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Tuesday December 16,2014This date in baseball
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Events that happened in baseball on this date. The page was designed to be like a newspaper sports page with baseball-only. All of the basbeall events for this date have been consolidated into this page. Though historically relevant, it is also a great place to review the prior day's events.



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Standings at end of 2014 season.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2014 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123Baltimore Orioles1629666.593--70559311250-3146-35W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buck ShowalterDan DuquetteOriole Park at Camden Yards000
2813New York Yankees1628478.51912.0633664-3143-3841-40W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe GirardiBrian CashmanYankee Stadium II000
3914Toronto Blue Jays1628379.51213.07236863746-3537-44L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John GibbonsAlex AnthopoulosRogers Centre000
41019Tampa Bay Rays1627785.47519.0612625-1336-4541-40L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Kevin CashMatt SilvermanTropicana Field000
51225Boston Red Sox1627191.43825.0634715-8134-4737-44L1T S R Log Off Def SP D John FarrellBen CheringtonFenway Park000
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2014 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136Detroit Tigers1629072.556--7577055245-3645-36W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Brad AusmusDave DombrowskiComerica Park000
247Kansas City Royals1618972.5530.56486202842-3847-34W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ned YostDayton MooreKauffman Stadium101.000
3712Cleveland Indians1618477.5225.56656501548-3336-44W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaChris AntonettiProgressive Field1101.000
41123Chicago White Sox1627389.45117.0660758-9840-4133-48L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Robin VenturaRick HahnU.S. Cellular Field000
51326Minnesota Twins1627092.43220.0715777-6235-4635-46L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul MolitorTerry RyanTarget Field000
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2014 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Los Angeles Angels1629864.605--77363014352-2946-35L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike SciosciaJerry DipotoAngel Stadium of Anaheim000
259Oakland Athletics1628874.54310.072957215748-3340-41W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob MelvinBilly BeaneOakland-Alameda County Coliseum000
3611Seattle Mariners1628775.53711.06345548041-4046-35W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Lloyd McClendonJack ZduriencikSafeco Field000
41427Houston Astros1627092.43228.0629723-9438-4332-49L2T S R Log Off Def SP D A.J. HinchJeff LuhnowMinute Maid Park000
51528Texas Rangers1626795.41431.0637773-13633-4834-47L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jeff BanisterJon Daniels000
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2014 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Washington Nationals1629666.593--68655513151-3045-36W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Matt WilliamsMichael RizzoNationals Park000
2817Atlanta Braves1627983.48817.0573597-2442-3937-44W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Brian SnitkerJohn HartTurner Field000
3716New York Mets1627983.48817.06296181140-4139-42W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsSandy AldersonCiti field000
4918Miami Marlins1627785.47519.0645674-2942-3935-46L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike RedmondDan JenningsMarlins Park000
51222Philadelphia Phillies1627389.45123.0619687-6837-4436-45L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ryne SandbergRuben AmaroCitizens Bank Park000
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2014 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
135St. Louis Cardinals1629072.556--6196031651-3039-42W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike MathenyJohn MozeliakBusch Stadium III000
248Pittsburgh Pirates1628874.5432.06826315151-3037-44L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Clint HurdleNeal HuntingtonPNC Park000
