Minor League Transactions: April 18-24

Official minor league transactions, conveyed to us by Major League Baseball, for the period April 18-24.

Arizona Diamondbacks
Released:
RHP Eddie Bonine, RHP Jeff Gibbs, RHP Derrick Stultz
Reinstated from DL: RHP Mike Bolsinger

Atlanta Braves
Released:
RHP Raymond Sanchez, OF Tony Mueller
Acquired: RHP Roman Colon from Pirates for cash considerations
Recalled: RHP David Carpenter, SS Tyler Pastornicky
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP David Carpenter
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP David Hale, RHP Ryne Harper, RHP Ryan Weber, C Cory Brownsten, OF Kyle Russell, OF Edison Sanchez
Reinstated from DL: RHP John Cornely, C Chase Anselment, C Matt Kennelly, C Shawn McGill, 2B Emerson Landoni

Baltimore Orioles
Released:
RHP Ryan Berry, RHP Chris Green, RHP Nick Grim, RHP Joe Rosan, RHP Joe Yermal, LHP Duke Porter, LHP Clayton Tanner, LHP Aaron Wirsch, LHP Rick Zagone, 2B Tommy Richards, OF Austin Knight, OF Jalen Simmons
Loaned to Mexican League: RHP Tim Bascom (to Cancun), RHP Sean Gleason (to Puebla)
Recalled: RHP Alex Burnett, RHP Josh Stinson
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jake Arrieta, RHP Alex Burnett, RHP Josh Stinson
Option transferred: RHP Josh Stinson (Triple-A to high Class A)
Placed on 7-day DL: C Pedro Perez, 1B Nick Delmonico, OF Kyle Hudson
Reinstated from DL: RHP Ryan Berry, LHP Rick Zagone, 3B Brandon Waring, OF Austin Knight

Boston Red Sox
Recalled:
RHP Daniel Bard, RHP Allen Webster
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Alfredo Aceves, RHP Allen Webster, RHP Steven Wright, OF Jackie Bradley
Placed on 7-day DL: C Leonel Escobar, 3B Nick Moore, SS Deven Marrero, OF Ronald Bermudez, OF Mitch Maier
Reinstated from DL: C Carson Blair, 2B Bryan Johns

Correspondent Alex Speier reports that 2012 first-rounder Deven Marrero left a game with a hamstring injury, and the Red Sox placed him on the disabled list as a precaution. The Arizona State product got off to a quick start with high Class A Salem, batting .294/.400/.451 with eight doubles and nine walks in 14 games.

Chicago Cubs
Removed from 40-man:
SS Alberto Gonzalez, OF Brent Lillibridge (both players outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jose Arias, RHP Ryan Searle, C Taylor Davis, 1B Justin Bour, OF Darien Martin, OF Tim Torres
Reinstated from DL: C Yaniel Cabezas, SS Tim Saunders, SS Elliot Soto

Chicago White Sox
Signed:
LHP Charlie Leesman (re-signed)
Recalled: OF Blake Tekotte
Option transferred: LHP Santos Rodriguez, OF Jared Mitchell (both players Triple-A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Nestor Molina, RHP Jake Petricka, LHP Charlie Leesman, C Damaso Espino, 3B Brent Morel
Reinstated from DL: LHP Santos Rodriguez, 3B Josh Bell, 3B Brent Morel, OF Blake Tekotte

Charlie Leesman ultimately re-signed with the White Sox (and immediately went on the disabled list) on April 23, but his transactional odyssey began a week earlier when Chicago placed him on release waivers. The Rangers claimed him, but Leesman refused the assignment—as was his right while on release waivers—and his release became official on April 17.

