Athletics' Ross Detwiler: Agrees to minor league deal with A's
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(10:05 pm ET) Detwiler agreed to a minor league contract with the A's on Wednesday that includes an invite to spring training, Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports reports.

The lefty tossed eight scoreless innings his debut with Oakland in August but it was all downhill from there -- Detwiler gave up 30 runs in his next eight appearances (36 innings). While he will return to the organization and get to make his case for a roster spot in spring training, Detwiler will likely open the year as depth in the minors. He's posted 5.5 K/9 and 3.3 BB/9 rates in parts of nine major league seasons.


Adrian Salcedo: Released by Dodgers
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(11:05 am ET) Salcedo has been released by the Dodgers, Eric Stephen of True Blue LA reports.

Salcedo was suspended 144 games after testing positive for performance enhancing drugs last March, his third such suspension. The 25-year-old has compiled a 3.31 ERA and 447 strikeouts over eight minor league seasons, but risks a lifetime ban for one more positive test. Salcedo, who last pitched in 2015, still has 94 games remaining on the suspension should another team give him a shot.


Rangers' Jake Diekman: Will undergo stomach surgery, miss half of season
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(1/17/2017) Diekman (stomach) will undergo surgery to help alleviate ulcerative colitis Jan. 25 and will miss at least half of the season, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

This is unfortunate news for both Diekman and the Rangers, as the 29-year-old enjoyed a solid year in 2016, recording a 3.40 ERA while striking out 59 batters across 53 innings. He was also Texas' top southpaw setup man, and the Rangers will likely turn to Alex Claudio to fill the left-handed void in the bullpen until Diekman is available to return.


Athletics' Liam Hendriks: Avoids arbitration with A's
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(1/15/2017) Hendriks agreed to a one-year, $1.1 million deal with the Athletics on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports.

When healthy, Hendriks was one of the most heavily-used relievers for the Athletics in 2016. Despite a rough start to the season in which he was hampered by an elbow injury, the 27-year-old was able to put together a solid campaign to the tune of a 3.76 ERA (2.85 FIP) over 64.2 innings pitched. He'll be a factor out of the bullpen again in 2017.


Rangers' Jake Diekman: Avoids arbitration with Rangers
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(1/14/2017) Diekman and the Rangers avoided arbitration with a one-year, $2.55 million deal on Saturday, Jon Heyman of Today's Knuckleball reports.

Diekman enjoyed a strong year in 2016, pitching a 3.40 ERA and 59 strikeouts in 53 innings. He even managed to pick up four saves, which might have helped him double his salary in his round of arbitration. The 29-year-old is on track to be a free agent after the 2018 season.


Rangers' Jeremy Jeffress: Avoids arbitration
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(1/13/2017) Jeffress and the Rangers avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.1 million contract Friday, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Jeffress notched 27 saves for the Brewers before being sent to the Rangers at last year's trade deadline, but he appeared in just 12 games for his new club due to a stint on the restricted list for personal reasons. He was still effective in those outings, however, so the Rangers decided to bring him back for another year. He was used in a setup role with Texas last year and will likely head into this season in the same spot, but he is a proven option if the Rangers need to replace expected closer Sam Dyson for one reason or another.


Yankees' Adam Warren: Avoids arbitration
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(1/13/2017) Warren agreed to a one-year deal with the Yankees on Friday, avoiding arbitration.

The terms of the agreement were not announced. Warren should once again take over the middle relief role in the Bronx, and is unappealing in most fantasy formats.


Yankees' Tom Layne: Avoids arbitration
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(1/13/2017) Layne agreed to a one-year deal with the Yankees on Friday, avoiding arbitration.

The terms of the agreement were not announced. He has settled in as a solid middle reliever over the past couple seasons, but does not bring much to the table from a fantasy perspective.


Mariners' Evan Scribner: Avoids arbitration
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(1/13/2017) Scribner agreed to a one-year deal with the Mariners on Friday, avoiding arbitration, MLB.com's Greg Johns reports.

This was his second year as an arbitration-eligible player. The terms of the agreement were not announced. He should spend the season working primarily in the 7th and 8th inning, and could make for a solid source of strikeouts in very deep leagues (30.6 percent strikeout rate last season).


Mariners' Nick Vincent: Avoids arbitration
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(1/13/2017) Vincent agreed to a one-year deal with the Mariners on Friday, avoiding arbitration, MLB.com's Greg Johns reports.

This is his first year as an arbitration-eligible player. The terms of the agreement were not announced. Vincent should spend most of the season working in the 7th and 8th innings.


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