Here are today’s minor moves, with the newest transactions at the top of the post…
- The Pirates have outrighted right-hander Wilfredo Boscan to Triple-A. According to MLB Trade Rumors’ Zach Links (via Twitter), Boscan can choose to reject this assignment since this is the second time he has been outrighted, and the Bucs are awaiting his decision. Boscan, a nine-year minor league veteran, is still waiting to make his Major League debut despite three stints on Pittsburgh’s roster in 2015. He was designated for assignment last week.
- The Phillies selected the contract of left-hander Cesar Jimenez from Triple-A, the team announced. Righty David Buchanan was optioned to Triple-A in a corresponding move. Jimenez has been designated for assignment and outrighted three times in three seasons by Philadelphia, most recently in April. He has a 2.67 ERA and 20 strikeouts over 33 2/3 IP with the Phillies since 2013, including two-thirds of an inning this season.
- The Padres outrighted catcher Tim Federowicz to Triple-A, the team announced. Federowicz was designated for assignment on August 1 following his reinstatement from the 60-day DL. The veteran backstop suffered a meniscus tear during Spring Training and has been limited to just 18 minor league games in 2015.
- Six players still remain in ’DFA limbo,’ which you can see for yourself via the MLB Trade Rumors DFA Tracker.