Beau Jones Rumors

Minor Moves: McPherson, Jones, Orioles

Here’s where we’ll keep track of today’s minor moves…

  • The White Sox re-signed Dallas McPherson, according to Sosnick Cobbe Sports (on Twitter). The former top prospect appeared in 11 games with the White Sox in 2011, spending most of the season at Triple-A. The 31-year-old posted a .283/.334/.505 line with 20 homers in Charlotte.
  • The Marlins signed Beau Jones, according to Sosnick Cobbe Sports, the left-hander’s agency, on Twitter. The former first round draft pick spent most of the 2011 season with the Rangers’ Triple-A affiliate, where he posted a 3.62 ERA, 7.8 K/9 and 3.8 BB/9 in 62 innings of relief.
  • Orioles manager Buck Showalter says the team signed a minor league free agent yesterday, according to Roch Kubatko of (on Twitter).

Braves Announce Teixeira Deal

The Rangers received even more than anticipated for first baseman Mark Teixeira and reliever Ron Mahay.  We knew they were getting Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Elvis Andrus, Neftali Feliz, and Matt Harrison.  But there’s now a fifth prospect going to Texas: southpaw Beau Jones.

Jones throws in the low 90s with a sharp curveball; he’s been compared to Kyle Davies.  The 21 year-old Jones was recently promoted to High A Myrtle Beach.

Meanwhile, Dan Lewis of Armchair GM weighs in on John Schuerholz’s many dealings.