This week’s installment considers all transactions reported by MLB between Feb. 2 and 8. Last week’s transactions available here.
Signed: RHP Andy Mitchell
Traded: LHP Erik Bedard to Mariners for OF Adam Jones, RHP Chris Tillman, RHP Kam Mickolio, LHP Tony Butler and LHP George Sherrill
Boston Red Sox
Signed: OF Bobby Kielty
Placed on voluntarily retired list: RHP Brantley New
Signed: RHP Mike Lincoln, C Paul Bako, 3B Bryan Bass
Lincoln last pitched in the big leagues for the Cardinals in 2004.
Signed: OF Wil Cordero
Released: OF Mike Conroy
Reinstated from inactive list: OF Mike Conroy
Conroy was part of the Indians’ 2001 draft bonanza–the Tribe had five of the first 51 overall picks, with Conroy picked 43rd overall out of Boston College High in Dorchester, Mass. The rest of the group included righthanders Dan Denham, Alan Horne, J.D. Martin and Jake Dittler. Horne didn’t sign and now is in the Yankees organization, and none of the rest made a mark above Double-A for the Indians.
Signed: RHP Victor Zambrano, RHP Alec Zumwalt, OF Scott Podsednik
Traded: OF Michael Hernandez to Rangers for RHP Armando Galarraga
Placed on voluntarily retired list: RHP James Brauer
Outrighted off 40-man roster: LHP Chris Seddon
Signed: C Alberto Castillo, 2B Jesse Garcia
Kansas City Royals
Signed: RHP Jeff Fulchino, RHP Robinson Yambati, SS Luis Peterson
Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed: RHP Jason Johnson, 2B Luis Maza, OF Greg Jacobs
Released: LHP Ramon Paredes
Signed: RHP Melqui Torres
New York Mets
Traded: OF Carlos Gomez, RHP Deolis Guerra, RHP Kevin Mulvey and RHP Philip Humber to Twins for LHP Johan Santana
New York Yankees
Signed: C Ben Blumenthal, 3B Morgan Ensberg
Released: C Freuny Parra
Signed: LHP Drew Taylor
Outrighted off 40-man roster: LHP Sean Burnett
San Diego Padres
Signed: LHP Tony Cogan
Signed: RHP Rich Dorman
Traded: OF Adam Jones, RHP Chris Tillman, RHP Kam Mickolio, LHP Tony Butler and LHP George Sherrill to Orioles for LHP Erik Bedard
Tampa Bay Rays
Signed: 1B Eric Hinske
Traded: RHP Armando Galarraga to Tigers for OF Michael Hernandez
Signed: LHP Katsuhiko Maekawa
Maekawa, a 10-year veteran of the Japanese major leagues, inked a minor league deal with the Nationals. The 29-year-old lefty went 1-7, 4.37 for Orix last season, striking out 46 and walking 29 in 59 2/3 innings. He caught the eye of Nationals officials while pitching in the Dominican Winter League.
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