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2012 MLB offseason signings, trades & transactions

The staff at MLB Center has set out to help you, the fans of the great game of baseball, get a complete list of the most notable roster changes across MLB this offseason. Below you will find a list of players who have left as well as new signings & trades that have occurred during the 2012 MLB offseason. Browse the list below and if you see anything we left out, we invite you to become a MLB writer as we are always looking to fill our staff with knowledgeable baseball fans with strong writing skills. Finally, make sure you check out our MLB preview which is posted now!

 

Arizona Diamondbacks 2012 offseason moves

  • Agreed to terms with C Miguel Montero and INF Ryan Roberts on one-year contracts.

  • Agreed to terms with RHP Brad Ziegler on a one-year contract.

  • Claimed C Craig Tatum off waivers from Houston (NL).

  • Agreed to terms with LHP Joe Saunders on a one-year contract.

  • Agreed to terms with LHP Craig Breslow on a one-year contract.

  • Agreed to terms with RHP Sam Demel, RHP Barry Enright, RHP Daniel Hudson, RHP Brett Lorin, RHP Yonata Ortega, RHP Bryan Shaw, LHP Zach Kroenke, LHP Wade Miley, LHP Joe Paterson, RHP Mike Zagurski, C Konrad Schmidt, C Craig Tatum, OF Cole Gillespie, OF David Winfree and INF Paul Goldschmidt on one-year contracts. Renewed the contracts of RHP Josh Collmenter, RHP David Hernandez, RHP Ian Kennedy, OF Gerardo Parra.

Atlanta Braves 2012 offseason moves

  • Agreed to terms with RHP Jair Jurrjens, LHP Eric O'Flaherty and OF Michael Bourn on one-year contracts

  • Agreed to terms with INF Jack Wilson and OF Martin Prado on one-year contracts.

  • Agreed to terms with LHP Sean Gilmartin, LHP Dusty Hughes, RHP Peter Moylan, RHP Zeke Spruill, C Christian Bethancourt, C Evan Gattis, C Matt Kennelly, INF Andrelton Simmons, INF Joe Terdoslavich, OF Todd Cunningham and OF Stefan Gartrell on minor league contracts.

  • Agreed to terms with RHP Jairo Asencio, RHP Brandon Beachy, RHP Jaye Chapman, RHP Erik Cordier, RHP Randall Delgado, RHP Cory Gearrin, RHP Tommy Hanson, RHP J.J. Hoover, RHP Craig Kimbrel, RHP Cristhian Martinez, RHP Kris Medlen, RHP Todd Redmond, RHNP Julio Teheran, RHP Anthony Varvaro, RHP Arodys Vizcaino, LHP Luis Avilan, LHP Robert Fish, LHP Mike Minor, LHP Jonny Venters, INF Freddie Freeman, INF Brandon Hicks, INF Tyler Pastornicky, OF Jose Constanza and OF Jason Heyward on one-year contracts.

Baltimore Orioles 2012 offseason moves

  • Agreed to terms with LHP Casey Fossum on a minor league contract.

  • Traded RHP Jeremy Guthrie to Colorado for RHP Jason Hammel and RHP Matt Lindstrom. Designated LHP Clay Rapada for assignment.

  • Agreed to terms RHP Luis Ayala to a one-year contract and 1B Nick Johnson on a minor league contract.

  • Agreed to terms with CF Adam Jones on a one-year contract.

  • Released LHP Dennys Reyes for failure to report.

Boston Red Sox 2012 offseason moves

  • Agreed to terms with OF Ryan Sweeney on a one-year contract.

  • Agreed to terms with C Jarrod Saltalamacchia on a one-year contract.

  • Agreed to terms with OF Jacoby Ellsbury and INF Mike Aviles on one-year contracts.

  • Agreed to terms with RHP Daniel Bard on a one-year contract.

  • Agreed to terms with RHP Alfredo Aceves on a one-year contract.

  • Agreed to terms with DH David Ortiz on a one-year contract and with RHP John Maine on a minor league contract.

  • Announced the retirement of RHP Tim Wakefield. Named Charles Steinberg senior advisor to the president/CEO.

  • Announced the retirement of C Jason Varitek.

Chicago Cubs 2012 offseason moves

  • Agreed to terms with OF Reed Johnson on a one-year contract.

  • Acquired RHP Chris Volstad from Miami for RHP Carlos Zambrano and cash considerations.

  • Agreed to terms with LHP Paul Maholm on a one-year contract.

