Four top prospects added to Mets' roster

November 21, 2017

Teams must add players who signed their first professional contracts at age 18 or younger within five Minor League seasons, or those who signed at 19 or older within four seasons, or they become eligible for other clubs to take in the Rule 5 Draft. Clubs pay $100,000 to make a Rule 5 selection, but if that player doesn’t stay on his new organization’s active roster for the entire next…

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Braves claim Dayton, acquire Ravin from LA

November 21, 2017

• Hot Stove Tracker Dayton underwent Tommy John surgery in August and thus will likely miss most if not all of the 2018 season. The 29-year-old Alabama native posted a 2.05 ERA as he made the first 25 appearances of his career last year. He opened this season with eight consecutive scoreless appearances and then began to struggle just before being placed on the disabled list in May. He pitched…

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Dodgers send Ravin to Braves for cash

November 21, 2017

Ravin was a fifth-round Draft pick of the Reds out of high school in 2006. He broke into the Majors with the Dodgers in 2015 and has made 33 relief appearances in the big leagues over the last three seasons. Chad Thornburg is a reporter for MLB.com based in Los Angeles. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs. Share This Email Print

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Yanks get King, bonus money from Marlins

November 21, 2017

The Yankees acquired Minor League right-hander Michael King along with international bonus pool money from the Marlins on Monday, in exchange for infielder Garrett Cooper and left-hander Caleb Smith. Per MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo, the bonus pool amount involved in the trade is $250,000. The added money increases the club’s available bonus pool to $3.5 million, according to Mayo, who puts the Yankees just behind the Rangers, who have the largest…

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Honeywell, Bauers added to 40-man roster

• Rays’ Top 30 Prospects “Making our Minor League system deeper, and stronger, has been a focus of ours these past few years,” senior vice president of baseball operations Chaim Bloom said. “We see it throughout the year, but we especially see it on days like today when we’re trying to make these decisions, really up and down the system. And it’s a good problem to have, but it does…

November 21, 2017
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Fans wait more than a day to meet Altuve

“I was surprised,” Altuve said. “I wasn’t expecting this. I really appreciate all the support the fans have given to me all the past seven years with the Astros. What can I say? I love my fans in Houston, they are the best. They are the biggest reason why we won the World Series. We wanted to bring a championship to Houston.” Only 300 tickets were given out to guarantee…

November 21, 2017
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Mariners keep roster at 36 for Rule 5 Draft

November 21, 2017

SEATTLE — The deadline to protect eligible players from next month’s Rule 5 draft passed on Monday with the Mariners not adding anyone in their system to the 40-man roster, leaving it at 36 for now. Players not on the 40-man roster who have spent four seasons in pro ball and originally signed at age 19 or older, or players who signed at 18 or younger and have spent five…

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Young prospects join Brewers' 40-man roster

November 21, 2017

The Rule 5 Draft is Dec. 14. Clubs pay $100,000 to select a player in the Major League phase, and that player must remain on the big league roster or be offered back to his original team for $50,000. All four of the Brewers’ additions Monday were acquired in trades over the past three years. “You’re always worried about roster crunch, but I do think the four players we protected…

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Prospect Beede among 4 added to 40-man

November 21, 2017

• Hot Stove Tracker A groin injury limited Beede, ranked San Francisco’s No. 3 prospect by MLBPipeline.com, to 19 starts this past season with Triple-A Sacramento. He finished 6-7 with a 4.79 ERA and 83 strikeouts in 109 innings. Rated eighth among the franchise’s prospects by MLBPipeline.com, Garcia was named a midseason and postseason All-Star while hitting .272 with 17 homers and 65 RBIs for Class A Advanced San Jose….

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Tigers add prospect Gerber, sign Carpenter

November 21, 2017

The moves leave the Tigers’ roster at 39. Teams must have at least one spot open to participate in next month’s Rule 5 Draft, where the club is expected to be active. Teams can and will add and subtract players in the meantime as free agents sign and clubs make trades. Gerber is the Tigers’ highest-ranked prospect to be added — he’s 10th on MLBPipeline.com’s list. His left-handed bat and…

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