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Standings at end of 2016 season.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2017 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
135Boston Red Sox1629369.574--87869418447-3446-35L2T S R Log Off Def SP D John FarrellDave DombrowskiFenway Park000
348Toronto Blue Jays1628973.5494.07596669346-3543-38W2T S R Log Off Def SP D John GibbonsRoss AtkinsRogers Centre000
257Baltimore Orioles1628973.5494.07447152950-3139-42W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buck ShowalterDan DuquetteOriole Park at Camden Yards000
4915New York Yankees1628478.5199.0680702-2248-3336-45L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe GirardiBrian CashmanYankee Stadium II000
51428Tampa Bay Rays1626894.42025.0672713-4136-4532-49W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Kevin CashMatt SilvermanTropicana Field000
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2017 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
124Cleveland Indians1619467.584--77767610153-2841-39W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaMike ChernoffProgressive Field000
2611Detroit Tigers1618675.5348.07507212945-3541-40L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Brad AusmusAlberto AvilaComerica Park000
31016Kansas City Royals1628181.50013.5675712-3747-3434-47L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Ned YostDayton MooreKauffman Stadium000
41119Chicago White Sox1627884.48116.5686715-2945-3633-48L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Rick RenteriaRick HahnU.S. Cellular Field000
51530Minnesota Twins16259103.36435.5722889-16730-5129-52W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul MolitorRob AntonyTarget Field000
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2017 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Texas Rangers1629567.586--765757853-2842-39L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jeff BanisterJon DanielsRangers Ballpark in Arlington000
2713Seattle Mariners1628676.5319.07687076144-3742-39L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Scott ServaisJerry DipotoSafeco Field000
3814Houston Astros1628478.51911.07247012343-3841-40L1T S R Log Off Def SP D A.J. HinchJeff LuhnowMinute Maid Park000
41221Los Angeles Angels1627488.45721.0717727-1040-4134-47W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike SciosciaBilly EpplerAngel Stadium of Anaheim000
51324Oakland Athletics1626993.42626.0653761-10834-4735-46W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob MelvinDavid ForstOakland-Alameda County Coliseum000
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2017 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122Washington Nationals1629567.586--76361215150-3145-36W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerMichael RizzoNationals Park000
2510New York Mets1628775.5378.06716175444-3743-38L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsSandy AldersonCiti field000
3717Miami Marlins1617982.49115.5655682-2740-4039-42L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Don MattinglyMichael HillMarlins Park000
41123Philadelphia Phillies1627191.43824.0610796-18637-4434-47W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pete MackaninMatt KlentakCitizens Bank Park000
51326Atlanta Braves1616893.42226.5649779-13031-5037-43W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Brian SnitkerJohn CoppolellaTurner Field000
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2017 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Chicago Cubs16210359.636--80855625257-2446-35W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe MaddonJed HoyerWrigley Field-10-1
2612St. Louis Cardinals1628676.53117.07797126738-4348-33W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike MathenyJohn MozeliakBusch Stadium III000
3818Pittsburgh Pirates1627983.48824.0729758-2939-4240-41L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Clint HurdleNeal HuntingtonPNC Park-1-10
41022Milwaukee Brewers1627389.45130.0671733-6241-4032-49W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Craig CounsellDavid StearnsMiller Park000
51529Cincinnati Reds1626894.42035.0716854-13838-4330-51L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bryan PriceDick WilliamsGreat American Ballpark000
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2017 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136Los Angeles Dodgers1629171.562--7256388753-2838-43L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave RobertsFarhan ZaidiDodger Stadium000
249San Francisco Giants1628775.5374.07156318445-3642-39W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyBobby EvansAT&T Park000
3920Colorado Rockies1627587.46316.0845860-1542-3933-48L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bud BlackJeff BridichCoors Field000
41225Arizona Diamondbacks1626993.42622.0752890-13833-4836-45W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Torey LovulloMike HazenChase Field000
51427San Diego Padres1626894.42023.0686770-8439-4229-52L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Andy GreenA.J. PrellerPetco Park000

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeOrganizationActual TeamTransaction Notes
Ivan PineyroP25.098Arizona DiamondbacksArizona Diamondbacks (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Kal Simmonsss23.026Released by Diamondbacks
Trey HaleyP26.198Baltimore OriolesBaltimore Orioles (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Shawn HavilandP31.056Boston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Heiker MenesesSS-2B25.188Boston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Jose RosarioSS-2B25.037Boston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Brian BogusevicRF32.322Boston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Carlos CorporanC32.364Chicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Munenori Kawasaki2B35.216Chicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Chris Dominguez1b30.044Chicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Cody AscheLF26.189Chicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Jorge RondonP28.324Released by White Sox
Geoff BroussardP 26.106Cincinnati RedsCincinnati Reds (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Deunte HeathRP31.130Cincinnati RedsCincinnati Reds (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Adrian NietoC27.054Cincinnati RedsCincinnati Reds (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Sean Halton1b29.212Detroit TigersDetroit Tigers (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Efren Navarro1B30.236Detroit TigersDetroit Tigers (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Al AlburquerqueRP30.209Kansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Brandon LeagueP33.295Kansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Cody EgeRP25.242Los Angeles AngelsLos Angeles Angels (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Fabio CastilloP27.320Los Angeles DodgersLos Angeles Dodgers (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Steve GeltzRP29.065Los Angeles DodgersLos Angeles Dodgers (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Bobby WilsonC33.272Los Angeles DodgersLos Angeles Dodgers (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Drew MaggiSS27.234Los Angeles DodgersLos Angeles Dodgers (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Juan Benitezp25.020Miami MarlinsMiami Marlins (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Matt TracyP28.040Minnesota TwinsMinnesota Twins (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Leandro CastroRF27.204Minnesota TwinsMinnesota Twins (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Jesse BealP26.177Philadelphia PhilliesPhiladelphia Phillies (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Pedro BeatoRP30.070Philadelphia PhilliesPhiladelphia Phillies (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Christian Marrero1B30.159Philadelphia PhilliesPhiladelphia Phillies (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Jose BarrazaC 22.161Pittsburgh PiratesPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Zane ChavezC30.006Pittsburgh PiratesPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Jackson WilliamsC30.236Pittsburgh PiratesPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Chris SchaefferC29.047Released by Blue Jays
Josh OutmanRP32.113Washington NationalsWashington Nationals (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Stone SpeerP25.209Washington NationalsWashington Nationals (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Nate KarnsSP29.041Kansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)Traded from Mariners to Royals for Jarrod Dyson
Jarrod DysonCF32.143Seattle MarinersSeattle Mariners (MLB)Traded from Royals to Mariners for Nathan Karns
Angel NesbittP26.032Detroit TigersToledo (AAA)Outrighted to minors
Travis SniderLF28.338Texas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Geovany SotoC33.350Chicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)Signed to Minor League Contract
Willy GarciaCF-RF24.123Chicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)Claimed off waivers from Pirates by White Sox
Jason CoatsLF26.315Chicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)Designated for Assignment
Seth SmithRF34.097Baltimore OriolesBaltimore Orioles (MLB)Traded from Mariners to Orioles for Yovani Gallardo
Yovani GallardoSP30.312Seattle MarinersSeattle Mariners (MLB)Traded from Orioles to Mariners for Seth Smith