Minor League Transactions

This week’™s installment considers all transactions reported between July 7-16.

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.

Don’t be alarmed by the high number of prospects who were placed on their clubs’ temporarily inactive lists. They were put there so that they could participate in the Futures Game.

Arizona Diamondbacks
Draft picks signed: RHP Barry Enright (2), RHP Michael Solbach (19)
Released: LHP Wascar Peralta
Reinstated from disabled list: C John Hester, 2B Matt Erickson

Atlanta Braves
Signed: RHP Cody Railsback, LHP Bryan Dumesnil
Draft picks signed: C Daniel Elorriaga-Matra (26), OF Rashod Henry (28)
Recalled: RHP Jose Ascanio
Placed on minor league disabled list: SS Chase Fontaine
Placed on 60-day disabled list: RHP Chen-En Hung
Reinstated from disabled list: RHP Phil Stockman, LHP Gary Hyde
Placed on temporarily inactive list: RHP Carl Hernandez
Option transferred: RHP Phil Stockman (Triple-A Richmond to Double-A Mississippi)
Rehabilitation assignment: LHP Gary Hyde, LHP Dan Smith (Rookie-level GCL Braves)

Ascanio, 22, got the call from Double-A Mississippi after he went 2-0, 2.44 with 53-16 K-BB in 66 innings.

Baltimore Orioles
Signed: OF Brent Krause
Placed on restricted list: C J.R. House
Recalled: SS Luis Hernandez, OF Jon Knott
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Kurt Birkins
Placed on minor league disabled list: SS Stuart Musslewhite, OF Jason Dubois
Reinstated from disabled list: C Eli Whiteside
Reinstated from inactive list: C J.R. House
Rehabilitation assignment: RHP Steve Trachsel (high Class A Frederick), OF Nolan Reimold (Rookie-level GCL Orioles)

Boston Red Sox
Released: 1B Eric Crozier
Outrighted off 40-man roster: 1B Jeff Bailey
Placed on minor league disabled list: RHP Matt Goodson, RHP Kevin Guyette, LHP Felix Doubront, C Dustin Brown, 1B Aaron Bates
Placed on 60-day disabled list: RHP Antony Alvarado
Reinstated from disabled list: 3B Manuel Arambarris, OF Brad Correll
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Scott Lonergan
Rehabilitation assignment: RHP Brendan Donnelly, RHP Joel Pineiro (short-season Lowell) and 3B Manuel Arambarris (Rookie-level GCL Red Sox)

Bates, who had a four-homer game earlier this season at high Class A Lancaster, twisted an ankle in a July 6 game and had to leave the field on a cart. He’s hitting .317/.447/.568 for the season, including a robust .301/.432/.503 away from Lancaster.

Chicago Cubs
Draft picks signed: 2B Tony Thomas (3), SS Darwin Barney (4)
Recalled: C Geovany Soto
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Rocky Cherry, OF Felix Pie
Placed on minor league disabled list: RHP Francisco Acosta, RHP Ron Clipp, RHP Jon Mueller, RHP John Webb, LHP Les Walrond
Option transferred: RHP Juan Mateo (low Class A Peoria to Triple-A Iowa)
Rehabilitation assignment: RHP Angel Guzman, RHP Kerry Wood (Rookie-level AZL Cubs) and RHP Wade Miller (low Class A Peoria)

Guzman and Wood were part of a star-studded Cubs contingent in the AZL that briefly included Barney and Thomas as well as 2005 first-rounder Mark Pawelek, though the lefthander apparently has been shut down for the year in yet another setback. Barney is headed for the low Class A Midwest League, while Thomas was destined for the short-season Northwest League.

Chicago White Sox
Recalled: RHP Charlie Haeger
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Gavin Floyd
Placed on minor league disabled list: OF Brian Anderson
Reinstated from disabled list: RHP Jason Rice, RHP Frank Viola, C Ryan Smith
Placed on temporarily inactive list: OF Anderson Gomes, OF Paulo Orlando

Gomes and Orlando both are Brazilians playing for their home country, the host nation of the 2007 Pan American Games.

