Description: It's now official - Carlos Beltran signed his three-year, $45 million contract with the New York Yankees after passing the physical.
Insight: Beltran should see plenty of time in right field, keeping eligible for the outfield along with time at DH to try and keep him in the lineup on a daily basis. He played 296 games and hit .282 with 56 homers, 181 RBI and an .836 OPS with the Cardinals over the last two seasons. The Yankees will be his sixth team in 17 seasons and the second time in New York.
Description: Boston right fielder Shane Victorino had thumb surgery on Monday. SOURCE: Alex Speier, WEEI
Insight: It won't affect Victorino's fantasy value as he's expected to be back in plenty of time for spring training. Victorino was excellent for the Red Sox last year, contributing a .294 average with 15 HR, 61 RBI and 21 SB. He also had a number of clutch hits in the postseason including a game-winning grand slam against the Tigers.
Description: Boston manager John Farrell said Daniel Nava and Shane Victorino will both be candidates to lead off next season. SOURCE: Mike Silverman, Boston Herald
Insight: Jacoby Ellsbury had been the team's leadoff hitter for the previous six seasons but he signed with New York last week. Victorino hit .194 out of the leadoff spot last season (7-for-36) while Nava hit .289 (11-for-38). Dustin Pedroia will stay in the three hole for Boston with David Ortiz occupying the cleanup spot.
Description: According to ESPN.com, Carlos Beltran has agreed to a three-year, $45 million contract with the New York Yankees.
Insight: What, you thought the Yankees were just going to sit tight after losing Robinson Cano and Curtis Granderson Friday? Beltran will return to the city he played in from 2005-2011 as a member of the Mets. He played 296 games and hit .282 with 56 homers, 181 RBI and an .836 OPS with the Cardinals over the last two seasons.