This week’s installment considers all transactions reported between Sept. 15-21. Last week’s transactions available here.
With the minor league season concluded, most of the transactions center on winter league assignments and players being reinstated from the DL. You’ve been warned.
Reinstated from disabled list: RHP Chris Kinsey, RHP Dallas Buck, RHP Derik Nippert, RHP Donald Julio, RHP Ivan Cedeno, RHP Jeff Bajenaru, RHP Matt Fowles, SS Blake Sharpe, SS Shea McFeely, OF Jereme Milons
Placed on restricted list: OF Matt Esquivel
Recalled: RHP Blaine Boyer, RHP Chad Paronto, RHP Joey Devine, RHP Phil Stockman, OF Brandon Jones, OF Gregor Blanco
Selected to 40-man roster: RHP David Bennett, OF Brandon Jones
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Brandon Jones
Designated for assignment: RHP Kevin Barry, OF T.J. Bohn
Reinstated from disabled list: RHP Barry Vines, RHP Chen-En Hung, RHP Cory Rasmus, RHP Erik Cordier, RHP Jairo Cuevas, RHP Joe Johnson, RHP Jonathan Johnson, RHP Jose Santiago, RHP Kyle Cofield, RHP Moises Hernandez, RHP Paul Bush, RHP Ryan Baerlocher, RHP Sergio Valenzuela, RHP Tim Gustafson, LHP Adam Stanley, LHP Carlos Rivas, LHP Gary Hyde, LHP Jon Venters, C Fernando Lunar, C Jose Camarena, 1B Greg Creek, SS Paul Bennett, OF Ivan Terrazas, OF Leonardo Ware
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Jamie Richmond, 3B Eric Campbell, OF Matt Esquivel
Jones was called to the majors after his Richmond Braves won the International League title, only to be returned to Triple-A for the Bricktown Showdown, the winner-take-all game against the Pacific Coast League. The Braves lost that game, and Jones hasn’t gotten into a big league game since. He’s headed to the Mexican League, where he’ll face all sorts of breaking balls, in order to get him ready for the big leagues in 2008.
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Hayden Penn, RHP Jake Arrieta, RHP James Johnson, RHP Bob McCrory, LHP Dave Haehnel, SS Blake Davis, OF Jeff Fiorentino, OF Nolan Reimold
Assigned to Hawaii Winter Baseball: RHP Ryan Ouellette, LHP Brett Bordes, LHP Chad Thall, C Brandon Snyder, C Matt Wieters, 2B Miguel Abreu
Arrieta, a fifth-round pick from Texas Christian, will make his pro debut in the AFL, as No. 5 overall pick Wieters will begin in HWB.
Boston Red Sox
Recalled: RHP Craig Hansen, RHP David Pauley, RHP Edgar Martinez, RHP Kyle Jackson, LHP Craig Breslow, LHP Daniel Haigwood, C George Kottaras
Reinstated from disabled list: RHP Kyle Jackson
Assigned to Hawaii Winter Baseball: RHP Jimmy James, SS Argenis Diaz, OF Jason Place
A first-round pick in 2006 from a Piedmont, S.C., high school, Place gets a break from the greater Greenville area. He can use it after hitting .214/.298/.359 with 160 strikeouts in 129 games.
Signed: OF Hae-Seong Kook
Assigned to Hawaii Winter Baseball: SS Nate Samson, OF Ryan Harvey
Chicago White Sox
Reinstated from disabled list: RHP Clevelan Santeliz, RHP Eduardo Sierra, RHP Joe Winn, RHP Justin Klipp, RHP Lucas Harrell, LHP Corwin Malone, LHP Jacob Jean, LHP Jesus Loera, LHP Nikolas Lubisich, LHP Paulino Reynoso, LHP Ray Liotta, C Eric Hollis, C Francisco Hernandez, C Wiki Gonzalez, OF Brian Anderson, OF Craig Wilson, OF Jordan Kendall, OF Kenny Kelly
Signed: SS Yen-Wen Kuo
Recalled: RHP Homer Bailey
Assigned to Hawaii Winter Baseball: RHP Logan Ondrusek, 2B Michael Griffin, SS Chris Valaika
An assignment to Hawaii probably means the Reds think something of the 6-foot-7, 209-pound Ondrusek, who posted a 4.43 ERA but gave up just four home runs in 124 innings at high Class A Sarasota.
