Though it may be the smallest transactions window ever, Dec. 12-14, plenty of moves were made.
Last week’s transactions available here.
Signed: RHP Cory Doyne, RHP Roberto Novoa
Released: RHP Zach Cole, RHP Josh Potter, RHP Ezequiel Selen, LHP Mark Horner
Traded: SS Miguel Tejada to Astros for RHP Matt Albers, RHP Dennis Sarfate, LHP Troy Patton, 3B Mike Costanzo and OF Luke Scott
Signed: RHP Brad Salmon, SS Jerry Gil
Traded: C Tyler Hauschild to Rays for future considerations
Gil and Salmon were non-tendered last week but agreed to come back on minor league deals.
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP J.D. Martin
Despite being a supplemental first-round pick in 2001 from a California high school, Martin hasn’t spent significant time above A ball. He was pretty good in his 19 Double-A starts, though, posting a 3.18 ERA, striking out 86 and walking 24 in 99 innings. Martin was shut down in 2003 with a strained elbow ligament and initially avoided surgery, but he finally had Tommy John surgery in 2005, then missed much of the 2006 season rehabbing. He bounced back to go 2-3, 4.25 in 42 innings for Double-A Akron last season.
Chicago White Sox
Released: RHP Kris Honel
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Kris Honel
Another high-profile high school pitcher from the 2001 draft who flamed out, Honel has at least spent the majority of his pro career at Double-A Birmingham, where he’s gone a miserable 8-10, 5.81 with 134-127 K-BB in 172 innings. The 16th overall pick from a suburban Chicago private school, Honel has missed large swaths of every season since 2004 with serious—but publicly undiagnosed—arm ailments.
Signed: LHP Ian Ostlund
Signed: RHP Joe Nelson
Released: LHP Kevin Fox, SS Tim Johnson, SS Eric King
Traded: RHP Matt Albers, RHP Dennis Sarfate, LHP Troy Patton, 3B Mike Costanzo and OF Luke Scott to Orioles for SS Miguel Tejada
Los Angeles Angels
Released: RHP James Holcomb, RHP Chris Hunter, LHP Brad Beck, LHP Nick Manganaro, C Scott Knazek
Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed: RHP Fernando de la Cruz, RHP Chris Fussell
Released: RHP Doug Brooks, 1B Rick Taloa
Signed: RHP Jason Shiell, LHP Lindsay Gulin
New York Mets
Released: 2B Bret Boone
Reinstated from inactive list: 2B Bret Boone
Boone never did suit up for the Mets or one of their affiliates. He retired during 2006 spring training and last played in 2005, when he split time with the Mariners and Twins.
New York Yankees
Signed: RHP Darrell Rasner
Signed: RHP Adam Bernero, RHP Brian Rogers
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Russ Johnson
San Diego Padres
Signed: LHP Shawn Estes
Signed: 1B Scott Robinson
Traded: 1B Ben Broussard to Rangers for 2B Tug Hulett
Tampa Bay Rays
Signed: OF Jeremy Owens
Acquired: C Tyler Hauschild from Reds for future considerations
Signed: RHP Jake Dittler, RHP Franklyn German
Released: RHP Craig Crow, LHP Jesse Hall, LHP Anton Maxwell, 3B Nick Cadena, SS Jay Heafner, OF Wally Backman
Traded: 2B Tug Hulett to Mariners 1B Ben Broussard
Toronto Blue Jays
Signed: C Sal Fasano
Signed: RHP Rob Bell, RHP Brian Sanches