MLB Transactions in February 2017

Feb 23, 2017

  • The Texas Rangers agreed to terms with INF Hanser Alberto, LHP Dario Alvarez, RHP Matt Bush, LHP Alex Claudio, LHP Andrew Faulkner, RHP Chi Chi Gonzalez, RHP Mike Hauschild, RHP Jose Leclerc, RHP Nick Martinez, OF Nomar Mazara, C Brett Nicholas, 2B Rougned Odor, INF/OF Drew Robinson, OF Ryan Rua and RHP Tyler Wagner on one-year contracts and with OF/1B Kevin Keyes on a minor league contract.

Feb 22, 2017

  • The Pittsburgh Pirates named Joel Hanrahan assistant pitching coach for Morgantown (NYP).

Feb 21, 2017

  • The Arizona Diamondbacks agreed to terms with LHP Jorge De La Rosa on a minor league contract.
  • The Baltimore Orioles agreed to terms with OFs Craig Gentry and Michael Bourn on minor league contracts.
  • The Cincinnati Reds agreed to terms with INF/OF Ryan Raburn on a minor league contract.
  • The Detroit Tigers agreed to terms with 3B Danny Muno and OF Matt Murton on minor league contracts.
  • The Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to terms with OF Franklin Gutierrez on a one-year contract.
  • The New York Yankees traded LHP Richard Bleier to Baltimore for a player to be named or cash.

Feb 20, 2017

  • The New York Yankees signed LHP Jon Niese to a minor league contract.

Feb 19, 2017

  • The Los Angeles Dodgers released 1B Darin Ruf. Agreed to terms with 2B Chase Utley.

Feb 18, 2017

  • The Boston Red Sox purchased the contract of RHP Hector Velezquez from Piratas de Campeche (Mexican League).
  • The San Diego Padres agreed to terms with RHP Jered Weaver on a one-year contract.

Feb 17, 2017

  • The Houston Astros agreed to terms with INF Marwin Gonzalez on a one-year contract.
  • The Kansas City Royals agreed to terms with RHP Peter Moylan to a minor league contract.
  • The Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to terms with INF Jose Miguel Fernandez on a minor league contract.
  • The San Francisco Giants agreed to terms with INF Aaron Hill and OF Slade Heathcott on a minor league contracts.
  • The Tampa Bay Rays agreed to terms with RHP Tommy Hunter on a minor league contract.
  • The Texas Rangers signed C A.J. Jimenez to a minor league contract.

Feb 16, 2017

  • The Kansas City Royals agreed to terms with P Scott Alexander, Brian Flynn, Jake Junis, Kevin McCarthy and Kyle Zimmer; INFs Cheslor Cuthbert, Hunter Dozier, Whit Merrifield and Ramon Torres and OFs Billy Burns, Terrance Gore and Bubba Starling on one-year contracts.
  • The New York Yankees agreed to terms with 1B Chris Carter on a one-year contract.
  • The Texas Rangers agreed to terms with 1B-DH Mike Napoli on a one-year contract.
  • The Toronto Blue Jays agreed to terms with RHP Mat Latos on a minor league contract.

Feb 15, 2017

  • The Baltimore Orioles named Howie Clark assistant major league hitting coach. Agreed to terms with 1B-3B Chris Johnson, 1B-3B Juan Francisco and OF Michael Choice on minor league contracts.
  • The Kansas City Royals agreed to terms with LHP Travis Wood to a two-year contract.
  • The Los Angeles Angels agreed to terms with RHP Yusmeiro Petit on a minor league contract.
  • The Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to terms with RHP Sergio Romo on a one-year contract.
  • The New York Mets agreed to terms with RHP Fernando Salas on a one-year contract.
  • The Washington Nationals agreed to terms with 1B/OF Adam Lind on a one-year contract.

Feb 14, 2017

  • The Chicago Cubs agreed to terms with RHP Pedro Strop on a one-year contract. Named Ann Weiser vice president of human resources.
  • The Cincinnati Reds claimed RHP Nefi Ogando off waivers from Pittsburgh.
  • The Cleveland Indians agreed to terms with LHP Chris Narveson on a minor league contract.
  • The San Francisco Giants agreed to terms with RHP David Hernandez on a minor league contract.
  • The Tampa Bay Rays agreed to terms with RHP Nathan Eovaldi on a one-year contract.
  • The Texas Rangers acquired RHP Eddie Gamboa from Tampa Bay for a player to be named or cash considerations.

Feb 13, 2017

  • The Arizona Diamondbacks agreed to terms with LHP Brian Matusz and RHP Kevin Jepsen on minor league contracts.
  • The Cincinnati Reds claimed RHP Lisalverto Bonilla off waivers from Pittsburgh. Agreed to terms with RHP Bronson Arroyo on a minor league contract.
  • The Kansas City Royals agreed to terms with RHP Seth Maness on a minor league contract.
  • The San Diego Padres agreed to terms with SS Erick Aybar on a minor league contract.
  • The Texas Rangers agreed to terms with LHP Adam Loewen and RHP Bobby LaFromboise on minor league contracts.
  • The Toronto Blue Jays released C AJ Jimenez.

Feb 12, 2017

  • The Atlanta Braves acquired 2B Brandon Phillips from Cincinnati for LHP Andrew McKirahan and RHP Carlos Portuondo.
  • The Washington Nationals agreed to terms with LHP Neal Cotts and RHP Jeremy Guthrie on minor league contracts.

Feb 11, 2017

  • The Arizona Diamondbacks agreed to terms with RHP Tom Wilhelmsen on a minor league contract.
  • The Texas Rangers agreed to terms with RHP Anthony Bass on a minor league contract.

