Phillies purchased the contract of RHP Nefi Ogando from Double-A Reading.
Ogando struck out 57 over 56 innings for Reading this past season but also held a 6.27 ERA. Still, the Phillies like his arm and he now can't be taken in the Rule 5 Draft.
Phillies purchased the contract of LHP Jesse Biddle from Double-A Reading.
Biddle had a rough 2014, holding a 5.03 ERA over 16 Double-A outings. He remains one of the Phillies' best pitching prospects, however, and is now protected from the Rule 5 Draft.
Mariners purchased the contract of SS Ketel Marte from Triple-A Tacoma.
Marte is coming off a fine year, having hit .304/.335/.411 with four homers and 29 steals between Double- and Triple-A. He's now on the 40-man roster.
Mariners purchased the contract of C John Hicks from Triple-A Tacoma.
He's now on the 40-man roster. Hicks batted .290/.351/.403 with five homers between Double- and Triple-A this past season.
Mariners purchased the contract of RHP Mayckol Guaipe from Double-A Jackson.
Guaipe thrived in a move to the bullpen this season, holding a 2.89 ERA and 56/9 K/BB ratio over 56 innings. He's now protected from the Rule 5 Draft.