Minor Moves: Trent Oeltjen, Clay Schrader

Here are today’s minor moves from around the league…

  • Outfielder Trent Oeltjen, who had been loaned to los Toros de Tijuana of the Mexican League, has been returned to the Diamondbacks‘ Triple-A affiliate in Reno, according to the Pacific Coast League transactions page. Oeltjen, 31, hit just .139/.273/.250 with a homer in his time with Tijuana, is a career .295/.359/.481 hitter in 735 Triple-A games. He’s seen big league time with the D’Backs and Dodgers but hasn’t been in the Majors since 2011.
  • The Braves have signed righty Clay Schrader to a minor league deal, per their official transactions page. The 23-year-old was Baltimore’s 10th-round pick in the 2010 draft and has a 2.62 ERA with 11.5 K/9 and 6.5 BB/9 in 172 innings of relief in the minors. Schrader, who will turn 24 in four days, reached Double-A in 2012 as a 22-year-old and has 79 innings at that level — the furthest he’s ascended in his minor league career to date.

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2 Comments on "Minor Moves: Trent Oeltjen, Clay Schrader"

Joe Valenti
1 year 4 months ago

Loan? Does someone want to explain this to me? I know soccer teams do this a lot but I’ve never heard of it in baseball. Did they pay the D-backs for his services or something?

Matt Talbert
1 year 4 months ago

Hm, .iike the Schrader signing – has a bit of control problems but doesn’t give up a lot of homers…seems like our guys can really help this guy and be a good diamond in the rough signing. We’ve done it before…