MLB Transactions in January 2021

Jan 31, 2021

  • The Minnesota Twins agreed to terms with SS Andrelton Simmons on a one-year contract.
  • The Kansas City Royals agreed to terms with INF Hanser Alberto on a minor league contract.

Jan 30, 2021

  • The Oakland Athletics acquired LHP Cole Irvin from Philadelphia.
  • The New York Mets agreed to terms with LHP Aaron Loup to a one-year contract.
  • The Cincinnati Reds acquired INF Kyle Holder from Philadelphia.

Jan 29, 2021

  • The Seattle Mariners promoted Joel Firman to director, analytics, Tim Stanton director, baseball operations, Andrew Herrera to assistant director, international scouting and John Choiniere to manager, analytics. Added John Edwards as analyst, Alex Lipman as assistant, baseball projects and Dan Kaplan as assistant video coordinator.
  • The Philadelphia Phillies agreed to terms with free agent RHP Ivan Nova on a minor league contract. Designated RHP Ian Hamilton for assignment. Re-signed C J.T. Realmuto to a five-year contract.
  • The St. Louis Cardinals agreed to terms with free agent RHP Adam Wainwright on a one-year contract.
  • The San Diego Padres named Bobby Dickerson returns bench/third base coach, Skip Schumaker associate manager, Damion Easley hitting coach, Larry Rothschild pitching coach, Wayne Kirby first base coach, Ben Fritz bullpen coach, Rod Barajas catching and quality control, Ryan Flaherty major league advance scout/development coach, Keith Werman major league development/coordinator and Peter Summerville bullpen catcher/coaching assistant.
  • The Boston Red Sox promoted Ben Crockett to senior vice-president, baseball operations, Brian Abraham to director, player development, Chris Stasio to manager, baseball development, Kirby Retzer to assistant strength and conditioning coordinator, Paddy Steinfort to mental skills coordinator and Adan Severino to Latin American mental skills coordinator. Hired Harry Roberson as coordinator, player development and Julio Rangel as pitching coordinator, performance.
  • The Detroit Tigers signed C Wilson Ramos to a one-year contract.

Jan 28, 2021

  • The Houston Astros named Bill Murphy assistant pitching coach and Dan Firova quality control coach.
  • The Miami Marlins signed RHP Anthony Bass to a two-year contract.
  • The Chicago Cubs agreed to terms with RHP Kohl Stewart on a one-year contract.

Jan 27, 2021

  • The Atlanta Braves agreed to terms with 3B Ehire Adrianza on a minor league contract.
  • The Washington Nationals agreed to terms with LHP Jon Lester on a one-year contract.
  • The Seattle Mariners named Franklin Gutierrez special assignment coach, Kristopher Negron manager Tacoma (AAA), Collin Cowgill manager of Everett (AA) and Eric Young Jr. coach at Tacoma (AAA).
  • The Toronto Blue Jays acquired LHP Steven Matz from the New York Mets in exchange for RHPs Yennsy Diaz, Sean Reid-Foley and Josh Winckowski.
  • The New York Mets named Zack Scott acting general manager.
  • The New York Yankees agreed to terms with INF D.J. LeMahieu on a six-year contract and RHP Corey Kluber on a one-year contract.
  • The San Diego Padres agreed to terms with INF/OF Jurickson Profar on a three-year contract.

Jan 26, 2021

  • The Seattle Mariners named Michael Huie assistant groundskeeper.
  • The Washington Nationals agreed to terms with LHP Brand Hand on a one-year contract.
  • The Baltimore Orioles agreed to terms with INF Freddy Galvis on a one-year contract.

Jan 25, 2021

  • The Boston Red Sox acquired RHPs Adam Ottavino and Frank German and cash considerations from the New York Yankees in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.
  • The Atlanta Braves agreed to terms with 3B Pablo Sandoval on a minor league contract.
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates agreed to terms with C Joe Hudson on a minor league contract.
  • The Houston Astros signed OF Michael Brantley toa two-year contract.

Jan 24, 2021

  • The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired RHPs Roansy Contreras and Miguel Yajure, INF Maikol Escotto and OF Canaan Smith from the New York Yankees in exchange for RHP Jameson Taillon. Designated OF Troy Stokes for assignment.

