MLB Transactions in October 2014

Oct 31, 2014

  • The Baltimore Orioles claimed LHP Patrick McCoy off waivers from Detroit. Declined 2015 options on OF Nick Markakis and C Nick Hundley.
  • The Boston Red Sox declined 2015 option on LHP Craig Breslow.
  • The Chicago White Sox declined 2015 option on RHP Felipe Paulino.
  • The Cleveland Indians exercised 2015 option on INF Mike Aviles. Promoted Ross Atkins to vice president-player personnel, Carter Hawkins to director of player development and Paul Gillispie to director of pro scouting.
  • The Colorado Rockies exercised 2015 option on RHP LaTroy Hawkins.
  • The Los Angeles Dodgers declined 2015 option on RHP Chad Billingsley. Announced RHP Brian Wilson exercised his 2015 option.
  • The Milwaukee Brewers exercised 2015 option on RHP Yovani Gallardo and their half of 2015 mutual option on 3B Aramis Ramirez. Declined 2015 option on 2B Rickie Weeks.
  • The Oakland Athletics claimed OF Andrew Brown off waivers from the N.Y. Mets.
  • The Philadelphia Phillies annnounced RHP A.J. Burnett and the team have declined their mutual option.
  • The Tampa Bay Rays exercised 2015 option on INF/OF Ben Zobrist.
  • The Texas Rangers named Steve Buechele bench coach, Hector Ortiz first base coach/catching instructor and Jayce Tingler major league field coordinator.
  • The Toronto Blue Jays claimed OF Andy Dirks off waivers from Detroit. Agreed to terms with LHP Jeff Francis on a minor league contract.

Oct 30, 2014

  • The Baltimore Orioles exercised 2015 options on LHP Wei-Yin Chen and RHP Darren O'Day.
  • The Boston Red Sox agreed to terms with RHP Koji Uehara on a two-year contract.
  • The Chicago Cubs declined 2015 option on RHP Kyuji Fujikawa.
  • The Cincinnati Reds exercised 2015 option on RHP Johnny Cueto. Declined 2015 options on 3B Jack Hannahan and OF Ryan Ludwick.
  • The Los Angeles Angels exercised 2015 option on RHP Huston Street. Declined 2015 option on LHP Sean Burnett.
  • The Los Angeles Dodgers announced RHP Dan Haren exercised his 2015 option.
  • The Oakland Athletics declined 2015 option on SS Hiroyuki Nakajima.
  • The Philadelphia Phillies declined 2015 option on RHP Mike Adams.
  • The San Diego Padres declined 2015 option on RHP Josh Johnson.
  • The St. Louis Cardinals exercised 2015 option on RHP John Lackey.
  • The Toronto Blue Jays traded C Santiago Nessy to Kansas City for RHP Liam Hendriks.
  • The Washington Nationals exercised the option of OF Denard Span. Declined 2015 options on 1B Adam LaRoche and RHP Rafael Soriano.

Oct 28, 2014

  • The Toronto Blue Jays claimed IB Justin Smoak off waivers from Seattle.

Oct 27, 2014

  • The Atlanta Braves named Kevin Seitzer hitting coach and Jose Castro assistant hitting coach. Agreed to terms with president of baseball operations John Hart on a three-year contract.
  • The Los Angeles Angels announced Milwaukee claimed 3B Luis Jimenez off outright waivers.
  • The Oakland Athletics named Mike Aldrete bench coach.
  • The San Diego Padres named Logan White senior advisor to the general manager/pro scouting director.
  • The Toronto Blue Jays agreed to terms with bench coach DeMarlo Hale, pitching coach Pete Walker, first base coach Tim Leiper and third base coach Luis Rivera on one-year contracts. Announced bullpen coach Bob Stanley has accepted a position within the organization.

Oct 25, 2014

  • The Kansas City Royals claimed OF Moises Sierra off waivers from the Chicago White Sox.
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired INF Justin Sellers from Cleveland for cash considerations.

Oct 24, 2014

  • The Tampa Bay Rays announced manager Joe Maddon opted out of his contract.

