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Thursday December 22,2016This 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.

2016 Calendar -- Boxscores Main -- Review Data Topics -- Inclusion Rules -- About Boxscore Data
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Standings at end of 2016 season.

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RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2016 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
135Boston Red Sox1629369.574--87869418447-3446-35L2T S R Log Off Def SP D John FarrellDave DombrowskiFenway Park000
348Toronto Blue Jays1628973.5494.07596669346-3543-38W2T S R Log Off Def SP D John GibbonsRoss AtkinsRogers Centre000
257Baltimore Orioles1628973.5494.07447152950-3139-42W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buck ShowalterDan DuquetteOriole Park at Camden Yards000
4915New York Yankees1628478.5199.0680702-2248-3336-45L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe GirardiBrian CashmanYankee Stadium II000
51428Tampa Bay Rays1626894.42025.0672713-4136-4532-49W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Kevin CashMatt SilvermanTropicana Field000
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2016 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124Cleveland Indians1619467.584--77767610153-2841-39W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaMike ChernoffProgressive Field000
2611Detroit Tigers1618675.5348.07507212945-3541-40L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Brad AusmusAlberto AvilaComerica Park000
31016Kansas City Royals1628181.50013.5675712-3747-3434-47L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Ned YostDayton MooreKauffman Stadium000
41119Chicago White Sox1627884.48116.5686715-2945-3633-48L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Rick RenteriaRick HahnU.S. Cellular Field000
51530Minnesota Twins16259103.36435.5722889-16730-5129-52W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul MolitorRob AntonyTarget Field000
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2016 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Texas Rangers1629567.586--765757853-2842-39L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jeff BanisterJon DanielsGlobe Life Park in Arlington000
2713Seattle Mariners1628676.5319.07687076144-3742-39L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Scott ServaisJerry DipotoSafeco Field000
3814Houston Astros1628478.51911.07247012343-3841-40L1T S R Log Off Def SP D A.J. HinchJeff LuhnowMinute Maid Park000
41221Los Angeles Angels1627488.45721.0717727-1040-4134-47W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike SciosciaBilly EpplerAngel Stadium of Anaheim000
51324Oakland Athletics1626993.42626.0653761-10834-4735-46W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob MelvinDavid ForstOakland-Alameda County Coliseum000
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2016 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122Washington Nationals1629567.586--76361215150-3145-36W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerMichael RizzoNationals Park000
2510New York Mets1628775.5378.06716175444-3743-38L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsSandy AldersonCiti field000
3717Miami Marlins1617982.49115.5655682-2740-4039-42L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Don MattinglyMichael HillMarlins Park000
41123Philadelphia Phillies1627191.43824.0610796-18637-4434-47W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pete MackaninMatt KlentakCitizens Bank Park000
51326Atlanta Braves1616893.42226.5649779-13031-5037-43W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Brian SnitkerJohn CoppolellaTurner Field000
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2016 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Chicago Cubs16210359.636--80855625257-2446-35W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe MaddonJed HoyerWrigley Field-10-1
2612St. Louis Cardinals1628676.53117.07797126738-4348-33W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike MathenyJohn MozeliakBusch Stadium III000
3818Pittsburgh Pirates1627983.48824.0729758-2939-4240-41L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Clint HurdleNeal HuntingtonPNC Park-1-10
41022Milwaukee Brewers1627389.45130.0671733-6241-4032-49W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Craig CounsellDavid StearnsMiller Park000
51529Cincinnati Reds1626894.42035.0716854-13838-4330-51L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WilliamsGreat American Ballpark000
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2016 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136Los Angeles Dodgers1629171.562--7256388753-2838-43L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave RobertsFarhan ZaidiDodger Stadium000
249San Francisco Giants1628775.5374.07156318445-3642-39W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyBobby EvansAT&T Park000
3920Colorado Rockies1627587.46316.0845860-1542-3933-48L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bud BlackJeff BridichCoors Field000
41225Arizona Diamondbacks1626993.42622.0752890-13833-4836-45W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Torey LovulloMike HazenChase Field000
51427San Diego Padres1626894.42023.0686770-8439-4229-52L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Andy GreenA.J. PrellerPetco Park000

