Lots of trades, transactions and cuts from down on the farm today.
Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus contributes many of our notes today, as he sent out a flurry of minors-related Tweets this morning rivaling Mohammad Ali in his prime.
White Sox trade Marrerro to Braves | Twitter @MDGonzales:
Sox traded minor league OF Christian Marrerro to Atlanta (Class AAA Gwinnett) for future cash considerations.
Indians make Minor League cuts | Twitter @hoynsie
#Indians minor league cuts: RH McKeon, OF Heere, RHP Krasne, RHP Nick Sarianides, INF Burnette, RHP Rucinksi, INF, Chin-lung Hu.
>The White Sox have released once-promising RHP Dexter Carter.
Mets have released OF Javier Rodriguez, RHP Michael Hebert and RHP Michael Powers from minor league camp.
The Dodgers have released RHP Jared Lansford, son of Carney and 2005 2nd round pick by Oakland. The Dodgers also signed RHP Kyle Smit, their 5th round pick in 2006 who spent the last few years struggling in the Cubs system.
The Royals have released RHP Kevin Pucetas, who had a 1.86 ERA at Low-A for the Giants in 2007.
The Reds have released LHP Matt Fairel, who put up some big numbers in Low-A a few years back.
Mariners release McOwen, Blair | Twitter @Kevin_Goldstein
The Mariners have released OF James McOwen, a sixth-round pick in 2007 who set a Cal League record w/ a 45-game hitting streak in 2009. The Mariners have released LHP Tony Butler, a 3rd round pick in 2006 who had good numbers and power stuff early in his career.
The Twins have released LHP Daniel Osterbrock, a 2008 7th-round pick who had a 104-to-8 K/BB rate in the '08 Appy League.
Padres release Payne, Benschoten | Twitter @Kevin_Goldstein
The Padres have released OF Danny Payne, a 2007 supplemental 1st round pick out of Georgia Tech. The Padres also released RHP John Van Benschoten, the 8th overall pick in 2001 (Pirates). Career destroyed by arm injuries.
Cubs release Cam Greathouse | Twitter @Kevin_Goldstein
The Cubs released LHP Cam Greathouse, an 8th round pick in 2010.