Cincinnati Reds
Released: SS Raul Tablado
Traded: RHP Dan Denham to Athletics to complete earlier trade in which Reds sent RHP David Shafer and a player to be named to Athletics for RHP Kirk Saarloos and a player to be named; also acquired RHP Julio Manon from Athletics as player to be named in same deal
Recalled: RHP Kirk Saarloos, LHP Bobby Livingston, 2B Jeff Keppinger, SS Pedro Lopez
Added to 40-man roster: C Chad Moeller
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Homer Bailey, RHP Marcus McBeth
Optioned to low Class A: LHP Alexander Smit
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Ricky Stone
Placed on minor league disabled list: LHP Jason Kershner, LHP Travis Wood, C Justin Tordi
Reinstated from disabled list: RHP Jose Guevara, C Fernando Encarnacion, OF Danny Dorn, OF Jeremiah Piepkorn
Placed on temporarily inactive list: C Eddy Rodriguez, 1B Joey Votto, OF Jay Bruce
Reinstated from inactive list: 1B Joey Votto, OF Jay Bruce

Bailey, 21, went 2-2, 6.99 in his first big league exposure, compiling a 15-21 strikeout-walk ratio. The Reds were compelled to option Bailey during the all-star break so that he could remain on schedule, but no timetable has been set for his return. Smit, who is Dutch, was claimed on waivers from the Twins. He went 1-4, 5.86 in 18 games for high Class A Fort Myers.

Cleveland Indians
Draft picks signed: RHP Josh Judy (34), RHP Joey Mahalic (32)
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Jensen Lewis
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Edward Mujica, LHP John Koronka
Placed on minor league disabled list: RHP Cliff Politte
Reinstated from disabled list: SS Carlos Rivero
Placed on temporarily inactive list: SS Niuman Romero
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Tim Burton

The Indians recalled Lewis, a third-round pick from Vanderbilt in 2005, as a reward for his near-flawless conversion to the bullpen. He combined to go 3-0, 1.73 with 61-17 K-BB in 52 innings between Double-A Akron and Triple-A Buffalo.

Colorado Rockies
Draft picks signed: RHP Connor Graham (5), OF Brian Rike (2)
Released: RHP Jorge Sandes, LHP Devin Collis, LHP Edgar Huerta, 1B Logan Wiens
Recalled: SS Omar Quintanilla
Placed on minor league disabled list: RHP Mitch Lively
Reinstated from disabled list: RHP Andy Kreidermacher
Reinstated from inactive list: LHP Franklin Morales

Detroit Tigers
Placed on suspended list: RHP Daniel Fyvie
Placed on minor league disabled list: SS Ramon Santiago
Reinstated from disabled list: RHP Dennis Tankersley

Florida Marlins
Traded: C Blake Ochoa to Mariners for C Daniel Santin
Recalled: LHP Taylor Tankersley
Placed on minor league disabled list: RHP Jeff Allison, RHP Rafael Galbizo, LHP Chris George
Reinstated from disabled list: RHP Michael Hyle, RHP Scott Tyler, LHP Aaron Thompson
Placed on temporarily inactive list: LHP Thomas Cowley
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Jeff Allison, RHP Ryan Tucker, LHP Andy Jackson
Rehabilitation assignment: 3B Aaron Boone, OF Cody Ross (high Class A Jupiter) and OF Angel Molina (Rookie-level GCL Marlins)

Houston Astros
Signed: SS Robert Evans
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Mark McLemore
Reinstated from disabled list: RHP Nick Cavanagh
Rehabilitation assignment: RHP Brad Lidge (Double-A Corpus Christi)

Kansas City Royals
Signed: LHP John Foster, LHP Aneidy Toribio, OF Jeremy Cleveland
Released: SS Jace Brewer, OF Jake Blalock
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Neal Musser
Outrighted off 40-man roster: 2B Fernando Cortez
Placed on minor league disabled list: RHP Blake Johnson, SS Angel Berroa
Transferred to 60-day disabled list RHP Tristan Loetzsch
Reinstated from disabled list: RHP Blake Wood, 1B Justin Huber
Placed on temporarily inactive list: RHP Luke Hochevar, LHP John Foster
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Luke Hochevar, 1B Mike Stodolka
Option transferred: RHP Luke Hochevar (Double-A Wichita to Triple-A Omaha)
Rehabilitation assignment: 1B Justin Huber, SS Andres Blanco (Rookie-level AZL Royals)

Hochevar, the first overall pick in 2006, dominated the Texas League at times’”going 3-6, 4.69 with 94-26 K-BB in 94 innings’”but gave up five runs in five innings of his Triple-A debut.

