A few minor notes and transactions…
- Glendon Rusch, who was designated for assignment by the Padres, has declined his assignment to AAA and is now a free agent. Rusch had a 6.41 ERA in 12 appearances for the Pads, with 12 strikeouts and 11 walks in 19.2 innings.
- Scott Dohmann was designated for assignment by the Rays to make room for Al Reyes who was coming off the DL. Dohmann, a right-handed relief pitcher, had a 6.14 ERA in 12 appearances for the Rays.
- The Pirates and Rays finalized a "trade" to keep Evan Meek in the Pirates organization. Meek, a rule 5 draftee this past off-season, was recently removed from the Pirates active roster. The Buccos gave the Rays an undisclosed amount of cash to avoid having to send Meek back to the Rays’ organization.