Lives of King, Robinson forever intertwined

A look at Jackie’s legacy
66 years after Jackie Robinson debuted and changed Major League Baseball in 1947, the Dodgers take a look at his enduring legacy

Jackie Robinson represents baseball’s finest hour. And so, as we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., on this national holiday, we celebrate baseball, too.

“You can’t talk about civil rights without talking about Jackie Robinson,” said Bob Kendrick, president of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Mo.

All these years later, these two men, Robinson and King, still have the power to inspire and enlighten. Their lives are intertwined. Robinson was an inspirational figure to King as he endured unspeakable cruelty, pain and loneliness after breaking baseball’s color line in 1947.

Almost as important to King was how Robinson responded to the hatred and threats. Continue reading Lives of King, Robinson forever intertwined

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Yoan Moncada Impresses in Debut

Reposted from MLB.com

By Ian Browne / MLB.com | @IanMBrowne | February 29th, 2016

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The 20-year-old who wore No. 22 for the Red Sox in Game 2 of Monday’s college doubleheader was not your typical Minor League “extra.” He didn’t play like one, either.

Yoan Moncada flicked his wrists at the first pitch he saw and hammered a double to right in Boston’s 8-3 victory over Northeastern University at JetBlue Park.

An inning later, the switch-hitter moved to the right side of the plate and smacked one through the hole and into left for an RBI single.

A year after his much-ballyhooed signing with the Red Sox, Moncada got a chance to play for the team he hopes to join permanently in the near future. His 2-for-2 performance included a run and an RBI.

“I feel great to be called up for my first-ever Spring Training, and I’m looking forward to giving the best of me and putting my best foot forward as the season goes on,” Moncada said through an interpreter.

Moncada on his development
Ranked by MLBPipeline.com as Boston’s top prospect and the No. 7 prospect in the game, Moncada will spend Spring Training in Minor League camp, but this isn’t expected to be his last cameo on the big field.

“With someone who has the talents of Yoan, you’d like to get as much exposure as you can within reason, and I think every opportunity that presents itself that he can come over and get into games rather than just come over and back up and wonder if he’s going to get in a game, we’d like to take advantage of that,” said Red Sox manager John Farrell.

There will be no complaints from Moncada if the Red Sox want to keep bringing him up.

“The first thing I want to do is be prepared, but I have thought of being put in in these games a lot, and I expect to be put in a lot,” he said.

Top Prospects: Moncada, BOS
Moncada spent all of his abbreviated first professional season at Class A Greenville, and the club hasn’t said which affiliate he will open with this year. But his advancement through the system likely isn’t going to take more than a year or two, at most.
“That’s always been my dream,” Moncada said. “I want to have that Red Sox jersey on my body and I’m looking forward to — if not this year — then next year.”

You don’t have to watch Moncada for long to see why he arrived with such advance billing.

“He’s a really physically gifted young man,” said Farrell. “A lot of notoriety, a lot of attention coming off of his first full season in the States here, and you see the compact swing both sides of the plate. He’s got obviously well-above-average running speed. He’s just got a very bright future ahead of him.”
Ian Browne is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Top 9 Reasons Baseball is Still America’s Pastime (not football.)

If you ask Average Joe (or Jane) American what the biggest sport in United States is the answer very well be the N.F.L.  Ratings don’t lie, it is the most watched sport, but that doesn’t mean it stays number 1 forever, N.B.A. ruled the 90’s for a time when some guy named Michael was playing hoops.

But here are nine undisputed reasons why baseball still is and always will be our National Pasttime. Wait, nine?  Yes, nine.  Nine innings in baseball, nine reasons.

Longevity and players for decades – Aside from the quarterbacks and kickers football players take so much physical abuse it is not surprising that a player’s career lasts only 3 years on average, no matter how good you are, your body can only withstand a few hundred hits between 300-pound men.  Seeing a player like Tom Brady who has been around for 15 years is more surprising than hearing that a 29-year old like Marshawn Lynch is hanging it up after only 9-years.  More power to you M.L., get out while you still have your knees and your mind.

Aside from a few stars most N.F.L. rosters are more active than an airport departure board, it seems just as soon as you beginning to identify a player they are injured or someone a step faster is taking their snaps.  Most players have a longer NCAA career then they do with the NFL.

Baseball, on the other hand, star players are typically hanging it up around 18 to 20 years.  Not to say players in ball don’t swap rosters, but your mainstays are there, guys like Trout, Ortiz, Cabrera, Tanaka, Bumgarner, or McCutchen are going to likely grown old with a city and if they move on, they will play well into their 40s with another club.

Kids grow old with their baseball heroes, kids born in 2012 will likely start college before Bryce Harper hangs up his glove for the last time.  How is that for Harper jersey longevity?  Being able to identify a player like Clayton Kershaw over 20 years not only gives fans continued player recognition it also transitions into a legacy.

All sports have their legends, but the number of baseball players you can identify from past generations compared to other sports is just no competition.  You can ask a 10 year old today who Franco Harris is and he may likely stare at you, but throw out Yaz, Stargell, Morgan, Bench or Carew they will say baseball; they can maybe even tell you 3 teams Reggie and Nolan played for over their careers.

The All Star Game v The Pro Bowl – This is a no brainer, find me one N.F.L. die-hard that looks forward to this game and I will show you a liar.  Not only do the fans not care, but the players can’t be bothered.  Honestly, can you blame them?  If they are a playoff team they are likely a week or two from playing and just too sore to play another game.  And if you are a regular season failure then it is dead smack in the middle of off-season and you are just back to home routine and family, no one needs that trouble.

But I don’t need to tell you the reasons the All Star Game is not only better than the Pro Bowl, but the best All Star showcase in sports, especially since Major League Baseball gave meaning to the game by deciding home field advantage in the World Series.  Baseball is a game that works at a casual level.

Unless you live in WY you can watch pro baseball – There are 30 Major League teams, 240 affiliated Minor League clubs and 50 or so Independent League teams spread across the Continental United States.  There are about 30 pro teams in each of the major sports, Baseball and hockey are the only 2 sports with any kind of successful development league with their fans.

Getting to a game can be time-consuming and expensive.  Going to minor league games can be fun to see new young stars and also convenient because some days you just don’t want to have the kids in traffic and parking lots for half the day.

Cooperstown Hall of Fame – Canton, Toronto and Springfield have their place but they are just not the hallowed hall.  This is the easiest argument to make, every year in December you start hearing the talk: “Who should get in?”  “No he won’t be elected!” “Will Ken be the first unanimous vote?”

Sure Jordan and Wayne have coverage when they entered their Hall of Fame, but without Wikipedia can you name last years HoF inductees in football, hockey or basketball?  Probably not, but most people can tell you who was elected to Cooperstown the last decade.  Baseball’s Hall is just special.

Cost – As much as fans of the Red Sox and Yankees complain of their league high $50.00 average ticket price it is nothing compared to their N.F.L. counterpart’s in the Patriots and Giants who shell out an average of $125.00 per seat.   The average price league wide in the Majors is $25.00 per ticket with four teams averaging under $20.00, with one of those teams being the Pirates who have been hot the past few years.  Compare that to the N.F.L. who averages $85.00 a seat with the lowly Jaguars still getting $57.00 a seat.

A game a day from April to November – While there was once something to be said about Football being a Sunday thing it is a time of the past.  Now we have football Monday night, Thursday night, Saturday night and Sunday.   Baseball has always had its place as a long grueling season of 162-games across 200 days.

Baseball cards – Kids don’t put Gronk cards in their spokes, well they don’t really ride bikes anymore… but if they did, it would be ole Topps originals and probably the checklist.  Kids and adults alike have always be drawn to collecting and sure people want a Brady jersey insert or a Newton rookie but people don’t collect football like they collect baseball cards.

Flow of the game – Don’t confuse this with length of the game.  Football is a 3 hour game with 11 minutes of action.  I don’t mean 11 intense minutes, I mean 11 minutes of players doing work.  the other 2 hours and 45 minutes are huddles, snap counts and players walking around post play.

You go to a football game expecting to see running and hitting and it is like waiting in line for the concession stands.  A lot of waiting for a stomach ache.

Baseball is like a chess game, slow and methodical.  The action is in the precision.  Seeing Jose Fernandez make a batter look stupid standing still banking on an off speed and the fastball is by him before he is done shifting weight.  Baseball is meant to be played in the mind before it is played with athletics.  Why else is it the most stat filled sport we have?  It is a mathematicians supermodel.

Legacy –  No sport has a legacy like baseball.  Lou Gehrig and Jackie Robinson still to this day hold an effect on our society.  Jackie Robinson is considered second only to Martin Luther as a civil rights pioneer for playing baseball.  How many of you dumped ice water on your head for Pete Frates a few summers ago?

Not only are the stars there from our childhood to the grave but baseball itself holds a legacy in our own pasts.  Children celebrate their first glove, their first catch.  Communities come out to little league.  Baseball is a game the community celebrate together.  As we age we remember catch with our fathers and our first game or our last.  It is a memory that connects to who we are and where we came from.

Where Are They… And Where Did They Go?

ATLANTA

Player POS Former
Team
New
Team
Transaction
Date
Notes
Francoeur, Jeff OF PHI ATL Feb 22, 2016 Minor League contract
Torres, Carlos RP NYM ATL Feb 19, 2016 Minor-league contract.
Aardsma, David RP ATL TOR Feb 5, 2016 Minor League contract
Moylan, Peter RP ATL KC Jan 27, 2016 Minor League contract
Ciriaco, Pedro IF ATL TEX Jan 13, 2016 Minor League contract
Jackson, Edwin RP ATL MIA Jan 13, 2016 One-year contract
Johnson, Kelly IF NYM ATL Jan 8, 2016 One-year contract
Terdoslavich, Joey 1B ATL BAL Jan 8, 2016 Claimed off waivers
Ogando, Alexi RP BOS ATL Jan 7, 2016 Minor League contract.
Kendrick, Kyle SP COL ATL Jan 7, 2016 Minor League contract
Chacin, Jhoulys SP ARI ATL Jan 7, 2016 Minor League contract.
Perez, Eury OF ATL HOU Jan 1, 2016 Minor League contract
Veal, Donnie RP ATL TEX Dec 30, 2015 Minor League contract
Detwiler, Ross RP ATL CLE Dec 22, 2015 Minor League contract
Flowers, Tyler C CWS ATL Dec 16, 2015 Two-year contract
Masset, Nick RP ATL WSH Dec 15, 2015 Minor League contract
Kelly, Casey SP SD ATL Dec 10, 2015 Traded with Ricardo Rodriguez for Christian Bethancourt
Bethancourt, Christian C ATL SD Dec 10, 2015 Traded for Casey Kelly and Ricardo Rodriguez
Bonifacio, Emilio IF CHC ATL Dec 9, 2015 One-year contract
Miller, Shelby SP ATL ARI Dec 9, 2015 Traded with Gabe Speier for Ender Inciarte, Aaron Blair and Dansby Swanson
Inciarte, Ender OF ARI ATL Dec 9, 2015 Traded with Aaron Blair and Dansby Swanson for Shelby Miller and Gabe Speier
Beckham, Gordon IF CWS ATL Dec 4, 2015 One-year contract.
Ramirez, Jose RP SEA ATL Dec 4, 2015 Traded for a PTBN and cash
Holmberg, David SP CIN ATL Dec 3, 2015 Minor League contract
Johnson, Jim RP LAD ATL Nov 30, 2015 One-year contract
Norris, Bud SP SD ATL Nov 25, 2015 One-year contract
Carpenter, David RP WSH ATL Nov 24, 2015 Minor League contract
Krol, Ian RP DET ATL Nov 20, 2015 Traded with Gabe Speier for Cameron Maybin
Maybin, Cameron OF ATL DET Nov 20, 2015 Traded for Ian Krol and Gabe Speier
Simmons, Andrelton SS ATL LAA Nov 12, 2015 Traded with a Minor Leaguer for Erick Aybar, two Minor Leaguers and cash
Pierzynski, A.J. C ATL ATL Nov 12, 2015 One-year contract
Aybar, Erick SS LAA ATL Nov 12, 2015 Traded with two Minor Leaguers and cash for Andrelton Simmons and a Minor Leaguer
d’Arnaud, Chase IF PHI ATL Nov 5, 2015 Minor League contract
Brignac, Reid IF MIA ATL Oct 23, 2015 Minor League contract
Volstad, Chris RP PIT ATL Oct 11, 2015 Minor League contract
Marimon, Sugar Ray RP ATL Minor League free agent
Carpenter, David RP ATL Minor League free agent
Frasor, Jason RP ATL Released
Kohn, Michael RP ATL Minor League free agent
Nieves, Wil C ATL Released

