MLB: Team by Team August/September Acquisitions, News, and Rumors

MLB: Team by Team August/September Acquisitions, News, and Rumors

Oakland Athletics

Re-signed 1B Tommy Everidge

Rumor: 3b Eric Chavez who has been hampered with injuries is pondering retirement after his latest setback.

Signed OF Jeremy Hermida

1b/OF Conor Jackson was put on the DL

Rumor: OF Carl Crawford likes Oakland’s pitching which weighs heavy on his decision next year for what team to join.

Signed P Yadel Marti

Claimed INF Jeff Larish off waivers from the Detroit Tigers

Los Angeles Angels

Traded P Brian Fuentes to the Minnesota Twins for P Loek Van Mil

Rumor: Carl Crawford like the Angels because there field is soft which is good for an outfielders tender ankles and that the weather is great. Crawford will be a hot topic come free agent time, and look for Angels to pursue heavily.

1B Derrek Lee rejected a deal to come the Angels

C/1B Mike Napoli was claimed by the Red Sox only to be pulled back after no deal was reached

Houston Astros

Claimed INF Matt Downs off waivers from the Giants

Hitting coach Jeff Bagwell is unsure if he will resume the job next season

Released P Brad Thompson

Removed P Chris Sampson from 40 man roster

Designated INF Anderson Hernandez

Traded 3B Pedro Feliz and cash to the Cardinals for P David Carpenter

Extended P Brett Myers through 2012, with a team option in 2013. Myers will make 21 million due to the extension with a possibility to make up to 29.5 million.

Toronto Blue Jays

Extended P Ricky Romero through 2015, with an option in 2016. Romero will make 30.1 million, with a possibility of 13 million in 2016.

Rumor: 1B Lyle Overbay almost became a Red Sox but is dealing with a concussion that stalled a deal.

Atlanta Braves

P Billy Wagner despite a great year still intends on retiring. Wagner has a 6.5 million dollar option for 2011 but seriously seems that he really is retiring.

Released OF Josh Anderson

3B Chipper Jones is out for the season with a torn ACL

Acquired 1B Derrek Lee from the Chicago Cubs for pitchers Robinson Lopez, Tyrelle Harris, and Jefferey Lorick.

Outrighted P Chris Resop to Waivers

Milwaukee Brewers

Released P David Riske

Extended OF Corey Hart through 2013, worth 26.5 million.

Traded OF Jim Edmonds to the Reds for OF Chris Dickerson

Released OF Jody Gerut

P LaTroy Hawkins is out for the season as he will undergo surgery

St. Louis Cardinals

Released P Renyel Pinto

Signed P Nate Robertson

Acquired 3B Pedro Feliz and cash from the Astros for P David Carpenter

Chicago Cubs

Rumor: Fredi Gonzalez, and Joe Girardi are at the top of the Cubs manager wishlist. Ryne Sandberg, Eric Wedge, and Pat Listach are in the running as well.

Lou Piniella stepped down as Cubs manager

Traded 1B Derrek Lee to the Braves for pitchers Robinson Lopez, Tyrelle Harris, and Jefferey Lorick.

Traded INF Mike Fontenot to the Giants for OF Evan Crawford

Rumor: Cubs are likely to heavily pursue 1B/OF Adam Dunn with a vacant opening at 1B since longtime Cub Derrek Lee was traded.

Arizona Diamondbacks

Rumor: P Brandon Webb is looking for big money at a base salary of 7.5M

Released SS Bobby Crosby

Signed P Mike Hampton

Rumor: 1B Adam LaRoche is looking for an contract extension which might come since the Diamondbacks didn’t trade him.

Los Angeles Dodgers

Rumor: Dodgers looking to lock up P Ted Lilly with a contract extension

Claimed C Rod Barajas from the Mets for cash considerations

Rumor: Manager Joe Torre is unsure of his future as the manager of the Dodgers. If Mets fail to make the playoffs, look for Jerry Manuel to be gone and Torre to be offered to be the Mets skipper.

