October Moves

There were a boatload of minor league signings and small procedural moves in October.  Other than making a single entry for all of them, I’m gonna list them together here, and date them.  Figure that’s a better move than creating individual entries for each.

  • P Matt West activated from 60 day DL (Oct 9)
  • OF Jeff Baker designated for assignment (Oct 9) – elected free agency (Oct 14)
  • P Edward Cabrera claimed off waivers from Colorado Rockies (Oct 16)
  • P Kyle Lotzkar signed to minor league contract (Oct 19)
  • P Aaron Poreda signed to minor league contract w/invite to spring (Oct 23)
  • P Eddy Morrobel signed to minor league contract (Oct 26)
  • OF Cristian Encarnacion signed to minor league contract (Oct 29)
  • P Colby Lewis activated from 60 day DL (Oct 31)
  • DH Lance Berkman elected free agency (Oct 31)

NOTES: Most of these are minor league signings, the bulk of which I wonder if I’ll ever write their names on this site again.  Jeff Baker’s DFA was a bit of a surprise, he was a decent off the bench cog, I thought.

Lance Berkman’s taking free agency is no big surprise here.   The bigger surprise will be if he does NOT retire after this move.  I don’t dislike the guy, but he didn’t really do much here save for the earliest part of the 2013 season.

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