Minor League Transactions: April 11-17

Official minor league transactions, conveyed to Baseball America by Major League Baseball, for the period April 11-17.

Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed:
LHP Randy Wolf (released by Mariners, March 25)
Loaned to Mexican League: OF Trent Oeltjen (to Tijuana)
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Mike Bolsinger
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Will Harris
Removed from 40-man: RHP Alex Sanabia (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Mark Serrano, LHP Andrew Barbosa, OF Colin Bray
Reinstated from DL: RHP Braden Shipley, OF Trent Oeltjen

Atlanta Braves
Released:
RHP Steven Schils, C Cory Brownsten
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Lay Batista, LHP Matt Marksberry, SS Reed Harper
Reinstated from DL: RHP Aaron Northcraft, C Cory Brownsten, SS Elmer Reyes, OF Dan Carroll

Baltimore Orioles
Signed:
RHP Matt Hauser (released by Twins, March 25)
Released: 1B Michael Mosby, OF Trent Mummey
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Tim Alderson, RHP Zach Davies, RHP Steve Johnson, SS Anthony Caronia, OF Xavier Paul
Reinstated from DL: RHP Tim Alderson, 2B Jerome Pena

A fourth-round pick from Auburn in 2010, Trent Mummey profiled as a fourth outfielder before a series of injuries—including those of the hamstring variety—undercut his productivity. As a speed-oriented, lefty-hitting center fielder who stands in at 5-foot-9, he drew comparisons with a young Nate McLouth, but Mummey advanced only as far as high Class A Frederick in the Orioles system, where he hit .232/.336/.340 with 24 steals in 104 games spread over parts of four seasons. The 25-year-old still can run and take a walk, so he might fit with an organization looking for outfield depth.

Boston Red Sox
Placed on 7-day DL:
RHP Brayan Villarreal, OF Jesus Loya, OF Aneury Tavarez

Chicago Cubs
Released:
RHP Casey Coleman
Loaned to Mexican League: RHP Frank Batista (to Tijuana)
Recalled: RHP Blake Parker, LHP Zac Rosscup, LHP Chris Rusin
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Brian Schlitter, LHP Zac Rosscup, LHP Chris Rusin
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Lendy Castillo, RHP James Pugliese, 2B Gioskar Amaya, SS Javier Baez, OF Brett Jackson
Reinstated from DL: RHP Duane Underwood, C Taylor Davis, 2B Edgar Gonzalez

Shortstop Javier Baez began the season at Triple-A Iowa in a 4-for-26 funk, though two of his four hits were homers. Now, he’ll cool his heels on the disabled list with a sprained left ankle, unable to attempt to hit his way to Chicago with each swing.

Chicago White Sox
Signed:
RHP Frank Francisco
Released: RHP Terance Marin
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Zach Putnam
Option transferred: LHP Frank de los Santos (Double-A to Triple-A)
Reinstated from DL: LHP Evan Crawford

Cincinnati Reds
Signed:
RHP Elvin Ramirez (released by Pirates, March 22)
Placed on 7-day DL: OF Junior Arias, OF Thomas Neal
Reinstated from DL: LHP Nick Schmidt

Cleveland Indians
Optioned to Triple-A:
SS Justin Sellers, OF Nyjer Morgan
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Dylan Baker, C Luke Carlin, OF LeVon Washington
Reinstated from DL: OF Luigi Rodriguez, OF Josh Schubert

Colorado Rockies
Recalled:
OF Corey Dickerson
Optioned to Triple-A: 2B Charlie Culberson
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Tyler Gagnon, RHP Marc Magliaro
Reinstated from DL: OF Francisco Sosa

Detroit Tigers
Placed on 7-day DL:
RHP Bryan Augenstein, RHP Calvin Drummond, LHP Matt Crouse, 2B Devon Travis, SS Jared Reaves
Reinstated from DL: RHP Bryan Augenstein

Double-A Erie second baseman Devon Travis went on the disabled list with a right oblique strain, according to a SeaWolves tweet. He got off to a slow start at 2-for-14 (.143), though he had managed a walk and a stolen base.

