Minor Moves: Brandon Wood, Eric Farris, Conrad

We'll keep track of today's notable minor moves here …

  • Rounding out a trio of infield depth signings, the Padres have inked Brandon Wood to a minor league deal with no Spring Training invite, according to Corey Brock of MLB.com (via Twitter). The 28-year-old last saw MLB action in 2011. Playing in the Royals and Orioles systems at the Triple-A level last year, Wood .226/.262/.329 line in 252 plate appearances. 
  • The Twins have re-signed infielder Eric Farris to a minor league deal without an invite to Spring Training, Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDIsh.com tweeted yesterday. Farris, who will turn 28 before the start of the year, has seen very limited MLB action in his career. He registered a .249/.303/.313 line in 452 plate appearances last year across the Double-A and Triple-A levels.
  • The Padres have signed infielder Brooks Conrad to a minor league deal that does not include a Spring Training invite, reports FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal (via Twitter). Conrad signed on with the Hanshin Tigers after a tough 2012 MLB campaign, but things failed to pan out in Japan for the soon-to-be 34-year-old. In just 69 plate appearances for Hanshin, Conrad posted a .175/.319/.281 triple-slash. 
  • You can keep track of any players currently in DFA limbo via MLBTR's DFA Tracker. Three players are still awaiting a final disposition: Santos Rodriguez (White Sox),Rafael Ortega (Rangers), and Adys Portillo (Padres).

12 Responses to Minor Moves: Brandon Wood, Eric Farris, Conrad Leave a Reply

  1. Fred Wollumbeck 1 year ago

    From all giants fans, thank you brooks conrad!

    • rundmc1981 1 year ago

      From Braves fans, can we just move on?

      • Paclypse71 1 year ago

        Kind of overshadowed his game-winning grand slam.

    • Paclypse71 1 year ago

      It’s pretty sad that they needed so much help to beat a Braves team without Chipper Jones, Martin Prado, Kris Medlen and Jair Jurrjens due to injuries. And I still can’t believe Conrad was at second instead of Infante.

  2. MaineBaseball 1 year ago

    Remember when Brandon Wood was one of the most regarded prospects in the game? Yeah, safe to say that never worked out.

    • David X 1 year ago

      Surprised to see he is still only 28. Hey, that’s a big age for fluke years, maybe he can salvage something yet.

      • What_WOODve_Been 1 year ago

        I love this comment and hate it at the same time for keeping my hopes alive..

  3. vtadave 1 year ago

    Brandon Wood in the Cal League (High-A) in 2005:
    43 HR
    98! XBH
    1.055 OPS
    Guess we should have been more concerned about the .38 BB/K ratio he had that year.

  4. LInkcat 1 year ago

    with toronto blue jays being a larger market team. while rogers owns the team and sportsnet which airs there games how much money are they raking in. Its gota be huge . Perhaps like go get us Ubaldo & Tanaka type huge.
    Seriously though can anyone take an educated guess.

  5. Why sign players but not invite to spring training ? Do they smell?

    • rundmc1981 1 year ago

      That’s exactly what I was thinking. Sure, it’s a job for a 34-year old who put up bad numbers in the Far East, but that just means he doesn’t have a shot until the season starts.

    • Ruben_Tomorrow 1 year ago

      Because there’s only a month’s worth of major league level games and there’s just not enough innings for everyone to get a look. It comes down to; would you rather see possible up-and-comers get ABs/innings or a has-been/never-was take up those ABs/innings?

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