MLB Transactions in May 2008

May 30, 2008

  • The Boston Red Sox purchased the contract of first baseman Jeff Bailey from Pawtucket of the International League (AAA).
  • The Chicago Cubs acquired pitcher Jim Brower from the Cincinnati Reds for cash considerations.
  • The Cincinnati Reds sold the contract of pitcher Tom Shearn to the Samsung Lions of the Korean Professional League.
  • The Cleveland Indians signed pitcher Dan Reichert and assigned him to Buffalo.
  • The Kansas City Royals claimed catcher Brayan Pena off waivers from the Atlanta Braves.
  • The Oakland A's purchased the contract of pitcher Brad Ziegler from Sacramento of the Pacific Coast League (AAA).
  • The Texas Rangers purchased the contract of pitcher Robinson Tejeda from Oklahoma of the Pacific Coast League (AAA).

May 29, 2008

  • The Houston Astros signed pitcher Ray King to a minor league contract.
  • The Kansas City Royals purchased the contract of infielder Mike Aviles and recalled pitcher Neal Musser from Omaha of the Pacific Coast League (AAA).
  • The Minnesota Twins claimed pitcher Craig Breslow off waivers from the Cleveland Indians.

May 28, 2008

  • The Cincinnati Reds purchased the contract of infielder Andy Phillips from Louisville.
  • The Houston Astros signed pitcher Jorge Sosa to a minor league contract.
  • The San Diego Padres acquired pitcher Cha Seung Baek from the Seattle Mariners for pitcher Jared Wells.

May 27, 2008

  • The Cincinnati Reds purchased the contract of outfielder Jay Bruce from Louisville of the International League (AAA).
  • The Cleveland Indians signed shortstop Jorge Velandia to a minor league contract; signed outfielder Todd Linden to a minor league contract.
  • The Milwaukee Brewers signed pitcher Julian Tavarez.

May 24, 2008

  • The Cincinnati Reds sold the contract of pitcher Justin Lehr to the Doosan Bears of the Korean Professional League.
  • The Cleveland Indians purchased the contract of Scott Elarton and recalled pitcher Edward Mujica from Buffalo of the International League (AAA).
  • The Milwaukee Brewers purchased the contract of infielder Russell Branyan from Nashville.

May 23, 2008

  • The Chicago White Sox purchased the contract of outfielder DeWayne Wise from Charlotte of the International League (AAA).
  • The Washington Nationals purchased the contracts of pitchers Charlie Manning and Brian Sanches and outfielder Ryan Langerhans from Columbus.

May 22, 2008

  • The New York Mets purchased the contract of catcher Raul Casanova from New Orleans of the Pacific Coast League (AAA).
  • The San Diego Padres purchased the contract of pitcher Mike Adams from Portland.

May 21, 2008

  • The Boston Red Sox purchased the contract of pitcher Bartolo Colon from Pawtucket of the International League (AAA).

May 19, 2008

  • The Florida Marlins agreed to terms with outfielder Jacque Jones on a minor league contract.

May 18, 2008

  • The Boston Red Sox purchased the contract of pitcher Chris Smith from Pawtucket of the International League (AAA).
  • The Chicago Cubs purchased the contract of infielder Micah Hoffpauir from Iowa of the Pacific Coast League (AAA).

May 17, 2008

  • The Florida Marlins signed shortstop Hanley Ramirez to a multi-year contract.
  • The Kansas City Royals agreed to terms with pitcher Joakim Soria on a multi-year contract.
  • The Minnesota Twins purchased the contract of infielder Howie Clark from Rochester of the International League (AAA).
  • The San Diego Padres returned infielder Callix Crabbe to the Milwaukee Brewers.

May 14, 2008

  • The Chicago Cubs signed outfielder Jim Edmonds to a one-year contract.
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates purchased the contract of catcher Raul Chavez from Indianapolis of the International League (AAA).
  • The Tampa Bay Rays agreed to terms with pitcher Scott Kazmir on a four-year contract extension.

May 13, 2008

  • The New York Mets purchased the contracts of pitcher Claudio Vargas and infielder-outfielder Fernando Tatis.

May 12, 2008

  • The San Diego Padres purchased the contract of infielder Edgar Gonzalez from Portland of the Pacific Coast League (AAA).

May 11, 2008

  • The Baltimore Orioles purchased the contract of infielder Alex Cintron from Norfolk of the International League (AAA).
  • The Cleveland Indians purchased the contract of outfielder Jason Tyner.
  • The San Diego Padres acquired pitcher Bryan Corey from the Boston Red Sox for a player to be named later or cash considerations.
  • The Texas Rangers purchased the contract of pitcher Doug Mathis from Oklahoma of the Pacific Coast League (AAA).

May 10, 2008

  • The Toronto Blue Jays purchased the contract of pitcher Armando Benitez.

May 9, 2008

  • The San Diego Padres released outfielder Jim Edmonds; claimed pitcher Sean Henn off waivers from the New York Yankees; purchased the contract of catcher Luke Carlin from Portland.
  • The Toronto Blue Jays acquired outfielder Kevin Mench from the Texas Rangers for cash considerations; signed outfielder Brad Wilkerson.

May 8, 2008

  • The San Diego Padres purchased the contract of pitcher Shawn Estes from Portland of the Pacific Coast League (AAA).

May 5, 2008

  • The Atlanta Braves acquired infielder Greg Norton from the Seattle Mariners for a player to be named or cash considerations.
  • The Detroit Tigers purchased the contract of outfielder Matt Joyce from Toledo of the International League (AAA).

May 4, 2008

  • The Pittsburgh Pirates purchased the contract of pitcher Sean Burnett from Indianapolis of the International League (AAA).

May 2, 2008

  • The Baltimore Orioles purchased the contract of pitcher Lance Cormier from Norfolk of the International League (AAA).
  • The Chicago Cubs purchased the contract of pitcher Chad Fox from Tennessee of the Southern League (AA).
  • The Colorado Rockies agreed to terms with infielder Juan Castro on a minor league contract.

May 1, 2008

  • The Los Angeles Angels purchased the contract of pitcher Nick Adenhart from Salt Lake of the Pacific Coast League (AAA).
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