Released P Claudio Vargas

Released OF Garret Anderson

Released P Bobby Livingston

Designated INF Juan Castro for assignment

Traded OF Manny Ramirez to the White Sox as a straight waiver claim

Purchased OF Jay Gibbons from Triple A

Signed P Geoff Geary

San Francisco Giants

Released P Todd Wellenmeyer

Acquired OF Jose Guillen from the Royals for cash and a player to be named

Acquired INF Mike Fontenot from the Cubs for OF Evan Dunham

Designated INF Matt Downs for assignment

Designated P Denny Bautista for assignment

Cleveland Indians

Traded OF Austin Kearns to the Yankees for P Zach McAllister

Acquired C Luke Carlin from the Pirates for a player to be named later

Claimed 2B/SS Drew Sutton off waivers from the Reds

Acquired 2B/SS Argenis Reyes and C Juan Apadaco from the Red Sox for future considerations.

Claimed 3B Wes Hodges off waivers from the Rockies

Signed P Saul Rivera

Seattle Mariners

Rumor: Ted Simmons is on the Mariners radar for the vacant manager spot. Bobby Valentine, and Willie Randolph are also possibilities.

Traded 1B Mike Sweeney to the Phillies for either cash or a player to be named later

Fired manager Don Wakamatsu

Florida Marlins

Rumor: Marlins are trying to extend 2B Dan Uggla and P Ricky Nolasco to long term contracts.

Traded OF Cody Ross to the Giants as a straight waiver claim

Extended 3B Wes Helms for 1 year and 1 million

C Ronny Paulino suspended 50 games after testing positive for a banned substance

Following the Nationals and Marlins brawl suspensions were given out including P Chris Volstad 6 games, P Alex Sanabia 5 games, 1B Gaby Sanchez 3 games, and manager Edwin Rodriguez 1 game.

Designated P Jorge Sosa for assignment

Signed 1B Chad Tracy

Signed C Mike Rivera

Signed INF Tug Hulett

New York Mets

Traded OF Jeff Francoeur to the Rangers for INF Joaquin Arias

Released P Ramon Ortiz

Released INF Alex Cora

Rumor: SS Jose Reyes is looking to be locked up in a long term contract with the Mets, Reyes 2011 option will most likely be exercised although.

Traded C Rod Barajas to the Dodgers for cash considerations

Put Francisco Rodriguez on disqualified list

Signed P Yhency Brazoban

Rumor: Mets looking to lock up P R.A. Dickey to a multi year deal

Washington Nationals

Following the Nationals and Marlins brawl suspensions were given out including OF Nyjer Morgan 8 games, P Doug Slaten 3 games, third base coach Pat Listach 3 games, and manager Jim Riggleman 2 games.

Rumor: Nationals will heavily pursue Carl Crawford

Extended P Livan Hernandez for 2011

Acquired SS Brian Bixler from the Pirates for cash considerations

1st round draft pick Bryce Harper won’t play any games in the gulf coast affiliate this season.

P Stephen Strasburg is out for the season and will require Tommy John surgery

Baltimore Orioles

Designated OF Lou Montanez for Assignment

Hired Buck Showalter as the new manager

San Diego Padres

Designated P Cesar Carrillo for Assignment

Acquired P Tyler Lumsden from the Astros for future considerations

Signed OF Jody Gerut

Philadelphia Phillies

Signed P Nate Robertson

Designated SS Cody Ransom for Assignment, accepted minors

Acquired 1B Mike Sweeney from the Mariners for a player to be named later or cash considerations

Designated 3B Greg Dobbs for Assignment, added to 40 man

Placed P Danny Baez on the 15 day disabled list

Pittsburgh Pirates

Traded C Luke Carlin to the Indians for a player to be named later

Designated P Steven Jackson for Assignment

Claimed P Chris Resop off waivers from the Braves

Traded SS Brian Bixler to the Nationals for cash considerations

Claimed P Chan Ho Park off waivers from the Yankees

Traded OF Brandon Jones to the Tigers for a player to be named later

Signed P Luis Heredia

Texas Rangers

Designated OF Brandon Boggs for Assignment

Signed P Jesus Colome

Signed INF Alex Cora

Rumor: The Rangers are looking to extend OF Josh Hamilton to a long term contract

