Minor League Transactions

This week’™s installment considers all transactions reported between June 30-July 6.

Last week’™s transactions available here.

Draft picks are presented alphabetically by position here, but to see each team’s draft in chronological order, be sure to check out our Draft Database. For even more detailed information, like scouting reports for most players in the top six rounds, check out the fully-searchable subscriber-only Advanced Draft Database.

We’re in the midst of international prospect signing season and while players assigned to Latin American leagues, i.e. the Domincan and Venezuelan summer leagues, are not reflected here, you can count on Chris Kline to keep you updated on all the latest key signs.

Arizona Diamondbacks
Recalled: RHP Yusmeiro Petit
Outrighted off 40-man roster: LHP Randy Choate
Reinstated from disabled list: 3B Ricardo Sosa
Rehabilitation assignment: SS Jason Smith (Triple-A Tucson)

Atlanta Braves
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Lance Cormier
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Casey Beck, LHP Steve Evarts
Rehabilitation assignment: RHP Phil Stockman, RHP Tanyon Sturtze (Rookie-level GCL Braves)

Baltimore Orioles
Released: RHP Manuel Basilio, RHP Julio Soriano
Placed on voluntarily retired list: OF Bubba Trammell
Recalled: LHP Kurt Birkins
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Garrett Olson
Placed on minor league disabled list: RHP Shane Mathews
Reinstated from disabled list: RHP Beau Hale, 2B Miguel Abreu, 2B Pedro Silveren, SS Jedidiah Stephen, OF Bubba Trammell
Rehabilitation assignment: RHP Danys Baez (Double-A Bowie), RHP Jon Leicester (Rookie-level GCL Orioles), RHP Sean Tracey (Short-season Aberdeen)

Boston Red Sox
Signed: C Matt Cooney (NDFA, Eastern Connecticut State University)
Draft picks signed: RHP Scott Lonergan (37), LHP Nick Hagadone (1-s)
Added to 40-man roster: OF Jacoby Ellsbury
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Jacoby Ellsbury
Placed on minor league disabled list: LHP Thomas Hottovy, OF Brad Correll
Reinstated from disabled list: C Jonathan Egan
Reinstated from inactive list: C Brett Lewis

Ellsbury’s demotion allowed him to participate in Sunday’s Futures Game, something he very much wanted to do. He had been replaced on the U.S. roster, but an injury to Tigers outfielder Cameron Maybin opened the door.

Chicago Cubs
Signed: RHP Mike Nannini, RHP Chris Rivera
Released: 1B Walter Norwood
Placed on restricted list: IF Carlos Morales
Placed on suspended list: RHP John Webb
Recalled: RHP Rocky Cherry, RHP Sean Gallagher, RHP Billy Petrick
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Billy Petrick (twice during the week)
Placed on minor league disabled list: RHP Greibal Cuevas-Novas, RHP Donald Walters, OF Brandon Guyer
Reinstated from disabled list: RHP Junniol Lami, C Mike Mahoney
Rehabilitation assignment: OF Ryan Harvey (Rookie-level AZL Cubs)

The Cubs signed Rivera away from independent Washington of the Frontier League, where he had gone 1-0, 3.00 in two appearances. Rivera had signed with Washington after his senior season at Virginia Wesleyan.

Chicago White Sox
Draft picks signed: RHP Nevin Griffith (2)
Recalled: RHP Gavin Floyd, OF Jerry Owens
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP David Aardsma
Placed on minor league disabled list: RHP Jason Rice, OF Jordan Kendall
Reinstated from disabled list: RHP Michael Rocco
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Wascar Segura, C Francisco Hernandez
Rehabilitation assignment: RHP Dewon Day (Triple-A Charlotte)

Acquired in the offseason for Freddy Garcia, Floyd has been effective with Charlotte, going 7-3, 3.10 with 80-31 K-BB in 93 innings. He wasn’t so effective in a spot start for the White Sox, giving up six runs in 5 2/3 innings, but Floyd’s first-half results were encouraging given his mediocre Triple-A turns in 2005 and 2006. The 24-year-old Floyd has come a long way since being the fourth overall pick of the 2001 draft, but it often seems like he has a long way to go to stick in the big leagues.

