2017 February

1stThe Rockies trade P Eddie Butler to the Cubs for P James Farris.

The Royals sign free agent 1B Brandon Moss to a 2-year contract.

3rd  The Twins sign free agent P Matt Belisle to a 1-year deal.

7th  The Rays sign free agent 1B Logan Morrison to a 1-year contract.

The Rays trade P Enny Romero to the Nationals for P Jeffrey Rosa.

The Diamondbacks sign free agent 1B Daniel Descalso to a 1-year contract.

8th  The Royals sign free agent vet Jason Hammel, who pitched the last two seasons with the Cubs, to a 2-year contract, and they continue dealing by trading P Alex Mills to the Cubs for OF Donald Dewees, Jr.

The Mariners send C Jesus Sucre to the Rays for a player to be named.

9th  MLB reports that beginning this spring they will experiment with giving teams a runner at 2B to start every inning from the 10thon. The trial will start in two rookie leagues and also used this spring in the World Baseball Classic. “Let’s see what it looks like,” says Joe Torre, the majors’ chief baseball officer. “It’s not fun to watch when you go through your whole pitching staff and wind up bringing in a utility infielder to pitch.”

The Blue Jays sign free agent pitcher J.P. Howell to a 1-year deal.

The Twins send P Pat Light to the Pirates for a player to be named.

10th    The Diamondbacks trade 2B Phil Gosselin to the Pirates for P Frank Duncan.

The Indians send P Austin Adams to the Angels for cash.

The Mets trade P Gabriel Ynoa to the Orioles for cash.

12thThe Reds trade All-star second baseman Brandon Phillips to the Braves for pitchers Andrew McKirahan and Carlos Portuondo.

14th    The Rays sign free agent P Nathan Eovaldi.

Uniform still fit? The Reds sign free agent veteran Bronson Arroyo, who pitched 8 seasons in Cincinnati. He last appeared in the majors in 2014, with Arizona.

15th    The Royals sign free agent P Travis Wood to a 2-year contract.

The Nationals sign free agent 1B Adam Lind to a 1-year deal.

The Dodgers sign free agent P Sergio Romo to a 1-year contract.

16thThe Yankees sign free agent 1B Chris Carter to a 1-year deal. While with the Brewers last season Carter led the league in strikeouts (201) and homeruns (41). He will hit just .201 before the Yanks release him in July. Tomorrow, Yankee first base candidate Tyler Austin will break a bone in his left foot and will be out six weeks.

The Rangers sign free agent 1B Mike Napoli to a 1-year contract.

19th    The Padres sign free agent P Jered Weaver to a 1-year deal.

The Dodgers send P Vidal Nuno to the Orioles for P Ryan Moseley.

20th    The Dodgers sign free agent OF Franklin Gutierrez to a 1-year contract.

21st     The Yankees send P Richard Bleier to the Orioles for a player to be named.

24th    The Nationals sign free agent C Matt Wieters to a 2-year contract.