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Manager Mickey Callaway said Tuesday that Brandon Nimmo (hamstring) "needs to be leading off" in 2019, Tim Britton of The Athletic reports.

Julio Urias will pitch out of the starting rotations for the Dodgers in 2019 but will have an innings limit, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.

Manager Alex Cora said Andrew Benintendi will bat leadoff in 2019, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.

Manager Alex Cora said Mookie Betts will hit second in 2019, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.

Manager Torey Lovullo said he's leaning towards using Archie Bradley as his closer in 2019, Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic reports.

Chris Sale has no structural damage to his shoulder and should be fully recovered after an offseason of rest, Evan Drellich of NBC Sports Boston reports.

Troy Tulowitzki (heel) was released by the Blue Jays on Tuesday.

Andrew McCutchen agreed to a three-year, $50 million contract with the Phillies on Tuesday, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.

New Rangers manager Chris Woodward told TR Sullivan of MLB.com that Jose Leclerc "might be more a two- or three-inning guy, that can pitch some significant innings for us that gives us more a chance to win more games."

Buster Posey (hip) is making considerable progress, although he may take on a lighter workload to start the 2019 season, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

Shohei Ohtani (elbow) continues to make progress after undergoing Tommy John surgery and now has full range of motion in his right elbow, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

Miguel Cabrera (biceps) has started hitting and is expected to be 100 percent for the start of spring training, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

Billy Hamilton will sign with the Royals on Monday, pending a physical, Jim Bowden of The Athletic reports.

Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said Thursday that Marcell Ozuna (shoulder) should receive full clearance for baseball activities at some point in January, Fox Sports Midwest reports.

President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein said Friday that Yu Darvish (elbow) looks healthy and is expected to resume throwing in a couple weeks, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein said Thursday that Kris Bryant has progressed from his left shoulder injury as expected and should resume hitting in January, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

Jonathan Schoop signed a one-year, $7 million contract with the Twins on Thursday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.

Brandon Morrow (arm) underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow Nov. 6 and may not be available for Opening Day, Sahadev Sharma of The Athletic reports.

The Indians signed Carlos Carrasco to a contract extension through 2022 on Thursday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.

Nathan Eovaldi inked a deal with the Red Sox on Thursday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports. Per Mark Feinsand of MLB.com, the terms of his contract are four years and $67.5 million.