Minor Moves: Dodgers, Moore, Royals, Boyer

We'll keep track of tonight's minor moves right here..

  • The Dodgers signed outfielder Jeremy Moore, according to Matt Eddy of Baseball America.  Moore ranked as the Angels' No. 11 prospect after the 2011 season but missed all of last year after having hip surgery.  Eddy writes that Moore may lack the plate discipline to ever play regularly but could provide a cheap source of power, speed, and defensive versatility in the outfield.  Moore hit .298/.331/.545 with 15 homers for the Halos' Triple-A affiliate in 2011.
  • The Royals announced that they have signed right-hander pitcher Blaine Boyer to a minor league deal.  Boyer, 31, owns a 4.81 ERA with 6.2 K/9 and 3.6 BB/9 in 233 career MLB relief appearances.
  • The Royals signed first baseman Chad Tracy, according to Eddy.  Tracy, not to be confused with the Nationals' utility man by the same name, is the son of former manager Jim.  The 27-year-old hit .269/.324/.432 with 12 homers for the Rockies' Triple-A affiliate in 2012.
  • The Orioles released Elvis Duran, their top-paid Latin American signing from 2011, according to Ben Badler of Baseball America.  The 18-year-old had just one professional season under his belt and was released due to an elbow injury, according to one source.  The 6'7" hurler was signed under the old regime before Dan Duquette took over baseball operations.

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