Minor League Transactions: April 6-12

This time: April 6-12

Players listed with an asterisk (*) signed minor league contracts, replacing major league pacts with the same organization.

This time we have a dense transactions installment even though most names present here won't be playing right away. Teams made liberal use of the disabled list to whittle minor league rosters down to 24 (for Double-A and Triple-A) or 25 (Class A) players. The restricted list comes into play for those players who are serving out suspensions or are otherwise unready to go.

Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed:
LHP Ron Mahay
Placed on restricted list: OF Alfredo Marte
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Matt Gorgen, RHP Juan Jaime, RHP Reid Mahon, RHP Andrew Wolcott, LHP Mike Belfiore, LHP Pat McAnaney, LHP Wade Miley, LHP Clay Zavada, C Robby Hammock, 3B Ed Rogers, OF Chris Rahl

Atlanta Braves
Added to 40-man roster:
C J.C. Boscan
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Mike Minor
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Thomas Berryhill, RHP Brett Butts, RHP Erik Cordier, RHP Angelo Paulino, RHP Jay Sborz, LHP Jose Lugo, LHP Cole Rohrbough, C Shawn McGill, SS Mycal Jones

Baltimore Orioles
Released:
LHP Brett Bordes
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Chris Jakubauskas
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Brad Bergesen
Option transferred: LHP Pedro Viola (Triple-A to Double-A), 1B Joe Mahoney (Triple-A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Mitch Atkins, RHP Jesse Beal, RHP Ryan Berry, RHP Jake Cowan, RHP Brandon Erbe, RHP Matt Hobgood, RHP Kevin Landry, RHP Luis Lebron, LHP James Houser, LHP Casey Lambert, LHP Nate Nery, LHP Troy Patton, C Zach Booker, C Kyle Moore, C Joel Polanco, C Jason Stifler, C Jordan Wolf, 2B Mike Mooney, OF Mike Planeta
Placed on temporarily inactive list: RHP Sean Gleason
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Sean Gleason

Boston Red Sox
Recalled:
RHP Alfredo Aceves
Removed from 40-man: LHP Dennys Reyes (outrighted to Triple-A), C Mark Wagner (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Charlis Burdie, RHP Yeiper Castillo, RHP Miguel Gonzalez, RHP Leandro Marin, LHP Kyle Fernandes, LHP Mike Hacker, LHP Randy Williams, C Leonel Escobar, C Paul Hoover, C Adalberto Ibarra, C Josue Peley, 2B Drew Dominguez, 3B Hector Luna, SS Brent Dlugach, OF Zach Daeges, OF Wilfred Pichardo, OF Matt Sheely
Placed on temporarily inactive list: LHP Tommy Hottovy, C Mark Wagner
Reinstated from inactive list: LHP Tommy Hottovy

Chicago Cubs
Signed:
LHP Doug Davis, LHP Polin Trinidad (re-signed)
Released: OF Brandon Watson
Placed on restricted list: OF Melvin Camarena
Recalled: RHP Casey Coleman, RHP Jeff Stevens
Option transferred: C Welington Castillo (Triple-A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Manolin de Leon, RHP Angel Guzman, RHP Gian Carlos Guzman, RHP Ty'Relle Harris, RHP Randy Jackson, RHP Dylan Johnston, RHP Su-Min Jung, RHP Oswaldo Martinez, RHP Trey McNutt, RHP Dae-Eun Rhee, RHP Todd Wellemeyer, 1B John Urick, 2B Carlos Figueroa, 2B Augie Ojeda, OF Brad Snyder

Chicago White Sox
Voluntarily retired:
LHP Robert Young
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Jeff Gray
Removed from 40-man: OF Lastings Milledge (outrighted to Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: 1B Dayan Viciedo
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Justin Cassel, RHP Leroy Hunt, RHP Henry Mabee, RHP Derek Rodriguez, RHP Stephen Sauer, LHP Garrett Johnson, LHP Matt Wickswat, C Adam Ricks, 1B Daryle Ward, 2B Drew Thompson, 3B Jon Gilmore, SS Tyler Saladino, OF Ken Williams Jr.
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Kyle Bellamy

