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A one-stop shop for all your transaction needs from the World Series to the Winter Meetings!

MLB: Winter Meetings
Jed Hoyer and Dayton Moore talk about the Jorge Soler/Wade Davis deal.
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With the Winter Meetings wrapping up, I felt it would be the perfect time for a nice little roundup of all the notable transactions since the end of the World Series. It’s crazy how much can happen in the first 5 weeks of the offseason. As you know, there have been plenty of moves from both Chicago teams as well as Boston making the biggest splash so far. What else has happened? Did anything slip through the cracks? Find out below where each transaction is categorized by month and then by type of transaction.

November

MLB Free Agent Signings -

  • RHP Andrew Bailey - 1yr/$1M + incentives (LAA)
  • RHP R.A. Dickey - 1yr/$8M with $8M option and $500K buyout for 2018 (ATL)
  • RHP Jesse Chavez - 1yr/$5.75M + $2.5M in incentives (LAA)
  • IF Lourdes Gurriel Jr. - 7yr/$22M (TOR)
  • RHP Jeremy Hellickson - 1yr/$17.2M (PHI) **Qualifying Offer**
  • 2B Neil Walker - 1yr/$17.2M (NYM) **Qualifying Offer**
  • RHP Charlie Morton - 2yr/$14M + $5M in incentives (HOU)
  • RHP Bartolo Colon - 1yr/$12.5M (ATL)
  • C Drew Butera - 2yr/$3.8M (KC)
  • 1B/DH Kendrys Morales - 3yr/$33M (TOR)
  • OF Chris Heisey - 1yr/$1.4M + incentives (WAS)
  • LHP Brett Cecil - 4yr/$30.5M + full no trade (STL)
  • RHP Andrew Cashner - 1yr/$10M (TEX)
  • RF Josh Reddick - 4yr/$52M (HOU)
  • OF Ryan LaMarre - 1yr/$585K (LAA)
  • 1B Eric Thames - 3yr/$16M with $7.5M option and $1M buyout for 2020 (MIL)
  • OF Jon Jay - 1yr/$8M (CHC)
  • RHP Lisalverto Bonilla - 1yr/$575K (PIT)
  • C Jason Castro - 3yr/$24.5M (MIN)
  • OF Yoenis Cespedes - 4yr/$110M + full no trade (NYM)
  • UT Sean Rodriguez - 2yr/$11.5M (ATL)
  • OF Matt Joyce - 2yr/$11M (OAK)

Foreign Free Agent Signings -

  • RHP Donn Roach - 1yr/$850K (KT Wiz - KBO)
  • IF Matt Duffy (Chiba Lotte Marines - NPB)
  • UT Eric Campbell (Hanshin Tigers - NPB)
  • RHP Anthony Ranaudo - 1yr/$1.05M (Samsung Lions - KBO)
  • RHP Spencer Patton (Yokohama BayStars - NPB)
  • OF Stefen Romero (Orix Buffaloes - NPB)
  • OF Roger Bernadina (Kia Tigers - KBO)
  • RHP Sean O’Sullivan - 1yr/$1.1M (Nexen Heroes - KBO)
  • 2B Alex Guerrero - 1yr/$1.3M + $700K in incentives (Chunichi Dragons (NPB)
  • LHP Pat Dean - 1yr/$900K (Kia Tigers - KBO)
  • 1B/OF Kyle Jensen (Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks - NPB)
  • LHP David Huff - 1yr/$1.4M + $300K in incentives (LG Twins - KBO)
  • RHP Brian Schlitter - 1yr/$700K (Seibu Lions - NPB)
  • RHP Roman Mendez (Hanshin Tigers - NPB)

