MLB Transactions in March 2017

Mar 22, 2017

  • The Seattle Mariners named Fred Rivera executive vice president and general counsel.

Mar 21, 2017

  • The Chicago White Sox agreed to terms with SS Tim Anderson on a six-year contract.
  • The Minnesota Twins granted Ryan Vogelsong his free agency.
  • The San Francisco Giants named Barry Bonds special adviser to the CEO.
  • The Texas Rangers agreed to terms with C Robinsoin Chirinos on a one-year contract extension.

Mar 20, 2017

  • The San Diego Padres released RHP Paul Clemens.
  • The Tampa Bay Rays agreed to terms with OF Kevin Kiermaier on a six-year contract extension through 2022.

Mar 17, 2017

  • The Baltimore Orioles released RHP Logan Ondrusek.

Mar 16, 2017

  • The Baltimore Orioles released RHP Logan Ondrusek.
  • The New York Yankees agreed to terms with RHP Ernesto Frieri on a minor league contract.
  • The San Diego Padres agreed to terms with LHP Osvaldo Hernandez on a minor league contract.

Mar 15, 2017

  • The Baltimore Orioles agreed to terms with RHP Andrew Bellatti on a minor league contract.
  • The Washington Nationals released C Derek Norris unconditionally.

Mar 14, 2017

  • The Atlanta Braves claimed LHP Kevin Chapman off waivers from Houston.

Mar 13, 2017

  • The Baltimore Orioles agreed to terms with INF-OF Pedro Alvarez on a minor league contract.
  • The Chicago Cubs released RHP Maikel Cleto.

Mar 12, 2017

  • The Philadelphia Phillies acquired RHP-LHP Pat Venditte from Seattle Mariners for OF Joey Curletta.

Mar 11, 2017

  • The San Diego Padres agreed to terms with RHPs Paul Clemens, Jarred Cosart, Miguel Diaz, Tyrell Jenkins, Zach Lee, Walker Lockett, Luis Perdomo, Kevin Quackenbush, Colin Rea, Jose Ruiz and Cesar Vargas; LHPs Buddy Baumann, Ryan Buchter, Robbie Erlin, Keith Hessler and Jose Torres; INFs Carlos Asuaje, Allen Cordoba, Javier Guerra, Jose Rondon, Luis Sardinas, Ryan Schimpf and Cory Spangenberg; OFs Franchy Cordero, Alex Dickerson, Travis Jankowski, Manuel Margot and Hunter Renfroe; and Cs Christian Bethancourt, Austin Hedges and Luis Torrens on one-year contracts.

Mar 10, 2017

  • The Baltimore Orioles named John Wasdin minor league pitching coordinator; Butch Davis hitting coach of Bowie (EL); Keith Bodie manager and Buck Britton hitting coach of Frederick (Carolina); Mark Hendrickson pitching coach and Ramon Sambo field coach of Aberdeen (NYP); and Carlos Tosca manager of the GCL Orioles.
  • The Chicago Cubs agreed to terms with 3B Kris Bryant on a one-year contract.

Mar 9, 2017

  • The Chicago Cubs agreed to terms with RHPs Aaron Brooks, Jake Buchanan, Eddie Butler, Carl Edwards Jr., Kyle Hendricks, Pierce Johnson, Alec Mills, Felix Pena, Jose Rosario and Duane Underwood Jr.; LHPs Jack Leathersich, Mike Montgomery, Caleb Smith and Rob Zastryzny; Cs Victor Caratini, Willson Contreras and Kyle Schwarber; INFs Javier Baez, Kris Bryant, Jeimer Candelario, Tommy La Stella and Addison Russell; and OFs Albert Almora Jr., Jacob Hannemann and Matt Szczur.

Mar 8, 2017

  • The Baltimore Orioles agreed to terms with RHPs Parker Bridwell, Dylan Bundy, Oliver Drake, Jason Garc?a, Mychal Givens, Joe Gunkel, Jesus Liranzo, Logan Verrett, Tyler Wilson, Mike Wright and Gabriel Ynoa; LHPs Jayson Aquino, Richard Bleier, Donnie Hart and Chris Lee; INF Trey Mancini; and OFs Dariel Alvarez, Joey Rickard, Anthony Santander and Aneury Tavarez on one-year contracts.
  • The Cleveland Indians agreed to terms with RHPs Cody Anderson, Shawn Armstrong, Dylan Baker, Mike Clevinger, Joe Colon, Carlos Frias, Perci Garner, Nicholas Goody and Adam Plutko; LHPs Tim Cooney, Kyle Crockett, Ryan Merritt, Hoby Milner and Shawn Morimando; INFs Erik Gonzalez, Francisco Lindor, Jose Ramirez and Giovanny Urshela; OFs Abraham Almonte and Tyler Naquin; and Cs Francisco Mejia and Roberto Perez on one-year contracts.

Mar 7, 2017

  • The Colorado Rockies agreed to terms with RHPs Yency Almonte, Chad Bettis, Shane Carle, Miguel Castro, Jairo Diaz, Carlos Estevez, Rayan Gonzalez, Jon Gray, Jeff Hoffman, Zach Jemiola, German Marquez, Scott Oberg and Antonio Senzatela; LHPs Tyler Anderson, Sam Moll and Chris Rusin; Cs Dustin Garneau, Tom Murphy and Tony Wolters; INFs Cristhian Adames, Trevor Story and Pat Valaika; and OFs David Dahl, Jordan Patterson and Raimel Tapia on one-year contracts.

