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  1. 4-25-09:

    Arizona Diamondbacks: Placed SS Stephen Drew on the 15-Day disabled list with a strained left hamstring.

    Detroit Tigers: Activated RHP Joel Zumaya from the 15-Day disabled list; Optioned RHP Eddie Bonine to Toledo Mud Hens.

    Kansas City Royals: Activated LF Jose Guillen from the 15-Day disabled list; Designated Brayan Pena for assignment.

    Los Angeles Angels: Optioned RHP Rich Thompson to Salt Lake Bees.

    New York Yankees: Placed 3B Cody Ransom on the 60-Day disabled list with a right quadriceps injury; Placed RHP Brian Bruney on the 15-Day disabled list retroactive to April 22, 2009 with a strained right flexor mass; Released RHP Humberto Sanchez. Called up SS Angel Berroa, Mark Melancon and David Robertson from Scranton-Wilkes Barre Yankees.

    New York Mets: Assigned IF Stefan Welch assigned to Savannah Sand Gnats.

    Pittsburgh Pirates Placed RHP Craig Hansen on the 15-Day disabled list retroactive to April 20, 2009 with neck spasms; Recalled RHP Evan Meek from Indianapolis Indians.

    Philadelphia Phillies: Re-assigned C Carlos Ruiz assigned to Lehigh Valley IronPigs.

    4-26-09:

    Arizona Diamondbacks: Recalled Josh Wilson and Esmerling Vasquez from Reno Aces; Optioned LHP Dough Slaten to Reno Aces.

    Boston Red Sox: Recalled Michael Bowden from Pawtucket Red Sox; Optioned SS Gil Velazquez to Pawtucket Red Sox.

    Detroit Tigers: Placed C Matt Treanor on the 15-Day disabled list retroactive to April 24, 2009 with a torn labrum in his right hip; Called up C Dave Sardinha from Toledo Mud Hens.

    Florida Marlins: Designated RHP Logan Kensing for assignment; Called up LHP Grahan Taylor from Jacksonville Sun.

    Houston Astros: Activated RHP Doug Brocail from the 15-Day disabled list; Optioned RHP Jeff Fulchino to Round Rock Express.

    Los Angeles Angels: Designated LHP Daniel Davidson for assignment; Called up Fernando Rodriguez from Salt Lake Bees.

    Milwaukee Brewers: Activated RHP Trevor Hoffman from the 15-Day disabled list; Optioned R.J. Swindle to Nashville Sounds.

    New York Yankees: Placed LHP Damaso Marte on the 15-Day disabled list with left shoulder tendonitis.

    Pittsburgh Pirates: Placed SS Jack Wilson on the 15-Day disabled list retroactive to April 25, 2009 with left middle finger sprain; Re-called SS Brain Bixler from Indianapolis Indians.

    San Diego Padres: Placed RHP Shawn Hill on the 15-Day disabled list with right elbow inflammation; Re-called Drew Macias from Portland Beavers.

    4-27-09:

    Arizona Diamondbacks: Activated RHP Tom Gordon from the 15-Day disabled list; Optioned RHP Bobby Korecky to Reno Aces.

    Baltimore Orioles: Assigned 3B Ryan Freek to Delmarva Shorebirds.

    Boston Red Sox: Activated SS Julio Lugo from the 15-Day disabled list; Optioned Michael Bowden to Pawtucket Red Sox.

    Houston Astros: Assigned RHP Brandon Backe to Round Rock Express.

    Los Angeles Dodgers: Assigned RHP Cory Wade and RHP Jason Schmidt to Inland Empire 66ers.

    New York Mets: Designated LHP Casey Fossum for assignment; Called up LHP Ken Takahashi from Buffalo Bisons.

    San Diego Padres: Designated RHP Eulogio De La Cruz for assignment; Called up RHP Chad Gaudin from Portland Beavers.

    San Francisco Giants: Optioned 2B Eugenio Velez to Fresno Grizzlies; Re-called RHP Osiris Matos from Fresno Grizzlies.

    Texas Rangers: Placed CF Josh Hamilton on the 15-Day disabled list.

    Toronto Blue Jays: Assigned RHP Casey Janssen assigned to Dunedin Blue Jays.

    4-28-09:

    Atlanta Braves: Assigned C Brian McCann assigned to Myrtle Beach Pelicans.

    Baltimore Orioles: Activated 3B Melvin Mora from 15-Day disabled list; Optioned Matt Albers to Norfolk Tide.

    Cincinnati Reds: Placed 3B Edwin Encarnacion on the 15-Day disabled list with a chip fracture in left wrist; Re-called Adam Rosales from Louisville Bats.

    Detroit Tigers: Optioned Jeff Larish to Toledo Mud Hens; Re-called Clay Rapada from Toledo Muds Hens.

    Houston Astros: Placed RHP Jose Valverde on the 15-Day disabled list retroactive to April 27, 2009 with a strained right calf; Re-called Jeff Fulchino from Red Rock Express.

    New York Yankees: Optioned Steven Jackson to Scranton-Wilkes Barre; Re-called RHP Phil hughes from Scranton-Wilkes Barre.

    Philadelphia Phillies: Assigned Carlos Ruiz to Reading Phillies.

    San Diego Padres: Designated RHP Mike Ekstrom for assignment; Assigned RHP Cha Seung Baek to Lake Elsinore Storm. Optioned CF Drew Macias to Portland Beavers; Called up LHP Arturo Lopez from Portland Beavers.

    San Francisco Giants: Placed CF Andres Torres on the 15-Day disabled list with a strained left hamstring; Re-called 2B Eugenio Velez from Fresno Grizzlies.

    Texas Rangers: Sent Josh Rupe outright to Oklahoma City Red Hawks.

    Washington Nationals: Activated LF Willie Harris from the 15-Day disabled list; Optioned Justin Maxwell to Syracuse Sky Chiefs.

    4-29-09:

    Cleveland Indians: Placed DH Travis Hafner on the 15-Day disabled list with right shoulder soreness; Re-called LHP Rich Rundles from Columbus Clippers.

    Colorado Rockies: Placed 2B Jeff Baker on the 15-Day disabled list retroactive to April 27, 2009 with a sprained left hand; Re-called OF Matt Murton from Colorado Springs Sky Sox.

    Florida Marlins: Traded RHP Logan Kensing to Washington Nationals and Potomac Nationals traded RHP Kyle Gunderson to Jupiter Hammerheads.

    Los Angeles Angels: Sent Daniel Davidson outright to Salt Lake Bees.

    Milwaukee Brewers: Placed C Mike Rivera on the 15-Day disabled list. Sprained left ankle.

    Oakland Athletics: Transferred RHP Justin Duchscherer from the 15-Day disabled list to the 60-Day disabled list; Placed 2B Mark Ellis on the 15-Day disabled list with a strained left calf; Placed 3B Nomar Garciaparra on the 15-Day disabled list with a strained right calf; Called up Eric Patterson and RHP Kevin Cameron from Sacramento River Cats.

    Washington Nationals: Activated SS Cristian Guzman from the 15-Day disabled list.; Transferred CF Roger Bernadina from the 15-Day disabled list to the 60-Day disabled list; Optioned SS Albert Gonzalez and Jason Bergmann to Syracuse Chiefs; Sent LHP Wilfredo Ledezema outright to Syracuse Chiefs.

    4-30-09:

    Los Angeles Angels: Assigned RHP Kevin Jepsen to Salt Lake Bees.

    Los Angeles Dodgers activated RHP Cory Wade from the 15-Day disabled list; Transferred 1B Doug Mientkiewicz from the 15-Day disabled list to the 60-Day disabled list; Optioned Scott Elbert to Chattanooga Lookouts; Optioned Blake DeWitt to Albuquerque Isotopes; Called up RHP Jeff Weaver from Albuquerque Isotopes.

    Milwaukee Brewers: Called up C Carlos Corporan from Nashville Sounds.

    Seattle Mariners: Placed RHP Roy Corcoran on the 15-Day disabled list retroactive to April 29, 2009 with a strained neck.

    St. Louis Cardinals: Placed SS Brendan Ryan on the 15-Day disabled list with a left hamstring injury; Re-called SS Tyler Greene from Memphis Redbirds.

    Tampa Bay Rays: Called up Timothy Norton from Staten Island Yankees.

    Toronto Blue Jays: Reassigned RHP Casey Janssen to the minor leagues; Optioned Bryan Bullington and Brian Burres to Las Vegas 51s; Optioned Casey Jansson to Dunedin Blue Jays.

    HATES MLB'S new set-up for transactions! It's HORRIBLE!


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    4-24-09:

    Boston Red Sox: Activated OF Jonathan Van Every from the 15-day disabled list.

    Florida Marlins: Claimed LHP Dave Davidson off waivers from the Pirates and optioned him to Triple-A New Orleans.

    Los Angeles Angels: Optioned RHP Rich Thompson to Triple-A Salt Lake.

    New York Yankees: Placed RHP placed Chien-Ming Wang on the 15-day disabled list. Recalled RHP Dave Robertson from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

    Oakland Athletics: Recalled INF Jack Hannahan from Triple-A Sacramento.

    Toronto Blue Jays: Purchased the contract of LHP Brian Burres from Triple-A Las Vegas.

    4-25-09:

    Atlanta Braves: Placed C Brian McCann on the 15-day disabled list. Recalled C Clint Sammons from Triple-A Gwinnett.

    Chicago White Sox: Recalled RHP Lance Broadway from Triple-A Charlotte; Optioned RHP Jack Egbert to Triple-A Charlotte.

    Houston Astros: Placed C Humberto Quintero on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right shoulder. Recalled C J.R. Towles from Triple-A Round Rock.

    Los Angeles Angels: Recalled RHP Anthony Ortega from Triple-A Salt Lake.

    New York Mets: Signed utility player Mike Lamb to a Minor League contract.


  3. 4-13-09:

    Arizona Diamondbacks: Recalled RHP Bobby Korecky from Triple-A Reno.

    Boston Red Sox: Placed SS Jed Lowrie on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 12, with a left wrist sprain. Recalled INF Gil Velazquez from Triple-A Pawtucket.

    Chicago White Sox: Released nonroster RHP Franklyn German.

    Los Angeles Dodgers: Optioned INF Blake DeWitt to Triple-A Albuquerque. Purchased the contract of SS Juan Castro from Triple-A Albuquerque. Activated OF Delwyn Young from the 15-day disabled list and designated him for assignment.

    Tampa Bay Rays: Activated OF B.J. Upton from the 15-day disabled list. Placed C Shawn Riggans on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 10, with right shoulder tendinitis. Purchased the contract of C Michel Hernandez from Triple-A Durham.

    Washington Nationals: Placed 2B Willie Harris on the 15-day disabled list with a left oblique pull. Activated 2B Anderson Hernandez from the 15-day disabled list.

    4-14-09:

    Arizona Diamondbacks: Activated RHP Max Scherzer from the 15-day disabled list. Optioned RHP Billy Buckner to Triple-A Reno.

    Boston Red Sox: Claimed 2B Travis Denker off waivers from the Padres and optioned him to Triple-A Pawtucket. Transferred RHP Miguel Gonzalez from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list.

    Chicago White Sox: Placed OF Dewayne Wise on the 15-day disabled list with a Grade 3 separated right shoulder. Purchased the contract of OF Jerry Owens from Triple-A Charlotte. Signed free agent OF Scott Podsednik, who had been with the Rockies, to a Minor League contract.

    Cleveland Indians: Optioned 2B Josh Barfield to Triple-A Columbus.

    Los Angeles Angels: Optioned OF Reggie Willits to Triple-A Salt Lake.

    Minnesota Twins: Optioned LHP Brian Duensing to Triple-A Rochester.

    Toronto Blue Jays: Placed RHP Jesse Litsch on the 15-day disabled list with right forearm tightness. Recalled LHP Bill Murphy from Triple-A Las Vegas.

    4-15-09:

    Baltimore Orioles: Placed INF Melvin Mora and RHP Alfredo Simon on the 15-day disabled list. Recalled RHP Matt Albers and RHP Radhames Liz from Triple-A Norfolk.

    Boston Red Sox: Placed RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka on the 15-day disabled list with a mild right shoulder strain. Recalled LHP Hunter Jones from Triple-A Pawtucket.

    Cleveland Indians: Recalled LHP Aaron Laffey from Triple-A Columbus.

    Houston Astros: Placed RHP Brian Moehler on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right knee. Recalled RHP Alberto Arias from Triple-A Round Rock.

    Los Angeles Angels: Recalled RHP Rafael Rodriguez from Triple-A Salt Lake.

    Minnesota Twins: Activated RHP Scott Baker from the 15-day disabled list.

    Pittsburgh Pirates: Acquired OF Delwyn Young from the Dodgers for two PTBNs or cash. He had been designated for assignment on April 13. Designated LHP David Davidson for assignment.

    Seattle Mariners: Activated OF Ichiro Suzuki from the 15-day disabled list. Placed LHP Ryan Rowland-Smith on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 11, with triceps tendinitis.

    St. Louis Cardinals: Placed RHP Chris Carpenter on the 15-day disabled list. Optioned RHP Brad Thompson to Triple-A Memphis. Recalled RHP Mitchell Boggs and RHP Chris Perez from Triple-A Memphis.

    Texas Rangers: Activated RHP Willie Eyre from the 15-day disabled list. Optioned RHP Warner Madrigal to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

    Washington Nationals: Recalled OF Roger Bernadina from Triple-A Syracuse. Sent outfielder Leonard Davis outright to Double-A Harrisburg.

    4-16-09:

    Atlanta Braves: Activated C David Ross from the 15-day disabled list. Optioned C Clint Sammons to Triple-A Gwinnett.

