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Date Transaction
3/31/09 Boston Red Sox
Reassigned OF Jeff Bailey, RHP Fernando Cabrera and RHP Enrique Gonzalez to Minor League camp.
  Cincinnati Reds
Traded INF Jeff Keppinger to the Astros in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.
  Detroit Tigers
Placed RHP Jeremy Bonderman on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 30, as he continues rehabilitation from thoracic outlet compression syndrome surgery. Released OF Gary Sheffield. Optioned OF Clete Thomas to Triple-A Toledo. Reassigned INF Will Rhymes and OF Timo Perez to Minor League camp.
  Florida Marlins
Optioned 1B Gaby Sanchez and RHP Burke Badenhop to Triple-A New Orleans.
  Released 3B Dallas McPherson and reassigned to Minor League camp OF Mike Ryan, OF Alejandro De Aza and LHP John Koronka.
  Houston Astros
Acquired INF Jeff Keppinger from the Reds in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations. Optioned INF Edwin Maysonet, RHP Alberto Arias and RHP Jeff Fulchino to Triple-A Round Rock. Returned LHP Gilbert De La Vara, a Rule 5 pick, to the Royals.
  Minnesota Twins
Optioned LHP Jose Mijares and C Drew Butera to Triple-A Rochester. Reassigned INF Alejandro Machado to Minor League camp.
  New York Mets
Reassigned RHP Elmer Dessens and OF Bobby Kielty to Minor League camp. Released RHP Tony Armas.
  Texas Rangers
Outrighted LHP Kason Gabbard to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
  Washington Nationals
Released OF Wily Mo Pena.
3/30/09 Arizona D-backs
Reassigned OFs Gerardo Parra and Chris Roberson to Minor League camp.
  Atlanta Braves
Released LHP Jeff Ridgway.
  Chicago Cubs
Released C Paul Bako and LHP Mike Stanton.
  Chicago White Sox
Optioned RHP Lance Broadway, RHP Jack Egbert and RHP Jeff Marquez to Triple-A Charlotte; Reassigned INF/OF Josh Kroeger and LHP Randy Williams to Minor League camp; Placed INF Jayson Nix on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 27, with a strained right quadriceps.
  Cincinnati Reds
Optioned RHP Daryl Thompson and OF Norris Hopper to Triple-A Louisville. Reassigned OF Jacque Jones to Minor League camp.
  Cleveland Indians
Placed OF David Dellucci on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left calf, retroactive to March 29. Recalled OF Trevor Crowe from Triple-A Columbus. Traded LHP Shawn Nottingham to the Pirates in exchange for a player to be named.
  Colorado Rockies
Optioned OFs Carlos Gonzalez and Matt Murton and LHP Greg Smith to Triple-A Colorado Springs. Reassigned Cs Edwin Bellorin and Paul Phillips and LHP Randy Flores to Minor League camp.
  Detroit Tigers
Acquired OF Josh Anderson from the Braves in exchange for RHP Rudy Darrow.
  Los Angeles Angels
Optioned RHP Rich Thompson to Triple-A Salt Lake.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed LHP Will Ohman to a one-year Minor League contract plus a one-year option.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Placed RHP Trevor Hoffman on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 27, with a strained right oblique.
  New York Mets
Signed LHP Ken Takahashi to a Minor League contract.
  Philadelphia Phillies
Released 2B Marcus Giles. Optioned OF John Mayberry Jr. and RHP Carlos Carrasco to Minor League camp.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Acquired LHP Shawn Nottingham from the Indians for a player to be named.
  Optioned IF Brian Bixler to Triple-A Indianapolis. Reassigned OF Andrew McCutchen to Minor League camp.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Optioned RHP Chris Perez to Triple-A Memphis and reassigned non-roster C Matt Pagnozzi to Minor League camp.
  Tampa Bay Rays
Released 3B Morgan Ensberg.
  Texas Rangers
Released LHP Jimmy Gobble.
  Washington Nationals
Reassigned RHP Ryan Wagner to Minor League camp.
3/29/09 Arizona D-backs
Reassigned OF Evan Frey to Minor League camp.
  Atlanta Braves
Placed RHP Charlie Morton on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 27, with a strained left oblique.
  Baltimore Orioles
Placed LHP Rich Hill on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left elbow. Optioned RHP Jim Miller to Triple-A Norfolk. Assigned C Matt Wieters to Minor League camp.
  Chicago Cubs
Optioned RHPs Kevin Hart and Randy Wells to Triple-A Iowa. Assigned C Mark Johnson, INFs Andres Blanco and Esteban German and OFs Brad Snyder and So Taguchi to Minor League camp.
  Detroit Tigers
Placed RHP Joel Zumaya on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 27, with a sore right shoulder and placed LHP Dontrelle Willis on the 15-day disabled list with an anxiety disorder. Returned LHP Kyle Bloom, a Rule 5 Draft pick, to the Pittsburgh Pirates.
  Houston Astros
Released INF David Newhan. Reassigned RHP Chad Paronto to Minor League camp.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Optioned LHP Scott Elbert to Triple-A Albuquerque.
  Oakland Athletics
Optioned OF Aaron Cunningham, INF Gregorio Petit and RHP Chris Schroder to Triple-A Sacramento. Reassigned C Joel Galarraga, RHP Edgar Gonzalez and INF Corey Wimberly to Minor League camp.
  San Diego Padres
Traded INF Chris Burke to the Seattle Mariners for cash considerations. Optioned LHP Cesar Ramos to Triple-A Portland. Returned Rule 5 pick RHP Ivan Nova to the New York Yankees.
