MLB Transactions in October 2008

Oct 31, 2008

  • The Arizona Diamondbacks exercised the 2010 contract option on pitcher Jon Rauch.
  • The Boston Red Sox exercised the 2009 contract option on pitcher Tim Wakefield.
  • The Houston Astros purchased the contract of pitcher Polin Trinidad from Corpus Christi of the Texas League (AA).
  • The New York Mets exercised the 2009 contract option on first baseman Carlos Delgado.
  • The New York Yankees added pitchers Wilkin De La Rossa and Eric Hacker to the 40-man roster.
  • The Oakland Athletics declined to exercise the 2009 club option on pitcher Alan Embree; claimed infielder Joe Dillon off waivers from the Milwaukee Brewers.
  • The St. Louis Cardinals signed catcher Jason LaRue to one-year contract.
  • The Toronto Blue Jays exercised the 2009 contract option on catcher Rod Barajas.

Oct 30, 2008

  • The Chicago White Sox agreed to terms with infielder Jayson Nix on a one-year contract.
  • The Kansas City Royals acquired first baseman Mike Jacobs from the Florida Marlins for pitcher Leo Nunez.
  • The New York Mets signed infielder-outfielder Fernando Tatis to a one-year contract.

Oct 29, 2008

  • The Milwaukee Brewers claimed third baseman Casey McGehee off waivers from the Chicago Cubs.

Oct 28, 2008

  • The Boston Red Sox claimed pitcher Virgil Vasquez off waivers from the Detroit Tigers.
  • The Los Angeles Angels exercised the 2009 contract options on outfielder Vladimir Guerrero and pitcher John Lackey; declined the 2009 contract option on outfielder Garret Anderson.

Oct 24, 2008

  • The Kansas City Royals claimed pitcher Jairo Cuevas off waivers from the Atlanta Braves; released pitcher Kip Wells.
  • The Toronto Blue Jays signed first baseman-outfielder Adam Loewen to a minor league contract; claimed pitcher Bryan Bullington off waivers from the Cleveland Indians.

Oct 20, 2008

  • The Oakland Athletics agreed to terms with second baseman Mark Ellis on a two-year contract.

Oct 16, 2008

  • The Cleveland Indians exercised the 2009 contract option on second baseman Jamey Carroll.

Oct 15, 2008

  • The St. Louis Cardinals claimed pitcher Charlie Manning off waivers from the Washington Nationals.

Oct 10, 2008

  • The San Diego Padres announced catcher Michael Barrett has elected free agency after clearing waivers; claimed second baseman Travis Denker off waivers from the San Francisco Giants.

Oct 8, 2008

  • The Chicago Cubs exercised the 2009 club contract option on pitcher Rich Harden.
  • The Milwaukee Brewers signed pitchers Joe Bateman, Lindsay Gulin, Sam Narron and Chris Narveson to minor league contracts.

Oct 3, 2008

  • The Cleveland Indians acquired outfielder Michael Brantley from the Milwaukee Brewers to complete a previous trade.
  • The Florida Marlins re-signed infielder Wes Helms to a two-year contract.
  • The New York Mets agreed to terms with manager Jerry Manuel on a two-year contract with a club option for 2011.

Oct 1, 2008

  • The Florida Marlins claimed pitcher Scott Nestor off waivers from the Philadelphia Phillies.