MLB Transactions in July 2016

Jul 20, 2016

  • The Chicago Cubs acquired LHP Mike Montgomery and RHP Jordan Pries from the Seattle Mariners for 1B/DH Dan Vogelbach and RHP Paul Blackburn.
  • The Texas Rangers acquired RHP Scott Carroll from the Chicago White Sox for cash considerations and assigned him to Frisco (Texas).

Jul 19, 2016

  • The Los Angeles Angels claimed INF Sean Coyle off waivers from Boston and optioned him to Arkansas (TL).
  • The New York Yankees agreed to terms with OFs Blake Rutherford, Joe Burton and Ben Ruta; 1Bs Dalton Blaser and Tim Lynch; LHPs Trevor Lane, Connor Jones, Tony Hernandez, Phillip Diehl and Tyler Honahan; RHPs Brooks Kriske, Nolan Martinez, Greg Weissert, Nick Nelson, Taylor Widener, Brian Trieglaff, Miles Chambers, Braden Bristo, William Jones and Brian Keller; CFs Dom Thompson-Williams, Jordan Scott, Evan Alexander, Timmy Robinson and Edel Luaces; 3B Mandy Alvarez; 2B Nick Solak and C Keith Skinner on minor league contracts.
  • The San Francisco Giants agreed to terms with RHP Kyle Drabek on a minor league contract.
  • The Washington Nationals claimed RHP Abel de Los Santos off waivers from Cincinnati.

Jul 18, 2016

  • The Kansas City Royals claimed RHP Nick Tepesch off waivers from Oakland and optioned him to Omaha (PCL).
  • The Minnesota Twins fired general manager Terry Ryan. Promoted assistant general manager Rob Antony to interim general manager.

Jul 17, 2016

  • The Cleveland Indians traded LHP Ross Detwiler to Oakland for cash.
  • The Miami Marlins agreed to terms with INF Cole Figueroa on a minor league contract and optioned him to New Orleans (PCL).

Jul 16, 2016

  • The Chicago Cubs agreed to terms with OF Tolly Filotei, LHPs Colton Freeman and Marc Huberman and RHPs Tyler Peyton, Matt Swarmer, Holden Cammack, Jed Carter, Dakota Mekkes, Duncan Robinson, Stephen Ridings, Bailey Clark and Tyson Miller on minor league contracts.
  • The Houston Astros agreed to terms with 2B Yulieski Gurriel on a five-year contract.
  • The Miami Marlins agreed to terms with OF Thomas Jones on a minor league contract.
  • The Seattle Mariners agreed to terms with SS Danny Walton and RHPs Robert Dugger and Nathan Bannister on minor league contracts.
  • The Toronto Blue Jays agreed to terms with 1B Justin Smoak on a two-year contract extension.

Jul 15, 2016

  • The Arizona Diamondbacks agreed to terms with RHP Jorge Despaigne on a minor league contract.
  • The Atlanta Braves agreed to terms with RHP Roberto Hernandez on a minor league contract.
  • The Boston Red Sox agreed to terms with LHP Jason Groome, 3B Bobby Dalbec, RHPs Mike Shawaryn and Francisco Lopez Soto, OF Juan Carlos Abreu and SS Ivan Houellemont on minor league contracts.
  • The Chicago Cubs agreed to terms with RHPs Michael Rucker and Nathan Sweeney and INF Delvin Zinn on minor league contracts.
  • The Miami Marlins agreed to terms with RHP Hunter Wells and LHP Braxton Garrett on minor league contracts.
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates agreed to terms with C Brett Synek and RHP Austin Shields on minor league contracts.
  • The St. Louis Cardinals agreed to terms with SS Matt Davis and OF Jonatan Machado on minor league contracts.
  • The Tampa Bay Rays agreed to terms with RHPs Kevin Jepsen and Easton McGee on minor league contracts.
  • The Texas Rangers agreed to terms with OF Alexei Bell on a minor league contract and assigned him to the AZL Rangers. Agreed to terms with LHP Lucas Jacobsen on a minor league contract.
  • The Washington Nationals agreed to terms with SS Jose Sanchez.

Jul 14, 2016

  • The Boston Red Sox acquired LHP Drew Pomeranz from the San Diego Padres for RHP Anderson Espinoza.
  • The New York Mets agreed to terms with LHP Anthony Kay on a minor league contract.

