OUTAaron Judge RF/DH NYY 3 days ago
Judge underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder Monday.
The surgery was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache, and the good news is Judge is expected to be ready prior to the start of spring training. The slugging outfielder dealt with some shoulder issues during the second half of last season, and while he tried to downplay the issue, it likely contributed to his drop-off in production after the All-Star break. He still posted an impressive .284/.422/.627 line with 52 homers, 114 RBI and nine stolen bases in 155 games for the Yankees. A fully healthy Judge should be poised for another big year at the plate in 2018.
Travis Taijeron RF FA 3 days ago
Taijeron agreed to a minor-league deal with the Dodgers on Monday, Michael Mayer of Metsmerized reports.
Taijeron will join the Dodgers' organization after spending all of 2017 with the Mets, appearing in 26 games for the big club and 125 contests for Triple-A Las Vegas. While he held his own with the 51s -- hitting .272/.383/.525 with 25 homers and 78 RBI -- he struggled to a .173/.271/.269 line with the big club and was subsequently outrighted from the Mets' 40-man roster in October before declaring free agency. He'll likely open the season with Triple-A Oklahoma City as organizational outfield depth.
Yunior Severino SS ATL 3 days ago
Severino will be declared a free agent by MLB as part of the Braves' punishment for illegal dealings in the international free agent market, Ben Badler of Baseball America reports.
Top prospect Kevin Maitan is also expected to hit the market as a result of the sanctions, along with a couple of other prospects. While Maitan is clearly the biggest loss for the Braves, Severino is also tough to see go, as he was ranked as the No. 8 overall prospect by Baseball America when Atlanta inked him to a $1.9 million deal last summer. He's still raw, but the 18-year-old flashed his potential at the plate in rookie ball, hitting .286/.345/.444 with three homers and 27 RBI in 48 games. He'll likely develop some more over-the-fence power as he continues to develop. While he was originally touted as a potential shortstop, Severino spent most of his time at second base in his first season of pro ball.
Trevor Oaks P LAD 3 days ago
Oaks was added to the Dodgers' 40-man roster Monday, Eric Stephen of TrueBlueLA.com reports.
To protect Oaks from the Rule 5 draft, the Dodgers added him to their 40-man roster. Oaks fought an oblique injury throughout the season, but pitched 84 innings over 16 games at Triple-A Oklahoma City when healthy. He ended the year with a serviceable 3.64 ERA and 1.25 WHIP.
Dennis Santana P LAD 3 days ago
Santana was added to the 40-man roster Monday and is protected from the Rule 5 draft, Eric Stephen of TrueBlueLA.com reports.
The 2017 season saw Santana reach the Double-A level for the first time in his career. While he posted a 5.51 ERA and 1.68 WHIP over seven starts (32.2 innings) at Double-A Tulsa, he finished the season on a strong note. Across his last two games, Santana threw 13 shutout innings and struck out 18 batters while walking just three.
Ricardo Sanchez SP ATL 3 days ago
Sanchez was added to Atlanta's 40-man roster Monday and will be protected from the Rule 5 draft.
Sanchez had a rocky season at High-A Florida. Over 22 games, 21 of them being starts, he struggled to the tune of a 4.95 ERA and 1.63 WHIP. With an abundance of promising arms in their farm system, Atlanta has no reason to rush Sanchez to a higher level, so it could be some time before he starts building much fantasy appeal.
OUTGrant Dayton RP LAD 3 days ago
Dayton was claimed off waivers by the Braves on Monday.
Before being claimed by Atlanta on Monday, Dayton had been a member of the Dodgers. With a 4.94 ERA and 1.31 WHIP that was built over 29 games (23.2 innings), Dayton had a down year in 2017. However, he's shown he has some upside out of the bullpen, as he logged an ERA and WHIP of 2.05 and 0.76, respectively, during the 2016 season.
OUTJosh Ravin RP ATL 3 days ago
Ravin (hip) was designated for assignment by the Dodgers on Monday, then later acquired by the Braves in exchange for cash considerations, Eric Stephen of TrueBlueLA.com reports.
Just hours after being designated for assignment, Ravin was headed to the Braves. Most of Ravin's 2017 season was spent at Triple-A Oklahoma City, but he did appear with the big club in a limited capacity. Ravin pitched 16.2 innings over 14 games for the Dodgers. In that time he allowed 12 runs on 12 hits and nine walks.
Rowdy Tellez 1B TOR 3 days ago
Tellez was added to the 40-man roster Monday.
Tellez will be ineligible to be selected in the Rule 5 draft now that he's on Toronto's 40-man roster. Tellez had an underwhelming season at Triple-A Buffalo in 2017. Over 122 games he hit .222 with a .628 OPS.
Danny Jansen C TOR 3 days ago
Jansen was added to Toronto's 40-man roster and is protected from the Rule 5 draft.
The 22-year-old catcher reached Triple-A Buffalo last season. Although he played just 31 games with Buffalo, Jansen managed to make an impact at the plate. He posted a great .328/.423/.552 line and drew 11 walks while striking out just seven times. While the Blue Jays may want him to spend some more time with Buffalo to start the 2018 campaign, Toronto will have a hard time keeping him in the minors if he continues dominating at the plate.