Minor League Transactions

Aug. 5-11

Transactions involving minor league players for the period Aug. 5-11. All transactions conveyed by Major League Baseball.


Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed: 
RHP Andury Acevedo (released by Cubs, July 6) | RHP Louis Coleman (re-signed) | RHP Kevin McCanna (Sioux City (American Association))
Released: RHP Louis Coleman (subsequently re-signed) | RHP Drew Muren | OF Stewart Ijames
Traded: RHP Ryan Burr to White Sox for cash


Atlanta Braves
Traded: 
LHP Andrew Albers to Mariners for cash
Acquired: 1B Kevin Franklin from Reds for cash
Traded: 2B Sean Rodriguez to Pirates for OF Connor Joe
Traded: OF Randy Ventura to Reds for international bonus pool money ($1.25 million)


Baltimore Orioles
Traded: 
RHP Steve Johnson to White Sox for cash
Acquired: 2B Brallan Perez from Rangers for international bonus pool money ($500,000)


Boston Red Sox
Signed: 
1B Conrad Gregor (New Jersey (Can-Am))


Chicago Cubs
Signed: 
2B Mike Freeman (elected free agency from Dodgers, Aug. 5)
Released: LHP David Rollins


Chicago White Sox
Signed: 
RHP Al Alburquerque (elected free agency from Royals, July 31)
Released: 3B Grant Green
Acquired: RHP Ryan Burr from Diamondbacks for cash
Acquired: RHP Steve Johnson from Orioles for cash
Removed from 40-man: LHP David Holmberg (outrighted to Triple-A)


Cincinnati Reds
Signed: 
OF Adam Brett Walker (released by Orioles, July 23)
Traded: 1B Kevin Franklin to Braves for cash
Acquired: OF Randy Ventura from Braves for international bonus pool money ($1.25 million)
Designated for assignment: OF Scott Van Slyke


Cleveland Indians
Signed: 
LHP Craig Breslow (released by Twins, July 30)
Released: RHP Paul Hendrix
Traded: RHP Ryder Ryan to Mets for OF Jay Bruce
Designated for assignment: OF Dan Robertson


Colorado Rockies
Signed: 
LHP Nick Additon (Lotte (Korea))
Added to 40-man roster: 1B Ryan McMahon
Designated for assignment: LHP Sam Moll


Detroit Tigers
Signed: 
LHP Drew Weston (NDFA—Spring Arbor (Mich.))
Released: 1B Wade Hinkle | OF Juan Perez


Houston Astros
Signed: 
OF Rico Noel (Lancaster (Atlantic))
Added to 40-man roster: 3B J.D. Davis


Kansas City Royals
Signed: 
RHP C.J. Eldred (NDFA—Iowa) | RHP Jackson Sigman (Gateway (Frontier))
Removed from 40-man: RHP Andrew Edwards (outrighted to Double-A)

C.J. Eldred made one appearance for Iowa this season prior to having elbow surgery in March to repair a partial tear of his UCL. Doctors targeted a seven- to eight-month recovery period. Eldred, a junior this season, is the son of 14-year big league veteran righthander Cal Eldred.

As reader Joshua Payton (@josh_payton) notes on Twitter, Cal Eldred is employed by the Royals as a special assistant to general manager Dayton Moore.


Los Angeles Angels
Signed: 
SS Dylan Woods (NDFA—Nova Southeastern (Fla.))
Released: RHP Alex Blackford | RHP Cody Buckel | RHP Michael Dimock | LHP Ronnie Glenn | LHP Evan Smith
Added to 40-man roster: OF Cesar Puello
Removed from 40-man: OF Ramon Flores | OF Shane Robinson (both players outrighted to Triple-A)


Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed: 
Jonah Jarrard (NDFA—The Master’s (Calif.)) | 3B Jose Brizuela (Florence (Frontier))
Released: LHP Chris Rearick | OF Victor Roache
Removed from 40-man: 2B Mike Freeman (outrighted to Triple-A)
Elected free agency: 2B Mike Freeman


Miami Marlins
Signed: 
LHP Carlos Diaz (Gary (American Association))
Released: RHP Patrick Johnson | C Bryan de la Rosa | OF Dex Kjerstad
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Javy Guerra


Milwaukee Brewers
Released: 
RHP Jeanmar Gomez | RHP Tom Wilhelmsen


Minnesota Twins
Released: 
RHP Raul Fernandez | OF Ryan Strausborger


New York Mets
Traded: 
OF Jay Bruce to Indians for RHP Ryder Ryan
Added to 40-man roster: 1B Dominic Smith


Oakland Athletics
Removed from 40-man: 
Ryan Lavarnway (outrighted to Triple-A)


Philadelphia Phillies
Added to 40-man roster: 
1B Rhys Hoskins


Pittsburgh Pirates
Released: 
OF Alexis Bastardo
Traded: OF Connor Joe to Braves for 2B Sean Rodriguez
Removed from 40-man: OF Danny Ortiz (outrighted to Triple-A)


St. Louis Cardinals
Released: 
2B Casey Turgeon | 3B Danny Diekroeger


San Diego Padres
Signed: 
RHP Jordan Lyles (released by Rockies, Aug. 1)
Released: RHP Rafael De Paula | LHP Keith Hessler | OF Collin Cowgill


San Francisco Giants
Added to 40-man roster: 
3B Pablo Sandoval
Removed from 40-man: 3B Conor Gillaspie (outrighted to Triple-A)


Seattle Mariners
Signed: 
RHP George Capen (NDFA—Holy Cross) | RHP A.J. Franks (NDFA—Grand Canyon) | RHP Jeanmar Gomez (released by Brewers, Aug. 7) | RHP Scott Kuzminsky (Windy City (Frontier)) | RHP Brian McAfee (Lincoln (American Association)) | RHP Mitch Viydo (NDFA—College of Idaho)
Acquired: RHP Ernesto Frieri from Rangers for cash
Acquired: LHP Andrew Albers from Braves for cash
Traded: LHP Anthony Misiewicz, 2B Luis Rengifo and a player to be named to Rays for RHP Ryan Garton and C Mike Marjama
Removed from 40-man: RHP Christian Bergman | RHP Cody Martin | C Tuffy Gosewisch (all players outrighted to Triple-A)


Tampa Bay Rays
Released: 
SS Alec Sole
Traded: RHP Ryan Garton and C Mike Marjama to Mariners for LHP Anthony Misiewicz, 2B Luis Rengifo and a player to be named


Texas Rangers
Released: 
RHP Jaye Chapman | LHP Bobby LaFromboise
Traded: RHP Ernesto Frieri to Mariners for cash
Traded: 2B Brallan Perez to Orioles for international bonus pool money ($500,000)
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Ricardo Rodriguez


Toronto Blue Jays
Signed: 
3B Ricky Negron (released by Braves, July 9)
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Taylor Cole | RHP Nick Tepesch | C Rafael Lopez
Removed from 40-man: RHP Mike Bolsinger (outrighted to Triple-A)


Washington Nationals
Released: 
RHP Nolan Sanburn
Removed from 40-man: RHP Jimmy Cordero (outrighted to Double-A)

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