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This Week in Transactions: The Holiday Lull

The source for all information on transactions for the 23rd through 29th of December.

Another free agent addition to the Twins rotation - Mike Pelfrey
Another free agent addition to the Twins rotation - Mike Pelfrey
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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 23rd and wrapping up the 29th. This time period is usually very quiet as players and executives spend time with their families for Christmas and the holidays. That is not to say things weren't active as there were still plenty of signings both foreign and domestic.

Trades

  • None

MLB Free Agent Signings

  • 12/23 - MIN - C Kurt Suzuki (1 year/$2.75 Million with incentives)
  • 12/23 - MIN - RHSP Mike Pelfrey (2/$11M with $3.5M of incentives)
  • 12/23 - LAD - RHP Chris Perez (1/$2.3M with up to $5.7M of incentives)
  • 12/23 - LAD - RHP Jamey Wright (1/$1.8M)

Avoided Arbitration

  • None

Extensions

  • None

DFA's

  • 12/27 - TEX - 1B Chris McGuiness
  • 12/28 - SD - RHSP Adys Portillo

Outrights

  • 12/23 - CLE - RHP Trey Haley
  • 12/23 - MIN - OF Darin Mastrioanni
  • 12/23 - SEA - RHP Chance Ruffin
  • 12/23 - MIL - RHP Michael Olmsted
  • 12/23 - HOU - RHP Rhiner Cruz

Waiver Claims

  • 12/23 - TEX - OF Alex Castellanos (DFA'd by BOS)
  • 12/23 - NYM - RHP Ryan Reid (DFA'd by PIT)
  • 12/23 - CHC - RHSP Brett Marshall (DFA'd by NYY)
  • 12/23 - BAL - RHSP Liam Hendricks (DFA'd by MIN)
  • 12/23 - TB - 1B Jerry Sands (DFA'd by PIT)
  • 12/23 - CWS - LHSP Eric Surkamp (DFA'd by SF)
  • 12/23 - TOR - 3B Brent Morel (DFA'd by CWS)

Non-tenders/Released

  • 12/23 - MIL - RHP Cody Scarpetta
  • 12/27 - TB - 1B Leslie Anderson
  • 12/27 - LAA - RHP Chris Volstad

40-Man Additions

  • None

MiLB Free Agent Signings

  • 12/23 - LAD - RHP Juan Abreu
  • 12/23 - MIA - Jose Gonzalez
  • 12/24 - TB - LHP Jordan Norberto
  • 12/24 - TOR - SS Munenori Kawasaki
  • 12/26 - NYY - RHP Matt Daley
  • 12/28 - KC - 2B Jason Donald, OF Melky Mesa

Retirements

  • None

Free Agency Elections

  • None

Foreign Signings

  • 12/26 - Yakult Swallows (NPB) - LHP Chris Narveson (1/$850K with incentives)
  • 12/26 - Yokohoma Bay Stars (NPB) - RHP Guillermo Moscoso
  • 12/27 - Doosan Bears (KBO) - RHP Chris Volstad

Major Contract Signings ($10M+) Statistics

2013 and 3 Year Average

Mike Pelfrey - 2/$11M

2013

W-L GS CG/SHO ERA WHIP ERA+ IP H/9 BB/9 K/9
5-13 29 0/0 5.19 1.55 78 152.2 10.8 3.1 6.0
FIP SIERA BABIP LOB% H ER HR BB K GB/FB
3.99 4.63 .337 67.2 184 88 13 53 101 1.20

3 Year Average

ERA ERA+ WHIP IP H/9 K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 W-L
4.80 80 1.503 122 10.5 5.4 3.0 1.80 0.8 4-9