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The official moves of the winter meetings

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Dec 08, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

At the end of the Rule 5 draft, Major League Baseball sent a list of all the official transactions that took place during this week’s Winter Meetings. It includes only official moves, not stuff like the Albert Pujols signing, that was done during the meetings but not officially announced.


Minnesota Twins – Claimed SS Pedro Florimon, Jr. off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles. Acquired a player to be named later from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for RHP Kevin Slowey.

Colorado Rockies – Acquired RHP Kevin Slowey from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for a player to be named later. Claimed OF Jamie Hoffmann off waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Los Angeles Dodgers – Signed free agent LHP Chris Capuano to a two-year contract. Signed free agent INF Jerry Hairston, Jr. to a two-year contract.

Miami Marlins – Signed free agent RHP Heath Bell to a three-year contract.


Arizona Diamondbacks – Signed free agent RHP Joe Martinez to a one-year contract. Chicago White Sox – Acquired RHP Nestor Molina from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for RHP Sergio Santos.

New York Mets – Acquired OF Andres Torres and RHP Ramon Ramirez from the San Francisco Giants in exchange for OF Angel Pagan.

San Francisco Giants – Acquired OF Angel Pagan from the New York Mets in exchange for OF Andres Torres and RHP Ramon Ramirez.

Toronto Blue Jays – Acquired RHP Sergio Santos from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for RHP Nestor Molina.


Cleveland Indians – Signed free agent OF Grady Sizemore to a one-year contract. Designated RHP Hector Rondon for assignment.

Colorado Rockies – Acquired a player to be named later from the San Diego Padres in exchange for RHP Huston Street.

Kansas City Royals – Acquired SS Diego Goris and RHP Brooks Pounders from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for SS Yamaico Navarro.

Miami Marlins – Signed free agent SS Jose Reyes to a six-year contract.

Pittsburgh Pirates – Acquired SS Yamaico Navarro from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for SS Diego Goris and RHP Brooks Pounders. Designated C Jason Jaramillo for assignment. Released RHP Ross Ohlendorf.

San Diego Padres – Acquired RHP Huston Street from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for a player to be named later. Designated OF Jeremy Hermida for assignment.


New York Yankees – Released OF Greg Golson.

Toronto Blue Jays – Designated C Brian Jeroloman for assignment.

Major League Rule 5 draft selections

1. RHP Rhiner Cruz
To Astros, from Mets 

2. RHP John Doyle
To Twins, from White Sox

3. Lucas Luetge
To Mariners, from Brewers 

4. 2B Ryan Flaherty
To Orioles, from Cubs

5. LHP Cesar Cabral
To Royals, from Red Sox (traded to Yankees)

6. RHP Lendy Castillo
To Cubs, from Phillies 

7. SS Gustavo Nunez
To Pirates, from Tigers

8. LHP Robert Fish
To Braves, from Angels

9. Erik Komatsu
To Cardinals, from Nationals 

10. 3B Marwin Gonzalez
To Red Sox, from Cubs 

11. RHP Brett Lorin
To Diamondbacks, from Pirates 

12. RHP Brad Meyers
To Yankees, from Nationals




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