|Offense||29th||126.1 (7th)||176.6 (31st)|
|Defense||25th||124.6 (28th)||230.5 (20th)|
In a move that sent Steven Souza to the Diamondbacks and Brandon Drury to New York, the Yankees shipped Widener to Arizona. Widener spent the entire 2017 season at High-A Tampa, where he started 27 games and notched a 3.39 ERA and 1.15 WHIP.
Saros played admirably Saturday, stopping 31 of 33 shots, but still recorded the loss. In fact, the 22-year-old backstop has four losses in the last four games, and his performance hasn't been bad -- a .908 save percentage and 2.97 GAA -- but the Predators averaged just two goals per game in that stretch. The Red Wings aren't a threatening option with the 27th-ranked offense in the league, but it depends if the Preds can put up goals to support Saros.
Parra is expected to report to minor-league camp. He should spend the year in the minors as organizational pitching depth, as he hasn't pitched in the majors since 2015 and is coming off a brutal 2017 season during which he struggled to a 14.09 ERA across 7.2 innings with the Cubs' Triple-A affiliate.
Duggar could earn the starting spot as San Francisco's center fielder over the course of spring training, Dieter Kurtenbach of The Mercury News reports.
Duggar has yet to appear in the majors since being drafted in 2015. Despite this, he'll have plenty of chances to leave spring training as a member of the big club. While the Giants signed Austin Jackson over the offseason, the tentative plan is to use him against left-handed pitching, leaving the strong side of the platoon open to Duggar. Duggar missed most of the 2017 season to hip and elbow injuries, which resulted in him playing in just 44 games. However, he had a solid performance during the Arizona Fall Leage, as he hit .263/.367/.421 over 20 games.
According to Piecoro, Banda is joining Yankees prospect Nick Solak in Tampa, while the Diamondbacks are getting Steven Souza from the Rays and sending Brandon Drury to New York. Banda, one of the Diamondbacks' top prospects, struggled mightily in 2017, posting a 5.39 ERA across 122 innings (22 starts) with Triple-A Reno while putting together a similarly poor 5.96 ERA across 25.2 innings in his first taste of the majors. Right now he projects as a No. 5 starter or high-leverage reliever, though that could change if his secondary offerings improve. The 24-year-old should have a chance to earn a rotation spot with the Rays if he impresses during camp.