Minor Moves: Braves, Johnson, Orr, Blue Jays

Here are today's minor moves…

  • The Braves signed outfielder Jordan Parraz to a minor league deal with an adjusted big league salary, according to Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports (Twitter link). The deal includes an invitation to Spring Training
  • Dan Johnson, who was outrighted earlier today, has elected free agency, according to the Tampa Tribune (on Twitter).
  • Utility player Pete Orr re-signed a minor league deal with the Phillies, according to Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca (on Twitter). The deal includes an invitation to Spring Training.
  • The Blue Jays signed 16-year-old right-hander Jesus Tinoco out of Venezuela, according to Ben Badler of Baseball America. Meanwhile, the Reds signed 16-year-old righthander Soid Marquez.
  • Here's a note for the diehard transactions fans out there: the Blue Jays actually released Adam Loewen, tweets Richard Griffin of the Toronto Star (the team announced that it had outrighted Loewen this morning). The Blue Jays would have interest in re-signing Loewen to play at Triple-A if he doesn't find a better offer. Sportsnet.ca's Shi Davidi tweets that Loewen became a six-year minor league free agent.
  • The A's signed right-hander Edgar Gonzalez to a minor league deal, according to Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports (on Twitter). The 28-year-old appeared in one game with the Rockies in 2011, but spent most of the season at Triple-A. He posted a 5.00 ERA with 5.9 K/9 and 2.8 BB/9 in 133 1/3 innings for the top affiliates of the Rays and Rockies.

10 Responses to Minor Moves: Braves, Johnson, Orr, Blue Jays Leave a Reply

  1. JerseyJohn32190 4 years ago

    Just an FYI, link is for the wrong Edgar Gonzalez.

    • philliesfan136 4 years ago

      No it’s not. Edgar Gonzalez the P did play for the Rockies this year and is formerly of the Giants and D’Backs. He has not played the OF though.

      • JerseyJohn32190 4 years ago

        Huh? The link takes you to the Edgar Gonzalez who played for the Padres (and is the brother of Adrian Gonzalez).  The Edgar Gonzalez mentioned is a pitcher.

        • philliesfan136 4 years ago

          I know, I thought you were talking about the Twitter link, not the BR link. My mistake.

  2. Coollet 4 years ago

    the Jays are really trying to make their organization look appealing to everyone, soon everyone will want to play for them.

  3. Hope Johnson comes back to the Rays. Although he sucks for the majority of the year, he is worth having for that one at-bat late in the year. Wouldn’t be surprised to see the yanks or sox go after him just so the Rays can’t have that potential spark late in the season

  4. mike292929 4 years ago

    I’m glad the Jays released him. If they know they’re not going to use him, or that he’ll be a career AAAA player, at least give him a chance to make it somewhere else. 

    I have nothing but respect for the guy. Suffers a career ending injury and in turn works his as* off to get where he is today.

  5. tycobb 4 years ago

    The way the Jays broadcast team was talking about Loewen he was going to a big part of the future. But they really seem to hype everyone.

    Hope he catches on with someone. I still remember the great game he pitched against team USA.

  6. AA just signed his son, Jesus, lol get it

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