Minor League Transactions: April 10-16

This time: April 10-16

Arizona Diamondbacks
Released:
RHP Miles Reagan, RHP Daniel Stange, RHP Casey Upperman
Optioned to Triple-A: OF David Winfree
Placed on 7-day DL: 2B David Nick
Reinstated from DL: C Ryan Budde

A seventh-round pick from UC Riverside in ’06, Daniel Stange ranked as the Diamondbacks' No. 12 prospect in ’09 and reached Arizona for four games the following season. He's pitched almost exclusively for Triple-A Reno since ’10, but the results have been shaky (1.92 WHIP in 63 innings) as he made just 47 appearances. The 26-year-old Stange worked to 19 batters this season with the Aces, allowing 14 to reach base while striking out two others.

Atlanta Braves
Released:
3B Kirk Walker
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Jose Constanza
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jarett Miller, RHP Greg Ross, OF Todd Cunningham, OF Will Skinner
Reinstated from DL: OF L.V. Ware

Baltimore Orioles
Signed:
RHP Joel Pineiro (released by Phillies)
Released: RHP Winston Abreu, RHP Luis Noel, LHP Casey Fossum, C Josh N. Johnson, OF Edgardo Baez
Option transferred: 3B Zelous Wheeler (Triple-A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Williams Louico, LHP Dontrelle Willis

Winston Abreu, who ranks fourth among active minor league pitchers in career strikeouts (1,160) and games (463), signed on with the Mexico City Red Devils of the Mexican League after his release by Baltimore.

Boston Red Sox
Recalled:
OF Che-Hsuan Lin
Added to 40-man roster: 2B Nate Spears, OF Jason Repko
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Che-Hsuan Lin
Designated for assignment: C Luis Exposito
Placed on 7-day DL: SS Pedro Ciriaco, OF Pete Hissey
Reinstated from DL: C Jayson Hernandez, 2B Tony Thomas, OF Ronald Bermudez

The Red Sox lost Luis Exposito on a waiver claim to the Orioles, who assigned him to Triple-A Norfolk.

Chicago Cubs
Signed:
C Nathan Maldonado (re-signed)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Matt Loosen, 3B Matt Cerda, OF Reggie Golden, RHP Marcus Hatley, 2B Edgar Gonzalez

Chicago White Sox
Released:
C Jimmy Jacquot
Acquired: SS Jose Castro from Reds for future considerations
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Pedro Hernandez, 3B Kyle Shelton

Cincinnati Reds
Traded:
SS Jose Castro to White Sox for future considerations
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Kanekoa Texeira, OF Josh Fellhauer
Reinstated from DL: RHP Brett Tomko

Cleveland Indians
Released:
RHP Alexander Perez
Placed on 7-day DL: C Luke Carlin, C Xavier de los Santos, 3B Andy LaRoche
Reinstated from DL: RHP Alexander Perez, OF Jordan Casas

Coming off a banner ’09 season at two Class A stops (2.99 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, 8.4 strikeouts per nine), Alexander Perez ranked as the Indians' No. 20 prospect. He failed to build on that momentum in either of the next two seasons, missing all of ’11 and appearing in just two games the year before as he dealt with injuries.

Colorado Rockies
Released:
RHP Brian N. Anderson, RHP Albert Campos
Recalled: LHP Drew Pomeranz
Optioned to Triple-A: C Jordan Pacheco, OF Charlie Blackmon
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Bruce Kern, RHP Jared Wells, OF Tim Wheeler

The top pitching prospect in the ’10 Pioneer League, Albert Campos pitched well enough away from low Class A Asheville's hitter's haven last year (3.44 ERA) but finished with an overall 5.19 ERA and 1.50 WHIP over 87 innings. He didn't pitch after July 3.

Detroit Tigers
Recalled:
LHP Adam Wilk
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Drew Smyly
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Brayan Villarreal, SS Danny Worth
Reinstated from DL: RHP Ramon Lebron, LHP Darin Downs

Houston Astros
Released:
OF Daniel Adamson
Optioned to Triple-A: SS Brian Bixler
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Josh Zeid, OF Brad Snyder
Reinstated from DL: LHP Xavier Cedeno, OF Domingo Santana

Kansas City Royals
Recalled:
RHP Louis Coleman, OF Jarrod Dyson
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Jarrod Dyson
Placed on 7-day DL: C Travis Jones, 3B Mario Lisson, OF Alex Llanos
Reinstated from DL: LHP Andrew Dobies

Jarrod Dyson (’06) and Angels first baseman Efren Navarro (’07) are the only 50th-round draft picks this century to reach the big leagues. Navarro came and went last season, but Dyson has reached Kansas City in each of the past three seasons, going 23-for-109 (.296) at the plate with 20 steals in 23 tries. Not a bad return on the 1,475th overall pick.

Los Angeles Angels
Recalled:
LHP Brad Mills
Added to 40-man roster: RHP David Carpenter
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Brad Mills, 2B Alexi Amarista
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Brian Diemer, RHP Fabio Martinez, 3B Luis Jimenez
Reinstated from DL: LHP Trevor Reckling

Los Angeles Dodgers
Placed on 7-day DL:
2B Casio Grider
Reinstated from DL: C Andrew Edge, 1B Chris Jacobs

Miami Marlins
Signed:
OF Michael Main
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Matt Montgomery, RHP Joey O'Gara, 1B Ben Lasater
Reinstated from DL: RHP Garrett Parcell, 1B Aaron Senne, OF Christian Yelich

The Giants targeted Michael Main when they dealt catcher Bengie Molina to the Rangers in July ’10. Of course, at the time Main was a righthanded pitcher, one who went 24th overall in the ’07 draft. San Francisco released him after little more than a season, however, after the 22-year-old Main put up a 6.84 ERA and 1.86 WHIP in the Cal League last year. The Marlins are going to give Main, a DeLand, Fla., native and two-way standout in high school, a chance to make it as an outfielder. They assigned him to extended spring training.

