Minor League Transactions

This week’s installment considers all transactions reported by MLB between April 26 and May 6. Last week’s transactions available here.

Arizona Diamondbacks
Released: RHP Luis Caro, RHP Ivan Cedeno, LHP Mark Rosen
Recalled: RHP Max Scherzer
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Yusmeiro Petit
Reinstated from DL: RHP Esmerling Vasquez

It’s hard to imagine a pitcher getting off to a better start than Scherzer, 23, did with the Sidewinders. Of the 82 Pacific Coast League batters to oppose him, 38 struck out (46 percent), three walked (four percent), one was hit by a pitch and just 12 reached via a hit (.146 average). Fresno’s Justin Leone took Scherzer deep, providing the only blemish on the righthander’s record.

Atlanta Braves
Recalled: RHP Phil Stockman, LHP Jo-Jo Reyes
Added to 40-man roster: SS Brent Lillibridge
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Phil Stockman, SS Brent Lillibridge
Designated for assignment: RHP Zach Schreiber
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Zach Schreiber
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Steve Evarts, LHP Carlos Sencion, OF Carl Loadenthal
Reinstated from DL: RHP Michael Nix, C Ray Serrano
Placed on temporarily inactive list: LHP Francisley Bueno
Reinstated from inactive list: LHP Francisley Bueno

Baltimore Orioles
Signed: RHP Greg Aquino, C Brian Peterson
Recalled: RHP Bob McCrory, LHP Garrett Olson
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Lance Cormier, SS Eider Torres
Optioned to Triple-A: SS Brandon Fahey
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Greg Aquino
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP John Mariotti, LHP Alberto Castillo, C Victor Castillo, C Zach Dillon, C Chris Heintz, OF Adam Stern
Reinstated from DL: 3B Ryan McCarthy, OF Mike Rodriguez
Placed on temporarily inactive list: RHP Pedro Beato, SS Alex Cintron
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Pedro Beato, SS Alex Cintron

So far, so good for Olson, a 2005 supplemental first-round pick who got bombed for a 7.79 ERA in 32 innings with the Orioles last season. Through two starts, the 24-year-old lefty was 1-0, 2.08 with 13-6 K-BB in 13 innings.

Boston Red Sox
Released:
RHP Alberto Gil, RHP Dan Kolb, LHP Arbert Jimenez
Traded: RHP Jacob Miller to Pirates for future considerations
Recalled: RHP Craig Hansen, OF Brandon Moss
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Bryan Corey
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Bryan Corey
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Lee Gronkiewicz, RHP Jimmy James, 1B Anthony Rizzo, OF Bryan Pritz
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jordan Craft, RHP Devern Hansack, 3B Zach Daeges
Placed on temporarily inactive list: 1B Anthony Rizzo
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Adam Mills, 1B Anthony Rizzo

Hansen, 24, nearly made it through April without giving up a run, but he gave up his only three runs at the Triple-A level in an April 29 outing. Overall, he had posted a 1.62 ERA with 17-5 K-BB in 17 innings, and opponents were hitting .107.

Chicago Cubs
Signed: RHP Hector Carrasco
Released: RHP Scott Meyer, LHP Les Walrond, 2B Jesse Garcia
Granted free agency: RHP Juan Mateo
Recalled: RHP Sean Gallagher, RHP Juan Mateo
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Chad Fox
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Kevin Hart, LHP Rich Hill, OF Matt Murton
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Juan Mateo
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Michael Phelps, RHP Dae-Eun Rhee
Reinstated from DL: RHP Billy Petrick
Option transferred: RHP Juan Mateo (Double-A Tennessee to high Class A Daytona), RHP Billy Petrick (Triple-A Iowa to Daytona)

One of the PCL’s hottest pitchers, Gallagher replaced Hill in the Cubs’ rotation. Gallagher was 2-2, 3.10 for Iowa with 30-9 K-BB in 29 innings. Hill gave the Cubs nearly 200 effective innings last season, but he had walked 18 in 20 innings this season and will try to find his control in Iowa.

