Today’s Roundup — December 2, 2017

Teams will soon have the chance to showcase themselves to the great Ohtani.


Arizona Diamondbacks: Taijuan Walker has switched agencies to Excel Sports Management (FanRag’s Robert Murray).

Chicago White Sox: Are looking for a hefty return in exchange for Jose Abreu (ESPN’s Scott Lauber).

Cincinnati Reds: Raisel Iglesias will not be opting into arbitration. He will be paid $4.5 million in 2018 (’s Mark Sheldon).

Colorado Rockies: Have shown interest in free agent Wade Davis and have talked to the Orioles about Zach Britton (’s Jon Morosi).

Miami Marlins: Will be one of the few teams that don’t show much interest in two-way phenom Shohei Ohtani (South Florida Sun Sentinel’s Tim Healey).

Miami Marlins: Giancarlo Stanton, himself, was present at meetings with the Giants and Cardinals in the past few days (FanRag’s Jon Heyman).

Giancarlo Stanton personally met with representatives from the Giants and Cardinals.

Los Angeles Dodgers: Have hired Brant Brown and Luis Ortiz as assistant hitting coaches (Dodgers Editor of Digital and Print Publications Rowan Kavner).

Pittsburgh Pirates: Felipe Rivero has changed agencies from Scott Boras to Magnus Sports (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Elizabeth Bloom).

St. Louis Cardinals: One insider says that he “didn’t see any way” that Giancarlo Stanton would approve a deal to St. Louis (Heyman).

Roger Bernadina: Has re-signed with the Kia Tigers of the KBO on a one-year, $1.1 million contract (Yonhap News).

Pat Dean: Has re-signed with the Kia Tigers of the KBO on a one-year, $925K contract (Yonhap News).

Xavier Cedeno: Non-tendered by the Rays yesterday, the lefty reliever is garnering lots of interest from other clubs and is open to returning to Tampa Bay (Tampa Bay Times’ Marc Topkin).

Miles Mikolas: Exiting Japan, the 29-year-old former major leaguer who posted a 2.18 ERA and a 378/69 K/BB ratio over the past three seasons in NPB, is expected to receive major league offers from at least 10 MLB clubs (The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal).

Hector Noesi: Has re-signed with the Kia Tigers of the KBO on a one-year, $2 million contract (Yonhap News).

Shohei Ohtani: Has begun scheduling meetings with clubs for the upcoming week (Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan). Ohtani will notify particular teams by the end of this weekend if they will meet with him this coming week (San Diego Union-Tribune’s Dennis Lin).

Injury Notes

Los Angeles Angels: Pitching prospect Nate Smith will miss the entire 2018 season after undergoing anterior capsule surgery on his elbow in September (Orange County Register’s Jeff Fletcher).

Signed to the Minor League

Cleveland Indians: UTL Michael Martinez

Photo Credit

Shohei Ohtani: Getty Images

Giancarlo Stanton: Jason Vinlove/USA TODAY Sports

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