  San Francisco Giants
Reassigned C Buster Posey to Minor League camp. Optioned OF/IF John Bowker and RHP Osiris Matos to Triple-A Fresno.
  Seattle Mariners
Optioned C Jeff Clement to Triple-A Tacoma. Released RHP Tyler Walker. Acquired INF Chris Burke from the Padres for cash considerations.
  Texas Rangers
Claimed 1B Joe Koshansky off waivers from the Colorado Rockies and optioned him to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
3/28/09 Boston Red Sox
Optioned RHP Devern Hansack and C Dusty Brown to Triple-A Pawtucket.
  Cleveland Indians
Optioned OF Trevor Crowe and C Chris Gimenez to Triple-A Columbus.
  Florida Marlins
Optioned C Mike Rabelo and C Brett Hayes to Triple-A New Orleans.
  Houston Astros
Placed RHP Brandon Backe on the 15-day disabled list with a left intercostal strain and placed IF Aaron Boone on the 15-day disabled list while recovering from heart surgery.
  Minnesota Twins
Acquired the rights to Rule 5 pick RHP Jason Jones from the Yankees for nonroster RHP Charles Nolte.
  New York Yankees
Reassigned IFs Doug Bernier and Justin Leone, 1B Shelley Duncan, OFs Todd LInden and John Rodriguez, Cs P.J. Pilittere and Chris Stewart and RHP David Robertson to Minor League camp.
  Acquired nonroster RHP Charles Nolte from the Twins for the rights to Rule 5 pick RHP Jason Jones.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Optioned C Robinzon Diaz and OF/1B Steve Pearce to Triple-A Indianapolis. Reassigned INF Anderson Machado to Minor League camp.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Placed 3B Troy Glaus and LHP Jaime Garcia on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 27.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Returned OF Jason Lane, INF/OF Russ Adams, INF Brad Emaus, INF Scott Campbell and RHP Dirk Hayhurst to Minor League camp. Optioned RHP Brian Wolfe to Triple-A Las Vegas.
  Washington Nationals
Optioned RHP Collin Balester to Triple-A Syracuse. Placed LHP Matt Chico on the 60-day disabled list. Selected the contract of 1B Dmitri Young. Reassigned INF Jose Castillo, OF Corey Patterson and C Javier Valentin to Minor League camp.
3/27/09 Chicago Cubs
Outrighted OF Brad Snyder to Triple-A Iowa.
  Florida Marlins
Reassigned C Brad Davis, RHP Henry Owens and OF John Raynor to Minor League camp.
  Acquired C Ronny Paulino from the Giants in exchange for Minor League RHP Hector Correa.
  Houston Astros
Reassigned RHP Bud Norris to Minor League camp. Optioned C J.R. Towles to Triple-A Round Rock.
  Minnesota Twins
Optioned OF Jason Pridie to Triple-A Rochester. Reassigned LHP Sean Henn, RHP Bobby Keppel, INF Brock Peterson and OF David Winfree to Minor League camp.
  New York Mets
Optioned RHP Carlos Muniz and OF Cory Sullivan to Triple-A Buffalo, and reassigned RHP Nelson Figueroa, 2B Andy Green, C Rene Rivera and IF Jose Valentin to Minor League camp.
  Oakland Athletics
Acquired C Curtis Thigpen from the Blue Jays for a player to be named or cash.
  Philadelphia Phillies
Placed LHP Michael Zagurski on the 15-day disabled list recovering from April 2008 Tommy John surgery.
  Acquired LHP Jack Taschner from the Giants in exchange for C Ronny Paulino.
  San Diego Padres
Outrighted RHP Scott Patterson to Triple-A Portland.
  San Francisco Giants
Acquired C Ronny Paulino from the Phillies for LHP Jack Taschner. Traded Paulino to the Marlins for Minor League RHP Hector Correa.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Traded C Curtis Thigpen to the A's for a player to be named later or cash considerations. Released LHP Mike Maroth and RHP Rick Bauer.
3/26/09 Atlanta Braves
Optioned C Clint Sammons to Triple-A Gwinnett.
  Reassigned RHP Tommy Hanson, C Alvin Colina, OF Jason Heyward and INFs Brandon Hicks and Freddie Freeman to Minor League camp. Optioned LHP Jo-Jo Reyes, C Clint Sammons and INF Diory Hernandez to Triple-A Gwinnett.
  Baltimore Orioles
Reassigned RHP Ross Wolf to Minor League camp.
  Cleveland Indians
Reassigned INF Andy Cannizaro to Minor League camp. Claimed RHP Jae Kuk Ryu off waivers from the Padres and optioned him to Triple-A Columbus. Placed RHP Jake Westbrook on the 60-day disabled list recovering from June 2008 Tommy John surgery.
  Detroit Tigers
Optioned OF Wilkin Ramirez to Triple-A Toledo. Assigned IF Don Kelly, C Max St. Pierre and Alexis Gomez to Minor League camp.
  Seattle Mariners
Optioned INF Matt Tuiasosopo to Triple-A Tacoma. Reassigned RHP Sean White, C Adam Moore and C Jason Phillips to Minor League camp.
  Texas Rangers
Released RHP Brendan Donnelly.
3/25/09 Arizona D-backs
Sent OF Alex Romero outright to Triple-A Reno.
  Baltimore Orioles
Optioned RHPs Bob McCrory and Kam Mickolio and LHP Chris Waters to Triple-A Norfolk. Reassigned RHP Brad Hennessey, INF Donnie Murphy, LHP John Parrish and 2B Justin Turner to Minor League camp.