Jan 23, 2021

  • The Kansas City Royals agreed to terms with INFs Daniel Vasquez, Diego Guzman, and Darnel Collins, C Steven Cespedes, OFs Angel Parra and Francisco Ulloa, LHPs Luis Martinez and Oscar Rayo and RHPs Jhonny Gomez, Wilson Betemit Jr., Ismael Michel Sanchez and Weskendry Espinoza on minor league contracts.
  • The Toronto Blue Jays agreed to terms with OF George Springer on a six-year contract.
  • The Chicago Cubs agreed to terms with C Austin Romine on a one-year contract.
  • The Cincinnati Reds acquired LHP Cionel Perez from Houston for minor league C Luke Berryhill.
  • The Houston Astros acquired minor league C Luke Berryhill from Cincinnati Reds for LHP Cionel Perez.
  • The Washington Nationals agreed to terms with 1B Ryan Zimmerman on a one-year contract.

Jan 22, 2021

  • The Minnesota Twins agreed to terms with LHP J.A. Happ on a one-year contract.
  • The Seattle Mariners agreed to terms with INF Starlin Aguilar, OFs Juan Cruz and Victor Labrada to one-year contracts.
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates named Christian Marrero assistant hitting coach and Mike Rabelo field coordinator.
  • The Toronto Blue Jays traded RHP Hector Perez to Cincinnati in exchange for a player to be named or cash considerations.
  • The Kansas City Royals named Tony Pena Jr. assistant coach, Terry Bradshaw hitting coach, Carl Eldred pitching coach, Rusty Kumntz first base coach, Pedro Grifol bench coach, John Mabry major league coach, Vance Wilson third base coach, Rafael Belliard special assistant to the general manager and Dannon Hollins minor league coach.

Jan 21, 2021

  • The Kansas City Royals agreed to terms with RHPs Scott Barlow, Scott Blewett, Jake Newberry and Tyler Zuber, LHPs Kris Bubic, Carlos Hernandez and Angel Zerpa, C Sebastian Rivero, INFs Kelvin Gutierrez, Nicky Lopez and Ryan O'Hearn and OFs Nick Heath, Khalil Lee and Edward Olivares on one-year contracts.
  • The Milwaukee Brewers named Theresa Lau assistant athletic trainer/physical therapist. Agreed to terms with INF Daniel Robertson on a one-year contract.
  • The Tampa Bay Rays announced Dan Moeller to add operations manager at Charlotte Sports Park to his existing responsibilities.
  • The Toronto Blue Jays agreed to terms with RHPs Kirby Yates and Tyler Chatwood on a one-year contracts. Designated RHP Anthony Castro for assignment.

Jan 20, 2021

  • The Kansas City Royals agreed to terms with RHP Wade Davis on a minor league contract.
  • The Toronto Blue Jays agreed to terms with RHP Kirby Yates on a one-year contract.

Jan 19, 2021

  • The Minnesota Twins named Toby Gardenhire manger, Matt Borgschulte hitting coach, Mike McCarthy and Cibney Bello pitching coaches, Jason Kirkman trainer, Tyler Smarslock infield coach and Jacob Dean strength and conditioning coach of the St. Paul Saints (AAA); Raon Borrego manager, Ryan Smith hitting coach, Luis Ramirez and Virgil Vasquez pitching coaches and Joe Mangiameli catching coach, Chris McNeely trainer and Travis Koon strength and conditioning coach for the Wichita Wind Surge (AA); Brian Dinkelman manager, Bryce Berge hitting coach, Mark Moriarty and Richard Salazar pitching coaches, Jairo Rodriguez hitting coach and Colin Feikles strength and conditioning coach of the Cedar Rapids Kernals(A).
  • The San Diego Padres acquired RHP Joe Musgrove from Pittsburgh in exchange for LHP Joey Lucchesi to NY Mets and LHP Omar Cruz, RHPs David Bednar, Drake Fellows and OF Hudson Head to Pittsburgh.
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired C Endy Rodriguez from NY Mets.
  • The Texas Rangers agreed to terms with RHP Hunter Wood on a minor league contract.

Jan 18, 2021

  • The Baltimore Orioles agreed to terms with RHP Thomas Eshelman on a minor league contract.
  • The Boston Red Sox traded INF C.J. Chatham to Philadelphia for player to be named later or cash considerations.

