40-man Roster Moves Roundup

Wednesday was a busy day across the Major Leagues, ahead of the midnight E.T. deadline for adding players to 40-man rosters in order to protect them from the upcoming Rule 5 Draft.

Players first signed at age 18 must be added to 40-man rosters within five seasons or they become eligible to be drafted by other organizations through the Rule 5 process. Players signed at 19 years or older have to be protected within four seasons. Clubs pay $50,000 to select a player in the Major League phase of the Rule 5 Draft, slated to take place on Thursday, Dec. 12. If that player doesn’t stay on the 25-man roster for the full season, he must be offered back to his former team for $25,000.

In other words, an international player or high school draftee signed in 2009, assuming they were 18 or under as of June 5 of that year, must be protected. A college player taken in the 2010 Draft is in the same boat.

Here is a look at the moves each team made, with the current size of the team’s 40-man roster indicated in parentheses, as well as a link to our story on those transactions.

Angels: Added OF Randal Grichuk (40). More info here.

Astros: Claimed INF Ryan Jackson off waivers from the Cardinals. Removed INF Jake Elmore, OF J.D. Martinez, RHP John Ely (34). More info here.

Athletics: Added RHP Raul Alcantara (39). More info here.

Blue Jays: Added RHP Deck McGuire and OF Kenny Wilson (39). More info here.

Braves: Added LHP Carlos Perez, RHP Luis Vasquez and INF Elmer Reyes (40). More info here.

Brewers: Added 1B Hunter Morris, 1B/OF Jason Rogers, RHP Brooks Hall and RHP Kevin Shackelford (40). More info here.

Cardinals: Added OFs Oscar Taveras and Mike O’Neill and INF Greg Garcia. Removed LHP John Gast, INF/OF Jermaine Curtis and INF Ryan Jackson (36). More info here.

Cubs:  Added INF Arismendy Alcantara and RHP Dallas Beeler (39). More info here.

D-backs: Added OF Ender Inciarte and RHP Bo Schultz. Designated LHP Tony Sipp for assignment (40). More info here.

Dodgers: Added RHPs Pedro Baez, Yimi Garcia and Jarret Martin (34). More info here.

Giants: Added OF Gary Brown, RHPs Kendry Flores and Hunter Strickland, and 3B Adam Duvall. Designated RHP Guillermo Moscoso for assignment. More info here.

Indians: Added 1B Jesus Aguilar, OF Carlos Moncrief, INF Erik Gonzalez and RHPs Austin Adams and Bryan Price. Designated INF Cord Phelps for assignment (40). More info here.

Mariners: Added RHP Logan Bawcom, IB/DH Ji-Man Choi and OFs James Jones and Stefen Romero (38). More info here.

Marlins: Added RHPs Michael Brady, Jose Urena and Angel Sanchez, LHP Grant Dayton, C J.T. Realmuto and OF Brent Keys (39). More info here.

Mets: Added LHP Steven Matz and RHPs Jeff Walters, Jacob deGrom and Erik Goeddel (40). More info here.

Nationals: Added LHP Sammy Solis, OF Michael Taylor, RHP Aaron Barrett. Designated LHP Fernando Abad and LHP Tyler Robertson for assignment (40). More info here.

Orioles: Added C Michael Ohlman, LHP Tim Berry and RHP Eddie Gamboa (36). More info here.

Padres: Added RHPs Donn Roach and Keyvius Sampson, and LHP Juan Oramas. Designated RHPs Brad Brach and Miles Mikolas, LHP Jose De Paula and OF Jaff Decker for assignment (40). More info here.

Phillies: Added OFs Aaron Altherr and Kelly Dugan, C Tommy Joseph and LHP Rob Rasmussen (37). More info here.

Pirates: Added OF Gregory Polanco, SS Alen Hanson, LHP Joely Rodriguez and RHP Casey Sadler (40). More info here.

Rangers: Claimed RHP Shawn Tolleson off waivers from the Dodgers. Added INF Luis Sardinas and RHPs Ben Rowen and Lisalverto Bonilla. Removed Edwar Cabrera (38). More info here.

Rays: Added RHP Kirby Yates and Jesse Hahn, INF Vince Belnome and LHP C.J. Riefenhauser (37). More info here.

Reds: Added C Tucker Barnhart, OFs Juan Duran and Ryan LaMarre and RHP Chad Rogers (40). More info here.

Red Sox: Added OF Bryce Brentz, 3B Garin Cecchini and RHP Anthony Ranaudo (39). More info here.

Rockies: Added LHPs Jayson Acquino, Tyler Matzek and Kraig Sitton, RHP Raul Fernandez, INF Rosell Herrera, and OFs Kent Matthes and Kyle Parker (39). More info here.

Royals: Added INFs Christian Colon and Cheslor Cuthbert, OF Lane Adams and RHP Michael Mariot. Removed RHP Felipe Paulino, LHP Noel Arguelles and INF Irving Falu (40). More info here.

Tigers: Added 1B Jordan Lennerton, LHP Kyle Lobstein, RHPs Justin Miller and Jose Valdez, SS Eugenio Suarez and OFs Daniel Fields and Steven Moya (39). More info here.

Twins: Added 1B/OF Max Kepler, INF Jorge Polanco, 1B Kennys Vargas and LHP Logan Darnell. Removed RHP B.J. Hermsen (39). More info here.

White Sox: Added INF Carlos Sanchez and OF Trayce Thompson. Claimed INF Jake Elmore off waivers from the Astros (39). More info here.

Yankees: Acquired INF Dean Anna from the Padres in exchange for RHP Ben Paullus. Added RHPs Jorge Campos, Bryan Mitchell and Shane Greene, C Gary Sanchez and OF Slade Heathcott. Removed INF Corban Joseph (39). More info here.

– Andrew Simon

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