Here are the latest minor moves:
- Shane Loux has retired from professional baseball according to the Independent Sugar Land Skeeters. Loux is best remembered for his role with the 2012 World Champion Giants in which he posted a 4.97 ERA. He tossed just 144 career major league innings, but he compiled a long career in the minors. Over 1,744 minor league innings, he posted a 4.38 ERA, 5.1 K/9, and 2.7 BB/9. He pitched well for the Skeeters with a 2.92 ERA in 77 innings.
- Also per the Skeeters, the Braves have signed reliever Hunter Cervenka and assigned him to Triple-A. The lefty boasts a robust strikeout rate and suspect control. He began the 2015 season with the Cubs before latching on with the Skeeters. Chicago originally acquired him in 2012 as the PTBNL in the Marlon Byrd trade.
- The Pirates have signed former second round pick Jake Thompson, tweets Matt Eddy of Baseball America. The Rays released Thompson last week. The right-handed reliever has not pitched this season, although the reason why has not been reported. Thompson, 24, pitched ably for the Triple-A Durham Bulls last season – 3.15 ERA, 7.86 K/9, and 2.88 BB/9.