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Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Besides catcher, the Angels are basically done on the position-player side. And they might not do anything groundbreaking in the bullpen, either. They still need at least two starting pitchers, with lefties Dallas Keuchel and Yusei Kikuchi remaining at the top of the free-agent market — and a pretty big drop-off from there.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers stressed leading up to and throughout the Winter Meetings that they didn't feel pressured to trade from their surplus in Vegas, and it held true. They would love to free up payroll by finding a taker for Yasiel Puig and Matt Kemp, but it doesn't sound like there's much interest there unless they take on some salary in return. For Kemp, it's expected. For Puig, not ideal. Still expect them to trade at least one outfielder and one starting pitcher at some point. Bryce Harper badly wants to be a Dodger, but he'll have to sacrifice years — and thus, total value — to play in Los Angeles.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

Thursday at the winter meetings is usually more about flights out of town than trades, but we've now had two this morning in Vegas as reliever Alex Claudio heads to the Brewers from the Rangers. Claudio struggled for most of 2018, but finished the season strong with a 1.80 ERA over his last 11 appearances.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

As they dismantle the stage in the media workroom, the biggest trade of these winter meetings has become official with Carlos Santana headed back to the Indians, Edwin Encarnacion going to the Mariners and Yandy Diaz to the Rays headlining the three-team deal.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

I'm scratching my head over the Rays' portion of this three-team deal. Yandy Diaz makes far more contact than Jake Bauers, and I suppose he's a Rays launch-angle project for 2019? I'd have rather kept Bauers, who looks a lot closer to developing into a 25-homer player.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Angels have agreed to terms with LHH 1B Justin Bour, a source confirmed. It is a one-year deal. He can fill in for Albert Pujols when he needs to DH or take a day off.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

Talking with new Cincinnati Reds starter Tanner Roark, who is in Las Vegas by cell phone voice only.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Cincinnati doesn't seem like one of the better fits for Tanner Roark. Historically, he has been much more fly-ball oriented against left-handed hitters (+9.3% split), he doesn't miss many bats and Great American Ball Park is quite a homer-friendly park, especially to right field.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Angels GM Billy Eppler would not confirm the signing of Justin Bour, as reported by Yahoo's Jeff Passan. Makes sense, though. LHH 1B who can fill in on days when Albert Pujols, 38 and coming off knee surgery, needs to DH or is relegated to the bench.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The Reds have been searching for a veteran starting pitcher and got one in Tanner Roark from the Nationals in exchange for reliever Tanner Rainey, the never-before-seen Tanner-for-Tanner trade. Roark has pitched 180 innings each of the past three seasons and gave the Nationals some reliable innings, but now they have two big holes at the back of the rotation. They do, however, save an estimated $8.5 million in salary. Reds GM Dick Williams, meanwhile, says the Reds are still hoping to do more. Sonny Gray remains a possibility and Buster Olney reports the Reds have interest in Marcus Stroman.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

Most of the free-agent market has been slow to develop this winter, but starting pitcher is a clear exception with Lance Lynn heading to the Rangers hours after Charlie Morton joined the Rays.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The Angels have agreed to terms with first baseman Justin Bour, which creates this obvious fallout: Albert Pujols is now a very expensive platoon first baseman, since Shohei Ohtani will be the DH. Trouble is, Pujols hasn't even hit lefties the past two seasons, with a .217/.284/.353 line. Pujols has three years left on his contract, but at some point -- soon -- the Angels have to decide whether he's really worth the roster spot.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Brad Ausmus' most difficult task as Angels manager will be juggling Albert Pujols and Shohei Ohtani at DH. "There's going to be a balance," Ausmus said. "We don't expect Ohtani to be ready when the season (starts). There will be DH at-bats earlier in the season made available to (Pujols). And hopefully he gets off to a hot start. But for me, the bigger and more delicate balance is how often can (Pujols) go to first. That's really the most important thing based on the health of his knees."