This time: June 2-7
Check out the Transactions Glossary for the key to deciphering the various inactive lists presented here.
An asterisk (*) denotes an instance of a player agreeing to terms on a minor league contract with an organization with which he already had a major league agreement.
Released: LHP Keny Sosa, C Jorge Corniel
Placed on suspended list: RHP Billy Spottiswood, C Chris Davis
Placed on 7-day DL: C Sean Coughlin
Reinstated from DL: 2B Gerson Montilla
Released: C Daniel Elorriaga-Matra, 1B Gerardo Avila, 2B Elys Blanco
Recalled: RHP Craig Kimbrel
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Brett Butts, RHP Ty'Relle Harris, OF Willie Cabrera
Reinstated from DL: RHP Mike Broadway, OF Concepcion Rodriguez
Option transferred: LHP Pedro Viola (Triple-A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: SS Mychal Givens, OF Joey Gathright
Reinstated from DL: 1B Michael Aubrey
Boston Red Sox
Recalled: OF Josh Reddick
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Scott Atchison
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Kyle Weiland, RHP Alex Wilson, SS Jose Iglesias, OF David Mailman
Reinstated from DL: RHP Randor Bierd, RHP Stephen Fife, RHP Ryan Pressly, C Michael Thomas
In his time with Triple-A Pawtucket, between stints in the big leagues, Reddick batted just .195/.252/.362, going 29-for-149 with 12 walks and 33 strikeouts. Thirteen of those hits went for extra bases, however, and the Red Sox plan to deploy Reddick mostly as a caddy for Mike Cameron.
Iglesias and Weiland landed on the Double-A Portland DL with, respectively, a bruised hand suffered after being hit by a pitch and a bruised finger on his left hand. Wilson will miss time with an ankle bruise.
Placed on 7-day DL: C Mark Johnson
Reinstated from DL: C Robinson Chirinos
Chicago White Sox
Signed: 3B Fernando Cortez (Newark (Atlantic))
Released: 3B Jeff Hulett, SS Justin Fuller
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Zach Piccola, C Adam Ricks
Reinstated from DL: 2B Drew Garcia, OF Kenny Williams Jr.
If Justin Fuller's name sounds familiar, it's because the White Sox acquired him from the Dodgers last Aug. 31 for the final month of Jim Thome's contract.
Option transferred: LHP Bill Bray (Triple-A to Double-A to high Class A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Doug Salinas
Reinstated from DL: LHP Bill Bray, 1B Chris Richburg
Bray returns from Tommy John surgery he had last May.
Released: 1B Josh Phelps
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Frank Herrmann
Optioned to Triple-A: 1B Matt LaPorta
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Carlton Smith
If you squint, you might see the one run that Herrmann allowed for Triple-A Columbus in his 19 relief appearances. In 28 2/3 innings, he struck out 22, walked eight and allowed 15 hits. Congratulations are in order to the nondrafted free agent (Harvard, Aug. ’05) on making a successful big league debut. Herrmann, 26, is unscored upon in three outings, in which he's struck out three and allowed only one hit in 3 2/3 innings.
Who is your favorite college NDFA currently on a big league roster? It's an exclusive club. Off the top of my head, I can think only of the Rangers' Darren O'Day.
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Esmil Rogers
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Greg Smith, 1B Kiel Roling, OF Kent Matthes, OF Brian Rike
Reinstated from DL: 1B Mike Zuanich, 2B Omar Quintanilla
Placed on temporarily inactive list: OF Chris Frey
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Billy Buckner
Option transferred: OF Wilkin Ramirez (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: C Max St. Pierre
Reinstated from DL: 1B Jeff Larish, SS Brandon Douglas, OF Josh Workman
Detroit acquired Buckner in their trade of Dontrelle Willis, who had been designated for assignment, to the Diamondbacks.
Signed: LHP Dan Meyer*, OF Jose Duarte (Pittsfield (Can-Am))
Released: RHP Benito Beato, LHP Brett Bukvich, OF Jason Lane, OF Austin Markel, OF Jeff Pruitt
Recalled: 2B Emilio Bonifacio
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Tim Wood, OF Brett Carroll
Option transferred: RHP Jose Ceda (Double-A to low Class A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Brad Stone, LHP Hunter Jones
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jose Ceda, 2B Emilio Bonifacio, OF John Raynor, OF Brandon Tripp
Placed on temporarily inactive list: RHP Kris Harvey
Reinstated from inactive list: SS Gookie Dawkins
Prior to his two recent appearances for low Class A Greensboro, Ceda had last pitched in the minors for Double-A Tennessee on Aug. 25, 2008. Technically, he faced two batters with Escogido of the Dominican League in October ’08, walking them both and also throwing a wild pitch.
