Reds' J.C. Ramirez: Signs minor-league deal
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(12/1/2015) Ramirez agreed to a minor-league contract with the Reds which includes an invitation to spring training.

Ramirez appeared in 20 games between the Mariners and the Diamondbacks this season, recording a 5.32 ERA and 1.52 WHIP in 23.2 innings. The 27-year-old did pitch well in Triple-A last season (2.72 ERA in 43 innings) so he could earn a spot with the Reds during spring training, but he's unlikely to pitch in enough high-leverage innings to become fantasy relevant.

Indians' Joba Chamberlain: Agrees to a minor league deal
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(12/1/2015) Chamberlain agreed to a minor league contract with the Indians on Tuesday that includes an invitation to spring training.

Chamberlain made appearances with the Tigers and Royals in 2015, recording a 4.88 ERA and 1.45 WHIP in 27.2 innings between the two clubs. Considering the Indians seemingly lack of depth in the bullpen, the 30-year-old has a decent to open with the team out of spring training, but it's unlikely Chamberlain will be placed in enough high-leverage pitching opportunities to make him fantasy relevant.

Royals' Tim Collins: Signs with Royals
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(11/30/2015) The Royals agreed to a contract with Collins on Monday.

Collins torn the UCL early in spring training 2015 and underwent Tommy John surgery shortly thereafter. Although the 26-year-old southpaw missed the entire season and will likely miss a good portion of the upcoming campaign, he could factor into the Royals' bullpen, once he regains his health. In the wake of the signing, it was revealed that Collins inked a one-year, $1.475 million deal.

Athletics' Fernando Abad: Cleared waivers
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(11/30/2015) Abad cleared waivers Monday and was outrighted to Triple-A Nashville.

Abad was a casualty of the team needing space on the 40-man roster, as he was designated for assignment earlier in the month, but the other 29 clubs apparently weren't interested in the left-hander. He spent the entire season in the majors in 2015 but could begin next year in the minors.

Indians' Kirby Yates: Traded to Indians
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(11/25/2015) Yates was acquired from the Rays in exchange for cash considerations Wednesday, Jordan Bastian of reports.

The 28-year-old was designated for assignment last Friday, so it's clear the Rays weren't looking to get much in return for their right-hander. Yates was hit around plenty in his 2015 stint with Tampa Bay -- in 20.1 innings, Yates recorded a 7.97 ERA and 1.48 WHIP -- but he could have a chance to rehabilitate his numbers with the Indians.

Orioles' Pedro Beato: Signs minor league deal with Orioles
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(11/24/2015) Beato signed a minor league contract with the Orioles on Tuesday, MASN's Roch Kubatko reports.

The deal comes with an invite to spring training, where the right-handed reliever will look to show he can over valuable bullpen depth. He notched a 2.65 ERA in 74.2 innings of relief at Triple-A in 2015.

White Sox's Tommy Kahnle: Traded to White Sox
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(11/24/2015) Kahnle was traded to the White Sox on Tuesday in exchange for pitching prospect Yency Almonte.

While it is obviously an improvement for any pitcher to be traded from Colorado, Kahnle has not started a game as a professional, so he just offers Chicago with some organizational bullpen depth. The 26-year-old righty has a career 4.41 ERA and 102 strikeouts in 102 innings in the big leagues.

Phillies' Greg Burke: Signs a minor league deal with the Phillies
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(11/24/2015) Burke signed a minor league deal with the Phillies that includes an invitation to spring training, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Burke, 33, spent last season in the Blue Jays' farm system, going a combined 5-1 with a 2.63 ERA between Double-A and Triple-A. He will compete for a bullpen spot in the spring.

Dodgers' Adrian Salcedo: Signs minor league contract with Dodgers
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(11/23/2015) Salcedo signed a minor league contract on Monday with the Dodgers, Brandon Warne reports.

Salcedo is currently serving a 100-game suspension that will keep him out until August of 2016, This is his second major suspension for PED use. Upon his return, he'll still only be either in the Double-A or Triple-A for the remainder of the 2016 season.

Rays' Kirby Yates: Added to 40-man roster
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(11/20/2015) Yates was designated for assignment on Friday, the Tampa Bay Times' Marc Topkin reports.

The Rays needed to clear space on the 40-man roster, and Yates was a casualty. Look for him to begin the 2016 on a minor league deal.

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