ARIZONA

Player POS Former
Team
New
Team
Transaction
Date
Notes
Clippard, Tyler RP NYM ARI Feb 8, 2016 Two-year contract
Wagner, Tyler SP MIL ARI Jan 30, 2016 Traded with Jean Segura for Chase Anderson, Aaron Hill, Isan Diaz and cash
Anderson, Chase SP ARI MIL Jan 30, 2016 Traded with Aaron Hill, Isan Diaz and cash for Jean Segura and Tyler Wagner
Segura, Jean SS MIL ARI Jan 30, 2016 Traded with Tyler Wagner for Chase Anderson, Aaron Hill, Isan Diaz and cash
Hill, Aaron IF ARI MIL Jan 30, 2016 Traded with Chase Anderson, Isan Diaz and cash for Jean Segura and Tyler Wagner
Pacheco, Jordan C ARI CIN Jan 15, 2016 Minor League contract
LeCure, Sam RP CIN ARI Jan 12, 2016 Minor League contract
Chacin, Jhoulys SP ARI ATL Jan 7, 2016 Minor League contract.
Wright, Wesley RP LAA ARI Dec 22, 2015 Minor League contract
Arias, Joaquin IF SF ARI Dec 11, 2015 Minor League contract
Bourgeois, Jason OF CIN ARI Dec 11, 2015 Minor League contract
Stauffer, Tim RP NYM ARI Dec 11, 2015 Minor League contract
Hernandez, David RP ARI PHI Dec 9, 2015 One-year contract
Miller, Shelby SP ATL ARI Dec 9, 2015 Traded with Gabe Speier for Ender Inciarte, Aaron Blair and Dansby Swanson
Inciarte, Ender OF ARI ATL Dec 9, 2015 Traded with Aaron Blair and Dansby Swanson for Shelby Miller and Gabe Speier
Greinke, Zack SP LAD ARI Dec 8, 2015 Six-year contract
Saltalamacchia, Jarrod C ARI DET Dec 6, 2015 One-year contract
Webster, Allen SP ARI PIT Nov 25, 2015 Traded for cash
Hellickson, Jeremy SP ARI PHI Nov 14, 2015 Traded for Sam McWilliams
Herrmann, Chris C MIN ARI Nov 10, 2015 Traded for Daniel Palka
Loewen, Adam RP PHI ARI Oct 30, 2015 Minor League contract
Hayes, Brett C CLE ARI Oct 26, 2015 Minor League contract
Laird, Gerald C ARI Released

BALTIMORE

Player POS Former
Team
New
Team
Transaction
Date
Notes
Gallardo, Yovani SP TEX BAL Feb 25, 2016 Two years with a club option for 2018
Parmelee, Chris 1B BAL NYY Feb 23, 2016 Minor League contract
Johnson, Steve RP BAL TEX Feb 14, 2016 Minor League contract
Thayer, Dale RP SD BAL Feb 10, 2016 Minor League contract
Despaigne, Odrisamer SP SD BAL Feb 4, 2016 Traded for Jean Cosme
Pearce, Steve OF BAL TB Jan 28, 2016 One-year contract
Lough, David OF BAL PHI Jan 25, 2016 Minor League contract
Davis, Chris 1B BAL BAL Jan 21, 2016 Seven-year contract
Parra, Gerardo OF BAL COL Jan 20, 2016 Three-year contract
Chen, Wei-Yin SP BAL MIA Jan 19, 2016 Five years with a vesting option for 2021
Terdoslavich, Joey 1B ATL BAL Jan 8, 2016 Claimed off waivers
Janish, Paul SS BAL BAL Jan 1, 2016 Minor League contract
Olmos, Edgar SP BAL CHC Dec 23, 2015 Claimed off waivers
Lake, Junior OF BAL TOR Dec 18, 2015 Claimed on waivers.
Eveland, Dana RP BAL TB Dec 18, 2015 Minor League contract
Marte, Alfredo OF LAA BAL Dec 15, 2015 Minor League contract
O’Day, Darren RP BAL BAL Dec 14, 2015 Four-year contract
Beliveau, Jeff RP TB BAL Dec 5, 2015 Minor League contract
Trumbo, Mark OF SEA BAL Dec 2, 2015 Traded with C.J. Riefenhauser for Steve Clevenger
Riefenhauser, C.J. RP SEA BAL Dec 2, 2015 Traded with Mark Trumbo for Steve Clevenger
Clevenger, Steve C BAL SEA Dec 2, 2015 Traded for Mark Trumbo and C.J. Riefenhauser
Redmond, Todd RP TOR BAL Nov 25, 2015 Minor League contract
Hoes, L.J. OF HOU BAL Nov 25, 2015 Traded for cash
Tolleson, Steve IF TOR BAL Nov 16, 2015 Minor League contract
Wieters, Matt C BAL BAL Nov 13, 2015 Accepted qualifying offer
Cabral, Cesar RP BAL BAL Oct 22, 2015 Minor League contract
Young, Delmon OF BAL Released

BOSTON

Player POS Former
Team
New
Team
Transaction
Date
Notes
Breslow, Craig RP BOS MIA Feb 12, 2016 Minor League contract
Weeks, Jemile 2B BOS SD Jan 14, 2016 Minor League contract
Boesch, Brennan OF CIN BOS Jan 12, 2016 Minor League contract
Ogando, Alexi RP BOS ATL Jan 7, 2016 Minor League contract.
Varvaro, Anthony RP BOS BOS Dec 15, 2015 Minor League contract
Dominguez, Chris OF CIN BOS Dec 14, 2015 Minor League contract
LaMarre, Ryan OF CIN BOS Dec 14, 2015 Minor League contract
Machi, Jean RP BOS CHC Dec 11, 2015 Minor League contract
Elias, Roenis SP SEA BOS Dec 7, 2015 Traded with Carson Smith for Wade Miley and Jonathan Aro
Miley, Wade SP BOS SEA Dec 7, 2015 Traded with Jonathan Aro for Carson Smith and Roenis Elias
Smith, Carson RP SEA BOS Dec 7, 2015 Traded with Roenis Elias for Wade Miley and Jonathan Aro
Aro, Jonathan RP BOS SEA Dec 7, 2015 Traded with Wade Miley for Carson Smith and Roenis Elias
Price, David SP TOR BOS Dec 4, 2015 Seven-year contract with a 2018 opt-out
Young, Chris OF NYY BOS Dec 2, 2015 Two-year contract
O’Sullivan, Sean SP PHI BOS Dec 2, 2015 Minor League contract
Hill, Rich SP BOS OAK Nov 20, 2015 One-year contract
Kimbrel, Craig RP SD BOS Nov 13, 2015 Traded for four minor leaguers
Buchholz, Clay SP BOS BOS Nov 3, 2015 Club option exercised
Masterson, Justin SP BOS Released
Bianchi, Jeff IF BOS Minor League free agent

CHICAGO NL

Player POS Former
Team
New
Team
Transaction
Date
Notes
Victorino, Shane OF LAA CHC Feb 26, 2016 Minor League contract
Fowler, Dexter OF CHC CHC Feb 25, 2016 One year with a mutual option for 2017
Hunter, Tommy RP CHC CLE Feb 12, 2016 One-year contract
Rodney, Fernando RP CHC SD Feb 3, 2016 One year with a club option for 2017
Ryan, Brendan IF CHC WSH Feb 2, 2016 Minor League contract
Greenwood, Nick RP STL CHC Jan 25, 2016 Minor League contract
Kawasaki, Munenori IF TOR CHC Jan 19, 2016 Minor League contract
Negron, Kristopher IF CIN CHC Jan 14, 2016 Minor League contract
Cook, Ryan RP CHC SEA Jan 7, 2016 One-year contract
Olmos, Edgar SP BAL CHC Dec 23, 2015 Claimed off waivers
Medina, Yoervis RP CHC PIT Dec 23, 2015 Claimed off waivers
Heyward, Jason OF STL CHC Dec 15, 2015 Eight-year contract
Baxter, Mike OF CHC SEA Dec 15, 2015 Minor League contract
Leathersich, Jack RP CHC CHC Dec 15, 2015 Minor League contract
Perez, Juan Carlos OF SF CHC Dec 15, 2015 Minor League contract
Cahill, Trevor RP CHC CHC Dec 14, 2015 One-year contract
Gomes, Brandon RP TB CHC Dec 13, 2015 Minor League contract
Machi, Jean RP BOS CHC Dec 11, 2015 Minor League contract
Bonifacio, Emilio IF CHC ATL Dec 9, 2015 One-year contract
Lackey, John SP STL CHC Dec 8, 2015 Two-year contract
Motte, Jason RP CHC COL Dec 8, 2015 Two-year contract
Warren, Adam SP NYY CHC Dec 8, 2015 Traded with a PTBN for Starlin Castro
Zobrist, Ben 2B KC CHC Dec 8, 2015 Four-year contract
Castro, Starlin IF CHC NYY Dec 8, 2015 Traded for Adam Warren and a PTBN
Berry, Quintin OF CHC LAA Dec 2, 2015 Minor League contract
Brothers, Rex P COL CHC Nov 25, 2015 Traded for minor league pitcher Wander Cabrera
Patton, Spencer RP TEX CHC Nov 20, 2015 Traded for Frandy De La Rosa
Schlitter, Brian RP CHC COL Nov 18, 2015 Minor League contract
Russell, James RP CHC PHI Nov 12, 2015 Minor League contract
Soriano, Rafael RP CHC Released
Teagarden, Taylor C CHC Minor League free agent
Jackson, Austin OF CHC
Denorfia, Chris OF CHC
Herrera, Jonathan IF CHC
Haren, Dan SP CHC Announced retirement

CHICAGO AL

Player POS Former
Team
New
Team
Transaction
Date
Notes
Rollins, Jimmy SS LAD CWS Feb 22, 2016 Minor League contract
Ishikawa, Travis 1B PIT CWS Feb 10, 2016 Minor League contract
Latos, Mat SP LAA CWS Feb 9, 2016 One-year contract
Guerra, Javy RP CWS LAA Feb 4, 2016 Minor League contract
Ramirez, Alexei SS CWS SD Jan 22, 2016 One year with a mutual option for 2017
Albers, Matt RP CWS CWS Jan 21, 2016 One year with a club option for 2017
Mayberry Jr., John OF CWS DET Jan 11, 2016 Minor League contract
Fields, Daniel OF LAD CWS Jan 7, 2016 Claimed off waivers
Sanchez, Hector C SF CWS Dec 18, 2015 Minor League contract
Johnson, Micah 2B CWS LAD Dec 16, 2015 Part of three-team trade
Flowers, Tyler C CWS ATL Dec 16, 2015 Two-year contract
Montas, Frankie SP CWS LAD Dec 16, 2015 Part of three-team trade
Frazier, Todd 3B CIN CWS Dec 16, 2015 Part of three-team trade
Thompson, Trayce OF CWS LAD Dec 16, 2015 Part of three-team trade
Samardzija, Jeff SP CWS SF Dec 9, 2015 Five-year contract
Lawrie, Brett 3B OAK CWS Dec 9, 2015 Traded for J.B. Wendelken and Zack Erwin
Turner, Jacob SP CWS CWS Dec 4, 2015 One-year contract
Beckham, Gordon IF CWS ATL Dec 4, 2015 One-year contract.
Parrino, Andy IF OAK CWS Dec 4, 2015 Minor League contract
Navarro, Dioner C TOR CWS Dec 4, 2015 One-year contract
Avila, Alex C DET CWS Nov 25, 2015 One-year contract
Kahnle, Tommy RP COL CWS Nov 24, 2015 Traded for Yency Almonte.
Soto, Geovany C CWS LAA Nov 24, 2015 One-year contract
Aumont, Phillippe SP TOR CWS Oct 31, 2015 Minor League contract
Lombardozzi, Steve IF PIT CWS Oct 26, 2015 Minor League contract
Noesi, Hector SP CWS Minor League free agent

