Jason Pridie LF COL 1 Day
Pridie signed a deal with the SK Wyverns of Korea on Monday, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports.
A second-round pick in 2002, Pridie has appeared in just 15 games at the major league level over the past three seasons, including two in 2014. He's just a .225/.298/.364 career hitter at the major league level, but the 31-year-old Pridie will look to recoup some value overseas before perhaps looking to return to American baseball in 2016.
Scott Barnes RP TEX 2 Days
The Rangers designated Barnes for assignment Tuesday.
Barnes has already been part of three organizations in the past month -- he was DFA's by Cleveland, traded to Baltimore then claimed off waivers by the Rangers -- and he'll soon be looking to join a fourth. The 27-year-old turned in a 3.69 ERA and 1.20 WHIP in 25 appearances at Triple-A last season, lowering his career numbers at that level to 4.33 ERA and 1.31 WHIP.
Ben Rowen RP TEX 2 Days
The Rangers designated Rowen for assignment Tuesday.
Scott Barnes was DFA'd along with Rowen, with the Rangers needing to free up a couple roster spots for the likes of Kyuji Fujikawa and Colby Lewis. Rowen was just mediocre in his first audition at the major league level last season (4.15 ERA), but he has a whopping 3.50 GO/AO ratio in the minors (five seasons). Chances are, another team will gladly take him off waivers.
Wesley Wright RP CHC 2 Days
Wright agreed to a one-year contract with the Orioles on Tuesday, Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com reports.
The 29-year-old lefty saw his strikeout rate fall by more than two per nine innings last season (from 9.2 K/9 to 6.9 K/9), and his walk rate ticked up slightly as well (from 3.2 BB/9 to 3.5 BB/9), but he still turned in a respectable 3.17 ERA in 58 appearances with the Cubs. He's now slated to head back to the AL next season, but Wright will likely be nothing more than a middle-inning option for Baltimore.
Gus Schlosser RP ATL 2 Days
Schlosser re-signed with the Braves on a minor league deal Monday, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
A strong 2013 campaign at Double-A Mississippi (2.39 ERA, 1.19 WHIP) put Schlosser in the discussion for an Opening Day rotation spot last spring, but Schlosser was beaten out by David Hale and went on to post disappointing numbers in 25 appearances (15 starts) with Triple-A Gwinnett. It resulted in the Braves non-tendering Schlosser at the end of the season, but they will welcome the right-hander back as low-cost organizational starting pitching depth.
Bryan Petersen LF MIL 2 Days
Petersen agreed to a minor league contract with the Brewers on Tuesday. His deal includes an invitation to spring training.
Petersen will join the Brewers after spending last season in the Rangers' organization. He is a long shot to open the season with the big club, but is a good bet to see regular playing time with Triple-A Colorado Springs.
Juan Pablo Oramas RP SD 2 Days
The Padres designated Oramas for assignment Tuesday, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Oramas was removed from the 40-man roster to open up a spot for Brandon Morrow. It seems unlikely he will be claimed off waivers after posting a 5.61 ERA in 23 Triple-A appearances last season, so his next step is uncertain.
Brad Penny SP MIA 2 Days
Penny agreed to a minor league contract with the White Sox on Tuesday, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports.
Penny will head to Chicago after finishing last season with the Marlins. He could compete for a starting spot during spring training, but is a long shot to break camp in the White Sox's rotation.
Dan Johnson DH HOU 2 Days
Johnson signed a minor league contract with the Astros on Tuesday. His deal includes an invitation to spring training.
Johnson will head to Houston in search of a roster spot after spending last season in the Blue Jays organization. The 15 games he played with Toronto last year were his most in a season since 2011, so he is going to have to make quite an impression to come away with a spot on the Opening Day roster.
Moises Sierra RF KC 2 Days
Sierra was designated for assignment by the Royals on Tuesday.
Sierra was removed from the 40-man roster to open up a spot for Kendrys Morales. He hit well after the All-Star break last season, so he could garner some interest on the waiver wire.