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12-9-08:

Seattle Mariners: Signed INF Chris Shelton to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training.

I hadn't checked this thread out in awhile. I hadn't heard that Shelton news yet.

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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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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.

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Indy League (Amer. Assoc.) Transaction:

Grand Prairie Airhogs: Signed pitcher Mark Woodyard

I saw this too. I looked up his stats, it appears he was out of baseball last year. I wasnt aware that he ever reached the majors.

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I saw this too. I looked up his stats, it appears he was out of baseball last year. I wasnt aware that he ever reached the majors.

His new manager is Pete Incaviglia.

Interesting quote from Grand Prairie paper:

AirHogs Field Manager Pete Incaviglia is familiar with Woodyard from his days as a coach in the Detroit farm system.

While I was with the Tigers, two of the best arms I saw were Justin Verlander and Mark Woodyard. Woody really solidifies our bullpen and gives us another dependable option before we hand it over to Mo (AirHogs closer James Morrison),“ Incaviglia said in prepared statement.

http://grandprairiereporter.com/blog1/2009/01/airhogs_sign_two.html#more

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I can't wait to see how those friendly fans at the confines of Wrigley Field react when Heilman blows a lead this season for the Cubs. I definitely want to see it when the Twins come to Wrigley this year.

I thought the Cubs acquiring Heilman was an interesting deal.

I don't think Heilman is a great reliever especially after watching him with the Mets. He sure does not react well when fans get on him. This will be a fun marriage.

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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.

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Thanks for keeping track of all these!

Found a few names in the last post that should be bolded.

1/19: Orioles/Red Sox -- Bierd

1/21: Padres -- Vasquez

1/26: Pirates -- Vasquez

1/30: Cubs -- Bako

2/5: Reds -- Jones and Ward

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I can't wait to see how those friendly fans at the confines of Wrigley Field react when Heilman blows a lead this season for the Cubs. I definitely want to see it when the Twins come to Wrigley this year.

I thought the Cubs acquiring Heilman was an interesting deal.

I don't think Heilman is a great reliever especially after watching him with the Mets. He sure does not react well when fans get on him. This will be a fun marriage.

Just coming around to this -- yes, I was extremely disappointed when this deal got made. This is the capper to an off-season in which Jim Hendry has significantly downgraded the club from 2008. The only talent upgrade is Milton Bradley, and he's a big risk to miss huge chunks of the season. And the topper is that the payroll is actually going to be higher this year than last year.

And then you get articles like this in the Trib:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/chi-07-cubs-chicagofeb07,0,1704196.story

In which the sub-headline is:

"After 2 years of playoff heartache, the Cubs head to Mesa believing Lou Piniella finally has the kind of team he needs to land the big prize"

And this is the franchise that fielded the National League's best team by a long shot in 2008.

Anyone can see that all they've done is gone backwards on talent and skill, and it's articles like this that lead soft-headed long-suffering Cubs fans to believe every year that this is THE year.

The only saving grace for the Cubs is that no one else in the division has done anything, so even with a downgraded team they are the favorite. But this is not a team more likely to "land the big prize" than last year's team.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Not if we claim him offer waivers. He can play more positions then Ramon but he is making 2 million and some dollars this year. If hes released then sure...

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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.

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It would be neat if Livan was the Mets fifth starter.

He looked good the other day.

I always will have a soft spot for Livan after what he did with the Twins last year. He did a good job until the roof caved in on him. He is a NL pitcher at best.

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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.

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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.

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3-6-09:

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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