  Chicago White Sox
Reassigned 1B Ben Ben Broussard, SS Gordon Beckham, INF Eider Torres and LHP Aaron Poreda to Minor League camp. Optioned RHP Adam Russell and RHP Ehren Wassermann to Triple-A Charlotte.
  Cleveland Indians
Optioned LHP Aaron Laffey to Triple-A Columbus.
  Florida Marlins
Traded RHP Eulogio De La Cruz to the San Diego Padres in exchange for a player to be named later or cash. Reassigned 2B Chris Coghlan to minor league camp.
  Houston Astros
Granted RHP Danny Graves his release from his Minor League contract, making him a free agent.
  Kansas City Royals
Reassigned C Matt Tupman, LHP Lenny DiNardo, RHPs Anthony Lerew and Victor Marte to Minor League camp.
  Los Angeles Angels
Reassigned 2B Ryan Mount, RHPs Sean O'Sullivan and Jordan Walden, INF Adam Pavkovich, Cs Hank Conger and Ben Johnson, OFs Peter Bourjos, Bradley Coon and Chris Pettit and SS Andrew Romine and SS Hainley Statia to Minor League camp.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Optioned 3B Mat Gamel and C Angel Salome to Triple-A Nashville. Outrighted RHP Wes Littleton to Triple-A Nashville. Released OF Trot Nixon. Reassigned INF/OF Jason Bourgeois and LHP Chris Narveson to Minor League camp.
  New York Mets
Released LHP Valerio De Los Santos.
  San Diego Padres
Acquired RHP Eulogio De La Cruz from the Marlins for cash considerations. Reassigned C Colt Morton to minor league camp.
  Seattle Mariners
Reassigned C Adam Moore to Minor League camp.
  Tampa Bay Rays
Optioned INF Reid Brignac, C John Jaso, INF/OF Elliot Johnson, LHP David Price and OF Justin Ruggiano to Triple-A Durham.
  Texas Rangers
Optioned C Max Ramirez to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
3/24/09 Chicago Cubs
Optioned RHP Jose Ascanio and OFs Jake Fox and Sam Fuld to Triple-A Iowa. Assigned LHP Jason Waddell and INF Bobby Scales to the Minor League camp. Outrighted OF Richie Robnett to Triple-A Iowa.
  Cleveland Indians
Optioned LHP Jeremy Sowers and C Wyatt Toregas to Triple-A Columbus. Reassigned RHPs Greg Aquino and Kirk Saarloos, 1B Michael Aubrey and OFs Michael Brantley and Matt LaPorta to Minor League camp.
  Florida Marlins
Optioned RHP Ryan Tucker to Triple-A New Orleans. Optioned RHP Tim Wood to Double-A Jacksonville.
  New York Yankees
Reassigned OF Austin Jackson and SS Eduardo Nunez to Minor League camp. Optioned 1B Juan Miranda to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
  Philadelphia Phillies
Reassigned SS Jason Donald to Minor League camp.
  Texas Rangers
Optioned RHP Luis Mendoza to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Reassigned RHP Brian Gordon to Minor League camp.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Reassigned RHP Matt Clement, LHP Brian Burres, INF Randy Ruiz, C Curtis Thigpen and INF Angel Sanchez to Minor League camp.
3/23/09 Boston Red Sox
Reassigned INF Ivan Ochoa to Minor League camp.
  Cincinnati Reds
Released OF/1B Daryle Ward and LHP Aaron Fultz. Optioned RHP Ramon Ramirez and IF Danny Richar to Triple-A Louisville. Reassigned LHP Ron Flores and RHP Jeff Kennard to Minor League camp.
  Colorado Rockies
Reassigned INF Joe Koshanksy and RHP Greg Reynolds to Triple-A Colorado Springs. Reassigned RHP Jhoulys Chacin to Minor League camp.
  Florida Marlins
Optioned LHP Taylor Tankersley to Triple-A New Orleans.
  Kansas City Royals
Reassigned OF Tommy Murphy to Minor League camp. Reassigned LHP Heath Phillips to Minor League camp.
  Minnesota Twins
Optioned INFs Luke Hughes and Matt Macri to Triple-A Rochester. Reassigned OF Luis Matos to Minor League camp.
  New York Yankees
Reassigned LHP Kei Igawa to Minor League camp.
  Oakland Athletics
Reassigned RHP Vin Mazzaro, OF Matt Carson, RHP Henry Rodriguez and RHP Andrew Carignan to Minor League camp.
  Philadelphia Phillies
Optioned RHP Kyle Kendrick to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Optioned 2B Brad Harman and C Lou Marson to Double-A Reading.
  San Diego Padres
Signed RHP Shawn Hill to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training. Acquired RHP Luke Gregerson from the St. Louis Cardinals to complete the December 4 trade and invited him to Spring Training. Optioned 2B Matt Antonelli, RHPs Josh Geer and Scott Patterson, LHP Joe Thatcher, OF Will Venable and C Jose Lobatonto to Triple-A Portland. Reassigned OF Chad Huffman to Minor League camp.
  San Francisco Giants
Optioned RHPs Billy Sadler and Waldis Joaquin, SS Brian Bocock and 3B Ryan Rohlinger to Triple-A Fresno. Reassigned 1B Scott McClain to Minor League camp.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Reassigned non-roster RHP P.J. Walters to Minor League camp.
  Tampa Bay Rays
Returned Rule 5 pick RHP Derek Rodriguez to the Chicago White Sox.
3/22/09 Boston Red Sox
Optioned RHP Junichi Tazawa to Double-A Portland. Optioned RHP Michael Bowden to Triple-A Pawtucket. Reassigned LHP Billy Traber, RHP Daniel Bard, RHP Marcus McBeth and OF Paul McAnulty to Minor League camp.
