Minor Moves: Snyder, Fox, Torres

We'll track the latest minor transactions here….

  • The Astros have signed outfielder Brad Snyder to a minor league contract, tweets Alyson Footer. The 29-year-old was drafted by the Indians in the first round of the 2003 draft, and spent the last three seasons in the Cubs' organization. He posted an .801 OPS in 407 Triple-A plate appearances for Iowa in 2011.
  • Right-hander Matt Fox has agreed to a minor league deal with the Mariners, tweets Matt Eddy of Baseball America. The 28-year-old turned down more money from the Red Sox in favor of what he feels is a better opportunity to pitch in the bigs, MLBTR has learned. Fox made four Major League appearances for the Red Sox and Twins in 2010, but pitched exclusively for Boston's Triple-A affiliate in Pawtucket last season.
  • Within the previously linked tweet, Eddy adds that left-hander Joe Torres has re-signed with the Rockies. Torres, a former tenth overall pick by the Angels, spent most of 2011 pitching out of the bullpen at Double-A Tulsa, recording 10.1 K/9 and a 2.28 ERA in 55 1/3 innings.


15 Responses to Minor Moves: Snyder, Fox, Torres Leave a Reply

  1. Lastings 4 years ago

    Didn’t Joe Torres manage the Yankees? -Mayor Bloomburg

  2. vtadave 4 years ago

    Interesting numbers there from Torres.  I’d expect to see him get a shot at a bullpen job this spring.

  3. I remember the last time we took a minor league reliever from the Red Sox’s. Worked out pretty well for a few years. 

    • UVA_McIntire_Student 4 years ago

      If Fox is able to not rely on his fastball 90% of the time, he might even be better than Aardsma.

  4. cyberboo 4 years ago

    Even the prospects are jumping the ship Red Sox these days to sign elsewhere.  lol.  Boston’s pitching staff is in a shambles and even the guys that could make the majors quickly aren’t interested – they choose Seattle instead.  That isn’t a good sign.  lol. 

    • tacko 4 years ago

      I don’t think you read the article carefully. Fox chose to sign with the Mariners because he believes that he could get to the Major easily in SEATTLE. 

      Pretty sure most prospects would jump at the chance to reach with the Sox though. 

    • tacko 4 years ago

      I don’t think you read the article carefully. Fox chose to sign with the Mariners because he believes that he could get to the Major easily in SEATTLE. 

      Pretty sure most prospects would jump at the chance to reach with the Sox though. 

  5. tacko 4 years ago

    Skimmed through this and thought I read that the Rockies signed Joe Torre. 

  6. Matt Fox looks like a good pitcher to battle for a bullpen spot out of Spring Training. He reminds of a little of Shawn Kelley.

    I would like to see the M’s take a chance on the hard throwing Juan Gutierrez. His last two seasons with the Diamondbacks have been less than inspiring, but if he gets that walk rate down (like Aardsma) he could be a good set-up man or even eventually a closer. League throws a little harder, but has similar stuff. He could teach Juan Gutierrez a thing or two.

  7. YouCannnnnPutItOnTheBoard 4 years ago

    I checked out my app at the bar and I thought this was about Chris Snyder, Jake Fox and Andres Torres. What a letdown.

  8. mwagner26 4 years ago

    Seattle Mariners 2012 World Series Champions.

  9. Let’s not get carried away. I’d be happy with a .500 team.

  10. mwagner26 4 years ago

    This is clearly the move JZ has been waiting for.

  11. Yep, Matt Fox really puts us over the top. Watch out, Rangers. Matt Fox!

  12. mwagner26 4 years ago

    Seriously.

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