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Recently Released Players

+ 100 most recent release transactions
  • The list below is of players who were recently released from a Major League organization and who subsequently became free agents. The list includes minor leaguers but they can be filtered out with the MLB toggle button.
  • Some released players will show that they were signed by a new organization (Follow-up Transaction) while others remain free agents or were signed by Independent or International teams (not usually recorded by TBC)
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    Released DatePlayerPositionTeamHigh LevelHtWtB-TAgeDraftedPrior TransactionSince Release
    2015-09-02David AardsmaPAtlanta BravesMLB6-5200R-R33.249SFN: 2003-1-22Designated for Assignment (2015-08-24) 
    2015-08-30Taylor ByrdPSeattle MarinersA6-2175L-L23.015SEA: 2014-7-201Activated from disabled list (2015-08-17) 
    2015-08-30Robbie GarveyOFLos Angeles DodgersAA5-8165L-L26.126UDFAAssigned to Tulsa (AA) (2015-07-27) 
    2015-08-30Mike Snyder3BLos Angeles AngelsAA6-4212R-R25.074ANA: 2012-23-717Assigned to Arkansas (AA) (2015-07-01) 
    2015-08-28Alberto Callaspo3BLos Angeles DodgersMLB5-10180R-R32.131UDFADesignated for Assignment (2015-08-22) 
    2015-08-28Rafael BetancourtPColorado RockiesMLB6-2170R-R40.121UDFADesignated for Assignment (2015-08-23) 
    2015-08-28Jason FrasorPAtlanta BravesMLB5-10170R-R38.019DET: 1999-33-987DL-15 Right shoulder strain (2015-08-04) 
    2015-08-28Lewis AlezonesPPhiladelphia PhilliesA-6-3170R-R19.273UDFAAssigned to Gulf Coast Phillies (Rk) (2015-07-21) 
    2015-08-28Joe WatsonPTexas RangersRk6-3225R-R22.338TEX: 2014-12-366Reinstated to active roster (2015-08-23) 
    2015-08-28Delvi FranciscoPCleveland IndiansA+6-1190R-R23.004UDFAAssigned to Lake County (A) (2015-07-15) 
    2015-08-27John MayberryRF-CFChicago White SoxMLB6-5230R-R31.250TEX: 2005-1-19Signed to Minor League Contract (2015-08-07) 
    2015-08-25Gerald LairdCArizona DiamondbacksMLB6-2195R-R35.286OAK: 1998-2-45Designated for Assignment (2015-08-21) 
    2015-08-25Brent LeachPMilwaukee BrewersMLB6-5205L-L32.280LAN: 2005-6-196Activated from disabled list (2015-08-14) 
    2015-08-25Tanner KiestPPhiladelphia PhilliesRk6-3200R-R20.343PHI: 2014-28-832Signed out of draft (Chaffey) (2014-07-01) 
    2015-08-23Marc KraussLF-OFDetroit TigersMLB6-3220L-R27.323ARI: 2009-2-64Assigned to Toledo (AAA) (2015-07-27) 
    2015-08-22Quintin BerryOFDetroit TigersMLB6-1165L-L30.274PHI: 2006-5-157Assigned to Toledo (AAA) (2012-03-26)Signed to Minor League Contract by Chicago Cubs
    2015-08-22Phillippe AumontPToronto Blue JaysMLB6-7220L-R26.227SEA: 2007-1-11Assigned to Buffalo (AAA) (2015-07-28) 
    2015-08-21Drew StubbsRFColorado RockiesMLB6-5190R-R30.321CIN: 2006-1-8Designated for Assignment (2015-08-13)Signed to Minor League Contract by Texas Rangers
    2015-08-21Garrett Jones1BNew York YankeesMLB6-4205L-L34.061ATL: 1999-14-444Designated for Assignment (2015-08-13) 
    2015-08-20Justin MastersonPBoston Red SoxMLB6-6235R-R30.151BOS: 2006-2-71Designated for Assignment (2015-08-10) 
    2015-08-20Cesar PuelloOFNew York MetsMLB6-2195R-R24.141UDFATransferred to 60-day DL (2015-05-07) 
    2015-08-18Phil CokePOakland AthleticsMLB6-1210L-L33.030NYA: 2002-26-786Assigned to Nashville (AAA) (2015-07-14) 
    2015-08-18Emilio Bonifacio2BChicago White SoxMLB5-10160R-R30.117UDFADesignated for Assignment (2015-08-17)Signed to Minor League Contract by Chicago Cubs
