Minor League Transactions

Transactions involving minor league players for the period June 12-18. All transactions conveyed by Major League Baseball.

Please see the Baseball America Draft Database for each team’s complete draft list, signing updates and player scouting reports.


Arizona Diamondbacks
Draft picks signed:
RHP Trent Autry (17) | RHP Jeff Bain (16) | RHP Cole Bartlett (25) | RHP James Johnson (28) | RHP Matt Peacock (23) | RHP Cole Stapler (22) | LHP Abraham Almonte (26) | C Zach Almond (35) | C Renae Martinez (33) | C Dominic Miroglio (20) | C Tim Susnara (8) | C Daulton Varsho (2s) | 2B Jancarlos Cintron (24) | 2B Keshawn Lynch (14) | 3B Terence Connelly (40) | SS Camden Duzenack (9) | SS Ryan Grotjohn (10) | OF Ernie de la Trinidad (19) | OF Ryan Dobson (30) | OF Will Gorman (32) | OF Dan Swain (34)


Atlanta Braves
Draft picks signed:
RHP Landon Hughes (7) | RHP Jackson Lourie (24) | RHP Freddy Tarnok (3) | RHP Kyle Wright (1) | C Hagen Owenby (12) | 3B Jordan Rodgers (6) | OF Drew Waters (2)
Released: RHP Anthony Guardado | 2B Levi Hyams | SS Yeudi Grullon


Baltimore Orioles
Elected free agency:
RHP Edwin Jackson
Added to 40-man roster: 1B David Washington
Removed from 40-man: RHP Edwin Jackson | C Francisco Pena (both players outrighted to Triple-A)


Boston Red Sox
Draft picks signed:
1B Zach Sterry (8) | OF Tanner Nishioka (9) | OF Jordan Wren (10)
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Austin Maddox


Chicago White Sox
Signed:
RHP Zach Lewis (NDFA—Wichita State) | RHP Kyle Von Ruden (NDFA—Hawaii) | C Adam McGinnis (NDFA—Western Illinois)
Draft picks signed: RHP Ted Andrews (37) | RHP Vince Arobio (24) | RHP Blake Battenfield (17) | RHP Anthony Herron (19) | RHP Tyler Johnson (5) | RHP Hunter Kiel (18) | RHP Will Kincanon (11) | RHP Michael McCormick (34) | RHP J.B. Olson (10) | LHP Joseph Benitez (22) | LHP Ryan Erickson (30) | LHP Kevin George (33) | LHP Greg Minier (32) | LHP Joe Mockbee (29) | LHP John Parke (21) | LHP Parker Rigler (31) | 1B Sam Abbott (8) | 2B Tate Blackman (13) | 2B David Cronin (20) | 2B Laz Rivera (28) | 3B Jake Burger (1) | 3B Justin Yurchak (12) | SS Mikey Duarte (23) | OF Craig Dedelow (9) | OF Alex Destino (14) | OF Tyler Frost (15) | OF Jose Garcia (25) | OF Luis Gonzalez (3) | OF Michael Staudinger (26)
Released: SS Cleuluis Rondon


Cincinnati Reds
Draft picks signed:
RHP Tyler Buffett (6) | RHP Adrian Chacon (23) | RHP John Ghyzel (18) | RHP Junior Harding (17) | RHP Robby Howell (10) | RHP Ricky Karcher (13) | RHP Connor Ryan (8) | RHP Jared Solomon (11) | LHP Jacob Heatherly (3) | 3B Blake Wiggins (20) | SS Cash Case (4) | OF Nate Scantlin (15)
Released: RHP Louis Coleman


Cleveland Indians
Draft pick signed:
OF Pedro Alfonseca (17)
Acquired: RHP Jarrett Grube from Blue Jays for cash


Colorado Rockies
Draft picks signed:
RHP Shameko Smith (13) | LHP Lucas Gilbreath (7) | C Nic Motley (14)


