Mike Moustakas: Officially becomes free agent
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(11/16/2017) Moustakas declined the Royals' qualifying offer and became a free agent Thursday, Bill Shaikin of The Los Angeles Times reports.

Although it was expected that Moustakas would reject Kansas City's offer, the news was made official just ahead of Thursday's deadline. The third baseman will look for a large multi-year offer after slashing .272/.314/.521 with 38 home runs and 85 RBI last season.


Tigers' Niko Goodrum: Heads to Detroit
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(11/16/2017) Goodrum signed a minor-league contract with the Tigers on Thursday, Chris McCosky of the Detroit News reports.

Goodrum will join the Tigers' organization after spending most of the 2017 season on Triple-A Rochester within Minnesota's system. During 11 major-league appearances, the infielder went 1-for-17 with a walk, but hit .265/.309/.425 with 13 home runs and 66 RBI in the minors. He will likely begin the 2018 season with Triple-A Toledo, but could see time in the big leagues in the near future.


Twins' Miguel Sano: Undergoes surgery Monday
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(11/13/2017) 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.


Red Sox's Bobby Dalbec: Finished 2017 on high note
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(11/12/2017) Dalbec slashed .297/.407/.576 with seven homers and 22 RBI over the final 31 games of the 2017 season for Low-A Greenville.

Dalbec made a splash after being a fourth-round draft pick in 2016, resembling Babe Ruth in the short-season NY/Penn League with a 1.101 OPS over 34 games. That had us anticipating his 2017 season with great interest, but it took some time for the 22-year-old to regain his timing following a broken hamate bone suffered in mid-May. The Red Sox hope Dalbec can build off that final month. The 6-foot-4, 225-pounder is the real deal in terms of power, but there will be significant swing-and-miss in his game (37.4 K% at Greenville). The question is whether or not he can maintain a high-enough average.


Royals' Mike Moustakas: Receives qualifying offer from Royals
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(11/7/2017) The Royals made a qualifying offer to Moustakas prior to Monday's deadline, the Kansas City Star reports.

It's expected that Moustakas will turn down the $17.4 million offer for 2018 and ink a multi-year deal with winter. Whether he, Eric Hosmer, or Lorenzo Cain ended up returning to Kansas City on a long-term deal is very much up in the air at this point. The Royals will receive a pick after the end of the first round of the 2018 first-year player draft if Moustakas inks a deal with another club worth $50 million or more , while they'll receive a compensatory pick after the second round if the new contract is worth less than $50 million.


Rangers' Hanser Alberto: Returned from DL
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(11/6/2017) Alberto (shoulder) was reinstated from the 60-day DL on Monday, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Alberto missed all of 2017 with a shoulder injury that ultimately required surgery in June. He should be ready to go for the start of spring training, where he'll look to break camp as a utility infielder.


Twins' Niko Goodrum: Outrighted to Triple-A
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(11/3/2017) Goodrum was outrighted to Triple-A Rochester on Friday, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

Goodrum came up at the beginning of September and wound up playing in 11 games with the big league team. During 18 plate appearances, he slashed .059/.111/.059 with 10 strikeouts and will likely begin next season in the minors, serving as organizational depth for the infield.


Rays' Matt Duffy: Reinstated from 60-day DL
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(11/2/2017) Duffy (heel) was reinstated from the disabled list Thursday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Duffy wound up missing the entire 2017 season while dealing with various setbacks that stemmed from offseason surgery on his left heel. He was able to spend some time on the team's instructional league team in September, and should be fully healthy by the time spring training rolls around.


Twins' Miguel Sano: Will undergo surgery
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
(11/2/2017) Sano will undergo surgery on his left shin Nov. 13 in New York.

Sano had been thinking about having surgery for the past few weeks, and finally decided to undergo the procedure after continuing to experience discomfort in the lower leg. Although he spent all of September working his way back from the stress reaction, his lower leg never seemed to completely heal. Moving forward, the recovery time for this surgery is expected to be around eight week, according to general manager Thad Levine, which will give Sano ample time to get ready for spring training.


Red Sox's Deven Marrero: Dealing with tender arm
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(11/2/2017) Marrero has returned from winter ball due to a sore arm, Scott Lauber of ESPN.com reports.

Marrero and Sam Travis (hip) both returned to Boston with what the team is describing as minor injuries. The 27-year-old appeared in 71 games for the Red Sox last season, compiling an unremarkable .211/.258/.333 line with 61 strikeouts in 188 plate appearances. He should be healthy for spring training, where he'll fight to make the Opening Day roster as a utility man.


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