Elvis Andrus
Rangers' Elvis Andrus: Rehab progressing as planned
Elvis Andrus, SS, TEX
1/19/2017
News: Andrus (groin) is expected to be healthy for the start of the 2017 season, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Andrus said that he's being careful while rehabbing his injury, but plans to be ready for the upcoming campaign. He also said that the groin ailment limited his ability to steal bases throughout 2016, so an increase in stolen base production may be in order for the 28-year-old shortstop.

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Jose Iglesias
Tigers' Jose Iglesias: Avoids arbitration
Jose Iglesias, SS, DET
1/13/2017
News: Iglesias agreed to a one-year contract with the Tigers on Friday, avoiding arbitration.

The terms of the agreement were not announced. Iglesias was once again a wizard on defense and well below-average hitter (73 wRC+) in 2016. His elite glove will keep him in the lineup most days, but there's not much value to extract from a fantasy perspective.

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Xander Bogaerts
Red Sox's Xander Bogaerts: Avoids arbitration
Xander Bogaerts, SS, BOS
1/13/2017
News: Bogaerts agreed to a one-year deal with the Red Sox on Friday, avoiding arbitration.

Terms of the agreement were not available. Bogaerts set a career high last season in home runs (21), steals (13), runs (115) and RBI (89). He should continue to be a five-category force at shortstop in 2017.

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Brad Miller
Rays' Brad Miller: Avoids arbitration with Rays
Brad Miller, SS, TB
1/13/2017
News: Miller and the Rays avoided arbitration with a $3.575 million deal, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Miller experienced a massive power spike in 2016, slugging a career-high .482 and 30 home runs. His reward will be a strong showing in his first round of arbitration.

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Didi Gregorius
Yankees' Didi Gregorius: Avoids arbitration
Didi Gregorius, SS, NYY
1/13/2017
News: Gregorius agreed to a one-year, $5.1 million contract with the Yankees on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports.

His defense slipped in his age-25 season, but Gregorius made up for it to an extent with a significant power boost. Gregorius more than doubled his previous career high of nine home runs (established in 2015) while posting the best contact rate of his career. He'll make for a decent consolation prize for those who miss out on one of the young superstars at the shortstop position.

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Tim Beckham
Rays' Tim Beckham: Avoids arbitration
Tim Beckham, SS, TB
1/13/2017
News: Beckham agreed to a one-year, $885,000 contract with the Rays on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports.

Beckham was sent down after striking out 21 times in 78 plate appearances in August and did not return at any point in September. The first overall pick in 2008, he has provided defensive versatility for the Rays but little else over the past two seasons. He will not be assured of a spot on the Opening Day roster.

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Jean Segura
Mariners' Jean Segura: Avoids arbitration with Mariners
Jean Segura, SS, SEA
1/13/2017
News: Segura agreed to a one-year, $6.2 million contract with the Mariners on Thursday, avoiding arbitration, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports.

Segura batted .319 with 20 homer runs and 33 stolen bases last season with the Diamondbacks before being traded to the Mariners in November. Expect him to be the main shortstop for the Mariners for the 2017 season as he looks to build on a great bounce-back 2016 season.

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Brendan Ryan
Tigers' Brendan Ryan: Signs minor league contract with Tigers
Brendan Ryan, SS, DET
12/19/2016
News: Ryan signed a minor league contract with the Tigers on Monday, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports.

Ryan spent the majority of his 2016 campaign with the Angels' organization at Triple-A Salt Lake, where he slashed a paltry .232/.295/.274 in 212 at-bats. The 34-year-old will likely begin the 2017 season in Triple-A Toledo and serve as emergency infield depth for the Tigers.

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Tommy Field
Twins' Tommy Field: Returns to Twins with spring training invite
Tommy Field, SS, MIN
12/15/2016
News: Field signed a minor league deal with a spring training invite with the Twins on Thursday, Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press reports.

Field didn't reach the majors in 2016 and hit .235/.313/.413 with 11 home runs at the Twins' Triple-A affiliate in Rochester. The 29-year-old will likely be on the outside looking in for a major league roster spot in spring training.

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Reid Brignac
Astros' Reid Brignac: Signs minor league deal with Astros
Reid Brignac, SS, HOU
12/10/2016
News: Brignac signed a minor league contract with the Astros on Friday that includes an invite to spring training, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Brignac has spent time in the majors in each of the past nine seasons, but he hasn't reached 100 plate appearances in any of the past five years and has totaled just 46 plate appearances over the past two campaigns. The soon-to-be 31-year-old is a .219/.264/.309 career hitter at the major league level, but he can play shortstop, second base and third and thus has some real-life value.

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