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Minor League Transactions: April 24-30

Here we present official minor league transactions, conveyed to us by Major League Baseball, for the period April 24-30.

Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed:
C Kevin Dultz (NDFA—San Francisco State)
Recalled: RHP Joe Martinez
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Pat Corbin, LHP Mike Zagurski
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jonathan Albaladejo, RHP Joe Martinez, LHP Joe Paterson
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Chris Jakubauskas, RHP Jensen Lewis
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jeremy Erben, 2B David Nick

The Diamondbacks summoned Pat Corbin from Double-A to take Josh Collmenter's rotation spot. Though his ceiling may be lower, Corbin beat Mobile teammates Trevor Bauer and Tyler Skaggs to the big leagues. Can he pitch well enough to hold a rotation spot when they arrive?

Atlanta Braves
Signed:
OF Tim Smith (released by Royals)
Released: LHP Richard Sullivan
Recalled: RHP Cory Gearrin
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Cory Gearrin, RHP Jair Jurrjens, RHP Anthony Varvaro
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Yean Carlos Gil, C Christian Bethancourt, OF Kyle Rose
Reinstated from DL: LHP Dimasther Delgado

Groundballing lefty Richard Sullivan first reached Double-A Mississippi in ’09, one year after being drafted in the 11th round out of NAIA Savannah College of Art & Design, but he never cleared the Southern League hurdle. He made 88 career appearances for the M-Braves, logging a 5.16 ERA, strikeout rate of 7.1 per nine innings and 1.56 WHIP over 209 innings.

Baltimore Orioles
Signed:
2B Bill Hall (released by Yankees)
Released: 2B Josh Barfield
Recalled: RHP Jason Berken
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jason Berken
Placed on 7-day DL: 2B Chris Tremblay, OF Trent Mummey

Boston Red Sox
Signed:
1B Jeff Larish (released by Orioles)
Released: RHP Michael Lee
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Justin Thomas
Removed from 40-man: 2B Nate Spears (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: 1B Jonathan Hee, SS Heiker Meneses
Reinstated from DL: RHP Marco Duarte, RHP Stolmy Pimentel, 2B Zach Gentile

Chicago Cubs
Signed:
OF David Macias (re-signed)
Released: 2B Edgar Gonzalez, OF David Macias (then re-signed)
Recalled: C Welington Castillo
Removed from 40-man: RHP Rodrigo Lopez (outrighted to Triple-A)
Option transferred: LHP Gerardo Concepcion (high Class A to low Class A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Brett Wallach
Reinstated from DL: RHP Trey McNutt, RHP A.J. Morris, LHP Gerardo Concepcion, C Rafael Lopez, 3B Matt Cerda

Cuban lefty Gerardo Concepcion signed for a reported $6 million this offseason, but the 20-year-old may not be quite ready for full-season ball after allowing 12 runs in 5 2/3 innings during his first two starts for low Class A Peoria.

Chicago White Sox
Released:
RHP Paul Burnside, LHP Wes Whisler
Recalled: RHP Dylan Axelrod
Placed on 7-day DL: 3B Dallas McPherson
Reinstated from DL: RHP J.R. Ballinger, RHP Gregory Infante, LHP Pedro Hernandez, 3B Kyle Shelton

Cincinnati Reds
Signed:
C Koyie Hill (released by Cardinals)
Released: RHP Jordan Hotchkiss
Recalled: RHP J.J. Hoover
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Chris Manno, C Dioner Navarro, SS Paul Janish
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jordan Hotchkiss, RHP Kanekoa Texeira, 3B Sean Buckley

Cleveland Indians
Released:
3B K.C. Serna
Recalled: LHP Nick Hagadone
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jordan Cooper, RHP Toru Murata, 3B Lonnie Chisenhall
Reinstated from DL: RHP Trey Haley

Colorado Rockies
Signed:
RHP Kennil Gomez (released by Rangers), SS Casey Frawley (released by Indians)
Recalled: RHP Guillermo Moscoso, RHP Zach Putnam
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Zach Putnam
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Stephen Dodson, LHP Josh Hungerman, LHP Tyler Johnson, C Wil Nieves, OF David Kandilas
Reinstated from DL: LHP Christian Friedrich, C Wilkin Castillo, 1B Jordan Ribera

Detroit Tigers
Signed:
LHP Efrain Nieves (released by Brewers)
Released: OF Brent Wyatt
Recalled: RHP Brayan Villarreal, SS Danny Worth
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Luke Putkonen, 1B Brad Eldred
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Thad Weber, LHP Adam Wilk
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Tyler Stohr, LHP Matt Hoffman, LHP Daniel Schlereth, OF Steven Moya
Reinstated from DL: RHP Zach Samuels, LHP Fu-Te Ni, OF Ben Guez

Brad Eldred swatted a minor league-leading 13 home runs and slugged 1.013 in his first 20 games for Triple-A Toledo to earn his callup to Detroit. The Tigers signed the 31-year-old veteran as a minor league free agent in January.

