Here’s a look back at this week at MLBTR.
- The 2015 MLB Draft took place Monday through Wednesday. The Diamondbacks selected Vanderbilt shortstop Dansby Swanson first overall, and here is a listing of all the picks in the first round. A number of top picks have already signed or agreed to terms, including pitcher Dillon Tate (Rangers – link), catcher Tyler Stephenson (Reds – link) and outfielder Nick Plummer (Cardinals – link).
- The Astros promoted top prospect Carlos Correa.
- The Cubs signed reliever Rafael Soriano to a minor league deal.
Signed / Agreed To Terms
- Dodgers – acquired INF Ronald Torreyes from Blue Jays for cash considerations
- Nationals – acquired P David Carpenter from Yankees for INF Tony Renda
- Pirates – acquired 1B/OF John Bowker from Giants
Top Prospect Promotions
Designated For Assignment
- Dodgers – INF Darwin Barney (link)
- Rays – C Bobby Wilson (link)
- Royals – C Erik Kratz (link)
- Braves – P Trevor Cahill (link)
- Twins – P Tim Stauffer (link)
- Angels – OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis (link)
- Astros – INF Matt Dominguez (link)
- Yankees – P Esmil Rogers (link)
- Diamondbacks – C Jordan Pacheco (link)
- Braves – OF Eric Young, Jr. (link)
- Blue Jays – P Andrew Albers (link)
- Rays – P Ernesto Frieri (link)
- Marlins – C Jhonatan Solano (link)
- Indians – OF Jerry Sands (link)
- Rockies – INF Charlie Culberson (link)
Key Minor League Signings