  Detroit Tigers
Optioned RHP Freddy Dolsi to Triple-A Toledo. Assigned RHP Casey Fien and LHP Fu-Te Ni to Minor League camp.
  Houston Astros
Reassigned RHPs Clay Hensley and Danny Graves, LHP Neal Musser and INFs Matt Kata and John Gall to Minor League camp.
  Kansas City Royals
Reassigned OF Chris Lubanski, C J.R. House and RHPs Yasuhiko Yabuta and Oscar Villarreal to Minor League camp.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Reassigned INF Hector Luna, OFs Mitch Jones and Valentino Pascucci, RHPs Nick DeBarr and Charlie Haeger and LHPs Shawn Estes and Stephen Randolph to Minor League camp.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Reassigned LHP Sam Narron to Minor League camp.
  New York Mets
Released LHP Tom Martin. Outrighted RHP Brandon Knight to Triple-A Buffalo.
  New York Yankees
Acquired C Chris Stewart from the Chicago White Sox for future considerations.
  Philadelphia Phillies
Optioned RHP Joe Bisenius to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
  San Francisco Giants
Reassigned RHPs Francis Beltran and Kevin Pucetas and C Jackson Williams to Minor League camp.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Recalled non-roster INF David Freese from Minor League camp. Optioned RHP Blake Hawksworth and INF Tyler Greene to Triple-A Memphis. Reassigned RHP Fernando Salas, C Bryan Anderson and OF Jon Jay to Minor League camp.
3/21/09 Arizona D-backs
Reassigned C John Hester and OFs Trent Oeltjen and Brandon Watson to Minor League camp.
  Baltimore Orioles
Optioned RHP Bradley Bergesen to Triple-A Norfolk. Reassigned RHP Andy Mitchell to Minor League camp.
  New York Yankees
Optioned RHP Anthony Claggett, RHP Phil Hughes and RHP Steven Jackson to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Optioned RHP Humberto Sanchez to Double-A Trenton. Re-assigned RHP Sergio Mitre and RHP Jason Johnson to Minor League camp.
  Seattle Mariners
Optioned LHP Jason Vargas to Triple-A Tacoma.
  Texas Rangers
Signed free agent LHP Jimmy Gobble, who had been with the Royals, to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.
  Washington Nationals
Signed free agent C Josh Bard, who had been with the Red Sox, to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.
3/20/09 Arizona D-backs
Released non-roster invitee RHP Jailen Peguero.
  Baltimore Orioles
Optioned LHP Wilfredo Perez and OF Nolan Reimold to Triple-A Norfolk. Reassigned 1B Brandon Snyder and SS Blake Davis to Minor League camp. Released non-roster invitees RHP Scott Chiasson and C Guillermo Quiroz.
  Cincinnati Reds
Optioned RHP Carlos Fisher and C Craig Tatum to Triple-A Louisville.
  Detroit Tigers
Optioned C Dusty Ryan to Triple-A Toledo. Optioned RHP Alfredo Figaro to Double-A Erie. Reassigned 2B Scott Sizemore to Minor League camp.
  Houston Astros
Signed free agent C Ivan Rodriguez to a one-year contract. Optioned SS Tommy Manzella and OF Brian Bogusevic to Triple-A Round Rock.
  Kansas City Royals
Optioned RHP Devon Lowery and 1B Kila Ka?aihue to Triple-A Omaha.
  Los Angeles Angels
Optioned OF Terry Evans, RHP Anthony Ortega and 3B Freddy Sandoval to Triple-A Salt Lake. Reassigned LHPs Barret Browning, Daniel Davidson and Alexander Torres and RHPs Francisco Rodriguez and Matt Wilhite to Minor League camp.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Optioned OF Jamie Hoffmann to Triple-A Albuquerque.
  Minnesota Twins
Optioned C Wilson Ramos to Double-A New Britain. Reassigned RHP Kevin Mulvey and LHP Mike Gosling to Minor League camp.
  New York Mets
Optioned LHP Jon Niese, RHP Connor Robertson and C Robinson Cancel to the Minor Leagues. Reassigned INF Ramon Martinez, RHPs Freddy Garcia, Kyle Snyder and Matt DeSalvo and LHPs Jon Switzer, Heriberto Rueles and Casey Fossum to Minor League camp.
  Seattle Mariners
Optioned RHP Gaby Hernandez, 1B Mike Carp and 1B Bryan LaHair to Triple-A Tacoma.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Reassigned RHP Rick Bauer to Minor League camp.
3/19/09 Arizona D-backs
Released RHP Jailen Peguero.
  Cleveland Indians
Reassigned 1Bs Jordan Brown, Beau Mills and Stephen Head, RHP Jack Cassel, SS Jesus Merchan and 3B Wes Hodges to Minor League camp. Optioned 2B Luis Valbuena, LHP Tony Sipp and RHPs John Meloan, Adam Miller and Juan Salas to Triple-A Columbus. Optioned RHP Hector Rondon and C Carlos Santana to Double-A Akron.
  Detroit Tigers
Sent LHP Macay McBride outright to Triple-A Toledo.
  Florida Marlins
Reassigned OF Scott Cousins, SS Manuel Mayorson, 1Bs John Lindsey and Logan Morrison, RHPs Brett Sinkbeil and Jason Standridge and LHPs Sean West and Willie Collazo to Minor League camp.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Invited RHP Josh Lindblom to Spring Training.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Reassigned C Jonathan Lucroy, 1B Scott Thorman and OF Lorenzo Cain to Minor League camp.
