This Week in Transactions: December 16 - December 22

The Rangers' left fielder for the foreseeable future, Shin-Soo Choo. - USA TODAY Sports

All the deals and moves that went down between the 16th and 22nd of December.

Hello everyone and welcome to another edition of This Week in Transactions where we will note every transaction announced for the week beginning December 16.

Trades

  • 12/16 - AZ - RHP Addison Reed, CWS - 3B Matt Davidson
  • 12/18 - ATL - C/OF Ryan Doumit, MIN - LHSP Sean Gilmartin
  • 12/18 - COL - OF Drew Stubbs, CLE - LHP Josh Outman
  • 12/18 - COL - LHSP Franklin Morales and RHP Chris Martin, BOS - IF Jonathan Herrera
  • 12/18 - BAL - OF David Lough, KC - IF Danny Valencia
  • 12/18 - HOU - OF/1B Jesus Guzman, SD - SS Ryan Jackson
  • 12/19 - OAK - OF Corey Brown, WAS - Cash considerations

MLB Free Agent Signings

  • 12/16 - ATL - RHSP Gavin Floyd (1/$4M with $4.5M of incentives)
  • 12/16 - HOU - RHP Matt Albers (1/$2.45M with club option for 2015 at $3M with a $200K buyout)
  • 12/17 - LAD - LHP JP Howell (2/$11.25M with $6.25M mutual option for 2016, mutual option becomes player option 65 GP in 2015 or 120 GP in 2014-15 and not on DL at season's end)
  • 12/17 - NYY - 2B Brian Roberts (1/$2M with $2.6M of incentives based on PA)
  • 12/17 - NYY - LHP Matt Thornton (2/$7M)
  • 12/17 - CHC - RHP Jose Veras (1/$4M with option for 2015 at $5.5M with $150K buyout and $750K of incentives based on games finished)
  • 12/18 - SEA - CF Franklin Gutierrez (1/$1M with $2M of incentives)
  • 12/18 - SD - RHP Joaquin Benoit (2/$15.5M)
  • 12/18 - LAA - OF Raul Ibanez (1/$2.75M with $2.25M of incentives)
  • 12/18 - MIA - 3B Casey McGehee (1/$1.1M with incentives)
  • 12/18 - AZ - 3B Eric Chavez (1/$3.5M with $1M of incentives)
  • 12/19 - CWS - LHP Scott Downs (1/$3.75M with vesting option for 2015 at $4.25M with $250K buyout)
  • 12/20 - MIN - C Kurt Suzuki (1/$2.75M with incentives)
  • 12/21 - TEX - OF Shin-Soo Choo (7/$130M with award bonuses and limited no trade clause)

Avoided Arbitration

  • 12/16 - ATL - RHSP Brandon Beachy (1/$1.45M)
  • 12/17 - SEA - LHP Charlie Furbush (1/$750K)
  • 12/20 - OAK - 1B Daric Barton (1/$1.25M)

Extensions

  • 12/20 - AZ - RHP Brad Ziegler (2/$10.5M with club option for 2016 at $5.5M with $1M buyout)

DFA's

  • 12/16 - COL - RHSP Collin McHugh
  • 12/18 - PHI - C Sebastian Valle
  • 12/18 - MIA - C Kyle Skipworth
  • 12/18 - SEA - RHP Chance Ruffin
  • 12/19 - NYY - RHSP Brett Marshall
  • 12/19 - CLE - RHP Trey Haley
  • 12/20 - SF - LHSP Erik Surkamp

Outrights

  • 12/16 - DET - RHP Luis Marte, IF Danny Worth
  • 12/18 - SEA - OF Travis Witherspoon
  • 12/20 - MIA - C Kyle Skipworth
  • 12/20 - PHI - C Sebastian Valle

Waiver Claims

  • 12/18 - HOU - RHP Collin McHugh (DFA'd by COL)
  • 12/20 - OAK - C Chris Gimenez (DFA'd by TB)

Non-tenders/Released

  • 12/17 - BOS - RHP Chris Carpenter
  • 12/20 - OAK - LHP Pedro Figueroa
  • 12/21 - MIL - RHP Cody Scarpetta

