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Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

With Carlos Beltran an Astro, the Yankees will have to look elsewhere for a DH. Edwin Encarnacion is out there, but it remains to be seen if the Yankees will go for four or five years for $20M a season for a 33-year-old. Matt Holiday is a fallback option.

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

Astros signing of Carlos Beltran leaves the Yankees, Blue Jays and Rangers most likely landing spots for Edwin Encarnacion

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Possible HOU lineup w/Beltran in the fold, 1 yr./$16m: Springer, Bregman, Altuve, Correa, Beltran, Reddick, Gattis, McCann, Gurriel.

Keith Law ESPN Senior Writer 

Tyson Ross missed pretty much all of 2016 with a sore shoulder and had surgery to address TOS in October. The year before he led the NL in walks and he's always had a high risk delivery. I can't blame the Padres for walking away from $9MM+ for him.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Source says Pedro Lopez will be promoted from Double-A Binghamton to Triple-A Las Vegas as manager, succeeding Wally Backman. Frank Viola will remain pitching coach and Jack Voigt will remain hitting coach.

ESPN Stats and Information  

The Diamondbacks have reportedly agreed to a 2-year deal with catcher Jeff Mathis. Mathis was one of the game's top pitch-framers in 2016, ranking 4th among catchers in a stat known as "called strike rate above average." Marlins pitchers had a 3.28 ERA when Mathis caught them last season and a 4.26 ERA when others caught.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

If you've wondered whether Chris Carter was the first HR champ to get nontendered...correct! ESPN Stats & Info says the only thing close is the 1974 White Sox selling Dick Allen to the Braves because he said he was going to retire. Then the Phillies talked him into unretiring.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers tendered contracts to arbitration-eligible players Yasmani Grandal, Josh Fields, Alex Wood, Vidal Nuno and Luis Avilan, and all other players on the 40-man roster. The club did not tender a contract to pitcher Louis Coleman.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs tendered contracts to all four of their arbitration eligible players including Pedro Strop, Hector Rondon, Justin Grimm and Jake Arrieta. Four players not eligible for arbitration were not tendered contracts: lefties Zac Rosscup and Gerardo Concepcion along with righty Conor Mullee and inf Christian Villanueva, making them free agents. Overall, a total of 26 players were tendered contracts for 2017 including 22 not eligible for arb.

ESPN Stats and Information  

The Mets re-signed backup catcher René Rivera. Rivera was Noah Syndergaard's personal catcher for most of 2016. Syndergaard had a 2.50 ERA in 140 1/3 innings (30 steals, 7 caught stealing) with Rivera catching and a 2.91 ERA in 43 1/3 innings (18 steals, 2 caught stealing) caught by others.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankees have non-tendered lefty reliever Jacob Lindgren. Lindgren, 23, was the Yankees' top draft pick (55th overall) in 2014 out of Mississippi State. He made the big leagues in 2015, but has been beset by injuries, including an elbow ligament that required Tommy John surgery and will likely keep him out until 2018.