Ryan O'Rourke
Orioles' Ryan O'Rourke: Comes to terms with Orioles
Ryan O'Rourke, RP, MIN
11/16/2017
News: O'Rourke (elbow) agreed to a deal with the Orioles on Thursday, Buster Olney of ESPN reports.

O'Rourke was cut loose by the Twins after missing the entirety of the 2017 campaign following Tommy John surgery in May. It's unclear how far along the 29-year-old is in his rehab, but he'll be given the opportunity to compete for a spot on the Orioles' roster once he's back at full strength. O'Rourke posted a 3.96 ERA over 25 innings of relief during the 2016 season with the Twins.

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Gleyber Torres
Yankees' Gleyber Torres: Could push for Opening Day starting job
Gleyber Torres, SS, NYY
11/14/2017
News: General manager Brian Cashman said Torres (elbow) could push for a starting spot as early as Opening Day, Brendan Kuty of NJ.com reports.

Cashman noted that the coaching staff thought Torres was ready for the Show on Opening Day last season, but ultimately decided to keep him in the minors for a little more seasoning. The 20-year-old flashed why he's seen as one of baseball's top prospects before undergoing season-ending Tommy John surgery in June, hitting .309/.406/.457 with seven homers and seven stolen bases in 23 games (96 plate appearances) for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after earning a promotion from Double-A Trenton. He's on track to be fully healthy by the start of spring training, where he'll compete with Starlin Castro and Chase Headley for the starting job at second and third base, respectively.

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Trevor May
Twins' Trevor May: Throws from 105 feet
Trevor May, RP, MIN
11/14/2017
News: May (elbow) threw 75 throws from 105 feet on Monday, according to his personal Twitter account.

He was working on throwing from 60 feet back in August, so it sounds like he is continuing to progress in his recovery from Tommy John surgery, which he had in March. It is unclear when he will be ready for game action, but it is likely he will open the year on the DL.

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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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Nick Martinez
Rangers' Nick Martinez: Undergoes sports hernia surgery
Nick Martinez, SP, TEX
11/13/2017
News: Martinez underwent surgery Monday to repair a sports hernia, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.

At this point in time, it's expected that Martinez will be in full health once spring training arrives. During the 2017 season, Martinez posted an unimpressive 5.66 ERA and 1.37 WHIP over 23 games (111.1 innings).

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LaMonte Wade
Twins' LaMonte Wade: Suffers concussion in AFL
LaMonte Wade, CF, MIN
11/12/2017
News: Wade was diagnosed with concussion-like symptoms after colliding with a teammate in an Arizona Fall League game, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

The game was delayed several minutes while Wade, 23, lay on the outfield grass. He was eventually removed from the game on a stretcher, but he gave the thumbs-up sign and appears to have escaped any serious physical injury.

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Mark Canha
Athletics' Mark Canha: Undergoes wrist surgery
Mark Canha, RF, OAK
11/8/2017
News: Canha had surgery on his right wrist to remove a cyst Tuesday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Canha should be all healed up and ready to go by the time spring training rolls around, barring any sort of setback that stems from this procedure. During the 2017 season, the outfielder played in 57 big-league games for the A's, slashing .208/.262/.382 with five home runs and 14 RBI.

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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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JC Ramirez
Angels' JC Ramirez: Activated from DL
JC Ramirez, SP, LAA
11/6/2017
News: Ramirez (elbow) was reinstated from the 60-day DL on Monday.

Ramirez missed the final month and a half with an elbow injury, but initial tests yielded favorable results and a recent follow-up exam was positive as well, so he would seem on track for the start of camp. The right-hander was able to hold his own in a starting role last season, thanks in large part to an altered pitch mix.

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Nick Tropeano
Angels' Nick Tropeano: Reinstated from 60-day DL
Nick Tropeano, SP, LAA
11/6/2017
News: Tropeano (elbow) was reinstated from the 60-day disabled list Monday.

It was reported at the end of October that Tropeano completed his throwing program without any setbacks, so he continues to make progress in his recovery from August Tommy John Surgery. With there being no DL in the offseason, Tropeano will be reinstated to the 40-man Monday, though he still has work to do in his recovery prior to the start of spring training.

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