Mike Moustakas
Mike Moustakas: Officially becomes free agent
Mike Moustakas, 3B, KC
11/16/2017
News: Moustakas declined the Royals' qualifying offer and became a free agent Thursday, Bill Shaikin of The Los Angeles Times reports.

Although it was expected that Moustakas would reject Kansas City's offer, the news was made official just ahead of Thursday's deadline. The third baseman will look for a large multi-year offer after slashing .272/.314/.521 with 38 home runs and 85 RBI last season.

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Niko Goodrum
Tigers' Niko Goodrum: Heads to Detroit
Niko Goodrum, 3B, MIN
11/16/2017
News: Goodrum signed a minor-league contract with the Tigers on Thursday, Chris McCosky of the Detroit News reports.

Goodrum will join the Tigers' organization after spending most of the 2017 season on Triple-A Rochester within Minnesota's system. During 11 major-league appearances, the infielder went 1-for-17 with a walk, but hit .265/.309/.425 with 13 home runs and 66 RBI in the minors. He will likely begin the 2018 season with Triple-A Toledo, but could see time in the big leagues in the near future.

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Miguel Sano
Twins' Miguel Sano: Undergoes surgery Monday
Miguel Sano, 3B, MIN
11/13/2017
News: Sano (lower leg) successfully underwent surgery on his shin Monday.

As expected, Sano had a procedure to alleviate pain that had been coming from a stress fracture in his left shin. The estimated timeframe for his recovery is around eight weeks, so he should be back in full health once spring training arrives.

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Bobby Dalbec
Red Sox's Bobby Dalbec: Finished 2017 on high note
Bobby Dalbec, 3B, BOS
11/12/2017
News: Dalbec slashed .297/.407/.576 with seven homers and 22 RBI over the final 31 games of the 2017 season for Low-A Greenville.

Dalbec made a splash after being a fourth-round draft pick in 2016, resembling Babe Ruth in the short-season NY/Penn League with a 1.101 OPS over 34 games. That had us anticipating his 2017 season with great interest, but it took some time for the 22-year-old to regain his timing following a broken hamate bone suffered in mid-May. The Red Sox hope Dalbec can build off that final month. The 6-foot-4, 225-pounder is the real deal in terms of power, but there will be significant swing-and-miss in his game (37.4 K% at Greenville). The question is whether or not he can maintain a high-enough average.

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Hanser Alberto
Rangers' Hanser Alberto: Returned from DL
Hanser Alberto, 3B, TEX
11/6/2017
News: Alberto (shoulder) was reinstated from the 60-day DL on Monday, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Alberto missed all of 2017 with a shoulder injury that ultimately required surgery in June. He should be ready to go for the start of spring training, where he'll look to break camp as a utility infielder.

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Matt Duffy
Rays' Matt Duffy: Reinstated from 60-day DL
Matt Duffy, 3B, TB
11/2/2017
News: Duffy (heel) was reinstated from the disabled list Thursday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Duffy wound up missing the entire 2017 season while dealing with various setbacks that stemmed from offseason surgery on his left heel. He was able to spend some time on the team's instructional league team in September, and should be fully healthy by the time spring training rolls around.

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Deven Marrero
Red Sox's Deven Marrero: Dealing with tender arm
Deven Marrero, 3B, BOS
11/2/2017
News: Marrero has returned from winter ball due to a sore arm, Scott Lauber of ESPN.com reports.

Marrero and Sam Travis (hip) both returned to Boston with what the team is describing as minor injuries. The 27-year-old appeared in 71 games for the Red Sox last season, compiling an unremarkable .211/.258/.333 line with 61 strikeouts in 188 plate appearances. He should be healthy for spring training, where he'll fight to make the Opening Day roster as a utility man.

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Josh Rutledge
Josh Rutledge: Hits open market
Josh Rutledge, 3B, BOS
11/2/2017
News: Rutledge (hip) was taken off the 60-day disabled list, and elected free agency instead of accepting an outright assignment by the Red Sox on Thursday, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

Rutledge underwent season-ending hip surgery in late-August after dealing with a concussion for the better part of June and July. The third baseman will look to sign on with a new club this winter following a 2017 season in which he played 37 major-league games, slashing .224/.297/.262 with nine RBI. Looking ahead, he should be fully healed by spring training, barring any setbacks.

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Giovanny Urshela
Indians' Giovanny Urshela: Batting ninth Wednesday
Giovanny Urshela, 3B, CLE
10/11/2017
News: Urshela (leg) is in Wednesday's lineup for Game 5 of the ALDS against New York.

Urshela was dealing with some soreness after taking a lined shot off of his left leg during Monday's contest, but should be good to go for Wednesday's pivotal affair. The 26-year-old will bat ninth and man the hot corner.

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Eduardo Nunez
Red Sox's Eduardo Nunez: Won't require surgery
Eduardo Nunez, 3B, BOS
10/9/2017
News: Nunez said he will not require surgery on his injured knee, Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports.

Nunez was dropped from the ALDS roster after aggravating a knee injury in the first inning of Game 1 against the Astros. The MRI results revealed no further damage was done to his knee, so Nunez should be ready to go for spring training next season after taking time to recover in the offseason.

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