    Cincinnati Reds: Acquired INF Drew Sutton from the Astros to complete the March 31 trade and optioned him to Triple-A Louisville. Sent 2B Danny Richar outright to Triple-A Louisville.

    Kansas City Royals: Placed 3B Alex Gordon on the 15-day disabled list with a right hip labral cartilage tear. Recalled OF Mitch Maier from Triple-A Omaha.

    Milwaukee Brewers: Placed RHP David Riske on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 10, with a tight right elbow. Recalled LHP R.J. Swindle from Triple-A Nashville.

    New York Yankees: Placed outfielder Xavier Nady on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 15, with right elbow pain. Recalled RHP David Robertson from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

    Seattle Mariners: Placed C Kenji Johjima on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring. Optioned 3B Matt Tuiasosopo to Triple-A Tacoma. Purchased the contracts of C Jamie Burke and RHP Sean White from Triple-A Tacoma.

    4-17-09:

    Atlanta Braves: Placed RHP Jorge Campillo on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder tendinitis. Recalled RHP James Parr from Triple-A Gwinnett.

    Los Angeles Dodgers: Recalled INF Blake DeWitt from Triple-A Albuquerque. Placed INF Doug Mientkiewicz on the 15-day disabled list with a dislocated right shoulder.

    Minnesota Twins: Claimed RHP Juan Morillo off waivers from the Rockies. Designated RHP Philip Humber for assignment.

    New York Yankees: Recalled 1B Juan Miranda from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Optioned RHP David Robertson to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

    Pittsburgh Pirates: Optioned INF Luis Cruz to Triple-A Indianapolis. Activated OF Delwyn Young to the 25-man roster.

    St. Louis Cardinals: Purchased the contract of RHP P.J. Walters from Triple-A Memphis. Optioned RHP Josh Kinney to Memphis.

    Washington Nationals: Placed SS Cristian Guzman on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 14, with a left hamstring strain.

    4-18-09:

    Atlanta Braves: Designated RHP Blaine Boyer for assignment. Recalled LHP Jo-Jo Reyes from Triple-A Gwinnett.

    Houston Astros: Recalled RHP Felipe Paulino from Triple-A Round Rock. Optioned RHP Alberto Arias to Round Rock.

    Los Angeles Dodgers: Recalled LHP Scott Elbert from Double-A Chattanooga. Placed RHP Cory Wade on 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 12 with right shoulder bursitis.

    New York Mets: Placed C Brian Schneider on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 16, with a muscle strain in his mid-back. Purchased the contracts of C Omir Santos and RHP Nelson Figueroa from Triple-A Buffalo. Designated RHP Darren O'Day for assignment.

    New York Yankees: Optioned 1B Juan Miranda to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Recalled RHP Anthony Claggett.

    Oakland Athletics: Optioned LHP Jerry Blevins to Triple-A Sacramento. Recalled RHP Dan Giese from Triple-A Sacramento.

    Texas Rangers: Purchased the contract of LHP Derek Holland from Triple-A Oklahoma City. Designated RHP Josh Rupe for assignment.

    Toronto Blue Jays: Placed C Michael Barrett on the 15-day disabled list with a muscle tear in his right shoulder. Purchased the contract of C Raul Chavez from Triple-A Las Vegas.

    Washington Nationals: Purchased the contract of INF Alex Cintron from Triple-A Syracuse. Placed OF Roger Bernadina on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured right ankle.

    4-19-09:

    New York Mets: Purchased the contract of LHP Casey Fossum from Triple-A Syracuse. Designated RHP Nelson Figueroa for assignment.

    New York Yankees: Recalled RHP Steven Jackson from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Optioned RHP Anthony Claggett to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

    San Diego Padres: Placed RHP Walter Silva on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 14, with a strained right forearm. Recalled RHP Josh Geer from Triple-A Portland.

    Washington Nationals: Recalled OF Justin Maxwell from Triple-A Syracuse. Optioned RHP Saul Rivera and C Josh Bard to Triple-A Syracuse and designated RHP Steven Shell and LHP Wil Ledezma for assignment.

    4-20-09:

    Atlanta Braves: Acquired OF Brian Barton from the Cardinals in exchange for RHP Blaine Boyer.

    Baltimore Orioles: Optioned RHP Radhames Liz to Triple-A Norfolk.

    Minnesota Twins: Placed RHP Jesse Crain on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 18, with right shoulder inflammation.

    New York Mets: Signed free agent OF Wily Mo Pena, who had been with the Nationals, to a Minor League contract.

    San Diego Padres: Placed SS Everth Cabrera on the 60-day disabled list with a fractured hamate bone in his left hand.

    St. Louis Cardinals: Acquired RHP Blaine Boyer from the Braves in exchange for OF Brian Barton.

    Washington Nationals: Recalled RHP Jason Bergmann and Garrett Mock from Triple-A Syracuse. Purchased the contracts of RHP Kip Wells and RHP Jordan Zimmermann from Triple-A Syracuse.

    4-21-09:

    Baltimore Orioles: Placed INF/OF Ryan Freel on the 15-day disabled list with a head injury. Recalled OF Lou Montanez and SP Brad Bergesen from Triple-A Norfolk.

    Boston Red Sox: Placed OF Rocco Baldelli on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring.

    Chicago White Sox: Designated RHP Mike MacDougal for assignment. Recalled RHP Jack Egbert from Triple-A Charlotte.

    Florida Marlins: Placed LHP Andrew Miller on the 15-day disabled list with a right oblique strain. Recalled RHP Burke Badenhop from Triple-A New Orleans.

    Kansas City Royals: Recalled RHP Brian Bannister from Triple-A Omaha. Placed RHP Doug Waechter on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 18, with a lateral strain in his right elbow.

    Minnesota Twins: Recalled LHP Jose Mijares from Triple-A Rochester.

    Pittsburgh Pirates: Placed C Ryan Doumit on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 20, with a fractured scaphoid bone in his right wrist. Recalled C Robinzon Diaz from Triple-A Indianapolis.

    San Diego Padres: Acquired INF Chris Burke from the Mariners in exchange for cash considerations.

    Seattle Mariners: Traded INF Chris Burke to the Padres in exchange for cash considerations.

    Washington Nationals: Recalled RHP Saul Rivera from Triple-A Syracuse. Placed LHP Joe Beimel on the 15-day disabled list with a left hip flexor strain.

    4-22-09:

    Boston Red Sox: Selected 1B/OF Jeff Bailey from Triple-A Pawtucket. Placed RHP Devern Hansack on unconditional release waivers. Optioned OF Chris Carter to Triple-A Pawtucket.

    4-23-09:

    Boston Red Sox: Acquired LHP Kason Gabbard from the Texas Rangers in exchange for cash.

    Oakland Athletics: Optioned RHP Sean Gallagher to Triple-A Sacramento.

    Toronto Blue Jays: Placed LHP B.J. Ryan (muscle tightness in left trapezius) and LHP Ricky Romero (strained right oblique) on the 15-day disabled list. Purchased contract of RHP Bryan Bullington from Triple-A Las Vegas.


  4. 4-9-09:

    Kansas City Royals: Sent outfielder Shane Costa, who had been designated for assignment on April 5, outright to Triple-A Omaha.

    4-10-09:

    Colorado Rockies: Purchased the contract of RHP Matt Belisle and designated RHP Juan Morillo for assignment.

    Kansas City Royals: Placed OF Jose Guillen on the 15-day disabled list with a partial tear of the right hip flexor. Purchased the contract of RHP Sidney Ponson.

    Los Angeles Dodgers: Placed RHP Hiroki Kuroda on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 7, with a strained left oblique muscle.

    4-11-09:

    Baltimore Orioles: Optioned RHP Matt Albers to Triple-A Norfolk.

    Cleveland Indians: Placed LHP Scott Lewis on the 15-day disabled list with a left elbow strain. Purchased the contract of RHP Vinnie Chulk from the Triple-A Columbus.

    Los Angeles Dodgers: Recalled LHP Eric Stults from Triple-A Albuquerque.

    4-12-09:

    Florida Marlins: Activated INF/OF Alfredo Amezaga from the 15-day disabled list. Optioned INF Andy Gonzalez to Triple-A New Orleans.

    Houston Astros: Placed RHP Doug Brocail on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right rotator cuff. Recalled RHP Jeff Fulchino from Triple-A Round Rock.

    Tampa Bay Rays: Optioned OF Matt Joyce to Triple-A Durham. Recalled OF B.J. Upton from the 15-day disabled list.


  5. 4-5-09:

    Boston Red Sox: Purchased the contract of INF Nick Green from Triple-A Pawtucket.

    Cincinnati Reds: Optioned INF Adam Rosales, INF/OF/C Wilkin Castillo, RHPs Homer Bailey and Bill Bray to Triple-A Louisville. Reassigned OF Jonny Gomes to Minor League camp.

    Kansas City Royals: Purchased the contract of RHP Jamey Wright from Triple-A Omaha. Designated OF Shane Costa for assignment.

    Los Angeles Dodgers: Reassigned RHPs Tanyon Sturtze and Josh Lindblom, LHP Erick Threets and IFs Juan Castro and Luis Maza to Minor League camp; Placed RHP Jason Schmidt on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 30, recovering from a right shoulder labrum tear.

    Milwaukee Brewers: Purchased the contract of OF Chris Duffy from Triple-A Nashville.

    Minnesota Twins: Purchased the contract of RHP R.A. Dickey from Triple-A Rochester. Sent RHP Jason Jones outright to Triple-A.

    New York Mets: Signed OF Gary Sheffield to a one-year contract.

    St. Louis Cardinals: Purchased the contracts of 3B David Freese, INF Joe Thurston and OF Colby Rasmus from Triple-A Memphis.

    Tampa Bay Rays: Acquired Minor League RHP Aneury Rodriguez from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for RHP Jason Hammel. Placed RHP Chad Bradford on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 27, with right elbow surgery. Placed RHP Jason Isringhausen on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 31, with right elbow surgery. Placed OF Fernando Perez on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 27, with left wrist surgery. Placed OF B.J. Upton on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 27, with left shoulder surgery. Reassigned C Michel Hernandez, INF Adam Kennedy, INF Ray Olmedo, INF Chris Richard, OF Ray Sadler and OF Jon Weber to Minor League camp.

    4-6-09:

    Chicago White Sox: Outrighted RHP Ehren Wassermann to Triple-A Charlotte.

    Cleveland Indians: Placed INF Jamey Carroll on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 5, with a broken left hand. Purchased the contract of INF Tony Graffanino from Triple-A Columbus.

    Los Angeles Dodgers: Purchased the contract of RHP Ronald Belisario, 1B Doug Mientkiewicz and LHP Will Ohman from Triple-A Albuquerque. Placed RHP Claudio Vargas on the 60-day disabled list with right elbow tendinitis. Placed outfielder Delwyn Young on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 27, with a right elbow impingement. Released LHP Greg Miller.

    Toronto Blue Jays: Placed RHP Shaun Marcum (right elbow), RHP Dustin McGowan (right shoulder) and RHP Casey Janssen (right shoulder) on the 15-day disabled list; Purchased the contracts of C Michael Barrett and INF Kevin Millar from Triple-A Las Vegas.

    4-8-09:

    Colorado Rockies: Optioned LHP Franklin Morales to Triple-A Colorado Springs and activated RHP Jason Hammel.

    Kansas City Royals: Claimed third baseman Travis Metcalf off waivers from the Rangers and optioned him to Triple-A Omaha.

    Oakland Athletics: Claimed RHP Dan Giese off waivers from the Yankees and optioned him to Triple-A Sacramento. Designated RHP Chris Schroder for assignment.

    Pittsburgh Pirates: Sent RHP Romulo Sanchez, who had been designated for assignment on April 1, outright to Triple-A Indianapolis.

    Seattle Mariners: Signed RHP Jeff Zimmerman to a Minor League contract.

    Texas Rangers: Signed INF Esteban German to a Minor League contract and assigned him to Triple-A Oklahoma City; lost 3B Travis Metcalf to the Kansas City Royals on waivers.


  6. 4-2-09:

    Arizona Diamondbacks: Acquired Rule 5 pick C James Skelton from the Tigers for RHP Brooks Brown. Sent C James Skelton outright to Double-A Mobile.

    Baltimore Orioles: Released INF Chris Gomez. Reassigned INF Jolbert Cabrera and C Robby Hammock to Minor League camp.

    Chicago Cubs: Released RHP Ken Kadokura.

    Cincinnati Reds: Sent OF Norris Hopper outright to Triple-A Louisville.

    Houston Astros: Reassigned 3B Chris Johnson to Minor League camp.

    New York Mets: Sent RHP Fernando Nieve outright to Double-A Binghamton.

    Pittsburgh Pirates: Purchased the contract of OF Craig Monroe from Triple-A Indianapolis.

    St. Louis Cardinals: Optioned OF Joe Mather to Triple-A Memphis.

    Washington Nationals: Placed INF Anderson Hernandez on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 27, with a left hamstring strain. Placed first baseman Dmitri Young on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 1, with hip and back strains. Sent LHP Michael O'Connor outright to Triple-A Syracuse.

    4-3-09:

    Atlanta Braves: Optioned RHP Manny Acosta, LHP Boone Logan, OF Gregor Blanco and OF Brandon Jones to Triple-A Gwinnett. Reassigned RHP Kris Medlen, INF Brooks Conrad and C J.C. Boscan to Minor League camp. Placed LHP Tom Glavine and C David Ross on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 2 and April 1, respectively. Purchased the contract of OF Jordan Schafer. Recalled C Clint Sammons from Triple-A Gwinnett.

    Baltimore Orioles: Sent RHP Jim Hoey outright to Double-A Bowie.

    Detroit Tigers: Sent INF Mike Hessman and OF Brent Clevlen outright to Triple-A Toledo.