Los Angeles Angels
Signed: RHP Alex McRobbie, 3B Jeff LaRue
Draft picks signed: RHP Jonathan Bachanov (1-s), LHP Trevor Reckling (8)
Released: RHP Chris Saenz
Placed on suspended list: OF Aaron Peel
Recalled: SS Brandon Wood
Placed on minor league disabled list: RHP Milan Dinga, RHP Pedro Herrera, RHP Young-Il Jung, RHP Stephen Marek, RHP Wagner Saint Clair, RHP Jesse Smith, C Michael Johnson
Reinstated from disabled list: C Greg Dini, SS Marco Albano, OF Curtis Pride
Rehabilitation assignment: OF Peter Bourjos (Rookie-level AZL Angels)

The Angels inked a pair from the independent Golden League: McRobbie pitched for Orange County, while LaRue played for Long Beach. Jung, signed for $1 million out of South Korea last year, was expected to miss the rest of the season due to elbow soreness; so much for his much-anticipated pro debut. Saenz had one shining major league appearance, but has since has his career derailed by elbow injuries.

Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed: RHP Roberto Hernandez, RHP Brandon Tuten
Released: RHP Harold Eckert
Placed on restricted list: 2B Sergio Garcia
Recalled: RHP D.J. Houlton
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP D.J. Houlton
Placed on minor league disabled list: RHP Matt Gomez de Segura, RHP Alvis Ojeda, C Ken Huckaby, C Octavio Martinez
Reinstated from disabled list: LHP Matt Riley, 2B Michael Rivera
Placed on temporarily inactive list: 1B John Lindsey
Reinstated from inactive list:
1B John Lindsey

Hernandez, who was signed as a minor league free agent after being released by the Indians, could be a big league candidate when the Dodgers return to carrying 12 pitchers. Garcia will sit out 100 games after he failed a second performance-enhancing drugs test.

Milwaukee Brewers
Signed: RHP Patrick Lawler, RHP Mike Marksbury
Released: RHP Josh Baker, RHP Chris Oxspring, C Clifton Medlin
Placed on minor league disabled list: RHP Johnathan King, C Anderson de la Rosa
Reinstated from disabled list: RHP Josh Baker, RHP Harold Mejia, LHP Luis Ramirez, C Nestor Corredor, C Clifton Medlin, 1B Andy Abad

The Australian-born Oxspring was granted his release so he could sign with the LG Twins of the Korean Baseball League. He ranked third in the Pacific Coast League with a 3.56 ERA and second with 106 strikeouts at the time of his defection.

Minnesota Twins
Draft picks signed: RHP Dominique Rodgers (36), C Danny Rams (2)
Recalled: OF Garrett Jones
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Carmen Cali
Reinstated from disabled list: SS Ramoncito Santana
Placed on temporarily inactive list: LHP Nick Lobanov
Rehabilitation assignment:
LHP Glen Perkins (Rookie-level GCL Twins)

Jones, a 14th-round pick of the Braves in 1999 from an Illinois high school, was signed by the Twins off waivers in 2001 and was closing in on the Rochester Red Wings franchise home runs record. He had quietly put together a fine season with Triple-A Rochester, hitting .295/.333/.508 with 11 home runs. The lefthanded hitter, who also got a four-game audition in May, could get regular DH at-bats if he hits; he’s a first baseman by trade but wisely has moved to the outfield in deference to Justin Morneau. Perkins has missed seven weeks with a strained shoulder muscle.

New York Mets
Signed:
C James Maccani, C Juan Martinez, 2B Marlon Anderson
Draft picks signed: SS Terry Johnson (34)
Placed on restricted list: 2B James Newman
Recalled: RHP Lino Urdaneta, OF Lastings Milledge
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Lino Urdaneta, OF Ricky Ledee
Placed on minor league disabled list: C Jose Reyes
Placed on 60-day disabled list: RHP Joseph Leaper
Reinstated from disabled list: RHP Rhiner Cruz, OF Dustin Martin
Placed on temporarily inactive list: RHP Mike Devaney, RHP Deolis Guerra, RHP Kevin Mulvey
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Deolis Guerra, RHP Guillaume Leduc, RHP Kevin Mulvey, RHP Lino Urdaneta
Rehabilitation assignment: LHP Oliver Perez, OF Moises Alou, OF Dustin Martin (Rookie-level GCL Mets)

The Dodgers cut ties with Anderson, who got just 11 at-bats in May and June combined, because he hit .231/.310/.231 and went 4-for-16 (.250) as a pinch-hitter.

