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Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)With Seattle needing to clear room on the 40-man after activating Jesus Montero from the suspended list, Hart, a pending free agent, was designated for assignment. He'll be subject to waivers, and the move will allow him to begin negotiating with other teams before the end of the World Series, when other pending free agents are allowed to do so.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Nieuwenhuis is dealing with an infection that kept him out of the final two games of the season. He continues to undergo tests, and it remains unclear when he'll be released from the hospital.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)He certainly won't miss the wild card game against the Royals because of the ailment, and he reported that his knee is feeling more stable than it was Sunday.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)He declared that he would not need surgery last week, but that was apparently not the case. Still, it's good to know that it shouldn't affect his availability next season.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)It was earlier reported that he would need to visit a doctor after leaving Saturday's game with a rapid heartbeat, but he will instead head home to Ohio and begin his offseason.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)He has slowly progressed, and it looks like he could possibly be used as a defensive replacement in the wild card game or possibly take on an expanded role if the A's are able to advance.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Even if he were to make the postseason roster, there's a chance he wouldn't be used as an everyday player based on how much he has struggled. Collin Cowgill still figures to see a lot of the action in left field.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)He continues to throw and it is looking more and more likely that he will be able to be used in some fashion during the postseason.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)The team wants to see how he looks and will evaluate his health. It's not clear if he will be added to the playoff roster after being on the DL since July 25 with a right hamstring injury, but it appears to be a possibility.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Victorino is on track to being fully recovered once spring training begins. The right fielder missed much of the 2014 season, seeing only 123 at-bats with two home runs and 12 RBI. With months of rehab ahead of him, he has some ways to go before becoming an effective everyday player once again.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Ortiz's numbers saw a great decline in 2014 from previous seasons, dropping from a .309/.395/.564 batting line in 2013 to .263/.355/.517 this season, perhaps his first sign of aging. The 38-year-old has been a mainstay in the middle of the Red Sox's order since 2003. Ortiz is a free agent in the offseason, but may receive smaller offers in the offseason that the $15 million he made in 2014.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Napoli was shut down for the season Thursday due to lingering issues but it appears he will elect to rest and let them heal. The veteran is under contract through the 2015 season with the Red Sox, and will likely continue as the first baseman following a season where he failed to reach 20 home runs for the first time since 2007.