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12/8/2016 Aroldis Chapman, ChC, P
A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that Chapman and the New York Yankees have reached agreement on an $86 million, five-year deal.

Analysis: Chapman was acquired by New York from the Cincinnati Reds last offseason, then was traded to the Chicago Cubs in late July. The hard-throwing lefty helped the Cubs win the World Series and became a free agent when it was over.
12/7/2016 Chris Heston, Sea, P
The Giants have agreed to trade right-hander Chris Heston to the Seattle Mariners for a player to be named.

Analysis: The Giants didn't have a spot for the 28-year-old in their rotation featuring Madison Bumgarner, Johnny Cueto, Jeff Samardzija, Matt Moore and Matt Cain. After going 12-11 as a rookie in 2015 and pitching a no-hitter against the Mets on June 9 that year, Heston spent most of this season in the minors, making just four appearances for San Francisco. He went 1-1 with a 10.80 ERA in five innings of relief.
12/7/2016 Adam Eaton, Was, RF
The Nationals acquired Eaton from the Chicago White Sox for three young pitchers, including top prospect Lucas Giolito and hard-throwing Reynaldo Lopez.

Analysis: By putting Eaton in center field, the Nationals can move Trea Turner - runner-up for 2016 NL Rookie of the Year - back to his natural position, shortstop. Eaton has three guaranteed seasons left in a $23.5 million, five-year contract. Last season, he hit .284 with 14 homers, 59 RBIs and 14 stolen bases, while leading the majors with 18 outfield assists.
12/7/2016 Jeff Locke, Mia, P
Locke has agreed to a one-year contract with the Marlins worth $3,025,000.

Analysis: The 29-year-old Locke should compete for a spot in Miami's rotation. He had spent his entire big league career with Pittsburgh and was 9-8 with a 5.44 ERA this past season in 19 starts and 11 relief appearances, his highest ERA since 2012. His best season was 2013, when he went 10-7 with a 3.52 ERA in 30 starts, earning a spot on the NL All-Star roster.
12/7/2016 Jorge Soler, KC, LF
The Cubs have traded Soler to the Royals for closer Wade Davis.

Analysis: This move could be a huge benefit to Soler because the Cubs had a crowded outfield. It has long been believed the 24-year-old has a lot of potential, though he only received limited opportunities last season as he hit .238 with 12 homers and 31 RBIs in 86 games.
12/7/2016 Wade Davis, ChC, P
The Cubs have acquired Davis from the Royals for outfielder Jorge Soler.

Analysis: Davis will take over the closer role previously held by Aroldis Chapman, who became a free agent after the Cubs won their first championship since 1908. The 31-year-old Davis, who has never pitched in the NL, has been dominant in 27 1/3 postseason innings as a reliever with a 0.33 ERA with 39 strikeouts.
12/7/2016 Ian Desmond, Col, CF
Desmond and the Colorado Rockies have agreed to a $70 million, five-year contract.

Analysis: The All-Star free agent outfielder hit .285 with 22 homers and 86 RBIs this year in his lone season with Texas. Playing in the thin air at Coors Field and a return to the NL could lead to a big season for Desmond.
12/6/2016 Wilson Ramos, Was, C
Ramos and the Tampa Bay Rays were closing in Tuesday night on a two-year contract.

Analysis: The agreement was not yet complete and would be subject to a physical, agent Wil Polidor said. The deal, first reported by Fox, would be worth about $12.5 million. The All-Star catcher hit .309 with a career-high 22 home runs and 80 RBIs before tearing his right anterior cruciate ligament on Sept. 25 when he landed awkwardly while catching a relay throw. Ramos had a pair of operations on the knee in 2012 to repair a torn ACL and medial collateral ligament.
12/5/2016 José Reyes, NYM, SS
Reyes could be switching positions again. A four-time All-Star shortstop, Reyes was moved to third base when he returned last summer to the Mets, who needed a fill-in for injured captain David Wright. Reyes figures to see action in the outfield during spring training next year. ''We didn't want to do it last year because we didn't want to have him working in multiple new positions, and I think that was something that he appreciated,'' GM Sandy Alderson said Monday.

Analysis: Reyes was released by Colorado in late June after serving a domestic violence suspension, and he signed a few days later with the Mets, his original big league team. The 33-year-old hit .267 with eight homers, 24 RBIs and nine stolen bases.
12/4/2016 Matt Holliday, NYY, LF
Holliday and the New York Yankees have agreed to a $13 million, one-year contract.