Cincinnati Reds
Placed on restricted list:
RHP Blair Carson, LHP Justin Walker, 1B Jonathan Kaskow, 3B Shane Carlson
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Justin Lehr, RHP Derrik Lutz, RHP Mark Serrano, LHP Matt Fairel, LHP Philippe Valiquette, C Chris Denove, C Jordan Wideman, SS Miguel Rojas

Cleveland Indians
Placed on 7-day DL:
RHP Hector Ambriz, RHP Rob Bryson, RHP Connor Graham, RHP Antwonie Hubbard, RHP Alexander Perez, RHP Anthony Reyes, RHP Hector Rondon, RHP Danny Salazar, LHP Jeremy Sowers, 1B Nick Johnson, 1B Beau Mills, OF Nick Weglarz

Colorado Rockies
Signed:
1B Max Leon
Loaned to Mexican League: RHP Marco Duarte (Mexico City)
Recalled: RHP Greg Reynolds
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Edgmer Escalona, RHP Geoff Parker, RHP Claudio Vargas, LHP Isaiah Froneberger, OF Mike Mitchell, OF Brian Rike
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Eric Federico, RHP Kyle Hancock, RHP Aaron Weatherford, 2B Hernan Iribarren
Placed on temporarily inactive list: RHP John Maine, RHP Erik Stavert, RHP Josh Sullivan
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP John Maine, RHP Josh Sullivan

Detroit Tigers
Placed on restricted list:
LHP Lance Baxter, 2B Pete Miller, 3B Cesar Nicolas
Recalled: RHP Robbie Weinhardt
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Brooks Brown, RHP Scott Green, RHP Luis Marte, RHP Jose Ortega, RHP Cody Satterwhite, C Andy Bouchie, C Omir Santos, 1B Rawley Bishop, 1B Clay Jones, 1B Billy Nowlin
Placed on temporarily inactive list: C Max St. Pierre

Florida Marlins
Signed:
1B Erik Lis, OF Oscar Salazar
Placed on restricted list: LHP Daniel Jennings
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP A.J. Battisto, RHP Arquimedes Caminero, RHP Bryan Evans, RHP Evan Reed, RHP Alex Sanabia, LHP Andy Loomis, LHP Graham Taylor, C Jose Ceballos, 1B Chad Cregar, 2B Tim Torres, 3B Matt Dominguez, 3B Neil Sellers, SS Jesus Merchan, OF Rand Smith
Placed on temporarily inactive list: OF Isaac Galloway

Playing mostly left field and first base for the Padres in 2009-10, Oscar Salazar batted .251/.327/.393 in 269 plate appearances. He also filled in a bit at second and third base.

Houston Astros
Signed:
LHP Ryan Rowland-Smith (re-signed)
Placed on restricted list: RHP Danny Meszaros, C Jon Fixler
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Sammy Gervacio, RHP Chris Hicks, RHP Brad James, RHP Chia-Jen Lo, RHP Nate Pettus, LHP Doug Arguello, LHP Luis Cruz, C John Curtis, 1B Brian Pellegrini, OF Telvin Nash
Placed on temporarily inactive list: RHP Matt Nevarez, LHP Andy Van Hekken

Danny Meszaros and Jon Fixler must complete their 50-game suspensions from last August.

Kansas City Royals
Placed on restricted list:
2B Justin Trapp
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Barry Bowden, RHP Zach Miner, RHP Harold Mozingo, RHP Julio Pimentel, RHP Sam Runion, LHP Glenn Gibson, LHP Ivor Hodgson, C Cody Clark, C Ryan Eigsti, 1B Jake Kuebler, 2B Joaquin Arias, OF Lorenzo Cain, OF Brett Eibner, OF Adrian Ortiz

Just last week, Justin Trapp garnered a 50-game suspension for testing positive for Phentermine.

