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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
    2017-08-21Melvin UptonCFSan Francisco GiantsMLB6-2170R-R33.000TBA: 2002-1-2Assigned to Sacramento (AAA) (2017-07-01) 
    2017-08-20Danny Espinosa2BSeattle MarinersMLB6-0190B-R30.117WAS: 2008-3-87Contract purchased from minors (2017-07-24) 
    2017-08-19Jose MartinezPArizona DiamondbacksA6-1160R-R23.127UDFAAssigned to Kane County (A) (2017-08-09) 
    2017-08-19Billy EndrisOFArizona DiamondbacksA6-1155L-L23.305ARI: 2016-35-1049Reinstated to active roster (2017-06-22) 
    2017-08-19Aroni NinaPSan Diego PadresAAA6-4178R-R27.132UDFAAssigned to El Paso (AAA) (2017-08-15) 
    2017-08-17Bobby LaFromboisePTexas RangersMLB6-4190L-L31.053SEA: 2008-8-252DL-7 Injured (2017-08-09) 
    2017-08-16Kyle McMynePCincinnati RedsAAA6-0210R-R27.302CIN: 2011-4-145Assigned to Louisville (AAA) (2017-04-06) 
    2017-08-16Fernando SalasPNew York MetsMLB5-10198R-R32.078UDFADesignated for Assignment (2017-08-10)Signed to Minor League Contract by Los Angeles Angels
    2017-08-16Argenis DiazSSDetroit TigersMLB5-11155R-R30.185UDFAActivated from disabled list (2017-08-13) 
    2017-08-16Jeff KobernusOFSeattle MarinersMLB6-2195R-R29.047WAS: 2009-2-50Activated from disabled list (2017-07-02) 
    2017-08-16Jason AdamPSan Diego PadresAAA6-4225R-R26.012KCA: 2010-5-149Assigned to San Antonio (AA) (2017-08-10)Assigned to Northwest Arkansas (AA) by Kansas City Royals
    2017-08-16Ryley MacEachernPMiami MarlinsA6-2213R-R23.081MIA: 2015-33-986Activated from disabled list (2017-08-07) 
    2017-08-15Zach LeePSan Diego PadresMLB6-3195R-R25.337LAN: 2010-1-28Outrighted to minors (2017-06-22) 
    2017-08-14Chris CoghlanLF-CFToronto Blue JaysMLB6-1190L-R32.057FLO: 2006-1-36Activated from DL and designated for assignment (2017-08-12) 
    2017-08-14Sebastian KessayPHouston AstrosA+6-2200L-L24.056HOU: 2013-22-647Assigned to Buies Creek (A+) (2017-04-06) 
    2017-08-14Taylor ColePToronto Blue JaysMLB6-1185R-R27.359TOR: 2011-29-889DL-10 Fractured right toe (2017-08-10)Signed to Minor League Contract by Toronto Blue Jays
    2017-08-13Pete KozmaSSTexas RangersMLB6-0170R-R29.124SLN: 2007-1-18Outrighted to minors (2017-07-23) 
    2017-08-13Ashur TolliverPHouston AstrosMLB5-11155L-L29.202BAL: 2009-5-146Outrighted to minors (2017-07-26)Signed to Minor League Contract by Seattle Mariners
    2017-08-13Hank MorrisonOFMinnesota TwinsA6-2225R-R23.141MIN: 2016-22-663Assigned to Cedar Rapids (A) (2017-05-25) 
    2017-08-12Dan RobertsonOFCleveland IndiansMLB5-8175R-R31.316SDN: 2008-33-1005Designated for Assignment (2017-08-10)Signed to Minor League Contract by Cleveland Indians
    2017-08-12Wade Hinkle1BDetroit TigersAA5-11226L-L27.341ANA: 2012-27-837Assigned to Erie (AA) (2017-06-29) 
    2017-08-12Nolan SanburnPWashington NationalsAA6-0175R-R26.022OAK: 2012-2-74Assigned to Potomac (A+) (2017-05-17) 
    2017-08-11Casey TurgeonSSSt. Louis CardinalsAA5-10155L-R24.317SLN: 2014-24-735Assigned to Palm Beach (A+) (2017-07-12) 
    2017-08-11Patrick JohnsonPMiami MarlinsAA5-10170R-R28.362COL: 2011-25-768Activated from disabled list (2017-08-09) 
    2017-08-10Juan PerezOFDetroit TigersMLB5-11185R-R30.270SFN: 2008-13-387Activated from disabled list (2017-06-24) 