CINCINNATI

Player POS Former
Team
New
Team
Transaction
Date
Notes
Schumaker, Skip OF CIN SD Feb 9, 2016 Minor League contract
Pacheco, Jordan C ARI CIN Jan 15, 2016 Minor League contract
Negron, Kristopher IF CIN CHC Jan 14, 2016 Minor League contract
Boesch, Brennan OF CIN BOS Jan 12, 2016 Minor League contract
LeCure, Sam RP CIN ARI Jan 12, 2016 Minor League contract
Villarreal, Pedro RP CIN CIN Jan 9, 2016 Minor League contract
Mattheus, Ryan RP CIN CIN Jan 9, 2016 Minor League contract
Cotham, Caleb RP NYY CIN Dec 28, 2015 Part of five-player trade
Chapman, Aroldis RP CIN NYY Dec 28, 2015 Traded in five-player deal
Schebler, Scott OF LAD CIN Dec 16, 2015 Part of three-team trade
Frazier, Todd 3B CIN CWS Dec 16, 2015 Part of three-team trade
Peraza, Jose IF LAD CIN Dec 16, 2015 Part of three-team trade
Dominguez, Chris OF CIN BOS Dec 14, 2015 Minor League contract
LaMarre, Ryan OF CIN BOS Dec 14, 2015 Minor League contract
Bourgeois, Jason OF CIN ARI Dec 11, 2015 Minor League contract
Axelrod, Dylan RP CIN MIA Dec 11, 2015 Minor League contract
Holmberg, David SP CIN ATL Dec 3, 2015 Minor League contract
Pena, Brayan C CIN STL Nov 30, 2015 Two-year contract
Ramirez, JC RP SEA CIN Nov 25, 2015 Minor League contract
Marquis, Jason SP CIN Released
Parra, Manny RP CIN
Balester, Collin RP CIN Minor League free agent
Badenhop, Burke RP CIN Club declined mutual option
Hand, Donovan RP CIN Minor League free agent
Adcock, Nate RP CIN Minor League free agent

CLEVELAND

Player POS Former
Team
New
Team
Transaction
Date
Notes
Venable, Will OF TEX CLE Feb 26, 2016 Minor-league contract.
Webb, Ryan RP CLE TB Feb 18, 2016 One-year contract
Hunter, Tommy RP CHC CLE Feb 12, 2016 One-year contract
Stammen, Craig RP WSH CLE Feb 8, 2016 Minor League contract
Floyd, Gavin RP CLE TOR Feb 6, 2016 One-year contract.
Swarzak, Anthony RP CLE NYY Jan 14, 2016 Minor League contract
Johnson, Chris IF CLE MIA Jan 12, 2016 One-year contract
Yates, Kirby RP CLE NYY Jan 8, 2016 Traded for cash
Napoli, Mike 1B TEX CLE Jan 5, 2016 One-year contract
Detwiler, Ross RP ATL CLE Dec 22, 2015 Minor League contract
Thatcher, Joe RP HOU CLE Dec 21, 2015 Minor League contract
Gorzelanny, Tom RP DET CLE Dec 21, 2015 Minor League contract
Aviles, Mike IF CLE DET Dec 18, 2015 One-year contract
Otero, Dan RP PHI CLE Dec 18, 2015 Claimed off waivers
Davis, Rajai OF DET CLE Dec 17, 2015 One-year contract
Grossman, Robbie OF HOU CLE Dec 11, 2015 Minor League contract
Butler, Joey OF TB CLE Dec 7, 2015 Claimed off waivers
Cowgill, Collin OF LAA CLE Dec 2, 2015 Traded for cash
Chamberlain, Joba RP KC CLE Dec 1, 2015 Minor League contract
Recker, Anthony C NYM CLE Nov 27, 2015 Minor League contract
Robinson, Shane OF MIN CLE Nov 19, 2015 Minor League contract
Moore, Adam C CLE CLE Nov 19, 2015 Minor League contract
Martinez, Michael OF CLE CLE Nov 13, 2015 Minor League contract
Hayes, Brett C CLE ARI Oct 26, 2015 Minor League contract
Marcum, Shaun SP CLE Minor League free agent
Raburn, Ryan OF CLE Club option declined
Hagadone, Nick RP CLE

COLORADO

Player POS Former
Team
New
Team
Transaction
Date
Notes
Dickerson, Corey OF COL TB Jan 28, 2016 Traded with Kevin Padlo for Jake McGee and German Marquez
McGee, Jake RP TB COL Jan 28, 2016 Traded with German Marquez for Corey Dickerson and Kevin Padlo
Parra, Gerardo OF BAL COL Jan 20, 2016 Three-year contract
Kendrick, Kyle SP COL ATL Jan 7, 2016 Minor League contract
McKenry, Michael C COL TEX Dec 30, 2015 Minor League contract
McBride, Matt 1B COL OAK Dec 24, 2015 Minor League contract
Laffey, Aaron RP COL WSH Dec 18, 2015 Minor League contract
Flande, Yohan SP COL COL Dec 18, 2015 Minor League contract
Reynolds, Mark 1B STL COL Dec 16, 2015 One-year contract
Gurka, Jason RP COL COL Dec 15, 2015 Minor League contract
Axford, John RP COL OAK Dec 11, 2015 Two-year contract
Motte, Jason RP CHC COL Dec 8, 2015 Two-year contract
Qualls, Chad RP HOU COL Dec 8, 2015 Two-year contract
Brothers, Rex P COL CHC Nov 25, 2015 Traded for minor league pitcher Wander Cabrera
Kahnle, Tommy RP COL CWS Nov 24, 2015 Traded for Yency Almonte.
Schlitter, Brian RP CHC COL Nov 18, 2015 Minor League contract
Williams, Jackson C SF COL Nov 10, 2015 Minor League contract
Germen, Gonzalez RP COL COL Oct 28, 2015 Minor League contract
Castro, Simon RP COL COL Oct 19, 2015 Minor League contract
Rosario, Wilin 1B COL Minor League free agent
Betancourt, Rafael RP COL Released
Friedrich, Christian RP COL Released
Morneau, Justin 1B COL

DETROIT

Player POS Former
Team
New
Team
Transaction
Date
Notes
McGehee, Casey IF MIA DET Feb 23, 2016 Minor-league contract.
Parnell, Bobby RP NYM DET Feb 19, 2016 Minor League contract
Marte, Jefry IF DET LAA Jan 27, 2016 Traded for Kody Eaves
Upton, Justin OF SD DET Jan 20, 2016 Six-year contract
Alburquerque, Al RP DET LAA Jan 19, 2016 One-year contract
Mayberry Jr., John OF CWS DET Jan 11, 2016 Minor League contract
Feliz, Neftali RP DET PIT Jan 6, 2016 One-year contract
Kensing, Logan RP SEA DET Dec 23, 2015 Minor League contract
Valdespin, Jordany OF MIA DET Dec 21, 2015 Minor League contract
Lobstein, Kyle SP DET PIT Dec 21, 2015 Traded for cash
Gorzelanny, Tom RP DET CLE Dec 21, 2015 Minor League contract
Aviles, Mike IF CLE DET Dec 18, 2015 One-year contract
Davis, Rajai OF DET CLE Dec 17, 2015 One-year contract
Krauss, Marc 1B DET NYM Dec 12, 2015 Minor League contract
Wilson, Justin RP NYY DET Dec 9, 2015 Traded for Luis Cessa and Chad Green
Lowe, Mark RP TOR DET Dec 8, 2015 Two-year contract
Saltalamacchia, Jarrod C ARI DET Dec 6, 2015 One-year contract
Pelfrey, Mike SP MIN DET Dec 6, 2015 Two-year contract
Field, Thomas 2B TEX DET Dec 2, 2015 Minor League contract
Zimmermann, Jordan SP WSH DET Nov 30, 2015 Five-year contract
Avila, Alex C DET CWS Nov 25, 2015 One-year contract
Krol, Ian RP DET ATL Nov 20, 2015 Traded with Gabe Speier for Cameron Maybin
Maybin, Cameron OF ATL DET Nov 20, 2015 Traded for Ian Krol and Gabe Speier
Rodriguez, Francisco RP MIL DET Nov 18, 2015 Traded for Javier Betancourt and a PTBN
Nathan, Joe RP DET Club option declined
Simon, Alfredo SP DET
Wolf, Randy SP DET
Wilson, Josh IF DET
Brigham, Jake RP DET Released

HOUSTON

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Date
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Carter, Chris 1B HOU MIL Jan 6, 2016 One-year contract
Conger, Hank C HOU TB Dec 2, 2015 Traded for cash
Deduno, Samuel SP HOU Minor League free agent
Fister, Doug SP WSH HOU Jan 28, 2016 One-year contract
Giles, Ken RP PHI HOU Dec 12, 2015 Traded with Jonathan Arauz for Brett Oberholtzer, Harold Arauz, Mark Appel, Thomas Eshelman and Vincent Velasquez.
Grossman, Robbie OF HOU CLE Dec 11, 2015 Minor League contract
Hernandez, Roberto SP HOU TOR Dec 18, 2015 Minor League contract
Hoes, L.J. OF HOU BAL Nov 25, 2015 Traded for cash
Kazmir, Scott SP HOU LAD Dec 30, 2015 Three-year contract
Lowrie, Jed IF HOU OAK Nov 25, 2015 Traded for Brendan McCurry
Oberholtzer, Brett SP HOU PHI Dec 12, 2015 Part of seven-player trade
Perez, Eury OF ATL HOU Jan 1, 2016 Minor League contract
Perez, Oliver RP HOU WSH Dec 11, 2015 Two-year contract
Presley, Alex OF HOU MIL Dec 11, 2015 Minor League contract
Qualls, Chad RP HOU COL Dec 8, 2015 Two-year contract
Rasmus, Colby OF HOU HOU Nov 13, 2015 Accepted qualifying offer
Rodriguez, Wandy SP KC HOU Jan 26, 2016 Minor League contract
Sipp, Tony RP HOU HOU Dec 11, 2015 Three-year contract
Thatcher, Joe RP HOU CLE Dec 21, 2015 Minor League contract
Velasquez, Vincent SP HOU PHI Dec 12, 2015 Part of seven-player trade

KANSAS CITY

Player POS Former
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Team
Transaction
Date
Notes
Guthrie, Jeremy SP KC TEX Feb 21, 2016 Minor League contract
Coleman, Louis RP KC LAD Feb 19, 2016 One-year contract
Duensing, Brian RP MIN KC Feb 18, 2016 Minor League contract
Ohlendorf, Ross RP TEX KC Feb 18, 2016 Minor League contract
Barmes, Clint SS SD KC Feb 18, 2016 Minor League contract
Gomes, Jonny OF KC Feb 4, 2016 Signed with Rakuten Golden Eagles in Japan
Snider, Travis OF PIT KC Jan 30, 2016 Minor League contract
Kennedy, Ian SP SD KC Jan 29, 2016 Five-year contract
Moylan, Peter RP ATL KC Jan 27, 2016 Minor League contract
Rodriguez, Wandy SP KC HOU Jan 26, 2016 Minor League contract
Huff, David SP LAD KC Jan 19, 2016 Minor League contract
Gordon, Alex OF KC KC Jan 6, 2016 Four years with a mutual option for 2020
Gee, Dillon SP NYM KC Dec 18, 2015 Minor League contract
Cueto, Johnny SP KC SF Dec 16, 2015 Six years with a club option for 2022
Madson, Ryan RP KC OAK Dec 11, 2015 Three-year contract
Soria, Joakim RP PIT KC Dec 10, 2015 Three years with a mutual option for 2019
Calixte, Orlando SS KC KC Dec 8, 2015 Minor League contract
Zobrist, Ben 2B KC CHC Dec 8, 2015 Four-year contract
Young, Chris SP KC KC Dec 7, 2015 Two years with a mutual contract for 2018
Decker, Cody 1B SD KC Dec 3, 2015 Minor League contract
Cruz, Tony C STL KC Dec 2, 2015 Traded for Jose Martinez
Chamberlain, Joba RP KC CLE Dec 1, 2015 Minor League contract
Coleman, Dusty 3B KC KC Nov 18, 2015 Minor League contract
Davis, Wade RP KC KC Nov 5, 2015 Club option exercised
Escobar, Alcides SS KC KC Nov 5, 2015 Club option exercised
Pino, Yohan RP KC Minor League free agent
Rios, Alex OF KC Club declined mutual option
Morales, Franklin RP KC
Holland, Greg RP KC Non-tendered