Detroit Tigers
Draft picks signed:
RHP Brad Bass (7) | RHP Dane Myers (6) | LHP Max Green (8) | C Joey Morgan (3) | OF Luke Burch (9) | OF Garrett McCain (10) | OF Reynaldo Rivera (2)
Released: LHP Mike Zagurski


Houston Astros
Added to 40-man roster:
OF Derek Fisher


Kansas City Royals
Signed:
RHP Danny Hrbek (NDFA—Radford) | RHP Kevin Lenik (Windy City (Frontier)) | LHP Sixto Torres (released by Mets, June 6) | C Josh Lovelady (NDFA—Mississippi State) | 3B Zach Walters (Kansas City (American Association))
Draft picks signed: RHP Andrew Beckwith (32) | RHP Sal Biasi (11) | RHP Bryar Johnson (20) | RHP Jack Klein (34) | RHP Connor Mayes (24) | RHP Charlie Neuweiler (5) | RHP Damon Olds (33) | RHP Collin Snider (12) | RHP Garrett Suchey (26) | RHP Tyler Zuber (6) | LHP Adam Bainbridge (30) | LHP Holden Capps (8) | LHP J.C. Cloney (9) | LHP Jordan Floyd (10) | LHP Robert Garcia (15) | LHP Josh Mitchell (22) | LHP Daniel Tillo (3) | C Brady Cox (36) | C Nick Hutchins (27) | SS Julio Gonzalez (17) | OF Montae Bradshaw (38) | OF Michael Gigliotti (4) | OF Charles Hicklen (7) | OF Tyler James (25) | OF Travis Jones (29) | OF Reed Rohlman (35)


Los Angeles Angels
Signed:
OF Jose Quezada | OF Jose Verrier
Draft picks signed: RHP Griffin Canning (2) | RHP Brett Hanewich (9) | RHP Isaac Mattson (19) | RHP Daniel Procopio (10) | RHP Zac Ryan (23) | RHP Tyler Stevens (18) | LHP James Ziemba (22) | 1B David Mackinnon (32) | SS Matt McCann (25) | OF Jordon Adell (1) | OF Brandon Sandoval (27) | OF Jonah Todd (6) | OF Kevin Williams (13)
Released: RHP Brandon Stenhouse | 1B Brad Anderson | 3B Andrew Daniel | SS Angel Almao | OF L.J. Kalawaia
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Daniel Wright
Removed from 40-man: OF Shane Robinson (outrighted to Triple-A)


Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed:
LHP Chris Rearick (Bridgeport (Atlantic))
Draft picks signed: RHP Zach Pop (7) | RHP Connor Strain (9) | SS Connor Heady (23) | OF Zach Reks (10)
Released: LHP Garrett Harrison | LHP Patrick Schuster
Designated for assignment: LHP Jason Wheeler


Miami Marlins
Released:
RHP Stephen Fife | RHP Richard McWilliams | OF Casey Soltis
Traded: SS Nick Noonan to Brewers for cash

The Marlins released 30-year-old righthander Stephen Fife so that he could sign with Seibu in Japan.


Milwaukee Brewers
Signed:
RHP Braulio Ortiz (released by Reds, May 30)
Draft picks signed: RHP Roberto Delgado (28) | RHP Jayson Rose (8) | 3B Dallas Carroll (9)
Acquired: SS Nick Noonan from Marlins for cash
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Brandon Woodruff
Removed from 40-man: RHP Rob Scahill (outrighted to Triple-A)


Minnesota Twins
Signed:
RHP Tim Melville (Long Island (Atlantic)) | RHP Drew Rucinski (re-signed) | 1B Andy Wilkins (Sugar Land (Atlantic))
Draft picks signed: RHP Calvin Faucher (10) | LHP Charlie Barnes (4) | LHP Bryan Sammons (8) | SS Royce Lewis (1) | OF Mark Contreras (9) | OF Brent Rooker (1s)
Released: LHP Kevin Chapman | C Justin Hazard | OF Isaiah Aluko
Elected free agency: RHP Drew Rucinski (subsequently re-signed)
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Alan Busenitz | LHP Adam Wilk
Removed from 40-man: RHP Chris Heston | RHP Drew Rucinski (both players outrighted to Triple-A)