Cincinnati Reds
Recalled:
LHP Anthony Cingrani
Added to 40-man roster: C Corky Miller
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Justin Freeman
Option transferred: RHP Curtis Partch (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Justin Freeman, RHP Mark Prior, RHP Mo Wiley, 1B Dominic D’Anna
Reinstated from DL: RHP Kyle Lotzkar, C Nevin Ashley, 2B Emmanuel Burriss

Cleveland Indians
Signed:
C Matt Colantonio (released by Padres, March 29)
Released: LHP Edward Paredes
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Fernando Nieve
Optioned to Triple-A: C Yan Gomes, 2B Cord Phelps
Removed from 40-man: RHP Fernando Nieve (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Shawn Armstrong, 2B Joe Wendle, 3B Todd Hankins
Reinstated from DL: RHP Austin Adams, RHP Joseph Colon, RHP Trey Haley, RHP Bryan Price

Colorado Rockies
Recalled:
RHP Tyler Chatwood, RHP Rob Scahill, LHP Josh Outman
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Rob Scahill, RHP Chris Volstad
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Josh Sullivan, C Drew Beuerlein, 1B Dean Espy, SS Jason Stolz, OF Rafael Ortega
Reinstated from DL: C Tom Murphy, 1B Matt McBride, 2B Taylor Featherston, 2B Jose Rivera

Detroit Tigers
Released:
3B Matt Perry
Recalled: RHP Bruce Rondon
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Jose Valverde
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Brayan Villarreal
Designated for assignment: LHP Duane Below
Placed on 7-day DL: 1B Dean Green, SS Danny Worth
Reinstated from DL: 1B Jeff Holm

Houston Astros
Recalled:
RHP Jose Cisnero, LHP Brett Oberholtzer, OF Robbie Grossman
Added to 40-man roster: 3B Brandon Laird
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Dallas Keuchel, LHP Brett Oberholtzer, 1B Brett Wallace
Placed on 7-day DL: OF Austin Wates
Reinstated from DL: LHP Kenny Long, OF Grant Hogue, OF Telvin Nash

Kansas City Royals
Recalled:
LHP Will Smith
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Will Smith
Option transferred: LHP Justin Marks (Triple-A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Angel Baez, LHP Atahualpa Severino, OF Tim Ferguson, OF Paulo Orlando
Reinstated from DL: RHP Matt Ridings, LHP Justin Marks, LHP George Sherrill

Los Angeles Angels
Released:
RHP Aaron Sookee
Recalled: RHP David Carpenter, HP Michael Kohn, HP Nick Maronde, B Tommy Field
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP David Carpenter, 2B Tommy Field
Placed on 7-day DL: C Sandy Martinez
Reinstated from DL: C Zac Livingston, 2B Bill Hall

Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed:
RHP Anthony Ortega (released by Royals, April 17)
Released: LHP Gregg Downing
Recalled: RHP Stephen Fife
Optioned to Triple-A: C Tim Federowicz
Placed on 7-day DL: C Webster Rivas, SS Ozzie Martinez, OF Yasiel Puig
Reinstated from DL: C Pratt Maynard, SS Casio Grider, OF Brian Cavazos-Galvez

Yasiel Puig is on the shelf with a sprained left thumb. Through 13 games with Double-A Chattanooga he hit .333/.385/.625 with three homers and nine RBIs.

Miami Marlins
Elected free agency:
RHP John Maine
Recalled: RHP Tom Koehler
Added to 40-man roster: SS Nick Green
Removed from 40-man: RHP John Maine (outrighted to Triple-A)
Option transferred: OF Marcell Ozuna (high Class A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jacob Esch, LHP Raudel Lazo, C Kyle Skipworth, OF Michael Main
Reinstated from DL: RHP Robert Morey, 1B Aaron Dudley, 2B Noah Perio, OF Christian Yelich

Milwaukee Brewers
Signed:
RHP Francisco Rodriguez (re-signed)
Released: RHP Jim Hoey
Recalled: RHP Hiram Burgos
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Mike Fiers
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Arcenio Leon, RHP Jorge Lopez, C Brent Dean
Reinstated from DL: RHP Kyle Heckathorn, RHP Andre Lamontagne

Minnesota Twins
Released:
RHP Marty Popham
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Madison Boer, RHP Anthony Slama, LHP Ryan O’Rourke, LHP Matt Tomshaw, 1B Michael Gonzales, OF Lance Ray
Reinstated from DL: RHP B.J. Hermsen, OF Drew Leachman

New York Mets
Signed:
RHP D.J. Mitchell (elected free agency from Mariners, April 13)
Recalled: LHP Rob Carson, OF Juan Lagares
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Logan Taylor, C Travis d’Arnaud, 1B Brian Harrison

A foul ball struck and broke catcher Travis d’Arnaud’s left foot during a home game at Triple-A Las Vegas on April 17. He’s in a walking boot now and could miss two months, though the injury won’t require surgery. In a cruel twist of fate, d’Arnaud tore up his left knee while playing for the same team (though as a Blue Jays prospect) at the same park versus the same team (Sacramento) last June 25.

