MLB Transactions in December 2014

Dec 18, 2014

  • The Kansas City Royals agreed to terms with RHP Kris Medlen on a two-year contract.
  • The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired INF-OF Matt Long from the Los Angeles Angels to complete an earler trade.
  • The Oakland Athletics acquired LHP Eury De La Rosa from Arizona for cash considerations.
  • The San Diego Padres acquired C Derek Norris and RHP Seth Streich and international bonus compensation from the Oakland Athletics for RHP Jesse Hahn and RHP R.J. Alvarez.
  • The Seattle Mariners agreed to terms with RHP Justin Germano, RHP Mark Lowe and INF Carlos Rivero on minor-league contracts.

Dec 17, 2014

  • The Arizona Diamondbacks agreed to terms with RHP David Hernandez on a one-year contract.
  • The Boston Red Sox acquired RHP Anthony Varvaro from Atlanta Braves for RHP Aaron Kurcz and cash considerations.
  • The Miami Marlins agreed to terms INF/OF Michael Morse on a two-year contract.
  • The San Diego Padres agreed to terms with RHP Brandon Morrow on a one-year contract.
  • The Seattle Mariners acquired OF Justin Ruggiano from the Chicago Cubs for RHP Matt Brazis.
  • The Texas Rangers agreed to terms with RHP Kyuji Fujikawa on a one-year contract. Signed 1B Kyle Blanks and INF Tommy Field to minor league contracts.
  • The Toronto Blue Jays agreed to terms with OF Ryan Kalish on a minor league contract.

Dec 16, 2014

  • The Chicago White Sox agreed to terms with OF Melky Cabrera on a three-year contract.
  • The Cleveland Indians agreed to terms with RHP Gavin Floyd on a one-year contract.
  • The Colorado Rockies agreed to terms with INF Daniel Descalso on a two-year contract.
  • The Kansas City Royals agreed to terms with 1B/DH Kendrys Morales on a two-year contract.
  • The Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to terms with RHP Brandon McCarthy on a four-year contract. Traded RHP Craig Stem to Miami and OF Noel Cuevas to Colorado to complete earlier trades.
  • The New York Yankees agreed to terms with LHP Chris Capuano on a one-year contract.
  • The San Diego Padres signed RHP Brandon Morrow to a one-year contract.
  • The Tampa Bay Rays traded OF Matt Joyce to the L.A. Dodgers for RHP Kevin Jepsen.
  • The Texas Rangers agreed to terms with RHP Kyuji Fujikawa on a one-year contract and INF Tommy Field and 1B Kyle Blanks on minor league contracts.
  • The Toronto Blue Jays agreed to terms with 1B Daric Barton on a minor league contract.

Dec 15, 2014

  • The Atlanta Braves agreed to terms with INF Alberto Callaspo on a one-year contract.
  • The Boston Red Sox acquired SS Marco Hernandez from the Chicago Cubs to complete an earlier trade and assigned him to Portland (EL).
  • The Chicago Cubs agreed to terms with LHP Jon Lester on a six-year contract.
  • The Cleveland Indians agreed to terms with LHP Jon Lester on a six-year contract.
  • The Houston Astros agreed to terms with SS Jed Lowrie on a three-year contract.
  • The Kansas City Royals agreed to terms with RHP Yohan Pino on a one-year contract.
  • The New York Mets agreed to terms with OF John Mayberry Jr. on a one-year contract.
  • The New York Yankees agreed to terms with 3B Chase Headley on a four-year contract.

Dec 13, 2014

  • The Minnesota Twins agreed to terms with RHP Ervin Santana on a four-year contract.

Dec 12, 2014

  • The Baltimore Orioles claimed RHP Logan Verrett off waivers from the N.Y. Mets.
  • The Boston Red Sox agreed to terms with RHP Justin Masterson on a one-year contract. Traded RHP Jandel Gustave to Kansas City for cash. Acquired LHP Wade Miley from Arizona for RHP Rubby De La Rosa, RHP Allen Webster and INF Raymel Flores. Acquired RHP Zeke Spruill from Arizona for RHP Myles Smith.
  • The Chicago Cubs traded 2B Taylor Featherston to the L.A. Angels for cash. Agreed to terms with RHP Jason Hammel on a two-year contract.
  • The Houston Astros agreed to terms with RHPs Luke Gregerson on a three-year contract and Pat Neshek on a two-year contract. Traded RHP Jason Garcia to Baltimore for cash.
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates agreed to terms with LHP Francisco Liriano on a three-year contract and Radhames Liz on a one-year contract.
  • The St. Louis Cardinals agreed to terms with 1B Mark Reynolds on a one-year contract.
  • The Tampa Bay Rays agreed to terms with C Bobby Wilson, OF Corey Brown and INF-OF Eugenio Velez on minor league contracts. Acquired RHP Buddy Borden to complete an earlier trade.
  • The Toronto Blue Jays signed RHP Wilton Lopez, OF Caleb Gindl and INF Jake Fox to minor league contracts.
  • The Washington Nationals traded RHP Ross Detwiler to Texas for 2B Christopher Bostick and RHP Abel De Los Santos.

