Jason Gurka
Angels' Jason Gurka: Outrighted to Triple-A
Jason Gurka, RP, LAA
1:28 PM
News: Gurka cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Salt Lake on Monday.

Gurka will report to Salt Lake after being designated for assignment earlier in the month to clear room on the 40-man roster for the recently acquired Felix Pena. He made just three appearances for the Angels in 2017, allowing two hits and a walk in just 0.2 innings of work. Given his lack of major-league experience, Gurka will likely open next season in the minors.

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Robby Scott
Red Sox's Robby Scott: Undergoes surgery Wednesday
Robby Scott, RP, BOS
10/12/2017
News: Scott underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left elbow Wednesday, Evan Drellich of WEEI.com reports.

Scott should be able to make a full recovery prior to the beginning of spring training. The 28-year-old pitched in 57 games for the Red Sox this season, posting a 3.79 ERA and 0.98 WHIP over the course of 35.2 innings.

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Paolo Espino
Rangers' Paolo Espino: Cast off 40-man roster
Paolo Espino, RP, TEX
10/10/2017
News: Espino cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Round Rock on Tuesday.

In his first taste of the majors, Espino compiled a 6.00 ERA and 1.38 WHIP in 24 innings with the Brewers and Rangers. He made a pair of spot starts but was primarily used to eat innings out of the bullpen.

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Blake Treinen
Athletics' Blake Treinen: Undergoes successful surgery
Blake Treinen, RP, OAK
10/9/2017
News: Treinen underwent successful surgery to remove a cyst from his middle finger Monday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

It was a minor procedure and Treinen is expected to be ready for the start of spring training. The 29-year-old posted a 2.13 ERA for the A's after being acquired from the Nationals, and Oakland has expressed interest in using him as the closer next season.

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Matt Bush
Rangers' Matt Bush: Could get look in rotation next spring
Matt Bush, RP, TEX
10/9/2017
News: Bush could be a candidate to compete for a rotation spot with the Rangers in spring training, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports. "Let's just say we have had the conversation and we are still having that conversation," Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said, regarding the matter.

Bush seized the closing role for the Rangers in late April after Sam Dyson was unable to get the job done, and after initially finding success in the ninth inning, the hard-throwing right-hander ending up forfeiting the gig about two months later following a string of rough outings. Manager Jeff Banister wound up deploying Bush mostly in a setup capacity the rest of the season, with the 30-year-old turning in a 4.19 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 22 strikeouts over 19.1 innings in the second half. While Bush's high-90s fastball lends itself well to bullpen work, the Rangers' lack of rotation depth is a major concern heading into 2018, and it appears the team is exploring all avenues to find reliable starters. If Bush is able to build up his stamina in the offseason without sacrificing too many ticks off his fastball, he could make for an interesting project in the rotation. However, it would probably be worthwhile to see how Bush performs in spring training in a starting role before he'd warrant investment in the fantasy realm.

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Kevin Gadea
Rays' Kevin Gadea: Brought off DL
Kevin Gadea, RP, TB
10/8/2017
News: Gadea (elbow) was activated from the disabled list and outrighted to Triple-A Durham on Sunday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Gadea has been hurt since spring and didn't have the chance to play this season. The 22-year-old will aim to get back in action during the 2018 campaign. Gadea last played at Low-A Clinton in 2016 as a member of the Mariners organization. Over 10 games (68.2 innings) he posted a 2.36 ERA and 1.02 WHIP.

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Joe Colon
Indians' Joe Colon: Outrighted to Triple-A following suspension
Joe Colon, RP, CLE
10/8/2017
News: Colon (suspension) was outrighted to Triple-A Columbus on Sunday.

This move was procedural, as Colon's suspension came to an end Sunday. Prior to getting suspended in July, Colon pitched 32.2 innings over 28 games with Columbus. In that time he posted a 4.13 ERA and 1.58 WHIP.

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Brian Moran
Dodgers' Brian Moran: Signs deal with Dodgers
Brian Moran, RP, BAL
10/6/2017
News: Moran agreed to a minor-league contract with the Dodgers.

After missing the entire 2014 season rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, Moran appears to have recovered tremendously. He had a stellar season at Double-A Tulsa, earning a 1.89 ERA to go with 27 strikeouts across 19 innings. The 29-year-old will likely begin next year at Triple-A Oklahoma City, following a dominant year out of the bullpen.

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David Holmberg
David Holmberg: Becomes free agent
David Holmberg, RP, CHW
10/4/2017
News: Holmberg was outrighted by the White Sox on Wednesday.

With Holmberg ousted from the 40-man roster, he's now free to explore his options as a minor-league free agent. Holmberg struggled during his time with Chicago this season, posting a 4.68 ERA and 1.68 WHIP over 57.2 innings, and the peripherals suggest things could have been a lot worse (6.80 FIP).

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Brad Goldberg
Brad Goldberg: Outrighted to Triple-A Charlotte
Brad Goldberg, RP, CHW
10/4/2017
News: Goldberg was outrighted from the White Sox's 40-man roster Wednesday.

Goldberg made just 11 appearances with the White Sox this season, and struggled to a 8.25 ERA with a 2.33 WHIP over 12 innings of relief work. He's been a consistent presence while moving up the minor-league ladder in recent years, but hasn't been able to succeed at the highest stage at this point in his career. For the time being, he remains with the team as a non-roster player.

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