Jan 16, 2021

  • The Detroit Tigers agreed to terms with 1B Yariel Gonzalez and Aderlin Rodriguez, RHP Andrew Moore and LHP Robbie Rose Jr. on minor league contracts.
  • The Toronto Blue Jays agreed to terms with OFs Yhoangel Aponte and Yeuni Munoz, INFs Luis Bautista, Manuel Beltre, Luis Garcia and Adriel Sotolongo, RHPS Livan Chaviano, Robin De Jesus and Angel Santana on minor league contracts.
  • The St. Louis Cardinals named Jose Leger manager for Springfield (AA); Chris Swauger manager, Joe Hawkins hitting coach for Peoria (High A); Joe Leon manager, Dean Kiekhefer pitching coach, Daniel Nicolaisen hitting coach for Palm Beach (Low A); Roberto Espinoz manager, Giovanni Carrara pitching coach, Tyler Wolfe hitting coach for extended spring training; Bill Villanueva pitching coach, Luis Cruz hitting coach for DSL Red; Edwin Moreno pitching coach and Erick Almonte hitting coach for DSL Blue; Keith Joint medical coordinator, Aaron Rhodes strength & conditioning coordinator, Matt Leonard rehabilitation coordinator, Victo Kuri performance physical therapist, D.C. MacLea IV performance specialist and Pedro Betanc.