Houston Astros
Released:
LHP T.J. Geith, SS Yoel Silfa, OF Edwin Gomez
Recalled: RHP Paul Clemens
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Raul Valdes, OF George Springer
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Josh Zeid, LHP Kevin Chapman, OF Robbie Grossman
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP David Rollins, 1B Japhet Amador
Reinstated from DL: 1B Telvin Nash, 2B Andy Simunic

Kansas City Royals
Signed:
RHP Casey Coleman (released by Cubs, April 14), OF Cory Scammell (released by Mariners, March 19)
Released: LHP Patrick Conroy
Recalled: LHP Danny Duffy, LHP Justin Marks
Optioned to Triple-A: 2B Johnny Giavotella
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Kevin McCarthy, LHP Chris Dwyer, LHP Austin Fairchild, C Zane Evans, 2B Justin Trapp
Reinstated from DL: C Zane Evans

Los Angeles Angels
Recalled:
LHP Jose Alvarez
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Yoslan Herrera, OF Brennan Boesch
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Matt Shoemaker, LHP Nick Maronde
Option transferred: RHP Mike Brady (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: OF Mike Fish
Reinstated from DL: RHP Eduard Santos

Los Angeles Dodgers
Released:
1B Angelo Songco, 2B Scott Wingo, 3B Brendan Harris
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Paco Rodriguez
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Luis Meza, RHP Andres Santiago, RHP Steve Smith, LHP Daniel Moskos
Reinstated from DL: 2B Alex Guerrero

Angelo Songco, a fourth-round pick in 2009 from Loyola Marymount, failed to make the transition to Double-A Chattanooga, batting .203/.270/.356 in 77 games there, including an 0-for-12 start to this season that included six strikeouts. Like many hitters, he excelled in the California League, batting .313/.367/.581 for high Class A Rancho Cucamonga in 2011 and leading the league with 48 doubles. Songco’s 29 homers ranked second to Michael Choice (30), and his 114 RBIs ranked second to Nolan Arenado (122).

Miami Marlins
Placed on 7-day DL:
RHP Rett Varner, 3B J.T. Riddle, SS Javier Lopez
Reinstated from DL: RHP Juan Sosa

Milwaukee Brewers
Recalled:
RHP Rob Wooten, 2B Elian Herrera
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Ariel Pena, LHP Tyler Linehan, C Lucas May, OF Kentrail Davis, OF D’Vontrey Richardson

Minnesota Twins
Recalled:
RHP Mike Tonkin, SS Eduardo Nunez
Optioned to Triple-A: SS Eduardo Nunez
Reinstated from DL: RHP Matt Guerrier, RHP Tyler Jones, RHP Dan Turpen, LHP Matt Hoffman

New York Mets
Traded:
C Blake Forsythe to Athletics for cash
Recalled: OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka
Removed from 40-man: LHP John Lannan (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Giancarlo Alvarado, 2B Jairo Perez
Reinstated from DL: RHP Vic Black, C Blake Forsythe, 1B Brandon Allen

New York Yankees
Recalled:
RHP Shane Greene, C J.R. Murphy
Added to 40-man roster: 2B Scott Sizemore
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Shane Greene (twice)
Placed on 7-day DL: 3B Zelous Wheeler
Reinstated from DL: OF Ronnier Mustelier

Oakland Athletics
Released:
RHP Joe Blanton
Acquired: C Blake Forsythe from Mets for cash
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Marcus Walden (waiver claim from Blue Jays)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Matt Buschmann, RHP Michael Ynoa, OF D’Arby Myers
Reinstated from DL: LHP Omar Duran

Philadelphia Phillies
Signed:
LHP Adam Loewen
Released: SS Brian Bixler
Recalled: RHP Luis Garcia, RHP Jonathan Pettibone
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Justin De Fratus, RHP Luis Garcia
Optioned to Double-A: 2B Cesar Hernandez
Option transferred: OF Aaron Altherr (Double-A to high Class A)
Removed from 40-man: RHP Brad Lincoln (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Hoby Milner, C Cameron Rupp, SS Andres Blanco
Reinstated from DL: OF Aaron Altherr

Drafted as a pitcher with the fourth overall pick in 2002, lefthander Adam Loewen will convert back to the mound after not throwing a pitch as a professional since 2008. He’s one of the rare players to make the majors as both a pitcher (2006-08 Orioles) and position player (2011 Blue Jays).

