John Lannan SP NYM 2 Hrs
Lannan signed a minor league contract with the Rockies, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports.
Lannan made 25-plus starts in four straight seasons while with the Nationals from 2008-2011, but he's made just 25 appearances (20 starts) at the major league level in the past three years. The lefty spent some time in the Mets' bullpen early in 2015 and went on to post a 6.75 ERA and 1.82 WHIP in 14 appearances (12 starts) between High-A St. Lucie and Triple-A Las Vegas, but don't put it past the Rockies to give him a few starts in 2015.
Rey Navarro 2B CIN 3 Hrs
Navarro has agreed to a major league deal with the Orioles, Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com reports.
Navarro hasn't quite lived up to expectations as a former third-round pick, but he'll be just 25 at the start of next season and posted a career-best .778 OPS between Double-A and Triple-A last season. Defense is Navarro's calling card, and he may be deployed most as a late-inning replacement in the middle infield in 2015, but he's also developed some pop in recent years (24 homers in last two seasons).
Rosell Herrera SS COL 4 Hrs
Herrera was moved from shortstop to center field in the Rockies' fall instructional program and is expected to play at the new position in 2015, MLB.com's Thomas Harding reports.
Due to the presence of Troy Tulowitzki at the major league level as well as the Rockies' sizable crop of middle infield prospects that includes luminaries such as Trevor Story and 2014 draft pick Forrest Wall, Herrera will transition to the outfield in an attempt to aid his rise through the system. The 22-year-old switch-hitter lost a bit of luster after posting a .302 on-base percentage while showing a steep decline in slugging at High-A Modesto last season, but a nagging wrist injury likely had much to do with the downturn in performance. The speedy, lanky (6-foot-3, 190 lbs.) Herrera should make a relatively smooth move to the outfield in what figures to be a repeat season at High-A. If health permits, it shouldn't be long before scouts salivating over his toolsy skill set once again.
Chris Nelson 3B SD 7 Hrs
Nelson signed a minor league contract with the Phillies, Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Nelson has appeared in 282 games at the major league level over the past five seasons, including 27 with San Diego in 2014. The 29-year-old doesn't have much power or speed to speak of, but he's a .308/.364/.479 career hitter at the Triple-A level and gives the Phillies some quality organizational infield depth.
Jonathan Galvez 2B SD 8 Hrs
Galvez signed a minor league contract with the Yankees, Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Galvez hit .280/.354/.449 with 10 homers in 103 games with the Padres' Triple-A El Paso affiliate as a 23-year-old in 2014, but it wasn't enough to earn an invite to attend spring training with the Yankees. He had posted double-digit steals in each of his previous five seasons but didn't come close in 2014, getting caught five times in eight attempts.
Ivan De Jesus 2B BOS 9 Hrs
De Jesus signed a minor league contract with the Reds on Thursday.
De Jesus has bounced around between four organizations over the past three seasons (Dodgers, Red Sox, Pirates and Orioles), and will now join the Reds for the 2015 campaign. The former second-round pick has shown an ability to hit for average (.300) and get on a base at a good clip (.360) at Triple-A, making him a serviceable organizational depth option, but he's unlikely to see significant run with the major league club next season.
Josh Satin 1B/3B NYM 9 Hrs
Satin (wrist) signed a minor league contract with the Reds on Thursday.
A fractured wrist ended Satin's 2014 season and ultimately his seven-year tenure with the Mets as well, as the team removed him from its 40-man roster late last month. Satin, a .294/.394/.444 career hitter at the Triple-A level, can play first base, second and third, but it will likely take several injuries to Reds starters for him to get a chance with the big club in 2015.
Braulio Lara SP TB 9 Hrs
Lara signed a minor league deal with the Giants on Saturday, Baseball America's Matt Eddy reports.
Lara worked as a relief pitcher at Double-A and Triple-A last season in the Rays' organization, with little success. As a lefty specialist with shaky command, Lara holds little fantasy value, even in the deepest of leagues.
Carlos Triunfel SS LAD 9 Hrs
Triunfel signed a minor league deal with the Giants on Saturday, Baseball America's Matt Eddy reports.
The 24-year-old shortstop has had brief appearances with the Mariners and Dodgers at the big league level, but he profiles as organizational depth in the upper levels of the minors, and an emergency option for the Giants.
Javier Herrera CF SF 9 Hrs
Herrera signed a minor league deal with the Giants on Saturday, Baseball America's Matt Eddy reports.
Herrera is a 29-year-old minor league journeyman, and is unlikely to reach the big leagues anytime soon. He missed most of 2014 with an undisclosed injury.