3615Milwaukee Brewers1628280.5068.0650657-742-3940-41L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron RoenickeDouglas MelvinMiller Park000
41121Cincinnati Reds1627686.46914.0595612-1744-3732-49W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Walt JockettyGreat American Ballpark000
51324Chicago Cubs1627389.45117.0614706-9241-4032-49W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe MaddonJed HoyerWrigley Field000
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2014 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124Los Angeles Dodgers1619467.584--71761410345-3649-31W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Don MattinglyFarhan ZaidiDodger Stadium101.000
2510San Francisco Giants1618774.5407.06606124845-3642-38W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyBrian SabeanAT&T Park1101.000
31020San Diego Padres1617685.47218.0532576-4447-3329-52L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bud BlackA.J. PrellerPetco Park1101.000
41429Colorado Rockies1616695.41028.0753814-6145-3521-60L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Walt WeissJeff BridichCoors Field101.000
51530Arizona Diamondbacks1626498.39530.5615742-12733-4831-50L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Chip HaleDave StewartChase Field000

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeOrganizationActual TeamTransaction Notes
Luke Montzdh31.162Boston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Cole Figueroa2B-3B27.169New York YankeesNew York Yankees (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Chase Headley3B30.221New York YankeesNew York Yankees (MLB)Signed to 4-year contract for 2015-2018 ($52m)
Alberto Callaspo2b-dh31.241Atlanta BravesAtlanta Braves (MLB)Signed to 1-year contract for 2015-2015 ($3m)
Gus SchlosserP26.057Atlanta BravesAtlanta Braves (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Anthony VarvaroRP30.046Atlanta BravesAtlanta Braves (MLB)Designated for Assignment
Gonzalez GermenRP27.084New York MetsNew York Mets (MLB)Designated for Assignment
John MayberryLF-RF30.361New York MetsNew York Mets (MLB)Signed to 1-year contract for 2015-2015 ($1.45m)
Bryce HarperRF22.061Washington NationalsWashington Nationals (MLB)Signed to 2-year contract for 2015-2016 ($7.5m) Avoids filing a grievance to go to arbitration
Kyle Blanks1B28.096Texas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Kyuji FujikawaRP34.148Texas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)Signed to 1-year contract for 2015-2015 ($1m) Option year for 2016
Casey ColemanP27.166Kansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)Designated for Assignment
Yohan PinoP30.356Kansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)Signed to 1-year contract for 2015-2015 ($0m)
Jerry SandsLF-1B27.079Cleveland IndiansCleveland Indians (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Brett Hayesc30.307Cleveland IndiansCleveland Indians (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Ben Franciscodh33.054Arizona DiamondbacksArizona Diamondbacks (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Danny Worth3B29.077Arizona DiamondbacksArizona Diamondbacks (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Mark Teahen1B33.101Announced retirement
Jason PridieLF-RF31.068Signed with SK Wyverns (Korea)
Steve RodriguezC24.342Atlanta BravesAtlanta Braves (MLB)Drafted from Diamondbacks by Braves in AAA Rule 5 draft
Nate Samson3B-2B27.119Los Angeles DodgersLos Angeles Dodgers (MLB)Drafted from Diamondbacks by Dodgers in Minor League Rule 5 Draft
Pedro Ruiz2B-SS23.108Los Angeles AngelsLos Angeles Angels (MLB)Drafted from Diamondbacks by Angels in Minor League Rule 5 Draft
Michael O'BrienP24.288Tampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)Drafted from Orioles by Rays in Minor League Rule 5 Draft
Nestor MolinaP25.341Boston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Luis FloresC28.044Houston AstrosHouston Astros (MLB)Drafted from Cubs by Astros in Minor League Rule 5 Draft
Roderick Shoulders1B23.081Texas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)Drafted from Cubs by Rangers in Minor League Rule 5 Draft
Euclides LeyerP21.353Cincinnati RedsCincinnati Reds (MLB)Drafted from White Sox by Reds in Minor League Rule 5 Draft
