Minor League Transactions: April 24-May 2

Official minor league transactions, conveyed to Baseball America by Major League Baseball, for the period April 24-May 2.

Arizona Diamondbacks
Released:
RHP Brad Allen, LHP Daniel Watts
Acquired: RHP Lucas Harrell from Astros for a player to be named
Recalled: OF Ender Inciarte, OF Roger Kieschnick, OF Alfredo Marte
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Tony Campana, OF Roger Kieschnick
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Archie Bradley, RHP Bryan Woodall
Reinstated from DL: LHP Andrew Barbosa

The top pitching prospect in the game to open the season in the minors, Archie Bradley will miss at least two weeks as he contends with a mild flexor strain in his right elbow. Prior to the setback, he made five starts at Triple-A Reno, going 1-4, 5.18 with 23 strikeouts, 12 walks and 26 hits allowed in 24 1/3 innings.

Atlanta Braves
Signed:
LHP Eric Berger (released by Athletics, April 9), 1B A.J. Kirby-Jones (released by Padres, March 28)
Released: RHP Rafael Briceno, 1B Ernesto Mejia
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Gus Schlosser
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Mitch Atkins, RHP Mauricio Cabrera, RHP Andy Russell, 2B Mikey Reynolds, 3B Joe Leonard, OF Robby Hefflinger, OF Cedric Hunter
Reinstated from DL: RHP Navery Moore, RHP Benino Pruneda, C Jose Yepez, 3B Joe Leonard, OF Cedric Hunter

The Braves released 28-year-old veteran Ernesto Mejia so that he could sign with Seibu in Japan. He hit .354/.420/.684 with seven homers and 24 RBIs in 20 games for Triple-A Gwinnett this season.

Baltimore Orioles
Released:
RHP Jose Figuereo, LHP Ron Schreurs, OF Jesus Martinez
Recalled: RHP Brad Brach, 2B Jemile Weeks
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Evan Meek, LHP T.J. McFarland, 2B Steve Lombardozzi
Removed from 40-man: RHP Josh Stinson (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Zach Davies, RHP Kevin Gausman, C Chance Sisco, 2B Jerome Pena, OF Henry Urrutia
Reinstated from DL: C Jack Graham, OF Xavier Paul

Orioles correspondent Roch Kubatko attributes Kevin Gausman’s trip to the disabled list to an oblique strain, which he attributes to excessive coughing. Just as the Royals are limiting top prospect Kyle Zimmer’s early-season activity by keeping him back in extended spring training, the Orioles similarly are manipulating Gausman’s early-season pitch counts (75 max) in an effort to make him available in September and possibly beyond.

Boston Red Sox
Released:
RHP Victor Ramirez, 2B Bryan Johns
Recalled: LHP Drake Britton
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Drake Britton, SS Brock Holt
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jeremy Kehrt, C Mike Brenly, 1B David Chester, 1B Matt Gedman, 2B Sean Coyle
Reinstated from DL: RHP Matt Barnes, 2B Bryan Johns, OF Jesus Loya

Chicago Cubs
Released:
LHP Tommy Hottovy, 1B Matt Scioscia, SS Trevor Stevens
Recalled: RHP Neil Ramirez, RHP Brian Schlitter, LHP Zac Rosscup
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Blake Parker, LHP Zac Rosscup
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP C.J. Edwards, 3B Ben Carhart
Reinstated from DL: RHP James Pugliese, LHP Tommy Hottovy, C Cael Brockmeyer, 2B Edgar Gonzalez

C.J. Edwards had an MRI on his right shoulder to determine the source of tightness he experienced during a side session last week. The test found no structural damage, but he’ll miss at least two weeks while recovering. The prize of last July’s Matt Garza trade with the Rangers, Edwards went 1-0, 2.61 through four starts at Double-A Tennessee, striking out 20 and walking eight in 20 2/3 innings while allowing just 14 hits.

Chicago White Sox
Added to 40-man roster:
RHP Scott Carroll
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Erik Johnson
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP David Cales, RHP Alex Powers, SS Tim Anderson
Reinstated from DL: RHP Brandon Hardin, 2B Justin Jirschele, OF Carl Thomore

A shoulder injury will sideline 2013 first-rounder Tim Anderson at high Class A Winston-Salem, where he got off to a .250/.278/.435 start with the bat through 22 games.

