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Gorkys Hernandez
Signs MiLB deal with Boston
OFBoston Red Sox  NRI
December 11, 2018
Hernandez signed a minor-league contract with the Red Sox on Tuesday, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.
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Jeff McNeil
May serve in utility role
2BNew York Mets
December 11, 2018
McNeil is likely to be featured as a utility player for the Mets in 2019, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
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Brandon Nimmo
Set to lead off next season
OFNew York Mets
Hamstring
December 11, 2018
Manager Mickey Callaway said Tuesday that Nimmo (hamstring) "needs to be leading off" in 2019, Tim Britton of The Athletic reports.
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Julio Urias
Will have innings limit as starter
PLos Angeles Dodgers
December 11, 2018
Urias will pitch out of the starting rotation for the Dodgers in 2019 but will have an innings limit, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
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Kenta Maeda
Set to begin 2019 as starter
PLos Angeles Dodgers
December 11, 2018
Manager Dave Roberts said Maeda will be in the starting rotation to begin the 2019 season, Jorge Castillo of The Washington Post reports.
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Victor Robles
Ready for majors
OFWashington Nationals
December 11, 2018
Manager Dave Martinez said he believes Robles is ready to be an everyday player, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.
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Andrew Benintendi
New leadoff man in 2019
OFBoston Red Sox
December 11, 2018
Manager Alex Cora said Benintendi will bat leadoff in 2019, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.
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Mookie Betts
Moving to second in order
OFBoston Red Sox
December 11, 2018
Manager Alex Cora said Betts will hit second in 2019, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.
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Yoan Moncada
Could see reps at third base
2BChicago White Sox
December 11, 2018
Manager Rick Renteria said Moncada could play some third base in spring training, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
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Brandon McCarthy
Transitions to front office job
PFree Agent  
December 11, 2018
The Rangers hired McCarthy (knee) as special assistant to the general manager Tuesday, officially putting an end to his playing career.
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Drew Robinson
Dealt to Cardinals
OFSt. Louis Cardinals
December 11, 2018
Robinson was traded from the Rangers to the Cardinals on Tuesday in exchange for Patrick Wisdom.
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Patrick Wisdom
Headed south
3BTexas Rangers
December 11, 2018
Wisdom was traded from the Cardinals to the Rangers on Tuesday in exchange for Drew Robinson.
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Ketel Marte
Could play center field
2BArizona Diamondbacks
December 11, 2018
Marte could be the Diamondbacks' center fielder next season, Jack Magruder of The Sports Xchange reports.
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Archie Bradley
Inside track on closing job
PArizona Diamondbacks
December 11, 2018
Manager Torey Lovullo said he's leaning towards using Bradley as his closer in 2019, Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic reports.
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Fernando Romero
Could move to bullpen
PMinnesota Twins  AAA
December 11, 2018
Minnesota is considering moving Romero to the bullpen, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. "His mentality fits," Chief Baseball Officer Derek Falvey said. "When people watch him pitch, they see him in the bullpen, they see clear ability there. So we're open-minded to that."
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Chris Sale
No structural damage to shoulder
PBoston Red Sox
December 11, 2018
Sale has no structural damage to his shoulder and should be fully recovered after an offseason of rest, Evan Drellich of NBC Sports Boston reports.
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Chris Herrmann
Lands deal with Oakland
COakland Athletics
December 11, 2018
Herrmann agreed to a contract with the A's on Tuesday, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports.
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Jake Lamb
Will switch to first base
3BArizona Diamondbacks
Shoulder
December 11, 2018
Lamb (shoulder) will be the Diamondbacks' first baseman in 2019 following the trade of Paul Goldschmidt, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.
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Troy Tulowitzki
Released by Blue Jays
SSFree Agent  
Heel
December 11, 2018
Tulowitzki (heel) was released by the Blue Jays on Tuesday.
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Jordan Lyles
Signs with Pirates
PPittsburgh Pirates
December 11, 2018
Lyles agreed to a contract with the Pirates on Tuesday, pending a physical, Jon Heyman of FancredSports.com reports.
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Andrew McCutchen
Agrees to deal with Phillies
OFPhiladelphia Phillies
December 11, 2018
McCutchen agreed to a three-year, $50 million contract with the Phillies on Tuesday, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.
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Fernando Tatis Jr.
Will compete for job in camp
SSSan Diego Padres  AA
December 11, 2018
General manager AJ Preller told MLB Network Radio on Tuesday that Tatis will "come to camp and most likely compete for" the starting shortstop role.
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Cesar Hernandez
Battled through broken foot
2BPhiladelphia Phillies
December 11, 2018
Hernandez played with a broken foot for much of the second half of the season after fouling a pitch off his foot in July, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic reports.
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Yadiel Rivera
Cast off 40-man roster
SSMiami Marlins  AAA
December 11, 2018
Rivera was outrighted to Triple-A New Orleans on Tuesday, Andre Fernandez of The Athletic reports.
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Bradley Zimmer
Rehab progressing well
OFCleveland Indians  AAA
Shoulder
December 11, 2018
Zimmer's rehab following July shoulder surgery is going well, Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
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