White Sox's Anthony Swarzak: Agrees to minor league deal with White Sox
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(1/23/2017) Swarzak agreed to a minor league deal with the White Sox on Monday that includes an invitation to spring training, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Swarzak appeared in 26 games for the Yankees in 2016, but posted a 5.52 ERA over his 31 innings pitched. He'll have the opportunity to make the club's big league roster, but isn't likely to make much of an impact in 2017.


Rays' Shawn Tolleson: Agrees to deal with Rays
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(1/23/2017) Tolleson (back) signed a one-year, $1 million deal with the Rays on Monday, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports.

Tolleson spent the past three seasons pitching out of the Rangers' bullpen. In an injury-shortened 2016 season, the veteran reliever posted a career-worst 7.68 ERA and 17.3 percent strikeout rate over 36.1 innings. He'll likely pitch in a low-leverage role for the Rays in 2017.


Tigers' Drew VerHagen: Will throw off mound this week
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(1/23/2017) VerHagen (shoulder) will throw off a mound this week, MLB.com's Jason Beck reports.

This will mark the first time he's thrown off of a mound since undergoing thoracic outlook syndrome surgery last July. Despite a rough year in 2016, posting a 7.11 ERA over 19.0 innings, the righty should be ready to compete for a roster spot come spring training.


Padres' Barry Enright: Signs minor league contract with Padres
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(1/23/2017) Enright signed a minor league contract with the Padres on Monday, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports.

The 30-year-old hasn't pitched in the majors since 2013, where he struggled with the Angels, posting a 12.96 ERA across 8.1 innings. He did post a 1.1 BB/9 ratio in the Mexican League last season, but he will still likely start in Triple-A and serve more as a depth piece.


Jeff Manship: Heading to Korea Baseball Organization
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(1/21/2017) Manship signed with the NC Dinos of the KBO on Saturday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.

Manship hit free agency this offseason after being non-tendered by the Indians in December. He made 53 relief appearances for Cleveland in 2016, notching a 3.12 ERA and 1.43 ERA.


Astros' Dayan Diaz: Inks minor league deal with Astros
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(1/21/2017) Diaz signed a minor league contract with the Astros on Saturday that includes an invite to major league spring training, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

The former Red made six major league appearances last season and was hit hard, notching a 9.45 ERA while allowing two home runs in 6.2 innings. He also exhibited some command issues, walking seven batters in that span. Diaz will start at big league camp this spring, but Houston's bullpen depth makes him a long shot to crack the Opening Day roster.


White Sox's Carson Fulmer: Expected to start season in minors
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(1/21/2017) Fulmer needs more development, according to White Sox general manager Rick Hahn, Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Chicago's first-round draft pick in 2015 spent some time in the major league bullpen last season, but the organization is committed to Fulmer being a starter. The right-hander had a middling year in the minors at Double-A Birmingham, but finished up with three strong starts at Triple-A Charlotte. Hahn credited Charlotte pitching coach Rich Dotson with some minor tweaks in his delivery and they want to build off that late season success.


Brewers' Joba Chamberlain: Agrees to deal with Brewers
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(1/20/2017) Chamberlain signed a minor league contract with the Brewers on Friday, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports.

The former top prospect spent the first half of the 2016 season with the Indians, but he was designated for assignment in July after dealing with various ailments in the prior months. Chamberlain certainly isn't as highly touted as he once was, but he was able to compile a 2.25 ERA and an 8.1 K/9 during his brief time in Cleveland, so there's a chance he could land a spot in an inexperienced Milwaukee bullpen.


Cubs' Jim Henderson: Signs with Cubs
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(1/20/2017) Henderson agreed to a minor league contract with the Cubs on Friday, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports.

The right-handed reliever has struggled since injuring his shoulder back in 2014, most recently amassing a 4.11 ERA and 1.8 HR/9 out of the Mets bullpen last season. Henderson's career 11.6 K/9 does create some intrigue, however, so he could put up a good fight for a spot in the Cubs bullpen if he shores up his control.


Rangers' Brady Dragmire: Designated for assignment Thursday
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(1/19/2017) Dragmire was designated for assignment by the Rangers on Thursday.

Yet again, the Rangers have decided to designate Dragmire for assignment. This time around, the move was made to bring Tyson Ross onto the club's 40-man roster. Dragmire failed to impress in 2016, as he threw for a 4.38 ERA and 1.47 WHIP over 72 innings (45 games) at the Double-A level.


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