The Cubs have signed reliever Anthony Carter
to a minor-league deal, according to MLBTradeRumors.com.
Carter spent last season in Japan, pitching for the Nippon Ham Fighters. He posted a 3.97 ERA over 45 1/3 innings.
Rockies sign trio of players to minor-league contracts Thursday
, RP, NYM
The Rockies have signed left-handed pitcher John Lannan
, right-handed pitcher Justin Miller
and catcher Audry Perez
to minor-league contracts
. Each of the players also received an invitation to the team's spring training.
Lannan made five appearances in 2014 with the Mets, going 1-0 with a 15.75 ERA. He was also a member of the Nationals from 2007-2012, where in 2009 he threw 206 1/3 innings, going 9-13.
Miller made eight appearances for the Tigers in 2014, posting a 5.11 ERA with five strikeouts while Perez appeared in just one game last year with the Cardinals.
Jason Grilli's reps still talking to the Yankees
, RP, LAA
Free agent reliever Jason Grilli
and the Yankees are still open to discussions
about the veteran reliever being part of the team's bullpen, one of Grilli's agents told NJ.com on Thursday.
"We last spoke during the (Winter Meetings) and the door is still open to discussions," said Xavier D. James, who co-represents Grilli with retired outfielder Gary Sheffield. "We will be patient."
The 12-year vet Grilli spent the 2014 season with the Pirates and Angels, going 1-5 with a 4.00 ERA and 12 saves in 62 appearances. He was an All-Star closer for the Pirates in 2013.
A's acquire De La Rosa from D-Backs, DFA pitcher Rodriguez
Eury De La Rosa
, RP, ARI
The Athletics announced Thursday they acquired
pitcher Eury De La Rosa
from the Diamondbacks for cash. To clear a spot on the 40-man roster, pitcher Fernando Rodriguez
was designated for assignment.
De La Rosa was 2-0 with a 2.95 ERA in 25 relief outings for Arizona in 2014, while Rodriguez was 1-0 with a 1.00 ERA in seven relief outings for Oakland.
Report: Athletics release Jorge De Leon
Jorge De Leon
, RP, OAK
The Athletics have released
pitcher Jorge De Leon
, according to SB Nation.
De Leon was designated for assignment by the club last week, and the team couldn't find a way to deal him. De Leon appeared in eight games last season, posting a 4.91 ERA over 7 1/3 innings.
D-Backs, David Hernandez avoid arbitration
, RP, ARI
The Diamondbacks have reached an agreement
with David Hernandez
on a contract, according to the azcentral.com.
Hernandez was eligible for arbitration, but settled on a $2 million salary figure for next season. The 29-year-old posted a missed all of last season after undergoing Tommy John surgery.
Giants, Sergio Romo agree to two-year, $15 million deal
, RP, SF
The Giants have resigned
closer Sergio Romo
to a two-year, $15 million deal, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.
FOXSports.com Baseball Writer Ken Rosenthal was the first to report the signing.
Romo recorded 23 saves in 2014 for San Francisco, posting a 3.72 ERA in 58 innings of work. Romo was also reportedly being pursued by the Dodgers, Yankees and Red Sox this offseason.
RHP Bawcom gets DFA tag from Mariners
, RP, SEA
The Mariners have designated for assignment right-hander Logan Bawcom
Bawcom has yet to pitch in a major league game. His production slipped at the Triple-A level last season as he compiled a career-worst 4.72 ERA.
RHP Mitch Atkins heading to Rangers
, RP, ATL
The Rangers have signed right-hander Mitch Atkins
to a minor league contract. The 29 year old most recently hurled in the Atlanta system.
Atkins has pitched just 22 innings at the major league level, but none since 2011.
Red Sox acquire right hander Anthony Varvaro from Atlanta
, RP, BOS
The Red Sox have acquired
right-handed pitcher Anthony Varvaro
from the Braves after he was designated for assignment, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.
The Red Sox sent minor-league pitcher Aaron Kurcz and cash considerations.
Varvaro was moved to make room for newly acquired Alberto Callaspo Tuesday. Vavaro threw 54 2/3 innings in 2014 with a 2.63 ERA.