MLB Transactions in March 2019

Mar 25, 2019

  • The Chicago Cubs released RHP Junichi Tazawa.
  • The Chicago White Sox signed LHP Sean Nolin and SS Alcides Escobar to minor league contracts.
  • The Kansas City Royals requested release waivers on OF Brian Goodwin.
  • The Miami Marlins released RHP Dan Straily.
  • The Milwaukee Brewers agreed to terms with RHP Alex Wilson on a one-year contract.
  • The San Francisco Giants traded OF Matt Joyce to Atlanta for cash. Claimed C Tom Murphy off waivers from Colorado.
  • The Texas Rangers released RHPs Jason Hammel and Zach McAllister.
  • The Toronto Blue Jays agreed to terms with RHP Daniel Hudson to a one-year contract and with RHP John Axford on a minor league contract.

Mar 24, 2019

  • The Chicago Cubs agreed to terms with LHP Tim Collins on a one-year contract.
  • The Cleveland Indians signed INF Brad Miller to a one-year contract.
  • The Houston Astros signed RHP Justin Verlander to a three-year contract.
  • The New York Yankees announced MLB Rule 5 Draft selection RHP Nick Green was returned by Arizona.
  • The San Francisco Giants acquired C Erik Kratz from Milwaukee for INF C.J. Hinojosa.
  • The Texas Rangers returned MLB Rule 5 Draft selection RHP Jordan Romano to Toronto.

Mar 23, 2019

  • The Baltimore Orioles claimed C Pedro Severino off waivers from Washington.
  • The Boston Red Sox agreed to terms with LHP Chris Sale on a five-year contract for 2020-24.
  • The Chicago Cubs released RHP Junichi Tazawa.
  • The New York Mets signed INF Ruben Tejada to a minor league contract.
  • The New York Yankees acquired OF Mike Tauchman from Colorado for LHP Phillip Diehl.
  • The San Francisco Giants acquired OF Michael Reed from Minnesota for OF John Andreoli and cash considerations. Traded OF Matt Joyce to Atlanta for cash.
  • The St. Louis Cardinals agreed to terms with 1B Paul Goldschmidt on a five-year contract for 2020-24.
  • The Texas Rangers announced the retirement of RHP Jason Hammel.

Mar 22, 2019

  • The Chicago White Sox agreed to terms with OF Eloy Jimenez on a six-year contract.
  • The Houston Astros agreed to terms with 3B Alex Bregman on a five-year contract for 2020-24. Announced San Francisco returned Rule 5 pick OF Drew Ferguson and assigned Ferguson to thier minor league camp.
  • The Minnesota Twins granted releases to LHP Tim Collins and INF Adam Rosales.
  • The San Francisco Giants returned Rule 5 OF Drew Ferguson to Houston. Returned OF Drew Ferguson to Houston.

Mar 21, 2019

  • The Arizona Diamondbacks released 2B Adam Walton.
  • The Atlanta Braves signed RHP Josh Tomlin to a minor league contract.
  • The Baltimore Orioles released SS Alcides Escobar and RHPs Omar Bencomo and Bo Schultz.
  • The Chicago Cubs released RHP Christian Bergman.
  • The Chicago White Sox released RHP Randall Delgado and 3B Chris Johnson.
  • The Los Angeles Angels released OF DJ Jenkins.
  • The San Francisco Giants signed OF Matt Joyce to a minor league contract. Acquired INF/OF Connor Joe from the Cincinnati Reds for RHP Jordan Johnson and cash considerations.
  • The Seattle Mariners promoted Lisa Winsby to senior vice president/people and culture, Cory Carbary to vice president of ticket sales and service, Greg Greene to vice president of marketing and Malcolm Rogel to vice president of ticket and event services; OF Ichiro Suzuki announced his retirement.
  • The Tampa Bay Rays agreed to terms with LHP Blake Snell on a five-year contract.

Mar 20, 2019

  • The Cleveland Indians released RHP Tyler Clippard and signed him to a minor league contract.
  • The Houston Astros agreed to terms with RHP Ryan Pressly on a three-year contract.
  • The Los Angeles Angels agreed to terms with OF Mike Trout on a 12-year contract.
  • The Milwaukee Brewers released RHP Josh Tomlin. Signed RHP Josh Fields to a minor-league contract.
  • The Minnesota Twins released 1B Lucas Duda.
  • The Tampa Bay Rays agreed to terms with INF/OF Brandon Lowe on a six-year contract.

