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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.
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    Released DatePlayerPositionTeamHigh LevelHtWtB-TAgeDraftedPrior TransactionSince Release
    2016-09-29Riley Palmer3BBaltimore OriolesA6-4215L-R24.319BAL: 2014-31-931Activated from disabled list (2015-08-07) 
    2016-05-04Dale ThayerPLos Angeles DodgersMLB6-0190R-R35.138CHN: 1999-47-1404Signed to Minor League Contract (2016-04-07) 
    2016-05-04Brody GreerPArizona DiamondbacksA6-1175R-R24.355UDFAAssigned to Kane County (A) (2016-04-07) 
    2016-05-03Sasha KuebelPSt. Louis CardinalsA6-1196R-L23.305SLN: 2014-38-1155Assigned to Peoria (A) (2015-08-27) 
    2016-05-03Scott BrattvetPCincinnati RedsAAA6-1190R-R24.287CIN: 2013-8-255Assigned to Daytona (A+) (2015-06-26) 
    2016-05-03Cory MazzoniPSan Diego PadresMLB6-1189R-R26.196NYN: 2011-2-71Designated for Assignment (2016-04-27) 
    2016-05-02Sean BurnettPLos Angeles DodgersMLB6-1176L-L33.227PIT: 2000-1-19Signed to Minor League Contract (2016-04-11)Signed to Minor League Contract by Atlanta Braves
    2016-04-30Anthony GallasOFCleveland IndiansAAA6-2215R-R28.138UDFAActivated from disabled list (2016-04-23) 
    2016-04-30Heri QuevedoPBoston Red SoxAA6-2211R-R25.327UDFAAssigned to Portland (AA) (2016-04-15) 
    2016-04-29Cody BuckelPTexas RangersAA6-0170R-R23.315TEX: 2010-2-72Reinstated to active roster (2016-04-07) 
    2016-04-28Terry DoylePBaltimore OriolesAAA6-4225R-R30.177CHA: 2008-37-1110Assigned to Norfolk (AAA) (2016-04-16) 
    2016-04-27Michael DannerOFChicago White SoxA+5-10186L-R24.222CHA: 2014-34-1008Assigned to Winston-Salem (A+) (2015-07-25) 
    2016-04-27Bryton TrepagnierPAtlanta BravesAA6-5180R-R24.222PIT: 2010-41-1227Activated from disabled list (2016-04-19) 
    2016-04-27Loek Van MilPMinnesota TwinsAAA7-1245R-R31.224UDFAAssigned to Rochester (AAA) (2015-09-01) 
    2016-04-27Antoan RichardsonOFPittsburgh PiratesMLB5-8165B-R32.202SFN: 2005-35-1062Assigned to Indianapolis (AAA) (2016-04-10)Signed to Minor League Contract by Los Angeles Dodgers
    2016-04-27Jonathan PettibonePChicago CubsMLB6-5200L-R25.282PHI: 2008-3-110DL-7 Injured (2016-04-19) 
    2016-04-26David MurphyLFMinnesota TwinsMLB6-3195L-L34.190BOS: 2003-1-17Signed to Minor League Contract (2016-04-15)Announced retirement
    2016-04-26Brett LeePMinnesota TwinsAA6-4185L-L25.218MIN: 2011-10-328Assigned to Chattanooga (AA) (2015-06-02) 
    2016-04-25Ryan MattheusPCincinnati RedsMLB6-3215R-R32.167COL: 2003-19-557Assigned to Louisville (AAA) (2016-04-07) 
    2016-04-23Scott De Jong1BLos Angeles DodgersA6-4235R-R22.362LAN: 2014-32-969Assigned to Ogden (Rk) (2015-06-18) 
    2016-04-23Devonte GermanPHouston AstrosA6-5240R-R21.191HOU: 2013-11-317Assigned to Greeneville (Rk) (2014-06-19) 
    2016-04-22Nate Freiman1BSan Diego PadresMLB6-7240R-R29.112SDN: 2009-8-234Assigned to Lake Elsinore (A+) (2011-04-03) 
    2016-04-21Robert FishPWashington NationalsAAA6-2215L-L28.093ANA: 2006-6-192Assigned to Harrisburg (AA) (2016-04-07) 
    2016-04-20Paul SmythPArizona DiamondbacksAAA5-11210R-R29.019OAK: 2009-35-1053Activated from disabled list (2016-04-18) 