  • Agreed to terms with RHP Kerry Wood on a one-year contract.

  • Agreed to terms with RHP Matt Garza on a one-year contract.

Chicago White Sox 2012 offseason moves

  • Acquired RHP Myles Jaye and RHP Daniel Webb from Toronto for RHP Jason Frasor.

  • Agreed to terms with 1B Dan Johnson on a minor league contract.

  • Agreed to terms with OF Kosuke Fukudome on a one-year contract.

Cincinnati Reds 2012 offseason moves

  • Agreed to terms with RHP Andrew Brackman on a one-year contract.

  • Agreed to terms with RHP Homer Bailey, LHP Bill Bray and INF Paul Janish on one-year contracts.

  • Traded LHP Jeremy Horst to Philadelphia for INF Wilson Valdez. Agreed to terms with RHP Nick Masset on a two-year contract and UT Willie Harris on a minor league contract.

  • Agreed to terms with RHP Jose Arredondo on a 2-year contract.

  • Agreed to terms with OF Ryan Ludwick on a one-year contract and LHP Jeff Francis on a minor league contract. Designated RHP Carlos Fisher for assignment.

  • Agreed to terms with LHP Sean Marshall on a four-year contract.

Cleveland Indians 2012 offseason moves

  • Agreed to terms with 3B Jack Hannahan, RHP Justin Masterson, RHP Chris Perez, RHP Joe Smith and OF Shin-Soo Choo on one-year contracts.

  • Agreed to terms with LHP Rafael Perez on a one-year contract.

  • Agreed to terms with 1B Casey Kotchman on a one-year contract.

  • Agreed to terms with INF Asdrubal Cabrera on a one-year contract.

  • Agreed to terms with OF Michael Brantley, RHP Carlos Carrasco, OF Aaron Cunningham, INF Jason Donald, RHP Jeanmar Gomez, LHP David Huff, RHP Corey Kluber, INF Matt LaPorta, OF Thomas Neal, INF Cord Phelps, RHP Danny Salazar, C Carlos Santana, LHP Tony Sipp, RHP Josh Tomlin and OF Nick Weglarz on one-year contracts.

Colorado Rockies 2012 offseason moves

  • Acquired INF Chad Tracy from the Texas Rangers for RHP Greg Reynolds. Agreed to terms with INF Casey Blake on a one-year contract.

  • Agreed to terms with OF Seth Smith on a one-year contract.

  • Acquired RHP Guillermo Moscoso and LHP Josh Outman from Oakland for OF Seth Smith.

  • Agreed to terms with OF Dexter Fowler on a one-year contract.

  • Agreed to terms with LHP Jamie Moyer on a minor league contract.

  • Acquired RHP Zach Putman from Cleveland for RHP Kevin Slowey and cash.

  • Acquired INF Marco Scutaro from the Boston Red Sox for RHP Clayton Mortensen.

  • Agreed to terms with RHP Rafael Betancourt on a two-year contract.

  • Agreed to terms with RHP Matt Belisle on a two-year contract.

  • Agreed to terms with RHP Jeremy Guthrie on a one-year contract.

Detroit Tigers 2012 offseason moves

  • Agreed to terms with LHP Phil Coke and RHP Rick Porcello on one-year contracts

  • Agreed to terms with RHP Max Scherzer, INF-OF Don Kelly and OF Delmon Young on one-year contracts.

  • Agreed to terms with 1B Prince Fielder on a nine-year contract.

  • Agreed to terms with RHP Jose Ortega, RHP Tyler Stohr, RHP Brayan Villarreal, LHP Duane Below, LHP Casey Crosby and OF Avisail Garcia on one-year contracts.

  • Agreed to terms with LHP Matt Hoffman, LHP Andy Oliver, LHP Adam Wilk, INF Hernan Perez and OF Andy Dirks on one-year contracts.

  • Agreed to terms RHP Collin Balester, RHP Luis Marte, RHP David Pauley, INF Danny Worth and OF Clete Thomas on one-year contracts.

Houston Astros 2012 offseason moves

  • Agreed to terms with OF Jack Cust on a one-year contract.

  • Agreed to terms with RHP Livan Hernandez on a minor league contract.

  • Agreed to terms with SS Jed Lowrie on a one-year contract.

  • Agreed to terms with OF Jason Bourgeois, RHP David Carpenter and LHP Wesley Wright on one-year contracts.

  • Agreed to terms with OF Fernando Martinez, LHP Sergio Escalona and RHP Wilton Lopez on one-year contracts.

