Minor League Transactions

This week’s installment considers all transactions reported by MLB between May 30 and June 13. The previous installment is available here.

The draft pick signings will come fast and furious over the next few weeks, and the numbers in parentheses below refer to draft rounds. Nondrafted free agents (with schools) also are included. Check out the 2008 Draft Database for draft picks in chronological order.

Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed: RHP Justin Mace (NDFA—Lewis-Clark State (Idaho))
Draft picks signed: RHP Jordan Meaker (20), RHP Jesse Orosco (38), RHP Miles Reagan (7), RHP Bryan Woodall (21), 1B Dan Kauffman (46), 2B Jake Elmore (34), 3B Nelson Gomez (24), 3B Kyle Greene (11), SS Justin Parker (6), OF Collin Cowgill (5), OF Bobby Stone (15)
Released: RHP Ty Davis, RHP Chris Kinsey, SS Blake Sharpe
Voluntarily retired: RHP Alvaro Ortega
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Brandon Medders
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Matt Elliott, LHP Edward Romero
Reinstated from DL: SS Blake Sharpe, OF Tyler Jones

Atlanta Braves
Signed: RHP Brian Lawrence
Draft picks signed: RHP Zeke Spruill (2), SS Travis Adair (13), SS Tyler Barnett (21), OF Layton Hiller (15)
Released: RHP Scott Williamson, LHP Danny Smith, LHP Kelvin Villa
Recalled: RHP Phil Stockman, LHP Jeff Ridgway, OF Josh Anderson, OF Brandon Jones
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Phil Stockman, OF Josh Anderson
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Chris Resop
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Gonzalo Lopez, LHP Francisley Bueno, C Jean Boscan, C Ray Serrano
Reinstated from DL: LHP Chuck James, LHP Carlos Sencion, LHP David Wilson, C Ray Serrano, OF Reid Gorecki, OF Carl Loadenthal
Placed on temporarily inactive list: LHP Daniel Smith
Reinstated from inactive list: LHP Daniel Smith, OF Roberto Alvarez, OF Jordan Schafer

Schafer returned from his 50-game suspension for HGH use in style, going 2-for-4 with a triple in his June 2 debut with Double-A Mississippi.

Baltimore Orioles
Signed: RHP Kenny Moreland (NDFA—Christopher Newport (Va.)), LHP Randy Keisler, SS Luis Hernandez
Draft picks signed: RHP Dan Eastham (36), RHP Pat Kantakevich (22), RHP Chase Phillips (42), LHP Tyler Sexton (31), C Chad Durakis (37), C Caleb Joseph (7), C Dennis Perez (29), 1B Tom Edwards (28), 2B Buck Britton (35), SS Corey Thomas (13), OF T.J. Baxter (24), OF Edwin Cintron (23), OF Brian Conley (17), OF Jason Rook (12), OF Ronnie Welty (20)
Released: RHP Bryan Lee, 2B Pedro Silveren, OF Kennard Jones, OF Adam Stern
Traded: 1B Mark Fleisher to White Sox for future considerations
Recalled: RHP Radhames Liz
Added to 40-man roster: SS Oscar Salazar
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Jeff Fiorentino
Outrighted off 40-man roster: SS Luis Hernandez
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Bob McCrory, C Brendan Monaghan, OF Robert Andrews, OF Daniel Figueroa
Reinstated from DL: RHP Chorye Spoone, LHP Alberto Castillo, SS Pedro Florimon, OF Daniel Figueroa
Placed on temporarily inactive list: LHP Randy Keisler, OF Sebastien Boucher
Reinstated from inactive list: LHP Randy Keisler, OF Sebastien Boucher

Boston Red Sox
Placed on suspended list: RHP Scott Lonergan, C Jon Still
Recalled: RHP Justin Masterson, 1B Chris Carter, OF Brandon Moss
Added to 40-man roster: 1B Jeff Bailey
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Clay Buchholz, 1B Jeff Bailey, 1B Chris Carter
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jordan Craft, RHP Scott Lonergan, RHP Eammon Portice, RHP Kyle Snyder, RHP Brian Steinocher, OF Reid Engel, OF Bobby Kielty
Reinstated from DL: RHP Lincoln Holdzkom, C Ty Weeden, 1B Lars Anderson, OF Bryan Pritz, OF Matt Sheely
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Scott Lonergan, C Jon Still

Chicago Cubs
Signed: 1B Ben Broussard
Released: RHP Scott Taylor, LHP Randy Keisler, LHP Chris Shaver
Acquired: RHP Jim Brower from Reds for cash considerations
Recalled: RHP Kevin Hart, 1B Micah Hoffpauir, 2B Eric Patterson
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Kevin Hart, 1B Micah Hoffpauir
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Alberto Cabrera, RHP Billy Petrick, OF James Adduci, OF Andres Torres
Reinstated from DL: RHP Dae-Eun Rhee, LHP Rich Hill, LHP Sean Marshall, 2B Francisco Salas, 3B Russell Canzler, OF Andres Torres
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Scott Taylor

