Minor League Transactions: Dec. 23-Jan. 5

Official minor league transactions, conveyed to Baseball America by major league Baseball, for the period Dec. 23-Jan. 5.


Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed:
RHP Ivan Pineyro (Sussex County (Can-Am))
Released: 3B Kal Simmons
Traded: OF Peter O’Brien to Royals for RHP Sam Lewis


Atlanta Braves
Signed:
LHP Eric O’Flaherty (re-signed)


Baltimore Orioles
Signed:
RHP Trey Haley


Boston Red Sox
Signed:
RHP Shawn Haviland, 2B Heiker Meneses, 2B Jose Rosario, OF Brian Bogusevic (Orix (Japan))


Chicago Cubs
Signed:
C Carlos Corporan (released by Marlins, Aug. 2), 2B Munenori Kawasaki (re-signed), 3B Chris Dominguez


Chicago White Sox
Signed:
OF Cody Asche (non-tendered by Phillies)
Released: RHP Jorge Rondon

The White Sox released 28-year-old Venezuelan righthander Jorge Rondon so that he could sign with Chunichi in Japan. He has received brief big league looks in each of the past three seasons. Chicago had signed Rondon as a minor league free agent in December.


Cincinnati Reds
Signed:
RHP Geoff Broussard, RHP Deunte Heath (Puebla (Mexican)), C Adrian Nieto


Cleveland Indians
Signed:
C Roger Marmol, 1B Chris Colabello


Detroit Tigers
Signed:
RHP Edward Mujica, 1B Sean Halton (Lancaster (Atlantic)), 1B Efren Navarro


Kansas City Royals
Signed:
RHP Al Alburquerque, RHP Brandon League (did not play in 2016)
Traded: RHP Sam Lewis to Diamondbacks for OF Peter O’Brien


Los Angeles Angels
Signed:
LHP Cody Ege (non-tendered and re-signed)
Removed from 40-man: 1B Ji-Man Choi (outrighted to Triple-A)


Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed:
RHP Fabio Castillo (Hanwha (Korea)), RHP Steve Geltz, C Bobby Wilson, SS Drew Maggi (re-signed)


Miami Marlins
Signed:
RHP Juan Benitez (released by Nationals, Nov. 8, 2012), SS Ryan Jackson (released by Angels, Aug. 9), OF Mark Traylor (NDFA—Louisiana State-Alexandria)
Released: RHP Juan Arias, 2B Felix Arosemena


Minnesota Twins
Signed:
LHP Nick Greenwood (re-signed), LHP Matt Tracy, OF Leandro Castro (Rockland (Can-Am)))


Philadelphia Phillies
Signed:
RHP Jesse Beal (Sussex County (Can-Am)), RHP Pedro Beato, OF Christian Marrero (re-signed)


Pittsburgh Pirates
Signed:
C Jose Barraza (Lake Erie (Frontier)), C Zane Chavez (Laredo (American Association)), C Jackson Williams


Toronto Blue Jays
Released:
C Chris Schaeffer


Washington Nationals
Signed:
RHP Gabriel Arias (did not play in 2016), RHP Pedro Gonzalez, LHP Josh Outman (released by Pirates, Aug. 17), LHP Stone Speer (Sussex County (Can-Am))

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