Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Transactions Report - 2/10/09

Baltimore Orioles: Signed Ty Wigginton to a two-year contract. Two years for $6 million total. Nice price for a multi-position player who had 23 homers in 380 ABs last year, to go with .285/.350/.526. Expected to get some starts at first and back up at third and in the outfield.

Houston Astros: Agreed to terms with outfielder Michael Bourn and pitchers Sammy Gervacio, Polin Trinidad and Wesley Wright on one-year contracts.

San Francisco Giants: Signed pitcher Ramon Ortiz to a minor-league contract. I love minor-league contracts. They are the ultimate in hope-springs-eternal baseball optimism. And it takes a lot of optimism to sign Ramon Ortiz.

Texas Rangers: Signed outfielder Andruw Jones and pitcher Brendan Donnelly to minor league contracts. If this last chance for Jones turns out to really be his last chance in baseball, he can always turn to the professional eating circuit.

Toronto Blue Jays: Acquired pitcher Matt Bush from the San Diego Padres for a player to be named or cash considerations.

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