Here are today's minor moves from around the league...
- The Astros have acquired catcher Matt Pagnozzi from the Braves in exchange for cash considerations, according to Brian McTaggart of MLB.com. In order to make room on the 40-man roster, they've transferred righty Edgar Gonzalez to the 60-day DL, McTaggart adds (Twitter links). Pagnozzi, 30, hasn't appeared in the Majors since 2011 but is a .310/.364/.380 hitter in a small sample of 83 plate appearances in the bigs. His Triple-A track record suggests that success isn't sustainable, as he hit .210/.274/.314 in 90 games this season and is a career .230/.308/.334 hitter in seven seasons at that level.
- The Athletics announced that they have released catcher Luke Montz after he was designated for assignment over the weekend (Twitter link). Montz, 30, has a .246/.352/.541 line in 145 plate appearances at Triple-A this season, which is very similar to the production he showed with the Marlins from 2011-12.
- As can be seen in MLBTR's DFA Tracker, there are currently a whopping 14 players in DFA limbo: Jordan Brown, Daniel Bard, Juan Diaz, Eduardo Sanchez, Taylor Teagarden, Eric Thames, Joe Benson, Tim Fedroff, Justin Freeman, Kensuke Tanaka, Dan Runzler, Hideki Okajima, Dave Sappelt, and Edinson Rincon.
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