Cincinnati Reds
Draft picks signed: RHP Scott Carroll (3)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Brad Salmon
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Victor Santos, C Chad Moeller
Placed on minor league disabled list: RHP Jose Guevara, 1B Eli Rimes, OF Danny Dorn, OF Dewayne Wise
Reinstated from disabled list: RHP Thomas Pauly
Rehabilitation assignment: LHP Mike Stanton (low Class A Dayton), SS Kevyn Feiner (Rookie-level GCL Reds)

Cleveland Indians
Draft picks signed: C Michael Valadez (26)
Placed on minor league disabled list: RHP Kyle Collins, SS Chris de la Cruz, OF Adam White
Reinstated from disabled list: RHP Chris Niesel, SS Brian Finegan
Placed on temporarily inactive list: RHP T.J. Burton
Rehabilitation assignment: RHP Chris Niesel (Rookie-level GCL Indians)

Colorado Rockies
Signed: 3B Mike Coolbaugh
Draft picks signed: RHP Casey Weathers (1)
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Matt Herges
Reinstated from disabled list: RHP Marc Kaiser, LHP Mike Gallo, SS Jose Valdez
Placed on temporarily inactive list: LHP Franklin Morales
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Bob Zimmermann

Coolbaugh, 35, joins Double-A Tulsa as interim hitting coach. While he didn’t do much with 82 big league at-bats, Coolbaugh’s minor league numbers speak for themselves: He hit .266/.337/.467 with 258 home runs in 17 seasons. The Blue Jays took him in the 16th round of the 1990 draft, and his finest season came in 1997, when he hit .308/.369/.542 for Double-A Huntsville, leading the Southern League with 30 home runs and 132 RBIs. His brother Scott is hitting coach for Texas League rival Frisco.

Detroit Tigers
Traded: LHP Chris Cody to Brewers for RHP Jose Capellan
Added to 40-man roster: OF Ryan Raburn
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Eulogio de la Cruz
Reinstated from disabled list: OF Brent Clevlen

Raburn gets another crack at major league pitching‘”he played in 12 games in 2004′”after tearing up the International League for two and a half years. Drafted as a second baseman from South Florida CC in 2001, Raburn, 26, was hitting .292/.394/.540 with 17 home runs for Toledo.

Florida Marlins
Released: RHP Brad Voyles
Recalled: RHP Lee Gardner, OF Eric Reed
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Erasmo Ramirez
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Brett Carroll
Placed on minor league disabled list: RHP Seth Etherton, RHP Jeff Fulchino, RHP Michael Hyle
Transferred to 60-day disabled list: RHP Brahian Salom
Reinstated from disabled list: RHP Jesus Delgado, RHP Nick Ungs, RHP Brad Voyles, 3B Cody Allen
Option transferred: RHP Rick Vanden Hurk (Double-A Carolina to Triple-A Albuquerque)
Reinstated from inactive list: LHP Avi Rasowsky, OF Scott Cousins

Houston Astros
Placed on minor league disabled list: 1B Ole Sheldon, SS Jhon Florentino
Placed on temporarily inactive list: OF Barry Wesson
Reinstated from inactive list: C Lou Santangelo, SS Osvaldo Fernando

Santangelo returned from his 50-game suspension for failing a performance-enhancing drug test.

Kansas City Royals
Signed: LHP John Foster, 3B Jeff Nettles
Released: 2B Jared Sandberg
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Sean Thompson
Placed on minor league disabled list: 2B Wilver Perez
Reinstated from disabled list: RHP Matt Kniginyzky
Placed on temporarily inactive list: RHP Daniel Gutierrez, 1B Mike Stodolka
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Daniel Gutierrez
Rehabilitation assignment: RHP Michael Penn, RHP Blake Wood (Rookie-level AZL Royals)

The Royals claimed Thompson on waivers from the Padres after they designated him for assignment last week.

Los Angeles Angels
Signed: RHP Brian Chambers, RHP A.J. Ford, C Corey Myers
Recalled: RHP Chris Resop, C Jeff Mathis
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Nick Gorneault
Placed on minor league disabled list: C Greg Dini, OF Curtis Pride
Reinstated from disabled list: RHP Nick Adenhart, RHP David Austen, RHP Aaron Cook, RHP Tommy Mendoza, OF Tommy Murphy
Option transferred: C Bobby Wilson (Double-A Arkansas to Triple-A Salt Lake)

Los Angeles Dodgers
Released: 1B David Sutherland
Recalled: RHP D.J. Houlton, LHP Eric Stults
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Hong-Chih Kuo
Placed on minor league disabled list: LHP Matt Riley, 2B Michael Rivera
Reinstated from disabled list: RHP Chris Malone, LHP Carlos Alvarez, 1B Larry Barnes, SS Andy LaRoche
Rehabilitation assignment: 2B Ramon Martinez (Triple-A Las Vegas)

Milwaukee Brewers
Draft picks signed: LHP Bobby Bramhall (18)
Released: OF Ruben Mateo
Traded: RHP Jose Capellan to Tigers for LHP Chris Cody
Placed on minor league disabled list: RHP Josh Baker
Reinstated from disabled list: 2B Ryan Crew
Rehabilitation assignment: LHP Mitch Stetter, C C.J. Medlin (Rookie-level AZL Brewers)