Jan 15, 2021

  • The Baltimore Orioles agreed to terms with INFs Maikol Hernandez, Grabiel Salazar, Carlos Rodriguez, Eruviel Castillo, Victor Celedonio, Anderson De La Santos and Angel Tejada, OFs Wilmer Feliciano, Hector Jimenez, Teudis Cortorreal and Angel Pena and LHPs Deivy Cruz and Elvis Polanco and Cs Yasmil Bucce, Aneudis Mordan and Samuel Basallo on minor league contracts. Agreed to terms with INF/OF Trey Mancini on a one-year contract.
  • The Chicago White Sox agreed to terms with RHP Liam Hendricks on a four-year contract. Agreed to terms with RHPs Lucas Giolito and Reynaldo Lopez on one-year contracts. Agreed to terms with OF Yoelqui Cespedes on a minor league contract.
  • The Houston Astros agreed to terms with C Carlos Arcila, RHPs Freilyn De Perna, Darwin Rosario, Juan Soto, Miguel Ullola and Elvin Villega, OFs Richel Del Rosario, Brayan Nolasco and Pedro Leon on minor league contracts. Agreed to term with RHP Pedro Baez on a two-year contract. Agreed to terms with RHP Lance McCullers and INF Aledmys Diaz on one-year contracts.
  • The New York Mets agreed to terms with RHP Edwin Diaz, RHP Miguel Castro, RHP Robert Gsellman and RHP Seth Lugo, OF Brandon Nimmo, INF Francisco Lindor, OF Michael Conforto and 1B/OF Dominic Smith to one-year contracts.
  • The Boston Red Sox agreed to terms with 3B Rafael Devers on a one-year contract.
  • The Los Angeles Angels agreed to terms with C Kurt Suzuki, C Eiver Betancourt, RHP Darlin Francia, RHP Fernando Guanare, SS Denzer Guzman, C Edwin Hidalgo, SS Klevier Lopez and LHP Luis Vilora on one-year contracts.
  • The Chicago Cubs agreed to terms with 3B Kris Bryant, SS Javier Baez and C Wilson Contreras on one-year contracts.
  • The Tampa Bay Rays agreed to terms with RHP Yonny Chirinos, RHP Tyler Glasnow, OF Manuel Margot and INF Joey Wendle on one-year contracts. Agreed to terms with SS Gabriel Arias, SS Luis Ariza, SS Carlos Colmenarez, RHP Sebastian Javier, RHP Humberto Jimenez, SS Jose Perez, OF Jhonny Piron, SS Jesus Quevedo, SS Nathanael Rodriguez and LHP Kikito Severino on minor league contracts.
  • The Philadelphia Phillies agreed to terms with 1B Rhys Hoskins, RHP Vince Velasquez and LHP Jose Alvarado on one-year contracts.
  • The Oakland Athletics agreed to terms with LHPs Sullivan Ribeiro de Almeida and Sean Manaea, OFs Mark Canha, Pedro Pineda, Angel Arvalo and Beyker Martinez, INFs German Ortiz, Matt Chapman, Dayker Baldallo, Ray Garrett and Anderson Machado, RHPs Maosis Hernandez, Jesus Perdigon and Jimmy Rojas, Cs Javier Pariguan, Chris Bassitt, Franke Montas and Lou Trivino to minor league contracts.
  • The Seattle Mariners agreed to terms with INF J.P. Crawford, C Tom Murphy and RHP Rafael Montero to one-year contracts.
  • The Texas Rangers agreed to terms with OF Joey Gallo and INF Isiah Kiner-Falefa on one-year contracts.
  • The Toronto Blue Jays agreed to terms with OF Teoscar Hernandez and RHP Ross Stripling on one-year contracts. Released RHP Walker Lockett to allow him to sign with Doosan Bears (KBO).
  • The Colorado Rockies agreed to terms with RHPs Mychal Givens, Carlos EstÚvez, Robert Stephenson and Jon Gray, LHP Kyle Freeland, INF Ryan McMahon and OF Raimel Tapia to one-year contracts.
  • The Miami Marlins agreed to terms with LHPs Luis Baldris and Jesus Leon, INFs Yiddi Cappe, Reiner Chourio and Jesus Hernandez, OFs Kevin Guerrero, Oscar Colina, Cs Edward Duran and Ronald Hernandez and RHPs Gerardo Hernandez and Jhoniel Serrano on minor league contracts. Agreed to terms with C Jorge Alfaro, 3B Brian Anderson, LHP Richard Bleier, RHP Adam Cimber and RHP Yimi Garcia on one-year contracts.
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates agreed to terms with OF Ruben Bizcaya, LHP Antwone Kelly, RHPs Jose Garces, Jesus Clode, Darlin Diaz, Luigi Hernandez and Andres Sierra, OFs Rodolfo de la Cruz, Shalin Polanco, Eddy Rodriguez and Esmerlyn Valdez, INFs Rubel Lebron, Wesley Zapata and John Zorilla, C Miguel Sosa on minor league contracts. Agreed to terms with LHP Steven Brault, RHPs Kyle Crick, Joe Musgrove, Richard Rodriguez, Chad Kuhl, Chris Stratton, INFs Adam Frazier and Collin Moran and C Jacob Stallings and INF Wilmer Difo on a one-year contracts.
  • The St. Louis Cardinals agreed to terms with OF Harrison Bader, P Jordan Hicks and Alex Reyes on one-year contracts. Agreed to terms with INFs Adari Grant, Elias Reynoao, Samil De La Rosa, Anyelo Encarnacion, Yancel Guerrero and Marcelo Perez, C Leonardo Bernal, OFs Carlos Carmona, Christian Avendano, Robelin Lopez, Romtres Cabrera and Jose Suarez and RHPs Esteban Contreras, Carlos De La Cruz and Samuel Fabian on minor league contracts.
  • The San Diego Padres named Ted Leitner team ambassador and Jesse Angler play-by-play broadcaster. Agreed to terms with RHP Dan Altavilla, C Victor Caratini, RHP Dinelson Lamet, RHP Emilo Pagan and OF Tommy Pham to one-year contracts.
  • The San Francisco Giants agreed to terms with C Angel Polo, RHPs Anderson Azor, Jan Cabraballo and Angel Sanchez, LHP Pavel Duarte, SSs Ramon Peralta and Brandy Rosario, OFs Jediael Maduro, Eliam Sandoval, Carlos Rosario, Saul Bautista and Juanel Urena, LHP Ricardo Estrada, OFs Mauricia Pierre, Randy Arrieta, Brian Guzman, Fabio Viladiego and Diego Villegas, INFs Jose Astudillo, Jhosward Camacho, Gustavo Cordozo, Derwin Laya, Samuel Rodriguez and Diego Valasquez, Cs Javier Castillo, Brayan Ferrer, Diego Gonzalez and Eduardo Montero, RHPs Samir Chires, Gerelmi Maldonado, Carlos Rangel and Jose Rojas, LHP Daniel Espinoza on minor league contracts.
  • The Washington Nationals agreed to terms with 1B Josh Bell, OF Juan Soto and SS Trea Turner on one-year contracts. Agreed to terms with INFs Armando Cruz and Winder Diaz, Doimil Perez and OFs Jean Estrada, Cristian Batista and Enmanuel Ramirez, LHP Gabriel Agostini, RHPs Jefrem Leon, Gustavo Rivas and Genderson Zapata on minor league contracts.
  • The Detroit Tigers agreed to terms with INF Cristian Santana, SS Abel Bastidas and RHP Joel Baez on minor league contracts. Agreed to terms with LHP Matt Boyd, 3B Jeimer Candelareio, RHP Jose Cisnero, SS Niko Goodrum, RHP Joe Jimenez, OF JaCoby Jones and LHP Daniel Norris to one-year contracts.
  • The New York Yankees agreed to terms with OF Aaron Judge, OF Clint Frazier, RHP Chad Green, LHP Jordan Montgomery, C Gary Sanchez, INF Gleyber Torres, INF Gio Urshela and INF Luke Voit on one-year contracts.
  • The Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to terms with RHPs Dailoui Abad, Miguel Bastardo, Brian Diaz, Jhonny Jimenez, Maximo Martinez, Kelvin Ramirez, Christian Romero, Pedro Santillan, Missael Soto and Michael Vilchez, OFs Juan Alonso and Issac Barreto, Cs Carlos Avila, Jesus Galiz and Thayron Liranzo, INFs Elio Campos, Wilman Diaz and Luis Guerra and LHPs Jorge Carpintero and Sebstian Jimenez on minor league contracts. Agreed to terms with OF/1B Cody Bellinger, SS Corey Seager and LHP Julio Urias to one-year contracts.

