Jeff Manship
Jeff Manship: Heading to Korea Baseball Organization
Jeff Manship, RP, CLE
1/21/2017
News: Manship signed with the NC Dinos of the KBO on Saturday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.

Manship hit free agency this offseason after being non-tendered by the Indians in December. He made 53 relief appearances for Cleveland in 2016, notching a 3.12 ERA and 1.43 ERA.

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Dayan Diaz
Astros' Dayan Diaz: Inks minor league deal with Astros
Dayan Diaz, RP, CIN
1/21/2017
News: Diaz signed a minor league contract with the Astros on Saturday that includes an invite to major league spring training, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

The former Red made six major league appearances last season and was hit hard, notching a 9.45 ERA while allowing two home runs in 6.2 innings. He also exhibited some command issues, walking seven batters in that span. Diaz will start at big league camp this spring, but Houston's bullpen depth makes him a long shot to crack the Opening Day roster.

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Carson Fulmer
White Sox's Carson Fulmer: Expected to start season in minors
Carson Fulmer, RP, CHW
1/21/2017
News: Fulmer needs more development, according to White Sox general manager Rick Hahn, Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Chicago's first-round draft pick in 2015 spent some time in the major league bullpen last season, but the organization is committed to Fulmer being a starter. The right-hander had a middling year in the minors at Double-A Birmingham, but finished up with three strong starts at Triple-A Charlotte. Hahn credited Charlotte pitching coach Rich Dotson with some minor tweaks in his delivery and they want to build off that late season success.

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Joba Chamberlain
Brewers' Joba Chamberlain: Agrees to deal with Brewers
Joba Chamberlain, RP, CLE
1/20/2017
News: Chamberlain signed a minor league contract with the Brewers on Friday, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports.

The former top prospect spent the first half of the 2016 season with the Indians, but he was designated for assignment in July after dealing with various ailments in the prior months. Chamberlain certainly isn't as highly touted as he once was, but he was able to compile a 2.25 ERA and an 8.1 K/9 during his brief time in Cleveland, so there's a chance he could land a spot in an inexperienced Milwaukee bullpen.

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Jim Henderson
Cubs' Jim Henderson: Signs with Cubs
Jim Henderson, RP, NYM
1/20/2017
News: Henderson agreed to a minor league contract with the Cubs on Friday, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports.

The right-handed reliever has struggled since injuring his shoulder back in 2014, most recently amassing a 4.11 ERA and 1.8 HR/9 out of the Mets bullpen last season. Henderson's career 11.6 K/9 does create some intrigue, however, so he could put up a good fight for a spot in the Cubs bullpen if he shores up his control.

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Brady Dragmire
Rangers' Brady Dragmire: Designated for assignment Thursday
Brady Dragmire, RP, TEX
1/19/2017
News: Dragmire was designated for assignment by the Rangers on Thursday.

Yet again, the Rangers have decided to designate Dragmire for assignment. This time around, the move was made to bring Tyson Ross onto the club's 40-man roster. Dragmire failed to impress in 2016, as he threw for a 4.38 ERA and 1.47 WHIP over 72 innings (45 games) at the Double-A level.

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Blake Parker
Angels' Blake Parker: Designated for assignment Thursday
Blake Parker, RP, LAA
1/19/2017
News: Parker was designated for assignment by the Angels on Thursday.

The Angels decision to designate Parker for assignment was made to make room on their 40-man roster for the newly-acquired Juan Graterol. Parker struggled on the mound during limited time in the 2016 season, as he allowed nine runs over just 17.1 innings (17 games).

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Cesar Cabral
Red Sox's Cesar Cabral: Inks minor league deal in Boston
Cesar Cabral, RP, BAL
1/19/2017
News: Cabral signed a minor league contract with the Red Sox on Wednesday, Baseball America reports.

The southpaw, who will be 28 in February, has not had much of an opportunity to show off his stuff in the big leagues, as he's pitched just two innings in the majors over the past three seasons, including none last season. He allowed nine earned runs over just 8.1 innings at Triple-A Norfolk last season before the Orioles released him. If he even makes the team, he isn't likely to serve as anything more than organizational depth next season.

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Brandon Cunniff
Marlins' Brandon Cunniff: Signs minor league deal with Marlins
Brandon Cunniff, RP, ATL
1/19/2017
News: Cunniff signed a minor league contract with the Marlins on Wednesday, Baseball America reports.

Cunniff had a 4.24 ERA through 17 innings last season before he was outrighted by the Braves in November. He's likely to begin the season as organizational depth, provided he makes the team, but injuries to the Marlins' bullpen could force them to call Cunniff up, though he wouldn't likely earn many high-leverage opportunities.

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Severino Gonzalez
Phillies' Severino Gonzalez: Booted from the 40-man roster
Severino Gonzalez, RP, PHI
1/19/2017
News: Gonzalez was designated for assignment Thursday.

Gonzalez spent a considerable amount of time with the major league club last season, although his 5.60 ERA and 1.0 HR/9 go to show he wasn't up for the task. This led the Phillies to DFA him when they needed a spot on the 40-man roster for Michael Saunders, which will likely relegate the young reliever to an organizational depth role for the time being.

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