MLB Transactions in December 2016

Dec 4, 2016

  • The Atlanta Braves agreed to terms with LHP Jacob Lindgren on a one-year contract.

Dec 3, 2016

  • The Seattle Mariners signed LHP Marc Rzepczynski to a two-year contract. Signed RHP Casey Fien.

Dec 2, 2016

  • The Arizona Diamondbacks declined to tender a 2017 contract to C Welington Castillo and RHP Rubby De La Rosa.
  • The Atlanta Braves agreed to terms with C Anthony Recker and LHP Paco Rodriguez on one-year contracts. Declined to tender a 2017 contract to RHP Chris Withrow.
  • The Baltimore Orioles claimed OF Adam Walker off waivers from Milwaukee. Declined to tender a 2017 contract to RHP Vance Worley.
  • The Boston Red Sox declined to tender a 2017 contract to C Bryan Holaday.
  • The Chicago Cubs agreed to terms with LHP Brian Duensing on a one-year contract. Declined to tender a 2017 contract to LHP Gerardo Concepcion, LHP Zac Rosscup, RHP Conor Mullee and INF Christian Villanueva.
  • The Chicago White Sox agreed to terms with 2B Brett Lawrie and OF Avisail Garcia on one-year contracts. Declined to tender a 2017 contract to RHP Blake Smith.
  • The Cincinnati Reds declined to tender a 2017 contract to C Ramon Cabrera, RHP Keyvius Sampson and OF Gabriel Guerrero.
  • The Cleveland Indians declined to tender a 2017 contract to RHP Jeff Manship.
  • The Colorado Rockies agreed to terms LHP Jake McGee on a one-year contract. Declined to tender a 2017 contract to RHP Matt Carasiti and INF/OF Stephen Cardullo.
  • The Los Angeles Dodgers declined to tender a 2017 contract to RHP Louis Coleman.
  • The Milwaukee Brewers declined to tender a 2017 contract to 1B Chris Carter. Agreed to terms with OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis and 2B Scooter Gennett on one-year contracts.
  • The Minnesota Twins named James Rowson hitting coach. Declined to tender a 2017 contract to RHP Yorman Landa. Agreed to terms with INF Eduardo Escobar on a one-year contract.
  • The New York Mets agreed to terms with C Rene Rivera on a one-year contract. Promoted Tommy Tanous to vice president/international and amateur scouting, Marc Tramuta to director/amateur scouting, Doug Thurman to national crosschecker and Drew Toussaint to regional supervisor.
  • The New York Yankees declined to tender a 2017 contract to LHP Jacob Lindgren.
  • The Oakland Athletics agreed to terms with 1B Yonder Alonso on a one-year contract.
  • The Philadelphia Phillies claimed LHP David Rollins off waivers from Texas. Named Dusty Wathan manager of Lehigh Valley (IL), Greg Legg manager and John Mizerock hitting coach of Reading (EL), Shawn Williams manager of Clearwater (FSL), Marty Malloy manager of Lakewood (SAL), Tyler Henson coach of Williamsport (NYP) and Charlie Hayes coach and Hector Mercado pitching coach of the GCL Phillies.
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates agreed to terms with LHP Wade LeBlanc on a one-year contract.
  • The San Diego Padres traded C Derek Norris to Washington for RHP Pedro Avila. Declined to tender a 2017 contract to INF/OF Alexi Amarista, RHP Jon Edwards, RHP Erik Johnson, INF Jose Pirela, RHP Tyson Ross and C Hector Sanchez.
  • The San Francisco Giants agreed to terms with INF Ehire Adrianza and RHP Cory Gearrin on one-year contracts.
  • The St. Louis Cardinals declined to tender a 2017 contract to RHP Seth Maness.
  • The Tampa Bay Rays declined to tender a 2017 contract to 2B Ryan Brett.
  • The Texas Rangers claimed RHP Brady Dragmire off waivers from Pittsburgh. Declined to tender a 2017 contract to OF Jared Hoying.
  • The Washington Nationals declined to tender a 2017 contract to OF Ben Revere.

Dec 1, 2016

  • The Arizona Diamondbacks named Tim Laker assistant hitting coach.
  • The Cleveland Indians agreed to terms with UT Michael Martinez and C Erik Kratz on minor league contracts.
  • The Kansas City Royals acquired RHP Jared Ruxer from the Los Angeles Angels for RHP Brooks Pounders.
  • The Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to terms with 1B/OF Scott Van Slyke and RHP Chris Hatcher on one-year contracts.
  • The Miami Marlins agreed to terms with RHP Edinson Volquez on a two-year contract.
  • The Milwaukee Brewers agreed to terms with RHP Freisis Adames on a minor league contract.
  • The Oakland Athletics agreed to terms with RHP Simon Castro and 3B Jermaine Curtis on minor league contracts.
  • The Philadelphia Phillies agreed to terms with RHP Moise Nolasco on a minor league contract.
  • The St. Louis Cardinals traded LHP Jaime Garcia to the Atlanta Braves for RHP John Gant, RHP Chris Ellis and 2B Luke Dykstra.
  • The Texas Rangers named Eric McMahon strength and conditioning coach of Round Rock (PCL); Wade Lamont strength and conditioing coach of Frisco (TL); Steve Mintz pitching coach and Al Sandoval strength and conditioning coach of Down East (Carolina); Spike Owen manager, Kenny Hook and Sharnol Adriana coaches and Adam Noel strength and conditioning coach of Hickory (SAL); Matt Hagen manager, Chase Lambin hitting coach and Turtle Thomas coach of Spokane (NWL); Jared Goedert hitting coach, Guilder Rodriguez coach and Bronson Santillan trainer of the AZL Rangers; Damon Mashore minor league baserunning coordinator; and Ric Mabie minor league rehab strength and conditioning coordinator.
  • The Washington Nationals agreed to terms with C Jose Lobaton on a one-year contract.