Minor League Transactions

July 18-28

Transactions involving minor league players for the period July 18-28. All transactions conveyed by Major League Baseball.


Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed: 
RHP David Carpenter (Bridgeport (Atlantic)) | C Seth Spivey (Schaumburg (Frontier)) | 2B Angel Franco (York (Atlantic)) | SS Vladimir Frias (Lancaster (Atlantic)) | SS Chaz Meadows (Joliet (Frontier))
Released: RHP Williams Durruthy | RHP Bryan Ozuna | C Hank Conger | 1B Kyle Smith
Traded: LHP Gabriel Moya to Twins for C John Ryan Murphy
Traded: 3B Dawel Lugo, SS Sergio Alcantara and SS Jose King to Tigers for OF J.D. Martinez


Atlanta Braves
Traded: 
RHP Chaz Roe to Rays for cash
Traded: LHP Jaime Garcia and C Anthony Recker to Twins for RHP Huascar Ynoa
Added to 40-man roster: Anthony Recker


Baltimore Orioles
Released: 
RHP Mario Alcantara | RHP Yeizer Marrugo | RHP Shairon Martis | RHP Zeke McGranahan | LHP Layne Bruner | OF Tucker Nathans | OF Adam Brett Walker


Boston Red Sox
Released: 
LHP Jake Drehoff
Traded: RHP Shaun Anderson and RHP Gregory Santos to Giants for 3B Eduardo Nunez
Added to 40-man roster: 3B Rafael Devers
Designated for assignment: LHP Luis Ysla (sold to Dodgers)


Chicago Cubs
Released: 
RHP Jared Cheek | RHP Casey Kelly | RHP John Michael Knighton


Chicago White Sox
Signed: 
RHP Danny Farquhar (released by Rays, July 19)
Released: RHP Bobby Parnell | C Carson Blair | 2B J.J. Franco | 2B Ricky Mota | OF Hanleth Otano | OF Antonio Rodriguez
Traded: RHP Tommy Kahnle, RHP David Robertson and 3B Todd Frazier to Yankees for RHP Tyler Clippard, LHP Ian Clarkin, OF Tito Polo and OF Blake Rutherford
Acquired: RHP Mark Lowe and RHP Jean Machi from Mariners for cash
Traded: LHP Dan Jennings to Rays for 1B Casey Gillaspie
Traded: LHP Will Lamb to Rockies for cash
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Aaron Bummer

The White Sox added three first-round picks to their organization in their trades with the Rays and Yankees. From Tampa Bay, they acquired switch-hitting first baseman Casey Gillaspie, the 20th overall pick in 2014 out of Wichita State who in 2016 cracked 18 home runs at Double-A and Triple-A. He has slumped this year, however.

From the Yankees, the White Sox acquired 20-year-old outfielder Blake Rutherford, a lefthanded batter and Southern California prep product. Lauded for his offensive potential, the 18th overall pick in 2016 hit just two homers at low Class A Charleston prior to the trade. Like Rutherford, 22-year-old lefthander Ian Clarkin is a SoCal prep. The Yankees selected him 33rd overall in 2013, but his progress has been slowed by injury.


Cleveland Indians
Released: 
RHP Neil Holland
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Tyler Olson


Colorado Rockies
Signed: 
RHP Brad Schreiber (released by Rays, July 18) | SS L.J. Hatch (NDFA—New Mexico State) | SS Kennard McDowell (NDFA—UNC Wilmington)
Released: OF Domonic Brown
Traded: RHP J.D. Hammer, RHP Alejandro Requena and SS Jose Gomez to Phillies for RHP Pat Neshek
Acquired: LHP Will Lamb from White Sox for cash


Detroit Tigers
Signed: 
RHP Tyler Howe (NDFA—Alabama State) | RHP Mark Savarese (NDFA—South Florida)
Released: 3B Hunter Swilling | SS David Gonzalez
Traded: OF J.D. Martinez to Diamondbacks for 3B Dawel Lugo, SS Sergio Alcantara and SS Jose King


Houston Astros
Signed: 
3B Colin Walsh (released by D-backs, June 27)
Released: RHP Tyson Perez | RHP Kyle Smith | RHP Andrew Walter | RHP Aaron West
Removed from 40-man: LHP Ashur Tolliver (outrighted to Triple-A)


Kansas City Royals
Signed: 
RHP Carter Hope (last played in 2015)
Traded: LHP Matt Strahm, LHP Travis Wood and 2B Esteury Ruiz to Padres for RHP Trevor Cahill, RHP Brandon Maurer and LHP Ryan Buchter
Designated for assignment: RHP Luke Farrell (sold to Dodgers)

The Royals originally drafted righthander Carter Hope in the third round in 2013 before releasing him in May 2016. He converted to pitcher while at The Woodlands (Texas) High and ran up a 5.12 ERA in short-season ball in his first go-round with the Royals.


Los Angeles Angels
Signed: 
RHP Max Herrmann (NDFA—Rutgers)
Added to 40-man roster: OF Shane Robinson


Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed: 
LHP Tommy Layne (released by Yankees, July 5)
Released: RHP Chris Powell | RHP Joel Toribio
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Edward Paredes


Miami Marlins
Signed: 
OF Chris Parmelee (released by Athletics, June 15)
Released: RHP Eric Alonzo
Traded: RHP David Phelps to Mariners for RHP Pablo Lopez, RHP Brandon Miller, RHP Lukas Schiraldi and OF Brayan Hernandez
Added to 40-man roster: SS Mike Aviles


Milwaukee Brewers
Signed: 
1B Chris Colabello (released by Indians, July 8)
Released: RHP Scott Grist | RHP Javi Salas | OF Michael Choice
Removed from 40-man: RHP Rob Scahill (outrighted to Triple-A)

The Brewers released 27-year-old outfielder Michael Choice so that he could sign with Nexen in Korea.