Jul 13, 2016

  • The New York Mets signed LHP Anthony Kay and RHP Cameron Planck.

Jul 12, 2016

  • The Boston Red Sox agreed to terms with OF Juan Carlos Abreu on a minor league contract.
  • The Los Angeles Angels traded RHP Matt Tindall to Washington for cash.
  • The San Francisco Giants released RHP Mike Broadway.

Jul 11, 2016

  • The Arizona Diamondbacks agreed to terms with RHP Markus Solbach on a minor league contract.
  • The Chicago Cubs agreed to terms with RHP Chad Hockin and LHP Wyatt Short on minor league contracts.
  • The Cleveland Indians released RHP Joba Chamberlain.
  • The Houston Astros agreed to terms with 2B L.P. Pelletier on a minor league contract.
  • The Milwaukee Brewers traded RHP Jaye Chapman to Tampa Bay for cash.
  • The Minnesota Twins released RHP Kevin Jepsen.

Jul 9, 2016

  • The Cleveland Indians claimed LHP Tyler Olson off waivers from Kansas City.
  • The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired RHP Alec Grosser from Atlanta to complete an earlier trade.
  • The New York Mets signed RHP Matt Cleveland to a minor league contract. Signed SS Michael Paez.

Jul 8, 2016

  • The Boston Red Sox acquired INF-OF Michael Martinez frome Cleveland for cash considerations. Designated INF Sean Coyle for assignment. Acquired RHP Brad Ziegler from the Arizona Diamondbacks RHP Jose Almonte and INF Luis Alejandro Basabe.
  • The Chicago Cubs signed RHP Thomas Hatch to a minor league contract.
  • The Oakland Athletics agreed to terms with RHP Logan Shore, LHP Ty Damron and C Collin Theroux on minor league contracts.
  • The San Diego Padres agreed to terms with LHP Adrian Morejon.

Jul 7, 2016

  • The Boston Red Sox acquired INF Aaron Hill and cash considerations from Milwaukee for RHP Aaron Wilkerson and INF Wendell Rijo. Signed SS Santiago Espinal and C Alberto Schmidt to minor league contracts and assigned them to the Gulf Coast League. Signed CF Chad Hardy to a minor league contract and assigned him to the Dominican Summer League.
  • The Houston Astros agreed to terms with RHP Jose Luis Bravo and LHP Juan Pablo Lopez on minor league contracts.
  • The New York Yankees suspended Tampa (FSL) SS Jorge Mateo two weeks for an undisclosed violation of team policy and announced he will not participate in the All-Star Futures Game in San Diego.
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates agreed to terms with C Miguel Perez and SS Andrew Walker on minor league contracts.
  • The San Diego Padres claimed RHP Jake Smith off waivers from San Francisco and optioned him to San Antonio (Texas).

Jul 6, 2016

  • The Atlanta Braves agreed to terms with 2B Omar Infante on a minor league contract.
  • The Baltimore Orioles agreed to terms with OF Markel Jones and RHP Joe Johnson on minor league contracts.
  • The Colorado Rockies extended their player development contract with Asheville (SAL) through 2018.
  • The Washington Nationals agreed to terms with RHP Mark Blackmar on a minor league contract.

Jul 5, 2016

  • The Cleveland Indians agreed to terms with OF Andrew Calica on a minor league contract.
  • The Tampa Bay Rays released RHP Ryan Webb.
  • The Texas Rangers traded OF Ryan Strausborger to Seattle for a 2016 international slot compensation.

Jul 4, 2016

  • The Cincinnati Reds fired pitching coach Mark Riggins. Promoted assistant pitching coach/bullpen coach Mack Jenkins to pitching coach and Louisville (IL) pitching coach Ted Power to assistant pitching coach/bullpen coach. Agreed to terms with SS Alfredo Rodriguez on a minor league contract.
  • The Miami Marlins agreed to terms with RHPs Remey Reed and Michael Mertz on minor league contracts.
  • The Seattle Mariners agreed to terms with RHP Guido Knudson on a minor league contract.
  • The Toronto Blue Jays agreed to terms with RHP Zach Jackson on a minor league contract.

