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The Yankees and Reds are finalizing a trade that will send Sonny Gray to Cincinnati for infield prospect Shed Long and a draft pick. (Source: Jon Heyman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gray overall didn't have a good season with the Yankees as he recorded a 4.90 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, to go with 123 strikeouts in 30 appearances. The good news is that Gray actually had a 3.17 ERA on the road in 2018, a change of scenery should help in majorly in 2019. The Great American Ball Park is still a hitter friendly park but it certainly is a better place for him than Yankee stadium.


Free agent Adam Ottavino and the New York Yankees have a deal in place, bolstering an already terrifying bullpen. (Source: Jeff Passan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ottavino closed out the 2018 season with the Rockies posting a 2.43 ERA through 75 games. He had six saves and went 6-4 on the season. He may get some save opportunities in New York but not many unless the Yankees are befallen by injury in the 2019 season.


Wilmer Flores has agreed to a one-year deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks with a club option.

Fantasy Impact: Flores may move around during the season at 1st base and 3rd base with Jake Lamb and Eduardo Escobar on the team. He is unlikely to be an everyday starter going forward unless if there were to be an injury. He slashed .267/.319/.417 with 11 homers through 126 games last year.


The Tampa Bay Rays are finalizing a deal to sign Avisail Garcia to a one-year deal worth $3.5M. (Source: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Garcia is coming off a disappointing 2018 campaign where he slashed .236/.281/.438 while dealing with injuries after a great 2017 season. Going to Tampa Bay puts him in a significantly better offense but it also puts him in a pitcher friendly park. He's hopefully in for a bounce back year with the Rays.


Lane Adams has agreed to a minor league deal with Lane Adams worth $570,000 in the big leagues. (Source: Bob Nightengale on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Adams hasn't played a whole lot in the majors, he's slashed a career .263/.333/.467 with seven homers through 137 at-bats. Don't expect him to play a whole lot in the majors this year.


Johnathan Villar has signed a one-year, $4.825M deal, avoiding arbitration with the Baltimore Orioles. (Source: Bob Nightengale on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Villar slashed .258/.336/.392 with 21 stolen bases in 236 plate appearances for the Orioles last season. Villar will be a good source of steals and is projected to hit in the top of the order in 2019.


The Orioles claimed INF Hanser Alberto off waivers from the New York Yankees. (Source: Baltimore Orioles on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Alberto, 26, hit .192/.210/.231 in 89 games over the last four years for the Texas Rangers. He has little to no fantasy value.


Mychal Givens avoids arbitration, agrees to one-year deal with Orioles. Terms aren’t immediately available. (Source: Roch Kubatko on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Givens, 28, has a career 3.12 ERA with 301 strikeouts in 260 innings pitched. He had 9 saves last season and is the favorite to close for the Orioles in 2019.


Dylan Bundy has signed a one-year, $2.8M deal, avoiding arbitration with the Baltimore Orioles. (Source: Roch Kubatko on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Bundy finished last season in Baltimore with an 8-16 record, a 5.45 ERA, a 1.41 WHIP, and 184:54 K:BB ratio across 171 2/3 innings pitched. After a down 2018 season, Bundy will look to rebound in 2019.


Jose Abreu signed a one-year, $16 million contract today to avoid arbitration. (Source: Bob Nightengale on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Abreu is coming off his first down year posting the lowest numbers of his career across the board. The recent signing of Yonder Alonso clouds his playing time, however being in the AL means they will more than likely exchange DH duties. Abreu could be in for a bounce back year.


Eduardo Rodriguez avoided arbitration by signing a one-year, $4.3 million contract (Source: Alex Speier on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This was a well-deserved raise for the lefty after posting a 3.82 ERA, 13 wins, and 146 strikeouts in 23 starts. Injuries have always seemed to be an issue, but if he can keep the momentum going next season he will be well worth his late round draft price.


Jacob DeGrom has avoided arbitration and has agreed to a one-year deal worth $17 million with the Mets. (Source: Jon Heyman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The deal is an arbitration raise record that is very much well deserved for the 2018 NL Cy Young. DeGrom had a historic 2018 season where he recorded a 1.70 ERA, 0.91 WHIP, and .196 BAA through 32 starts. Expect another great season in 2019.


Russell Martin has been traded from the Toronto Blue Jays to the Los Angeles Dodgers. (Source: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Martin is coming off of one of the worst years of his career as he slashed .194/.338/.325 with 10 homers. The trade will bring Martin back home with the Dodgers after spending his first five years in the pros with them. Don't expect him to be an everyday starter for the defending NL champs.


Khris Davis has avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year deal with Oakland Athletics worth 16.5M. (Source: Jon Heyman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Davis had a fantastic 2018 season where he lead the league with 48 home-runs, finished 2nd in the league with 123 RBI, and somehow someway hit .247 for the 4th consecutive year in a row. He's as good as a power hitter there is in the MLB right now, expect another great season.


Kyle Schwarber has avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year deal with the Chicago Cubs worth $3.39M. (Source: Gordon Wittenmyer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Schwarber had a decent year in 2018 where he slashed .238/.356/.467 with 26 homers. His hitting certainly isn't ideal but he somewhat makes up for it with the walks and has some solid power to his game. He'll start at Left Field in 2019.


Robbie Ray has avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year deal worth $6.05 million with the Arizona Diamondbacks. (Source: Bob Nightengale on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ray is coming off of a somewhat disappointing year where he recorded a 3.93 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, and 165 strikeouts through 24 starts. He's been in the mix of trade rumors for the past month but should be here to stay in 2019. He's one of the best strikeout pitchers in the game.


Adam Duvall has avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract worth $2,875,000. (Source: Robert Murray on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Duvall has a shot to start at left field for the Braves at the moment but due to his poor hitting they'll surely be seeking a better option. In 2018 he slashed .195/.274/.365 with 15 homers through 138 games.


DJ LeMahieu has agreed to a two-year deal worth $24M with the New York Yankees. (Source: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: LeMahieu will move from the very hitter friendly park in Coors Field to one of the top few offenses in the MLB with the Yankees. He should be starting at 2nd base to start the year as Gleyber Torres may take shortstop with the Didi Gregorius injury. Expect him to have more run and RBI opportunities heading into this season with the Yanks. He slashed .276/.321/.428 with 15 homers last season, he also won the NL batting title back in 2016.


Charlie Culberson has signed a one-year, $1.395M deal, avoiding arbitration with the Atlanta Braves. (Source: Mark Bowman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: A do-it-all utility player for the Braves, Culberson is not a relevant fantasy option at this point. Culberson did put up decent numbers in limited duty (.270/.326/.466), but it would take an injury or two in the Braves lineup for him to make a consistent fantasy impact.


Free-agent reliever David Phelps has agreed to a one-year deal that comes with a club option, according to Shi Davidi of Sportsnet. (Source: Shi Davidi on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Phelps missed all of 2018 due to Tommy John surgery but is coming off of two solid seasons as a reliever for the Marlins and Mariners in 2016 and 2017. Assuming he is healthy, Phelps should immediately be in consideration for late-inning duty for the Blue Jays as he attempts to rebound from a lost season.