We’ll track the most recent minor MLB transactions here:
- The Red Sox have re-signed outfielder Steve Selsky to a minors pact, per Jon Heyman of Fan Rag (via Twitter). Boston claimed him last winter from the Reds, but he received only a brief shot at the majors. Selsky spent most of the year at Triple-A, where he posted a mediocre .215/.270/.360 slash in 322 plate appearances, though he has been more productive in prior seasons in the upper minors.
- Emmanuel Burriss is joining the Angels on a minor-league deal, per Bob Nightengale of USA Today (Twitter link). He’d earn at a $800K rate at the MLB level. Burriss, 33, is a long way removed from seeing frequent bench work with the Giants but has briefly touched the majors in each of the past two seasons. He’s just a .237/.300/.266 hitter through 856 total MLB plate appearances but is obviously seen as a worthy veteran depth piece to have in an organization.
Selsky had a few moments in spring training last year where he looked like he could be a fourth OF at the MLB level, glad they brought him back as a depth piece.
Agreed! When I saw him play twice in ST at Fort Myers, I thought he was going to be their OF backup and 3B backup. Still low risk!
So no one of consequence signing. Burrrrrr cold stove sucks
Yeah, the Angels only have 7 middle infielders currently listed on the SL Bees roster. Clearly there was a glaring need for a guy like Burriss!
And that the short, wrong-handed, light hitting Sherman Johnson is apparently slatted to man 1B once again… well, perfect!
I honestly don’t understand this clubs obsession with MIFers
Middle infielders can often time play the hot corner and the outfield. Best way to bring versatility to any organization and at any level is by getting middle infielders. That’s why
I don’t think Emmy played in MLB in 2017.
DD finally made a signing!
his best signing this offseason will be alex cora regardless of whatever else happens in the next month