This installment of Minor League Transactions finds organizations making post-Triple-A playoff callups, reinstating players from the disabled list, and beginning to re-sign their own players so that they don't bolt via minor league free agency following the World Series.
Signed: RHP Kaleb Fleck (NDFA—Pittsburgh-Johnstown)
Recalled: OF Cole Gillespie
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Jarrod Parker
Designated for assignment: SS Tommy Manzella
Kaleb Fleck sat out the ’11 season at Pittsburgh-Johnstown as he recovered from Tommy John surgery. He pitched for Cotuit in the Cape Cod League this summer, notching six strikeouts, five walks and 14 hits allowed in 9 1/3 innings.
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Billy Bullock, RHP Erik Cordier, RHP J.J. Hoover, LHP Sean Gilmartin, C Christian Bethancourt, 1B Joey Terdoslavich, OF Todd Cunningham
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jesse Beal, RHP Matt Hobgood, RHP Dan Klein, RHP Kevin Landry, RHP Clay Schrader, LHP James Houser, LHP Casey Lambert, LHP Nate Nery, LHP Luis Ramirez, LHP Will Startup, LHP Aaron Wirsch, C Joel Polanco, C Jason Stifler, 1B Bill Rowell, 1B Tyler Townsend, 2B Greg Miclat, 2B Sammie Starr, 3B Adam Gaylord, 3B Tyler Kolodny, SS Vinny Zazueta, OF Steve Bumbry, OF Chris Clinton, OF Trent Mummey, OF Felix Pie, OF Kieron Pope
Boston Red Sox
Recalled: RHP Junichi Tazawa, 1B Lars Anderson, SS Jose Iglesias
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Trever Miller, OF Joey Gathright
Removed from 40-man: 2B Nate Spears (outrighted to Triple-A)
Lehigh Valley defeated Triple-A Pawtucket in the first round of the International League playoffs, clearing the way for the Red Sox to call up Lars Anderson (.265/.369/.422, 14 homers in 491 at-bats), Jose Iglesias (.235/.285/.269 in 357 at-bats) and Junichi Tazawa (19/3 SO/BB in eight relief appearances).
Recalled: RHP Rafael Dolis
Added to 40-man roster: C Steve Clevenger
Reinstated from DL: RHP Gian Guzman, RHP A.J. Morris, C Welington Castillo, 1B John Urick, 2B Pierre LePage, 3B Brandon May, OF Manuel Barrios
Released: RHP Tyree Hayes, LHP Tim Hamulack
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jesus Adames, RHP Kevin Arico, RHP Scott Carroll, RHP Po-Cheng Chi, RHP Drew Cisco, RHP Jordan Hotchkiss, RHP Harold Johnson, RHP Matt Klinker, RHP Ruben Medina, RHP Brian Pearl, RHP Daniel Renken, LHP Aguido Gonzalez, C Corky Miller, 1B Dominic D'Anna, 1B Jaren Matthews, 2B Henry Rodriguez, OF Josh Garton, OF Felix Perez, OF Drew Poulk, OF Yorman Rodriguez
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Zach Putnam
Removed from 40-man: RHP Jason Rice (outrighted to Triple-A)
Reinstated from DL: RHP Cole Cook, RHP Owen Dew, RHP Antwonie Hubbard, RHP Jason Knapp, RHP Alex Perez, RHP Mason Radeke, RHP Francisco Valera, LHP Jeremy Sowers, 2B Logan Thompson, 3B Tony Mansolino, OF Nick Weglarz
Recalled: SS Hector Gomez
Reinstated from DL: SS Hector Gomez
Kansas City Royals
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Luis Mendoza
Reinstated from DL: RHP Manauris Baez, RHP Henry Barrera, RHP Barry Bowden, RHP Chas Byrne, RHP Carlos Fortuna, RHP Keaton Hayenga, RHP Danny Hernandez, RHP Mitch Hodge, RHP Patrick Keating, RHP Sugar Ray Marimon, RHP Julio Pimentel, RHP Sam Runion, RHP Leonel Santiago, LHP Scott Alexander, LHP Ivor Hodgson, LHP John Lamb, LHP Edgar Osuna, C Jose Bonilla, C Dale Cornstubble, C Paul Krebs, SS Michael Liberto, SS Alex McClure, OF Julio Aparicio, OF Misael Bueno
The Royals rewarded Luis Mendoza with a callup after he led the Pacific Coast League in ERA (2.18), opponent average (.238) and WHIP (1.25). He also won his two playoff starts, one each against Round Rock and Sacramento, allowing just two runs on eight hits in 14 innings.
