2016 Major League Transactions

This is a full listing of all the Major League transactions made by the Cleveland Indians throughout 2016.

Below is a listing of all the 2015 transactions involving the Cleveland Indians at the Major League level. This listing is updated daily.

This listing does not include any minor league transactions. For those, go under the "Prospects" heading and select "Transactions" there for those pertaining only to the Indians transactions at the minor league level.

OFFSEASON

November 2 (Day after World Series)
IF Mike Aviles elected free agency (contract expired)
RHP Gavin Floyd elected free agency (contract expired)
RHP Ryan Webb elected free agency (contract expired)

November 4
OF Ryan Raburn elected free agency (club option declined)

November 6 (60-day DL ends)
LHP Nick Hagadone activated from 60-day DL
LHP T.J. House activated from 60-day DL
RHP Joseph Colon invited to Major League Spring Training
C Adam Moore outrighted to Columbus Clippers (elected free agency)

November 10
IF Michael Martinez outrighted to Columbus Clippers (elected free agency)

November 13
IF Michael Martinez invited to Major League Spring Training (signed minor league contract)

November 19
C Adam Moore invited to Major League Spring Training (signed minor league contract)
OF Shane Robinson invited to Major League Spring Training

November 20 (Pre-Rule 5 Draft moves)
RHP C.C. Lee released
RHP Dylan Baker called up (contract purchased) from Lynchburg Hillcats
OF James Ramsey called up (contract purchased) from Columbus Clippers
RHP Mike Clevinger called up (contract purchased) from Columbus Clippers
OF Tyler Naquin called up (contract purchased) from Columbus Clippers
LHP Shawn Morimando called up (contract purchased) from Akron RubberDucks

November 25
OF Michael Choice designated for assignment
RHP Kirby Yates traded from Tampa Bay Rays for cash

November 27
C Anthony Recker invited to Major League Spring Training

November 30
OF Michael Choice (previously designated for assignment) outrighted to Columbus Clippers and invited to Major League Spring Training

December 1
RHP Joba Chamberlain invited to Major League Spring Training

December 2
LHP Nick Hagadone designated for assignment
OF Collin Cowgill traded from Los Angeles Angels for cash

December 3
LHP Nick Hagadone elected free agency

December 7
LHP Jayson Aquino designated for assignment
OF Joey Butler claimed off waivers from Tampa Bay Rays

December 9
LHP Jayson Aquino (previously designated for assignment) claimed off waivers by St. Louis Cardinals

December 10
RHP Josh Martin waived and claimed by San Diego Padres

December 11
OF Robbie Grossman invited rto Major League Spring Training

December 17
IF Chris Johnson designated for assignment
OF Rajai Davis signed

December 18
OF Jerry Sands designated for assignment
RHP Dan Otero traded from Philadelphia Phillies for cash
RHP Jarrett Grube invited to Major League Spring Training

December 21
IF Chris Johnson (previously designated for assignment) released
LHP Tom Gorzelanny invited to Major League Spring Training
LHP Joe Thatcher invited to Major League Spring Training

December 22
LHP Ross Detwiler invited to Major League Spring Training

December 23
OF Jerry Sands (previously designated for assignment) claimed off waivers by Chicago White Sox

January 5
RHP Kirby Yates designated for assignment
IF Mike Napoli signed

January 8
RHP Kirby Yates (previously designated for assignment) traded to New York Yankees for cash

January 26
RHP Will Roberts invited to Major League Spring Training
IF Eric Stamets invited to Major League Spring Training
RHP Adam Plutko invited to Major League Spring Training
IF Todd Hankins invited to Major League Spring Training

February 8
RHP Craig Stammen invited to Major League Spring Training

February 12
C Tony Wolters designated for assignment
C Guillermo Quiroz invited to Major League Spring Training
RHP Tommy Hunter signed

SPRING TRAINING

February 18
C Tony Wolters (previously designated for assignment) claimed off waivers by Colorado Rockies

February 26
OF Abraham Almonte placed on Restricted List (80-game suspension for Performance-Enhancing Drug use)
OF Will Venable invited to Major League Spring Training

February 28
IF Juan Uribe signed

March 14
OF Zach Walters optioned to Columbus Clippers
LHP Ryan Merritt optioned to Columbus Clippers
RHP Mike Clevinger optioned to Columbus Clippers
RHP Dylan Baker optioned to Akron RubberDucks
LHP Shawn Morimando optioned to Akron RubberDucks

March 16
LHP Giovanni Soto optioned to Columbus Clippers

March 18
OF James Ramsey optioned to Columbus Clippers
OF Marlon Byrd invited to Major League Spring Training

