MLB Transactions in October 2019

Oct 19, 2019

  • The Boston Red Sox released RHP Steven Wright.
  • The Cincinnati Reds claimed LHP Josh D. Smith off waivers from Miami and sent him outright to Louisville (IL).
  • The Milwaukee Brewers signed RHP Deolis Guerra to a one-year contract.

Oct 17, 2019

  • The Chicago Cubs named Matt Dorey senior vice president, player development; Bobby Basham director of player development; Craig Breslow director of pitching/special assistant to the president and general manager; Justin Stone director of hitting; and Jeremy Farrell assistant director of baseball development.
  • The Oakland Athletics promoted Ed Sprague to director of player development and Keith Lieppman to special advisor to player development.

Oct 16, 2019

  • The Los Angeles Angels named Joe Maddon manager and agreed to terms with him on a three-year contract.

Oct 14, 2019

  • The Los Angeles Dodgers announced pitching coach Rick Honeycutt will transition to a special assistant role next season.

Oct 12, 2019

  • The Houston Astros addded RHPs Brad Peacock and Bryan Abreu to the active roster. Removed LHP Wade Miley and UT Myles Straw from the active roster.
  • The New York Yankees added Hicks and LHP CC Sabathia to the active roster. Removed INF/OF Tyler Wade and 1B Luke Voit from the active roster.
  • The Washington Nationals removed RHP Wander Suero from the active roster.

Oct 10, 2019

  • The Chicago White Sox named Frank Menechino hitting coach.
  • The Miami Marlins re-signed pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre Jr. and first base coach Trey Hillman. Announced third base coach Fredi Gonzalez will not be retained.
  • The Philadelphia Phillies fired manager Gabe Kapler.

Oct 3, 2019

  • The New York Mets fired manager Mickey Callaway.
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates fired pitching coach Ray Searage and bench coach Tom Prince.

Oct 2, 2019

  • The Baltimore Orioles named T.J. Brightman as senior vice president and chief revenue officer. Promoted Jennifer Grondahl to senior vice president of community development & communications, and Greg Bader to senior vice president of administration & experience.

Oct 1, 2019

  • The Baltimore Orioles claimed RHP Cole Sulser off waivers from Tampa Bay.
  • The Cincinnati Reds fired hitting coach Turner Ward. Named Caleb Cotham assistant pitching coach and director of pitching.
  • The Los Angeles Angels announced bench coach Josh Paul and pitching coach Doug White will not return for the 2020 season.