Minor Moves: Hudson, Branyan, Lorin, Rizzotti, Igarashi

As teams begin to make their final moves to shore up big league rosters, they also have to keep their minor league depth in mind should everything turn upside down.

Here's the weekend's rundown of minor league news, notes and moves:

  • Rizzotti traded to Twins | MLB Daily Dish
    The Phillies traded Matt Rizzotti, once considered a fringe prospect, to the Minnesota Twins for cash considerations Friday.
  • Pirates trade Igarashi to Blue Jays| Post Gazette
    The Pirates traded right-hander Ryota Igarashi to the Blue Jays for a player to be named later or cash. Igarashi, 32, allowed nine runs in 9 1/3 innings this spring as a non-roster invitee. The Pirates re-assigned Igarashi to minor league camp Thursday.
  • Marlins release Marquise Cooper | Twitter @JCRMarlinsbeat
    The #Marlins released minor league OF Marquise Cooper, their third-round pick in 2009.
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