The 2009 Winter Meetings in Indianapolis have drawn to a close. The volume of hot stove information coming out of this event was staggering, in no small part because of Twitter. The highlights are below.
Free Agent Signings
- The Reds signed Chris Burke to a minor league deal.
- The Astros signed third baseman Pedro Feliz to a one-year, $4.5MM deal.
- The Astros signed reliever Gary Majewski to a minor league deal worth $650K in the Majors.
- The Mariners re-signed shortstop Josh Wilson to a minor league deal.
- The Astros reached an agreement with reliever Brandon Lyon on a three-year, $15MM deal, netting the Tigers a supplemental draft pick.
- Starter Rich Harden reached an agreement with the Rangers. Harden will get $6.5MM plus incentives in 2010, and has an $11MM mutual option for '11 with a $1MM buyout.
- The Mariners signed outfielder Corey Patterson to a minor league deal.
- The Brewers reached an agreement with reliever LaTroy Hawkins on a two-year, $7.5MM deal.
- The Pirates signed shortstop Bobby Crosby to a one-year deal worth $1MM with $500K in incentives.
- The Yankees re-signed starter Andy Pettitte to a one-year, $11.75MM deal.
- The Brewers agreed to a three-year, $29.75MM deal with starter Randy Wolf that includes a fourth-year club option.
- The Cardinals signed starter Brad Penny to a one-year deal worth $7.5MM, with another $1.5MM in incentives.
- The Phillies reached an agreement with infielder Ross Gload on a two-year deal.
- The Nationals signed outfielder Jerry Owens to a minor league deal.
- The Tigers signed catcher Robinzon Diaz.
- The Mets signed first baseman Mike Hessman to a minor league deal.
- The Nationals signed catcher Ivan Rodriguez to a two-year, $6MM deal.
- The Red Sox signed pitchers Fabio Castro and Kason Gabbard.
- The Tigers re-signed shortstop Adam Everett to a one-year, $1.55MM deal.
- The Red Sox signed reliever Scott Atchison out of Japan to a one-year deal worth $420K, with two club options.
- The Pirates signed reliever Vinnie Chulk to a minor league deal.
- The Red Sox and Rangers agreed in principle to a trade that would send Mike Lowell and cash to the Rangers for Max Ramirez.
- Pitcher Boof Bonser was designated for assignment by the Twins on Tuesday and acquired by the Red Sox on Thursday for a player to be named later.
- Reliever Rafael Soriano accepted arbitration Monday night, and the Braves later traded him to the Rays for reliever Jesse Chavez.
- The Rangers traded starter Kevin Millwood and $3MM to the Orioles for reliever Chris Ray and Rule 5 pick Benjamin Snyder.
- The Astros acquired reliever Matt Lindstrom from the Marlins for pitcher Robert Bono, shortstop Luis Bryan, and Rule 5 pick/third baseman Jorge Jimenez.
- The Yankees acquired Curtis Granderson, the D'Backs acquired Edwin Jackson and Ian Kennedy, and the Tigers acquired Max Scherzer, Daniel Schlereth, Phil Coke, and Austin Jackson in a three-team blockbuster.
- The Nationals acquired reliever Brian Bruney from the Yankees for Rule 5 pick/outfielder Jamie Hoffmann.
- The Rangers acquired lefty Clay Rapada from the Tigers for a player to be named later or cash considerations.
New Free Agents
- The A's released reliever Santiago Casilla.
- First baseman/DH Mike Jacobs and lefty John Bale were released by the Royals.
- The Padres released pitcher Eulogio De La Cruz.
- The Nationals released reliever Saul Rivera.
- The Rockies signed Chris Iannetta to a three-year deal worth more than $8MM.
- 17 players were taken in the first round of the Rule 5 draft.
- The Red Sox claimed pitcher Ramon Ramirez off waivers from the Rays.
- Peter Gammons will leave ESPN to work for MLB.com, MLB Network, and NESN.
- The Braves designated outfielder Ryan Church for assignment.
- The White Sox agreed to a three-year deal with third baseman Mark Teahen, buying out two arbitration years and one free agent year for a total of $14MM.
- Rafael Betancourt, Rafael Soriano, and Carl Pavano accepted arbitration offers, while everyone else declined.
- The Rockies sold Matt Murton's rights to the Hanshin Tigers.
- The Brewers claimed infielder Luis Cruz off waivers from the Pirates.