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Yankees activate Ivan Nova from disabled list 10-31-2014
Ivan Nova P NYY
Yankees activated RHP Ivan Nova from the 60-day disabled list. The 27-year-old right-hander was hit extremely hard over his first four starts of the 2014 campaign and was then forced to undergo Tommy John surgery. His recovery has gone incredibly smoothly to this point and he's on track to rejoin the Yankees rotation within the first few months of the 2015 season.
Yankees activate Martin Prado from DL 10-31-2014
Martin Prado 3B NYY
Yankees activated INF/OF Martin Prado from the 60-day disabled list. Prado was shut down in mid-September after undergoing an emergency appendectomy. He appeared to be rejuvenated after a mid-season trade to the Yankees, slashing .316/.336/.541 with seven homers and 16 RBI over his final 37 games. With eligibility at second base and third base, and hitting in a hitter-friendly ballpark, Prado should be able to carve out plenty of mixed league fantasy value in 2015.
Yankees activate CC Sabathia from DL 10-31-2014
CC Sabathia P NYY
Yankees activated LHP CC Sabathia from the 60-day disabled list. Sabathia underwent season-ending knee surgery in July. The 34-year-old left-hander began throwing off flat ground in September but isn't scheduled to do any mound work until spring training. He posted a career worst 5.28 ERA and 1.48 WHIP over 46 innings with the Yankees in 2014.
Braves activate Kris Medlen (elbow) from DL 10-31-2014
Kris Medlen P ATL
Braves activated RHP Kris Medlen from the 60-day disabled list. Medlen is in the process of recovering from his second Tommy John surgery. He's expected to be ready to rejoin the Braves rotation at some point early in 2015, though he'll likely be on a strict innings limit.
Braves activate Jonny Venters from DL 10-31-2014
Jonny Venters P ATL
Braves activated LHP Jonny Venters from the 60-day disabled list. The 29-year-old southpaw tore his UCL while rehabbing from a second Tommy John surgery, and decided to undergo the procedure for a third time. Venters, who is arbitration eligible this winter, is expected to miss the entirety of the 2015 season.
Cardinals activate Jaime Garcia from DL 10-31-2014
Jaime Garcia P STL
Cardinals activated LHP Jaime Garcia from the 60-day disabled list. The veteran southpaw underwent surgery in July to correct thoracic outlet syndrome in his left shoulder. He remains optimistic that he'll be ready to compete for a rotation spot in spring training, but after hurling just 99 total innings the last two seasons, he's very difficult to count on.
Cardinals activate Shane Robinson from DL 10-31-2014
Shane Robinson RF STL
Cardinals activated OF Shane Robinson from the 60-day disabled list. Robinson was forced to go under the knife in late August to repair a separated left shoulder. The 30-year-old hit a paltry .150/.227/.200 in 60 at-bats with the Cardinals in 2014. He'll head into spring training looking to secure a role as a reserve outfielder.
Blue Jays exercise club option on J.A. Happ 10-31-2014
J.A. Happ P TOR
Blue Jays exercised LHP J.A. Happ's $6.7 million option for 2015. The 32-year-old southpaw did a decent job for the Jays in 2014, posting a 4.22 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 133/51 K/BB ratio over 158 innings. He's expected to open the 2015 campaign occupying one of the final spots in the Blue Jays rotation.
Jason Giambi unlikely to return to Indians 10-31-2014
Jason Giambi DH CLE
Indians general manager Chris Antonetti said Friday that it's unlikely Jason Giambi will return to the Indians in 2015.

Paul Hoynes on Twitter
Antonetti didn't go as far as to rule the idea out completely, but did say that it would be a tough fit to carry Giambi on their roster. The 43-year-old is widely respected around the league and may immediately jump into the coaching ranks if he doesn't find a playing gig for 2015.
Mariners activate Willie Bloomquist from DL 10-31-2014
Willie Bloomquist SS SEA
Mariners activated INF Willie Bloomquist from the 60-day disabled list. The veteran infielder underwent season-ending surgery on his right knee in early August. The 36-year-old will enter the 2015 season on the final year of his two-year deal with the Mariners.
Dodgers decline option on Chad Billingsley 10-31-2014
Chad Billingsley P LAD
Dodgers declined RHP Chad Billingsley's $14 million option for 2015. They'll instead pay him a $3 million buyout. The veteran right-hander underwent surgery in June to repair a torn flexor tendon in his pitching elbow and is still in the recovery process. He'll explore his options as a free agent this winter.
Colby Lewis to test out free agency 10-31-2014
Colby Lewis P TEX
Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Friday that Colby Lewis will test out the free agent market after the two sides were unable to reach a deal.

