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