Outrighted To Triple-A: Dodgers, Cubs, Athletics

Teams will be adding minor leaguers to their 40-man rosters today in anticipation of next month's Rule 5 Draft. In order to create roster space, some teams will outright players off of the 40-man. Here are the latest outright assignments from around MLB…

  • The Dodgers outrighted John Ely and Carlos Monasterios to Triple-A, reports Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times (via Twitter).
  • The Cubs announced Esmailin Caridad, Lou Montanez and Kyle Smit have been outrighted off their 40-man roster.  The Cubs currently have six open spots remaining on their 40-man roster.
  • The A's announced that they outrighted right-hander Evan Scribner and outfielder Cedric Hunter to Triple-A.
  • The Rockies outrighted infielder Andrew Brown off of their roster, according to Troy Renck of the Denver Post (on Twitter).
  • The Twins announced that they outrighted right-hander David Bromberg off the 40-man roster.
  • The Pirates announced that they outrighted Matt Pagnozzi to Triple-A.
  • The Tigers announced that they outrighted Cale Iorg to Triple-A. The infielder split the 2011 season between Detroit's top two affiliates.
  • The Angels outrighted right-handers Francisco Rodriguez and Loek Van Mil to Triple-A yesterday, according to MLB.com's transactions page. Rodriguez, 28, has appeared in 53 games for the Angels since 2010, posting a 4.43 ERA with 6.3 K/9 and 4.6 BB/9 in 61 innings. Van Mil, a 7'1" native of the Netherlands, posted a 2.04 ERA with 6.2 K/9 and 3.1 BB/9 in 66 1/3 innings at Double-A in 2011. The Angels acquired him from the Twins for Brian Fuentes in 2010.

24 Responses to Outrighted To Triple-A: Dodgers, Cubs, Athletics Leave a Reply

  1. The_BiRDS 4 years ago

    Wow I almost lost it when I read “outrighted to triple A A-Rod”

  2. The link is to the wrong Francisco Rodriguez.  It would have been tough for them to outright K-Rod.

  3. MB923 4 years ago

    Wrong Francisco Rodriguez on there

  4. Roy Munson 4 years ago

    Don’t see too many 7 footers from the Netherlands on the hill these days…

  5. Wow. 7″1?  That would be interesting to see on a major league hill.

  6. corey23 4 years ago


  7. KINGMOJO 4 years ago

    i could swear i never seen van mil pitch in the majors this year

    • CaseyBlakeDeWitt 4 years ago

      That’s because he didn’t pitch in the bigs.

  8. Nate Pudewell 4 years ago

    He was moved from AA to AAA.

  9. As a Twins fan, I was disappointed to hear they traded Van Mil. He had good velocity and was at one point considered a future closer for the Twins.

    As a So Cal resident though. I’m glad he was traded to the Angels because one day, I might get to see him pitch in person.

  10. It must suck to be a scrub with the same name as a stud…

  11. So the Rockies get Brown what a month and a half ago and they already see no use for him? 

  12. philliesfan136 4 years ago

    Someone should take a chance on Brown.

  13. Good arm in right, shaky D on the infield but I think someone will.  Too old for the minors at this point.  His debut with the Cards seemed overwhelming for him at times but he also came up with some big hits as well

    Deserves a chance

  14. johnsilver 4 years ago

    Epstein clearing house..Leaving open space for the draft? Will he raid Boston for 1-2 he knows, like Cesar Cabral? Maybe even Reynaldo Rodriguez left not protected?

  15. BlueSkyLA 4 years ago

    Eli and Monasterios sink slowly beneath the waves, having shared a cup of coffee. Sad, really — Eli at least looked like he had some promise.

  16. Since when were Cedric Hunter and Evan Scribner A’s?

    They’re Padres, aren’t they?

  17. Adam Taylor 4 years ago


  18. Sports33 4 years ago


  19. He didn’t play for the Cardinals in 2011.

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