Pittsburgh Pirates
Loaned to Mexican League:
LHP Jovany Lopez (to Veracruz)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Collin Balester, RHP Luis Heredia
Reinstated from DL: RHP Collin Balester

St. Louis Cardinals
Released:
RHP Norge Paredes, 2B Vance Albitz, OF Adam Melker, OF Steve Ramos
Recalled: RHP Eric Fornataro, RHP Jorge Rondon
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Keith Butler, SS Peter Kozma
Placed on 7-day DL: C Casey Rasmus
Reinstated from DL: C Adam Ehrlich

San Diego Padres
Placed on 7-day DL:
RHP Adrian De Horta, RHP Walker Lockett, RHP Burch Smith, LHP Jeff Ibarra
Reinstated from DL: RHP John Hussey, LHP Jeff Ibarra

Triple-A El Paso righty Burch Smith is experiencing muscular soreness in his right forearm, though the Padres expect him to be ready to pitch shortly. In two starts he’s been lit up for 11 runs and 13 hits in 5 1/3 innings.

San Francisco Giants
Released:
LHP Dontrelle Willis
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Juan Perez
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Rafael Dolis, RHP Mason Tobin, RHP Nick Vander Tuig, LHP Bryce Bandilla, LHP Mason McVay, 3B Chris Dominguez, 3B Ryan Tuntland, OF Darren Ford
Reinstated from DL: RHP Martin Agosta, RHP Carlos Alvarado, RHP Jose Casilla, RHP Rafael Dolis, LHP Steven Messner, LHP Dontrelle Willis, 2B Ydwin Villegas, 3B Chris Dominguez

Seattle Mariners
Recalled:
RHP Blake Beavan, 2B Nick Franklin, OF James Jones
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Stephen Pryor, LHP Lucas Luetge
Option transferred: OF Julio Morban (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jonathan Arias, RHP Seon Gi Kim, RHP Victor Sanchez, LHP Nick Hill, C Humberto Quintero, OF Jabari Henry
Reinstated from DL: RHP Ramon Ramirez, RHP Grady Wood, LHP Kyle Hunter, C Manny Pina, 2B Patrick Brady, OF Julio Morban

Big righty Victor Sanchez experienced right forearm tightness at Double-A Jackson, according to Generals broadcaster Chris Harris.

Tampa Bay Rays
Signed:
RHP Doug Mathis (released by Rangers, April 10), RHP Matt Neil (released by Marlins, March 28)
Recalled: RHP Brad Boxberger, LHP Jeff Beliveau, OF Kevin Kiermaier
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Erik Bedard
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Jeff Beliveau, OF Kevin Kiermaier
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jeff Ames, RHP Matt Ramsey, RHP Sam Runion

Texas Rangers
Signed:
LHP Scott Cousins (released by Red Sox, March 28)
Released: LHP Rafael Perez
Returned Rule 5 pick: RHP Seth Rosin (to Phillies)
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Colby Lewis
Removed from 40-man: RHP Daniel McCutchen (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Cody Buckel, RHP Ryan Harvey, RHP Ryan Ledbetter, SS Luis Marte
Reinstated from DL: RHP Ryan Rodebaugh, RHP Ben Rowen

A prospect as both a hitter and pitcher as an amateur, Scott Cousins touched the low 90s and threw four pitches at San Francisco, but the Marlins liked him better as an outfielder after selecting him  in the third round of the 2006 draft. He didn’t show enough power, speed or range to make an impact in the majors—he hit .179/.230/.285 in 193 plate appearances—so the Rangers are going to convert Cousins to a lefthanded pitcher.

Toronto Blue Jays
Released:
RHP Tucker Donahue
Elected free agency: RHP Jeremy Jeffress
Recalled: OF Anthony Gose
Added to 40-man roster: SS Munenori Kawasaki
Optioned to Triple-A: C Erik Kratz, OF Anthony Gose
Designated for assignment: RHP Marcus Walden (lost on waivers to Athletics)
Removed from 40-man: RHP Jeremy Jeffress (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Randy Boone, 3B Andy LaRoche
Reinstated from DL: RHP Ajay Meyer, RHP Mickey Storey, OF Ricardo Nanita

Washington Nationals
Signed:
OF Quincy Latimore (released by Pirates, March 28)
Recalled: SS Zach Walters, OF Jeff Kobernus, OF Steven Souza
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Blake Treinen
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Aaron Barrett
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Hector Silvestre, 2B Cody Dent, 2B Tony Renda, OF Drew Vettleson
Reinstated from DL: 2B Josh R. Johnson, 3B Drew Ward, OF Jeff Kobernus