Trades -

  • LHP John Lamb (CIN to TB) - Cash (TB to CIN)
  • OF Cameron Maybin (DET to LAA) - RHP Victor Alcantara (LAA to DET)
  • RHP Pat Neshsek (HOU to PHI) - Cash or PTBNL (PHI to HOU)
  • C Carlos Ruiz (LAD to SEA) - LHP Vidal Nuno (SEA to LAD)
  • 2B/LF Howie Kendrick (LAD to PHI) - 1B/LF Darin Ruf and 2B/CF Darnell Sweeney (PHI to LAD)
  • 3B/DH Danny Valencia (OAK to SEA) - RHP Paul Blackburn (SEA to OAK)
  • C/DH Brian McCann and $11M (NYY to HOU) - RHP Albert Abreu and RHP Jorge Guzman (HOU to NYY)
  • 1B Richie Shaffer and UT Taylor Motter (TB to SEA) - 1B Dalton Kelly, RHP Andrew Kitteridge, and RHP Dylan Thompson (SEA to TB)
  • LHP James Pazos (NYY to SEA) - RHP Zack Littell (SEA to NYY)
  • RHP Jimmy Cordero (PHI to WAS) - Cash or PTBNL (WAS to PHI)
  • RHP Taijuan Walker and SS Ketel Marte (SEA to AZ) - SS Jean Segura, OF Mitch Haniger, and LHP Zac Curtis (AZ to SEA)
  • RF Alex Jackson and LHP Tyler Pike (SEA to ATL) - RHP Rob Whalen and RHP Max Povse (ATL to SEA)
  • RHP Logan Verrett (NYM to BAL) - $50K (BAL to NYM)

Minor League Free Agent Signings - RHP Jordan Walden - $1M if in MLB + $2M in incentives (ATL), LHP Dana Eveland (TB), LHP Ricky Romero (SF), OF Noel Cuevas (COL), OF/1B Chris Marrero (SF), 3B/1B Will Middlebrooks (TEX), RHP Jose Dominguez (SF), C/1B David Frietas (ATL), RHP Ryan Cook (SEA), LHP Patrick Schuster (LAD), 1B/OF Jamie Romak (SD), C Gioskar Amaya (CHC), RHP Nick Sarianides (CHC), C Albert Rosario (STL), RHP Robby Rowland (STL), RHP Roman Colon (KC), 2B Ramon A. Castro (KC), RHP Richard Rodriguez (BAL), RHP Trey McNutt (SD), RHP Bryan Rodriguez (SD), C Braeden Schlehuber (ATL), SS Ali Castillo (SF), RHP Felipe Castenada (TOR), SS Shane Optiz (TOR), UT Colin Walsh (ATL), RHP Casey Lawrence (TOR), LHP Felix Doubront (OAK), RHP Aaron Kurcz (OAK), C/OF Matt McBride (OAK), RHP Kendry Flores (STL), OF Todd Cunningham (STL), RHP Allen Webster (TEX), LHP Evan Grills (COL), LHP Kyle Lobstein (MIA), LHP Caleb Thielbar (MIA), LHP Frank Garces (MIA), OF Moises Sierra (MIA), C Carlos Paulino (MIA), LHP Michael Roth (SF), IF Juniel Querecuto (SF), LHP Braulio Lara (WAS), RHP Derek Eitel (WAS), IF Corban Joseph (WAS), UT Brandon Snyder (WAS), RHP Dustin Antolin (WAS), 1B/OF David Washington (BAL), SS Wilfredo Tovar (STL), IF Josh Rutledge (COL), OF Jaff Decker (OAK), OF Shane Robinson (LAA), IF Rey Navarro (LAA), OF Daniel Robertson (CLE), 1B Balbino Fuenmayor (ATL), C Steve Baron (SEA), C Michael Ohlman (TOR), RHP Jarrett Grube (TOR)

Waiver Claims - RHP Adrian Sampson (TEX from SEA), RHP Ryan Weber (SEA from ATL), RHP Connor Mullee (CHC from NYY) OF Nori Aoki (HOU from SEA), RHP Josh Smith (OAK from CIN), RHP Vicente Campos (LAA from AZ), LHP Dean Kiekhefer (SEA from STL), OF Jeremy Hazelbaker (AZ from STL), LHP Joe Mantiply (NYY from DET), LHP David Rollins (CHC from SEA, then TEX from CHC), C Tuffy Gosewisch (ATL from AZ), LHP Tim Cooney (CLE from STL), OF Adam Walker (MIL from MIN), LHP Elvis Araujo (MIA from PHI), RHP Tyler Wagner (TEX from AZ), RHP Dominic Leone (TOR from AZ), LHP Edwin Escobar (CLE from AZ), RHP Leonel Campos (TOR from SD), SS Nolan Fontana (LAA from HOU), RHP Blake Parker (MIL from LAA), RHP Steve Geltz (MIL from TB), C Juan Graterol (CIN from LAA), OF Gabriel Guerrero (CIN from AZ)