Los Angeles Angels
Recalled: RHP Loek Van Mil, OF Chris Pettit
Reinstated from DL: RHP Yeison Almeida, RHP Carson Andrew, RHP Cam Bedrosian, RHP Brok Butcher, RHP Ryan Cisterna, RHP Kyle Hurst, RHP Eric Junge, RHP Fabio Martinez, RHP Heath Nichols, RHP Jose Perez, LHP Carmine Giardina, LHP Trevor Reckling, C Anel de los Santos, 1B Mike Sodders, 2B Ryan Mount, 2B P.J. Phillips, 2B Jon Townsend, 2B Jesse Ware, 3B Dillon Baird, 3B Michael Wing, OF Tyson Auer, OF Drew Heid, OF Kevin Melillo, OF Reggie Willits
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP David Carpenter, RHP Chris Scholl, RHP Daniel Tillman, LHP Drew Taylor, SS Jean Segura
Reinstated from DL: C Dustin Houle
New York Yankees
Removed from 40-man: LHP Steve Garrison (outrighted to Double-A)
Reinstated from DL: RHP Scottie Allen, RHP Brandon Braboy, RHP Reinier Casanova, RHP Francisco Castillo, RHP Noel Castillo, RHP Caleb Cotham, RHP Grant Duff, RHP Mike Gipson, RHP Jairo Heredia, RHP Conor Mullee, RHP Tim Norton, RHP Mikey O'Brien, RHP Mark Prior, RHP Jose Ramirez, RHP Michael Solbach, RHP Gabriel Tatis, LHP Jeremy Bleich, LHP Gavin Brooks, LHP Evan DeLuca, LHP Aaron Dott, LHP Kei Igawa, LHP Nik Turley, C Francisco Arcia, C J.R. Murphy, C Hector Rabago, C Gary Sanchez, 2B David Adams, 3B Bradley Suttle, SS Carmen Angelini, SS Anderson Feliz, OF Dan Brewer, OF Slade Heathcott, OF Eduardo Sosa
Recalled: RHP Graham Godfrey, 1B Chris Carter
Reinstated from DL: 3B Andy LaRoche
Chris Carter hit .370 and launched four homers in eight games with Sacramento during the Pacific Coast League playoffs. He hit one with the River Cats during the playoffs last year and four in ’09, giving him nine for his PCL playoff career. That might be some sort of record. In a half-season with Sacramento this season, Carter batted .274/.366/.530 with 18 homers in 296 at-bats.
Recalled: RHP Justin De Fratus, OF Domonic Brown
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Joe Savery, C Erik Kratz, OF Brandon Moss
Designated for assignment: RHP Drew Naylor, LHP Juan Perez, LHP Mike Zagurski
Triple-A Lehigh Valley won only about 43 percent of its games in the first three years of the club's existence. so this season the Phillies stocked the IronPigs with veteran talent signed on the minor league free agent market. The plan worked. Lehigh won 80 games, won the International League wild card and advanced to the league finals.
Brandon Moss provided much of the spark. He led all IL position players in average (.385), slugging (.885) and homers (four) during the playoffs. Catcher Erik Kratz, another solid Triple-A performer, collected just 3 hits in 21 trips, but all three went for extra bases. Justin De Fratus appeared in four games, saved two and fanned eight in five innings. During the regular season, Joe Savery made his Triple-A debut and proved deadly for lefthanded batters—he held them to 5-for-26 (.192) with zero extra-base hits and just two walks.
Reinstated from DL: RHP Colten Brewer, RHP Mike Crotta, RHP Kevin Decker, RHP Michael Dubee, RHP David Jagoditsh, RHP Aliaksei Lukashevich, RHP Quinton Miller, RHP Hunter Strickland, RHP Jarryd Sullivan, RHP Tyler Yates, LHP Colton Cain, LHP Dan Meyer, LHP Rudy Owens, LHP Jhonathan Ramos, LHP Chris Richardson, LHP Joely Rodriguez, C Dusty Brown, C Samuel Gonzalez, C Rodolfo Pena, C Milver Reyes, C Travis Scott, 2B Gerardo Alvarez, 2B Jarek Cunningham, 2B Corey Wimberly, SS Yhonathan Barrios, SS Gift Ngoepe, OF Austin McClune, OF Anthony Norman, OF Gerlis Rodriguez
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Gerrit Cole, RHP Mike Colla, RHP Phillip Irwin, LHP Nate Baker, 2B Jarek Cunningham, 2B Brock Holt, OF Robbie Grossman
St. Louis Cardinals
Removed from 40-man: RHP Francisco Samuel (outrighted to Triple-A)
Reinstated from DL: RHP Hector Corpas, LHP Daniel Bibona, C Roberto Espinoza, 1B Victor Sanchez, 1B Kleininger Teran, SS Luis Mateo, OF Michael Swinson
San Francisco Giants
Signed: RHP Jose Valdez (re-signed), C Eliezer Zambrano (re-signed)
Signed: LHP Tony Butler (re-signed), C Ralph Henriquez (re-signed), SS Leury Bonilla (re-signed)
Released: RHP Jeroen de Haas, LHP Brandol Perez, 2B Yidid Batista, OF Rigoberto Rangel
Reinstated from DL: RHP Brandon Maurer, OF Dan Carroll
Tampa Bay Rays
Released: RHP Jay Buente
Elected free agency: RHP Rob Delaney, RHP Mike Ekstrom
Recalled: LHP Alex Torres
Added to 40-man roster: 1B Dan Johnson
Removed from 40-man: RHP Rob Delaney (outrighted to Triple-A), RHP Mike Ekstrom (outrighted to Triple-A)
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jairo de la Rosa, RHP Richard de los Santos, RHP Jason McEachern, RHP Ryan Reid, 2B Hector Guevara, OF Todd Glaesmann, OF Cody Rogers
Released: OF Val Majewski
Toronto Blue Jays
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Tyler Powell
Removed from 40-man: RHP Garrett Mock (outrighted to Triple-A)
Reinstated from DL: RHP Luis Atilano, RHP Erik Davis, C Jeremy Mayo, 2B Jonathan Tucker, SS Rick Hague, OF Buck Coats, OF Bryce Harper, OF J.R. Higley, OF J.P. Ramirez
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