Minnesota Twins
Draft picks signed: RHP Blair Erickson (10)
Released: RHP Jeremy Cummings
Recalled: LHP Carmen Cali
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Kevin Slowey
Placed on minor league disabled list: LHP Ricky Barrett, 1B Whit Robbins
Reinstated from disabled list: OF Trent Oeltjen

Slowey headed back down with 3-0, 5.84 numbers in seven starts for the Twins. He walked nearly twice as many big league batters (nine) in 37 innings as he did minor league batters (five) in 64 1/3 innings.

New York Mets
Recalled: RHP Mike Pelfrey, LHP Jason Vargas, 2B David Newhan
Added to 40-man roster: C Sandy Alomar
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Jason Vargas
Placed on minor league disabled list: RHP Kyle Catto, C Maxime Bouchard, SS Jose Coronado
Reinstated from disabled list: RHP Ivan Maldonado, SS Luis Rivera, OF Lastings Milledge
Option transferred: OF Lastings Milledge (high Class A St. Lucie to Double-A Binghamton and then to Triple-A New Orleans)
Placed on temporarily inactive list: RHP Guillaume Leduc

Milledge returns after missing more than two months with sprained ligaments in his right foot. He’s on a whirlwind rehab tour of the Mets’ farm system because the big league club has scurried to find outfield production with injuries to Moises Alou, Endy Chavez and, most recently, Carlos Gomez.

New York Yankees
Signed: C Dan Conway
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Edwar Ramirez
Optioned to Triple-A: SS Chris Basak
Placed on 60-day disabled list: LHP Kyle Thomas
Reinstated from disabled list: C Joe Muich
Option transferred: SS Alberto Gonzalez (Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to Double-A Trenton)
Rehabilitation assignment: RHP Jeff Karstens (Rookie-level GCL Yankees)

Ramirez, a former indy leaguer, got the call the same week he appeared on our Prospect Hot Sheet.

Oakland Athletics
Signed: OF Jon Zeringue
Draft picks signed: SS Josh Horton (2), OF Grant Desme (2)
Recalled: RHP Shane Komine
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Ron Flores
Placed on minor league disabled list: RHP Steven Sharpe, C Landon Powell, 2B Kevin Melillo, 3B Myron Leslie, OF Larry Cobb
Reinstated from disabled list: RHP Josh Alliston, OF Danny Putnam
Option transferred: OF Javier Herrera (high Class A Stockton to Double-A Midland), OF Danny Putnam (Triple-A Sacramento to Stockton)

The A’s grabbed Zeringue, a second-round pick from Louisiana State in 2004, was released by the Diamondbacks earlier this season. He was playing in the independent South Coast League prior to being signed by the A’s. Powell will have season-ending surgery to repair a torn ACL in his left knee. The 25-year-old backstop was enjoying a fine season, during which he had hit .292/.385/.525 for Midland and Sacramento.

Philadelphia Phillies
Draft picks signed: OF Matt Spencer (3)
Released: RHP Kevin Salmon
Recalled: RHP Anderson Garcia
Added to 40-man roster: LHP J.A. Happ
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Geoff Geary, LHP J.A. Happ
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Clay Condrey
Placed on minor league disabled list: RHP Heath Totten, OF Jeremy Slayden
Reinstated from disabled list: RHP Kevin Salmon, OF Matt Thayer
Rehabilitation assignment: RHP Tom Gordon (high Class A Clearwater), OF Matt Thayer (Rookie-level GCL Phillies)

Pittsburgh Pirates
Signed: RHP Jose Paniagua, RHP Ricardo Rodriguez
Released: RHP Mike Nannini
Recalled: LHP Shane Youman
Added to 40-man roster: 2B Matt Kata
Designated for assignment: RHP Marty McLeary
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Marty McLeary
Placed on minor league disabled list: RHP Brad Clapp, RHP Serguey Linares, LHP Sean Burnett, LHP Mike Felix, C Einar Diaz, C Denny Nino, C Milver Reyes
Reinstated from disabled list: RHP Dustin Craig, RHP Mike Nannini, C Steven Lerud, C Milver Reyes, OF Matt Meath
Reinstated from inactive list: C Carlos Maldonado, C Andrew Walker
Rehabilitation assignment: RHP Salomon Torres (Rookie-level GCL Pirates)

St. Louis Cardinals
Signed: LHP Justin Fiske
Released: RHP Tomo Ohka
Placed on restricted list: C Kelly Stinnett
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Anthony Reyes
Placed on minor league disabled list: RHP Kelvin Jimenez, RHP David Kopp, OF Collin Fanning
Reinstated from disabled list: RHP Jason Cairns, LHP Chris Narveson, C Darrell Carpenter, OF John Rodriguez
Rehabilitation assignment: RHP Chris Carpenter (high Class A Palm Beach)

The Cardinals signed Fiske from independent Joliet of the Northern League. Reyes was an unfathomable 0-10, 6.40 with the Cardinals, one year after starting Game 1 of the World Series.

