Rockies sign Roger Bernadina to minor-league deal
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(12/24/2014) The Rockies have signed outfielder Roger Bernadina to a minor-league deal. He hit .167/.304/.258 in 66 at-bats with the Reds and Dodgers in 2014.

Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez resumes hitting
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(12/24/2014) Rockies outfieler Carlos Gonzalez revealed this week that he has been cleared to practice hitting for the first time since undergoing knee surgery in August, MLB.com reports.

Gonzalez had been having issues with the troublesome knee for more than a year before undergoing a procedure to repair a patella tendon on Aug. 18. He also dealt with appendicitis in January and a persistent finger injury throughout the season. The issues led to a down year for the outfielder, as Gonzalez hit just .238/.292/.431 with 11 home runs and 38 RBI in 260 at-bats.


Report: Orioles interested in Padres' Will Venable, Seth Smith
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(12/24/2014) The Orioles have continued dialogue with the Padres regarding trading for an outfielder, with Padres outfielders Will Venable and Seth Smith drawing the most interest from the team, the Baltimore Sun reports.

Either player would address the team's need for lefthanded hitters who fare well against righthanded pitching. While neither figures to receive significant playing time in San Diego after the Padres imported three outfielders via trade this offseason, either Smith or Venable would be expected to assume a platoon role with Baltimore at the outset of the season with the potential to earn a full-time starting position.


Orioles, Delmon Young agree to one-year deal
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(12/24/2014) The Orioles have agreed to a one-year deal with outfielder Delmon Young worth $2.25 million, CBSSports.com baseball insider Jon Heyman reports. The deal is pending a physical in January.

Young had been in dicussions with the Orioles in November but was reported to be seeking a two-year deal after hitting .302/.337/.442 line with seven home runs and 30 RBI in 242 at-bats with Baltimore in 2014. The two sides were said to be back in discussions earlier in December and have now come to terms on a deal. Young made more than half of his appearances with the team in the designated hitter role last season, but it's possible he could be used more in the outfield with the team losing multiple outfielders this offseason.


Twins outright Eric Fryer, Chris Parmelee to Triple-A
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(12/23/2014) The Twins have outrighted catcher Eric Fryer and infielder Chris Parmelee to Triple-A on Tuesday.

Parmelee was designated for assignment earlier this month, and went unclaimed on waivers. The 26-year-old hit .256/.307/.384 over 250 at-bats last year. 

Fryer hit .213/.272/.307 over 75 at-bats. 

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Kyle Jensen outrighted to Triple-A Oklahoma City
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(12/23/2014) The Dodgers have outrighted outfielder/first baseman Kyle Jensen to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Tuesday, per the team's official website.  Jensen hit .260/.331/.481 over 556 at-bats in Triple-A.

Twins sign Wilkin Ramirez to minor league deal
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(12/23/2014) The Twins have re-signed outfielder Wilkin Ramirez to a minor league deal, the team announced. Ramirez has only played 70 games in the majors since 2009. He slashed .271/.318/.398 with one home run and 11 RBI over that span.

Royals part ways with Carlos Peguero
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(12/23/2014) The Royals have secured unconditional release waivers on outfielder Carlos Peguero, making him a free agent, per the team's official website on Tuesday. Peguero has earned just 15 major league at-bats in the last two years combined and owns a career average of .196.

OF Shane Peterson claimed by Brewers
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(12/23/2014) The Brewers claimed outfielder Shane Peterson off of waivers from the Cubs, reaching the 40-man capacity, per the team's official website. Peterson managed one hit in seven at-bats for the Athletics in 2013 and has not played since.

O's claim Ryan Lavarnway on waivers, waive Quinton Berry
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(12/23/2014) The Orioles have claimed catcher Ryan Lavarnway off of waivers from the Cubs, per the team's official website on Tuesday. In a corresponding move, the Orioles have released outfielder Quinton Berry.

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