Here's a look back at this week at MLBTR.
- The Padres signed outfielder Will Venable to a two-year, $8.5MM contract extension.
- The Cubs claimed pitcher Daniel Bard from the Red Sox.
- The Nationals claimed infielder Mauro Gomez from the Blue Jays.
- The Astros claimed outfielder Eric Thames from the Orioles.
- The Astros acquired catcher Matt Pagnozzi from the Braves for cash considerations.
- The Mets signed pitcher Aaron Harang to a minor-league deal.
- The Pirates designated pitcher James McDonald for assignment.
- The Cubs designated infielder Cody Ransom for assignment.
- The Orioles designated third baseman Alex Liddi for assignment.
- The Astros designated pitcher Hector Ambriz for assignment.
- The Rockies outrighted outfielder Tyler Colvin.
- The White Sox outrighted reliever Jhan Marinez.
- The Indians outrighted outfielder Tim Fedroff and shortstop Juan Diaz.
- The Giants outrighted pitcher Dan Runzler.
- The Cubs outrighted pitchers Michael Bowden and Eduardo Sanchez, along with outfielders Cole Gillespie and Dave Sappelt.
- The Rangers outrighted outfielder Joe Benson.
- The Marlins outrighted 1B/OF Jordan Brown.
- The Royals outrighted third baseman Edinson Rincon.
- The Astros outrighted pitcher Edgar Gonzalez.
- The Athletics outrighted pitcher Hideki Okajima.
- The Reds outrighted pitcher Pedro Villarreal.
- The Orioles outrighted catcher Taylor Teagarden.
- The Reds released pitcher Justin Freeman.
- The Giants released outfielder Kensuke Tanaka.
- The Athletics released catcher Luke Montz.
- Pitcher Mark Lowe opted out of his contract with the Nationals.
- Pitcher Mike Zagurski opted out of his contract with the Athletics.
- With the expansion of active rosters, a number of top prospects were promoted to the big leagues for the first time, including James Paxton of the Mariners and Billy Hamilton of the Reds.
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