1B | Jesus Guzman | Houston Astros | Transaction, Fantasy
The San Diego Padres acquired INF Ryan Jackson from the Houston Astros Wednesday, Dec. 18, in exchange for OF Jesus Guzman.
SS | Nick Franklin | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
Seattle Mariners SS Nick Franklin is drawing heavy trade interest this winter.
3B | Michael Young | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Milwaukee Brewers are interested in free-agent INF Michael Young (Dodgers) to play first base for them. The Los Angeles Dodgers, Colorado Rockies and Washington Nationals are also in the mix for his services.
3B | Danny Valencia | Kansas City Royals | Transaction
The Baltimore Orioles acquired OF David Lough from the Kansas City Royals Wednesday, Dec. 18, in exchange for 3B Danny Valencia.
3B | Eric Chavez | Arizona Diamondbacks | Transaction, Free Agents
The Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to terms with free-agent 3B Eric Chavez (Diamondbacks). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
C | Ryan Doumit | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy
Atlanta Braves C Ryan Doumit could share time with C Evan Gattis behind the plate next season. Doumit hit .247 with 14 home runs and 55 RBIs last year with the Minnesota Twins.
C | Kurt Suzuki | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Seattle Mariners have shown interest in free-agent C Kurt Suzuki (Athletics).
OF | Mike Trout | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim manager Mike Scioscia said OF Mike Trout won't hit leadoff next season.
OF | Drew Stubbs | Colorado Rockies | Transaction
The Cleveland Indians have traded OF Drew Stubbs to the Colorado Rockies. It is not known what the Indians will receive in return.
OF | Shin-Soo Choo | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Houston Astros are believed to be one of the teams that have made an offer to free-agent OF Shin-Soo Choo (Reds). The terms of the contract are not known at this point.
OF | Franklin Gutierrez | Seattle Mariners | Transaction, Fantasy
The Seattle Mariners re-signed OF Franklin Gutierrez to an undisclosed one-year deal Wednesday, Dec. 17.
SP | Ervin Santana | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy,
The Seattle Mariners continued to be interested in signing free-agent SP Ervin Santana (Royals).
SP | Matt Harrison | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy,
Texas Rangers SP Matt Harrison (back) is on track to be fully healthy entering the 2014 season. He has resumed throwing and could get on a mound again next week. "My back is doing well," said Harrison, who had a pair of surgeries on his back for herniated discs this year. "I'm throwing right now. I'm back to about 150 feet now. I've been throwing about a month now, off and on, two or three times a week. The plan was for next week during the Christmas week to start getting off the mound a little bit." Harrison said he'll start throwing at 50 or 60 percent when he gets back on the mound. He doesn't expect to be limited during spring training.
RP | Joaquin Benoit | San Diego Padres | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy,
Despite the signing of RP Joaquin Benoit, the San Diego Padres are not actively looking to move CL Huston Street.
Benoit and Street are likely to battle for the closer's job in 2014. Whoever emerges as the winner will be a strong fantasy play. The Padres aren't likely to blow out many teams, so there will be plenty of save opportunities.
RP | Ryan Madson | free agent | Injury, Free Agents, Fantasy
Free-agent RP Ryan Madson (Angels) is hosting one-on-one private workouts to demonstrate his progress from Tommy John surgery.
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