Minor League Transactions: April 29-May 5

Transactions involving minor league players, i.e. those not on 40-man rosters, covering the period April 29-May 5.


Arizona Diamondbacks
Released:
RHP Grant Sides
Recalled: RHP Braden Shipley
Added to 40-man roster: OF Gregor Blanco
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Braden Shipley | OF Jeremy Hazelbaker
Placed on 7-day DL: C Jose Queliz | OF Stewart Ijames
Reinstated from DL: RHP Enrique Burgos | RHP Rubby de la Rosa | RHP Tommy Eveld | RHP Brad Keller | 2B Kevin Medrano


Atlanta Braves
Traded:
C Armando Araiza to Orioles for cash
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Sam Freeman
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Matt Wisler
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Joe Rogers | C Braeden Schlehuber
Reinstated from DL: C Sal Giardina


Baltimore Orioles
Released:
RHP Zach Stewart | OF Michael Choice
Acquired: C Armando Araiza from Braves for cash
Recalled: RHP Stefan Crichton | RHP Logan Verrett | RHP Tyler Wilson | RHP Mike Wright | RHP Gabriel Ynoa | LHP Richard Bleier
Added to 40-man roster: C Francisco Pena
Designated for assignment: RHP Damien Magnifico
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Alec Asher | RHP Logan Verrett | RHP Tyler Wilson | RHP Mike Wright | LHP Jayson Aquino | LHP Richard Bleier | LHP Vidal Nuno
Placed on 7-day DL: C Audry Perez | 3B Jomar Reyes | OF Chris Dickerson
Reinstated from DL: OF Mike Yastrzemski


Boston Red Sox
Released:
OF Junior Lake
Recalled: RHP Brandon Workman | SS Deven Marrero
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Kyle Kendrick
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Brandon Workman
Placed on 7-day DL: C Isaias Lucena | C Blake Swihart | 2B Ryan Court
Reinstated from DL: RHP Austin Glorius | C Danny Bethea | C Tim Roberson | OF Trenton Kemp

Triple-A Pawtucket catcher Blake Swihart is nursing a sore left ring finger after sustaining a series of foul balls off the digit. The injury prevented him from gripping a bat, and the Red Sox are introducing solutions to prevent future finger flareups.


Chicago Cubs
Released:
C Carlos Corporan
Recalled: RHP Felix Pena
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Justin Grimm
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Pedro Araujo | RHP David Berg | RHP Ryan McNeil | RHP Ryan Williams | LHP Manny Parra | C Tyler Pearson | 1B Chris Pieters | 2B Ian Happ | 3B Wladimir Galindo
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jhondaniel Medina | RHP Jose Rosario | LHP Gerardo Concepcion | C Carlos Corporan | C Alberto Mineo | 1B Matt Rose | 3B Chris Dominguez

Triple-A Iowa second baseman/outfielder Ian Happ missed eight games with a bruised left thumb.


Chicago White Sox
Released:
RHP Miguel Chalas | C Wilfredo Rodriguez
Recalled: OF Willy Garcia
Added to 40-man roster: LHP David Holmberg
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Jacob May
Placed on 7-day DL: C Alfredo Gonzalez
Reinstated from DL: LHP Cory Luebke | C Nate Nolan | SS Everth Cabrera | OF Courtney Hawkins


Cincinnati Reds
Traded:
3B Seth Mejias-Brean to Mariners for cash
Recalled: RHP Austin Brice
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Cody Reed
Placed on 7-day DL: 3B Taylor Sparks | OF Daniel Sweet
Reinstated from DL: RHP Rob Wooten | 3B Zach Walters


Cleveland Indians
Released:
2B Jamal Rudledge
Traded: RHP Yoiber Marquina to Yankees for cash
Recalled: RHP Shawn Armstrong | RHP Joseph Colon
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jared Robinson | 1B Anthony Miller | OF Tyler Naquin
Reinstated from DL: C Sicnarf Loopstok | 2B Mark Mathias | OF Connor Marabell


Colorado Rockies
Added to 40-man roster:
C Ryan Hanigan
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jairo Diaz | RHP Carlos Estevez
Removed from 40-man: SS Cristhian Adames (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Yency Almonte | LHP Harrison Musgrave | C Joel Diaz | 1B Jacob Bosiokovic | 3B Tyler Nevin | SS Max George | OF Chris Denorfia | OF Manuel Melendez | OF Forrest Wall
Reinstated from DL: LHP Jerry Vasto


Detroit Tigers
Released:
RHP Jake Brigham | RHP Alec Kisena | LHP Melvin Morel | SS Adrian Alfaro | SS Leonardo Laffita | OF Hector Hernandez | OF Quincy Latimore
Recalled: LHP Chad Bell
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Joe Jimenez | C John Hicks
Option transferred: LHP Jairo Labourt (high Class A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Dustin Molleken | RHP Angel Nesbitt | C Austin Green | 2B Joey Pankake | 3B Kody Eaves