Los Angeles Angels
Released:
RHP Tim Kiely
Recalled: RHP Matt Palmer, RHP Francisco Rodriguez
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Tyler Chatwood
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Kevin Jepsen, RHP Michael Kohn, OF Chris Pettit
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Yeison Almeida, RHP Carson Andrew, RHP Brok Butcher, RHP Ysmael Carmona, RHP Michael Davitt, RHP Bryant George, RHP Fabio Martinez, RHP Tommy Mendoza, RHP Kevin Nabors, RHP Matt Oye, RHP Loek Van Mil, RHP Virgil Vasquez, C Anel de los Santos, 1B Brandon Decker, 1B Gabe Jacobo, 1B Eric Oliver, 2B P.J. Phillips, 3B Michael Demperio, 3B Michael Wing, SS Jon Karcich, OF Jeremy Cruz, OF Randal Grichuk, OF Roberto Lopez

Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed:
OF Preston Mattingly
Loaned to Mexican League: RHP Florencio Bustillos (Monclava), RHP Oscar Villarreal (Monterrey)
Recalled: RHP John Ely, OF Jamie Hoffmann
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP John Ely, 2B Ivan De Jesus Jr.
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Tim Corcoran, RHP Carlos Monasterios, RHP Joey Newby, RHP Stuart Pomeranz, RHP Javier Solano, LHP Geison Aguasviva, LHP Wilkin de la Rosa, LHP Aaron Miller, C Steve Cilladi, C Keyter Collado, C Alex Garabedian, C B.J. Larosa, 1B Chris Jacobs, OF Eugenio Velez
Placed on temporarily inactive list: RHP Rubby de la Rosa
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Justin Orenduff

Son of big league skipper Don Mattingly, Preston has come full circle since the end of last season. The Indians traded for Mattingly last September only to release him on April 2.

Milwaukee Brewers
Released:
3B Wayne Dedrick
Recalled: RHP Brandon Kintzler
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Marco Estrada
Removed from 40-man: LHP Dan Merklinger (outrighted to Double-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Brandon Kintzler
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Corey Frerichs, RHP Andre Lamontagne, LHP Mike Ramlow, LHP Brae Wright, C Shawn Riggans, SS Zelous Wheeler, OF Caleb Gindl, OF D'Vontrey Richardson, OF Logan Schafer

Wayne Dedrick drew a suspension in March for using a drug of abuse.

Minnesota Twins
Recalled:
RHP Alex Burnett, 2B Luke Hughes
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Miguel Munoz, RHP Anthony Slama, RHP Brad Tippett, RHP Ben Tootle, RHP Alex Wimmers, LHP Paul Bargas, LHP Tony Davis, LHP Nelvin Fuentes, LHP Ryan Mullins, C Jair Fernandez, SS Estarlin de los Santos, SS Paul Kelly, OF Angel Morales, OF Ramon Santana

New York Mets
Signed:
RHP Manny Acosta*
Placed on suspended list: LHP Eric Niesen
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Ryota Igarashi, RHP Jason Isringhausen
Removed from 40-man: RHP Manny Acosta (outrighted to Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Lucas Duda
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Boof Bonser, RHP Ryan Coultas, RHP Jack Egbert, RHP Armando Rodriguez, RHP Brant Rustich, RHP Tobi Stoner, LHP Jim Fuller, C Juan Torres, 2B Reese Havens, 3B Richard Lucas, OF Sean Ratliff
Reinstated from inactive list: LHP Eric Niesen

New York Yankees
Signed:
RHP Reinier Casanova, RHP Francisco Castillo, RHP Carlos Silva
Placed on restricted list: RHP J.B. Cox
Option transferred: RHP Ryan Pope (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Brandon Braboy, RHP Francisco Castillo, RHP Noel Castillo, RHP Caleb Cotham, RHP Grant Duff, RHP Ryan Flannery, RHP Alan Horne, RHP Warner Madrigal, RHP Ryan Pope, RHP Josh Schmidt, RHP Zach Varce, LHP Wilkins Arias, LHP Jeremy Bleich, LHP Jose Ortegano, LHP Francisco Rondon, C Ryan Baker, C P.J. Pilittere, 2B David Adams, SS Luis Nunez, OF Damon Sublett
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Gabriel Tatis
Placed on temporarily inactive list: LHP Manny Banuelos, 1B Myron Leslie
Reinstated from inactive list: LHP Manny Banuelos, 1B Myron Leslie

A 24-year-old Cuban righthander, Reinier Casanova defected following the ’09 season.

