Dan Straily
Marlins' Dan Straily: Dealt to Miami, pending physical
Dan Straily, SP, MIA
1/19/2017
News: Straily will be traded to the Marlins, pending physicals, in exchange for minor leaguers Luis Castillo, Austin Brice and Isaiah White, MLB.com's Joe Frisaro reports.

Straily was claimed off waivers by the Reds prior to Opening Day of 2016, and he rewarded the team with a 3.76 ERA over 191.1 innings. The rebuilding Cincinnati team will flip him to Miami in a buy-low, sell-high move, gaining two of the Marlins' top-10 pitching prospects in the process. Miami will have four years of team control over the 28-year-old, who should be a staple in their rotation heading into 2017.

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Aaron Nola
Phillies' Aaron Nola: Set to enter camp without restrictions
Aaron Nola, SP, PHI
1/17/2017
News: Nola (elbow) said Tuesday that he will enter spring training without restrictions, Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports.

The right-hander said something similar in early November, suggesting he was 100 percent healthy even then, but this is still notable as Nola has been throwing for some time and has avoided setbacks. He said Tuesday that he's feeling "great," now nearly five months removed from suffering a low-grade UCL sprain and a low-grade flexor pronator tendon strain. Nola, who's just 23, figures to see his ADP steadily creep up if he can prove his health in camp.

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Dylan Floro
Cubs' Dylan Floro: Plucked off waivers by Cubs
Dylan Floro, SP, CHC
1/17/2017
News: Floro (arm) was claimed off waivers by the Cubs on Tuesday.

The right-hander transitioned to the bullpen last season and found some success in the minor leagues thanks to impeccable control. Floro was hit hard at the major league level, though, so it seems like a bit more time at Triple-A is still in the cards for the 26-year-old.

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Marco Gonzales
Cardinals' Marco Gonzales: Throwing from 90 feet
Marco Gonzales, SP, STL
1/16/2017
News: Gonzales (elbow) said he's stretched his throwing distance out to 90 feet, MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch reports.

Gonzales underwent Tommy John surgery last April and was sidelined for the entire 2016 season, but is hopeful that he'll be back on the mound for the start of spring training. The Cardinals will likely be extremely cautious with the 24-year-old coming off a major procedure, but if his recovery process goes as anticipated, Gonzales could be facing hitters by the end of camp. Given the year-long layoff, Gonzales figures to open the season in the minor-league ranks before potentially vying for a rotation spot with the big club later in the campaign.

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Nick Kingham
Pirates' Nick Kingham: Healthy after lengthy rehab
Nick Kingham, SP, PIT
1/14/2017
News: Kingham (elbow) is poised to make his major league debut at some point in 2017 after missing most of the last two seasons following Tommy John surgery, DK Pittsburgh Sports reports. "Finally got a normal offseason," said Kingham. "Finished up healthy toward the end of the year, last month and a half or so. Excited to come into spring training full-go and see what happens."

The 25-year-old, who's compiled a career 3.32 ERA in 580.2 minor-league innings, offers upside as a potential middle of the rotation starter. Kingham possesses excellent command of three pitches and holds a career 3:1 K:BB. He's expected to begin the season with Triple-A Indianapolis after totaling only 77.1 IP since 2014. The 6-foot-6 righty is hoping to following in his roommate Jameson Taillon's footsteps. "Kinda looking into the progression that Taillon has gone through is definitely a good way to expect what will happen to me," Kingham said. "I saw what he did last year, when he came into spring training. I just want to follow in his footsteps and do what he did."

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Tom Koehler
Marlins' Tom Koehler: Avoids arbitration
Tom Koehler, SP, MIA
1/13/2017
News: Koehler and the Marlins avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $5.75 million contract on Friday, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports.

Koehler's ratios last season -- a 4.33 ERA and 1.46 -- were unspectacular and both fell for the second year in a row, but he did start 30 games for the third straight season and finished the campaign with a career-best 33 starts. Koehler's dependability is more useful to the Marlins than it is to fantasy players, and he will need to cut down on the baserunners he gave up last year in order to be an option in standard leagues.

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Tyler Chatwood
Rockies' Tyler Chatwood: Avoids arbitration
Tyler Chatwood, SP, COL
1/13/2017
News: Chatwood and the Rockies avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $4.4 million contract Friday, MLB.com's Thomas Harding reports.

Chatwood started a career-high 27 games for the Rockies last year, and while he struggled at Coors Field like many pitchers do, he did post a tidy 1.69 ERA over 13 road starts. It remains to be seen exactly where he will slot in, but he will head into this season with a spot in the team's rotation. He finished 2016 with a respectable 12 wins and 3.87 ERA, and another effective campaign would help him as he heads into free agency next offseason.

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Jake Arrieta
Cubs' Jake Arrieta: Avoids arbitration
Jake Arrieta, SP, CHC
1/13/2017
News: Arrieta agreed to a one-year, $15.6375 million deal with the Cubs on Friday, avoiding arbitration, FanRag Sports' Jon Heyman reports.

This is a monster number for Arrieta, but given his performance over the past three seasons, he would have had quite a compelling argument had his case gone to an arbiter. He makes for a low-end SP1 or high-end SP2 in fantasy leagues this season.

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Matt Harvey
Mets' Matt Harvey: Avoids arbitration
Matt Harvey, SP, NYM
1/13/2017
News: Harvey (shoulder) agreed to a one-year, $5.125 million deal with the Mets on Friday, avoiding arbitration, the New York Times' James Wagner reports.

He can earn an extra $100,000 in performance bonuses. Harvey was throwing with no tingling in his fingers before Christmas, which is a good sign as he recovers from thoracic outlet syndrome. There is a ton of risk involved with that procedure, and success stories of other pitchers returning to peak form after the surgery are hard to find. That said, there will come a time in every draft where the reward outweighs the risk.

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Patrick Corbin
Diamondbacks' Patrick Corbin: Avoids arbitration
Patrick Corbin, SP, ARI
1/13/2017
News: Corbin agreed to a one-year deal with the Diamondbacks on Friday, avoiding arbitration.

The terms of the agreement were not announced. Corbin is coming off a pretty terrible year in which he posted a 5.15 ERA, 1.56 WHIP and 131:66 K:BB in 155.2 innings. He will compete with Shelby Miler, Archie Bradley and Braden Shipley for the final two spots in the big league rotation this spring.

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