Minor League Transactions

Aug. 19-25

Transactions involving minor league players for the period Aug. 19-25. All transactions conveyed by Major League Baseball.


Atlanta Braves
Added to 40-man roster: 
LHP A.J. Minter


Baltimore Orioles
Released: 
SS Paul Janish
Removed from 40-man: LHP Vidal Nuno (outrighted to Triple-A)


Boston Red Sox
Released: 
RHP Taylor Grover
Traded: OF Rafael Rincones to Athletics for OF Rajai Davis
Designated for assignment: OF Steve Selsky


Chicago Cubs
Designated for assignment: 
RHP Aaron Brooks (lost on waivers by Brewers)


Chicago White Sox
Released: 
RHP Mark Lowe
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Danny Farquhar


Cincinnati Reds
Added to 40-man roster: 
RHP Alejandro Chacin | C Chad Wallach


Colorado Rockies
Traded: 
OF Pedro Gonzalez to Rangers as player to be named for C Jonathan Lucroy


Detroit Tigers
Released: 
RHP Sean Donatello
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Zac Reininger


Houston Astros
Released: 
RHP Dustin Hunt | OF Spencer Johnson


Kansas City Royals
Signed: 
RHP Jason Adam (released by Padres | Aug. 13)


Los Angeles Dodgers
Released: 
OF Narciso Mesa
Removed from 40-man: RHP Dylan Floro (outrighted to Triple-A)


Miami Marlins
Signed: 
Igor Baez (NDFA—Flagler (Fla.))
Traded: RHP Tom Koehler to Blue Jays for RHP Osman Gutierrez
Removed from 40-man: RHP Javy Guerra (outrighted to Triple-A)


Milwaukee Brewers
Signed: 
OF Quintin Berry (Long Island (Atlantic))
Designated for assignment: RHP Paolo Espino (sold to Rangers)


Minnesota Twins
Released: 
OF Travis Harrison
Added to 40-man roster: RHP John Curtiss | RHP Tim Melville

A 2011 supplemental first-round pick out of Tustin (Calif.) High, Travis Harrison played third base as an amateur but shifted to corner outfield in 2014. The 24-year-old spent his third straight year at Double-A Chattanooga this season, and in that time he owns a .221/.341/.333 batting line in 1,323 Southern League plate appearances.


Oakland Athletics
Traded: 
OF Rajai Davis to Red Sox for OF Rafael Rincones


Philadelphia Phillies
Signed: 
RHP Henderson Alvarez (Long Island (Atlantic))
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Yacksel Rios


Pittsburgh Pirates
Signed: 
RHP Johnny Hellweg (New Jersey (Can-Am))
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Angel Sanchez

The 6-foot-7 Johnny Hellweg joined a Pirates organization chock full of super-tall righthanders, such as 6-foot-5 Jameson Taillon, 6-foot-8 Tyler Glasnow, 6-foot-6 Nick Kingham and 6-foot-5 Clay Holmes. The 28-year-old Hellweg will finish the season as a reliever at Double-A Altoona. Working as a full-time reliever in the Can-Am League this season, he recorded a career-best walk rate of 3.8 per nine innings.


St. Louis Cardinals
Added to 40-man roster: 
RHP Josh Lucas | LHP Ryan Sherriff


San Diego Padres
Released: 
OF Alberth Martinez


San Francisco Giants
Released: 
OF Melvin Upton


Seattle Mariners
Signed: 
LHP Raymond Kerr (NDFA—Lassen (Calif.) JC)
Removed from 40-man: OF Leonys Martin (outrighted to Triple-A)


Tampa Bay Rays
Removed from 40-man: 
3B Trevor Plouffe (outrighted to Triple-A)


Texas Rangers
Acquired: 
OF Pedro Gonzalez from Rockies as player to be named for C Jonathan Lucroy
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Nick Gardewine


Toronto Blue Jays
Traded: 
RHP Osman Gutierrez to Marlins for RHP Tom Koehler
Added to 40-man roster: LHP T.J. House
Removed from 40-man: Mike Ohlman (outrighted to Triple-A)

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