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This is a list of transactions that occurred in the 2016 MLB season.

RetirementsEdit

Date Name Team(s) played (years) Age Notes Ref.
November 5 Torii Hunter (Center fielder/Right fielder) Minnesota Twins (1997-2007, 2015)
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2008-2012)
Detroit Tigers (2013-2014)
40 [1]
November 28 Mike Hessman (First baseman/Third baseman) Atlanta Braves (2003-2004)
Detroit Tigers (2007-2008)
New York Mets (2010)
37 Played for the Mud Hens throughout his career [2]
December 12 Michael Cuddyer (Right fielder) Minnesota Twins (2001-2011)
Colorado Rockies (2012-2014)
New York Mets (2015)
36 [3]
December 21 Freddy Sanchez (Second baseman) Boston Red Sox (2002-2003)
Pittsburgh Pirates (2004-2009)
San Francisco Giants (2009-2011)
38 Retired due to his back and shoulder injuries [4]
February 7 Freddy García (Pitcher) Seattle Mariners (1999-2004)
Chicago White Sox (2004-2006, 2009-2010)
Philadelphia Phillies (2007)
Detroit Tigers (2008)
New York Yankees (2011-2012)
Baltimore Orioles (2013)
Atlanta Braves (2014)
39 [5]
February 26 Rafael Betancourt (Relief pitcher) Boston Red Sox (2001)
Cleveland Indians (2003-2009)
Colorado Rockies (2009-2013, 2015)
40 Played in Japan in 2000 [6]
March 4 Maicer Izturis (Infielder) Montreal Expos (2004)
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2005-2012)
Toronto Blue Jays (2013-2014)
35 Retired due to injuries [7]
March 9 Skip Schumaker (Outfielder/Second baseman) St. Louis Cardinals (2005-2012)
Los Angeles Dodgers (2013)
Cincinnati Reds (2014-2015)
San Diego Padres (2016)
36 [8]
March 10 Randy Wolf (Pitcher) Philadelphia Phillies (1999-2006)
Los Angeles Dodgers (2007, 2009)
San Diego Padres (2008)
Houston Astros (2008)
Milwaukee Brewers (2010-2012)
Baltimore Orioles (2012)
Miami Marlins (2014)
Detroit Tigers (2015)
39 [9]
March 11 Willie Bloomquist (Utiltiy player) Seattle Mariners (2002-2008, 2014-2015)
Kansas City Royals (2009-2010)
Cincinnati Reds (2010)
Arizona Diamondbacks (2011-2013)
38 [10]
March 15 Adam LaRoche (First baseman/Designated hitter) Atlanta Braves (2004-2006, 2009)
Pittsburgh Pirates (2007-2009)
Boston Red Sox (2009)
Arizona Diamondbacks (2010)
Washington Nationals (2011-2014)
Chicago White Sox (2015)
36 [11]
March 18 Brad Penny (Pitcher) Florida / Miami Marlins (2000-2004, 2014)
Los Angeles Dodgers (2004-2008)
Boston Red Sox (2009)
San Francisco Giants (2009, 2012)
St. Louis Cardinals (2010)
Detroit Tigers (2011)
37 Played in the NPB in 2012 [12]
March 18 Rob Rasmussen (Pitcher) Toronto Blue Jays (2014-2015)
Seattle Mariners (2015)
26 [13]
March 20 Rafael Soriano (Relief pitcher) Seattle Mariners (2002-2006)
Atlanta Braves (2007-2009)
Tampa Bay Rays (2010)
New York Yankees (2011-2012)
Washington Nationals (2013-2014)
Chicago Cubs (2015)
36 [14]
March 21 Chone Figgins (Third baseman/Outfielder/Second baseman) Anaheim Angels / Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2002-2009)
Seattle Mariners (2010-2012)
Los Angeles Dodgers (2014)
38 [15]
March 28 Jamey Wright (Relieft pitcher) Colorado Rockies (1996-1999, 2004-2005)
Milwaukee Brewers (2000-2002)
St. Louis Cardinals (2002)
Kansas City Royals (2003, 2009)
San Francisco Giants (2006)
Texas Rangers (2007-2008)
Cleveland Indians (2010)
Seattle Mariners (2010-2011)
Tampa Bay Rays (2013)
Los Angeles Dodgers (2012, 2014, 2016)
41 [16]
March 29 Philip Humber (Pitcher) New York Mets (2006-2007)
Minnesota Twins (2008-2009)
Kansas City Royals (2010)
Chicago White Sox (2011-2012)
Houston Astros (2013)
San Diego Padres (2016)
33 Signed by OAK in 2013, then assigned to PCL; played in Japan [17]
April 25 David Murphy (Outfielder) Boston Red Sox (2006-2007)
Texas Rangers (2007-2013)
Cleveland Indians (2014-2015)
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2015)
34 [18]

TradesEdit

November
November 10 To Arizona Diamondbacks
To Minnesota Twins
November 11 To San Diego Padres
To New York Yankees
To New York Yankees
To Minnesota Twins
November 12 To Seattle Mariners
To San Diego Padres
To Atlanta Braves
To Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
November 13 To San Diego Padres
To Boston Red Sox
November 14 To Arizona Diamondbacks
To Philadelphia Phillies
November 16 To Seattle Mariners
To Texas Rangers
November 18 To Detroit Tigers
To Milwaukee Brewers
November 19 To Houston Astros
To Milwaukee Brewers
November 20 To Toronto Blue Jays
To Oakland Athletics
To Milwaukee Brewers
To Seattle Mariners
To Detroit Tigers
To Atlanta Braves
To Chicago Cubs
To Texas Rangers
November 24 To Chicago White Sox
To Colorado Rockies
November 25 To Tampa Bay Rays
  • Cash
To Cleveland Indians
To Houston Astros
To Oakland Athletics
To Houston Astros
  • Cash
To Baltimore Orioles
To Chicago Cubs
To Colorado Rockies
To Arizona Diamondbacks
  • Cash
To Pittsburgh Pirates
December 2 To Oakland Athletics
To San Diego Padres
To Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
  • Cash considerations
To Cleveland Indians
To Kansas City Royals
To St. Louis Cardinals
To Kansas City Royals
  • Cash considerations
To Baltimore Orioles
To Baltimore Orioles
To Seattle Mariners
December 4 To Seattle Mariners
To Atlanta Braves
December 7 To Boston Red Sox
To Seattle Mariners
December 8 To St. Louis Cardinals
To San Diego Padres
To New York Yankees
To Chicago Cubs

