With a flurry of trades and transactions marking the theme of the last seven days, let's catch up on the week that was here at MLBTR...
- The White Sox acquired Brett Myers from the Astros in exchange for right-hander Matt Heidenreich, left-hander Blair Walters and a player to be named later. The Astros will also send cash to Chicago.
- Ten players from the Astros and Blue Jays find themselves playing in a new uniform after the two teams completed a mega deal on Friday. The Astros obtained seven players from Toronto: right-hander Francisco Cordero, outfielder Ben Francisco, minor leaguers Joe Musgrove, Asher Wojciechowski, David Rollins and Carlos Perez, and a player to be named. The Astros sent left-hander J.A. Happ and right-handed relievers Brandon Lyon and David Carpenter to Toronto in the trade.
- The Cubs acquired Justin Germano from the Red Sox in exchange for cash considerations. The veteran right-hander was designated for assignment by Boston early last week to make room for Jacoby Ellsbury's return from the disabled list. In a corresponding move, the Cubs designated Jairo Asencio for assignment.
- After activating Xavier Nady off the DL, the Nationals designated the outfielder for assignment. Nady hit just .157/.211/.275 with three homers in 109 plate appearances for Washington this season.
- The Diamondbacks released Geoff Blum, who was in the second season of a two-year, $2.7MM contract signed after the 2010 campaign.
- The Orioles acquired Omar Quintanilla from the Mets for future considerations. The Mets designated Quintanilla for assignment on Tuesday to create roster space for Jason Bay.
- Brad Bergesen is headed to Arizona after the Diamondbacks claimed the right-hander from the Orioles, who designated him for assignment last week.
- The Rockies and Royals agreed to a trade that sent left-hander Jonathan Sanchez to Colorado for right-hander Jeremy Guthrie. Sanchez was designated for assignment last week following a short and disappointing stint in Kansas City.
- The Cubs signed Dominican right-hander Juan Carlos Paniagua to a contract with a $1.5MM signing bonus.
- Mark Hamburger is headed to the Astros organization after Houston claimed the right-hander off waivers from the Padres. San Diego designated the Hamburger for assignment last week.
- The Royals signed veteran catcher Jason Kendall to a minor league contract. Kendall has reported to Double-A Northwest Arkansas.
- The Yankees designated Darnell McDonald for assignment after claiming the outfielder off of waivers from the Red Sox just over two weeks ago.
- Dana Eveland cleared waivers and the Orioles outrighted him to Triple-A Norfolk.
- The Phillies outrighted right-hander Brian Sanches to Triple-A for the second time this season.
- The Red Sox designated utility player Brent Lillibridge for assignment. Boston acquired Lillibridge in the trade that sent Kevin Youkilis to the White Sox last month.
- Left-hander Will Ohman signed a minor league deal with the Reds after being designated for assignment by the White Sox earlier this month.
- The Nationals designated Rick Ankiel for assignment to create roster space for Drew Storen. He appeared in 68 games as the Nationals' center fielder and posted a .228/.282/.411 batting line with five home runs in 171 plate appearances.
- The Orioles designated Steve Pearce for assignment after the first baseman posted a .254/.321/.437 slash line in 83 plate appearances for the O's this year.
- Left-hander J.C. Romero signed a minor league deal with the Indians after opting out of a deal with the Orioles last month.
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