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This Week in Transactions: The 40-Man Roster Crunch

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Over the past week, teams had to decide on who to add to the 40-man roster and protect from the Rule 5 draft. This is the aftermath.

Former SS, probable LF of the Boston Red Sox, Hanley Ramirez
Former SS, probable LF of the Boston Red Sox, Hanley Ramirez
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Last Wednesday marked the unofficial beginning to transaction season here at Minor League Ball. November 19th marked the day teams began adding and cutting players to and from their 40-man roster in order to beat the deadline for protecting players from the Rule 5 draft.

This Week in Transactions returns to bring you all the roster moves from the past week, running from Tuesday, November 18th through Monday, November 24th.  Enjoy fellow prospect hounds.

Trades


MLB Free Agent Signings

  • 11/24 - SS/3B/LF Hanley Ramirez signs with the Boston Red Sox. Four years, $88 Million contract with a fifth year vesting option valued at $22M. Max Contract Value - 5 yr/$110M.
  • 11/24 - 3B Pablo Sandoval signs with the Boston Red Sox. Terms as of 11/24 were rumored to be five years, $100 Million.
  • 11/21 - 1B Adam LaRoche signs with the Chicago White Sox. Two years, $25 Million.
  • 11/18 - LHP Zach Duke signs with the Chicago White Sox. Three years, $15 Million. Year by year breakdown: 2015 - $4.5M, 2016 - $5M, 2017 - $5.5M.
  • 11/19 - DH/1B? Billy Butler signs with the Oakland Athletics.Three years, $30 Million.
  • 11/18 - C Russell Martin signs with the Toronto Blue Jays. Five years, $82 Million contract. Year by year breakdown: 2015 - $7M, 2016 - $15M, 2017, 2018 and 2019 - $20M.
  • 11/18 - LHP Oliver Drake signs with the Baltimore Orioles. One year, $508,000 split contract. Will earn $508K if on MLB roster, $82.5K if on MiLB roster.


Contract Extensions

  • 11/20 - Miami Marlins extend RF Giancarlo Stanton to a 13 year, $325 Million guaranteed contract containing opt-out clause after 2019, a no-trade clause, and club option for 2028 valued at $25M with a $10M buyout. Year by year breakdown: 2015 - $6.5M, 2016 - $9M, 2017 - $14.5M, 2018 - $25M, 2019 and 2020 - $26M, 2021 and 2022 - $29M, 2023, 2024, and 2025 - $32M, 2026 - $29M, 2027 - $25M, 2028 (club option) - $25M ($10M buyout), Max Contract Value - 14yr/$340M.

DFA's (Designated for Assignment)

  • 11/24 - Los Angeles Dodgers - SS Ryan Jackson
  • 11/22 - Los Angeles Dodgers - LHP Jarrett Martin
  • 11/23 - Oakland Athletics - RF Andrew Brown
  • 11/23 - Cleveland Indians - LHP Scott Barnes
  • 11/20 - Los Angels Angels - LF Aldredo Marte, C Jackson Williams, LHP Michael Roth
  • 11/20 - Tampa Bay Rays - C Jose Molina, RHP Michael Kohn, 2B Cole Figueroa
  • 11/20 - Texas Rangers - RF Jim Adduci
  • 11/20 - San Diego Padres - RF Yeison Ascencion, RHP Blaine Boyer
  • 11/20 - Pittsburgh Pirates - 1B Ike Davis, C Ramon Cabrera
  • 11/20 - San Fancisco Giants - RHP Juan Gutierrez
  • 11/20 - Arizona Diamondbacks - RHP Charles Brewer, RHP Mike Bolsinger
  • 11/20 - Detroit Tigers - CF Ezequiel Carrera
  • 11/20 - Colorado Rockies - RHP Juan Nicasio
  • 11/20 - Chicago White Sox - RHP Ronald Belisario
  • 11/19 - Atlanta Braves - 2B Ramiro Pena, LHP Jonny Venters

Outright's

  • 11/20 - Pittsburgh Pirates - 3B Brent Morel (AAA)
  • 11/20 - New York Mets - RHP Jeff Walters (AAA)
  • 11/20 - Washington Nationals - RHP Ryan Mattheus (AAA)
  • 11/20 - Houston Astros - RHP Anthony Bass (AAA)
  • 11/20 - Chigago White Sox - OF Jared Mitchell (AAA)
  • 11/18 - St. Louis Cardinals - RHP Keith Butler (AAA)

