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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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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Yankees add top prospect Torres to 40-man

November 20, 2017

The Yankees added six players to their 40-man roster in advance of Monday’s 8 p.m. ET deadline to protect players from being selected in next month’s Rule 5 Draft. It completes a busy day of roster moves for the club that also included a pair of Minor League trades earlier in the day to clear space on the roster. The list of players added is headlined by infielder Gleyber Torres,…

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A's add 3 players to 40-man roster

November 20, 2017

The A’s have subsequently protected Fillmyer, Trivino and Laureano from next month’s Rule 5 Draft, which permits clubs to select eligible players from other organizations who aren’t on their team’s 40-man roster. • Hot Stove Tracker Ranked by MLBPipeline.com as the A’s No. 20 prospect, Fillmyer worked 149 2/3 innings across 29 starts for Double-A Midland in 2017, posting a 3.49 ERA to move his career ERA in the Minors…

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Padres protect left-handers Castillo, Wieck

November 20, 2017

• Hot Stove Tracker Any players selected in the Rule 5 Draft, which will be held at next month’s Winter Meetings, must remain in the Major Leagues for an entire season or they’re offered back to their original clubs. Castillo, 21, is entering his fourth year in the Padres’ organization after being acquired from the Rays in the three-team trade that brought Wil Myers to San Diego. Castillo posted a…

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Blue Jays acquire Ngoepe from Bucs

November 20, 2017

TORONTO — Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins was a busy man in advance of Monday night’s deadline to protect players from the Rule 5 Draft. He pulled off a minor trade and parted ways with three players, as the club attempted to reshape its 40-man roster in preparation for next month’s Winter Meetings. Prospects not added to the 40-man roster by 8 p.m. ET on Monday are eligible to…

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Astros add Perez, Deetz to fill 40-man roster

November 20, 2017

Perez, 21, went 6-4 with a 4.13 ERA across three classifications in his first professional season in 2017. He began the season at Class A Quad Cities, where he posted a 4.39 ERA while striking out 57 in 55 1/3 innings. Perez was promoted to Class A Advanced Buies Creek on July 11 and went 2-1 with a 2.84 ERA in five outings. That earned him a promotion to Double-A…

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