    2015-08-16Joseph OrtizPChicago CubsMLB5-7175L-L25.003UDFAOutrighted to minors (2015-05-06) 
    2015-08-16Travis SniderRFBaltimore OriolesMLB5-11230L-L27.196TOR: 2006-1-14Designated for Assignment (2015-08-07)Signed to Minor League Contract by Pittsburgh Pirates
    Released DatePlayerPositionTeamHigh LevelHtWtB-TAgeDraftedPrior TransactionSince Release
    2015-08-16Mike BelfiorePDetroit TigersMLB6-3200R-L26.317ARI: 2009-1-45Outrighted to minors (2014-05-02)Signed to Minor League Contract by Baltimore Orioles
    2015-08-16Devin LohmanSSPhiladelphia PhilliesAAA6-1185R-R26.124CIN: 2010-3-94Assigned to Reading (AA) (2015-08-11) 
    2015-08-16Ethan StewartPPhiladelphia PhilliesAA6-5210L-L24.209PHI: 2010-47-1431Assigned to Clearwater (A+) (2015-07-22) 
    2015-08-16Scott SilversteinPToronto Blue JaysA+6-7240L-L25.081TOR: 2013-25-745Activated from disabled list (2015-08-08) 
    2015-08-15David CarverPMilwaukee BrewersA6-3180L-L23.295MIL: 2014-35-1046Assigned to Wisconsin (A) (2015-07-17) 
    2015-08-15Chris McGuiness1BPhiladelphia PhilliesMLB6-1210L-L27.126BOS: 2009-13-408Assigned to Lehigh Valley (AAA) (2015-04-09) 
    2015-08-15Joba ChamberlainPToronto Blue JaysMLB6-3225R-R29.326NYA: 2006-1-41Assigned to Buffalo (AAA) (2015-07-27)Signed to Minor League Contract by Kansas City Royals
    2015-08-14Jorge De LeonPLos Angeles DodgersMLB6-0168R-R27.365UDFAActivated from disabled list (2015-05-22)Signed to Minor League Contract by Miami Marlins
    2015-08-14Luke ScottDHToronto Blue JaysMLB6-0210L-R37.050CLE: 2001-9-277Activated from disabled list (2015-08-02) 
    2015-08-14Taylor BlackPColorado RockiesA-6-2190R-R23.242COL: 2014-26-773Assigned to Boise (A-) (2015-06-18) 
    2015-08-13Lendy CastilloPTexas RangersMLB6-1170B-R26.127UDFAAssigned to Frisco (AA) (2015-06-13)Signed to Minor League Contract by Toronto Blue Jays
    2015-08-13Ryan GebhardtSSArizona DiamondbacksAA5-11195R-R23.313ARI: 2013-17-510Assigned to Kane County (A) (2015-07-21)Assigned to Rome (A) by Atlanta Braves
    2015-08-13Eduar QuinonezPTampa Bay RaysA+6-3182R-R26.004UDFAAssigned to Charlotte (A+) (2015-05-26)Assigned to Batavia (A-) by Miami Marlins
    2015-08-13Donnie HissaPMilwaukee BrewersRk6-6250R-R23.217MIL: 2014-21-626Signed out of draft (Notre Dame) (2014-06-17) 
    2015-08-13Varonex CuevasSSChicago CubsAAA6-0165B-R23.020UDFAAssigned to Arizona Cubs (Rk) (2015-07-21) 
    2015-08-13Jordan NorbertoPTampa Bay RaysMLB6-0195L-L28.248UDFAAssigned to Hudson Valley (A-) (2015-08-07) 
    2015-08-13Josh Satin1BCincinnati RedsMLB6-2200R-R30.233NYN: 2008-6-194Activated from disabled list (2015-06-02) 
    2015-08-13Trey McNuttPChicago CubsAA6-4205R-R26.011CHN: 2009-32-980Activated from disabled list (2015-07-02) 
    2015-08-10Tyler Kuresa1BMinnesota TwinsA6-3190L-L22.266MIN: 2014-16-470Assigned to Cedar Rapids (A) (2015-07-15) 
    2015-08-10Jimmy PattersonPTampa Bay RaysAAA6-0195R-L26.182TBA: 2010-18-551Activated from disabled list (2015-08-07) 
    2015-08-10Herminio GermosoPTampa Bay RaysRk6-2178R-R20.293UDFAAssigned to GCL Rays (Rk) (2015-06-22) 
    2015-08-10Nate Hanson3B-1BMinnesota TwinsAAA6-1215R-R28.183MIN: 2008-28-846Activated from disabled list (2015-07-28) 
    2015-08-09Bud NorrisPBaltimore OriolesMLB6-0195R-R30.160HOU: 2006-6-189Designated for Assignment (2015-08-01)Signed to 1-year contract for 2015-2015 ($0m) by San Diego Padres
