MLB Transactions in January 2020

Jan 18, 2020

  • The Miami Marlins released LHP Brian Moran.

Jan 17, 2020

  • The Boston Red Sox agreed to terms LHP Jesse Biddle on a minor league contract.
  • The Detroit Tigers acquired C Jhon Nunez from Boston for LHP Matt Hall.
  • The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired INF Clayton Daniel from the Chicago Cubs for RHP Casey Sadler.
  • The San Diego Padres agreed to terms with RHP Craig Stammen on a two-year contract. Designated LHP Nick Margevicius for assignment. Named Pete Zamora pitching coach for El Paso (PCL); Mike McCoy manager and Patrick O'Sullivan hitting coach for Lake Elsinore (Cal); Leo Rosales pitching coach and Jonathan Meyer fielding coach for Fort Wayne (MWL); Vinny Lopez manager, Gorman Heimueller pitching coach, Raul Gonzalez hitting coach and Luis Mendez fielding coach for Tri-City (NWL); and Oscar Salazar manager for Peoria 2 (Arizona).
  • The San Francisco Giants agreed to terms with LHP Drew Smyly on a one-year contract.

Jan 16, 2020

  • The Atlanta Braves signed INF Adeiny Hechavarria to a one-year contract.
  • The Boston Red Sox promoted Shawn Haviland and Chris Mears pitching coordinators, performance. Named Reed Gragnani and Chris Stasio assistant hitting coordinators; Jordan Elkary assistant, baseball development; and Jake Chaplin mental skills coach.
  • The Houston Astros agreed to terms with OF George Springer on a one-year contract.
  • The New York Mets announced the team and manager Carlos Beltran have agreed to mutually part ways.
  • The San Diego Padres signed RHPs Pedro Avila, Kyle Barraclough, Miguel Diaz, Jerad Eickhoff, Chih-Wei Hu, Chase Johnson and Jimmy Yacabonis; Cs Webster Rivas and Charlie Valerio; OFs Abraham Almonte, INFs Ivan Castillo and Seth Mejias-Brean to minor league contracts.
  • The San Francisco Giants named Mark Hallberg and Alyssa Nakken assistant coaches.

Jan 15, 2020

  • The Boston Red Sox acquired LHP Jeffrey Springs from the Texas Rangers for 1B/OF Sam Travis.
  • The Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to terms with LHP Alex Wood on a one-year contract.
  • The New York Yankees acquired 3B James Nelson and cash considerations from the Miami Marlins for LHP Stephen Tarpley.
  • The San Francisco Giants placed INF Zack Cozart on unconditional release waivers.
  • The Texas Rangers agreed to terms with C Robinson Chirinos and 3B Todd Frazier on one-year contracts.

Jan 14, 2020

  • The Arizona Diamondbacks acquired RHP Jeremy Beasley from the Los Angeles Angels for RHP Matt Andriese.
  • The Boston Red Sox fired Alex Cora manager.
  • The Chicago Cubs named Casey Jacobson coordinator of minor league development, James Ogden coordinator of minor league pitching performance, Steven Pollakov Dominican hitting analytics coordinator/piching performance, Mike Mason assistant minor league coordinator/pitching performance, Carlos Chantres assistant minor league coordinator/pitching development, Javier Guerrero minor league coordinator/mental skills, Cory Kennedy head of minor league strength and conditioning and performance science, Doug Jarrow minor league rehabilitation strength and conditioning coordinator and Mike McNulty minor league training coordinator.
  • The Chicago White Sox agreed to terms with RHP Steve Cishek on a one-year contract.
  • The Kansas City Royals agreed to terms with RHPs Trevor Rosenthal and Braden Shipley on minor league contracts.
  • The Miami Marlins traded OF Austin Dean to St. Louis for OF Diowill Burgos.
  • The Minnesota Twins agreed to terms with 3B Miguel Sano on a three-year contract.
  • The New York Yankees named Eric Cressey director of player health and performance, Donovan Santas assistant director of player health and performance and Brett McCabe major league strength and conditioning coach. Promoted physical therapist and assistant trainer Michael Schuk to director of sports medicine and rehabilitation, assistant trainer Tim Lentych to head trainer and head trainer Steve Donohue to director of medical services.
  • The Philadelphia Phillies claimed OF Nick Martini off waivers from Cincinnati.
  • The Washington Nationals agreed to terms with RHP Daniel Hudson on a two-year contract.

