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Description of the data topic Minor League Transactions. This includes the definition as well as the coverage of the data topic or element on the site.
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Minor League Transactions

In addition to transactions relating to Major Leaguers, TBC also makes an attempt to capture minor league transactions as they occur throughout the season, so that you will be able to view a player's complete movement history from his entry point (draft or signing) to his retirement. The data at this level of detail is only available since May of 2012 and there are some things to know about this data.

It is captured daily during the season only and can often be retroactively applied for missed transactions such as trades or releases. The dates of the transactions are not always exact but are often very close. Disabled List information is included but not the nature of the injury as teams don't normally publish this information. Sometimes a reporter will disclose and so I will fill that information in if I hear it and I'm not feeling lazy. Minor League baseball does not always publish every transaction though I would imagine that they are close.

It is a very difficult dataset to capture accurately so I thank you in advance for your understanding if you see missing transactions or duplications in the data.