Minor MLB Transactions: 10/30/20
By Anthony Franco | October 30, 2020 at 9:49pm CDTRounding up some minor strikes across the sport:
Royals left-hander Mike Montgomery and right-hander Kevin McCarthy cleared outright waivers and have elected free company, stories Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com (Twitter hyperlink). Montgomery, 31, was restricted to five.1 innings in 2020 on account of a lat harm, derailing his likelihood of cementing himself within the Kansas Metropolis rotation. McCarthy was an oft-used bullpen piece in 2019 however solely bought into 5 video games final season. Moreover, Kansas Metropolis claimed righty Carlos Sanabria off waivers from the Astros, per Flanagan (Twitter hyperlink). The 23-year-old reliever carried out effectively within the excessive minors in 2019 and made his MLB debut on this yr.
The Twins claimed right-hander Ian Gibaut off waivers from the Rangers, per an announcement from Texas. The 26-year-old pitched to only a 6.57 ERA in 12.1 innings this yr however was as soon as a well-regarded reduction prospect. He comes with one possibility yr remaining. Fellow Texas righty Luke Farrell cleared outright waivers.
The Twins additionally claimed left-hander Brandon Waddell off waivers from the Pirates, per Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com (Twitter hyperlink). Moreover, Pirates’ catchers John Ryan Murphy and Luke Maile, utilityman Kevin Kramer, right-hander Yacksel Rios and outfielder Jason Martin all cleared outright waivers, per an announcement from Pittsburgh.
The Mets claimed right-hander Nick Tropeano off waivers from the Pirates, per an announcement from Pittsburgh. The 30-year-old pitched in seven video games with a 1.15 ERA for the Pirates in 2020. He’s projected for a wage slightly below $1MM in arbitration.
The Nationals introduced they’ve chosen the contract of right-hander Steven Fuentes. The 23-year-old pitched to a 2.69 ERA/2.24 FIP in 63.2 Double-A innings in 2019 and would’ve been eligible for the Rule 5 draft this winter. Baseball America ranks Fuentes the #27 prospect within the Washington system.
The Cubs introduced that they’ve claimed infielder Max Schrock through waivers from the rival Cardinals. Chicago additionally outrighted lefty Rex Brothers to Triple-A Iowa. Schrock picked up simply 17 plate appearances for St. Louis in 2020 and picked up three hits (two singles and a homer). Brothers, 32, threw solely 3.1 innings with the Cubs and allowed three earned runs.
Talking of the Cardinals, they introduced outright assignments for righty Nabil Crismatt and lefty Ricardo Sanchez. Crismatt was profitable for the Cardinals in 2020, notching 8.1 frames of three-run ball with eight strikeouts and one stroll. Sanchez had some issue throughout 5.1 innings, although, as he gave up 4 earned runs and issued 5 walks.
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