Reds' Rosell Herrera: Signs with Reds
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(11/18/2017) Rosell signed a minor-league contract with an invite to spring training with Cincinnati on Friday, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

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.


Astros' Carlos Pimentel: To serve 56-game suspension
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(11/17/2017) Pimentel was suspended 56 games for a positive test of Stanozolol, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Pimental only appeared in 14 games for Houston's rookie-league team in 2017, posting a 4.66 ERA and a 21:6 K:BB over 19.1 innings out of the bullpen. He will miss over one-third of the 2018 campaign due to this failed test.


Mets' Matt Purke: Signs with Mets
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(11/17/2017) Purke signed a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training with the Mets on Friday.

Purke appeared in 48 games with Triple-A Charlotte in the White Sox's system last season, posting a 3.84 ERA and 1.37 WHIP in 65.2 relief innings. The 27-year-old has only pitched in 12 career big-league games -- all coming in 2016 -- but will look to find a home with the Mets out of spring training.


Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton: Crowned National League MVP
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(11/16/2017) Stanton was named National League MVP on Thursday.

Stanton ended up narrowly edging out Joey Votto to take home his first MVP award. The slugging outfielder put together a historic campaign during which he led the majors in both homers (59) and RBI (132), while also hitting an impressive .281/.376/.631 in 159 games. He'll be the subject of trade talks all offseason, though he ultimately has the right to veto or accept any trade.


Wade Davis: Declines qualifying offer
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(11/16/2017) Davis officially declined his qualifying offer from the Cubs on Thursday, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.

By electing to forego the one-year, $17.4 million offer, Davis will become a free agent, though the Cubs will receive draft pick compensation if he ends up signing elsewhere. The 32-year-old shouldn't have trouble finding a multi-year deal after his stellar 2017 campaign, during which he converted 32 of his 33 save chances while compiling a 2.30 ERA and 79 strikeouts in 58.2 innings.


Greg Holland: Turns down qualifying offer
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(11/16/2017) Holland rejected the Rockies' qualifying offer ahead of Thursday's deadline, Bill Shaikin of The Los Angeles Times reports.

After declining Colorado's $17.4 million qualifying offer -- which comes after he passed on his $15 million player option last week -- Holland officially became a free agent heading into this winter. The soon-to-be 32-year-old had another great year, posting a 3.61 ERA and 1.15 WHIP during 57.1 innings of relief, to go along with 41 saves.


Jake Arrieta: Rejects qualifying offer
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(11/16/2017) Arrieta officially declined his qualifying offer from the Cubs on Thursday, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.

As expected, Arrieta will head to free agency in search of a multi-year deal. He was never expected to accept the Cubs' one-year, $17.4 million qualifying offer, but the Cubs have now ensure themselves a draft pick should he sign elsewhere. The 31-year-old will be one of the most sought after starting pitchers in the market; he's compiled a combined 2.67 ERA and 1.03 WHIP over the past four seasons with Chicago.


Lance Lynn: Does not accept qualifying offer
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(11/16/2017) Lynn declined the Cardinals' qualifying offer prior to Thursday's deadline, Bill Shaikin of The Los Angeles Times reports.

Following the rejection of his $17.4 million offer, Lynn will officially become a free agent and is ready to test the open market this winter. The 30-year-old started 33 games for St. Louis this past season, posting a 3.43 ERA and 1.23 WHIP over 186.1 innings.


Giants' Hunter Pence: Could see limited role in 2018
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(11/16/2017) Pence may be in line for a part-time role next season, depending on the Giants' offseason moves this winter, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN reports.

Pence is set to enter the final year of his 5-year deal, and it's become clear that the club wants to upgrade defense and potentially sign an impact bat within the next couple months. If San Francisco is able to receive the services of an outfielder or two, Pence will be expendable, and will likely be used in a limited role for the club next season. During the 2017 campaign, the 34-year-old slashed .260/.315/.285 with 13 home runs and 67 RBI in 134 games. In the event that the Giants find a couple next pieces, Pence's fantasy contributions will obviously take a significant hit.


Brewers' Trent Grisham: Legally changes last name
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(11/15/2017) Clark has legally changed his last name to "Grisham" in honor of his mother, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

The name change certainly doesn't have any measurable effect on Grisham's skills or outlook, but given that his name has popped up on prospect lists the last several years, it is at least notable. Grisham struggled to hit for both contact (.223 BA) and power (.348 SLG) in 2017, but his pedigree (2015 first-rounder), age (2018 will be his age-21 season) and on-base skills (.372 career OBP) are all reasons to still be excited about his future.


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