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  • Player Notes
    Hector Neris Oct 30 6:00pm ET

    Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Hector Neris had his $7 million club option for the 2021 season declined and will face arbitration for the second straight season. Philadelphia also declined club options on relievers David Robertson and David Phelps as it has become clear the team is set on trimming payroll after the pandemic-shortened season. Neris and the Phillies avoided arbitration last February by agreeing on a deal that paid the closer a prorated amount of $4.6 million. Neris went 5-for-8 in save chances this season with a 4.57 ERA as he lost the closer job to Brandon Workman. Neris remains on the Phillies 40-man roster but carries little fantasy value at this point without a set closer's job.

    From RotoBaller

    Corey Kluber Oct 30 4:50pm ET

    The Texas Rangers declined to pick up starting pitcher Corey Kluber's $18 million option for the 2021 season on Friday, making him a free agent. They'll give him a $1 million buyout instead. However, the Rangers are willing to re-sign the veteran right-hander to a contract of lesser value, mostly likely a one-year, incentive-laden deal. The two-time Cy Young winner has missed most of the last two seasons due to injuries. The 34-year-old pitched in just one inning in 2020 before suffering a torn muscle in the back of his right shoulder. He missed the entire season but has been medically cleared to resume an offseason throwing program. Kluber's fantasy value will obviously be way down heading into the 2021 season, but he could be a nice value pick later in drafts, depending on where he winds up in free agency.

    From RotoBaller

    Ben Gamel Oct 30 4:40pm ET

    The Milwaukee Brewers declined the 2021 options on infielders Jedd Gyorko and Eric Sogard and outfielder Ben Gamel on Friday. Gyorko and Sogard both had $4.5 million options, while Gamel remains under team control after the team declined his $2.55 million option. Gyorko hit .248 with nine home runs and 17 RBI in 43 games and 117 at-bats this year, and his .838 OPS was the highest on the team while playing mostly against left-handed pitchers. He eventually became the team's primary first baseman. Sogard hit just .209 with a homer, 10 RBI and a .560 OPS in 44 games. Gamel had a .237 average with three home runs, 10 RBI and a .718 OPS in 40 games. The trio aren't likely to be anything more than utility options going forward, limiting their fantasy value significantly.

    From RotoBaller

    Nick Tropeano Oct 30 4:40pm ET

    The New York Mets claimed right-handed reliever Nick Tropeano off of waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday. In 2020, Tropeano posted a 1.15 ERA, a 1.15 WHIP, and struck out 19 in 15 2/3 innings pitched for the Pirates. Despite the solid performance in 2020, albeit in a limited number of innings, Tropeano owns a 4.29 career ERA and a 1.37 career WHIP over the course of six seasons. While there is some upside with this move for the Mets, the 30-year old holds little fantasy value heading into 2021 for managers.

    From RotoBaller

    Jacob Barnes Oct 30 4:30pm ET

    Right-handed reliever Jacob Barnes was claimed off waivers by the New York Mets on Friday. In 2020, with the Los Angeles Angels, the 30-year old posted an unimpressive 5.50 ERA, and 1.28 WHIP in 18 innings pitched. Notably, however, Barnes throws in the mid-to-upper 90s and posted a 2.25 FIP with 24 strikeouts in 2020. As such, there is some upside middle relief potential for the Mets with this move. That said, for purposes of fantasy, Barnes holds little value heading into 2021.

    From RotoBaller

    Charlie Morton Oct 30 12:50pm ET

    Tampa Bay Rays right-handed starter Charlie Morton, who became a free agent on Friday when the team didn't pick up his 2021 option, is believed to want to continue his career. Last time he was a free agent he preferred to remain on the East Coast. Morton's 7.0 FanGraphs Wins Above Replacement over the last two seasons is the best mark among all free-agent starting pitchers, with Trevor Bauer in second place at 5.8. The veteran has also gone 7-3 with a 3.38 ERA in 61 1/3 career playoff innings, so he'll certainly be attractive for a team expected to contend in 2021. Morton finished third in the 2019 American League Cy Young race but struggled in the 2020 shortened season to the tune of a 4.74 ERA. Rays general manager Erik Neander said the team is open to re-signing Morton for another year.

    From RotoBaller

    Mike Zunino Oct 30 12:10pm ET

    The Tampa Bay Rays declined their options on starting pitcher Charlie Morton and catcher Mike Zunino on Friday, according to general manager Erik Neander. Both players will become free agents, but Neander said the team will keep the door open for them to return. Morton went 2-2 with a 4.74 ERA in nine regular season starts, but the veteran right-hander pitched much better in the playoffs during the team's World Series run. Zunino hit a lowly .147 with four home runs and 10 RBI in the regular season, but the 29-year-old managed to hit four homers and drive in eight runs in the playoffs. Morton will be making the decision this offseason on whether to retire or continue playing for another season.

    From RotoBaller

    J.A. Happ Oct 30 11:50am ET

    New York Yankees starting pitcher J.A. Happ had his $17 million option declined by the team on Friday, making him a free agent. Happ spent the last two and a half seasons with the Yankees, posting a decent 4.13 ERA over that time despite struggling with a 4.91 ERA in 2019. It seems unlikely that Happ returns to the Yankees at this point, and his fantasy value for the 2021 season will depend partially on his team situation.

