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This Week in Transactions: Nov 18 - Nov 24

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The place to be for all transactions taking place in the week beginning Nov. 18 and ending Nov. 24.

The new catcher of the New York Yankees, Brian McCann.
The new catcher of the New York Yankees, Brian McCann.
Kevin C. Cox

Hello everyone. With the hot stove raging, its time to get all the transactions taking place this offseason centralized into one place. We will be covering trades, major league free agent signings, extensions, designated for assignments (DFA's), roster outrights, waiver claims, 40-man roster additions, and minor league free agent signings. Lets get on to the action from this past week.


Monday, November 18

Trades -
  • None
MLB FA -
  • NYY - SS Brendan Ryan (2 yr/$5M, player option for 2016 worth $5M with incentives)
  • BAL - LHP Kelvin De La Cruz (1/$500K)
  • SF - RHSP Tim Hudson (2/$23M)
  • COL - RHP LaTroy Hawkins (1/$2.25M with option for 2015 at $2.25M with $250K buyout)
  • CIN - UT Skip Schumaker (2/$5M, club option for 2016 at $2.5M with $500K buyout)
Extension -
  • None
DFA -
  • None
Outright -
  • None
Waiver Claim -
  • None
40-Man Additions -
  • None
MiLB FA -
  • LAD - INF Brendan Harris
  • SF - C Guillermo Quiroz, RHP Caleb Clay, RHP Mason Tobin
  • BAL - LHP Nick Additon, RHP Tim Alderson, RHP Brock Huntzinger, OF Chih-Hsien Chiang, OF Kyeong Kang
  • STL - C Ed Easley
  • AZ - LHP Ryan Rowland-Smith
Elected Free Agency -
  • TB - RHSP Jeff Niemann

  • Tuesday, November 19

    Trades -
    • PIT - RHP Duke Welker, MIN - LHP Kris Johnson
    MLB FA -
    • SD - RHP Josh Johnson (1/$8M with $1.25M incentive for 26 GS, possible club option of 1/$4M for 2015 if less than 7 starts made in 2014)
    Extensions -
    • None
    DFA -
    • None
    Outright -
    • None
    Waiver Claim -
    • None
    40-Man Additions -
    • None
    MiLB FA -
    • NYM - 1B Brandon Allen
    • PHI - IF Reid Brignac
    • WAS - RHSP Chris Young (1/ $1.5M if he makes MLB roster with additional $4.5M in possible incentives)

    Wednesday, November 20

    Note: 11/20/13 was the last day to add players to the 40-man roster in order to protect them from the upcoming Rule V draft on 12/12/13.

    Trades -
    • NYY - UT Dean Anna, SD - RHP Ben Paullus
    • DET - 2B Ian Kinsler, TEX - 1B Prince Fielder and $30M
    MLB FA -
    • SF - LHP Javier Lopez (3/$13M)
    • BAL - LHP Edgmer Escalona (1/$500K)
    Extensions -
    • STL - Manager Mike Matheny (3 years)
    DFA -
    • KC - LHP Noel Arguelles, 2B Irving Falu
    • AZ - LHP Tony Sipp
    • WAS - LHP Fernando Abad, LHP Tyler Robertson
    • SF - Guillermo Moscoso
    • SD - RHP Brad Brach, RHP Miles Mikolas, LHP Jose De Paula, OF Jaff Decker
    Outright -
    • HOU - OF JD Martinez
    • MIN - RHP BJ Hermsen
    • TEX - LHP Edwar Cabrera
    Waiver Claim -

    Note: All three players were added to the 40-man roster.

    • TEX - RHP Shawn Tolleson (DFA'd by LAD)
    • CWS - SS Jake Elmore (DFA'd by HOU)
    • HOU - SS Ryan Jackson (DFA'd by STL)
    40-Man Additions -

