MLB Transactions in January 2019

Jan 16, 2019

  • The Chicago Cubs claimed LHP Ian Clarkin off waivers from the White Sox.
  • The Los Angeles Dodgers named Travis Barbary manager, Scott Coolbaugh hitting coach and Jeremy Rodriguez coach of Oklahoma City (PCL); Adam Melhuse hitting coach of Tulsa (TL); Mark Kertenian manager of Rancho Cucamonga (Cal); Luis Mexa pitching coach and Justin Viele hitting coach of Great Lakes (MWL); Austin Chubb manager and Cordell Hipolito coach of Ogden (Pioneer); and Jair Fernandez manager and Stephanos Stroop pitching coach of the AZL Dodgers.
  • The New York Mets signed INF Jed Lowrie to a two-year contract.
  • The New York Yankees traded OF Tim Locastro to Arizona for LHP Ronald Roman and cash.
  • The Philadelphia Phillies named Bobby Dickerson infield coach and Paco Figueroa first base coach.
  • The Texas Rangers announced the retirement of RHP Shawn Tolleson.

Jan 15, 2019

  • The Boston Red Sox extended their player development contract with Portland (EL) for two years through the 2022 season.
  • The Chicago White Sox named Frank Menechino hitting coach of Charlotte (IL), Omar Vizquel manager and Wes Helms coach of Birmingham (SL), Justin Jirschele manager of Winston-Salem (Carolina), Ryan Newman manager of Kannapolis (SAL) and Ever Magallanes manager of the AZL White Sox.
  • The Minnesota Twins acquired INF Daniel Ozoria from the Los Angeles Angels for RHP John Curtiss.
  • The San Francisco Giants named Matt Daniels pitching analyst.
  • The Texas Rangers claimed OF John Andreoli off waivers from Seattle.
  • The Washington Nationals signed 2B Brian Dozier to a one-year contract.

Jan 14, 2019

  • The Atlanta Braves named Perry Minasian senior vice president of baseball operations and assistant general manager; Alex Tamin assistant general manager, major league operations; Dixie Keller director, baseball administration; Garrett Wilson manager, baseball systems; Noah Woodward manager, major league operations; Elizabeth Teran executive assistant to the executive vice president and general manager; Matt Grabowski assistant director, amateur scouting operations; Ron Knight assistant director, minor league operations; Jonathan Schuerholz assistant director, professional scouting; and A.J. Scola assistant director, minor league personnel.
  • The Chicago Cubs named Craig Breslow director of strategic initiatives for baseball operations.
  • The Milwaukee Brewers agreed to terms with C Yasmani Grandal on a one-year contract.
  • The Minnesota Twins agreed to terms with RHP Blake Parker on a one-year contract. Designated RHP John Curtiss for assignment. Named Javier Valentin manager of Rochester (IL); Ramon Borrego manager, Cibney Bello and Justin Willard pitching coaches, Steve Singleton hitting coach and Davey LaCroix trainer of Pensacola (SL); Toby Gardenhire manager, Matt Borgsculte hitting coach, Luis Ramirez pitching coach, Frank Jagoda coach and Ben Myers trainer of Fort Myers (FSL); Brian Dinkelman manager, Ryan Smith hitting coach, Luis Rodriguez coach and Tyler Blair trainer of Cedar Rapids (MWL); Richard Salazar pitching coach of Elizabethton (Appalachian).
  • The New York Yankees agreed to terms with INF DJ LeMahieu on a two-year contract.
  • The San Francisco Giants agreed to terms with LHP Derek Holland on a one-year contract.
  • The Seattle Mariners named Kyle Wilson hitting coach of Arkansas (TL), Rob Marcello pitching coach of Modesto (Cal), Ari Ronick pitching coach and Amanda Lee trainer of Everett (NWL), Connor Dawson hitting coach of the AZL Mariners, Andy Bissell coach and Jorge Rodriguez trainer of the Dominican Academy Mariners, Max Weiner minor league pitching coordinator, Adam Bernero minor league peak performance coach and Trent Blank and Forrest Herrmann minor league pitching strategists.
  • The Tampa Bay Rays agreed to terms with OF Avisail Garcia on a one-year contract.
  • The Toronto Blue Jays agreed to terms with RHP David Phelps on a one-year contract.

