Rosell spent the 2017 season with Triple-A Albuquerque in the Rockies' system, hitting .278/.351/.394 with three home runs, 27 RBI and 20 stolen bases. He will provide organizational depth in the outfield for the Reds, and will look to make the team coming out of spring training.
Cabrera bounced around the Mets' infield last year, appearing in 30 or more games at second base, shortstop and third base. While he's expected to start somewhere around the infield in 2018 after the Mets picked up his option, it appears New York would prefer to use him at the hot corner while looking elsewhere for a fill-in at second base. The 32-year-old has hit a respectable .280 with a .798 OPS, 37 homers and 121 RBI over the past two seasons (276 games) with the Mets.
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.
This is not an injury-related decision. The Padres believe Tatis has seen enough action for one year, totaling around 650 plate appearances. They'll attempt to give the prospect some time off before spring training fires up. The 18-year-old third-baseman started 2017 in High-A Fort Wayne before being promoted to Double-A San Antonio, where he batted .255 in 57 plate appearances.
Seager has been managing elbow soreness since August, forcing him to miss a handful of games down the stretch. While the Dodgers are hopeful it will heal over time, they haven't ruled out the possibility of offseason surgery -- an idea that was also floated around at the beginning of September. Seeing as the specifics of the issue remain unclear, it's difficult to determine the potential recovery timeline that would come with the offseason procedure. Despite also missing time with ankle and back injuries, Seager was able to finish the season with a .295/.375/.479 line and 22 homers in 145 games.
Rather than accept his outright assignment to Triple-A Lehigh Valley, Florimon decided to test his luck in free agency. He spent most of his time in the minors, hitting .265/.347/.410 in 90 games for the IronPigs. Florimon earned a promotion in August held his own for the Phillies, hitting .348/.388/.478 in 15 games before suffering a season-ending ankle injury. He's expected to be ready for the start of spring training, and he should compete for an Opening Day utility role wherever he winds up.
Because it's a relatively weak market for shortstops and because of Cozart's injury history, this isn't terribly surprising. But this also means that if Cozart signs elsewhere, the Reds won't receive any compensation.
The surgery, which was performed on the same finger Owings had surgery on at the end of July, was apparently done to ensure proper and complete healing. He originally fractured his finger on a bunt attempt July 30 and subsequently missed the rest of the season. Owings hasn't been given a recovery timetable at this point, but barring any setbacks, he'll likely be ready to go for the start spring training.
Owings missed the last two months of the 2017 campaign with a broken finger, but should be completely healed and at full health by the time spring training rolls around. During 97 games this past season, he slashed .268/.299/.442 with 12 home runs and 51 RBI.
Ahmed underwent surgery in early September to repair his fractured right wrist, and should be fully healed and ready to go for spring training in a few months. Over the course of the 2017 season, Ahmed slashed .251/.298/.419 with six home runs and 21 RBI in 53 games.