Analysis: Holliday, who turns 37 next month, fits into the Yankees strategy of signing veterans to short-term deals while pivoting toward a youth movement. The seven-time All-Star, who became a free agent when St. Louis declined his $17 million option, could step into a DH role for New York.
12/3/2016 Jeff Mathis, Ari, C
The Arizona Diamondbacks and Mathis agreed on a two-year, $4 million contract Saturday.

Analysis: The 33-year-old Mathis, a 12-year major league veteran, played the last four seasons as the No. 2 catcher for the Miami Marlins. He hit .238 in 41 games in 2016 with two home runs and 15 RBIs. The acquisition came as the Diamondbacks decided not to offer a contract to last season's starting catcher, Welington Castillo. Mathis could back up or platoon with Chris Herrmann in Arizona.
12/3/2016 Carlos Beltrán, Hou, RF
Beltran and the Houston Astros reached a one-year deal for $16 million Saturday.

Analysis: Beltran, who turns 40 in April, hit a combined .295 with 29 home runs and 93 RBIs last season. The switch-hitter was traded from the New York Yankees to the Texas Rangers on Aug. 1 and split his time as a designated hitter and right fielder. A nine-time All-Star, Beltran has often excelled in the postseason. In the 2004 NL playoffs with Houston, he hit a record-tying eight homers in 12 games while batting .435 with 14 RBIs.
12/2/2016 Jake McGee, Col, P
McGee and the Rockies agreed Friday to a $5.9 million, one-year contract, a raise of $1.1 million as part of a deal that avoided salary arbitration.

Analysis: Obtained from Tampa Bay after the 2015 season, McGee had 15 saves this year before hurting a knee. He didn't pitch for the Rockies between June 10 and July 2 and lost his closer's job during the layoff. He wound up 2-3 with a 4.73 ERA in 57 games.
12/2/2016 Cory Gearrin, SF, P
The San Francisco Giants agreed to a one-year contract with Gearrin on Friday.

Analysis: The right-hander went 3-2 with a 4.28 ERA in 56 relief appearances last season.
12/2/2016 Ehire Adrianza, SF, SS
The San Francisco Giants agreed to a one-year contract with Adrianza on Friday.

Analysis: He batted .254 with two homers and seven RBIs in 40 games last season.
12/2/2016 Brett Lawrie, CWS, 2B
The White Sox have agreed to a $3.5-million, one-year deal with Lawrie.

Analysis: Lawrie, 26, missed the final 10 weeks last season because of a hamstring injury and knee pain. He batted .248 with 12 homers, 36 RBIs and 35 runs in 94 games for Chicago.
12/2/2016 Paco Rodríguez, Atl, P
Atlanta avoided arbitration with Rodriguez, who got a one-year deal Friday.

Analysis: Rodriguez missed last season while recovering from Tommy John surgery.
12/2/2016 Anthony Recker, Atl, C
The Atlanta Braves and Recker agreed to an $800,000, one-year contract Friday.

Analysis: Recker hit .278 with two homers and 15 RBIs in 90 at-bats for Atlanta last season. He was acquired in a May deal with Cleveland after spending 2013-15 with the New York Mets. Recker will likely back up Tyler Flowers for the second straight season.
12/2/2016 Avisail García, CWS, RF
Garcia and the White Sox have agreed to a $3 million, one-year contract.

Analysis: The 25-year-old Garcia hit .245 with 12 home runs, 51 RBIs and 59 runs over 120 games with Chicago last season.
12/2/2016 Albert Pujols, LAA, 1B
Pujols has undergone surgery on his right foot, possibly sidelining him past opening day. The Angels said Pujols had the procedure Friday to release his plantar fascia, the ligament connecting the heel to the toes. The three-time NL MVP was bothered by plantar fasciitis repeatedly during the regular season. He also had plantar fasciitis in his left foot during the 2013 season.

Analysis: The Angels say the estimated time to return to play from the surgery is four months. Opening day for Los Angeles is April 3. Pujols, who turns 37 next month, enjoyed a return to form last season, batting .268 with 31 homers and 119 RBIs, the fourth-most in the majors. He has 591 career homers, ranking him ninth in major league history.
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