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Jose Bautista is reportedly open to accepting a one-year deal to play in 2017:
Bautista’s market has been quiet so far this offseason, though he should see more suitors in the wake of former teammate Edwin Encarnacion signing a 3-year, $60 million deal with the Indians on Thursday night. He declined the qualifying offer from the Blue Jays at the beginning of the winter, and the team has reportedly declined to make him a higher offer since that point.
The Nationals expect Joe Ross to be healthy next season.
Toronto is seeking outfield help, and if Jose Bautista isn’t an option, Andrew McCutchen might emerge as one:
Over 153 games with the Pirates last season, McCutchen hit .256/.336/.430 with 24 home runs and 79 RBIs. McCutchen would likely play one of two corner spots in Toronto but could add valuable power to a lineup that as of now lost a top bat.
The Royals signed reliever Bobby Parnell, according to Baseball America’s Matt Eddy.
Brett Wallace is staying with San Diego, according to Baseball America.
The N.L Club turned out to be the Cubs:
The Marlins might be done making major additions to their roster this offseason, according to Tim Healey of The Sun-Sentinel.
Though he still seems to be an unlikely trade candidate, Andrew McCutchen is still drawing interest:
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Today in baseball: On this day in 1958, Rickey Henderson was born.