Jeff Wilson on Twitter
Daniels isn't shutting the door on re-signing Lewis, but the right-hander will now be free to talk to other clubs. Lewis held a 5.18 ERA and 1.52 WHIP in 170 1/3 innings this season but pitched pretty well in the second half, posting a 3.86 ERA and 1.23 WHIP.
Angels likely to trade Kendrick or Freese 10-31-2014
Howie Kendrick 2B LAA
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Angels are likely to trade either Howie Kendrick or David Freese for pitching this offseason.

FOXSports.com
It's hard to see Freese having much value, as he's due a raise in arbitration and is coming off another ho-hum season. Kendrick, though, should be able to net the Angels a decent starter or bullpen arm. The Blue Jays are one team known to have interest in Kendrick in the past. The Angels could replace Kendrick at second base with Grant Green or Gordon Beckham.
Matt McBride outrighted to Triple-A 10-31-2014
Matt McBride RF COL
Rockies sent 1B/OF Matt McBride outright to Triple-A Colorado Springs. McBride, 29, had seven hits -- including two home runs -- over 31 at-bats for the Rockies this season. The Rox got him a few years ago from the Indians in the Ubaldo Jimenez trade.
Rockies exercise Hawkins' option for 2015 10-31-2014
LaTroy Hawkins P COL
Rockies exercised RHP LaTroy Hawkins' $2.25 million option for 2015. Hawkins fared pretty well as the Rockies' closer in 2014, posting a 3.31 ERA and 1.20 WHIP while converting 23 of 26 save chances. He should enter the 2015 campaign at the back-end of the bullpen again for the Colorado.
Bobby Parnell activated from 60-day DL 10-31-2014
Bobby Parnell P NYM
Mets activated RHP Bobby Parnell from the 60-day disabled list. Parnell blew his elbow out on Opening Day this season and had Tommy John surgery shortly thereafter. He's likely to get a late start to the 2015 season.
Matt Harvey activated from 60-day DL 10-31-2014
Matt Harvey P NYM
Mets activated RHP Matt Harvey from the 60-day disabled list. Harvey, of course, missed the 2014 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery. He should be ready to roll at the beginning of spring training before breaking camp as a part of the Mets' rotation.
Dana Eveland outrighted to Triple-A 10-31-2014
Dana Eveland P NYM
Mets sent LHP Dana Eveland outright to Triple-A Las Vegas. Eveland pitched well when healthy this season, posting a 2.63 ERA and 27/6 K/BB ratio over 27 1/3 innings. He dealt with elbow issues for much of the second half, though, before eventually being shut down.
Buddy Carlyle outrighted to Triple-A 10-31-2014
Buddy Carlyle P NYM
Mets sent RHP Buddy Carlyle outright to Triple-A Las Vegas. Carlyle, 36, was terrific in his time with the Mets this season, posting a 1.45 ERA and 28/5 K/BB ratio over 31 innings. He can elect free agency if he wants.
Josh Satin outrighted to Triple-A 10-31-2014
Josh Satin 1B NYM
Mets sent INF Josh Satin outright to Triple-A Las Vegas. Satin was decent for the Mets as a part-time player in 2013, but he managed just three hits in 35 at-bats for the big club this season.
Scott Rice outrighted to Triple-A 10-31-2014
Scott Rice P NYM
Mets sent LHP Scott Rice outright to Triple-A Las Vegas. Rice held a 5.93 ERA over 13 2/3 innings for the Mets this season before having surgery in July to remove a bone spur and get a nerve relocated. He pitched decently for the big club in 2013.
Ed Lucas outrighted to Triple-A 10-31-2014
Ed Lucas 2B TEX
Rangers sent INF Ed Lucas outright to Triple-A Round Rock. Lucas had just been claimed off waivers from the Marlins earlier this month. He batted .255/.302/.323 over 163 games with the Fish the last two seasons.
Alfredo Figaro outrighted to Triple-A 10-31-2014
Alfredo Figaro P TEX
Rangers sent RHP Alfredo Figaro outright to Triple-A Round Rock. Figaro was just claimed off waivers from the Brewers earlier this month but is now off the 40-man roster. He had a 7.27 ERA in 8 2/3 innings this season out of the Milwaukee bullpen.
Nate Adcock elects free agency 10-31-2014
Nate Adcock P TEX
Nate Adcock has elected free agency. Adcock allowed five runs over 10 relief innings for the Rangers this season. He'll now seek a minor league deal elsewhere.
Alex Rios' 2015 option declined by Rangers 10-31-2014
Alex Rios RF TEX
Rangers declined OF Alex Rios' $13.5 million option for 2015.

