The latest minor transactions from around the game…
- The Rockies have re-signed utilityman Chris Owings to a minor league deal, per Thomas Harding of MLB.com. The 29-year-old slashed .268/.318/.439 with two home runs over 44 trips to the plate as a Rockie in 2020. In all, Owings – a former Diamondback, Red Sox and Royal – has hit .241/.285/.367 with 36 homers and 76 steals in 2,346 plate appearances as a major leaguer.
- The Athletics have re-upped catcher Carlos Perez to a minor league contract, Jon Heyman of MLB Network tweets. Perez will earn a $650K salary if he makes it to the majors. The 30-year-old appeared in the majors in each season from 2015-18, but he hasn’t gotten back to the bigs since then. A former Angel, Ranger and Brave, Perez has batted .215/.257/.319 with 11 home runs in 670 plate appearances.
- The Pirates have outrighted outfielder Troy Stokes Jr. to Triple-A Indianapolis, per reports from Jake Crouse and PittsburghBaseball.com’s John Dreker. The team previously designated Stokes for assignment Jan. 24, less than two weeks after it claimed him from the Tigers via waivers. Stokes, who will turn 25 on Feb. 2, has batted .250/.351/.411 with 57 HRs and 129 steals in 2,355 PA at the minor league level.
Padres also signed Pedro Florimon (former Oriole, Twin, Pirate, and Phillie) to a minor league deal.
Pirates are no longer in the market for a outfielder.
How can a team based in surfer heaven Orange County not claim a guy named Stokes? What’s the point in even having a front office if you let that happen.
Everyone go to Steve Cohen Twitter and look at what he liked lol. The one about trash cans after springer signed with the jays.. Lol I love this dude. The tweeet also said he is overpaid and overrated. (I do not agree but it’s funny)
It was pretty good, I hate to admit it but I like Steve Cohen. Wish every owner was like him. The Braves vs Mets should be fun to watch this year. Although it will be less fun if we don’t get some protection for Freddie Freeman lol. Good luck man, it looks like it’s a good time to be a Mets fan. I believe your team can go far this year.
The Braves will be good don’t worry. They have a good chance of a 4 peat. Should be a good battle till the end.
I’m jealous of the off season you had this winter!
Prospects for Steven Matz
One Hell of an off season! they may not be even done yet! But I hope the braves are good! Should be a good rivalry @metsfan22
Yup. And even the team that aren’t as good as us (Phillies, Nats, Marlins) are good enough to be annoying and beat us.
He deleted his account, he’s going to prison
He did delete his account. He is not selling the team or going to prison. Keep hoping something bad happens! Ik you won’t get it but it’s good for you to keep hope!
Chris Owings hit a ton at Pawtucket in 2019.
BA .325 – OBP .385 – OPS .980
But could not hit at all in Boston
BA .156 – OBP .255 – OPS .522
He hit a little better in CO.
He’s always been able to hit at AAA, but it’s never translated to the majors.
i mean outside of 18 and 19 he’s done well enough for a bench bat.
Owings might me back on track after the year he had.