MLB Transactions in October 2015

Oct 29, 2015

  • The Colorado Rockies declined the mutual 2016 option on 1B Justin Morneau.
  • The Detroit Tigers named Rich Dubee pitching coach.
  • The Miami Marlins fired Dan Jennings general manager.
  • The San Diego Padres named Andy Green manager.
  • The Seattle Mariners promoted Jeff Kingston to vice president and assistant general manager for baseball operations, Tom Allison to vice president for player personnel and Lee MacPhail IV to director of professional scouting. Named Joe Bohringer special assistant to the general manager.
  • The Texas Rangers announced pitching coach Mike Maddux will not return next season.
  • The Toronto Blue Jays announced general manager Alex Anthopoulos is leaving the team.

Oct 28, 2015

  • The Arizona Diamondbacks named Mike Butcher pitching coach.
  • The Chicago White Sox claimed RHP Jacob Turner off waivers from the Chicago Cubs.

Oct 27, 2015

  • The New York Mets added INF Juan Uribe to their World Series roster.
  • The Philadelphia Phillies agreed to terms with bench coach Larry Bowa and third base coach Juan Samuel.
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates claimed RHP Jorge Rondon off waivers from Baltimore.

Oct 26, 2015

  • The Boston Red Sox named Ruben Amaro Jr. first base coach and outfield and baserunning instructor.
  • The Minnesota Twins announced the retirement of OF Torii Hunter.
  • The Philadelphia Phillies named Matt Klentak general manager and vice president.
  • The Seattle Mariners named Tim Bogar bench coach, Edgar Martinez hitting coach, Mel Stottlemyre Jr. pitching coach and Chris Woodward first base coach.

Oct 23, 2015

  • The Seattle Mariners named Scott Servais manager.

Oct 22, 2015

  • The Cincinnati Reds announced the contracts of bench coach Jay Bell, pitching coach Jeff Pico and assistant hitting coach Lee Tinsley will not be renewed. Reassigned third base coach Jim Riggleman to bench coach, first base coach Billy Hatcher to third base and outfielders coach and infield coach Freddie Benavides to first base and infielders coach.
  • The Houston Astros named Doug White minor league pitching coordinator; Mark Bailey minor league catching coordinator; Morgan Ensberg minor league mindset coach; Leon Roberts roving minor league outfield instructor; Josh Miller minor league complex pitching coordinator; Dyar Miller pitching coach and Ralph Dickenson hitting coach of Fresno (PCL); Taylor Rhoades strength and conditioning coach of Corpus Christi (TL); Michael Burns pitching coach and Dwayne Peterson strength and conditioning coach of Lancaster (Cal); Wladimir Sutil coach of Quad Cities (MWL); Lamarr Rogers manager and Ace Adams pitching coach of Tri-City (NYP); and Chris Holt pitching coach of Greeneville (SAL).
  • The Los Angeles Dodgers announced manager Don Mattingly agreed not to return next season.
  • The Texas Rangers announced 1B Kyle Blanks declined outright assignment and elected free agency.

Oct 21, 2015

  • The Los Angeles Dodgers claimed RHP Lisalverto Bonilla off waivers from Texas and placed him on the 60-day DL.
  • The Philadelphia Phillies named Rick Kranitz bullpen coach and John McLaren catching coach.
  • The Seattle Mariners named Andy McKay director of player development.

Oct 20, 2015

  • The Baltimore Orioles claimed RHP Vance Worley off waivers from Pittsburgh.
  • The Seattle Mariners released RHP Logan Kensing.

Oct 19, 2015

  • The Detroit Tigers announced the retirement of pitching coach Jeff Jones.
  • The Houston Astros promoted Quinton McCracken to director of player personnel, Brandon Taubman to director of baseball operations, Mike Fast to director of research and development, Allen Rowin to director of minor league operations, Bill Firkus to director of sports medicine and performance, Pete Putila to assistant director of minor league operations and Tom Koch-Weser to manager of advance scouting.
  • The Oakland Athletics announced RHP Cody Martin was claimed off waivers by Seattle. Released OF Jason Pridie to allow him to play in Japan.
  • The Toronto Blue Jays claimed LHP-RHP Pat Venditte off waivers from Oakland.

Oct 17, 2015

  • The Los Angeles Dodgers announced the resignation of vice president of medical services and head athletic trainer Stan Conte.