Ben Nicholson-Smith on Twitter
He'll receive a $1 million buyout instead. Rios batted .280/.311/.398 with just four homers over 131 games this season before being shut down in September with a thumb injury. Even with the power outage, he shouldn't have trouble finding a starting job this offseason.
Pablo Sandoval still wants $100 million deal 10-31-2014
Pablo Sandoval 3B SF
CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Pablo Sandoval is still seeking a contract north of $100 million.

CBSSports.com
That's the figure that Heyman reported in the spring. It's not surprising that his asking price would start around there, but whether Sandoval winds up getting close to that figure remains to be seen. The Giants offered him a three-year deal in the vicinity of $40 million this spring, but they'd surely be willing to up that proposal. Sandoval could wind up taking a little less to remain in San Francisco, though the Red Sox are expected to bid aggressively.
Brews pick up their portion of Ramirez option 10-31-2014
Aramis Ramirez 3B MLW
The Brewers have exercised their portion of Aramis Ramirez's $14 million mutual option for 2015.

Jon Heyman on Twitter
Ramirez has three days to decide whether to pick up his portion, which he seems likely to do. The 36-year-old's power evaporated down the stretch, but he still hit a solid .285/.330/.427 with 15 homers and 66 RBI across 133 games this season. He should remain reasonably productive next season as long as he can stay healthy.
Rays exercise Ben Zobrist's option for 2015 10-31-2014
Ben Zobrist 2B TB
Rays exercised INF/OF Ben Zobrist's $7.5 million option for 2015. Zobrist didn't have one of his better years at the plate with a .749 OPS, but he's still worth well more than $7.5 million, so it's a no-brainer move even for a team with a limited payroll. That said, it wouldn't be surprising if the Rays shopped him this winter, as he's slated for free agency after next season.
Byron Buxton has surgery on broken finger 10-31-2014
Byron Buxton CF MIN
Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton underwent surgery Friday to repair a fractured left middle finger.

