Released: SS Adonys Canelo
Removed from 40-man roster: C J.C. Boscan
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Oliver Drake, RHP Pat Egan, RHP Wynn Pelzer, C Caleb Joseph, 1B Tyler Townsend, 2B Ryan Adams, SS Greg Miclat, OF Xavier Avery
Signed: SS Jonathan Mota (re-signed)
Released: 3B George Matheus
Chicago White Sox
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Anthony Carter, RHP Johnnie Lowe, LHP Charlie Leesman
Released: RHP Gregorio Rosario
Acquired: RHP Andy Shive and 3B Matt Cusick from Yankees as players to be named for RHP Kerry Wood
A trade for the 21st century: The Indians save $3 million and change by trading Kerry Wood, but they have to settle for fringe prospects. Follow the link above to Trade Central for more.
Signed: RHP Adam Veres (re-signed), 1B Chad Keefer (28), SS Donnie Murphy (re-signed)
Removed from 40-man roster: RHP Jay Buente
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Pete Andrelczyk, RHP Steven Cishek, RHP Kris Harvey, LHP Sean West, C Kyle Skipworth, 2B Ryan Curry, SS Ozzie Martinez
The Marlins signed 28th-round pick Chad Keefer, a first baseman/catcher from Louisiana-Lafayette. As a college senior with no remaining eligibility, he was not subject to the Aug. 16 signing deadline.
Signed: RHP Brad James (re-signed), C Brian Esposito (re-signed), SS Oswaldo Navarro (re-signed), SS Wladimir Sutil (re-signed)
Granted free agency: C Brian Esposito
Brian Esposito and Wladimir Sutil opted to re-sign with Houston after briefly testing the free agent waters.
Kansas City Royals
Signed: RHP Luis Mendoza (re-signed), C Cody Clark (re-signed), 1B Jamie Romak (re-signed)
Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed: RHP Tim Corcoran (re-signed), RHP Will Savage (re-signed), LHP Alberto Bastardo (re-signed), LHP David Pfeiffer (re-signed), C J.D. Closser (re-signed), 1B Corey Smith (re-signed), 2B Travis Denker (re-signed), OF Elian Herrera (re-signed)
Signed: 3B Chris Nowak (re-signed)
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: OF Logan Schafer
According to correspondent Tom Haudricourt, Logan Schafer ultimately did not make it to Arizona because of his slow-to-heal broken foot.
New York Yankees
Traded: RHP Andy Shive and 3B Matt Cusick to Indians as players to be named for RHP Kerry Wood
Reinstated from inactive list: OF Jeremy Slayden
San Diego Padres
Signed: RHP Erik Hamren (Joliet (Northern)), RHP Chris Rollins, RHP Rod Scurry (Windy City (Frontier)), LHP Andrew Werner (Windy City (Frontier))
The Padres went on an indy shopping spree, signing Windy City teammates Rod Scurry and Andrew Werner, the latter of whom finished at the University of Indianapolis in ’09 before signing on with the Frontier League's Evansville club. This season, Werner went 11-6, 3.47 in 20 starts to rank second in the FL in wins. He struck out 106 and walked 52 in 127 innings. John Manuel adds that Scurry is the son of ex-big leaguer Rod Scurry, who was a first-round pick back in ’74.
Righty Erik Hamren, the Cubs' 37th-round pick in ’08, finished the year with Joliet of the Northern League, racking up 53 strikeouts in 63 innings and going 0-2, 3.29 in a relief role.
Chris Rollins pitched in independent Central League in ’09. What's he been up to since? [Update from reader Dave: Rollins started the year with Pittsfield of the Can-Am League, was released, and signed with Evansville of the Frontier League. The Otters released him on October 14th.]
Tampa Bay Rays
Released: RHP Kyle Ayers, RHP Wade Broyles, RHP Garret Carruth, RHP Devin Fuller, RHP Yorman Mayora, RHP Miguel Sierra, RHP Pete Woodworth, C Zane Williams, 1B Ryan McCrann, 2B Brian Harris, 2B Elias Otero, 3B Geno Glynn, OF Burt Reynolds
Toronto Blue Jays
Signed: LHP Sean Henn (re-signed)
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Cole Kimball, LHP Sammy Solis, C Derek Norris, 2B Steve Lombardozzi
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