New York Yankees
Released: RHP Runelvys Hernandez
Placed on minor league disabled list: RHP Fred Jones, RHP Ivan Nova, 2B Juan Francia
Reinstated from disabled list: RHP T.J. Beam, RHP Ivan Nova, RHP Paul Patterson, C Jesus Montero, 3B Mitch Hilligoss, SS William Pruitt
Option transferred: OF Bronson Sardinha (Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to Double-A Trenton)
Rehabilitation assignment: RHP Phil Hughes (high Class A Tampa), RHP Jose Veras (Rookie-level GCL Yankees)

Montero, signed for a $1.6 million bonus last summer, finally made his much-anticipated debut in the GCL in mid-July and hit his first pro homer July 16. The demotion from Triple-A to Double-A for Sardinha comes as no surprise, as the 2001 supplemental first-round pick hit just .222/.312/.386 for Scranton.

Oakland Athletics
Signed: 2B Darryl Lawhorn
Draft picks signed: RHP Andrew Carignan (5), OF Jareck West (25)
Released: RHP Josh Morgan, LHP Derek Tharpe
Traded: Traded RHP Julio Manon to Reds to complete earlier trade in which A’s sent RHP Kirk Saarloos and a player to be named to Reds for David Shafer and a player to be named; also acquired RHP Dan Denham as the player to be named in same deal
Recalled: SS J.J. Furmaniak
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Andrew Brown
Optioned to Triple-A: SS J.J. Furmaniak
Outrighted off 40-man roster: OF Dee Brown
Placed on minor league disabled list:
RHP Jorge Arrioja, RHP Santiago Cruz, RHP James Shull, RHP Edgar Tejeda, LHP Carlos Hernandez, LHP Julio Ramos, C Matt Singleton, 2B Angel Corporan, OF Grant Desme, OF Lorenzo Macias
Reinstated from disabled list: RHP Michael Mitchell, RHP James Shull, C Matt Singleton, OF Lorenzo Macias
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Josh Morgan
Option transferred: OF Danny Putnam (high Class A Stockton to Triple-A Sacramento)
Rehabilitation assignment: RHP Connor Robertson (Rookie-level AZL A’s) and C Mike Piazza, OF Travis Buck (Triple-A Sacramento)

Philadelphia Phillies
Draft picks signed: OF Matt Spencer (3)
Released: RHP Larry Simpson
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Clay Condrey
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Anderson Garcia, RHP Brian Sanches
Placed on minor league disabled list: RHP Brett Harker, RHP Ben Pfinsgraff, RHP Luke Wertz, LHP William Harris, 1B Juan Tejeda
Reinstated from disabled list: RHP Scott Mitchinson, OF Jeremy Slayden
Placed on temporarily inactive list: RHP Carlos Carrasco, SS Adrian Cardenas, SS Danny Sandoval
Reinstated from inactive list:
RHP Carlos Carrasco, RHP Matt Childers, SS Adrian Cardenas, SS Danny Sandoval

Pittsburgh Pirates
Signed: RHP Runelvys Hernandez, RHP Jose Paniagua
Draft picks signed: SS Brian Friday (3)
Traded: C Danilo Sanchez to Cardinals for future considerations
Added to 40-man roster: SS Don Kelly
Placed on minor league disabled list: RHP Jeff Sues, RHP Justin Vaclavik, C John Walk, OF James Boone
Reinstated from disabled list: RHP Brad Clapp, C John Walk, SS Javier Guzman, OF Chris Aguila
Placed on temporarily inactive list: RHP Jose Paniagua, C Francis Poni, 1B Steven Pearce, OF Alex Fernandez
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Matt Welker, 1B Steven Pearce
Rehabilitation assignment: RHP Eric Krebs, RHP Ricardo Paulino (Rookie-level GCL Pirates) and LHP Mike Felix (short-season State College)

St. Louis Cardinals
Released: LHP Kevin Ool
Acquired: C Danilo Sanchez from Pirates for future considerations
Placed on suspended list: SS Willian Sandoval
Recalled: RHP Andy Cavazos, SS Brendan Ryan
Optioned to Triple-A: SS Brendan Ryan
Placed on minor league disabled list: C Ryan Christianson, 3B Allen Craig, SS Tyler Greene, OF Jon Jay
Reinstated from disabled list: RHP Gary Daley, RHP Kelvin Jimenez, SS Tyler Greene
Placed on temporarily inactive list: C Bryan Anderson
Reinstated from inactive list:
C Bryan Anderson
Rehabilitation assignment: RHP Phillip Andersen (Rookie-level GCL Cardinals)

