This Week in Transactions: Nov 25 - Dec 1

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The Grand Central Station of baseball transactions including trades, major league free agent signings, extensions, designated for assignments (DFA's), roster outrights, waiver claims, cuts (released), 40-man roster additions, minor league free agent signings, retirements and free agency elections.

Hello everyone and welcome to another edition of This Week in Transactions where we will note every transaction announced for the week beginning November 25.

Trades

  • 11/25 - BAL - RHP Brad Brach, SD - RHSP Devin Jones
  • 11/25 - SD - LF/1B Alex Dickerson, PIT - RHP Miles Mikolas and OF Jaff Decker
  • 11/25 - OAK - LHP Fernando Abad, WAS - OF John Wooten
  • 11/26 - CHC - C George Kottaras, KC - Cash Considerations
  • 11/30 - BAL - C Johnny Monell, SF - Cash Considerations

MLB Free Agent Signings

  • 11/25 - CLE - LF David Murphy (2 years/$12M with club option for 2016 for $7M with $500K buyout)
  • 11/25 - LAD - RHSP Dan Haren (1/$10M with vesting option for 2015 for $10M with 180 IP)
  • 11/27 - CIN - LHP Manny Parra (2/$5.5M)
  • 11/27 - MIN - RHSP Ricky Nolasco (4/49M with club option for 2018 for $13M with $1M buyout and partial no-trade. Club option becomes player option based on 400+ IP in 2016 and 2017)
  • 11/29 - LAD - OF Mike Baxter (1/$700K, avoids arbitration)
  • 11/29 - SF - RHSP Ryan Vogelsong (1/$5M with incentives)
  • 11/29 - LAD - C Drew Butera (1/$700K with $100K of incentives, avoids arbitration)
  • 11/29 - LAD - LHP Scott Elbert (1/$750K with $100K of incentives, avoids arbitration)
  • 11/29 - TB - RHP Juan Carlos Oviedo (a.k.a Leo Nunez) (1/$1.5M with $1.4M of incentives)
  • 11/30 - MIN - RHSP Phil Hughes (3/$24M with $3M in possible incentives depending on IP. At 180 and 195 IP he receives $250K each, and at 210 IP he receives $500K)

Extensions

  • 11/29 - KC - GM Dayton Moore (2 years)

DFA's

  • 11/25 - CLE - RHSP Tyler Cloyd
  • 11/25 - PIT - 1B/OF Garrett Jones and RHP Kyle McPherson
  • 11/26 - CIN - OF Derrick Robinson
  • 11/27 - LAA - RHP Juan Gutierrez
  • 11/27 - SF - C Johnny Monell, OF Francisco Peguero

Outrights

  • 11/25 - WAS - LHP Tyler Robertson
  • 11/27 - COL - RF Tim Wheeler
  • 11/27 - KC - LHP Noel Arguelles

Waiver Claims

  • 11/25 - BAL - IF Cord Phelps (DFA'd by CLE)
  • 11/27 - TEX - CF Rafael Ortega (DFA'd by COL)
  • 11/27 - SF - LHSP Jose De Paula (DFA'd by SD)

Cuts

  • KC - 2B Irving Falu

40-Man Additions

  • None

MiLB Free Agent Signings

  • 11/26 - PIT - RHP Cody Eppley, C Nevin Ashley
  • 11/27 - SF - RHP Erik Cordier
  • 11/28 - AZ - RHP Adam Russell

Retirements

  • 11/25 - Mariners President and COO Chuck Armstrong (Team President for 28 of last 30 years)
  • 11/25 - RHP Chad Durbin (Career 43-47 record, 5 saves, 836.1 IP, 5.03 ERA, 456 GP, 577 K, 365 BB, 1.58 K/BB, approx. $8.6M career earnings)
  • 11/27 - LHSP Ted Lilly (Career 130-113 record, 1,982.2 IP, 4.14 ERA, 331 GS, 1,681 K, 661 BB, 2.54 K/BB, approx. $80.4M career earnings)

Free Agency Elections

  • 11/26 - LHP Jose Mijares
  • 11/28 - LHP Tony Sipp, Guillermo Moscoso
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