Chicago White Sox
Signed: LHP Ray King
Recalled: RHP Adam Russell, RHP Ehren Wassermann
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Mike MacDougal, RHP Adam Russell
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Leroy Hunt, RHP Clevelan Santeliz, RHP Miguel Socolovich, C Donny Lucy, 3B Josh Fields
Reinstated from DL: RHP Miguel Socolovich, RHP Joe Winkelsas, C Ryan Smith

Cincinnati Reds
Signed: RHP Todd Coffey
Released: RHP Kevin Gunter, LHP Scott Sauerbeck
Recalled: LHP Bill Bray
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Todd Coffey, LHP Bill Bray
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Justin Mallett
Reinstated from DL: LHP Scott Sauerbeck, SS Jerry Gil

Cleveland Indians
Signed: OF Bronson Sardinha
Recalled: LHP Aaron Laffey, LHP Jeremy Sowers, OF Ben Francisco, OF Brad Snyder
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Jeremy Sowers, OF Ben Francisco, OF Brad Snyder
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Daniel Cevette, OF Jordan Brown, OF John Drennen
Reinstated from DL: 1B Stephen Head
Option transferred: 1B Michael Aubrey (Double-A Akron to Triple-A Buffalo)

Brown is recovering from a left knee injury.

Colorado Rockies
Signed: LHP Aaron Fultz, 2B Jayson Nix, SS Juan Castro, SS Eduardo Cornejo
Traded: RHP Zach Simons to Tigers for RHP Jason Grilli
Acquired: LHP Jorge de la Rosa and cash from Royals for a player to be named
Granted free agency: RHP Jose Capellan
Voluntarily retired: C Josh Bell, SS Spence Nagy
Recalled: 2B Jonathan Herrera, SS Omar Quintanilla
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Jose Capellan, LHP Jorge de la Rosa
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Franklin Morales
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Jose Capellan, 2B Jayson Nix
Placed on 7-day DL: C Humberto Cota, 2B Eric Young Jr., OF Bret Berglund
Reinstated from DL: 2B James Haley, OF Travis Becktel
Option transferred: LHP Franklin Morales (Triple-A Colorado Springs to high Class A Modesto)

Young Jr. had surgery to remove the hamate bone from his left hand and could miss a month or more.

Detroit Tigers
Signed: OF Chao-Ting Tang
Traded: RHP Jason Grilli to Rockies for RHP Zach Simons
Placed on suspended list: SS Cale Iorg
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Freddy Dolsi, OF Matt Joyce
Placed on 7-day DL: C Jordan Newton
Reinstated from DL: RHP Virgil Vasquez, SS Santo De Leon
Placed on temporarily inactive list: RHP Jordan Tata
Reinstated from inactive list: SS Cale Iorg

Florida Marlins
Recalled: OF Brett Carroll
Placed on 7-day DL: C David Hatcher, C Justin Webb, OF Alexis Gomez
Reinstated from DL: RHP Dan Barone, RHP Hector Correa, C Justin Webb, SS Smelin Perez

Houston Astros
Released: C Reece Creswell, 1B Lance Niekro, OF Victor Diaz, OF Ryan Reed
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jack Cassel
Outrighted off 40-man roster: SS Tomas Perez
Placed on 7-day DL: C Max Sapp, SS Danny Klassen
Reinstated from DL: LHP Jeff Icenogle

Sapp was out with a groin strain.

Kansas City Royals
Released: LHP Mike Maroth
Traded: LHP Jorge de la Rosa and cash to Rockies for a player to be named
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Patrick Green, 2B Irving Falu
Reinstated from DL: RHP Chris Hayes, 2B Irving Falu, OF Mitch Maier
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Alonzo Atencio

Los Angeles Angels
Released: LHP Kelly Shearer
Placed on suspended list: RHP Rafael Rodriguez
Recalled: RHP Jose Arredondo, RHP Rich Thompson, C Bobby Wilson, 3B Matt Brown, SS Sean Rodriguez, SS Brandon Wood, OF Reggie Willits
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Nick Adenhart
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jose Arredondo, RHP Rich Thompson, C Bobby Wilson, 1B Kendry Morales, 3B Matt Brown, SS Sean Rodriguez
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Robert Cassevah, RHP Milan Dinga
Reinstated from DL: RHP Robert Cassevah, C Flint Wipke

The Angels borrowed heavily from Triple-A Salt Lake as the Bees have jumped out to a minor league best 25-6. In fact, Morales, Rodriguez, Wood and Brown comprised Salt Lake’s Opening Day infield.