Houston Astros
Recalled:
RHP Jordan Lyles, LHP Fernando Abad, SS Brian Bixler
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jordan Lyles, SS Brian Bixler
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Henry Villar
Reinstated from DL: RHP Paul Clemens, RHP Josh Zeid

Kansas City Royals
Recalled:
RHP Nathan Adcock, OF Jarrod Dyson
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Tommy Hottovy
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jeremy Jeffress, LHP Everett Teaford, OF Jason Bourgeois
Reinstated from DL: 3B Mario Lisson

Tommy Hottovy made his major league debut with the Red Sox last June, but the Kansas City native signed a minor league deal with the Royals in the offseason. He has experienced a fair bit of success after lowering him arm slot to sidearm in ’11. In the linked story, Royals manager Ned Yost says that the 30-year-old Hottovy reminds him of a lefthanded Louis Coleman.

Los Angeles Angels
Signed:
C John Hester (released by Orioles)
Released: 1B Jorge Cantu
Recalled: OF Mike Trout
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Bobby Cassevah
Reinstated from DL: 3B Luis Jimenez

Though phenom Mike Trout kicked off his time with the ’12 Angels by going 2-for-14, he tore up the Pacific Coast League with Triple-A Salt Lake prior to his callup. The 20-year-old batted .403/.467/.623 with a homer, four doubles and five triples in 77 at-bats for the Bees. He went 6-for-7 in steals.

Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed:
RHP Ryan Acosta (re-signed)
Loaned to Mexican League: RHP Francisco Felix (to Saltillo)
Recalled: RHP Nate Eovaldi, LHP Mike Antonini
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Mike Antonini, RHP Nate Eovaldi
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Fernando Nieve, 2B Alex Castellanos, SS Lance Zawadzki
Reinstated from DL: RHP Shane Lindsay, RHP Ryan Tucker, OF Matt Angle, OF Kyle Russell

Miami Marlins
Released:
RHP Miguel Mejia
Recalled: LHP Daniel Jennings, OF Bryan Petersen
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Mike Dunn, OF Chris Coghlan
Placed on 7-day DL: C Jose Ceballos, C Clint Sammons, SS Terrence Dayleg
Reinstated from DL: 2B Alfredo Lopez, OF Jake Smolinski

Milwaukee Brewers
Signed:
OF Jordan Brown (Campeche (Mexican)), OF Jay Gibbons (re-signed)
Released: RHP Blake Billings, C Michael Roberts, OF Kenny Allison, OF Matt Franco
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Vinnie Chulk
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Mike McClendon
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Josh Butler, C Brent Dean, SS Domnit Bolivar
Reinstated from DL: LHP Dan Merklinger, OF Kentrail Davis

Minnesota Twins
Signed:
2B Joe Thurston (released by Phillies)
Released: LHP Tony Davis, C Matt Parker
Recalled: OF Ben Revere
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Ben Revere
Option transferred: RHP Deolis Guerra (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Samuel Deduno, 2B Michael Hollimon
Reinstated from DL: OF Wilkin Ramirez

New York Mets
Signed:
2B Brad Emaus (released by Red Sox), OF Fred Lewis (released by Indians), OF Dustin Martin (released by Twins)
Released: RHP Eric Beaulac
Recalled: RHP Chris Schwinden, LHP Robert Carson, 3B Zach Lutz
Optioned to Triple-A: 3B Zach Lutz
Optioned to Double-A: LHP Robert Carson
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Tyson Seng, C Rob Johnson, OF Adam Loewen
Reinstated from DL: 2B Reese Havens, 3B Eric Campbell

New York Yankees
Signed:
OF Adonis Garcia
Recalled: RHP D.J. Mitchell
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Cody Eppley
Reinstated from DL: RHP Adam Miller, RHP Zach Nuding, RHP Graham Stoneburner, OF Dan Brewer

Cuban outfielder/third baseman Adonis Garcia may not offer prototype corner power or size, but he has a track record of hitting in his homeland. The 26-year-old batted .334/.397/.623 in 308 at-bats in 2010-11, his final season in Serie Nacional.

