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Signed: RHP Chris Jakubauskas, 3B Rusty Ryal (Yomiuri (Japan))
Rusty Ryal spent parts of ’09 and ’10 in Arizona, batting .263/.318/.402 while playing first, second and third base as well as left field. He went 19-for-96 (.198) with Yomiuri of Japan's Central League in ’11.
Signed: C Jose Yepez
Signed: OF Scott Beerer
Boston Red Sox
Released: RHP Jordan Flasher, RHP Jennell Hudson, LHP Mitch Herold, 2B Joantoni Garcia, 2B Roberto Ramos, 2B Nick Robinson
Chicago White Sox
Signed: LHP Leyson Septimo (re-signed)
Signed: 3B Mike Costanzo (re-signed), OF Welinton Ramirez
Signed: C Michel Hernandez (re-signed)
Signed: LHP Joe Torres (re-signed)
Signed: LHP Darin Downs, OF Quintin Berry
Signed: C Clint Sammons (re-signed)
Signed: RHP Erick Abreu (re-signed), 2B Joe Thurston, 3B Scott Moore, OF Brad Snyder, OF Nick Stavinoha
Released: RHP Joan Belliard, RHP Danilo Del Rio, RHP Pedro Gomez, RHP Mark Jones, LHP Garrett Bullock, LHP Travis Smink, 1B Ronald Sanchez, SS Miguel Arrendell, SS Jacke Healey
The Astros continue to stockpile minor league free agent position player depth with this batch of signings. All these players, plus Travis Buck from last week, have track records in Triple-A and could receive lengthy auditions in Houston if things break in their favor. That's essentially how astute waiver claims like Jason Bourgeois and Wilton Lopez got their starts with the organization.
Kansas City Royals
Signed: RHP Yeliar Castro, LHP Francisley Bueno (Monterrey (Mexican)), LHP Alejandro Viloria, 2B Eric Duncan, 3B Mario Lisson (re-signed)
Francisley Bueno has bounced around the Mexican League the past two seasons, touching down briefly in Korea in ’10. He hasn't pitched in affiliated ball since ’09, which he spent in Triple-A with the Braves. Like Bueno, Yeliar Castro also has roots in the Braves system.
Signed: OF Erick Almonte (re-signed)
Released: RHP Dan Britt, RHP Skyler Crawford, RHP Greg Davis, RHP Alex Jones, RHP Jose Oviedo, LHP Charly Bashara, C Doug Elliot, C Steve Felix, OF Robbie Garvey
Signed: RHP Jared Burton, RHP Brendan Wise, 2B Brian Dinkelman (re-signed)
New York Mets
Removed from 40-man: 1B Nick Evans, OF Jason Pridie (both players outrighted to Triple-A)
New York Yankees
Signed: RHP Grant Duff (re-signed)
Signed: RHP Jim Miller, OF Jeff Fiorentino
Signed: RHP Jose R. Diaz, C Rudy Pena (re-signed), OF Gerlis Rodriguez (re-signed)
Released: LHP Cristopher Richardson
St. Louis Cardinals
Released: RHP Arquimedes Nieto, C Kevin Moscatel, OF Edgar Lara
Signed: LHP Sean Henn, 3B Eric Campbell
Signed: OF Orlando Sandoval
Released: OF Miguel Velazquez
Elected free agency: RHP Eric Hurley
Miguel Velazquez ranked as the system's No. 20 prospect heading into the ’11 season, but the 23-year-old spent all year on the restricted list for unspecified reasons. Likewise, he spent all of ’08 on the RL as he served out a probationary term in his native Puerto Rico
Toronto Blue Jays
Signed: RHP Jerry Gil
Signed: C Carlos Maldonado (re-signed), SS Seth Bynum (re-signed), OF Jesus Valdez (re-signed)
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