Minor League Transactions: Feb. 23-28

This time: Feb. 23-28

An asterisk (*) denotes a case in which a player has signed a minor league deal after being outrighted from his club's 40-man roster.

Arizona Diamondbacks
Released:
1B Richie Rowland

Richie Rowland is the older brother of the Diamondbacks' most recent third-round pick Robby Rowland. Arizona signed Richie as a nondrafted junior from Campbellsville (Ky.) University last June.

Colorado Rockies
Signed:
LHP Joe Torres

The 10th overall pick in the ’00 draft, Joe Torres joins his fifth organization. His strikeout rate spiked after a full-time move to the bullpen in ’06, but the 28-year-old has not yet logged any big league time. In fact, he has not yet reached Triple-A.

Houston Astros
Signed:
LHP David Duncan (re-signed)

Los Angeles Angels
Signed:
RHP Justin Harper

Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed:
RHP Joey Newby (Southern Maryland (Atlantic))

Milwaukee Brewers
Signed:
C James Skelton

Lefty-swinging catcher James Skelton has been an on-base machine in the minors (.396 OBP), and he even dabbled at second base last season in the Pirates chain.

New York Mets
Signed:
RHP Jack Egbert (re-signed)

The Mets claimed command-oriented righty Jack Egbert, a Staten Island native who attended Rutgers, on waivers in September ’09, only to see him miss the entire ’10 campaign to injury.

New York Yankees
Signed:
1B Nick Ebert (NDFA—South Carolina)

Pittsburgh Pirates
Signed:
3B Christian Colonel

Christian Colonel's whirlwind ’10 season included stops with the Red Sox (cut during spring training), Blue Jays, Padres, Braves and the Atlantic League's Southern Maryland Blue Crabs.

San Diego Padres
Signed:
LHP Randy Flores, LHP Dustin Pease (York (Atlantic))
Released: RHP Juan Chavez

Tampa Bay Rays
Signed:
OF Justin Ruggiano*

Texas Rangers
Signed:
RHP Cephas Howard (Wichita (American Association))

Howard ranked No. 3 on the 2009 Baseball America Top 10 all-independent leagues prospect team. The No. 1 prospect Reynaldo Rodriguez spent all of 2010 with the Red Sox low Class A club while No. 2 Adam Frost spent the year with the Royals high Class A club.

Washington Nationals
Signed:
RHP Sam Brown, RHP Scott Mueller (Traverse City (Frontier))

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