Here’s a look back at this week at MLBTR.
- Teams reached agreement with dozens of players to avoid arbitration. Here’s a roundup of Friday’s activity, and here’s Thursday, Wednesday and Tuesday. Notably, David Price and the Tigers agreed to a $19.75MM deal that set a new arbitration record. Rick Porcello received $12.5MM from the Red Sox, Chris Davis got $12MM from the Orioles and Doug Fister got $11.4MM from the Nationals. The Cardinals signed starter Lance Lynn to a three-year extension to avoid arbitration, while the Padres signed infielder Alexi Amarista, the Brewers signed catcher Martin Maldonado, and the Rockies signed pitcher Tyler Chatwood for two years apiece. 54 players exchanged figures with their teams. You can follow all the action with MLBTR’s Arbitration Tracker.
- The Athletics acquired infielder/outfielder Ben Zobrist and shortstop Yunel Escobar from the Rays for catcher/DH John Jaso, prospects Daniel Robertson and Boog Powell, and cash. The A’s then acquired reliever Tyler Clippard from the Nationals for Escobar.
- The Astros acquired catcher/outfielder Evan Gattis and pitcher James Hoyt from the Braves for third baseman Rio Ruiz and pitchers Michael Foltynewicz and Andrew Thurman.
- The Pirates signed shortstop Jung-ho Kang to a four-year deal with an option for 2019.
- The Giants signed outfielder Nori Aoki to a one-year deal with an option for 2016.
- The Diamondbacks signed Cuban pitcher Yoan Lopez.
- The Royals extended manager Ned Yost through 2016.
- Mariners – acquired P Mike Kickham from Cubs for P Lars Huijer
- Nationals – acquired C Dan Butler from Red Sox for P Daniel Rosenbaum
- Yankees – acquired P Chris Martin from Rockies for cash considerations
Designated For Assignment
- Braves – IF Tyler Pastornicky (link)
- Athletics – IF Andy Parrino (link)
- Mariners – P Anthony Fernandez (link)
- Orioles – C Ryan Lavarnway (link)
- Blue Jays – P Cory Burns (link)
- Tigers – P Luke Putkonen (link)
- Padres – 1B/OF Jake Goebbert (link)
- Angels 1B/OF Marc Krauss (link)
- Royals – IF Ryan Jackson (link)
Key Minor League Signings
- Braves – P Wandy Rodriguez (link), P Jeanmar Gomez (link)
- Nationals – 1B/OF Mike Carp (link)
- Rays – IF Juan Francisco (link)
- Padres – P Jose Valverde (link)
- Blue Jays – IF Munenori Kawasaki (link), OF Andy Dirks (link)
- Indians – P Anthony Swarzak (link)
- Marlins – P Nick Masset (link)