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Minor League Transactions

This week’s installment considers transactions reported between Aug. 4-13.

Arizona Diamondbacks
Draft picks signed: OF Tyrell Worthington (5)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Dustin Nippert, RHP Yusmeiro Petit
Placed on minor league disabled list: RHP Cody Evans, RHP Derik Nippert, SS Blake Sharpe
Reinstated from disabled list: LHP Dana Eveland
Option transferred: LHP Dana Eveland (Triple-A Tucson to high Class A Visalia)
Rehabilitation Assignment: OF Carlos Quentin (Triple-A Tucson)

Atlanta Braves
Signed: RHP Ryan Drese
Draft picks signed: RHP Benino Pruneda (31), RHP Rico Reid (25), 1B Jason Heyward (1)
Released: OF Adam Parliament
Recalled: RHP Manny Acosta, 2B Martin Prado
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Joey Devine
Optioned to low Class A: 1B Julio Franco
Placed on minor league disabled list:
C Gerardo Verastegui, 3B Eric Campbell, IF Greg Creek
Reinstated from disabled list: RHP Blaine Boyer, OF Larry Bigbie, OF Gregor Blanco, OF T.J. Bohn, IF Greg Creek
Option transferred: OF T.J. Bohn (Triple-A Richmond to Double-A Mississippi)

Campbell was on the DL with an injured left shoulder.

Baltimore Orioles
Signed:
RHP Orlando Roman
Draft picks signed: RHP Colin Allen (22)
Released: 2B Gerardo Alvarez
Traded: LHP John Parrish to Mariners for OF Sebastien Boucher
Recalled: RHP Jim Hoey, LHP Garrett Olson
Selected to 40-man roster: OF Tike Redman
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Kurt Birkins
Optioned to Double-A: SS Luis Hernandez
Placed on minor league disabled list: RHP Rosman Garcia, C Eli Whiteside, SS Bo Hart
Reinstated from disabled list: RHP Robert Burch, SS Eider Torres
Rehabilitation Assignment: RHP Brian Finch (Rookie-level GCL Orioles)

Boston Red Sox
Signed: 2B Junior Spivey, OF Bobby Kielty
Released: OF Michael Tucker
Recalled: OF Brandon Moss
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Javier Lopez, OF Brandon Moss
Placed on minor league disabled list: RHP Carlos Almanzar, RHP Bryce Cox, RHP Craig Hansen, LHP Mike Rozier, 1B Jeff Bailey, 3B Chad Spann
Reinstated from disabled list: RHP Carlos Almanzar, LHP Abe Alvarez, LHP Tom Hottovy, OF Jacoby Ellsbury

Cox, who hasn’t had his mechanics working as well as last year, was sidelined at Double-A Portland with a hamstring strain.

Chicago Cubs
Draft picks signed: RHP Ryan Acosta (12)
Recalled: RHP Sean Gallagher, OF Felix Pie
Selected to 40-man roster: 2B Eric Patterson
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Will Ohman
Designated for assignment: 1B Brian Dopirak
Outrighted off 40-man roster: 1B Brian Dopirak
Placed on minor league disabled list: RHP Jose Pina
Reinstated from disabled list: OF Tyler Colvin
Rehabilitation Assignment: RHP Adam Harben (Rookie-level AZL Cubs)

Chicago White Sox
Signed: OF Joaquin Sanchez
Placed on minor league disabled list: RHP Eduardo Sierra, OF Kenny Kelly
Reinstated from disabled list: OF Ryan Sweeney
Placed on temporarily inactive list: RHP Vladimir Nunez
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Vladimir Nunez, OF Anderson Gomes

Cincinnati Reds
Signed: SS Mariekson Gregorius
Released: LHP Jason Kershner
Recalled: RHP Gary Majewski, LHP Bill Bray
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Matt Belisle, RHP Todd Coffey, LHP Jon Coutlangus
Outrighted off 40-man roster: 2B Mark Bellhorn
Placed on minor league disabled list: RHP Steve Kelly
Option transferred: LHP Alexander Smit (low Class A Dayton to high Class A Sarasota)
Rehabilitation Assignment: OF Josh Hamilton (Triple-A Louisville)

