on Monday to avoid arbitration, Buster Olney of ESPN reports.

Pollock is coming off arguably the best season of his four-year career after compiling 192 hits, 20 home runs, 76 RBI, and 111 runs on 157 games in 2015. Those numbers make the 28-year-old a viable option to be taken within the first two rounds of standard leagues in 2016, especially since he averaged .315 at the plate last season and tends to bat ahead of Paul Goldschmidt.

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Skip Schumaker
Padres' Skip Schumaker: Signs minor league contract with Padres
Skip Schumaker, LF, CIN
2/8/2016
News: The Padres signed Schumaker to a minor league contract Monday, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports.

Schumaker spent last season serving in a situational role, which translated to a .242/.306/.336 slash line, one homer, and two stolen bases in 244 at-bats across 131 games. After turning 36 years old last week, he's clearly in the twilight of his career, but the opportunity afforded by the Padres could result in an outfield depth role at the major league level at some point in 2016.

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J.D. Martinez
Tigers' J.D. Martinez: Agrees to two-year contract
J.D. Martinez, RF, DET
2/8/2016
News: The Tigers and Martinez agreed to a two-year contract Monday, Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports.

Martinez backed up his breakout in 2014 with 38 homers and 102 RBI last season en route to a final slash line of .282/.344/.535. As he enters his age-29 season, he's been afforded some security with the aim of truly cashing in once this new deal is complete.

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Xavier Avery
Orioles' Xavier Avery: Receives non-roster invitation to spring training
Xavier Avery, CF, BAL
2/8/2016
News: Avery will attend Orioles' spring training as a non-roster invitee, Eduardo A. Encina of The Baltimore Sun reports.

The 26-year-old left fielder hit .318 at Triple-A Salt Lake last year in the Angels' farm-system. However, that production has yet to translate to the big-league level as his batting average is a meager .181 in 170 MLB plate appearances. Given his poor production so far in the majors, he will likely have a hard time finding playing time with the Orioles even if he attains a roster spot.

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