Minor League Transactions: Aug. 2-6

Here we present official minor league transactions, conveyed to us by Major League Baseball, for the period Aug. 2-6.

Any player listed with an asterisk (*) signed a minor league contract with the organization after being removed from the 40-man roster and clearing waivers.

Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed:
C B.J. Lopez (NDFA—Grand Street Campus HS, Brooklyn)
Recalled: LHP Pat Corbin
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Brad Bergesen

Pat Corbin excelled during his optional assignment to Triple-A Reno in July, notching a 2.40 ERA and 22-to-3 strikeout-to-walk ratio over 15 innings in starts in Tucson, Las Vegas and Reno. He's made two starts since rejoining the Diamondbacks, allowing two runs in 12 innings whiles striking out 12.

Atlanta Braves
Signed:
RHP Wes Parsons (NDFA—Jackson State (Tenn.) CC)
Released: LHP Chris Masters
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Cody Martin
Reinstated from DL: RHP Peter Moylan, OF David Rohm

Baltimore Orioles
Signed:
RHP Chris Green (NDFA—Northwest Missouri State), RHP Joe Rosan (NDFA—San Diego Mesa JC)
Released: RHP Ryan Palsha, C Justin Dalles
Traded: RHP Pat Neshek to Athletics for cash considerations
Added to 40-man roster: OF Nate McLouth
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Matt Taylor, 2B Nicky Delmonico, 2B Steven Tolleson
Reinstated from DL: RHP Brandon Erbe, LHP Pedro Viola, OF Ronnie Welty, 1B Nik Balog

Boston Red Sox
Traded:
OF Jeremias Pineda to Twins for 3B Danny Valencia
Traded: RHP Garrett Mock to Astros for cash considerations
Recalled: C Ryan Lavarnway
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Clayton Mortensen, 3B Danny Valencia
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Kevin Brahney, C Blake Swihart, 2B Tony Thomas, 3B Kolbrin Vitek
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Jeffry Fernandez
Reinstated from DL: RHP Chris Martin, RHP Jadd Schmeltzer, LHP Mickey Pena, C Leonel Escobar, 1B Drew Hedman, OF Alex Hassan

Chicago Cubs
Released:
RHP Roderik Pichardo
Recalled: RHP Alberto Cabrera, RHP Chris Volstad, 3B Josh Vitters
Added to 40-man roster: OF Brett Jackson
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Casey Coleman, OF Tony Campana
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Rodrigo Lopez
Reinstated from DL: RHP Corbin Hoffner, OF Izaac Garsez

Chicago's concerted effort to trade veterans Jeff Baker, Ryan Dempster, Reed Johnson, Paul Maholm and Geovany Soto has cleared the floor for prospect auditions. A typical Cubs lineup these days features grizzled vets Alfonso Soriano and David DeJesus, the young double-play duo of Starlin Castro and Darwin Barney, plus rookies like catcher Welington Castillo, first baseman Anthony Rizzo, third baseman Josh Vitters and center fielder Brett Jackson. The young pitching talent is not nearly so exciting. Jeff Samardzija and Travis Wood head the rotation—each with about 300 big league innings to his name—while rookie relievers Rafael Dolis, Scott Maine, Jeff Beliveau and Alberto Cabrera state their cases for expanded roles next season.

Chicago White Sox
Signed:
OF Dewayne Wise (released by Yankees)
Released: 3B Jeff Baisley, 3B Dallas McPherson
Traded: RHP Chris Devenski to Astros as player to be named for RHP Brett Myers
Optioned to Triple-A: 3B Brent Morel
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Myles Jaye, LHP Charlie Leesman, 1B Seth Loman, SS Tommy Manzella
Reinstated from DL: RHP Dylan Axelrod, RHP Ryan Buch, 3B Jeff Baisley, SS Marcus Semien, OF Brandon Short, OF Keenyn Walker

Cincinnati Reds
Signed:
RHP Ryan Fennell (NDFA—Canisius), SS Carlton Daal
Released: RHP Brett Tomko
Added to 40-man roster: C Dioner Navarro
Removed from 40-man: RHP Andrew Brackman (outrighted to high Class A), 3B Mike Costanzo (outrighted to Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Todd Redmond
Placed on 7-day DL: 2B James Ewing
Placed on 60-day DL: LHP Mason Felt
Reinstated from DL: RHP Michael Griffin, RHP Josh Judy, RHP Pedro Villarreal, C Brian Peacock, OF Jefry Sierra

Cleveland Indians
Recalled:
RHP Corey Kluber, OF Ezequiel Carrera, OF Vinny Rottino
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Chris Seddon
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Vinny Rottino
Optioned to high Class A: RHP Fabio Martinez
Placed on 7-day DL: C Patric Tolentino, OF Chad Huffman
Reinstated from DL: LHP J.D. Reichenbach

The Indians claimed Fabio Martinez on waivers from the Angels. He hasn't been at full strength since July 2010 because of shoulder and ankle injuries, but he has the type of power fastball/slider repertoire that could play in the late innings in an absolute best-case scenario. The 22-year-old Martinez made eight starts for high Class A Inland Empire this season, going 0-5, 10.72 with 23 strikeouts and 32 walks in 22 2/3 innings—so he obviously has work to do.

