November 1, 2019 / 10:14 PM / 17 days ago

Roundup: MLB transactions

Cincinnati Reds: Picked up $5.5 million option for 2020 on infielder Freddy Galvis.

FILE PHOTO: Sep 12, 2019; Seattle, WA, USA; Cincinnati Reds shortstop Freddy Galvis (3) hits a grand slam home run against the Seattle Mariners during the seventh inning at T-Mobile Park. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports/File Photo

Colorado Rockies: Promoted minor league pitching coordinator Darryl Scott to major league bullpen coach.

Kansas City Royals: Declined $23 million option on outfielder Alex Gordon, activating a $4 million buyout.

Los Angeles Angels: Added Cubs third base coach Brian Butterfield and strength-and-conditioning coach Tim Buss to the staff of new manager Joe Maddon.

Miami Marlins: Declined 2020 $16 million option on infielder Starlin Castro, paying a $1 million buyout.

Milwaukee Brewers: Catcher Yasmani Grandal and third baseman Mike Moustakas declined mutual options; first baseman/outfielder Tyler Austin and utility man Cory Spangenberg elected free agency following outright assignments to Triple-A San Antonio.

New York Mets: Hired Carlos Beltran as manager.

Philadelphia Phillies: Released utility man Jose Pirela, who reportedly will pursue an option to play in Japan.

Seattle Mariners: Claimed right-hander Phillips Valdez off waivers from the Texas Rangers.

Texas Rangers: Declined 2020 club options on catcher Welington Castillo ($8 million, $500,00 buyout) and right-handers Nate Jones ($3.75 million, $1.25 million buyout) and Shawn Kelley ($2.5 million, $250,000 buyout).

Washington Nationals: Declined 2020 $4 million mutual option on first baseman Matt Adams, paying a $1 million buyout.

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