LOS ANGELES AL

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Team
Transaction
Date
Notes
Victorino, Shane OF LAA CHC Feb 26, 2016 Minor League contract
Joyce, Matt OF LAA PIT Feb 20, 2016 Minor League contract
Latos, Mat SP LAA CWS Feb 9, 2016 One-year contract
Guerra, Javy RP CWS LAA Feb 4, 2016 Minor League contract
Gillaspie, Conor 3B LAA SF Feb 3, 2016 Minor League contract
Marte, Jefry IF DET LAA Jan 27, 2016 Traded for Kody Eaves
Ibarra, Edgar RP LAA PHI Jan 25, 2016 Minor League contract
Reyes, Jo-Jo RP LAA MIA Jan 22, 2016 Minor League contract
Alburquerque, Al RP DET LAA Jan 19, 2016 One-year contract
Ramos, Cesar RP LAA TEX Jan 5, 2016 Minor League contract
Rasmussen, Rob RP SEA LAA Dec 23, 2015 Claimed off waivers
Wright, Wesley RP LAA ARI Dec 22, 2015 Minor League contract
Petit, Gregorio IF NYY LAA Dec 22, 2015 Minor League contract
Pestano, Vinnie RP LAA NYY Dec 19, 2015 Minor League contract
Achter, A.J. RP PHI LAA Dec 17, 2015 Claimed off waivers
Nava, Daniel OF TB LAA Dec 16, 2015 One-year contract
Marte, Alfredo OF LAA BAL Dec 15, 2015 Minor League contract
Gott, Trevor RP LAA WSH Dec 10, 2015 Traded with Michael Brady for Yunel Escobar and cash
Escobar, Yunel IF WSH LAA Dec 10, 2015 Traded with cash for Trevor Gott and Michael Brady
Gentry, Craig OF OAK LAA Dec 9, 2015 One-year contract
Cowgill, Collin OF LAA CLE Dec 2, 2015 Traded for cash
Berry, Quintin OF CHC LAA Dec 2, 2015 Minor League contract
Soto, Geovany C CWS LAA Nov 24, 2015 One-year contract
Green, Grant IF LAA SF Nov 23, 2015 Minor League contract
Iannetta, Chris C LAA SEA Nov 23, 2015 One-year contract
Jackson, Ryan IF LAA PHI Nov 18, 2015 Minor League contract
Pennington, Cliff IF TOR LAA Nov 17, 2015 Two-year contract
Simmons, Andrelton SS ATL LAA Nov 12, 2015 Traded with a Minor Leaguer for Erick Aybar, two Minor Leaguers and cash
Aybar, Erick SS LAA ATL Nov 12, 2015 Traded with two Minor Leaguers and cash for Andrelton Simmons and a Minor Leaguer
Robertson, Daniel OF LAA SEA Nov 6, 2015 Claimed off waivers
DeJesus, David OF LAA Club option declined
Freese, David 3B LAA
Murphy, David OF LAA Club option declined

LOS ANGELES NL

Player POS Former
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New
Team
Transaction
Date
Notes
Rollins, Jimmy SS LAD CWS Feb 22, 2016 Minor League contract
Coleman, Louis RP KC LAD Feb 19, 2016 One-year contract
Peralta, Joel RP LAD SEA Feb 9, 2016 Minor League contract
Schafer, Jordan OF MIN LAD Feb 9, 2016 Minor League contract
Kendrick, Howie 2B LAD LAD Feb 4, 2016 Two-year contract
Tsao, Chin-hui RP LAD LAD Feb 3, 2016 Minor League contract
Arroyo, Bronson SP LAD WSH Jan 27, 2016 Minor League contract
Blanton, Joe RP PIT LAD Jan 19, 2016 One-year contract
Huff, David SP LAD KC Jan 19, 2016 Minor League contract
Torreyes, Ronald IF LAD NYY Jan 12, 2016 Traded with Tyler Olson for Rob Segedin
Olson, Tyler RP LAD NYY Jan 12, 2016 Traded with Ronald Torreyes for Rob Segedin
Wieland, Joe SP LAD SEA Jan 12, 2016 Traded for Erick Mejia
Fields, Daniel OF LAD CWS Jan 7, 2016 Claimed off waivers
Beachy, Brandon SP LAD LAD Jan 6, 2016 One-year contract
Kazmir, Scott SP HOU LAD Dec 30, 2015 Three-year contract
Noel, Rico OF NYY LAD Dec 23, 2015 Minor League contract
Herrera, Elian IF MIL LAD Dec 17, 2015 Minor League contract
Ruggiano, Justin OF LAD TEX Dec 17, 2015 One-year contract
Schebler, Scott OF LAD CIN Dec 16, 2015 Part of three-team trade
Johnson, Micah 2B CWS LAD Dec 16, 2015 Part of three-team trade
Montas, Frankie SP CWS LAD Dec 16, 2015 Part of three-team trade
Thompson, Trayce OF CWS LAD Dec 16, 2015 Part of three-team trade
Peraza, Jose IF LAD CIN Dec 16, 2015 Part of three-team trade
Nicasio, Juan RP LAD PIT Dec 10, 2015 One-year contract
Utley, Chase 2B LAD LAD Dec 9, 2015 One-year contract
Greinke, Zack SP LAD ARI Dec 8, 2015 Six-year contract
Surkamp, Eric RP LAD OAK Dec 4, 2015 Minor League contract
Heisey, Chris OF LAD WSH Dec 3, 2015 Minor League contract
Johnson, Jim RP LAD ATL Nov 30, 2015 One-year contract
Anderson, Brett SP LAD LAD Nov 13, 2015 Accepted qualifying offer
Howell, J.P. RP LAD LAD Nov 4, 2015 Player option exercised
Callaspo, Alberto 3B LAD Released
Stults, Eric SP LAD Minor League free agent
Baker, Scott SP LAD Minor League free agent

MIAMI

Player POS Former
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New
Team
Transaction
Date
Notes
McGehee, Casey IF MIA DET Feb 23, 2016 Minor-league contract.
Breslow, Craig RP BOS MIA Feb 12, 2016 Minor League contract
Kelly, Don IF MIA MIA Feb 3, 2016 Minor League contract
Reyes, Jo-Jo RP LAA MIA Jan 22, 2016 Minor League contract
Chen, Wei-Yin SP BAL MIA Jan 19, 2016 Five years with a vesting option for 2021
Jackson, Edwin RP ATL MIA Jan 13, 2016 One-year contract
Johnson, Chris IF CLE MIA Jan 12, 2016 One-year contract
Narveson, Chris RP MIA MIA Jan 9, 2016 Minor League contract
Solano, Jhonatan C MIA WSH Dec 29, 2015 Minor League contract
Alvarez, Henderson SP MIA OAK Dec 28, 2015 One-year contract
Solano, Donovan IF MIA NYY Dec 24, 2015 Minor League contract
Valdespin, Jordany OF MIA DET Dec 21, 2015 Minor League contract
Mathis, Jeff C MIA MIA Dec 19, 2015 One-year contract
Axelrod, Dylan RP CIN MIA Dec 11, 2015 Minor League contract
Ogando, Nefi RP PHI MIA Dec 2, 2015 Claimed off waivers
McGowan, Dustin RP PHI MIA Dec 1, 2015 Minor League contract
Maxwell, Justin OF SF MIA Nov 25, 2015 Minor League contract
Scruggs, Xavier 1B STL MIA Nov 24, 2015 Minor League contract
Brignac, Reid IF MIA ATL Oct 23, 2015 Minor League contract
Cordier, Erik RP MIA Minor League free agent

MILWAUKEE

Player POS Former
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New
Team
Transaction
Date
Notes
Boyer, Blaine RP MIN MIL Feb 12, 2016 Minor League contract
Davis, Khris OF MIL OAK Feb 12, 2016 Traded for Bubba Derby and Jacob Nottingham
Wagner, Tyler SP MIL ARI Jan 30, 2016 Traded with Jean Segura for Chase Anderson, Aaron Hill, Isan Diaz and cash
Anderson, Chase SP ARI MIL Jan 30, 2016 Traded with Aaron Hill, Isan Diaz and cash for Jean Segura and Tyler Wagner
Segura, Jean SS MIL ARI Jan 30, 2016 Traded with Tyler Wagner for Chase Anderson, Aaron Hill, Isan Diaz and cash
Hill, Aaron IF ARI MIL Jan 30, 2016 Traded with Chase Anderson, Isan Diaz and cash for Jean Segura and Tyler Wagner
Capuano, Chris RP NYY MIL Jan 25, 2016 Minor League contract
Jimenez, Cesar RP MIL MIL Jan 22, 2016 Minor League contract
Ashley, Nevin C MIL NYM Jan 15, 2016 Minor League contract
Carter, Chris 1B HOU MIL Jan 6, 2016 One-year contract
Young Jr., Eric OF NYM MIL Jan 5, 2016 Minor League contract
Nieuwenhuis, Kirk OF NYM MIL Dec 23, 2015 Claimed off waivers
Herrera, Elian IF MIL LAD Dec 17, 2015 Minor League contract
Broxton, Keon OF PIT MIL Dec 17, 2015 Traded with Trey Supak for Jason Rogers
Rogers, Jason 1B MIL PIT Dec 17, 2015 Traded for OF Keon Broxton and RHP Trey Supak
Middlebrooks, Will 3B SD MIL Dec 15, 2015 Minor League contract
Kintzler, Brandon RP MIL MIN Dec 14, 2015 Minor-league contract.
Presley, Alex OF HOU MIL Dec 11, 2015 Minor League contract
Elmore, Jake IF TB MIL Dec 11, 2015 Minor League contract
Lind, Adam 1B MIL SEA Dec 9, 2015 Traded for Carlos Herrera, Daniel Missaki and Freddy Peralta
Centeno, Juan C MIL MIN Nov 30, 2015 Minor League contract
Sardinas, Luis IF MIL SEA Nov 20, 2015 Traded for Ramon Flores
Flores, Ramon OF SEA MIL Nov 20, 2015 Traded for Luis Sardinas
Rodriguez, Francisco RP MIL DET Nov 18, 2015 Traded for Javier Betancourt and a PTBN
Schafer, Logan OF MIL WSH Nov 17, 2015 Minor League contract
Perez, Hernan IF MIL MIL Nov 16, 2015 Minor League contract
Lohse, Kyle SP MIL

MINNISOTA

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Team
Transaction
Date
Notes
Duensing, Brian RP MIN KC Feb 18, 2016 Minor League contract
Boyer, Blaine RP MIN MIL Feb 12, 2016 Minor League contract
Schafer, Jordan OF MIN LAD Feb 9, 2016 Minor League contract
Bernier, Doug IF MIN TEX Feb 6, 2016 Minor League contract
Abad, Fernando RP OAK MIN Dec 17, 2015 Minor League contract
Kintzler, Brandon RP MIL MIN Dec 14, 2015 Minor-league contract.
Pelfrey, Mike SP MIN DET Dec 6, 2015 Two-year contract
Hicks, John C SEA MIN Dec 2, 2015 Claimed off waivers
Park, Byung Ho 1B MIN Dec 1, 2015 Four years with a club option for 2020.
Centeno, Juan C MIL MIN Nov 30, 2015 Minor League contract
Thompson, Aaron RP MIN MIN Nov 30, 2015 Minor League contract
Robinson, Shane OF MIN CLE Nov 19, 2015 Minor League contract
Fryer, Eric C MIN STL Nov 18, 2015 Minor League contract
Hicks, Aaron OF MIN NYY Nov 11, 2015 Traded for John Ryan Murphy
Murphy, John Ryan C NYY MIN Nov 11, 2015 Traded for Aaron Hicks
Herrmann, Chris C MIN ARI Nov 10, 2015 Traded for Daniel Palka
Cotts, Neal RP MIN
Hunter, Torii OF MIN Announced retirement