  • Agreed to terms with INF Marwin Gonzalez on a one-year contract.

  • Agreed to terms with RHP Jorge De Leon and OF J.B. Shuck on one-year contracts.

  • Agreed to terms with OF J.D. Martinez on a one-year contract.

Kansas City Royals 2012 offseason moves

  • Agreed to terms with C Brayan Pena and 2B Chris Getz on one-year contracts.

  • Agreed to terms with OF Alex Gordon on a one-year contract.

  • Agreed to terms with LHP Tim Collins on a one-year contract.

  • Agreed to terms with RHP Luis Mendoza, INF Eric Hosmer, INF Mike Moustakas and OF Lorenzo Cain on one-year contracts.

  • Agreed to terms with RHP Louis Coleman and RHP Greg Holland one-year contracts.

  • Agreed to terms with INF Alcides Escobar and INF Johnny Giavotella on one-year contracts.

  • Agreed to terms with RHP Vin Mazzaro on a one-year contract and C Salvador Perez on a five year contract.

  • Agreed to terms with LHP Danny Duffy on a one-year contract.

Los Angeles (Anaheim) Angels 2012 offseason moves

  • Agreed to terms with 1B Albert Pujols on a 10-year contract and LHP C.J. Wilson on a five-year contract.

  • Agreed to terms with RHP LaTroy Hawkins on a one-year contract.

  • Agreed to terms with INF Howie Kendrick on a four-year contract.

  • Agreed to terms with 1B Kendrys Morales on a one-year contract.

  • Agreed to terms INF Alberto Callaspo on a one-year contract.

  • Agreed to terms with INF Erick Aybar on a one-year contract.

Los Angeles Dodgers 2012 offseason moves

  • Agreed to terms with RHP Mike MacDougal on a one-year contract.

  • Agreed to terms with OF Andre Ethier and 1B James Loney on one-year contacts.

  • Agreed to terms with RHP Todd Correy on a one-year contract.

  • Agreed to terms with LHP Clayton Kershaw to a two-year contract.

  • Claimed OF Matt Angle off waivers from Baltimore and added him to the 40-man roster. Placed RHP Rubby De La Rosa on the 60-day DL.

Miami Marlins 2012 Offseason moves

  • Agreed to terms with SS Jose Reyes on a six-year contract and LHP Mark Buehrle.

  • Agreed to terms with LHP Mark Buehrle on a four-year contract. Designed RHP Clay Hensley for assignment.

  • Agreed to terms with RHP Heath Bell on a three-year contract.

  • Agreed to terms with 1B Greg Dobbs on a two-year contract.

  • Agreed to terms with RHP Juan Carlos Oviedo and RHP Edward Mujica on one-year contracts.

Milwaukee Brewers 2012 offseason moves

  • Agreed to terms with OF Carlos Gomez and LHP Manny Parra on one-year contracts.

  • Agreed to terms with OF Nyjer Morgan on a one-year contract.

  • Agreed to terms with RHP Shaun Marcum on a one-year contract.

  • Agreed to terms with RHP Tim Dillard, RHP Marco Estrada, RHP Mike McClendon, RHP Mark Rogers and C Martin Maldonado on one-year contracts.

  • Agreed to terms with RHP Brandon Kintzler on a one-year contract.

Minnesota Twins 2012 offseason moves

  • Agreed to terms with LHP Francisco Liriano and LHP Glen Perkins on one-year contracts.

  • Agreed to terms with RHP Joel Zumaya on a one-year contract.

  • Agreed to terms with INF Alexi Casilla on a one-year contract.

New York Mets 2012 offseason moves

  • Agreed to terms with INF Ronny Cedeno on a one-year contract.

  • Agreed to terms with RHP Manny Acosta, RHP Mike Pelfrey, RHP Ramon Ramirez and OF Andres Torres on one-year contracts.

New York Yankees 2012 offseason moves

  • Agreed to terms with RHP Phil Hughes on a one-year contract.

  • Agreed to terms with OF Brett Gardner on a one-year contract.

  • Agreed to terms with OF Andruw Jones on a one-year contract.

  • Agreed to terms with OF Andruw Jones on a one-year contract.

  • Agreed to terms with OF Raul Ibanez on a one-year contract.

  • Agreed to terms with 3B Eric Chavez on a one-year contract.

Oakland Athletics 2012 offseason moves

  • Agreed to terms with OF Coco Crisp on a two-year contract.

