Eric Hosmer
Eric Hosmer: Passes on qualifying offer
Eric Hosmer, 1B, KC
11/16/2017
News: Hosmer rejected the Royals' qualifying offer prior to Thursday's deadline, Bill Shaikin of The Los Angeles Times reports.

Hosmer will set his sights on a multi-year deal in the open market, as the 28-year-old has officially become a free agent by declining this offer. During the 2017 campaign, Hosmer slashed .318/.385/.498 with 25 home runs and 94 RBI and played in all 162 games.

Analysis: 

Carlos Santana
Carlos Santana: Officially declines qualifying offer
Carlos Santana, 1B, CLE
11/16/2017
News: Santana has officially declined the Indians' qualifying offer prior to Thursday's deadline, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

Santana will now head to free agency, with Cleveland receiving draft-pick compensation should he decide to sign elsewhere. The 31-year-old is coming off another steady year of production, hitting .259/.363/.455 with 23 homers, 79 RBI and 90 runs scored in 154 games for the Indians.

Analysis: 

Ryon Healy
Mariners' Ryon Healy: Sent to Mariners
Ryon Healy, 1B, SEA
11/15/2017
News: Healy was traded to the Mariners in exchange for Emilio Pagan and Alexander Campos.

Healy is coming off a solid sophomore campaign during which he compiled a .271/.302/.451 line with 25 homers and 78 RBI in 149 games with the Athletics. He's proven a capable hitter major-league hitter over the past two years, hitting .282 with a .788 OPS in 221 games. Given the departure of Danny Valencia and Yonder Alonso -- and the struggles of Daniel Vogelbach last year -- Healy figures to have the inside track at winning the starting job at first base for Seattle next season. The 25-year-old also has the ability to play third base, though he likely won't see many starts there behind Kyle Seager.

Analysis: 

Mike Napoli
Mike Napoli: Team option officially declined Monday
Mike Napoli, 1B, TEX
11/6/2017
News: Napoli's (ankle) team option was declined by the Rangers on Monday.

While this move had been expected, Napoli's team option was officially turned down Monday. Napoli offers plenty of power, as he slugged 29 home runs over 124 games in 2017. However, he also posted a dismal .193 batting average, the lowest mark of his career.

Analysis: 

Efren Navarro
Tigers' Efren Navarro: Outrighted to Toledo
Efren Navarro, 1B, DET
11/3/2017
News: Navarro was sent off the 40-man roster and outrighted to Triple-A Toledo on Friday.

Navarro played in 23 games for the Tigers once the rosters expanded in September, slashing .230/.319/.377 with two home runs and two RBI. The 31-year-old is unlikely to make any impact in most fantasy leagues for the upcoming season, but will continue to serve as organizational depth for Detroit.

Analysis: 

Sam Travis
Red Sox's Sam Travis: Dealing with minor hip injury
Sam Travis, 1B, BOS
11/2/2017
News: Travis has returned from winter ball due to a minor hip injury, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.

There doesn't appear to be any concern over Travis' hip, but the Red Sox are stressing precaution over their first baseman, and will let him rest up before spring training begins in a few months. During the course of the 2017 season, he played in 33 games for Boston, slashing .263/.325/.342 with one RBI and 13 runs scored.

Analysis: 

Yuli Gurriel
Astros' Yulieski Gurriel: Remains in lineup Saturday
Yuli Gurriel, 1B, HOU
10/28/2017
News: Gurriel is batting fifth and playing first base for Game 4 of the World Series on Saturday.

With his impending suspension deferred to 2018, Gurriel will stick in his usual spot in the order against the Dodgers for Game 4. Gurriel is 3-for-9 with a home run and an RBi in the last two games and will face lefty Alex Wood on Saturday.

Analysis: 

Mitch Moreland
Red Sox's Mitch Moreland: To have knee examined Tuesday
Mitch Moreland, 1B, BOS
10/9/2017
News: Moreland will have his knee examined Tuesday to see if surgery is needed, Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports.

Moreland said the broken toe he sustained back in June led to a knee problem towards the end of the season, and while he was able to play through the pain, he'll have it checked out now that the Red Sox have been eliminated from the playoffs. There should be a clearer idea regarding his status following Tuesday's evaluation.

Analysis: 

K.C. Hobson
Giants' K.C. Hobson: Re-signs with minor-league deal
K.C. Hobson, 1B, TOR
10/3/2017
News: Hobson inked a minor-league deal with the Giants on Tuesday.

Hobson spent 2017 at Double-A Richmond, batting .246 with 35 RBI and 11 home runs. After a 2016 season in which he hit .163 with three home runs, the 26-year-old showed he still has some pop. He will likely retain a similar role next season, as he continues to work towards the majors.

Analysis: 

Daniel Vogelbach
Mariners' Daniel Vogelbach: Two-hit effort to wrap up season
Daniel Vogelbach, 1B, SEA
10/2/2017
News: Vogelbach went 2-for-2 with an RBI double in Sunday's season-ending 6-2 loss to the Angels.

The burly infielder saw just 11 at-bats since being called up from Triple-A Tacoma on Sept. 5, hitting safely in three of them. Vogelbach had initially been slated to start the regular season in a platoon at first base with veteran Danny Valencia, but a rough spring played a part in those plans being scuttled. He spent the majority of the campaign with the Rainiers, where he generated a solid .290/.388/.455 line with 42 extra-base hits (25 doubles, 17 home runs) and 83 RBI over 541 plate appearances. Vogelbach figures to get another long look in spring training, particularly with both Valencia and fellow veteran Yonder Alonso both currently unsigned for next season.

Analysis: 

More Updates