Minor League Transactions

Oct. 30-Nov. 6

Transactions involving minor league players for the period Oct. 30-Nov. 6. All transactions conveyed by Major League Baseball.

See also: Minor League Free Agents 2017

Unless otherwise noted, a player listed as "re-signed" in this installment signed a successor contract for 2018 before he would have qualified as a minor league free agent on Nov. 6.

Likewise, the players added to 40-man rosters would have qualified as minor league free agents had they not been added.


Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed:
C Zack Jones (Windy City (Frontier)) | 3B Joe Robbins (Lincoln (American Association)) | SS Kris Negron (re-signed)
Removed from 40-man: SS Kris Negron (outrighted to Triple-A)


Atlanta Braves
Released:
RHP Armando Rivero

The Braves selected Armando Rivero in the Rule 5 draft last December | but the 29-year-old Cuban spent the entire 2017 season on the disabled list with a shoulder injury and did not pitch.


Boston Red Sox
Elected free agency:
2B Josh Rutledge
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Williams Jerez | OF Bryce Brentz
Removed from 40-man: 2B Josh Rutledge (outrighted to Triple-A)


Chicago Cubs
Elected free agency:
OF Leonys Martin
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Matt Carasiti
Removed from 40-man: SS Mike Freeman | OF Leonys Martin (outrighted to Triple-A)


Chicago White Sox
Signed:
3B Gerson Montilla (re-signed)


Cincinnati Reds
Signed:
RHP Rafael De Paula (re-signed) | LHP Joel Bender (re-signed)
Released: RHP Lucas Benenati | RHP Matt Blandino | LHP Isaac Anesty | LHP Nick Routt | LHP Andrew Wright | C Mitch Trees | 2B Blake Butler
Elected free agency: RHP Deck McGuire | OF Patrick Kivlehan
Removed from 40-man: RHP Deck McGuire | OF Patrick Kivlehan (outrighted to Triple-A)


Cleveland Indians
Signed:
2B Todd Hankins (re-signed)
Added to 40-man roster: C Eric Haase


Colorado Rockies
Signed:
C Jan Vazquez (re-signed) | SS Derrik Gibson (re-signed) | OF Yonathan Daza (re-signed)
Released: RHP Thad Weber | LHP Jonny Drozd
Added to 40-man roster: OF Noel Cuevas


Detroit Tigers
Released:
C Austin Green | C Bryan Torres
Elected free agency: C Bryan Holaday | OF Alex Presley
Removed from 40-man: RHP Jeff Ferrell | RHP Myles Jaye | LHP Kyle Ryan | C Bryan Holaday | 1B Efren Navarro | OF Jim Adduci | OF Tyler Collins | OF Alex Presley (outrighted to Triple-A)
Assigned to Dominican League: SS Sergio Alcantara


Kansas City Royals
Signed:
RHP Seth Maness (re-signed) | LHP Nolan Becker (Quebec (Can-Am)) | SS Jack Lopez (re-signed)
Released: C Michael Arroyo | 2B Jake Wakamatsu | OF Yeison Melo

The 29-year-old righthanded reliever Seth Maness made eight appearances for the Royals and 24 more at Triple-A Omaha this season. He elected free agency on Oct. 3 following an outright assignment but agreed to return to the Royals organization on a minor league deal.


Los Angeles Angels
Elected free agency:
RHP Deolis Guerra | OF Shane Robinson
Removed from 40-man: RHP Deolis Guerra (outrighted to Triple-A)


Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed:
LHP Colt Hynes (re-signed) | OF Henry Ramos (re-signed)
Removed from 40-man: 1B O’Koyea Dickson (outrighted to Triple-A)


Miami Marlins
Added to 40-man roster:
LHP Miguel Del Pozo


Milwaukee Brewers
Signed:
RHP Tim Dillard (re-signed) | C Natanael Mejia (re-signed) | 2B Fidel Pena (re-signed)
Elected free agency: OF Quintin Berry
Removed from 40-man: OF Quintin Berry (outrighted to Triple-A)


Minnesota Twins
Removed from 40-man:
LHP Ryan O’Rourke | 2B Niko Goodrum (outrighted to Triple-A)


New York Mets
Signed:
2B Phillip Evans (re-signed)


New York Yankees
Signed:
LHP Chaz Hebert (re-signed)
Elected free agency: C Erik Kratz
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Nick Rumbelow | OF Jake Cave
Removed from 40-man: C Erik Kratz (outrighted to Triple-A)


Oakland Athletics
Elected free agency:
RHP Michael Brady | RHP Simon Castro | RHP Josh Smith
Removed from 40-man: RHP Michael Brady | RHP Simon Castro | RHP Josh Smith (outrighted to Triple-A)
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: OF Jaycob Brugman


Philadelphia Phillies
Signed:
RHP Ranfi Casimiro (re-signed) | C Logan Moore (re-signed)
Elected free agency: SS Pedro Florimon
Removed from 40-man: RHP Jesen Therrien | SS Pedro Florimon (outrighted to Triple-A)


Pittsburgh Pirates
Elected free agency:
LHP Dan Runzler
Removed from 40-man: LHP Wade LeBlanc | LHP Dan Runzler (outrighted to Triple-A)


St. Louis Cardinals
Signed:
SS Wilfredo Tovar (re-signed)
Removed from 40-man: C Alberto Rosario | SS Alex Mejia (outrighted to Triple-A)


San Diego Padres
Signed:
C Stephen McGee (re-signed)
Elected free agency: RHP Jarred Cosart | RHP Tim Melville | LHP Christian Friedrich | C Hector Sanchez
Removed from 40-man: RHP Jarred Cosart | RHP Tim Melville | LHP Christian Friedrich (outrighted to Triple-A)


San Francisco Giants
Signed:
C Jeff Arnold (re-signed)
Elected free agency: C Tim Federowicz | 3B Jae-Gyun Hwang
Removed from 40-man: C Tim Federowicz (outrighted to Triple-A)


Seattle Mariners
Signed:
RHP Lindsey Caughel (re-signed) | LHP Tyler Watson (re-signed) | C Tuffy Gosewisch (re-signed) | C Ryan Scott (re-signed) | 2B Danny Muno (re-signed)
Released: LHP Ryan Horstman
Removed from 40-man: RHP Casey Lawrence (outrighted to Triple-A)


Tampa Bay Rays
Signed:
LHP Vidal Nuno
Removed from 40-man: C Curt Casali | OF Cesar Puello (outrighted to Triple-A)
Assigned to Venezuelan League: OF Jose Torrealba

Vidal Nuno had elected free agency from the Orioles in October. He made 12 relief appearances for Baltimore prior to being outrighted to Triple-A.


Texas Rangers
Removed from 40-man:
RHP Austin Bibens-Dirkx | C A.J. Jimenez (outrighted to Triple-A)


Toronto Blue Jays
Elected free agency:
RHP Cesar Valdez
Removed from 40-man: RHP Leonel Campos | RHP Taylor Cole | RHP Luis Santos | RHP Bo Schultz | RHP Cesar Valdez | C Rafael Lopez | OF Darrell Ceciliani (outrighted to Triple-A)


Washington Nationals
Signed:
C Jake Lowery (re-signed) | 2B Irving Falu (re-signed) | 3B Dan Gamache (re-signed)
Released: RHP Michael Rishwain | C C.J. Picerni | OF Matt Page
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Wander Suero

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