  Returned Rule 5 pick RHP Eduardo Morlan to the Tampa Bay Rays.
  New York Yankees
Reassigned OF Colin Curtis and C Austin Romine to Minor League camp.
  San Francisco Giants
Released RHP Keiichi Yabu.
  Seattle Mariners
Optioned OF Greg Halman to Double-A West Tenn.
  Tampa Bay Rays
The Milwaukee Brewers returned Rule 5 pick RHP Eduardo Morlan.
  Texas Rangers
Reassigned RHP Elizardo Ramirez, 1B Justin Smoak and LHP Joe Torres to Minor League camp. Optioned 3B German Duran and OFs Julio Borbon and Greg Golson to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Optioned RHP John Bannister to Double-A Frisco.
  Washington Nationals
Reassigned LHP Gustavo Chacin, 1B Brad Eldred, OF Ryan Langerhans and INF Pete Orr to Minor League camp. Optioned OF Roger Bernadina and C Luke Montz to Triple-A Syracuse.
3/18/09 Arizona D-backs
Reassigned RHP Seth Etherton to Minor League camp. Optioned LHP Jon Coutlangus and RHP Esmerling Vasquez to Triple-A Reno.
  Chicago Cubs
Reassigned RHPs Esmailin Caridad and Ken Kadokura to Minor League camp.
  Chicago White Sox
Optioned C Cole Armstrong, RHP Jon Link, RHP Kelvin Jimenez and 3B Dayan Viciedo to Triple-A Charlotte. Optioned INF Brandon Allen, RHP Jhonny Nunez and RHP Clevelan Santeliz to Double-A Birmingham. Reassigned RHP Ryan Braun, INF Javier Castillo, C Tyler Flowers, RHP Franklyn German, OF Michael Restovich and RHP John Van Benschoten to Minor League camp.
  Kansas City Royals
Released LHP Jimmy Gobble. Signed RHP Anthony Lerew to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Major League Spring Training.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Optioned 3B Tony Abreu, RHPs Jesus A. Castillo and Travis Schlichting, LHPs Victor Garate and Brent Leach and C Lucas May to Triple-A Albuquerque.
  New York Mets
Reassigned LHP Michael Antonini to Minor League camp.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Optioned LHPs Tom Gorzelanny and Dave Davidson and 3B Neil Walker to Triple-A Indianapolis. Optioned OF Jose Tabata to Double-A Altoona. Reassigned RHP Brian Slocum to Minor League camp.
  Seattle Mariners
Reassigned OF Freddy Guzman, RHPs Eric Hull, Denny Stark and Luis Munoz, OF Prentice Redman and LHP Chris Seddon to Minor League camp.
  Washington Nationals
Signed LHP Joe Beimel to a one-year contract. Released RHP Shawn Hill.
3/17/09 Boston Red Sox
RHP Wes Littleton was claimed off waivers by the Milwaukee Brewers. Optioned LHP Hunter Jones to Triple-A Pawtucket. Optioned C Mark Wagner to Double-A Portland. Optioned LHP Felix Doubront to Class A Salem. Reassigned OF Zach Daeges, OF Josh Reddick and INF to Minor League camp.
  Chicago Cubs
Optioned RHPs Mitch Atkins, Jeff Stevens and Justin Berg to Triple-A Iowa. Optioned RHP Marcos Mateo to Double-A Tennessee. Assigned C Welington Castillo, INFs Darwin Barney and Luis Rivas, and OFs Doug Deeds and Jason Dubois to Minor League camp.
  Cincinnati Reds
Reassigned 1B Kevin Barker, INF Luis Bolivar, C Chris Kroski, RHP Jordan Smith and LHPs Adam Pettyjohn and Ben Jukich to Minor League camp. Optioned LHP Matt Maloney and RHPs Robert Manuel and Sam LeCure to Triple-A Louisville. Optioned third baseman Juan Francisco to Double-A Carolina.
  Houston Astros
Optioned RHP Felipe Paulino to Triple-A Round Rock.
  Kansas City Royals
Optioned RHPs Henry Barrera and Julio Pimentel to Double-A Northwest Arkansas. Reassigned RHP Matt Wright to Minor League camp. Signed RHP Sidney Ponson to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Major League Spring Training.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Technically reassigned INF Ivan DeJesus, who suffered a broken leg in a "B" game and is expected to miss the rest of the season.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Claimed RHP Wes Littleton off waivers from the Boston Red Sox. Designated RHP Eduardo Morlan for assignment.
  Minnesota Twins
Reassigned RHP Rob Delaney, LHP Ben Julianel, C Danny Lehmann, OF Dustin Martin and 3B Danny Valencia to Minor League camp. Optioned RHPs Armando Gabino and Anthony Swarzak and INFs Steven Tolleson and INF Trevor Plouffe to Triple-A Rochester. Optioned 3B Deibinson Romero to Single-A Fort Myers.
  New York Mets
Released Rule 5 pick RHP Rocky Cherry after the Baltimore Orioles declined his return.
  Oakland Athletics
Released C Rob Bowen. Reassigned 1B Sean Doolittle to Minor League camp.
  San Diego Padres
Optioned LHP Wade LeBlanc, RHP Mike Ekstrom, RHP Cesar Carrillo and INF Travis Denker to Triple-A Portland. Optioned OF Luis Durango and RHP Jackson Quezada to Class A Lake Elsinore. Reassigned RHPs Chris Britton and Matt Buschmann, C Mitch Canham, 3B Peter Ciofrone and OF Cedric Hunter to Minor League camp.
