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Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Tomas' deal will include an opt-out option after four years pending a physical. It was recently believed that the Padres and Braves were the frontrunners for the 24-year-old Cuban defector, but Arizona made a strong offer. He could play either left or right field for the Diamondbacks with Mark Trumbo opposite him. In 205 games with the Havana Industriales of the Serie Nacional in Cuba, Tomas hit 30 home runs with 104 RBI.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)The team had to clear room on the 40-man roster with Hanley Ramirez's signing becoming official, and Francisco was the casualty. A waiver acquisition from Toronto, Francisco ended up spending less than a week in the Red Sox organization, and after he hit just .220/.291/.456 in 2014, the 27-year-old will likely have to settle for another minor league deal this winter.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)A bout of elbow inflammation ended Darvish's season in August, but the right-hander checked out in an MRI and a subsequent examination in Arlington on Tuesday. Currently restricted to a training program, he is expected to start up with his throwing early next month. Although Darvish's WHIP jumped by close to 20 points in 2014, he maintained a strikeout rate above 30 percent (30.1%) while trimming his walk rate to a career-low 8.1 percent.