Jan 13, 2020

  • The Arizona Diamondbacks agreed to terms with OF David Peralta on a three-year contract.
  • The Chicago White Sox named Wes Helms manager, Matt Zaleski pitching coach, Howie Clark hitting coach, Mike Daniel coach, Cory Barton trainer and Shawn Powell performance coach of Charlotte (IL); Justin Jirschele manager, Richard Dotson pitching coach, Charlie Romero hitting coach, Devin DeYoung coach, Hyeon Kim trainer and Tim Rodmaker performance coach of Birmingham (SL); Ryan Newman manager, Danny Farquhar pitching coach, Charlie Poe hitting coach, Carson Wooten trainer and George Timke performance coach of Winston-Salem (Carolina); Guillermo Quiroz manager, Jos? Bautista pitching coach, Cole Armstrong hitting coach, Patrick Leyland coach, Joe Geck trainer and Kevin Childs performance coach of Kannapolis (SAL).
  • The Detroit Tigers agreed to terms with RHP Ivan Nova on a one-year contract.
  • The Houston Astros fired manager A.J. Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow.
  • The Oakland Athletics traded INF Alfonso Rivas to the Chicago Cubs for INF/OF Tony Kemp.
  • The San Francisco Giants claimed RHP Jake Jewell off waivers from the L.A. Angels.
  • The Seattle Mariners named Jeff Mathers assistant High Performance coordinator/performance specialist; Kyle Torgerson trainer; Aric Quinney trainer and James Buckley performance specialist of Modesto (Cal); Dan LaBerry trainer and Joe Murray performance specialist of West Virginia (SAL); Brennan Mickelson performance specialist of Everett (NWL); and Ryan Mullins performance specialist of the AZL Mariners.
  • The Tampa Bay Rays agreed to terms with Cs Chris Herrmann and Kevan Smith, OF Ryan LaMarre, RHPs Aaron Slegers and Angel German, INF Conrad Gregor and LHP D.J. Snelten on minor league contracts.

Jan 12, 2020

  • The New Jersey Devils mutually agreed to part ways with general manager Ray Shero.

Jan 11, 2020

  • The Miami Marlins agreed to terms with INF/OF Jonathan Villar, RHP Jose Urera and LHP Adam Conley on one-year contracts.
  • The Milwaukee Brewers agreed to terms with INF Jedd Gyorko on a one-year contract.
  • The New York Yankees re-signed OF Brett Gardner to a one-year contract.

