This week’s installment considers all transactions reported between Oct. 27 and Nov. 2. Last week’s transactions available here.
For a complete listing of minor league free agents, go here.
Traded: SS Edgar Renteria to Tigers for RHP Jair Jurrjens and OF Gorkys Hernandez
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Chad Paronto, C Corky Miller
Granted free agency: RHP Chad Paronto, C Corky Miller
Signed: RHP Ryan Keefer, LHP Craig Anderson, OF Chris Amador, OF Kennard Jones
Acquired: RHP Jake Renshaw from Cubs to complete earlier trade of RHP Steve Trachsel
The Orioles netted Renshaw when the Cubs made the playoffs, as contingent upon their August trade. Chicago also sent righthander Rocky Cherry and third baseman Scott Moore to Baltimore.
Boston Red Sox
Acquired: OF Sean Danielson from Cardinals as player to be named in earlier trade of RHP Joel Pineiro
Selected to 40-man roster: C Dusty Brown
Outrighted off 40-man roster: C Kevin Cash
Granted free agency: C Kevin Cash
Signed: RHP Adam Harben, LHP Les Walrond, SS Carlos Rojas
Traded: RHP Jake Renshaw to Orioles to complete earlier trade for RHP Steve Trachsel
Selected to 40-man roster: RHP Adam Harben
Signed: RHP Tom Shearn, C Alvin Colina, OF Tonys Gutierrez
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Tom Shearn, C Alvin Colina
Shearn made his major league debut at age 30 this year (after 11 minor league seasons) and won his only three decisions.
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Mike Koplove
Assigned to Hawaii Winter Baseball: RHP Zach Simons
Signed: RHP Aquilino Lopez
Traded: RHP Jair Jurrjens and OF Gorkys Hernandez to Braves for SS Edgar Renteria
Signed: RHP Brandon Villafuerte
Kansas City Royals
Signed: RHP Miguel Tejeda, C Doug Clark, 1B Mike Stodolka
Released: RHP Ryan Belanger, RHP Rocky Biddle, RHP Robert Hastry, LHP Chris Denton, OF Andrew Larsen, OF Alvi Morel
Outrighted off 40-man roster: SS Andres Blanco
Reinstated from inactive list: OF Alvi Morel
Los Angeles Angels
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Marcus Gwyn, OF Tommy Murphy
Signed: LHP Sam Narron, OF Mel Stocker
Selected to 40-man roster: 1B Brad Nelson
Nelson, 24, hit .263/.317/.470 with 20 home runs for Triple-A Nashville, in his third tour of duty in the Pacific Coast League. Selected in the fourth round of the 2001 draft from an Iowa high school, Nelson peaked as the organization’s No. 1 prospect in 2003 (ahead of Prince Fielder, Corey Hart and J.J. Hardy), but hasn’t been the same player since suffering a broken hamate bone that year.
Signed: LHP Jason Miller
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: LHP Justin Dowdy
Signed: C Milver Reyes
Selected to 40-man roster: RHP Luis Munoz
Outrighted off 40-man roster: LHP Josh Shortslef
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Jeff Sharber
St. Louis Cardinals
Traded: OF Sean Danielson to Red Sox as player to be named in earlier trade for RHP Joel Pineiro
San Diego Padres
Released: RHP Jose Martinez, RHP Radhames Medina, RHP Jose Pimentel, LHP Jacob Ociesa, OF Mike Epping, OF Phillip Laurent
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP John Hudgins
Signed: 3B Brant Ust
Ust starred in September for Great Britain’s national team and was MVP of the European Olympic qualifying tournament. He’s likely to try to play again for England in March 2008 in the "second-chance" Olympic qualifier.
Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Released: RHP Claudio Rodriguez, OF Angel Fermin
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Shawn Camp, SS Jorge Velandia
Granted free agency: RHP Shawn Camp, SS Jorge Velandia
Signed: RHP Brandon Puffer
Toronto Blue Jays
Signed: C Kyle Phillips, OF Wayne Lydon
Released: OF Baron Frost
Granted free agency: RHP Jamie Vermilyea
Signed: RHP Buzz Vargas, 2B Brandon Powell, SS Ofilio Castro
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