Padres acquired OF Corey Rosier and LHP Ray Kerr from the Mariners for INF/OF Adam Frazier.
Rosier, a 12th-round selection of the Mariners last June, wound up hitting .390/.461/.585 with three homers and 13 stolen bases across 141 plate appearances at Low-A Modesto last summer. The 22-year-old outfielder is an intriguing long-term lottery ticket and could move quickly through the Padres' minor-league system over the next few seasons.
Padres acquired LHP Ray Kerr and OF Corey Rosier from the Mariners for INF/OF Adam Frazier.
Kerr was added to the Mariners' 40-man roster earlier this month to protect him from the Rule 5 Draft and represents an intriguing gamble for the Padres, who desperately needed to augment their bullpen depth this offseason. The hard-throwing 27-year-old left-hander posted a sparkling 3.18 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 60/16 K/BB ratio across 39 2/3 innings between Double-A Arkansas and Triple-A Tacoma last year.
Reds signed 3B Cristian Santana to a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Santana spent the last seven seasons in the Dodgers' minor-league system, slashing .311/.331/.44 with eight home runs across 347 plate appearances at Triple-A Oklahoma City last season. He'll give the Reds some additional position player depth in the upper minors in 2022.
Diamondbacks acquired OF Jordan Luplow from the Rays for INF Ronny Simon.
Luplow, 30, split last season between the Rays and Indians while seeing most of his at-bats against left-handed pitching. He actually posted better numbers against righties in 2021, though that typically hasn't been the case during his career. He could carve out a platoon role in Arizona or simply function as a right-handed bat of the bench.
Rays acquired INF Ronny Simon from the Diamondbacks for OF Jordan Luplow.
Simon actually came over from the Cubs in the Andrew Chafin deal last November and now he's on the move a year later. The 21-year-old slashed .245/.329/.454 with 17 homers and 19 steals over 97 games between High-A and Double-A in 2021. There's some pop and speed here, so he's a decent flier for a player who was deemed expendable.
Diamondbacks designated RHP Brett de Geus for assignment.
The move clears a spot for Jordan Luplow on the 40-man roster. The 24-year-old De Geus was the second overall pick in the Rule 5 Draft last winter, but he struggled to the tune of a 7.56 ERA over 47 relief appearances between the Rangers and Diamondbacks in 2021.
Yankees signed RHP Emmanuel Ramirez to a minor-league contract.
Ramirez recorded astronomical strikeout totals in the lower-minors of the Braves' minor-league system, whiffing 59 batters across 38 innings between High-A Rome and Double-A Mississippi last season. The 27-year-old righty will likely open the 2022 campaign in the Yankees' bullpen at Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre.
Angels signed RHP Sean McLaughlin to a minor-league contract.
McLaughlin registered a respectable 5.25 ERA, 1.56 WHIP and 38/12 K/BB ratio 36 innings over 29 relief appearances at Double-A Mississippi in the Braves' minor-league system last year. The 27-year-old righty will serve as organizational relief depth next season.
Padres signed OF Luis Liberato to a minor-league contract.
Liberato slashed .279/.338/.436 with eight home runs and three stolen bases across in 87 games at Triple-A Tacoma in the Mariners' organization last season. The 25-year-old will serve as extra minor-league outfield depth for the Padres next season.
Nationals signed RHP Alberto Guerrero to a minor-league contract.
Guerrero spent the last seven seasons in the Marlins' minor-league system, posting an unremarkable 4.46 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 80/24 K/BB ratio across 72 2/3 innings across three levels last season. The 23-year-old righty closed out the 2021 campaign strong, allowing just four runs (three earned) with a 13/4 K/BB ratio over 11 1/3 innings at Triple-A Jacksonville. He'll serve as organizational relief depth with the Nationals next season.
Rockies re-signed RHP Michael Petersen to a minor-league contract.
Peterson was gobbled up from the Brewers in the minor-league portion of the Rule 5 Draft back in 2019, but hasn't pitched the last two seasons. The towering 6-foot-7 right-hander is still just 27-years-old and will provide the Rockies some additional organizational relief depth next season.
Angels re-signed RHP Cristopher Molina to a minor-league contract.
Molina posted a strong 3.38 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 99/34 K/BB ratio across 93 1/3 innings (27 appearances, eight starts) between High-A Tri-City and Double-A Rocket City last season. The 24-year-old righty will serve as organizational minor-league pitching depth next season.
Brian O'Grady has signed a contract with the Seibu Lions of Nippon Professional Baseball in Japan.
O'Grady was removed from the Padres' 40-man roster earlier this offseason and wound up pursuing an opportunity overseas. The 29-year-old outfielder, who also appeared in 30 games with the Rays and Reds from 2019 to 2020, batted .157/.267/.333 with two homers across 61 plate appearances at the major-league level last season. He's torn the cover off the ball in the upper-minors, boasting a robust .284/.362/.551 triple-slash line across 978 plate appearances at the Triple-A level since 2018.
Brian O'Grady has signed a contract with the Seibu Lions of Japan's Pacific League.
O'Grady was removed from the Padres' 40-man roster earlier this offseason and wound up pursuing an opportunity overseas. The 29-year-old outfielder hit .157/.267/.333 with two homers across 61 plate appearances at the major-league level last season. He also appeared in 30 games from 2019 to 2020 with the Reds and Rays.
Giants signed INF Arquimedes Gamboa to a minor league contract.
Gamboa, 24, was a minor league free agent after posting a .730 OPS with 10 homers over 104 games with Double-A Reading and Triple-A Lehigh Valley in the Philadelphia organization. He'll provide some infield depth for San Francisco in 2022.
Phillies claimed LHP Scott Moss off waivers from the Guardians.
Moss was jettisoned from the Guardians' 40-man roster last week and quickly gobbled up by the Phillies. The 27-year-old left-hander posted an underwhelming 7.08 ERA, 1.72 WHIP and 29/15 K/BB ratio across 20 1/3 innings at Triple-A Columbus last season.
Pirates sent C Michael Perez outright to Triple-A Indianapolis.
Perez passed through waivers unclaimed and will remain with the Pirates as organizational catching depth moving forward. The 29-year-old backstop hit .143/.221/.290 with seven round-trippers across 231 plate appearances at the big-league level last season.
Giants signed RHP Peter Tago to a minor-league contract.
Tago was a supplemental first-round selection of the Mariners back in 2010 and has yet to make the big leagues. The 29-year-old righty finished last season in the White Sox' minor-league system, posting a 3.18 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 70/22 K/BB ratio across 56 2/3 innings between Triple-A Charlotte and Double-A Birmingham.
Diamondbacks signed 1B/OF Leandro Cedeno to a minor-league contract.
Cedeno slashed .260/.316/.427 with 12 home runs across 392 plate appearances between High-A Peoria and Double-A Springfield in the Cardinals' minor-league system last year. The 23-year-old will give the Diamondbacks some additional minor-league depth.
Athletics signed 3B Dermis Garcia to a minor-league contract.
Garcia launched an astounding 31 home runs and also stole 10 bases in 443 plate appearances at Double-A Somerset in the Yankees' organization this past season. The 23-year-old corner infielder possesses immense raw power, but also strikes out at an extremely-high rate as well. He'll give the Athletics some additional minor-league depth in 2022.
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