Jan 10, 2020

  • The Arizona Diamondbacks agreed to terms with RHP Matt Andriese; RHP Andrew Chafin; INF Jake Lamb and LHP Robbie Ray to one-year contracts.
  • The Atlanta Braves agreed to terms with LHP Grant Dayton; RHPs Luke Jackson and Mike Foltynewicz; INFs Johan Camargo and Dansby Swanson; and OF Adam Duvall on one-year contracts.
  • The Baltimore Orioles claimed INF Richard Urera off waivers from Toronto. Agreed to terms with INF Hanser Alberto; RHP Miguel Castro; RHP Mychal Givens; and INF/OF Trey Mancini on one-year contracts.
  • The Boston Red Sox agreed to terms with OFs Mookie Betts and Jackie Bradley Jr. and RHPs Matt Barnes, Heath Hembree, and Brandon Workman on one-year contracts. Acquired RHP Austin Brice from Miami for SS Angeudis Santos.
  • The Chicago Cubs agreed to terms with SS Javier Baez; C William Contreras; OF Kyle Schwarber; OF Albert Almora and LHP Kyle to one-year contracts.
  • The Chicago White Sox agreed to terms with RHPs Alex Colome and Evan Marshall; INF Leury Garcia; OF Nomar Mazara and LHP Carlos Rodon on one-year contracts.
  • The Cincinnati Reds agreed to terms with RHPs Trevor Bauer, Matt Bowman, Anthony DeSclafani and Michael Lorenzen and C Curt Casali on one-year contracts.
  • The Cleveland Indians agreed to terms with OF Tyler Naquin and RHP Nick Wittgren on one-year contracts.
  • The Colorado Rockies agreed to terms with with RHP Carlos Estevez; OF David Dahl; LHP Kyle Freeland; and RHP Jon Gray to one-year contracts.
  • The Detroit Tigers agreed to terms with LHP Matthew Boyd; RHP Buck Farmer; OF JaCoby Jones and LHP Daniel Norris on one-year contracts.
  • The Houston Astros agreed to terms with SS Carlos Correa; RHP Chris Devenski; RHP Roberto Osuna and RHP Brad Peacock on one-year contracts.
  • The Kansas City Royals agreed to terms with OF-DH Jorge Soler on a one-year contract. Named Dane Johnson pitching coach; Tony Pena Jr. bench coach and Dwayne Peterson strength & conditioning coach for Omaha (PCL); Scott Thorman manager; Tony Medina development coach; and Luis Jeronimo strength & conditioning coach for Northwest Arkansas (Texas); Chris Widger manager; Brandon Nelson development coach; Danny Accola athletic trainer; and Taylor Portman strength & conditioning coach for Wilmington (Carolina); Carlos Martinez pitching coach; Jason Goldstein development coach;, Gavin Grosh athletic trainer; and Yannick Plante strength and conditioning coach for Lexington (SAL); Chris Nelson hitting coach.
  • The Los Angeles Angels agreed to terms with C Max Stassi; RHP Cam Bedrosian; RHP Keynan Middleton; LHP Andrew Heaney; RHP Hansel Robles; RHP No? Ramirez; RHP Dylan Bundy and INF Tommy La Stella on one-year contracts.
  • The Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to terms with RHP Ross Stripling; LHP Julio Urias; INF/OF Cody Bellinger; INF/OF Kik? Hernandez and INF Corey Seager on one-year contracts.
  • The Miami Marlins agreed to terms with INF/OF Jonathan Villar, RHP Jose Urera and LHP Adam Conley on one-year contracts.
  • The Milwaukee Brewers agreed to terms with INF Jedd Gyorko on a one-year contract.
  • The Minnesota Twins agreed to terms with OF Eddie Rosario; LHP Taylor Rogers; RHP Trevor May and RHP Tyler Duffey on one-year contracts.
  • The New York Mets agreed to terms with OF Michael Conforto; RHP Edwin Diaz; RHP Robert Gsellman; RHP Seth Lugo; OF Jake Marisnick; OF Brandon Nimmo; RHP Marcus Stroman; and RHP Noah Syndergaard on one-year contracts.
  • The New York Yankees re-signed OF Brett Gardner to a one-year contract.
  • The New York Yankees agreed to terms with RHP Luis Cessa; RHP Chad Green; RHP Jonathan Holder; OF Aaron Judge; RHP Tommy Kahnle; LHP Jordan Montgomery; LHP James Paxton; C Gary S?nchez and 3B Gio Urshela on one-year contracts.
  • The Oakland Athletics agreed to terms with RHPs Chris Bassitt and Liam Hendriks; LHP Sean Manaea; INFs Chad Pinder and Marcus Semien; and OFs Mark Canha and Robbie Grossman on one-year contracts.
  • The Philadelphia Phillies agreed to terms with RHP Vince Velasquez; RHP Zach Eflin; LHPLHP Adam Morgan and Jose Alvarez to one-year contracts.
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates agreed to terms with INF Josh Bell; RHP Michael Feliz; INF Adam Frazier; RHP Keone Kela; RHP Chad Kuhl; RHP Joe Musgrove; RHP Jameson Taillon and RHP Trevor Williams.
  • The San Diego Padres agreed to terms with RHP Zach Davies; RHP Dinelson Lamet; RHP Luis Perdomo; RHP Kirby Yates, LHP Matt Strahm; C Austin Hedges OF Manuel Margot and OF Tommy Pham on one-year contracts.
  • The Seattle Mariners claimed INF-OF Sam Haggerty off waivers from New York (NL).
  • The St. Louis Cardinals agreed to terms with RHP John Gant on a one-year contract.
  • The Tampa Bay Rays agreed to terms with RHPs Oliver Drake and Tyler Glasnow; OF Hunter Renfroe and INF Daniel Robertson on one-year contracts.
  • The Texas Rangers agreed to terms with RHP Rafael Montero; OF Joey Gallo; and INF-OF Danny Santana on one-year contracts. Signed INF Yadiel Rivera to minor league contract.
  • The Toronto Blue Jays agreed to terms with INF Brandon Drury and RHPs Ken Giles and Matt Shoemaker on one-year contracts.
  • The Washington Nationals agreed to terms with SS Trea Turner, RHP Joe Ross, and LHP Roenis Elias on one-year contracts.
  • The Ottawa Senators named Jim Little chief executive officer.
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs signed D Martin Marincin to a one-year contract extension.

