MLB Transactions in July 2018

Jul 16, 2018

  • The Philadelphia Phillies traded LHP Hoby Milner to Tampa Bay for cash.
  • The Texas Rangers announced OF Austin Jackson cleared release waivers and is a free agent.

Jul 14, 2018

  • The St. Louis Cardinals fired manager Mike Matheny, hitting coach John Mabry and assistant hitting coach Bill Mueller. Named bench coach Mike Shildt interim manager.

Jul 13, 2018

  • The Los Angeles Dodgers announced the retirement of 2B Chase Utley at the end of this season.
  • The Oakland Athletics signed 3B Christopher Cruz; LHP Gerald Garcia; C Marcos Betancourt; OFs Brayan Buelvas and Ramon Martinez; SSs Ronny Santana, Jose Escorche and Nelson Beltran; and RHPs Richard Guasch, Robin Vasquez, Roberto Garza, Adriel Gonzalez, Luis Carrasco, Jose Gonzalez, Luis Martinez and Roger Rodriguez to minor league contracts.

Jul 12, 2018

  • The Milwaukee Brewers released INF Eric Sogard. Signed SSs Angel Bautista, Eduardo Garcia, Joneiker Ponce De Leon and Carlos Roa; OFs Erys Bautista, Eduarqui Fernandez, Rafael Martinez and Bryan Nino; C Jhonnys Cabrera; RHPs Jose Espiritu, Mario Perez and Abner Uribe; and 3B Branlyn Jaraba to minor league contracts.
  • The New York Yankees signed LHP Miguel Vargas; OFs Kevin Alcantara, Mauro Bonifacio, Christoper Familia and D'Vaughn Knowles; SSs Marcos Cabrera, Jose Colmenares, Maikol Escotto and Dayro Perez; Cs Kevyn Camacho, Nicolas Garcia, Agustin Ramirez and Jesus Rodriguez; and RHPs Juan Carela, Starling Perez, Ignacio Radney, Rafael Severino and Tyrone Yulie to minor league contracts.

Jul 11, 2018

  • The Baltimore Orioles signed RHP J.J. Montgomery to a minor league contract. Extended their working agreements with Norfolk, Bowie (EL), Frederick, Delmarva (SAL) and Aberdeen (NYP) through the 2020 season.
  • The Cincinnati Reds signed LHP Carlos Diaz to a minor league contract.
  • The Colorado Rockies signed LHP Jorman Aponte to a minor league contract.
  • The Milwaukee Brewers released SS Eric Sogard.
  • The Minnesota Twins signed C LaRon Smith to a minor league contract.
  • The New York Mets released RHP Marcos Molina.
  • The St. Louis Cardinals signed RHP Ramon Fernandez to a minor league contract.

Jul 10, 2018

  • The New York Yankees announced RHP David Hale refused his outright assignment and elected free agency.

Jul 9, 2018

  • The Chicago White Sox claimed OF Ryan LaMarre off waivers from Minnesota.

Jul 8, 2018

  • The Kansas City Royals released RHP Justin Grimm. Signed RHPs Kaito Yuki and Dallas Beeler to minor league contracts.
  • The San Francisco Giants traded RHPs Cody Gearrin and Jason Bahr and OF Austin Jackson to Texas for a player to be named or cash.

Jul 7, 2018

  • The Chicago Cubs signed OF Edmond Americaan, LHP Josh Sawyer, 2B Andy Weber and RHPs Niels Stone and Jake Reindl to minor league contracts.
  • The Detroit Tigers signed LHP Kacey Murphy and RHP Chris Farish to minor league contracts.
  • The Los Angeles Dodgers signed LHP Ben Holmes to a minor league contract.
  • The Minnesota Twins signed OF Erick Rivera to a minor league contract.
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates signed SS Zack Kone and RHP Deivy Mendez to minor league contracts.
  • The Seattle Mariners signed C Cal Raleigh to a minor league contract.
  • The Seattle Mariners signed LHP Shane McClanahan to a minor league contract.

Jul 6, 2018

  • The Boston Red Sox signed RHPs Chase Shugart and Chris Machamer and LHP Gregorio Reyes.
  • The Cleveland Indians acquired RHP James Hoyt from Houston for RHP Tommy Dejuneas and assigned Hoyt to Columbus (IL).
  • The Miami Marlins signed LHP Andrew Miller to a minor league contract.
  • The Milwaukee Brewers agreed to terms with SS Brice Turang on a minor league contract.
  • The Oakland Athletics agreed to terms with C JJ Schwarz and RHP Joe Demers on minor league contracts.
  • The San Diego Padres agreed to terms with 3B Sean Guilbe, RHP Nick Thwaits and LHP Cullen Dana.
  • The Seattle Mariners signed general manager Jerry Dipoto to a multiyear contract extension.
  • The St. Louis Cardinals announced the resignation of vice-president of communications Ron Watermon.
  • The Toronto Blue Jays signed SSs Michael Arias, Orelvis Martinez and Emmanuel Sanchez; LHPs Wilgenis Alvarado, Soenni Martinez and Yaifer Perdomo; INFs Willfrann Astudillo and Adrian Montero; OFs Amell Brazoban, Yeison Jimenez, Abner King, Daniel Oliva, Juan Pizarro and Gary David; UTLs Leonel Callez and Francisco Fajardo; RHPs Juanfer Castro, Jose Garcia, Jorman Gonzalez, Pedro Guzman, Yunior Lara, Juan Martinez, Bejardi Meza and Julian Valdez; Cs Javier D'Orazio and Junior Ramos; and 2B Gustavo Gutierrez to minor league contracts.

