Welcome to the first transaction Tuesday of the 2023 season!

For those of you that are unfamiliar with this post, it just details moves made by each of the affiliates to the roster. Most of the moves are actually made on Sunday night and Monday. Because the teams are off on Monday, the moves are not officially announced until Tuesday. Usually this post gets pretty hopping at the end of the month or the beginning of the month. I am not expecting a lot of moves today, but most of them that do occur in April are mostly injury related.

There is no rhyme or reason when teams do announce the moves. The players often actually leak that they are moving up an affiliate on either Instagram or Twitter. Sometimes, the team is just the final confirmation. Transactions can happen any day, but since the change in minor league schedules in 2021, Tuesday just happens to be the day most stuff goes down and is announced.

Let’s get to the moves that are already out there and then I will update this post throughout the course of the day.

5:30 AM

Iowa – Nelson Velazquez was called up last night and pitcher Javier Assad was sent down to Iowa.

Iowa also placed catcher Bryce Windham on the seven day IL. Iowa then activated catcher Jake Washer off the development list.

Mesa – Per Arizona Phil, LHP Christian Winston (signed by the Cubs just a month ago) and RHP Cristian Rojas have been released.  

I will be back later with more moves… maybe.

8:48 AM

Tennessee – Catcher Tim Susnarra was placed on the injured full season list.

4:30 PM

Just not a lot happening today.

We should see more movement next week but not as much as the first Tuesday in May. That will be a big day!

5:35 PM