Here's a look back at the week that was at MLBTR.
- The Tigers signed Jose Valverde to a Major League deal and made him their closer.
- MLB commissioner Bud Selig turned down a five-year contract extension because he plans to retire after the 2014 season.
- The Cubs plan to take Stanford's Mark Appel or Oklahoma's Jonathan Gray with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2013 draft.
- The Nationals exercised their 2014 option on GM Mike Rizzo.
- The Marlins claimed pitcher Duane Below, who had been designated for assignment by the Tigers.
- The Nationals claimed pitcher Xavier Cedeno, who had been designated for assignment by the Astros.
- The Phillies designated catcher Humberto Quintero for assignment.
- Days after acquiring outfielder Casper Wells from the Blue Jays for cash, the Athletics were the third team to designate outfielder Casper Wells for assignment this season.
- The Rockies designated infielder Chris Nelson for assignment.
- The Blue Jays designated Aaron Laffey for assignment after claiming him off waivers from the Mets.
- To make space for Laffey earlier in the week, the Blue Jays designated veteran pitcher Ramon Ortiz for assignment.
- The Indians outrighted pitcher Fernando Nieve to Triple-A Columbus after designating him for assignment.
- The Cubs outrighted infielder Alberto Gonzalez to Triple-A Iowa.
- The Marlins outrighted pitcher John Maine to Triple-A New Orleans.
- Pitcher Charlie Leesman rejected his assignment from the Rangers and became a free agent.
- Former Pirates pitcher Chris Leroux signed to pitch with the Yakult Swallows in Japan.
- The Mets signed pitcher D.J. Mitchell.
- The Dodgers signed pitcher Anthony Ortega to a minor-league deal.
- The Brewers released pitcher Jim Hoey.
- The Orioles released pitcher Scott Proctor.
- The Pirates traded pitcher Roman Colon to the Braves for cash considerations.
- The Rays received cash from the Athletics and Rangers for the trades of catchers Stephen Vogt and Robinson Chirinos, respectively.
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