Canuck moves in March: Blanke, Elias, Lawrie, Rheault

RHP Jon Fitzsimmons (London, Ont.) former London Badger pitched in the Cleveland Indians system at class-A Lake County, signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks.was released and signed by the Los Angeles Angels. 

RHP Jon Fitzsimmons (London, Ont.) former London Badger pitched in the Cleveland Indians system at class-A Lake County, signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks.was released and signed by the Los Angeles Angels. 

By George Farelli
Canadian Baseball Network

March is always a busy month as rosters are set.

The line of last month for Canadians: 12 Canucks demotion to minor league camps, 10 released, eight signings, one played on waivers, one claimed on waivers, one traded and one promoted.

A run down ...

INF Brett Lawrie (Langley, BC), former Langley Blaze, was released by the Chicago White Sox. 

INF Brett Lawrie (Langley, BC), former Langley Blaze, was released by the Chicago White Sox. 

Canadian Player Movements and Transactions
(March 1 to March  31, 2017)

Brett Lawrie Released by the Chicago White Sox

Michael Crouse Re signs with New Britain Bees IND Atlantic League

Kevin Chapman Placed on Waivers by Houston Astros, claimed by the Atlanta Braves

Kellin Deglan Assigned by New York Yankees to their Minor League camp

Evan Rutckyj Assigned by New York Yankees to their Minor League camp

 

Dylan Rheault (Sudbury, Ont.), who pitched indy ball last year, was signed by the San Francisco Giants. 

Dylan Rheault (Sudbury, Ont.), who pitched indy ball last year, was signed by the San Francisco Giants. 

Nick Pivetta Optioned by Philadelphia Philles to Triple A Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs

Dylan Rheault Contract was acquired by the San Francisco Giants from Trois Rivieres Aigles IND Can Am League. Assigned to Giants Minor League camp

Jordan Procyshen Assigned by Boston Red Sox to their Minor League camp

Liam Goodall Free Agent signs with Roswell (NM) Invaders IND Pecos League

Rowan Wick  Optioned by St. Louis Cardinals to Triple A Memphis Redbirds

LHP Guillaume Blanchette (St. Constant, Que.) resigned with the Trois Rivieres Aigles.   

LHP Guillaume Blanchette (St. Constant, Que.) resigned with the Trois Rivieres Aigles. 
 

 

Guillaume Blanchette Re signs with Trois Rivieres Aigles IND Can Am League

Jasvir Rakkar Released by Quebec Capitales IND Can Am League

Sheldon McDonald Released by Quebec Capitales IND Can Am League

Jim Henderson Released by the Chicago Cubs

Austin Marcellus Traded by Tucson Saguaros (AZ) IND Pecos League to California City Whiptails IND Pecos League

Mike Blanke (Granby, Que.) signed with the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs of the independent Atlantic League

Mike Blanke (Granby, Que.) signed with the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs of the independent Atlantic League

 

Dustin Houle Assigned by Milwaukee Brewers to their Minor League camp

Tyler O’Neill Assigned by Seattle Mariners to their Minor League camp

Mike Blanke Free Agent signs with Southern Maryland Blue Crabs IND Atlantic League

Ethan Elias Released by Arizona Diamondbacks.  Free Agent signs with Laredo Lemurs IND American Association

Justin Atkinson Released by Toronto Blue Jays

The World Series champ-EEEN Chicago Cubs demoted Rob Zastryzny (Edmont, Alta.) to Triple A Iowa Cubs.

The World Series champ-EEEN Chicago Cubs demoted Rob Zastryzny (Edmont, Alta.) to Triple A Iowa Cubs.

 

Skylar Janisse Free Agent signs with Joliet Slammers IND Frontier League

Malik Collymore Released by the Milwaukee Brewers

Matt Hague Assigned by Minnesota Twins to their Minor League Camp

Rob Zastryzny Optioned by the Chicago Cubs to Triple A Iowa Cubs

Joey Hawkins Released by the St. Louis Cardinals

Adam Loewen was promoted from double-A Frisco to triple-A Round Rock.

Adam Loewen was promoted from double-A Frisco to triple-A Round Rock.

 

Jamie Romak Assigned by San Diego Padres to their Minor League Camp

Jon Fitzsimmons Released by Arizona Diamondbacks. Free Agent signs Minor League contract with Los Angeles Angels.

Devon Stewart Released by the Cleveland Indians 

Eric Wood Assigned by Pittsburgh Pirates to their Minor League camp

Adam Loewen Moved by the Texas Rangers to Double A Frisco Roughriders from Triple A Round Rock Express

Kevin Chapman Optioned by the Atlanta Braves to Triple A Gwinnett Braves