Jul 5, 2018

  • The Chicago Cubs signed LHP James Buckelew to a minor league contract.
  • The Chicago White Sox signed SS Nick Madrigal, RHPs Davis Martin and Jason Morgan and 3B Bryce Bush to minor league contracts.
  • The Detroit Tigers signed LHP Kory Behenna to a minor league contract.
  • The Minnesota Twins released RHP Felix Jorge. Signed OF Trevor Larnach to a minor league contract and assigned him to Elizabethton (Appalachian).
  • The Oakland Athletics named Vince Vengapally vice president of technology.
  • The Seattle Mariners released LHP Ariel Miranda. Signed LHP Wade LeBlanc to a one-year contract for the 2019 season.
  • The Toronto Blue Jays signed SS Orelvis Martinez and RHPs Zach Stewart and Brandon Cumpton to a minor league contract.

Jul 4, 2018

  • The Baltimore Orioles signed SS Cadyn Grenier to a minor league contract.
  • The Cincinnati Reds traded RHPs Dylan Floro and Zach Neal and international signing bonus pool space to the Los Angeles Dodgers for RHPs James Marinan and Anerurys Zabala.
  • The Cleveland Indians signed OFs Steven Kwan and Korey Holland to minor league contracts.
  • The Philadelphia Phillies signed 2B Ryan Goins to a minor league contract.
  • The St. Louis Cardinals signed 3B Malcom Nunez and RHP Victor Villanueva to minor league contracts.

Jul 3, 2018

  • The Baltimore Orioles named John Vidalin chief operating officer for business operations.
  • The Cleveland Indians signed C Noah Naylor and RHP Ethan Hankins.
  • The Kansas City Royals agreed to terms with RHP Brady Singer.
  • The Los Angeles Angels signed RHPs Gabriel Hernandez, Luis Nu?ez and Daniel Rojas; CF Darwin Moreno; SS Jean Puntiel and LHP Roelis Taveras to minor league contracts.
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates signed RHP Michael Burrows.
  • The Texas Rangers signed RHPs Renton Poole and Wyatt Sparks, LHP Grant Wolfram, and INFs Jax Biggers and Shea Patterson to minor league contracts.
  • The Toronto Blue Jays signed RHPs Josh Hiatt and Andy McGuire and C Brett Wright to minor league contracts.

Jul 2, 2018

  • The Arizona Diamondbacks released RHP Troy Scribner.
  • The Boston Red Sox traded OF Lorenzo Cedrola to Cincinnati for international amateur signing bonus pool space.
  • The Cleveland Indians released LHP Shawn Morimando. Signed INFs Dayan Frias, Jesus Lara, Gabriel Rodriguez, Junior Sanquintin and Angel Martinez; OFs Luis Ostos and Sterling Romero to minor league contracts.
  • The Houston Astros agreed to terms with SSs Ayendy Ortiz, Yohander Martinez and Cristian Gonzalez; RHPs Carlos Calderon, Daniel Pacheco, Danny Subero, Johangel Ramirez and Reimy Beltre; OFs Frank Perez, Jairo Jose, Jesus Liranzo, Omar Diaz, Tomas Ramirez and C Miguel Palma on minor league contracts.
  • The Kansas City Royals agreed to terms with RHP Jackson Kowar.
  • The Los Angeles Angels signed RHPs Gabriel Hernandez, Luis Nunez and Daniel Rojas, LHP Roelis Tavaras, OF Darwin Moreno and SS Jean Puntiel.
  • The Miami Marlins signed SSs Raul Campos, Isaac De Leon and Cristhian Rodriguez; LHP Erick Carrasco; RHPs Breidy Encarnacion, Luis Lopez and Jorge Mercedes; C Ene Leon; and CFs Jhonny Melenciano and Yoelvis Sanchez.
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates signed C Grant Koch, INF Mike Gretler and RHPs Allen Montgomery, John O'Reilly and Alec Rennard to minor league contracts.
  • The San Francisco Giants signed C Eduardo Jaramillo, 2B Yeiver Torrealba, RHPs Melvin Marte and Odue Civada, SSs Marco Luciano and Roberto Monegro, LHPs Aaron Peniche and Anthony Torres and OFs Jairo Pomares, Victor Bericoto and Luis Matos to minor league contracts.
  • The Tampa Bay Rays signed SS K.V. Edwards to a minor league contract.
  • The Washington Nationals agreed to terms with Cs Jeisel Acosta and Edwin Mercedes; OFs Yeuri Amparo and Jeremy De La Rosa; SSs Yoander Rivero and Isan Louis Castillo; CFs Dariel Cotes, Raymi Gomez, Delkis Basanta and Daniel Marte; RHPs Bernardo Hiraldo, Luis Jimenez, Jose Mercedes, Jose Cedeno, Kevin Rodriguez and Jose Atencio; and INF Erick Tejeda.

Jul 1, 2018

  • The Cincinnati Reds traded C Joe Hudson to the L.A. Angels for cash.
  • The San Diego Padres agreed to terms with LHP Ryan Weathers.