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Orlando Arcia agreed to a one-year, $2 million contract with the Brewers on Wednesday. (Source: Bob Nightengale on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Arcia avoids arbitration and signs a one-year deal with the Brewers on Wednesday. He slashed .260/.317/.416 with five home runs, 20 RBI, 22 runs scored and two stolen bases over 189 plate appearances in 2019-20. Arcia is known more for his glove than his bat and is an option in deep-league formats only.

Category: Transactions


The Braves and RHP Luke Jackson have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.8 million contract. (Source: Jon Heyman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jackson had a down season in 2020 and posted an ugly 6.84 ERA. However, he was a valuable reliever for Atlanta as recently as 2019. Jackson should continue operating out of middle relief next season.

Category: Transactions


The Royals and OF Jorge Soler have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $8.05 million contract. (Source: Jeffrey Flanagan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Soler can reportedly earn a bit more in incentives. The former Cub erupted in 2019 by belting 48 homers in a full season, but he posted just a .769 OPS during the shortened 2020 campaign. Soler also battled oblique issues throughout the summer.

Category: Injury Updates


The Red Sox avoided arbitration with Matt Barnes by agreeing with their closer on a one-year, $4.4 million contract. (Source: Bob Nightengale on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Barnes earned nine saves during the 2020 season, posting a 4.30 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP. He'll likely once again serve in a late-inning role for Boston in 2021.

Category: Transactions


Trevor May officially sign a two-year, $15.5 million contract with the Mets on Wednesday. The deal also includes $250,000 in performance bonuses each year. (Source: Jeff Passan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: May should settle in as one of the Mets' top setup man. He was terrific for the Twins last season, posting a 3.86 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and a 38:7 K:BB over 23 1/3 innings in 2019-20. May holds more fantasy value in leagues that count saves/holds as a category and in that format can be considered a top-30 reliever.

Category: Transactions


Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports the Angels have traded for SS Jose Iglesias from the Orioles. (Source: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It's still unclear what Baltimore is receiving in return. Iglesias had his $3.5 million option picked up by the Orioles earlier this offseason, and he'll slide into Los Angeles as their Andrelton Simmons replacement. Iglesias hit a superb .373 to go along with a .956 OPS in 2020.

Category: Transactions


Jon Morosi of the MLB Network is reporting that The Tigers will tender a contract to LHP Matthew Boyd. (Source: Jon Morosi on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Boyd will avoid arbitration and is expected to be tendered a contract by the Tigers. The deal reportedly will be worth up to $6 million. Boyd struggled in 2020, but has flashed upside in the past. The 29-year-old posted (3-7) record along with a 6.71 ERA, 1.48 WHIP and 60 strikeouts over 60 1/3 innings last season.

Category: Transactions


The Twins plan to non-tender OF Eddie Rosario. (Source: Jon Heyman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Minnesota placed Rosario on outright waivers Tuesday night, but nobody picked him up. The 29-year-old hit 32 homers and drove in 109 runs back in 2019, but he was simply going to get too expensive for the Twins next year. Rosario was projected to earn about $9.6 million in his third year of arbitration. Instead, he'll enter free agency looking to hop on somewhere as a power-hitting corner outfielder.

Category: Transactions


LHP Carlos Rodon was non-tendered by the White Sox Wednesday. (Source: Jeff Passan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Rodon was entering the final year of arbitration and Chicago decided to non-tender the LHP. He dealt with shoulder discomfort during the regular season, but returned to the mound in late-September. Rodon posted a (0-2) record along with a 8.22 ERA, 1.57 WHIP and 6:3 K:BB over seven 2/3 innings for the White Sox in 2020. The 27-year-old left-hander will try to latch onto another team willing to take a gamble on the oft-injured pitcher.

Category: Transactions


Jon Morosi of MLB.com reports the Giants have expressed interest in free agent OF Marcell Ozuna. (Source: Jon Morosi on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Morosi notes that the Giants want to wait and see if the universal DH will remain in effect for the 2021 season, though. We also know that Ozuna is receiving interest from the Braves, Mets, and Blue Jays.

Category: Rumors


The Padres non-tendered INF Greg Garcia. (Source: Kevin Acee on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Garcia posted a weak .529 OPS during the shortened 2020 campaign. He has been one of the better pinch-hitters in baseball over the past two years.

Category: Transactions


3B Maikel Franco was non-tendered by the Royals Wednesday. (Source: Mark Feinsand on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Franco was projected to win from $5 to $8 million in arbitration. The Royals elected to non-tender the 3B on Wednesday. Franco slashed .278/.321/.457 over 243 plate appearances for the Royals in a shortened 2020 campaign. The 28-year-old will try to latch onto another team and compete for a starting 3B gig next year.

Category: Transactions


The White Sox non-tendered OF Nomar Mazara. (Source: Jeff Passan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Mazara is still just 25 years old, but he had a wildly disappointing 2020 campaign. The outfielder hit .228 with one homer and a .589 OPS in 42 games. The White Sox also non-tendered LHP Carlos Rodon.

Category: Transactions


OF Brian Goodwin was non-tendered by the Reds. (Source: Brian Goodwin on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Goodwin was projected to earn about $3 million in his second year of arbitration. The 30-year-old hit .215 with a .716 OPS between the Angels and Reds in 2020.

Category: Transactions


3B Hunter Dozier and the Royals have agreed to a one-year, $2.72 million contract Wednesday. (Source: Bob Nightengale on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The deal also includes a $50K bonus if Dozier makes the All-Star team. He started the 2020 campaign on reserve/COVID-19 list and was unable to replicate his breakout 2019 campaign. Dozier slashed .228/.344/.392 with six home runs, 12 RBI, 29 runs scored and four stolen bases over 186 plate appearances in 2020.

Category: Transactions


Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports the Cubs aren't expected to tender a contract to OF Albert Almora Jr. (Source: Bob Nightengale on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Nightengale adds that the club isn't expected to tender a contract to Kyle Schwarber, either. Almora was the Cubs' first-round pick back in 2012, but he appeared in just 28 games during the shortened 2020 season, batting .167 without a homer.

Category: Transactions


Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports the Cubs aren't expected to tender a contract to OF Kyle Schwarber. (Source: Bob Nightengale on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Schwarber was projected to earn around $8 million in his final year of arbitration, which the Cubs evidently don't feel he's worth. The 27-year-old hit just .188 with a .701 OPS in the shortened 2020 campaign. Nightengale also reports that Albert Almora isn't expected to be tendered a contract either.

Category: Transactions


Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports the Cubs will tender a contract to 2016 NL MVP Kris Bryant. (Source: Bob Nightengale on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Nightengale adds that the Cubs won't be extending contracts to Kyle Schwarber or Albert Almora, however. Bryant had a disastrous 2020 campaign, hitting just .206 with four homers while posting a .644 OPS. He'll be a free agent after 2021, but he's still a candidate to be traded this offseason.

Category: Transactions


The Twins have avoided arbitration with RHP Tyler Duffery by agreeing to a one-year, $2.2 million contract. (Source: Buster Olney on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Duffey was sharp in 2020, posting a 1.88 ERA to go along with a 0.79 WHIP in 22 appearances. He also earned 12 holds, so he'll have value in fantasy leagues that count this stat come 2021.

Category: Transactions


MLB Insider Robert Murray reports the Blue Jays are among the teams talking to the Phillies about Jean Segura. (Source: Robert Murray on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports that Segura's name is coming up in trade talks. The 30-year-old is due $14.85 million in both 2021 and 2022, so the Phillies apparently want to move on from that commitment.

Category: Rumors