Jan 9, 2020

  • The Arizona Diamondbacks agreed to terms with RHP Hector Rondon on a one-year contract.
  • The Baltimore Orioles agreed to terms with RHP Miguel Castro on a one-year contract.
  • The Chicago White Sox agreed to terms with 1B-DH Edwin Encarnacion on a one-year contract.
  • The Kansas City Royals promoted Nick Relic to manager of minor league operations; John Wagle to director of performance science and player development; Jarret Abell to coordinator of strength & conditioning; and Rustin Sveum to minor league video coordinator. Named Jason Simontacchi pitching coordinator; Mitch Stetter manager of pitching performance; Drew Saylor hitting coordinator; Keoni DeRenne assistant hitting coordinator; Mike Tosar special assignment hitting coach; Damon Hollins coordinator of outfield, base running and bunting; and Derrick Robinson baseball operations intern.
  • The Los Angeles Angels agreed to terms with C Max Stassi and RHP Cam Bedrosian to one-year contracts.
  • The Miami Marlins agreed to terms with C Francisco Cervelli on a one-year contract.
  • The New York Mets agreed to terms with OFs Ryan Cordell and Johneshwy Fargas, INF Jake Hager, RHPs Pedro Payano, Francisco Rios and Adonis Uceta, and C David Rodriguez on minor league contracts. Released 2B Sam Haggerty.
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates named Mike Rabelo assistant hitting coach. Agreed to terms with OF Guillermo Heredia on a one-year contract.
  • The Tampa Bay Rays acquired RHP Peyton Battenfield and OF Cal Stevenson from the Houston Astros for RHP Austin Pruitt. Promoted Barry Newell to vice president, business operations & analytics; David Egles to director, community engagement; Mike Ferrario to director, stadium operations; Dan Newhart to Director, ticket sales & service; Devin O'Connell to Director, public affairs & corporate communications; Ryan Sheets to director, communications and Scott Wilson to director, guest services. Named Stephen Estep director, security. Agreed to terms with RHP Chaz Roe on a one-year contract.
  • The Texas Rangers agreed to terms with RHP Luis Garcia and LHP James Jones on minor league contracts. Released RHP Reed Garrett.
  • The Toronto Blue Jays named Shane Farrell amateur scouting director. Agreed to terms with INF-OF Brandon Drury on a one-year contract.
  • The Washington Nationals agreed to terms with OF Michael A. Taylor on a one-year contract.

Jan 8, 2020

  • The Detroit Tigers acquired C Eric Haase from Cleveland for cash considerations.
  • The Milwaukee Brewers extended the contract of Craig Counsell through the 2023 season.
  • The Washington Nationals agreed to terms with INF Asdr?bal Cabrera and 1B Eric Thames on one-year contracts.

Jan 7, 2020

  • The Baltimore Orioles agreed to terms with INF Jose Iglesias on a one-year contract.
  • The Los Angeles Angels agreed to terms C Jason Castro on a one-year contract.
  • The Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to terms with RHP Jimmy Nelson on a one-year contract.
  • The Miami Marlins agreed to terms with OF Corey Dickerson on a two-year contract. Named James Rowson bench coach, Billy Hatcher first base/outfield coach, Wellington Cepeda bullpen coach and Eddy Rodriguez catching coach.
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates named Mike Rabelo assistant hitting coach.
  • The San Francisco Giants named Antoan Richardson first base, outfield and baserunning coach and Nick Ortiz quality assurance coach.
  • The Washington Nationals agreed to terms with 2B Starlin Castro on a two-year contract.

Jan 6, 2020

  • The Cincinnati Reds agreed to terms with OF Shogo Akiyama on a three-year contract.
  • The Detroit Tigers agreed to terms with RHP Michael Fulmer on a one-year contract.
  • The Los Angeles Angels acquired RHP Kyle Keller from Miami for C Jose Estrada.
  • The Oakland Athletics announced Chris Giles has resigned as chief operating officer.
  • The Philadelphia Phillies named Bobby Meacham assistant coach and Greg Brodzinski bullpen catcher/catching coach.
  • The San Francisco Giants agreed to terms with RHPs Matt Carasiti, Rico Garcia, Trey McNutt, Carlos Navas, Andrew Triggs, Raffi Vizcaino, Sam Wolff, LHP Sam Moll, Cs Tyler Heineman, Chad Tromp, INFs Cristhian Adames, Zach Green, Drew Robinson, OFs Joey Rickard and Jamie Westbrook on minor league contracts.
  • The St. Louis Cardinals named Brandon Allen hitting coach of Memphis (PCL); Tyger Pederson hitting coach of Springfield (TL); Rick Harig pitching coach and Brian Burgamy hitting coach of Palm Beach (FSL); Adrian Martin pitching coach and Cody Gabella hitting coach of Peoria (MWL); Dean Kiekhefer pitching coach and Jason Broussard hitting coach of State College (NYP); Renee Cortez pitching coach and Daniel Nicolaisen hitting coach of Johnson City (Appalachian); Joe Hawkins manager and Tyler Wolfe and Bernard Gilkey hitting coaches of the GCL Cardinals; BJ Roper-Hubbert hitting coach of the DSL Blue; Estuar Ruiz manager and Ismael Castro and Luis Cruz hitting coaches of the DSL Blue.

Jan 4, 2020

  • The Detroit Tigers signed RHP Alex Wilson to a minor league contract.

Jan 2, 2020

  • The Boston Red Sox signed C Kevin Plawecki to a one-year contract.
  • The Chicago White Sox agreed to terms with OF Luis Robert on a six-year contract.
  • The Texas Rangers named Doug Mathis bullpen coach and Darwin Barney manager of Nashville (PCL). Signed OF Henry Ramos to minor league contract.