Oakland Athletics
Signed:
LHP Pedro Figueroa*
Recalled: RHP Tyson Ross
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Mike Benacka, RHP Andrew Carignan, RHP Scott Hodsdon, RHP Brett Hunter, RHP Jonathan Joseph, RHP Chad Kerfoot, RHP Alex Leon, RHP John Meloan, RHP Jamie Richmond, RHP James Simmons, RHP Justin Souza, RHP Dan Thomas, LHP Pedro Figueroa, LHP Ben Hornbeck, LHP Brad Kilby, LHP Ian Krol, LHP Lance Sewell, C Ryan Ortiz, 1B Sean Doolittle, OF Jose Crisotomo, OF Myrio Richard, OF Michael Taylor
Placed on temporarily inactive list: RHP Joey Devine, C Joel Galarraga

Philadelphia Phillies
Placed on restricted list:
LHP Matt German
Voluntarily retired: C Jim Klocke
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Brody Colvin, RHP Brian Gordon, RHP Mike McGuire, RHP Drew Naylor, LHP Nick Hernandez, LHP Matt Way, C Joel Naughton, C John Suomi, 1B Tagg Bozied, 2B Albert Cartwright, OF Tyson Gillies, OF Jeremy Slayden

Pittsburgh Pirates
Recalled:
RHP Daniel McCutchen
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Brad Lincoln
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Victor Black, RHP Brandon Holden, RHP Brent Klinger, RHP Hunter Strickland, RHP Tyler Yates, LHP Tyler Cox, LHP Donald Veal, C Milver Reyes, 1B Jeff Clement, 2B Gerardo Alvarez, 3B Chase Lyles, OF Justin Bencsko

St. Louis Cardinals
Released:
RHP Ian Snell, LHP Tyler Norrick
Placed on restricted list: RHP Thomas Eager, RHP Ian Snell
Placed on suspended list: OF D'Marcus Ingram
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jared Bradford, RHP Scott Gorgen, RHP David Kopp, RHP Scott McGregor, RHP Arquimedes Nieto, RHP Pete Parise, RHP Joel Pichardo, RHP Francisco Samuel, LHP Daniel Bibona, LHP Daniel Calhoun, LHP Sam Freeman, C Charlie Cutler, C Luis de la Cruz, C Roberto Espinoza, C Robert Stock, 1B Xavier Scruggs, 2B Jason Stidham, SS Freddie Bynum, OF Jim Rapoport, OF Ryde Rodriguez, OF Oscar Taveras
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Ian Snell

San Diego Padres
Signed:
RHP Josh Worrell, 2B David Newhan (re-signed)
Released: C Griffin Benedict
Loaned to Mexican League: 2B Adan Velazquez (Quintana Roo)
Recalled: LHP Wade LeBlanc
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Samuel Deduno, LHP Wade LeBlanc, OF Cedric Hunter
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Rafael Arias, RHP Stephen Faris, RHP Jon Leicester, RHP Daniel Sarria, RHP Adam Schrader, LHP Juan Oramas, LHP Nick Schmidt, C Luis Martinez, C Eddy Rodriguez, 2B David Newhan, SS Drew Cumberland, OF Luis Domoromo, OF Dan Meeley, OF Wande Olabisi
Placed on 60-day DL: LHP Matt LaChappa

San Francisco Giants
Signed:
RHP Craig Whitaker (re-signed), 1B Travis Ishikawa*
Placed on restricted list: RHP B.J. Salsbury
Loaned to Mexican League: RHP Jean Machi (Mexico City)
Removed from 40-man: 1B Travis Ishikawa (outrighted to Triple-A)
Option transferred: LHP Clayton Tanner (Triple-A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jorge Bucardo, RHP Waldis Joaquin, RHP Jeremy Toole, RHP Kyle Vazquez, RHP Craig Whitaker, LHP Craig Clark, LHP Chris Gloor, LHP Chuck Lofgren, 1B Brad Eldred, 2B Nick Noonan, 3B Drew Biery, SS Ehire Adrianza, SS Brandon Crawford, SS Ryan Lormand, OF Dan Cook, OF Thomas Neal, OF Francisco Peguero
Placed on temporarily inactive list: RHP Seth Rosin
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP B.J. Salsbury