New York Mets
Draft picks signed:
RHP Joey Cavallaro (24) | RHP Cannon Chadwick (9) | RHP Trey Cobb (8) | RHP Tony Dibrell (4) | RHP Yadiel Flores (20) | RHP MacLeod Lozer (33) | RHP Liam McCall (29) | RHP Noah Nunez (39) | RHP Conner O’Neil (7) | RHP Billy Oxford (27) | RHP Joshua Payne (22) | RHP Nate Peden (13) | RHP Marcel Renteria (6) | RHP Ryan Selmer (31) | RHP Stephen Villines (10) | LHP Aaron Ford (21) | LHP Jose Sierra (23) | LHP Josh Walker (37) | C Robby Kidwell (36) | 1B Jeremy Vasquez (28) | 3B Carl Stajduhar (18) | SS Gavin Garay (26) | SS Dylan Snypes (15) | OF Raphael Gladu (16)
Released: OF Desmond Jennings


New York Yankees
Signed:
OF Cody Brown (NDFA—Mississippi State)
Draft picks signed: RHP Bryan Blanton (21) | RHP Harold Cortijo (14) | RHP Austin Gardner (9) | RHP Ron Marinaccio (19) | RHP Alex Mauricio (27) | RHP Aaron McGarity (15) | RHP Glenn Otto (5) | RHP Trevor Stephan (3) | RHP Chad Whitmer (10) | RHP Kyle Zurak (8) | LHP Dalton Lehnen (6) | C Ryan Lidge (20) | 1B Eric Wagaman (13) | 2B Chris Hess (17) | SS Ricky Surum (16) | OF Steven Sensley (12) | OF Canaan Smith (4)
Released: RHP Eric Ruth | RHP Mike Schaub | OF Joe Burton
Acquired: RHP Matt Frawley from Pirates as player to be named for RHP Johnny Barbato
Removed from 40-man: LHP Tommy Layne (outrighted to Triple-A)


Oakland Athletics
Signed:
RHP Zack Kelly (NDFA—Newberry (S.C.)) | LHP Brandon Marsonek (NDFA—Alabama A&M) | LHP Patrick Schuster (released by Dodgers, June 15)
Draft picks signed: RHP Bryce Conley (22) | RHP Michael Danielak (19) | RHP Heath Donica (21) | RHP Parker Dunshee (7) | RHP Caleb Evans (32) | RHP Josh Falk (17) | RHP Malik Jones (23) | RHP Slater Lee (24) | RHP Wyatt Marks (13) | RHP Adam Reuss (29) | RHP Brandon Withers (31) | LHP Pat Krall (28) | LHP Cody Puckett (30) | LHP Josh Reagan (15) | LHP Logan Salow (6) | 1B Aaron Arruda (12) | 1B Hunter Hargrove (25) | 2B Justin Jones (34) | 2B Jake Lumley (33) | SS Kevin Merrell (1s) | OF Logan Farrar (36) | OF Mickey McDonald (18) | OF Jack Meggs (10) | OF Ben Spitznagel (27) | OF Payton Squier (16)
Released: 1B Chris Parmelee | OF James Harris
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Michael Brady | RHP Daniel Gossett | 3B Matt Chapman
Designated for assignment: OF Ryan LaMarre (subsequently released)


Philadelphia Phillies
Draft pick signed:
LHP Jhordany Mezquita (8)
Released: 1B Alex Wojciechowski


Pittsburgh Pirates
Draft pick signed:
RHP Shane Baz (1)
Traded: RHP Matt Frawley to Yankees as player to be named for RHP Johnny Barbato