Los Angeles Dodgers
Released: RHP Casey Hoorelbeke, LHP Gary Paris, 1B Jesus Gomez, OF Jeremy Brown
Recalled: 3B Blake DeWitt
Optioned to Triple-A: SS Andy LaRoche
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Kyle Wilson
Reinstated from DL: RHP Tanyon Sturtze, LHP Matt Riley, C Alex Garabedian
Option transferred: RHP Yhency Brazoban (Double-A Jacksonville to Triple-A Las Vegas)

Milwaukee Brewers
Released: RHP Thomas Atlee, RHP Ben Stanczyk, RHP Jared Sutton, LHP Rusty Tucker, 1B John Alonso
Recalled: RHP Dave Bush, 2B Joe Dillon
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Dave Bush
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Shawn Ferguson, RHP Nick Ungs, RHP Josh Wahpepah, 2B Steve Sollmann
Reinstated from DL: RHP Thomas Atlee, RHP Reed Dickert, RHP Shawn Ferguson, RHP Pedro Lambertus, LHP Lindsay Gulin, LHP Daniel Merklinger, C Eric Munson, 2B Steve Sollmann, OF Mel Stocker
Placed on temporarily inactive list: C Mike Hopf, OF Laynce Nix
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Juan Sandoval, RHP Jeff Weaver, C Michael Hopf

Minnesota Twins
Released: RHP Zach Day, RHP Dominique Rodgers, C Eli Whiteside
Recalled: RHP Bobby Korecky
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Francisco Liriano, 3B Brian Buscher
Placed on 7-day DL: 3B Matt Macri, 3B Tommy Watkins, OF Brandon Roberts
Reinstated from DL: 3B Daniel Berg, 3B Tommy Watkins
Reinstated from inactive list: C Ryan Jorgensen

New York Mets
Signed: RHP Casey Hoorelbeke, RHP Tim Lavigne, RHP Brian Stokes, OF Casey Craig, OF Valentino Pascucci
Released: C Shawn Wooten, OF Ben Johnson
Optioned to Triple-A: C Gustavo Molina
Outrighted off 40-man roster: OF Brady Clark
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Steven Cheney, RHP Jacobo Neguilis, OF Brahiam Maldonado
Reinstated from DL: RHP Stephen Clyne, RHP Joe Hietpas, SS Juan Lagares, OF Jamar Hill, OF Ben Johnson, OF Richard Pena
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Claudio Vargas

Lehigh Valley has started 5-28, and Pascucci flailed as an IronPig, batting .232/.370/.293 with one homer to earn his release. The defending PCL home run champ has turned things around quickly with New Orleans, hitting .346/.419/.692 with two bombs in seven games.

New York Yankees
Signed: C J.D. Closser
Placed on restricted list: LHP Kai Liu, C Zhenwang Zhang
Recalled: RHP Jonathan Albaladejo, RHP Chris Britton (twice), RHP Edwar Ramirez, RHP Jose Veras, 1B Shelley Duncan
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Darrell Rasner, C Chris Stewart
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Chris Britton, RHP Ian Kennedy, LHP Billy Traber, C Chris Stewart
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Eric Hacker, RHP Jon Hovis, 1B Juan Miranda, 3B Bradley Suttle
Reinstated from DL: RHP Anthony Claggett

Suttle re-aggravated a hip flexor strain.

Oakland Athletics
Released: RHP Earl Oakes, RHP Scott Tyler, C Ben Barrone
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Lenny Dinardo
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Kirk Saarloos
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Kristian Bell, RHP Fautino de los Santos, 3B Brian Snyder, SS Matt Ray,SS Michael Richard, OF Carlos Gonzalez, OF Todd Linden, OF Michael Lissman
Reinstated from DL: RHP Kristian Bell, C Ben Barrone, SS Matt Ray
Reinstated from DL: OF Larry Cobb, OF Aaron Cunningham, OF Todd Donovan

A couple of the A’s brightest were bitten by the injury bug. Gonzalez was recovering from a sprained ankle, while de los Santos was experiencing elbow soreness.

Philadelphia Phillies
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Carlos Monasterios, 2B Carlos Leon
Reinstated from DL: RHP Miguel Matos, 1B Juan Tejeda, 2B Clay Harris

Pittsburgh Pirates
Signed: RHP Juan Mateo
Released: RHP Olivo Astacio, C Jairo Encarnacion
Acquired: RHP Jacob Miller from Red Sox for future considerations
Recalled: RHP John Van Benschoten
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Sean Burnett
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Patrick Bresnehan, RHP Dionis Rodriguez, RHP Mike Thompson
Reinstated from DL: RHP Adam Bernero, RHP Brad Clapp, LHP Charles Benoit, LHP Josh Shortslef, 3B Jamie Romak

Astacio allegedly attacked a teammate with a bat, prompting his release. The Red Sox had previously suspended him for the 2005 season, and the Pirates obtained him in March 2006 only after the Red Sox traded him to the Cubs and then the Cubs released him.

