MLB Transactions in May 2016

May 25, 2016

  • The Atlanta Braves claimed LHP Dario Alvarez off waivers from the N.Y. Mets.
  • The Kansas City Royals traded OF Jose Martinez to St. Louis for cash.
  • The Miami Marlins claimed RHP RHP Asher Wojciechowski off waivers from Houston and optioned him to Jupiter (FSL).
  • The Minnesota Twins agreed to terms with LHP Sean Burnett on a minor league contract.

May 24, 2016

  • The New York Yankees claimed RHP Layne Somsen off waivers from Cincinnati and optioned him to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL).

May 23, 2016

  • The Atlanta Braves acquired LHP Brian Matusz and the 76th pick in the 2016 amateur draft from Baltimore RHP Brandon Barker and LHP Trevor Belicek.
  • The Cincinnati Reds acquired two international signing bonus slots from Baltimore for RHP Franderlyn Romero.
  • The Houston Astros released C Erik Kratz.

May 20, 2016

  • The Arizona Diamondbacks agreed to terms with 2B Ed Lucas on a minor league contract.
  • The Los Angeles Angels agreed to terms with RHP Tim Lincecum on a one-year contract.
  • The Philadelphia Phillies traded 2B Ryan Jackson to the L.A. Angels for cash.
  • The Tampa Bay Rays agreed to terms with C J.P. Arencibia on a minor league contract.

May 19, 2016

  • The Miami Marlins claimed RHP Cody Hall off waivers from Arizona and optioned him to New Orleans (PCL).

May 18, 2016

  • The San Diego Padres acquired OF Jabari Blash from Seattle Mariners for a player to be named or cash and assigned him outright to El Paso.

May 17, 2016

  • The Arizona Diamondbacks traded OF Jason Bourgeois to the Chicago White Sox for cash.
  • The Atlanta Braves fired manager Fredi Gonzalez. Promoted Gwinnett (IL) manager Brian Snitker to interim manager.
  • The Chicago Cubs agreed to terms with RHP Joe Nathan on a one-year contract.
  • The Los Angeles Angels announced LHP Neal Cotts elected to terminate his minor league contract to become a free agent.
  • The Philadelphia Phillies released C J.P. Arencibia from Lehigh Valley (IL).
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates agreed to terms with C Francisco Cervelli on a three-year contract from 2017-19.
  • The Buffalo Bills signed DT Adolphus Washington.
  • The Dallas Cowboys waived LS Brandon Hartson. Signed TE Austin Traylor.
  • The Jacksonville Jaguars signed OL Jeff Linkenbach. Released PK Jaden Oberkrom.
  • The New Orleans Saints signed CB Jimmy Pruitt. Released PK Josh Scobee. Waived OT Bryan Witzmann.
  • The Pittsburgh Steelers signed TE David Johnson to a one-year contract.
  • The Tennessee Titans placed CB Morgan Burns on the reserve/retired list.
  • The Washington Redskins released WR Andre Roberts. Signed CB Mariel Cooper.

May 16, 2016

  • The Toronto Blue Jays claimed INF Jimmy Paredes off waivers from Baltimore.

May 15, 2016

  • The Chicago Cubs agreed to terms with RHP Alex Sanabia on a minor league contract.

May 14, 2016

  • The Arizona Diamondbacks extended their affiliation with the Reno Aces of the Pacific Coast League through the 2018 season.
  • The Minnesota Twins traded RHP J.R. Graham to the N.Y. Yankees for a player to be named or cash. Agreed to terms with 2B Tommy Field on a minor league contract.
  • The New York Yankees agreed to terms with RHPs Chad Green and Conor Mullee on one-year contracts and selected them from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
  • The Tampa Bay Rays traded RHP Jhan Martinez to Milwaukee for cash.
  • The Texas Rangers signed RHP Kyle Lohse to a minor league contract.

May 13, 2016

  • The Chicago White Sox placed LHP John Danks on waivers for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release.

May 12, 2016

  • The Chicago White Sox acquired RHP Anthony Ranaudo from Texas for RHP Matt Ball.
  • The Miami Marlins agreed to terms with LHP Joe Beimel on a minor league contract.

May 11, 2016

  • The Atlanta Braves traded RHP Jhoulys Chacin to the L.A. Angels for LHP Adam McCreery.
  • The Los Angeles Angels agreed to terms with RHP David Carpenter on a minor league contract.
  • The San Diego Padres claimed C Hector Sanchez off waivers from the Chicago White Sox.

May 10, 2016

  • The Arizona Diamondbacks agreed to terms with OF Michael Bourn on a minor league contract and assigned him to Mobile (SL). Named Willie Bloomquist special assistant to the president and CEO.
  • The Cleveland Indians traded C Anthony Recker to Atlanta for cash.
  • The Colorado Rockies named Doug Chadwick mental skills coordinator.
  • The Los Angeles Angels acquired INF Brendan Ryan from Washington for cash and/or a player to be named and selected his contract from Salt Lake (PCL).
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates traded OF Mel Rojas Jr. to Atlanta for cash.
  • The San Diego Padres claimed LHP Keith Hessler off waivers from Arizona.
  • The Washington Nationals agreed to terms with RHP Stephen Strasburg on a seven-year contract from 2017-23.

May 7, 2016

  • The Minnesota Twins announced RHP Casey Fien was claimed off waivers by the Los Angeles Dodgers.

May 6, 2016

  • The Atlanta Braves named Buddy Carlyle coaching assistant.

May 5, 2016

  • The Milwaukee Brewers claimed LHP Michael Kirkman off waivers from San Diego.

May 4, 2016

  • The Texas Rangers traded C Chris Gimenez to Cleveland for cash considerations.