Here are today’s minor transactions from around baseball, with the newest moves at the top of the post…
- The Nationals signed free agent third baseman Chris Nelson to a minor league deal, according to MLB.com’s transactions page. Nelson, 29, was released by the Brewers just last week. He has moved around quite a bit since his promising run with the Rockies in 2012 as he also saw time with the Yankees, Angels, Padres, and Phillies. This year, Nelson posted a .202/.256/.290 slash line in 133 plate appearances at Triple-A Colorado Springs.
- Also from MLB.com’s transactions page, the Indians signed right-hander Jarrett Grube to a minor league deal. Grube has spent 2015 pitching in the Mexican League, where he has a 2.98 ERA, 7.5 K/9 and a whopping 8.33 K/BB rate over 60 1/3 innings (11 starts). The 33-year-old Grube was a 10th-round pick of the Rockies in the 2004 draft and he’s also spent time in the Mariners and Angels farm systems. He made his MLB debut last season, appearing in one game for the Angels.
- The Yankees have selected the contracts of right-handers Diego Moreno and Nick Rumbelow, the club announced. In corresponding moves, Jose De Paula and Danny Burawa were optioned to Triple-A while Sergio Santos was placed on the 60-day DL. Moreno reaches the Show after eight pro seasons in the minors with the Pirates and Yankees, and the 27-year-old has a 2.27 ERA, 3.63 K/BB rate and 7.3 K/9 in 35 2/3 Triple-A innings this season. LSU product Rumbelow was a seventh-round pick for New York in the 2013 draft and he’s posted a 2.79 ERA, 4.73 K/BB rate and 142 strikeouts in 116 1/3 innings in the minors, all as a reliever.