Chicago White Sox
Signed: C Erick San Pedro
Draft picks signed: SS Lee Fischer (46), OF Justin Greene (20)
Released: RHP Matt Anderson, RHP Rob Bell, RHP Justin Klipp, RHP Joe Winkelsas, LHP Jacob Jean
Acquired: 1B Mark Fleisher from Orioles for future considerations
Traded: SS Gookie Dawkins to Royals for future considerations
Traded: OF Tom Collaro to Reds for future considerations
Voluntarily retired: 1B Jeff Liefer
Recalled: RHP Adam Russell
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Ehren Wassermann
Outrighted off 40-man roster: OF Dewayne Wise
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Juan Moreno, C Cole Armstrong
Reinstated from DL: RHP Daniel Carrasco, RHP Michael Dubee, RHP Leroy Hunt, RHP Justin Klipp, RHP Johnnie Lowe, RHP Jason Rice, RHP Clevelan Santeliz, RHP Joe Winkelsas, C Eric Hollis
Placed on temporarily inactive list: C Francisco Hernandez, OF Salvador Sanchez
Reinstated from inactive list: OF Salvador Sanchez
Option transferred: RHP Dewon Day (Triple-A Charlotte to Double-A Birmingham)

Cincinnati Reds
Draft picks signed: RHP Michael Bohana (26), RHP Justin Freeman (32), RHP Will Hudgens (23), RHP Pedro Villarreal (7), LHP Bryan Gardner (34), LHP David Torcise (47), LHP Justin Walker (41), C Kyle Day (12), 1B Michael Konstanty (39), 3B Frank Pfister (17), SS Alex Buchholz (6), OF David Sappelt (9)
Released: LHP James Morris
Acquired: RHP Henry Arias from Royals as player to be named in earlier trade of RHP Brad Salmon
Traded: RHP Jim Brower to Cubs for cash considerations
Acquired: OF Tom Collaro from White Sox for future considerations
Recalled: RHP Homer Bailey, RHP Gary Majewski, LHP Danny Herrera, OF Drew Anderson, OF Corey Patterson
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Danny Herrera, 3B Jolbert Cabrera
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Danny Herrera
Outrighted off 40-man roster: OF Drew Anderson
Placed on 7-day DL: 2B Justin Turner
Reinstated from DL: RHP Marcus McBeth, LHP Tyler Pelland

Cleveland Indians
Signed: RHP Dan Reichert, LHP John Halama
Draft picks signed: RHP Clayton Cook (9), RHP Guido Fonseca (12), RHP Brian Grening (38), RHP Mike McGuire (43), RHP Carlos Moncrief (14), RHP Martin Popham (20), RHP David Roberts (4), 3B Adam Abraham (13), OF Donnie Webb (10)
Released: RHP Nick Pesco
Acquired: C Damaso Espino from Royals for cash considerations
Recalled: RHP Jensen Lewis, RHP Tom Mastny, RHP Brian Slocum, LHP Jeremy Sowers, 2B Josh Barfield
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Rick Bauer, C Yamid Haad, SS Jorge Velandia
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jensen Lewis, RHP Tom Mastny, RHP Brian Slocum, 1B Michael Aubrey, SS Asdrubal Cabrera
Designated for assignment: RHP Oneli Perez
Reinstated from DL: RHP Nick Pesco, LHP Scott Lewis, SS Andy Gonzalez
Option transferred: LHP Reid Santos (Triple-A Buffalo to Double-A Akron)

Reichert, the seventh overall pick in the 1997 draft by the Royals, had been kicking around the indy leagues—the Atlantic, Northern, Can-Am and American Association, in particular—since his release from the Mariners in early 2005. Halama, too, had gone the indy route, playing for Long Island (Atlantic) in 2007 after the Orioles cut him midway through the 2006 season. Both Halama and Riechert were playing for Southern Maryland of the Atlantic League when the Indians signed them.

