MLB Transactions in November 2018

Nov 15, 2018

  • The New York Mets agreed to terms with LHP Ryan O'Rourke on a minor league contract.
  • The Texas Rangers agreed to terns with C Jett Bandy and RHP Walker Weickel on minor league contracts.

Nov 14, 2018

  • The Boston Red Sox agreed to terms with manager Alex Cora on a contract extension through the 2021 season, with a club option for 2022.
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired INF Erik Gonzalez and RHPs Tahnaj Thomas and Dante Mendoza from Cleveland for OF Jordan Luplow and INF Max Moroff.
  • The Texas Rangers named Luis Ortiz hitting coach, Don Wakamatsu bench coach, Jayce Tingler major league player development field coordinator, Tony Beasley third base coach and Hector Ortiz first base coach. Announced Down East (Carolina) general manager Wade Howell was promoted to vice president of the club. Promoted Janell Bullock and Jon Clemmons to assistant general managers at Down East.

Nov 13, 2018

  • The Kansas City Royals agreed to terms with RHP Michael Ynoa on a minor league contract.
  • The Milwaukee Brewers agreed to terms with LHP Angel Perdomo on a minor league contract.

Nov 12, 2018

  • The Los Angeles Dodgers announced LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu accepted the qualifying offer.
  • The Milwaukee Brewers promoted Katina Shaw to vice president-community relations and family liaison.

Nov 9, 2018

  • The Detroit Tigers signed LHPs Liarvis Breto, Eudis Idrogo and Caleb Thielbar; RHPs Johan Belisario, Christian Binford, Anthony Castro, Jose Cisnero, Fernando Perez and Andrew Schwaab; C Chace Numata; and INFs Harold Castro and Pete Kozma to minor league contracts.
  • The Los Angeles Dodgers released INF Chase Utley.
  • The Minnesota Twins announced the retirement of C Joe Mauer.
  • The New York Mets announced special assistant to the general manager J.P. Ricciardi has mutually agreed to part ways with the club.
  • The Philadelphia Phillies signed RHP Jose Guaramaco to a minor league contract.
  • The Seattle Mariners signed INF Dylan Moore.

Nov 8, 2018

  • The Pittsburgh Pirates signed 3B Jung Ho Kang to a one-year contract.
  • The Tampa Bay Rays traded OFs Mallex Smith and Jake Fraley to Seattle for C Mike Zunino, OF Guillermo Heredia and LHP Michael Plassmeyer.

Nov 7, 2018

  • The Atlanta Braves named Mike Fast special assistant to the general manager.
  • The Boston Red Sox promoted Brian O'Halloran and Eddie Romero to executive vice presidents/assistant general managers, Zach Scott to senior vice president/assistant general manager, Raquel Ferreira to senior vice president/major and minor league operations, Brian Abraham to director/minor league operations, Joe McDonald to director/baseball analytics, Mike Regan to director/baseball administration and special projects, Marcus Cuellar to coordinator/player personnel, Alex Gimenez coordinator/major league operations, Patrick McLaughlin to coordinator of Florida baseball operations/minor league video, Justin Horowitz to amateur scouting crosschecker/special projects.
  • The Miami Marlins named Adrian Lorenzo special assistant/baseball operations and scouting and Nate Adcock, Dana Duquette and Scott Fairbanks area scouts.
  • The Milwaukee Brewers named Derek Hyde vice president of information technology and Sharon McNally vice president of marketing.
  • The New York Yankees agreed to terms with LHP CC Sabathia on a one-year contract.
  • The Toronto Blue Jays named Dave Hudgens bench coach.

Nov 6, 2018

  • The Cincinnati Reds named Turner Ward hitting coach.
  • The Philadelphia Phillies named Paco Figueroa outfield/baserunning coach.
  • The Seattle Mariners named Paul Davis pitching coach.

Nov 5, 2018

  • The New York Mets fired hitting coach Pat Roessler and bullpen coach Ricky Bones. Announced bench coach Gary DiSarcina will replace third-base coach Glenn Sherlock, who will shift to first-base coach and first-base coach Ruben Amaro Jr. will become a front office adviser.

Nov 3, 2018

  • The Texas Rangers named Chris Woodward manager.
  • The Washington Nationals agreed to terms with RHP Trevor Rosenthal on a one-year contract.

Nov 2, 2018

  • The Atlanta Braves did not extend qualifying offers to OF Nick Markakis, C Kurt Suzuki, RHP Anibal Sanchez, RHP Brandon McCarthy, INF Ryan Flaherty and RHP Peter Moylan.
  • The Chicago Cubs traded LHP Drew Smyly and a player to be named to Texas for a player to be named. Exercised their 2019 option on LHP Cole Hamels. Claimed INF Jack Reinheimer off waivers from the N.Y. Mets.
  • The Cincinnati Reds named Derek Johnson pitching coach. Claimed RHP Matt Bowman off waivers from St. Louis.
  • The Detroit Tigers claimed INF Brandon Dixon off waivers from Cincinnati and LHP Jose Fernandez from Toronto.
  • The Los Angeles Angels claimed RHP Austin Brice off waivers from Cincinnati.
  • The Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to terms with LHP Clayton Kershaw on a three-year contract.
  • The New York Yankees claimed INF Hanser Alberto off waivers from Texas.
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates named Rick Eckstein hitting coach.
  • The San Diego Padres claimed SS Greg Garcia off waivers from St. Louis.
  • The Seattle Mariners claimed C Chris Herrmann off waivers from Houston.
  • The Texas Rangers promoted assistant director of player development Paul Kruger to director of minor league operations. Named Matt Blood director of player development.

Nov 1, 2018

  • The Chicago Cubs claimed OF Johnny Field off waivers from Minnesota. Exercised their 2019 option on RHP Pedro Strop and RHP Brandon Kintzler exercised his 2019 option.
  • The Los Angeles Dodgers traded LHP Manny Banuelos to the Chicago White Sox for INF Justin Yurchak. Signed RHP Jesen Therrien to a minor league contract. Agreed to terms with INF Davd Freese on a one-year contract.
  • The San Diego Padres traded C Raffy Lopez to Atlanta for cash.
  • The Seattle Mariners promoted Justin Hollander to assistant general manager and Leslie Manning to director of professional development and assistant director, player development.
  • The Tampa Bay Rays agreed to terms with RHP Sandy Gaston on a minor league contract. Claimed RHP Oliver Drake off waivers from Minnesota.