Minnesota Twins
Signed: 
RHP David Gerics (NDFA—Pomona-Pitzer (Calif.)) | RHP Michael Kohn (last played in 2015) | RHP Joe Rosenstein (NDFA—Washington State)
Released: RHP Paul Clemens | RHP Matz Schutte | C Dan Rohlfing | SS Benji Gonzalez
Traded: RHP Nick Tepesch to Blue Jays for cash
Traded: RHP Huascar Ynoa to Braves for LHP Jaime Garcia and C Anthony Recker
Traded: John Ryan Murphy to Diamondbacks for LHP Gabriel Moya to Twins
Returned Rule 5 selection: RHP Justin Haley (to Red Sox)
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Bartolo Colon
Removed from 40-man: Anthony Recker (outrighted to Triple-A)


New York Mets
Signed: 
RHP Jonathan Albaladejo (Bridgeport (Atlantic)) | 2B J.J. Franco (released by White Sox, July 19)
Traded: 1B Lucas Duda to Rays for RHP Drew Smith
Elected free agency: RHP Neil Ramirez
Removed from 40-man: RHP Neil Ramirez (outrighted to Triple-A)


New York Yankees
Released: 
RHP Branden Pinder
Traded: RHP Tyler Clippard, LHP Ian Clarkin, OF Tito Polo and OF Blake Rutherford to White Sox for RHP Tommy Kahnle, RHP David Robertson and 3B Todd Frazier
Traded: RHP Dillon McNamara to Giants for cash
Traded: OF Rob Refsnyder to Blue Jays for 1B Ryan McBroom
Designated for assignment: OF Rob Refsnyder (traded to Blue Jays)
Removed from 40-man: 1B Ji-Man Choi (outrighted to Triple-A)


Oakland Athletics
Signed: 
1B Chris Carter (released by Yankees, July 10)
Added to 40-man roster: C Ryan Lavarnway


Philadelphia Phillies
Signed: 
SS Matt Williams (released by Angels, July 16)
Released: OF Osmel Aguila
Traded: RHP Pat Neshek to Rockies for RHP J.D. Hammer, RHP Alejandro Requena and SS Jose Gomez


Pittsburgh Pirates
Released: 
C Zane Chavez


St. Louis Cardinals
Signed: 
RHP Zach Prendergast (Fargo-Moorhead (American Association))
Released: OF Chad Huffman
Traded: LHP Marco Gonzales to Mariners for OF Tyler O’Neill
Elected free agency: Eric Fryer
Added to 40-man roster: OF Harrison Bader
Removed from 40-man: Eric Fryer | OF Chad Huffman (both players outrighted to Triple-A)


San Diego Padres
Signed: 
OF Chris Bono (released by Giants, July 4)
Released: RHP Tyrell Jenkins
Traded: RHP Trevor Cahill, RHP Brandon Maurer and LHP Ryan Buchter to Royals for LHP Matt Strahm, LHP Travis Wood and 2B Esteury Ruiz
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Kyle Lloyd | LHP Kyle McGrath | SS Dusty Coleman


San Francisco Giants
Signed: 
3B Pablo Sandoval (released by Red Sox, July 19)
Released: RHP Alvaro Diaz | RHP Matt Pope | RHP Wilson Santos | RHP Pat Young | LHP Nick Deeg | LHP Chris Falwell | 3B A.J. Ramirez | OF Byron Murray | OF Justin Ruggiano
Acquired: RHP Dillon McNamara from Yankees for cash
Traded: 3B Eduardo Nunez to Red Sox for RHP Shaun Anderson and RHP Gregory Santos
Added to 40-man roster: OF Carlos Moncrief


Seattle Mariners
Signed: 
RHP Michael Fairchild (NDFA—Azusa Pacific (Calif.))
Released: LHP Paul Paez
Traded: RHP Pablo Lopez, RHP Brandon Miller, RHP Lukas Schiraldi and OF Brayan Hernandez to Marlins for RHP David Phelps
Traded: RHP Mark Lowe and RHP Jean Machi to White Sox for cash
Traded: OF Tyler O’Neill to Cardinals for LHP Marco Gonzales


Tampa Bay Rays
Released: 
RHP Danny Farquhar | RHP Brad Schreiber
Acquired: RHP Chaz Roe from Braves for cash
Traded: RHP Drew Smith to Mets for 1B Lucas Duda
Traded: 1B Casey Gillaspie to White Sox for LHP Dan Jennings
Elected free agency: RHP Jumbo Diaz
Designated for assignment: RHP Diego Moreno
Removed from 40-man: RHP Jumbo Diaz (outrighted to Triple-A)


Texas Rangers
Released: 
RHP Jacob Rogers | LHP Wesley Wright | LHP Sterling Wynn | SS Jason Martinson
Removed from 40-man: SS Pete Kozma (outrighted to Triple-A)


Toronto Blue Jays
Signed: 
RHP Brennan Price (NDFA—Felician (N.J.))
Acquired: RHP Nick Tepesch from Twins for cash
Traded: 1B Ryan McBroom to Yankees for OF Rob Refsnyder
Removed from 40-man: RHP Lucas Harrell | LHP Jeff Beliveau (both players outrighted to Triple-A)


Washington Nationals
Signed: 
SS Benji Gonzalez (released by Twins, July 20)
Released: RHP Derek Eitel | RHP Jose Morales
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Edwin Jackson | OF Andrew Stevenson
Removed from 40-man: RHP Jacob Turner (outrighted to Triple-A)

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