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
RHP David Hale

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

Chicago Cubs
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
RHP Jake Dunning, 2B Tyler Ladendorf

Detroit Tigers
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
RHP Kida de la Cruz (Vallejo (Pacific Association)), C Manuel Herazo (released by Blue Jays, Nov. 18)

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

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

New York Yankees
C Jesus Aparicio

Seattle Mariners
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
RHP V.J. Collins, SS Joseph Astacio

Toronto Blue Jays
RHP Matt Buschmann

Washington Nationals
LHP John Lannan