MLB Transactions in August 2016

Aug 29, 2016

  • The Chicago Cubs signed a four-year extension of their player development contract with Myrtle Beach (Carolina) through 2020.
  • The Kansas City Royals acquired INF-OF Daniel Nava and cash considerations from the L. A. Angels for a player to be named or cash considerations.

Aug 28, 2016

  • The Baltimore Orioles signed RHP Tommy Hunter.

Aug 27, 2016

  • The Miami Marlins agreed to terms with 2B Sutton Whiting on a minor league contract.
  • The San Diego Padres claimed OF Oswaldo Arcia off waivers from Miami.

Aug 26, 2016

  • The Texas Rangers announced RHP Jeremy Jeffress was been placed on the Major League Baseball restricted list.
  • The Toronto Blue Jays acquired C Dioner Navarro from the Chicago White Sox for LHP Colton Turner.

Aug 25, 2016

  • The Cleveland Indians released RHP Tommy Hunter.
  • The Oakland Athletics traded LHP Marc Rzepczynski and cash to Washington for INF Max Schrock.
  • The Philadelphia Phillies traded C Carlos Ruiz and cash to the L.A. Dodgers for C A.J. Ellis, RHP Tommy Bergjans and a player to be named or cash.

Aug 24, 2016

  • The Arizona Diamondbacks signed president and CEO Derrick Hall to an eight-year contract extension.
  • The Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to terms with RHP Dan Johnson on a minor contract.
  • The Seattle Mariners agreed to terms with RHP Al Alburquerque on a minor league contract.
  • The Texas Rangers acquired a 2017 international slot (No. 93) from Atlanta for SS Dylan Moore and 2017 international slots (No. 37 and No. 97) from Miami. Miami acquired OF Jeff Francoeur and cash considerations for C Matt Foley.

Aug 23, 2016

  • The Miami Marlins claimed OF Oswaldo Arcia off waivers from Tampa Bay.
  • The Seattle Mariners agreed to terms with RHP Bryan Evans on a minor league contract.
  • The Texas Rangers placed Josh Hamilton on unconditional release waivers.

Aug 22, 2016

  • The Atlanta Braves released SS Mike Aviles.
  • The Cincinnati Reds extended their player development contract with Billings (Pioneer) through the 2018 season.
  • The Detroit Tigers released RHP Bobby Parnell.
  • The Kansas City Royals agreed to terms with OF Jake Wakamatsu on a minor league contract.
  • The Minnesota Twins agreed to terms with RHP Confesor Lara on a minor league contract.
  • The Oakland Athletics fined DH Billy Butler and INF Danny Valencia undisclosed amounts for a clubhouse fight last week.
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates agreed to terms with INF David Freese on a two-year contract through the 2018 season.
  • The Texas Rangers agreed to purchase a controlling interest in Kinston (Carolina).

Aug 21, 2016

  • The Baltimore Orioles agreed to terms with OF Chris Dickerson on a minor league contract.
  • The Los Angeles Angels agreed to terms with LHP Manny Banuelos on a minor league contract.

Aug 20, 2016

  • The Colorado Rockies requested waivers on LHP Jason Gurka for the purpose of granting his unconditional release.
  • The Houston Astros agreed to terms with LHP Eury De La Rosa on a minor league contract.
  • The Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to terms with RHP Vin Santasiero on a minor league contract.
  • The Miami Marlins agreed to terms with 3B Danny Muno on a minor league contract.
  • The Minnesota Twins traded LHP Sean Burnett to Washington for cash.
  • The Texas Rangers signed OF Carlos Gomez to a minor league contract and assigned him to Round Rock (PCL).

Aug 19, 2016

  • The Houston Astros released OF Carlos Gomez.
  • The New York Mets traded RHP Richard Reina to Toronto for cash.
  • The Seattle Mariners announced the sale of Nintendo of America's ownership stake to the remaining owners. Announced the retirement of chairman and chief executive officer Howard Lincoln. Named John Stanton chairman and chief executive officer.
  • The Toronto Blue Jays agreed to terms with LHP Ty Sterner on a minor league contract.
  • The Washington Nationals agreed to terms with RHP Mitch Lively on a minor league contract.

Aug 16, 2016

  • The Baltimore Orioles signed a two-year player development contract extension with Hagerstown (SAL) through the 2018 season.
  • The Detroit Tigers released RHP Jeff Ferrell. Acquired INF Erick Aybar from Atlanta for INF Mike Aviles and C Kade Scivicque.
  • The Los Angeles Dodgers released OF Zach Walters.
  • The Washington Nationals signed a two-year player development contract extension with Hagerstown (SAL).

Aug 15, 2016

  • The Miami Marlins released RHP Cody Hall.
  • The Seattle Mariners traded 2B Luis Sardinas to San Diego for a player to be named.

Aug 14, 2016

  • The Los Angeles Angels agreed to terms with RHP Andrew Bailey on a minor league contract.

Aug 13, 2016

  • The Atlanta Braves claimed 3B Kyle Kubitza off waivers from Texas and optioned him to Gwinnett (IL). Agreed to terms with RHP Jimmy Moran on a minor league contract.
  • The Houston Astros extended its Player Development Contract with the Fresno Grizzlies of the Pacific Coast League, through the 2018 season.
  • The Los Angeles Angels claimed LHP Cody Ege off waivers from Miami and optioned him to Salt Lake (PCL).

Aug 12, 2016

  • The Kansas City Royals named Kenjiro Nomura adviser to baseball operations.
  • The Los Angeles Dodgers renewed their affiliation agreement with Rancho Cucamonga (Cal) through the 2018 season.
  • The Philadelphia Phillies claimed LHP Patrick Schuster off waivers from Oakland and optioned him to Lehigh Valley (IL).
  • The San Diego Padres released LHP Matt Thornton.