Colorado Rockies
Signed: RHP J.R. Murphy (NDFA—San Diego State), RHP Todd Ritchie, C David Parrish, SS Kenny Perez
Draft picks signed: RHP Alan Deratt (17), RHP Ethan Hollingsworth (4), RHP Dan Houston (7), RHP Adam Jorgenson (26), RHP Carlos Luna (30), RHP Timothy Matthews (27), RHP Brad McAtee (45), RHP Juan Rodriguez (15), RHP Chad Rose (16), RHP Rod Scurry (31), RHP Kurt Yacko (8), LHP Matt Baugh (29), LHP Craig Bennigson (9), LHP Brandon Walker (11), 1B Chadler Jacobsen (18), 2B Alex Feinberg (43), SS Thomas Field (24), OF Charlie Blackmon (2), OF Patrick Rose (36), OF Mike Zuanich (28)
Released: RHP Chris Buechner, RHP Michael Gibbs, RHP Mitch Lively, RHP Darric Merrell, RHP Victor Zambrano, LHP Aaron Fultz, LHP Luis E. Gonzalez, SS Geoff Strickland
Voluntarily retired: 3B Duke Sardinha
Recalled: OF Cory Sullivan
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Glendon Rusch
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Alberto Arias, RHP Jason Hirsh, LHP Josh Newman, LHP Glendon Rusch, OF Seth Smith, OF Cory Sullivan
Outrighted off 40-man roster: OF Cory Sullivan
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Shane Lindsay, RHP Zach McClellan, LHP Adam Bright, LHP Valerio de los Santos, C Neil Wilson, SS Juan Castro, OF Robert Garner
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jarrett Grube, RHP Sean Smith, 2B Eric Young Jr., SS Hector Gomez
Placed on temporarily inactive list: LHP Chris George, OF Daniel Carte
Reinstated from inactive list: C Michael McKenry, OF Daniel Carte

Detroit Tigers
Signed: RHP Hayden Lackey (NDFA—Texas Wesleyan), RHP Brian Rogers, C Keith Hernandez (NDFA—Emporia State (Kan.)), 1B Fernando Seguignol
Draft picks signed: RHP Nicholas Cassavechia (37), RHP Trevor Feeney (31), RHP Steven Gilman (36), RHP Anthony Shawler (9), RHP Mark Sorensen (32), RHP David Stokes (28), LHP Daniel DeLucia (35)
Released: RHP Gabriel Benitez, LHP Jon Connolly, 2B Adam Haley
Recalled: RHP Jordan Tata, OF Brent Clevlen, OF Clete Thomas
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Casey Fossum, 2B Michael Hollimon
Optioned to high Class A: LHP Dontrelle Willis
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Francisco Cruceta, RHP Jordan Tata
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jeremy Johnson, C James Skelton, 2B Scott Sizemore, OF Timo Perez
Reinstated from DL: RHP Gabriel Benitez, RHP Ben Fritz, SS Caonabo Cosme
Placed on temporarily inactive list: OF Brandon Timm
Reinstated from inactive list: 2B Adam Haley

Florida Marlins
Signed: LHP Chris Michalak
Draft picks signed: RHP Johnny Dorn (15), RHP Wayman Gooch (32), RHP Thomas Koehler (18), RHP Brandon Todd (36), LHP Drew Clothier (37), LHP Wade Korpi (20), LHP Andy Loomis (16), C Zach Moore (24), C Robert Taylor (25), 1B Matt Lokken (34), 1B Richard Orton (29), 2B Lonnie Lechelt (21), OF Kenneth Bass (19), OF Kevin Mattison (28)
Released: RHP Colby Miller, 3B John Santiago, OF Marcus Crockett
Placed on suspended list: LHP Matt Yourkin, SS Agustin Septimo
Recalled: RHP Ross Wolf, C Paul Hoover, SS Robert Andino
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Ryan Tucker
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Taylor Tankersley, C Paul Hoover
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Ross Wolf
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Donald Czyz, C Torre Langley, OF George Lombard
Reinstated from DL: RHP Willie Glen, RHP Rick VandenHurk, LHP Carlos Alvarez, 3B Ryan Anetsberger, SS Guillermo Martinez
Reinstated from inactive list: LHP Matt Yourkin
Option transferred: RHP Jesus Delgado (Triple-A Albuquerque to Double-A Carolina)

Houston Astros
Signed: LHP Ray King
Draft picks signed: RHP Kyle Godfrey (13), RHP Jordan Lyles (1s), RHP Nathaniel Pettus (27), RHP Philip Rummel (31), LHP David Duncan (5), LHP Kirkland Rivers (37), 2B Andrew Simunic (17), 3B David Flores (18), OF Jay Austin (2), OF J.B. Shuck (6)
Released: RHP Danny Gil, RHP Jared Gothreaux, RHP Carlos Hines, RHP Mason Roberts, RHP Ryan Thompson, C Joe Melton, 3B Alberto Cruz, 3B Charlie Gamble, SS Philip Stringer, OF Axel Gonzalez, OF Rafeal Parks, OF Cody Phipps
Added to 40-man roster: C Humberto Quintero, OF Reggie Abercrombie
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jack Cassel, C J.R. Towles
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Chad Paronto
Reinstated from DL: RHP Reid Kelly, RHP Chad Paronto
Placed on temporarily inactive list: RHP Josh Miller, SS Tommy Manzella
Reinstated from inactive list: SS Tommy Manzella

