Minor League Transactions: Dec. 13-23

Please see Trade Central for more on the prospects involved in December trades, and please see my Twitter timeline for more on some of the players referenced in this installment. We’re finishing production on the 2015 Prospect Handbook, so please forgive the brevity of this edition of transactions.

The Minor League Free Agent Tracker is updated so that you can see which players have signed where, and which players still are available at particular positions.

Official minor league transactions, conveyed to Baseball America by Major League Baseball, for the period Dec. 13-23.


Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed:
RHP Edgar Garcia (released by Phillies, April 27, 2013), LHP Dan Runzler (Orix (Japan)), OF Scott Kalamar (Washington (Frontier))
Released: RHP Chris Capper, RHP Jake Roberts, LHP Henry Garcia, LHP Alex Sogard, 1B Raul Santana, OF Brandon Jacobs, OF Taylor Ratliff, OF Damion Smith
Traded: RHP Zeke Spruill to Red Sox for RHP Myles Smith


Atlanta Braves
Released:
RHP Cody Fassold, RHP Ryan Gunther, RHP Colby Holmes, RHP Zach Jadofsky, RHP Navery Moore, RHP Benino Pruneda, RHP Cody Scarpetta, RHP Michael Swanner, RHP Tyler Vail, LHP Chuck Buchanan, LHP Jared Dettmann, LHP Jordan Sechler, LHP Daniel Watts, 1B Erik Castro, OF David Nick
Traded: RHP Aaron Northcraft and OF Justin Upton to Padres for LHP Max Fried, 2B Jace Peterson, 3B Dustin Peterson, OF Mallex Smith and 2014 international bonus slot four
Traded: RHP Anthony Varvaro to Red Sox for RHP Aaron Kurcz


Baltimore Orioles
Signed:
RHP Jesse Beal (re-signed), RHP Chaz Roe (non-tendered by Pirates), OF Matt Tuiasosopo
Released: RHP Jefferies Almonte, RHP Eun Chul Choi, RHP Michael Joseph, RHP Jason McCracken, LHP Jake Pettit, C Brett Frantini, 1B Kris Richards, 1B Pita Rona


Boston Red Sox
Signed:
LHP Casey Crosby, 3B Mario Martinez (re-signed)
Traded: RHP Aaron Kurcz to Braves for RHP Anthony Varvaro
Traded: RHP Myles Smith to Diamondbacks for RHP Zeke Spruill
Acquired: SS Marco Hernandez from Cubs as player to be named for LHP Felix Doubront


Chicago Cubs
Signed:
RHP Jesus Camargo (Mexico City (Mexican)), RHP Anthony Carter (Nippon-Ham (Japan)), RHP Fernando Cruz (released by Royals, Oct. 3, 2012), OF Adron Chambers, INF Carlos Sepulveda
Traded: SS Marco Hernandez to Red Sox as player to be named for LHP Felix Doubront
Traded: OF Justin Ruggiano to Mariners for RHP Matt Brazis
Removed from 40-man: RHP Donn Roach, 2B Logan Watkins (both players outrighted to Triple-A)


Cincinnati Reds
Signed:
RHP Nate Adcock, RHP Michael Bowden (Seibu (Japan)), LHP Jose Mijares (released by Red Sox, March 23), 2B Ray Chang (re-signed), 3B Jermaine Curtis


Cleveland Indians
Signed: RHP Jeff Manship, RHP Casey Weathers (released by Rays, July 18), LHP Scott Downs, C Adam Moore, 1B Jim Thome, 2B Ryan Rohlinger (re-signed)
Removed from 40-man: RHP Bryan Price (outrighted to Triple-A)

The Indians signed Jim Thome to a one-day contract so that he could retire with the organization for which he starred for 13 seasons, hitting 337 of his 612 home runs.


Colorado Rockies
Signed:
LHP Buddy Boshers, LHP Jason Gurka, OF Roger Bernadina
Released: OF Jason Pridie
Acquired: OF Noel Cuevas from Dodgers as player to be named for RHP Juan Nicasio

Jason Pridie signed with the SK Wyverns in Korea.


Detroit Tigers
Signed:
RHP Michael Torrealba, C Miguel Gonzalez, 2B Brandon Douglas (re-signed)
Removed from 40-man: RHP Melvin Mercedes (outrighted to Triple-A)


Houston Astros
Signed:
1B Dan Johnson
Released: RHP Pat Christensen, RHP Aaron Vaughn, LHP Kyle Gehrs, LHP J.D. Osborne
Removed from 40-man: SS Gregorio Petit (outrighted to Triple-A)


Kansas City Royals
Signed:
LHP Cristian Castillo, SS Angel Franco (re-signed), OF Andres Martin
Traded: 2B Johnny Giavotella to Angels for RHP Brian Broderick
Removed from 40-man: RHP Casey Coleman, OF Moises Sierra (both players outrighted to Triple-A)


Los Angeles Angels
Signed:
LHP Adam Wilk
Released: RHP Zak Miller, RHP Spencer Trygg, LHP Brooks Raley, C Cambric Moye, C Nick O’Loughlin, C Enyelber Vivas, SS Wendell Soto
Traded: RHP Brian Broderick to Royals for 2B Johnny Giavotella
Traded: OF Matt Long to Dodgers as player to be named for C Drew Butera


Los Angeles Dodgers
Traded:
RHP Zach Eflin and LHP Tom Windle to Phillies for SS Jimmy Rollins and cash
Traded: RHP Craig Stem to Marlins as player to be named for OF Kyle Jensen
Traded: LHP Jarret Martin and OF Matt Long to Brewers for C Shawn Zarraga
Traded: C Tim Federowicz, OF Matt Kemp and cash to Padres for RHP Zach Eflin, RHP Joe Wieland and C Yasmani Grandal
Traded: OF Noel Cuevas to Rockies as player to be named for RHP Juan Nicasio
Acquired: OF Matt Long from Angels as player to be named for C Drew Butera


