Here are the day’s minor moves …
- Infielder Nick Noonan has agreed to a minor league deal and an invite to big league camp with the Padres, according to a club announcement. Noonan, who will turn 27 in May, long rated as one of the best prospects in the division-rival Giants’ farm system. Selected 32nd overall in the 2007 draft, Noonan is a San Diego area native that has batted .197/.244/.244 in 135 big league plate appearances. His work at Triple-A has been considerably better, as the versatile infielder has compiled a .268/.319/.358 line at the top minor league level. He’s logged at least 500 innings at shortstop, second base and third base throughout his minor league career.
- The Athletics have struck a deal to bring back catcher Bryan Anderson, MLBTR’s Zach Links reports on Twitter. His contract includes an invitation to major league camp. The 29-year-old receiver has appeared at the MLB level in five seasons — including each of the last two with Oakland — but has only taken 77 trips to the plate in the majors. Once a top-100 prospect, Anderson scuffled at Triple-A last year and was outrighted after the season. But he certainly has a lengthy track record at the highest level of the minors: over parts of eight seasons at the Triple-A level, Anderson has racked up 2,289 plate appearances of .253/.327/.384 hitting.