Hector Rondon
Cubs' Hector Rondon: Joins NLCS roster
Hector Rondon, RP, CHC
10/14/2017
News: Rondon is back on the active roster for the NLCS against the Dodgers.

Rondon will replace Justin Wilson in the bullpen since the latter was left off the roster for this upcoming series. During the course of the 2017 season, Rondon posted a 4.24 ERA and 1.22 WHIP in 57.1 innings.

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Justin Wilson
Cubs' Justin Wilson: Left off NLCS roster
Justin Wilson, RP, CHC
10/14/2017
News: Wilson is not on the NLCS roster for the series against the Dodgers.

Wilson only pitched once during the NLDS against Washington, recording two outs during Wednesday's Game 4 loss. He was replaced on the active roster by Hector Rondon, but could rejoin the 25-man for the World Series were the Cubs to advance.

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Luis Avilan
Dodgers' Luis Avilan: No setbacks in sim game
Luis Avilan, RP, LAD
10/12/2017
News: Avilan (shoulder) reported that his Wednesday simulated game went well and that he's ready to return to the field, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

Avilan -- who threw 20 pitches in his simulated outing -- cleared the final hurdle in his shoulder rehabilitation program and is ready to rejoin the Dodgers' active roster. He'll likely be added to the team's NLCS roster prior to Saturday's Game 1 matchup against the Cubs or Nationals.

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Felix Pena
Angels' Felix Pena: Shipped to Angels
Felix Pena, RP, CHC
10/9/2017
News: Pena was traded by the Cubs to the Angels on Monday in exchange for cash or a player to be named later, Maria Guardado of MLB.com reports.

Pena split time in 2017 between Triple A and the big leagues, posting an ugly 5.24 ERA and 1.54 WHIP across 34.1 innings of relief with the Cubs. He'll compete for a spot in the Angels' bullpen come March.

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Javy Guerra
Marlins' Javy Guerra: Outrighted Saturday
Javy Guerra, RP, MIA
10/7/2017
News: Guerra was outrighted from the 40-man roster Saturday, Andre Fernandez of the Miami Herald reports.

The Marlins removed four players from their 40-man roster Saturday, and the 31-year-old relief pitcher was one of them. Over the course of 16 appearances with the big-league team this season, Guerra allowed just seven earned runs (3.00 ERA) and recorded a 12:7 K:BB in 21 innings.

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Rob Wooten
Reds' Rob Wooten: Agrees to minor-league deal
Rob Wooten, RP, CIN
10/6/2017
News: Wooten re-signed a minor-league contract with the Reds.

Wooten accrued a disappointing 6.94 ERA across 23.1 innings at Triple-A Louisville in 2017. He will provide the Reds with Triple-A depth, and could surface once again in the major leagues with a productive year in 2018. The 32-year-old owns a 5.03 ERA across 68 innings at the big-league level.

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Archie Bradley
Diamondbacks' Archie Bradley: Struggles on mound, but drives in two Wednesday
Archie Bradley, RP, ARI
10/5/2017
News: Bradley was tagged for two runs on back-to-back home runs and gave up three hits in total while covering 1.1 innings and gathering a hold Wednesday in the Diamondbacks' 11-8 win over the Rockies in the National League wild-card game.

After retiring the Rockies' final batter of the seventh inning, Bradley stayed in the contest to make a rare pinch-hitting appearance, and was able to come through with a critical, two-out, two-run triple to give the Snakes some breathing room. He would go on to give back both runs in the bottom half of the eighth inning, but was ultimately able to escape the frame with the Diamondbacks clinging to a lead. Despite his shaky outing, Bradley is still regarded as manager Torey Lovullo's go-to relief ace, so expect the 25-year-old to routinely cover multiple innings in high-leverage spots when needed throughout the Diamondbacks' postseason run.

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Kevin Siegrist
Kevin Siegrist: Heads to free agency
Kevin Siegrist, RP, PHI
10/4/2017
News: Siegrist passed through waivers and will become a free agent.

Siegrist was designated for assignment by the Cardinals in late August, and then finished out the year with Philadelphia, appearing in seven games with the club. Throughout the course of the 2017 season, he accumulated a 4. 81 ERA and 1.55 WHIP while appearing in 46 games. The reliever posted two strong years in 2015 and 2016 with St. Louis, and will likely find a home within a new organization soon.

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Henderson Alvarez
Henderson Alvarez: Hits open market
Henderson Alvarez, RP, PHI
10/4/2017
News: Alvarez cleared waivers and will in turn become a free agent.

Alvarez signed a minor-league deal with Philadelphia in August after pitching with the independent Long Island Ducks, and recorded three big-league starts during the month of September. During those outings, he allowed seven earned runs off 14 hits and 11 walks while striking out six in 14.2 innings. The right-hander hasn't appeared in over five games since the 2014 season with the Marlins, and will look to latch on with a club in the coming months.

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Asher Wojciechowski
Reds' Asher Wojciechowski: Outrighted to Louisville
Asher Wojciechowski, RP, CIN
10/4/2017
News: Wojciechowski was removed from the Reds' 40-man roster Wednesday.

The 28-year-old made 25 appearances (eight starts) with the Reds this season, posting a 6.50 ERA and 1.44 WHIP over 62.1 innings. Home runs were a major issue, with Wojciechowski serving up 14 during his time with Cincinnati. He may return to the majors at some point in 2018, but Wojciechowski has likely pitched his way out of the conversation for starts at the big-league level.

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