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Report: Angels looking at Walker, Cozart as free-agent options for 2B
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Upgrading at first base isn’t the only priority for the Los Angeles Angels this offseason. Free-agent infielders Neil Walker and Zack Cozart are on the Angels' radar as options for second base, according to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick. That's if Cozart is willing to make the positional switch – a natural shortstop, he's never appeared at […]

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Mets exploring options for first-base depth
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Part of the Mets’ rationale for calling up top prospects Amed Rosario and Dominic Smith in August was to give themselves an extended chance to evaluate the youngsters heading into 2018. The Mets wanted to know before Spring Training whether those two would be part of their short-term plans.

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Hoyer discusses options at GM Meetings
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Could John Lackey return to the Cubs? General manager Jed Hoyer said Tuesday they’ll talk to Lackey, who apparently isn’t done after 15 seasons and wants to keep pitching.

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White Sox GM weighing options with Abreu, Garcia
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The Chicago White Sox are committed to rebuilding from the ground up. With six top-100 prospects and plenty of youth already at the MLB level, the future looks bright. But, what does that future hold for the likes of Jose Abreu and Avisail Garcia? The team is listening to inquiries about both players, White Sox […]

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GM Bridich considering all bullpen options
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The Rockies can solidify their 2018 bullpen by re-signing free-agent closer Greg Holland, but general manager Jeff Bridich says he must be prepared for all scenarios.

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Padres have several in-house outfield options
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Only center fielder Manuel Margot appears a lock for an outfield job heading into 2018, though the Padres have a handful of in-house options who could fill out the rest of the lineup in left field and right field.

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Giants exercise options on Bumgarner, Moore, Sandoval
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The San Francisco Giants will keep the bulk of their starting rotation together for at least one more season after exercising their 2018 team options on left-handers Madison Bumgarner and Matt Moore, according to Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle. The team confirmed it will also pick up its option on third baseman Pablo […]

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Mets Morning News: Mets pick up options on Cabrera, Blevins
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The Mets picked up their options on Asdrubal Cabrera and Jerry Blevins. The Mets also signed Phil Evans to a minor league deal that includes an invite to spring training in 2018. Around the National League East Gabe Kapler got asked about some of the more creative uses of coconut oil during his inaugural

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Report: Astros to exercise options on Altuve, Gonzalez
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Ahead of the team's World Series parade Friday, the Houston Astros are expected to exercise their 2018 team options on Jose Altuve and Marwin Gonzalez, reports Brian McTaggart of MLB.com. Altuve is due $6 million in 2018 and has a $6.5-million club option for the 2019 season as well. The 27-year-old second baseman was worth […]

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O's decline options for Hardy, Miley
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The Orioles declined team options for shortstop J.J. Hardy and left-hander Wade Miley, the team announced on Friday.

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Astros pick up options on Altuve, Gonzalez
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The Astros have picked up the 2018 options on the contracts of All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve and infielder/outfielder Marwin Gonzalez, general manager Jeff Luhnow announced on Friday.

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Mariners decline options on Iwakuma, Gallardo
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The Mariners declined the 2018 club options on contracts for Hisashi Iwakuma and Yovani Gallardo on Thursday, making the veteran right-handed pitchers free agents along with five other veterans whose contracts have expired.

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