T.J. Rivera
Mets' T.J. Rivera: Will likely miss months of 2018 season
T.J. Rivera, 3B, NYM
11/15/2017
News: Rivera (elbow) may not be back on the field until the middle of the year after undergoing Tommy John surgery in September, Marc Carig of Newsday reports.

The Mets hadn't provided a timeline for Rivera's recovery up to this point, but it appears as though he will miss the first couple months of the 2018 season while healing from the surgery, according to general manager Sandy Alderson. The utility man will be reevaluated on a consistent basis once spring training rolls around, so there should be further updates on his status during that time.

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Alex Reyes
Cardinals' Alex Reyes: Could head to bullpen upon activation
Alex Reyes, RP, STL
11/14/2017
News: Reyes (elbow) could join the bullpen initially upon his return next season, Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

When pressed on the matter Tuesday, President of Baseball Operations John Mozeliak would not rule Reyes out for the start of the 2018 season. However, Mozeliak hinted that the team could hold Reyes back until closer to May 1, and deploy him in the bullpen initially, as a way of preserving him for later in the campaign. Reyes' future is almost certainly in the rotation, but the Cardinals won't want to push their luck with the top prospect. He underwent Tommy John surgery in February.

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Ryan Raburn
Nationals' Ryan Raburn: Agrees to minors deal with Nats
Ryan Raburn, LF, WAS
11/14/2017
News: Raburn (back) agreed to a minor-league deal with the Nationals, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports.

He ended the year on the DL with a back injury, having last played for the Nationals on July 22. It is unclear if this deal comes with an invite to spring training, but regardless, Raburn is highly unlikely to see significant work in the majors in 2018. He was essentially a replacement level player last year (negative-0.1 fWAR), which has been the case for the last two seasons.

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Pedro Florimon
Phillies' Pedro Florimon: Re-signs minor-league deal with Phillies
Pedro Florimon, SS, PHI
11/13/2017
News: Florimon re-signed a minor-league deal with the Phillies on Monday, Matt Gelb of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Florimon spent most of his time in the minors last season, compiling a .265/.347/.410 line in 90 games for Triple-A Lehigh Valley before earning a promotion in August. While it was a small sample size, he held his own in the majors, slashing .348/.388/.478 in 15 games before suffering a season-ending ankle injury. The 30-year-old utility man is expected to be healthy for the start of spring training, where he should compete for a bench spot.

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Yimi Garcia
Dodgers' Yimi Garcia: Will be in bullpen mix next season
Yimi Garcia, RP, LAD
11/7/2017
News: Garcia will be in the Dodgers' bullpen mix in 2018, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

Garcia missed the entire 2017 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery, but he's expected to be good to go for the start of spring training next season. The 27-year-old owns a 3.12 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 81:12 K:BB in 75 innings across parts of three major-league seasons. He'll compete for an Opening Day bullpen job; even if he doesn't break camp with the big club, he should see some big-league action.

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Andrew Toles
Dodgers' Andrew Toles: Expects to be ready for start of 2018
Andrew Toles, LF, LAD
11/7/2017
News: General manager Andrew Friedman said he expects Toles (knee) to be ready for the start of spring training, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

Toles hit .271/.314/.458 with five homers in 31 games before undergoing season-ending surgery in May to repair his torn ACL. The speedy outfielder will compete for a spot in the Dodgers' outfield in 2018.

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Adrian Gonzalez
Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez: Expects to be healthy for spring training
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B, LAD
11/7/2017
News: General manager Andrew Friedman said he expects Gonzalez (back) to be healthy by the start of spring training next season, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

Recurring back issues derailed Gonzalez's 2017 season, limiting him to just 71 games and forcing him to miss the Dodgers' run to the World Series. While the ailing 35-year-old is coming off his least productive season since his rookie campaign in Texas, the Dodgers still believe he can be a viable everyday player in 2018 when healthy.

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Josh Harrison
Pirates' Josh Harrison: Comes off DL
Josh Harrison, 2B, PIT
11/6/2017
News: Harrison (hand) was reinstated from the 60-day DL on Monday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

This move is just a formality since there's no DL in the offseason. Harrison fractured his fifth metacarpal back in early September and there's still no guarantee that he'll be ready to go at the start of spring training in mid-February.

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Jarrett Parker
Giants' Jarrett Parker: Undergoes procedure on clavicle
Jarrett Parker, LF, SF
11/6/2017
News: Parker won't participate in any winter leagues after having a plate removed from his clavicle, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Parker played in just 51 games during the 2017 season after breaking his clavicle early in the year. When healthy he scraped together a .247/.294/.416 line and logged 23 RBI. He'll aim to be in full health for spring training, at which point he'll look to make a case to start in the Giants' outfield.

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Christian Arroyo
Giants' Christian Arroyo: Undergoes surgery on hand
Christian Arroyo, 3B, SF
11/6/2017
News: Arroyo underwent surgery on his hand and won't return to the Dominican Winter League, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

It's currently unknown when Arroyo, who had a plate put in his hand, will resume baseball activity. However, the team hasn't given any indication that he won't be back in full health once spring training arrives. Arroyo got his first taste of the majors during the 2017 season, as he played in 34 games for the big club. In that time he hit .192/.244/.304.

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