Kansas City Royals
Signed: RHP Barry Bowden (NDFA—Southern Mississippi), RHP Justin Garcia (NDFA—New Orleans), RHP Steven Miller (NDFA—Princeton), RHP Gary Novakowski (NDFA—Stony Brook), RHP Jace Smith (NDFA—King (Tenn.)), LHP Jesse Carver (NDFA—Mississippi State), C Brayan Pena, SS Jorge Gutierrez (NDFA—Lipscomb)
Draft picks signed: RHP Carson Bryant (25), RHP Dale De Schepper (23), RHP Chase Hentges (14), RHP Jake Kuebler (17), RHP Ryan Morgan (26), RHP Brett Richardson (34), RHP Tyler Sample (3), RHP Jacob Theis (21), RHP James Thompson (38), LHP John Flanagan (13), LHP Stephen Gilgenbach (47), LHP Blaine Hardy (22), LHP Timothy Huber (27), LHP John Lamb (5), LHP Derrick Saito (16), C Alberto Espinosa (15), C Miguel Moctezuma (19), 2B Johnny Giavotella (2), SS J.D. Alfaro (9), SS Alex Llanos (6), OF Keven Caldwell (12), OF Shawn Griffin (20), OF Carlo Testa (18)
Released: RHP Patrick Green, RHP Chin-hui Tsao, C Nick Doscher, 1B Miguel Vega, 3B Shawn Hayes
Traded: RHP Henry Arias to Reds as player to be named in earlier trade for RHP Brad Salmon
Traded: C Damaso Espino to Indians for cash
Traded: SS Angel Berroa to Dodgers for SS Juan Rivera
Acquired: SS Gookie Dawkins from White Sox for future considerations
Recalled: RHP Kyle Davies, RHP Carlos Rosa
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Jeff Fulchino
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Joel Peralta, LHP Neal Musser
Outrighted off 40-man roster: C Brayan Pena
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Greg Holland, RHP Devon Lowery, 3B Shawn Hayes, OF Shane Costa
Reinstated from DL: RHP Patrick Green, RHP Daniel Gutierrez, RHP Russell Haltiwanger, RHP Chin-Hui Tsao, C Nick Doscher, 1B Ryan Shealy, 1B David Wood, 2B Zech Evangelho, 3B Shawn Hayes, OF Shane Costa
Placed on temporarily inactive list: OF Wilson Tucker

As they were last year, the Royals were active on the nondrafted free agent front, signing seven of them immediately after the draft, including third-team All-American Bowden. Despite being Southern Miss’s ace and posting gaudy strikeout, walk and hits allowed totals this year, Bowden went undrafted because of a history of injuries. This season, the senior missed two weeks after injuring a muscle in his right shoulder.

Los Angeles Angels
Signed: C C.J. Bressoud (NDFA—Columbus State (Ga.)), C Alex Silversmith (NDFA—Florida Atlantic), OF Chris Fox (NDFA—UC Santa Barbara)
Draft picks signed: RHP Ryan Chaffee (3), RHP Reyes Dorado (14), RHP John Hellweg (16), RHP Kyle Hurst (36), RHP Michael Kenney (28), RHP Tim Kiely (27), RHP Michael Kohn (13), RHP Kevin Nabors (26), RHP Jeremy Thorne (29), LHP Josh Blanco (6), LHP Kevin Ferguson (43), LHP Jayson Miller (30), LHP Will Smith (7), C Beau Brooks (20), C John Rickard (38), 1B Nick Farnsworth (9), SS Dwayne Bailey (21), SS Adam Younger (18), OF Matt Crawford (23), OF Roberto Lopez (25)
Released: RHP Felipe Arredondo, RHP Jesse Smith, RHP Anthony Sullivan, LHP David Hurst, C Cody Collet, 2B Richard Bohlken, 2B Tadd Brewer, OF Raymi Dicent, OF Luke Gordon
Recalled: RHP Darren O’Day
Optioned to Triple-A: SS Brandon Wood
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Ryan Brasier, RHP Mason Tobin, C Ryan Budde, 1B Kendry Morales, SS Hainley Statia, OF Peter Bourjos, OF Brad Coon, OF Adam Greenberg
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jeremy Haynes, RHP Jesse Smith, RHP John Sullivan, LHP Daniel Davidson, LHP Trevor Reckling, C Hank Conger, C Bobby Wilson, SS Ryan Mount
Placed on temporarily inactive list: 2B Larry Infante
Reinstated from inactive list: 2B Larry Infante

Though he’s back now, Bourjos missed time with a hyperextended left elbow.