    Released DatePlayerPositionTeamHigh LevelHtWtB-TAgeDraftedPrior TransactionSince Release
    2017-08-09Michael DimockPLos Angeles AngelsAAA6-2177R-R27.287HOU: 2012-37-1119Activated from disabled list (2017-06-30) 
    2017-08-09Rafael De PaulaPSan Diego PadresAAA6-2212R-R26.138UDFAAssigned to El Paso (AAA) (2017-07-25)Assigned to Daytona (A+) by Cincinnati Reds
    2017-08-09Raul FernandezPMinnesota TwinsAAA6-2180R-R27.048UDFAActivated from disabled list (2017-07-06) 
    2017-08-09Jaye ChapmanPTexas RangersMLB6-0180R-R30.079ATL: 2005-16-497Activated from disabled list (2017-08-06) 
    2017-08-09Evan SmithPLos Angeles AngelsA6-5190R-L21.358TOR: 2013-4-115Assigned to Orem (Rk) (2017-06-22) 
    2017-08-09Ronnie GlennP-OFLos Angeles AngelsA6-3225L-L24.025ANA: 2015-22-675Reinstated to active roster (2017-05-16) 
    2017-08-09Victor RoacheOFLos Angeles DodgersAA6-1215R-R25.327MIL: 2012-1-28Activated from disabled list (2017-08-02) 
    2017-08-09Alexis BastardoOFPittsburgh PiratesA+5-11190R-R23.164UDFAAssigned to Bradenton (A+) (2017-06-30) 
    2017-08-08Grant Green2BChicago White SoxMLB6-3170R-R29.316OAK: 2009-1-13Signed to Minor League Contract (2017-06-21)Signed to Minor League Contract by Miami Marlins
    2017-08-08Alec SoleSSTampa Bay RaysAAA6-2190L-R24.068TBA: 2014-18-547Assigned to Charlotte (A+) (2017-07-18) 
    2017-08-08Alex BlackfordPLos Angeles AngelsAAA5-11175R-R26.265ANA: 2013-37-1117Activated from disabled list (2017-08-03) 
    2017-08-08Drew MurenOFArizona DiamondbacksAAA6-6185R-R28.259HOU: 2011-22-670Assigned to Jackson (AA) (2017-06-23)Assigned to San Jose (A+) by San Francisco Giants
    2017-08-08Stewart IjamesOFArizona DiamondbacksAAA6-1195L-R28.352NYA: 2010-29-895Assigned to Reno (AAA) (2017-07-27) 
    2017-08-08Bryan De La RosaCMiami MarlinsA5-8193R-R23.135ATL: 2012-3-116Assigned to Greensboro (A) (2017-06-30) 
    2017-08-07Collin CowgillLF-CFSan Diego PadresMLB5-9195R-L31.077ARI: 2008-5-168Assigned to El Paso (AAA) (2017-07-15) 
    2017-08-05Tom WilhelmsenPMilwaukee BrewersMLB6-6190R-R33.233MIL: 2002-7-199Assigned to Colorado Springs (AAA) (2017-06-22) 
    2017-08-05Dexter KjerstadOFMiami MarlinsAAA6-1210R-R25.199CIN: 2010-50-1507Assigned to New Orleans (AAA) (2017-07-26) 
    2017-08-04David RollinsPChicago CubsMLB5-11175L-L27.226TOR: 2011-24-739Activated from disabled list (2017-08-01) 
    2017-08-04Keith HesslerPSan Diego PadresMLB6-4215L-L28.142ARI: 2010-28-841Outrighted to minors (2017-04-05) 
    2017-08-04Louis ColemanPArizona DiamondbacksMLB6-3190B-R31.122KCA: 2009-5-152Assigned to Reno (AAA) (2017-06-23)Assigned to Reno (AAA) by Arizona Diamondbacks
    2017-08-04Neil WagnerPTampa Bay RaysMLB6-0200R-R33.216CLE: 2005-21-634Assigned to Durham (AAA) (2017-07-26)Signed to Minor League Contract by New York Mets
    2017-08-04Danny DiekroegerIFSt. Louis CardinalsAA6-1190L-R25.071SLN: 2014-10-315Assigned to Springfield (AA) (2017-07-26) 
    2017-08-04Paul Hendrix2BCleveland IndiansA+6-1180R-R25.260CLE: 2013-18-531Assigned to Lynchburg (A+) (2017-04-22) 
    2017-08-04Westhers MagdalenoSSSan Diego PadresA+6-1190R-R20.278UDFAAssigned to Tri-City (A-) (2017-06-22) 
    2017-08-04Juan DiazPMilwaukee BrewersRk6-0185R-R24.314UDFAAssigned to Helena (Rk) (2016-08-16) 