Miami Marlins
Signed:
RHP Lay Batista (released by Braves, June 16), LHP Fabian Williamson, 1B Luis Munoz, OF Yuniel Ramirez, OF Vinny Rottino (Nexen (Korea))
Acquired: RHP Craig Stem from Dodgers as player to be named for OF Kyle Jensen
Traded: 3B Casey McGehee to Giants for RHP Luis Castillo and RHP Kendry Flores


Milwaukee Brewers
Signed:
OF Ben Guez
Released:
RHP Kyle Heckathorn, RHP Andy Moye
Traded: C Shawn Zarraga to Dodgers for LHP Jarret Martin and OF Matt Long


Minnesota Twins
Signed:
LHP Wil Ledezma (Yucatan (Mexican)), C Carlos Paulino, C Dan Rohlfing (re-signed), 1B Brock Peterson, 2B Jose Martinez
Released: RHP Damian Defrank, RHP Jhon Silva, OF Jeremias Pineda


New York Yankees
Signed:
SS Nick Noonan
Released: RHP Elvin Perez


Oakland Athletics
Released:
RHP Cristhian Perez, LHP Alex Nolasco
Traded: RHP Seth Streich, C Derek Norris and 2014 international bonus slot four to Padres for RHP R.J. Alvarez and RHP Jesse Hahn


Philadelphia Phillies
Signed:
RHP Sean O’Sullivan (re-signed), RHP Stephen Shackleford, RHP Kevin Slowey (released by Marlins, June 24), 1B Chris McGuiness, 2B Tyler Henson (re-signed)
Released: RHP Ricky Bielski, RHP Josh Warner, LHP Angelo Almonte, LHP Rivar Angulo, 1B Chris Serritella, SS Enmanuel Serra
Traded: SS Jimmy Rollins and cash to Dodgers for RHP Zach Eflin and LHP Tom Windle


Pittsburgh Pirates
Signed:
RHP Adam Miller, OF Andy Vasquez (re-signed)


St. Louis Cardinals
Released:
RHP Jeff Barkley, RHP Kevin Carlow, RHP Robert Stock, 3B Danny Stienstra


San Diego Padres
Signed:
1B Brett Wallace
Traded: RHP R.J. Alvarez and RHP Jesse Hahn to Athletics for RHP Seth Streich, C Derek Norris and 2014 international bonus slot four
Traded: RHP Zach Eflin, RHP Joe Wieland and C Yasmani Grandal to Dodgers for C Tim Federowicz, OF Matt Kemp and cash
Traded: RHP Joe Ross and a player to be named to Nationals and RHP Burch Smith, C Rene Rivera and 1B Jake Bauers to Rays as part of three-team deal in which Rays sent RHP Gerardo Reyes, LHP Jose Castillo, C Ryan Hanigan and OF Wil Myers to Padres, and Nationals sent LHP Travis Ott and OF Steven Souza to Rays
Traded: LHP Max Fried, 2B Jace Peterson, 3B Dustin Peterson, OF Mallex Smith and 2014 international bonus slot four to Braves for RHP Aaron Northcraft and OF Justin Upton


San Francisco Giants
Signed:
RHP Wilme Almanzar, RHP Juan Gutierrez (re-signed), RHP Yoel Veras, LHP Luis Amaya
Traded: RHP Luis Castillo and RHP Kendry Flores to Marlins for 3B Casey McGehee
Removed from 40-man: 1B Angel Villalona (outrighted to Triple-A)


Seattle Mariners
Signed:
RHP Mark Lowe
Released: RHP Mark Bordonaro, RHP Tommy Burns, LHP Leoncio Munoz, LHP Alex Roy
Traded: RHP Matt Brazis to Cubs for OF Justin Ruggiano
Removed from 40-man: RHP Logan Bawcom (outrighted to Triple-A)


Tampa Bay Rays
Signed:
RHP Jhan Marinez, OF Corey Brown, OF Eugenio Velez
Released: RHP Merrill Kelly, LHP Bruedlin Suero
Traded: RHP Gerardo Reyes, LHP Jose Castillo, C Ryan Hanigan and OF Wil Myers to Padres as part of three-team deal in which Padres sent RHP Burch Smith, C Rene Rivera and 1B Jake Bauers to Rays and RHP Joe Ross and a player to be named to Nationals, and Nationals sent LHP Travis Ott and OF Steven Souza to Rays

Merrill Kelly signed with the SK Wyverns in Korea.


Texas Rangers
Signed:
RHP Mitch Atkins, RHP Francisco Mendoza (re-signed), C J.T. Wise (re-signed), 1B Kyle Blanks (non-tendered by Athletics), 1B Mike McDade, 2B Tommy Field, OF Antoan Richardson


Toronto Blue Jays
Signed:
RHP Rafael Cova (Veracruz (Mexican)), RHP Wilton Lopez, 1B Jake Fox (Somerset (Atlantic)), OF Caleb Gindl, OF Ryan Kalish


Washington Nationals
Signed:
LHP Richard Bleier, 3B Jake Mayers (released by D-backs, Oct. 22), 3B Ian Stewart
Traded: LHP Travis Ott and OF Steven Souza to Rays as part of three-team deal in which Rays sent RHP Gerardo Reyes, LHP Jose Castillo, C Ryan Hanigan and OF Wil Myers to Padres, and Padres sent RHP Joe Ross and a player to be named to Nationals and RHP Burch Smith, C Rene Rivera and 1B Jake Bauers to Rays

 

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