Los Angeles Dodgers
Released: RHP Rick Asadoorian, RHP Jon Haldis, RHP Eduardo Quintana, 1B Cory Dunlap
Traded: SS Juan Rivera to Royals for SS Angel Berroa
Recalled: SS Andy LaRoche
Added to 40-man roster: SS Angel Berroa
Optioned to Triple-A: SS Chin-Lung Hu
Outrighted off 40-man roster: 3B Terry Tiffee
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Robert Blevins, RHP Yhency Brazoban, RHP Danny Muegge, RHP Kyle Smit, LHP Wilfredo Diaz, C Charles Gulledge, C Fumimasa Ishibashi, 3B Josh Bell, SS Parker Dalton
Reinstated from DL: RHP Kyle Smit, LHP Scott Elbert, SS Joseph Becker, SS Parker Dalton
Reinstated from inactive list: 1B Cory Dunlap

Milwaukee Brewers
Signed: SS Michael Garciaparra, SS Chris Woodward
Draft picks signed: RHP Nick Bucci (18), RHP Benjamin Jeffers (22), RHP Maverick Lasker (5), C Derrick Alfonso (26), SS Jose Duran (6)
Released: RHP Jeff Weaver
Voluntarily retired: 2B Steve Sollmann
Recalled: 2B Hernan Iribarren
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP John Axford, RHP David Johnson
Reinstated from DL: RHP E.J. Shanks, LHP Chris Narveson
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Jeff Weaver, 2B Steve Sollmann

The Jeff Weaver experiment is over. In 55 innings for Triple-A Nashville he went 2-4, 6.22, allowing 64 hits, 20 walks and nine home runs.

Minnesota Twins
Draft picks signed: RHP Steven Blevins (21), RHP Alex Curry (25), SS Tyler Ladendorf (2), OF Evan Bigley (10), OF Michael Harrington (13), OF Danny Ortiz (4)
Released: RHP Heath Totten, RHP Danny Vais, LHP Errol Simonitsch, C Jose Leger
Recalled: 3B Brian Buscher, 3B Matt Macri
Optioned to Triple-A: 3B Matt Macri
Outrighted off 40-man roster: 2B Howie Clark
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Tyler Robertson, C Jose Morales, 2B Howie Clark, 2B Ramoncito Santana, 3B Luke Hughes
Reinstated from DL: RHP Yohan Pino, LHP Henry Reyes, C Jose Leger, SS Alejandro Machado, OF Denard Span

Robertson missed time with shoulder tendinitis.

New York Mets
Signed: OF Brian Burgamy (Newark (Atlantic)), OF Raul Gonzalez, OF John Rodriguez
Draft picks signed: RHP Jacob Goldberg (36), RHP Jeff Kaplan (11), RHP Mike Lynn (30), RHP Brandon Moore (14), RHP Michael Powers (31), RHP Zachary Rosenbaum (19), RHP Scott Shaw (13), RHP Tim Smith (42), RHP Erik Turgeon (25), LHP James Fuller (21), LHP Jimmy Johnson (28), C Dock Doyle (5), C Tyler Howe (41), 1B Douglas McNulty (49), 2B Kyle Suire (35), OF Jeffrey Flagg (27), OF Mark McGonigle (43), OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis (3), OF John Servidio (26)
Released: RHP Jonathan Castillo, RHP Jose Diaz, C Teddy Dziuba, 3B Leivi Ventura, OF Chris Fournier
Added to 40-man roster: C Robinson Cancel, 3B Abraham Nunez, OF Chris Aguila
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Carlos Muniz, C Robinson Cancel
Optioned to Double-A: OF Nick Evans
Outrighted off 40-man roster: C Raul Casanova, 3B Abraham Nunez
Placed on 7-day DL: C Sean McCraw, C Gustavo Molina, OF Joe Holden
Reinstated from DL: RHP Juan Padilla, C Jean Blaquiere, 2B Peeter Ramos, OF Ezequiel Carrera, OF Joe Holden
Placed on temporarily inactive list: 2B Emmanuel Garcia
Reinstated from inactive list: 2B Emmanuel Garcia