    From RotoBaller

    J.A. Happ Oct 30 11:50am ET

    The New York Yankees declined their 2021 options on outfielder Brett Gardner and left-handed pitcher J.A. Happ on Friday, making them both free agents. Gardner will receive a $2.5 million buyout instead of a $10 million salary, while Happ's deal didn't come with a buyout. The 37-year-old Gardner is the team's last player from the 2009 World Series champion team and has been with the Yanks since 2008. He hit .223 with five home runs and 15 RBI during the shortened season, down from his 2019 season in which he hit .251 with a career-high 28 home runs and 74 RBI. Happ, 38, was demoted from the rotation early this year and finished 2-2 with a 3.47 ERA in nine starts.

    From RotoBaller

    Ryan Braun Oct 30 11:50am ET

    The Milwaukee Brewers declined to pick up veteran outfielder Ryan Braun's $15 million mutual option for the 2021 season on Friday, making him a free agent. The team's career home run leader will now ponder his future and is due a $4 million buyout. the 37-year-old has spent his entire career in Milwaukee and pondered out loud earlier this year that the 2020 season might've been his last in baseball. Braun leads the franchise with 352 career home runs, but he hit a career-low .233 with seven home runs and 27 RBI in 39 games this year while fighting through back issues. His back problem prevented him from playing in the final wild-card loss to the Dodgers. Braun ranks second in Brewers history in RBI (1,154), extra-base hits (809), total bases (3,525) and doubles (408). He ranks third in runs (1,080), hits (1,963), triples (49), steals (216) and walks (586).

    From RotoBaller

    Brett Gardner Oct 30 3:03am ET

    New York Yankees OF Brett Gardner and LHP J.A. Happ will have their team options declined and become free agents, according to ESPN. Gardner is due a $2.5 million buyout, while Happ's contract does not contain a buyout.

    J.A. Happ Oct 30 3:03am ET

    New York Yankees OF Brett Gardner and LHP J.A. Happ will have their team options declined and become free agents, according to ESPN. Gardner is due a $2.5 million buyout, while Happ's contract does not contain a buyout.

    Zack Britton Oct 30 3:03am ET

    New York Yankees LHP Zack Britton had his team options for 2021 and 2022 exercised on Thursday, Oct. 29. Britton will earn $13 million in 2021 and $14 million in 2022.

    Ryan Braun Oct 30 2:53am ET

    The Milwaukee Brewers declined to exercise their half of a mutual option for OF Ryan Braun on Thursday, Oct. 29. The mutual option was for $15 million; instead, the team will pay Braun a $4 million buyout.

    Zack Britton Oct 29 7:40pm ET

    New York Yankees relief pitcher Zach Britton had his $14 million option picked up by the team on Thursday, keeping him with the Yankees through the 2022 season. Britton was characteristically excellent in 2020 with a 1.89 ERA over 19 innings, and the 32-year-old collected eight saves in closer Aroldis Chapman's early-season absence. Chapman's contract also expires in 2022 so it's unlikely that Britton takes over the everyday closer role for the Yankees, but Britton maintains value as one of the league's best middle relieves and should continue to pile up holds at a high rate.

    From RotoBaller

    Taylor Guilbeau Oct 29 5:53pm ET

    The Arizona Diamondbacks claimed LHP Taylor Guilbeau off waivers from the Seattle Mariners Friday, Oct. 23.

    Brad Hand Oct 29 2:20pm ET

    The Cleveland Indians placed left-handed reliever Brad Hand on outright waivers on Thursday, according to a source. Hand has a $10 million team option for the 2021 season that the Indians plan on declining if he goes unclaimed. If another team claims the southpaw, Cleveland would be off the hook for the $1 million buyout attached to Hand's option. The 30-year-old led the league with 16 saves in the shortened 2020 season while posting a 2.05 ERA and 29 strikeouts in 22 innings. He has a 2.78 ERA in 111 appearances with Cleveland since being acquired from the Padres in 2018. The three-time All-Star ranks fourth among all pitchers with at least 150 innings with a 2.61 ERA since 2017.

    From RotoBaller

    Roberto Osuna Oct 29 1:50pm ET

    The Houston Astros placed relief pitcher Roberto Osuna (elbow) on outright waivers on Thursday. Osuna pitched in only four games for the team in 2020 before he was shut down with elbow soreness at the start of August. The right-hander's initial diagnoses recommended Tommy John surgery, but it was later changed to a forearm strain that required a four-week rest period. Osuna led the American League with 38 saves and had a 2.63 ERA and 73 strikeouts in 66 outings in 2019. He would have been a non-tender candidate considering his elbow injury and third-year arbitration status. The 25-year-old should be able to latch on with another organization, but it remains to be seen if he'll fall into another high-leverage role.

    From RotoBaller

    Paul Goldschmidt Oct 29 1:03pm ET

    St. Louis Cardinals 1B Paul Goldschmidt (elbow) had surgery in mid-October to have a bone spur removed from his right elbow, it was reported Wednesday, Oct. 28.

    Anibal Sanchez Oct 29 3:03am ET

    Washington Nationals OF Adam Eaton and RHP Anibal Sanchez had their club options for 2021 declined on Wednesday, Oct. 28. The team also declined their half of mutual options for 1B Eric Thames and INF Howie Kendrick. The players will receive the following buyouts: Eaton ($1.5 million), Sanchez ($2 million), Kendrick ($2.25 million) and Thames ($1 million).

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