MLB Transactions in December 2017

Dec 13, 2017

  • The Detroit Tigers traded 2B Ian Kinsler to the Los Angeles Angels for RHP Wilkel Hernandez and OF Troy Montgomery.
  • The Seattle Mariners acquired RHP Shawn Armstrong from Cleveland and LHP Anthony Misiewicz from Tampa Bay for international signing bonus pool allotment.

Dec 12, 2017

  • The New York Yankees traded 3B Chase Headley, RHP Bryan Mitchell and cash to San Diego for OF Jabari Blash.
  • The San Diego Padres traded INF Ryan Schimpf to Tampa Bay for INF Deion Tansel.

Dec 11, 2017

  • The Atlanta Braves named Alex Tamin director of major league operations and Jason Pare assistant general manager/research and development.
  • The Houston Astros agreed to terms with RHP Matt Ramsey and C Tim Federowicz on minor league contracts.
  • The Miami Marlins traded OF Giancarlo Stanton and cash to the N.Y. Yankees for 2B Starlin Castro, RHP Jorge Guzman and SS Jose Devers.
  • The Milwaukee Brewers agreed to terms with C Alex Hall and SS Jesse Williams on minor league contracts.
  • The New York Yankees named Josh Bard bench coach, Phil Nevin third base coach and Reggie Willits first base coach. Announced their Florida State League farm team will change its name from the Tampa Yankees to the Tampa Tarpons.
  • The Oakland Athletics traded INF Joey Wendle to Tampa Bay for a player to be named or cash.
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates claimed SS Engelb Vielma off waivers from Philadelphia.
  • The Seattle Mariners claimed OF Cameron Perkins off waives from Philadelphia.

Dec 10, 2017

  • The Seattle Mariners released RHP Seth Frankoff.

Dec 9, 2017

  • The Arizona Diamondbacks claimed LHP Henry Owens off waivers from Boston.

Dec 8, 2017

  • The Detroit Tigers agreed to terms with RHP Mike Fiers.
  • The Kansas City Royals announced RHP Mike Morin was claimed off outright waivers by Seattle.
  • The Los Angeles Angels agreed to terms with RHP/OF Shohei Ohtani on a minor league contract.

Dec 7, 2017

  • The Pittsburgh Pirates agreed to terms with OF Todd Cunningham and RHP Richard Rodriguez on minor league contracts.
  • The Seattle Mariners acquired 2B Dee Gordon and international signing bonus pool money from Miami for RHPs Robert Dugger and Nick Neidert and INF Christopher Torres.
  • The St. Louis Cardinals promoted Luis Morales to director of international operations and administration; Matt Slater special assistant to the general manager, player procurement; Matt Bayer to manager of scouting analytics; Emily Wiebe to baseball operations analyst; Sean Moran to national cross checker; Zach Mortimer to Northeast regional cross checker; and Joe Almaraz to international cross checker. Named Tyler Hadzinsky amateur scouting coordinator/analyst; Stacey Pettis area scout of Northern California; Jim Negrych Northeast area scout; Chris Rodriguez Pacific Northwest area scout; Jose Leger Latin American field and academy development coordinator; Alix Martinez Dominican Republic area scout.
  • The Texas Rangers named Spike Owen manager at Down East (Carolina), Matt Hagen manager at Hickory (SAL), Kenny Holmberg manager at Spokane (NWL), Brian Shouse pitching coach and Howard Johnson hitting coach at Round Rock (PCL); Kenny Hook hitting coach at Down East, Chase Lambin hitting coach at Hickory, Jared Goedert hitting coach at Spokane, Jeremy Moore hitting coach for the Rangers (Arizona), Greg Hibbard pitching coach at Frisco (Texas), Jono Armold pitching coach at (Spokane) and Chris Egelston pitching coach for the Rangers (Arizona).

Dec 6, 2017

  • The Minnesota Twins acquired OF Jacob Pearson from the Los Angeles Angels for $1,000,000 in international bonus pool cap space money.
  • The Seattle Mariners acquired international slot money from Minnesota for C David Banuelos.

