Charles Brewer
Mariners' Charles Brewer: Signs minor league contract
Charles Brewer, RP, CLE
2/13/2016
News: Brewer signed a minor league deal with the Mariners on Saturday.

Brewer made five starts during 2015 in the Indians farm system totaling a little over 17 innings, due to being limited with an injury. Since being drafted by the Diamondbacks in 2009, Brewer has only played in 4 MLB games, all occurring in 2013 for Arizona.

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Aroldis Chapman
Yankees' Aroldis Chapman: Settles with Yankees at $11.325 million
Aroldis Chapman, RP, NYY
2/12/2016
News: Chapman and the Yankees avoided arbitration by agreeing to a $11.325 million deal, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.com reports.

Chapman still faces a possible suspension for a domestic violence allegation dating back to last October, but this clears at least one offseason issue for the Cuban closer and his new team. This settlement will give the Yankees' three-headed monster a total price tag exceeding $20 million, and that includes Dellin Betances' meager pre-arbitration salary.

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Tommy Hunter
Indians' Tommy Hunter: Signs one-year deal with Indians
Tommy Hunter, RP, CLE
2/12/2016
News: Hunter signed a one-year deal with the Indians on Friday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

Hunter got knocked around in his short stint with the Cubs in 2015, but he still has a decent enough track record in the last three years to warrant a roster spot. Since Opening Day 2013, he's registered a 3.26 ERA in 207.1 inning with a 1.095 WHIP. The 29-year-old could land in any number of roles with Cleveland, from set-up to long relief.

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Jenrry Mejia
Jenrry Mejia: Receives lifetime ban from MLB
Jenrry Mejia, RP, NYM
2/12/2016
News: Mejia has received a lifetime ban from the MLB after testing positive for PEDs for the third time, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

Mejia was already going to miss most of 2016 while serving his 162-game suspension following his second positive PED test. Now, the Dominican Republic native joins Pete Rose as the only two living players on the MLB's banned list. The right-handed reliever had a 3.68 ERA over his five-year MLB career. At the age of 25, he still has his prime years ahead of him, but will now have to look for employment in another league.

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Josh Zeid
Angels' Josh Zeid: Signs minor league deal Friday
Josh Zeid, RP, DET
2/12/2016
News: Zeid signed a minor league deal with the Angels on Friday, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports.

Zeid had been outrighted to Triple-A in September before becoming a free agent. The 28-year-old reliever posted a 4.46 ERA in 70.2 innings of work for Triple-A Toledo in 2015. He had some control issues (5.00 BB/9) that will need to be sorted out if he wants to get another shot in the major leagues.

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Craig Breslow
Marlins' Craig Breslow: Signs minor-league deal with Miami
Craig Breslow, RP, BOS
2/12/2016
News: Breslow agreed to a minor-league deal with the Marlins on Friday, Rob Bradford of WEEI reports.

The 35-year-old will be guaranteed $1.5 million if he makes the team. Breslow posted a 4.15 ERA over 65 innings pitched in 2015 with the Red Sox. The Marlins have a middle-of-the-pack bullpen, meaning the veteran does have a chance to make the team should he pitch well throughout spring training.

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Chad Jenkins
Blue Jays' Chad Jenkins: Outrighted to Triple-A on Friday
Chad Jenkins, RP, TOR
2/12/2016
News: Jenkins was outrighted to Triple-A on Friday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet reports.

Jenkins cleared waivers after being DFA'd last Saturday. It's likely he will begin the 2016 season at Triple-A Buffalo.

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Colt Hynes
Blue Jays' Colt Hynes: Agrees to minor-league deal
Colt Hynes, RP, TOR
2/12/2016
News: Hynes has agreed to sign a minor-league deal with the Blue Jays on Friday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet reports.

Hynes was designated for assignment by the Blue Jays back in September, but the two teams have now reached an agreement on a minor-league contract. The 30-year-old has an 8.55 ERA in just 20 innings pitched over his six-year career. It is likely that he starts the season in Triple-A and will serve as organizational depth at the reliever position for Toronto.

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Edgar Olmos
Cubs' Edgar Olmos: Designated for assignment Friday
Edgar Olmos, RP, CHC
2/12/2016
News: Olmos was designated for assignment by the Cubs on Friday.

Olmos was DFA'd in order to make room for left-hander C.J. Riefenhauser, who was claimed off waivers on Friday. The 25-year-old had a 4.50 ERA and 1.71 WHIP in 14 innings pitched for the Mariners in 2015.

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C.J. Riefenhauser
Cubs' CJ Riefenhauser: Claimed by the Cubs on Friday
C.J. Riefenhauser, RP, CHC
2/12/2016
News: Riefenhauser was claimed off waivers by the Cubs on Friday.

The 26-year-old performed well at Triple-A Durham in 2015, producing a 2.86 ERA in 34.2 innings of work. However, Riefenhauser has a career 6.30 ERA in the major leagues while tossing 20 innings between 2014 and 2015. The Cubs already have a solid bullpen in place, meaning if Riefenhauser stays with the club he will likely begin the season in the minor leagues.

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