Darin Downs outrighted to Triple-A Fresno
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9:41 am ET) The Astros sent left-handed reliever Darin Downs outright to Triple-A Fresno. Downs made 45 appearances with the Astros last season. He posted a 5.45 ERA, a 1.36 WHIP and 27:19 K:BB ratio over 34 2/3 innings.

Rays outright Brandon Gomes to Triple-A
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/24/2014) The Rays have sent pitcher Brandon Gomes outright to Triple-A Durham. He delivered a 3.71 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 24:11 K:BB ratio in 34 innings in 2014.

Twins sign pitcher Tim Stauffer
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/23/2014) The Twins have signed pitcher Tim Stauffer to a one-year deal.

Stauffer will make $2.2 million next season. The 32-year-old posted a 3.50 ERA over 64 1/3 innings last year. He was mostly used in relief, though did manage to start three games. 

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Blue Jays claim LHP Scott Barnes off waivers Tuesday
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(12/23/2014) The Blue Jays have claimed left-hander Scott Barnes off waivers from the Rangers, the team announced Tuesday. Barnes has not pitched in the majors since 2013. He has a 5.20 career ERA over 27 2/3 innings of relief. Rowen posted a 4.15 ERA in 8 2/3 innings over eight appearances with the Rangers.  

Nick Maronde clears waivers, outrighted to Triple-A Columbus
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/23/2014) Left-hander Nick Maronde cleared waivers was outrighted to Triple-A Columbus by the Indians. He has been extended a non roster major league spring invite, per the team's official website. Maronde posted a 12.79 ERA in 6 1/3 innings last season.

Athletics P Fernando Rodriguez outrighted to Triple-A
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/23/2014) Athletics pitcher Fernando Rodriguez cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Sacramento on Tuesday, per the team's official website. Rodriguez went 1-0 with a 1.00 ERA in seven relief outings for Oakland.

Preston Guilmet claimed off waivers by Blue Jays
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/23/2014) The Blue Jays have claimed right-hander Preston Guilmet off waivers, according to MLBDailyDish.com. Guilmet has pitched in 14 major league games, all in relief, and yielded 12 runs on 16 hits in 15 2/3 innings.

Shawn O'Malley unconditionally released by Angels
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/23/2014) Outfielder Shawn O'Malley has cleared waivers and has been unconditionally released by the Angels on Tuesday, the team announced. O'Malley was promoted briefly late in the 2014 season and managed three hits in 16 at-bats. It was his first major league stint.

Twins sign Wilkin Ramirez to minor league deal
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/23/2014) The Twins have re-signed outfielder Wilkin Ramirez to a minor league deal, the team announced. Ramirez has only played 70 games in the majors since 2009. He slashed .271/.318/.398 with one home run and 11 RBI over that span.

O's claim Ryan Lavarnway on waivers, waive Quinton Berry
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/23/2014) The Orioles have claimed catcher Ryan Lavarnway off of waivers from the Cubs, per the team's official website on Tuesday. In a corresponding move, the Orioles have released outfielder Quinton Berry.

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