A lot changed in the year and a half between appearances. In November ’08, the Cubs traded Ceda to the Marlins to acquire Kevin Gregg, and while Gregg wasn't exactly nails as Chicago's closer, Ceda endured hardships of his own. He accidentally shot his best friend in the Dominican in ’08 and then missed the entire ’09 season after having shoulder surgery. If he's right, he can be a dominating relief presence.
Acquired: RHP Jailen Peguero from Rangers for future considerations
Outrighted to Triple-A, removed from 40-man: RHP Evan Englebrook
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Tanner Bushue, RHP Danny Meszaros, RHP Matt Nevarez
Reinstated from DL: RHP Brandt Walker, SS Edwin Maysonet
Kansas City Royals
Granted free agency: RHP Brad Thompson
Outrighted to Triple-A, removed from 40-man: RHP Brad Thompson
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jorge Campillo, C Manny Pina
Los Angeles Angels
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Ryan Aldridge
Reinstated from DL: RHP Rich Thompson
Los Angeles Dodgers
Released: LHP John Koronka
Recalled: RHP Jon Link
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Travis Schlichting
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Javy Guerra, C Tony Delmonico, C Fumimasa Ishibashi
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jordan Pratt, C Fumimasa Ishibashi, 3B Russ Mitchell
Placed on temporarily inactive list: LHP Cole St. Clair
Reinstated from inactive list: LHP Cole St. Clair
Though not shown here, the Dodgers outrighted utility infielder Nick Green to Triple-A, after which he opted for free agency and ultimately re-signed with Los Angeles the next day.
Signed: RHP Brian Bruney, LHP Sam Narron (Camden (Atlantic)), C Dayton Buller (Camden (Atlantic))
Released: 1B Chris Errecart
Recalled: 3B Adam Heether
Optioned to Triple-A: 3B Mat Gamel
Option transferred: RHP Mark Rogers (Triple-A to Double-A) and C Angel Salome (Triple-A to Double-A to high Class A)
Outrighted to Triple-A, removed from 40-man: OF Adam Stern
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Alex Periard, C Michael Roberts, SS Ray Olmedo, OF Scott Krieger
Reinstated from DL: RHP Amaury Rivas, 3B Steffan Wilson, OF Brendan Katin
Correspondent Tom Haudricourt supplies the reason for Salome's tumble all the way down to high Class A. With the Manatees, Salome can fill in at DH as he recovers from what the club has dubbed emotional problems. Milwaukee's Double-A and Triple-A teams employ a DH in many games, of course, but only when their opponent is an AL affiliate.
Recalled: 3B Danny Valencia
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Pat Neshek
Option transferred: RHP Deolis Guerra (Triple-A to Double-A)
Reinstated from DL: C Danny Lehmann, 3B Luke Hughes
New York Mets
Signed: C Salomon Manriquez (Lancaster (Atlantic))
Recalled: C Omir Santos, SS Ruben Tejada
Optioned to Double-A: C Omir Santos
Option transferred: OF Fernando Martinez (Triple-A to high Class A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Edgar Ramirez, OF Daniel Murphy
Reinstated from DL: OF Lucas Duda, OF Fernando Martinez
Daniel Murphy returned to action on May 21. Less than two weeks later, with Triple-A Buffalo, he sustained a season-ending knee injury while playing second base for just the second time this season. Murphy will not have surgery, but he'll require four to six months to recover from a high-grade tear of the medial cruciate ligament in his right knee.
New York Yankees
Released: OF Jon Weber
Voluntarily retired: 1B Neall French
Optioned to Triple-A: 1B Juan Miranda
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jairo Heredia, RHP Zach McAllister, RHP Ben Watkins, C Neil Medchill, OF Rudy Guillen
Reinstated from DL: SS Walter Ibarra
A nondrafted free agent originally signed by the Reds in 1999, Weber is 32 and has had several career highlights. They include playing on the 2005 Minor League Team of the Year, the Jacksonville Suns, whose roster included Matt Kemp, Russell Martin, James Loney, Chad Billingsley and Jonathan Broxton, among others. He has spent parts of the last five seasons in Triple-A, winning a Triple-A National Championship with Durham last year, and also won a gold medal with USA Baseball in the 2009 World Cup. His highlight in 2010 was a hit off Stephen Strasburg on May 29, Strasburg's only Triple-A loss.
