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Dexter Fowler declined his option and is set to become a free agent:
Follow along with everything that’s happening around the National League East.
Arizona hired Torey Lovullo to be its next manager.
K-Rod is staying in Detroit, as the Tigers exercised his option for next season:
It’s no secret Andrew Miller was dominant with both the Yankees and Indians this season.
Pat Neshek was sent to Philadelphia on Friday in exchange for a player to be named later or cash.
Keep track of every player’s option situation here.
It’s a three-year deal for Arizona’s next manager:
I am told Lovullo received a three-year deal from the Dbacks. https://t.co/1aFVKcKtA6— Nick Piecoro (@nickpiecoro) November 4, 2016
The Diamondbacks added some outfield depth:
Arizona claimed Hazelbaker, Post-Dispatch reporting. #DBacks https://t.co/MJH5uOdy2K— Derrick Goold (@dgoold) November 4, 2016
Tampa Bay’s front office looks just a little bit different:
#Rays restructure front office: Expanded duties for Neander (now GM) and Bloom, Silverman remains baseball ops president— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) November 4, 2016
The Angels added a valuable piece of a notable trade:
Campos needed surgery in September for a fractured ulnar and was expected to miss eight months.— Nick Piecoro (@nickpiecoro) November 4, 2016
Volquez has an opportunity to cash in this winter:
Edinson Volquez and Kendrys Morales have declined options, as expected. Royals can still give qualifying offers before deadline. Unlikely.— Rustin Dodd (@rustindodd) November 4, 2016
Gattis performs well when he’s catching:
Evan Gattis says the #Astros have picked up his 2017 option— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) November 4, 2016
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