Seattle Mariners
Voluntarily retired:
RHP Nolan Gallagher
Added to 40-man roster: C Chris Gimenez
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jonathan Arias, RHP Charlie Haeger, RHP Stephen Kahn, RHP Stephen Pryor, RHP Alfredo Venegas, LHP Nick Hill, LHP Donnie Hume, 1B Luis Jimenez, 3B Shaver Hansen, 3B Mario Martinez, SS Edilio Colina, OF Joe Dunigan, OF Greg Halman, OF Kuo Hui Lo, OF Eddy Martinez-Esteve
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Brent Johnson
Placed on temporarily inactive list: RHP Yusmeiro Petit

A fourth-round pick from Stanford in ’07, Nolan Gallagher's career was sabotaged by injury. He made just 22 appearances in the last three seasons, none above low Class A.

Tampa Bay Rays
Released:
3B Kyle Spraker
Added to 40-man roster: 1B Casey Kotchman
Removed from 40-man: RHP Mike Ekstrom (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jairo de la Rosa, RHP Will Kline, RHP Ricky Orta, RHP Wilking Rodriguez, RHP Albert Suarez, RHP Kirby Yates, LHP Kyle Lobstein, 2B Shawn O'Malley, 3B Julio Cedeno, 3B Henry Wrigley, SS Hak-Ju Lee, OF John Matulia, OF Lucas Montero, OF Ty Morrison, OF Emeel Salem, OF Isaias Velasquez

Texas Rangers
Signed:
RHP Manny Corpas, RHP Mike Perconte
Placed on restricted list: SS Omar Quintanilla
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Ramon Aguero
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Fabio Castillo, RHP Ovispo de los Santos, RHP Wilmer Font, RHP Eric Hurley, RHP Chris Mobley, RHP Tanner Scheppers, LHP Richard Bleier, LHP Tim Murphy, LHP Shane Zegarac, C Elio Sarmiento, 3B Mitchell Hilligoss

Signed in the offseason, Omar Quintanilla must complete his 50-game suspension before he can suit up for the Rangers.

Toronto Blue Jays
Signed:
OF Javan Williams, OF Dewayne Wise
Released: RHP Steve Raburn, C Al Quintana, 2B Nick Bidois
Placed on restricted list: C Matt Liuzza, 2B Justin McClanahan
Recalled: RHP Casey Janssen, RHP Scott Richmond, LHP Brad Mills
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Casey Janssen, RHP Scott Richmond, SS Mike McCoy
Option transferred: RHP Alan Farina (Triple-A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Henderson Alvarez, RHP Dustin Antolin, RHP Matt Fields, RHP Bobby Korecky, RHP Andrew Liebel, RHP Robert Ray, RHP Sean Shoffit, RHP Brian Slover, RHP Marcus Walden, LHP John Anderson, LHP Aaron Loup, LHP Jared Potts, 1B Lance Durham, 2B Callix Crabbe, 2B Ryan Schimpf, 3B Scott Campbell, SS Luis Sanchez, OF Daniel Perales, OF Scott Podsednik
Reinstated from inactive list: LHP Tyler Ybarra

Washington Nationals
Signed:
RHP Hector Nelo
Placed on restricted list: C Adrian Nieto, C Sean Rooney
Recalled: C Jesus Flores
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Patrick Arnold, RHP Rafael Martin, RHP Shairon Martis, RHP Dean Weaver, RHP Zech Zinicola, LHP Jack McGeary, LHP Oliver Perez, LHP Atahualpa Severino, LHP Sammy Solis, C Derek Norris, C Sam Palace, 2B Matt Antonelli, OF Justin Bloxom
Placed on temporarily inactive list: C Miguel Perez, OF Roger Bernadina
Reinstated from inactive list: OF Roger Bernadina

Adrian Nieto, an ’08 fifth-round pick, drew a 50-game suspension in February for testing positive for Oxandrolone.

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