Recalled: LHP Jeremy Sowers
Reinstated from disabled list: RHP Brian Slocum, RHP Cliff Politte, RHP Cody Bunkelman, RHP Dan Creps, RHP Jake Dittler, RHP John Martin, RHP Jorge Riera, RHP Justin Hoyman, RHP Kyle Collins, RHP Kyle Harper, RHP Nick Pesco, RHP Joe Ness, RHP Santo Frias, RHP Sean Smith, LHP Brandon Taylor, LHP Bret Carlin, LHP Dan Cevette, LHP David Huff, LHP Scott Lewis, LHP Tony Sipp, C Wyatt Toregas, 2B Shaun Larkin, SS Anthony Medrano, SS David Uribes, SS Ronald Rivas, OF Dennis Malave, OF Jonathan Van Every, OF Todd Martin
Selected to 40-man roster: OF Seth Smith
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Darren Clarke, RHP Jarrett Grube, LHP Sean Thompson, 3B Christian Colonel
Assigned to Hawaii Winter Baseball: RHP David Patton, 1B Jeff Kindel
The 24-year-old Smith batted .317/.381/.528 with 17 homers and 32 doubles for Triple-A Colorado Springs. He slugged at home (.331/.386/.586), but hit better on the road (.302/.376/.462) than one might expect for a Sky Sox batter.
Reinstated from disabled list: LHP Erik Averill, SS Louis Ott
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: LHP Macay McBride
Released: RHP Nick Ungs
Reinstated from disabled list: RHP Adam Campbell, RHP Anibal Sanchez, RHP Brahian Salom, RHP Brett Sinkbeil, RHP Eddy Rodriguez, RHP Felix Zabala, RHP Jason Iehl, RHP Jeff Fulchino, RHP Jesus Silva, RHP Marc Lamacchia, RHP Nate Field, RHP Rodolfo Encarnacion, RHP Sandy Rosario, RHP Thomas Davis, RHP Tim Wood, RHP Travis Bowyer, LHP Aaron Thompson, LHP Kevin Hammons, LHP Sean West, LHP Wes Letson, C Angel Martinez, 1B Todd Sears, 2B Chris Coghlan, 3B Mitch MacDonald, OF Kris Harvey, OF Dante Brinkley, OF David Mense, OF John Raynor, OF Jose Campusano, RHP Stephen Flake, LHP Brandon Barrow, 1B Logan Morrison, 2B James Guerrero, SS Guillermo Martinez
Recalled: RHP Fernando Nieve, RHP Jimmy Barthmaier, RHP Paul Estrada, OF Mike Rodriguez
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Miguel Asencio
Reinstated from disabled list: RHP Fernando Nieve, RHP Justin Stiver, RHP Levi Romero, RHP Ronnie Ventura, RHP Thomas Fairchild, LHP Enyelbert Soto, LHP William Owens, C Danny Fatheree, C Jeff Mackor, 1B Ole Sheldon, 2B Jonny Ash, OF Brian Pellegrini, OF Eli Iorg, OF Jordan Parraz, OF Mike Rodriguez, IF Pedro Espinoza
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Brett Robinson, RHP Brian Espersen, RHP David Miller, C Jonathon Fixler, SS Eric King, OF Devon Torrence, OF Rafeal Parks
Kansas City Royals
Signed: RHP David Bernat, 3B Mike Thompson
Placed on restricted list: OF Alvi Morel
Reinstated from disabled list: RHP Angel Martinez, RHP Bryan Casey, RHP Chris Nicoll, RHP Daniel Best, RHP Devon Lowery, RHP Harold Mozingo, RHP Juan Abreu, RHP Kyle Crist, RHP Luis Cota, RHP Matt Kniginyzky, RHP Michael Penn, RHP Paul Raglione, RHP Tristan Loetzsch, RHP Zach Day, LHP Brent Fisher, LHP Matt Campbell, 1B Jeff Eure, 2B Jeremy Jirschele, 2B Wilver Perez, 3B Justin Gemoll, 3B Shawn Hayes, SS Edward Lucas, OF Andrew Larsen, OF Jamar Walton, OF Joe Dickerson, OF Bill McCarthy
Reinstated from inactive list: SS Jason Taylor, OF Jarrod Dyson, OF Nick Francis
Los Angeles Angels
Reinstated from disabled list: RHP Brok Butcher, RHP Clair Saint, RHP Dave Pellegrine, RHP Derek Schlecker, RHP James Holcomb, RHP Jeremy Haynes, RHP Jesse Smith, RHP John Sullivan, RHP Jon Bachanov, RHP Matt Hensley, RHP Milan Dinga, RHP Mitchell Arnold, RHP Nick Veras, RHP Pedro Herrera, RHP Richard Aldridge, RHP Sammy Leon, RHP Young-Il Jung, RHP Ysmael Carmona, LHP Brad Beck, LHP Dan Davidson, LHP Nathan Boman, C Ivan Villaescusa, SS Chris Lewis, OF Curtis Pride
Los Angeles Dodgers
Reinstated from inactive list: 2B Sergio Garcia
Garcia returned from a 50-game drug suspension.