Minneapolis Star-Tribune
Buxton was originally diagnosed with a dislocation as a result of a dive in the Arizona Fall League, but a hand specialist discovered the fracture. The good news is that he'll be recovered well before spring training. Buxton was limited to just 31 games this season due to a variety of ailments.
Jeff Francis inks minors deal with Jays 10-31-2014
Jeff Francis P TOR
Blue Jays signed LHP Jeff Francis to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Ben Nicholson-Smith on Twitter
A Canadian native, Francis held a 5.85 ERA over 12 appearances for the Reds, A's and Yankees this season. He figures to compete for a long relief role with the Blue Jays.
Brewers claim Juan Centeno off waivers 10-31-2014
Juan Centeno C MLW
Brewers claimed C Juan Centeno off waivers from the Mets. Centeno can't really hit, but the Brewers saw enough in his defense to put in a claim. He'll give them some depth behind the dish.
Evan Reed outrighted to Triple-A 10-31-2014
Evan Reed P DET
Tigers sent RHP Evan Reed outright to Triple-A Toledo. It's the second time in the last few months that he's been taken off the 40-man roster. Reed isn't eligible for arbitration yet.
Don Kelly outrighted to Triple-A 10-31-2014
Don Kelly 3B DET
Tigers sent INF/OF Don Kelly outright to Triple-A Toledo. He's now off the 40-man roster. Kelly is arbitration-eligible for a final time this winter but could be non-tendered.
Drew VerHagen removed from 60-day DL 10-31-2014
Drew VerHagen P DET
Tigers activated RHP Drew VerHagen from the 60-day disabled list. VerHagen missed a good chunk of the season with a stress fracture in his back. He should be OK for spring training but will likely begin the season in the minors.
Luke Putkonen activated from 60-day DL 10-31-2014
Luke Putkonen P DET
Tigers activated RHP Luke Putkonen from the 60-day disabled list. Putkonen missed most of the season with elbow issues before finally undergoing surgery in June to remove a bone spur. He'll be fine for spring training and will compete for a bullpen job.
Bruce Rondon activated from 60-day DL 10-31-2014
Bruce Rondon P DET
Tigers activated RHP Bruce Rondon from the 60-day disabled list. Rondon, of course, missed the season following Tommy John surgery, but he's expected to be ready to go for spring training. The Tigers are hoping he'll be able to fill a big role in their bullpen next season.
Jose Iglesias removed from 60-day DL 10-31-2014
Jose Iglesias SS DET
Tigers activated SS Jose Iglesias from the 60-day disabled list. Iglesias is expected to be fine for spring training after missing all of 2014 with stress fractures in both shins. He'll be the team's starting shortstop next season.
Tigers make qualifying offer to V-Mart 10-31-2014
Victor Martinez DH DET
Tigers extended a one-year qualifying offer to DH Victor Martinez. He'll decline it, but both sides are interested in working out a deal. Martinez is reportedly looking for a four-year pact after batting .335/.409/.565 with 32 homers and 103 RBI this season.
Tigers extend qualifying offer to Scherzer 10-31-2014
Max Scherzer P DET
Tigers extended a one-year qualifying offer to Max Scherzer. The offer is worth $15.3 million, but Scherzer will obviously decline it. His gamble in turning down the Tigers' $144 million extension offer last spring worked out, as he's now in position to get more than that on the open market.
Orioles claim Pat McCoy off waivers 10-31-2014
Patrick McCoy P BAL
Orioles claimed LHP Pat McCoy off waivers from the Tigers. McCoy had a 3.86 ERA but walked 13 in 14 innings for the Tigers this season. He held a 3.00 ERA and 34/9 K/BB ratio over 45 frames in the minors and could have a shot to fill a lefty relief role for the O's next season.
Blue Jays claim Andy Dirks off waivers 10-31-2014
Andy Dirks LF TOR
Blue Jays claimed OF Andy Dirks off waivers from the Tigers. Dirks missed all of the 2014 season while rehabbing from back surgery before eventually being shut down with a strained hamstring. He's been a useful player at times in the past, though, and shouldn't have trouble cracking the Jays' Opening Day roster as long as he's healthy. Dirks is a career .276/.332/.413 hitter.
Matt Purke activated from 60-day DL 10-31-2014
Matt Purke P WAS
Nationals activated LHP Matt Purke from the 60-day disabled list. Purke had Tommy John surgery in late May and will be sidelined until around midseason next year. He's yet to throw a pitch at the major league level.
Nate McLouth activated from 60-day DL 10-31-2014
Nate McLouth LF WAS
Nationals activated OF Nate McLouth from the 60-day disabled list. McLouth's disappointing 2014 season ended early with surgery to repair the labrum in his right shoulder. He should be fine for spring training and will be looking for a bounce-back season.
Taylor Jordan removed from 60-day DL 10-31-2014
Taylor Jordan P WAS
Nationals activated RHP Taylor Jordan from the 60-day disabled list. Jordan missed the last few months of the season before eventually having surgery in September to remove bone chips from his right elbow. He'll be fine for spring training but will likely begin the season at Triple-A.
Erik Davis activated from 60-day DL 10-31-2014
Erik Davis P WAS
Nationals activated RHP Erik Davis from the 60-day disabled list. Davis missed the season following Tommy John surgery. He'll be behind the other pitchers in spring training, putting him in a difficult spot to make the Opening Day roster.
Craig Breslow's option decline by Red Sox 10-31-2014
Craig Breslow P BOS
Red Sox declined LHP Craig Breslow's $4 million option for 2015. He'll receive a $100,000 buyout instead. Breslow had a disappointing 5.96 ERA this season after working his way back from a shoulder issue. However, he's been very effective in the past and should bounce back in 2015 as long as he's healthy.
Shane Victorino activated from 60-day DL 10-31-2014
Shane Victorino RF BOS
Red Sox activated OF Shane Victorino from the 60-day disabled list. Victorino suffered through an injury-plagued 2014 campaign, eventually undergoing season-ending back surgery in August. He's expected to be fine by the time spring training rolls around.
A's claim Andrew Brown off waivers 10-31-2014
Andrew Brown LF OAK
Athletics claimed OF Andrew Brown off waivers from the Mets. Brown has hit just .220/.281/.390 across parts of four major league seasons. The 30-year-old isn't a great bet to earn an Opening Day roster spot next spring.
Indians pick up Mike Aviles' 2015 option 10-31-2014
Mike Aviles 3B CLE
Indians exercised INF Mike Aviles' $3.5 million option for 2015. It was reported a week ago that they planned to pick it up, and now it's official. Aviles hit just .247/.273/.343 this season, but he offers plenty of value with his ability to play all over the diamond.
Josh Johnson to test out free agency 10-31-2014
Josh Johnson P SD
Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com reports that Josh Johnson will test out free agency rather than re-sign with the Padres during their exclusive negotiating window.

