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MLB Transactions, Player Trades & Signings

Player Pos Description Date
Atlanta Ozzie Albies 2B Sent 2B Ozzie Albies on a rehab assignment to Gwinnett (IL). 09/01
Cincinnati Mike Moustakas 2B Transferred 3B Mike Moustakas from the 10-day IL to the 60-day IL. 09/01
Cincinnati Hunter Greene SP Sent SP Hunter Greene on a rehab assignment to Louisville (IL). 09/01
Cincinnati Jeff Hoffman SP Transferred RP Jeff Hoffman from the 15-day IL to the 60-day IL. 09/01
Cincinnati Spencer Steer 2B Selected the contract of 2B Spencer Steer from Louisville (IL). 09/01
Cincinnati Fernando Cruz RP Selected the contract of RP Fernando Cruz from Louisville (IL). 09/01
LA Dodgers Brusdar Graterol RP Placed RP Brusdar Graterol on the 15-day IL, retroactive to August 31. 09/01
LA Dodgers Phil Bickford RP Recalled RP Phil Bickford from Oklahoma City (PCL). 09/01
Chi. White Sox Adam Haseley CF Recalled CF Adam Haseley from Charlotte (IL). 09/01
Chi. White Sox Matt Foster RP Recalled RP Matt Foster from Charlotte (IL). 09/01
Detroit Michael Pineda SP Activated SP Michael Pineda from the 15-day IL. 09/01
Detroit Ryan Kreidler SS Activated SS Ryan Kreidler. 09/01
Detroit Rony Garcia RP Transferred RP Rony Garcia from the 15-day IL to the 60-day IL. 09/01
Detroit Ryan Kreidler SS Selected the contract of SS Ryan Kreidler from Toledo (IL). 09/01
Detroit Spencer Torkelson 3B Recalled 3B Spencer Torkelson from Toledo (IL). 09/01
Detroit Zack Short SS Optioned SS Zack Short to Toledo (IL). 09/01
Kansas City Nate Eaton 2B Recalled C Nathan Eaton from Omaha (IL). 09/01
Kansas City Daniel Mengden RP Selected the contract of RP Daniel Mengden from Omaha (IL). 09/01
Seattle Matthew Boyd SP Activated SP Matthew Boyd from the 60-day IL. 09/01
Seattle Taylor Trammell LF Recalled LF Taylor Trammell from Tacoma (PCL). 09/01
Oakland David McKay RP Designated RP David McKay for assignment. 09/01
Oakland Cody Thomas CF Recalled CF Cody Thomas from Las Vegas (PCL). 09/01
Oakland Ken Waldichuk SP Selected the contract of SP Ken Waldichuk from Las Vegas (PCL). 09/01
Philadelphia Bradley Zimmer CF Activated CF Bradley Zimmer. 09/01
Toronto Casey Lawrence RP Recalled SP Casey Lawrence from Buffalo (IL). 09/01
Baltimore Richie Martin SS Designated SS Richie Martin for assignment. 09/01
Baltimore D.L. Hall SP Recalled SP D.L. Hall from Norfolk (IL). 09/01
Baltimore Jesus Aguilar 1B Recalled 1B Jesus Aguilar from Norfolk (IL). 09/01
Boston Connor Wong C Recalled C Connor Wong from Worcester (IL). 09/01
Boston Eduard Bazardo SP Selected the contract of SP Eduard Bazardo from Worcester (IL). 09/01
Minnesota Austin Davis RP Activated RP Austin Davis. 09/01
Minnesota Trevor Larnach RF Transferred LF Trevor Larnach from the 10-day IL to the 60-day IL. 09/01
Minnesota Billy Hamilton CF Selected the contract of CF Billy Hamilton from St. Paul (IL). 09/01
Chi. Cubs Justin Steele RP Activated RF Justin Steele from the restricted list. 09/01
Chi. Cubs Wade Miley SP Placed SP Wade Miley on the 60-day IL. 09/01
Seattle Adrian Sampson SP Activated RP Adrian Sampson from the restricted list. 09/01
Chi. Cubs Jeremiah Estrada RP Assigned SP Jeremiah Estrada to the Iowa (IL). 09/01
Chi. Cubs Brendon Little SP Assigned RP Brendon Little to the Iowa (IL). 09/01
Chi. Cubs Jeremiah Estrada RP Selected the contract of SP Jeremiah Estrada from Iowa (IL). 09/01
Chi. Cubs David Bote 3B Recalled 2B David Bote from Iowa (IL). 09/01
Pittsburgh Cal Mitchell RF Recalled RF Cal Mitchell from Indianapolis (IL). 09/01
Pittsburgh Johan Oviedo SP Recalled SP Johan Oviedo from Indianapolis (IL). 09/01
Clayton Kershaw SP Activated SP Clayton Kershaw from the 15-day IL. 09/01
LA Dodgers Miguel Vargas 3B Recalled 3B Miguel Vargas from Oklahoma City (PCL). 09/01
Washington Tres Barrera C Recalled C Tres Barrera from Rochester (IL). 09/01
Washington Mason Thompson SP Recalled SP Mason Thompson from Rochester (IL). 09/01
LA Angels Jesse Chavez RP Activated RP Jesse Chavez. 09/01
Atlanta Darren O'Day RP Placed RP Darren O'Day on the 60-day IL. 09/01
Atlanta Orlando Arcia SS Activated SS Orlando Arcia from the 10-day IL. 09/01
Atlanta Mike Soroka SP Activated SP Mike Soroka from the 60-day IL. 09/01
  • MLB Signings and Trades