Released: C Jordan Swaydan
Recalled: RHP Mike Jones, 2B Hernan Iribarren
Reinstated from disabled list: RHP Mike Jones, RHP Omar Aguilar, LHP Luis Ramirez, LHP Zach Braddock, SS Brad Miller
Reinstated from inactive list: C Jordan Swaydan
Reinstated from disabled list: RHP Danny Hernandez, LHP Henry Reyes, LHP Kyle Edlich, LHP Sean Land, C Allan de San Miguel, C Jose Leger, C Miguel Barrientos, C Rodolfo Palacios, C Wilson Ramos, 1B Ben Petsch, 1B Henry Sanchez, 1B Ken Harvey, 1B Whit Robbins, SS Andrew Thompson, SS Paul Kelly, SS Yancarlos Ortiz, OF John Wilson
Reinstated from inactive list: LHP Nikolay Lobanov, OF Andy Schmiesing
New York Mets
Recalled: RHP Brian Lawrence, RHP Joe Smith, SS Anderson Hernandez, OF David Newhan
Selected to 40-man roster: LHP Dave Williams
Reinstated from disabled list: RHP Ambiorix Burgos, RHP Kyle Catto, RHP Blake Eager, RHP Emary Frederick, RHP Joe Leaper, RHP Clint Nageotte, RHP Jake Ruckle, RHP Yury Santana, RHP Steve Schmoll, RHP Mike Swindell, LHP Edgar Alfonzo, LHP Shane Hawk, LHP Ricardo Morales, LHP Duane Privett, LHP Raul Valdes, C Jordan Abruzzo, C Jean Blaquiere, C Robinson Cancel, C Aaron Garcia, C Jose Reyes, 1B Daniel Hernandez, 2B Jake Gautreau, 3B Shawn Bowman, 3B Zach Lutz, SS Wilson Batista, SS Jose Coronado, SS Juan Lagares, OF Brahiam Maldonado, OF Chris Fournier, OF Corey Coles, OF Fernando Martinez, OF Jesus Gamero, OF Luis Matos, OF Rafael Fernandez
Reinstated from inactive list: 1B Michel Abreu
New York Yankees
Recalled: RHP Tyler Clippard, LHP Chase Wright
Reinstated from disabled list: RHP Chris Garcia, RHP Dellin Betances, RHP Fred Jones, RHP Gabriel Medina, RHP Hector Noesi, RHP J.B. Cox, RHP Jeff Livek, RHP Lance Pendleton, RHP Mark Melancon, RHP Phil Bartleski, RHP Tim Norton, LHP Julio Polanco, C Brandon Ketron, C Brian Baisley, C Caleb Ginsberg, 1B Erubiel Durazo, 2B Chris Carrara, 2B Chris Malec, 2B Russell Raley, 3B Tim O’Brien, SS Ramiro Pena, OF Jose Tabata, OF Justin Christian, OF Kevin Reese, OF Rudy Guillen
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Tim Worthington
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Steven Jackson, RHP Ross Ohlendorf, RHP Kevin Whelan, RHP Steven White, 1B Juan Miranda, SS Reegie Corona, OF Brett Gardner
Assigned to Hawaii Winter Baseball: RHP Anthony Claggett, RHP George Kontos, 3B Bradley Suttle, OF Austin Jackson
It’s Bradley, not Brad, for the former Texas Longhorns infielder, who signed late and went 1-for-8 in the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League.
Selected to 40-man roster: LHP Jerry Blevins
Placed on minor league disabled list: RHP Mike Madsen
Reinstated from disabled list: RHP Andrew Shipman, RHP Bill Shields, RHP Brad Sullivan, RHP Chad Lee, RHP Craig Italiano, RHP James Robertson, RHP James Shull, RHP Jared Lansford, RHP Jason Ray, RHP Jason Windsor, RHP Josh Alliston, RHP Josh McLaughlin, RHP Kevin Bunch, RHP Mike Flannery, RHP Mike Mitchell, RHP Robert Semerano, RHP Ryan Webb, RHP Scot Drucker, RHP Scott Dunn, RHP Shane Presutti, RHP Steven Sharpe, LHP Brad Halsey, LHP Julio Ramos, C Casey Myers, C Jake Smith, C Jed Morris, C Landon Powell, C Matt Singleton, 1B Don Sutton, 1B Jason Stokes, 2B Isaac Omura, 3B Vasili Spanos, SS Angel Corporan, SS Antonio Perez, SS Samuel Hernandez, OF Javi Herrera, OF Lorenzo Macias, OF Luis Perez
Blevins had perhaps the greatest minor league relief season you weren’t aware of—but that’s understandable given he bounced between four teams and two organizations. The 23-year-old lefty went 5-5, 1.63 with 102-18 K-BB in 77 1/3 innings. Oakland netted Rob Bowen and Blevins, a 17th-round pick from Dayton, in their trade of Jason Kendall to the Cubs.
