MLB Transactions in May 2015

May 21, 2015

  • The Los Angeles Dodgers suspended INF Erisbel Arruebarrena for the remainder of the season for repeated failures to comply with his contract.
  • The Oakland Athletics named Ron Washington coach.
  • The San Francisco Giants named Mario Alioto executive vice president of business operations, Jack Bair executive vice president and general counsel, Alfonso Felder executive vice president of administration, Staci Slaughter executive vice president of communications and senior adviser to the CEO, Russ Stanley senior vice president of ticket sales and services, Jason Pearl senior vice president of sponsorship and business development, Stephen Revetria senior vice president of Giants Enterprises and Fran Weld vice president of strategy and development.

May 20, 2015

  • The Atlanta Braves traded RHP John Cornely to Boston for cash considerations.
  • The Houston Astros traded LHP Chris Lee to Baltimore for other considerations.
  • The Milwaukee Brewers agreed to terms with RHP Manny Barreda on a minor league contract.

May 19, 2015

  • The Atlanta Braves agreed to terms with RHP Nick Masset on a one-year contract.
  • The Chicago Cubs traded C Welington Castillo to Seattle for RHP Yoervis Medina.
  • The Kansas City Royals announced the retirement of INF Rafael Furcal.
  • The Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to terms with INF Hector Olivera on a six-year contract.
  • The New York Mets agreed to terms with C Lednier Ricardo on a minor league contract.

May 18, 2015

  • The Atlanta Braves agreed to terms with RHP Seth Webster on a minor league contract.
  • The Cleveland Indians announced the retirement of LHP Bruce Chen.
  • The Miami Marlins named Dan Jennings manager and Mike Goff bench coach.
  • The Oakland Athletics agreed to terms with LHP Omar Duran on a minor league contract.

May 17, 2015

  • The Miami Marlins fired manager Mike Redmond and bench coach Rob Leary.

May 15, 2015

  • The Toronto Blue Jays acquired SS Ronald Torreyes from Houston Astros for cash considerations or a player to be named. Announced SS Jonathan Diaz cleared outright waivers.

May 14, 2015

  • The Oakland Athletics traded C Blake Forsythe to Philadelphia for cash.
  • The Tampa Bay Rays claimed RHP Preston Guilmet off waivers from Toronto and optioned him to Durham (IL).

May 13, 2015

  • The Atlanta Braves agreed to terms with C Wil Nieves on a minor league contract and assigned him to Gwinnett (IL).
  • The Cincinnati Reds claimed RHP Ryan Mattheus off waivers from the L.A. Angels.
  • The Los Angeles Angels agreed to terms with RHP Huston Street on a two-year contract through 2017.

May 12, 2015

  • The Cincinnati Reds released RHP Kevin Gregg for assignment.
  • The Oakland Athletics released OF Alex Hassan.

May 11, 2015

  • The San Diego Padres announced C Wil Nieves cleared outright waivers and elected free agency.

May 10, 2015

  • The Toronto Blue Jays traded LHP Jayson Aquino to Pittsburgh for cash considerations.

May 9, 2015

  • The Boston Red Sox traded RHP Edward Mujica and cash considerations to the Oakland Athletics in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations. Named Carl Willis pitching coach.

May 8, 2015

  • The Cleveland Indians signed RHP Carlos Marmol to a minor league contract.
  • The Oakland Athletics traded RHP Chad Smith to the Los Angeles Angels for cash considerations.

May 7, 2015

  • The Arizona Diamondbacks agreed to terms with C Jarrod Saltalamacchia on a minor league contract.
  • The Boston Red Sox fired pitching coach Juan Nieves.
  • The Chicago White Sox announced LHP Chris Sale has dropped his appeal of a five-game suspension for his involvement in a bench-clearing brawl against Kansas City on April 23.
  • The Kansas City Royals acquired C Drew Butera from the L.A. Angels for INF Ryan Jackson.

May 6, 2015

  • The Chicago White Sox announced RHP Jeff Samardzija has dropped his appeal of a five-game suspension for his involvement in a bench-clearing brawl against Kansas City on April 23.

May 5, 2015

  • The Miami Marlins released C Jarrod Saltalamacchia.
  • The Oakland Athletics announced OF Cody Ross cleared waivers and was released.
  • The Texas Rangers claimed LHP Mike Kickham off waivers from Seattle and optioned him to Round Rock (PCL).
  • The Washington Nationals acquired OF Darin Mastroianni from Philadelphia for cash considerations.

May 4, 2015

  • The Milwaukee Brewers fired manager Ron Roenicke. Named Craig Counsell manager and signed him through 2017.
  • The Toronto Blue Jays traded RHP Matt West to the Los Angeles Dodgers for cash considerations.

May 3, 2015

  • The Boston Red Sox claimed INF Luis Jimenez off waivers from Milwaukee.
  • The Chicago Cubs claimed RHP Anthony Varvaro off waivers from Boston.
  • The Milwaukee Brewers fired Ron Roenicke manager.
  • The Toronto Blue Jays traded 1B Andy Wilkins to the Los Angeles Dodgers for cash considerations.

May 1, 2015

  • The Seattle Mariners announced the retirement of OF/DH Carlos Quentin.
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