Minor League Transactions

This week’s installment considers all transactions reported by MLB between Feb. 2 and 8. Last week’s transactions available here.

Baltimore Orioles
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

Cincinnati Reds
Signed:
RHP Mike Lincoln, C Paul Bako, 3B Bryan Bass

Lincoln last pitched in the big leagues for the Cardinals in 2004.

Cleveland Indians
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.

Colorado Rockies
Signed:
RHP Victor Zambrano, RHP Alec Zumwalt, OF Scott Podsednik

Detroit Tigers
Traded:
OF Michael Hernandez to Rangers for RHP Armando Galarraga

Florida Marlins
Placed on voluntarily retired list:
RHP James Brauer
Outrighted off 40-man roster: LHP Chris Seddon

Houston Astros
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

Milwaukee Brewers
Signed:
RHP Melqui Torres

Minnesota Twins
Traded:
LHP Johan Santana to Mets for OF Carlos Gomez, RHP Deolis Guerra, RHP Kevin Mulvey and RHP Philip Humber

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

Philadelphia Phillies
Signed:
LHP Drew Taylor

Pittsburgh Pirates
Outrighted off 40-man roster:
LHP Sean Burnett

San Diego Padres
Signed:
LHP Tony Cogan

Seattle Mariners
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

Texas Rangers
Traded:
RHP Armando Galarraga to Tigers for OF Michael Hernandez

Washington Nationals
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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