MINOR LEAGUE TRANSACTIONS
Transactions involving minor league players for the period Feb. 7-15. All transactions conveyed by Major League Baseball.
Signed: RHP Eddie Gamboa
The Indians released Lisalverto Bonilla so that he could sign with Samsung in Korea.
Los Angeles Dodgers
Released: LHP Colt Hynes
Signed: RHP Hiram Burgos (re-signed)
Signed: OF Chris Heisey (released by Nationals, July 30)
New York Mets
Signed: C Jeff Glenn (released by Mets, Sept. 20)
So Close, So Far
Triple-A Opening Day serves as yet another harsh reminder of just how difficult it is to take that last step to the big leagues.
Lefthander Josh Tols is a 27-year-old native of Australia who pitched for Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Mo., and then in independent leagues from 2014 to 2016. He also has spent time in the winter Australian Baseball League in each season since 2014. The 5-foot-7 Tols has logged 176 innings in indy leagues, primarily the American Association, and 167 in the ABL.
Signed: C Miguel Montero