St. Louis Cardinals
Draft picks signed:
RHP Paul Balestrieri (26) | RHP Evan Guillory (23) | RHP Will Latcham (17) | RHP Evan Mendoza (11) | RHP Thomas St. Clair (24) | RHP Jake Walsh (16) | LHP Patrick Dayton (25) | LHP Evan Kruczynski (9) | LHP Jacob Patterson (13) | LHP Brett Seeburger (10) | 2B Irving Lopez (19) | 2B Wood Myers (29) | SS Michael Brdar (36) | OF Brandon Benson (20)
Released: LHP Zach Phillips | C Chris Rivera


San Diego Padres
Draft pick signed:
SS Olivier Basabe (8)


San Francisco Giants
Released:
OF Chuckie Jones


Seattle Mariners
Draft picks signed:
RHP Randy Bell (10) | RHP Scott Boches (30) | RHP Sam Delaplane (23) | RHP Seth Elledge (4) | RHP David Gerber (29) | RHP Austin Hutchison (26) | RHP Collin Kober (27) | RHP Darren McCaughan (12) | RHP Wyatt Mills (3) | RHP Bryan Pall (25) | LHP Jorge Benitez (9) | LHP David Hesslink (34) | LHP Oliver Jaskie (6) | LHP Max Roberts (7) | LHP J.P. Sears (11) | C David Banuelos (5) | C Troy Dixon (20) | 1B Ryan Garcia (32) | 1B Evan White (1) | 3B Ryan Costello (31) | SS Johnny Adams (22) | SS Louis Boyd (24) | SS Connor Hoover (21) | SS Kevin Santa (19) | OF Billy Cooke (8) | OF Johnny Slater (28)
Released: RHP Austin Kubitza | 1B Kristian Brito | 1B Kyle Petty
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Max Povse
Designated for assignment: LHP Dillon Overton (lost on waivers to Padres)
Removed from 40-man: RHP Ryne Harper (outrighted to Triple-A)


Tampa Bay Rays
Draft picks signed:
RHP Garrett Anderson (35) | RHP Ryan Askew (29) | RHP Michael Mercado (2) | RHP Zack Mozingo (23) | RHP Chris Muller (17) | RHP Riley O’Brien (8) | RHP Phoenix Sanders (10) | LHP Andrew Gist (9) | LHP Blake Pflughaupt (27) | LHP Hunter Schryver (7) | C Jordyn Muffley (24) | C Erik Ostberg (13) | SS Seaver Whalen (32)


Texas Rangers
Signed:
RHP Ernesto Frieri (released by Yankees, June 4) | RHP Keyvius Sampson (released by D-backs, June 8)
Draft picks signed: RHP Hans Crouse (2) | LHP Joel Urena (7) | SS Chris Seise (1) | OF Bubba Thompson
Released: RHP Brady Dragmire | RHP Keyvius Sampson | LHP Frank Lopez | OF Carlos Arroyo
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Ernesto Frieri
Designated for assignment: OF Peter O’Brien (lost on waivers to Dodgers)


Toronto Blue Jays
Signed:
RHP Connor Law (NDFA—Lindenwood (Mo.)) | SS Emerson Jimenez (released by Rockies, May 24)
Draft picks signed: RHP Jonathan Cheshire (36) | RHP Donnie Sellers (11) | RHP Matt Shannon (12) | RHP Graham Spraker (31) | RHP Ty Tice (16) | LHP Jordan Barrett (18) | LHP Joe DiBenedetto (29) | LHP Matthew Gunter (33) | LHP Marcus Reyes (38) | C Riley Adams (3) | C Reilly Johnson (30) | 2B Cullen Large (5) | SS Kevin Smith (4) | OF Tanner Kirwer (20) | OF D.J. Neal (26) | OF Ryan Noda (15) | OF Brandon Polizzi (35)
Released: 2B Javier Monzon
Traded: RHP Jarrett Grube to Indians for cash


Washington Nationals
Signed:
RHP Edwin Jackson (elected free agency from Orioles | June 13) | OF Alejandro De Aza (released by Athletics, March 27) | OF Darian Sandford (Lancaster (Atlantic))
Released: 2B Grant Green

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