Acquired OF Jeff Francoeur from the Rangers for SS Joaquin Arias

Rumor: The Rangers are looking to extend manager Ron Washington after the season

Chuck Greenberg and Nolan Ryan win the rights to buy the Texas Rangers

Signed OF Willy Taveras

Signed P Mark Prior

Rumor: The Rangers are going to heavily try to re-sign P Cliff Lee

Tampa Bay Rays

Signed OF Brad Hawpe

Signed P Bobby Livingston

Rumor: P Matt Garza or P James Shields could be on the trading block come winter time with the amount of pitching talent coming up in the Rays roster

Signed P Ramon Ortiz

Boston Red Sox

Released OF Jeremy Hermida

Traded P Manny Delcarmen to the Rockies for P Chris Balcolm-Miller

OF Johnny Damon rejected a deal to come back to the Red Sox

Rumor: The Red Sox are looking to extend C/1B Victor Martinez to a multi year contract.

Released P Kason Gabbard

Signed C Adalberto Ibarra

Released P Randor Bierd

Signed 1B Carlos Delgado

Rumor: 1B/3B Mike Lowell is pondering retirement after this season

Released 1B Ryan Shealy

Released INF Tug Hulett

Rumor: The Red Sox were close to acquiring 1B Lyle Overbay from the Blue Jays before Overbay started to have concussion symptoms. This stalled and eventually ended the deal.

Cincinnati Reds

Called up prospect P Aroldis Chapman

Rumor: The Reds are looking to extend manager Dusty Baker but Baker is possibly thinking about seeing what other opportunities present itself. The Reds have presented a deal but Baker hasn’t accepted it yet.

Acquired OF Jim Edmonds from the Brewers for OF Chris Dickerson

Loss INF Drew Sutton to the Indians via Claim off waivers

Signed SS Olivel Florentino

Designated P Micah Owings for Assignment, accepted minors.

Colorado Rockies

Acquired P Manny Delcarmen from the Red Sox for P Chris Balcolm-Miller

Released OF Brad Hawpe

Designated P Randy Flores for Assignment

Signed P Luis Ayala

Kansas City Royals

Purchased P Phillip Humber from minors

Traded OF Jose Guillen to the Giants for future considerations

Detroit Tigers

Purchased C Max St. Pierre from the minors, Pierre has played 14 season in the minors since being drafted in 1997.

Rumor: OF Johnny Damon, SS/3B Johnny Peralta, and P Jeremy Bonderman all want to return with the Tigers after the season

P Bobby Seay is doubtful for the 2011 after electing to have labrum surgery on his throwing shoulder.

Owner Mike Ilitch says that the team will be bringing back General Manager Dave Dombrowski and manager Jim Leyland for the 2011 season

OF Johnny Damon rejected a deal that would of sent him to the Red Sox

Acquired OF Brandon Jones from the Pirates for a player to be named later

Designated P Enrique Gonzalez for Assignment

Minnesota Twins

Acquired P Brian Fuentes from the Angels for P Loek Van Mil

Designated P Loek Van Mil, later was dealt to the Angels for P Brian Fuentes

Acquired P Randy Flores off waivers from the Rockies

Chicago White Sox

Acquired OF Manny Ramirez from the Dodgers as a straight waiver claim

2B Gordan Beckham and P Matt Thornton returned from the disabled list on Friday

Rumor: SS Omar Vizquel is looking to play in 2011 with his recent success and would like to be a White Sox again if they would want him.

Rumor: OF Andrew Jones would like to play with the White Sox next season and has stated he is good for 5 more seasons. Jones is 33 years old.

Designated P Clevelan Santeliz for Assignment

New York Yankees

Designated P Chan Ho Park for Assignment

Rumor: Yankees will most likely pass on 1B Nick Johnson 2011 option

Acquired Austin Kearns from the Indians for P Chris McAllister

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