Here are some minor moves from around baseball over the last week…
- The White Sox signed righty Chris Volstad to a minor league contract, Baseball America’s Matt Eddy reports. The move comes less than two weeks after Volstad was released from his previous minors deal with the Braves. Volstad was an innings-eating rotation arm for the Marlins and Cubs from 2009-12 but he’s pitched just 10 1/3 big league frames since then, bouncing between five different MLB clubs and a stint in the Korea Baseball Organization.
- The Marlins released righty Preston Claiborne, as per the team’s official MLB.com transactions page. Miami took Claiborne off waivers from the Yankees last winter but he missed the entire season with a shoulder injury. Claiborne posted a 3.79 ERA, 7.3 K/9 and 2.42 K/BB rate over 71 1/3 innings out of the Yankees bullpen in 2013-14.
- The Reds released southpaw Jonathan Sanchez, as per the team’s Twitter feed. Sanchez was a staple in the Giants rotation from 2008-10, tossing a no-hitter in 2009 and helping the team win the World Series in 2010. He had control problems even at his peak, however, and he posted an 8.73 ERA, 63 walks and 60 strikeouts over 78 1/3 innings in 2012-13, which was his last taste of MLB action.