Mar 6, 2017

  • The Cincinnati Reds claimed 1B Christian Walker off waivers from Atlanta.
  • The St. Louis Cardinals promoted Ron Warner to assistant field coordinator; Dane Sorensen to director of baseball development; Jeremy Cohen to director of baseball analysis and systems; Patrick Casanta to manager, baseball systems and Erick Almonte to hitting coach for Palm Beach (FSL). Named Brandon Allen hitting coach for Johnson City (Appalachian); Joshua Lopez coach for Peoria (MWL); Aaron Klinec coach for Springfield (Texas); Adrian Martin coach for Memphis (PCL); Emily Wiebe baseball operations fellow; Travis Tartamella minor league catching instructor; Rick Strickland minor league hitting consultant; and Mauricio Rubio Northwest amateur area scout.

Mar 4, 2017

  • The Kansas City Royals agreed to terms with RHP Adrian Alcantara on a minor league contract.

Mar 3, 2017

  • The Chicago White Sox requested waivers on INF Brett Lawrie for the purpose of granting his unconditional release.
  • The Cleveland Indians promoted Dave Miller to special assignment scout, Chris Gale to international crosschecker and Trey Hendricks to international crosschecker.
  • The New York Mets agreed to terms with OF Wuilmer Becerra, INF Gavin Cecchini, OF Michael Conforto, RHP Chris Flexen, LHP Sean Gilmartin, RHP Erik Goeddel, RHP Robert Gsellman, INF Ty Kelly, RHP Seth Lugo, LHP Steven Matz, RHP Marcos Molina, RHP Rafael Montero, C Tomas Nido, OF Brandon Nimmo, C Kevin Plawecki, INF Matt Reynolds, INF T.J. Rivera, RHP Hansel Robles, INF Amed Rosario and LHP Josh Smoker on one-year contracts. Renewed the contract of RHP Noah Syndergaard.

Mar 2, 2017

  • The Atlanta Braves agreed to terms with INFs Johan Camargo, Adonis Garcia, Rio Ruiz and Dansby Swanson; INF/OFs Chase d'Arnaud, Micah Johnson and Jace Peterson; RHPs Aaron Blair, Mauricio Cabrera, Mike Foltynewicz, Jason Hursh, Luke Jackson, Akeel Morris, Jose Ramirez, Armando Rivero, Chaz Roe, Lucas Sims, Dan Winkler and Matt Wisler; and LHPs Jesse Biddle and Max Fried on one-year contracts.
  • The Boston Red Sox agreed to terms with RHPs Matt Barnes, Heath Hembree, Kyle Martin, Noe Ramirez, Carson Smith and Steven Wright; LHPs Roenis Elias, Brian Johnson, Henry Owens, Eduardo Rodriguez, Robby Scott and Luis Ysla; Cs Blake Swihart and Christian Vazquez; INFs Marco Hernandez and Deven Marrero; and OF Andrew Benintendi and Bryce Brentz on one-year contracts. Renewed the contract of OF Mookie Betts.
  • The St. Louis Cardinals agreed to terms with C Carson Kelly; INFs Eliezer Alvarez, Greg Garcia, Edmundo Sosa and Breyvic Valera; OFs Anthony Garcia, Randal Grichuk, Jose Martinez, Tommy Pham, Stephen Piscotty and Magneuris Sierra; RHPs Matt Bowman, John Gant, Mike Mayers, Alex Reyes, Miguel Socolovich, Sam Tuivailala, Luke Weaver and Rowan Wick; and LHPs Marco Gonzales and Tyler Lyons on one-year contracts.
  • The Washington Nationals agreed to terms with RHP Joe Blanton on a one-year contract.

Mar 1, 2017

  • The Detroit Tigers agreed to terms with RHPs Victor Alcantara, Sandy Baez, Buck Farmer, Michael Fulmer, Shane Greene, Myles Jaye, Warwick Saupold and Drew VerHagen; LHPs Chad Bell, Matthew Boyd, Blaine Hardy, Jairo Labourt, Daniel Norris, Kyle Ryan and Daniel Stumpf; Cs John Hicks and James McCann; INF Dixon Machado; and OFs Tyler Collins, JaCoby Jones, Mikie Mahtook and Steven Moya on one-year contracts.
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates agreed to terms with RHPs Tyler Glasnow, Clay Holmes, Nick Kingham, Chad Kuhl, Pat Light, Dovydas Neverauskas, A.J. Schugel, Jameson Taillon and Trevor Williams; LHPs Steven Brault, Felipe Rivero and Tyler Webb; INFs Josh Bell, Chris Bostick, Phil Gosselin, Alen Hanson, Max Moroff and Gift Ngoepe; OFs Adam Frazier and Jose Osuna; and C Elias Diaz on one-year contracts.
  • The Seattle Mariners acquired RHP Chase De Jong from Los Angeles for INF Drew Jackson and RHP Aneurys Zabala.