This Week in Transactions: Dec 2 - Dec 8

Jacoby Ellsbury is buying dinner for the next 8 years in the Bronx. - Elsa

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Hello everyone and welcome to another edition of This Week in Transactions where we will note every transaction announced for the week beginning December 2.

Trades

  • 12/2 - PIT - C Chris Stewart, NYY - Player To Be Named Later (PTBNL)
  • 12/3 - OAK - RHP Jim Johnson, BAL - 2B Jemile Weeks and PTBNL or cash
  • 12/3 - OAK - OF Craig Gentry and RHP Josh Lindblom, TEX - OF Michael Choice and 2B Chris Bostick
  • 12/3 - TB - C Ryan Hanigan and RHP Heath Bell and $500K, CIN - LHSP David Holmberg, AZ - RHP Justin Choate and PTBNL or cash
  • 12/3 - OAK - RHP Luke Gregerson, SD - OF Seth Smith
  • 12/3 - HOU - CF Dexter Fowler and PTBNL COL - RHSP Jordan Lyles and OF Brandon Barnes
  • 12/3 - WAS - RHSP Doug Fister, DET - LHSP Robbie Ray and LHP Ian Krol and IF Steve Lombardozzi
  • 12/3 - PHI - RHP Brad Lincoln, TOR - C Erik Kratz and LHSP Rob Rasmussen
  • 12/4 - KC - RF Norichika Aoki, MIL - LHP Will Smith

MLB Free Agent Signings

  • 12/2 - TOR - C Dioner Navarro (2 years/$8 Million)
  • 12/2 - OAK - LHSP Scott Kazmir (2/$22M)
  • 12/3 - MIA - C Jarrod Saltalamacchia (3/$21M)
  • 12/3 - COL - 1B Justin Morneau (2/$12.5M)
  • 12/3 - NYY - CF Jacoby Ellsbury (7/$153M with option for 2021 at $21M with $5M buyout and no-trade clause)
  • 12/3 - BOS - C AJ Pierzynski (1/$8.25M)
  • 12/3 - DET - RHP Joe Nathan (2/$20M with option for 2016 at $10M and limited no-trade clause)
  • 12/4 - CWS - 1B Paul Konerko (1/2.5M with $1M deferred to 2021)
  • 12/4 - MIL - LHP Donovan Hand (1 year), RHP Michael Olmsted (1 year)
  • 12/4 - CHC - LHP Wesley Wright (1/$1.425M)
  • 12/4 - NYY - 2B Kelly Johnson (1/$3M)
  • 12/5 - BOS - RHP Edward Mujica (2/$9.5M)
  • 12/5 - SEA - IF Willie Bloomquist (2/$5.8M)
  • 12/5 - PHI - C Wil Nieves (1/$1.125M with $500K of incentives)
  • 12/5 - CWS - RHP Ronald Belisario (1/$3M)
  • 12/5 - MIA - SS Rafael Furcal (1/$3M plus incentives)
  • 12/5 - LAD - RHP Brian Wilson (1/$10M with player option for 2015 at $9M with $1.4M of incentives)
  • 12/6 - BAL - RHP Ryan Webb (2/$4.5M)
  • 12/6 - BAL - OF Francisco Peguero (1 year)
  • 12/6 - NYY - RHSP Hiroki Kuroda (1/$16M with $500K of incentives based on IP. $250K for 190 IP and $250K for 210 IP)
  • 12/6 - NYM - CF Curtis Granderson (4/$60)
  • 12/6 - SEA - 2B Robinson Cano (10/$240M)
  • 12/6 - TEX - C JP Arencibia (1/$1.8M with $300K of incentives)
  • 12/6 - HOU - RHSP Scott Feldman (3/$30M)
  • 12/6 - WAS - OF Nate McLouth (2/$10.75M with club option for 2016 at $6.5M)
  • 12/6 - BOS - 1B Mike Napoli (2/$32M)
  • 12/6 - NYY - OF Carlos Beltran (3/$45M with full no-trade clause)
  • 12/7 - HOU - RHP Chad Qualls (2/$6M with club option for 2016 at $3.5M)

