Are the Cardinals moving on without Carlos Beltran?

by KFFL Staff on November 4, 2013 @ 08:40:51 PDT

 



First Baseman

1B | Allen Craig | St. Louis Cardinals | Free Agents, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals 1B Allen Craig could become the full-time starter in right field next season, with Matt Adams becoming the regular first baseman, if the team decides not to re-sign free-agent OF Carlos Beltran. Letting Beltran go would also create space on the roster for OF Oscar Taveras.

1B | Justin Morneau | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Minnesota Twins general manager Terry Ryan would not say whether the team has had discussions with the camp for free-agent 1B Justin Morneau (Pirates). "Not beneficial to anybody," he said.


Second Baseman

2B | Omar Infante | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Free-agent 2B Omar Infante (Tigers) has some interest from the New York Yankees if the team is unable to re-sign 2B Robinson Cano.

2B | Ben Zobrist | Tampa Bay Rays | Transaction
The Tampa Bay Rays have picked up 2B Ben Zobrist's $7 million option for the 2014 season.

2B | Dustin Pedroia | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia (thumb) said he expects to have surgery on his thumb "in a couple of weeks."

Pedroia will be fine in time for spring training. Remember, he played most of this year with a torn ligament in the same thumb. He'll be alright.


Shortstop

SS | Jhonny Peralta | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Detroit Tigers do not expect to make any qualifying offers to any of their free agents this offseason. This likely means 2B Omar Infante, CL Joaquin Benoit and SS Jhonny Peralta will hit the free agent market without compensation should they sign elsewhere.

SS | Yunel Escobar | Tampa Bay Rays | Transaction
The Tampa Bay Rays have picked up SS Yunel Escobar's $5 million option for the 2014 season.

SS | Derek Jeter | New York Yankees | Transaction, Fantasy
The New York Yankees re-signed SS Derek Jeter to a one-year, $12 million deal Friday, Nov. 1.


Third Baseman

3B | Ryan Rohlinger | Cleveland Indians | Transaction,
The Cleveland Indians re-signed 3B Ryan Rohlinger and free-agent RP J.C. Ramirez (Phillies) to minor league deals Friday, Nov. 1. Both will receive invites to spring training.

3B | Matt Tuiasosopo | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The Arizona Diamondbacks claimed 3B Matt Tuiasosopo off waivers from the Detroit Tigers Friday, Nov. 1. In corresponding moves, the team reinstated SP Daniel Hudson (elbow), RP Matt Reynolds (elbow) and OF Cody Ross (hip) from the disabled list.


Catcher

C | Carlos Ruiz | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Colorado Rockies are showing interest in free-agent C Carlos Ruiz (Phillies), even though speculation has Ruiz returning to Philadelphia. If the Rockies were to land Ruiz, the club would likely use C Wilin Rosario in a platoon.

C | Blake Lalli | Arizona Diamondbacks | Transaction, Fantasy
The Arizona Diamondbacks have signed C Blake Lalli (Brewers) to a minor league contract, with an invitation to major league spring training camp.

C | Brian McCann | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Atlanta Braves plan to give impending free-agent C Brian McCann a qualifying offer this offseason, but McCann is expected to decline the offer.

C | Kurt Suzuki | free agent | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
The Oakland Athletics declined an $8.5 million option on C Kurt Suzuki and an $11 million option on OF Chris B. Young Friday, Nov. 1, making them free agents.


Outfielder

OF | David DeJesus | Tampa Bay Rays | Transaction
The Tampa Bay Rays re-signed OF David DeJesus to a two-year deal with an option for 2016. Terms were not disclosed.

OF | Jason Kubel | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Free-agent OF Jason Kubel (Indians) said he would be interested in returning to the Minnesota Twins. However, it is unknown if the team is interested in bringing him back.

OF | Reed Johnson | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy
The Atlanta Braves are expected to pick up the 2014 club option for OF Reed Johnson.

OF | Giancarlo Stanton | Miami Marlins | Fantasy
Miami Marlins general manager Daniel Jennings said the team is not interested in trading OF Giancarlo Stanton this offseason and expected him to be in the starting lineup opening day.

