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  • Noelvi Marte 3B | CIN

    Reds' Noelvi Marte: Battling hamstring strain

    Marte suffered a strained hamstring while playing winter ball in the Dominican Republic, Mark Sheldon of reports.

    Marte will no longer be able to participate in winter ball, but he should be ready to go for the start of spring training. The 22-year-old infielder slashed .316/.366/.456 across 123 big-league plate appearances last year and is expected to begin 2024 as Cincinnati's primary third baseman.

  • Luke Williams 3B | ATL

    Braves' Luke Williams: Back with Atlanta

    Atlanta re-signed Williams to a minor-league contract Nov. 18.

    Williams was non-tendered by Atlanta and elected free agency last month but then immediately re-signed. The 27-year-old utility player has batted just .225/.281/.295 during parts of three seasons in the majors.

  • Eugenio Suarez 3B | SEA

    Diamondbacks' Eugenio Suarez: Lands with Diamondbacks

    The Diamondbacks acquired Suarez from the Mariners on Wednesday in exchange for Seby Zavala and Carlos Vargas, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.

    Suarez stumbled to a .232/.323/.391 batting line this season in Seattle, although he did hit 22 home runs and drive in 96 runs. The 32-year-old is owed $11.3 million in 2024 and has a $15 million club option (or $2 million buyout) for 2025. Suarez should provide more stability at a third base spot which was a revolving door for Arizona in 2023.

  • Josh Donaldson 3B | MIL

    Josh Donaldson: Would like to play one more season

    Donaldson said Monday in an interview with Josh Wegman of that he is "definitely up" for playing in 2024, but "that would be my last season no matter what."

    Donaldson has managed just a .678 OPS since the start of the 2022 season and was limited to 50 games in 2023 because of injuries. He'll also turn 38 next month. Donaldson's batted-ball data remained excellent this season, however, and he still rates fairly well defensively at third base. It wouldn't be surprising for a team to give Donaldson one more shot on a modest one-year deal.

  • Patrick Wisdom 3B | CHC

    Cubs' Patrick Wisdom: Avoids arbitration with Cubs

    Wisdom avoided arbitration Friday with the Cubs on a one-year, $2.725 million contract, Jesse Rogers of reports.

    Wisdom isn't a perfect player, but he hit 23 home runs over 97 games in 2023 and carries a .474 slugging percentage over the last three seasons. He'll again be a dangerous bench bat and corner-infield platoon option for Chicago in 2024.

  • Luke Williams 3B | ATL

    Luke Williams: Non-tendered by Atlanta

    Williams was non-tendered by Atlanta on Friday, reports.

    A 27-year-old utility player, Williams has a .225/.281/.295 slash line in 263 MLB plate appearances over the past three seasons. He saw time at four different positions over 11 games in 2023.

  • Athletics' Abraham Toro: Inks one-year pact

    Toro signed a one-year contract with the Athletics on Friday.

    Toro was traded from Milwaukee to Oakland on Wednesday, and he's now in a position to compete for a starting infield job after spending most of last season with Triple-A Nashville, where he slashed .291/.374/.471 over 96 contests.

  • Nick Senzel 3B | CIN

    Nick Senzel: Non-tendered by Cincinnati

    Senzel was non-tendered by the Reds on Friday, Gordon Wittenmyer of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

    Senzel went as the No. 2 overall pick in the 2016 MLB Draft and showed well in his rookie season in 2019, but he's now 28 years old and has slashed just .232/.296/.344 over his last 273 games dating back to the beginning of the 2020 campaign. He'll look to revitalize his career with a new organization.

  • Athletics' Abraham Toro: Dealt to A's

    The Brewers traded Toro to Oakland on Wednesday in exchange for Chad Patrick, Curt Hogg of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

    Toro slashed .291/.374/.471 across 414 plate appearances at Triple-A Nashville last season, and he made the most of his limited opportunities in the majors by going 8-for-18 with two homers and nine RBI. Toro's switch-hitting bat and ability to cover every base could go a long way when competing for a spot on the Athletics' Opening Day roster.

  • Rays' Austin Shenton: Selected to 40-man roster

    The Rays selected Shenton to their 40-man roster Tuesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Shenton put up an impressive .304/.423/.584 batting line with 29 home runs and 99 RBI over 134 games this past season between Double-A Montgomery and Triple-A Durham. The 25-year-old corner infielder looks poised to make his major-league debut in the early part of the 2024 season.

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