Minor Deals: Raynor, Ortegano, McCulloch

The Nationals claimed Lee Hyde off of waivers from the Braves earlier today. Here are the rest of the day's minor moves…

  • John Raynor requested his release and the Marlins granted it, according to Matt Eddy of Baseball America (on Twitter). The outfielder posted a .722 OPS in 41 Triple-A contests last year
  • The Braves lost a second player on waivers today, when the Yankees claimed left-hander Jose Ortegano. The Yankees optioned the 23-year-old to Triple-A, according to Marc Carig of the Star-Ledger (on Twitter). In 131 minor league innings spent mostly at Triple-A last year, Ortegano posted a 5.98 ERA with 6.8 K/9 and 3.5 BB/9 as a starter.
  • The Reds acquired right-hander Kyle McCulloch from the White Sox for cash considerations, according to Matt Eddy of Baseball America (on Twitter). The 2006 first rounder spent last year in the upper minors, where he posted a 5.77 ERA with 3.7 K/9 and 2.6 BB/9 as a swingman.

7 Responses to Minor Deals: Raynor, Ortegano, McCulloch Leave a Reply

  1. BravesRed 4 years ago

    Bye Ortegano, can’t say I will miss you.

  2. Finally got rid of McCulloch. Good deal, give somebody else a shot in AAA.

  3. jdub220 4 years ago

    Even I could probably put up a 3.7 K/9 in the minors. That is just… awful.

  4. The Marlins didn’t want to work out a deal with the Pirates last year to let the Pirates keep him (He was the Pirates Rule V pick). I wouldn’t be surprised if the Pirates give him another look.

    • Todd Smith 4 years ago

      I doubt it, there really isn’t even room for Raynor at AAA with Gorkys, Lambo and Presley in the outfield at Indy.

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