NEW YORK NL

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New
Team
Transaction
Date
Notes
Torres, Carlos RP NYM ATL Feb 19, 2016 Minor-league contract.
Parnell, Bobby RP NYM DET Feb 19, 2016 Minor League contract
O’Flaherty, Eric RP NYM PIT Feb 11, 2016 Minor League contract
Clippard, Tyler RP NYM ARI Feb 8, 2016 Two-year contract
Cespedes, Yoenis OF NYM NYM Jan 26, 2016 Three-year contract
Bastardo, Antonio RP PIT NYM Jan 22, 2016 Two-year contract
Ashley, Nevin C MIL NYM Jan 15, 2016 Minor League contract
Johnson, Kelly IF NYM ATL Jan 8, 2016 One-year contract
Murphy, Daniel 2B NYM WSH Jan 6, 2016 Three-year contract
Young Jr., Eric OF NYM MIL Jan 5, 2016 Minor League contract
Nieuwenhuis, Kirk OF NYM MIL Dec 23, 2015 Claimed off waivers
De Aza, Alejandro OF SF NYM Dec 23, 2015 One-year contract
Gee, Dillon SP NYM KC Dec 18, 2015 Minor League contract
Colon, Bartolo SP NYM NYM Dec 18, 2015 One-year contract
Blevins, Jerry RP NYM NYM Dec 15, 2015 One-year contract
Carlyle, Buddy RP NYM NYM Dec 14, 2015 Minor League contract
Krauss, Marc 1B DET NYM Dec 12, 2015 Minor League contract
Cabrera, Asdrubal SS TB NYM Dec 11, 2015 Two years with a club option for 2018.
Stauffer, Tim RP NYM ARI Dec 11, 2015 Minor League contract
Niese, Jon SP NYM PIT Dec 9, 2015 Traded for Neil Walker
Walker, Neil 2B PIT NYM Dec 9, 2015 Traded for Jon Niese
Recker, Anthony C NYM CLE Nov 27, 2015 Minor League contract
Uribe, Juan 3B NYM

NEW YORK AL

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New
Team
Transaction
Date
Notes
Parmelee, Chris 1B BAL NYY Feb 23, 2016 Minor League contract
Capuano, Chris RP NYY MIL Jan 25, 2016 Minor League contract
Corporan, Carlos C TEX NYY Jan 25, 2016 Minor League contract
Swarzak, Anthony RP CLE NYY Jan 14, 2016 Minor League contract
Torreyes, Ronald IF LAD NYY Jan 12, 2016 Traded with Tyler Olson for Rob Segedin
Olson, Tyler RP LAD NYY Jan 12, 2016 Traded with Ronald Torreyes for Rob Segedin
Yates, Kirby RP CLE NYY Jan 8, 2016 Traded for cash
Drew, Stephen 2B NYY WSH Jan 6, 2016 One-year contract
Diaz, Jonathan SS TOR NYY Dec 31, 2015 Minor League contract
Cotham, Caleb RP NYY CIN Dec 28, 2015 Part of five-player trade
Chapman, Aroldis RP CIN NYY Dec 28, 2015 Traded in five-player deal
Solano, Donovan IF MIA NYY Dec 24, 2015 Minor League contract
Noel, Rico OF NYY LAD Dec 23, 2015 Minor League contract
Petit, Gregorio IF NYY LAA Dec 22, 2015 Minor League contract
Pestano, Vinnie RP LAA NYY Dec 19, 2015 Minor League contract
Bailey, Andrew RP NYY PHI Dec 17, 2015 Minor League contract
Davies, Kyle RP NYY Dec 14, 2015 Signed with Yakult Swallows
Wilson, Justin RP NYY DET Dec 9, 2015 Traded for Luis Cessa and Chad Green
Warren, Adam SP NYY CHC Dec 8, 2015 Traded with a PTBN for Starlin Castro
Castro, Starlin IF CHC NYY Dec 8, 2015 Traded for Adam Warren and a PTBN
Figueroa, Cole 3B NYY PIT Dec 3, 2015 Minor League contract
Young, Chris OF NYY BOS Dec 2, 2015 Two-year contract
Moreno, Diego RP NYY NYY Nov 30, 2015 Minor League contract
Kozma, Pete IF STL NYY Nov 30, 2015 Minor League contract
Whitley, Chase SP NYY TB Nov 20, 2015 Claimed off waivers
Hicks, Aaron OF MIN NYY Nov 11, 2015 Traded for John Ryan Murphy
Murphy, John Ryan C NYY MIN Nov 11, 2015 Traded for Aaron Hicks
Pirela, Jose 2B NYY SD Nov 11, 2015 Traded for Ronald Herrera
Santos, Sergio RP NYY Minor League free agent
Jones, Garrett IF NYY Released
Rogers, Esmil RP NYY Released

OAKLAND

Player POS Former
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New
Team
Transaction
Date
Notes
Anderson, Bryan C OAK OAK Feb 17, 2016 Minor League contract
Davis, Ike 1B OAK TEX Feb 15, 2016 Minor League contract
Davis, Khris OF MIL OAK Feb 12, 2016 Traded for Bubba Derby and Jacob Nottingham
Alvarez, Henderson SP MIA OAK Dec 28, 2015 One-year contract
McBride, Matt 1B COL OAK Dec 24, 2015 Minor League contract
Abad, Fernando RP OAK MIN Dec 17, 2015 Minor League contract
Mills, Brad SP OAK SEA Dec 17, 2015 Minor League contract
Mujica, Edward RP OAK PHI Dec 17, 2015 Minor League contract
Madson, Ryan RP KC OAK Dec 11, 2015 Three-year contract
Axford, John RP COL OAK Dec 11, 2015 Two-year contract
Gentry, Craig OF OAK LAA Dec 9, 2015 One-year contract
Lawrie, Brett 3B OAK CWS Dec 9, 2015 Traded for J.B. Wendelken and Zack Erwin
Scribner, Evan RP OAK SEA Dec 8, 2015 Traded for Trey Cochran-Gill
Surkamp, Eric RP LAD OAK Dec 4, 2015 Minor League contract
Parrino, Andy IF OAK CWS Dec 4, 2015 Minor League contract
Pomeranz, Drew SP OAK SD Dec 2, 2015 Traded with Jose Torres and a PTBN for Marc Rzepczynski and Yonder Alonso
Alonso, Yonder 1B SD OAK Dec 2, 2015 Traded with Marc Rzepczynski for Drew Pomeranz, Jose Torres and a PTBN
Rzepczynski, Marc RP SD OAK Dec 2, 2015 Traded with Yonder Alonso for Drew Pomeranz, Jose Torres and a PTBN
Lowrie, Jed IF HOU OAK Nov 25, 2015 Traded for Brendan McCurry
Hill, Rich SP BOS OAK Nov 20, 2015 One-year contract
Hendriks, Liam RP TOR OAK Nov 20, 2015 Traded for Jesse Chavez
Chavez, Jesse SP OAK TOR Nov 20, 2015 Traded for Liam Hendriks
Blair, Carson C OAK OAK Nov 12, 2015 Minor League contract
Lambo, Andrew OF PIT OAK Nov 6, 2015 Claimed off waivers
Castro, Angel RP OAK OAK Nov 4, 2015 Minor League contract
Ross, Cody OF OAK Released
Zito, Barry SP OAK Announced retirement
Pridie, Jason OF OAK Released
Coke, Phil RP OAK Released

PHILADELPHIA

Player POS Former
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New
Team
Transaction
Date
Notes
Brown, Domonic OF PHI TOR Feb 25, 2016 Minor League contract
Francoeur, Jeff OF PHI ATL Feb 22, 2016 Minor League contract
Rosin, Seth RP PHI SD Jan 31, 2016 Minor League contract
Lough, David OF BAL PHI Jan 25, 2016 Minor League contract
Ibarra, Edgar RP LAA PHI Jan 25, 2016 Minor League contract
Danks, Jordan OF PHI TEX Jan 19, 2016 Minor League contract
Otero, Dan RP PHI CLE Dec 18, 2015 Claimed off waivers
Bailey, Andrew RP NYY PHI Dec 17, 2015 Minor League contract
Achter, A.J. RP PHI LAA Dec 17, 2015 Claimed off waivers
Mujica, Edward RP OAK PHI Dec 17, 2015 Minor League contract
Arencibia, J.P. C TB PHI Dec 14, 2015 Minor League contract
Frieri, Ernesto RP TB PHI Dec 14, 2015 Minor League contract
Oberholtzer, Brett SP HOU PHI Dec 12, 2015 Part of seven-player trade
Velasquez, Vincent SP HOU PHI Dec 12, 2015 Part of seven-player trade
Morton, Charlie SP PIT PHI Dec 12, 2015 Traded for minor league pitcher David Whitehead
Giles, Ken RP PHI HOU Dec 12, 2015 Traded with Jonathan Arauz for Brett Oberholtzer, Harold Arauz, Mark Appel, Thomas Eshelman and Vincent Velasquez.
Hernandez, David RP ARI PHI Dec 9, 2015 One-year contract
De Fratus, Justin RP PHI SEA Dec 2, 2015 One-year contract
Ogando, Nefi RP PHI MIA Dec 2, 2015 Claimed off waivers
O’Sullivan, Sean SP PHI BOS Dec 2, 2015 Minor League contract
Bourjos, Peter OF STL PHI Dec 2, 2015 Claimed off waivers
McGowan, Dustin RP PHI MIA Dec 1, 2015 Minor League contract
Burriss, Emmanuel IF WSH PHI Nov 18, 2015 Minor League contract
Jackson, Ryan IF LAA PHI Nov 18, 2015 Minor League contract
Hellickson, Jeremy SP ARI PHI Nov 14, 2015 Traded for Sam McWilliams
Russell, James RP CHC PHI Nov 12, 2015 Minor League contract
Kratz, Erik C PHI SD Nov 8, 2015 Minor League contract
d’Arnaud, Chase IF PHI ATL Nov 5, 2015 Minor League contract
Loewen, Adam RP PHI ARI Oct 30, 2015 Minor League contract
Bogusevic, Brian OF PHI Minor League free agent
Billingsley, Chad SP PHI
Lee, Cliff SP PHI
Correia, Kevin SP PHI Minor League free agent
Williams, Jerome SP PHI
Harang, Aaron SP PHI

PITTSBURGH

Player POS Former
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Team
Transaction
Date
Notes
Joyce, Matt OF LAA PIT Feb 20, 2016 Minor League contract
Knudson, Guido RP PIT PIT Feb 13, 2016 Minor League contract
O’Flaherty, Eric RP NYM PIT Feb 11, 2016 Minor League contract
Ishikawa, Travis 1B PIT CWS Feb 10, 2016 Minor League contract
Snider, Travis OF PIT KC Jan 30, 2016 Minor League contract
Decker, Jaff OF PIT TB Jan 26, 2016 Minor League contract
Bastardo, Antonio RP PIT NYM Jan 22, 2016 Two-year contract
Schugel, A.J. P SEA PIT Jan 19, 2016 Claimed off waivers.
Blanton, Joe RP PIT LAD Jan 19, 2016 One-year contract
Sadler, Casey SP PIT PIT Jan 6, 2016 Minor League contract
Feliz, Neftali RP DET PIT Jan 6, 2016 One-year contract
Easley, Ed C STL PIT Jan 1, 2016 Minor League contract
Jaso, John OF TB PIT Dec 23, 2015 Two-year contract
Medina, Yoervis RP CHC PIT Dec 23, 2015 Claimed off waivers
Lobstein, Kyle SP DET PIT Dec 21, 2015 Traded for cash
Vogelsong, Ryan SP SF PIT Dec 18, 2015 One-year contract
Broxton, Keon OF PIT MIL Dec 17, 2015 Traded with Trey Supak for Jason Rogers
Rodriguez, Sean IF PIT PIT Dec 17, 2015 One-year contract.
Rogers, Jason 1B MIL PIT Dec 17, 2015 Traded for OF Keon Broxton and RHP Trey Supak
Morton, Charlie SP PIT PHI Dec 12, 2015 Traded for minor league pitcher David Whitehead
Soria, Joakim RP PIT KC Dec 10, 2015 Three years with a mutual option for 2019
Nicasio, Juan RP LAD PIT Dec 10, 2015 One-year contract
Niese, Jon SP NYM PIT Dec 9, 2015 Traded for Neil Walker
Walker, Neil 2B PIT NYM Dec 9, 2015 Traded for Jon Niese
Guerra, Deolis RP PIT PIT Dec 7, 2015 Minor League contract
Figueroa, Cole 3B NYY PIT Dec 3, 2015 Minor League contract
Happ, J.A. SP PIT TOR Nov 27, 2015 Three-year contract
Webster, Allen SP ARI PIT Nov 25, 2015 Traded for cash
Lambo, Andrew OF PIT OAK Nov 6, 2015 Claimed off waivers
Lombardozzi, Steve IF PIT CWS Oct 26, 2015 Minor League contract
Hernandez, Gorkys OF PIT SF Oct 23, 2015 Minor League contract
Volstad, Chris RP PIT ATL Oct 11, 2015 Minor League contract
Burnett, A.J. SP PIT Announced retirement
Liz, Radhames RP PIT Released
Ramirez, Aramis 3B PIT Announced retirement
Hart, Corey 1B PIT
Alvarez, Pedro 1B PIT Non-tendered