Dec 5, 2017

  • The Atlanta Braves named Jeff Porter senior advisor/athletic training, George Poulis director of player health and trainer and Andrew Hauser director of performance and assistant trainer.
  • The Oakland Athletics named Fran Riordan manager of Nashville (IL); Scott Steinmann manager, Steve Connolly pitching coach, Tommy Everidge hitting coach and Omar Aguilar strength and conditioning coach of Midland (TL); Bryan Corey pitching coach, Brian McArn hitting coach and Matt Mosiman strength and conditioning coach of Stockton (Cal); Carlos Chavez pitching coach of Vermont (NYP); Webster Garrison manager and Don Schulze pitching coach of Beloit (MWL); Eddie Menchaca manager and Matt Rutledge strength and conditioning coach of the AZL Athletics; and Hiram Bocachica minor league traveling instructor.
  • The Philadelphia Phillies named Rob Thomson bench coach.

Dec 4, 2017

  • The New York Yankees named Aaron Boone manager.
  • The Oakland Athletics named Al Pedrique first base coach. Moved Mike Aldrete to assistant hitting coach and Marcus Jensen to bullpen coach.
  • The San Diego Padres named Matt Stairs hitting coach, Skip Schumaker first base coach and Josh Johnson infielders coach. Reassigned first base coach Johnny Washington to assistant hitting coach.
  • The Seattle Mariners named Brian DeLunas bullpen coach.
  • The Texas Rangers agreed to terms with RHP Chi Chi Gonzalez, OF Anthony Gose, LHP David Hurlbut and INF Christian Lopes on minor league contracts.

Dec 3, 2017

  • The San Diego Padres signed executive vice president/general manager A.J. Preller to a contract extension through the 2022 season.

Dec 1, 2017

  • The Arizona Diamondbacks failed to tender contract offer to RHP J.J. Hoover and LHP T.J. McFarland.
  • The Atlanta Braves claimed RHP Chase Whitley off waivers from Tampa Bay.
  • The Baltimore Orioles agreed to terms with C Armando Araiza, RHP Ralston Cash, LHP Josh Edgin, RHP Jeff Ferrell, RHP Jhan Marinez, INF Angelo Mora, LHP Ryan O'Rourke, C Yojhan Quevedo, 1B Ryan Ripken, LHP Joely Rodriguez, INF Garabez Rosa, INF Erick Salcedo, INF Luis Sardinas and INF Ruben Tejada on minor league contracts.
  • The Cincinnati Reds failed to tender contract offer to LHP Kyle Crockett.
  • The Detroit Tigers failed to tender contract offer to RHP Bruce Rondon.
  • The Houston Astros failed to tender contract offer to RHP Mike Fiers.
  • The Los Angeles Angels agreed to terms with RHP Blake Wood.
  • The Los Angeles Dodgers promoted Brandon Gomes to Director, Player Development. Named Ron Porterfield Director, Player Health.
  • The Philadelphia Phillies promoted Bryan Minniti to assistant general manager; Chris Cashman to manager, player procurement; Frank Coppenbarger to special assistant, ballpark projects; Greg Schilz to assistant director, amateur scouting; Brad Holland to southwest regional scouting supervisor; Jesus Mendez to international scouting coordinator and Carlos Salas to Latin American scouting coordinator. Named Chris Young assistant pitching coach; Mike Calitri manager, advance scouting; Dana Parks coordinator, player development; Corinne Landrey analyst, baseball research & development; Mike Koplove special assignment scout; Erick Dalton and Todd Donovan professional scouts.
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates named Steve Williams director, pro scouting; Junior Vizcaino director, international scouting; Sean McNally and Greg Smith special assistants to the general manager; Justin Meccage assistant pitching coach; Joe Douglas and Justin Newman baseball informatics, quantitative analysts; Trey Rose baseball operations assistant; and John Birkbeck and Matt Taylor scouting assistants.
  • The San Francisco Giants failed to tender contract offer to RHP Albert Suarez.
  • The Tampa Bay Rays failed to tender contract offer to LHP Xavier Cedeno.
  • The Texas Rangers failed to tender contract offers to SS Hanser Alberto, RHP Alex Gonzalez, RHP A.J. Griffin and RHP Nick Martinez.
  • The Toronto Blue Jays acquired INF Aledmys Diaz from the St. Louis Cardinals for OF J.B. Woodman. Failed to tender contract offers to 2B Ryan Goins and RHP Tom Koehler.