Yadiel Rivera 2B/3B MIL 17 hours ago
Rivera signed a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training with the Marlins on Friday, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
Rivera only played in one major-league game with the Brewers this past season, and spent a majority of his time with Triple-A Colorado Springs. He slashed .218/.282/.314 with the Sky Sox during 107 games, and will likely serve as organizational infield depth for the Marlins while playing in Triple-A once again in 2018.
J.B. Shuck CF/DH FA 17 hours ago
Shuck signed a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training with Miami on Friday, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
Shuck spent the 2017 season in the Twins' organization, playing in 123 games for Triple-A Rochester. During those contests, the outfielder hit .259/.325/.368 with four home runs and 37 RBI. Looking ahead, he will get a chance to make the Opening Day roster for Miami, but will likely begin the year in Triple-A yet again.
Scott McGough RP FA 1 day ago
McGough signed a minor league contract with the Rockies on Thursday, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports.
The right-hander spent the 2017 season between Double-A Bowie and Triple-A Norfolk in the Orioles organization, notching a 2.75 ERA over 55.2 innings. McGough will now head to Colorado to add some organizational depth, but he projects to at least start the year in the minors.
Jaycob Brugman LF/CF BAL 3 days ago
Brugman was dealt to the Orioles on Wednesday in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.
Brugman was recently designated for assignment by Oakland on Monday, and will now head to the East Coast after playing in 48 games with the A's last season. During that time, he slashed .266/.346/.343 with three home runs and 12 RBI. He will serve as outfield depth for Baltimore moving forward, and could latch onto the big-league roster as a fourth or fifth outfielder in 2018.
Kyle Lloyd SP FA 3 days ago
Lloyd was designated for assignment by the Padres on Wednesday.
Lloyd was removed from the 40-man roster in order to make room for the recently-acquired Colten Brewer. During the 2017 season, Lloyd started one game for San Diego -- his lone appearance with the big-league team -- and spent a majority of the year between Triple-A El Paso and the Padres' Double-A affiliate.
Colten Brewer SP SD 3 days ago
Brewer signed a one-year deal with San Diego on Wednesday.
Brewer spent the 2017 season within the Yankees' organization, and although he didn't receive any time at the big-league level, he faired pretty well with Double-A Trenton, posting a 1.31 ERA in 41.1 innings. He will likely be utilized out of the bullpen for the Padres, but has spent time in his professional career as a starting pitcher. In a corresponding move, the club designated Kyle Lloyd for assignment.
Juan Centeno C FA 3 days ago
Centeno was outrighted from the Astros' 40-man roster Wednesday, John Boyd of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Centeno will head to waivers following a 2017 season which saw the catcher play in 22 games with the World Series-champion Astros. During those contests, he slashed .231/.286/.346 with two home runs and four RBI.
Leonel Campos RP FA 3 days ago
Campos reached a minor-league agreement with an invitation to spring training with the Indians on Wednesday.
Campos only played in 13 games with Toronto last season, but allowed just four earned runs off 11 hits and eight walks, while striking out 15 during 13.2 innings out of the bullpen. He spent a majority of the 2017 campaign with Triple-A Buffalo, and will likely serve as organizational depth in a similar capacity for Cleveland this season.
Jeff Beliveau RP FA 3 days ago
Beliveau signed a minor-league deal with an invitation to spring training with the Indians on Wednesday.
Beliveau appeared in 19 games with the Blue Jays in 2017, posting a 7.47 ERA and 1.47 WHIP in 15.2 relief innings. He faired much better during his time with Triple-A Buffalo, and will likely begin his tenure with Cleveland at the club's Triple-A affiliate to start the 2018 campaign, although he will receive an opportunity to make the roster right out of spring training.
OUTAaron Judge RF/DH NYY 4 days ago
Judge underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder Monday.
The surgery was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache, and the good news is Judge is expected to be ready prior to the start of spring training. The slugging outfielder dealt with some shoulder issues during the second half of last season, and while he tried to downplay the issue, it likely contributed to his drop-off in production after the All-Star break. He still posted an impressive .284/.422/.627 line with 52 homers, 114 RBI and nine stolen bases in 155 games for the Yankees. A fully healthy Judge should be poised for another big year at the plate in 2018.