Matt Wieters C BAL 2 Days
Wieters (elbow) has been throwing for about three weeks in his return from Tommy John surgery, MASN Sports reports.
Wieters remains questionable for Opening Day and the Orioles recently claimed Ryan Lavarnway off waivers as a backup plan.We do not know the extent of Wieters' throwing plan at the moment, but we should learn more about how aggressive he has been throwing in the offseason as we get closer to pitchers and catchers reporting.
Delmon Young LF/DH BAL 2 Days
Young agreed to a one-year deal with the Orioles on Wednesday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
Young had a decent season offensively in 2014, batting .302/.337/.442 with seven home runs and 30 RBI. He doesn't appear to be an everyday player anymore, but will likely see time both at designated hitter and in left field for the Orioles in 2015.
Jack Hannahan 1B CIN 2 Days
Hannahan signed a one-year, $1 million contract to play for the LG Twins in South Korea, the Korea Herald reports.
He hit .188/.220/.250 in 26 games for the Reds amid a shoulder injury. A move to South Korea could revive his career, but at age 35 next season he may finish his career overseas.
Jason Grilli RP ATL 3 Days
Grilli agreed to a two-year contract with the Braves on Tuesday, Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports.
An All-Star in 2013, Grilli battled an oblique injury en route to a 4.87 ERA and 1.62 ERA in 22 appearances with the Pirates to begin 2014, losing his job as closer in the process. He was able to recoup some value after being dealt to the Angels in late June (3.48 ERA, 1.15 WHIP), and will now head to Atlanta to compete with Jim Johnson, David Carpenter and Shae Simmons for the top right-handed setup role behind Craig Kimbrel.
Brandon Gomes RP TB 3 Days
Gomes has been extended a non-roster invite to attend the Rays' major-league camp for spring training, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.
The right-hander will face an uphill battle to reclaim a spot on the team's 40-man roster after being designated for assignment last week. While Gomes posted respectable numbers in 34 innings with the big club last season (3.71 ERA, 1.15 WHIP), he benefited from a .235 BABIP and 78.1% strand rate.
Eric Fryer C MIN 3 Days
Fryer was outrighted to Triple-A Rochester on Tuesday, MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger reports.
Fryer was originally expected to compete for a role backing up Kurt Suzuki after posting a .213 batting average over 81 plate appearances in 2014. Instead, the Twins will elect to use his spot on the 40-man roster for the recently signed Tim Stauffer. At 29 years old, Fryer's opportunities to be a steady contributor in the Majors may be drying up.
Tim Stauffer P MIN 3 Days
Stauffer signed a one-year, $2.2 million deal with the Twins on Tuesday, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Stauffer posted a 6-2 record primarily as a reliever for the Padres in 2014, posting a 3.50 ERA over 64.1 innings. He'll likely compete for a back-end rotation spot in 2015, but may end up in long relief.
Scott Barnes RP TOR 3 Days
Barnes was claimed off waivers by the Blue Jays on Tuesday, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Barnes was originally claimed by the Rangers off waivers on Dec. 8, but was designated for assignment just eight days later. The lefty reliever has struggled in the Cleveland farm system over the past two seasons, but will look to get back on track with his fourth different organization in less than two months.
Preston Guilmet RP TOR 3 Days
Guilmet was claimed off waivers by the Blue Jays on Tuesday.
Guilmet will head to Toronto to join his third different organization of the offseason after being designated for assignment by the Pirates last week. The 27-year-old has yet to find much success in the majors, but he has struck out five batters for every one he's walked in the minors (5.11 SO/W). Look for Guilmet to compete for one of the Blue Jays' final bullpen spots in the spring.
Nate Adcock RP CIN 3 Days
Adcock has agreed to a minor league deal with the Reds, Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports.
Adcock chose free agency after he was assigned to triple-A by Texas, and must have felt the Reds gave him the best chance to make it back into the majors in the near future. In seven appearances in the majors, Adcock posted an ERA of 4.5 and a WHIP of 1.6.