Cleveland Indians
Signed: 3B Russell Branyan
Draft picks signed: C Doug Pickens (50), OF Brock Simpson (46)
Traded: 3B Russell Branyan to Phillies for cash considerations
Placed on voluntarily retired list: C Chao Kuan Wu
Selected to 40-man roster:
LHP Aaron Laffey, SS Asdrubal Cabrera
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Aaron Laffey
Outrighted off 40-man roster: LHP Jason Stanford, SS Mike Rouse
Placed on minor league disabled list: 2B Shaun Larkin
Reinstated from disabled list: LHP John Gaub, 2B Lucas Montero
Reinstated from inactive list: C David Wallace
Rehabilitation Assignment: RHP Cody Bunkelman, OF Shin-Soo Choo (Rookie-level GCL Indians)

Colorado Rockies
Signed: RHP Elmer Dessens, RHP Mike Marbry, RHP Mike Vicaro, RHP James Zink
Recalled: RHP Ryan Speier, C Alvin Colina, SS Clint Barmes, OF Sean Barker
Selected to 40-man roster: RHP Tim Harikkala, C Edwin Bellorin, C Geronimo Gil, 3B Ian Stewart
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Ramon Ramirez, RHP Ryan Speier, C Alvin Colina, C Chris Iannetta
Designated for assignment: LHP Sean Thompson
Reinstated from disabled list: RHP Jon Asahina, RHP Josh Sullivan, OF Sean Barker, OF Bret Berglund
Placed on temporarily inactive list: LHP Stephen Shao
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Jorge De Paula, C Agustin Sanchez
Rehabilitation Assignment: LHP Brian Fuentes (Triple-A Colorado Springs)

Detroit Tigers
Recalled: RHP Yorman Bazardo, RHP Eulogio de la Cruz, RHP Aquilino Lopez
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Eulogio de la Cruz, RHP Jordan Tata, LHP Macay McBride, 1B Mike Hessman
Placed on minor league disabled list: RHP Preston Larrison, C Jeff Kunkel
Reinstated from disabled list: RHP Jason Karnuth, C Andrew Graham, 1B Ryan Roberson, SS Ramon Santiago
Rehabilitation Assignment: RHP Joel Zumaya, OF Marcus Thames (Triple-A Toledo)

Florida Marlins
Signed: RHP Brandon Villafuerte
Traded: OF Chad Hermansen to Mets for player to be named
Placed on suspended list: RHP Cody Allen
Selected to 40-man roster: RHP Daniel Barone, RHP Ross Wolf, RHP Mauro Zarate
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Logan Kensing, RHP Carlos Martinez, RHP Mauro Zarate
Outrighted off 40-man roster: OF Joe Borchard
Placed on minor league disabled list: RHP Rodolfo Encarnacion, RHP Nate Field, RHP Scott Tyler, LHP Avi Rasowsky, OF Chris Ashby
Transferred to 60-day disabled list: RHP Adam Campbell
Reinstated from disabled list:
RHP Rafael Galbizo, RHP James Russ, RHP Jimmy Serrano, LHP Paul Mildren, LHP Matt Yourkin, C Paul Hoover, SS Justin Jacobs, OF Chad Hermansen
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Cody Allen
Rehabilitation Assignment: SS Emilio Ontiveros (Rookie-level GCL Marlins)

Houston Astros
Released: LHP Guillermo Urbina
Placed on minor league disabled list: OF Brian Pellegrini, OF Michael Rodriguez
Reinstated from disabled list: 2B Andrew Saylor
Placed on temporarily inactive list: OF Devon Torrence

Torrence, a 16th-round pick this year, is headed to Ohio State to play college football.

Kansas City Royals
Draft picks signed: OF Derek Rodriguez (37)
Released: RHP Tim Bausher, RHP D.J. Mattox
Optioned to Triple-A: 1B Ryan Shealy
Reinstated from disabled list: RHP Angelo Morales, LHP John Foster, 2B Fernando Cortez
Reinstated from inactive list: LHP Aneidy Toribio
Rehabilitation Assignment: RHP Brandon Duckworth (high Class A Wilmington), RHP John Thomson (Rookie-level AZL Royals)

Los Angeles Angels
Signed: C Cody Collet
Released: IF Josh Davies
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Marc Gwyn
Placed on minor league disabled list: C Hank Conger, C Ivan Villaescusa, OF Curtis Pride
Rehabilitation Assignment: 2B Howie Kendrick, OF Juan Rivera (high Class A Rancho Cucamonga)

Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed: 1B Shea Hillenbrand
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP D.J. Houlton
Placed on minor league disabled list: RHP Eduardo Quintana, LHP Luis Gonzalez, C Octavio Martinez, 2B David Nicholson, 2B Michael Rivera, 3B Andy LaRoche
Reinstated from disabled list: RHP Kyle Wilson, C Ken Huckaby
Reinstated from inactive list: LHP Jonathan Figueroa

Great timing for LaRoche, who might have replaced the injured Nomar Garciaparra if he weren’t banged up himself.

