Sunday tends to be slow for transactions around the league, but several teams made minor moves today. Here is a roundup:
Baltimore claims Jorge Rondon
Colorado designated the right-handed reliever for assignment last Sunday. After acquiring him off waivers, the Orioles have optioned him to Triple-A, according to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman. Rondon is still seeking consistency and has yet to have steady success. In 6.2 relief innings before being designated, Rondon posted a 1.35 ERA.
The Rockies called upon Rondon on a pair of occasions however he failed to take advantage, not recording an out while allowing seven earned runs.
Baltimore may be intrigued by Rondon's power fastball and his career 3.03 ERA in Triple-A.
Pirates acquire Jayson Aquino from Blue Jays
Toronto designated Aquino for assignment on Tuesday and the Pirates officially announced they added him on Sunday. He has been one of the Rockies' top 30 prospects three times and has a plus changeup and slider.
Aquino will report to Advanced Class-A after making five starts for Toronto's Advanced Class-A affiliate. He posted a 2.81 ERA in 25.2 innings before being acquired by the Pirates in exchange for cash consideratons.
Reds sign Jose Constanza
Cincinnati signed the 31-year old outfielder to a minor league deal according to MLB.com's transaction tracker. Constanza posted a .273/.316/.323 batting line over 240 plate appearances with the Braves from 2011 through 2014. He spent last season with Atlanta's Triple-A affiliate before being released last month.
Brewers sign Chris Nelson
Philadelphia signed Nelson to a minor league deal but subsequently released him. Daily Dish's Chris Cotillo first reported the Nelson agreement with Milwaukee. Nelson has posted a career .265/.311/.388 batting line and last made a major league appearance with the Padres last season.
Blue Jays sign Joel Pineiro
Toronto broadcaster Mike Wilner first reported the Pineiro deal. He last made an appearance with the Angels in 2011 and played winter ball in Puerto Rico.