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New manager may mean new role for Aroldis Chapman

By KFFL Staff


First Baseman

1B | Allen Craig | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Transaction
St. Louis Cardinals OF Adron Chambers was left off the roster for the World Series against the Boston Red Sox following the addition of 1B Allen Craig (foot).


Second Baseman

2B | Alexander Guerrero | Los Angeles Dodgers | Transaction, Fantasy,
Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Alexander Guerrero will receive a $10 million signing bonus as part of his four-year, $28 million deal. He'll earn $4 million next year and in 2015 and $5 million in both 2016 and 2017. Guerrero will have $1 million per year in performance bonuses, based on 500 to 600 plate appearances. He can't be optioned to the minors without his permission. The Dodgers designated RP Peter Moylan for assignment to make room for Guerrero on the roster.

2B | Mark Ellis | Los Angeles Dodgers | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Mark Ellis could be replaced as the starting second baseman in 2014 if the team determines 2B Alexander Guerrero is ready for the big leagues. Ellis' contract expired, but includes a club option for 2014 at $5.75 million or a $1 million buyout. "We'll see," general manager Ned Colletti said Tuesday, Oct. 22. "I think Mark Ellis did a tremendous job here. I think Mark Ellis has value to this organization, with or without Guerrero."


Third Baseman

3B | Taylor Green | Milwaukee Brewers | Transaction,
The Milwaukee Brewers re-signed RP Zach Kroenke and 3B Taylor Green to minor league deals Monday, Oct. 21. Green will receive an invitation to spring training.


Outfielder

OF | Wilkin Ramirez | Minnesota Twins | Transaction
Minnesota Twins OF Wilkin Ramirez cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Rochester Tuesday, Oct. 22.

OF | Matt Kemp | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Dodgers OF Matt Kemp (ankle) had several spurs and a loose body removed from his left ankle Monday, Oct. 21, and the procedure also involved a microfracture on the talus bone. He'll be in a splint for two weeks and a non-weight bearing boot for another two weeks, and the team is hoping he's ready for the regular season next year.


Starting Pitcher

SP | Clay Buchholz | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz (undisclosed) is expected to be able to pitch Game 3 or 4, despite an undisclosed physical issue he's dealing with.

SP | Tim Lincecum | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy,
San Francisco Giants SP Tim Lincecum will make $17 million next season and $18 million in 2015. He will not receive a signing bonus.

SP | Matt Harvey | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy,
New York Mets SP Matt Harvey (elbow) underwent his Tommy John surgery Tuesday, Oct. 22.

SP | John Lackey | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox SP John Lackey will pitch Game 2 of the World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, Oct. 24.


Relief Pitcher

RP | Aroldis Chapman | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy,
New Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price said Tuesday, Oct. 22, that a decision will be made later on whether RP Aroldis Chapman will remain in the closer's role, or get a chance to move back into the starting rotation.

Whatever role Chapman fills he is likely to be very successful, and a boon to fantasy owners. For what it's worth, Price has been a supporter of giving Chapman a chance in the starting rotation, so if there is a need for starting pitching, Chapman could get a chance there.

RP | Glen Perkins | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Twins CL Glen Perkins (knee) had arthroscopic surgery on the medial meniscus in his right knee Oct. 1. He's expected to be ready for spring training.



 


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