Chris Cotillo on Twitter
Both sides are interested in working out a new deal, with Johnson saying he feels he has "unfinished business" with the Padres after missing the season following Tommy John surgery. However, it appears that, not surprisingly, the right-hander will give other teams a chance at him before committing to the Padres again.
Tigers exercise Joakim Soria's 2015 option 10-31-2014
Joakim Soria P DET
Tigers exercised RHP Joakim Soria's $7 million option for 2015.

Chris Cotillo on Twitter
Soria didn't pitch very well after being acquired by the Tigers at the trade deadline, but he had a terrific year overall and the club needs all the bullpen arms it can get. As of now, Joe Nathan is expected to remain the team's closer heading into next season, though it's possible the Tigers will try to upgrade over the winter.
Yanks interested in Ibanez has hitting coach 10-31-2014
Raul Ibanez LF KC
Anthony McCarron of the New York Daily News reports that the Yankees are interested in talking to Raul Ibanez about their vacant hitting coach job.

New York Daily News
Ibanez hasn't said he's definitely retiring, but he's 42 and coming off a terrible season. Even if he does officially hang it up, it's not clear whether he'd be interested in a coaching job, though it wouldn't be a surprise. Ibanez played for the Yankees in 2012.
Rays expected to pick up Ben Zobrist's option 10-31-2014
Ben Zobrist 2B TB
Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Rays are expected to pick up Ben Zobrist's $7.5 million option for 2015.

Tampa Bay Times
It's a no-brainer move, as Zobrist is coming off another solid season and remains incredibly valuable due to his versatility. But while the Rays intend to pick up the option, it's been speculated that they might consider trading Zobrist this offseason since he's a year away from free agency.
Brewers decline Rickie Weeks' 2015 option 10-31-2014
Rickie Weeks 2B MLW
Brewers declined 2B Rickie Weeks' $14.5 million option for 2015.

Tom Haudricourt on Twitter
It's no surprise, of course, after Weeks lost his second base job to Scooter Gennett this season. He hit well in a part-time role, batting .274/.357/.452 with eight homers over 286 plate appearances. He's injury-prone and the big upside isn't there anymore, but Weeks is probably intriguing enough to land a starting job somewhere this winter.
Daisuke Matsuzaka to get big offer from Japan 10-31-2014
Daisuke Matsuzaka P NYM
Sports Hochi reports that the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks plan to offer Daisuke Matsuzaka a four-year contract worth about $3.58 million per season.