Jan 13, 2021

  • The Toronto Blue Jays signed Mark Shapiro to a five-year contract extension as president/chief executive officer.
  • The Texas Rangers agreed to terms with RHP Justin Anderson on a two-year minor league contract and C Drew Butera on a one-year contract.

Jan 12, 2021

  • The Toronto Blue Jays agreed to terms with RHP A.J. Cole to a minor league contract.
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates claimed OF Troy Stokes Jr. off waivers from Detroit. Designated LHP Nik Turley for assignment.
  • The Detroit Tigers agreed to terms with RHP Michael Fulmer on a one-year contract.
  • The Seattle Mariners announced Hisashi Iwakuma as special assignment coach.
  • The Colorado Rockies agreed to terms with RHP Antonio Senzatela on a one-year contract.

Jan 11, 2021

  • The Seattle Mariners named Charles Johnson vice president of corporate partnerships.
  • The Philadelphia Phillies named Dave Lundquist assistant pitching coach and Mike Calitri quality assurance coach.

Jan 10, 2021

  • The San Francisco Giants announced that Special Assistant of Player Development Joe Amalfitano has announced his retirement.

Jan 9, 2021

  • The Washington Nationals agreed to terms with OF Kyle Schwarber.
  • The Toronto Blue Jays agreed to terms with RHP A.J Cole on a minor league contract.
  • The San Francisco Giants acquired RHP Carson Ragsdale from Philadelphia in exchange for RHP Sam Coonrod.

Jan 8, 2021

  • The Seattle Mariners agreed to terms with LHP Roenis Elias, 3B Jantzen Witte and RHP Paul Sewald to minor league contracts.
  • The New York Mets claimed LHP Stephen Tarpley off waivers from Miami.
  • The New York Yankees agreed to terms with RHP Jhoulys Chacin to a minor league contract.

Jan 7, 2021

  • The Detroit Tigers signed OF Robbie Grossman from Oakland waivers to a two-year contract.
  • The New York Mets acquired INF Francisco Lindor and RHP Carlos Carrasco from Cleveland in a trade for INFs Amed Rosario and Andres Gimenez along with two minor league players, RHP Josh Wolf and OF Isaiah Greene.
  • The Houston Astros agreed to terms with RHP Ryne Stanek on a one-year contract.
  • The New York Yankees acquired OF Greg Allen from San Diego in exchange for LHP James Reeves.
  • The Milwaukee Brewers agreed to terms with INF/OF Pablo Reyes on a minor league contract.

Jan 6, 2021

  • The Detroit Tigers announced C Eric Hasse has been sent outright to Toledo (IL).
  • The Texas Rangers named Dan Hessling vice president/ticket sales, Nick Richardson vice president/ticket retention and business development, Katie Morgan vice president/business analytics and ticket strategy and Jared Schrom vice president/events. Traded RHP Art Warren to Cincinnati for cash.

Jan 5, 2021

  • The Texas Rangers named chief operating officer Neil Leibman to also assume the role of president of business operations. Acquired OF Carl Chester from Tampa Bay to complete a Dec. 8 trade. Signed RHP Drew Anderson to a minor league contract.
  • The New York Mets announced Brian Schneider moves from quality control to major league field coordinating/catching coach.
  • The Baltimore Orioles named Tony Mansolino third base coach, Darren Holmes assistant pitching coach and Chris Holt pitching coach/director of pitching.
  • The Detroit Tigers agreed to terms with OF Robbie Grossman on a two-year contract. Designated LF Troy Stokes Jr. for assignment.
  • The Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to terms with RHP Blake Treinen on a two-year contract.

Jan 4, 2021

  • The Philadelphia Phillies agreed to terms on minor league contracts with C Christian Bethancourt, INF Ronald Torreyes and RHPs Neftali Feliz and Michael Ynoa.
  • The San Francisco Giants sign C Curt Casali to a one-year contract.

Jan 3, 2021

  • The Tampa Bay Rays agreed to terms with LHP Ross Detwiler on a one-year contract. Signed C Sandy Leon to a minor league contract. Designated LHP Stephen Tarpley for assignment.