Cincinnati Reds
Recalled:
RHP Curtis Partch, C Tucker Barnhart
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Carlos Contreras, 1B Sean Buckley, OF Sebastian Elizalde, OF Yorman Rodriguez, OF Bryson Smith, OF Jesse Winker
Reinstated from DL: RHP Justin Freeman, 2B Ray Chang

Cleveland Indians
Recalled:
2B Jose Ramirez
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Giovanni Soto
Reinstated from DL: RHP Toru Murata

Colorado Rockies
Released:
RHP Manuel Montilla
Recalled: RHP Chad Bettis, 3B Ryan Wheeler
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Chris Martin
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Chad Bettis
Reinstated from DL: C Jose Briceno, 2B Rafael Ynoa

Detroit Tigers
Recalled:
RHP Justin Miller, RHP Jose Ortega
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Justin Miller
Removed from 40-man: LHP Mike Belfiore (outrighted to Triple-A)
Reinstated from DL: RHP Calvin Drummond

Houston Astros
Released:
OF Justin Gominsky
Traded: RHP Lucas Harrell to Diamondbacks for a player to be named
Recalled: RHP Jose Cisnero
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Paul Clemens
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Michael Feliz, RHP Ross Seaton, RHP Aaron West, 1B Bobby Borchering
Reinstated from DL: LHP Brian Holmes, 1B Bobby Borchering, SS Jack Mayfield

Kansas City Royals
Released:
LHP Cesar Ogando
Recalled: RHP Aaron Brooks
Placed on 7-day DL: 2B Jason Donald, 3B Mauricio Ramos
Reinstated from DL: RHP Wilking Rodriguez, C Jin-Ho Shin, 2B Angel Franco

Los Angeles Angels
Signed:
LHP Dustin Richardson (re-signed), 1B Dennis Raben (Somerset (Atlantic))
Released: SS Rolando Gomez
Recalled: 2B Grant Green
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Mike Morin
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Yoslan Herrera, OF Brennan Boesch
Removed from 40-man: LHP Michael Roth (outrighted to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Josh Wall, 2B Tommy Field, SS Eric Stamets
Reinstated from DL: OF Chad Hinshaw

Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed:
LHP Yasmanys Fernandez, C Miguel Olivo (re-signed)
Released: C Miguel Olivo (subsequently re-signed)
Recalled: RHP Jose Dominguez, LHP Paco Rodriguez (twice), 2B Chone Figgins, SS Carlos Triunfel
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Red Patterson, C Miguel Olivo
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jose Dominguez, RHP Red Patterson, LHP Paco Rodriguez (twice), C Tim Federowicz, SS Carlos Triunfel
Designated for assignment: OF Nick Buss
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP James Campbell, RHP Francisco Villa, LHP Eric Eadington, LHP Jarret Martin, SS Corey Seager
Reinstated from DL: C John Cannon

Corey Seager missed about the minimum number of games for high Class A Rancho Cucamonga as he spent time on the disabled list with a hamstring injury.

Miami Marlins
Released:
OF Alonzo Harris
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Dan Jennings
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Sam Dyson, RHP Juan Sosa
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jacob Esch, RHP Matt Montgomery, SS Anthony Gomez

Milwaukee Brewers
Signed:
RHP Tim Dillard (Lancaster (Atlantic)), OF Chad Stang (re-signed)
Recalled: RHP Rob Wooten, OF Caleb Gindl
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Alfredo Figaro, 2B Elian Herrera
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Hiram Burgos, RHP Brooks Hall, RHP Tyler Spurlin, C Paul Eshleman, C Matt Pagnozzi
Reinstated from DL: RHP Preston Gainey, OF Kentrail Davis

Minnesota Twins
Released:
LHP Austin Malinowski, LHP Andre Martinez
Recalled: LHP Logan Darnell, LHP Kris Johnson
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Kris Johnson
Optioned to Double-A: OF Kenny Wilson (waiver claim from Blue Jays)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP D.J. Baxendale, LHP Randy Rosario

New York Mets
Optioned to Triple-A:
OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Giancarlo Alvarado, RHP Robert Gsellman, RHP Bret Mitchell
Reinstated from DL: 2B Jairo Perez

New York Yankees
Released:
LHP Nik Turley
Recalled: RHP Preston Claiborne, RHP Shane Greene
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Bruce Billings, RHP Chris Leroux
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Preston Claiborne, RHP Shane Greene, SS Dean Anna
Option transferred: LHP Manny Banuelos (high Class A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP David Herndon, RHP Bryan Mitchell, LHP Freddy Lewis, OF Tyler Austin
Reinstated from DL: 3B Zelous Wheeler

Double-A Trenton right fielder/third baseman Tyler Austin strained his groin while sliding into third base and promptly hit the disabled list.

Oakland Athletics
Optioned to Triple-A:
RHP Fernando Rodriguez
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Tim Atherton, RHP Jesus Castillo, 2B Chih-Fang Pan, OF Josh Whitaker
Reinstated from DL: RHP Michael Ynoa, SS Hiroyuki Nakajima

Philadelphia Phillies
Signed:
C Lars Davis (released by D-backs, April 21)
Released: RHP Jonathan Musser, LHP Franklyn Vargas, SS Troy Hanzawa
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Dan Child, C Tommy Joseph, OF Kelly Dugan, OF Larry Greene
Reinstated from DL: RHP Steven Inch, RHP Colin Kleven, LHP Hoby Milner, 3B Mitch Walding, SS Anthony Phillips, OF Delvy Francisco

Pittsburgh Pirates
Traded:
2B Benjji Gonzalez to Padres for cash
Recalled: RHP Brandon Cumpton, RHP Jared Hughes, RHP Casey Sadler, C Tony Sanchez
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jared Hughes (twice)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Kenn Kasparek, C Reese McGuire, C Carlos Paulino, 1B Jordan Steranka
Reinstated from DL: RHP Kenn Kasparek, SS Robert Andino

Catcher Reese McGuire’s stay on the disabled list proved to be mostly precautionary after a foul ball struck him in the abdomen. The 2013 first-rounder went 2-for-4 for low Class A West Virginia in his second game back from the injury.

