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Week In Review: 10/21/12 - 10/27/12

The Giants are the 2012 World Series Champions after sweeping the Tigers in four games. The victory marks the Giants' second championship in three seasons and gives the National League three straight World Series titles. With the trophy presentation just moments away, let's take a break from the action to catch up on the week that was here at MLBTR...

  • The Red Sox announced the hiring of John Farrell as their new manager and his agreement to a three-year deal that will run through 2015. As compensation to the Blue Jays, to whom Farrell was under contract through 2013, Boston traded shortstop Mike Aviles for right-hander David Carpenter
  • The White Sox promoted long-time GM Kenny Williams to executive VP and Rick Hahn to senior VP and general manager. Williams, 48, has been Chicago's GM since the end of the 2000 season.
  • The Marlins fired manager Ozzie Guillen after one season with the team. Guillen, a 16-year MLB veteran who made three All-Star teams as a player, managed the White Sox for eight seasons before joining the Marlins. 
  • Right-handers Dustin Moseley and Tim Stauffer cleared outright waivers and elected to become free agents. Both pitchers were entering their third year of arbitration eligibility and both were seen as likely non-tender candidates by MLB.com's Tim Dierkes in his look at the Padres' arb-eligible players.
  • The Angels signed infielder Angel Sanchez to a minor league deal. The contract contains an invitation to the Halos' Major League Spring Training camp.
  • The Blue Jays designated Tyson Brummett for assignment five days after claiming the right-hander off of waivers from the Phillies. Brummett made his MLB debut earlier this month, getting two strikeouts against the Nationals.
  • Right-hander Manny Corpas elected free agency after being outrighted off of the Cubs' 40-man roster. Corpas made 48 relief appearances in 2012, posting a 5.01 ERA with 5.4 K/9 and 3.1 BB/9 in 46 2/3 innings.
  • The Royals claimed Chris Volstad off of waivers from the Cubs. Volstad, 26, had been a non-tender candidate in Chicago following a season in which he posted a 6.31 ERA in 111 1/3 innings.
  • The Mets claimed catcher Anthony Recker from the Cubs. Recker, 29, posted a .143/.263/.245 slash line in 58 plate appearances for the Athletics and Cubs in 2012. 
  • Right-hander Chad Beck finds himself with a new team after the Pirates claimed him off waivers from the Blue Jays. The 27-year-old appeared in 14 games for the Blue Jays this year after spending most of the season at Triple-A.
  • The Mariners released infielder Munenori Kawasaki.The left-handed hitter posted a .192/.257/.202 batting line in 115 plate appearances. The team also parted ways with Miguel Olivo as it declined its option on the veteran catcher.
  • The Twins declined their 2013 club option for Matt Capps. The option was worth $6MM and the veteran right-hander will instead receive a $250K buyout.
  • The Padres requested unconditional release waivers for right-hander Micah Owings
  • Bobby Wilson's headed north of the border as the Blue Jays claimed the catcher off waivers from the Angels. Wilson, 29, posted a .211/.277/.292 batting line in 201 plate appearances and prevented 29% of stolen base attempts from behind the plate. 


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