    • BAL - RHP Eddie Gamboa, C Michael Ohlman, LHP Tim Berry
    • BOS - RHSP Anthony Ranaudo, OF Bryce Brentz, 3B Garin Cecchini
    • NYY - RHP Jose Campos, RHP Shane Greene, RHP Bryan Mitchell, OF Slade Heathcott, C Gary Sanchez
    • TB - LHP CJ Riefenhauser, RHP Kirby Yates, RHSP Jeff Ames, IF Vince Belnome
    • TOR - RHSP Deck McGuire, CF Kenny Wilson
    • CWS - 2B Carlos Sanchez, OF Trayce Thompson
    • CLE - 1B Jesus Aguilar, RHP Bryan Adams, RHP Austin Adams, IF Erik Gonzalez, OF Carlos Moncrief
    • DET - LHSP Kyle Lobstein, RHP Justin Miller, RHP Jose Valdez, 1B Jordan Lennerton, SS Eugenio Suarez, CF Daniel Fields, RF Steven Moya
    • KC - OF Lane Adams, SS Christian Colon, 3B Cheslor Cuthbert, RHP Michael Mariot
    • MIN - LHP Logan Darnell, OF Max Kepler, 2B Jorge Polanco, 1B Kennys Vargas
    • HOU - RHP Asher Wojciechowski, LHP Luis Cruz, RF Domingo Santana
    • LAA - RF Randal Grichuk
    • OAK - RHSP Raul Alcantara
    • SEA - RHP Logan Bawcom, OF James Jones, 1B Ji-Man Choi, UT Stefen Romero
    • TEX - RHP Lisalverto Bonilla, RHP Ben Rowen, SS Luis Sardinas
    • ATL - LHP Carlos Perez, RHP Luis Vasquez, SS Elmer Reyes
    • MIA - RHP Jose Urena, RHP Michael Brady, RHP Angel Sanchez, LHP Grant Dayton, C JT Realmuto, OF Brent Keys
    • NYM - RHP Jake deGrom, RHP Jeff Walters, RHP Erik Goeddel, LHP Steven Matz
    • PHI - C Tommy Joseph, LHSP Rob Rasmussen, OF Aaron Altherr, OF Kelly Dugan
    • WAS - LHSP Sammy Solis, OF Michael Taylor, RHP Aaron Barrett
    • CHC - 2B Arismendy Alcantara, RHP Dallas Beeler
    • CIN - C Tucker Barnhart, RHP Chad Rogers, OF Juan Duran, OF Ryan LaMarre
    • MIL - 1B Hunter Morris, 1B Jason Rogers, RHP Brooks Hall, RHP Kevin Shackelford
    • PIT - CF Gregory Polanco, SS Alen Hanson, RHP Casey Sadler
    • STL - CF Oscar Taveras, LF Mike O'Neill, SS Greg Garcia
    • AZ - RHSP Bo Schultz, OF Ender Inciarte
    • COL - LHSP Jayson Aquino, LHP Tyler Matzek, LHP Kraig Sitton, RHP Raul Fernandez, SS Rosell Herrera, LF Kyle Parker, OF Kent Matthes
    • LAD - RHP Yimi Garcia, RHP Pedro Baez, LHP Jarrett Martin
    • SD - RHSP Donn Roach, RHSP Keyvius Sampson, LHSP Juan Oramas
    • SF - OF Gary Brown, RHSP Kendry Flores, 3B Adam Duvall, RHP Hunter Strickland
    MiLB FA -
    • MIN - OF Chris Rahl
    • PIT - RHP Seth McClung, RHP Josh Kinney, RHP Collin Balester, RHP Jake Brigham, RHP Jay Jackson
    • WAS - RHP Gabriel Alfaro
    Retirements -
    • STL - RHSP Chris Carpenter (Career 144-94 record, 2,219.3 IP, 38.9 fWAR, 3.76 ERA, 33 CG, 15 SHO, 1,697 K)
    Released -
    • HOU - RHP John Ely

    Thursday, November 21

    Trades -
    • None
    MLB FA -
    • KC - LHSP Jason Vargas (4/$32M)
    • DET - LHP Phil Coke (1/$1.9M with $150K in incentives based on appearances, starting at $50K for 60 appearances, then another $50K each for 65 and 70 appearances, avoids arbitration)
    Extensions -
    • None
    DFA -
    • KC - C George Kottaras
    Outright -
    • NYY - IF Corban Joseph
    Waiver Claim -
    • None
    40-Man Additions -
    • None
    MiLB FA -
    • KC - RHP PJ Walters
    • CLE - LHP Mike Zagurski
    • BAL - OF Ronald Bermudez, IF Sharlon Schoop
    • BOS - IF Brandon Snyder
    • TB - RHP Sam Runion
    • NYY - IF Yamaico Navarro
    • WAS - RHP Daniel Stange
    • LAD - LHP Daniel Moskos, 1B Chris Robinson
    • NYM - RHP Miguel Socolovich

    Friday, November 22

    Trades -
    • STL - CF Peter Bourjos and RF Randal Grichuk, LAA - 3B David Freese and RHP Fernando Salas
    • BOS - RHP Burke Badenhop, MIL - LHP Luis Ortega
    MLB FA -
    • NYM - OF Chris Young (1/$7.25M)
    Extensions -
    • None
    DFA -
    • None
    Outright -
    • OAK - 2B Scott Sizemore
    Waiver Claim -
    • None
    40-Man Additions -
    • None
    MiLB FA -
    • HOU - RHP Peter Moylan
    • KC - RHP Cory Wade
    • LAD - RHP Josh Judy

    Saturday, November 23

    Trades -
    • None
    MLB FA -
  • NYY - C Brian McCann (5/$85M with vesting option for 2019 at $15M, full no-trade clause)
  • LAA - RHP Joe Smith (3/$15.75M
  • Extensions -
    • None
    DFA -
    • None
    Outright -
    • None
    Waiver Claim -
    • None
    40-Man Additions -

    • None
    MiLB FA -

    • TEX - RHP Colby Lewis (1/$2M if he makes MLB roster, additional $4M worth of incentives)
    • KC - 3B Brandon Laird, OF Paulo Orlando, RHP Wilking Rodriguez, OF Gorkys Hernandez, OF Edinson Rincon
    • COL - RHP Greg Burke, RHP Bobby Cassevah, OF Matt McBride
    • DET - RHP Jhan Marinez
    • PHI - SS Andres Blanco
    • CHC - OF Casper Wells, RHP Paolo Espino, RHP Carlos Pimentel, SS Jeudy Valdez
    • ATL - C Jose Yepez, RHP Benino Pruneda, SS Steven Lerud
    Released -
    • WAS - RHP Yunesky Maya
    • CHC - OF Dave Sappelt

    Sunday, November 24

    Trades -
    • None
    MLB FA -
    • TB - C Jose Molina (2/$4.5M)
    • STL - SS Jhonny Peralta (4/$53M)
    Extensions -
    • None
    DFA -
    • None
    Outright -
    • STL - LHP John Gast, OF Jermaine Curtis
    Waiver Claim -
    • None
    40-Man Additions -

    • None
    MiLB FA -
    • None