    2016-04-19Humberto QuinteroCToronto Blue JaysMLB6-1190R-R36.261UDFAAssigned to Buffalo (AAA) (2016-04-08)Signed to Minor League Contract by Detroit Tigers
    Released DatePlayerPositionTeamHigh LevelHtWtB-TAgeDraftedPrior TransactionSince Release
    2016-04-19Eric FornataroPBaltimore OriolesMLB6-1217R-R28.108SLN: 2008-6-185Signed to Minor League Contract (2016-04-08)Assigned to Bowie (AA) by Baltimore Orioles
    2016-04-19Jose FernandezOFCincinnati RedsRk6-2175R-R22.142UDFAActivated from DL (2015-10-17) 
    2016-04-19Luis LaraCKansas City RoyalsRk5-11188R-R21.075UDFAAssigned to Idaho Falls (Rk) (2015-08-06) 
    2016-04-19Milan PostCMilwaukee BrewersRk6-1185R-R22.028UDFAAssigned to Helena (Rk) (2015-06-18) 
    2016-04-19Omar CottoOF-2BMilwaukee BrewersA5-11180B-R24.051TOR: 2010-12-366Assignment Unknown (2016-04-09) 
    2016-04-19Burke BadenhopPTexas RangersMLB6-5220R-R33.070DET: 2005-19-570Assigned to Round Rock (AAA) (2016-04-13) 
    2016-04-19Sean Buckley1BCincinnati RedsAAA6-4205R-R26.228CIN: 2011-6-205Assignment Unknown (2016-04-09) 
    2016-04-17Todd RedmondPBaltimore OriolesMLB6-3215R-R30.335PIT: 2004-39-1162Assigned to Norfolk (AAA) (2016-04-07) 
    2016-04-12Kevin GrendellPBaltimore OriolesA6-2185L-L22.233BAL: 2012-11-342Assigned to Aberdeen (A-) (2015-06-19)Assigned to Burlington (A) by Los Angeles Angels
    2016-04-12Allan BencidCBaltimore OriolesRk6-1190R-R23.255UDFAAssigned to Gulf Coast Orioles (Rk) (2015-06-23) 
    2016-04-12Brock HuntzingerPColorado RockiesAAA6-3200R-R27.284BOS: 2007-3-114Signed to Minor League Contract (2015-12-28) 
    2016-04-12Beamer WeemsSSCincinnati RedsAAA5-10180B-R28.259SDN: 2008-8-255Signed to Minor League Contract (2016-01-14) 
    2016-04-12Josh WalkerPBaltimore OriolesA+6-2180R-R24.116BAL: 2014-22-661Assigned to Frederick (A+) (2015-08-29) 
    2016-04-12Kevin ReiherCAtlanta BravesRk5-10190R-R21.323ATL: 2014-24-733Activated from DL (2015-10-17) 
    2016-04-12Michael BournCFAtlanta BravesMLB5-11180L-R33.106PHI: 2003-4-115Designated for Assignment (2016-04-02)Signed to Minor League Contract by Toronto Blue Jays
    2016-04-12Jordan DanksCF-OFTexas RangersMLB6-5210L-R29.248CHA: 2008-7-210Signed to Minor League Contract (2016-01-20) 
    2016-04-12Donnie VealPTexas RangersMLB6-3200L-L31.206CHN: 2005-2-68Signed to Minor League Contract (2015-12-31) 
    2016-04-12Josh WallPChicago White SoxMLB6-6190R-R29.081LAN: 2005-2-74Signed to Minor League Contract (2015-12-28) 
    2016-04-12Grant Fink1BCleveland IndiansA6-3210R-R25.119CLE: 2013-23-681Activated from disabled list (2015-08-06) 
    2016-04-12Hunter BrothersPColorado RockiesRk6-1200R-R24.114COL: 2014-30-893Signed out of draft (Lipscomb) (2014-06-17) 
    2016-04-12Duanel Jones3BSan Diego PadresAA6-3195R-R22.336UDFAAssigned to San Antonio (AA) (2015-05-28) 
    2016-04-12Michael MillerCSan Diego PadresA+6-1195R-R23.320SDN: 2013-20-598Assigned to Fort Wayne (A) (2015-06-26) 
    2016-04-12Taylor DugasOFNew York YankeesAAA5-7165L-L26.118NYA: 2012-8-277Assigned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA) (2015-08-07) 
    2016-04-12K.J. AlexanderCNew York YankeesAA5-10210R-R24.202UDFAAssigned to Trenton (AA) (2015-08-23) 
    2016-04-12Jaron LongPNew York YankeesAAA6-0180R-R24.228UDFAAssigned to Trenton (AA) (2015-07-11)Assigned to Harrisburg (AA) by Washington Nationals