Aug 11, 2016

  • The Kansas City Royals announced DH/1B Kendrys Morales will drop the appeal of his one-game suspension for returning to the field after being ejected from a game on Aug. 2.
  • The Los Angeles Angels added LHP Brett Oberholtzer to the roster.
  • The San Diego Padres signed RHP Ronald Bolanos.

Aug 10, 2016

  • The New York Yankees added RHP Blake Parker to the roster.
  • The San Diego Padres waived INF/OF Hector Olivera.

Aug 9, 2016

  • The Houston Astros extended their player development contract with Quad Cities (MWL) through the 2018 season.
  • The Los Angeles Angels claimed LHP Brett Oberholtzer off waivers from Philadelphia.
  • The New York Yankees claimed RHP Blake Parker off waivers from Seattle. Agreed to terms with LHP Tommy Layne on a one-year contract.
  • The San Diego Padres agreed to terms with RHP Cesar Gonzalez on a minor league contract.

Aug 8, 2016

  • The Atlanta Braves claimed RHP Chaz Roe off waivers from Baltimore.
  • The San Francisco Giants agreed to terms with RHP Cesar Gonzalez on a minor league contract.

Aug 7, 2016

  • The Arizona Diamondbacks released RHP Josh Collmenter.
  • The Boston Red Sox released LHP Tommy Layne.
  • The New York Yankees announced DH Alex Rodriguez will be unconditionally released on Friday and be named special adviser and instructor through Dec. 31, 2017.
  • The Philadelphia Phillies released RHP Andrew Bailey.

Aug 6, 2016

  • The Atlanta Braves traded LHP Hunter Cervenka to Miami for OF Anfernee Seymour and LHP Michael Mader.
  • The Cleveland Indians released 3B Juan Uribe.
  • The Miami Marlins agreed to terms with C James Lovett on a minor league contract.
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates traded RHP Arquimedes Caminero to Seattle for a player to be named.
  • The San Diego Padres agreed to terms with LHP Clayton Richard on a one-year contract.
  • The Toronto Blue Jays traded LHP/RHP Pat Venditte to Seattle for a player to be named.

Aug 5, 2016

  • The New York Yankees announced the retirement of 1B Mark Teixeira at the end of the season.
  • The Texas Rangers announced C Bryan Holaday was claimed off waivers by Boston.

Aug 4, 2016

  • The Cleveland Indians signed LHP Colt Hynes to a minor-league contract and assigned him to Columbus. Claimed UTL Michael Martinez off waivers from Boston.
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates released RHP Wilfredo Boscan.
  • The San Diego Padres claimed OF Patrick Kivlehan off waivers from Seattle and optioned him to El Paso (PCL).
  • The Texas Rangers announced C Bobby Wilson was claimed off waivers by Tampa Bay.

Aug 3, 2016

  • The Los Angeles Dodgers extended their affiliation agreements with Oklahoma City, Tulsa (TL) and Great Lakes (MWL) through the 2018 season.
  • The Toronto Blue Jays released RHP Blake McFarland.

Aug 1, 2016

  • The Baltimore Orioles acquired INF-OF Steve Pearce from Tampa Bay for C Jonah Heim.
  • The Boston Red Sox traded RHP Pat Light to Minnesota for LHP Fernando Abad.
  • The Chicago Cubs acquired RHP Joe Smith from the Los Angeles Angels for RHP Jesus Castillo.
  • The Cincinnati Reds traded OF Jay Bruce to the N.Y. Mets for INF Dilson Herrera and LHP Max Wotell.
  • The Houston Astros traded RHP Scott Feldman to Toronto for RHP Lupe Chavez. Traded RHP Josh Fields to the Los Angeles Dodgers for 1B Yordan Alvarez.
  • The Los Angeles Dodgers traded RHP Mike Bolsinger to Toronto for RHP Jesse Chavez and cash.
  • The Milwaukee Brewers traded LHP Will Smith to San Francisco for RHP Phil Bickford and C Andrew Susac. Acquired OF Lewis Brinson, RHP Luis Ortiz and a player to be named from Texas for C Jonathan Lucroy and RHP Jeremy Jeffress.
  • The Minnesota Twins traded RHPs Ricky Nolasco and Alex Meyer and cash to the L.A. Angels for LHP Hector Santiago and RHP Alan Busenitz.
  • The New York Yankees traded OF Carlos Beltran and cash to Texas for RHPs Dillon Tate, Erik Swanson and Nick Green. Traded RHP Ivan Nova to Pittsburgh for two players to be named.
  • The Oakland Athletics traded OF Josh Reddick and LHP Rich Hill to the L.A. Dodgers for RHPs Jharel Cotton, Grant Holmes and Frankie Montas.
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates traded LHP Jonathon Niese to the N.Y. Mets for LHP Antonio Bastardo and cash. Acquired RHP Drew Hutchison from Toronto for LHP Francisco Liriano, C Reese McGuire and OF Harold Ramirez.
  • The San Diego Padres traded RHP Luis Castillo to Miami for RHP Colin Rea.
  • The Seattle Mariners claimed INF Michael Freeman off waivers from Arizona and optioned him to Tacoma (PCL).
  • The Tampa Bay Rays traded OF Brandon Guyer to Cleveland for OF Nathan Lukes and RHP Jhonleider Salinas. Traded LHP Matt Moore to San Francisco for 3B Matt Duffy, SS Lucius Fox and RHP Michael Santos.