Minor League Transactions

This week’s installment considers all transactions reported by MLB between Dec. 1 and Dec. 11. Last week’s transactions are available here.

You can view the Rule 5 draft results elsewhere on our site, but here you can see how many players each club lost. Also, check out our Rule 5 draft-day blog entries for more.

Arizona Diamondbacks
Traded:
OF Carlos Quentin to White Sox for 1B Chris Carter

Atlanta Braves
Traded:
RHP Jose Ascanio to Cubs for IF Omar Infante and LHP Will Ohman
Player lost in major league Rule 5 draft:
RHP Sergio Valenzuela (Reds)
Player lost in minor league Rule 5 draft: 3B Jaime Trejo (Rangers)

Baltimore Orioles
Signed:
RHP Ryan Bukvich, RHP Gerardo Casadiego, C Mark Davis

Boston Red Sox
Signed:
1B Jeff Bailey, 2B Joe Thurston, 3B Keith Ginter, SS Tony Granadillo, SS Gil Velazquez
Released: 3B Claudio Arias
Acquired: C Juan Apodaca from Reds for cash considerations
Players lost in major league Rule 5 draft: RHP Lincoln Holdzkom (Phillies), RHP Mauricio Mendez (Pirates), LHP Jose Capellan (Giants)

Chicago Cubs
Signed:
2B Bobby Scales
Released: LHP Paul Schappert, OF Alberto Garcia
Traded: IF Omar Infante and LHP Will Ohman to Braves for RHP Jose Ascanio
Player lost in major league Rule 5 draft: RHP Randy Wells (Blue Jays)
Player lost in minor league Rule 5 draft:
RHP Adalberto Mendez (Marlins)

Chicago White Sox
Traded:
1B Chris Carter to Diamondbacks to OF Carlos Quentin
Designated for assignment: LHP Heath Phillips
Player lost in major league Rule 5 draft: RHP Fernando Hernandez (Athletics)
Players lost in minor league Rule 5 draft:
RHP Garry Bakker (Mets), LHP Ray Liotta (Royals), LHP Ryan Rodriguez (Orioles), OF Daron Roberts (Marlins)

Cincinnati Reds
Signed:
RHP Jim Brower, RHP Tom Shearn, C Alvin Colina, C Chris Kroski
Traded: OF Buck Coats to Blue Jays for RHP Justin James
Traded: C Juan Apodaca to Red Sox for cash considerations
Player lost in major league Rule 5 draft: RHP Carlos Guevara (Marlins)
Player lost in minor league Rule 5 draft:
RHP Jose Rojas (Athletics)

Though the Marlins drafted Guevara in the Rule 5, they immediately flipped him to the Padres for cash considerations.

Cleveland Indians
Players lost in major league Rule 5 draft:
1B Matt Whitney (Nationals), OF Brian Barton (Cardinals)

Colorado Rockies
Players lost in major league Rule 5 draft:
RHP Steven Register (Mets)

Detroit Tigers
Signed:
RHP Francis Beltran, RHP Marcelo Perez, LHP Jon Connolly, C Dane Sardinha
Traded: RHP Burke Badenhop, RHP Eulogio de la Cruz, RHP Dallas Trahern, LHP Andrew Miller, C Mike Rabelo and OF Cameron Maybin to Marlins for 3B Miguel Cabrera and LHP Dontrelle Willis
Traded: 1B Chris Shelton to Rangers for OF Freddy Guzman
Outrighted off 40-man roster: OF Timo Perez
Player lost in major league Rule 5 draft: RHP Randor Bierd (Orioles)
Players lost in minor league Rule 5 draft: RHP Jose Fragoso (Athletics), LHP Corey Hamman (Pirates)

Florida Marlins
Signed:
1B John Gall
Traded: 3B Miguel Cabrera and LHP Dontrelle Willis to Tigers for RHP Burke Badenhop, RHP Eulogio de la Cruz, RHP Dallas Trahern, LHP Andrew Miller, C Mike Rabelo and OF Cameron Maybin
Traded: OF J.T. Restko to Rangers for RHP Jeremiah Haar

Houston Astros
Players lost in minor league Rule 5 draft:
RHP Santo Luis (White Sox), RHP Julio Puentes (Rays), RHP Levi Romero (Rangers), LHP Victor Garate (Dodgers), 3B Patrick Sellers (Phillies)

Kansas City Royals
Signed:
RHP Julio de la Cruz, LHP Michael Connolly
Released: RHP Colby Lewis
Players lost in minor league Rule 5 draft: RHP Gabe DeHoyos (Padres)

Los Angeles Angels
Signed:
RHP Alex Serrano, 1B Michael Collins, OF Dee Brown
Players lost in minor league Rule 5 draft: RHP Francisco Cordova (Rangers), RHP Rafael Cruz Chavez (Pirates), 1B Baltazar Lopez (Diamondbacks)

Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed:
RHP Rick Asadoorian, RHP Brian Falkenborg, RHP Greg Jones, RHP Chan Ho Park, RHP Tanyon Sturtze, LHP Brian Shackelford, SS Angel Chavez, OF John-Ford Griffin, OF Wilkin Ruan
Player lost in major league Rule 5 draft: LHP Wesley Wright (Astros)
Players lost in minor league Rule 5 draft:
RHP Giuseppe Norrito (Astros), C Juan Apodaca (Reds)

Milwaukee Brewers
Signed:
RHP Scott Cassidy, RHP Jason Karnuth, LHP Chris Narveson
Traded: RHP Kevin Roberts and RHP Marino Salas to Pirates for RHP Salomon Torres
Outrighted off 40-man roster: OF Laynce Nix
Player lost in major league Rule 5 draft: 2B Callix Crabbe (Padres)
Player lost in minor league Rule 5 draft:
RHP Bo Hall (Yankees)

Minnesota Twins
Outrighted off 40-man roster:
SS Chris Basak
Players lost in major league Rule 5 draft: RHP R.A. Dickey (Mariners), RHP Tim Lahey (Rays), OF Garrett Guzman (Nationals)
Players lost in minor league Rule 5 draft: RHP Josh Hill (Pirates), RHP J.P. Martinez (Orioles), OF Rashad Eldridge (Rays)

The Rays traded Lahey to the Cubs for cash considerations after drafting him.

New York Mets
Signed:
RHP Nate Field, C Raul Casanova, C Gustavo Molina, C Salvador Paniagua, 2B Peeter Ramos
Player lost in minor league Rule 5 draft: RHP Jose Mejias (Rays)

New York Yankees
Traded:
RHP Tyler Clippard to Nationals for RHP Jonathan Albaladejo
Outrighted off 40-man roster:
1B Andy Phillips
Granted free agency: 1B Andy Phillips
Player lost in major league Rule 5 draft: RHP Michael Gardner (Padres)

Oakland Athletics
Signed:
RHP Jesus Silva, OF Archie Gilbert
Released: RHP Shawn Kohn
Outrighted off 40-man roster LHP Jay Marshall
Players lost in minor league Rule 5 draft: RHP Ben Fritz (Tigers), 1B Brant Colamarino (Blue Jays), 2B Luke Appert (Phillies)

Philadelphia Phillies
Signed:
RHP Gary Knotts, RHP Travis Minix, RHP Justin Pope, LHP Vic Darensbourg, LHP Brian Mazone, 3B Mike Cervenak, OF Valentino Pascucci
Released: OF Michael Restovich
Player lost in minor league Rule 5 draft: RHP Scott Mitchinson (Athletics)

Pittsburgh Pirates
Signed:
C Raul Chavez, 2B Luis Rivas, SS Luis Cruz, SS Jorge Velandia
Traded: RHP Salomon Torres to Brewers for RHP Kevin Roberts and RHP Marino Salas
Designated for assignment: RHP Brian Rogers, 1B Brad Eldred
Players lost in minor league Rule 5 draft: RHP Clayton Hamilton (Rangers), SS Smelin Perez (Marlins)

San Diego Padres
Players lost in minor league Rule 5 draft:
1B Tim Brown (Orioles), SS Juan Ciriaco (Giants)

San Francisco Giants
Signed:
RHP Keiichi Yabu, 3B Justin Leone
Player lost in major league Rule 5 draft: LHP Travis Blackley (Phillies)
Player lost in minor league Rule 5 draft:
RHP Joe Bateman (Brewers)

Seattle Mariners
Signed:
C Jose Yepez, OF Prentice Redman
Player lost in minor league Rule 5 draft: RHP Juan Sandoval (Brewers)

Tampa Bay Rays
Traded:
OF Elijah Dukes to Nationals for LHP Glenn Gibson
Granted free agency: LHP Jon Switzer
Player lost in minor league Rule 5 draft: RHP Evan Meek (Pirates)

Texas Rangers
Signed:
RHP Alfredo Gonzalez, RHP Corey Ragsdale, LHP Eric Cyr
Released: LHP William Rodriguez
Traded: RHP Jeremiah Haar to Marlins for OF J.T. Restko
Traded: OF Freddy Guzman to Tigers for 1B Chris Shelton
Reinstated from inactive list LHP William Rodriguez

Toronto Blue Jays
Released:
RHP Ryan Houston
Traded:
RHP Justin James to Reds for OF Buck Coats
Players lost in minor league Rule 5 draft: LHP Kurt Isenberg (Padres), OF Dustin Majewski (Rangers)

Washington Nationals
Signed:
RHP Josh Hall, LHP Eude Brito, LHP Ray King, LHP Charlie Manning, 2B Pete Orr
Released: RHP Yonatan Cuello, RHP Josh Karp, RHP Jonathan Rincon, LHP Justin Jones
Traded: LHP Glenn Gibson to Rays for OF Elijah Dukes
Traded: RHP Jonathan Albaladejo to Yankees for RHP Tyler Clippard
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Yonatan Cuello, RHP Josh Karp, RHP Jonathan Rincon
Players lost in minor league Rule 5 draft: RHP Richard Campbell (Brewers), LHP Juan Cedeno (Tigers), SS Marcos Cabral (Blue Jays)

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