Rays sent RHP Brandon Gomes outright to Triple-A Durham.
Gomes cleared waivers after being designated for assignment last week. He has three days to decide whether to accept the minor league assignment or refuse and test free agency. The 31-year-old posted a 4.27 ERA and 44/15 K/BB ratio over 59 innings this past season.
Daniel Nava has elected to become a free agent.
Nava cleared waivers after being designated for assignment last week and ultimately refused a minor league assignment. The 32-year-old figures to land a spring training invite somewhere.
Rockies acquired LHP Wander Cabrera from the Cubs for LHP Rex Brothers.
Cabrera just turned 18 earlier this month and posted a 2.34 ERA and 47/23 K/BB ratio in 42 1/3 innings over seven starts and seven relief appearances this season while pitching for the Rockies' Dominican Summer League team. He's obviously a ways off.
Cubs acquired LHP Rex Brothers from the Rockies for LHP Wander Cabrera.
Brothers was designated for assignment by the Rockies last week. The 27-year-old was once thought of as a future closer, but control problems have been a major issue for him. Getting out of Colorado should be a good thing for him, as well as hooking up with Cubs pitching coach Chris Bosio. It's a smart flier for Chicago.
Indians designated OF Michael Choice for assignment.
Choice gets the boot off the 40-man roster after Wednesday's acquisition of Kirby Yates. The former top prospect was acquired from the Rangers back in August and could soon be with his third organization in the past four months.