    Florida Marlins: Reassigned RHP Brian Sanches to Minor League camp. Optioned RHP Carlos Martinez to Triple-A New Orleans. Placed INF Alfredo Amezaga and RHP Scott Proctor on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 27. Placed RHP Rick VandenHurk on 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 29.

    Kansas City Royals: Sent 1B Ryan Shealy outright to Triple-A.

    Milwaukee Brewers: Claimed 1B Joe Koshansky off waivers from the Rangers. Sent OF Tony Gwynn outright to Triple-A Nashville.

    Minnesota Twins: Optioned INF Matt Tolbert to Triple-A Rochester. Reassigned C Jeff Christy to Minor League camp.

    Pittsburgh Pirates: Optioned RHP Evan Meek to Triple-A Indianapolis.

    Seattle Mariners: Placed OF Ichiro Suzuki on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 31, with a a bleeding ulcer. Returned Rule 5 pick INF Reegie Corona to the Yankees.

    Washington Nationals: Placed RHP Terrell Young on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 27, with right shoulder inflammation. Sent 3B Kory Casto outright to Triple-A Syracuse.

    4-4-09:

    Boston Red Sox: Optioned RHP Clay Buchholz to Triple-A Pawtucket. Placed RHP Miguel Gonzalez on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 27, with right elbow surgery. Placed OF Mark Kotsay on the on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 27, with back surgery. Placed SS Julio Lugo on the on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 27, with right knee surgery. Placed RHP John Smoltz on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 27, with right shoulder surgery. Placed OF Jonathan Van Every on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 27, with a right ankle sprain.

    Chicago Cubs: Released IF Esteban German.

    Chicago White Sox: Purchased the contracts of RHP Mike MacDougal and C Corky Miller. Reassigned C Donny Lucy to Minor League camp. Placed INF Jayson Nix on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 27, with a strained right quadriceps.

    Cleveland Indians: Reassigned C Damaso Espino, IF Tony Graffanino, RHP Matt Herges, 3B Andy Marte and SS Wilson Valdez to Minor League camp.

    Detroit Tigers: Purchased the contracts of RHP Eddie Bonine and RHP Juan Rincon from Triple-A Toledo. Purchased the contract of RHP Ryan Perry from Class A Lakeland.

    Florida Marlins: Purchased the contract of RHP Kiko Calero and IF Andy Gonzalez from Triple-A New Orleans.

    Houston Astros: Reassigned OF Reggie Abercrombie, RHP Jose Capellan and C Lou Santangelo to Minor League camp. Purchased the contracts of RHP Russ Ortiz and RHP Jason Smith from Triple-A Round Rock.

    Kansas City Royals: Optioned OF Mitch Maier to Triple-A Omaha. Assigned RHP Brandon Duckworth, RHP Roman Colon and LHP Tim Hamulack to Triple-A Omaha.

    Los Angeles Angels: Optioned C Ryan Budde, 2B Sean Rodriguez, OF Reggie Willits, C Bobby Wilson and IF Brandon Wood to Triple-A Salt Lake. Reassigned SS Luis Figueroa, RHP David Herndon and RHP Fernando Rodriguez to Minor League camp.

    Los Angeles Dodgers: Optioned C A.J. Ellis, SS Chin-lung Hu, OF Xavier Paul, OF Jason Repko and LHP Eric Stults to Triple-A Albuquerque. Reassigned RHP Jeff Weaver to Minor League camp.

    New York Yankees: Selected INF Ramiro Pena and reassigned INF Angel Berroa to Minor League camp. In order to make room on the 40-man roster, designated RHP Dan Giese for assignment; Placed 3B Alex Rodriguez on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 27 with a right labral hip tear.

    Oakland Athletics: Optioned 1B Daric Barton, OF Chris Denorfia, LHP Gio Gonzalez, 3B Jack Hannahan and IF Cliff Pennington to Triple-A Sacramento. Placed OF Ben Copeland (left shoulder strain) and RHP Justin Duchscherer (right elbow surgery) on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 27. Placed RHP Joey Devine on the 60-day DL with a right elbow sprain. Purchased the contract of LHP Brett Anderson from Triple-A Sacramento. Purchased the contracts of RHP Andrew Bailey and RHP Trevor Cahill from Double-A Midland.

    Philadelphia Phillies: Placed LHP J.C. Romero on the restricted list. Placed LHP Michael Zagurski on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 27, recovering from April 2008 Tommy John surgery. Purchased the contract of IF Miguel Cairo from Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Reassigned OF Jason Ellison, RHP Mike Koplove, RHP Gary Majewski and IF Pablo Ozuna to Minor League camp.

    San Francisco Giants: Optioned C Steve Holm to triple-A Fresno. Designated RHP Luis Perdomo for assignment. Reassigned RHP Justin Miller to Minor League camp. Placed LHP Noah Lowry on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder strain. Placed RHP Sergio Romo on the 15-day disabled list with a right elbow sprain. Purchased the contracts of RHP Brandon Medders, IFs Rich Aurilia and Juan Uribe and OF Andres Torres from Triple-A Fresno.

    Seattle Mariners: Recalled INF Matt Tuiasosopo from Triple-A Tacoma. Selected the contracts of INF Mike Sweeney, RHP Chris Jakubauskas and RHP Shawn Kelley from Triple-A Tacoma. Outrighted RHP Jesus Delgado to Triple-A Tacoma. Re-assigned LHP Tyler Johnson, RHP Chad Cordero, C Jamie Burke, INF Chris Burke, INF Chris Woodward and OF Mike Wilson to Minor League Camp.

    Washington Nationals: Reassigned SS Alex Cintron and RHP Jesus Colome to Minor League camp. Optioned RHP Jason Bergmann and RHP Garrett Mock to Triple-A Syracuse. Purchased the contracts of C Josh Bard, LHP Wilfredo Ledezma and RHP Julian Tavarez from Triple-A Syracuse.


  7. 3-31-09:

    Houston Astros: Returned LHP Gilbert De La Vara, a Rule 5 pick, to the Royals.

    New York Mets: Reassigned RHP Elmer Dessens and OF Bobby Kielty to Minor League camp. Released RHP Tony Armas.

    Texas Rangers: Outrighted LHP Kason Gabbard to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

    Washington Nationals: Released OF Wily Mo Pena.

    4-1-09:

    Arizona Diamondbacks: Sent LHP Travis Blackley outright to Triple-A Reno.

    Baltimore Orioles: Acquired INF Robert Andino from the Marlins for RHP Hayden Penn.

    Chicago Cubs: Released LHP Edward Campusano.

    Chicago White Sox: Sent OF Jerry Owens outright to Triple-A Charlotte.

    Cleveland Indians: RHP Jae Kuk Ryu assigned back to the Padres 40-man roster. His March 26 waiver claim was voided by Major League Baseball. Assigned RHP Vinnie Chulk to Minor League camp. Traded RHP Edward Mujica to the Padres for a player to be named.

    Detroit Tigers: Optioned LHP Clay Rapada, C Dane Sardinha and IF/OF Ryan Raburn to Triple-A Toledo. Assigned RHP Scott Williamson to Minor League camp. Placed Mike Hessman on waivers.

    Florida Marlins: Acquired OF Ross Gload and cash from the Royals for a PTBN. Acquired RHP Hayden Penn from the Orioles for INF Robert Andino. Sent C Mike Rabelo outright to Triple-A New Orleans.

    Houston Astros: Optioned RHPs Alberto Arias and Jeff Fulchino to Triple-A Round Rock.

    Kansas City Royals: John Bale: Placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 27, as he recovers from thyroid surgery; Traded 1B/OF Ross Gload to the Marlins for a player to be named. Optioned RHP Brian Bannister to Triple-A Omaha. Released RHP Joel Peralta and C Kiel Thibault. Placed LHP John Bale on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 27, as he recovers from thyroid surgery. RHP Luke Hudson announced his retirement.

    Los Angeles Dodgers: Sent C Danny Ardoin outright to Triple-A Albuquerque.

    Milwaukee Brewers: Released INF Mike Lamb. Reassigned LHP Chris Capuano to Minor League camp. Optioned SS Alcides Escobar to Triple-A Nashville.

    Oakland Athletics: Acquired RHP Rocky Roquet from the Cubs for a player to be named.

    Philadelphia Phillies: Returned Rule 5 pick RHP Robert Mosebach to the Angels.

    Pittsburgh Pirates: Optioned RHP Virgil Vasquez to Triple-A Indianapolis. Reassigned RHPs Denny Bautista, Chris Bootcheck and Jason Davis, OFs Garrett Jones and Jeff Salazar, C Erik Kratz and INF/OF Andy Phillips to Minor League camp. Placed LHP Phil Dumatrait on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 27, recovering from August 2008 left shoulder surgery.

    San Diego Padres: Indians returned RHP Jae Kuk Ryu to the Padres' 40-man roster. His March 26 waiver claim was voided by Major League Baseball. Acquired RHP Edward Mujica from the Indians for a player to be named. Optioned OF Drew Macias to Triple-A Portland. Placed RHPs Mike Adams and Mark Worrell on the 15-day disabled list. Reassigned C Eliezer Alfonzo, OF Emil Brown, RHP Greg Burke and 1B Kyle Blanks to Minor League camp.

    Seattle Mariners: Re-assigned RHP Randy Messenger and INF Chris Shelton to Minor League camp. Optioned LHP Garrett Olson to Triple-A Tacoma. Placed LHP Cesar Jimenez on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 29. Outrighted INF/OF Mike Morse to Triple-A Tacoma. Returned LHP Jose Lugo to the Twins from the Rule 5 Draft.

    Texas Rangers: Optioned INF Joaquin Arias and OF Brandon Boggs to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Reassigned RHPs Neftali Feliz and Doug Mathis and LHP Derek Holland to Minor League camp. Released OF/IF Frank Catalanotto.

    Toronto Blue Jays: Released RHP Matt Bush. Optioned INF Joe Inglett to Triple-A Las Vegas. Reassigned C Raul Chavez and LHP Brad Mills to Minor League camp.

    4-2-09:

    Minnesota Twins: Placed C Joe Mauer and RHP Boof Bonser on the 15-day disabled list. Placed RHP Scott Baker on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 28.


  8. 3-29-09:

    Arizona Diamondbacks: Reassigned OF Evan Frey to Minor League camp.

    Atlanta Braves: Placed RHP Charlie Morton on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 27, with a strained left oblique.

    Baltimore Orioles: Placed LHP Rich Hill on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left elbow. Optioned RHP Jim Miller to Triple-A Norfolk. Assigned C Matt Wieters to Minor League camp.

    Chicago Cubs: Optioned RHPs Kevin Hart and Randy Wells to Triple-A Iowa. Assigned C Mark Johnson, INFs Andres Blanco and Esteban German and OFs Brad Snyder and So Taguchi to Minor League camp.

    Detroit Tigers: Placed RHP Joel Zumaya on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 27, with a sore right shoulder and placed LHP Dontrelle Willis on the 15-day disabled list with an anxiety disorder. Returned LHP Kyle Bloom, a Rule 5 Draft pick, to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

    Houston Astros: Released INF David Newhan. Reassigned RHP Chad Paronto to Minor League camp.

    Los Angeles Dodgers: Optioned LHP Scott Elbert to Triple-A Albuquerque.

    Oakland Athletics: Optioned OF Aaron Cunningham, INF Gregorio Petit and RHP Chris Schroder to Triple-A Sacramento. Reassigned C Joel Galarraga, RHP Edgar Gonzalez and INF Corey Wimberly to Minor League camp.

    San Diego Padres: Traded INF Chris Burke to the Seattle Mariners for cash considerations. Optioned LHP Cesar Ramos to Triple-A Portland; Returned Rule 5 pick RHP Ivan Nova to the New York Yankees.

    San Francisco Giants: Reassigned C Buster Posey to Minor League camp. Optioned OF/IF John Bowker and RHP Osiris Matos to Triple-A Fresno.

    Seattle Mariners: Optioned C Jeff Clement to Triple-A Tacoma. Released RHP Tyler Walker. Acquired INF Chris Burke from the Padres for cash considerations.

    Texas Rangers: Claimed 1B Joe Koshansky off waivers from the Colorado Rockies and optioned him to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

    3-30-09:

    Arizona Diamondbacks: Reassigned OFs Gerardo Parra and Chris Roberson to Minor League camp.

    Chicago Cubs: Released C Paul Bako and LHP Mike Stanton.

    Chicago White Sox: Optioned RHP Lance Broadway, RHP Jack Egbert and RHP Jeff Marquez to Triple-A Charlotte; Reassigned INF/OF Josh Kroeger and LHP Randy Williams to Minor League camp; Placed INF Jayson Nix on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 27, with a strained right quadriceps.

    Cincinnati Reds: Optioned RHP Daryl Thompson and OF Norris Hopper to Triple-A Louisville. Reassigned OF Jacque Jones to Minor League camp.

    Cleveland Indians: Placed OF David Dellucci on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left calf, retroactive to March 29. Recalled OF Trevor Crowe from Triple-A Columbus. Traded LHP Shawn Nottingham to the Pirates in exchange for a player to be named.

    Colorado Rockies: Optioned OFs Carlos Gonzalez and Matt Murton and LHP Greg Smith to Triple-A Colorado Springs. Reassigned Cs Edwin Bellorin and Paul Phillips and LHP Randy Flores to Minor League camp.

    Detroit Tigers: Acquired OF Josh Anderson from the Braves in exchange for RHP Rudy Darrow.

    Los Angeles Angels: Optioned RHP Rich Thompson to Triple-A Salt Lake.

    Los Angeles Dodgers: Signed LHP Will Ohman to a one-year Minor League contract plus a one-year option.

    Milwaukee Brewers: Placed RHP Trevor Hoffman on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 27, with a strained right oblique.