Mar 19, 2019

  • The Cleveland Indians signed OF Carlos Gonzalez to a minor league contract. Released OF Matt Joyce.
  • The New York Yankees agreed to terms with LHP Gio Gonzalez on a minor league contract.

Mar 17, 2019

  • The Kansas City Royals traded RHP Jason Adam to Toronto for cash.
  • The Los Angeles Dodgers named Brandon Gomes vice president and assistant general manager, Will Rhymes director of player development, Alex Slater director of baseball operations and Duncan Webb director of baseball resources.

Mar 16, 2019

  • The Arizona Diamondbacks released LHP Matt Marksberry and RHP Shane Watson.

Mar 15, 2019

  • The Los Angeles Dodgers signed LHP Andrew Faulkner to a minor league contract.

Mar 14, 2019

  • The Arizona Diamondbacks signed a three-year working agreement with Yokohama (Central League-Japan).
  • The Washington Nationals signed LHP Tony Sipp to a one-year contract and OF Tyler Goeddel and INF Luis Sardinas to minor league contracts.

Mar 13, 2019

  • The San Diego Padres signed LHP Sammy Solis to minor league contract.

Mar 10, 2019

  • The Seattle Mariners agreed to terms with OFs Braden Bishop, Mitch Haniger and Mallex Smith; Cs David Freitas and Omar Narvaez; INFs Kristopher Negron, J.P. Crawford, Joey Curletta, Daniel Vogelbach, Ryon Healy and Shed Long; LHPs Ricardo Sanchez and Justus Sheffield; and RHPs Dan Altavilla, Shawn Armstrong, Gerson Bautista, Chasen Bradford, Brandon Brennan, Matt Festa, Erik Swanson, Sam Tuivailala, Max Povse and Nick Rumbleow on one-year contracts. Reassigned OF Dom Thompson-Williams, LHP Matt Tenuta and RHPs Ryan Garton, Tyler Danish and Robinson Leyer to minor league camp.
  • The Washington Nationals released LHP Sammy Solis.

Mar 9, 2019

  • The Chicago Cubs released RHP Rob Scahill.
  • The New York Mets released 3B T.J. Rivera.
  • The St. Louis Cardinals agreed to terms with RHPs John Brebbia, Giovanny Gallegos, John Gant, Ryan Helsley, Dakota Hudson, Mike Mayers, Daniel Ponce de Leon and Alex Reyes; LHPs Genesis Cabrera, Austin Gomber and Tyler Webb; INFs Yairo Munoz, Drew Robinson, Edmundo Sosa and Ramon Urias; and OFs Harrison Bader, Adolis Garcia, Tyler O'Neill, Lane Thomas and Justin Williams on one-year contracts. Renewed the contracts of RHPs Jack Flaherty and Jordan Hicks.

Mar 8, 2019

  • The New York Yankees agreed to terms with RHPs Albert Abreu, Domingo Acevedo, Chance Adams, Luis Cessa, Domingo German, Chad Green, Joe Harvey, Ben Heller, Jonathan Holder and Jonathan Loaisiga; LHPs Jordan Montgomery and Stephen Tarpley; Cs Kyle Higashioka and Gary Sanchez; 1B Luke Voit; INFs Miguel Andujar, Thairo Estrada, Gleyber Torres and Tyler Wade; and OFs Clint Frazier and Aaron Judge on one-year contracts.
  • The San Francisco Giants traded C Cameron Rupp to the Detroit Tigers for cash considerations.
  • The Toronto Blue Jays acquired international signing bonus pool space from Baltimore for OF Dwight Smith Jr.

Mar 7, 2019

  • The Colorado Rockies signed C Tom Murphy, LHPs Kyle Freeland and Harrison Musgrave; INFs Josh Fuentes, Garrett Hampson, Ryan McMahon, and Pat Valaika; OFs Noel Cuevas, David Dahl, Yonathan Daza, Sam Hilliard, Raimel Tapia, and Mike Tauchman; Yency Almonte, Ryan Castellani, Carlos Estevez, Rayan Gonzalez, Jeff Hoffman, DJ Johnson, Justin Lawrence, German Marquez, Antonio Senzatela, and Jesus Tinoco to one-year contracts.
  • The Los Angeles Dodgers claimed LHP Donnie Hart from Baltimore.
  • The New York Mets agreed to terms with OF Carlos Gomez on a minor league contract.

