Here’s a look back at this week at MLBTR.
- The Nationals signed top starting pitcher Max Scherzer to a seven-year deal.
- The Rangers acquired SP Yovani Gallardo and cash from the Brewers for IF Luis Sardinas and pitchers Corey Knebel and Marcos Diplan.
- The Cubs acquired OF Dexter Fowler from the Astros for IF Luis Valbuena and P Dan Straily.
- The Astros signed OF Colby Rasmus to a one-year deal.
- The Giants signed OF Nori Aoki to a one-year deal with a club/mutual option.
- A number of players avoided arbitration. Notably, Fowler agreed to terms for $9.5MM, and Giants OF Gregor Blanco got a two-year deal.
Signed / Agreed To Terms
- Braves – agreed to sign OF Jonny Gomes (one year with a vesting option)
- Giants – re-signed P Ryan Vogelsong (one year)
- Marlins – agreed to sign OF Ichiro Suzuki (one year)
- Rangers – acquired C Carlos Corporan from Astros for P Akeem Bostick
- Orioles – acquired P Daniel Rodriguez from Braves for cash
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)
Key Minor League Signings
- White Sox – P Jesse Crain, P Scott Carroll (link), C Geovany Soto (link)
- Nationals – P Evan Meek (link)
- Reds – P Jason Marquis (link)
- Braves – IF Kelly Johnson (link)
- Red Sox – P Dana Eveland (link)
- Marlins – UT Don Kelly (link)
- Dodgers – P Erik Bedard (link)
- Cubs – P Francisley Bueno (link)