SAN DIEGO

Player POS Former
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New
Team
Transaction
Date
Notes
Janssen, Casey RP WSH SD Feb 20, 2016 Minor League contract
Barmes, Clint SS SD KC Feb 18, 2016 Minor League contract
Thayer, Dale RP SD BAL Feb 10, 2016 Minor League contract
Schumaker, Skip OF CIN SD Feb 9, 2016 Minor League contract
Noonan, Nick 2B SF SD Feb 8, 2016 Minor League contract
Despaigne, Odrisamer SP SD BAL Feb 4, 2016 Traded for Jean Cosme
Rodney, Fernando RP CHC SD Feb 3, 2016 One year with a club option for 2017
Rosin, Seth RP PHI SD Jan 31, 2016 Minor League contract
Kennedy, Ian SP SD KC Jan 29, 2016 Five-year contract
Ramirez, Alexei SS CWS SD Jan 22, 2016 One year with a mutual option for 2017
Upton, Justin OF SD DET Jan 20, 2016 Six-year contract
Weeks, Jemile 2B BOS SD Jan 14, 2016 Minor League contract
Villanueva, Carlos RP STL SD Jan 14, 2016 One-year contract
Rosales, Adam IF TEX SD Jan 1, 2016 Minor League contract
Dominguez, Jose RP TB SD Dec 19, 2015 Minor League contract
Middlebrooks, Will 3B SD MIL Dec 15, 2015 Minor League contract
Morrow, Brandon SP SD SD Dec 14, 2015 Minor League contract
Kelley, Shawn RP SD WSH Dec 11, 2015 Three-year contract
Kelly, Casey SP SD ATL Dec 10, 2015 Traded with Ricardo Rodriguez for Christian Bethancourt
Bethancourt, Christian C ATL SD Dec 10, 2015 Traded for Casey Kelly and Ricardo Rodriguez
Gyorko, Jedd IF SD STL Dec 8, 2015 Traded with cash for Jon Jay
Jay, Jon OF STL SD Dec 8, 2015 Traded for Jedd Gyorko and cash
Gale, Rocky C SD SD Dec 8, 2015 Minor League contract
Garces, Frank RP SD SD Dec 6, 2015 Minor League contract
Decker, Cody 1B SD KC Dec 3, 2015 Minor League contract
Pomeranz, Drew SP OAK SD Dec 2, 2015 Traded with Jose Torres and a PTBN for Marc Rzepczynski and Yonder Alonso
Alonso, Yonder 1B SD OAK Dec 2, 2015 Traded with Marc Rzepczynski for Drew Pomeranz, Jose Torres and a PTBN
Rzepczynski, Marc RP SD OAK Dec 2, 2015 Traded with Yonder Alonso for Drew Pomeranz, Jose Torres and a PTBN
Norris, Bud SP SD ATL Nov 25, 2015 One-year contract
Kimbrel, Craig RP SD BOS Nov 13, 2015 Traded for four minor leaguers
Benoit, Joaquin RP SD SEA Nov 12, 2015 Traded for two minor leaguers
Pirela, Jose 2B NYY SD Nov 11, 2015 Traded for Ronald Herrera
Kratz, Erik C PHI SD Nov 8, 2015 Minor League contract

SAN FRANCISCO

Player POS Former
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New
Team
Transaction
Date
Notes
Noonan, Nick 2B SF SD Feb 8, 2016 Minor League contract
Gillaspie, Conor 3B LAA SF Feb 3, 2016 Minor League contract
Span, Denard OF WSH SF Jan 7, 2016 Three-year contract
De Aza, Alejandro OF SF NYM Dec 23, 2015 One-year contract
Leake, Mike SP SF STL Dec 22, 2015 Five years with a mutual option for 2021
Sanchez, Hector C SF CWS Dec 18, 2015 Minor League contract
Vogelsong, Ryan SP SF PIT Dec 18, 2015 One-year contract
Cueto, Johnny SP KC SF Dec 16, 2015 Six years with a club option for 2022
Perez, Juan Carlos OF SF CHC Dec 15, 2015 Minor League contract
Petit, Yusmeiro RP SF WSH Dec 14, 2015 One-year with a conditional option for 2017
Arias, Joaquin IF SF ARI Dec 11, 2015 Minor League contract
Samardzija, Jeff SP CWS SF Dec 9, 2015 Five-year contract
Aoki, Nori OF SF SEA Dec 3, 2015 One year with with a vesting mutual option for 2017
Maxwell, Justin OF SF MIA Nov 25, 2015 Minor League contract
Blanks, Kyle 1B TEX SF Nov 24, 2015 Minor League contract
Green, Grant IF LAA SF Nov 23, 2015 Minor League contract
Williams, Jackson C SF COL Nov 10, 2015 Minor League contract
Hernandez, Gorkys OF PIT SF Oct 23, 2015 Minor League contract
Bochy, Brett RP SF Minor League free agent
Cabrera, Everth SS SF Released
Frandsen, Kevin 1B SF Minor League free agent
Hudson, Tim SP SF
Byrd, Marlon OF SF Club option declined
Lincecum, Tim SP SF
Affeldt, Jeremy RP SF

SEATTLE

POS Former
Team
New
Team
Transaction
Date
Notes
Peralta, Joel RP LAD SEA Feb 9, 2016 Minor League contract
Schugel, A.J. P SEA PIT Jan 19, 2016 Claimed off waivers.
Wieland, Joe SP LAD SEA Jan 12, 2016 Traded for Erick Mejia
Cook, Ryan RP CHC SEA Jan 7, 2016 One-year contract
Kensing, Logan RP SEA DET Dec 23, 2015 Minor League contract
Rasmussen, Rob RP SEA LAA Dec 23, 2015 Claimed off waivers
Mills, Brad SP OAK SEA Dec 17, 2015 Minor League contract
Iwakuma, Hisashi SP SEA SEA Dec 17, 2015 One year with vesting options for 2017 and 2018.
Baxter, Mike OF CHC SEA Dec 15, 2015 Minor League contract
Cishek, Steve RP STL SEA Dec 14, 2015 Two-year contract
Lind, Adam 1B MIL SEA Dec 9, 2015 Traded for Carlos Herrera, Daniel Missaki and Freddy Peralta
Scribner, Evan RP OAK SEA Dec 8, 2015 Traded for Trey Cochran-Gill
Elias, Roenis SP SEA BOS Dec 7, 2015 Traded with Carson Smith for Wade Miley and Jonathan Aro
Miley, Wade SP BOS SEA Dec 7, 2015 Traded with Jonathan Aro for Carson Smith and Roenis Elias
Smith, Carson RP SEA BOS Dec 7, 2015 Traded with Roenis Elias for Wade Miley and Jonathan Aro
Aro, Jonathan RP BOS SEA Dec 7, 2015 Traded with Wade Miley for Carson Smith and Roenis Elias
Roach, Donn SP TOR SEA Dec 5, 2015 Minor League contract
Ramirez, Jose RP SEA ATL Dec 4, 2015 Traded for a PTBN and cash
Aoki, Nori OF SF SEA Dec 3, 2015 One year with with a vesting mutual option for 2017
De Fratus, Justin RP PHI SEA Dec 2, 2015 One-year contract
Trumbo, Mark OF SEA BAL Dec 2, 2015 Traded with C.J. Riefenhauser for Steve Clevenger
Riefenhauser, C.J. RP SEA BAL Dec 2, 2015 Traded with Mark Trumbo for Steve Clevenger
Clevenger, Steve C BAL SEA Dec 2, 2015 Traded for Mark Trumbo and C.J. Riefenhauser
Hicks, John C SEA MIN Dec 2, 2015 Claimed off waivers
Ramirez, JC RP SEA CIN Nov 25, 2015 Minor League contract
Iannetta, Chris C LAA SEA Nov 23, 2015 One-year contract
Sardinas, Luis IF MIL SEA Nov 20, 2015 Traded for Ramon Flores
Flores, Ramon OF SEA MIL Nov 20, 2015 Traded for Luis Sardinas
Bass, Anthony RP TEX SEA Nov 16, 2015 Traded with Leonys Martin for Tom Wilhelmsen, James Jones and a PTBN
Martin, Leonys OF TEX SEA Nov 16, 2015 Traded with Anthony Bass for Tom Wilhelmsen, James Jones and a PTBN
Wilhelmsen, Tom RP SEA TEX Nov 16, 2015 Traded with James Jones and a PTBN for Leonys Martin and Anthony Bass
Benoit, Joaquin RP SD SEA Nov 12, 2015 Traded for two minor leaguers
Gutierrez, Franklin OF SEA SEA Nov 11, 2015 One-year contract
Robertson, Daniel OF LAA SEA Nov 6, 2015 Claimed off waivers
Farquhar, Danny RP SEA TB Nov 5, 2015 Part of six-player trade
Morrison, Logan 1B SEA TB Nov 5, 2015 Part of six-player trade
Karns, Nathan SP TB SEA Nov 5, 2015 Part of six-player trade
Miller, Brad IF SEA TB Nov 5, 2015 Part of six-player trade
Bloomquist, Willie IF SEA Released
Beimel, Joe RP SEA

ST. LOUIS

Belisle, Matt RP STL WSH Feb 18, 2016 Minor League contract
Greenwood, Nick RP STL CHC Jan 25, 2016 Minor League contract
Villanueva, Carlos RP STL SD Jan 14, 2016 One-year contract
Easley, Ed C STL PIT Jan 1, 2016 Minor League contract
Leake, Mike SP SF STL Dec 22, 2015 Five years with a mutual option for 2021
Reynolds, Mark 1B STL COL Dec 16, 2015 One-year contract
Heyward, Jason OF STL CHC Dec 15, 2015 Eight-year contract
Cishek, Steve RP STL SEA Dec 14, 2015 Two-year contract
Broxton, Jonathan RP STL STL Dec 10, 2015 Two-year contact
Lackey, John SP STL CHC Dec 8, 2015 Two-year contract
Gyorko, Jedd IF SD STL Dec 8, 2015 Traded with cash for Jon Jay
Jay, Jon OF STL SD Dec 8, 2015 Traded for Jedd Gyorko and cash
Cruz, Tony C STL KC Dec 2, 2015 Traded for Jose Martinez
Bourjos, Peter OF STL PHI Dec 2, 2015 Claimed off waivers
Pena, Brayan C CIN STL Nov 30, 2015 Two-year contract
Kozma, Pete IF STL NYY Nov 30, 2015 Minor League contract
Scruggs, Xavier 1B STL MIA Nov 24, 2015 Minor League contract
Fryer, Eric C MIN STL Nov 18, 2015 Minor League contract
Garcia, Jaime SP STL STL Nov 2, 2015 Club option exercised
Johnson, Dan 1B STL Minor League free agent
Stanley, Cody C STL Non-tendered
Tartamella, Travis C STL Minor League free agent
Choate, Randy RP STL