New York Yankees
Signed: RHP Nick Asselin (NDFA—Boston College), RHP Mike Obradovich (NDFA—Florida Atlantic), LHP Shawn Joy (NDFA—Southern Illinois), C Ryan Baker (NDFA—Cincinnati)
Draft picks signed: RHP Brandon Braboy (18), RHP Ryan Flannery (47), RHP Luke Greinke (12), RHP David Phelps (14), RHP Brad Rulon (34), RHP Andrew Shive (35), RHP Pat Venditte (20), LHP Clint Preisendorfer (42), C Mitch Abeita (19), C Jeff Nutt (25), 2B David Adams (3), 2B Corban Joseph (4), 2B Spencer Lucian (31), 3B Mike Lyon (24), SS Addison Maruszak (17), SS Ryan Wilkes (23), OF Tommy Baldridge (33), OF Mitchell Delaney (21), OF Ray Kruml (11), OF Erik Lovett (39)
Released: 1B Ben Broussard, OF Chase Odenreider
Recalled: RHP Dan Giese, RHP Scott Patterson
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Dan Giese
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Dan Giese, RHP Scott Patterson
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP J.B. Cox, RHP Christian Garcia, RHP Michael Gardner, RHP Jeff Karstens, C Ben Blumenthal, 2B Damon Sublett, 3B Kyle Anson, OF Justin Christian
Reinstated from DL: RHP Alan Horne, RHP Jon Hovis, RHP Jeff Karstens, RHP Scott Strickland, 3B Bradley Suttle, SS Eduardo Nunez, OF Matt Carson, OF Justin Christian, OF Jeff Fortenberry, OF David Williams
Placed on temporarily inactive list: RHP Kevin Whelan
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Kevin Whelan

Oakland Athletics
Signed: RHP Bret Prinz
Draft picks signed: RHP Ryan Doolittle (26), RHP Michael Hart (19), RHP Tyson Ross (2), RHP Mickey Storey (31), LHP Trey Barham (25), C Mitch LeVier (9), 2B Ryne Jernigan (30), SS Jason Christian (5)
Placed on military list: C Jonathan Johnston
Recalled: OF Travis Buck, OF Carlos Gonzalez
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Brad Ziegler
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Dallas Braden
Designated for assignment: 2B Kevin Melillo
Outrighted off 40-man roster: LHP Lenny Dinardo
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jose Fragoso, RHP Shane Komine
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jason Glushon, RHP James Simmons, LHP Brett Anderson, SS Michael Richard, OF Todd Donovan, OF Richie Robnett
Option transferred: RHP Henry Rodriguez (Double-A Midland to high Class A Stockton)

Philadelphia Phillies
Signed: RHP Travis Minix (Somerset (Atlantic)), RHP Jesse Oster (Chico (Golden)), C Mike Lieberthal, C Scott Thomas (Gateway (Frontier))
Draft picks signed: LHP Spencer Arroyo (31), LHP David Noles (24), SS Troy Hanzawa (16), OF Bryan Frew (43), OF Brandon Haislet (23)
Released: RHP Zach Segovia, LHP Shane Youman
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Andrew Carpenter, LHP Moises Melendez, SS Freddy Galvis
Reinstated from DL: RHP Julian Sampson, SS Freddy Galvis

Pittsburgh Pirates
Signed: RHP Franklyn German, C Ronny Paulino
Draft picks signed: RHP Owen Brolsma (48), RHP Zachary Foster (49), RHP Alan Knotts (38), RHP Brian Leach (25), RHP Allen Ponder (45), LHP Chris Aure (15), LHP Tyler Cox (35), LHP Mike Williams (44), C Mark Carver (33), 3B Matt Hague (9), 3B Matt Payne (34), SS Benji Gonzalez (7), OF Kyle Morgan (36), OF Craig Parry (50), OF Edwin Roman (27), OF David Rubinstein (11)
Released: RHP Brian Rogers, SS Brian Finegan
Placed on suspended list: LHP Josh Shortslef
Recalled: RHP Marino Salas
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Bryan Bullington, C Ronny Paulino
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Chris Hernandez, C Carlos Maldonado, OF Marcus Davis, OF Thomas Hagan
Reinstated from DL: SS Brian Finegan, OF James Barksdale
Placed on temporarily inactive list: OF Adam Boeve
Reinstated from inactive list: OF Adam Boeve
Option transferred: RHP Jimmy Barthmaier (Double-A Altoona to Triple-A Indianapolis)

St. Louis Cardinals
Signed: RHP Christian Concepcion, OF Jarred Bogany (NDFA—Lubbock Christian (Texas))
Draft picks signed: RHP Jason Buursma (25), RHP Miguel Flores (16), RHP Eric Fornataro (6), RHP Santo Maertz (44), RHP Zach Pitts (24), RHP Kevin Thomas (33), RHP Adam Veres (49), LHP Jon Bravo (23), LHP George Brown (27), LHP Anthony Ferrara (7), LHP Sam Freeman (32), C Jack Cawley (34), C Blake Murphy (42), 1B Shane Peterson (2), 1B Joseph Rigoli (21), 2B Alex Castellanos (10), SS Brett Lilley (29), OF Joe Babick (43), OF Paul Cruz (40), OF Christopher Swauger (26)
Recalled: RHP Mark Worrell, OF Chris Duncan, OF Joe Mather
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Mitchell Boggs
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Mike Parisi, OF Chris Duncan
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Shaun Garceau, RHP Blake Hawksworth, LHP Zach Zuercher, 1B Steven Hill
Reinstated from DL: RHP Wayne Daman, C Mark Johnson, OF D’Marcus Ingram
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Kenny Maiques

