Mets' T.J. Rivera: Will likely miss months of 2018 season
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(11/15/2017) 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.

Giants' Pablo Sandoval: Remaining with San Francisco for 2018 season
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(11/6/2017) Sandoval's team option was picked up by the Giants on Monday, Andrew Baggarly of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

After returning to San Francisco during the second half of the 2017 season, Sandoval hit a bleak .225/.263/.367 over 47 games. With Sandoval's performance leaving much to be desired, a reserve role seems likely for the 31-year-old.

Giants' Christian Arroyo: Undergoes surgery on hand
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(11/6/2017) 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.

Diamondbacks' Ildemaro Vargas: Undergoes surgery
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(11/6/2017) Vargas underwent surgery to remove his right hamate bone in October.

Vargas will now turn his focus towards getting ready for the start of spring training. The 26-year-old hit .308/.308/.385 during his 12-game stint with Arizona last season, but doesn't figure to break camp with the big club.

Mets' David Wright: Comes off disabled list
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(11/4/2017) Wright (shoulder) was reinstated from the 60-day DL on Friday.

Wright underwent surgery on his back in early October, which comes after he missed the entire 2017 season due to shoulder and back ailments. The 34-year-old has only played in 75 games between the last two seasons, but appears to be gearing up for another year, and should be ready to go by spring training, barring any additional setbacks.

Mets' Phillip Evans: Signs minor-league contract with Mets
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(11/3/2017) Evans agreed to a minor-league deal with the Mets on Friday.

Evans' contract included a spring-training invitation as well, so the 25-year-old will look to make his mark after playing with the big-league team for most of September. During that time, he slashed .303/.395/.364 over 38 plate appearances, and will need to build off that performance in order to make the 2018 roster.

Giants' Christian Arroyo: Suffers wrist injury
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(10/30/2017) Arroyo left a Dominican Winter League game after re-injuring his wrist, reports Giants Prospects.

He suffered a broken hand in July after getting hit by a pitch and was trying to make up for lost time playing for Leones del Escogido in the Dominican Republic. Arroyo has an excellent hit tool, but it's difficult to take much from his 2017 numbers, as he rode a .427 BABIP at Triple-A and dealt with much worse luck (.231 BABIP) in 135 big-league plate appearances. Given the Giants' dearth of options at third base, Arroyo figures to compete in spring training to open the year at the hot corner.

Mets' Phillip Evans: Removed from 40-man
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(10/25/2017) Evans was taken off the club's 40-man roster Wednesday, Matt Ehalt of The Record reports.

The 25-year-old was brought up to the big leagues in September after spending all year with Triple-A Las Vegas. He performed well in the minors, and hit .303 with one RBI during 19 games as a member of the Mets over the course of the last few weeks.

Dodgers' Justin Turner: In lineup for Game 1
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(10/24/2017) Turner (undisclosed) is starting at third base and batting second for Game 1 of the World Series against the Astros on Tuesday.

As expected, Turner is in the lineup for Game 1 despite being held out of team workouts over the past two days. He'll look to continue his remarkable postseason, as he's hitting an impressive .387/.500/.677 with three homers, 12 RBI and a 5:6 K:BB in 31 at-bats so far.

Dodgers' Justin Turner: Held out Sunday as precaution
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(10/23/2017) General manager Farhan Zaidi said Turner -- who was held out of Sunday's practice -- is a little "banged up" after the NLCS but expects to be ready for Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday, Ken Gurnick of reports.

Zaidi downplayed Turner's absence from Sunday's workout, equating it to a maintenance game the third baseman would take during the regular season to rest his chronically inflamed knees. He was seen doing agility drills in the outfield Monday, and assuming everything checks out fine, he should be good to go for Game 1. Turner has started all eight of the Dodgers' playoff games so far, hitting a ridiculous .387/.500/.677 with three homers, 12 RBI, one stolen base and a 5:6 K:BB in 31 at-bats.

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