    Released DatePlayerPositionTeamHigh LevelHtWtB-TAgeDraftedPrior TransactionSince Release
    2017-08-04Yerald MartinezOFMilwaukee BrewersRk6-2180R-R21.245UDFAAssigned to Helena (Rk) (2016-06-19) 
    2017-08-03Perci GarnerPCleveland IndiansMLB6-1222R-R28.233PHI: 2010-2-77Designated for Assignment (2017-07-31)Signed to Minor League Contract by Cleveland Indians
    2017-08-02Tom LaynePLos Angeles DodgersMLB6-3185L-L32.273ARI: 2007-26-793Signed to Minor League Contract (2017-07-19) 
    2017-08-02Andrew DanielIFAtlanta BravesAA6-1200R-R24.187ANA: 2014-11-329Assigned to Florida (A+) (2017-07-13) 
    2017-08-02Austin AuneRF-OFNew York YankeesA+6-2185L-R23.330NYA: 2012-2-89Assigned to Tampa (A+) (2017-05-31) 
    2017-08-02David FischerPMinnesota TwinsA+6-5175R-R27.114WAS: 2012-18-564Assigned to Fort Myers (A+) (2017-04-06) 
    2017-07-31Ricky MotaSSChicago White SoxRk5-11170R-R19.160UDFAAssigned to Arizona White Sox (Rk) (2017-07-23) 
    2017-07-31Brett AndersonPChicago CubsMLB6-4215L-L29.181ARI: 2006-2-55Activated from DL and designated for assignment (2017-07-26)Signed to Minor League Contract by Toronto Blue Jays
    2017-07-31John AxfordPOakland AthleticsMLB6-5185R-R34.121CIN: 2005-42-1259Designated for Assignment (2017-07-27) 
    2017-07-30Al AlburquerquePKansas City RoyalsMLB6-0150R-R31.050UDFADesignated for Assignment (2017-07-24)Signed to Minor League Contract by Chicago White Sox
    2017-07-30Chris HeiseyLFWashington NationalsMLB6-0195R-R32.228CIN: 2006-17-504DL-10 Left groin strain (2017-07-23) 
    2017-07-30Craig BreslowPMinnesota TwinsMLB6-1180L-L36.356MIL: 2002-26-769Designated for Assignment (2017-07-24)Signed to Minor League Contract by Cleveland Indians
    2017-07-30Hank CongerCArizona DiamondbacksMLB6-0205B-R29.183ANA: 2006-1-25Assigned to Reno (AAA) (2017-04-06) 
    2017-07-30Matt HockenberryPPhiladelphia PhilliesAA6-3200R-R25.335PHI: 2014-9-262Assigned to Clearwater (A+) (2017-05-04) 
    2017-07-30Tyler SkulinaPWashington NationalsAA6-5252R-R25.316CHN: 2013-4-108Activated from disabled list (2017-07-25) 
    2017-07-30Tyler WolfeIFHouston AstrosAA5-11185R-R23.312HOU: 2016-39-1177Assigned to Corpus Christi (AA) (2017-07-24) 
    2017-07-30Andre JerniganSSMinnesota TwinsA6-0205R-R23.256MIN: 2016-14-423Assigned to Cedar Rapids (A) (2017-06-29) 
    2017-07-30Thomas LebronPTampa Bay RaysRk6-2160R-R21.357UDFAAssigned to Gulf Coast Rays (Rk) (2017-07-10) 
    2017-07-29Paul ClemensPMinnesota TwinsMLB6-4170R-R29.166ATL: 2008-7-220Activated from disabled list (2017-06-18) 
    2017-07-29Connor MacDonald1BHouston AstrosA-6-5200R-R21.153UDFAAssigned to Tri City (A-) (2017-06-22) 
    2017-07-29Caleb RamseyOFWashington NationalsAAA6-2175L-R28.295WAS: 2011-11-337Assigned to Syracuse (AAA) (2015-05-24) 
    2017-07-28Neil HollandPCleveland IndiansAAA5-11180R-R28.348WAS: 2010-11-326Assigned to Akron (AA) (2017-07-21) 
    2017-07-28Pat YoungPSan Francisco GiantsAA6-5190R-R25.126SFN: 2013-13-402Assigned to Richmond (AA) (2017-07-23) 
    2017-07-28Scott GristPMilwaukee BrewersA+6-4180R-R25.058MIL: 2015-38-1141Assigned to Carolina (A+) (2017-04-29) 
    2017-07-28Randy EncarnacionOFWashington NationalsA6-3180R-R22.362UDFAAssigned to Auburn (A-) (2017-06-22) 