Released - LHP Matt Harrison (by PHI), 2B/OF Dustin Ackley (by NYY), LHP John Lamb (by TB), OF Stefen Romero (by SEA), RHP Tom Wilhelmsen (by SEA), RHP Anthony Ranaudo (by CWS), RHP Spencer Patton (by CHC), RHP David Buchanan (by PHI), C Tony Cruz (by KC), C Brayan Pena (by STL), LHP Joe Mantiply (by NYY), RHP Nate Eovaldi (by NYY), RHP Nick Rumbelow (by NYY)

Non-Tendered - 1B Chris Carter (MIL)

Retired - LHP Joe Thatcher, RHP Joel Hanrahan

December

MLB Free Agent Signings -

  • LHP Brian Duensing - 1yr/$2M (CHC)
  • C Jeff Mathis - 2yr/$4M (AZ)
  • LHP Mark Rzepcyznski - 2yr/$11M (SEA)
  • RHP Casey Fien - 1yr (SEA)
  • LHP Jacob Lindgren - 1yr (ATL)
  • 1B/OF Steve Pearce - 2yr/$12.5M (TOR)
  • OF/DH Carlos Beltran - 1yr/$16M (HOU)
  • LHP Rich Hill - 3yr/$48M (LAD)
  • RHP Mark Melancon - 4yr/$62M + full no trade (SF)
  • RHP Joaquin Benoit - 1yr/$7.5M (PHI)
  • 1B Mitch Moreland - 1yr/$5.5M (BOS)
  • C Wilson Ramos - 2yr/$12.5M + $5.75M in incentives (TB)
  • OF Carlos Gomez - 1yr/$11.5M (TEX)
  • LHP Jeff Locke - 1yr/$3M (MIA)
  • OF/SS Ian Desmond - 4yr/$55M with $15M option and $2M buyout for 2022 (COL)
  • RHP Dustin McGowan 1yr (MIA)
  • OF Matt Holliday - 1yr/$13M (NYY)
  • RHP Fernando Rodney - 1yr/$2.75M + $1.25M in incentives (AZ)
  • C AJ Ellis - 1yr/$2.5M (MIA)
  • LHP Aroldis Chapman - 5yr/$86M + opt out after 2019 and full no trade through 2019 (NYY)
  • OF Dexter Fowler - 5yr/$82.5M + full no trade (STL)
  • RHP Koji Uehara - 1yr/$4.5M (CHC)

Foreign Free Agent Signings -

  • RHP Parker Markel - 1yr/$525K + $135K in incentives (Lotte Giants - KBO)
  • 3B Casey McGehee - 1yr/$2M + $1M in incentives (Yomiuri Giants - NPB)
  • C/1B Wilin Rosario - (Hanwha Eagles - KBO)
  • C Johnny Monell - (KT Wiz - KBO)