    2015-08-08Ivan VelaSSLos Angeles DodgersA6-3205L-R22.327LAN: 2014-21-639Activated from disabled list (2015-07-15) 
    2015-08-08Connor OliverOFAtlanta BravesA+6-0180L-R21.299ATL: 2013-23-703Assigned to Rome (A) (2015-05-27) 
    Released DatePlayerPositionTeamHigh LevelHtWtB-TAgeDraftedPrior TransactionSince Release
    2015-08-08Chris Marrero1BChicago White SoxMLB6-3210R-R27.037WAS: 2006-1-15Assigned to Charlotte (AAA) (2015-06-17)Signed to Minor League Contract by Boston Red Sox
    2015-08-07Chris HeiseyLFLos Angeles DodgersMLB6-0195R-R30.236CIN: 2006-17-504Designated for Assignment (2015-07-31)Signed to Minor League Contract by Toronto Blue Jays
    2015-08-07Niuman RomeroSSOakland AthleticsMLB6-0160B-R30.195UDFAAssigned to Nashville (AAA) (2015-04-09) 
    2015-08-07Jordany Valdespin2B-CFMiami MarlinsMLB5-10150L-R27.228UDFAOutrighted to minors (2015-07-16) 
    2015-08-07Ronald BelisarioPBoston Red SoxMLB6-2148R-R32.219UDFAAssigned to Pawtucket (AAA) (2015-07-16) 
    2015-08-07Mark WilliamsPMilwaukee BrewersAA6-4225R-R25.360UDFAAssigned to Brevard County (A+) (2015-05-14) 
    2015-08-07Ian Hagenmiller3BAtlanta BravesA6-1215R-R20.338ATL: 2013-10-313Assigned to Danville (Rk) (2015-06-23) 
    2015-08-07Alex NewmanRF-OFKansas City RoyalsRk6-2195R-R22.243KCA: 2013-10-294Assignment to Burlington (Rk) (2015-04-29) 
    2015-08-05Josh OutmanPAtlanta BravesMLB6-1180L-L30.325PHI: 2005-10-307Activated from disabled list (2015-07-27) 
    2015-08-05Wandy RodriguezPTexas RangersMLB5-11160B-L36.199UDFADesignated for Assignment (2015-07-30)Signed to Minor League Contract by Kansas City Royals
    2015-08-04George KottarasCChicago White SoxMLB6-0180L-R32.080SDN: 2002-20-595Activated from disabled list (2015-05-07)Signed to Minor League Contract by Toronto Blue Jays
    2015-08-04Juan GutierrezPPhiladelphia PhilliesMLB6-3200R-R32.021UDFAAssigned to Lehigh Valley (AAA) (2015-06-11)Signed to Minor League Contract by Washington Nationals
    2015-08-04D'Arby MyersOFLos Angeles AngelsAAA6-3175R-R26.238PHI: 2006-4-127Assigned to Salt Lake (AAA) (2015-07-18) 
    2015-08-04Jordon AustinOFBoston Red SoxA-5-11195R-R20.143BOS: 2013-6-173Assigned to Lowell (A-) (2015-06-19) 
    2015-08-03Derek EitelPMilwaukee BrewersAAA6-4200R-R27.256ARI: 2010-17-511Assigned to Biloxi (AA) (2015-07-07) 
    2015-08-03Nicholas AdditonPMilwaukee BrewersAAA6-3170L-L27.231SLN: 2006-47-1418Assigned to Colorado Springs (AAA) (2015-04-09)Assigned to Bowie (AA) by Baltimore Orioles
    2015-08-03Camden MaronCCincinnati RedsAA6-1175L-R24.195NYN: 2009-34-1034Activated from disabled list (2015-07-29)Assigned to High Desert (A+) by Texas Rangers
    2015-08-03Beau BishopCMilwaukee BrewersRk6-2198R-R22.028UDFAAssigned to Arizona Brewers (Rk) (2015-06-20) 
    2015-08-03Melvin MezquitaSSArizona DiamondbacksRk6-3175B-R20.062UDFAAssigned to AZL Diamondbacks (Rk) (2015-06-20) 
    2015-08-03Bryan PetersenOFMilwaukee BrewersMLB6-1210L-R29.116FLO: 2007-4-136Reinstated to active roster (2015-07-30) 
    2015-08-03Erik CordierPSan Francisco GiantsMLB6-3195R-R29.159KCA: 2004-2-63Signed to Minor League Contract (2015-06-02)Signed to Minor League Contract by Miami Marlins
    2015-08-03Michael KirkmanPMilwaukee BrewersMLB6-3185L-L28.319TEX: 2005-5-159Assigned to Colorado Springs (AAA) (2015-05-04) 
    2015-08-01Jeff BakerLF-1BMiami MarlinsMLB6-2210R-R34.041COL: 2002-4-111DL-15 Left intercostal strain (2015-07-11) 
    2015-08-01Jose VerasPHouston AstrosMLB6-5230R-R34.285UDFAAssigned to Fresno (AAA) (2015-06-06) 
