Here are the latest minor transactions from around the baseball world, with the newest moves at the top of the post…
- The Royals moved lefty Tim Collins from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day DL, the team announced. The move was an expected one, as Collins will miss the entire 2015 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in March.
- Outfielder Nyjer Morgan has been released by the Korean Baseball Organization’s Hanwha Eagles, Han Lee of Global Sporting Integration reports. Morgan signed a one-year, $700K contract with Hanwha in the offseason and hit .273/.405/.333 over 42 plate appearances, but as Lee reports, Morgan had some personality clashes with the coaching staff. The seven-year MLB veteran appeared in 15 games with the Indians in 2014.
- The Rangers released left-hander Kevin Matthews, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. Matthews was picked 33rd overall by the Rangers in the 2011 draft but has only pitched 132 1/3 career minor league innings due to multiple injuries. Wilson notes that Texas probably could’ve parted ways with Matthews later in the season, though his release may have been quickened after the southpaw was charged with a DWI on Wednesday.