Trades -

  • LHP Jaime Garcia (STL to ATL) - RHP John Gant, RHP Chris Ellis, and 2B Luke Dykstra (ATL to STL)
  • RHP Brooks Pounders (KC to LAA) - RHP Jared Ruxer (LAA to KC)
  • C Derek Norris (SD to WAS) - RHP Pedro Avila (WAS to SD)
  • RHP Tyler Thornburg (MIL to BOS) - 3B Travis Shaw, SS Mauricio Dubon, RHP Josh Pennington, and PTBNL or Cash (BOS to MIL)
  • LHP Chris Sale (CWS to BOS) - 2B Yoan Moncada, RHP Michael Kopech, OF Luis Alexander Basabe, and RHP Victor Diaz (BOS to CWS)
  • RHP Wade Davis (KC to CHC) - OF Jorge Soler (CHC to KC)
  • OF Adam Eaton (CWS to WAS) - RHP Lucas Giolito, RHP Reynaldo Lopez, and RHP Dane Dunning (WAS to CWS)
  • RHP Chris Heston (SF to SEA) - PTBNL (SEA to SF)
  • RHP Luke Jackson (TEX to ATL) - RHP Tyrell Jenkins and LHP Brady Feigl (ATL to TEX)
  • C Luis Torrens* (CIN to SD) - IF Josh VanMeter (SD to CIN) *= Rule 5 pick
  • RHP Miguel Diaz* (MIN to SD) - PTBNL or Cash (SD to MIN) *= Rule 5 pick
  • RHP Justin Haley* (LAA to SD) - Cash (SD to LAA) *= Rule 5 pick
  • RHP Justin Haley* (SD to MIN) - Cash (MIN to SD) *= Rule 5 pick

Minor League Free Agent Signings - OF Logan Schafer (BAL), C Ryan Lavarnway (OAK), 1B Chris Parmelee (OAK), OF Henry Ramos (LAD), C Roberto Pena (CWS), LHP Dan Runzler (PIT), RHP Jason Stoffel (PIT), RHP Justin Miller (LAA), C Erik Kratz (CLE), UT Michael Martinez (CLE), LHP John Lamb (LAA), C Tony Sanchez (LAA), OF Gabriel Guerrero (CIN), 1B/OF Ben Paulsen (MIN), LHP Eric O’Flaherty (ATL), RHP Yorman Landa (MIN), LHP CJ Riefenhauser (HOU), C Tim Federowicz (SF), RHP Bryan Morris (SF), LHP Brett Oberholtzer (TOR), OF Cesar Puello (TEX), IF Ramiro Pena (SF), OF Matt den Dekker (MIA), RHP AJ Achter (DET), IF Omar Infante (DET), C Miguel Gonzalez (DET), IF Argenis Diaz (DET), IF Gustavo Nunez (DET), RHP Ruben Alaniz (DET), RHP William Cuevas (DET), RHP Logan Kensing (DET), RHP Dustin Molleken (DET), RHP Johan Belisario (DET), RHP Endrys Briceno (DET), RHP Jeff Ferrell (DET), RHP Santiago Garrido (DET), RHP Arcenio Leon (DET), LHP Joe Mantiply (NYY), OF Daniel Nava (PHI), LHP Sean Burnett (PHI), UT Emilio Bonifacio (ATL), OF Junior Lake (BOS), RHP Logan Bawcom (SD)

Waiver Claims - OF Adam Walker (MIL from MIN, then BAL from MIL), LHP David Rollins (CHC from SEA, then TEX from CHC, then PHI from TEX), RHP Brady Dragmire (TEX from PIT), LHP Ashur Tolliver (HOU from LAA)

Non-Tendered - C Wellington Castillo (AZ), RHP Rubby De La Rosa (AZ), IF Gregorio Petit (LAA), LHP Cody Ege (LAA), RHP Yorman Landa (MIN), 2B Ryan Brett (TB), LHP Jacob Lindgren (NYY), RHP Blake Smith (CWS), OF Jared Hoying (TEX), RHP Jeff Manship (CLE), RHP Vance Worley (BAL), C Bryan Holaday (BOS), RHP Matt Carasiti (COL), UT Stephen Cardullo (COL), RHP Chris Withrow (ATL), LHP Jeff Locke (PIT), LHP Gerardo Concepcion (CHC), RHP Zac Rosscup (CHC), RHP Conor Mullee (CHC), RHP Christian Villanueva (CHC), RHP Louis Coleman (LAD), C Ramon Cabrera (CIN), RHP Keyvius Sampson (CIN), OF Gabriel Guerrero (CIN), OF Ben Revere (WAS), RHP Seth Maness (STL), RHP Tyson Ross (SD), RHP Jon Edwards (SD), RHP Erik Johnson (SD), SS Alexi Amarista (SD), C Hector Sanchez (SD)