San Diego Padres
Signed: RHP Edwin Moreno
Draft picks signed: RHP Robert Woodard (20), LHP Nick Schmidt (1), 2B Eric Sogard (2)
Placed on restricted list: RHP Edwin Moreno
Recalled: SS Luis Cruz
Outrighted off 40-man roster: SS Luis Cruz
Placed on minor league disabled list: OF Paul McAnulty
Reinstated from disabled list: C Colt Morton, SS Luis Cruz
Rehabilitation assignment: RHP Doug Brocail (high Class A Lake Elsinore)

San Francisco Giants
Recalled: LHP Pat Misch
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Scott Atchison
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Nate Schierholtz
Outrighted off 40-man roster: SS Luis Figueroa
Placed on minor league disabled list: LHP Ryan Paul
Reinstated from disabled list: RHP Jesse Foppert, LHP Alex Hinshaw
Placed on temporarily inactive list: RHP Jesse Foppert, LHP Eugene Espineli
Reinstated from inactive list: LHP Eugene Espineli
Rehabilitation assignment: 1B Rich Aurilia (Triple-A Fresno)

Seattle Mariners
Released: RHP Byron Embry, OF Marquise Liverpool
Placed on suspended list: RHP Marwin Vega
Placed on minor league disabled list: RHP Austin Bibens-Dirkx, 2B Luis Valbuena
Reinstated from disabled list: RHP Ivan Blanco, RHP Aaron Trolia, 2B Ronald Garth, SS Carlos Triunfel
Placed on temporarily inactive list: RHP Jorge Campillo
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Charles Lehr
Rehabilitation assignment: RHP Mark Lowe, RHP Chris Reitsma, LHP Horacio Ramirez (Triple-A Tacoma) and SS Carlos Triunfel (Rookie-level AZL Mariners)

Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Draft picks signed:
RHP Austin Hinkle (41)
Placed on restricted list: RHP Brian Lockwood
Recalled: LHP Jon Switzer
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Juan Salas
Placed on temporarily inactive list: LHP James Houser
Rehabilitation assignment: C Shawn Riggans (high Class A Vero Beach)

Salas returned from his 50-game suspension for failing a performance-enhancing drug test.

Texas Rangers
Draft picks signed: RHP Evan Reed (3), SS Jake Kaase (23)
Added to 40-man roster: 2B Desi Relaford
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Scott Feldman
Designated for assignment: LHP John Koronka
Placed on 60-day disabled list: LHP Miguel de los Santos
Reinstated from disabled list: OF Craig Gentry
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Francisco Cruceta

Cruceta is the third player in this blog who is returning from a drug-related 50-game suspension.

Toronto Blue Jays
Signed: RHP Jeremy Cummings
Draft picks signed: RHP Alan Farina (3)
Released: OF Jeff Duncan
Recalled: RHP Jesse Litsch
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Adam Lind
Placed on minor league disabled list: LHP Daryl Harang, LHP Brad Mills, 3B Anthony Garibaldi, SS Ryan Klosterman
Reinstated from disabled list: 3B John Hattig, OF Luke Hetherington
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Billy Carnline, SS Sergio Santos
Rehabilitation assignment: RHP Brandon League (Triple-A Syracuse), 1B Lyle Overbay (Double-A New Hampshire)

After a strong April, Lind spent all of May and June mired in a terrific slump. Overall, the 23-year-old left fielder managed just a .230/.274/.383 line in his first 235 at-bats of 2007.

Washington Nationals
Draft picks signed: RHP Kyle Gunderson (48), OF Michael Burgess (1-s)
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Tim Redding
Placed on minor league disabled list: RHP Alexis Morales, RHP Jhonny Nunez, RHP Luke Pisker
Transferred to 60-day disabled list: RHP Moises Corporan
Reinstated from disabled list: LHP Brandon Claussen, LHP Daniel Pfau, 3B Tony Blanco
Placed on temporarily inactive list: RHP Abraham Vargas
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Matt Perks
Rehabilitation assignment: RHP Luis Atilano, OF George Lombard (Rookie-level GCL Nationals) and OF Alex Escobar (Double-A Harrisburg)

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