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T. May - RP
May will be used as a reliever in 2019 and will not move to the rotation, Twins Chief Baseball Officer Derek Falvey told the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
May returned after missing a season due to Tommy John surgery and showed increased velocity on his fastball (94.1 mph average) and an improved strikeout rate (12.8 K/9) once back in the majors in August. He converted all three save chances when used in the closer role the final week. He could be in the closer mix this spring if the Twins don't sign an established closer in free agency.
Added 6:21 pm (EST)
A. Dickerson - LF
Dickerson (elbow) inked a minor-league deal with the Padres on Thursday.
Dickerson has spent the past few seasons within the Padres' system, though he failed to play in 2018 after undergoing Tommy John surgery in the spring. He should be fully operational for spring training as the 28-year-old aims to win a spot on the Opening Day roster. In 84 games with the big-league team in 2016, he slashed .257/.333/.455 with 10 home runs and 37 RBI.
Added 3:58 pm (EST)
E. Paredes - RP
Paredes agreed to a minor-league deal with Detroit on Thursday, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.
The right-hander's contract also included an invite to the Tigers' big-league spring training. The 23-year-old spent most of the 2018 season at the Triple-A level, though he appeared in 32 games out of the bullpen for the Angels over the past two years. During those outings, he's logged a 5.53 ERA with 32 strikeouts in 40.2 innings.
Added 3:26 pm (EST)
J. Guerra - RP
General manager David Stearns said Guerra will enter spring training without a specific role, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. "We think he's going to be an important member of our pitching staff next year," Stearns added.
Stearns said he didn't want to "pigeon hole" Guerra in as either a starter or reliever, as the veteran right-hander proved successful in both roles in 2018. Guerra posted a 4.09 ERA and 8.7 K/9 across 141 innings (31 appearances, 26 starts) with the Brewers last season and could be a candidate to fill a swingman role in 2019.
Added 3:18 pm (EST)
C. Smith - RP
Smith signed a minor-league contract with the Tigers on Thursday, Robert Murray of The Athletic reports.
Smith spent the entirety of the 2018 campaign at the Triple-A level within the Nationals' system, logging a 3.93 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 65:21 K:BB across 55 innings of relief. He pitched in four big-league games for Toronto in 2017, but that's the extent of Smith's service in the majors. He will provide additional bullpen depth for Detroit heading into the spring.
Added 3:00 pm (EST)
J. Thompson - RP
Thompson agreed Thursday with the Lotte Giants of the Korea Baseball Organization on a one-year, $900,000 contract, Dan Kurtz of MyKBO.net reports.
Thompson's transition to a full-time relief role last season didn't go as well as hoped, as he put up a 4.96 ERA and 1.53 WHIP over nine appearances for the Phillies before being designated for assignment in August. He latched on with the Brewers soon after but never appeared at the big-league level before he was dropped from their 40-man roster. Since Thompson wasn't likely to garner anything more than a minor-league deal had he remained stateside, he'll opt for greater financial security by going overseas in 2019. Still just 24 years old, Thompson has plenty of time left to resurface in the big leagues down the road.
Added 2:24 pm (EST)
J. Montgomery - SP
Assistant general manager Michael Fishman said Montgomery (elbow) is expected to return to the mound next season, Brendan Kuty of NJ.com reports.
Montgomery underwent Tommy John surgery in early June, and the typical 12-to-14 month timetable has casted doubt as to whether the left-hander will be fully recovered prior to the end of the 2019 campaign. This is obviously a good sign but everything should be taken with a grain of salt at this point in time. Montgomery still has a lengthy rehab in front of him, so continue to expect updates on his status heading into spring training.
Added 1:27 pm (EST)
C. Rabago - C
Rabago was traded to Colorado from Kansas City in exchange for cash considerations Thursday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
Rabago was picked up by the Royals in the minor-league portion of Thursday's Rule 5 draft before being shipped to the Rockies. The catcher actually spent most of the past season within Colorado's organization before being claimed off waivers by the Yankees in August. Across 74 Double-A contests, he slashed just .197/.277/.330 with four home runs and 23 RBI.
Added 1:16 pm (EST)