Minor League Transactions: Feb. 26-March 3

Official minor league transactions, conveyed to Baseball America by Major League Baseball, for the period Feb. 26-March 3.

Arizona Diamondbacks
OF Rickie Weeks

Baltimore Orioles
Elected free agency:
1B Efren Navarro
Removed from 40-man: 1B Efren Navarro (outrighted to Triple-A)

Boston Red Sox
OF David Murphy
Released: RHP Reed Reilly

Chicago Cubs
1B Matt Clark, OF Ryan Kalish (did not play in 2015), OF Shane Victorino

Chicago White Sox
RHP Kameron Loe (Bridgeport (Atlantic))

Cleveland Indians
C Omir Santos (re-signed), OF Will Venable

Detroit Tigers
RHP Lucas Harrell (LG (Korea))

Houston Astros
LHP Neal Cotts

Los Angeles Angels
RHP Josh Roenicke

Los Angeles Dodgers
RHP Brooks Brown, 2B Blake Hennessey

Miami Marlins
RHP Robert Morey

New York Mets
RHP Yoryi Nuez

New York Yankees
OF Chris Denorfia

San Diego Padres
LHP Christian Friedrich (released by Rockies, Feb. 19), LHP Matt Thornton, 1B Josh Satin (released by Reds, Aug. 5), SS Justin Sellers
Released: 1B Jonas Lantigua

Christian Friedrich and Matt Thornton are only the latest lefthanders with big league experience signed by the Padres to minor league deals this offseason. San Diego previously had signed four other southpaws with major league time: Ryan Buchter, Michael Kirkman, Daniel Moskos and Scott Snodgress. They also agreed to terms with minor league free agents Ramon Benjamin and Buddy Baumann, the latter receiving a 40-man roster spot courtesy of a major league contract.

Why did the Padres become so fixated on lefthanders? The club’s five primary relievers in 2015 all threw righthanded, and the the three lefty relievers San Diego did use--Frank Garces, Chris Rearick and Marc Rzepczynski--combined to allow 10.3 hits, 1.8 home runs and 6.1 walks per nine innings over a combined 72 appearances.

The improved Minor League Free Agent Tracker now keeps track of more free agent types, so you can easily view the Padres’ entire offseason activity in one place, provided you’re not looking for 40-man roster moves or trades.

Seattle Mariners
1B Efren Navarro
Released: RHP Troy Scott

Texas Rangers
RHP Anthony Carter (did not play in 2015), OF Drew Stubbs (re-signed)

Toronto Blue Jays
C Wilkin Castillo, C Robinzon Diaz, OF Domonic Brown