    Released DatePlayerPositionTeamHigh LevelHtWtB-TAgeDraftedPrior TransactionSince Release
    2016-04-12Austen Smith1BMiami MarlinsA6-3225R-R24.071MIA: 2014-33-977Suspended (2015-06-10) 
    2016-04-12Rafael LopezCDetroit TigersMLB5-9197L-R28.193CHN: 2011-16-489Signed to Minor League Contract (2016-01-14)Assigned to Louisville (AAA) by Cincinnati Reds
    2016-04-12Wandy RodriguezPHouston AstrosMLB5-11160B-L37.084UDFASigned to Minor League Contract (2016-01-21)Signed to Minor League Contract by Baltimore Orioles
    2016-04-12Julio MorbanOFLos Angeles DodgersAAA6-1190L-L24.059UDFADrafted via minor league Rule 5 draft from Mariners (2015-12-15) 
    2016-04-11Burke BadenhopPTexas RangersMLB6-5220R-R33.062DET: 2005-19-570Assigned to Round Rock (AAA) (2016-04-09)Assigned to Round Rock (AAA) by Texas Rangers
    2016-04-11Paul DemnyPBaltimore OriolesAAA6-3220R-R26.251WAS: 2008-6-181Assigned to Bowie (AA) (2016-04-07) 
    2016-04-11Will KengorSSDetroit TigersAAA6-3180L-R23.261DET: 2014-28-850Assignment Unknown (2016-04-09) 
    2016-04-11Forrestt AlldayOFBoston Red SoxAA5-11180L-L24.353BOS: 2013-8-233Assigned to Portland (AA) (2015-09-01)Signed to Minor League Contract by Los Angeles Angels
    2016-04-11John HoldzkomPPittsburgh PiratesMLB6-10288R-R28.175NYN: 2006-4-124Designated for Assignment (2016-04-03)Signed to Minor League Contract by Chicago White Sox
    2016-04-11R.J. HivelyPArizona DiamondbacksAAA6-2200R-R27.135ARI: 2012-19-603Assigned to Reno (AAA) (2015-08-10) 
    2016-04-11Barrett Kleinknecht1BAtlanta BravesAAA6-0180R-R27.255ATL: 2010-12-374Assigned to Gwinnett (AAA) (2015-08-31) 
    2016-04-11J.J. FrancoSSAtlanta BravesA5-7152R-R24.069ATL: 2014-38-1153Assigned to extended spring training (2016-04-09) 
    2016-04-11Franklin Azuaje3BAtlanta BravesRk6-1170R-R21.011UDFAReinstated to active roster (2015-06-22) 
    2016-04-10Steve LerudCSeattle MarinersMLB6-1205L-R31.179PIT: 2003-3-75Assigned to Tacoma (AAA) (2016-04-07)Signed to Minor League Contract by San Francisco Giants
    2016-04-10Leurys Vargas1BSeattle MarinersRk6-3225L-R19.223UDFAAssigned to DSL Mariners (Rk) (2015-06-30) 
    2016-04-05Mike ThomasPLos Angeles DodgersAAA6-1160L-L27.089LAN: 2011-35-1064Activated from disabled list (2015-08-28) 
    2016-04-05Ernesto FrieriPPhiladelphia PhilliesMLB6-2168R-R30.260UDFASigned to Minor League Contract (2015-12-15) 
    2016-04-05Jamie MitchellCTampa Bay RaysRk6-0205R-R26.057UDFAAssigned to Princeton (Rk) (2015-06-23) 
    2016-04-05Frank FriasOFSeattle MarinersRk6-2185R-R22.007UDFAAssigned to Pulaski (Rk) (2015-06-23) 
    2016-04-05Christopher Breen1BNew York YankeesA6-3215R-R22.010NYA: 2012-12-397Activated from DL (2015-10-17) 
    2016-04-05Jake HernandezCNew York YankeesA6-1210R-R23.304DET: 2010-22-673Assigned to Staten Island (A-) (2015-08-25) 
    2016-04-05Tyler PalmerIF-OFLos Angeles AngelsA+5-11190R-R24.198ANA: 2014-21-629Reinstated to active roster (2015-07-08) 
    2016-04-04Jose PaezOFTampa Bay RaysA-6-0165R-R22.236UDFAAssigned to Hudson Valley (A-) (2015-06-19) 
    2016-04-04Brandon BixlerPToronto Blue JaysA5-10169L-L24.095MIN: 2013-16-470Signed to Minor League Contract (2015-12-28) 
    2016-04-04Alex Santana3BLos Angeles DodgersA6-4200R-R22.226LAN: 2011-2-73Assigned to Ogden (Rk) (2015-08-09) 
