Stephen Cardullo: Non-tendered by Rockies
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(12/2/2016) Cardullo was non-tendered by the Rockies on Friday, making him a free agent.

Cardullo's intriguing trajectory from four seasons in the independent leagues to the Rockies in 2016 took another turn as he hit free agency. He was solid enough in Triple-A during 2016, posting a PCL-inflated .308/.367/.522 for Triple-A Albuquerque, that he should at least be able to find another team needing minor league depth.


Chris Carter: Hits free agency after Brewers can't find trade
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(12/2/2016) Carter is officially a free agent after the Brewers non-tendered him.

The Brewers had been reported by Jon Heyman of Today's Knuckleball to still be looking for trade partners for Carter, but those efforts apparently failed. That's not too large of a surprise, considering Milwaukee was negotiating with little leverage since they had already designated him for assignment, but that's also not a good sign for Carter's market as a free agent. Carter should still be able to find a team that values his right-handed power and can stomach the whiffs and poor defensive value.


Braves' Balbino Fuenmayor: Inks minor league deal with Braves
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(12/2/2016) Fuenmayor signed a minor league contract with the Braves on Friday, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports.

"The Great Balbino" doesn't have much prospect pedigree, but he certainly left his mark back in 2015 when he bashed 17 home runs and 28 doubles between the Double-A and Triple-A levels of the Royals organization. His production tapered off a bit last season, so between that and Freddie Freeman occupying first base at the major league level, Fuenmayor will likely spend another season in an organizational depth role.


Athletics' Rangel Ravelo: Outrighted to Triple-A
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(12/2/2016) Ravelo was outrighted to Triple-A Nashville on Friday.

Ravelo was designated for assignment earlier in the week to clear a roster spot for Matt Joyce, and after going through waivers unclaimed, he'll report to the Triple-A club. The 24-year-old spent all of last season with Triple-A Nashville, slashing .262/.334/.395 with eight home runs.


Athletics' Yonder Alonso: Inks new deal with Oakland
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(12/2/2016) Alonso agreed to a one-year, $4 million contract with the A's, avoiding arbitration, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Alonso was considered a potential non-tender candidate, so this deal allows him to stay on in Oakland for a second season with the A's. The 29-year-old played in a career-high 156 games and posted a .253/.316/.367 line with seven home runs last season, and he figures to once again serve as the primary option at first base in 2017.


Athletics' Chris Parmelee: Agrees to minor league deal with A's
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(11/30/2016) Parmelee signed a minor league contract with the A's on Wednesday that includes an invite to spring training, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.

The Yankees gave Parmelee the call in June after Mark Teixeira hit the DL, but he didn't even make it a week before going down with a hamstring injury. Parmelee then battled back spasms late in the year, but if healthy come the spring, the 28-year-old could make a push for a role at first base. He's hit .248/.313/.405 in parts of six major league seasons.


Athletics' Rangel Ravelo: Designated for assignment
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(11/30/2016) Ravelo was designated for assignment on Wednesday.

The A's needed to clear a 40-man roster spot after inking Matt Joyce to a two-year contract. He has never reached the majors and has been a below league average hitter in 134 games at Triple-A.


Athletics' Rangel Ravelo: Designated for assignment
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(11/30/2016) Ravelo was designated for assignment on Wednesday.

The A's needed to clear a 40-man roster spot after inking Matt Joyce to a two-year contract. He has never reached the majors and has been a below league average hitter in 134 games at Triple-A.


Eric Campbell: Signs contract with Japanese club
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(11/29/2016) Campbell agreed to a contract earlier this month with the Hanshin Tigers of the Japanese Central League, ESPN.com's Adam Rubin reports.

After being outrighted off the Mets' 40-man roster on Nov. 2, Campbell likely would have struggled to land anything more than a minor-league deal in free agency had he elected to stay stateside, so he'll head to Japan for what's presumably a greater payday. Campbell demonstrated some nice positional versatility during parts of three seasons with the Mets, but his career .221/.312/.311 batting line over 505 plate appearances prevented him from ever becoming a major contributor at the big-league level.


Brewers' Chris Carter: Officially designated for assignment Tuesday
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(11/29/2016) The Brewers designated Carter for assignment Tuesday, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

After revealing Monday that they had no intention of tendering Carter a contract for the 2017 season due to the expected salary increase he was due in arbitration, the Brewers signed Korean import Eric Thames to a three-year deal Tuesday to serve as their new everyday first baseman. In order to clear a 40-man spot for Thames, Carter was designated for assignment, which will allow the Brewers to see if any other teams are interested in trading for the slugger before he becomes a free agent. While Carter made a major splash for fantasy owners last season with 41 homers and 94 RBI, his sky-high strikeout rate and poor defense makes him far less attractive in real-life terms, hence the Brewers decision to move on from him.


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