The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Shelby Miller to a major-league contract Tuesday. (Source: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter )
Fantasy Impact: Definitely an interesting signing for the Dodgers, considering Miller did not pitch in the majors much last season. The veteran pitcher only appeared in four games last season for the Giants, posting a 6.43 ERA in seven innings pitched.
Stone Garrett has agreed to a Major League deal with the Nationals after being DFA’d by the Diamondbacks. (Source: Washington Nationals on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Garrett could fit in an everyday role with the Nationals. Last season Garrett hit 28 home runs and stole 15 bases in Triple-A before getting called up and hitting four home runs and stealing three bases with the Diamondbacks. Garrett is an interesting buy late in drafts.
Tue, Nov 29th 10:45am EST
By Jesse Garcia
Jeimer Candelario and the Washington Nationals have agreed to a one-year contract. (Source: Evan Petzold on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: The former Tiger will join a rebuilding franchise and will likely have a chance to be an everyday contributor to the Nationals' lineup. The 29-year-old slashed .217/.272/.361 with 13 home runs and 50 RBI in 124 games last season.
The Mariners agreed to a one-year deal with Trevor Gott. (Source: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Gott was non-tendered by the Brewers on November 18. He should compete for a depth role in the Mariners bullpen.
The Cincinnati Reds signed free agent catcher Luke Maile. (Source: Cincinnati Reds on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Maile is coming off a season with the Guardians where he hit .221 with three home runs last year. He should be the backup catcher for the Reds.
Jose Abreu has an agreement to sign with the Houston Astros. (Source: Bob Nightengale on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Abreu and Houston are a perfect match with the Astros' need at first base. While Abreu had a down 2022 season, he still managed to hit .304 but with only 15 home runs. I would not worry about the power as he still posted elite exit velocities, and his expected home runs in Houston were 22. At his price, he is an excellent buy for 2023.
Julio Teheran has signed a minor league deal with the San Diego Padres. He can make up to $6 million in the majors in 2023. (Source: Jon Heyman on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Teheran last played in affiliated baseball in 2021, although it was only for 5 innings with the Tigers. The 31-year-old has a 3.80 career ERA and 1.224 WHIP over 11 MLB seasons.
Mike Clevinger has agreed to a contract with the Chicago White Sox. (Source: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Clevinger struggled in his return from Tommy John Surgery in 2022. He posted a 4.33 ERA in 114.1 innings with the Padres after missing all of 2021. Between 2017 and 2020, Clevinger posted a 2.96 ERA. The White Sox and fantasy managers will hope he can return closer to that pitcher in 2023.
Aristides Aquino has signed a contract with Chunichi Dragons of NPB. (Source: Jon Morosi on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Aquino will be remembered for his monster 2019 season with the Reds when he hit 19 home runs in just 225 plate appearances. The move should guarantee regular playing time for TJ Friedl and Jake Fraley.
Carlos Santana has signed a one-year, $6.7 million deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates. (Source: Jeff Passan on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: The 36-year-old will enter his 14th MLB season as a 1B option and potential primary DH for the Pirates. Santana hit .202/.316/.376 with a 102 wRC+ in 2022, a slight improvement over his 2021 season. The Pirates also acquired 1B Ji-Man Choi this offseason, so it remains to be seen how much playing time the veteran will have in 2023.
Joely Rodriguez has signed a one-year deal with the Boston Red Sox with a club option for 2024. (Source: Red Sox on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Rodriguez had a decent 2022 season with the Mets with a 4.47 ERA (3.62 xERA) and 10.19 K/9 in 50.1 innings. The Red Sox closing situation is not totally clear, but it still seems unlikely at the moment that Rodriguez would immediately be in line for many saves in 2023.
Hunter Renfroe was traded from the Milwaukee Brewers to the Los Angeles Angels for three pitching prospects. (Source: Milwaukee Brewers on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Renfroe is coming off a strong season where he hit 29 home runs and posted an .807 OPS in his only season with the Brewers. He will join an outfield with Mike Trout and Taylor Ward in Los Angeles, pushing Jo Adell even further out of the equation for the Angels.
Tue, Nov 22nd 8:59pm EST
By Ari Koslow
Guillermo Heredia signs with SSG Landers of the Korean Baseball Organization. (Source: Francys Romer on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Heredia will play with the Landers for the 2023 season. He was designated for assignment by the Braves last week. It is possible he eventually ends up back in the MLB with a strong season in the KBO.
The Pirates announced Hoy Park has been designated for assignment to make room for Lewin Diaz. (Source: Jason Mackey on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Park played 23 games this past season with the Pirates where he hit .216 to go along with a pair of home runs. He spent the majority of his MLB career so far in the minor leagues for the Yankees and Pirates.
Lewin Diaz was claimed off waivers by the Pittsburgh Pirates. (Source: Craig Mish on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Diaz has shown the ability to perform at high levels of the minors but never in MLB. In 343 career plate appearances, Diaz has a slash of .181/.227/.340 with 13 home runs. The Pirates have Ji-Man Choi pencilled in at 1B so it’s possible Diaz could battle Choi or even Miguel Andujar for playing time.
Brian Anderson will not be tendered a contract offer by the Marlins. (Source: Craig Mish on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Anderson will hit the free-agent market a year earlier than the typical timeline. The 29-year-old veteran showed plenty of promise over his first three big-league seasons from 2018 through 2020. However, injuries have limited him to only 165 games for the Fish over the last two years. Still in his "prime" years with some pop in his bat and defensive versatility, Anderson is likely to garner decent interest on the market this offseason.
Kevin Newman was acquired by the Reds on Friday, and will join the team following a review of his medical records. (Source: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Newman appeared in just 78 games for Pittsburgh in 2022, servicing as a utilityman during his time. The former 2015 first round pick will now join Cincinnati as a depth piece, assuming he can stick on the roster as a veteran option.
Alex Reyes will not be tendered a contract by the Cardinals ahead of Friday's deadline. (Source: St. Louis Cardinals on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Reyes was once a top prospect and made his MLB debut in 2016 at 21 years old. Reyes has struggled to stay healthy but has been solid when on the mound. If he can maintain health and find the right landing spot, there is still fantasy relevance with Reyes.
Erick Fedde will not be tendered a contract by Washington ahead of Friday's deadline. (Source: Jesse Dougherty on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Fedde will become a free agent after being the longest-tenured Nationals player after being drafted by the organization in 2014. Fedde can still resign with the team, but he is now a free agent.
Luke Voit will not be tendered a contract by the Nationals ahead of the non-tender deadline. (Source: Jesse Dougherty on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Voit spent just two months in Washington after being part of the Juan Soto trade. Voit hit nine home runs in his time in Washington but hit just .228. He could still re-sign with the team at a later date, but he is a free agent.