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeOrganizationActual TeamTransaction Notes
Oswaldo ArciaRF25.227Arizona DiamondbacksArizona Diamondbacks (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Caleb BeechP23.248Released by Braves
Taylor Cockrellp22.184Released by Braves
Tyler Greenep22.008Released by Braves
Britt Robertshawp26.331Released by Braves
Trey Keeganc23.225Released by Braves
Ruben Perezc21.092Released by Braves
Collin Yelichc23.082Released by Braves
Jordan Edgerton3B23.114Released by Braves
Elias Ariasof22.175Released by Braves
Alberto Rodriguezp21.009San Francisco GiantsSan Francisco Giants (MLB)Traded from Braves to Giants for cash
Sean Coyle2B24.340Baltimore OriolesBaltimore Orioles (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Chris DickersonLF34.256Baltimore OriolesBaltimore Orioles (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Marcus WaldenP28.100Boston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Daniel ButlerC30.066Boston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Nicolo Clementep18.307Released by Red Sox
Mike McCarthyP29.034Released by Red Sox
Rafael Oliveras3B21.352Released by Red Sox
Reed GragnaniSS26.108Released by Red Sox
Andy Perez2b23.302Released by Red Sox
Max Wattp22.135Released by Red Sox
Kuehl MceachernP23.229Released by Red Sox
Brad Stonep22.187Released by Red Sox
Williams JerezCF24.220Boston Red SoxPortland (AA)Outrighted to minors
Fernando RodriguezRP32.187Chicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Daniel MoskosP30.238Chicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Ali SolisC29.084Chicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Jemile Weeks2b29.330Chicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Elliot SotoSS27.123Chicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
El'Hajj MuhammadP25.168Chicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Chris VolstadRP30.090Chicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Nate CauseyC23.291Chicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Jason Rogers1B28.284Pittsburgh PiratesPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)Designated for Assignment
Nefi OgandoRP27.202Pittsburgh PiratesPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)Claimed off waivers from Marlins by Pirates
Elvis AraujoRP25.160Miami MarlinsMiami Marlins (MLB)Designated for Assignment
Angel NesbittP26.018Detroit TigersToledo (AAA)Designated for Assignment
Alex AvilaC29.327Detroit TigersDetroit Tigers (MLB)Signed to 1-year contract for 2017-2017 ($2m)
Ji-Man Choi1B25.217Los Angeles AngelsLos Angeles Angels (MLB)Designated for Assignment
Ben RevereLF28.233Los Angeles AngelsLos Angeles Angels (MLB)Signed to 1-year contract for 2017-2017 ($4m)
Richie Shaffer3B25.282Cincinnati RedsCincinnati Reds (MLB)Claimed off waivers from Phillies by Reds
Juan GraterolC27.311Arizona DiamondbacksArizona Diamondbacks (MLB)Claimed off waivers from Reds by Diamondbacks
Peter O'BrienC26.160Arizona DiamondbacksArizona Diamondbacks (MLB)Designated for Assignment
Blake ParkerRP31.186Los Angeles AngelsLos Angeles Angels (MLB)Claimed off waivers from Brewers by Angels
David RollinsRP27.001Chicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)Claimed off waivers from Ranges by Cubs
Ender InciarteCF26.054Atlanta BravesAtlanta Braves (MLB)Signed to 5-year contract for 2017-2021 ($30.525m) 2--4--5--7--8 Club option for 2022 $9m. [Extension] [Avoids arbitration]
Brad ZieglerRP37.073Miami MarlinsMiami Marlins (MLB)Signed to 2-year contract for 2017-2018 ($16m) 7--9
Justin Turner3B32.029Los Angeles DodgersLos Angeles Dodgers (MLB)Signed to 4-year contract for 2017-2020 ($64m) 12--11--18--19 $4m signing bonus
Mark MelanconCL31.269San Francisco GiantsSan Francisco Giants (MLB)Signed to 4-year contract for 2017-2020 ($62m) 4--10--14--14 $20m signing bonus
Andrew AlbersRP31.077Minnesota TwinsMinnesota Twins (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Ross OhlendorfRP34.136Signed with Tokyo (Japan)
Willy GarciaCF-RF24.109Pittsburgh PiratesIndianapolis (AAA)Designated for Assignment
Ivan NovaSP29.344Pittsburgh PiratesPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)Signed to 3-year contract for 2017-2019 ($26m) 7--8.5--8.5 Signing Bonus $2m
Edward MujicaRP32.226Detroit TigersDetroit Tigers (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Nick GreenwoodRP29.085Minnesota TwinsMinnesota Twins (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Elvis AraujoRP25.160Released by Marlins
Tyrell JenkinsRP24.155Cincinnati RedsCincinnati Reds (MLB)Claimed off waivers from Rangers by Reds
Brenden McCurryP24.350Houston AstrosFresno (AAA)Placed on restricted list
Jake RomanskiC26.000Boston Red SoxPortland (AA)Placed on restricted list