Waiver Claims

  • 11/20 - Pittsburgh Pirates - SS Pedro Florimon (DFA'd by WAS)
  • 11/20 - Seattle Mariners - LHP Edgar Olmos (DFA'd by MIA)
  • 11/20 - Detroit Tigers - RHP Josh Zeid (DFA'd by HOU)
  • 11/20 - Chicago White Sox - LHP Onelki Garcia (DFA'd by LAD)
  • 11/20 - Baltimore Orioles - RF Alex Hassan (DFA'd by OAK)
  • 11/19 - Boston Red Sox - 3B/1B Juan Francisco (DFA'd by TOR)

Non-tenders/Releases

  • 11/24 - Pittsburgh Pirates - C Ramon Cabrera
  • 11/24 - Tampa Bay Rays - C Jose Molina and 2B Cole Figueroa
  • 11/24 - Texas Rangers - RF Jim Adduci
  • 11/21 - Atlanta Braves - LHP Jonny Venters
  • 11/20 - Texas Rangers - LHP Aaron Poreda and RHP Miles Mikolas
  • 11/20 - New York Yankees - 3B Zelous Wheeler
  • 11/18 - St. Louis Cardinals - CF Shane Robinson
  • 11/18 - Washington Nationals - C Jhonatan Solano

40-Man Roster Additions

  • 11/20 - Baltimore Orioles - RHP Mike Wright, RHP Tyler Wilson
  • 11/20 - Boston Red Sox - C Blake Swihart, LHP Eduardo Rodriguez, 2B Sean Coyle, 1B Travis Shaw
  • 11/20 - New York Yankees - CF Mason Williams, RF Tyler Austin, RHP Danny Burawa, RHP Branden Pinder
  • 11/20 - Tampa Bay Rays - C Justin O'Conner, 2B Ryan Brett, CF Mikie Mahtook, RHP Matt Andriese, LHP Grayson Garvin
  • 11/20 - Chicago White Sox - RHP Francellis Montas, 1B Rangel Ravelo, SS Tyler Saladino, C Kevan Smith
  • 11/20 - Cleveland Indians - 3B Giovanny Urshela, 2B/C Tony Wolters, RHP Cody Anderson, LHP Ryan Merritt, RHP Shawn Armstrong
  • 11/20 - Detroit Tigers - RHP Angel Nesbitt, SS Dixon Machado
  • 11/20 - Kansas City Royals - SS Orlando Calixte, RF Jorge Bonifacio
  • 11/20 - Toronto Blue Jays - RHP Ryan Tepera
  • 11/20 - Minnesota Twins - 3B Miguel Sano, RHP Alex Meyer, CF Eddie Rosario, LHP Jason Wheeler
  • 11/20 - Houston Astros - RHP Vince Velasquez, RHP Michael Feliz, 2B Ronald Torreyes
  • 11/20 - Los Angeles Angels - C Jett Bandy, RHP Danny Reynolds
  • 11/20 - Oakland Athletics - 3B Renato Nunez
  • 11/20 - Seattle Mariners - SS Ketel Marte, C John Hicks, RHP Mayckol Guaipe
  • 11/20 - Texas Rangers - C Jorge Alfaro, RHP Luke Jackson, RHP Jerad Eickhoff, SS Hanser Alberto
  • 11/20 - Atlanta Braves - 2B Jose Peraza, RHP Tyrell Jenkins, RHP Mauricio Cabrera, 3B Kyle Kubitza, LHP Yean Carlos Gil, RHP Williams Perez, RHP Brandon Cunniff
  • 11/20 - Miami Marlins - LHP Justin Nicolino, RHP Domingo German, LHP Adam Conley, RHP Matt Ramsey, C/2B Austin Barnes
  • 11/20 - New York Mets - RHP Noah Syndergaard, RHP Akeel Morris, LHP Jack Leathersich, RHP Gabriel Ynoa, RHP Hansel Robles, RHP Cory Mazzoni
  • 11/20 - Philadelphia Phillies - LHP Jesse Biddle, RHP Nefi Ogando, LHP Adam Morgan
  • 11/20 - Washington Nationals - RHP AJ Cole, SS Wilmer Difo, CF Brian Goodwin, LHP Matt Grace
  • 11/20 - Chicago Cubs - RHP CJ Edwards
  • 11/20 - Cincinnati Reds - LF Kyle Waldrop, LHP Amir Garrett
  • 11/20 - Milwaukee Brewers - RHP Taylor Jungmann, LHP Michael Strong, SS Yadiel Rivera
  • 11/20 - Pittsburgh Pirates - RHP Jameson Taillon, RHP Nick Kingham, C Elias Diaz, RF Willy Garcia
  • 11/18 - St. Louis Cardinals - C Cody Stanley
  • 11/20 - Arizona Diamondbacks - 3B Brandon Drury, RHP AJ Schugel, RHP Kevin Munson, CF Socrates Brito, LHP Will Locante
  • 11/20 - Colorado Rockies - LHP Tyler Anderson
  • 11/20 - Los Angeles Dodgers - RHP Zach Lee, LF Scott Schebler, LHP Chris Reed
  • 11/20 - San Diego Padres - 2B Taylor Lindsey, RHP Tayron Guerrero, RF Alex Dickerson
  • 11/20 - San Francisco Giants - RHP Joan Gregorio, RHP Derek Law, RHP Cody Hall, RHP Ray Black