Avoided Arbitration

  • 12/2 - WAS - RHSP Ross Ohlendorf (1/$1.25M with $3M of incentives)
  • 12/2 - CHC - IF Donnie Murphy (1/$825K with incentives), C George Kottaras (1/$1.075M with incentives)
  • 12/2 - BAL - OF Steve Pearce (1/$700K), OF Nolan Reimold (1/$1.025M with incentives)
  • 12/2 - SD - LHSP Eric Stults (1/$2.75M), RHSP Tim Stauffer (1/$1.6M)
  • 12/2 - CWS - C Tyler Flowers (1/$950K)
  • 12/2 - OAK - RHP Fernando Rodriguez (1/$600K with award bonuses)
  • 12/2 - CLE - RHP Frank Herrmann (1/$560K), RHP Blake Wood (1/$560K)
  • 12/2 - PHI - IF Kevin Frandsen (1/$900K with incentives)
  • 12/2 - ATL - IF Ramiro Pena (1 year), LHP Jonny Venters (1/$1.625M)
  • 12/2 - DET - OF Don Kelly (1/$1M)
  • 12/2 - PIT - C Chris Stewart (1 year)

Extensions

  • 12/3 - TB - C Ryan Hanigan (3/10.75M with club option for 2017 at $3.75M with a $800K buyout)

DFA's

  • 12/2 - PIT - Michael McKenry
  • 12/4 - DET - SS Dixon Machado
  • 12/4 - OAK - LHP Andrew Werner
  • 12/5 - MIN - RHP Liam Hendricks

Outrights

  • 12/6 - CWS - OF Blake Tekotte, IF Mike McDade

Waiver Claims

  • None

Non-tenders

  • 12/2 - BOS - RHP Andrew Bailey, OF Ryan Kalish
  • 12/2 - BAL - OF Jason Pridie, RHSP Eddie Gamboa
  • 12/2 - TB - LHP Wesley Wright, OF Sam Fuld
  • 12/2 - CWS - RHP Dylan Axelrod
  • 12/2 - LAA - RHSP Jerome Williams, RHSP Tommy Hanson, 3B Chris Nelson, RHP Juan Gutierrez
  • 12/2 - CLE - OF Matt Carson, RHSP Tyler Cloyd, C Lou Marson
  • 12/2 - NYY - IF Jayson Nix, RHP Matt Daley, IF David Adams
  • 12/2 - TOR - C JP Arencibia
  • 12/2 - KC - 2B Chris Getz
  • 12/2 - AZ - RHSP Daniel Hudson
  • 12/2 - STL - RHP John Axford
  • 12/2 - CIN - OF Xavier Paul, OF Derrick Robinson
  • 12/2 - COL - RHP Mitchell Boggs
  • 12/2 - LAD - RHP Ronald Belisario
  • 12/2 - MIA - OF Chris Coghlan, RHP Ryan Webb
  • 12/2 - PIT - OF Garrett Jones, C Michael McKenry, RHP Kyle McPherson
  • 12/2 - SF - OF Francisco Peguero, RHP Sandy Rosario
  • 12/2 - CHC - 1B Mat Gamel, RHP Chang-Yong Lim, RHP Daniel Bard
  • 12/2 - NYM - RHSP Jeremy Hefner, IF Justin Turner, UT Jordany Valdespin, IF Omar Quintanilla, RHP Scott Atchison
  • 12/2 - ATL - IF Elliot Johnson, IF Paul Janish, RHP Cristhian Martinez

40-Man Additions

  • None

MiLB Free Agent Signings

  • 12/2 - CHC - OF Darnell McDonald
  • 12/4 - COL - OF Jason Pridie
  • 12/4 - MIL - 2B Irving Falu, C Matt Pagnozzi
  • 12/4 - MIN - 3B Brandon Waring, LHP Matt Hoffman
  • 12/5 - PHI - RHP Jeff Manship
  • 12/5 - TEX - RHP Jose Contreras, RHP Nate Adcock, OF Bryan Peterson
  • 12/5 - LAA - LHP Clay Rapada

Retirements

  • None

Free Agency Elections

  • None


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