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Orioles signed INF Paul Janish to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

The O's were looking for some shortstop depth and have found it in Janish. The 32-year-old spent all of 2014 at Triple-A with the Rockies and Royals, batting .268/.323/.359.

Tigers signed OF Xavier Avery to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Avery spent all of the 2014 season at Triple-A with the Mariners, batting .275/.344/.413 with 10 homers and 31 steals. He lands in a good spot, as the Tigers' center field job is in flux, but ultimately he's unlikely to get much of an opportunity at the big league level in 2015.

Dodgers acquired RHP Joel Peralta and LHP Adam Liberatore from the Rays in exchange for RHPs Jose Dominguez and Greg Harris.

The Rays exercised Peralta's $2.5 million option for 2015 earlier this month (he has $2.5 million club options for 2016 and 2017, as well) but have now decided to deal him for a bit of payroll space. The 38-year-old put up a 3.58 ERA and 293/84 K/BB ratio over 269 1/3 frames the last four years for the Rays and will work in a setup role for the Dodgers.

Diamondbacks signed 1B/OF Jamie Romak to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Romak batted .280/.335/.538 for Dodgers' Triple-A affiliate this past season. He's a long shot to crack the Opening Day roster.

Dodgers acquired LHP Adam Liberatore and RHP Joel Peralta from the Rays in exchange for RHPs Jose Dominguez and Greg Harris.

They've added Liberatore, 27, to their 40-man roster. Liberatore is a big left-handed reliever who is coming off a terrific year, having posted a 1.66 ERA and 86/15 K/BB ratio over 65 Triple-A innings. He'll compete for a bullpen job this spring.

Rays acquired RHPs Greg Harris and Jose Dominguez from the Dodgers in exchange for RHP Joel Peralta and LHP Adam Liberatore.

Harris is an intriguing long-term project, as the 20-year-old has some upside as a starter. He holds a 4.69 ERA so far in the lower minors as a starter but has struck out nearly a batter per inning. Obviously he's a long ways away from the majors.

Rays purchased the contract of LHP Grayson Garvin from Double-A Montgomery.

A former sandwich round pick, Garvin put up a 3.77 ERA with 60 strikeouts over 74 innings for Montgomery in 2014. He's now protected from the Rule 5 Draft.

Rays designated RHP Michael Kohn for assignment.

The Rays just signed Kohn last month, but the right-hander will now be eligible for the Rule 5 Draft. The 28-year-old holds a 3.67 ERA with 107 strikeouts across 110 1/3 frames at the major league level, though he's also walked 73.

Rays purchased the contract of C Justin O'Conner from Double-A Montgomery.

The former first-round pick had his best season as a pro in 2014, batting .278/.316/.466 with 12 homers between High- and Double-A. O'Conner is now protected from the Rule 5 Draft.

Rays purchased the contract of 2B Ryan Brett from Double-A Montgomery.

A former third-round pick, Brett is a career .297/.354/.435 hitter in the minors. He's now protected from the Rule 5 Draft.

Rays purchased the contract of OF Mikie Mahtook from Triple-A Durham.

The former first-round pick is now protected from the Rule 5 Draft. Mahtook batted .292/.362/.458 with 12 homers, 68 RBI and 18 steals at Durham this past season and should make his debut at some point in 2015.

Rays purchased the contract of RHP Matt Andriese from Triple-A Durham.

Andriese is now protected from the Rule 5 Draft. The 25-year-old put up a 3.77 ERA with 129 strikeouts over 162 1/3 innings at Durham this past season.

Rays acquired RHPs Jose Dominguez and Greg Harris from the Dodgers in exchange for RHP Joel Peralta and LHP Adam Liberatore.

Dominguez hasn't fared well in his brief time in the majors, but he can touch triple-digits on the radar gun, which obviously makes him quite appealing. He should crack the Rays' Opening Day bullpen.

Rays designated INF Cole Figueroa for assignment.

Figueroa batted just .233/.286/.326 through 23 games this past season at the major league level. The 27-year-old figures to clear waivers.

Nationals signed RHP Bruce Billings to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Billings made it up to the majors briefly this past season but spent most of the year at Triple-A with the Yankees and Dodgers, posting a 5.27 ERA over 95 2/3 innings. He'll likely be part of Triple-A Syracuse's rotation.


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