San Diego Padres
Signed: LHP Sean Henn, LHP Chris Shaver
Draft picks signed: RHP Tyson Bagley (11), RHP Brad Brach (42), RHP Tom Davis (16), RHP Eric Gonzalez (24), RHP Omar Gutierrez (29), RHP Kyle Heyne (32), RHP Colin Lynch (40), LHP Andrew Albers (10), LHP Matthew Means (37), LHP Rob Musgrave (14), C Logan Gelbrich (35), 2B Joseph Railey (21), 3B Logan Forsythe (1s), SS Derek Shunk (17), OF Dan Robertson (33), OF Bobby Verbick (30)
Released: RHP Enderson Paredes, LHP Brooks Dunn, 1B Jose Mayi, 2B Ray Chang, 2B Ray Stokes, OF Roberto Gonzalez
Loaned to Mexican League: RHP Luis Mendez, RHP David Reyes, RHP Hector Sanchez
Recalled: LHP Joe Thatcher, SS Craig Stansberry
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Clay Hensley, LHP Joel Thatcher
Outrighted off 40-man roster: LHP Sean Henn, LHP Wil Ledezma
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Neil Jamison, RHP Mat Latos, LHP Allen Harrington
Reinstated from DL: RHP Aaron Breit, RHP Mat Latos, 2B Luis Rodriguez, SS Drew Cumberland

Latos is back on the disabled list after sustaining the same abdominal injury that had landed him on the DL once already this season.

San Francisco Giants
Signed: RHP Scott Munter
Draft picks signed: RHP Michael Eifel (21), RHP Brian Irving (17), RHP Shane Kaufman (28), RHP Kyle Woodruff (27), LHP Ari Ronick (12), 2B Ryan Lormand (26), OF Daniel Cook (15), OF Ryne Price (33), OF Damon Wright (25)
Added to 40-man roster: OF Brian Horwitz
Outrighted off 40-man roster: LHP Erick Threets
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Kevin Pucetas
Placed on temporarily inactive list: RHP Julio Mateo

Seattle Mariners
Signed: RHP Cheyne Hann (NDFA—Cal State San Bernardino), RHP Phil Hann (NDFA—Cal State Northridge), RHP Brian Oates (NDFA—Trinity (Texas)), LHP Dustin Birosak (NDFA—Cal State Los Angeles), C Kylee Hash, OF Nick Blasi
Draft picks signed: RHP Jordan Alvis (21), RHP Andres Esquibel (38), RHP Chris Kirkland (36), RHP Taylor Lewis (19), RHP Brett Lorin (5), RHP Nick Love (32), RHP Blake Nation (22), RHP Brad Reid (30), LHP Kyle Brown (33), LHP Nicholas Czyz (35), LHP Bobby LaFromboise (8), LHP Brandon Pullen (37), C Henry Contreras (24), C Travis Howell (18), C Tommy Johnson (27), 2B Bennett Billingsley (16), 2B Donny Jobe (44), 3B Nate Tenbrink (7), SS Frederick Bello (20), OF Jarrett Burgess (6), OF Ryan Royster (13), OF Jacob Shaffer (15)
Voluntarily retired: 1B Scott Robinson
Recalled: RHP Roy Corcoran
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Phillippe Aumont, LHP Jason Mackintosh, LHP Eric O’Flaherty, OF Charlton Jimerson
Reinstated from DL: LHP Donnie Hume, OF Charlton Jimerson, OF Kuo-Hui Lo, OF Jon Nelson

Aumont came down with elbow soreness, but he was already slated for time off as the Mariners carefully monitor his workload. Like the Royals, the Mariners were quick to bring aboard a slew of nondrafted free agents, perhaps to help fill out their seven domestic affiliates. They added Rookie-level Pulaski in the Appalachian League this season, joining the Orioles, Royals, Mets and Cardinals as the only organizations with seven U.S. farm clubs.