McAllister has soreness in his right triceps but was only expected to miss one start. (JM)
Released: RHP Matt Fitts, RHP Hector Garcia, 1B Brett Harper, 2B Yung Chi Chen, OF Franklin Hernandez
Voluntarily retired: RHP Chad Lee
Recalled: RHP Henry Rodriguez, LHP Cedrick Bowers
Optioned to Triple-A: C Landon Powell, 3B Adam Heether
Option transferred: RHP Justin Souza (Triple-A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Justin Friend, RHP Neil Wagner, C Yusuf Carter
Reinstated from DL: RHP Matt Fitts, RHP Hector Garcia, RHP Michael Madsen, C Dusty Napoleon, 3B Dallas McPherson
Placed on temporarily inactive list: 2B Adrian Cardenas
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Kyle Middleton, RHP Justin Souza
The A's claimed Adam Heether on waivers from the Brewers.
Signed: RHP Nelson Figueroa*, OF Willy Taveras
Outrighted to Triple-A, removed from 40-man: RHP Nelson Figueroa
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP B.J. Rosenberg, RHP Ehren Wassermann
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jon Pettibone
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Steven Jackson, LHP Brian Burres
Option transferred: RHP Ramon Aguero (Double-A to high Class A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Steven Jackson, 2B Brock Holt, SS Jose de los Santos
Reinstated from DL: RHP Ramon Aguero, SS Greg Picart
St. Louis Cardinals
Released: RHP Jose Calero, RHP Luis Orozco, RHP Alejandro Pinard, RHP Michael Thompson, LHP John Durham, LHP Kyle Heim, 1B Roberto Perez, 2B Gerardo Mambell
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Jon Jay
Loaned to Mexican League: OF Amaury Cazana Marti
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Kyle Mura, 1B Andrew Brown, SS Luis Mateo, OF D'Marcus Ingram
Reinstated from DL: RHP Chuck Fick, RHP Francisco Samuel
This marks the fourth consecutive season in which the Cardinals have loaned Cazana Marti, who is a native of Cuba, to the Mexican League. This time he heads to Minatitlan. The 35-year-old corner outfielder established residency in Miami for the ’06 draft, when St. Louis made him an 18th-round selection. Cazana Marti has fared well in Mexico, compiling OPS figures of .963, 1.110 and 1.016 in regular play during in the three previous seasons.
San Diego Padres
Placed on 7-day DL: SS Beamer Weems, OF Kellen Kulbacki
Optioned to Triple-A: C Dusty Ryan, OF Luis Durango
San Francisco Giants
Released: OF Eddy Martinez-Esteve
Added to 40-man roster: OF Pat Burrell
Optioned to Triple-A: OF John Bowker
Outrighted to Triple-A, removed from 40-man: RHP Brandon Medders
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Devan Kline, RHP Kevin Pucetas, LHP Joe Paterson, 1B Andy D'Alessio
Reinstated from DL: 1B Michael Ambort, 2B Skyler Stromsmoe
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Henry Sosa
Correspondent Andy Baggarly's eulogy to Eddy Martinez-Esteve, the Giants' top pick in the ’04 draft: "Two days before this year's draft, the Giants released outfielder Martinez-Esteve, a second-rounder out of Florida State. He headed the Giants' draft class because they lost their first-round pick as compensation for signing free agent Michael Tucker. Shoulder woes and other nagging injuries kept Martinez-Esteve from developing, and he did not reach the big leagues."
Signed: RHP Jarrett Grube (Southern Maryland (Atlantic)), LHP Billy Traber
Released: RHP Pat Bresnehan, C Travis Scott
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Chad Cordero
Recalled: LHP Luke French, 1B Mike Carp
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Tyler Blandford, OF Maximo Mendez
Reinstated from DL: RHP Pat Bresnehan
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Wes Littleton
Tampa Bay Rays
Released: C Ian Paxton
Option transferred: OF Leslie Anderson (high Class A to Double-A)
Signed: RHP Warner Madrigal*
Traded: RHP Jailen Peguero to Astros for future considerations
Placed on suspended list: RHP Andrew Doyle
Recalled: RHP Tommy Hunter
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Pedro Strop
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Warner Madrigal
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jake Brigham, RHP Tanner Scheppers, LHP Martin Perez
Reinstated from DL: RHP Geoff Geary, RHP Brandon McCarthy, RHP Michael Schlact, RHP Tyler Tufts, 3B Johnny Whittleman
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Danny Gutierrez
Pitching prospect injury updates: Scheppers reportedly has a mild hamstring strain, while Perez contends with a cracked fingernail.
Toronto Blue Jays
Signed: OF Dewayne Wise
Voluntarily retired: 2B Raul Barron
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Dustin Antolin, RHP Randy Boone, LHP Evan Crawford, C Kyle Phillips
Reinstated from DL: RHP Adrian Martin, RHP Brian Slover, SS Kevin Nolan
Added to 40-man roster: C Jamie Burke
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Craig Stammen
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Brad Meyers, RHP Dean Weaver
Reinstated from DL: 3B Adam Fox
Placed on temporarily inactive list: 1B Josh Whitesell
Reinstated from inactive list: C Sandy Leon
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