Oakland Athletics
Released:
C Petey Paramore
Recalled: RHP Jarrod Parker
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Jim Miller
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Fautino de los Santos
Option transferred: LHP Sean Doolittle (high Class A to Double-A)
Removed from 40-man: RHP Rich Thompson (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Trey Barham, 3B Chad Lewis
Reinstated from DL: RHP Nathaniel Kilcrease

The Athletics drafted Arizona State catcher Petey Paramore in the third round in ’08, and like that year's fifth-rounder Jason Christian, he earned his release this year.

Philadelphia Phillies
Released:
LHP Ryan Sasaki
Recalled: RHP Michael Schwimer
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Jay Johnson, 3B Jeremy Barnes
Reinstated from DL: LHP Frank Gailey, 1B Chris Duffy

Phillies ’09 13th-rounder Ryan Sasaki spent all of ’10 and ’11 on the disabled list, and he didn't show much in seven appearances for low Class A Lakewood, which included seven strikeouts and 30 baserunners allowed in 15 innings.

Pittsburgh Pirates
Recalled:
RHP Jared Hughes
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jared Hughes, RHP Evan Meek
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Aaron Poreda, OF Josh Bell
Reinstated from DL: RHP Shairon Martis

Josh Bell had surgery on the meniscus in his left knee and the Pirates expect him back "later in the season."

St. Louis Cardinals
Released:
RHP Fermin Montanez
Placed on 7-day DL: C Adam Lewis, 2B Starlin Rodriguez, 3B Packy Elkins, OF Roberto Reyes
Reinstated from DL: C Travis Tartamella, 3B Roberto de la Cruz

San Diego Padres
Signed:
2B Jonathan Roof (released by Rangers)
Recalled: OF Blake Tekotte
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Dale Thayer
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Daniel Sarria, OF Donavan Tate
Reinstated from DL: C Yasmani Grandal, C Austin Hedges, SS Beamer Weems

Donavan Tate hit the low Class A Fort Wayne disabled list with a strained hamstring. The third overall pick in ’09 has spent most of his time in left field this season and gone 16-for-78 (.205) at the plate with one extra-base hit (a double).

San Francisco Giants
Released:
LHP Craig Clark
Recalled: RHP Steve Edlefsen
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Eric Hacker, 2B Joaquin Arias
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Eric Hacker, RHP Danny Otero
Option transferred: RHP Hector Correa (Triple-A to high Class A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Andrew Berger, RHP Joe Biagini, RHP Edwin Quirarte, RHP Luis Rojas, LHP Josh Osich, C Andrew Susac, C Eliezer Zambrano, 1B Wes Hodges, OF Elliott Blair
Reinstated from DL: RHP Hector Correa, RHP Derek Law, RHP Andy Reichard, LHP Craig Clark, C Dan Burkhart, C Johnny Monell, SS Juan Ciriaco, OF Nick Liles, OF Myles Schroder

Seattle Mariners
Placed on 7-day DL:
RHP Matt Fox, C Jack Marder
Reinstated from DL: RHP Scott Patterson

Tampa Bay Rays
Released:
RHP Ricky Orta
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Parker Markel, C Nevin Ashley, OF Brandon Guyer
Reinstated from DL: RHP Ricky Orta

Texas Rangers
Signed:
RHP Justin Miller (re-signed), RHP Ross Wolf (released by Orioles)
Placed on 7-day DL: SS Leury Garcia
Reinstated from DL: OF Val Majewski

The Rangers released Justin Miller from the 40-man roster and subsequently re-signed him following elbow surgery.

Toronto Blue Jays
Placed on 7-day DL:
1B Jon Talley, SS Chris Woodward, OF Travis Snider
Reinstated from DL: RHP Fernando Hernandez, OF Jonathan Jones

Washington Nationals
Recalled:
RHP Ryan Perry, 1B Tyler Moore, OF Bryce Harper
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Bobby Hansen
Reinstated from DL: LHP Kylin Turnbull, SS Rick Hague

Bryce Harper batted a pedestrian .250/.333/.375 with one homer in 72 at-bats for Triple-A Syracuse, but a lack of offensive firepower in the big leagues hastened his arrival in Washington. All he's done in D.C. is electrify crowds with his throwing arm (and accuracy), power stroke and hustle on the basepaths.

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