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Re: Ex-Astros News 2016-2017
« Reply #20 on: December 07, 2016, 04:49:18 pm »
After electing FA after the Angels DFA'd him, Brett Oberholtzer signs minor league deal with Blue Jays w/spring training invite.

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Re: Ex-Astros News 2016-2017
« Reply #21 on: December 09, 2016, 10:41:30 am »
ICYMI, Dexter Fowler signed a 5 yr/$82.5MM deal with StL that has a full no-trade clause.

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« Reply #22 on: December 12, 2016, 05:48:12 pm »
Jordan Schafer, who converted to pitcher last year at AA Tulsa (Dodgers), signs minor league deal with the Cardinals. He'll go to big league camp in the spring as both an OF and LHP.

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Re: Ex-Astros News 2016-2017
« Reply #23 on: December 13, 2016, 01:45:38 pm »
Matt Dominguez signed a minor-league deal w/ spring invite with the Sawx.

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Re: Ex-Astros News 2016-2017
« Reply #24 on: December 14, 2016, 01:14:44 pm »
Wojo resigns with Arizona
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« Reply #25 on: December 14, 2016, 02:11:44 pm »
Wojo resigns with Arizona

From the same BA transactions page:

Rhiner Cruz signs minor league deal with the Braves. The former Rule 5 pick spent all of 2012 and part of 2013 with the Astros and has since pitched in NPB and the Mexican League.

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Re: Ex-Astros News 2016-2017
« Reply #26 on: December 14, 2016, 02:24:06 pm »
Matt Dominguez signed a minor-league deal w/ spring invite with the Sawx.
I guess he's there to give some form of competition to the newly-slimmed-down Kung Fu Panda.
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« Reply #27 on: December 14, 2016, 09:48:53 pm »
I guess he's there to give some form of competition to the newly-slimmed-down Kung Fu Panda.

That's going to be an interesting story. Boston seems to be putting a lot of stock in the Panda's return to usefulness. I guess Holt is probably the back-up plan if Panda is really finished.
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Re: Ex-Astros News 2016-2017
« Reply #28 on: December 16, 2016, 10:20:00 pm »
Released by the Rockies back in September, Brandon Barnes has signed a minor league deal w/ST invite with the Marlins.

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Re: Ex-Astros News 2016-2017
« Reply #29 on: December 17, 2016, 12:35:28 pm »
J.B. Shuck with the minor league deal/ST invite with the Twins after being released by the White Sox earlier.

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Re: Ex-Astros News 2016-2017
« Reply #30 on: December 21, 2016, 07:35:55 pm »
Jeff Sullivan of FG makes the case for a potential breakout season for Domingo Santana in 2017 (assuming he stays healthy).

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Re: Ex-Astros News 2016-2017
« Reply #31 on: December 24, 2016, 06:42:14 pm »
Brett Wallace elected free agency after being outrighted by the Padres.

Ended up re-signing with SD on a minor league deal.

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« Reply #32 on: December 24, 2016, 08:50:00 pm »
Reliever Fernando Rodriguez, non-tendered earlier by the A's, signs minor league deal with the Cubs.

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Re: Ex-Astros News 2016-2017
« Reply #33 on: January 05, 2017, 03:20:53 am »
A league made to order for AAAA guys: a season removed from being named PCL MVP, Matt Duffy has apparently signed to play for the Chiba Lotte Marines of the NPB.

If this Japanese media report announcing his signing for $1.2MM is correct, then Duffy will be joined on the Marines this season by Jimmy Paredes who had been a free agent.

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Re: Ex-Astros News 2016-2017
« Reply #34 on: January 05, 2017, 11:37:36 am »
Anyone spot Billy Spiers on the Clemson sideline this season?

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Re: Ex-Astros News 2016-2017
« Reply #35 on: January 05, 2017, 01:31:18 pm »
Does he serve as a tackling dummy?

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Re: Ex-Astros News 2016-2017
« Reply #36 on: January 06, 2017, 12:57:46 pm »
Brian Bogusevic returns to the US, signs minor league deal with Boston after an unsuccessful stint with the Orix Buffaloes in 2016 in which he hit just .187/.280/.322 in 60 games.

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Re: Ex-Astros News 2016-2017
« Reply #37 on: January 07, 2017, 09:48:54 am »
Brian Bogusevic returns to the US, signs minor league deal with Boston after an unsuccessful stint with the Orix Buffaloes in 2016 in which he hit just .187/.280/.322 in 60 games.
I'm a little surprised he hasn't turned back to pitching. He's a lefty, after all.
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Re: Ex-Astros News 2016-2017
« Reply #38 on: January 07, 2017, 03:20:08 pm »
Carlos Corporan, who spent last year at AAA Durham (Rays) and New Orleans (Marlins), joins his 8th ML organization after signing a minor league contract with the Cubs.

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Re: Ex-Astros News 2016-2017
« Reply #39 on: January 09, 2017, 06:37:24 pm »
Colby Rasmus signs 1-year/$5MM (+incentives) deal with Rays.
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