Minor Moves: Tolleson, Treanor, Pino

Tonight's minor moves..

  • The Blue Jays announced that they have agreed to terms with infielder Steven Tolleson on a minor league contract with an invitation to attend big league spring training.  The 30-year-old spent last season with the White Sox's Triple-A affiliate, batting .288/.381/.426 with eight home runs.  Tolleson has appeared in 54 Major League games for Oakland (2010) and Baltimore (2012).
  • The Indians announced that they signed catcher Matt Treanor to a minor league deal with an invite to major league spring training.  He'll earn $800K if he makes the big league roster, tweets Paul Hoynes of the Plain Dealer.  Treanor had 122 plate appearances with the Dodgers in 2012, posting a less-than-stellar .175/.281/.282 slash line.  The 37-year-old did not play last season as he recovered from surgery on his left knee.
  • The Twins signed right-hander Yohan Pino to a minor league deal, according to the MLB.com transactions page.  Pino, who turns 30 on Dec. 26, spent the bulk of last season with the Reds' Triple-A affiliate, posting a 3.26 ERA with 7.9 K/9 and 2.2 BB/9 in 16 starts and 15 relief appearances. 

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4 Comments on "Minor Moves: Tolleson, Treanor, Pino"

Andy Todd
1 year 9 months ago

I thought I had definitely heard of that Pino name before, he used to be part of the Twins system like 7 years ago. I believe he was drafted by them also. Great to see a team bring back an old draftee.

charles stevens
1 year 9 months ago

Rooting for Treanor to do well. He played hard for the Rangers when we had him.

1 year 9 months ago

Pino has spent parts of 6 seasons playing AA ball. He excelled early in the lower levels but has never never done anything at the AAA level. He has bounced around in four different organizations (including the Twins twice now). He’s 30. A minor league contract is definitely appropriate.

1 year 9 months ago

Chances are Indians just signed treanor for his hot wife