Jan 13, 2019

  • The Washington Nationals agreed to terms with 2B Brian Dozier on a one-year contract.

Jan 11, 2019

  • The Arizona Diamondbacks agreed to terms with LHPs Andrew Chafin and Robbie Ray, 3B Jake Lamb, OF Steven Souza Jr. and RHPs Taijuan Walker, Matt Andriese, SS Nick Ahmed and RHP Archie Bradley on one-year contracts.
  • The Atlanta Braves agreed to terms with INF Charlie Culberson, OF Adam Duvall, LHP Sam Freeman and RHPs Mike Foltynewicz, Kevin Gausman, Arodys Vizcaino and Dan Winkler on one-year contracts. Named Dana Brown vice president/scouting.
  • The Baltimore Orioles claimed INF Hanser Alberto off waivers from the N.Y. Yankees. Agreed to terms with RHP Dylan Bundy, RHP Mychal Givens, and INF Jonathan Villar on one-year contracts.
  • The Boston Red Sox agreed to terms with INF Brock Holt, LHP Eduardo Rodriguez, SS Xander Bogaerts, OFs Mookie Betts and Jackie Bradley Jr., Cs Sandy Leon and Blake Swihart and RHPs Matt Barnes, Brandon Workman and Steven Wright on one-year contracts.
  • The Chicago Cubs agreed to terms with SS Addison Russell, 3B Kris Bryant, 2B Javier Baez, OF Kyle Schwarber, LHP Mike Montgomery and RHPs Kyle Hendricks and Carl Edwards Jr. on one-year contracts.
  • The Chicago White Sox agreed to terms with 1B Jose Abreu, RHP Alex Colome, LHP Carlos Rodon and INF Yolmer Sanchez on one-year contracts.
  • The Cincinnati Reds agreed to terms with 2B Scooter Gennett, SS Jose Peraza, OF Yasiel Puig and RHPs Anthony DeSclafani, Michael Lorenzen and Tanner Roark on one-year contracts.
  • The Cleveland Indians agreed to terms with SS Francisco Lindor on a one-year contract. Claimed RHP A.J. Cole off waivers from the N.Y. Yankees.
  • The Colorado Rockies agreed to terms RHPs Chad Bettis, Jon Gray, Scott Oberg, LHP Tyler Anderson, INF Trevor Story and C Tony Wolters to one-year contracts.
  • The Detroit Tigers agreed to terms with LHPs Matthew Boyd, Blaine Hardy, Daniel Norris and OF Nicholas Castellanos on one-year contracts
  • The Houston Astros agreed to terms OF Jake Marisnick, RHP Will Harris, RHP Lance McCullers Jr., RHP Collin McHugh, RHP Roberto Osuna, RHP Brad Peacock and RHP Ryan Pressly on one-year contracts.
  • The Los Angeles Angels agreed to terms with RHP Cam Bedrosian, RHP Luis Garcia, LHP Andrew Heaney, 2B Tommy La Stella, RHP Hansel Robles and LHP Tyler Skaggs on one-year contracts.
  • The Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to terms with RHP Pedro Baez, RHP Josh Fields, RHP Yimi Garcia, OF/INF Enrique Hernandez, OF Joc Pederson, SS Corey Seager and OF Chris Taylor on one-year contracts.
  • The Miami Marlins agreed to terms with C J.T. Realmuto, LHP Adam Conley, SS Miguel Rojas, RHP Dan Straily and RHP Jose Urena on one-year contracts.
  • The Minnesota Twins agreed to terms with OF Byron Buxton, RHP Kyle Gibson, OF Max Kepler, RHP Trevor May, RHP Jake Odorizzi, LHP Taylor Rogers, OF Eddie Rosario and 3B Miguel Sano on one-year contracts.
  • The New York Mets agreed to terms with RHPs Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndegaard, Zack Wheeler, OF Michael Conforto and LHP Steven Matz on one-year contracts.
  • The New York Yankees agreed to terms with LHP Zach Britton on a three-year contract, with SS Didi Gregorius, LHP James Paxton, C Austin Romine, OF Aaron Hicks and RHPs Dellin Betances, Sonny Gray and Tommy Kahnle on one-year contracts and with RHP Drew Hutchinson and OF Matt Lipka on minor league contracts.
  • The Oakland Athletics agreed to terms with LHP Sean Manaea, INFs Jurickson Profar and Marcus Semien and OFs Mark Canha and Khris Davis on one-year contracts.
  • The Philadelphia Phillies agreed to terms with OF Aaron Altherr, LHP Jose Alvarez, RHP Jerad Eickhoff, 3B Maikel Franco, 2B Cesar Hernandez, LHP Adam Morgan, RHP Hector Neris and RHP Vince Velasquez to one-year contracts. Signed INF Gift Ngoepe, LHP Edward Paredes and INF Andrew Romine to minor league contracts.
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates agreed to terms with OF Corey Dickerson and RHP Keone Kela on one-year contracts. Claimed RHP Aaron Slegers off waivers from Minnesota.
  • The San Francisco Giants agreed to terms with LHP Will Smith on a one-year contract.
  • The Seattle Mariners agreed to terms with LHP Roenis Elias on one-year contracts.
  • The St. Louis Cardinals agreed to terms with RHPs Michael Wacha and Dominic Leone and OF Marcell Ozuna on one-year contracts.
  • The Tampa Bay Rays agreed to terms with 3B Matt Duffy, C Mike Zunino and RHP Chaz Roe on one-year contracts.
  • The Texas Rangers agreed to terms with OFs Nomar Mazara and Delino DeShields on one-year contracts.
  • The Toronto Blue Jays traded C Russell Martin and cash to the L.A. Dodgers for RHP Andrew Sopko and INF Ronny Brito. Agreed to terms with RHP Joe Biagini, 3B Brandon Drury, RHP Ken Giles, OF Randal Grichuk, OF Kevin Pillar, RHP Aaron Sanchez, RHP Marcus Stroman and 2B Devon Travis.
  • The Washington Nationals agreed to terms with SS Trea Turner and 3b Anthony Rendon on one-year contracts.