    You can find an updated table above that lists the latest MLB transactions.

    MLB Transactions explained

    Baseball has long been considered by many as one of the most difficult North American sports to handicap, which makes staying on top of daily transactions very important. If you want to stay updated, you can follow all league transactions like MLB signings, trades, free agency, and minor-league assignments right here with Sports Interaction.

    What is a trade in MLB and how do they work?

    If you follow other leagues like the NFL or NBA, you’re aware that the MLB trades work a bit differently. Unlike other pro sports in North America, MLB teams aren’t permitted to include draft picks in trades. . Because teams can only trade players under contract, MLB trade rumors are always covering the possibility of a big-name trade.

    Even though MLB trades don’t include draft picks, teams are penalized for spending over the ‘bonus pool’, which is a set amount of money that can be used for draft picks. This helps level the playing field for smaller-revenue teams.

    Another part of MLB transactions you’ll want to follow is trade consent. Players that have been in the MLB for a full 10 seasons and have spent at least five straight seasons with one team can’t be traded without their consent. Some players also look to add no-trade clauses to their contracts.

    When is the MLB trade deadline?

    The MLB unofficially starts with the Spring Training pre-season period, which usually begins in February. The MLB season doesn’t officially start until Opening Day in late March or early April. The regular season runs until late September or early October. The post-season usually continues until early November and concludes with the World Series.

    For the most important MLB trades, you’ll want to pay attention during the off-season. The trade window starts two days after the World Series ends. At this time, you’ll start to see huge trades between teams, and coverage from every MLB trade tracker. The trade window continues until late July, making it one of the longest trading periods in any professional sport.

    Keep in mind that the new MLBPA collective bargaining agreement means the trade deadline date has now changed. You may have pencilled in July 30 because the trade deadline has been held on that date for years, but the MLB can now shift that date between July 28 and August 3.

    Can teams trade after the deadline?

    The MLB no longer has a ‘soft’ trade deadline. Before 2019, players could be traded after the deadline if they had a revocable trade waiver. This meant some players who were waived could be traded up until the end of August.

    This changed in 2019. Now, you’ll see that there’s a single MLB trade deadline between July 28 and August 4. The MLB still allows players to be placed and claimed on waivers until the end of August, but no trading is allowed.

    What is a Free Agent in baseball?

    Free agent signings are one of the most important baseball transactions you’ll want to follow. A free agent is a player who has a lapsed contract with a club or who has been released from a contract. This means the player can start to look for a new club and a new contract. Free agency transactions happen throughout the trade window, which means free agent rumors are common in the off-season.

    If you follow free agency signings, you’ll have a better idea of how each team will fare before Spring Training starts. But keep an eye out, as free agency signings can occur up until the trade deadline in mid-summer. You may also want to follow these types of Major League Baseball transactions because big-name signings will affect your team’s salary cap.

    How does a player become a free agent?

    Players become free agents in one of two ways. First, a team can release them from their contract before it ends. Second, they can spend six years with a single team, which then ends their contract unless renegotiated.

    A free agent can sign with any club according to their own terms, so long as the player and club are in agreement. Players who are traded under contract don’t have the right to decide which team they go to or under what conditions.

    When does MLB free agency begin and end?

    Free agency begins one day after the World Series ends (the trade window starts two days after). Players in free agency can’t sign with a new team until five days after the World Series concludes. This gives their team a chance to renegotiate terms for players whose contracts are ending. This is called a contract ‘option’.

    During this five-day window, other teams can also make offers to free agents. Free agents have up to 10 days to decide whether to accept an offer. Recently, ‘opt-outs’ have become common in free agency baseball transactions. This gives players under contract the right to opt-out of a contract after a certain period of time and look for a new contract.

    At this time, the MLB is still undergoing CBA updates with its Players’ Association, so changes may be pending.