Minor League Transactions: Feb. 25-March 3

Transactions involving minor league players, i.e. those not on 40-man rosters, for the period Feb. 25-March 3. All transactions conveyed by Major League Baseball.


Atlanta Braves
Signed:
RHP David Hale


Baltimore Orioles
Signed:
SS Paul Janish (re-signed), OF Jose Paez (released by Rays, March 30)


Chicago Cubs
Signed:
RHP Zach Rafferty
Released: OF Yohan Matos

The Cubs signed 28-year-old righthander Zach Rafferty after he trained at High Level Throwing in Lowell, Mass., this winter. He last pitched professionally in the independent Can-Am League in 2012 and is a product of Division III Anna Maria College in Paxton, Mass.


Chicago White Sox
Signed:
RHP Jake Dunning, 2B Tyler Ladendorf


Detroit Tigers
Signed:
SS Luis Valdes
Released: OF Victor Padron

The Tigers signed 28-year-old Cuban shortstop Luis Valdes and assigned him to their Double-A Erie roster. He is a contact-oriented righthanded batter who is a sound defender.


Los Angeles Angels
Signed:
RHP Kida de la Cruz (Vallejo (Pacific Association)), C Manuel Herazo (released by Blue Jays, Nov. 18)


Los Angeles Dodgers
Traded:
RHP Chase De Jong to Mariners for RHP Aneurys Zabala and SS Drew Jackson


Minnesota Twins
Signed:
LHP Evan Sanders (NDFA—Arkansas-Fort Smith)


New York Yankees
Released:
C Jesus Aparicio


Seattle Mariners
Released:
RHP Kyle Davis
Traded: RHP Aneurys Zabala and SS Drew Jackson to Dodgers for RHP Chase De Jong

The Mariners continued to add to their rotation depth when they traded for 23-year-old righthander Chase De Jong, the reigning Texas League pitcher of the year. He ranked among the TL leaders with a 2.86 ERA (second), 125 strikeouts (fourth) and a 1.02 WHIP (first) last year. Like fellow Mariners trade acquisitions Ariel Miranda and Dillon Overton, De Jong is an extreme flyball pitcher who will lean on Seattle’s revamped outfield defense if he receives a callup.


Tampa Bay Rays
Released:
RHP V.J. Collins, SS Joseph Astacio


Toronto Blue Jays
Signed:
RHP Matt Buschmann


Washington Nationals
Signed:
LHP John Lannan

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