    New York Mets: Signed LHP Ken Takahashi to a Minor League contract.

    Philadelphia Phillies: Released 2B Marcus Giles. Optioned OF John Mayberry Jr. and RHP Carlos Carrasco to Minor League camp.

    Pittsburgh Pirates: Acquired LHP Shawn Nottingham from the Indians for a player to be named; Optioned IF Brian Bixler to Triple-A Indianapolis. Reassigned OF Andrew McCutchen to Minor League camp.

    St. Louis Cardinals: Optioned RHP Chris Perez to Triple-A Memphis and reassigned non-roster C Matt Pagnozzi to Minor League camp.

    Tampa Bay Rays: Released 3B Morgan Ensberg.

    Texas Rangers: Released LHP Jimmy Gobble.

    Washington Nationals: Reassigned RHP Ryan Wagner to Minor League camp.

    3-31-09:

    Boston Red Sox: Reassigned OF Jeff Bailey, RHP Fernando Cabrera and RHP Enrique Gonzalez to Minor League camp.

    Cincinnati Reds: Traded INF Jeff Keppinger to the Astros in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

    Detroit Tigers: Placed RHP Jeremy Bonderman on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 30, as he continues rehabilitation from thoracic outlet compression syndrome surgery. Released OF Gary Sheffield. Optioned OF Clete Thomas to Triple-A Toledo. Reassigned INF Will Rhymes and OF Timo Perez to Minor League camp.

    Florida Marlins: Optioned 1B Gaby Sanchez and RHP Burke Badenhop to Triple-A New Orleans; Released 1B Dallas McPherson and reassigned to Minor League camp OF Mike Ryan, OF Alejandro De Aza and LHP John Koronka.

    Houston Astros: Acquired INF Jeff Keppinger from the Reds in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations; Optioned INF Edwin Maysonet, RHP Alberto Arias and RHP Jeff Fulchino to Triple-A Round Rock.

    Minnesota Twins: Optioned LHP Jose Mijares and C Drew Butera to Triple-A Rochester. Reassigned INF Alejandro Machado to Minor League camp.


  9. 3-26-09:

    Atlanta Braves: Reassigned RHP Tommy Hanson, C Alvin Colina, OF Jason Heyward and INFs Brandon Hicks and Freddie Freeman to Minor League camp. Optioned LHP Jo-Jo Reyes, C Clint Sammons and INF Diory Hernandez to Triple-A Gwinnett.

    Baltimore Orioles: Reassigned RHP Ross Wolf to Minor League camp.

    Cleveland Indians: Reassigned INF Andy Cannizaro to Minor League camp. Claimed RHP Jae Kuk Ryu off waivers from the Padres and optioned him to Triple-A Columbus. Placed RHP Jake Westbrook on the 60-day disabled list recovering from June 2008 Tommy John surgery.

    Detroit Tigers: Optioned OF Wilkin Ramirez to Triple-A Toledo. Assigned IF Don Kelly, C Max St. Pierre and Alexis Gomez to Minor League camp.

    Seattle Mariners: Optioned INF Matt Tuiasosopo to Triple-A Tacoma. Reassigned RHP Sean White, C Adam Moore and C Jason Phillips to Minor League camp.

    Texas Rangers: Released RHP Brendan Donnelly.

    3-27-09:

    Chicago Cubs: Outrighted OF Brad Snyder to Triple-A Iowa.

    Florida Marlins: Reassigned C Brad Davis, RHP Henry Owens and OF John Raynor to Minor League camp; Acquired C Ronny Paulino from the Giants in exchange for Minor League RHP Hector Correa.

    Houston Astros: Reassigned RHP Bud Norris to Minor League camp. Optioned C J.R. Towles to Triple-A Round Rock.

    Minnesota Twins: Optioned OF Jason Pridie to Triple-A Rochester. Reassigned LHP Sean Henn, RHP Bobby Keppel, INF Brock Peterson and OF David Winfree to Minor League camp.

    New York Mets: Optioned RHP Carlos Muniz and OF Cory Sullivan to Triple-A Buffalo, and reassigned RHP Nelson Figueroa, 2B Andy Green, C Rene Rivera and IF Jose Valentin to Minor League camp.

    Oakland Athletics: Acquired C Curtis Thigpen from the Blue Jays for a player to be named or cash.

    Philadelphia Phillies: Placed LHP Michael Zagurski on the 15-day disabled list recovering from April 2008 Tommy John surgery; Acquired LHP Jack Taschner from the Giants in exchange for C Ronny Paulino.

    San Diego Padres: Outrighted RHP Scott Patterson to Triple-A Portland.

    San Francisco Giants: Acquired C Ronny Paulino from the Phillies for LHP Jack Taschner. Traded Paulino to the Marlins for Minor League RHP Hector Correa.

    Toronto Blue Jays: Traded C Curtis Thigpen to the A's for a player to be named later or cash considerations. Released LHP Mike Maroth and RHP Rick Bauer.

    3-28-09:

    Boston Red Sox: Optioned RHP Devern Hansack and C Dusty Brown to Triple-A Pawtucket.

    Cleveland Indians: Optioned OF Trevor Crowe and C Chris Gimenez to Triple-A Columbus.

    Florida Marlins: Optioned C Mike Rabelo and C Brett Hayes to Triple-A New Orleans.

    Houston Astros: Placed RHP Brandon Backe on the 15-day disabled list with a left intercostal strain and placed IF Aaron Boone on the 15-day disabled list while recovering from heart surgery.

    Minnesota Twins: Acquired the rights to Rule 5 pick RHP Jason Jones from the Yankees for nonroster RHP Charles Nolte.

    New York Yankees: Reassigned IFs Doug Bernier and Justin Leone, 1B Shelley Duncan, OFs Todd LInden and John Rodriguez, Cs P.J. Pilittere and Chris Stewart and RHP David Robertson to Minor League camp; Acquired nonroster RHP Charles Nolte from the Twins for the rights to Rule 5 pick RHP Jason Jones.

    Pittsburgh Pirates: Optioned C Robinzon Diaz and OF/1B Steve Pearce to Triple-A Indianapolis. Reassigned INF Anderson Machado to Minor League camp.

    St. Louis Cardinals: Placed 3B Troy Glaus and LHP Jaime Garcia on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 27.

    Toronto Blue Jays: Returned OF Jason Lane, INF/OF Russ Adams, INF Brad Emaus, INF Scott Campbell and RHP Dirk Hayhurst to Minor League camp. Optioned RHP Brian Wolfe to Triple-A Las Vegas.

    Washington Nationals: Optioned RHP Collin Balester to Triple-A Syracuse. Placed LHP Matt Chico on the 60-day disabled list. Selected the contract of 1B Dmitri Young. Reassigned INF Jose Castillo, OF Corey Patterson and C Javier Valentin to Minor League camp.


  10. 3-24-09:

    Chicago Cubs: Optioned RHP Jose Ascanio and OFs Jake Fox and Sam Fuld to Triple-A Iowa. Assigned LHP Jason Waddell and INF Bobby Scales to the Minor League camp. Outrighted OF Richie Robnett to Triple-A Iowa.

    Cleveland Indians: Optioned LHP Jeremy Sowers and C Wyatt Toregas to Triple-A Columbus. Reassigned RHPs Greg Aquino and Kirk Saarloos, 1B Michael Aubrey and OFs Michael Brantley and Matt LaPorta to Minor League camp.

    Florida Marlins: Optioned RHP Ryan Tucker to Triple-A New Orleans. Optioned RHP Tim Wood to Double-A Jacksonville.

    New York Yankees: Reassigned OF Austin Jackson and SS Eduardo Nunez to Minor League camp. Optioned 1B Juan Miranda to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

    Philadelphia Phillies: Reassigned SS Jason Donald to Minor League camp.

    Texas Rangers: Optioned RHP Luis Mendoza to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Reassigned RHP Brian Gordon to Minor League camp.

    Toronto Blue Jays: Reassigned RHP Matt Clement, LHP Brian Burres, INF Randy Ruiz, C Curtis Thigpen and INF Angel Sanchez to Minor League camp.

    3-25-09:

    Arizona Diamondbacks:

    Sent OF Alex Romero outright to Triple-A Reno.

    Baltimore Orioles: Optioned RHPs Bob McCrory and Kam Mickolio and LHP Chris Waters to Triple-A Norfolk. Reassigned RHP Brad Hennessey, INF Donnie Murphy, LHP John Parrish and 2B Justin Turner to Minor League camp.

    Chicago White Sox: Reassigned 1B Ben Ben Broussard, SS Gordon Beckham, INF Eider Torres and LHP Aaron Poreda to Minor League camp.; Optioned RHP Adam Russell and RHP Ehren Wassermann to Triple-A Charlotte.

    Cleveland Indians: Optioned LHP Aaron Laffey to Triple-A Columbus.

    Florida Marlins: Traded RHP Eulogio De La Cruz to the San Diego Padres in exchange for a player to be named later or cash. Reassigned 2B Chris Coghlan to minor league camp.

    Houston Astros: Granted RHP Danny Graves his release from his Minor League contract, making him a free agent.

    Kansas City Royals: Reassigned C Matt Tupman, LHP Lenny DiNardo, RHPs Anthony Lerew and Victor Marte to Minor League camp.

    Los Angeles Angels: Reassigned 2B Ryan Mount, RHPs Sean O'Sullivan and Jordan Walden, INF Adam Pavkovich, Cs Hank Conger and Ben Johnson, OFs Peter Bourjos, Bradley Coon and Chris Pettit and SS Andrew Romine and SS Hainley Statia to Minor League camp.

    Milwaukee Brewers: Optioned 3B Mat Gamel and C Angel Salome to Triple-A Nashville. Outrighted RHP Wes Littleton to Triple-A Nashville. Released OF Trot Nixon. Reassigned INF/OF Jason Bourgeois and LHP Chris Narveson to Minor League camp.

    New York Mets: Released LHP Valerio De Los Santos.

    San Diego Padres: Acquired RHP Eulogio De La Cruz from the Marlins for cash considerations. Reassigned C Colt Morton to minor league camp.

    Seattle Mariners: Reassigned C Adam Moore to Minor League camp.

    Tampa Bay Rays: Optioned INF Reid Brignac, C John Jaso, INF/OF Elliot Johnson, LHP David Price and OF Justin Ruggiano to Triple-A Durham.

    Texas Rangers: Optioned C Max Ramirez to Triple-A Oklahoma City.


  11. 3-22-09:

    Los Angeles Dodgers: Reassigned INF Hector Luna, OFs Mitch Jones and Valentino Pascucci, RHPs Nick DeBarr and Charlie Haeger and LHPs Shawn Estes and Stephen Randolph to Minor League camp.

    Milwaukee Brewers: Reassigned LHP Sam Narron to Minor League camp.

    New York Mets: Released LHP Tom Martin. Optioned RHP Brandon Knight to Triple-A Buffalo.

    New York Yankees: Acquired C Chris Stewart from the Chicago White Sox for future considerations.

    Philadelphia Phillies: Optioned RHP Joe Bisenius to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

    3-23-09:

    Boston Red Sox: Reassigned INF Ivan Ochoa to Minor League camp.

    Cincinnati Reds: Released OF/1B Daryle Ward and LHP Aaron Fultz. Optioned RHP Ramon Ramirez and IF Danny Richar to Triple-A Louisville. Reassigned LHP Ron Flores and RHP Jeff Kennard to Minor League camp.

    Colorado Rockies: Reassigned INF Joe Koshanksy and RHP Greg Reynolds to Triple-A Colorado Springs. Reassigned RHP Jhoulys Chacin to Minor League camp.

    Florida Marlins: Optioned LHP Taylor Tankersley to Triple-A New Orleans.

    Kansas City Royals: Reassigned OF Tommy Murphy to Minor League camp. Reassigned LHP Heath Phillips to Minor League camp.

    Minnesota Twins: Optioned INFs Luke Hughes and Matt Macri to Triple-A Rochester. Reassigned OF Luis Matos to Minor League camp.

    New York Yankees: Reassigned LHP Kei Igawa to Minor League camp.

    Oakland Athletics: Reassigned RHP Vin Mazzaro, OF Matt Carson, RHP Henry Rodriguez and RHP Andrew Carignan to Minor League camp.

    Philadelphia Phillies: Optioned RHP Kyle Kendrick to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Optioned 2B Brad Harman and C Lou Marson to Double-A Reading.

    San Diego Padres: Signed RHP Shawn Hill to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training. Acquired RHP Luke Gregerson from the St. Louis Cardinals to complete the December 4 trade and invited him to Spring Training. Optioned 2B Matt Antonelli, RHPs Josh Geer and Scott Patterson, LHP Joe Thatcher, OF Will Venable and C Jose Lobatonto to Triple-A Portland. Reassigned OF Chad Huffman to Minor League camp.

    San Francisco Giants: Optioned RHPs Billy Sadler and Waldis Joaquin, SS Brian Bocock and 3B Ryan Rohlinger to Triple-A Fresno. Reassigned 1B Scott McClain to Minor League camp.

    St. Louis Cardinals: Reassigned non-roster RHP P.J. Walters to Minor League camp.

    Tampa Bay Rays: Returned Rule 5 pick RHP Derek Rodriguez to the Chicago White Sox.


  12. 3-21-09:

    Arizona Diamondbacks: Reassigned C John Hester and OFs Trent Oeltjen and Brandon Watson to Minor League camp.

    Baltimore Orioles: Optioned RHP Bradley Bergesen to Triple-A Norfolk. Reassigned RHP Andy Mitchell to Minor League camp.

    Texas Rangers: Signed free agent LHP Jimmy Gobble, who had been with the Royals, to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.

    Washington Nationals: Signed free agent C Josh Bard, who had been with the Red Sox, to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.