    Released DatePlayerPositionTeamHigh LevelHtWtB-TAgeDraftedPrior TransactionSince Release
    2017-07-27Branden PinderPNew York YankeesMLB6-2210R-R28.182NYA: 2011-16-509Placed on temporary inactive list (2017-07-23)Signed to Minor League Contract by Los Angeles Angels
    2017-07-27Matz SchuttePMinnesota TwinsRk6-3185R-R19.296UDFAAssigned to Gulf Coast Twins (Rk) (2017-07-25) 
    2017-07-27Dan RohlfingC-OFMinnesota TwinsAAA6-0185R-R28.165MIN: 2007-14-452Assigned to Chattanooga (AA) (2017-04-06) 
    2017-07-27A.J. RamirezIF-CSan Francisco GiantsAAA6-0180R-R24.114UDFAAssigned to Salem-Keizer (A-) (2017-07-15) 
    2017-07-26Justin RuggianoCFSan Francisco GiantsMLB6-2205R-R35.105LAN: 2004-25-748Assigned to Sacramento (AAA) (2017-06-09) 
    2017-07-26Tucker NathansOFBaltimore OriolesAAA6-1180L-R28.262UDFAAssigned to Bowie (AA) (2017-07-14) 
    2017-07-26Andrew WalterPHouston AstrosAA6-3190R-R26.281DET: 2009-31-930Assigned to Corpus Christi (AA) (2017-06-15) 
    2017-07-26Byron MurrayOFSan Francisco GiantsA-5-10195R-R22.000SFN: 2014-25-748Assigned to Salem-Keizer (A-) (2017-06-22) 
    2017-07-26Bryan OzunaPArizona DiamondbacksRk6-1215R-R23.135UDFAAssigned to Arizona Diamondbacks (Rk) (2017-07-05) 
    2017-07-26Chad HuffmanOFSt. Louis CardinalsMLB6-1205R-R32.088SDN: 2006-2-53Assigned to State College (A-) (2017-07-23)Signed to Minor League Contract by Washington Nationals
    2017-07-25Jared CheekPChicago CubsA5-11179R-R24.267CHN: 2015-21-623Activated from disabled list (2017-04-27) 
    2017-07-25Carson BlairCChicago White SoxMLB6-1190R-R27.280BOS: 2008-35-1072Activated from disabled list (2017-05-12) 
    2017-07-25Adam WalkerRF-OFBaltimore OriolesAAA6-5225R-R25.281MIN: 2012-3-97Assigned to Norfolk (AAA) (2017-06-27)Assigned to Louisville (AAA) by Cincinnati Reds
    2017-07-25Kyle SmithPHouston AstrosAAA6-0167R-R24.318KCA: 2011-4-126Assigned to Fresno (AAA) (2017-06-14) 
    2017-07-25Luke LoweryCArizona DiamondbacksA6-2242R-R23.229ARI: 2015-14-406Assigned to Hillsboro (A-) (2016-06-19) 
    2017-07-25Alvaro DiazPSan Francisco GiantsA-6-3190R-R24.042UDFAAssigned to Salem-Keizer (A-) (2017-07-10) 
    2017-07-24Bobby ParnellPChicago White SoxMLB6-3180R-R32.319NYN: 2005-9-269Assigned to Charlotte (AAA) (2017-06-06) 
    2017-07-24Rickie Weeks2BTampa Bay RaysMLB6-0195R-R34.314MIL: 2003-1-2Assigned to Durham (AAA) for rehab (2017-07-19) 
    2017-07-24Jeremy LucasCCleveland IndiansAAA6-2190R-R26.195CLE: 2012-12-383Activated from disabled list (2017-06-25) 
    2017-07-24Jake DrehoffPBoston Red SoxAA6-4210R-L25.049BOS: 2013-12-353Activated from disabled list (2017-07-02) 
    2017-07-24Nick DeegPSan Francisco GiantsA-6-5205L-L22.028SFN: 2016-30-905Assigned to Salem-Keizer (A-) (2017-06-22) 
    2017-07-23Jose MoralesPWashington NationalsA6-3180R-R22.161UDFAAssigned to Gulf Coast Nationals (Rk) (2017-07-19) 
    2017-07-23Zeke McGranahanPBaltimore OriolesA+6-4215R-R26.201BAL: 2014-23-691Assigned to Frederick (A+) (2017-05-04) 
    2017-07-23Mario AlcantaraPBaltimore OriolesA+6-2170R-R24.208UDFAAssigned to Frederick (A+) (2017-05-31) 
    2017-07-23David GonzalezSSDetroit TigersA+5-9140R-R23.234UDFAAssigned to West Michigan (A) (2017-06-22) 


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