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Francisco Rodriguez
Attempting comeback
PFree Agent  
May 18, 2020
Rodriguez is attempting an MLB comeback, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
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Bartolo Colon
Wants to play one more MLB season
PFree Agent  F
May 18, 2020
Colon said Monday in a video call with Marly Rivera of ESPN.com that he isn't ready to retire and remains hopeful to play one more season in the majors. "I thought that last year maybe I would have the opportunity," Colon said. "I know that if it didn't happen last year, this year would be less likely. I'm getting older and the game is all about the young pitchers coming up."
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Matt Harvey
Staying prepared for 2020 season
PFree Agent  
May 17, 2020
Harvey said that he's continuing to throw bullpen sessions "once or twice a week" with the hope of getting another opportunity with an MLB organization, Dan Martin of the New York Post reports. "I feel like I'm in high school again, where I have to showcase myself and start all over," Harvey said. "I just want to put myself in position to be ready and if it doesn't work out, to know I put the effort in to make a comeback."
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Jon Lester
Not eyeing retirement
PChicago Cubs
May 5, 2020
Lester suggested Monday in an interview with Rob Bradford of WEEI.com that he intends to play beyond the 2020 season. "We'll figure that out one way or the other," Lester said, regarding his future with the Cubs beyond this season. "I will either be here or a free agent...I'm open-minded to anything."
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Shohei Ohtani
May be ready upon restart
PLos Angeles Angels
April 18, 2020
Ohtani (elbow) began throwing bullpen sessions this week, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
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Yimi Garcia
Possible closer?
PMiami Marlins
April 7, 2020
Garcia, who ranked 11th on Statcast's 2019 xERA leaderboard, could close down the line for Miami.
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Matt Harvey
Reunion with Mets unlikely
PFree Agent  
April 5, 2020
The Mets haven't expressed interest in signing Harvey, who has remained a free agent since his minor-league contract with Oakland expired after last season, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
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Seth Lugo
Next in line to close?
PNew York Mets
April 1, 2020
Lugo, who had a 28.0 K-BB% in 2019, could step into the closer role should Edwin Diaz falter in 2020.
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Seranthony Dominguez
May need Tommy John surgery
PPhiladelphia Phillies
March 31, 2020
Dominguez (elbow) was recently recommended by doctors to undergo Tommy John surgery, though he has yet to decide whether to have the procedure or treat the injury through rest and rehab, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
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Robbie Ray
Extension not impending
PArizona Diamondbacks
March 29, 2020
Ray hadn't discussed a contract extension with the Diamondbacks before the MLB suspended its season in mid-March, Zach Buchanan of The Athletic reports.
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Marcus Stroman
Could be extension candidate
PNew York Mets
March 26, 2020
The Mets are expected to be more interested in re-signing Stroman to a long-term deal with rotation mate Noah Syndergaard (elbow) scheduled to undergo Tommy John surgery in the near future, Tim Britton of The Athletic reports.
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Jalen Beeks
Could nab final pitcher spot
PTampa Bay Rays
March 25, 2020
Beeks is a candidate to secure the final pitcher spot on the Rays' Opening Day roster due to his ability to work long relief, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
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Trevor Bauer
Service time could be impacted
PCincinnati Reds
March 25, 2020
A cancelled 2020 season would carry significant service-time ramifications for Bauer, Jeff Passan and Kiley McDaniel of ESPN report.
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Ryne Stanek
Team wants him closing eventually?
PMiami Marlins
March 25, 2020
Stanek is "the one [the Marlins] want closing," according to Craig Mish of SportsGrid.
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Trevor Rosenthal
Likely had hold of roster spot
PKansas City Royals
March 22, 2020
Rosenthal was likely to make the Royals' Opening Day roster before camp was suspended, per Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com.
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Spencer Howard
Could have big impact in 2020
PPhiladelphia Phillies  AA
March 22, 2020
Howard could spend the entire 2020 season in the major leagues if the campaign is shortened, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
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Greg Holland
Looked set for Opening Day roster
PKansas City Royals  NRI
March 22, 2020
Holland was likely to make the Royals' Opening Day roster before spring training was suspended, per Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com.
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Trevor Gott
On short list to close
PSan Francisco Giants
March 22, 2020
Gott may have worked his way up the bullpen hierarchy after striking out seven in 4.2 Cactus League innings.
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Tyler Rogers
Unlikely closer candidate
PSan Francisco Giants
March 22, 2020
Rogers could enter the closer conversation for the Giants after posting a 7:1 K:BB in 4.1 scoreless Cactus League innings.
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Richard Lovelady
Future bullpen weapon?
PKansas City Royals  AAA
March 22, 2020
Lovelady looks to have a chance to pitch high-leverage innings for the Royals down the line after posting a 6:0 K:BB in 4.1 scoreless Cactus League innings.
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Wade LeBlanc
Rotation spot likely secure
PBaltimore Orioles  NRI
March 21, 2020
LeBlanc has all but solidified a spot in the Orioles' starting rotation, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
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John Axford
Mounting comeback bid
PFree Agent  
March 21, 2020
Axford was working on a return to professional baseball prior to the suspension of the season, Sportsnet.ca reports.
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Logan Webb
Rotation chances increase
PSan Francisco Giants
March 19, 2020
Webb's chances of securing the No. 5 role in the rotation have increased due to Tyler Beede's imminent Tommy John surgery, but he faces competition from Trevor Cahill, Maria Guardado of MLB.com reports.
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Trevor Cahill
Strong chance for No. 5 role
PSan Francisco Giants  NRI
March 19, 2020
Cahill's chances of securing the No. 5 role in the rotation have increased due to Tyler Beede's imminent Tommy John surgery, but he faces competition from Logan Webb, Maria Guardado of MLB.com reports.
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Tyler Beede
Multiple opinions led to TJ surgery
PSan Francisco Giants
March 19, 2020
Beede, who's scheduled to undergo Tommy John surgery Friday in Texas, arrived at his decision after consulting with multiple doctors, Maria Guardado of MLB.com reports. "As Tyler consulted with multiple doctors on this, in-person visits and also providing his scans, that was kind of the increasing consensus of the group of doctors that we were consulting, that surgery was advisable," president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi said during a conference call with reporters Thursday.
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