Oct 16, 2015

  • The Texas Rangers announced bullpen coach Andy Hawkins and hitting coach Dave Magadan will not return in 2016.

Oct 15, 2015

  • The Detroit Tigers announced INF Josh Wilson refused an outright assignment to Toledo (IL) and elected to become a free agent.
  • The Milwaukee Brewers promoted Regis Bane to vice president, ticket services and analytics.

Oct 14, 2015

  • The Los Angeles Dodgers claimed RHP Brooks Brown from Colorado and added him to their postseason roster.
  • The Milwaukee Brewers named Matt Arnold vice president and assistant general manager.

Oct 13, 2015

  • The Boston Red Sox promoted Eddie Romero to vice president, international scouting and Harrison Slutsky to coordinator, advance scouting. Named Adrian Lorenzo coordinator, international scouting; Brad Sloan special assignment scout and Alex Gimenez assistant, professional scouting.
  • The Los Angeles Angels announced hitting coach Don Baylor and pitching coach Mike Butcher will not return for the 2016 season.

Oct 12, 2015

  • The Atlanta Braves named Ted Simmons, Matt Kinzer and Leon Wurth major league scouts and Kiley McDaniel assistant director, baseball operations. Promoted A.J. Scola to manager, minor league operations; Danielle Monday to assistant, baseball operations and Chris Lionetti to assistant, scouting.
  • The New York Mets selected the contract of INF Matt Reynolds from Las Vegas (PCL) and added him to the NLDS roster. Removed INF Ruben Tejada from the NLDS roster.
  • The Washington Nationals named Randy Knorr senior assistant to the general manager-player development, Bobby Henley senior advisor-player development and Matt Lecroy manager for Harrisburg (EL). Promoted Brian Daubach to hitting coach for Syracuse (IL).

Oct 10, 2015

  • The Toronto Blue Jays added RHP Ryan Tepera to the postseason roster replacing LHP Brett Cecil.

Oct 9, 2015

  • The Seattle Mariners fired manager Lloyd McClendon, bench coach Trent Jewett, third base coach Rich Donnelly, outfield coach Andy Van Slyke and bullpen coach Mike Rojas. Announced batting coach Edgar Martinez and infield coach Chris Woodward have been invited to return to the big league staff and pitching coach Rick Waits and coach Chris Prieto have been invited to return to the Mariners organization in different roles.

Oct 6, 2015

  • The Cleveland Indians promoted Chris Antonetti to president of baseball operations, Mike Chernoff to general manager and Derek Falvey to assistant general manager.
  • The Miami Marlins promoted Jeff McAvoy to vice president-player personnel, Brian Chattin to assistant general manager and David Keller to director-pro scouting. Agreed to terms with OF Ichiro Suzuki on a one-year contract.

Oct 5, 2015

  • The Arizona Diamondbacks fired pitching coach Mike Harkey.
  • The Los Angeles Angels named Billy Eppler general manager.
  • The Milwaukee Brewers announced the contracts of first base coach Mike Guerrero, pitching coach Rick Kranitz, bench coach Jerry Narron, outfield coach John Shelby and bullpen coach Lee Tunnell will not be renewed.
  • The Oakland Athletics promoted Billy Beane to executive vice president of baseball operations and David Forst to general manager.
  • The Washington Nationals fired manager Matt Williams, bench coach Randy Knorr, pitching coach Steve McCatty, hitting coach Rick Schu, third base coach Bobby Henley, first base coach Tony Tarasco, bullpen coach Matt LeCroy and defensive coordinator/advance coach Mark Weidemaier.

Oct 4, 2015

  • The Boston Red Sox announced John Farrell will return as manager for 2016 and the contracts of first base coach Arnie Beyeler and strength and conditioning coach Pat Sandora will not be renewed. Announced interim bullpen coach Bob Kipper will return to his duties as pitching coach for Pawtucket (IL) in 2016.
  • The San Diego Padres announced interim manager Pat Murphy will not manage the team for the 2016 season.

Oct 2, 2015

  • The Chicago White Sox announced the contract of bench coach Mark Parent will not be renewed.

Oct 1, 2015

  • The Atlanta Braves promoted John Coppolella to general manager.
  • The San Francisco Giants announced the retirement of LHP Jeremy Affeldt.