Feb 10, 2017

  • The Chicago Cubs promoted Kyle Evans to director of pro scouting/special assistant to the president and general manager; Alex Suarez to director of international pro scouting, assistant director of player development and international amateur scouting; Jason Parks to special assistant to the president and general manager; Greg Davey, promoted to coordinator, baseball operations; Albert Lyu to developer, research and development; Andrew Bassett to assistant director, pro scouting; Min Sung to supervisor, Pacific Rim scouting/special assignment professional scout; John Baker to coordinator, mental skills; Jason Cooper to special assignment scout; Jake Ciarrachi to MLB scout; Shane Farrell to Upper Midwest area.
  • The Cleveland Indians traded RHP Austin Adams to the Los Angeles Angels for cash. Agreed to terms with LHP Luis Perez on a minor league contract.
  • The New York Mets traded RHP Gabriel Ynoa to Baltimore for cash.
  • The Toronto Blue Jays agreed to terms with RHP Joe Smith on a one-year contract and with UTL Jake Elmore on a minor league contract.

Feb 9, 2017

  • The Cincinnati Reds agreed to terms with OF Desmond Jennings on a minor league contract.
  • The Minnesota Twins announced 1B Byung Ho Park cleared waivers and assigned him outright to Rochester (IL).
  • The New York Mets agreed to terms with LHP Jerry Blevins on a one-year contract.
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired RHP Pat Light from Minnesota for a player to be named or cash.
  • The Toronto Blue Jays agreed to terms with LHP J.P. Howell on a one-year contract.

Feb 8, 2017

  • The Detroit Tigers agreed to terms with LHP Mike Zagurski and OF David Lough on minor league contracts.
  • The Kansas City Royals agreed to terms with RHP Jason Hammel on a two-year contract. Acquired OF Donnie Dewees from the Chicago Cubs for RHP Alec Mills.
  • The Minnesota Twins agreed to terms with OF Drew Stubbs and LHP Craig Breslow to minor league contracts.
  • The San Francisco Giants agreed to terms with INF Gordon Beckham on a minor league contract.
  • The Seattle Mariners traded C Jesus Sucre to Tampa Bay for a player to be named or cash.
  • The Texas Rangers agreed to terms with C Brett Hayes on a minor league contract.

Feb 7, 2017

  • The Arizona Diamondbacks agreed to terms with INF Daniel Descalso on a one-year contract.
  • The Baltimore Orioles agreed to terms with RHP Kevin Gausman on a one-year contract and INFs Robert Andino and Johnny Giavotella on minor league contracts.
  • The Cleveland Indians agreed to terms with LHP Boone Logan on a one-year contract.
  • The Houston Astros agreed to terms with RHP Will Harris on a two-year contract.
  • The Kansas City Royals agreed to terms with C Brayan Pena on a minor league contract.
  • The New York Yankees agreed to terms with OF Chris Carter on a one-year contract.
  • The Tampa Bay Rays agreed in terms with 1B Logan Morrison on a one-year contact.
  • The Toronto Blue Jays agreed to terms with C Jarrod Saltalamacchia on a minor league contract.
  • The Washington Nationals acquired LHP Enny Romero from the Tampa Bay Rays for RHP Jeffrey Rosa.

Feb 6, 2017

  • The Cleveland Indians agreed to terms with OF Wily Mo Pena on a minor league contract.
  • The Kansas City Royals agreed to terms with RHP Jason Hammel on a two-year contract.
  • The Minnesota Twins claimed INF Ehire Adrianza off waivers from Milwaukee.

Feb 4, 2017

  • The Los Angeles Angels signed 1B Dustin Ackley to a minor-league contract.

Feb 3, 2017

  • The Chicago Cubs announced RHP Dylan Floro cleared waivers and was assigned outright to Iowa (PCL).
  • The Kansas City Royals agreed to terms with RHP Kelvin Herrera on a one-year contract.
  • The Minnesota Twins agreed to terms with RHP Matt Belisle on a one-year contract.
  • The Oakland Athletics named Carlos Chavez pitching coach at Beloit (MWL), Bryan Corey pitching coach at Vermont (NYP), Shane Zdebiak athletic trainer at Stockton (Cal), and Ed Gitlitz minor league technology and development manager.
  • The Philadelphia Phillies agreed to terms with 2B Cesar Hernandez on a one-year contract and OF Chris Coghlan on a minor league contract.
  • The Tampa Bay Rays agreed to terms with INF Rickie Weeks and RHPs Cory Rasmus and David Carpenter on minor league contracts.
  • The Washington Nationals agreed to terms with RHP Jeremy Guthrie on a minor league contract.

Feb 2, 2017

  • The Colorado Rockies agreed to terms with 1B Mark Reynolds on a minor league contract.
  • The Houston Astros agreed to terms with RHP Dayan Diaz on a minor league contract.
  • The St. Louis Cardinals agreed to terms with RHP Carlos Martinez on a five-year contract.

Feb 1, 2017

  • The Chicago Cubs traded RHP James Farris and international bonus money slot number 28 to Colorado for RHP Eddie Butler and international bonus money slot number 74.
  • The Kansas City Royals agreed to terms with 1B/OF Brandon Moss on a two-year contract.
  • The Milwaukee Brewers claimed SS Ehire Adrianza off waivers from San Francisco.
  • The Oakland Athletics agreed to terms with RHP Luis Miguel Romero and OF Enry Pantojas on minor league contracts.
  • The Washington Nationals agreed to terms with RHP Vance Worley on a minor league contract.
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired INF Phil Gosselin from Arizona for RHP Frank Duncan.