Minor League Transactions

Jan. 19-25

Transactions involving minor league players for the period Jan. 19-25. All transactions conveyed by Major League Baseball.


Atlanta Braves
Released:
RHP Landon Hughes


Chicago Cubs
Signed:
OF Wynton Bernard


Chicago White Sox
Signed:
RHP Gonzalez Germen (Orix (Japan)) | 3B Diego Goris

Reliever Gonzalez Germen throws an excellent changeup but didn’t throw enough strikes (5.1 walks per nine innings) to succeed in short major league stints with the Mets, Cubs and Rockies. The 30-year-old righthander pitched for Orix in Japan last season, where he struck out 51 in 47 innings to go with a 2.68 ERA in 44 appearances.

A tidbit about Germen’s changeup from his time in the majors: He generated swinging strikes with his changeup 27 percent of the time he threw the pitch. For perspective, Fernando Rodney, another changeup-reliant reliever, has a 20 percent swinging-strike rate with the pitch. Rodney is superior to Germen in every other way, but having a changeup that batters struggle to contact, whether thrown in the zone or not, gives Germen a good starting point.


Cincinnati Reds
Signed:
RHP Ben Rowen | RHP Domingo Tapia (re-signed)


Cleveland Indians
Signed:
LHP Adam Wilk (released by Twins, June 22)


Kansas City Royals
Signed:
RHP Clayton Mortensen | 2B Jose Sermo (released by Red Sox, Jan. 4)


Los Angeles Angels
Signed:
LHP John Lamb (re-signed)
Released: RHP Michael Bolaski


Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed:
RHP Zach Neal | RHP Andrew Robinson


Miami Marlins
Signed:
3B David Leiderman (NDFA--Hofstra)
Traded: OF Christian Yelich to Brewers for RHP Jordan Yamamoto, 2B Isan Diaz, OF Lewis Brinson and OF Monte Harrison


Milwaukee Brewers
Traded:
RHP Jordan Yamamoto, 2B Isan Diaz, OF Lewis Brinson and OF Monte Harrison to Marlins for OF Christian Yelich


New York Mets
Removed from 40-man:
RHP Kevin McGowan (outrighted to Triple-A)


New York Yankees
Released:
RHP J.R. Graham


Philadelphia Phillies
Released:
3B Derek Campbell | OF Carlos Duran


San Diego Padres
Signed:
OF Allen Craig (released by Red Sox, June 30)

The Padres signed 33-year-old SoCal native Allen Craig, a first baseman and corner outfielder, to a minor league deal following three poor seasons at Triple-A Pawtucket in the Red Sox system. Boston acquired Craig and Joe Kelly when it traded John Lackey to the Cardinals in 2014. Craig hit just .139 with a 21 OPS+ in parts of two seasons with the Red Sox before being removed from the 40-man roster for good after the 2015 season. He was released last June.


Texas Rangers
Signed:
C Mike Ohlman


Washington Nationals
Signed:
RHP Cody Satterwhite (re-signed)

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