Jan 10, 2019

  • The Arizona Diamondbacks agreed to terms with C John Ryan Murphy on a one-year contract.
  • The Boston Red Sox agreed to terms with OF Bryce Brentz on a minor league contract. Agreed to terms with RHP Steven Wright on a one-year contract. Named Ryan Jackson minor league field coordinator, Eric Velazquez minor league training coordinator, Shawn Haviland pitching performance coach, Paddy Steinfort mental skills coach, David Herrera trainer and Chris Messina strength and conditioning coach of Pawtucket (IL), Joe Oliver manager and Ben Chadwick strength and conditioning coach of Portland (EL), Corey Wimberly manager and Lance Zawadzki hitting coach of Salem (Carolina), Nelson Paulino hitting coach of Greenville (SAL), Luke Montz manager and Taylor Boucher trainer of Lowell.
  • The Chicago White Sox agreed to terms with OF Jon Jay on a one-year contract.
  • The Cincinnati Reds agreed to terms with C Curt Casali on a one-year contract.
  • The Colorado Rockies agreed to terms with RHP Scott Oberg on a one-year contract.
  • The Detroit Tigers agreed to terms with RHP Shane Greene on a one-year contract.
  • The Los Angeles Angels agreed to terms with RHP JC Ramirez and RHP Nick Tropeano on one-year contracts.
  • The Minnesota Twins agreed to terms with LHP Dario Alvarez and C Tomas Telis on minor league contracts.
  • The New York Mets agreed to terms with LHP Luis Avilan on a minor league contract.
  • The New York Yankees agreed to terms with 1B Greg Bird on a one-year contract.
  • The Oakland Athletics agreed to terms with LHP Ryan Buchter on a one-year contract.
  • The Philadelphia Phillies agreed to terms with RHP Jared Eickhoff and RHP Hector Neris to one-year contracts.
  • The San Diego Padres agreed to terms with OF Travis Jankowski on a one-year contract. Named Edwin Rodriguez manager of EL Paso (PCL), Freddy Flores fielding coach of Amarillo (TL), Tony Tarasco manager and Felipe Blanco fielding coach of Lake Elsinore (Cal), Leo Rosales pitching coach of Tri-City (NWL) and Jed Morris hitting coach of the AZL Padres.
  • The Seattle Mariners agreed to terms with RHP Cory Gearrin, OF Domingo Santana and INF Tim Beckham on one-year contracts.
  • The Texas Rangers agreed to terms with RHP Jeanmar Gomez and OF Danny Santana on minor league contracts.
  • The Washington Nationals agreed to terms with RHP Joe Ross on a one-year contract.