Milwaukee Brewers
Signed: OF Nelson Montes
Placed on restricted list: C Jordan Swaydan
Recalled: 2B Rickie Weeks
Placed on minor league disabled list: SS Brad Miller, OF Tony Gwynn Jr.
Reinstated from disabled list: RHP Dennis Sarfate, LHP Mike Ramlow, OF Jose Macias

Minnesota Twins
Signed: RHP Jerome Williams, LHP Chris Anderson, LHP Andrey Lobanov, C Andres Diaz
Recalled: LHP Carmen Cali
Selected to 40-man roster: 3B Tommy Watkins
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Lew Ford
Placed on minor league disabled list: RHP Brian Bass, C Chris Heintz
Reinstated from disabled list: 1B Brock Peterson, SS Nick Papasan
Rehabilitation Assignment: LHP Glen Perkins (Rookie-level GCL Twins)

New York Mets
Released: RHP Alex Beras
Acquired: OF Chad Hermansen from Marlins for player to be named
Selected to 40-man roster: C Mike DiFelice
Outrighted off 40-man roster: C Mike DiFelice
Placed on minor league disabled list: SS Juan Lagares, OF Jesus Feliciano
Reinstated from disabled list: RHP John Holdzkom, RHP Greg Mullens, C Max Bouchard, C Josh Thole, SS Jose Castro
Rehabilitation Assignment: RHP Ambiorix Burgos (Rookie-level GCL Mets), RHP Pedro Martinez (high Class A St. Lucie)

New York Yankees
Signed: RHP Mike Solbach, 3B Mike Kinkade
Draft picks signed: SS Danny Cox (36)
Released: RHP Scott Williamson
Selected to 40-man roster: RHP Jim Brower, RHP Joba Chamberlain
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Brian Bruney, LHP Sean Henn
Designated for assignment: RHP Colter Bean
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Colter Bean
Placed on minor league disabled list: RHP Eric Hacker, OF Justin Christian
Reinstated from disabled list: RHP Grant Duff, RHP Alexy Still, OF Brett Gardner, OF Jamal Strong
Option transferred: OF Bronson Sardinha (Double-A Trenton to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre)
Rehabilitation Assignment: LHP Angel Reyes (Rookie-level GCL Yankees)

Cox was a summer follow’”a sophomore-eligible shortstop who was a part-time player at Washington’”who played in the Alaska League this summer for the Anchorage Glacier Pilots. He hit just .236 there with no home runs. The Diamondbacks drafted Solbach from Liberty in the 19th round in June, signed him and then voided his contract.

Oakland Athletics
Signed: OF Jeff DaVanon
Draft picks signed: RHP Lee Land (28)
Recalled: RHP Ruddy Lugo
Reinstated from disabled list: C Casey Myers
Placed on temporarily inactive list: OF Vince Faison

Land also was a summer follow, having pitched in the Cape Cod League after sitting out the year at UNC Greensboro as a two-time transfer–his career began at Wake Forest and went through Arkansas before taking him to UNCG. Land shined in the Cape, posting eight saves and striking out 25 in 23 innings for Brewster.

Philadelphia Phillies
Released: C Shawn McGill
Acquired: 3B Russell Branyan from Indians for cash considerations
Selected to 40-man roster: 3B Russell Branyan
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Geoff Geary
Designated for assignment: RHP Zach Segovia
Rehabilitation Assignment: RHP Scott Mathieson (Rookie-level GCL Phillies), RHP Francisco Rosario (high Class A Clearwater)

Pittsburgh Pirates
Signed: RHP Victor Zambrano
Released: RHP Runelvys Hernandez
Selected to 40-man roster: RHP Franquelis Osoria
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jonah Bayliss
Outrighted off 40-man roster: 2B Matt Kata
Placed on minor league disabled list: RHP Jose Paniagua, RHP Wardell Starling, 3B William Johnson, SS Jose de los Santos, OF Miles Durham, OF Alex Fernandez
Reinstated from disabled list: RHP Ricardo Paulino, LHP Mike Felix, C John Walk, 2B Cameron Blair, OF Brett Roneberg
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Jose Paniagua, RHP Todd Redmond
Rehabilitation Assignment: RHP Kevin Gryboski, RHP Jose Paniagua, 2B Cameron Blair (Rookie-level GCL Pirates)