ESPNNewYork.com
He'd be crazy to turn that kind of money down, as Matsuzaka would have to take a minor league deal from a major league club. The right-hander has said previously that he'd be open to returning to Japan if they give him a chance to start. It would be shocking if Matsuzaka turns the offer down.
Johan Santana removed from 60-day DL 10-31-2014
Johan Santana P BAL
Orioles activated LHP Johan Santana from the 60-day disabled list. Santana's comeback attempt from another shoulder surgery ended in June when he tore his Achilles tendon. The lefty will have to settle for another minor league deal this offseason.
Joel Hanrahan activated from 60-day DL 10-31-2014
Joel Hanrahan P DET
Tigers activated RHP Joel Hanrahan from the 60-day disabled list. Hanrahan never threw a pitch for the Tigers after signing in May while he worked his way back from Tommy John surgery. He'll be a free agent this winter.
Jesse Crain activated from 60-day DL 10-31-2014
Jesse Crain P HOU
Astros activated RHP Jesse Crain from the 60-day disabled list. Crain wound up missing the entire 2014 season due to his recovery from biceps surgery, as well as a shoulder ailment. He'll likely net an incentive-laden deal over the winter.
Luke Hochevar removed from 60-day DL 10-31-2014
Luke Hochevar P KC
Royals activated RHP Luke Hochevar from the 60-day disabled list. Hochevar, of course, missed the season due to Tommy John surgery. He'll be a free agent this winter but should have a shot at being ready for the start of the 2015 campaign.
Michael Mariot activated from 60-day DL 10-31-2014
Michael Mariot P KC
Royals activated RHP Michael Mariot from the 60-day disabled list. Mariot's season ended early due to a strained hamstring. He'll compete for a bullpen job next spring.
Mike Pelfrey activated from 60-day DL 10-31-2014
Mike Pelfrey P MIN
Twins activated RHP Mike Pelfrey from the 60-day disabled list. Pelfrey missed most of the season after having surgery to relieve pressure on the ulnar nerve in his throwing elbow. He's expected to be fine for spring training and should have a spot at the back-end of the Twins' rotation.
Kyle Blanks removed from 60-day DL 10-31-2014
Kyle Blanks 1B OAK
Athletics activated 1B/OF Kyle Blanks from the 60-day disabled list. The injury-prone 28-year-old was limited to 26 games this season due to tendinitis in his left Achilles, an issue that also bothered him in 2013. He hit .309/.409/.436 when healthy, but Blanks still might be non-tendered this offseason in his final year of arbitration eligibility.
A.J. Griffin activated from 60-day DL 10-31-2014
A.J. Griffin P OAK
Athletics activated RHP A.J. Griffin from the 60-day disabled list. Griffin missed the 2014 season after having Tommy John surgery in late April. He's probably going to be sidelined until around midseason next year.
Jarrod Parker activated from 60-day DL 10-31-2014
Jarrod Parker P OAK
Athletics activated RHP Jarrod Parker from the 60-day disabled list. Parker, of course, missed the season due to a second Tommy John surgery. He seems likely to get a late start to the 2015 campaign.
Franklin Gutierrez taken off restricted list 10-31-2014
Franklin Gutierrez CF SEA
Mariners activated OF Franklin Gutierrez from the restricted list. Gutierrez sat out the season after being diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis. He's been working out and is feeling better, though, and the outfielder plans to return in 2015. He'll just have to do it on a minor league pact.
Melky Cabrera activated from 60-day DL 10-31-2014
Melky Cabrera LF TOR
Blue Jays activated OF Melky Cabrera from the 60-day disabled list. Although his season ended prematurely with a broken right pinkie finger, Cabrera earned a nice payday this winter by batting .301/.351/.458 with 16 home runs and 73 RBI over 139 games. The Blue Jays are expected to make a hard push to re-sign him.
Gavin Floyd activated from 60-day DL 10-31-2014
Gavin Floyd P ATL
Braves activated RHP Gavin Floyd from the 60-day disabled list. Floyd pitched pretty well after returning from Tommy John surgery but unfortunately saw his season cut short due to surgery in June to repair a fractured olecranon in his right elbow. He'll be a free agent this offseason and is expected to be healthy for spring training.
Homer Bailey activated from 60-day DL 10-31-2014
Homer Bailey P CIN
Reds activated RHP Homer Bailey from the 60-day disabled list. The first year of Bailey's six-year, $105 million contract didn't go well, as he posted a disappointing 3.71 ERA before having surgery last month to repair a tear in his flexor tendon. The right-hander expects to be ready for the start of the 2015 campaign.
Sean Marshall activated from 60-day DL 10-31-2014
Sean Marshall P CIN
Reds activated LHP Sean Marshall from the 60-day disabled list. Marshall has been limited to 31 appearances over the past two seasons due to shoulder issues and underwent surgery in June to repair a torn labrum. He hopes to be ready for spring training.
Joey Votto removed from 60-day DL 10-31-2014
Joey Votto 1B CIN
Reds activated 1B Joey Votto from the 60-day disabled list. Votto was limited to just 62 games this season due to a distal quad strain. He'll be a bit of an injury red flag heading into the 2015 campaign.
Josh Beckett activated from 60-day DL 10-31-2014
Josh Beckett P LAD
Dodgers activated RHP Josh Beckett from the 60-day disabled list. Beckett announced earlier this month that he planned to retire, though he's yet to officially file retirement papers. He will undergo surgery next May to repair a torn labrum in his left hip.
Paul Maholm removed from 60-day DL 10-31-2014
Paul Maholm P LAD
Dodgers activated LHP Paul Maholm from the 60-day disabled list. Maholm's season ended in early August due to a torn ACL. It's not clear whether the rehab will affect his availability for spring training. Maholm is a free agent this winter.
Kevin Gregg activated from 60-day DL 10-31-2014
Kevin Gregg P MIA
Marlins activated RHP Kevin Gregg from the 60-day disabled list. The 36-year-old pitched just nine innings for Miami this season before having surgery in August to remove bone chips from his elbow. He'll be healthy for spring training but will likely have to take a minor league deal.
Rafael Furcal activated from 60-day DL 10-31-2014
Rafael Furcal 2B MIA
Marlins activated INF Rafael Furcal from the 60-day disabled list. Furcal was limited to just nine games for the Marlins this season due to leg issues. The 36-year-old seems likely to have to settle for a minor league contract this winter.