St. Louis Cardinals
Recalled: RHP Mike Parisi
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Anthony Reyes
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Adam Ottavino, RHP Peter Parise, RHP Matt Scherer, C Gabe Johnson, OF Amaury Cazana Marti, OF Paul Henley
Reinstated from DL: RHP Elvis Hernandez, RHP Rob Zimmermann, OF Joe Mather, OF James Rapoport
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Wayne Daman

San Diego Padres
Released: RHP Yoeli Florentino, RHP Dustin Gibbs, RHP Adam McDaniel, LHP Mike Megrew, OF Josh Howard, OF Reggie Watson
Recalled: RHP Mauro Zarate, SS Oscar Robles
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Mauro Zarate
Placed on 7-day DL: 2B Luis Rodriguez, OF Danny Payne
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jon Adams, OF Josh Howard, OF Angel Mercado, OF Will Venable

San Francisco Giants
Signed: C Eli Whiteside
Recalled: LHP Patrick Misch
Placed on 7-day DL: C Jeffery Jennings
Reinstated from DL: RHP Bartolome Fortunato, OF Tyler Graham
Reinstated from inactive list: OF Wendell Fairley
Option transferred: 2B Travis Denker (Double-A Connecticut to Triple-A Fresno)

Seattle Mariners
Released: LHP Eric Cyr, C Julian Henson
Recalled: C Jeff Clement, OF Wladimir Balentien
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Roy Corcoran
Placed on 7-day DL: 1B Joe White
Reinstated from DL: RHP Austin Bibens-Dirkx, RHP Ricky Orta, RHP Denny Stark, RHP Juan Zapata, 1B Joe White, OF Gavin Dickey

Tampa Bay Rays
Signed: LHP Jason Cromer
Recalled: OF Justin Ruggiano
Added to 40-man roster: SS Andy Cannizaro
Optioned to Triple-A: 2B Elliot Johnson, OF Justin Ruggiano
Outrighted off 40-man roster: 1B Dan Johnson
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jeff Kamrath, RHP Eduardo Morlan
Reinstated from DL: RHP Grant Balfour, 1B Rhyne Hughes
Placed on temporarily inactive list: OF John Rodriguez
Reinstated from inactive list: 1B Seth Dhaenens

Texas Rangers
Recalled: LHP A.J. Murray, C Jarrod Saltalamacchia, OF Brandon Boggs
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Sidney Ponson, 1B Chris Shelton
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Kazuo Fukumori
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Beau Jones, SS Drew Meyer
Reinstated from DL: RHP Josh Giles, RHP Corey Ragsdale
Option transferred: RHP Warner Madrigal (Double-A Frisco to Triple-A Oklahoma)

Toronto Blue Jays
Released:
RHP Kyle Yates
Placed on restricted list: C Jonathan Jaspe
Recalled: OF Adam Lind
Optioned to Triple-A: C Robinzon Diaz, 2B Joe Inglett
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jean Machi, LHP Chi-hung Cheng, C Robinzon Diaz, C Kevin Nelson, 3B Jesus Gonzalez
Reinstated from DL: RHP Adrian Martin, C C.J. Ebarb, C Jonathan Jaspe, OF Matt Watson
Placed on temporarily inactive list: OF Eric Nielsen, OF Cory Patton

Lind tore up the IL (.365/.423/.587 in 63 at-bats), but he’s collected only one single in 19 at-bats since his recall.

Washington Nationals
Signed: RHP Dan Leatherman
Released: RHP Noel De Leon, C Agustin German, 3B Tony Batista, 3B Clint Pridmore
Granted free agency: LHP Ray King
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Chris Booker, RHP James Lehman, RHP Hassan Pena, RHP Ismael Ramirez, RHP Brian Sanches, LHP Arnaldo Munoz
Reinstated from DL: RHP Chris Booker, RHP Brad Meyers, RHP Garrett Mock, RHP Hassan Pena, C Sean Rooney, OF Alex Escobar

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