Houston Astros
Signed:
RHP Casey Coleman (New Britain (Atlantic))
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Dayan Diaz
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Tony Kemp
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Franklin Perez | RHP Ryan Thompson | 3B J.D. Davis | 3B Colin Moran
Reinstated from DL: LHP Ashur Tolliver


Kansas City Royals
Recalled:
RHP Miguel Almonte
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Miguel Almonte
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Jonathan Dziedzic | OF Tanner Stanley
Reinstated from DL: RHP Seth Maness


Los Angeles Angels
Signed:
RHP Michael Dimock (released by Padres, April 26) | RHP Andres Pena
Recalled: RHP Alex Meyer | RHP Keynan Middleton | RHP Daniel Wright
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Jose Valdez
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Brooks Pounders | RHP Jose Valdez | RHP Daniel Wright
Option transferred: RHP Eduardo Paredes (Double-A to Triple-A)
Removed from 40-man: LHP Greg Mahle (outrighted to Triple-A)
Reinstated from DL: LHP Jonah Wesely | C Taylor Ward


Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed:
LHP Jeremy Bleich (Somerset (Atlantic))
Released: RHP Emanuel Chavez | LHP Luis De Paula
Acquired: OF Victor Roache from Brewers for cash
Recalled: RHP Josh Fields | LHP Julio Urias
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Josh Fields | OF Scott Van Slyke
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Wes Helsabeck | C Brant Whiting | 1B Ike Davis | 1B Nick Yarnall
Reinstated from DL: SS Omar Estevez | SS Drew Maggi | OF Saige Jenco


Miami Marlins
Signed:
RHP Horacio Acosta (Normal (Frontier)) | RHP Kenny Koplove (released by Phillies, April 29) | 2B Mike Aviles (released by Braves, Aug. 23) | OF Chad Hinshaw (Southern Maryland (Atlantic))
Released: RHP Tyler Bremer | LHP Justin Jacome | OF Matt den Dekker
Recalled: RHP Odrisamer Despaigne | RHP Nick Wittgren
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Hunter Adkins | RHP Steven Farnworth
Reinstated from DL: RHP Tyler Bremer | LHP Daniel Schlereth | C Chris Hoo

The Marlins signed 24-year-old righthander Horacio Acosta after he spent two seasons in the independent Frontier League. The Miami native pitched collegiately at NAIA Point Park University in Pittsburgh and also for Colombia at the qualifiers for the 2017 World Baseball Classic.


Milwaukee Brewers
Signed:
OF Michael Choice (released by Orioles, May 2)
Released: RHP Jack Finnegan | RHP Junior Rincon | 1B Juan Ortiz | SS Ignacio Otano
Traded: OF Victor Roache to Dodgers for cash
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Rob Scahill
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Victor Diaz | RHP David Goforth | RHP Jon Olczak | LHP Andrew Barbosa
Reinstated from DL: RHP Dalton Brown | RHP Stephen Kohlscheen | LHP Jake Drossner | SS Nick Noonan

The Brewers cut ties with 25-year-old corner outfielder Victor Roache, the club's first-round pick form Georgia Southern in 2012, by trading him to the Dodgers. The powerful righthanded batter spent most of his time the past three seasons at Double-A Biloxi, hitting .234/.313/.391 with 12 home runs in 498 plate appearances.


Minnesota Twins
Added to 40-man roster:
RHP Drew Rucinski
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Kyle Gibson | LHP Buddy Boshers
Placed on 7-day DL: 1B Trey Vavra
Reinstated from DL: OF Zack Granite


New York Mets
Signed:
RHP Blake Beavan (Puebla (Mexican))
Recalled: RHP Rafael Montero | RHP Paul Sewald
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Sean Gilmartin
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Wilfredo Boscan | RHP Colin Holderman | 2B Reed Gamache | 2B Jeff McNeil | 3B Blake Tiberi
Reinstated from DL: RHP Adam Atkins | RHP Harol Gonzalez


New York Yankees
Signed:
RHP Wilser Barrios | RHP Daison Manzano
Released: RHP Kyle Haynes | LHP Evan Rutckyj
Acquired: RHP Yoiber Marquina from Indians for cash
Recalled: RHP Luis Cessa | LHP Chasen Shreve | OF Rob Refsnyder
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Luis Cessa | RHP Bryan Mitchell | C Kyle Higashioka
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Albert Abreu | LHP Ian Clarkin | C Sharif Othman | SS Kyle Holder | OF Rashad Crawford
Reinstated from DL: RHP J.P. Feyereisen | RHP Ronald Herrera | RHP Nick Nelson | OF Jake Cave

High Class A Tampa righthander Albert Abreu left a start early with elbow inflammation and then went on the disabled list.