Mar 6, 2019

  • The Texas Rangers signed RHP Jose Leclerc to a four-year contract.
  • The Toronto Blue Jays signed RHP Bud Norris to a minor league contract.

Mar 5, 2019

  • The Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to terms with OF/1B Cody Bellinger on a one-year contract.
  • The New York Mets named Jessica Mendoza baseball operations adviser.
  • The Texas Rangers signed LHP Jarret Martin to a minor league contract.
  • The Toronto Blue Jays signed RHP Clay Buchholz to a one-year contract.

Mar 4, 2019

  • The Detroit Tigers agreed to terms with RHPs Victor Alcantara, Sandy Baez, Buck Farmer, Reed Garrett, Eduardo Jimenez, Joe Jimenez, Franklin Perez, Zac Reininger, Spencer Turnbull and Drew VerHagen; LHPs Ryan Carpenter, Jose Fernandez, Matt Hall, Gregory Soto and Daniel Stumpf; Cs Grayson Greiner and John Hicks; INFs Sergio Alcantara, Jeimer Candelario, Willi Castro, Brandon Dixon, Niko Goodrum, Dawel Lugo and Ronny Rodriguez; and OFs JaCoby Jones, Mikie Mahtook, Dustin Peterson, Victor Reyes and Christin Stewart on one-year contracts.
  • The New York Mets renewed the contract of RHP Edwin Diaz. Agreed to terms with RHPs Tyler Bashlor, Kyle Dowdy, Chris Flexen, Drew Gagnon, Robert Gsellman, Eric Hanhold, Franklyn Kilome, Walker Lockett, Seth Lugo, Corey Oswalt, Tim Peterson, Jacob Rhame, Paul Sewald and Drew Smith; OFs Keon Broxton and Brandon Nimmo; INFs Gavin Cecchini, J.D. Davis, Luis Guillorme, T.J. Rivera, Amed Rosario and Dominic Smith; INF/OF Jeff McNeil; C Tomas Nido; and LHP Daniel Zamora on one-year contracts. Named Al Leiter and John Franco baseball operations advisers.
  • The Philadelphia Phillies signed OF Miguel Tejeda Jr. to a minor league contract.
  • The San Francisco Giants announced that CEO Larry Baer is taking a leave of absence.

Mar 3, 2019

  • The Chicago Cubs agreed to terms with INF David Bote; LHPs Randy Rosario and Justin Steele; Cs Victor Caratini, Willson Contreras and Taylor Davis; OFs Albert Almora Jr., Ian Happ and Mark Zagunis; and RHPs Adbert Alzolay, Oscar De La Cruz, Dillon Maples, Alec Mills, James Norwood, Jen-Ho Tseng, Duane Underwood Jr. and Rowan Wick on one-year contracts.
  • The Minnesota Twins traded OF Zack Granite to Texas for RHP Xavier Moore and cash and traded Moore to Baltimore for international signing bonus pool allocation.

Mar 2, 2019

  • The Boston Red Sox agreed to terms with RHPs Ryan Brasier, Colten Brewer, Travis Lakins, Denyi Reyes, Chandler Shepherd, Hector Velazquez, and Marcus Walden; LHPs Darwinzon Hernandez, Brian Johnson, Bobby Poyner and Josh Taylor; OF Andrew Benintendi; and INFs Michael Chavis, Rafael Devers, Marco Hernandez, Tzu-Wei Lin, and Sam Travis on one-year contracts.
  • The Philadelphia Phillies signed OF Bryce Harper to a 13-year contract.
  • The San Francisco Giants claimed RHP Merandy Gonzalez off waivers from Miami.

Mar 1, 2019

  • The Baltimore Orioles claimed INF Hanser Alberto off waivers from San Francisco.
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates claimed RHP Jake Barrett off waivers from San Francisco.
  • The San Diego Padres signed RHP Adam Warren to a one-year contract.
  • The Texas Rangers agreed to terms with RHPs Luke Farrell, Nick Gardewine, Jonathan Hernandez, Wei-Chieh Huang, Ariel Jurado, Jose Leclerc, Jordan Romano, and Connor Sadzeck; LHPs Kyle Bird, Brock Burke, Taylor Hearn, Brett Martin, Yohander Mendez, Joe Palumbo, CD Pelham, and Jeffrey Springs; Cs Isiah Kiner-Falefa and Jose Trevino; INFs Ronald Guzman and Patrick Wisdom, and OFs Willie Calhoun, Joey Gallo, Scott Heineman, and Carlos Tocci on one-year contracts.