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Recapping MLB offseason moves in November and December

There are few moving pieces since last week.

Chicago White Sox v Cleveland Indians Photo by Ron Schwane/Getty Images

With so much going on, it’s easy to miss a few MLB offseason moves here or there. I’ve gathered all the transactions I could find and threw them quickly together in a list so you can keep track of all the goings ons around the league.

A few quick things first:

  • Big signings this past week (Carlos Santana, Adam Eaton)
  • I did NOT include Minor League affiliations and contracts as some of those pieces were moved around this week.
  • A few assistant coach pieces filled
  • Obviously James McCann has signed

Al Central

Chicago White Sox

  • Signed Adam Eaton
  • Acquired P Lance Lynn from Texas for P Dane Dunning and P Avery Weems
  • Signed Jace Fry to a one year contract
  • Did NOT sign Nomar Mazara and Carlos Rodon
  • Miguel Cairo named bench coach (previously with Yankees minor leagues)
  • Ethan Katz named pitching coach (previously Giants assistant pitching coach)
  • Frank Menechio named hitting coach (previously hitting coach with Triple-A Charlotte Knights team)


  • Traded P Adam Cimber to Miami for cash
  • Claimed P Jordan Humphreys off waivers from San Francisco
  • Did NOT offer contracts to Tyler Naguin, Delino DeShields and Jefry Rodriguez

Detroit Tigers

  • Jose Cruz Jr. joined the coaching staff (previously an analyst with ESPN)

Kansas City Royals

  • Signed Carlos Santana to a two-year contract
  • Signed Hunter Dozier, Jesse Hahn, Jakob Junis, Franchy Cordero, and Jorge Soler to one-year contracts. Signed Mike Minor to a two-year contract.
  • Did NOT offer contracts to Maikel Franco, Jeison Guzman, Erick Mejia, Bubba Starling, Foster Griffin and Carlos Sanabria

Minnesota Twins

  • Signed Jose Berrios, Tyler Duffey, Caleb Thielbar, Mitch Garver and Byron Buxton to one-year contracts.
  • Did NOT sign Matt Wisler and Eddie Rosario

AL East

Baltimore Orioles

  • Claimed Ashton Goudeau off waivers (Pittsburgh)
  • Acquired P Garret Stallings and P Jean Pinto for SS Jose Iglesias
  • Claimed Chris Shaw off waivers, released Renato Nunez

Boston Red Sox

  • Signed OF Hunter Renfroe
  • Acquired INF Christian Koss for P Yoan Aybar
  • Signed Matt Barnes, Chris Mazza, Ryan Brasier, Austin Bryce, Yairo Munox, Kevin Plawecki and Eduardo Rodriguez to one-year contracts
  • Claimed Joel Payamps off waivers

New York Yankees

  • Signed Luis Cessa and Ben Heller to one-year contracts
  • Did NOT offer a contract to Jonathan Holder

Tampa Bay Rays

  • Acquired C Heriberto Hernandez, INF Osleivis Basabe and OF Alexander Ovalles from Texas for 1B Nate Lowe and 1B Jake Buenther
  • Did NOT sign Edgar Garcia

Toronto Blue Jays

  • Claimed Walker Lockett off waivers (Seattle)
  • Did NOT sign A.J. Cole and Travis Shaw

AL West

Houston Astros

  • Signed Austin Pruitt to a one-year contract

Los Angeles Angels

  • Acquired P Raisel Islesias from Cincinnati for SS Leonardo Rivas and P Noe Ramirez
  • Acquired SS Jose Iglesias from Baltimore in exchange for P Garret Stallings and P Jean Pinto.
  • Did NOT sign Justin Anderson, Matt Andriese, Kenyan Middleton, Hoby Milner and Hansel Robles

Oakland Athletics

  • Signed Matt Olson, Burch Smith, Chad Pinder and Tony Kemp to one-year contracts

Seattle Mariners

  • Signed Mitch Haniger to a one-year contract
  • Claimed Robert Dugger off waivers (Miami)

Texas Rangers

  • Signed Jimmy Herget to a contract
  • Named Chris Young GM
  • Signed Joe Gatto and Scott Heineman to one-year contracts
  • Claimed Aramis Garcia off waivers
  • Did NOT sign Scott Heineman and Danny Santana

NL Central

Chicago Cubs

  • Signed Colin Rea, Dan Winkler and Kyle Ryan to one-year contracts
  • Claimed Robert Stock off waivers from Boston
  • Did NOT sign Jose Martinez, Ryan Tepera, Albert Almore and Kyle Schwarber

Cincinnati Reds

  • Did NOT sign Brian Goodwin, R.J. Alaniz, Kyle Farmer, Archie Bradley and Curt Casali

Milwaukee Brewers

  • Acquired P Leo Crawford from Los Angeles Dodgers for P Corey Knebel
  • Signed Luke Maile to a one-year contract
  • Signed Omar Narvaez, Daniel Vogelbach, Manny Pina and Orlando Arcia to one-year contracts
  • Did NOT sign Ben Gamel, Jace Peterson and Alex Claudio

Pittsburgh Pirates

  • Signed Michael Feliz, Erik Gonzalez and Jameson Taillon to one-year contracts.
  • Claimed Ashton Goudeau off waivers from Colorado
  • Did NOT sign Clay Holmes

St. Louis Cardinals

  • Did NOT sign John Brebbia and Rangel Ravelo

NL East

Atlanta Braves

  • Signed Grant Dayton, Luke Jackson and Johan Camargo to one-year contracts
  • Did NOT sign Adam Duvall

Miami Marlins

  • Acquired P Zach Pop for player to be named
  • Signed Jesus Aguilar and Garrett Cooper to one-year contracts
  • Did NOT sign Ryne Stanek and Jose Urena

New York Mets

  • Signed James McCann to a four-year deal
  • Named Jared Porter GM (previously scout with the Arizona Diamondbacks)
  • Acquired cash from Pittsburgh for P Luis Oviedo
  • Signed Trevor May to a two-year contract
  • Signed Steven Matz, Jacob Barnes and Guillermo Herdia to one-year contracts
  • Did NOT sign Chasen Shreve, Ariel Jurado, Paul Sewald and Nick Tropeano

Philadelphia Phillies

  • David Dombrowski president of Baseball Operations (previously with Boston)
  • Claimed Ian Hamilton off waivers (Seattle)
  • Signed David Hale, Hector Neris and Andrew Knapp to one-year contracts

Washington Nationals

  • Claimed Rogelio Armenteros off waivers (Arizona)
  • Signed Joe Ross to a one-year contract

NL West

Arizona Diamondbacks

  • Acquired player to be named from Miami for P Zach Pop

Colorado Rockies

  • Acquired INF Yoan Aybar from Boston for INF Christian Koss
  • Acquired P Robert Stephenson and OF Jameson Hannah from Cincinnati for P Jeff Hoffman and P Case Williams
  • Did NOT sign David Dahl, Chi Chi Gonzalez and Tony Wolters

Los Angeles Dodgers

  • Signed Scott Alexander to a one-year contract
  • Acquired Corey Knebel from Milwaukee for cash

San Diego Padres

  • Signed Brian O’Grady
  • Signed Matt Strahm to a one-year contract
  • Did NOT sign Greg Garcia

San Francisco Giants

  • Signed Matt Wisler to a one-year contract
  • Signed Alex Dickerson, Trevor Gott, Wandy Peralta, Darin Ruf, Austin Slater and Jarlin Garcia to one-year contracts
  • Did NOT sign Rico Garcia, Chadwick Tromp, Tyler Anderson and Daniel Robertson