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

He will receive an invitation to spring training as part of the deal. The Orioles are the fifth organization Martinez has passed through, despite being just 27 years old. He will offer organizational middle infield depth.

Diamondbacks' Carlos Rivero: Signs with Diamondbacks
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(11/23/2015) Rivero signed with the Diamondbacks on Monday, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports.

Rivero split the 2015 season between a pair of club's Triple-A rosters, though he slashed just a combined .254/.299/.355. He'll likely start the season in the minors and serve as infield depth.

Red Sox's Marco Hernandez: Added to 40-man roster
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(11/20/2015) Hernandez was added to the 40-man roster Friday, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

Hernandez split time between Double-A and Triple-A in 2015, hitting a combined .305/.330/.454 at the two levels. He'll now be protected from the Rule 5 draft as a member of the 40-man roster.

Mariners' Luis Sardinas: Joins Mariners after trade
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(11/20/2015) Sardinas was traded to the Mariners on Friday for outfielder Ramon Flores, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports.

With the Brewers acquiring Jonathan Villar from the Astros on Thursday, Sardinas suddenly became expendable, opening the door for a trade that better suits both clubs' 40-man rosters. The 22-year-old infielder played in 36 games with Milwaukee this season, recording a pitiful .196/.240/.216 line in 97 at-bats. Still, what Sardinas lacks in hitting he more than makes up for in defensive prowess and he will more than likely push incumbent Ketel Marte for occasional starts at shortstop next season. He shouldn't be considered a fantasy option in anything other than deep AL-only leagues to start next season, but he could factor into the Mariners infield if any injury sidelines Marte or Robinson Cano for any extended time.

Indians' Jose Ramirez: X-rays negative
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(11/18/2015) Ramirez was carted off the field on a stretcher after suffering a leg injury while playing in the Dominican Winter League on Wednesday, but X-rays were negative and he is considered day-to-day, Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes reports.

It looked like the injury could have been much worse, as Ramirez was in obvious pain after taking a hard slide at second base, but X-rays showed no break. While it's uncertain when Ramirez may return to Winter League action, it does not sound like this will jeopardize his status for spring training, where he will look to solidify his hold on the top utility infielder role.

Astros' Carlos Correa: Carlos Correa: Wins AL Rookie of the Year
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(11/17/2015) Correa won the American League Rookie of the Year Award on Monday, becoming the first Astros player to win the award since Jeff Bagwell in 1991, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

Correa hit .279 with 22 doubles, 22 home runs, 68 RBI and 14 stolen bases in only 99 games for Houston. Among AL rookies, he ranked first in homers, slugging (.512) and OPS (.857), while ranking second in RBI and on-base percentage (.345) and third in batting average. The 21-year-old garnered 17 first-place votes to edge Francisco Lindor, who had 13.

Padres' Javier Guerra: Not expected to compete for job
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(11/13/2015) Guerra is not expected to compete for a job in spring training, Corey Brock of MLB.com reports.

Brock reported that GM A.J. Preller said Guerra would to come to spring training and compete for a job, but he simply misunderstood Preller. The player Preller was talking about was infielder Carlos Asuaje, who was also acquired from Boston on Friday for Craig Kimbrel. Guerra, 20, figures to open 2016 at the High-A level.

Padres' Javier Guerra: Could leap several levels
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(11/13/2015) Padres GM A.J. Preller said Friday that Guerra will be given a chance to come to spring training and compete for a job, Corey Brock of MLB.com reports.

This is surprising, considering Guerra spent the entire 2015 season with the Red Sox's Low-A Greenville affiliate. However, there is a massive hole at shortstop in San Diego, and Preller seems intent on putting the 20-year-old on a fast track. Preller did say that Guerra is more likely to start at Triple-A, but an arrival to San Diego at some point in 2016 is now sounding well within the realm of possibility.

Padres' Javier Guerra: Traded to the Padres
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(11/13/2015) The Red Sox agreed to trade Guerra and three other prospects to the Padres on Friday for Craig Kimbrel, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.

Showing impressive pop to go along with advanced defense at short, Guerra clubbed 15 homers and slugged .449 from the left side in 116 games at Low-A Greenville in 2015. He's an impressive prospect and there's a glaring need at the position in San Diego, but Guerra just turned 20 in September and it's unrealistic to think he will be an option for the major league team in 2016.

Angels' Andrelton Simmons: Traded to Angels
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(11/12/2015) Simmons was traded to the Angels on Thursday, Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com reports.

The teams have not confirmed, but Simmons is reportedly joining the Angels with Erick Aybar's expiring contract (after 2016) headed east to take over as the Braves' shortstop. Simmons is a Platinum Glove winner who hit 17 homers in his first full season in the majors, and while he's managed just 11 homers in his last two seasons combined, he makes contact at a high clip and should benefit from a much better lineup around him in Los Angeles.

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