Josh Harrison
Pirates' Josh Harrison: Comes off DL
Josh Harrison, 2B, PIT
11/6/2017
News: Harrison (hand) was reinstated from the 60-day DL on Monday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

This move is just a formality since there's no DL in the offseason. Harrison fractured his fifth metacarpal back in early September and there's still no guarantee that he'll be ready to go at the start of spring training in mid-February.

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Logan Forsythe
Dodgers' Logan Forsythe: Has team option picked up
Logan Forsythe, 2B, LAD
11/6/2017
News: Forsythe's $8.5 million team option was exercised by the Dodgers on Monday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

Coming off a season in which he hit .224 with a .678 OPS over 119 games, the Dodgers opted to pick up Forsythe's option and keep him for the 2018 season. In addition to his average falling from 2016's mark of .264, Forsythe regressed in terms of power last season as well. After logging 20 home runs and a .444 slugging percentage in 2016, Forsythe hit just six home runs to go with a .327 slugging percentage.

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Alexi Amarista
Alexi Amarista: Set to become free agent
Alexi Amarista, 2B, COL
11/5/2017
News: Amarista had his $2.5M 2018 option declined by the Rockies, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.

The Rockies declined Amarista's 2018 club option, meaning he'll receive a $150,000 buyout and will become a free agent. The 28-year-old had a disappointing .238 batting average, to go with three home runs and 19 RBI in 96 games last season.

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Daniel Descalso
Diamondbacks' Daniel Descalso: Has option picked up
Daniel Descalso, 2B, ARI
11/2/2017
News: Descalso will remain in Arizona after the Diamondbacks exercised his team option Thursday.

Descalso hit just .233 for the Diamondbacks in 2017, but the veteran utility player walked at a career-best 12.1 percent clip and will be owed just $2 million on the final year of his contract. The 31-year-old is a better real life player than fantasy asset, so he can likely be left off your fantasy radar heading into 2018 drafts.

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Daniel Murphy
Nationals' Daniel Murphy: Nats optimistic for Opening Day
Daniel Murphy, 2B, WAS
11/2/2017
News: General manager Mike Rizzo said that the team is "optimistic" that Murphy (knee) will be ready for Opening Day, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

Murphy underwent surgery to repair the articular cartilage a couple weeks ago after playing the tail-end of the 2017 season with an ailing right knee. Although the Nationals are becoming more hopeful regarding Murphy's timetable, it's still very early in the process and the second baseman has a long recovery ahead.

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Micah Johnson
Giants' Micah Johnson: Scooped up by Giants
Micah Johnson, 2B, SF
10/30/2017
News: Johnson was claimed off waivers by the Giants on Monday, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Johnson will head to San Francisco after being designated for assignment for the second time in as many weeks (first by the Braves, then the Reds). Johnson spent most of his injury-shortened season in the minors, compiling a .295/.386/.396 line across 45 games. He spent brief time with the Braves as well, serving mostly as a pinch hitting or pinch runner and going just 2-for-10 (.200) with four strikeouts. He'll try and earn himself a role as the Giants' utility man in 2018.

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Eric Sogard
Brewers' Eric Sogard: Re-signs with Brewers
Eric Sogard, 2B, MIL
10/26/2017
News: Sogard agreed to a one year contract with the Brewers on Thursday.

Sogard will be back with the Brewers for another season after his bounce-back 2017 campaign. After missing all of 2016 with a knee injury, the utility infielder compiled a respectable .273/.393/.378 line in 94 games while helping Milwaukee push for a playoff spot. He could fight for a spot in the starting nine, though ideally he'll reprise his role as a utility man for the Brewers.

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Jonathan Villar
Brewers' Jonathan Villar: Finger injury not serious
Jonathan Villar, 2B, MIL
10/19/2017
News: Villar is reportedly feeling fine Thursday after suffering a minor finger injury earlier this week, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.

Villar was seen sporting a splint on his left ring finger this week, but the Brewers announced that the injury is nothing serious whatsoever. Villar apparently pinched his finger in a door and should be at full strength as he proceeds through his offseason schedule.

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Ben Zobrist
Cubs' Ben Zobrist: Not in lineup for Game 4
Ben Zobrist, 2B, CHC
10/18/2017
News: Zobrist is not in the lineup for Game 4 of the NLCS against the Dodgers on Wednesday.

After Tuesday's 0-for-4 effort, Zobrist will return to the bench Wednesday night. Javier Baez is back in the lineup and starting at second base with Zobrist out.

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Jose Peraza
Reds' Jose Peraza: Playing shortstop in winter ball
Jose Peraza, 2B, CIN
10/18/2017
News: Peraza is playing winter ball in Venezuela and hoping to play a lot at shortstop, in anticipation of Zack Cozart leaving via free agency this offseason, MLB.com's Mark Sheldon reports.

Peraza is also working on being more selective at the plate, something he was more successful doing after losing his starting job to Scooter Gennett last year.

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