Marlins' Don Kelly: Signs minor league contract with Marlins on Wednesday
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(2/3/2016) Kelly signed a minor league contract with the Marlins on Wednesday that includes an invitation to spring training, Joe Frisaro of reports.

Kelly signed with the Marlins last season, but was limited to one at bat in the majors due to a broken finger and then Tommy John surgery. If he's healthy for spring training, he'll likely compete for a reserve role as a utility player, thanks to his experience in playing almost every position on the field.

Dodgers' Justin Turner: Offseason recovery going as planned
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(1/29/2016) Turner (knee) has not dealt with any setbacks in his recovery from a microfracture procedure in November, Ken Gurnick of reports.

Turner reportedly had a portion of the cartilage torn off the outside of his knee in the postseason, requiring him to undergo the surgery shortly after the season. Assuming the rest of his rehab process goes as planned, the 31-year-old third baseman should be ready for the beginning of spring training.

Rockies' Nolan Arenado: Signs $5M deal with Rockies
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(1/15/2016) Arenado and the Rockies agreed to terms on a one-year, $5 million deal Friday, avoiding arbitration, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.

Arenado is coming off of a breakout season in which he hit .287 and led the National League in both home runs (42) and RBI (130) while playing in 157 games. The 24-year-old will receive a substantial raise in his first season of arbitration eligibility, but he won't hit free agency until after the 2020 campaign.

Dodgers' Justin Turner: Agrees to terms with Dodgers
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(1/15/2016) Turner (knee) agreed to terms with the Dodgers on a one-year, $5.1 million deal Friday, avoiding arbitration, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.

Turner followed up an impressive 2014 with a productive 2015 campaign, hitting .294 with a career-high 16 home runs to go with 60 RBI and five steals. The third baseman underwent microfracture surgery on his knee in November, and while it's expected to keep him from working out at full speed until next month, he said he expects to be 100 percent by the time spring training begins.

Marlins' Chris Johnson: Signs one-year contract with Marlins
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(1/13/2016) Johnson inked a one-year contract with the Marlins on Wednesday, Joe Frisaro of reports.

Given the depth for the Marlins in the infield, it's tough to see Johnson earning a starting job for the club, but he should battle for a spot as a utility infielder. The veteran played 83 games between the Braves and Indians last season, batting .255/.272/.320 with tree home runs and 18 RBI combined between the two over 243 at-bats, but offers little to look forward to in most fantasy leagues.

Dodgers' Rob Segedin: Traded to Dodgers on Tuesday
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(1/12/2016) Segedin was traded to the Dodgers on Tuesday.

Segedin was included in a package with cash or a player to be named later that sent left-handed pitcher Tyler Olson and infielder Ronald Torreyes to the Yankees. The 26-year-old split time between Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in the Yankees organization last season, posting a .278 batting average and .764 OPS in Triple-A. He'll likely serve as organizational depth for the Dodgers.

Pirates' Jung-Ho Kang: Making progress from injury
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(1/11/2016) Pirates GM Neal Huntington believes Kang (knee) could return sometime in April, while Kang says that Opening Day isn't out of the question. "I don't know ... maybe," Kang told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

The Pittsburgh infielder threw long toss Monday during minicamp. He's also able to jog and lift weights with his upper body, four months after suffering a broken leg. It still seems unlikely Kang will play at the start of the season, but it's becoming more reasonable to expect him back before the end of April. He's expected to serve as the Pirates' starting third baseman when healthy.

Yankees' Eric Jagielo: Traded to Reds
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(12/28/2015) Jagielo was traded to the Reds along with three other players in a deal that saw Aroldis Chapman join the Yankees, Bryan Hoch of reports.

The Yankees' top draft pick in 2013, Jagielo was slashing an impressive .284/.347/.495 with Double-A Trenton before injuring his knee, cutting his season short. He eventually underwent a lateral meniscus scope in early August to repair the injury, but he is expected to be ready for the start of the minor-league season. He's likely a few years away from joining a major league roster.

Chris Johnson: Released by Indians
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(12/22/2015) Johnson was released by the Indians on Tuesday, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports.

Just days after being DFA'd by the Indians, Johnson was officially released Tuesday and will hit free agency. The 31-year-old corner infielder batted .289/.312/.367 down the stretch with the Indians last season and could be a fit for an American League team looking for a DH or depth infield option.

Indians' Chris Johnson: Designated for assignment
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(12/17/2015) Johnson was designated for assignment Thursday, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Johnson was traded over to the Indians during the 2015 season and played reasonably well as a member of the Tribe, batting .289 with seven RBI in 90 at-bats, but he also struck out 25 times in that span. With the Indians' recent addition of Rajai Davis, the club opted to DFA Johnson in order to clear a roster spot for the veteran outfielder. "It was a tough decision. As we looked at how we'd allocate playing time on our roster moving forward, we found it' be pretty difficult to get [Johnson] some at-bats. That led to the decision," said president of baseball operations Chris Antonetti.

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