GMZ continued his poaching of the farm system he built in Milwaukee by signing 2B Callix Crabbe, a 25 yo who'd been in the Brewers farm system.
Crabbe was selected by the Padres in last year's Rule 5 draft, but was returned to Milwaukee in May. He's a guy with great plate discipline, and little to no power. He's a poor man's Luis Valbuena, but with a much, much cooler name. A great guy to plug in Tacoma with the departure of Yung-Chi Chen.
And, since there's been so much talk about OTHER teams signing shortstops, the M's also picked up ex-Mets/Blue Jays SS Chris Woodward. I'm guessing Woodward fills the Mark Kiger/Oswaldo Navarro role as back-up to Tug, or as starter in West Tennessee.
Nice work Jack.