    3-22-09:

    Boston Red Sox: Optioned RHP Junichi Tazawa to Double-A Portland. Optioned RHP Michael Bowden to Triple-A Pawtucket. Reassigned LHP Billy Traber, RHP Daniel Bard, RHP Marcus McBeth and OF Paul McAnulty to Minor League camp.

    Detroit Tigers: Optioned RHP Freddy Dolsi to Triple-A Toledo. Assigned RHP Casey Fien and LHP Fu-Te Ni to Minor League camp.

    Houston Astros: Reassigned RHPs Clay Hensley and Danny Graves, LHP Neal Musser and INFs Matt Kata and John Gall to Minor League camp.

    Kansas City Royals: Reassigned OF Chris Lubanski, C J.R. House and RHPs Yasuhiko Yabuta and Oscar Villarreal to Minor League camp.

    San Francisco Giants: Reassigned RHPs Francis Beltran and Kevin Pucetas to Minor League camp.

    St. Louis Cardinals: Recalled non-roster INF David Freese from Minor League camp. Optioned RHP Blake Hawksworth and INF Tyler Greene to Triple-A Memphis. Reassigned RHP Fernando Salas, C Bryan Anderson and OF Jon Jay to Minor League camp.


  13. 3-20-09:

    Houston Astros: Signed free agent C Ivan Rodriguez to a one-year contract. Optioned SS Tommy Manzella and OF Brian Bogusevic to Triple-A Round Rock.

    Kansas City Royals: Optioned RHP Devon Lowery and 1B Kila Ka’aihue to Triple-A Omaha.

    Los Angeles Dodgers: Optioned OF Jamie Hoffmann to Triple-A Albuquerque.

    Minnesota Twins: Optioned C Wilson Ramos to Double-A New Britain. Reassigned RHP Kevin Mulvey and LHP Mike Gosling to Minor League camp.

    New York Mets: Optioned LHP Jon Niese, RHP Connor Robertson and C Robinson Cancel to the Minor Leagues. Reassigned RHP Kyle Snyder, RHP Matt DeSalvo, LHP Jon Switzer, LHP Heriberto Rueles, and LHP Casey Fossum to Minor League camp.

    Seattle Mariners: Optioned RHP Gaby Hernandez, 1B Mike Carp and 1B Bryan LaHair to Triple-A Tacoma.

    Toronto Blue Jays: Reassigned RHP Rick Bauer to Minor League camp.

    3-21-09:

    New York Yankees: Optioned RHP Anthony Claggett, RHP Phil Hughes and RHP Steven Jackson to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Optioned RHP Humberto Sanchez to Double-A Trenton. Re-assigned RHP Sergio Mitre and RHP Jason Johnson to Minor League camp.

    Seattle Mariners: Optioned LHP Jason Vargas to Triple-A Tacoma.


  14. 3-19-09:

    Arizona Diamondbacks: Released RHP Jailen Peguero.

    Cleveland Indians: Reassigned 1Bs Jordan Brown, Beau Mills and Stephen Head, RHP Jack Cassel, SS Jesus Merchan and 3B Wes Hodges to Minor League camp. Optioned 2B Luis Valbuena, LHP Tony Sipp and RHPs John Meloan, Adam Miller and Juan Salas to Triple-A Columbus. Optioned RHP Hector Rondon and C Carlos Santana to Double-A Akron.

    Detroit Tigers: Sent LHP Macay McBride outright to Triple-A Toledo.

    Florida Marlins: Reassigned OF Scott Cousins, SS Manuel Mayorson, 1Bs John Lindsey and Logan Morrison, RHPs Brett Sinkbeil and Jason Standridge and LHPs Sean West and Willie Collazo to Minor League camp.

    Los Angeles Dodgers: Invited RHP Josh Lindblom to Spring Training.

    Milwaukee Brewers: Reassigned C Jonathan Lucroy, 1B Scott Thorman and OF Lorenzo Cain to Minor League camp; Returned Rule 5 pick RHP Eduardo Morlan to the Tampa Bay Rays.

    New York Yankees: Reassigned OF Colin Curtis and C Austin Romine to Minor League camp.

    San Francisco Giants: Released RHP Keiichi Yabu.

    Seattle Mariners: Optioned OF Greg Halman to Double-A West Tenn.

    Tampa Bay Rays: The Milwaukee Brewers returned Rule 5 pick RHP Eduardo Morlan.

    Texas Rangers: Reassigned RHP Elizardo Ramirez, 1B Justin Smoak and LHP Joe Torres to Minor League camp. Optioned 3B German Duran and OFs Julio Borbon and Greg Golson to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Optioned RHP John Bannister to Double-A Frisco.

    Washington Nationals: Reassigned LHP Gustavo Chacin, 1B Brad Eldred, OF Ryan Langerhans and INF Pete Orr to Minor League camp. Optioned OF Roger Bernadina and C Luke Montz to Triple-A Syracuse.

    3-20-09:

    Arizona Diamondbacks: Released non-roster invitee RHP Jailen Peguero.

    Baltimore Orioles: Optioned LHP Wilfredo Perez and OF Nolan Reimold to Triple-A Norfolk. Reassigned 1B Brandon Snyder and SS Blake Davis to Minor League camp. Released non-roster invitees RHP Scott Chiasson and C Guillermo Quiroz.

    Cincinnati Reds: Optioned RHP Carlos Fisher and C Craig Tatum to Triple-A Louisville.

    Detroit Tigers: Optioned C Dusty Ryan to Triple-A Toledo. Optioned RHP Alfredo Figaro to Double-A Erie. Reassigned 2B Scott Sizemore to Minor League camp.


  15. 3-15-09:

    Atlanta Braves: Released RHP Phil Stockman.

    Baltimore Orioles: Optioned RHP David Hernandez to Triple-A Norfolk. Optioned RHP Jim Hoey and LHP Troy Patton to Double-A Bowie. Optioned LHP Brian Matusz and RHP Chorye Spoone to Single-A Frederick.

    Boston Red Sox: Reassigned RHP Adam Mills to Minor League camp.

    Cleveland Indians: Reassigned LHP Ryan Edell and RHP Tomo Ohka to Minor League camp. Optioned LHP Rich Rundles to Triple-A Columbus.

    Los Angeles Dodgers: Sent RHP Justin Orenduff outright to Triple-A Albuquerque.

    Milwaukee Brewers: Optioned RHP Tim Dillard and RHP Nick Green to Triple-A Nashville. Optioned RHP Omar Aguilar and RHP Alex Periard to Double-A Huntsville. Optioned RHP Mark Rogers to Class A Brevard County. Optioned Cody Scarpetta to Class A Wisconsin.

    New York Yankees: Reassigned C Kyle Anson, RHP Mark Melancon, C Jesus Montero and 2B Kevin Russo to Minor League camp. Optioned RHP Christian Garcia to Double-A Trenton. Optioned RHP Ian Kennedy to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

    San Diego Padres: Signed RHP Duaner Sanchez to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.

    Seattle Mariners: Claimed RHP Jesus Delgado off waivers from the Marlins; placed LHP Ryan Feierabend on the 60-day disabled list.

    St. Louis Cardinals: Optioned 2B Jarrett Hoffpauir and Nick Stavinoha to Triple-A Memphis.

    Texas Rangers: Reassigned RHP Casey Daigle, C Manuel Pina and C Kevin Richardson to Minor League camp. Optioned RHP Thomas Diamond and LHP Kason Gabbard to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Optioned 2B Jose Vallejo, RHPs Guillermo Moscoso and Omar Poveda to Double-A Frisco. Invited C Emerson Frostad to Spring Training.

    3-16-09:

    Arizona Diamondbacks: Reassigned INF Rusty Ryal and LHP Daniel Schlereth to Minor League camp. Optioned RHP Cesar Valdez to Triple-A Reno. Optioned SS Pedro Ciriaco, LHP Clay Zavada and RHPs Jose Marte and Kyler Newby to Double-A Mobile. Optioned LHP Leyson Septimo to Single-A Visalia.

    Atlanta Braves: Reassigned Cs Phillip Britton and Mathew Kennelly and LHPs Francisley Bueno and Mariano Gomez to Minor League camp. Optioned RHPs Stephen Marek, James Parr, Todd Redmond and Luis Valdez to Triple-A Gwinnett.

    Colorado Rockies: Reassigned LHP Cedrick Bowers, RHPs Matt Daley and Brandon Hynick, C Michael McKenry and OF Matt Miller to Minor League camp. Optioned RHPs Samuel Deduno and Shane Lindsay to Double-A Tulsa. Optioned SS Hector Gomez to Single-A Modesto. Optioned RHPs Jason Hirsh, Ryan Mattheus, Steven Register and 2B Eric Young Jr. to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

    Detroit Tigers: Reassigned C Alex Avila and SS Cale Iorg to Minor League camp. Optioned INF Mike Hollimon, RHP Chris Lambert and OF Casper Wells to Triple-A Toledo. Optioned RHP Zach Simons to Double-A Erie.

    Florida Marlins: Returned Rule 5 pick LHP Zachary Kroenke to the NYY. Reassigned LHP Aaron Thompson to Minor League camp. Optioned RHP Christopher Leroux to Double-A Jacksonville. Optioned RHP Dallas Trahern to Triple-A New Orleans. Released RHP Harvey Garcia.

    Los Angeles Angels: Optioned RHP Rafael Rodriguez to Triple-A Salt Lake. Optioned first baseman Mark Trumbo to Double-A Arkansas.

    Milwaukee Brewers: Optioned LHPs R.J. Swindle and Chase Wright to Triple-A Nashville.

    New York Yankees: Optioned LHP Wilkin De La Rosa to Single-A Tampa. Optioned LHP Michael Dunn and RHP Eric Hacker to Double-A Trenton.

    Oakland Athletics: Reassigned RHP Kevin Cameron, 2B Joe Dillon and RHPs James Simmons and Jerome Williams to Minor League camp. Optioned 3B Jeff Baisley, INF Eric Patterson and RHP Ryan Webb to Triple-A Sacramento.

    Philadelphia Phillies: Optioned RHPs Andrew Carpenter and Scott Nestor and LHP Sergio Escalona to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Optioned C Joel Naughton to Double-A Reading. Optioned RHP Drew Naylor to Single-A Clearwater. Reassigned LHP Antonio Bastardo, 3B Mike Cervenak, Cs Tuffy Gosewisch and Paul Hoover, RHP Blaine Neal, 1B Andy Tracy and INFs J.J. Furmaniak and Jorge Velandia to Minor League camp.

    Pittsburgh Pirates: Optioned 3B Pedro Alvarez and RHP Ronald Uviedo to Class A Lynchburg. Optioned RHP Jeff Sues and C Steve Lerud to Double-A Altoona. Optioned RHP Jimmy Barthmaier to Triple-A Indianapolis. Reassigned 2B Shelby Ford, RHP Daniel McCutchen and RHP Juan Mateo to Minor League camp.

    San Francisco Giants: Optioned LHP Jesse English, RHP Henry Sosa and IF Conor Gillaspie to Triple-A Fresno and reassigned C Eli Whiteside, IF Matt Downs and IF Jake Wald to Minor League camp.

    St. Louis Cardinals: Optioned RHPs Mitchell Boggs and Matthew Scherer and LHP Charlie Manning to Triple-A Memphis.

    Tampa Bay Rays: Optioned RHP Wade Davis, RHP Dale Thayer and RHP Mitch Talbot to Triple-A Durham. Reassigned LHP Carlos Hernandez, LHP Jake McGee, RHP Jason Childers, INF Chris Nowak, RHP Dewon Day, C Matt Spring, RHP Julio DePaula, RHP Winston Abreu and INF Tim Beckham to Minor League camp.

    Toronto Blue Jays: Returned C Brian Jeroloman and C J.P. Arencibia to Minor League camp. Optioned RHP Robert Ray, LHP Bill Murphy and LHP Davis Romero to Triple-A Las Vegas. Optioned RHP Matt Bush and RHP Luis Perez to Class A Dunedin.

    Washington Nationals: Reassigned INF Freddie Bynum to Minor League camp, 3B Joel Guzman, C Gustavo Molina, OF Jorge Padilla and RHP Josh Towers. Optioned RHPs Tyler Clippard and Marco Estrada and OFs Justin Maxwell and OF Leonard Davis to Triple-A Syracuse. Optioned RHP Luis Atilano and SS Ian Desmond to Double-A Harrisburg.

    3-17-09:

    Boston Red Sox: RHP Wes Littleton was claimed off waivers by the Milwaukee Brewers. Optioned LHP Hunter Jones to Triple-A Pawtucket. Optioned C Mark Wagner to Double-A Portland. Optioned LHP Felix Doubront to Class A Salem. Reassigned OF Zach Daeges, OF Josh Reddick and INF to Minor League camp.

    Chicago Cubs: Optioned RHPs Mitch Atkins, Jeff Stevens and Justin Berg to Triple-A Iowa. Optioned RHP Marcos Mateo to Double-A Tennessee. Assigned C Welington Castillo, INFs Darwin Barney and Luis Rivas, and OFs Doug Deeds and Jason Dubois to Minor League camp.

    Cincinnati Reds: Reassigned 1B Kevin Barker, INF Luis Bolivar, C Chris Kroski, RHP Jordan Smith and LHPs Adam Pettyjohn and Ben Jukich to Minor League camp. Optioned LHP Matt Maloney and RHPs Robert Manuel and Sam LeCure to Triple-A Louisville. Optioned third baseman Juan Francisco to Double-A Carolina.

    Houston Astros: Optioned RHP Felipe Paulino to Triple-A Round Rock.

    Kansas City Royals: Optioned RHPs Henry Barrera and Julio Pimentel to Double-A Northwest Arkansas. Reassigned RHP Matt Wright to Minor League camp. Signed RHP Sidney Ponson to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Major League Spring Training.