San Diego Padres
Released: OF Jeremy Cleveland
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Justin Hampson
Placed on minor league disabled list: OF Vince Sinisi
Reinstated from disabled list: SS Juan Ciriaco
Placed on temporarily inactive list: 2B Craig Stansberry
Reinstated from inactive list:
2B Craig Stansberry
Rehabilitation assignment: OF Terrmel Sledge (Triple-A Portland)

San Francisco Giants
Draft picks signed: SS Ramon Corona (26)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Scott Atchison
Placed on minor league disabled list: RHP Andrew Reichard
Reinstated from disabled list: RHP Mike Musgrave, LHP Ryan Paul
Placed on temporarily inactive list: RHP Henry Sosa, RHP Daniel Turpen, LHP Joe Paterson, SS Ramon Corona
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Henry Sosa, RHP Daniel Turpen, LHP Joe Paterson

Fresh from helping Oregon State win back-to-back College World Series championships, Paterson and Turpen both were Giants draftees who signed and went to the Rookie-level Arizona League. Imagine being Turpen and pitching in front of the two largest crowds in CWS history the last two years, then making your pro debut in front of the “throngs” in the AZL. (John Manuel)

Seattle Mariners
Released: LHP Jaime Cerda, 2B Trevor Lawhorn, OF Jairo Hernandez
Traded: C Daniel Santin to Marlins C Blake Ochoa
Recalled: LHP Jake Woods
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Ryan Feierabend, LHP Cesar Jimenez
Placed on minor league disabled list: C Julian Henson
Reinstated from disabled list: RHP Anthony Varvaro, LHP Tony Butler, C Craig Hurba, 2B Luis Valbuena
Placed on temporarily inactive list: RHP Nathan Adcock, OF Michael Saunders
Reinstated from inactive list:
RHP Nathan Adcock, OF Michael Saunders

Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Draft picks signed: 3B Reid Fronk (7)
Released: RHP Matt Fisher
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP J.P. Howell
Placed on minor league disabled list: RHP Evan Meek, 3B Chris Nowak
Reinstated from disabled list: RHP Doug Waechter, LHP James Houser
Placed on temporarily inactive list: 3B Evan Longoria
Reinstated from inactive list:
3B Evan Longoria
Rehabilitation assignment: C Josh Arhart, SS Brandon Rousseve (Rookie-level Princeton)

Texas Rangers
Draft picks signed: OF Tim Smith (7)
Released: LHP Mark Redman, OF Todd Donovan
Recalled: RHP Wes Littleton
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Victor Diaz
Placed on minor league disabled list: 3B Nick Cadena, OF Ronnie Anderson
Reinstated from disabled list: RHP Bear Bay, RHP Ivan Izquierdo, OF Todd Donovan
Rehabilitation assignment: RHP Vicente Padilla, 1B Mark Teixeira (Double-A Frisco) and RHP Doug Mathis, OF Ronnie Anderson (Rookie-level AZL Rangers)

Toronto Blue Jays
Draft picks signed: RHP Trystan Magnuson (1-s)
Placed on suspended list: RHP Kristian Bell, RHP Eddy Rodriguez, C Matt Lane, OF Travis Snider
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jordan De Jong, C Curtis Thigpen
Placed on minor league disabled list: 2B Brad Emaus, 2B Wes Stone, SS Brad Hassey
Reinstated from disabled list: RHP Yusaku Iriki, SS Brad Hassey
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Eddy Rodriguez, C Joel Collins, OF Travis Snider

Washington Nationals
Draft picks signed: LHP Kai Tuomi (40), OF Lindon Bond (50)
Placed on restricted list: RHP Abraham Vargas
Placed on minor league disabled list: OF Edgardo Baez
Placed on 60-day disabled list: RHP Johan Figuereo
Transferred to 60-day disabled list RHP Brad Clark
Reinstated from disabled list:
RHP Marco Estrada, RHP Garrett Mock, RHP Jhonny Nunez, OF George Lombard
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Abraham Vargas
Rehabilitation assignment: C John Poppert, 3B Tony Blanco (Rookie-level GCL Nationals)

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