Ehire Adrianza
Giants' Ehire Adrianza: Avoids arbitration with one-year deal
Ehire Adrianza, SS, SF
3:15 PM
News: Adrianza signed a one-year contract to avoid arbitration with the Giants on Friday, MLB Network's Jon Heyman reports.

Adrianza slashed .254/.292/.378 in 71 plate appearances over 40 games for the Giants last season. The 27-year-old shortstop will likely just be a bench or minor league option in 2017, with Brandon Crawford cemented as San Francisco's starter.

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Jose Peraza
Reds' Jose Peraza: Expected to play regularly in 2017
Jose Peraza, SS, CIN
12/2/2016
News: Peraza is expected to play regularly in 2017, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

General manager Dick Williams and manager Bryan Price both said Friday that that they are committed to giving Peraza regular opportunities. Peraza, acquired in the Todd Frazier trade last winter, hit .324 with 21 steals (31 attempts) in 72 games with the Reds in 2016. The question is where he will play next season. He saw time at shortstop, center field, second base and left field and could fill a similar super-utility role to start, but perhaps a trade will open up a more permanent spot for him in the field.

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Sean Rodriguez
Sean Rodriguez: Agrees to two-year deal with Braves
Sean Rodriguez, SS, ATL
11/24/2016
News: Rodriguez has agreed to a two-year deal with the Braves pending his physical, MLB Network's Ken Rosenthal reports.

Though the deal has yet to be finalized, it appears that Rodriguez is set to join the Braves on a multi-year deal worth more than $11 million, per Rosenthal. The versatile veteran is coming off an excellent 2016 campaign with the Pirates in which he slashed .270/.349/.510 with 18 home runs and 56 RBI. Provided that his deal with the Braves becomes finalized, he'll likely see most of his playing time on the left side of the infield or in right field.

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Ketel Marte
Diamondbacks' Ketel Marte: Sent to Arizona in five-player trade
Ketel Marte, SS, ARI
11/23/2016
News: Marte was traded along with Taijuan Walker to the Diamondbacks as part of a five-player trade Wednesday night.

Marte likely won't provide the Diamondbacks with flashy numbers at the plate, but he did steal double-digit bases in 119 games last season and hit .259/.287/.323. The Diamondbacks don't have any studs in the middle infield, so Marte could see some playing time with Jean Segura's (traded to Seattle) departure opening up second base in a more hitter-friendly environment. However, he doesn't own much power to take advantage of the situation.

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Orlando Calixte
Giants' Orlando Calixte: Added to 40-man roster
Orlando Calixte, SS, SF
11/19/2016
News: Calixte was added to the Giants' 40-man roster Friday, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports.

Calixte joined the Giants last week on a minor league deal after his seventh and final season in the Royals' organization. He doesn't hit or get on base with much consistency, but Calixte has a little power and speed and can play virtually every position on the field.

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Javier Guerra
Padres' Javier Guerra: Added to 40-man roster
Javier Guerra, SS, SD
11/18/2016
News: Guerra was added to the Padres' 40-man roster Friday.

The 21-year-old endured some major growing pains in 2016, as he hit just .202/.264/.325 with a 32.7 percent strikeout rate in his first season in the Padres' organization. Guerra also missed the final month with an undisclosed injury and his health is still something of a question mark, but regardless, Guerra is a long way away from the big leagues.

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Jack Reinheimer
Diamondbacks' Jack Reinheimer: Added to 40-man roster
Jack Reinheimer, SS, ARI
11/18/2016
News: Reinheimer was added to Arizona's 40-man roster on Friday.

The Diamondbacks wanted to protect Reinheimer from the Rule 5 draft. He will offer organizational middle infield depth in 2017 and could end up getting on base enough to profile as a major league reserve.

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Dawel Lugo
Diamondbacks' Dawel Lugo: Added to 40-man roster
Dawel Lugo, SS, ARI
11/18/2016
News: Lugo was added to Arizona's 40-man roster on Friday.

The Diamondbacks unsurprisingly opted to protect him from the Rule 5 draft. Lugo hit 17 home runs and hit .311 across stops at High-A and Double-A last year, showcasing average game power and strong bat to ball skills. However, his unwillingness to take walks and lack of defensive utility cloud his outlook. That said, Arizona has the worst farm system in baseball, so Lugo could end up getting some chances to get his bat into games at the big league level in a year or two.

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Edmundo Sosa
Cardinals' Edmundo Sosa: Added to 40-man roster
Edmundo Sosa, SS, STL
11/18/2016
News: Sosa was added to the Cardinals' 40-man roster Friday.

The 20-year-old shortstop won't be an option for the major league team anytime soon -- he just advanced to the High-A level late in 2016 -- but he had to be added to the 40-man roster for Rule 5 protection. Sosa has hit at a nice clip in the minors but doesn't pack much power, and at 5-foot-11, he doesn't project to add a whole lot in time.

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Austin Nola
Marlins' Austin Nola: Added to 40-man roster Friday
Austin Nola, SS, MIA
11/18/2016
News: Nola was added to Miami's 40-man roster Friday, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

Nola was a serviceable infielder at the Triple-A level last season, batting .261 with 23 doubles and a low strikeout rate, although he doesn't have much luster to his prospect shine. His defensive versatility and proximity to the big leagues could help him creep onto the major league roster at some point in 2017, but the 26-year-old's ceiling isn't overly high.

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