Transactions involving minor league players for the period Dec. 7-11. All transactions conveyed by Major League Baseball.
• The commissioner’s office granted free agency to 12 Braves prospects in November as a punitive measure for the club’s circumvention of international signing rules. Some of those prospects have officially signed with new teams, as reflected in this installment.
• Trade Central updates readers about prospects exchanged in trades.
Assigned to Australian Baseball League: C Jake Turnbull
Assigned to Dominican League: RHP Jose Adames | RHP Rafael De Paula | RHP Ariel Hernandez | RHP Keury Mella | LHP Juan Martinez | SS Luis Gonzalez | OF Aristides Aquino | OF Gabby Guerrero | OF Jose Siri
Assigned to Mexican Pacific League: RHP Miguel Aguilar | LHP Brennan Bernardino | OF Sebastian Elizalde
Assigned to Venezuelan League: 2B Jose Peraza | SS Alberti Chavez
Signed: C Greg Jones (Utica (United Shore))
Removed from 40-man: RHP Victor Alcantara (outrighted to Triple-A)
The Angels won the bidding for 23-year-old Japanese two-way star Shohei Ohtani, sending a $20 million posting fee to Nippon-Ham and as much as $2.315 million in bonus dollars to Ohtani. The club says it is “pleased with the results” of a physical that revealed a first-degree degree sprain of his UCL because the damage is “consistent with players his age.”
Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed: RHP Guillermo Zuniga (granted free agency from Braves)
Traded: 2B Dee Gordon and international bonus pool money ($1 million) to Mariners for RHP Robert Dugger, RHP Nick Neidert and SS Chris Torres
Traded: OF Giancarlo Stanton to Yankees for RHP Jorge Guzman, 2B Starlin Castro and SS Jose Devers
Assigned to Dominican League: RHP Esmerling de la Rosa | RHP Tyler Kinley | LHP Nestor Bautista | LHP Carlos Diaz | SS Chris Diaz
Assigned to Venezuelan League: RHP Jorgan Cavanerio | RHP Severino Gonzalez | LHP Jose Quijada | C Tomas Telis | SS Rony Cabrera
Assigned to Venezuelan League: OF Johnny Davis
Signed: 2B Yunior Severino (granted free agency from Braves)
Acquired: C David Banuelos from Mariners for international bonus pool money ($1 million)
Acquired: OF Jacob Pearson from Angels for international bonus pool money ($1 million)
Signed: 1B Matt Hague
Traded: RHP Robert Dugger, RHP Nick Neidert and SS Chris Torres to Marlins for 2B Dee Gordon and international bonus pool money ($1 million)
Traded: C David Banuelos to Twins for international bonus pool money ($1 million)