Jul 3, 2016

  • The Arizona Diamondbacks agreed to terms with RHP Ryan Atkinson on a minor league contract.
  • The Atlanta Braves agreed to terms with RHP Maikel Cleto on a minor league contract.
  • The Boston Red Sox agreed to terms with RHPs Shaun Anderson and Matthew Gorst on minor league contracts and assigned them to Lowell (NYP).
  • The Cincinnati Reds agreed to terms with RHP Joel Kuhnel on a minor league contract.
  • The Los Angeles Angels agreed to terms with LHP Erik Davis on a minor league contract.
  • The Los Angeles Dodgers released LHP Ian Thomas.
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates claimed C Eric Fryer off waivers from St. Louis.
  • The San Diego Padres agreed to terms with RHP Wen-Hua Sung on a minor league contract.
  • The St. Louis Cardinals agreed to terms with 2B J.R. Davis; Cs Carlos Soto and Joyser Garcia; SSs Franklin Soto and Yowelfy Rosario; OFs Victor Garcia, Carlos Soler, Diomedes Del Rio, Luis Montano and Alexander Samuel; and RHPs Johan Oviedo, Rodard Avelino, Allinson Benitez and Enmanuel Solano on minor league contracts.

Jul 2, 2016

  • The Atlanta Braves released RHP Alexi Ogando. Sent LHP Eric O'Flaherty to the GCL Braves for a rehab assignment. Agreed to terms with SSs Kevin Maitan, Livan Soto and Yunior Severino; Cs Abrahan Gutierrez, Adrian Adrianza and Victor de Hoyos; RHPs Guillermo Zuniga and Juan Contreras; OFs Antonio Sucre, Jefry Ramos and Franger Castillo; LHP Lisandro Santos; and INF Braulio Vasquez on minor league contracts.
  • The Chicago White Sox agreed to terms with 3B Danny Muno, LHP Hector Acosta, INF Lenyn Sosa, C Kleyder Sanchez, RHPs Jenderson Carabello and Brayan Herrera and OFs Josue Guerrero, Luis Mieses, Anderson Comas and Anthony Coronado on minor league contracts.
  • The Detroit Tigers agreed to terms with RHP Bryan Garcia on a minor league contract.
  • The Houston Astros traded C Alfredo Gonzalez to the Chicago White Sox for cash. Agreed to terms with SS Freudis Nova, SS Deury Carrasco, C Nerio Rodriguez, INF Jeury Castillo, RHP Ronny Garcia, SS Yorbin Ceuta, SS Sean Mendoza, RHP Angel Macuare, RHP Jairo Solis, RHP Angel Ortega, C Jose Alvarez and OF Leonardo Gonzalez on minor league contracts.
  • The Miami Marlins agreed to terms with C Alexander Jones on a minor league contract.
  • The Milwaukee Brewers agreed to terms with RHP Jeison Medina, RHP Brayan Salaya, C Roberto Molina, SS Victor Maria, SS Jean Carlos Cruz, SS Jean Carmona, OF Pablo Abreu, OF Francis Florentino and OF Anderson Melendez on minor league contracts.
  • The New York Mets agreed to terms with OF Gilberto Espinoza on a minor league contract.
  • The Oakland Athletics agreed to terms with OFs Lazaro Armenteros and Kevin Richards, SSs Marcos Brito and Yerdel Vargas and 3B George Bell on minor league contracts.
  • The San Francisco Giants released RHP Jake Smith.
  • The Seattle Mariners agreed to terms with RHP Kevin Munson on a minor league contract and assigned him to Tacoma (PCL).
  • The Washington Nationals agreed to terms with RHP Dane Dunning, LHP Hayden Howard, RHP Johan Adon, RHP Thony Amoroso, INF Yasel Antuna, RHP Carlos Cuello, OF David Escobar, SS Luis Garcia, RHP Niomar Gomez, RHP Rafael Melendez, OF Ricardo Mendez, C Kelvin Pacheco, RHP Eric Pena, OF Landerson Pena, C Wilmer Perez, C Israel Pineda, INF Cesar Porte, C Luis Santana, RHP Wilson Severino, C Ronaldy Sosa and RHP pitcher Oliver Suero.

Jul 1, 2016

  • The Cleveland Indians signed of INF Nolan Jones to a minor league contract.
  • The Washington Nationals agreed to terms with RHP Dane Dunning and LHP Hayden Howard on minor league contracts.