Oakland Athletics
Recalled:
RHP Bobby Wahl | C Bruce Maxwell
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Josh Smith
Optioned to Triple-A: 2B Joey Wendle | OF Ryan LaMarre
Removed from 40-man: RHP Raul Alcantara (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Matt Sergey | RHP Joey Wagman
Reinstated from DL: SS Yairo Munoz | OF Jaycob Brugman


Philadelphia Phillies
Released:
RHP Kenny Koplove
Recalled: RHP Nick Pivetta | RHP Jake Thompson
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Luis Garcia | 3B Ty Kelly
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Tyler Gilbert | 3B Harold Martinez
Reinstated from DL: RHP Trevor Bettencourt


Pittsburgh Pirates
Released:
RHP Holden Helmink | RHP Julian Villamar | LHP Greg Williams | SS Trace Tam Sing
Recalled: C John Bormann | C Elias Diaz
Added to 40-man roster: C John Bormann | OF Danny Ortiz
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Danny Ortiz
Optioned to high Class A: C John Bormann
Removed from 40-man: C John Bormann (outrighted to high Class A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP J.T. Brubaker | RHP Junior Lopez | OF Michael Suchy
Reinstated from DL: LHP Brandon Waddell


St. Louis Cardinals
Recalled:
RHP Sam Tuivailala | OF Tommy Pham
Placed on 7-day DL: 2B Luke Dykstra
Reinstated from DL: RHP Luke Weaver


San Diego Padres
Released:
RHP Tyler Barnette
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jake Esch | 1B Josh Naylor
Reinstated from DL: RHP Blake Rogers | 3B Christian Villanueva

High Class A Lake Elsinore first baseman Josh Naylor suffered facial fractures when struck on the right cheek by a pickoff throw.


San Francisco Giants
Signed:
RHP Vic Black (did not play in 2016) | RHP Will LaMarche (Gateway (Frontier))
Released: LHP Ricky Romero
Recalled: LHP Josh Osich
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Bryan Morris
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Chris Stratton
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Tyler Cyr | RHP Matt Pope | LHP Sandro Cabrera | LHP Caleb Smith | C Zack Bowers | C Connor Sabanosh | 2B Mike Bernal | 2B Tyler Brown | 3B Jose Vizcaino Jr. | OF Ryan Lollis | OF Anthony Marks
Transferred to 60-day DL: LHP Mac Marshall
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jose Morel | RHP William Simpson | RHP Cesar Yanez | LHP Carlos Diaz | C Aramis Garcia | 1B Skyler Ewing | 1B Ryan Kirby | 2B Brandon Bednar | OF Tyler Horan


Seattle Mariners
Acquired:
3B Seth Mejias-Brean from Reds for cash
Recalled: RHP Evan Marshall | C Tuffy Gosewisch | 2B Mike Freeman | OF Boog Powell
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Jean Machi | RHP Emilio Pagan
Optioned to Triple-A: C Mike Zunino | 1B Dan Vogelbach | OF Boog Powell
Removed from 40-man: RHP Casey Fien (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: 2B Gordon Beckham | OF Ricky Eusebio
Reinstated from DL: C Yojhan Quevedo


Tampa Bay Rays
Recalled:
RHP Chih-Wei Hu | LHP Jose Alvarado
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Justin Marks
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Ryan Garton | RHP Chih-Wei Hu (twice)
Removed from 40-man: OF Shane Peterson (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: 2B Riley Unroe | 3B Kevin Padlo
Reinstated from DL: RHP Alexis Tapia | 2B Ryan Brett | OF Johnny Field | OF Jake Fraley


Texas Rangers
Traded:
C Pat Cantwell to Blue Jays for cash
Recalled: RHP Anthony Bass
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Anthony Bass | SS Jurickson Profar
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Clayton Blackburn | C Ricardo Valencia | SS Doug Bernier | SS Luis Mendez | OF Eduard Pinto | OF Preston Scott
Reinstated from DL: SS Elio Castillo | OF Jose Almonte


Toronto Blue Jays
Signed:
C Jose Mayorga (did not play in 2016) | C Leonicio Ventura
Acquired: C Pat Cantwell from Nationasl for cash
Recalled: RHP Daniel Barnes
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Cesar Valdez | LHP Matt Dermody
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Blake McFarland | RHP Carlos Ramirez | C Reese McGuire | C Alex Monsalve | 3B Nash Knight
Reinstated from DL: LHP Tayler Saucedo | C Michael de la Cruz | OF Connor Panas


Washington Nationals
Released:
LHP Josh Outman | C Davinson Pimentel | OF Darryl Florentino
Recalled: RHP A.J. Cole | LHP Matt Grace | OF Rafael Bautista
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Joe Ross
Placed on 7-day DL: C Tres Barrera | SS David Masters | OF Dale Carey | OF Juan Soto
Reinstated from DL: RHP Kyle McGowin | C Jakson Reetz | OF Victor Robles

Low Class A Hagerstown right fielder Juan Soto injured his right ankle when he got tangled up with the catcher on a sliding play at home plate.

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