Canuck Moves: Gagne, Houle, Martin, Procyshen, Thorman

Catcher Jordan Procyshen (Okotoks, Alta.) has signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers organization.

Catcher Jordan Procyshen (Okotoks, Alta.) has signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers organization.

By George Farelli

Canadian Baseball Network

TRANSACTIONS and PLAYER MOVEMENTS for CANADIANS ( January 1 - January 31, 2019 )

Michael Saunders, Free Agent - signs Minor league contract with the Colorado Rockies, including an
invitation to Spring Training

Dustin Houle, Free Agent - signs Minor league contract with the New York Mets

Scott Thorman - Named by Kansas City Royals as manager of Wilmington Blue Rocks in the Class A Carolina League

Dylan Rheault, Free Agent - signs Minor league contract with the St. Louis Cardinals and is assigned to Springfield Cardinals in Double A Texas League

Jordan Procyshen, Free Agent - signs Minor league contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers

Eric Gagne - Named by Texas Rangers as 2019 Bullpen Coach with Nashville Sounds in the Triple A Pacific Coast League

Casey Candaele - Named by Toronto Blue Jays as 2019 manager of Vancouver Canadians in the Class A Northwest League

The Toronto Blue Jays traded Russell Martin (Montreal, Que.) to the Los Angeles Dodgers on January 11.

The Toronto Blue Jays traded Russell Martin (Montreal, Que.) to the Los Angeles Dodgers on January 11.

Russell Martin - Traded by Toronto Blue Jays to the Los Angeles Dodgers for two prospects

Brandon Marklund, Free Agent - signs with Winnipeg Goldeyes IND American Association. Was active with Auckland Tuatara in the Australian League. Based on his performance at a recent MLB tryout camp in Arizona, he signed a Minor League contract with the Kansas City Royals

Vince Horsman - Named by Toronto Blue Jays as 2019 Pitching Coach for New Hampshire Fisher Cats in the Double A Eastern League. It will be his fourth season with the Fisher Cats

Ryan Maedel - Named by Toronto Blue Jays as 2019 Strength & Conditioning Coach for New Hampshire Fisher Cats in the Double A Eastern League

Phillippe Aumont (Gatineau, Que.) will return to the independent Can-Am League’s Ottawa Champions as a pitcher/pitching coach in 2019.

Phillippe Aumont (Gatineau, Que.) will return to the independent Can-Am League’s Ottawa Champions as a pitcher/pitching coach in 2019.

Phillippe Aumont, Free Agent - signs with Ottawa Champions IND Can Am League. Along with being in the starting rotation, he will also assume the role of Pitching Coach.

Andrew Cooper, Free Agent - re-signs with Ottawa Champions IND Can Am League

Evan Rutckyj, Free Agent - re-signs with Ottawa Champions IND Can Am League

Tyson Gillies, Free Agent - signs with Quebec Capitales IND Can Am League

Chris Shaw - Released by Baltimore Orioles at Single A Delmarva Shorebirds

Jay Johnson - Traded by Quebec Capitales IND Can Am League to the Sioux City Explorers IND American Association Tyler

Tyler Gillies, Free Agent - signs with Quebec Capitales IND Can Am League

Skylar Janisse - Released by Joliet Slammers IND Frontier League

Brad Atnchak - Released by Quebec Capitales IND Can Am League

Maxx Tissenbaum - Released by Quebec Capitales IND Can Am League