    Released DatePlayerPositionTeamHigh LevelHtWtB-TAgeDraftedPrior TransactionSince Release
    2016-04-04Roberto HernandezPToronto Blue JaysMLB6-4180R-R35.217UDFASigned to Minor League Contract (2015-12-19)Signed to Minor League Contract by Toronto Blue Jays
    2016-04-04Bobby DoranPToronto Blue JaysAAA6-6240R-R27.014HOU: 2010-4-123Signed to Minor League Contract (2015-12-28) 
    2016-04-04Derek ThompsonPTexas RangersA-6-2165L-L23.239TEX: 2013-12-370Assignment unknown (2015-06-30) 
    2016-04-04Shilo McCallOFSan Francisco GiantsA-6-1210R-R21.306SFN: 2012-9-298Assigned to Salem-Keizer (A-) (2013-06-14) 
    2016-04-04P.J. JonesCSeattle MarinersA-5-9180R-R23.038SEA: 2015-19-575Signed out of draft (Washington State) (2015-06-18)Signed to Minor League Contract by Seattle Mariners
    2016-04-04Dan ScheibePTexas RangersA-6-3215R-R22.346UDFASigned as undrafted free agent (Whitworth) (2015-06-19) 
    2016-04-04Ryan PennellPTampa Bay RaysA6-4235L-L23.264TBA: 2014-22-667Assigned to Bowling Green (A) (2015-05-15) 
    2016-04-04Luis UrenaOFTampa Bay RaysA6-5198R-R23.226UDFAAssigned to Bowling Green (A) (2015-08-11) 
    2016-04-04Hawtin BuchananPSeattle MarinersA6-8230R-R22.340SEA: 2014-20-591Assigned to Clinton (A) (2015-05-26) 
    2016-04-04Sam TriecePTampa Bay RaysA-6-2210R-R22.230TBA: 2015-10-298Assigned to Hudson Valley (A-) (2015-08-29) 
    2016-04-04Estarlyn MoralesOFSeattle MarinersA+6-3180R-R23.158UDFAAssigned to Clinton (A) (2015-07-29) 
    2016-04-04Nick LynchIFLos Angeles AngelsRk6-1195R-R24.041ANA: 2015-30-915Signed out of draft (UC Davis) (2015-06-20) 
    2016-04-04Austin ChrismonPHouston AstrosA+6-2227R-R23.200HOU: 2013-26-767Assigned to Lancaster (A+) (2015-06-11) 
    2016-04-04Scott SitzPDetroit TigersAAA5-10201R-R25.206DET: 2013-28-846Assigned to Lakeland (A+) (2015-07-06) 
    2016-04-04Tyler MasseyOFColorado RockiesAA6-0205L-L26.257COL: 2008-14-437Signed to Minor League Contract (2016-02-02) 
    2016-04-04Cole LeonidaCColorado RockiesAA6-3218R-R27.100WAS: 2010-6-176Signed to Minor League Contract (2016-01-19) 
    2016-04-04D'vone McClureOFCleveland IndiansA-6-3190R-R22.072CLE: 2012-4-143Activated from disabled list (2015-08-28) 
    2016-04-04Hector CaroOFCleveland IndiansRk6-3195R-R20.184UDFAAssigned to Arizona Indians (Rk) (2015-06-20) 
    2016-04-04Devon DavisPChicago White SoxAA6-4215L-L24.228UDFAAssigned to Kannapolis (A) (2015-08-17) 
    2016-04-04Zach IslerPChicago White SoxAAA6-4233R-R25.155CHA: 2012-8-261Assigned to Birmingham (AA) (2015-06-12) 
    2016-04-04Angelo AmendolareIFChicago CubsAAA5-9170R-R23.123CHN: 2015-27-803Assigned to South Bend (A) (2015-08-31)Assigned to Burlington (A) by Los Angeles Angels
    2016-04-04Manny ParraPChicago CubsMLB6-3200L-L33.156MIL: 2001-26-778Signed to Minor League Contract (2016-03-30) 
    2016-04-04Zac GrotzPHouston AstrosA6-1195R-R23.046HOU: 2015-28-829Assigned to Tri City (A-) (2015-07-02) 
    2016-04-04Michel MartinezPHouston AstrosRk5-10220R-R22.200UDFAAssigned to GCL Astros (Rk) (2015-07-30) 
    2016-04-04Brandon GildeaCLos Angeles AngelsA6-0205R-R23.240ANA: 2014-36-1079Assigned to Burlington (A) (2015-08-19) 


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