Released: Gonzales, Cavazos-Galvez, Roberts, Tejada

Here are the day’s minor moves:

  • The Blue Jays released right-handed pitcher Tyler Gonzales, tweets Matt Eddy of Baseball America. The 2012 supplemental first rounder did not pitch this season. He never advanced past the GCL where he posted a 9.24 ERA in 25.1 innings.
  • The Dodgers released Triple-A right fielder Brian Cavazos-Galvez, according to Eddy (via Twitter). The former 12th round pick, now 27 years old, has seen his power decline in recent seasons. He spent most of the 2014 season in Double-A, where he posted a tepid .227/.261/.330 line.
  • The Twins released injury prone left fielder Nate Roberts from their High-A roster (also Eddy on Twitter). Roberts was taken as a fifth rounder in the 2010 draft and combined to hit .305/.434/.460 over 945 professional plate appearances. Unfortunately, injuries have derailed his career.


  • Former MVP Miguel Tejada has been released by the Marlins, reports Juan C. Rodriguez of the Sun-Sentinel. The longtime MLB veteran had a comeback bid derailed by a shoulder injury, but plans to play winter ball and weigh another attempt.
  • The Reds have released pitcher Ryan Rowland-Smith, according to the International League transactions page. According to Chris Cotillo of (via Twitter), Rowland-Smith opted out of his deal. The veteran lefty has not managed to find his form this year, and owns a 4.66 ERA in 29 Triple-A innings for the Reds and Blue Jays. He also spent time with the Diamondbacks at the MLB level, allowing four earned runs in 7 1/3 innings.
  • The Giants have released lefty Jose De Paula, according to the MLB transactions page. He had recently been designated for assignment. The 26-year-old has a 4.21 ERA over 51 1/3 frames in his first attempt at the Triple-A level, backed by 7.2 K/9 and 2.8 BB/9.

Brad Johnson contributed to this post.

13 Responses to Released: Gonzales, Cavazos-Galvez, Roberts, Tejada Leave a Reply

  1. dvmin98 11 months ago

    Come on back to the Pads

  2. TheRealRyan 11 months ago

    I’d be surprised if someone doesn’t give him a shot out of their bullpen.

    • bighiggy 11 months ago

      Being drafted in 2012,he has to be young still. Must seriously be hurt

      • Ted 11 months ago

        I assume he means Rowland-Smith — certainly nobody is giving Tyler Gonzales a shot out of their bullpen

        • bighiggy 11 months ago

          Meant to post that one reply higher. Weird to give up so soon on such a high pick

  3. John Cate 11 months ago

    That’s pretty bad when you take a guy in the first round and he never gets out of the Gulf Coast League. I presume he must have been hurt and deemed beyond recovery, because no scout misjudges talent that badly.

    • Ted 11 months ago

      I can’t find any reference to injury. Maybe something off the field? Dunno — pure speculation.

      • NorthOf49 11 months ago

        It’s pretty clear that Gonzales couldn’t throw the ball in the general direction of the plate and that’s why he was released. He hasn’t been hurt or gotten into off-field trouble.

        • Ted 11 months ago

          Are you basing that on anything beyond his statistics? They weren’t good, but still, how often does a first round pick get outright released two years later? I am skeptical that the scouting was just that bad — I mean he wasn’t costing them anything in rookie ball anyway.

          By comparison, Matt Smoral was drafted ten picks higher, is also a 20 year old repeating rookie ball, and can’t throw strikes. But I’d be utterly shocked if they just released him.

          • Lucas Kschischang 4 months ago

            6’8″ LHP’s don’t grow on trees, and boy oh boy did that comp change after this past year.

  4. Cam Junkin 11 months ago

    Tyler Gonzales. Damn man, talk about busting.

  5. Unassisted Triple Play 11 months ago

    Releasing Nate Roberts was a mistake.

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