Roster Moves (6/21): Edwin Encarnacion DFA’d


Keeping it brief today, but at least this addition of Roster Moves is being published on its intended day.

(moves after the jump)

AL Central:

The Cleveland Indians optioned LHP-David Huff (25) to Columbus.

AL East:

After being designated for assignment by the Boston Red Sox on June 11th and clearing waivers on the 16th, RHP-Joe Nelson (35) has elected to become a free agent.

Optioned to Las Vegas on Sunday, 3B-Edwin Encarnacion (27) was designated for assignment by the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday.  The team does not believe he will be claimed off of waivers, but I wouldn’t be surprised if a team takes a chance here. Yes he is 27-years old and yes he is making $2.7 million this season, but there is pop in the bat and ability still untapped.  Never a great defensive player at the hot corner, his -2.6 UZR/150 is the best of his 6-year major league career and a vast improvement over his -12.4 career mark.  A team looking for a stopgap at 3B for 2010 and maybe a few years beyond could do far worse than Encarnacion, and he could always give it a go in outfield as well.

In other Jays news, RHP-Scott Richmond (30) was activated from the 60-day disabled list and optioned him to Dunedin (A).

The New York Yankees called up OF-Colin Curtis (25) from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and designated C-Chad Moeller (35) for assignment.

AL West:

The Los Angeles Angels outrighted OF-Michael Ryan (32) to Salt Lake City after he cleared waivers.

NL Central:

The Cincinnati Reds signed OF-Gary Matthews Jr. (35) to a minor league contract.

NL East:

LHP-John Lannan (25) was optioned by the Washington Nationals to Syracuse.  RHP-Joel Peralta (34) was called up to take his place on the roster.  RHP-Garrett Mock (27) was moved from the 15-day to 60-day DL.  Finally, LHP-Ross Detwiler (24) was activated from the 60-day disabled list and optioned him to Harrisburg (AA).

The New York Mets optioned RHP-Jenrry Mejia (20) to Binghamton (AA) so he can transition back to the starting rotation. RHP-Bobby Parnell (25) was called up from Buffalo to take his place.  Brandon Butler had some thoughts on these moves over at Rising Apple yesterday.

NL West:

The Arizona Diamondbacks optioned OF-Ryan Roberts (29) to Reno and called up OF-Cole Gillespie (26) to take his place.

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Tags: Bobby Parnell Chad Moeller Cole Gillespie Colin Curtis David Huff Edwin Encarnacion Garrett Mock Gary Mathews Jr. Jenrry Mejia Joe Nelson Joel Peralta John Lannan Michael Ryan Ross Detwiler Ryan Roberts Scott Richmond