Jan 9, 2019

  • The Cincinnati Reds agreed to terms with RHPs Anthony Bass and Odrisamer Despaigne, INF Christian Colon and OFs Jordan Patterson and Mason Williams on minor league contracts.
  • The Cleveland Indians agreed to terms with C Kevin Plawecki on a one-year contract.
  • The Texas Rangers agreed to terms with RHP Shelby Miller on a one-year contract.

Jan 8, 2019

  • The Chicago White Sox agreed to terms with RHP Kelvin Herrera on a two-year contract.
  • The Kansas City Royals agreed to terms with RHP Michael Ynoa to a minor league contract.
  • The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired RHP Jaime Schultz from Tampa Bay for RHP Caleb Sampen.
  • The New York Mets placed 3B David Wright on waivers for the purpose of his unconditional release. Signed LHP Hector Santiago to a minor league contract. Named Zach Weber manager of media relations, Alan Suriel translator/public relations assistant and Zack Becker communications assistant.
  • The Texas Rangers named Eric Gagne bullpen coach of Nashville (PCL); Alex Rodriguez trainer of Frisco (TL); Corey Ragsdale manager, Chase Lambin and Turtle Thomas coaches, Luke Teeters trainer and Adam Noel strength and conditioning coach of Down East (Carolina); and Jared Goedert and Josh Johnson coaches and Bronson Santillan trainer of Hickory (SAL).

Jan 7, 2019

  • The Detroit Tigers named P.J. Jones, John Stockstill and Josh Wilson major league scouts; Joey Lothrop, Steve Taylor and Matt Zmuda area scouts; Josh Kragness senior software engineer; Beau Horan, Aidan Kearns and Zach Wolf analysts; Rafael Martinez director of Latin American player development; and David Allende and Jim McKew coordinators of player development. Promoted Jim Logue to director of baseball analytics; Drew Jordan, Maggie O'Hara, Shane Piesik and Danny Vargovick to senior analysts; Wilfredo Crespo and Jimmy Ortiz to administrators of the Dominican Academy; and Justin Henry and Dave Lottsfeldt to regional crosscheckers.
  • The Houston Astros named Sarah Kincart manager/business communications.
  • The Kansas City Royals named James Stone trainer of Omaha (PCL); Darryl Kennedy manager, Doug Henry pitching coach, Abraham Nunez hitting coach, Nelson Liriano bench coach, Justin Kemp trainer and Will Gilmore strength and conditioning coach of Northwest Arkansas (TL); Scott Thorman manager, Larry Sutton hitting coach and Saburo Hagihara trainer of Wilmington (Carolina); Brooks Conrad manager, Danny Accola trainer and Tyler Burks strength and conditioning coach of Lexington (SAL); Clayton Mortensen pitching coach, Masa Koyanagi trainer and Jamie Collins strength and conditioning coach of Idaho Falls (Pioneer).
  • The New York Mets named David Wright special adviser to the chief operating officer and general manager.
  • The New York Yankees signed OF Billy Burns to a minor league contract.
  • The St. Louis Cardinals named Jose Oquendo minor league instructor, Joey Prebynski major league game plan coach and Chris Bourjos, Filiberto Fernandez and Jesus Perez scouts. Promoted Adam Olsen to director of medical operations, Thomas Knox to assistant director/performance, Lance Thomason to major league strength coach, Brian Seyfert to baseball development/senior developer, Emily Wiebe to baseball development analyst/player development & performance, Javier Duran baseball operations analyst and Elijah Tupuola and Craig Richmond to scouts.
  • The Washington Nationals named Mack Jenkins pitching coach and Will Lindholm strength and conditioning coach of Hagerstown (SAL), Ralph Wheeler manager and Ryan Grose strength and conditioning coach of Auburn (NYP), Gabe Torres strength and conditioning coach of the GCL Nationals and Shane Hill strength and conditioning coach of Potomac (Carolina).

