This week’s installment considers all transactions reported by MLB between Sept. 13 and Sept. 19. The previous installment is available here.
Recalled: RHP Micah Owings
Reinstated from DL: RHP Micah Owings
Upon his reinstatement Owings was traded to the Reds to complete the August deal for Adam Dunn.
Released: RHP Julio Manon
Signed: RHP Chen-Chang Lee
The Indians signed Lee, a 5-foot-11, 175-pound native of Taiwan, for a reported $4000,000. John Manuel offers a thumbnail scouting report.
Designated for assignment: RHP Pedro Strop
Strop missed most of the season with a ligament tear and was removed from the 40-man roster to make room for Todd Helton’s return.
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Freddy Garcia
Recalled: RHP Jesus Delgado, RHP Ryan Tucker, OF Cameron Maybin
Added to 40-man roster: 1B Gaby Sanchez
Designated for assignment: C Paul Hoover
Removed from 40-man roster: C Paul Hoover
The Marlins rewarded the core players of their Double-A Carolina playoff team by calling them up after the Mudcats were knocked out of the Southern League playoffs by Mississippi. Sanchez, 24, won SL MVP honors by batting .314/.404/.513 with 17 home runs in 478 at-bats. But it’s the 21-year-old Maybin, who batted .277/.375/.456 for Carolina, who made the most noise in the big leagues. He tied the Marlins’ franchise record by reaching base in 10 consecutive plate appearances.
Kansas City Royals
Released: RHP Colby Beach, RHP Gary Novakowski, SS Jorge Gutierrez
Recalled: RHP Julio Pimentel, LHP Tyler Lumsden, LHP Neal Musser, LHP Josh Newman, C Mat Tupman, SS Mario Lisson
Reinstated from DL: RHP Juan Abreu, RHP Jose Capellan, RHP Jason Godin, RHP Matt Mitchell, RHP Harold Mozingo, RHP Chris Nicoll, RHP Eduardo Paulino, RHP Michael Penn, LHP Danny Duffy, LHP John Foster, 1B Mike Stodolka, SS Dave Matranga, OF Joe Dickerson
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Daniel Cortes, LHP Rowdy Hardy, RHP Chris Hayes, SS Chris McConnell, OF Joel Dickerson, OF Brian McFall
Assigned to winter league: RHP Jason Godin, LHP Gilbert de la Vara, LHP Ben Swaggerty, 2B Kurt Mertins, SS Kyle Martin
Los Angeles Angels
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: OF Chris Pettit
Signed: LHP Rafael Lluberes, OF Luis Chirinos
Reinstated from DL: RHP Wily Peralta
Removed from 40-man roster: OF Laynce Nix
New York Yankees
Recalled: RHP Phil Hughes, RHP David Robertson, RHP Humberto Sanchez, C Francisco Cervelli, 1B Juan Miranda
Reinstated from DL: RHP J.B. Cox, RHP Grant Duff, RHP Daniel Gil, RHP Pablo Hernandez, RHP Alan Horne, RHP Jonathan Hovis, RHP Jason Kiley, RHP Zach McAllister, RHP Nick Montgomery, RHP Tim Norton, RHP Ivan Nova, RHP Paul Patterson, RHP Brett Smith, LHP Wilkins de la Rosa, LHP Tim Dennehy, LHP Eric Milton, LHP Garrett Patterson, C Kyle Anson, 2B Nick Green, 2B Damon Sublett, 3B Brian Chavez, 3B Marcos Vechionacci, SS C.J. Henry, SS Walter Ibarra, SS Jose Mojica, OF Isaiah Howes, OF Melky Mesa, OF Wady Rufino
Assigned to Hawaii Winter Baseball: RHP Andrew Brackman, LHP Jeremy Bleich, C Austin Romine, 2B Damon Sublett
The Yankees joined the 1993 Astros in having both their Double-A and Triple-A affiliates win league titles in the same season. (Houston did it with Triple-A Tucson and Double-A Jackson.) Trenton dispatched with Akron in four games to win the Eastern League, and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre won the International League’s Governor’s Cup by besting Durham in four games. Naturally, most of the Yankees’ September callups came from the Triple-A level, though slick backstop Cervelli batted .315/.432/.384 in 21 games for the Thunder.
