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Hanley RamirezBos - SS
News: Ramirez has agreed to terms with the Red Sox on a four-year, $88 million deal that includes a $22 million vesting option for a fifth season, Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports. (Nov 24 10:16a)
Impact: The original terms were rumored to be five years and $90 million, but the total value of the final deal will be $110 million if the fifth-year option vests. Ramirez is currently penciled in to play third base for the Red Sox, but a move to left field is likely in order with the team closing in on a deal for Pablo Sandoval. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 10:16a ET)
Overall Rank: 8 Position Rank: 1
% Started: 78.9 % Owned: 98.0
Hanley RamirezBos - SS
News: Ramirez is reportedly headed to Boston on Monday to finalize a deal with the Red Sox, according to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal. (Nov 23 9:58p)
Impact: The Red Sox are still in pursuit of Pablo Sandoval, and are apparently considering the possibility of shifting Ramirez to left field if necessary. Of course, it's expected that trades will remove the current logjam in the outfield. Further details should surface once the signing is official, but the contract is believed to be in the neighborhood of a five-year, $90 million deal. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 9:58p ET)
Overall Rank: 8 Position Rank: 1
% Started: 78.9 % Owned: 98.0
Jason HeywardStL - RF, CF
News: Heyward was traded to the Cardinals along with Jordan Walden in exchange for Shelby Miller and Tyrell Jenkins. (Nov 17 9:15a)
Impact: He is under contract through the 2015 season, but the Cardinals could make a deal to keep him in St. Louis. The 25-year-old outfielder hit .271/.351/.384 with 11 home runs and 58 RBI last season with the Braves, and could see an increase in production with a move into a better offensive lineup from a club that scored the second-least runs in 2014. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 9:15a ET)
Overall Rank: 70 Position Rank: 9
% Started: 55.8 % Owned: 78.6
Yu DarvishTex - SP
News: Darvish will report to Arlington on November 20 for an MRI on his elbow, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. (Nov 10 2:30p)
Impact: In addition to the MRI, Darvish will meet with the Rangers' medical staff, and with new manager Jeff Banister. To this point, Darvish has been going through the typical offseason workout routine, and it should be noted that this MRI has been on the schedule for several weeks. Typically, Darvish doesn't begin throwing until December, and a clean MRI later this month would presumably give him the green light to continue following his regular schedule. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 2:30p ET)
Overall Rank: 20 Position Rank: 2
% Started: 36.5 % Owned: 75.0
Adam WainwrightStL - SP
News: Wainwright will undergo elbow surgery, Will Carroll of Turner Sports reports. (Oct 24 1:07p)
Impact: Wainwright was dealing with some elbow issues during the playoffs, but it didn't force him to miss any action and he was cleared to have a normal offseason. The surgery will deal with a bone spur situation, normally a minor procedure, so he should be good to go before spring training. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 1:07p ET)
Overall Rank: 26 Position Rank: 4
% Started: 91.0 % Owned: 99.2
Miguel CabreraDet - 1B, 3B, DH
News: Cabrera underwent right ankle surgery Wednesday afternoon to remove bone spurs and to repair a stress fracture in the navicular bone in the top of his foot. He will be evaluated again in three months. (Oct 24 7:02a)
Impact: The bone spurs were a known issue that seemed to hamper Cabrera throughout the second half of the season, but the issue with the navicular bone adds a degree of complexity to the procedure that Cabrera underwent this week. That he'll be evaluated in late January prior to the start of spring training suggests that there's a possibility he won't be 100 percent when the Tigers report to Florida in February, as he may be very limited in his workouts in the coming months. Nevertheless, the procedure should offer some much needed relief with the ankle, following a season in which Cabrera hit .313/.371/.524 with 25 homers, 109 RBI and 101 runs scored. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 7:02a ET)
Overall Rank: 2 Position Rank: 1
% Started: 97.1 % Owned: 99.7
Yasiel PuigLAD - RF, CF
News: Puig is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Cardinals. (Oct 7 11:04a)
Impact: Puig went 1-for-8 with seven strikeouts over the last two games, so manager Don Mattingly decided to hold him out Tuesday with the Dodgers facing elimination. Andre Ethier will take Puig's spot in center field, and Carl Crawford will hit second in his place. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 11:04a ET)
Overall Rank: 25 Position Rank: 3
% Started: 88.2 % Owned: 98.4
Jose AltuveHou - 2B
News: Updating a previous report, Altuve is back in the starting lineup Sunday against the Mets. (Sep 28 9:43a)
Impact: Altuve was originally in line to sit Sunday's finale, but the 24-year-old approached interim manager Tom Lawless prior to the game, and "was passionate about playing" with his batting title on the line. He'll replace Marwin Gonzalez at the keystone, presumably batting second in the order. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 9:43a ET)
Overall Rank: 74 Position Rank: 6
% Started: 88.8 % Owned: 97.9
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