New York Yankees
Placed on 7-day DL:
LHP Jeremy Bleich, LHP Josh Romanski, SS Carmen Angelini, OF Danny Oh
Reinstated from DL: RHP Chien-Ming Wang, SS Anderson Feliz

Oakland Athletics
Released:
RHP Colin O’Connell
Recalled: RHP Jesse Chavez
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Evan Scribner, OF Michael Taylor
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP David Mota
Reinstated from DL: RHP Max Perlman

Philadelphia Phillies
Recalled:
RHP Jonathan Pettibone, LHP Joe Savery
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Joe Savery
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Brody Colvin, RHP Kenny Giles, RHP Colin Kleven
Reinstated from DL: RHP Kenny Giles, RHP Juan Sosa, LHP Mario Hollands, 2B Alejandro Villalobos, SS Matt Tolbert

Pittsburgh Pirates
Released:
3B Alex Valdez
Traded: RHP Roman Colon to Braves for cash considerations
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Alex Presley
Option transferred: RHP Phil Irwin (Triple-A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jason Townsend, RHP Tyler Waldron

St. Louis Cardinals
Placed on 7-day DL:
LHP Tyler Melling, LHP Dail Villanueva, C J.R. Towles, 2B Ildemaro Vargas, OF James Ramsey
Reinstated from DL: RHP Chris Corrigan, RHP Scott Gorgen, 3B Stephen Piscotty

Correspondent Derrick Goold reports that 2012 first-rounder James Ramsey will miss time with a hamstring injury. The Florida State product hit .357/.486/.554 with a homer and 11 walks in 16 games for high Class A Palm Beach.

San Diego Padres
Signed:
RHP Eddie Bonine (released by D-backs, April 20)
Recalled: RHP Thad Weber
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Robbie Erlin
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Thad Weber
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Greg Gonzalez, RHP Jason Ray
Reinstated from DL: RHP Matt Branham

San Francisco Giants
Placed on 7-day DL:
RHP Kyle Crick, 2B Ydwin Villegas, OF Todd Linden, OF Skyler Stromsmoe
Reinstated from DL: RHP Drew Bowlin, RHP Mitch Lively, 3B Shayne Houck, SS Kelby Tomlinson

Top prospect Kyle Crick left his April 18 start for high Class A San Jose with a strained oblique. He had issued nine walks in 9 2/3 innings over three starts.

Seattle Mariners
Recalled:
RHP Hector Noesi, OF Carlos Peguero
Placed on 7-day DL: OF Jabari Blash, OF Joe Dunigan
Reinstated from DL: 2B Patrick Brady, OF Nathan Melendres

Tampa Bay Rays
Placed on 7-day DL:
SS Hak-Ju Lee
Reinstated from DL: RHP Matt Nevarez

Top shortstop prospect Hak-Ju Lee probably will miss the rest of the season after enduring a gruesome knee injury (torn ligaments) that resulted from a poor feed during a double-play attempt.

Texas Rangers
Placed on 7-day DL:
RHP Eric Brooks

Toronto Blue Jays
Released:
3B Roan Salas
Option transferred: LHP Evan Crawford (high Class A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Miguel Batista, RHP Fernando Hernandez, LHP Efrain Nieves, 1B Balbino Fuenmayor, OF Ronnie Melendez
Reinstated from DL: RHP Chorye Spoone, SS Shane Opitz, OF K.C. Hobson, OF Brian Van Kirk

Washington Nationals
Released:
RHP Adalberto Mieses, LHP Bobby Bramhall, LHP Graham Hicks
Recalled: 3B Anthony Rendon
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Xavier Cedeno
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Pat Lehman, LHP Brett Mooneyham, C Craig Manuel, OF Estarlin Martinez
Reinstated from DL: C Andruth Ramirez, OF J.R. Higley, OF Erik Komatsu, OF Eury Perez, OF Chris Rahl