Released: OF Jon Zeringue
Recalled: OF Travis Buck, OF Chris Denorfia, OF Carlos Gonzalez
Reinstated from DL: LHP Lenny DiNardo
Buck, Denorfia and Gonzalez served as the principal outfielders for Triple-A Sacramento as the River Cats steamrolled through the Pacific Coast League playoffs, going 6-2 and winning their second straight league crown. Ever the Buck apologist, I present Buck’s September performance, after he returned from a concussion: He hit .313/.368/.469 with a homer, two doubles and eight runs scored in 32 playoff at-bats. Gonzalez (.406/.486/.625 with two homers in 32 at-bats) and Denorfia (.486/.526/.886 with four homers in 35 at-bats) also played exceedingly well in the postseason.
Reinstated from DL: RHP Alex Concepcion, RHP Brett Harker, RHP William Savage, RHP Colby Shreve, RHP Samuel Walls, RHP Luke Wertz, LHP Matt Smith, C Caleb Mangum, C Joel Naughton, C Kevin Nelson, 1B Matt Rizzotti, 2B Carlos Leon, SS Dennis Winn, OF Javon Moran
St. Louis Cardinals
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jose Arredondo, RHP Brian Broderick, RHP Eddie Degerman, RHP Trey Hearne, RHP Elvis Hernandez, RHP David Kopp, RHP Tyler Leach, RHP Lance Lynn, RHP Kenny Maiques, RHP Mark McCormick, RHP Mike Parisi, RHP Cliff Politte, RHP Eduardo Sanchez, RHP Mike Sillman, LHP Tyler Norrick, LHP Senger Peralta, LHP Joe Rogers, C Luis de la Cruz, 1B Mark Hamilton, 2B Jaime Landin, 2B Jose Martinez, 3B Arnoldi Cruz, 3B Nick Vera, SS Hector Alvarez, SS Romulo Ruiz, OF Jon Jay, OF Beau Riportella
Reinstated from inactive list: OF Juan Gonzalez
San Diego Padres
Recalled: RHP Kevin Cameron, RHP Ernesto Frieri, RHP Wilton Lopez, LHP Joe Thatcher, 2B Craig Stansberry
Removed from 40-man roster: RHP Brian Falkenborg
Reinstated from DL: RHP Kevin Cameron, 2B Craig Stansberry
San Francisco Giants
Recalled: RHP Matt Palmer, OF Brian Horwitz
Removed from 40-man roster: RHP Matt Palmer, OF Brian Horwitz
Signed: LHP Eddy Hernandez
Reinstated from inactive list: C Brian Schweiger, 3B Louis Lucca
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Gaby Hernandez, RHP Joe Woerman, OF Greg Halman
Assigned to winter league: RHP Doug Fister, RHP Rob Harmon, RHP Stephen Kahn, RHP Steven Richard, C Rob Johnson, 1B Johan Limonta, SS Carlos Triunfel, OF James McOwen
Tampa Bay Rays
Recalled: RHP Jeff Niemann, RHP Mitch Talbot, LHP David Price, OF Jonny Gomes
Reinstated from DL: SS Reid Brignac
Niemann, Talbot and Price—three-quarters of Triple-A Durham’s playoff rotation—earned callups after the Bulls were bounced from the playoffs. Because he is not on the 40-man, righthander Wade Davis did not.
Recalled: RHP Wes Littleton, C Max Ramirez, 3B Travis Metcalf
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Brian Gordon
Reinstated from DL: RHP Thomas Diamond
Toronto Blue Jays
Recalled: RHP Jean Machi, LHP Bill Murphy, LHP Davis Romero, 2B Russ Adams, 2B Kevin Melillo, OF Buck Coats
Reinstated from DL: LHP Davis Romero, C John Schneider, OF Chad Mottola
Reinstated from inactive list: OF Michael Crouse
Recalled: LHP Ross Detwiler
Reinstated from DL: RHP Edulin Abreu, RHP Martin Beno, RHP P.J. Dean, RHP Randy Matias, RHP Joey Norrito, RHP Hassan Pena, RHP Luke Pisker, RHP Casey Whitmer, C Brian Peacock, 2B Darryl Lawhorn, 3B Chris Marrero, OF Brian Pruitt
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Alexis Morales
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Adam Carr, LHP Cory VanAllen, RHP Zech Zinicola, SS Ian Desmond, 1B Bill Rhinehart, 3B Leonard Davis
Assigned to winter league: LHP Ross Detwiler
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