Jan 6, 2019

  • The Houston Astros traded INFs J.D. Davis and Cody Bohanek to the N.Y. Mets for OF Ross Adolph, INF Luis Santana and C Scott Manea.
  • The New York Mets traded C Kevin Plawecki to the Cleveland for RHP Walker Lockett and INF Sam Haggerty.
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates named Jeff Banister special assistant/baseball operations.

Jan 5, 2019

  • The Milwaukee Brewers traded OF Keon Broxton to the N.Y. Mets for RHPs Bobby Wahl and Adam Hill and INF Felix Valerio.
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates named David Eckstein special assistant/baseball operations.
  • The San Francisco Giants acquired INF/OF Breyvic Valera from the Baltimore Orioles for cash.

Jan 4, 2019

  • The Baltimore Orioles claimed RHP Austin Brice off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels.
  • The Kansas City Royals signed RHP Kyle Zimmer to a one-year contract.
  • The Milwaukee Brewers agreed to terms with INF/OF Cory Spangenberg on a one-year contract.
  • The New York Yankees agreed to terms with SS Troy Tulowitzki on a one-year contract.
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates agreed to terms with RHP Roberto Gomez, LHP Tyler Lyons, C Steven Baron and OF Patrick Kivlehan on minor league contracts.
  • The Tampa Bay Rays acquired RHP Oliver Drake from the Toronto for $70,000.
  • The Texas Rangers claimed RHP Luke Farrell off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels. Agreed to terms with RHPs Adrian Sampson and Rafael Montero on minor league contracts.

Jan 3, 2019

  • The Boston Red Sox signed Cs Juan Centeno and Oscar Hernandez; OF Gorkys Hernandez; INF Tony Renda; and RHPs Zach Putnam, Erasmo Ramirez, Carson Smith, Josh Smith, Domingo Tapia and Ryan Weber to minor-league contracts.
  • The Cleveland Indians signed RHP Justin Grimm to a minor-league contract.
  • The Kansas City Royals named Chris DeLucia major league tissue therapist/second assistant athletic trainer and Dave Iannicca minor league medical coordinator.
  • The New York Mets signed RHP Arquimedes Caminero and OF Rymer Liriano to minor league contracts.
  • The Philadelphia Phillies agreed to terms with RHP David Robertson on a two-year contract.

Jan 2, 2019

  • The Atlanta Braves named Mike Maroth pitching coach, Bobby Magallanes hitting coach and Einar Diaz coach of Gwinnett (IL); Alfredo Amezaga coach of Mississippi (SL); Barrett Kleinknect manager, Dan Meyer pitching coach and Doug DeVore hitting coach of Florida (FSL); Matt Tuiasosopo manager of Rome (SAL); Anthony Nunez manager, Danny Santiesteban hitting coach, Connor Narron coach and Koji Kanemura trainer of Danville (Appalachian); Barbaro Garbey second hitting coach, Angel Flores coach and Austin Smith trainer of the GCL Braves; and Doug Mansolino minor league field coordinator.
  • The Baltimore Orioles named Koby Perez senior director/international scouting.
  • The Chicago Cubs named Mark Loretta bench coach and Bob Tewksbury coordinator, mental skills.
  • The Minnesota Twins signed DH Nelson Cruz to a one-year contract.
  • The San Diego Padres promoted chief operating officer Erik Greupner to president of business operations.
  • The Seattle Mariners signed LHP Yusei Kikuchi to a four-year contract.