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Jarrod Dyson has passed his physical and agreed to a two-year deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks, according to Jerry Crasnick on Twitter. (Source: Jerry Crasnick on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Diamondbacks had been trying to resign J.D. Martinez, who signed with the Boston Red Sox shortly before Arizona announced the Dyson signing. Dyson is not even in the same conversation as Martinez when it comes to hitters, but he does provide value for fantasy owners when given playing time due to his ability to steal bases. He has 204 stolen bases for his career, and he swiped 28 bags for the Mariners last year despite getting only 390 plate appearances across 111 games.


J.D. Martinez has signed with the Boston Red Sox, according to ESPN's Pedro Gomez on Twitter. While he has been connected to the Red Sox since before Free Agency began, but it took until the start of Spring Training in an incredibly sluggish MLB offseason for the two sides to finally agree on a deal. Early reports from Gomez and Jon Morosi of MLB Network have the agreement as a five-year deal worth $110 million, with Martinez having the ability to opt out after two years. (Source: Pedro Gomez on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Martinez slashed .303 / .376 / .690 with 45 home runs, 103 RBIs, and 85 runs scored with the Detroit Tigers and Arizona Diamondbacks, and he inserts some desperately-needed power into the middle of Boston's lineup. The Red Sox have a crowded outfield, with Mookie Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr., and Andrew Benintendi, while Hanley Ramirez has been pencilled into the designated hitter slot, so it is not immediately clear where Martinez will play every day. Boston has some time to figure that out, and it is entirely possible that another deal could be coming.


Chris Tillman has agreed to a major league deal with the Baltimore Orioles, according to Roch Kubatko. The deal includes $3 million in guaranteed money, with a potential $7 million in incentives. (Source: Roch Kubatko on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Tillman had an almost historically awful 2017, with a 7.84 ERA. Before that, he was a fairly reliable innings eater who could be counted on for (mostly) decent outings. Monitor his performance in spring training. If he finds his form, he could once again become a decent option in AL-only leagues.


Chris Carter has agreed to a minor-league deal with the Angels. He will receive $1.75 million if he makes the majors and can earn $600,000 in incentives. (Source: Jon Heyman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Carter hit .201 with eight home runs in 61 games with the Yankees last season, but hit 41 home runs in 2016 with the Brewers. Although it's unlikely that he can recover that form, with C.J. Cron out of the way, Carter may find some value in deep AL-only leagues.


Eric Hosmer has agreed to terms with the San Diego Padres on an 8-year contract worth $144 million. The contract includes an opt-out after five years. (Source: The San Diego Union Tribune)

Fantasy Impact: The 28-year-old has now had back-to-back 25 home run seasons despite playing in one of the worst home run parks for left-handed batters. The Padres were the worst offensive team in 2017, so a potential dip in runs and RBIs would not be surprising. He'll likely bat cleanup behind Wil Myers in the upcoming season and is a decent mid-tier option at 1B, but fantasy managers should expect some regression in batting average after he hit .318 with a .351 BABIP.


The Twins have acquired RHP Jake Odorizzi from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for Jermaine Palacios. (Source: Jon Heyman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Odorizzi struggled some last season and battled through injuries, finishing with just 143 1/3 innings pitched and a 4.14 ERA. Still, there's been an overriding feeling in baseball that there's much more to Odorizzi than we've seen so far. A move out of the AL East helps Odorizzi's fantasy outlook, but it does not move the needle all that much.


The Rays traded for C.J. Cron from the Angels on Saturday, and to make room for Cron, the team designated Corey Dickerson for assignment. (Source: Tampa Bay Rays on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This was an absolute shock, as Dickerson was the starting DH for the American League in the All-Star Game last summer. He struggled somewhat in the second half, but still, he's set to make just $6 million and is just 28 years old. Hopefully, he'll land in a better situation in a good hitter's park, which would raise his fantasy outlook from what it was with the Rays.


C.J. Cron traded to the Rays

Sat, Feb 17th 8:59pm EST
By Dan Harris

TB

The Rays have acquired 1B C.J. Cron from the Angels for a player to be named later. (Source: Tampa Bay Rays on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Cron has hit exactly 16 home runs in three straight seasons, though none has been the product of a full year of work. He's a streaky hitter, but if given the everyday first base job, he could easily find his way into 25 home runs. He's still a long way from mixed-league relevant, however.


The Giants love to bring back departed Giants and they've done just that with Gregor Blanco. The 34-year-old has two World Series rings over his past five years with the Giants. He is a platoon option with Austin Jackson in center, and has the ability to spell all outfielders. Blanco will compete for essentially a bench spot with Stephen Duggar, Gorkys Hernandez, Jarrod Parker, Austin Slater, and Mac Williamson. Blanco is a plus defender but only hit .246 last year for Arizona. (Source: Mercury News)

Fantasy Impact: Blanco won't be much for fantasy without a lot of injuries in front of him


Left-handed reliever Tony Watson has signed what is believed to be a multi-year deal with the San Francisco Giants, according to Jon Heyman on Twitter. (Source: Jon Heyman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: After a few stellar seasons as a true shutdown left-handed setup man for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Watson appeared to take a small step back in 2016 and then looked to be out of gas at times in 2017. While not up to par with his usually dominant numbers, he was still more than serviceable out of the bullpen in 2017 and looked to be somewhat rejuvenated in the second half after being traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers. At a minimum for the Giants, he will see time against left-handed hitters, and he could once again settle in as a regular setup man.