  Seattle Mariners
Optioned RHPs Luis Pena and LHP Justin Thomas to Triple-A Tacoma. Optioned RHPs Stephen Kahn and Marwin Vega to Double-A West Tenn.
3/16/09 Arizona D-backs
Reassigned INF Rusty Ryal and LHP Daniel Schlereth to Minor League camp. Optioned RHP Cesar Valdez to Triple-A Reno. Optioned SS Pedro Ciriaco, LHP Clay Zavada and RHPs Jose Marte and Kyler Newby to Double-A Mobile. Optioned LHP Leyson Septimo to Single-A Visalia.
  Atlanta Braves
Reassigned Cs Phillip Britton and Mathew Kennelly and LHPs Francisley Bueno and Mariano Gomez to Minor League camp. Optioned RHPs Stephen Marek, James Parr, Todd Redmond and Luis Valdez to Triple-A Gwinnett.
  Colorado Rockies
Reassigned LHP Cedrick Bowers, RHPs Matt Daley and Brandon Hynick, C Michael McKenry and OF Matt Miller to Minor League camp. Optioned RHPs Samuel Deduno and Shane Lindsay to Double-A Tulsa. Optioned SS Hector Gomez to Single-A Modesto. Optioned RHPs Jason Hirsh, Ryan Mattheus, Steven Register and 2B Eric Young Jr. to Triple-A Colorado Springs.
  Detroit Tigers
Reassigned C Alex Avila and SS Cale Iorg to Minor League camp. Optioned INF Mike Hollimon, RHP Chris Lambert and OF Casper Wells to Triple-A Toledo. Optioned RHP Zach Simons to Double-A Erie.
  Florida Marlins
Returned Rule 5 pick LHP Zachary Kroenke to the NYY. Reassigned LHP Aaron Thompson to Minor League camp. Optioned RHP Christopher Leroux to Double-A Jacksonville. Optioned RHP Dallas Trahern to Triple-A New Orleans. Released RHP Harvey Garcia.
  Los Angeles Angels
Optioned RHP Rafael Rodriguez to Triple-A Salt Lake. Optioned first baseman Mark Trumbo to Double-A Arkansas.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Optioned LHPs R.J. Swindle and Chase Wright to Triple-A Nashville.
  New York Yankees
Optioned LHP Wilkin De La Rosa to Single-A Tampa. Optioned LHP Michael Dunn and RHP Eric Hacker to Double-A Trenton.
  Oakland Athletics
Reassigned RHP Kevin Cameron, 2B Joe Dillon and RHPs James Simmons and Jerome Williams to Minor League camp. Optioned 3B Jeff Baisley, INF Eric Patterson and RHP Ryan Webb to Triple-A Sacramento.
  Philadelphia Phillies
Optioned RHPs Andrew Carpenter and Scott Nestor and LHP Sergio Escalona to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Optioned C Joel Naughton to Double-A Reading. Optioned RHP Drew Naylor to Single-A Clearwater. Reassigned LHP Antonio Bastardo, 3B Mike Cervenak, Cs Tuffy Gosewisch and Paul Hoover, RHP Blaine Neal, 1B Andy Tracy and INFs J.J. Furmaniak and Jorge Velandia to Minor League camp.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Optioned 3B Pedro Alvarez and RHP Ronald Uviedo to Class A Lynchburg. Optioned RHP Jeff Sues and C Steve Lerud to Double-A Altoona. Optioned RHP Jimmy Barthmaier to Triple-A Indianapolis. Reassigned 2B Shelby Ford, RHP Daniel McCutchen and RHP Juan Mateo to Minor League camp.
  San Francisco Giants
Optioned LHP Jesse English, RHP Henry Sosa and IF Conor Gillaspie to Triple-A Fresno and reassigned C Eli Whiteside, IF Matt Downs and IF Jake Wald to Minor League camp.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Optioned RHPs Mitchell Boggs and Matthew Scherer and LHP Charlie Manning to Triple-A Memphis.
  Tampa Bay Rays
Optioned RHP Wade Davis, RHP Dale Thayer and RHP Mitch Talbot to Triple-A Durham. Reassigned LHP Carlos Hernandez, LHP Jake McGee, RHP Jason Childers, INF Chris Nowak, RHP Dewon Day, C Matt Spring, RHP Julio DePaula, RHP Winston Abreu and INF Tim Beckham to Minor League camp.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Returned C Brian Jeroloman and C J.P. Arencibia to Minor League camp. Optioned RHP Robert Ray, LHP Bill Murphy and LHP Davis Romero to Triple-A Las Vegas. Optioned RHP Matt Bush and RHP Luis Perez to Class A Dunedin.
  Washington Nationals
Reassigned INF Freddie Bynum to Minor League camp, 3B Joel Guzman, C Gustavo Molina, OF Jorge Padilla and RHP Josh Towers. Optioned RHPs Tyler Clippard and Marco Estrada and OFs Justin Maxwell and OF Leonard Davis to Triple-A Syracuse. Optioned RHP Luis Atilano and SS Ian Desmond to Double-A Harrisburg.
3/15/09 Atlanta Braves
Released RHP Phil Stockman.
  Baltimore Orioles
Optioned RHP David Hernandez to Triple-A Norfolk. Optioned RHP Jim Hoey and LHP Troy Patton to Double-A Bowie. Optioned LHP Brian Matusz and RHP Chorye Spoone to Single-A Frederick.
  Boston Red Sox
Reassigned RHP Adam Mills to Minor League camp.
  Cleveland Indians
Reassigned LHP Ryan Edell and RHP Tomo Ohka to Minor League camp. Optioned LHP Rich Rundles to Triple-A Columbus.
