Canuck transactions: Axford, Deglan, Gagne, Wick

 Former Cy Young award winner Eric Gagne (Mascouche, Que.) has joined the Texas Rangers as a pitching coach.

Former Cy Young award winner Eric Gagne (Mascouche, Que.) has joined the Texas Rangers as a pitching coach.

    
By George Farelli
Canadian Baseball Network
TRANSACTIONS and PLAYER MOVEMENTS for CANADIANS
(Feb. 1-28, 2018)

  RHP John Axford (Port Dover, Ont.) is in camp with the Blue Jays.

RHP John Axford (Port Dover, Ont.) is in camp with the Blue Jays.

David Chavarria (Burnaby, B.C.) - Named by Milwaukee Brewers as pitching coach for Biloxi Shuckers, their affiliate in the Class AA Southern League.

Dustin Houle (Penticton, B.C.) - Free Agent re-signs minor league contract with Milwaukee Brewers including an invitation to Spring Training.

Evan Rutckyj (Windsor, Ont.) - Traded by Winnipeg Goldeyes IND American Association to Ottawa Champions IND Can Am League.  Signed a contract with Ottawa.

Eric Gagne (Mascouche, Que.) - Named by Texas Rangers as pitching coach with AZL Rangers their affiliate in the Arizona Rookie League.

John Axford (Port Dover, Ont.) - Free Agent signs minor league contract with Toronto Blue Jays, which includes an invitation to Spring Training

 RHP Rowan Wick (North Vancouver, BC) was claimed by the San Diego Padres from the St. Louis Cardinals. 

RHP Rowan Wick (North Vancouver, BC) was claimed by the San Diego Padres from the St. Louis Cardinals. 

Skylar Janisse (Maidstone, Ont.) - Signs 2018 contract extension with Joliet Slammers IND Frontier League.

Rowan Wick (North Vancouver, B.C.) -  Removed from 40-man roster and designated for assignment by St. Louis Cardinals.  Claimed off the waiver wire by San Diego Padres and placed on their 40-man roster.

Kellin Deglan (Langley, B.C.) - Free Agent re-signs Minor League Contract with New York Yankees.

Tyson Gillies (Vancouver, B.C.) - Traded by the Ottawa Champions IND Can Am League to Gary South Shore Railcats IND American Association.

Michael Saunders (Victoria, B.C.) -  Free Agent signs minor league contract with Pittsburgh Pirates which included an invitation to Spring Training. After only two days in camp, he secured his release and signed a minor league deal with the Kansas City Royals

 RHP Dustin Molleken (Regina, Sask.) signed with Somerset Patriots of the Independent Atlantic League

RHP Dustin Molleken (Regina, Sask.) signed with Somerset Patriots of the Independent Atlantic League

Sebastien Boucher (Gatineau, Que.) -  Re-signs in his dual role as a player/coach with Ottawa Champions IND Can Am League.

Dustin Molleken (Regina, Sask.) - Free Agent re-signs with Somerset Patriots IND Atlantic League.

Marcus Knecht (Toronto, Ont.) -  Released by Quebec Capitales IND Can Am League.

David Glaude (Quebec City, Que.) - Re-signs with Trois Rivieres Aigles IND Can Am League.