Anibal Sanchez has agreed to a one-year deal with the Minnesota Twins, according to Twins beat reporter Rhett Bollinger on Twitter. The deal is for $2.5 million but is not guaranteed and is contingent on him making the roster. (Source: Rhett Bollinger on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Sanchez's $16 million option was unsurprisingly not picked up by the Detroit Tigers after the season, and at nearly 34 years old his best baseball may be behind him. His ERA in 2017 was north of 6.00 despite his 8.89 strikeout percentage being his best since 2013, while his fastball averaged 91.2 MPH and has consistently decreased since 2013 when it hovered around 94.2 MPH. He will presumably have the chance to win a spot in Minnesota's starting rotation, but he is unlikely to be relevant for most fantasy owners in 2018.


Free agent starter Jason Vargas has agreed to a two-year deal with an option for a third year with the New York Mets, according to multiple reports on Twitter. (Source: Jon Heyman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Vargas dazzled in the first half of 2017, his first full year after Tommy John surgery, pitching to a 2.62 ERA in the first half. He faded in the second half, however, and posted a 6.38 ERA. The Mets will be hoping to get more of what Vargas posted in the first half, but at the very least he provides a valuable veteran arm to a team that has been decimated by pitching injuries the past few seasons.


Eduardo Nunez will return to the Red Sox pending a physical, on a one-year deal with a second-year option. (Source: Robert Murray on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The utility infielder joined the Red Sox in 2017 for 38 games and in that time, finished with a triple slash of .321/.353./.539 in 165 at-bats. With 24 stolen bags to go along with his average, Nunez should once again be a useful fantasy player.


The Orioles have signed Andrew Cashner to a two-year deal worth $16 million, according to Jon Heyman. (Source: Jon Heyman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Cashner had a fine ERA last year with the Rangers of just 3.40, but he saw a shocking drop in strikeout rate, with just 86 in 166 2/3 innings. It's hard to imagine him having that much success again with such a low rate, especially pitching in the AL East against tough lineups. Cashner has had some success in the past, so he's worth a flyer in AL-only leagues, but temper your expectations.


A.J. Ellis has signed a minor league deal with the San Diego Padres, according to AJ Cassavell on Twitter. (Source: AJ Cassavell on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ellis is not much more than a soft-hitting backup catcher at this point in his career, and he has not been relevant to fantasy owners since 2013, when he caught 115 games for the Dodgers. He will look to beat out fellow catchers Rocky Gale, Rafael Lopez, and Luis Torrens for the opportunity to backup starter Austin Hedges.


The Brewers have signed Wade Miley to a minor league deal, according to Bob Nightengale. Miley is guaranteed $2.5 million if he makes the major league team and he can make up to $5.7 million if he makes 29 starts. (Source: Bob Nightengale on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Miley's ERA has risen for five straight seasons, and he's never been a particularly usable pitcher for fantasy purposes. He was, however, a decent innings eater back when he pitched with the Diamondbacks, and he could find himself with some NL-only value if he makes the Brewers' roster.


The Rays have re-signed Sergio Romo to a one-year, $2.5 million dollar deal. (Source: Tampa Bay Rays on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Romo will most likely pitch the eighth. He has excelled at it throughout his career. Last season with Tampa he had a 1.47 ERA. He will not have any fantasy value unless Alex Colome is traded, injured, or loses his job to poor performance.


Chase Utley re-signs with Dodgers

Tue, Feb 13th 11:44am EST
By Dan Harris

LAD

The Dodgers have re-signed Chase Utley, according to Jon Heyman. Terms of the deal are currently unknown, but it's likely a one-year deal like Utley has signed each of the past two offseasons. (Source: Jon Heyman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Utley is no more than a backup at this point, slashing .236/.324/.405 with eight home runs in 127 games for the Dodgers last year. He provides little fantasy value, although he can be a low-end play in deep NL-only leagues.


Bud Norris has agreed to a deal with the Cardinals, according to Ken Rosenthal. The deal is pending a physical and the terms are currently unknown. (Source: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Norris had an excellent first half of the season with the Angels last year, taking over as the closer for almost two months of the season. But knee inflammation threw him off course, and his overall numbers suffered. Assuming he remains a reliever, he should slide into a setup role behind Luke Gregerson, and should be one of the first options to take over the closer's role if Gregerson stumbles.


Yu Darvish is signing a six-year deal with the Chicago Cubs, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic on Twitter. Early reports have the contract at $126 million with the ability to earn up to around $150 million. (Source: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Darvish joins a Cubs rotation that already boasts Lester, Hendricks, Quintana, and Chatwood. He is coming off somewhat of a down year by his standards and ended the playoffs with some injury concerns, but he still struck out more than 200 batters with an ERA of 3.86 and a 1.16 WHIP.