Dylan Floro
Dylan Floro: Chooses free agency
Dylan Floro, RP, LAD
10/21/2017
News: Floro has decided to hit the free agent market, Eric Stephen of True Blue LA reports.

Floro was outrighted off the 40-man roster in late August and has decided to take his services to free agency rather than return to the Dodgers' minor league system. He will now look to find himself a better situation heading into 2018 with a different organization.

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T.J. House
T.J. House: Goes to free agency
T.J. House, RP, TOR
10/21/2017
News: House has decided to explore free agency, Brandon Warne of The Athletic reports.

A starter when he initially emerged from the minor league ranks, House has most recently worked out of the bullpen in his latest brief stints in the majors. He will attempt to make an impression during spring training to latch onto a major league roster next season, but it remains to be seen which organization that will be with.

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Tanner Scheppers
Tanner Scheppers: Heads to free agency
Tanner Scheppers, RP, TEX
10/21/2017
News: Scheppers has decided to become a free agent, Brandon Warne of The Athletic reports.

Scheppers spent the vast majority of 2017 in Triple-A, but struggled to match the numbers he posted earlier in his career that earned him a promotion to the top level. He will attempt to improve his numbers by going the change of scenery route.

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Zach Neal
Zach Neal: Heads to free agency
Zach Neal, RP, OAK
10/21/2017
News: Neal has decided to part ways from the Athletics and head to free agency, Brandon Warne of The Athletic reports.

Neal made his way tot he majors for the second time in his career in 2017, but struggled at the highest level to the tune of a 7.98 ERA and 6.43 FIP over 14.2 frames. The 28-year-old will now attempt to latch on elsewhere and seems a likely candidate to open spring training with a big league club.

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Jake Petricka
White Sox's Jake Petricka: Undergoes surgery Friday
Jake Petricka, RP, CHW
10/20/2017
News: Petricka underwent a nerve transposition and debridement of his right elbow Friday, Dan Hayes of NBC Sports Chicago reports.

Petricka will be able to start throwing in about 3-to-4 months, which places him on an initial timeline for a spring training return. Dr. James Andrews performed the surgery, which moved the pitcher's nerve to a position that would not pinch or irritate his elbow. Petricka was put on the DL in early September with a right elbow strain, after posting a 7.01 ERA in 25.2 relief innings this season.

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Shawn Kelley
Nationals' Shawn Kelley: Expects to be ready for start of 2018
Shawn Kelley, RP, WAS
10/19/2017
News: Kelley (elbow) said he expects to be healthy for the start of the 2018 season, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

Kelley's season prematurely ended in September after it was revealed that bone chips in his right elbow were causing inflammation. The good news is he seems to have avoided any structural damage, and it doesn't look like he'll require surgery at this point. Kelley opted for a stem cell injection instead, and he'll now wait for the inflammation to subside before hopefully picking up his offseason routine in time to get ready for the start of next season. He was limited to just 26 innings in 2017 due to injuries, compiling an unsightly 7.27 ERA and 1.54 WHIP during that span.

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Glen Perkins
Glen Perkins: Poised to become free agent
Glen Perkins, RP, MIN
10/18/2017
News: The Twins informed Perkins on Wednesday that the team won't exercise its option for Perkins' contract for the 2018 season, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

Perkins has dealt with a severe shoulder injury over the last two seasons. As a result, he's pitched just 7.2 innings across 10 games in that time. Over said stretch he's allowed eight runs on 13 hits and six walks. With the twins opting to not pick up his option, Perkins, who'd thrown for an ERA of 3.65 or below in each of the five seasons prior to his injury, will become a free agent. However, because Perkins is 34 years old and coming off a significant injury, his fantasy value is rather limited.

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Jason Gurka
Angels' Jason Gurka: Outrighted to Triple-A
Jason Gurka, RP, LAA
10/16/2017
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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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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