    Los Angeles Dodgers: Technically reassigned INF Ivan DeJesus, who suffered a broken leg in a "B" game and is expected to miss the rest of the season.

    Milwaukee Brewers: Claimed RHP Wes Littleton off waivers from the Boston Red Sox. Designated RHP Eduardo Morlan for assignment.

    Minnesota Twins: Reassigned RHP Rob Delaney, LHP Ben Julianel, C Danny Lehmann, OF Dustin Martin and 3B Danny Valencia to Minor League camp. Optioned RHPs Armando Gabino and Anthony Swarzak and INFs Steven Tolleson and INF Trevor Plouffe to Triple-A Rochester. Optioned 3B Deibinson Romero to Single-A Fort Myers.

    New York Mets: Released Rule 5 pick RHP Rocky Cherry after the Baltimore Orioles declined his return.

    Oakland Athletics: Released C Rob Bowen.

    San Diego Padres: Optioned LHP Wade LeBlanc, RHP Mike Ekstrom, RHP Cesar Carrillo and INF Travis Denker to Triple-A Portland. Optioned OF Luis Durango and RHP Jackson Quezada to Class A Lake Elsinore. Reassigned RHPs Chris Britton and Matt Buschmann, C Mitch Canham, 3B Peter Ciofrone and OF Cedric Hunter to Minor League camp.

    Seattle Mariners: Optioned RHPs Luis Pena and LHP Justin Thomas to Triple-A Tacoma. Optioned RHPs Stephen Kahn and Marwin Vega to Double-A West Tenn.

    3-18-09:

    Arizona Diamondbacks: Reassigned RHP Seth Etherton to Minor League camp. Optioned LHP Jon Coutlangus and RHP Esmerling Vasquez to Triple-A Reno.

    Chicago Cubs: Reassigned RHPs Esmailin Caridad and Ken Kadokura to Minor League camp.

    Chicago White Sox: Optioned C Cole Armstrong, RHP Jon Link, RHP Kelvin Jimenez and 3B Dayan Viciedo to Triple-A Charlotte. Optioned INF Brandon Allen, RHP Jhonny Nunez and RHP Clevelan Santeliz to Double-A Birmingham. Reassigned RHP Ryan Braun, INF Javier Castillo, C Tyler Flowers, RHP Franklyn German, OF Michael Restovich and RHP John Van Benschoten to Minor League camp.

    Kansas City Royals: Released LHP Jimmy Gobble. Signed RHP Anthony Lerew to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Major League Spring Training.

    Los Angeles Dodgers: Optioned 3B Tony Abreu, RHPs Jesus A. Castillo and Travis Schlichting, LHPs Victor Garate and Brent Leach and C Lucas May to Triple-A Albuquerque.

    Pittsburgh Pirates: Optioned LHPs Tom Gorzelanny and Dave Davidson and 3B Neil Walker to Triple-A Indianapolis. Optioned OF Jose Tabata to Double-A Altoona. Reassigned RHP Brian Slocum to Minor League camp.

    Seattle Mariners: Reassigned OF Freddy Guzman, RHPs Eric Hull, Denny Stark and Luis Munoz, OF Prentice Redman and LHP Chris Seddon to Minor League camp.

    Washington Nationals: Signed LHP Joe Beimel to a one-year contract. Released RHP Shawn Hill.


  16. 3-14-09:

    San Diego Padres: Signed OF Chris Snelling to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.

    3-15-09:

    Houston Astros: Optioned RHP Samuel Gervacio, LHPs Tyler Lumsden and Polin Trinidad, OF Yordany Ramirez and INF Drew Sutton to Triple-A Round Rock. Reassigned non-roster INF Mark Saccomanno to Minor League camp.

    Toronto Blue Jays: Returned LHP Brett Cecil, LHP Mike Maroth, LHP Ken Takahashi, OF/1B Adam Loewen and 1B Brian Dopirak to Minor League camp.


  17. 3-12-09:

    Los Angeles Angels: Reassigned RHPs Travis Chick and Scott Strickland to Minor League camp.

    San Diego Padres: Sent RHP Chad Reineke outright to Triple-A Portland.

    3-13-09:

    Arizona Diamondbacks: Reassigned RHPs Hector Ambriz, Tony Barnette, Brooks Brown and C Ed Easley to Minor League camp.

    Chicago Cubs: Signed INF Esteban German to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training. Reassigned C Steve Clevenger, RHP Brian Schlitter and LHPs J.R. Mathes and Matt Smith to Minor League camp. Optioned OF Richie Robnett to Triple-A Iowa.

    Florida Marlins: Released OF Jay Gibbons. Optioned Jai Miller to Triple-A New Orleans. Reassigned RHP Jose Ceda, 3B Matt Dominguez, Cs Miguel Fermin and Kyle Skipworth, OF Michael Stanton and RHP Mike Wood to Minor League camp.

    New York Mets: Reassigned LHP Valerio De Los Santos, OF Rob Mackowiak and C Josh Thole to Minor League camp. Optioned RHP Eddie Kunz to Triple-A Buffalo.

    Oakland Athletics: Optioned outfielder Javier Herrera to Triple-A Sacramento.

    Washington Nationals: Signed RHP Julian Tavarez to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.

    3-14-09:

    Baltimore Orioles: Assigned non-roster invitees RHP Jake Arrieta, INF Craig Brazell, RHP Fredy Deza, C Adam Donachie, RHP Ryan Keefer, C Jose Reyes and RHP Chris Tillman to Minor League camp.

    Kansas City Royals: Optioned RHP Carlos Rosa and INF Tug Hulett to Triple-A Omaha. Optioned SS Mario Lisson to Double-A Northwest Arkansas. Reassigned C John Suomi, OF Derrick Robinson and 3B Corey Smith to the Minor League camp.

    New York Mets: Claimed RHP Fernando Nieve off waivers from the Astros.


  18. 3-2-09:

    Toronto Blue Jays: Sent RHP Bryan Bullington and LHP Fabio Castro outright to Triple-A Las Vegas.

    3-4-09:

    Atlanta Braves: Sent RHP Anthony Lerew outright to Triple-A Gwinnett.

    Los Angeles Dodgers: Re-signed OF Manny Ramirez to a two-year contract.

    Milwaukee Brewers: Invited OF Lorenzo Cain to spring training.

    3-5-09:

    Houston Astros: Signed LHP Neal Musser to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.

    Oakland Athletics: Sent INF Yung Chi Chen outright to Triple-A Sacramento.

    Philadelphia Phillies: Signed RHP Rodrigo Lopez to Minor League contract.

    San Francisco Giants: Released OF Dave Roberts and optioned RHPs Kelvin Pichardo and Keiichi Yabu to Triple-A Fresno.

    St. Louis Cardinals: Signed LHP Dennys Reyes to a two-year contract.

    3-6-09:

    Chicago Cubs: Reassigned LHP Edward Campusano, RHP Andrew Cashner and RHP Rocky Roquet to Minor League camp.

    Los Angeles Dodgers: Optioned LHP Greg Miller to Triple-A Albuquerque. Designated RHP Justin Orenduff for assignment.

    Oakland Athletics: Signed SS Orlando Cabrera and INF Nomar Garciaparra to one-year contracts.

    3-7-09:

    Kansas City Royals: Reassigned non-roster RHP Dan Cortes to Minor League camp.

    Los Angeles Dodgers: Reassigned RHP Ronald Belisario, RHP Yhency Brazoban, SS Ivan De Jesus and LHP Jacobo Meque to Minor League camp.

    San Diego Padres: Reassigned RHP Gabe DeHoyos, RHP Will Inman, RHP Mat Latos, RHP Oneli Perez and LHP Nick Schmidt to Minor League camp. Optioned RHP Ernesto Frieri to Double-A San Antonio.

    Toronto Blue Jays: Returned LHP Fabio Castro, 1B David Cooper, INF Brandon Fahey, OF Wayne Lydon, C Kyle Phillips and LHP Reid Santos to Minor League camp.

    3-8-09:

    Kansas City Royals: Reassigned non-roster RHP Franquelis Osoria to Minor League camp.

    Los Angeles Dodgers: Reassigned LHP Carmen Cali and RHP Edgar Martinez to Minor League camp.

    Milwaukee Brewers: Released RHP Eric Gagne from his Minor League contract.

    St. Louis Cardinals: Reassigned C Tony Cruz, C Luis De La Cruz, 3B David Freese, LHP Brad Furnish, RHP Shaun Garceau, RHP Tyler Herron, C Steven Hill, C Justin Knoedler, LHP Kat Maekawa, LHP Ian Ostlund, RHP Francisco Samuel and 3B Brett Wallace to Minor League camp.

    Toronto Blue Jays: Reassigned RHP Marty McLeary to Minor League camp.

    3-9-09:

    Colorado Rockies: Reassigned OF Chris Frey, 2B Luis Gonzalez and C Wilin Rosario to Minor League camp. Optioned RHP Esmil Rogers to Double-A Tulsa.

    Kansas City Royals: Released INF Esteban German, who cleared waivers.

    New York Yankees: Reassigned RHP J.B. Cox, RHP George Kontos and RHP Kanekoa Texeira to Minor League camp. Optioned RHP Andrew Brackman to Single-A Charleston.

    Oakland Athletics: Reassigned 1B Tagg Bozied, INF Adrian Cardenas, 1B Chris Carter, 2B Yung Chi Chen, C Josh Donaldson, RHP Brett Hunter, RHP Jared Lansford, RHP Arnold Leon, RHP Tyson Ross and 2B Jemile Weeks to Minor League camp.

    Pittsburgh Pirates: Reassigned LHP Daniel Haigwood, INF Pedro Lopez and C Miguel Perez to Minor League camp. Optioned RHP Romulo Sanchez to Triple-A Indianapolis.

    San Francisco Giants: Reassigned RHPs Ramon Ortiz and Ronald Ray, C Todd Jennings and IF Josh Phelps to Minor League camp. Optioned LHP Pat Misch to Triple-A Fresno.

    3-10-09:

    Atlanta Braves: Reassigned RHP Rafael Cruz, RHP Emiliano Fruto and LHP Juan Perez to Minor League camp.

    Boston Red Sox: Reassigned C Carlos Maldonado, LHP Kris Johnson, LHP Dustin Richardson and RHP Charlie Zink to Minor League camp. Optioned INF Argenis Diaz to Double-A Portland. Agreed to terms with RHP Michael Bowden, RHP Clay Buchholz, RHP Manny Delcarmen, LHP Felix Doubront, RHP Miguel Gonzalez, RHP Devern Hansack, LHP Hunter Jones, LHP Jon Lester, RHP Wes Littleton, RHP Justin Masterson, RHP Ramon Ramirez, C Dusty Brown, C George Kottaras, C Mark Wagner, INF Chris Carter, INF Argenis Diaz, INF Jed Lowrie, OF Jacoby Ellsbury and OF Jonathan Van Every on one-year contracts.

    Cincinnati Reds: Reassigned C Humberto Cota, C Chris Denove, SS Todd Frazier, C Devin Mesoraco, OF Drew Stubbs and SS Chris Valaika. Optioned Yonder Alonso to Double-A Carolina.

    Houston Astros: Reassigned C Jason Castro, C Brian Esposito and RHP Sergio Perez to Minor League camp. Optioned RHP Brad James to Triple-A Round Rock.

    New York Mets: Released RHP Duaner Sanchez.

    Tampa Bay Rays: Reassigned C Craig Albernaz, C Nevin Ashley, RHP Neal Frontz, RHP Calvin Medlock and RHP Chad Orvella to Minor League camp. Optioned LHP James Houser to Triple-A Durham.

    Washington Nationals: Reassigned RHP Bobby Brownlie, C Javi Herrera, OF Destin Hood, LHP Justin Jones, RHP Preston Larrison, RHP J.D. Martin and Matthew Whitney to Minor League camp. Optioned LHP Ross Detwiler to Double-A Harrisburg. Optioned LHP Michael O'Connor to Triple-A Syracuse.

    3-11-09:

    Chicago White Sox: Reassigned INFs Brian Myrow and Sergio Santos and RHP Brad Salmon to Minor League camp. Optioned RHP Lucas Harrell to Double-A Birmingham.

    Detroit Tigers: Reassigned RHP Rudy Darrow, LHP Jon Kibler and C Jeff Kunkel to Minor League camp.

    Toronto Blue Jays: Returned RHP Bryan Bullington to Minor League camp. Outrighted OF Buck Coats and RHP T.J. Beam to Triple-A Las Vegas and returned them to Minor League camp.

    Washington Nationals: Signed RHP Kip Wells to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.

    3-12-09:

    Seattle Mariners: Signed RHP Chad Cordero to a Minor League contract with an invite to Major League camp; Reassigned RHP Josh Fields, RHP Tracy Thorpe, C Israel Nunez, 2B Callix Crabbe and SS Oswaldo Navarro to Minor League camp.


  19. 2-28-09:

    Chicago Cubs: Signed 3B Corey Koskie to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.

    3-1-09:

    Baltimore Orioles: Signed RHP Adam Eaton to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.

    Kansas City Royals: Signed LHP Bruce Chen to a Minor League contract.


  20. 2-24-09:

    Arizona Diamondbacks: Reassigned RHP Reid Mahon to Minor League camp.

    2-26-09:

    Atlanta Braves: Placed RHP Tim Hudson on the 60-day disabled list.

    2-27-09:

    Kansas City Royals: LHP Neal Musser cleared waivers and was released.

    New York Mets: Signed LHP Ron Villone to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.

    Philadelphia Phillies: Released RHP Adam Eaton.

    2-28-09:

    Kansas City Royals: Signed RHP Juan Cruz to a two-year contract with a 2011 club option. Designated INF Esteban German for assignment.


