Rockies' Rosell Herrera: Receives invitation to spring training
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(2/11/2016) Herrera received an invitation to spring training Thursday.

Herrera spent another season with High-A Modesto, but considering he only batted .260 last season, he'll likely head back to the minors for more seasoning after spring training.


Rockies' Jordan Patterson: Receives invitation to spring training
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(2/11/2016) Patterson received an invitation to spring training Thursday.

Patterson has torn up the minor leagues and even reached Double-A in his third professional season. That being said, he'll likely head back to the minors after spring training to get more work against advanced pitchers.


Rockies' David Dahl: Receives invitation to spring training
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(2/11/2016) Dahl received an invitation to spring training Thursday.

Dahl reached Double-A for the first time in 2015, and although he slugged .417, he struck out a ton. He'll likely head back to the minors after spring training for more seasoning.


Padres' Wil Myers: Expected to stick at first base in 2016
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(2/11/2016) The Padres plan to use Myers at first base full-time in 2016.

Myers played 22 games at first base and 42 in the outfield in an injury-shortened 2015 season. But after trading Yonder Alonso to the A's, there's no one substantially in the way of Myers at first base this year. The bigger concern is whether he's fully recovered from the wrist injuries that marred last year's season.


Dexter Fowler: Drawing interest from the O's?
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(2/11/2016) Fowler might be drawing interest from the Orioles, though the team has also been linked to other outfield options.

The notion here is that if the Orioles close the deal with Yovani Gallardo and forfeit their 14th overall pick, they might be more inclined to forfeit a lesser pick to upgrade their outfield. At first glance, such an outfield spot seems readily available.


Diamondbacks' A.J. Pollock: Agrees on two-year contract with Arizona
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(2/9/2016) Pollock agreed to a two-year, $10.25 million contract with the Diamondbacks on Monday to avoid arbitration, Buster Olney of ESPN reports.

Pollock is coming off arguably the best season of his four-year career after compiling 192 hits, 20 home runs, 76 RBI, and 111 runs on 157 games in 2015. Those numbers make the 28-year-old a viable option to be taken within the first two rounds of standard leagues in 2016, especially since he averaged .315 at the plate last season and tends to bat ahead of Paul Goldschmidt.


Padres' Skip Schumaker: Signs minor league contract with Padres
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(2/8/2016) The Padres signed Schumaker to a minor league contract Monday, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports.

Schumaker spent last season serving in a situational role, which translated to a .242/.306/.336 slash line, one homer, and two stolen bases in 244 at-bats across 131 games. After turning 36 years old last week, he's clearly in the twilight of his career, but the opportunity afforded by the Padres could result in an outfield depth role at the major league level at some point in 2016.


Mets' Roger Bernadina: Gets minors deal with invite to spring training
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(2/8/2016) Bernadina signed a minor league contract with the Mets on Monday that includes an invitation to spring training.

While Bernadina does have a lengthy MLB resume, he spent much of the 2015 season playing for the Rockies' Triple-A affiliate in Albuquerque. The veteran managed to post a .276/.383/.466 batting line with 15 home runs and 62 RBI at that level, but that's likely inflated due to playing in the Pacfic Coast League. Still, Bernadina will get a chance to join the Mets in spring training, though he'll almost certainly be destined to serve as organizational depth once again.


Dodgers' Alex Guerrero: Might not make 25-man roster
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(2/7/2016) Guerrero might not make the 25-man roster when the 2016 season rolls around, Steve Dilbeck of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Guerrero briefly appeared to be a breakout star in the early stages of 2015, but a .206/.242/.286 second-half slash line and a lack of natural position left him without a regular role by the end of the season. Now, the Dodgers' build-up of depth in the corners could leave him without a roster spot. The 29-year-old is still owed $10 million over the next two years, but certain clauses in his contract make things much more complicated. He can declare free agency if he is left off the 25-man roster and he can also end his deal after the season if he is traded away from Los Angeles, so moving him would be very tricky. The power he showed in 2016 should give him a role wherever he ends up, but there is plenty of uncertainty surrounding him right now.


Reds' Juan Duran: Suspended 80 games for multiple drug tests
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(2/5/2016) Duran was suspended 80 games for testing positive for Drostanolone, Stanzolol, and Nandrolone, C. Trent Rosencrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Duran hasn't excelled so far in the minors, hitting a .243/.304.415 line in a professional career that hasn't moved past Double-A. He certainly won't get any help from a suspension that will wipe out half his season. He's still on the Reds' 40-man roster, but that could change in the next few months.


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