December 9

To Seattle Mariners
To Milwaukee Brewers
To New York Yankees
To Detroit Tigers
To New York Mets
To Pittsburgh Pirates
To Chicago White Sox
To Oakland Athletics
To Arizona Diamondbacks
To Atlanta Braves
December 10 To Washington Nationals
To Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
To San Diego Padres
To Atlanta Braves
To Texas Rangers
To Chicago White Sox
To Colorado Rockies
  • player to be named later
  • Cash considerations
To San Diego Padres
To Boston Red Sox
  • Cash considerations
To Milwaukee Brewers
December 12 To Philadelphia Phillies
To Pittsburgh Pirates
To Houston Astros
To Philadelphia Phillies
December 16 Three-team trade
To Cincinnati Reds
To Chicago White Sox
To Los Angeles Dodgers
December 17 To Seattle Mariners
To Milwaukee Brewers
December 18 To Seattle Mariners
  • player to be named later or cash
To Los Angeles Dodgers
To Cleveland Indians
To Philadelphia Phillies
  • Cash
December 21 To Pittsburgh Pirates
To Detroit Tigers
  • Cash considerations
December 28 To Cincinnati Reds
To New York Yankees
January 5 To Toronto Blue Jays
To Oakland Athletics
  • cash or a player to be named later
January 8 To New York Yankees
To Cleveland Indians
  • Cash
To Washington Nationals
To Toronto Blue Jays
January 12 To Los Angeles Dodgers
To New York Yankees
To Los Angeles Dodgers
To Seattle Mariners
January 13 To San Francisco Giants
  • PTBNL or cash
To Arizona Diamondbacks
January 26 To Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
  • Cash
To Baltimore Orioles
January 27 To Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
To Detroit Tigers
January 28 To San Diego Padres
To Milwaukee Brewers
To Colorado Rockies
To Tampa Bay Rays
January 30 To Arizona Diamondbacks
To Milwaukee Brewers
February 2 To Toronto Blue Jays
To New York Mets
  • PTBNL or cash
February 3 To Philadelphia Phillies
To Pittsburgh Pirates
February 4 To San Diego Padres
To Baltimore Orioles
February 12 To Oakland Athletics
To Milwaukee Brewers
February 12 To Oakland Athletics
To Chicago Cubs
March 27 To Atlanta Braves
To Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Cash considerations
March 28 To San Diego Padres
To Houston Astros
March 29 To Texas Rangers
To Detroit Tigers
To Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
To Baltimore Orioles
March 28 To San Diego Padres
  • PTBNL
To Seattle Mariners
April 2 To New York Yankees
  • Cash
To Tampa Bay Rays
April 6 To Texas Rangers
  • Cash
To Milwaukee Brewers
April 7 To St. Louis Cardinals
  • Cash
To Baltimore Orioles
April 10 To Los Angeles Dodgers
To Cleveland Indians
  • Cash considerations
April 11 To Chicago Cubs
To Cleveland Indians
  • Cash


ReleasesEdit

Player Date waived Former team

SigningsEdit

Player Date signed New team Former team Ref

ReferencesEdit

  1. Torii Hunter retiring after his one-year encore with Twins. StarTribune.com (October 27, 2015).
  2. Minor League home run king Hessman retires. MLB.com (November 28, 2015).
  3. Cuddyer calling it quits midway through contract. StarTribune.com (December 12, 2015).
  4. Freddy Sanchez, former NL batting champion, officially retires. ESPN.com (December 21, 2015).
  5. Garcia to bid farewell in Caribbean finale. MLB.com (February 7, 2016).
  6. Former Colorado Rockies reliever Rafael Betancourt announces retirement from baseball. ESPN.com (February 26, 2016).
  7. Izturis calls it a career at Blue Jays camp. StarTribune.com (March 4, 2016).
  8. Padres' Skip Schumaker: Announces retirement. CBSSports.com (March 9, 2016).
  9. Jamey Wright retires from baseball. MLBTradeRumors.com (March 10, 2016).
  10. Watch Willie Bloomquist announce his retirement in style. Yahoo.com (March 12, 2016).
  11. Adam LaRoche retired over White Sox's request to limit son in clubhouse. ESPN.com (March 17, 2016).
  12. Penny calls it a career at Blue Jays camp. MLB.com (March 18, 2016).
  13. Rob Rasmussen: Elects to retire. CBSsports.com (March 15, 2016).
  14. Rafael Soriano officially retires after 14 seasons. CBSsports.com (March 20, 2016).
  15. Chone Figgins Retires. MLBTradeRumors.com (March 20, 2016).
  16. Jamey Wright retires from baseball. TrueBlueLA.com (March 28, 2016).
  17. Minor MLB Transactions: 3/29/16. MLBTradeRumors.com (March 29, 2016).
  18. Former Rangers outfielder David Murphy retires at age 34. DallasNews.com (April 25, 2016).

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