Charles Brewer
Indians acquire Charles Brewer for cash considerations
Charles Brewer, SP, CLE
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News: The Indians acquired pitcher Charles Brewer from the Diamondbacks for cash considerations Satruday.

Brewer was designated for assignment by Arizona Thursday as they tidied up the 40-man roster in preparation for the Rule 5 Draft. He went 11-12 with a 4.46 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 138:48 K:BB ratio in 169 2/3 innings over 29 starts between Double-A Mobile and Triple-A Reno in 2014.


Jose Cisnero
Reds ink two to minor league deals
Jose Cisnero, P, HOU
News: The Reds signed infielder Ivan De Jesus and pitcher Jose Cisnero to minor league deals.

Jon Lester
Report: Jon Lester expected to meet with two other teams
Jon Lester, SP, OAK
News: Athletics pitcher Jon Lester is expected to meet with at least two other teams next week, according to WEEI.

Lester has already met with the Red Sox, Cubs and Braves. The identity of the other two teams is unknown at this time. Lester posted a 2.46 ERA over 219 2/3 innings last year. 


Giovanny Urshela
Indians' Giovanny Urshela will not require surgery
Giovanny Urshela, 3B, CLE
News: Indians infielder Giovanny Urshela will not require surgery on his knee, according to

Urshela sprained his PCL, but the injury isn't as serious as expected. He should be ready to go for the start of 2015. 


Matt Joyce
Report: Rays put Matt Joyce on the trade block
Matt Joyce, OF, TB
News: The Rays have put outfielder Matt Joyce on the trade block, according to

The 30-year-old Joyce hit .254/.349/.383 over 418 at-bats last year. Joyce has always been a superior hitter against righties, and has often been utilized in a platoon role. 


Xavier Avery
Tigers sign Xavier Avery to a minor-league deal
Xavier Avery, LF, SEA
News: The Tigers have signed outfielder Xavier Avery to a minor-league deal, according to SBNation.

The 24-year-old Avery hit .275/.344/.413 over 447 at-bats at Triple-A. With the deal, Avery will receive an invite to major-league camp during spring training. 


Yu Darvish
Rangers' Yu Darvish will have an MRI on injured elbow next week
Yu Darvish, SP, TEX
News: The Rangers have pushed back the date of starting pitcher Yu Darvish's MRI on his right elbow to next week, according to the Dallas Morning News. Darvish is expected to start a throwing program in December, depending on the results of that exam. 

Jose Dominguez
Rays send Joel Peralta to Dodgers
Jose Dominguez, P, TB
News: The Rays and Dodgers made a four player deal on Thursday in order to finalize 40-man rosters.

Tampa Bay is receiving pitcher Jose Dominguez and Greg Harris. Los Angeles will receive Joel Peralta and pitcher Adam Liberatore . Peralta is the most well-known of the bunch. The 10-year veteran posted a 4.41 ERA over 63 1/3 innings with the Rays last year. 


Alfredo Marte
Angels designate Alfredo Marte for assignment
Alfredo Marte, LF, LAA
News: The Angels have designated outfielder Alfredo Marte for assignment on Thursday.

The team claimed Marte off waivers from the D-Backs in October. He appeared in 44 major-league games last season, hitting .170 over 106 at-bats. 


Jim Adduci
Rangers shore up 40-man roster
Jim Adduci, CF, TEX
News: The Rangers have made changes to the 40-man roster.

The team purchased the contracts of Jorge Alfaro , Hanser Alberto, Jerad Eickhoff and Luke Jackson . All four players will now be protected from the Rule 5 draft. In order to make room on the 40-man roster, the team designated outfielder Jim Adduci for assignment. 


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