Milwaukee Brewers
Signed:
RHP Johnnie Lowe (released by White Sox), LHP Mitch Stetter (released by Rangers)
Recalled: 2B Eric Farris
Optioned to Triple-A: 2B Eric Farris
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jim Henderson, RHP Santo Manzanillo, LHP Dan Merklinger, C Dayton Buller, OF Kentrail Davis, OF Ben McMahan, LHP Juan Perez, 3B Brooks Conrad

Minnesota Twins
Signed:
SS Logan Wade
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Ben Revere
Option transferred: OF Darin Mastroianni (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: OF Rene Tosoni
Reinstated from DL: RHP Brett Jacobson

Few teams are as active in Australia as the Twins, and now they've added another player, signing 20-year-old shortstop Logan Wade, a native of Queensland.

New York Mets
Placed on 7-day DL:
LHP Danny Ray Herrera, 1B Allan Dykstra, 1B Sam Honeck, OF Darrell Ceciliani, OF Charley Thurber

New York Yankees
Placed on 7-day DL:
LHP Manny Banuelos, C Gustavo Molina, 2B David Adams, 3B Rob Lyerly, SS Jose Pirela, OF Chris Dickerson
Reinstated from DL: C Jeff Farnham, 1B Luke Murton
Transferred to 60-day DL: RHP Ronny Marte

Manny Banuelos went on the shelf (having allowed six runs and 21 baserunners in 5 1/3 Triple-A innings) with a latissimus muscle issue in his back, according to correspondent George King.

Oakland Athletics
Optioned to Triple-A:
RHP Andrew Carignan
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Nathaniel Kilcrease, C Joel Galarraga, C Max Stassi, 2B Tyler Ladendorf
Reinstated from DL: C Juan Nunez, C Beau Taylor

Philadelphia Phillies
Optioned to Triple-A:
LHP Joe Savery
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Miguel Nunez, LHP Frank Gailey, C John Suomi, OF Miguel Alvarez
Reinstated from DL: OF Anthony Hewitt

Pittsburgh Pirates
Optioned to Triple-A:
1B Matt Hague
Placed on 7-day DL: SS Chase d'Arnaud

St. Louis Cardinals
Signed:
C Mitch Canham (released by Rockies)
Released: LHP Jeff Nadeau
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Seth Blair, 3B Roberto de la Cruz, OF Michael Swinson
Reinstated from DL: OF Kyle Conley

A supplemental pick by the Padres in ’07, Mitch Canham went to spring training with the Rockies this year but failed to make a full-season team. He signed with the Atlantic League's Long Island Ducks prior to signing with the Cardinals, who assigned him to Triple-A Memphis. 

San Diego Padres
Added to 40-man roster:
RHP Joe Wieland
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Brad Brach
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Casey Kelly, LHP Jeremy Gigliotti, C Yasmani Grandal, SS Beamer Weems

San Francisco Giants
Signed:
LHP Matt Lujan (NDFA—San Francisco)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Keith Bilodeau, RHP Jorge Bucardo, RHP Derek Law, LHP Steven Neff, OF Tyler Graham, OF Shawn Payne
Reinstated from DL: RHP Andrew Berger, RHP Chris Wilson, LHP Scott Walker, 2B Brock Bond, 3B Garrett Buechele, OF Devin Harris

Seattle Mariners
Recalled:
LHP Charlie Furbush
Optioned to Triple-A: C Adam Moore
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Steve Garrison, OF Dan Carroll, OF Mike McGee
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jarrett Grube, RHP Moises Hernandez, RHP Brian Sweeney, 2B Carlos Ramirez, OF Kalian Sams

Tampa Bay Rays
Released:
C Ian Tomkins
Acquired: RHP Matt Buschmann from Nationals for cash considerations
Recalled: RHP Alex Cobb, RHP Dane de la Rosa
Added to 40-man roster: C Chris Gimenez
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Alex Cobb, RHP Dane de la Rosa, RHP Josh Lueke
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Bryan Augenstein, RHP Alex Colome, OF Kes Carter, OF Isaias Velasquez
Reinstated from DL: C Chris Gimenez

Texas Rangers
Optioned to Triple-A:
RHP Yoshinori Tateyama
Placed on 7-day DL: C Jorge Alfaro, C Elio Sarmiento

Toronto Blue Jays
Recalled:
LHP Evan Crawford
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Aaron Laffey
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Fernando Hernandez, RHP Tim Redding, C Sean Ochinko
Reinstated from DL: RHP Shawn Griffith, RHP Tim Redding

Washington Nationals
Signed:
2B Jim Negrych (released by Marlins), SS Brent Greer (released by D-backs)
Traded: RHP Matt Buschmann to Rays for cash considerations
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Josh Smoker, OF Brian Goodwin, OF Angelberth Montilla
Reinstated from DL: C Devin Ivany

Jim Negrych, an ’06 sixth-rounder by the Pirates, ought to provide solid infield depth for the Nationals. He batted .304/.370/.402 in 398 at-bats last year for the Marlins' Double-A Jacksonville affiliate.

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