40-Man Additions

  • None

MiLB Free Agent Signings

  • 12/16 - BAL - 1B Chris Marrero
  • 12/16 - TOR - IF Jared Goedert
  • 12/16 - CLE - RHSP Shaun Marcum ($1M guarantee if he makes the MLB roster with $3M of incentives)
  • 12/16 - LAD - 3B Josh Bell
  • 12/17 - SD - IF Alberto Gonzalez
  • 12/17 - TOR - IF Steve Tolleson
  • 12/17 - CLE - C Matt Treanor ($800K if he makes MLB roster)
  • 12/17 - MIN - RHP Yohan Pino
  • 12/17 - BOS - Shunsuke Watanabe
  • 12/18 - PHI - RHP Sean O'Sullivan, OF Dave Sappelt, OF Tony Gwynn Jr, C Lou Marson
  • 12/18 - PIT - 1B Travis Ishikawa, IF Michael Martinez, LHP Daniel Schlereth, LHP Adam Wilk, RHP Kyle McPherson
  • 12/18 - TEX - RHP Justin Germano, IF Kensuke Tanaka
  • 12/18 - CHC - LHP Jonathan Sanchez
  • 12/19 - CIN - RHSP Chien-Ming Wang ($1.25M if he makes MLB roster with $1.75M of incentives)
  • 12/19 - BAL - OF Xavier Paul
  • 12/19 - DET - LHP Duane Below
  • 12/19 - CHC - OF Mitch Maier, LHP Tsuyoshi Wada
  • 12/19 - TEX - RHP Daniel McCutchen
  • 12/19 - BAL - RHP Fabio Castillo
  • 12/20 - MIA - UT Jordany Valdespin
  • 12/20 - TEX - LHP Ryan Feieraband
  • 12/20 - COL - RHP Ryan Kulik
  • 12/21 - WAS - C Chris Snyder, SS Emmanuel Burriss, C Mitch Canham, 1B Brock Peterson
  • 12/21 - LAD - RHP Romulo Sanchez, RHP Henry Sosa, LHP Fu-Te Ni
  • 12/21 - TEX - OF Che-Hsuan Lin

Retirements

  • None

Free Agency Elections

  • None

Foreign Signings

  • 12/17 - Yakult Swallows (NPB) - RHP Chris Carpenter
  • 12/18 - Samsung Lions (KBO) - RHP Rick van den Hurk
  • 12/18 - Seibu Lions (NPB)- RHP Greg Reynolds
  • 12/19 - SK Wyverns (KBO) - OF Luke Scott (1/$300K)
  • 12/19 - Seibu Lions (NPB) - IF Cody Ransom, RHP Michael Bowden, LHP Randy Williams, LHP Porfirio Lopez
  • 12/20 - Rakuten Golden Eagles (NPB) - 3B/1B Kevin Youkilis (1/$4M with $1M of incentives)
  • 12/21 - KIA Tigers (KBO) - 1B Brett Pill (1/$300K)



Major Contract Signings ($10M+) Statistics

2013 and 3 Year Average

JP Howell - 2/$11.25M

2013

W-L GP SV/BS ERA WHIP ERA+ IP H/9 BB/9 K/9
4-1 67 0/0 2.18 1.05 .176 62 6.1 3.3 7.8
FIP SIERA BABIP LOB% H ER HR BB K GB/FB
2.89 3.30 .241 80.7 42 14 2 23 54 2.07

3 Year Average

ERA ERA+ WHIP IP H/9 K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GP
3.27 114 1.22 48 7.0 7.7 4.0 1.94 0.9 56


Joaquin Benoit - 2/$15.5M

2013

W-L GP SV/BS ERA WHIP ERA+ IP H/9 BB/9 K/9
4-1 66 24/2 2.01 1.03 209 67 6.3 3.0 9.8
FIP SIERA BABIP LOB% H ER HR BB K GB/FB
2.87 2.86 .256 87.3 47 15 5 22 73 1.11

3 Year Average

ERA ERA+ WHIP IP H/9 K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GP
2.89 146 1.08 66 6.9 9.9 2.8 3.61 1.1 68


Brad Ziegler - 2/$10.5M

2013

W-L GP SV/BS ERA WHIP ERA+ IP H/9 BB/9 K/9
8-1 78 13/2 2.22 1.14 173 73 7.5 2.7 5.4
FIP SIERA BABIP LOB% H ER HR BB K GB/FB
3.40 2.77 .258 80.7 61 18 3 22 44 6.54

3 Year Average

ERA ERA+ WHIP IP H/9 K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GP
2.30 173 1.15 67 7.6 5.9 2.8 2.1 0.2 74

Shin Soo Choo - 7/$130M

2013

G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB/CS
154 712 569 107 162 34 2 21 54 20/11
BB/K BA/OBP/SLG OPS OPS+ wRC+ wOBA
112/133 .285/.423/.462 .885 143 151 .393


3 Year Average

G PA AB R H 2B 3B
131 585 493 77 137 29 2
HR RBI SB/CS BB/K BA/OBP/SLG OPS OPS+
15 52 18/8 74/120 .278/.387/.439 .826 131

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