Troy Tulowitzki
Yankees have inquired about Rockies SS Tulowitzki
Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL
10:20 AM
News: The Yankees have thrown their hat in the ring in the pursuit of Rockies star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman has reported.

Tulowitzki is open to a trade to a contender and the Yankees have a significant need at shortstop. But it remains to be seen how committed Colorado is to dealing him.

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Jimmy Rollins
Dodgers, Phillies officially announce Jimmy Rollins trade
Jimmy Rollins, SS, LAD
12/19/2014
News: Shortstop Jimmy Rollins has officially been traded from the Phillies to the Dodgers, according to the official website of both clubs on Friday. The Dodgers acquired Rollins and cash considerations from the Phillies for left-hander Tom Windle and right-hander Zach Eflin. Both sides initially agreed to the trade during the winter meetings.

Rollins, 36, has a career .230/.277/.345 slash line over 200 at-bats at Dodger Stadium. He hit .243/.323/.394 over 538 at-bats last season. He's in the final year of his contract, and is set to make $11 million next year.

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Wilmer Flores
Alderson: 'Very high' probability Flores will be starting shortstop
Wilmer Flores, SS, NYM
12/16/2014
News: Mets general manager Sandy Alderson indicated Tuesday there is a "very high" probability Wilmer Flores will be the team's opening day shortstop. His comment comes during the same meeting with the media he said the Mets are "unlikely" to submit a bid for Korean shortstop Jung-Ho Kang.

"We've been looking at it. We've been talking to Alan Nero, who has represented Kang," Alderson said Tuesday, per ESPN. "It's about the transition from the Korean league to Major League Baseball. It's about questions surrounding the player's ability to stay shortstop -- or possibly having to move elsewhere. Those are really the two major issues for us. I'm not saying we won't make a bid, but I'd say right now it's less likely."

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Marco Hernandez
Cubs ship Marco Hernandez to Red Sox
Marco Hernandez, SS, CHC
12/15/2014
News: The Cubs have sent infielder Marco Hernandez to the Red Sox.

The move completes the Felix Doubront trade. The 22-year-old shortstop hit .270/.315/.351 over 486 at-bats in High A last year. 

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Ian Desmond
Ian Desmond, Nationals not making any progress on extension
Ian Desmond, SS, WAS
12/13/2014
News: The Nationals and shortstop Ian Desmond have not made any progress thus far this offseason on a contract extension, reports the Washington Post. Desmond reportedly rejected a $107 million extension last offseason and his name was included in multiple trade discussions during the winter meetings.

Desmond wouldn't indicate if he would be willing to negotiate for a new deal in-season, saying, "we're not at that point yet."

"Look, this isn't my first day on the job. I understand what's going on," Desmond said. "I wouldn't respect Mike (Rizzo) the way I do, like I said, if he just sat on his hands and did nothing. That's not how this organization got here, and it's not how it's going to continue to move forward. Hopefully I'm a part of it, but if not, I'm still going to be rooting for them."

Desmond is expected to make $11 million in 2015 before becoming a free agent in 2016. He slashed .255/.313/.430 with 91 RBI and 24 stolen bases in 593 at-bats in 2014. He also led all shortstops with 24 home runs on the year.

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Zack Cozart
Suarez trade doesn't change Cozart's status as Reds' top shortstop
Zack Cozart, SS, CIN
12/11/2014
News: Although the Reds acquired shortstop Eguenio Suarez in a trade with the Tigers on Thursday, Reds general manager Walt Jocketty stressed Zack Cozart is still the team's starting shortstop, per MLB Network Radio.

"Cozart is our opening day shortstop and he's one of the best in the league," Jocketty said.

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Jean Segura
Brewers' Roenicke hopeful Segura has bounce-back year in 2015
Jean Segura, SS, MIL
12/9/2014
News: Following an All-Star campaign in 2013, Brewers shortstop Jean Segura had a down year in 2014. He struggled offensively, batting just .246 with a .289 on-base percentage, but manager Ron Roenicke is hopeful Segura will bounce back in 2015, per MLB.com.

"I think just mentally and maturity-wise, I think he's in a lot better place than he was last year for a lot of the season," Roenicke said of Segura, who became a father in October. "So I'm hoping he comes back and has another great year. If not, Hector [Gomez] is there, and [prospect Orlando] Arcia is coming." 

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Chris Owings
Diamondbacks SS Owings won't be ready for spring training
Chris Owings, SS, ARI
12/8/2014
News: Chip Hale has stated that Diamondbacks middle infielder Chris Owings will not be recovered from offseason left shoulder surgery in time for spring training.

He should, however, be 100 percent by opening day.

Owings lost much of the season to injury, but performed decently when healthy. He managed a slash line of .261/.300/.406.

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Ruben Tejada
Mets' Collins not ready to name Flores starting SS, Tejada still in mix
Ruben Tejada, SS, NYM
12/8/2014
News: Mets manager Terry Collins said Monday even if the team doesn't acquire a shortstop, he won't name Wilmer Flores the starting shortstop. He said beleaguered infielder Ruben Tejada will be in the mix this spring as well.

Collins has a slightly different view than general manager Sandy Alderson, who said Sunday the likelihood of Flores being the starting shortstop are increasing.

"Where we are today, that's the likelihood but that doesn't mean it'll happen," Alderson said, per NJ.com. "If you look around at all the possibilities, is it more likely than not? Probably."

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Matt Reynolds
Mets expecting infield prospect Matt Reynolds to open year in minors
Matt Reynolds, SS, NYM
12/8/2014
News: Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Sunday he anticipates infield prospect Matt Reynolds to open the 2015 season in the minors, per ESPN.

"Reynolds is not on the roster. I expect he will be invited to spring training," Alderson said. "We’ll see how he does in the spring. But, if I had to bet right now, I’d say he ends up probably back in (Triple-A) Las Vegas. 

“You know, if you look at his track record at the minor-league level, last year was an outstanding year. But it wasn’t an outstanding year on top of an outstanding year on top of an outstanding year. So I think there’s probably more experience that’s necessary there. He’s certainly someone we like middle to long-term."

Reynolds hit .343 with a .405 on-base percentage, .454 slugging percentage and .859 OPS in 126 games between Double-A and Triple-A last season. He also had six home runs, seven triples, 21 doubles, 61 RBI, 87 runs and 20 stolen bases.

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