AL transactions recap from the weekend (4/3-4/5)

With Opening Day, Easter, a visit from my parents, and a slew of other things going on this past weekend, I failed to keep up with the AL transaction news.  To catch up, I’m consolidating the moves into a brief recap that covers what happened on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.

Saturday 4/3:

The Oakland A’s surprised everyone when they designated 31-year old OF/DH-Jack Cust for assignment.  FanGraphs published some Cust related goodness the following day.  Joseph Lopez, lead writer for Swingin’ A’s published his thoughts on the move the same day that it happened.  [4/9 Update] Cust cleared waivers and accepted his assignment to Triple-A Sacremento.

Cust wasn’t the only big news to go down on Saturday.  The Toronto Blue Jays signed 26-year old OF/DH-Adam Lind to an extension that caught the ire of the players union and agents everywhere.  Not surprisingly the Jays and their fans come away from the deal as winners.  Jays Journal lead writer, Mat Germain, is a huge fan of the move.

The Cleveland Indians DFA’d middle infielder Anderson Hernandez (27) and catcher Wyatt Toregas (27).  [4/8 Update]  Both players cleared waivers.  Hernandez was outrighted to Triple-A Columbus, while Toregas was outrighted to Double-A Akron.

Yankees released catcher Mike Rivera (33) and signed catchers Robby Hammock (32) and Chad Moeller (35) to minor league contracts.

Baltimore DFA’d 25-year old SS-Robert Andino.  He cleared waivers and was outrighted by the O’s to Triple-A Norfolk today.

Sunday 4/4:

27-year old RHP-Scott Feldman signed an extension with the Texas Rangers.  FanGraphs, Beyond the Box Score, and Nolan Writin’ all chipped in with thoughts on the deal.

The Kansas City Royals took their sweet time, but finally set their 25-man roster when they designated 27-year old RHP-Anthony Lerew for assignment.  Today he was outrighted to Triple-A Omaha after clearing waivers.

Monday 4/5:

The Boston Red Sox sign RHP-Josh Beckett (29) to a 4-year extension.  Brian Phair reacted to the news on BoSox Injection.

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Tags: Adam Lind Anderson Hernandez Anthony Lerew Baltimore Orioles Boston Red Sox Chad Moeller Cleveland Indians Jack Cust Josh Beckett Kansas City Royals Mike Rivera New York Yankees Oakland A's Robby Hammock Robert Andino Scott Feldman Texas Rangers Toronto Blue Jays Wyatt Toregas

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