The Dodgers announced the minor-league signings of right-handers Scott Baker, Freddy Garcia and Jorge De Leon, per the team's official website. Baker will make his Triple-A debut Thursday night at home against Round Rock. According to an earlier report, he could be an option for the big-league club on April 14 -- the first time the Dodgers need a No. 5 starter.
The Cubs announced Thursday they cut 12 players from major-league camp, including top catcher prospect Kyle Schwarber,who was reassigned to minor-league camp. The other players reassigned to minor-league camp were pitchers Daniel Bard, Anthony Carter, Jorge De Leon, Gonzalez Germen and Francisley Bueno, infielder Chris Valaika, outfielders Albert Almora, Mike Baxter and Adron Chambers. Pitcher Blake Parker and pitcher Joseph Ortiz were optioned to Triple-A Iowa.
The Athletics have released pitcher Jorge De Leon, according to SB Nation. De Leon was designated for assignment by the club last week, and the team couldn't find a way to deal him. De Leon appeared in eight games last season, posting a 4.91 ERA over 7 1/3 innings.
The Athletics have designated pitcher Jorge de Leon for assignment to create room on their 40-man roster. He pitched in eight games for the Astros in 2014 and posted a 4.91 ERA with four strikeouts.
The Athletics announced Thursday they released DH Adam Dunn, who was acquired in an August trade with the White Sox. Dunn is set to retire after 14 seasons in the majors. To take Dunn's roster spot, the Athletics claimed pitcher Jorge De Leon off waivers from Houston.
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