Catching Up On Transactions

A cheat sheet for the offseason moves for the minors

I know there’s been a flurry of moves lately, but because this is a site focused on the minor leagues, I tend to stick to my niche and not report on each and every Washington move and spring invite. Nevertheless, I felt like there might be some value in presenting a “cheat sheet” that covers the moves since minor-league free agency period began in early November (shortening the list, natch).

This is not a comprehensive list, but a high-level look at the guys that have moved around. I’m excluding the more established major-leaguers that will, in my opinion, be cut loose and not go to Syracuse if they don’t make the parent club. Likewise, the “Outrighted” is a bit of a catch-all to indicate the guys that were, in essence, removed from the 40-man but remain with the organization. The exception is J.D. Martin because there was a significant gap between when he was released and re-signed (as opposed to Joe Bisenius). Similarly, I’m combining the Rule 5 guys lost in December with the guys lost to make room for Carr, Kimball and Marrero in November as “Lost On Waivers.”

And in the spirit of Fred The Baker, the player reports are now done.

Signed Re-Signed Released Outrighted
P Tim Wood IF Adam Fox P Martin Beno P Jesse English
SS Chris McConnell P Carlos Martinez P Dustin Crane P Joe Bisenius
OF Jonathan Tucker P Jimmy Bathmaier P Zach Gerler P Ryan Mattheus
OF Buck Coats IF Brian Bixler P John Santiago P Matt Chico
OF Archie Gilbert C Carlos Maldonado P Shane Zellers P Shairon Martis
OF Jonathan Van Every C Devin Ivany P Randy Mower
OF Jeff Frazier P J.D. Martin OF Marcus Jones
1B Michael Aubrey OF Nick Moresi
P Harvey Garcia
IF Matt Antonelli
IF Alex Valdez
1B Kevin Barker
Lost on Waivers Rule 5 Pickups Traded Acquired
P Aaron Thompson P Brian Broderick P A.J. Morris P Henry Rodriguez
P Juan Jaime P Elvin Ramirez OF Michael Burgess OF Corey Brown
UT Michael Martinez P Michael Allen P Graham Hicks P Adam Olbrychowski

Author: Luke Erickson

Since 2009, Luke Erickson has been chief writer, editor, and bottle-washer of Potomac is his home base as a season-ticket holder, but he has visited every affiliate north of Florida at least once, with multiple trips to Hagerstown and Harrisburg.

15 thoughts on “Catching Up On Transactions”

  1. Spring training has almost snuck up on us at this point. I haven’t been counting down, really, because I don’t want to believe that Rizzo’s offseason is done. I want to see him make one major trade to really improve the big-league club improve this year. I am not holding my breath, of course, but I trust that he is really trying to pull something else off.

    1. Root for Flores to be in pre-injury form — he’s arguably the best, replaceable trade chip Rizzo has got w/o touching the farm. I’d love to see an actual competition for the SS job, too, which could also make Desmond trade bait. Otherwise, it’ll likely be another trade for a DFA or out-of-options player.

        1. Or Cora, or Bixler, or Gonzalez. And all that’s assuming that Rizzo doesn’t ask for a 2B in return, which I could see happening if he’s looking to trade multiple players.

  2. thanks for the explanation of “outrighted” and “re-signed” and the explanation of JD Martin.

    1. Sadly, we’re not covering the Stockton Ports, which would make the list two columns… ex-Ports and im-Ports. (*Thanks, I’m here all week*)

  3. I must have missed a couple of these moves, released Marcus Jones? Dod he catch on with another organization? Aaron Thompson was claimed off waivers? Who picked him up?

  4. Forgive me if I sound like an optomist, but 2011 could be a good year for the Nationals farm clubs. Between the possibility of some actual talent being optioned down to SYR & HAR (10-12 players), and recent draft picks earning their way up the ladder to fill rosters, it’s a good time to be a Nats’ minor-league fan, imo.

      1. Pleased to help as best I can — I really wanted the info as we head into ST, and, as y’all’ve noted, it’s not exactly available elsewhere. Brian Oliver’s piece last year was an excellent starting point (as his work has been for so much of the Big Board).

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