Transactions involving minor league players for the period Nov. 12-20. All transactions conveyed by Major League Baseball.
This year, teams added 110 players to 40-man rosters at the Nov. 20 deadline to finalize reserve lists for the Rule 5 draft. The full list appears below, complete with hyperlinks. Two significant transactions checkpoints remain for this offseason, which you can find here.
The Reds and Tigers have been two of the most active teams in the early phase of the minor league free agent market. Keep up with all player signings with the Baseball America Minor League Free Agent Tracker.
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Jared Miller
Acquired: RHP Konner Wade from Rockies for international bonus pool money
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Hunter Harvey | RHP David Hess | C Austin Wynns
Assigned to Dominican League: RHP Yefry Ramirez | C Austin Wynns | OF Ademar Rifaela
Assigned to Mexican Pacific League: C Armando Araiza
Assigned to Venezuelan League: SS Erick Salcedo | SS Luis Sardinas
The Orioles’ Konner Wade trade with the Rockies marks the eighth such trade in which Baltimore has parted with international bonus pool money since the signing period began on July 2. The other 29 teams have combined to make 13 trades involving international money.
Chicago White Sox
Signed: RHP Dustin Antolin (Somerset (Atlantic)) | 3B Patrick Leonard
Released: RHP Fernando Gallegos | RHP Adam Panayotovich | RHP Eriberto Percel | RHP Sean Renzi | OF Austin Crutcher
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Ian Clarkin | 1B Casey Gillaspie | OF Micker Adolfo | OF Luis Alexander Basabe | OF Eloy Jimenez
Removed from 40-man: RHP Chris Beck | RHP Tyler Danish (outrighted to Triple-A)
Assigned to Dominican League: RHP Al Alburquerque
The White Sox signed minor league free agent third baseman Patrick Leonard, who played at Triple-A Durham in the Rays system this year. He hit .268/.327/.408 in 131 games and ranked fourth in the International League with 32 doubles. Tampa Bay acquired Leonard after the 2012 season in the Wil Myers trade with the Royals.
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Julian Merryweather | SS Willi Castro | SS Yu-Cheng Chang | SS Eric Stamets
Assigned to Dominican League: RHP Henry Martinez | RHP Cole Sulser | LHP Alsis Herrera | LHP Anderson Polanco | C Eric Haase | SS Willi Castro | SS Erik Gonzalez
Assigned to Venezuelan League: RHP D.J. Brown | 2B Jorma Rodriguez | 3B Yandy Diaz
Signed: RHP Scott McGough
Traded: RHP Konner Wade to Orioles for international bonus pool money
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Jesus Tinoco | LHP Sam Howard | C Chris Rabago | OF Yonathan Daza
Signed: RHP Kevin Comer | RHP Mark Montgomery | 2B Niko Goodrum
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Eduardo Jimenez | RHP Gerson Moreno | RHP Spencer Turnbull | LHP Gregory Soto | C Grayson Greiner | SS Sergio Alcantara | OF Mike Gerber
The Dodgers signed 29-year-old Cuban second baseman Jose Miguel Fernandez for $200,000 in January. He spent most of the season at Double-A Tulsa—and hit .306/.366/.498 in 90 games—so the reason for his release is still forthcoming.
Traded: RHP Michael King and international bonus pool money ($250,000) to Yankees for 1B Garrett Cooper and LHP Caleb Smith
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Merandy Gonzalez | RHP Pablo Lopez | RHP James Needy | OF Braxton Lee
New York Yankees
Signed: C Chace Numata
Traded: RHP Ronald Herrera to Rangers for LHP Reiver Sanmartin
Traded: RHP Nick Rumbelow to Mariners for RHP Juan Then and LHP J.P. Sears
Traded: 1B Garrett Cooper and LHP Caleb Smith to Marlins for RHP Michael King and international bonus pool money ($250,000)
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Albert Abreu | RHP Domingo Acevedo | RHP Jonathan Loaisiga | SS Thairo Estrada | SS Gleyber Torres | OF Billy McKinney
The Yankees executed three trades prior to the Nov. 20 deadline to finalize 40-man rosters before the Rule 5 draft. New York cleared four 40-man spots by trading Ronald Herrera to the Rangers, Nick Rumbelow to the Mariners and Garrett Cooper and Caleb Smith to the Marlins.
Traded: RHP Brandon Bailey to Astros for OF Ramon Laureano
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Heath Fillmyer | RHP Lou Trivino | OF Ramon Laureano
Removed from 40-man: RHP Bobby Wahl (outrighted to Triple-A)
Signed: SS Pedro Florimon (re-signed)
Released: OF Juan Luis
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Seranthony Dominguez | RHP Franklyn Kilome | RHP Jose Taveras | LHP Ranger Suarez
Removed from 40-man: LHP Elniery Garcia (outrighted to Triple-A)
The Padres don’t shy away from challenging young international prospects. Dominican shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. finished the season as an 18-year-old in the Double-A Texas League playoffs. Mexican righthander Andres Munoz pitched effectively as an reliever in the Arizona Fall League, where he was the league’s youngest player at 18. Now, 17-year-old Venezuelan shortstop Gabriel Arias will participate in the Australian Baseball League as one of its youngest players—if not the youngest.
Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna used the ABL to build prospect momentum last offseason, and he carried that momentum into 2017 by winning the BA Minor League Player of the Year award.
San Francisco Giants
Signed: OF Luigi Rodriguez
Traded: OF Hunter Cole to Rangers as player to be named for RHP Sam Dyson
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Tyler Beede | RHP Tyler Herb | LHP D.J. Snelten | C Aramis Garcia
Removed from 40-man: RHP Dan Slania (outrighted to Triple-A)
Tampa Bay Rays
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Diego Castillo | RHP Yonny Chirinos | RHP Brent Honeywell | RHP Jose Mujica | LHP Ryan Yarbrough | 1B Jake Bauers | OF Justin Williams
Assigned to Australian Baseball League: C Zac Law | SS Mike Brosseau | OF Jake Fraley | OF Garrett Whitley
Traded: LHP Reiver Sanmartin to Yankees for RHP Ronald Herrera
Acquired: OF Hunter Cole from Giants as player to be named for RHP Sam Dyson
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Jonathan Hernandez | RHP Ariel Jurado | LHP Brett Martin | LHP Joe Palumbo | C Jose Trevino | 2B Isiah Kiner-Falefa
Toronto Blue Jays
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Conner Greene | LHP Tom Pannone | C Danny Jansen | C Reese McGuire | 1B Rowdy Tellez
Removed from 40-man: RHP Chris Rowley | OF Harold Ramirez (outrighted to Triple-A)
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Andrew Case | RHP Jackson McClelland | RHP T.J. Zeuch | LHP Danny Young | C Max Pentecost | SS Lourdes Gurriel | OF Jonathan Davis
Assigned to Dominican League: LHP Jose Fernandez | C Michael de la Cruz | C Reese McGuire | 3B Vladimir Guerrero Jr. | SS Yeltsin Gudino
Signed: RHP Jaron Long (re-signed)
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Jefry Rodriguez | 3B Kelvin Gutierrez
Assigned to Dominican League: RHP Wander Suero | RHP Phillips Valdez | C Raudy Read | C Pedro Severino | C Jhonatan Solano | 1B Jose Marmolejos | SS Osvaldo Abreu | SS Wilmer Difo | OF Rafael Bautista
Assigned to Mexican Pacific League: 2B Irving Falu
Assigned to Venezuelan League: OF Aldrem Corredor