Recalled: RHP Brian Rogers, RHP Jonah Bayliss, RHP Josh Sharpless, RHP Yoslan Herrera, LHP Josh Shortslef, LHP Sean Burnett, 1B Brad Eldred
St. Louis Cardinals
Outrighted off 40-man roster: LHP Troy Cate
Reinstated from disabled list: RHP Adam Reifer, RHP Blake Hawksworth, RHP Brian Stitt, RHP David Kopp, RHP Denny Dove, RHP Elvis Hernandez, RHP Josh Wilson, RHP Mike Sillman, RHP Pete Parise, RHP Phil Andersen, RHP Robert Ransom, LHP Chris Narveson, LHP Jaime Garcia, LHP Josh Fritsche, C Ryan Christianson, 1B Brandon Buckman, 3B Brian Cartie, 3B Jared Schweitzer, 3B Juan Richardson, SS Tyler Greene, SS Rico Washington, OF Antonio DeJesus, OF Ian Church, OF John Rodriguez, OF Jon Jay, OF Sean Danielson
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Armando Carrasco, RHP Kris Bakey, C Wilmer Alvarado, SS Willian Sandoval
San Diego Padres
Recalled: RHP Jared Wells, RHP Tim Stauffer, 3B Chase Headley, OF Paul McAnulty
Headley, 23, won the Double-A Texas League’s MVP award for his stellar .330/.437/.580 campaign for league champion San Antonio. Wells, 25, fared much better after a conversion to the bullpen at Triple-A Portland, and seldom is the difference so stark. As a starter: 1-6, 7.25 with 40-30 K-BB. As a reliever: 2-1, 2.93 with 47-18 K-BB.
San Francisco Giants
Reinstated from disabled list: RHP Daryl Maday, RHP Kelyn Acosta, LHP Alex Hinshaw, LHP Craig Clark, C Stephen Holm, SS Ivan Ochoa
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Ryan Shaver, LHP Ricardo Rincon, 2B Aaron Hornostaj
Recalled: LHP Cesar Jimenez, OF Bryan Lahair
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Jason Davis, 1B Gerardo Avila, 3B Alex Liddi, SS Eriberto Menchaca
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Brodie Downs, RHP Stephen Kahn, RHP Mumba Rivera, RHP Joe Woerman, C Jeff Clement, 2B Yung-Chi Chen, 3B Matt Tuiasosopo
Assigned to Hawaii Winter Baseball: RHP Aaron Jensen, LHP Harold Williams, OF Michael Wilson, OF Josh Womack
Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Recalled: RHP Calvin Medlock, RHP Chad Orvella, RHP J.K. Ryu, RHP Jeff Niemann, RHP Mitch Talbot, RHP Shawn Camp, LHP J.P. Howell, LHP Jeff Ridgway, 1B Wes Bankston, 2B Elliot Johnson
Selected to 40-man roster: OF Justin Ruggiano
Reinstated from disabled list: RHP Aneudi Cuevas, RHP Steve Andrade, LHP Chuck Tiffany, C Josh Arhart, 1B John Hughes
Ruggiano, 25, hit .309/.386/.502 for Triple-A Durham with 20 homers, 29 doubles and 26 steals. He was the only IL batter to go 20-20.
Recalled: RHP Robinson Tejeda, C Chris Stewart, OF Kevin Mahar, OF Victor Diaz
Toronto Blue Jays
Reinstated from disabled list: RHP Blaine Neal, RHP Chase Lirette, RHP Gabriel Alfaro, RHP Ismael Ramirez, RHP James Dougher, RHP Jeremy Zick, RHP Josh Wells, RHP Kyle Ginley, RHP Yesson Berroa, LHP Brad Mills, LHP Dan O’Brien, LHP David Purcey, LHP Wilfreddy Aguirre, 1B Chip Cannon, 3B Howie Clark, 3B Kelly Sweppenhiser, SS Emmanuel Sena, SS Jason Armstrong, SS Juan Peralta, OF Mikal Garbarino, OF Yuber Rodriguez
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Kristian Bell, RHP Sebastian Kemp