SF Giants Prospects

National League West Transactions – Movers & Shakers

By Denise Walos

It’s the end of Spring training and time to report on the National League West injuries, minor league demotions, singings and releases.

Mar 17, 2014; Tempe, AZ, USA; San Francisco Giants second baseman

Marco Scutaro

(19) looks on against the Los Angeles Angels at Tempe Diablo Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Below is the list starting with our own San Francisco Giants.

San Francisco Giants Transactions

Notable Injuries: Marco Scutaro (back injury), Jeremy Affeldt (knee strain)

Sent down to minor leagues: Roger Kieschnick (OF), Nick Noonan (2B), Edwin Escobar (SP), Heath Hembree (RP), Jake Dunning (RP), George Kontos (RP), Eric Cordier (RP), Mike Kickham (RP), Kendry Flores (RP), Hunter Strickland (SP), Gary Brown (OF), Adam Duvall (3B), Angel Villalona (1B).

Signed: Darren Ford (OF)

Released: Kameron Loe (RP), Tony Abreu (2B), Casey Weathers (RP).

Los Angeles Dodgers Transactions

Notable Injuries: Clayton Kershaw (SP) back muscle inflammation, Matt Kemp (OF) recovering from ankle surgery, Chad Billingsley (SP) recovering from Tommy JohnJosh Beckett (SP) right thumb sprain, Onelki Garcia (LHP) recovering from left elbow surgery, Scott Elbert (RHP) recovering from Tommy John.

Signed: none.

Released: Seth Rosin (claimed by Texas Rangers), Javy Guerra (claimed by White Sox).

Arizona Diamondbacks Transactions:

Notable Injuries: Patrick Corbin, Bronson ArroyoMatt Reynolds recovering from Tommy John surgery, Cody Ross (LF) recovering from right hip fracture.

Signed:  Oliver Perez (LHP), Armando Reyes (LHP).

Released: Sean Mahley (LHP), Eric Perrault (LHP), Matt Tuiasosopo (LF) claimed by Blue Jays.

San Diego Padres Transactions:

Notable Injuries: Cory Luebke (LHP) recovering from Tommy John, Josh Johnson  (P) right forearm strain, Kelly Casey (P) recovering from Tommy John, Cameron Maybin (CF) ruptured left biceps tendon, Joseph Wieland (P) recovering from right elbow surgery,

Signed/Claimed: Alex Castellanos off waivers from Rangers, Victor Romero (C), John Nester (C), Jeff Francoeur (OF)

Released: Zach Braddock (LHP), Brandon Wood (SS), Patrick Schuster (Royals claimed off waivers)

Colorado Rockies Transactions:

Notable Injuries: Jhoulys Chacin  right shoulder strain, Boone Logan (P) left elbow surgery.

Signed: Brandon Erbe (RHP), Victor Monteagudo (C), Raul Hernandez (RHP).

Released: Kent Matthes (claimed off waivers by A’s), Bobby Cassevah (RHP).