  21. 2-10-09:

    Arizona Diamondbacks: Invited RHP Hector Ambriz, RHP Tony Barnette, RHP Brooks Brown, C Ed Easley, OF Evan Frey, C John Hester, RHP Reid Mahon, OF Trent Oeltjen, OF Gerardo Parra, INF Rusty Ryal, LHP Daniel Schlereth to Spring Training. Signed OF Brandon Watson to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.

    Cincinnati Reds: Invited C Chris Denove to Spring Training.

    Colorado Rockies: Invited RHP Jhoulys Chacin, INF Christian Colonel, OF Chris Frey, RHP Brandon Hynick, C Michael McKenry and OF Matt Miller. Signed C Sal Fasano to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training. Invited C Wilin Rosario to Spring Training.

    Kansas City Royals: Signed RHP Jamey Wright to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.

    Los Angeles Dodgers: Invited SS Ivan DeJesus to Spring Training. Signed RHP Ronald Belisario, RHP Charlie Haeger, RHP Tanyon Sturtze and LHP Eric Milton to Minor League contracts and invited them to Spring Training.

    San Francisco Giants: Signed RHP Ramon Ortiz to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.

    St. Louis Cardinals: Invited LHP Brad Furnish, RHP Shaun Garceau and LHP Kat Maekawa to Spring Training.

    Tampa Bay Rays: Signed LHP Brian Shouse to a one-year contract with a club option for 2010.

    Toronto Blue Jays: Acquired RHP Matt Bush, who had been designated for assignment on February 5, from the San Diego Padres for a PTBN or cash considerations. Released RHP Dirk Hayhurst.

    2-11-09:

    Colorado Rockies: Signed LHP Randy Flores to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.

    Kansas City Royals: Invited C Kiel Thibault to Spring Training.

    New York Mets: Re-signed 2B Jose Valentin to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.

    Toronto Blue Jays: Signed 1B Kevin Millar to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training. Sent INF Russ Adams outright to Triple-A Las Vegas and invited him to Spring Training.

    Washington Nationals: Signed 1B/OF Adam Dunn to a two-year contract.

    2-12-09:

    Chicago White Sox: Signed 1B Ben Broussard to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.

    Los Angeles Angels: Signed OF Bobby Abreu to a one-year contract.

    Milwaukee Brewers: Signed RHP Braden Looper to a one-year contract with a mutual option for 2010. Designated C Vinny Rottino for assignment. Claimed RHP Nick Green off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Designated RHP Luis Pena for assignment.

    New York Yankees: Invited RHP J.B. Cox, RHP George Kontos and RHP Kanekoa Texeira to Spring Training.

    Tampa Bay Rays: Designated RHP Juan Salas for assignment. Invited C Craig Albernaz, C Nevin Ashley, SS Timothy Beckham, LHP Jason Cromer, RHP Neal Frontz, LHP Carlos Hernandez, RHP Calvin Medlock, 3B Chris Nowak and C Matt Spring.

    2-13-09:

    Baltimore Orioles: Sent 3B Scott Moore outright to Triple-A Norfolk and invited him to Spring Training.

    New York Mets: Re-signed INF Ramon Martinez to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.

    New York Yankees: Signed RHP Brett Tomko to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.

    Toronto Blue Jays: Re-signed RHP Dirk Hayhurst to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.

    2-14-09:

    New York Mets: Signed RHP Livan Hernandez to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.

    2-15-09:

    Cleveland Indians: Signed INF Tony Graffanino to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Major League Spring Training.

    Milwaukee Brewers: RHP Luis Pena claimed off waivers by Seattle. C Vinny Rottino cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Nashville. RHP Ramiro Mendoza did not successfully complete his physical and departed camp.

    Seattle Mariners: Claimed RHP Luis Pena off waivers from the Brewers. Designated INF Tug Hulett for assignment.

    2-16-09:

    Boston Red Sox: Signed OF Brad Wilkerson to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.

    Los Angeles Angels: Invited RHP Eddie McKiernan to Spring Training.

    Seattle Mariners: Signed C Jason Phillips to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training. Signed 2008 Draft pick RHP Joshua Fields to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.

    2-17-09:

    Milwaukee Brewers: Re-signed RHP Eric Gagne to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.

    San Diego Padres: Signed OF Emil Brown to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.

    2-18-09:

    Arizona Diamondbacks: Claimed RHP Bobby Korecky off waivers from the Minnesota Twins. Designated RHP Jailen Peguero for assignment.

    Minnesota Twins: Signed RHP Luis Ayala to a one-year contract.

    Seattle Mariners: Signed OF Ken Griffey Jr. to a one-year contract. Invited C Israel Nunez to Spring Training.

    2-19-09:

    Cleveland Indians: Acquired RHP Juan Salas from the Tampa Bay Rays for INF Isaias Velasquez. Salas had been designated for assignment on Feb. 12. Designated 3B Andy Marte for assignment.

    Kansas City Royals: Claimed INF Tug Hulett off waivers from the Seattle Mariners. He had been designated for assignment on February 15. Designated LHP Neal Musser for assignment.

    Tampa Bay Rays: Signed 2B Adam Kennedy to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.

    Toronto Blue Jays: Sent LHP Brian Burres and LHP Reid Santos outright to Triple-A Las Vegas.

    2-20-09:

    Arizona Diamondbacks: Sent RHP Jailen Peguero outright to Triple-A Reno and invited him to Spring Training.

    Atlanta Braves: Re-signed LHP Tom Glavine to a one-year contract.

    Chicago Cubs: Released LHP Bill White. Invited RHP Brian Schlitter to Spring Training.

    Tampa Bay Rays: Signed RHP Jason Isringhausen to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.

    2-21-09:

    Minnesota Twins: Agreed to terms with 3B Joe Crede on a one-year contract. Placed RHP Pat Neshek on the 60-day disabled list.

    San Diego Padres: Signed Mexican League RHP Walter Silva to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.

    Seattle Mariners: Released OF Mike Wilson.

    Texas Rangers: Signed RHP Kris Benson to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.

    2-22-09:

    Cleveland Indians: Agreed to one-year contracts with the following players on the club's 40-man roster: Josh Barfield, Shin-Soo Choo, Aaron Laffey, Jon Meloan, Adam Miller, Anthony Reyes, Tony Sipp, Jeremy Sowers and Wyatt Toregas.

    Los Angeles Dodgers: Signed 2B Orlando Hudson to a one-year contract.

    2-23-09:

    Seattle Mariners: Re-signed OF Michael Wilson to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.

    Washington Nationals: Released LHP Odalis Perez.

    2-24-09:

    Atlanta Braves: Signed OF Garret Anderson to a one-year contract.

    Cincinnati Reds: Agreed to one-year contracts with LHP Bill Bray, C/IF/OF Wilkin Castillo and IF Paul Janish.

    Milwaukee Brewers: Reassigned 2B Jason Bourgeois and C Martin Maldonado to Minor League camp.


  22. 2-7-09:

    Toronto Blue Jays: Signed RHP Shawn Camp to a one-year deal.

    2-8-09:

    Boston Red Sox: Invited 1B Lars Anderson, RHP Daniel Bard, OF Zach Daeges, LHP Kris Johnson, OF Josh Reddick, LHP Dustin Richardson and RHP Charlie Zink to Spring Training.

    Philadelphia Phillies: Signed 1B Ryan Howard to a three-year contract extension.

    Texas Rangers: Signed OF Andruw Jones to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.

    2-09-09:

    Los Angeles Dodgers: Signed RHP Jeff Weaver to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.

    Oakland Athletics: Signed RHP Edgar G. Gonzalez to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.

    San Diego Padres: Invited 1B Kyle Blanks, RHP Greg Burke, RHP Matt Buschmann, C Mitch Canham, 3B Peter Ciofrone, RHP Gabe DeHoyos, OF Chad Huffman, OF Cedric Hunter, RHP Will Inman, RHP Mat Latos, LHP Arturo Lopez, RHP Edwin Moreno, C Colt Morton and LHP Nick Schmidt to Spring Training.

    San Francisco Giants: Signed INF Rich Aurilia to a Minor League deal and invited him to Spring Training.

    St. Louis Cardinals: Released 2B Adam Kennedy.

    Tampa Bay Rays: Signed INF Morgan Ensberg to a Minor League contract.

    2-10-09:

    Baltimore Orioles: Signed INF/OF Ty Wigginton to a two-year contract. Designated INF Scott Moore for assignment.


  23. 1-15-09:

    Atlanta Braves: Signed free agent RHP Derek Lowe, who had been with the Dodgers, to a four-year contract. Sent LHP Francisley Bueno outright to Triple-A Gwinnett.

    Chicago White Sox: Signed RHP Bartolo Colon, who had been with the Red Sox, to a one-year contract.

    Cleveland Indians: Acquired nonroster OF Mickey Hall from the Red Sox to complete the August 12 trade. Invited 1B Beau Mills to Spring Training. Invited 1B Jordan Brown to Spring Training. Invited 1B Stephen Head to Spring Training. Invited 3B Wes Hodges to Spring Training. Invited LHP David Huff to Spring Training. Invited LHP Ryan Edell to Spring Training. Invited OF Matt LaPorta to Spring Training. Invited OF Michael Brantley to Spring Training.

    Los Angeles Dodgers: Released OF Andruw Jones.

    New York Mets: Re-signed 2B Argenis Reyes to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.

    Oakland Athletics: Sent 2B Joe Dillon outright to Triple-A Sacramento. He had been designated for assignment on January 7.

    Philadelphia Phillies: Invited 3B Anthony Hewitt to Spring Training. Signed INF Jorge Velandia, who had been with the Rays, to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training. Signed INF Pablo Ozuna, who had been with the Dodgers, to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training. Signed LHP Jake Woods, who had been with the Mariners, to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.

    Texas Rangers: Signed C Adam Melhuse, who had been with the Rockies, to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.

    Washington Nationals: Invited 1B Dmitri Young to Spring Training. Invited OF Destin Hood to Spring Training. Invited RHP Jordan Zimmermann to Spring Training. Re-signed C Javi Herrera to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training. Re-signed RHP Jesus Colome to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training. Signed LHP Wilfredo Ledezma, who had been with the Diamondbacks, to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.

    1-16-09:

    Boston Red Sox: Signed INF Kevin Youkilis to a four-year contract with a club option for a fifth year.

    Cleveland Indians: Signed RHP Jack Cassel, who had been with the Astros, to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training. Signed RHP Matt Herges, who had been with the Rockies, to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.

    Philadelphia Phillies: Signed IF Greg Dobbs to a two-year contract.

    Tampa Bay Rays: Signed free agent RHP Lance Cormier to a one-year contract; designated RHP Dewon Day for assignment.

    1-18-09:

    Baltimore Orioles: Acquired OF Feliz Pie from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for LHP Garrett Olson and RHP Henry Williamson.

    Chicago Cubs: Acquired LHP Garrett Olson and RHP Henry Williamson from the Baltimore Orioles for OF Felix Pie.

    New York Mets: Invited 1B Michel Abreu to Spring Training. Invited C Josh Thole to Spring Training. Invited LHP Michael Antonini to Spring Training. Invited OF Fernando Martinez to Spring Training. Invited RHP Dillon Gee to Spring Training. Invited RHP Esmailin Caridad to Spring Training. Invited SS Jose Coronado to Spring Training. Signed C Omir Santos, who had been with the Orioles, to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training; ned LHP Casey Fossum, who had been with the Tigers, to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.

    Philadelphia Phillies: Signed LHP Cole Hamels to a three-year contract.

    1-19-09:

    Atlanta Braves: Signed OF Matt Diaz to a one-year contract, avoiding arbitration; Signed RHP Mike Gonzalez to a one-year contract, avoiding arbitration.

    Baltimore Orioles: Acquired RHP David Pauley from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for RHP Randor Bierd.

    Boston Red Sox: Acquired RHP Randor Bierd from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for RHP David Pauley.

    Chicago White Sox: Signed RHP Bobby Jenks to a one-year contract, avoiding arbitration.

    Cincinnati Reds: Signed OF Jonny Gomes, who had been with the Rays, to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.

    Toronto Blue Jays: Invited 1B David Cooper to Spring Training. Invited 2B Bradley Emaus to Spring Training. Invited 2B Scott Campbell to Spring Training. Invited C Brian Jeroloman to Spring Training. Invited C J.P. Arencibia to Spring Training. Invited C Kyle Phillips to Spring Training. Invited LHP Brad Mills to Spring Training. Invited LHP Brett Cecil to Spring Training. Invited OF Adam Loewen to Spring Training. Re-signed 1B Brian Dopirak to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training. Signed OF Jason Lane, who had been with the Red Sox, to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training. Re-signed RHP Brandon League to a one-year contract.

    1-20-09:

    Arizona Diamondbacks: Signed RHP Chad Qualls to a one-year contract, avoiding arbitration.

    Chicago Cubs: Invited C Steve Clevenger to Spring Training. Invited C Welington Castillo to Spring Training. Invited LHP Edward Campusano to Spring Training. Invited LHP J.R. Mathes to Spring Training. Invited OF Doug Deeds to Spring Training. Invited RHP Andrew Cashner to Spring Training. Invited RHP Esmailin Caridad to Spring Training. Invited RHP Rocky Roquet to Spring Training. Invited SS Darwin Barney to Spring Training. Re-signed INF Bobby Scales to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training. Re-signed OF Jason Dubois to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training. Signed INF Luis Rivas, who had been with the Pirates, to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training. Signed LHP Mike Stanton to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training. Signed RHP Ken Kadokura to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.

    Colorado Rockies: Signed RHP Taylor Buchholz to a one-year contract, avoiding arbitration.

    Detroit Tigers: Signed RHP Juan Rincon, who had been with the Indians, to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.