  Houston Astros
Optioned RHP Samuel Gervacio, LHPs Tyler Lumsden and Polin Trinidad, OF Yordany Ramirez and INF Drew Sutton to Triple-A Round Rock. Reassigned non-roster INF Mark Saccomanno to Minor League camp.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Sent RHP Justin Orenduff outright to Triple-A Albuquerque.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Optioned RHP Tim Dillard and RHP Nick Green to Triple-A Nashville. Optioned RHP Omar Aguilar and RHP Alex Periard to Double-A Huntsville. Optioned RHP Mark Rogers to Class A Brevard County. Optioned Cody Scarpetta to Class A Wisconsin.
  New York Yankees
Reassigned C Kyle Anson, RHP Mark Melancon, C Jesus Montero and 2B Kevin Russo to Minor League camp. Optioned RHP Christian Garcia to Double-A Trenton. Optioned RHP Ian Kennedy to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
  San Diego Padres
Signed RHP Duaner Sanchez to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.
  Seattle Mariners
Claimed RHP Jesus Delgado off waivers from the Marlins; placed LHP Ryan Feierabend on the 60-day disabled list.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Optioned 2B Jarrett Hoffpauir and Nick Stavinoha to Triple-A Memphis.
  Texas Rangers
Reassigned RHP Casey Daigle, C Manuel Pina and C Kevin Richardson to Minor League camp. Optioned RHP Thomas Diamond and LHP Kason Gabbard to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Optioned 2B Jose Vallejo, RHPs Guillermo Moscoso and Omar Poveda to Double-A Frisco. Invited C Emerson Frostad to Spring Training.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Returned LHP Brett Cecil, LHP Mike Maroth, LHP Ken Takahashi, OF/1B Adam Loewen and 1B Brian Dopirak to Minor League camp.
3/14/09 Baltimore Orioles
Assigned non-roster invitees RHP Jake Arrieta, INF Craig Brazell, RHP Fredy Deza, C Adam Donachie, RHP Ryan Keefer, C Jose Reyes and RHP Chris Tillman to Minor League camp.
  Kansas City Royals
Optioned RHP Carlos Rosa and INF Tug Hulett to Triple-A Omaha. Optioned SS Mario Lisson to Double-A Northwest Arkansas. Reassigned C John Suomi, OF Derrick Robinson and 3B Corey Smith to the Minor League camp.
  New York Mets
Claimed RHP Fernando Nieve off waivers from the Astros.
  San Diego Padres
Signed OF Chris Snelling to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.
3/13/09 Arizona D-backs
Reassigned RHPs Hector Ambriz, Tony Barnette, Brooks Brown and C Ed Easley to Minor League camp.
  Chicago Cubs
Signed INF Esteban German to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training. Reassigned C Steve Clevenger, RHP Brian Schlitter and LHPs J.R. Mathes and Matt Smith to Minor League camp. Optioned OF Richie Robnett to Triple-A Iowa.
  Florida Marlins
Released OF Jay Gibbons. Optioned Jai Miller to Triple-A New Orleans. Reassigned RHP Jose Ceda, 3B Matt Dominguez, Cs Miguel Fermin and Kyle Skipworth, OF Michael Stanton and RHP Mike Wood to Minor League camp.
  New York Mets
Reassigned LHP Valerio De Los Santos, OF Rob Mackowiak and C Josh Thole to Minor League camp. Optioned RHP Eddie Kunz to Triple-A Buffalo.
  Oakland Athletics
Optioned outfielder Javier Herrera to Triple-A Sacramento.
  Washington Nationals
Signed RHP Julian Tavarez to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.
3/12/09 Los Angeles Dodgers
Reassigned RHPs Travis Chick and Scott Strickland to Minor League camp.
  Philadelphia Phillies
Reassigned INF Ozzie Chavez, 3B Terry Tiffee, RHPs Yorman Bazardo and Justin Lehr and OFs Anthony Hewitt and to Minor League camp.
  San Diego Padres
Sent RHP Chad Reineke outright to Triple-A Portland.
  Seattle Mariners
Signed RHP Chad Cordero to a Minor League contract with an invite to Major League camp.
  Reassigned RHP Josh Fields, RHP Tracy Thorpe, C Israel Nunez, 2B Callix Crabbe and SS Oswaldo Navarro to Minor League camp.
3/11/09 Chicago White Sox
Reassigned INFs Brian Myrow and Sergio Santos and RHP Brad Salmon to Minor League camp. Optioned RHP Lucas Harrell to Double-A Birmingham.
  Detroit Tigers
Reassigned RHP Rudy Darrow, LHP Jon Kibler and C Jeff Kunkel to Minor League camp.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Returned RHP Bryan Bullington to Minor League camp. Outrighted OF Buck Coats and RHP T.J. Beam to Triple-A Las Vegas and returned them to Minor League camp.
  Washington Nationals
Signed RHP Kip Wells to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.
3/10/09 Atlanta Braves
Reassigned RHP Rafael Cruz, RHP Emiliano Fruto and LHP Juan Perez to Minor League camp.
  Boston Red Sox
Reassigned C Carlos Maldonado, LHP Kris Johnson, LHP Dustin Richardson and RHP Charlie Zink to Minor League camp. Optioned INF Argenis Diaz to Double-A Portland. Agreed to terms with RHP Michael Bowden, RHP Clay Buchholz, RHP Manny Delcarmen, LHP Felix Doubront, RHP Miguel Gonzalez, RHP Devern Hansack, LHP Hunter Jones, LHP Jon Lester, RHP Wes Littleton, RHP Justin Masterson, RHP Ramon Ramirez, C Dusty Brown, C George Kottaras, C Mark Wagner, INF Chris Carter, INF Argenis Diaz, INF Jed Lowrie, OF Jacoby Ellsbury and OF Jonathan Van Every on one-year contracts.
