Carlos Beltran
Carlos Beltran: Announces retirement
Carlos Beltran, DH, HOU
11/13/2017
News: Beltran announced his retirement Monday, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.

As expected, the 40-year-old will hang up his cleats after winning his first World Series ring. The switch-hitting Beltran compiled a .279/.350/.486 line with 435 homers and 312 stolen bases across 20 major-league seasons with seven different teams.

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Hanley Ramirez
Red Sox's Hanley Ramirez: Will be option at first base
Hanley Ramirez, DH, BOS
11/7/2017
News: Ramirez will be physically able to play first base in 2018 after undergoing shoulder surgery in October, Jen McCaffrey of MassLive.com reports.

This would come into play if the Red Sox signed someone like J.D. Martinez, who would be better suited for DH, but if they sign a true first baseman like Eric Hosmer, Ramirez would get the bulk of his at-bats at DH. More important than where he plays is how he hits, as he is coming off a year where he was a below league average hitter (93 wRC+). Entering his age-34 season, it's risky to buy into a bounce back.

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Victor Martinez
Tigers' Victor Martinez: Reinstated from disabled list
Victor Martinez, DH, DET
11/3/2017
News: Martinez (chest) was reinstated from the 60-day DL on Friday.

Martinez underwent heart surgery to correct an irregular heartbeat in mid-September, and will continue recovering over the next couple months. It's expected that he will be ready for the 2018 season, and should be fully healed by spring training.

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Matt Holliday
Yankees' Matt Holliday: Out of Game 4 lineup
Matt Holliday, DH, NYY
10/17/2017
News: Holliday is not in the lineup for Game 4 of the ALCS against the Astros on Tuesday.

The Yankees will give Gary Sanchez a defensive breather and move him to DH for Game 4, sending Matt Holliday to the bench while opening up a spot for Austin Romine to draw his first start of the postseason behind the dish. Holliday has appeared in just one game and is 0-for-3 so far in the playoffs.

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Edwin Encarnacion
Indians' Edwin Encarnacion: In Wednesday's lineup
Edwin Encarnacion, DH, CLE
10/11/2017
News: Encarnacion (ankle) is back in the lineup for Game 5 of the ALDS against the Yankees on Wednesday.

Encarnacion missed the last two games while dealing with a bad-looking sprained ankle that he suffered in Game 2, but will return to the lineup for the decisive final contest of the series. He will bat cleanup while manning the DH spot against CC Sabathia and the Yankees.

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ByungHo Park
Twins' Byungho Park: Will work out in U.S. in offseason
ByungHo Park, DH, MIN
10/5/2017
News: Park will stay in Minnesota to work out in the offseason after a disappointing season that saw him hit just .253 with 14 home runs and a .723 OPS at Triple-A, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Park looked set to begin the season as Minnesota's DH after hitting six home runs with a 1.159 OPS in spring training. He failed to make the roster and was sent to Triple-A in a decision that was controversial at the time but looks like the right call given his struggles in the minors. With two years left on a four-year, $12 million deal it would seem likely that the Twins would try to trade him or that he would ask for a buyout and return to South Korea. However, this report would appear to indicate Park is set to remain in the U.S.

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Prince Fielder
Prince Fielder: Released by Rangers
Prince Fielder, DH, TEX
10/4/2017
News: Fielder (neck) was released by Texas on Wednesday.

Although it was expected that Fielder would stay on the 40-man roster until his contract expired in 2020, it appears as though there was a financial settlement regarding the 33-year-old's neck injury that allowed the club to take him off their roster. Fielder's career came to a close earlier this season when he announced his retirement in early August.

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Kendrys Morales
Blue Jays' Kendrys Morales: Out of lineup Sunday
Kendrys Morales, DH, TOR
10/1/2017
News: Morales isn't in the lineup Sunday against the Yankees.

Jose Bautista will serve as designated hitter with Morales sitting out. Morales saw his batting average fall from 2016's mark of .263 to .250 during his first season with the Blue Jays. However, his power remained intact as he slugged 28 home runs and notched 85 RBI.

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Brandon Moss
Royals' Brandon Moss: Not in Sunday lineup
Brandon Moss, DH, KC
10/1/2017
News: Moss isn't in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks.

Moss had a tough time at the plate Saturday as he went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts. He'll head to the bench for the season finale while Melky Cabrera occupies the designated hitter spot. The 34-year-old regressed this year and hit to the tune of a .208/.238/.431 line, down from the .225/.300/.484 line he turned in over the 2016 season.

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Albert Pujols
Angels' Albert Pujols: Provides unexpected steal
Albert Pujols, DH, LAA
9/30/2017
News: Pujols went 2-for-4 with a double, a stolen base and a run scored in Friday's 6-5 win over the Mariners.

Fantasy owners may have done a double take when they saw a stolen base attached to Pujols' stat line. The 37-year-old has actually chipped in three steals this season, which is impressive considering he owns the 14th-worst speed score (2.1 SpD) among all qualified batters, according to fangraphs.com. The unexpected thievery was a cherry on top of a renaissance month at the plate for Pujols, who is hitting .305 with two home runs and 17 RBI through 25 September starts.

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