Oct 23, 2014

  • The Arizona Diamondbacks named Bryan Minniti assistant general manager and Mike Russell professional scouting coordinator.
  • The Atlanta Braves named John Hart president of baseball operations.
  • The Boston Red Sox named Chili Davis hitting coach.
  • The Colorado Rockies announced pitching coaches Jim Wright and Bo McLaughlin will not return in 2015.
  • The Milwaukee Brewers named Darnell Coles hitting coach and signed him to a one-year contract.
  • The New York Mets named Kevin Long hitting coach and Dustin Clarke strength and conditioning coach.
  • The Philadelphia Phillies signed OF Grady Sizemore to a one-year contract.
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates agreed to terms with RHP Josh Stinson on a minor league contract.
  • The San Diego Padres named Sam Geaney director of player development.

Oct 22, 2014

  • The Minnesota Twins declined their 2015 contract option for 2015 on RHP Jared Burton, making him a free agent.
  • The San Diego Padres fired hitting coach Phil Plantier.

Oct 21, 2014

  • The Philadelphia Phillies agreed to terms with RHP Jerome Williams on a one-year contract.

Oct 20, 2014

  • The Cincinnati Reds fired third base coach Steve Smith.
  • The Detroit Tigers named Dave Littlefield major league scout.

Oct 17, 2014

  • The Houston Astros named Trey Hillman bench coach, Dave Hudgens hitting coach, Gary Pettis third base coach and outfield/baserunning instructor, and Rich Dauer first base coach and infield instructor.
  • The Tampa Bay Rays promoted Chaim Bloom and Erik Neander to vice presidents of baseball operations.

Oct 16, 2014

  • The Texas Rangers named Jeff Banister manager.
  • The Arizona Diamondbacks named Mark Grace assistant hitting coach, Andy Green third base coach, Glenn Sherlock bench coach, Henry Blanco coach and bullpen catcher, Mike Harkey pitching coach, Dave McKay first base coach, Mel Stottlemyre Jr. bullpen coach and Turner Ward hitting coach.

Oct 15, 2014

  • The Texas Rangers declined to exercise the team option for 2015 on OF Alex Rios.
  • The Toronto Blue Jays signed INF Jonathan Diaz to a minor league contract.

Oct 14, 2014

  • The Kansas City Royals named Andrew Friedman president of baseball operations. Announced general manger Ned Colletti will stay on as a senior adviser to team president and CEO.
  • The Tampa Bay Rays named Matt Silverman president of baseball operations and Brian Auld team president.

Oct 13, 2014

  • The Arizona Diamondbacks named Chip Hale manager and signed him to a two-year contract.

Oct 9, 2014

  • The Baltimore Orioles agreed to terms with SS J.J. Hardy on a three-year contract.
  • The Houston Astros declined their 2015 option for RHP Matt Albers.
  • The Oakland Athletics claimed RHP Jorge De Leon off waivers vfrom Houston. Released DH Adam Dunn.

Oct 8, 2014

  • The Colorado Rockies announced the resignations of executive vice president, chief baseball officer/general manager Dan O'Dowd and assistant general manager/senior vice president of major league operations Bill Geivett. Named Jeff Bridich senior vice president/general manager.
  • The Los Angeles Angels claimed OF Alfredo Marte off waivers from Arizona.
  • The Los Angeles Dodgers announced the retirement of RHP Josh Beckett.

Oct 7, 2014

  • The Los Angeles Angels claimed OF Roger Kieschnick and OF Alredo Marte off outright waivers from Arizona.
  • The Toronto Blue Jays claimed RHP Bo Schultz off waivers from Arizona.

Oct 6, 2014

  • The Chicago Cubs claimed LHP Joseph Ortiz off waivers from Texas.

Oct 4, 2014

  • The Baltimore Orioles traded RHP Preston Guilmet to Pittsburgh for cash.

Oct 3, 2014

  • The Atlanta Braves announced manager Fredi Gonzalez will return next season.

Oct 2, 2014

  • The New York Mets announced hitting coach Lamar Johnson and assistant hitting coach Luis Natera will not return to their positions in 2015 and have been offered positions within the minor league system. Announced the resignation of major league strength and conditioning coach Jim Malone. Announced strength and conditioning consultant Mike Barwis will oversee all major league and minor league strength and conditioning.
  • The Texas Rangers claimed RHP Alfredo Figaro off waivers from Milwaukee.