  Cincinnati Reds
Reassigned C Humberto Cota, C Chris Denove, SS Todd Frazier, C Devin Mesoraco, OF Drew Stubbs and SS Chris Valaika. Optioned Yonder Alonso to Double-A Carolina.
  Houston Astros
Reassigned C Jason Castro, C Brian Esposito and RHP Sergio Perez to Minor League camp. Optioned RHP Brad James to Triple-A Round Rock.
  New York Mets
Released RHP Duaner Sanchez.
  Tampa Bay Rays
Reassigned C Craig Albernaz, C Nevin Ashley, RHP Neal Frontz, RHP Calvin Medlock and RHP Chad Orvella to Minor League camp. Optioned LHP James Houser to Triple-A Durham.
  Washington Nationals
Reassigned RHP Bobby Brownlie, C Javi Herrera, OF Destin Hood, LHP Justin Jones, RHP Preston Larrison, RHP J.D. Martin and Matthew Whitney to Minor League camp. Optioned LHP Ross Detwiler to Double-A Harrisburg. Optioned LHP Michael O'Connor to Triple-A Syracuse.
3/9/09 Colorado Rockies
Reassigned OF Chris Frey, 2B Luis Gonzalez and C Wilin Rosario to Minor League camp. Optioned RHP Esmil Rogers to Double-A Tulsa.
  Kansas City Royals
Released INF Esteban German, who cleared waivers.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Reassigned RHP Joe Bateman to Minor League camp.
  New York Yankees
Reassigned RHP J.B. Cox, RHP George Kontos and RHP Kanekoa Texeira to Minor League camp. Optioned RHP Andrew Brackman to Single-A Charleston.
  Oakland Athletics
Reassigned 1B Tagg Bozied, INF Adrian Cardenas, 1B Chris Carter, 2B Yung Chi Chen, C Josh Donaldson, RHP Brett Hunter, RHP Jared Lansford, RHP Arnold Leon, RHP Tyson Ross and 2B Jemile Weeks to Minor League camp.
  Pittsburgh Pirates
Reassigned LHP Daniel Haigwood, INF Pedro Lopez and C Miguel Perez to Minor League camp. Optioned RHP Romulo Sanchez to Triple-A Indianapolis.
  San Francisco Giants
Reassigned RHPs Ramon Ortiz and Ronald Ray, C Todd Jennings and IF Josh Phelps to Minor League camp. Optioned LHP Pat Misch to Triple-A Fresno.
3/8/09 Kansas City Royals
Reassigned non-roster RHP Franquelis Osoria to Minor League camp.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Reassigned LHP Carmen Cali and RHP Edgar Martinez to Minor League camp.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Released RHP Eric Gagne from his Minor League contract.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Reassigned C Tony Cruz, C Luis De La Cruz, 3B David Freese, LHP Brad Furnish, RHP Shaun Garceau, RHP Tyler Herron, C Steven Hill, C Justin Knoedler, LHP Kat Maekawa, LHP Ian Ostlund, RHP Francisco Samuel and 3B Brett Wallace to Minor League camp.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Reassigned RHP Marty McLeary to Minor League camp.
3/7/09 Kansas City Royals
Reassigned non-roster RHP Dan Cortes to Minor League camp.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Reassigned RHP Ronald Belisario, RHP Yhency Brazoban, SS Ivan De Jesus and LHP Jacobo Meque to Minor League camp.
  San Diego Padres
Reassigned RHP Gabe DeHoyos, RHP Will Inman, RHP Mat Latos, RHP Oneli Perez and LHP Nick Schmidt to Minor League camp. Optioned RHP Ernesto Frieri to Double-A San Antonio.
  Toronto Blue Jays
Returned LHP Fabio Castro, 1B David Cooper, INF Brandon Fahey, OF Wayne Lydon, C Kyle Phillips and LHP Reid Santos to Minor League camp.
3/6/09 Chicago Cubs
Reassigned LHP Edward Campusano, RHP Andrew Cashner and RHP Rocky Roquet to Minor League camp.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Optioned LHP Greg Miller to Triple-A Albuquerque. Designated RHP Justin Orenduff for assignment.
  Oakland Athletics
Signed SS Orlando Cabrera and INF Nomar Garciaparra to one-year contracts.
3/5/09 Houston Astros
Signed LHP Neal Musser to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.
  Oakland Athletics
Sent INF Yung Chi Chen outright to Triple-A Sacramento.
  Philadelphia Phillies
Signed RHP Rodrigo Lopez to Minor League contract.
  San Francisco Giants
Released OF Dave Roberts and optioned RHPs Kelvin Pichardo and Keiichi Yabu to Triple-A Fresno.
  St. Louis Cardinals
Signed LHP Dennys Reyes to a two-year contract.
3/4/09 Atlanta Braves
Sent RHP Anthony Lerew outright to Triple-A Gwinnett.
  Los Angeles Dodgers
Re-signed OF Manny Ramirez to a two-year contract.
  Milwaukee Brewers
Invited OF Lorenzo Cain to spring training.
3/2/09 Toronto Blue Jays
Sent RHP Bryan Bullington and LHP Fabio Castro outright to Triple-A Las Vegas.
3/1/09 Baltimore Orioles
Signed RHP Adam Eaton to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.
  Kansas City Royals
Signed LHP Bruce Chen to a Minor League contract.