St. Louis Cardinals
Released:
LHP Stalyn Lopez, OF Chris Swauger
Recalled: SS Greg Garcia, OF Randal Grichuk
Optioned to Triple-A: 2B Kolten Wong, OF Shane Robinson
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Joe Scanio, SS Aledmys Diaz

San Diego Padres
Signed:
SS Brian Bixler (released by Phillies, April 10)
Released: LHP Tony Sipp
Acquired: 2B Benjji Gonzalez from Pirates for cash
Recalled: 1B Tommy Medica
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Kevin Quackenbush, SS Jace Peterson
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Kevin Quackenbush, 1B Tommy Medica (twice)
Removed from 40-man: 3B Alex Castellanos (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Pete Kelich, 2B B.J. Guinn, OF Travis Jankowski
Reinstated from DL: 2B Adam Buschini

San Francisco Giants
Signed:
1B Travis Ishikawa (elected free agency from Pirates, April 23)
Option transferred: 2B Nick Noonan (high Class A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Ian Gardeck, RHP Joan Gregorio, LHP Ryan Bradley, LHP Dan Runzler, C Eric Sim, C Andrew Susac, OF Tyler Graham, OF Mac Williamson
Reinstated from DL: RHP Stephen Johnson, RHP Sandy Rosario, LHP Jose De Paula, C Eliezer Zambrano, 3B Ryan Tuntland, SS Alberto Robles

Power-hitting right fielder Mac Williamson had Tommy John surgery and won’t return until next season.

Bad news for Triple-A Fresno catcher Andrew Susac, who sustained a concussion. One of the more underrated catcher bats in the minors, the 24-year-old hit 12 homers at Double-A Richmond last season (all on the road!) and then led the Arizona Fall League with a .507 on-base percentage.

Seattle Mariners
Released:
RHP Ramon Ramirez
Recalled: LHP Lucas Luetge
Added to 40-man roster: OF Cole Gillespie
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Lucas Luetge
Option transferred: RHP Erasmo Ramirez (high Class A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP David Colvin, RHP Steve Landazuri, RHP Carson Smith, SS Tyler Smith
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jonathan Arias, RHP Mark Rogers, LHP Nick Hill, C Humberto Quintero, OF Nate Melendres, OF Ian Miller

Tampa Bay Rays
Recalled:
RHP Brad Boxberger
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Brad Boxberger
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Luis Cabrera, LHP Grayson Garvin, LHP C.J. Riefenhauser, OF James Harris
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jeff Ames

Texas Rangers
Optioned to Double-A:
SS Luis Sardinas
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Yohander Mendez, C Zach Zaneski
Reinstated from DL: RHP Cody Buckel, RHP Ryan Harvey, OF Teodoro Martinez

Toronto Blue Jays
Signed:
LHP Ryan Rowland-Smith (elected free agency from D-backs, April 21)
Released: RHP Mickey Storey
Recalled: RHP Chad Jenkins, C Erik Kratz, OF Anthony Gose
Added to 40-man roster: 2B Chris Getz, SS Steve Tolleson
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Chad Jenkins, RHP Neil Wagner, 2B Ryan Goins, SS Jonathan Diaz
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Randy Boone, RHP Adonys Cardona, RHP Jimmy Cordero, RHP Yeyfry Del Rosario, RHP Mickey Storey, SS Peter Mooney, OF Matt Newman, OF Ian Parmley
Reinstated from DL: RHP Dustin Antolin, RHP Randy Boone, RHP Phil Kish, C Luis Munoz, 1B Mike McDade, OF Nick Baligod, OF Brett Carroll

Low Class A Lansing righty Adonys Cardona’s season ended after five appearances when he had elbow surgery. To quote this Shi Davidi piece at Sportsnet: “(Cardona) left the mound Monday after facing two batters in an 8-4 loss to Dayton. His olecranon—the bony point of the elbow—broke cleanly in two, ending his season.”

Washington Nationals
Recalled:
RHP Ryan Mattheus, OF Steven Souza
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Taylor Jordan
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Pedro Encarnacion, RHP Warner Madrigal, RHP Ryan Perry, RHP Brian Rauh, LHP Nick Lee, C Mitch Canham, C Spencer Kieboom, SS David Masters, OF Quincy Latimore, OF Eury Perez
Reinstated from DL: RHP Warner Madrigal, LHP Hector Silvestre, C Brian Jeroloman, 1B Shawn Pleffner, OF Quincy Latimore, OF Narciso Mesa