• by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Philies option Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez, Hector Neris

    The Phillies optioned pitchers Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez and Hector Neris to Triple-A Lehigh Valley and reassigned four players to minor-league camp. Gonzalez was in the mix to win a rotation spot heading into the spring but posted a 7.53 ERA while giving up 25 hits in 14 1/3 innings. Neris surrendered 10 runs (eight earned) in nine spring innings. The team reassigned pitcher Paul Clemens, catcher Koyie Hill and infielders Chris McGuiness and Chris Nelson to minor-league camp.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Phillies sign trio to minor league contracts

    The Phillies have signed first baseman Chris McGuiness and pitchers Sean O'Sullivan and Kevin Slowey to minor league contracts. The Phillies released O'Sullivan after the season. McGuinness earned 34 at-bats with Texas in 2013, but did not play at the major league level last year. Slowey was released by Miami in June after a poor performance.

  • by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

    Chris McGuiness sticking with Pirates

    The Pirates outrighted Chris McGuiness to Triple-A Indianapolis after designating him for assignment Sept. 1. McGuiness has hit .264 with nine homers and a .770 OPS in 420 at-bats for Indianapolis this season.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Pirates announce several roster moves Monday

    The Pirates have promoted catcher Tony Sanchez from Triple-A Indianapolis on Monday. Additionally, the team reinstated right-hander Stolmy Pimentel from the disabled list. The team also selected contract of right-hander John Holdzkom and optioned him to Triple-A. Chris McGuiness was designated for assignment to open a spot on 40-man roster.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Pirates cut eight from big-league camp

    The Pirates optioned pitcher Phil Irwin and infielders Chris McGuiness and Brent Morel to Triple-A Indianapolis Friday. The team also reassigned infielder Chase d'Arnaud and pitchers Jake Brigham, Cody Eppley, Josh Kinney and Yao-Hsun Yang to minor-league camp.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Rangers trade Chris McGuiness to Pirates

    The Pirates acquired first baseman Chris McGuiness from the Rangers Monday in exchange for reliever Miles Mikolas, who was acquired by Pittsburgh in a late November trade with the Padres. McGuiness was designated for assignment Dec. 27 after the Rangers signed Shin-Soo Choo. McGuiness appeared in 10 games for the Rangers in 2013, batting .176 (6 for 34) with one double, one RBI and 13 strikeouts. In 454 minor-league games, McGuiness hit .257 with a .437 slugging percentage and .809 OPS.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Rangers designate Chris McGuiness for assignment

    The Rangers have designated first baseman Chris McGuiness for assignment. McGuiness went 6 for 34 with the Rangers last season while also hitting .246/.369/.423 with 11 home runs and 63 RBI in 362 at-bats with Triple-A Round Rock.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Chris McGuiness sent down

    The Rangers optioned first baseman Chris McGuiness down to Triple-A Round Rock Tuesday. McGuiness hit .176 (6 for 34) with 13 strikeouts while in the majors. He had a .275 batting average in 55 games in the minors.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Chris McGuiness collects first MLB hits

    Rangers first baseman Chris McGuiness' first major-league hit came Sunday against the Blue Jays -- an RBI double in the fourth inning off Josh Johnson. He also had his first multi-hit game, finishing 2 for 4.

  • by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

    Chris McGuiness has forgettable debut

    Like much of the Rangers' offense Friday, first baseman Chris McGuiness struggled to do anything against the Blue Jays. McGuiness was hitless in three at-bats in his first major-league game. McGuiness did not have a ball leave the infield, as he grounded out twice and struck out once in a 6-1 loss.