Minor League Transactions: Nov. 22-30

The Minor League Free Agent Tracker allows users to easily find out which players each organization has signed this offseason.

Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed:
RHP Jensen Lewis, SS Wladimir Sutil

Baltimore Orioles
Signed:
RHP Jonatan Isenia, RHP Miguel Socolovich, SS Steve Tolleson, OF Victor Medina

Chicago White Sox
Signed:
SS Ray Olmedo

Cincinnati Reds
Signed:
2B Jose Castro (re-signed)

Houston Astros
Signed:
C Carlos Corporan (re-signed), 3B Diory Hernandez

Kansas City Royals
Signed:
RHP Zach Miner (re-signed), SS Sharlon Schoop

Miami Marlins
Signed:
LHP Alberto Bastardo, 2B Donovan Solano

Milwaukee Brewers
Signed:
OF Miguel Velazquez

Minnesota Twins
Signed:
OF Matt Carson

New York Yankees
Signed:
RHP Noel Castillo (re-signed)

Oakland Athletics
Signed:
OF Brandon Moss

Right fielder Brandon Moss played the role of playoff hero for Triple-A Lehigh Valley in ’11, batting .385 with four homers and eight RBIs in seven postseason games for the IronPigs. That performance earned him a September callup to Philadelphia, but the 28-year-old Moss has spent the bulk of the past five seasons in the International League, batting .275/.352/.487 in more than 1,800 plate appearances. He has upped his career high for homers to 22 and 23 in successive seasons, so he appears to be finding his power stroke.

Pittsburgh Pirates
Signed:
RHP Kyle Cofield, RHP Shairon Martis, 1B Nick Evans
Removed from 40-man: C Eric Fryer (outrighted to Triple-A)

While Kyle Cofield hasn't really pitched above the Double-A level, the 24-year-old righty throws a heavy fastball that tops out near 95 mph and has flashed a plus low-80s slider. Keeping him healthy will be key (just 30 innings in ’11), but the White Sox thought enough of Cofield to acquire him when they traded Scott Linebrink to the Braves about a year ago.

San Diego Padres
Signed:
LHP Alex Hinshaw, OF Carlos Sosa (re-signed)

San Francisco Giants
Signed:
RHP Craig Whitaker (re-signed), 3B Jose Flores (re-signed)

Tampa Bay Rays
Signed:
RHP Jhonny Nunez

The first Rays minor league free agent sign of the offseason, righty reliever Jhonny Nunez has teased three previous organizations with the promise of a plus fastball/slider combo. The Nationals, Yankees and White Sox all traded for him, and the 26-year-old Nunez does own a strong strikeout rate (9.1 per nine innings) at the Triple-A level. If he doesn't surface in the Tampa Bay bullpen this year, he could succeed Jake McGee and Winston Abreu as closer for Triple-A Durham.

Texas Rangers
Signed:
C Dusty Brown, 2B Luis Hernandez, 2B Yangervis Solarte

Toronto Blue Jays
Signed:
RHP Miguel Castro, RHP Garrett Mock

Garrett Mock made the Nationals rotation out of spring training ’10, but he missed the bulk of the season with nerve injury in his neck that required surgery. He then missed the bulk of the ’11 season, prompting Washington to designate him for assignment. Mock has pitched at the Triple-A level since ’08, putting up solid peripherals, including a 1.20 WHIP and 8.4 strikeouts and 3.0 walks per nine innings. The 28-year-old reunites with former Nats scouting director Dana Brown in Toronto.

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