Chris Curley3B27.113Los Angeles AngelsLos Angeles Angels (MLB)Drafted from White Sox by Angels in Minor League Rule 5 Draft
Ramon CabreraC25.041Cincinnati RedsCincinnati Reds (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Neftali Soto1b25.291Cincinnati RedsCincinnati Reds (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Timothy CrabbeP26.300Arizona DiamondbacksArizona Diamondbacks (MLB)Drafted from Reds by Diamondbacks in Minor League Rule 5 Draft
Harold Riggins1B24.285Miami MarlinsMiami Marlins (MLB)Drafted from Reds by Marlins in Minor League Rule 5 Draft
Peter TagoP22.164Chicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)Drafted from Rockies by White Sox in Minor League Rule 5 Draft
Francisco Martinez3B24.106Detroit TigersDetroit Tigers (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Alexander BurgosP24.015Miami MarlinsMiami Marlins (MLB)Drafted from Tigers by Marlins in Minor League Rule 5 Draft
Ariel OvandoRF21.092Chicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)Drafted from Astros by Cubs in Minor League Rule 5 Draft
Gabriel NoriegaSS-2B24.094Kansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Ramon Del OrbeP22.303San Francisco GiantsSan Francisco Giants (MLB)Drafted from Marlins by Giants in Minor League Rule 5 Draft
Jheyson ManzuetaP25.011Detroit TigersDetroit Tigers (MLB)Drafted from Marlins by Tigers in Minor League Rule 5 Draft
Hiram MartinezSS22.077Texas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)Drafted from Marlins by Rangers in Minor League Rule 5 Draft
Kentrail DavisRF26.170Los Angeles AngelsLos Angeles Angels (MLB)Drafted from Brewers by Angels in Minor League Rule 5 Draft
Matt TomshawP25.364Miami MarlinsMiami Marlins (MLB)Drafted from Twins by Marlins in Minor League Rule 5 Draft
Scott RiceRP33.086New York MetsNew York Mets (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Randy FontanezP25.212Los Angeles DodgersLos Angeles Dodgers (MLB)Drafted from Mets by Dodgers in Minor League Rule 5 Draft
Greg PeaveyP26.158Minnesota TwinsMinnesota Twins (MLB)Drafted from Mets by Twins in Minor League Rule 5 Draft
Camden MaronC23.330Cincinnati RedsCincinnati Reds (MLB)Drafted from Mets by Reds in Minor League Rule 5 Draft
Juan Carlos Gamboa2B23.242San Diego PadresSan Diego Padres (MLB)Drafted from Mets by Padres in Minor League Rule 5 Draft
Juan GraterolC25.305New York YankeesNew York Yankees (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Delvi FranciscoP22.114Cleveland IndiansCleveland Indians (MLB)Drafted from Phillies by Indians in Minor League Rule 5 Draft
Kyle SimonP24.120Colorado RockiesColorado Rockies (MLB)Drafted from Phillies by Rockies in Minor League Rule 5 Draft
Pete LavinRF-CF26.355Los Angeles DodgersLos Angeles Dodgers (MLB)Drafted from Phillies by Dodgers in Minor League Rule 5 Draft
Angel SanchezP25.018Pittsburgh PiratesAltoona (AA)Outrighted to minors
Tyler WaldronP25.229St. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)Drafted from Pirates by Cardinals in Minor League Rule 5 Draft
Luis UrenaRF-LF22.117Tampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)Drafted from Pirates by Rays in Minor League Rule 5 Draft
Alberto RosarioC27.340St. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Trayvon RobinsonCF27.106San Diego PadresSan Diego Padres (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Carlos Rivero3B26.210Seattle MarinersSeattle Mariners (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Paul DemnyP25.135Washington NationalsWashington Nationals (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Mitch LivelyP29.100Washington NationalsWashington Nationals (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Clint Robinson1B29.303Washington NationalsWashington Nationals (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Mario Lisson1B-3B30.199Washington NationalsWashington Nationals (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Delta ClearyCF25.124Washington NationalsWashington Nationals (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Noel CuevasLF-CF23.075Colorado RockiesColorado Rockies (MLB)Traded from Dodgers to Rockies as player to be named later in Juan Nicasio trade
Spencer TryggP24.197Released by Angels
Jed Lowrie2B30.243Houston AstrosHouston Astros (MLB)Signed to 3-year contract for 2015-2017 ($23m) Club option for 2018 for $6m