MiLB Free Agent Signings

  • 11/20 - Chicago White Sox - LHP Joe Savery, RHP Logan Kensing, SS Juan Diaz
  • 11/20 - San Diego Padres - C Griff Erickson
  • 11/18 - San Diego Padres - 2B Benji Gonzalez
  • 11/20 - Arizona Diamondbacks - RHP Caleb Clay, OF Nick Buss
  • 11/19 - Arizona Diamondbacks - RHP Gabriel Arias
  • 11/20 - Philadelphia Phillies - C Koyie Hill, RHP Paul Clemens
  • 11/20 - Detroit Tigers - 3B Jefry Marte
  • 11/19 - Detroit Tigers - RHP Tim Melville, LF Xavier Avery, LHP Omar Duran
  • 11/20 - Oakland Athletics - LHP Ryan Verdugo, LHP Jim Fuller
  • 11/19 - Oakland Athletics - P Pat Venditte
  • 11/20 - Pittsburgh Pirates - C Sebastian Valle, C Miguel Perez
  • 11/18 - Pittsburgh Pirates - RHP Blake Wood, SS Gustavo Nunez, RHP Deolis Garcia, LHP Jeremy Bleich
  • 11/20 - Minnesota Twins - RHP Daniel Turpen, SS Heiker Meneses, SS Argenis Diaz
  • 11/18 - Minnesota Twins - OF Eric Farris
  • 11/20 - Tampa Bay Rays - RHP Bryce Stowell, 1B Allan Dykstra
  • 11/20 - Cincinnati Reds - 1B Josh Satin, 2B Ivan DeJesus
  • 11/19 - Cincinnati Reds - 1B Marquez Smith
  • 11/18 - Cincinnati Reds - C Kyle Skipworth, RHP Jose Cisnero
  • 11/20 - San Francisco Giants - C Guillermo Quiroz, OF Javier Herrera
  • 11/18 - San Francisco Giants - SS Carlos Truinfel, LHP Braulio Lara
  • 11/20 - Atlanta Braves - RHP Jairo Heredia, RHP Justin Jackson, 1B Travis Mattair, RHP Jake Brigham
  • 11/20 - Colorado Rockies - RHP Leuris Gomez
  • 11/19 - Colorado Rockies - LHP Aaron Laffey, RHP Justin Miller, C Audry Perez, RHP Brett Marshall
  • 11/20 - Toronto Blue Jays - RHP Michael Lee
  • 11/19 - Toronto Blue Jays - RHP Scott Copeland
  • 11/20 - Baltimore Orioles - SS Paul Janish, RHP Terry Doyle
  • 11/19 - Baltimore Orioles - 3B Michael Almanzar, 2B Derrik Gibson, LHP Chris Jones, RHP Kenn Kasparek, RHP Mikey O'Brien
  • 11/18 - Baltimore Orioles - LHP Frank Gailey
  • 11/20 - New York Yankees - 3B Jonathan Galvez
  • 11/18 - New York Yankees - RHP Andrew Bailey
  • 11/20 - Texas Rangers - C Chris Gimenez, LHP Efrain Nieves, RHP David Martinez
  • 11/19 - Washington Nationals - RHP Bruce Billings
  • 11/19 - Seattle Mariners - OF Burt Freakin Reynolds
  • 11/18 - Miami Marlins - RHP Ryan Chaffee
  • 11/18 - Milwaukee Brewers - RHP John Ely
  • 11/18 - Cleveland Indians - RHP Dustin Molleken, RHP Shaun Marcum

Retirements

  • 11/24 - OF Josh Willingham