MLB News and Updates: March 23, 2014

Posts From Sports Unbiased and Outside Pitch Sports Network keeping you up to date on what happened today around the league!!




Other MLB Highlights:

  • *Cardinals option LHP Sam Freeman, INF Greg Garcia and OF Joey Butlerto Memphis (PCL) and INF Aledmys Diaz to Springfield (TL). Assign INF Luis Mateo to their minor league camp. Assigned RHP Angel Castro outright to Memphis.
  • *Giants Option RHP George Kontos to Fresno (PCL). Assign LHP Dan Runzler to their minor league camp.
  • *Athletics Option RHPs Arnold Leon and Josh Lindblom and INF Nate Freiman to Sacramento (PCL).
  • *Angels reassign LHP Wade LeBlanc to minor league camp. Grant 1B Carlos Pena, C Yorvit Torrealba and INF Chad Tracy their unconditional releases
  • *Royals Option LHPs Danny Duffy and Donnie Joseph to Omaha (PCL). Assign RHPs Cory Wade and P.J. Walters to their minor league camp.
  • *Astros Reassign INFs Japhet Amador and Gregorio Petit to minor league camp. Option LHP Darin Downs to minor league camp. Release OF J.D. Martinez. Announced Tony DeFrancesco, manager of Oklahoma City (PCL), will take a leave of absence. Name Tom Lawless interim manager for Oklahoma City.
  • *Rockies Assign RHPs Brooks Brown, Greg Burke and Rob Scahill, C Matt McBride and INFs Ben Paulsen and Rafael Ynoa to minor league camp.
  • *Indians Select the contract of INF Elliot Johnson from Columbus (IL).
  • *White Sox Option OF Jordan Danks, 3B Matt Davidson and RHP Jake Petricka to Charlotte (IL). Reassign RHP Dylan Axelrod to minor league camp. Plac RHP Mitchell Boggs on waivers for the purpose of granting his unconditional release.
  • *Cubs Option RHP Blake Parker to Iowa (PCL). Assigned RHPs Chang-Yong Lim and Brian Schlitter, LHP Jonathan Sanchez, INFs Javier Baez and Chris Valaika and OF Casper Wells to minor league camp.
  • *Red Sox Option C Dan Butler to Pawtucket (IL). Reassign RHPs John Ely and Dalier Hinojosa and LHP Rich Hill to minor league camp. Released LHP Jose Mijares.
  • *Orioles Claim INF David Adams off waivers from Cleveland. Designate LHP Kelvin De La Cruz for assignment. Optioned INF David Adams to Norfolk (IL). Assign C Caleb Joseph to their minor league camp.
  • *Braves Place RHPs Brandon Beachy, Kris Medlen and Gavin Floyd and LHPs Mike Minor and Jonny Venters on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 21.


*Information regarding player transactions are courtesy of ESPN.com
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