TORONTO, CANADA - SEPTEMBER 6: Nate Spears #71 of the Boston Red Sox stikes out in his first MLB at bat against the Toronto Blue Jays during MLB action at the Rogers Centre September 6, 2011 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Abelimages/Getty Images)
There was a bit of movin' and shakin' going on in the minor leagues today on the roster front.
Here's the latest and greatest (sort of) news from the farm systems:
Boston's Nate Spears clears waivers | Twitter @PeteAbe
Red Sox infielder Nate Spears cleared waivers and was outrighted to Boston's Triple-A affiliate in Pawtucket.
Jarrod Parker recalled by A's, De Los Santos optioned | Twitter @Athletics
Athletics recall Jarrod Parker and select Jim Miller; Fautino De Los Santos optioned to Sacramento; Rich Thompson designated for assignment.
Royals release Eric Cantrell | Twitter @eddymk
Royals release righty Eric Cantrell (7th round pick, ’10) after he allows 13 baserunners through 4 1/3 for Low-A Kane County this year. He holds a career 5.43 ERA.
Orioles release several minor league pitchers | Twitter @eddymk
The Orioles release a quartet of veteran minor league arms: southpaws Chris George & Ryan Edell & right-handers Wynn Pelzer and Ross Wolf.