Dec 11, 2014

  • The Baltimore Orioles acquired RHP Jason Garcia from Houston for a player to be named or cash.
  • The Boston Red Sox acquired RHP Rick Porcello from Detroit for OF Yoenis Cespedes, RHP Alex Wilson, and LHP Gabe Speier.
  • The Chicago White Sox acquired LHP Dan Jennings from Miami for RHP Andre Rienzo.
  • The Colorado Rockies acquired RHP Austin House and cash from Oakland for INF Mark Canha.
  • The Detroit Tigers acquired RHP Alfredo Simon from Cincinnati for INF Eugenio Suarez and RHP Jonathon Crawford.
  • The Houston Astros selected C Luis Flores from Chicago Cups in the Rule 5 draft.
  • The Kansas City Royals selected RHP Jandel Gustave from Boston in the Rule 5 draft.
  • The Los Angeles Angels acquired INF Josh Rutledge from Colorado for RHP Jairo Diaz. Acquired LHP Andrew Heaney from the L.A. Dodgers for INF Howie Kendrick.
  • The Miami Marlins acquired 2B Dee Gordon, RHP Dan Haren and INF Miguel Rojas from the L.A. Dodgers for LHP Andrew Heaney and RHP Chris Hatcher, INF Enrique Hernandez and C Austin Barnes. Acquired RHP Mat Latos from Cincinnati for RHP Anthony DeSclafani and C Chad Wallach.
  • The New York Mets agreed to terms with LHP Scott Rice on a minor league contract.

Dec 10, 2014

  • The Chicago Cubs agreed to terms with LHP Jon Lester on a six-year contract.
  • The Chicago White Sox agreed to terms with RHP David Robertson on a four-year contract.
  • The Miami Marlins agreed to terms with C Jhonatan Solano on a minor league contract.
  • The New York Mets promoted Ian Levin to director of minor league operations. Named T.J. Barra manager of baseball research and development.
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates traded LHP Joely Rodriguez to Philadelphia for LHP Antonio Bastardo.
  • The Texas Rangers agreed to terms with RHP Anthony Bass, OF Antoan Richardson, and RHP Ross Wolf on minor league contracts.

Dec 9, 2014

  • The Chicago Cubs traded RHPs Jeferson Mejia and Zack Godley to Arizona for C Miguel Montero.
  • The Chicago White Sox traded RHP Chris Bassitt, C Josh Phegley and INFs Rangel Ravelo and Marcus Semien to Oakland for RHPs Jeff Samardzija and Michael Ynoa.
  • The Los Angeles Dodgers traded C Drew Butera to the L.A. Angels for a player to be named or cash considerations.
  • The San Diego Padres agreed to terms with INF Clint Barmes on a one-year contract.

Dec 8, 2014

  • The Arizona Diamondbacks agreed to terms with OF Yasmany Tomas on a six-year contract.
  • The Chicago White Sox claimed C Rob Brantly off waivers from Miami.
  • The Los Angeles Angels claimed OF/1B Marc Krauss off waivers from Houston.
  • The Oakland Athletics acquired INF Joey Wendle from Cleveland for 1B-OF Brandon Moss.
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates claimed RHP Josh Lindblom off waivers from Oakland.
  • The Texas Rangers claimed LHP Scott Barnes off waivers from Baltimore.
  • The Toronto Blue Jays claimed 1B/OF Chris Colabello off waivers from Minnesota.

Dec 6, 2014

  • The Los Angeles Angels agreed to terms with LHP Edgar Ibarra on a minor league contract.

Dec 5, 2014

  • The Arizona Diamondbacks named Deric Ladnier director of scouting.
  • The Chicago Cubs announced the retirement of RHP Ryan Dempster, who will become special assistant to the president and general manager.
  • The Los Angeles Dodgers claimed C Ryan Lavarnway off waivers from Boston.
  • The New York Yankees traded RHP Shane Greene to Detroit, which sent LHP Robbie Ray and INF Domingo Leyba to Arizona. Arizona sent SS Didi Gregorius to the Yankees. Agreed to terms with LHP Andrew Miller on a four-year contract.
  • The San Diego Padres agreed to terms with SS Clint Barmes on a one-year contract.
  • The Tampa Bay Rays named Kevin Cash manager.

Dec 4, 2014

  • The Atlanta Braves agreed to terms with RHP Michael Kohn on a minor league contract.
  • The Chicago Cubs named Dave Martinez bench coach, Brandon Hyde first base coach and Henry Blanco major league quality assurance coach. Reassigned first base coach Doug Dascenzo to outfield and baserunning coordinator.
  • The New York Mets named Pat Roessler assistant hitting coach.
  • The San Francisco Giants agreed to terms with 1B/OF Travis Ishikawa and C Hector Sanchez to one-year contracts.
  • The Seattle Mariners agreed to terms with OF Nelson Cruz on a four-year contract.
  • The Texas Rangers agreed to terms with RHP Colby Lewis on a one-year contract and LHP Michael Kirkman on a minor league contract.
  • The Toronto Blue Jays agreed to terms with OF Ezequiel Carrera on a minor league contract.

Dec 3, 2014

  • The Atlanta Braves agreed to terms with RHP Jim Johnson on a one-year contract and OF Nick Markakis on a four-year contract.
  • The Baltimore Orioles agreed to terms with RHP Eddie Gamboa on a one-year contract.
  • The Kansas City Royals agreed to terms with RHP Luke Hochevar on a two-year contract.
  • The Minnesota Twins agreed to terms with OF Torii Hunter on a one-year contract.
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates agreed to terms with LHP Clayton Richard on a minor league contract.
  • The Seattle Mariners traded OF Michael Saunders to Toronto for LHP J.A. Happ.
  • The Toronto Blue Jays agreed to terms with 1B Justin Smoak on a one-year contract.

Dec 1, 2014

  • The Minnesota Twins named Butch Davis first base coach.
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired INF Sean Rodriguez from Tampa Bay for a player to be named and cash considerations. Agreed to terms with OF Gorkys Hernandez, INF Deibinson Romero and C Sebastian Valle on minor league contracts.
  • The San Diego Padres named Mark Kotsay hitting coach.