    2015-08-01Tony ThomasOFDetroit TigersAAA5-10185R-R29.022CHN: 2007-3-97Signed to Minor League Contract (2015-06-03)Assigned to Birmingham (AA) by Chicago White Sox
    Released DatePlayerPositionTeamHigh LevelHtWtB-TAgeDraftedPrior TransactionSince Release
    2015-08-01Zack CatesPChicago CubsAA6-3200R-R25.227SDN: 2010-3-91Assigned to Tennessee (AA) (2015-06-28) 
    2015-08-01Ross OhlendorfPTexas RangersMLB6-4235R-R32.358ARI: 2004-4-116Designated for Assignment (2015-07-28)Signed to Minor League Contract by Texas Rangers
    2015-07-31Gus SchlosserPColorado RockiesMLB6-4220R-R26.284ATL: 2011-17-536Assigned to New Britain (AA) (2015-04-10) 
    2015-07-31Dan RunzlerPArizona DiamondbacksMLB6-4215L-L30.123SFN: 2007-9-284Assigned to Reno (AAA) (2015-04-09) 
    2015-07-31Dayan ViciedoLFOakland AthleticsMLB5-11240R-R26.143UDFAAssigned to Nashville (AAA) (2015-06-20)Signed to Minor League Contract by Chicago White Sox
    2015-07-31Jayson Langfels3BColorado RockiesAA6-2205R-R26.348COL: 2010-16-500Activated from disabled list (2015-07-16) 
    2015-07-31Justin MarraCChicago CubsA5-10185L-R22.194CHN: 2011-15-459Activated from disabled list (2015-06-18) 
    2015-07-31Brock HudgensPMilwaukee BrewersA6-1193R-R23.289MIL: 2014-31-926Activated from disabled list (2015-06-18) 
    2015-07-31Luis GuzmanOFWashington NationalsA-5-11183L-L19.325UDFAAssigned to Auburn (A-) (2015-06-19) 
    2015-07-31Chad ReevesPMilwaukee BrewersRk6-2190L-L24.177MIL: 2014-33-986Assigned to Helena (Rk) (2015-06-18) 
    2015-07-31Francis EduardoPToronto Blue JaysRk6-2190R-R21.068UDFAAssigned to GCL Blue Jays (Rk) (2014-06-21) 
    2015-07-31Esmil RogersPNew York YankeesMLB6-1146R-R29.351UDFAOutrighted to minors (2015-07-02)Signed with Hanwha Eagles (Korea)
    2015-07-30Joe ThatcherPHouston AstrosMLB6-2203L-L34.111UDFADesignated for Assignment (2015-07-22)Signed to Minor League Contract by Houston Astros
    2015-07-29Alexander HernandezSSHouston AstrosA5-8170R-R23.116HOU: 2014-40-1186Assigned to Quad Cities (A) (2015-04-09) 
    2015-07-29Pedro RuizSSLos Angeles AngelsA+5-11165B-R23.334UDFAActivated from disabled list (2015-07-05) 
    2015-07-29Mark LammPAtlanta BravesAAA6-4215R-R27.143ATL: 2011-6-206Activated from disabled list (2015-04-11) 
    2015-07-28Edwin JacksonPChicago CubsMLB6-3190R-R31.323LAN: 2001-6-190Designated for Assignment (2015-07-20)Signed to 1-year contract for 2015-2015 ($0m) by Atlanta Braves
    2015-07-28Scott SnodgressPLos Angeles AngelsMLB6-5210L-L25.311CHA: 2011-5-171Assigned to Arkansas (AA) (2015-07-01) 
    2015-07-28Chris Smith2BNew York YankeesAA6-3180R-R26.344UDFAAssigned to Tampa (A+) (2015-06-11)Assigned to Dunedin (A+) by Toronto Blue Jays
    2015-07-28Philip PohlCColorado RockiesAAA5-10205R-R25.006OAK: 2012-28-859Activated from disabled list (2015-07-06) 
    2015-07-27Ulises Montilla2BPittsburgh PiratesA-5-11170R-R23.076UDFAAssigned to West Virginia (A-) (2015-06-19) 
    2015-07-27Eric FornataroPWashington NationalsMLB6-1217R-R27.207SLN: 2008-6-185Assigned to Syracuse (AAA) (2015-04-09) 
    2015-07-27Chris Nelson3BWashington NationalsMLB5-11185R-R29.327UDFASigned to Minor League Contract (2015-06-21) 
    2015-07-26Francisco CarrilloPChicago CubsA6-0190R-R25.133UDFAAssigned to Eugene (A-) (2015-06-27) 
    2015-07-26Wirfin ObispoPMilwaukee BrewersAAA6-2180R-R30.303UDFAAssigned to Colorado Springs (AAA) (2015-06-01) 


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