  • Agreed to terms with RHP Brandon McCarthy and RHP Joey Devine on one-year contracts.

  • Agreed to terms with RHP Bartolo Colon on a one-year contract.

  • Agreed to terms with OF Yoenis Cespedes on a four-year contract.

  • Agreed to terms with OF Manny Ramirez on a minor league contract.

Philadelphia Phillies 2012 offseason moves

  • Agreed to terms with RHP Chad Qualls on a one-year contract.

  • Agreed to terms with RHP Kyle Kendrick on a two-year contract.

Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 offseason moves

  • Agreed to terms with RHP Chris Resop on a one-year contract.

  • Agreed to terms with 3B Casey McGehee on a one-year contract.

  • Agreed to terms with OF Andrew McCutchen on a six-year contract.

San Diego Padres 2012 offseason moves

  • Acquired RHP Andrew Cashner and OF Kyung-Min Na from the Chicago Cubs for INF Anthony Rizzo and RHP Zach Cates.

  • Agreed to terms with LHP Clayton Richard on a one-year contract.

  • Agreed to terms with RHP Dustin Moseley on a one-year contract.

  • Agreed to terms with RHP Micah Owings on a one-year contract.

  • Agreed to terms with OF Cameron Maybin on a five-year contract.

San Francisco Giants 2012 offseason moves

  • Agreed to terms with RHP Ryan Vogelsong on a two-year contract.

  • Agreed to terms with OF Angel Pagan on a one-year contract.

  • Agreed to terms with 3B Pablo Sandoval on three-year contract and OF Melky Cabrera, RHP Santiago Casilla and OF Nate Schierholtz on one-year contracts.

  • Agreed to terms with RHP Sergio Romo on a one-year contract.

  • Agreed to terms with RHP Tim Lincecum on a two-year contract.

Seattle Mariners 2012 offseason moves

  • Agreed to terms with LHP Jason Vargas, RHP Brandon League and RHP Shawn Kelley on one-year contracts.

St. Louis Cardinals 2012 offseason moves

  • Agreed to terms with RHP Kyle McClellan on a one-year contract.

  • Agreed to terms with RHP Jason Motte on a one-year contract.

  • Agreed to terms with C Yadier Molina on a six-year contract.

Tampa Bay Rays 2012 offseason moves

  • Agreed to terms with RHP Fernando Rodney on a one-year contract.

  • Agreed to terms with 1B-OF Luke Scott on a one-year contract.

  • Agreed to terms with LHP J.P. Howell on a one-year contract.

  • Agreed to terms with 1B Carlos Pena on a one-year contract.

  • Agreed to terms with INF Jeff Keppinger on a one-year contract.

  • Agreed to terms with manager Joe Maddon on a three-year contract extension through 2015.

Texas Rangers 2012 offseason moves

  • Agreed to terms with LHP Matt Harrison, RHP Mark Lowe, RHP Mike Adams and OF David Murphy on one-year contracts.

  • Agreed to terms with RHP Yu Darvish on a six-year contract.

  • Agreed to terms with 1B/OF Brad Hawpe on a minor league contract.

  • Signed manager Ron Washington to a two-year contract extension through the 2014 season.

  • Agreed to terms with SS Elvis Andrus on a three-year contract.

  • Agreed to terms with OF Nelson Cruz on a two-year contract.

  • Agreed to terms with C Mike Napoli on a one-year contract.

  • Agreed to terms with LHP Kelvin De La Cruz, RHP Cody Eppley, OF Craig Gentry, C Luis Martinez, 1B/OF Mitch Moreland, RHP Neil Ramirez, INF Brandon Snyder and RHP Matt West on one-year contracts.

Toronto Blue Jays 2012 offseason moves

  • Agreed to terms with LHP Darren Oliver on a one-year contract.

  • Agreed to terms with OF Colby Rasmus on a one-year contract.

  • Agreed to terms with RHP Brandon Morrow on a three-year contract.

  • Agreed to terms with RHP Casey Janssen on a two year contract.

Washington Nationals 2012 offseason moves

  • Agreed to terms with LHP Gio Gonzalez on a five-year contract.

  • Agreed to terms with C Jesus Flores on a one-year contract.

  • Agreed to terms with OF-1B Michael Morse on a two-year contract.

  • Agreed to terms with RHP Brad Lidge on a one-year contract.

  • Agreed to terms with RHP Edwin Jackson on one-year contract.

  • Agreed to terms with 3B Ryan Zimmerman on an eight-year contract.

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