St. Louis Cardinals
Placed on suspended list: C Wilmer Alvarado
Recalled: SS Brendan Ryan
Selected to 40-man roster: OF Rick Ankiel
Optioned to Triple-A: 3B Brian Barden
Placed on minor league disabled list: OF Sean Danielson
Placed on 60-day disabled list: OF Melvin Puello
Reinstated from disabled list: 3B Travis Hanson, OF Reid Gorecki, 2B Edgar Gonzalez
Rehabilitation Assignment: RHP Stu Pomeranz (Double-A Springfield), SS Rico Washington (Triple-A Memphis)

The Cardinals hope Barden returns to his 2006 form, when he hit .298/.361/.478 at Triple-A Tucson. He hit .307/.363/.483 the year before there, but in his third turn, the ex-Diamondbacks farmhand hit just .269/.354/.334. He was claimed on waivers from the Diamondbacks, who had designated him for assignment.

San Diego Padres
Released: RHP Bobby Basham, 1B Shea Hillenbrand
Recalled: RHP Mike Thompson (twice), LHP Joe Thatcher, OF Terrmel Sledge
Selected to 40-man roster: RHP Jack Cassel, C Pete LaForest
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jack Cassel, RHP Clay Hensley, RHP Mike Thompson
Placed on minor league disabled list: RHP Matt Bush, RHP Andrew Underwood, LHP Shawn Estes, SS Juan Ciriaco, OF Yordany Ramirez
Reinstated from disabled list: RHP Paul Abraham, OF Paul McAnulty
Reinstated from inactive list: LHP Kyle Stutes

San Francisco Giants
Recalled: RHP Scott Atchison, RHP Brian Wilson, LHP Pat Misch, OF Dan Ortmeier
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Pat Misch, LHP Jonathan Sanchez, OF Fred Lewis
Placed on minor league disabled list: OF Tyler Graham, OF Antoan Richardson
Reinstated from disabled list: 3B Mark Minicozzi, OF Joe Dyche, OF Eddy Martinez-Esteve

Seattle Mariners
Draft picks signed: LHP Donnie Hume (8)
Released: RHP Tomo Ohka
Traded: OF Sebastien Boucher to Orioles for LHP John Parrish
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Mark Lowe
Placed on minor league disabled list: RHP Kam Mickolio, C Jair Fernandez, OF Wladimir Balentien
Reinstated from disabled list: C Juan Beltran, C Julian Henson
Rehabilitation Assignment: RHP Cha Seung Baek (Rookie-level AZL Mariners), RHP Jon Huber (Triple-A Tacoma)

Hume was at the front of the San Diego State rotation before going down this spring with a bone spur in his elbow.

Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Draft picks signed: RHP John Baird (24), RHP Joseph Cruz (30)
Recalled: LHP Jon Switzer
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Tim Corcoran
Placed on minor league disabled list: RHP Wade Townsend
Reinstated from disabled list: RHP Josh Butler, RHP Woods Fines, 3B Chris Nowak

Texas Rangers
Draft picks signed: 1B Mitch Moreland (17)
Recalled: RHP Mike Wood, OF David Murphy
Placed on minor league disabled list: LHP Broc Coffman, OF Truan Mehl, OF Kevin West
Reinstated from disabled list: RHP Alfredo Simon, C Salomon Manriquez, OF Kevin West
Reinstated from inactive list: OF David Murphy

Moreland helped lead Mississippi State to the College World Series this spring after winning the home run derby at the Cape Cod League all-star game in 2006. Another summer follow, he homered three times in 82 Cape at-bats this summer after hitting .343 with 10 homers and 26 doubles this spring for the Bulldogs.

Toronto Blue Jays
Draft picks signed: SS Kyle Gilligan (27)
Outrighted off 40-man roster: IF Howie Clark
Placed on minor league disabled list: RHP Alan Farina, C John Schneider, SS Luis Sanchez
Reinstated from disabled list: RHP Michael Barbara, RHP Ismael Ramirez, RHP Ty Taubenheim, RHP Tracy Thorpe, RHP Orlando Trias, C Brian Bormaster
Rehabilitation Assignment: RHP A.J. Burnett (Triple-A Syracuse)

Washington Nationals
Signed: 2B Trevor Lawhorn
Released: RHP Danny Kolb, RHP Jerome Williams
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Billy Traber
Placed on minor league disabled list: RHP Josh Hall, OF Frank Diaz
Reinstated from disabled list: LHP Yunior Novoa, LHP Mike O’Connor, OF Ryan Delaughter
Rehabilitation Assignment: RHP Jay Bergmann, RHP Jesus Colome, RHP John Patterson (Rookie-level GCL Nationals)

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