Minor Moves: Marrugo, Rohlinger, Sutil, Maldonado

We'll keep track of today's minor moves right here.  News of these moves are courtesy of Matt Eddy of Baseball America unless indicated otherwise..

  • The Orioles signed 17-year-old Colombian right-hander Yeizer Marrugo to a deal with a $120K bonus, according to Ernesto Armenteros D. of El Universal (Spanish link) and passed along by Eddy.  In the El Universal story, O's scout Jorge Franco says that Marrugo's fastball topped out at 91 mph when they recently scouted him and the youngster has the talent to make it to the majors in five years.
  • The Phillies acquired right-hander Adam Worthington from the Diamondbacks as player to be named for left-hander Mike Zagurski.  The Phillies sent Zagurski to Arizona in a September trade.
  • Cubs outfielder Lou Montanez elected free agency after recently being outrighted off of the club's 40-man roster.
  • The Reds re-signed right-hander Chad Reineke after the pitcher elected free agency in October.  Reineke had a 3.84 ERA in 25 games (22 starts) with Triple-A Louisville in 2011.
  • The Rockies released shortstop Ryan Rohlinger.  Rohlinger hit .247/.353/.409 in 103 Triple-A games for Colorado and the Giants.
  • The Royals signed a pair of left-handers in Marlon Arias and Tommy Hottovy.  Arias spent seven years in the Dodgers system, but hasn't pitched domestically since becoming a free agent following the 2009 season.
  • The Marlins signed right-hander Robert Ray, who appeared in a handful of Major League games for the Blue Jays in 2009 and 2010.  They also re-signed catcher Luke Montz.
  • The Dodgers signed shorstop Luis Cruz.
  • The Diamondbacks signed shortstop Wladimir Sutil to a minor league deal, according to El Universal (Spanish link).  Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic confirmed the signing to MLBTR.
  • The Nationals have re-signed catcher Carlos Maldonado, according to Bill Ladson of MLB.com (via Twitter).  The move was first reported by El Universal (Spanish link).  Maldonado, 32, hit .234/.361/.342 in 38 games with Triple-A Syracuse this season and spent four games on the Nats' varsity squad in 2011.

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10 Comments on "Minor Moves: Marrugo, Rohlinger, Sutil, Maldonado"

3 years 9 months ago

Is he the son of Candy Maldonado? 

3 years 9 months ago

The Nationals are getting ready to make a trade probably with Derek Norris or Jesus Flores, at least thats what I think. First they put 4 catchers on the 40 man and now this sign. Probably for a centerfielder.

3 years 9 months ago

You may well be right, although I wouldn’t expect such a trade to occur until after they’ve signed a starting pitcher from the free agent ranks.  I think they need to know whether they’ve got Buehrle (or Oswalt or someone else) wrapped up, to know which of their current arms is expendable.  

3 years 9 months ago

It’s just a back-up depth signing…

3 years 9 months ago

I do think they might trade Flores soon (I think they’ll give Norris at least another year), but Maldonado re-signing has nothing to do with them trading either player.

3 years 9 months ago

I thought I stumbled upon an F1 story with that headline.

3 years 9 months ago

An eventful day!… for the minor leagues. :/

3 years 8 months ago

Another Colombian, I like it

3 years 8 months ago

When i first read through it quickly, I thought it said “The Phillies acquired right-hander Adam Wainwright”…

3 years 8 months ago