Minor Moves: Oeltjen, Laffey, Cassevah, Wolf, Hill

We'll keep tabs on the day's minor moves here:

  • Outfielder Trent Oeltjen tweets (via Rotoworld) that he has signed with the Diamondbacks. Oeltjen, 31, has not appeared in the big leagues since 2011 with the Dodgers, but he has hit well at the Triple-A level, putting up a line of .255/.345/.483 for the Angels' Triple-A Salt Lake affiliate last season.
  • The Orioles have released lefty Aaron Laffey, MASNsports.com's Steve Melewski tweets. Laffey pitched just 12 2/3 innings in the big leagues in 2013, spending most of it struggling at Triple-A, but he pitched 100 2/3 innings for the Blue Jays in 2012.
  • The Rockies have released pitcher Bobby Cassevah, MLB Daily Dish's Chris Cotillo tweets. Cassevah, who accumulated a 3.20 ERA with 4.7 K/9 and 4.6 BB/9 from 2010-2012 in the Angels bullpen, is currently rehabbing an injury.
  • Veteran lefty Randy Wolf has requested, and received, his release from the Mariners, MLB.com's Greg Johns tweets. Wolf was attempting a comeback after missing the entire 2013 season. He last appeared in the big leagues in 2012, when he pitched for the Brewers and Orioles. The Mariners told Wolf he had made the team, but he did not want to sign a 45-day advance consent release, Johns notes.
  • The Blue Jays have signed pitcher Shawn Hill from the York Revolution of the Atlantic League, MLive.com's Chris Iott tweets. Hill, 32, last appeared in the big leagues in 2012 with the Jays. He posted a 5.51 ERA with 5.0 K/9 and 2.8 BB/9 in 150 1/3 innings with the Tigers' Triple-A Toledo affiliate in 2013.
  • The Padres have acquired catcher Adam Moore from the Royals in exchange for cash considerations, tweets Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star. The 29-year-old has seen bit action at the MLB level in each of the last five years. In his longest stint, a 2010 run with the Mariners, Moore managed only a .513 OPS in 218 plate appearances.

Charlie Wilmoth contributed to this post.


20 Responses to Minor Moves: Oeltjen, Laffey, Cassevah, Wolf, Hill Leave a Reply

  1. Petcopadre 1 year ago

    why? AAA depth?

  2. DandyKoufax 1 year ago

    Hill’s last two cameos in the Show were with the Jays, actually.
    Maybe they think third try’s a charm?

    • JaysFan1996 1 year ago

      I think they are gonna use him in the two exhibition games they play in Montreal since he was an Expo and all

  3. Torontopoly 1 year ago

    Oh dear lord. Enough with the AAA talent already. Buffalo is going to have a salary bigger than the Houston Astros once the final roster adjustments are made.

  4. johnsilver 1 year ago

    Suddenly Bedard looks like Bob Gibson eh?

    • John Kreese 1 year ago

      Compared to Blake Beavan he’s not looking too bad…

  5. alexamato 1 year ago

    Now Wolf doesn’t make the team?!

  6. westcoastwhitesox 1 year ago

    Does a ’45-day advance consent release’ mean Wolf made the team but they already know they will probably cut him after the first month?

    • Hills of Glenallen 1 year ago

      Sounds like that’s exactly what it meant. “We want to use you until Iwakuma is ready, then cut you.” To which Wolf said “I’m no boy toy, you can’t use me, man!” or something like that…

    • johnsilver 1 year ago

      One would think that Wolfie would realize that guys like Garcia, Bedard are floating around and he’s no better than they are. At least he got offered a 30-45 day job at some kind of MLB pay.. They didn’t. Is he going to start playing that musical chairs game again?

  7. Lefebvre Believer 1 year ago

    Well, Beaven and Elias it is then! Save McClendon some decision making. Vegas has set the over/under on the number of HRs Beaven gives up before losing his spot in the rotation at 10.

    • docmilo5 1 year ago

      I’m starting to think Ichiro. He’s always wanted to pitch and the Yankees will pay most of his salary. Give the Yankees back Noesi.

      • Lefebvre Believer 1 year ago

        If Ichiro came back to Seattle to pitch Rick Rizzs would be doing cartwheels.

  8. Taylor Hope 1 year ago

    Oh, perfect. Wolf saved us M’s fans from plenty of agony watching him pitch.

  9. Taylor Hope 1 year ago

    Oh, perfect. Wolf saved us M’s fans from plenty of agony watching him pitch.

  10. FOmeOLS 1 year ago

    What is a 45 day advance consent release?
    I’m astonished they let Wolf go, he had a great spring and with Hisashi out, they sure need him.

    • North316 1 year ago

      4.25 ERA, 3.4 BB/9 and 4.3 SO/9 is great? Let’s not forget the 6 HRs he gave up in 19 innings. Would rather see Elias get a chance. Beaven will be optioned the second Walker comes off the DL.

    • Brian 1 year ago

      It means at 45 days they can reevaluate his contract so essentially it was only a 45 day contract. Normally it’s in place for players coming off of injury/surgery as he did last season.

  11. Tko11 1 year ago

    Adam Moore .513 OPS…how much cash is that worth? Any minor league catcher is a better option.

    • blahdu 1 year ago

      My guess is that its because Rene Rivera is out of options and Yaz looks ready enough to at least share duties w Hundley @ backstop from opening day until he’s ready and healthy enough to be back as the Friars starter. At which point Rivera will have to pass through waivers and will be either traded or at the very least claimed by another club as he is a v. servicable backup. Pads are low on upper minor catching depth, so they probably handed over $50K for insurance purposes. Not to mention, the most important thing for catching depth is their defensive abilities, not their OPS from 2010.

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