Tampa Bay Rays
Draft picks signed: RHP James Bagley (35), RHP Shane Dyer (6), RHP Marquis Fleming (24), RHP Matt Gorgen (16), RHP Matt Long (34), RHP Jason McEachern (13), LHP Michael Jarman (26), LHP Josh Satow (25), LHP Neil Schenk (23), LHP Shawn Smith (9), 1B Mike Sheridan (5), 2B Jeremy Beckham (17), 2B Jason Tweedy (20), 3B David Genao (18), SS Matthew Hall (10), OF Jason Appel (22), OF Brian Bryles (12), OF Jason Corder (7), OF Michael McKenna (14)
Released: SS James Mayer, OF Jackson Brennan, OF Jared Edwards, OF John Rodriguez
Recalled: OF Justin Ruggiano
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Grant Balfour
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Richard de los Santos, RHP Woods Fines, RHP Wade Townsend, LHP James Houser, 1B Rhyne Hughes, SS Ben Zobrist
Reinstated from DL: RHP Eduardo Morlan, RHP Jason Ragan, LHP James Houser, C Hector Gimenez, 2B William Cipriano, 3B Cesar Suarez, OF Desmond Jennings, OF John Matulia, OF John Rodriguez

Texas Rangers
Signed: RHP Jose Diaz, RHP Luis Mendoza, LHP Kason Gabbard
Draft picks signed: RHP Justin King (30), RHP Tanner Roark (25), RHP Ryan Schlecht (34), LHP Eric Evans (23), LHP Cliff Springston (11), C Kevin Torres (45), SS Kyle Higgins (31)
Released: OF Jason Botts
Granted free agency: RHP Franklyn German
Recalled: RHP Kameron Loe, LHP A.J. Murray, 2B German Duran, 3B Travis Metcalf
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Eric Hurley, RHP Elizardo Ramirez, RHP Robinson Tejeda
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Kameron Loe, RHP Luis Mendoza, LHP Kason Gabbard, 3B Travis Metcalf
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Dustin Nippert, RHP Elizardo Ramirez
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Kennil Gomez, RHP Julio Santana, RHP Daniel Sattler, LHP Ryan Turner
Reinstated from DL: RHP Omar Poveda, RHP Julio Santana, LHP Beau Jones, C Carlos Dominguez, OF David Paisano
Option transferred: LHP Matt Harrison (Doulbe-A Frisco to Triple-A Oklahoma)

The Rangers released Botts so that he could sign with the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters of Japan’s Pacific League.

Toronto Blue Jays
Signed: RHP Jared Gothreaux, RHP Daniel Miller, RHP Brian Wolfe, LHP Tyler Kelsey (Windy City (Frontier)), LHP Jared Potts (NDFA—Central Missouri)
Draft picks signed: RHP Dustin Antolin (11), RHP Austin Armstrong (34), RHP Justin Cryer (29), RHP Matt Daly (13), RHP Cody Dunbar (30), RHP Scott Gracey (15), RHP Chris Holguin (14), RHP Ryan Koch (36), LHP John Anderson (28), LHP Evan Crawford (8), LHP Matthew Moody (35), LHP Ryan Page (20), LHP Matt Wright (12), C Antonio Jimenez (9), C Karim Turkamani (22), C Jonnathan Valdez (17), C Brian Van Kirk (21), 1B David Cooper (1), 1B Nate Nelson (40), 2B Justin McClanahan (33), SS Bryan Kervin (27), SS Tyler Pastornicky (5), OF Markus Brisker (6), OF Michael Crouse (16), OF Eric Thames (7), OF Kenny Wilson (2)
Released: RHP Armando Benitez, RHP Ryan Meyers, LHP Mike Gallo, 2B Wes Stone, SS Jeff Bannon
Recalled: RHP Brian Wolfe, 2B Joe Inglett, SS Hector Luna
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Brian Wolfe, 2B Joel Inglett, 2B Kevin Melillo
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Armando Benitez, SS Hector Luna
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Ross Buckwalter
Reinstated from DL: C Kevin Nelson, SS Pedro Lopez, OF Matt Watson

Washington Nationals
Draft picks signed: RHP Paul Demny (6), LHP Clayton Dill (35), LHP Ricardo Pecina (8), C Chris Solis (27), 1B Tyler Moore (16), 2B Blake Stouffer (13), SS Nicholas Arata (28), SS Jose Lozada (17), OF Chris Curran (22), OF Michael Guerrero (21), OF Brian Pruitt (34)
Recalled: RHP Tyler Clippard, RHP Garrett Mock, 3B Kory Casto
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Tyler Clippard, RHP Garrett Mock
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Matt Chico, LHP Cory VanAllen, C Javier Herrera, SS Ian Desmond
Reinstated from DL: C Javier Herrera, 2B Pokey Reese, OF Jorge Padilla
Placed on temporarily inactive list: RHP Terrence Engles, OF Aaron Seuss
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Terrence Engles, OF Aaron Seuss

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