    Kansas City Royals: Invited OF Chris Lubanski to Spring Training. Invited RHP Dan Cortes to Spring Training. Invited RHP Yasuhiko Yabuta to Spring Training. Signed RHP Victor Marte to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.

    Los Angeles Dodgers: Signed RHP Jonathan Broxton and C Russell Martin to one-year contracts, avoiding arbitration.

    Philadelphia Phillies: Signed RHP Ryan Madson to a three-year contract. Signed OF Shane Victorino and RHP Joe Blanton to one-year deals.

    Pittsburgh Pirates: Invited 2B Shelby Ford to Spring Training.

    San Diego Padres: Signed RHP Heath Bell to a one-year contract, avoiding arbitration.

    San Francisco Giants: Signed LHP Jack Taschner to a one-year contract, avoiding arbitration.

    Seattle Mariners: Acquired RHP David Aardsma from the Red Sox for nonroster LHP Fabian Williamson. Aardsma had been designated for assignment on January 15.

    1-21-09:

    Baltimore Orioles: Signed RF Nick Markakis to a six-year contract.

    Los Angeles Angels: Invited RHP David Austen, OF Peter Bourjos, RHP Ryan Brasier, LHP Barret Browning, C Hank Conger, OF Bradley Coon, LHP Daniel Davidson, C Anel De Los Santos, RHP David Herndon, C Ben Johnson, 2B Ryan Mount, RHP Sean O'Sullivan, INF Adam Pavkovich, OF Chris Pettit, RHP Fernando Rodriguez, RHP Francisco Rodriguez, SS Andrew Romine, C Alberto Rosario, SS Hainley Statia, LHP Alexander Torres, RHP Jordan Walden, RHP Matt Wilhite and C Flint Wipke to Spring Training.

    Philadelphia Phillies: Signed RHP Chad Durbin to a one-year contract.

    Pittsburgh Pirates: Re-signed RHP Jason Davis to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training. Signed C Erik Kratz, who had been with the Blue Jays, to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.

    San Diego Padres: Agreed to terms on a one-year contract with C Henry Blanco. Designated RHP Virgil Vasquez for assignment.

    Tampa Bay Rays: Sent RHP Dewon Day outright to Triple-A Durham and invited him to Spring Training.

    Texas Rangers: Signed SS Omar Vizquel, who had been with the Giants, to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.

    1-22-09:

    Atlanta Braves: Invited 1B Frederick Freeman, C Mathew Kennelly, C Phillip Britton, LHP Francisley Bueno, OF Jason Heyward, OF Jordan Schafer, RHP Kris Medlen, RHP Tommy Hanson and SS Brandon Hicks to Spring Training. Re-signed C J,C, Boscan to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training. Signed free agent C Alvin Colina, who had been with the Reds, and free agent LHP Juan Perez, who had been with the Pirates, to Minor League contracts and invited them to Spring Training.

    Baltimore Orioles: Signed C Gregg Zaun to a one-year contract. Designated INF Oscar Salazar for assignment.

    Boston Red Sox: Acquired LHP Fabian Williamson from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for RHP David Aardsma. Signed RHP Jonathan Papelbon to a one-year contract. Signed LHP Javier Lopez to a one-year contract.

    New York Mets: Signed INF Alex Cora, who had been with the Red Sox, to a one-year contract. Signed RHP Freddy Garcia, who had been with the Tigers, to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.

    Philadelphia Phillies: Signed OF Jayson Werth to a two-year contract.

    St. Louis Cardinals: Invited OF Colby Rasmus to Spring Training. Invited OF Jon Jay to Spring Training. Invited RHP Adam Ottavino to Spring Training. Invited RHP Clayton Mortensen to Spring Training. Invited RHP Fernando Salas to Spring Training. Invited RHP Francisco Samuel to Spring Training.

    1-23-09:

    New York Mets: Signed OF Rob Mackowiak, who had been with the Reds, to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.

    St. Louis Cardinals: Invited 3B Allen Craig to Spring Training. Invited 3B Brett Wallace to Spring Training. Invited 3B David Freese to Spring Training. Invited C Bryan Anderson to Spring Training. Invited C Luis De La Cruz to Spring Training. Invited C Matt Pagnozzi to Spring Training. Invited C Steven Hill to Spring Training. Invited C Tony Cruz to Spring Training. Invited RHP P.J. Walters to Spring Training. Invited RHP Tyler Herron to Spring Training.

    1-24-09:

    Detroit Tigers:

    Signed RHP Brandon Lyon, who had been with the Diamondbacks, to a one-year contract. Signed RHP Scott Williamson, who had been with the Mariners, to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training. Designated RHP Eddie Bonine for assignment.

    1-26-09:

    Baltimore Orioles: Invited non-roster RHP Jake Arrieta to spring training. Sent infielder Oscar Salazar outright to Triple-A Norfolk and invited him to spring training.

    Detroit Tigers: Re-signed free agent outfielder Timo Perez to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.

    Los Angeles Dodgers: Signed free agent catcher Brad Ausmus, who had been with the Astros, to a one-year contract.

    Milwaukee Brewers: Re-signed free agent infielder Craig Counsell to a one-year contract.

    New York Yankees: Re-signed LHP Andy Pettitte to a one-year contract.

    Pittsburgh Pirates: Claimed RHP Virgil Vasquez off waivers from the San Diego Padres. He had been designated for assignment on January 21.

    Toronto Blue Jays: Signed OF Jason Lane and INF Brandon Fahey to Minor League contracts with invites to Spring Training.

    1-27-09:

    Boston Red Sox: Signed free agent catcher Carlos Maldonado, who had been with the Pirates, to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training. Signed free agent outfielder Chip Ambres, who had been with the Padres, to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training. Signed free agent shortstop Ivan Ochoa, who had been with the Giants, to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.

    New York Mets: Signed free agent LHP Jon Switzer, who had been with the Red Sox, to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training. Signed free agent RHP Kyle Snyder, who had been with the Red Sox, to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.

    New York Yankees: Designated LHP Chase Wright for assignment.

    1-28-09:

    Chicago Cubs: Acquired RHP Aaron Heilman from the Seattle Mariners for LHP Garrett Olson and INF Ronny Cedeno.

    Seattle Mariners: Acquired infielder Ronny Cedeno and LHP Garrett Olson from the Cubs for RHP Aaron Heilman. Released RHP Randy Messenger.

    1-29-09:

    Arizona Diamondbacks: Signed RHP Jon Garland, who had been with the Angels, to a one-year contract with a mutual option for 2010.

    Florida Marlins: Signed free agent RHP Jason Standridge to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training. Signed free agent RHP Kiko Calero, who had been with the Rangers, to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.

    Houston Astros: Re-signed free agent second baseman David Newhan to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.

    Milwaukee Brewers: Came to terms on one-year deals with RHP Tim Dillard, LHP Mitch Stetter, INF Alcides Escobar, Mat Gamel and Casey McGehee, IF/OF Brad Nelson and C Angel Salome.

    New York Mets: Re-signed free agent RHP Tony Armas to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training. Signed free agent LHP Valerio De Los Santos, who had been with the Rockies, to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training. Signed free agent outfielder Bobby Kielty, who had been with the Red Sox, to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training. Signed free agent RHP Matt DeSalvo, who had been with the Braves, to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.

    Oakland Athletics: Released RHP Andrew Brown. Signed free agent RHP Russ Springer, who had been with the Cardinals, to a one-year contract.

    San Francisco Giants: Signed INF Juan Uribe to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.

    Seattle Mariners: Signed free agent first baseman Mike Sweeney, who had been with the Athletics, to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.

    1-30-09:

    Chicago Cubs: Signed free agent catcher Paul Bako, who had been with the Reds, to a one-year contract.

    Colorado Rockies: Signed free agent RHP Josh Fogg, who had been with the Reds, to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.

    New York Mets: Signed free agent LHP Heriberto Ruelas to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.

    Pittsburgh Pirates: Signed free agent outfielder Eric Hinske, who had been with the Rays, to a one-year contract; Re-signed LHP Paul Maholm to a three-year contract with a club option for 2012.

    Seattle Mariners: Re-signed free agent RHP Randy Messenger to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.

    2-2-09:

    Atlanta Braves: Agreed to terms with 1B Casey Kotchman on a one-year deal, avoiding salary arbitration.

    Baltimore Orioles: Acquired LHP Rich Hill from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for a player to be named. Designated LHP Brian Burres for assignment.

    Chicago Cubs: Traded LHP Rich Hill to the Baltimore Orioles for a player to be named. Traded RHP Michael Wuertz to Oakland Athletics for Minor League OF Richie Robnett and IF Justin Sellers.

    Cincinnati Reds: Signed C Humberto Cota to a Minor League contract, with an invitation to Major League Spring Training. Announced the retirement of Minor League C Ryan Jorgensen.

    Colorado Rockies: Signed RHP Josh Fogg to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.

    Oakland Athletics: Acquired RHP Michael Wuertz from the Chicago Cubs for OF Richie Robnett and INF Justin Sellers.

    2-3-09:

    Cleveland Indians: Signed RHP Vinnie Chulk to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.

    Colorado Rockies: Avoided arbitration with 3B Garrett Atkins, agreeing to a one-year contract.

    Detroit Tigers: Avoided arbitration with RHP Justin Verlander, agreeing to a one-year deal.

    Milwaukee Brewers: Avoided arbitration with 2B Rickie Weeks, agreeing to a one-year contract.

    New York Mets: Re-signed LHP Oliver Perez to a three-year contract.

    Texas Rangers: Re-signed LHP Eddie Guardado to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.

    Washington Nationals: Signed C Javier Valentin and IF Alex Cintron to Minor League deals.

    2-4-09:

    Baltimore Orioles: Signed LHP John Parrish, who had been with the Blue Jays, to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.

    Colorado Rockies: Acquired OF Matt Murton from the Oakland Athletics for INF Corey Wimberly.

    Detroit Tigers: Outrighted the contract of RHP Eddie Bonine to Triple-A Toledo.

    Kansas City Royals: Avoided arbitration with RHP Brian Bannister, agreeing to a one-year deal.

    Milwaukee Brewers: Acquired LHP Chase Wright from the New York Yankees for OF/C Eric Fryer. Signed RHP Ramiro Mendoza to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.

    New York Yankees: Acquired OF/C Eric Fryer from the Milwaukee Brewers for LHP Chase Wright.

    Oakland Athletics: Traded OF Matt Murton to the Colorado Rockies for INF Corey Wimberly.

    Toronto Blue Jays: Claimed LHP Brian Burres off waivers from the Orioles. Designated catcher Curtis Thigpen for assignment.

    2-5-09:

    Cincinnati Reds: Signed OF Jacque Jones and 1B/OF Daryle Ward to Minor League contracts with invitations to Major League Spring Training.

    Minnesota Twins: Agreed to one-year contract with RHP Matt Guerrier, avoiding arbitration.

    New York Mets: Signed RHP Elmer Dessens to Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.

    San Diego Padres: Signed OF Cliff Floyd to a one-year contract. Designated RHP Matt Bush for assignment.

    Seattle Mariners: Signed LHP Tyler Johnson to Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.

    Toronto Blue Jays: Signed LHP Brian Tallet to a one-year contract. Claimed RHP T.J. Beam off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates. Designated INF/OF Russ Adams for assignment.

    Washington Nationals: Signed LHP Odalis Perez to a one-year contract and invited him to Spring Training.

    2-6-09:

    Arizona Diamondbacks: Signed RHP Tom Gordon, who had been with the Phillies, to a one-year contract.

    Boston Red Sox: Re-signed C Jason Varitek to a one-year contract with a mutual option for 2010. Sent OF/1B Jeff Bailey outright to Triple-A Pawtucket and invited him to Spring Training.

    Los Angeles Dodgers: Signed LHP Randy Wolf to a one-year contract.

    Tampa Bay Rays: Signed RHP Winston Abreu to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.

    Texas Rangers: Re-signed RHP Jason Jennings to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.

    Toronto Blue Jays: Signed Japanese LHP Ken Takahashi to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training. Sent C Curtis Thigpen outright to Triple-A Las Vegas.

    2-7-09:

    Texas Rangers: Signed RHP Brendan Donnelly to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.


  24. 1-15-09:

    Baltimore Orioles: Invited LHP Alberto Castillo, RHP Scott Chiasson, RHP Fredy Deza, RHP Brad Hennessey, RHP Ryan Keefer, RHP Andy Mitchell, RHP Chris Tillman, RHP Ross Wolf, C Adam Donachie, C Robby Hammock, C Chad Moeller, C Guillermo Quiroz, C Jose Reyes, C Guillermo Rodriguez, C Matt Wieters, INF Craig Brazell, INF Jolbert Cabrera, INF Blake Davis, INF Chris Gomez, INF Donnie Murphy, INF Brandon Snyder, INF Justin Turner and OF Justin Christian to 2009 Spring Training.

    Boston Red Sox: Signed OF Mark Kotsay to a one-year contract.

    San Diego Padres: Agreed to terms on a one-year contract with IF David Eckstein; claimed RHP Jae Kuk Ryu off waivers from the Tampa Bay Rays.


  25. 1-13-09:

    Baltimore Orioles: Signed RHP Koji Uehara to a two-year contract.

    1-14-09:

    New York Yankees: Invited C Kyle Anson, INF Doug Bernier, INF Angel Berroa, C Kevin Cash, OF Colin Curtis, INF/OF Shelley Duncan, LHP Kei Igawa, OF Austin Jackson, RHP Jason Johnson, INF Justin Leone, OF Todd Linden, RHP Mark Melancon, RHP Sergio Mitre, C Jesus Montero, INF Eduardo Nunez, INF Ramiro Pena, C P.J. Pilittere, OF John Rodriguez, C Austin Romine and INF Kevin Russo to 2009 Spring Training.

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