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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

David Ortiz, from his charity golf event, called Carlos Beltran "another good choice" for Red Sox. "Veteran-wise, a guy that cares and really wants to win, I know he's another choice. It all depends the shape the organization is in."

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The new CBA seems to be very good for the Yankees. While they very well could duck underneath the luxury tax threshold in 2018 when the number will climb to $197M, it may not be imperative. Even if they are slightly above it, their taxes will drop dramatically. With the Yankees youth movement, there is still a very good chance they will shop at the top of the market for multiple pieces in the winter prior to 2019 when Bryce Harper and Manny Machado lead an epic free agent class.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

The incredible offseason of LHP David Rollins continues. Claimed by the Phillies today. He's now bounced from Seattle to the Cubs to Texas to Philly.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

There isn't a manager that Adam Jones would rather play for than Buck Showalter, but Orioles center fielder acknowledged "mistake" of not bringing closer Zach Britton into wild-card game. "With Showalter, you know that ain't going to happen again," Jones said from David Ortiz charity golf tournament. "He made a mistake once. It'll never happen again."

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Ortiz on Edwin Encarnacion: "He knows the American League. He knows that this division is a tough division to play in and what he does is guaranteed. It's scary to think what he can do."

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Aroldis Chapman, through translator at David Ortiz charity golf event in the Dominican Republic: "I would love to get back to the Cubs. We are in negotiations, but it's not up to me."

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox need middle-of-the-order "thunder," in David Ortiz's words. Ortiz continues to endorse Edwin Encarnacion, but acknowledged Red Sox need to allocate enough money for long-term deals for Mookie Betts, Xander Bogaerts, etc.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

David Ortiz isn't surprised Red Sox haven't tried to talk him into playing one more year. "I made myself clear. It's not about the money. It's how you feel. I'm old, man."

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Adam Jones doesn't blame David Ortiz for not being amused by Orioles' parting gift of broken telephone. "I really didn't like that either. I think we could've done a little bit more." Like what? "I would've got him a bushel of crabs. We did that for Jeter."

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Not only will Rene Rivera not be non-tendered, he has a $1.75 million contract already signed for 2017, according to Jon Heyman. Rivera had been eligible for arbitration. With Rivera returning, a healthy Travis d'Arnaud could mean Kevin Plawecki opening the season at Las Vegas.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Could Carlos Beltran be primed to have David Ortiz-like success at age 40 in 2017? "I think he is," CC Sabathia said. "He works hard, he's in great shape and takes care of his body, so I think he is."

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Yankees' CC Sabathia sees Carlos Beltran "all the time." Their wives are close; Beltran lives in NY. "I would love for him to come back," Sabathia said. Beltran is top target of both Yanks and Red Sox.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Hanley Ramirez says he didn't come to David Ortiz's charity golf tournament with intention of recruiting Edwin Encarnacion or Jose Bautista to Red Sox. "I won't talk about baseball. I can wish them good luck to go where they think they can win a championship."

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Mariners OF/DH Nelson Cruz on baseball's new labor agreement: "We got what we're looking for." Like many Latino players, Cruz didn't want anything to do with an international draft. Cruz was among players who took part in the negotiations.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Jacob deGrom says the Mets have not approached him about a contract extension. DeGrom is eligible for arbitration for the first time this offseason. DeGrom is projected to earn $4.225 million.