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Description of the data topic Transactions. This includes the definition as well as the coverage of the data topic or element on the site.
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Transactions



Player transactions are an integral part of Baseball. On any given day, there are more than 25-30 instances of player movement at the MLB level with dozens more in the minor leagues. A transaction is considered any of the following. Demotions and promotions. Trades. Signed to team or released. Contracts. Injuries. Suspensions. Bereavement or Paternity Leave. Essentially any action taken on a player that changes his team or his status on his current team. The exception being contracts (arbitration, re-signing with team) where player does not change teams.

Since 2012, The Baseball Cube has been attempting to capture all professional transactions for affiliated teams. This includes the Major Leagues and Minor Leagues. The result is a fairly detailed outline of a player's status on any given day since 2012 from the point he was drafted or signed by his first team to the current day or his final release date. There is an ongoing project to fill in transactions between 2009 and 2012 and any transaction before this time will be limited to the most basic of Major League Transactions. Team changes mostly.

Once again, as mentioned in other sections, please do not take this as an official source of transactions. Instead, use it is as a guide.