TAMPA BAY

Player POS Former
Team
New
Team
Transaction
Date
Notes
Webb, Ryan RP CLE TB Feb 18, 2016 One-year contract
Dickerson, Corey OF COL TB Jan 28, 2016 Traded with Kevin Padlo for Jake McGee and German Marquez
McGee, Jake RP TB COL Jan 28, 2016 Traded with German Marquez for Corey Dickerson and Kevin Padlo
Pearce, Steve OF BAL TB Jan 28, 2016 One-year contract
Decker, Jaff OF PIT TB Jan 26, 2016 Minor League contract
Jaso, John OF TB PIT Dec 23, 2015 Two-year contract
Dominguez, Jose RP TB SD Dec 19, 2015 Minor League contract
Eveland, Dana RP BAL TB Dec 18, 2015 Minor League contract
Nava, Daniel OF TB LAA Dec 16, 2015 One-year contract
Arencibia, J.P. C TB PHI Dec 14, 2015 Minor League contract
Frieri, Ernesto RP TB PHI Dec 14, 2015 Minor League contract
Gomes, Brandon RP TB CHC Dec 13, 2015 Minor League contract
Cabrera, Asdrubal SS TB NYM Dec 11, 2015 Two years with a club option for 2018.
Elmore, Jake IF TB MIL Dec 11, 2015 Minor League contract
Butler, Joey OF TB CLE Dec 7, 2015 Claimed off waivers
Beliveau, Jeff RP TB BAL Dec 5, 2015 Minor League contract
Conger, Hank C HOU TB Dec 2, 2015 Traded for cash
Whitley, Chase SP NYY TB Nov 20, 2015 Claimed off waivers
Farquhar, Danny RP SEA TB Nov 5, 2015 Part of six-player trade
Morrison, Logan 1B SEA TB Nov 5, 2015 Part of six-player trade
Karns, Nathan SP TB SEA Nov 5, 2015 Part of six-player trade
Miller, Brad IF SEA TB Nov 5, 2015 Part of six-player trade
Dykstra, Allan 1B TB Released
Sizemore, Grady OF TB
Teaford, Everett RP TB Minor League free agent
Balfour, Grant RP TB Released

TORONTO

Player POS Former
Team
New
Team
Transaction
Date
Notes
Brown, Domonic OF PHI TOR Feb 25, 2016 Minor League contract
Floyd, Gavin RP CLE TOR Feb 6, 2016 One-year contract.
Aardsma, David RP ATL TOR Feb 5, 2016 Minor League contract
Izturis, Maicer IF TOR TOR Feb 1, 2016 Minor League contract
Kawasaki, Munenori IF TOR CHC Jan 19, 2016 Minor League contract
Storen, Drew RP WSH TOR Jan 8, 2016 Traded for Ben Revere
Revere, Ben OF TOR WSH Jan 8, 2016 Traded for Drew Storen
Diaz, Jonathan SS TOR NYY Dec 31, 2015 Minor League contract
Lake, Junior OF BAL TOR Dec 18, 2015 Claimed on waivers.
Hernandez, Roberto SP HOU TOR Dec 18, 2015 Minor League contract
Barney, Darwin 2B TOR TOR Dec 11, 2015 One-year contract
Lowe, Mark RP TOR DET Dec 8, 2015 Two-year contract
Roach, Donn SP TOR SEA Dec 5, 2015 Minor League contract
Price, David SP TOR BOS Dec 4, 2015 Seven-year contract with a 2018 opt-out
Thole, Josh C TOR TOR Dec 4, 2015 One-year contract
Navarro, Dioner C TOR CWS Dec 4, 2015 One-year contract
Happ, J.A. SP PIT TOR Nov 27, 2015 Three-year contract
Redmond, Todd RP TOR BAL Nov 25, 2015 Minor League contract
Hendriks, Liam RP TOR OAK Nov 20, 2015 Traded for Jesse Chavez
Chavez, Jesse SP OAK TOR Nov 20, 2015 Traded for Liam Hendriks
Pennington, Cliff IF TOR LAA Nov 17, 2015 Two-year contract
Tolleson, Steve IF TOR BAL Nov 16, 2015 Minor League contract
Estrada, Marco SP TOR TOR Nov 13, 2015 Two-year contract
Bautista, Jose OF TOR TOR Nov 3, 2015 Club option exercised
Encarnacion, Edwin 1B TOR TOR Nov 3, 2015 Club option exercised
Dickey, R.A. SP TOR TOR Nov 3, 2015 Club option exercised
Aumont, Phillippe SP TOR CWS Oct 31, 2015 Minor League contract
Buehrle, Mark SP TOR
Hawkins, LaTroy RP TOR Announced retirement
Francis, Jeff RP TOR

TEXAS

Player POS Former
Team
New
Team
Transaction
Date
Notes
Venable, Will OF TEX CLE Feb 26, 2016 Minor-league contract.
Gallardo, Yovani SP TEX BAL Feb 25, 2016 Two years with a club option for 2018
Guthrie, Jeremy SP KC TEX Feb 21, 2016 Minor League contract
Ohlendorf, Ross RP TEX KC Feb 18, 2016 Minor League contract
Davis, Ike 1B OAK TEX Feb 15, 2016 Minor League contract
Johnson, Steve RP BAL TEX Feb 14, 2016 Minor League contract
Bernier, Doug IF MIN TEX Feb 6, 2016 Minor League contract
Corporan, Carlos C TEX NYY Jan 25, 2016 Minor League contract
Danks, Jordan OF PHI TEX Jan 19, 2016 Minor League contract
Lewis, Colby SP TEX TEX Jan 18, 2016 One-year contract
Ciriaco, Pedro IF ATL TEX Jan 13, 2016 Minor League contract
Napoli, Mike 1B TEX CLE Jan 5, 2016 One-year contract
Ramos, Cesar RP LAA TEX Jan 5, 2016 Minor League contract
Rosales, Adam IF TEX SD Jan 1, 2016 Minor League contract
McKenry, Michael C COL TEX Dec 30, 2015 Minor League contract
Veal, Donnie RP ATL TEX Dec 30, 2015 Minor League contract
Ruggiano, Justin OF LAD TEX Dec 17, 2015 One-year contract
Wilson, Bobby C TEX TEX Dec 15, 2015 Minor League contract
Jones, James OF TEX TEX Dec 10, 2015 Minor League contract
Field, Thomas 2B TEX DET Dec 2, 2015 Minor League contract
Blanks, Kyle 1B TEX SF Nov 24, 2015 Minor League contract
Patton, Spencer RP TEX CHC Nov 20, 2015 Traded for Frandy De La Rosa
Bass, Anthony RP TEX SEA Nov 16, 2015 Traded with Leonys Martin for Tom Wilhelmsen, James Jones and a PTBN
Martin, Leonys OF TEX SEA Nov 16, 2015 Traded with Anthony Bass for Tom Wilhelmsen, James Jones and a PTBN
Wilhelmsen, Tom RP SEA TEX Nov 16, 2015 Traded with James Jones and a PTBN for Leonys Martin and Anthony Bass
Stubbs, Drew OF TEX

WASHINGTON

Player POS Former
Team
New
Team
Transaction
Date
Notes
Janssen, Casey RP WSH SD Feb 20, 2016 Minor League contract
Belisle, Matt RP STL WSH Feb 18, 2016 Minor League contract
Stammen, Craig RP WSH CLE Feb 8, 2016 Minor League contract
Ryan, Brendan IF CHC WSH Feb 2, 2016 Minor League contract
Fister, Doug SP WSH HOU Jan 28, 2016 One-year contract
Arroyo, Bronson SP LAD WSH Jan 27, 2016 Minor League contract
Storen, Drew RP WSH TOR Jan 8, 2016 Traded for Ben Revere
Revere, Ben OF TOR WSH Jan 8, 2016 Traded for Drew Storen
Span, Denard OF WSH SF Jan 7, 2016 Three-year contract
Drew, Stephen 2B NYY WSH Jan 6, 2016 One-year contract
Murphy, Daniel 2B NYM WSH Jan 6, 2016 Three-year contract
Solano, Jhonatan C MIA WSH Dec 29, 2015 Minor League contract
Laffey, Aaron RP COL WSH Dec 18, 2015 Minor League contract
Masset, Nick RP ATL WSH Dec 15, 2015 Minor League contract
Petit, Yusmeiro RP SF WSH Dec 14, 2015 One-year with a conditional option for 2017
Perez, Oliver RP HOU WSH Dec 11, 2015 Two-year contract
Kelley, Shawn RP SD WSH Dec 11, 2015 Three-year contract
Gott, Trevor RP LAA WSH Dec 10, 2015 Traded with Michael Brady for Yunel Escobar and cash
Escobar, Yunel IF WSH LAA Dec 10, 2015 Traded with cash for Trevor Gott and Michael Brady
Heisey, Chris OF LAD WSH Dec 3, 2015 Minor League contract
Zimmermann, Jordan SP WSH DET Nov 30, 2015 Five-year contract
Carpenter, David RP WSH ATL Nov 24, 2015 Minor League contract
Burriss, Emmanuel IF WSH PHI Nov 18, 2015 Minor League contract
Schafer, Logan OF MIL WSH Nov 17, 2015 Minor League contract
Johnson, Reed OF WSH WSH Oct 6, 2015 Minor League contract
Desmond, Ian SS WSH Declined qualifying offer
Thornton, Matt RP WSH
McLouth, Nate OF WSH Club option declined
Uggla, Dan 2B WSH

*Credit to ESPN Hot Stove Tracker [HERE]

MLB.tv is Live! Don’t Wait.

While it sounds like a pitch, I promise it is not.  I am just a tremendous fan of the app and have been a subscriber of some level since 2008.

Below is the official 2016 Press Release.  As a fan I use it to watch and listen (I love Pirates ROOT Team) to the games when I am winding down for the night at home so I can catch a good portion of all the Yankee games.  Not going to lie, I fall asleep due to my early work schedule for most games but I watch the 15 min condensed recap of the games to see what I missed.

I will put the radio app on in the background at work and listen to replays of the Giants or Pirates, or if Fernandez pitched to keep up on his progress as in my opinion, the future of baseball’s pitching crop.

As a baseball fan you can’t lose being able to catch every game.  As a Yankee fan living outside of Boston it is essential to keep up on the Bombers.

If you can’t be at your stadium everyday, at least you can catch every moment live or in archive.

———————-Official Release Below———————-

Major League Baseball Advanced Media announced the launch of yearly subscriptions forMLB.TV, returning for a 14th season with everything you expect from the most widely distributed and No. 1 sports streaming service.

MLB.TV Premium returns with the same features as last year, but at $109.99 it is a full 20 bucks cheaper than the 2015 cost. This package has the best value and provides access to more than 400 devices and a free subscription to the MLB.com At Bat Premium app (a $19.99 value). It offers the best picture quality ever — a new 60 frames per second — for supported devices. MLB.TV Single Team is also now available for $84.99. You will be able to watch a single team’s live out-of-market games in full HD.

“When I’m in the hotel, I have Apple TV, I take it on the road with me,” said Astros shortstop and MLB.TV Premium subscriber Carlos Correa. “At home, I use my iPhone and the At Bat app. It’s great for fans to watch the games and be able to replay them, and just enjoy baseball.”

With Spring Training camps set to open starting next week in Florida and Arizona, this annual rite sets the stage for how millions of fans follow the live action through the 112th World Series. You will be able to watch over 275 Spring Training games as well as Opening Day and then settle into a routine of following live games the way you want to most.

“I’m an iOS developer, and I’ve watched MLB.TV, via the At Bat app, over the years from a developer’s perspective be the very best,” said longtime MLB.TV subscriber and Blue Jays fan Shane McCafferty. “I’ve recommended MLB.TV to clients as someone to watch and emulate in the digital space.”

McCafferty met his wife in Toronto and they spent a decade after their marriage living in his native Ireland, while “MLB.TV gave me a seat in the ballpark from continents away.” Now they live near Toronto and share the love of baseball with their three daughters at Blue Jays games, keeping MLB.TV as an ally.

For the McCaffertys and so many others, spring is indeed a treasured time of “renewal.”

“I’m an early adopter. MLB.TV is an early adopter. Whenever I’ve jumped. You’ve been there,” McCafferty said. In his email to MLB.com, he added: “Narrowband -> Broadband. Laptop -> Phone. Phone -> Tablet. Apple TV . . . Apple Watch . . . Always there.

“The reason MLB.TV has been so successful is this: Because you’re there, because you’re affordable, because you’re the best. It seems the MLB.TV team just ‘gets,’ and has from the beginning ‘got,’ how big a deal the digital experience is.”

MLB.TV Premium subscribers will also get the Mosaic View — split screen or quad, available on PC or Mac only. That always comes in handy, especially when scoreboard-watching looms. MLB.TV Premium and MLB.TV Single Team subscribers both enjoy HD and both will get real-time highlights and player stats automatically loaded moments after they occur (only for the game you are watching with MLB.TV Single Team, and for all games with MLB.TV Premium).

PGA Tour pro Peter Malnati will be among those relying on MLB.TV again. He used it in 2015 to faithfully follow his Royals, and a week after they clinched their first World Series title in 30 years by beating the Mets, he won his own breakthrough title, taking the Sanderson Farms Championship.