OF | Melky Cabrera | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Toronto Blue Jays have reinstated SP Brandon Morrow (forearm), RPs Brett Cecil (elbow) and Juan Perez (elbow), INF Maicer Izturis (ankle) and OF Melky Cabrera (back, knee) to the 40-man roster from the 60-day disabled list.

OF | Jason Bourgeois | Cincinnati Reds | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
The Cincinnati Reds have signed free-agent OF Jason Bourgeois (Rays).

OF | Felix Pie | free agent | Transaction, Free Agents
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Felix Pie was outrighted to the minors Friday, Nov. 1, but chose to become a free agent.

OF | Franklin Gutierrez | free agent | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy,
The Seattle Mariners declined the 2014 options on OF Franklin Gutierrez and SP Joe Saunders Friday, Nov. 1, making them free agents.

OF | Coco Crisp | Oakland Athletics | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Oakland Athletics picked up OF Coco Crisp's $7.5 million option for the 2014 season Friday, Nov. 1. He had a career-high 22 home runs out of the leadoff spot this season. SP Brett Anderson's $8 million option was also exercised.


Starting Pitcher

SP | Tsuyoshi Wada | free agent | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
As expected, the Baltimore Orioles have declined the $5 million option on SP Tsuyoshi Wada, making him a free agent. However, the team is interested in re-signing him to a minor league deal.

SP | Scott Baker | free agent | Free Agents,
The Chicago Cubs are expected to try to sign impending free-agent SP Scott Baker to a new contract this offseason.

SP | Trevor Reckling | Cincinnati Reds | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
The Cincinnati Reds have signed free-agent P Trevor Reckling (Independent League) to a minor league contract.

SP | Brandon Morrow | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Toronto Blue Jays have reinstated SP Brandon Morrow (forearm), RPs Brett Cecil (elbow) and Juan Perez (elbow), INF Maicer Izturis (ankle) and OF Melky Cabrera (back, knee) to the 40-man roster from the 60-day disabled list.

SP | Philip Humber | Oakland Athletics | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
The Oakland Athletics have signed free-agent SP Philip Humber (Astros) to a minor league contract.

SP | Wandy Rodriguez | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Wandy Rodriguez (forearm) exercised his $13 million player option for the 2014 season Friday, Nov. 1. He went 6-4 with a 3.59 ERA but missed the last four months with pain in his left forearm. The Houston Astros will pay $5.5 million of his salary next season.

SP | Jon Lester | Boston Red Sox | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Boston Red Sox, as expected, exercised SP Jon Lester's $13 million option for the 2014 season Friday, Nov. 1. They have yet to begin talks on a contract extension.

SP | Johan Santana | free agent | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy,
The New York Mets officially bought out SP Johan Santana's $25 million option for the 2014 season Friday, Nov. 1, making him a free agent for the first time in his career. The buyout cost $5.5 million. The team is willing to re-sign Santana to a modest deal, but it is unlikely to be an offseason priority.


Relief Pitcher

RP | Neftali Feliz | Texas Rangers | Fantasy,
Texas Rangers RPs Joakim Soria, Neftali Feliz and Tanner Scheppers are expected to be candidates for the closer job next season. SP Alexi Ogando could also be an option if the team adds another starting pitcher.

RP | Joe Nathan | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy,
Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels indicated the team likely will not re-sign impending free-agent RP Joe Nathan this offseason.

RP | Greg Burke | New York Mets | Free Agents,
The New York Mets are considering re-signing impending free-agent RB Greg Burke to what likely would be a minor league deal, but Burke is expected to receive early offers from the Toronto Blue Jays and Colorado Rockies.

RP | Matt Thornton | free agent | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
The Boston Red Sox have declined the $6 million club option on RP Matt Thornton, making him a free agent. He will receive a $1 million buyout.

RP | Stephen Pryor | Seattle Mariners | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Seattle Mariners have reinstated RP Stephen Pryor (triceps, lat) to the 40-man roster from the 60-day disabled list.

RP | Jose Veras | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, free-agent RP Jose Veras (Tigers) would have received $4 million next season if the Detroit Tigers had exercised their option on him. It was previously reported that the 2014 club option was $3.25 million but an escalator clause in his contract pushed the amount to $4 million because Veras finished at least 45 games.

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