Rule 5 Selections -

  • Twins - RHP Miguel Diaz (from MIL, traded to SD, MLB Phase)
  • Reds - C Luis Torrens (from NYY, traded to SD, MLB Phase), C Stuart Turner (from MIN, MLB Phase), RHP Jose Adames (from MIA, MiLB Phase)
  • Padres - IF Allen Cordoba (from STL, MLB Phase), RHP Trevor Frank (from CLE, MiLB Phase)
  • Rays - RHP Kevin Gadea (from SEA, MLB Phase), RHP Ty Hensley (from NYY, MiLB Phase), RHP Jairo Munoz (from PHI, MiLB Phase)
  • Braves - RHP Armando Rivero (from CHC, MLB Phase), LHP Cesilio Pimentel (from PIT, MiLB Phase)
  • A’s - Skipped MLB and MiLB Phases
  • Diamondbacks - RHP Tyler Jones (from NYY, MLB Phase), RHP Jon Fitzsimmons (from CLE, MiLB Phase), RHP Grant Sides (from CLE, MiLB Phase), IF Daniel Lockhart (from CHC, MiLB Phase)
  • Phillies - SS Jorge Flores (from TOR, MiLB Phase)
  • Brewers - LHP Caleb Smith (from NYY, MLB Phase), 1B Art Charles (from CIN, MiLB Phase), RHP Matt Ramsey (from MIA, MiLB Phase)
  • Angels - RHP Justin Haley (from BOS, traded to SD then traded to MIN, MLB Phase), SS Matt Williams (from STL, MiLB Phase), LHP Adrian Almeida (from NYM, MiLB Phase), C Mario Sanjur (from DET, MiLB Phase)
  • Rockies - C Anthony Bemboom (from LAA, MiLB Phase)
  • White Sox - RHP Dylan Covey (from OAK, MLB Phase)
  • Pirates - LHP Tyler Webb (from NYY, MLB Phase)
  • Marlins - OF Cal Towey (from LAA, MiLB Phase), LHP Nick Maronde (from CLE, MiLB Phase), 2B Alex Yarbrough (from LAA, MiLB Phase)
  • Royals - RHP Kevin Magallanes (from NYY, MiLB Phase)
  • Astros - C Eduardo de Oleo (from AZ, MiLB Phase), RHP Jared Mortensen (from TB, MiLB Phase)
  • Yankees - C Jorge Saez (from TOR, MiLB Phase), RHP Colton Brewer (from PIT, MiLB Phase)
  • Mariners - LHP Paul Paez (from NYM, MiLB Phase), OF Chuck Taylor (from AZ, MiLB Phase)
  • Cardinals - OF Austin Wilson (from SEA, MiLB Phase)
  • Tigers - LHP Daniel Stumpf (from KC, MLB Phase), RHP Sean Donatello (from MIA, MiLB Phase), OF Elvis Rubio (from MIL, MiLB Phase)
  • Giants - Skipped
  • Mets - Skipped
  • Orioles - OF Aneury Tavarez (from BOS, MLB Phase), OF Anthony Santander (from CLE, MLB Phase), RHP Jefri Hernandez (from CIN, MiLB Phase), LHP Brian Moran (from ATL, MiLB Phase)
  • Blue Jays - RHP Glenn Sparkman (from KC, MLB Phase), RHP Phillip Walby (from WAS, MiLB Phase)
  • Dodgers - LHP Edward Paredes (from DET, MiLB Phase), RHP Kyle Grana (from STL, MiLB Phase)
  • Red Sox - IF Josh Rutledge (from COL, MLB Phase), RHP Harrison Cooney (from LAA, MiLB Phase), LHP Josh Smith (from PIT, MiLB Phase)
  • Indians - LHP Hoby Milner (from PHI, MLB Phase)
  • Nationals - Skipped
  • Rangers - LHP Mike Hauschild (from HOU, MLB Phase), LHP Matt Smoral (from TOR, MiLB Phase), RHP Zach Bird (from ATL, MiLB Phase), RHP Fernando Miranda (from ATL, MiLB Phase)
  • Cubs - 1B/3B Kevin Cornelius (from NYY, MiLB Phase)