“I have this theory,” Malnati said in a recent visit to the MLB.com studios in New York. “I know it’s really important in any line of work, especially in what I do with golf, to be well-rested. Sleep is really important. But I have this theory. As long as I’m all ready for bed, teeth brushed and everything, and I’m tucked in bed, everything I do from there still counts almost as sleep.

“So I watch the Royals on my iPad a lot, and if they’re playing on the West Coast or even in Central time and I’m on the East Coast, as long as I get in bed then, I’ve got my iPad and that counts as sort of sleep. . . . It’s so valuable for me to have MLB.TV and just be able to lay in bed with my iPad, because otherwise I would feel bad staying up so late watching some of the games that I do. That way it is just completely justified.”

Mark Newman is enterprise editor of MLB.com. Read and join other baseball fans on hisMLB.com community blog. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Commissioner Rob Manfred’s letter to fans

Dear Fans:

On the night of August 14, 2014, I left a Baltimore hotel after being elected Commissioner of Baseball. As I began to reply to the overwhelming number of congratulatory messages coming in, it hit me that I’d just been entrusted to protect the integrity of our National Pastime and to set a course that allows this great game to continue to flourish — now and in the years to come. Needless to say, I was deeply honored by the trust the owners placed in me.

Today is my first day as Commissioner, and I am incredibly excited to get to work. I am grateful to Commissioner Selig for his expertise and friendship. His leadership set a direction that led to historic success.

The mission before us is clear: To honor the game’s history while welcoming new people to our great sport — people who will one day pass their love of baseball down through the generations. That is what our parents and grandparents did for us, and it is what we are doing for our own children. Baseball is a game firmly rooted in childhood experiences, and its vitality and growth rely heavily on giving young people from all backgrounds the opportunity to play and watch baseball.

This notion that baseball is the game of children is central to my core goals as Commissioner. Maybe that is because my own Little League experience in upstate Rome, New York was such an important part of my childhood. I will never forget my intense dedication to that club and to my teammates — each of whom I can still name to this day — and being part of a perfect game.

My top priority is to bring more people into our game — at all levels and from all communities. Specifically, I plan to make the game more accessible to those in underserved areas, especially in the urban areas where fields and infrastructure are harder to find. Giving more kids the opportunity to play will inspire a new generation to fall in love with baseball just as we did when we were kids. Expanding Little League, RBI and other youth baseball programs will also help sustain a steady and wide talent pool from which our clubs can draw great players and create lifelong fans.

As Commissioner, I will draw closer connections between youth baseball and MLB.  I want to inspire children’s interest in baseball and help parents and coaches foster that passion. In the coming years, MLB will work with college, high school, amateur and youth baseball programs to help grow our game and to ensure that the best players and talent have the opportunity to pursue their dreams. I call it “One Baseball” — a partnership between all professional and amateur groups involved in our game.

Our children can look at MLB today and find a wave of new stars worthy of emulating both on and off the field. Players like Andrew McCutchen, Buster Posey, Giancarlo Stanton and Mike Trout and aces Madison Bumgarner,Felix Hernandez and Clayton Kershaw have powerful stories to tell — and MLB will tell them across every platform. We will continue to internationalize our game and to celebrate the fact that we have the most diverse rosters in the world. Our mission is to build upon this recent success by creating opportunities for the next wave of baseball talent. We also must continue to nurture inclusive environments for all the contributors to our game and our loyal fans.

Another priority for me is to continue to modernize the game without interfering with its history and traditions. Last season’s expanded instant replay improved the game’s quality and addressed concerns shared by fans and players. We made a dramatic change without altering the game’s fundamentals. I look forward to tapping into the power of technology to consider additional advancements that will continue to heighten the excitement of the game, improve the pace of play and attract more young people to the game.

The Major League Clubs have bestowed an extraordinary opportunity upon me.  My pledge is to work every single day to honor their faith in me and your love of this game.

Sincerely,
Robert D. Manfred, Jr.
Commissioner of Baseball

It’s a Shame You Are Not There: Hall of Fame Class of 2015

Every few ballots a player of great talent finally makes it into the Hall of Fame after a decade of close votes.  It took Jim Rice 15-years and a final close call of 76% to become forever enshrined.  Jim Rice was only 25% his first year, in my opinion you are either a Hall of Famer or you are not, I do believe Rice deserved the honor, but why the drastic change in their opinion of his worthy nature?

  • Did new writers come in?
  • Did Rice have a difficult relationship with the voters that caused them to shun him?
  • Was it that when Rice came into voting maturity in 1995 that steroids and PEDs were rampant?  The ideal hitter was now a .330 45HR 130RBI player and during Rice’s prime he was not even close to such consistent production.

My money is on PEDs in Rice’s case (or lack of), this is not always the case for votees.  This is my little honor to players who did not make the BWAA cut into the Hall.  *Note player must have no BBWAA eligibility due to 15 years or 5%.

Don Mattingly: For 6 Seasons Donnie Baseball was the best first baseman in baseball, he averaged about .330 batting average and averaged about 25-30 home runs while knocking in a consistent 110 RBI and topping out in 1985 at 145 the year he won the AL MVP.  Mattingly had Hall of Fame written on the back of more than one Topps baseball card, he was finishing in the top 5 in MVP regularly and winning the Gold Glove yearly.

His ability to produce was not hampered by a struggling Yankees team, it ultimately was not pitching or a better hitter that put an end to Mattingly’s reign, it was a back injury.  After hurting his back he only once hit .300 and that was just barely and his HR numbers dipped to the teens, while his RBIs were a two digit tally.  His defense never lingered continuing to annually have his name etched onto the Rawlings trophy.

Ask any New Yorker to name his top 5 Yankees and you will often hear Donnie Baseball above the likes of the immortals.  That is what you can do in New York in only 6 years.

Dale Murphy: While voters actually have a valid argument against Mattingly, as long as they consistently vote against short career peeks, there is no excuse for Murphy to not have a place in Cooperstown.

Winning 2 MVPs, finishing top 10 4 times, 2 home run titles, 2 RBI titles is just the awards he won on paper, but his career stats are filled with consistent production, 12 of his 18 year playing career was over 150 games played, and keep in mind his final 2 seasons were limited to 20 games.  During his prime he missed very few games, and very few balls hit in his direction, winning 6 gold gloves after moving from catcher to the outfield.

Aside from being a great player Murphy was a player that every fan respected and few if any rooted against, find me a person who doesn’t like Dale Murphy and I will introduce you to a person with a heart of coal.  Being liked doesn’t make you a Hall of Famer or Rob Deer would have a plaque, but it certainly does not hurt.

So why doesn’t Dale Murphy have a plaque?  The same reason Rickey Henderson, Nolan Ryan, George Brett and Hank Aaron were not elected with 100%, the BBWAA has members that do not vote based on any rhyme or reason.  Those are probably 4 of the most accomplished players of modern time and in each case 25 of 500 baseball writers did not feel they should be honored among the greatest players.  If that is not an injustice I don’t know what is.

Dom DiMaggio: Most people would call a man like Dom lucky.  He shared a dinner table with one of the greatest legends of the sport and shared a clubhouse with that players greatest rival and every bit as talented.  Brother to Joe Dimaggio and teammate of Ted Williams, connected eternally to two of the immortals, but also playing in both of their shadows, never getting more than 11% of the needed ballot votes.

DiMaggio gave 3 of his best years to the Country he called home, joining the Navy from 1943 to 1945 with many other players of the time to serve their Country in World War II.  Upon returning from service continued to hit well above .300 and race around the bases for triple after triple.

While the BBWAA did not feel DiMaggio left enough of a mark, each year he made the All-Star team and in two of those years actually started in center field over brother Joe who moved to right field.

Dwight Gooden: Pedro Martinez is widely considered on of the greatest pitchers of his generation, he was dominant for 6 years (over 7 seasons, one lost to injury) where no one in baseball could hit him.  Doc was also dominant and unhittable for 6 season over 7 years, the one shining difference is that Doc was dominant from seasons 1-7 of a 16 year career and Pedro placed his dominance right in the prime of his career and had a nice bell shape to his assent and decline; Doc unfortunately had a peak from day one and slowly declined never pitching as well as he did those first two seasons.

I understand it is harder to look at a player who struggled for nearly a decade of dominance and call him a great, but when you compare the numbers in their top seasons the numbers don’t lie, Doc has as much claim to the HoF as Pedro.

Dave Parker: One of the most feared hitters of the 1970s, unfortunately I can only remember his waning years as an aging but still clutch hitter primarily for the Oakland A’s.  But Dave Parker and Willie Stargell were every bit the dynamic duo as Canseco and McGwire and Mantle and Maris while the Pirates dominated those final years of 1970, imagine the mess they would have made if their careers peaked at the same time not 6 years apart.

I wanted to keep this list to 5, here are a few that I really struggled with Steve Garvey, Luis Tiant, Ron Guidry, Willie Randolph, and Harold Baines.

Sometimes the Best Move is the Move You Don’t Make

We are about halfway between crowing the San Francisco Giants World Series Champions and beginning the quest all over again on Opening Day.  While the we only have about 3 weeks before Spring Training reports, the majority of movements between teams are done, save for Cole Hamels potentially putting on a new cap.  But truly Max Scherzer was the last big dog in my humble opinion.

This season the Yankees have foregone something they have not done in a long, long time… Making a splash in the free agent market.  The Yankees are typically setting the tempo for the off season making a pitch or signing the biggest name but you heard little more than rumors about the Yankees pursuing Pablo Sandovol, Hanley Ramirez, Scherzer, Jon Lester, Ervin Santana and the other big names of the winter.

Sure the Yanks avoided arbitration with Michael Pineda and gave him a nice payday, personally I would have taken the chance and signed him longer than a year, but I understand the arm concern and his recent seasons of missed time, but the guy is potentially a dark horse Cy Young candidate if he can stay healthy all of 2015.  They tossed some pocket change at Chris Capuano and Stephen Drew, but they will probably (sadly) let Ichiro walk and Hiroki Kuroda has already made his return to his homeland for a farewell tour.

But this year the Yankees did something else, they let their experienced arm in David Robertson sign for 46 million (4 years at 11.5 average) in Chicago.

The Yankees let a star walk for 12 million?  Yes they did.

Was it the right move? Yes it was.

Don’t get me wrong, I am not going to bad mouth Robertson, he had some struggles, his ERA went up a full run per 9 and his hits and HRs increased, but the team was distracted and struggling and he still raised his strikeout rate from 10/9 to 13/9 which is significant and a bigger plus than his ERA increasing when you consider raw stats.

In exchange for Robertson moving west to Chicago the Yankees will anchor their bullpen with a combination of Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller.  Betances spent 2014 as Robertson’s set up man and preformed far above anyone’s expectations finishing 3rd in the AL Rookie voting and earning an All-Star nod from rival coach John Farrell.  Betances shut down unsuspecting hitters with a triple digit fastball and a devastating slider combo to the tune of 135 Ks in 90 innings and a 1.40 ERA.

The Yankees best and only free agent signing of 2015 was former Red Sox bullpen tool, Andrew Miller who split 2014 with the Orioles and Sox.  Miller has impressively spent the last 3 seasons north of 13 strikeouts over 9 innings and averaged a staggering 2 home runs a season.  The Yankees gave Miller, an unproven closer 9 million over the next for years.

Which together makes this decision to allow Robertson walk very out of character for a team who is synonymous with favoring proven experience over projected talent.

While experience is the Yankees standard operating procedure this move was right for 3 reasons.

  • In baseball money Miller and Robertson make the same pay and in all honesty Robertson is the smart choice of around 10 million if you sign one. But signing Miller allows the Yankees to have a clean slate. Betances and Miller can compete for the closer role, or share the role and there is not controversy, they both are in a position to have to earn the role they play.
  • Proving they can and will let talent walk will cut down on agents and players pitting the Yankees against themselves and overpaying a player to keep them in pinstripes.
  • The last time the Yankees let a veteran closer walk and went with a quality second year set up man in their closer role some guy named Mariano Rivera owned the mound for nearly 2 decades in the Bronx.  History loves to follow the Yankees.

Will Dellin Betances become the next Mo? No. One thing the Yankees are great at creating is individual legends. Gehrig was not the next Ruth, Mantle was never the next DiMaggio, and Jeter was not the next Andy Stankiewicz, each player took the mantle (no pun intended) and made a space in Yankee legacy all for themselves.

Focusing on the Playoffs everyday of the year.

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