March 19
RHP Shawn Armstrong optioned to Columbus Clippers

March 21
LHP T.J. House optioned to Columbus Clippers

March 25
IF Jesus Aguilar optioned to Columbus Clippers

March 26
RHP Austin Adams optioned to Columbus Clippers
IF Erik Gonzalez optioned to Columbus Clippers
OF Joey Butler optioned to Columbus Clippers
IF Giovanny Urshela optioned to Columbus Clippers

March 27
LHP Joe Thatcher released
OF Will Venable released

March 28
LHP Kyle Crockett optioned to Columbus Clippers
IF Jake Lowery released

March 29
OF Shane Robinson released

April 1
IF Grant Fink released

REGULAR SEASON

April 3 (MLB Opening Day)
OF Michael Brantley placed on 15-day DL retroactive to March 25 (Right Shoulder Surgery Recovery)
OF Lonnie Chisenhall placed on 15-day DL retroactive to March 28 (Left Wrist Impingement)
LHP Giovanni Soto designated for assignment
OF Zach Walters designated for assignment
OF Marlon Byrd called up (contract purchased) from Columbus Clippers
LHP Ross Detwiler called up (contract purchased) from Columbus Clippers

April 4 (Indians Scheduled Opening Day)
RHP Tommy Hunter placed on 15-day DL retroactive to March 26 (Right Core Muscle Surgery Rehab)
OF James Ramsey designated for assignment
RHP Joba Chamberlain called up (contract purchased) from Columbus Clippers

April 7 (Minor League Opening Day)
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RHP Tommy Hunter assigned to Columbus Clippers on Major League Rehab Assignment

April 10
OFs James Ramsey and Zach Walters (both previously designated for assignment) traded to Los Angeles Dodgers for cash

April 11
LHP Giovanni Soto (previously designated for assignment) traded to Chicago Cubs for cash

April 12
OF Michael Brantley assigned to Columbus Clippers on Major League Rehab Assignment
RHP Josh Martin (Rule 5 Draftee) returned from San Diego Padres

April 14 (Akron RubberDucks Home Opener)
OF Lonnie Chisenhall assigned to Akron RubberDucks on Major League Rehab Assignment
OF Michael Brantley assigned to Akron RubberDucks on Major league Rehab Assignment

April 20
OF Colin Cowgill optioned to Columbus Clippers
OF Lonnie Chisenhall activated from 15-day DL

April 22
OF Michael Brantley assigned to Columbus Clippers on Major League Rehab Assignment

April 25
OF Michael Brantley activated from 15-day DL
RHP Carlos Carrasco placed on 15-day DL (Strained Left Hamstring)

April 27
RHP Cody Anderson optioned to Columbus Clippers
LHP Kyle Crockett recalled from Columbus Clippers

April 29
LHP Ross Detwiler designated for assignment
RHP Tommy Hunter activated from 15-day DL

May 1
C Roberto Perez placed on 15-day DL (Right Thumb)
LHP Ross Detwiler (previously designated for assignment) outrighted to Columbus Clippers
C Adam Moore called up (contract purchased) from Columbus Clippers

May 4
C Adam Moore designated for assignment
C Chris Gimenez traded from Texas Rangers for cash

May 6
C Adam Moore (previously designated for assignment) outrighted to Columbus Clippers

May 7
OF Tyler Naquin optioned to Columbus Clippers
RHP Cody Anderson recalled from Columbus Clippers

May 13
OF Lonnie Chisenhall placed on Bereavement List
OF Tyler Naquin recalled from Columbus Clippers

May 14
OF Michael Brantley placed on 15-day DL retroactive to May 10 (Right Shoulder Inflammation)
C Roberto Perez transferred from 15-day DL to 60-day DL
OF Michael Martinez called up (contract purchased) from Columbus Clippers

May 17
OF Lonnie Chisenhall activated from Bereavement List
RHP Cody Anderson optioned to Columbus Clippers

May 18
OF Tyler Naquin optioned to Columbus Clippers
RHP Mike Clevinger recalled from Columbus Clippers

May 22
LHP Kyle Crockett optioned to Columbus Clippers
RHP Austin Adams recalled from Columbus Clippers

May 23
RHP Joba Chamberlain placed on 15-day DL retroactive to May 22 (Left Intercostal Strain)
LHP Ryan Merritt recalled from Columbus Clippers
RHP Cody Anderson recalled from Columbus Clippers as 26th Man for doubleheader

May 24
RHP Cody Anderson optioned to Columbus Clippers

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