Here's a look back at this week at MLBTR:
- The Twins will sign pitcher Ricky Nolasco to a four-year deal with an option for 2018.
- The Twins will sign pitcher Phil Hughes to a three-year deal.
- The Reds will re-sign pitcher Manny Parra to a two-year deal. They also signed utilityman Skip Schumaker to a two-year deal. To clear space for Schumaker, they designated outfielder Derrick Robinson for assignment.
- The Dodgers signed pitcher Dan Haren to a one-year deal with a vesting option.
- The Giants re-signed pitcher Ryan Vogelsong to a one-year deal.
- The Rays will re-sign reliever Juan Carlos Oviedo to a big-league deal.
- The Giants signed pitcher Erik Cordier to a big-league deal.
- The Dodgers signed pitcher Scott Elbert, catcher Drew Butera and outfielder Mike Baxter, avoiding arbitration with all three.
- Pitcher Ted Lilly has elected to retire, as has reliever Chad Durbin.
- The Royals extended the contract of GM Dayton Moore.
- The Pirates acquired outfielder Jaff Decker and pitcher Miles Mikolas from the Padres for minor-leaguer Alex Dickerson. To clear space, the Pirates designated 1B/OF Garrett Jones and pitcher Kyle McPherson for assignment.
- The Orioles acquired pitcher Brad Brach from the Padres for minor-league pitcher Devin Jones.
- The Athletics acquired pitcher Fernando Abad from the Nationals for minor-league outfielder John Wooten.
- The Orioles acquired catcher Johnny Monell for cash considerations after the Giants designated him for assignment. The Giants also designated outfielder Francisco Peguero.
- The Cubs acquired catcher George Kottaras for cash considerations after the Royals designated him for assignment.
- The Giants claimed pitcher Jose De Paula from the Padres.
- The Rangers claimed outfielder Rafael Ortega from the Rockies.
- The Orioles claimed infielder Cord Phelps from the Indians.
- The Angels designated pitcher Juan Gutierrez for assignment.
- The Indians designated pitcher Tyler Cloyd for assignment.
- The Royals outrighted pitcher Noel Arguelles. They also requested unconditional release waivers on second baseman Irving Falu.
- The Giants outrighted reliever Jose Mijares, and he became a free agent.
- The Nationals outrighted pitcher Tyler Robertson.
- The Cardinals outrighted pitcher John Gast and outfielder Jermaine Curtis.
- The Rockies outrighted outfielder Tim Wheeler.
- Infielder Luis Cruz signed with the Chiba Lotte Marines in Japan.
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