Colorado Rockies
Signed:
RHP Brett Jacobson (released by Twins), RHP Eric Junge (released by Braves)
Recalled: RHP Tyler Chatwood, RHP Edgmer Escalona, RHP Alex White
Added to 40-man roster: 1B Matt McBride
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Andrew Brown
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Josh Slaats, LHP Kraig Sitton, C Will Swanner, 1B Mark Tracy
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Zach Jemiola
Reinstated from DL: RHP Kurt Yacko, 3B Matt Argyropoulos, SS Joey Wong

The fourth wheel in last July's Ubaldo Jimenez deal with the Indians, Matt McBride received the call from Triple-A to take over first base on a semi-regular basis now that Todd Helton's out for the year. The 27-year-old enjoyed his finest pro season yet with Colorado Springs, batting .354/.380/.561 in 367 at-bats, making the Pacific Coast League all-star team and ranking second in the PCL in doubles and extra-base hits. (He even hit .330/.362/.515 away from the Springs.) McBride also plays both corner outfield posts and can serve as third-string catcher, making him something of a younger version of Vinny Rottino.

Detroit Tigers
Released:
3B Bryan Pounds
Recalled: SS Danny Worth
Optioned to Triple-A: SS Danny Worth
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Chris Bootcheck, RHP Montreal Robertson, LHP Ryan Robowski, C Zach Maggard
Reinstated from DL: RHP Nick Avila, LHP Jack Duffey

Houston Astros
Signed:
RHP Brian Sanches (released by Phillies)
Acquired: RHP Chris Devenski from White Sox as player to be named for RHP Brett Myers
Acquired: RHP Garrett Mock from Red Sox for cash considerations
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Mickey Storey
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Erick Abreu, RHP Zach Grimmett, RHP Henry Villar, OF Mike Kvasnicka
Reinstated from DL: RHP Erick Abreu, RHP Hector Ambriz, RHP Jonas Dufek, RHP Jose Trinidad, C Jair Fernandez, 1B Telvin Nash, 2B Andy Simunic

Kansas City Royals
Signed:
RHP Tyler Mack (NDFA—New Mexico State)
Released: RHP Victor Penalo
Recalled: RHP Jeremy Jeffress, LHP Francisley Bueno
Added to 40-man roster: 2B Tony Abreu
Reinstated from DL: OF Nick Van Stratten

Los Angeles Angels
Released:
C Carlos Lugo
Recalled: RHP David Carpenter
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Garrett Richards, SS Andrew Romine
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Matt Oye, SS Kevin Moesquit
Reinstated from DL: RHP Steve Geltz, C Carlos Lugo, SS Eric Stamets

Los Angeles Dodgers
Recalled:
OF Jerry Sands
Removed from 40-man: LHP Mike Antonini (outrighted to Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Stephen Fife
Placed on 7-day DL: OF Trent Oeltjen, OF Joey Winker
Placed on 60-day DL: LHP Alfredo Unzue
Reinstated from DL: RHP Luis Meza, C Selme Angulo, C Mike Pericht, 1B Chris Jacobs, 3B Jeff Hunt, SS Joe Becker

Miami Marlins
Recalled:
RHP Chris Hatcher, RHP Evan Reed, LHP Brad Hand
Added to 40-man roster: 2B Nick Green
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Evan Reed, LHP Brad Hand, LHP Dan Jennings
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Bobby Bramhall, 3B Zack Cox
Transferred to 60-day DL: RHP Pete Andrelczyk, RHP Joey O'Gara
Reinstated from DL: 3B Zack Cox, OF Cameron Flynn

Milwaukee Brewers
Recalled:
SS Jean Segura
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Eric Marzec, SS Hector Gomez
Reinstated from DL: RHP Nick Bucci, OF Franklin Romero

Minnesota Twins
Signed:
RHP Chih-Wei Hu
Traded: 3B Danny Valencia to Red Sox for OF Jeremias Pineda
Recalled: RHP Jeff Manship, 2B Tsuyoshi Nishioka
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Lester Oliveros
Reinstated from DL: LHP Andrew Albers, 2B Eddie Rosario

Taiwan Baseball has video clips of 18-year-old righty Chih-Wei Hu.

New York Mets
Signed:
RHP Scott Patterson (released by Mariners)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Dylan Owen, RHP Jeff Stevens, 3B Joe Bonfe, OF Jonathan Clark, OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis
Reinstated from DL: RHP Peter Birdwell, RHP Jeff Kaplan, OF Brad Marquez, OF Cesar Puello

New York Yankees
Released:
OF Colin Curtis, OF Jack Cust, OF Ray Kruml
Optioned to Triple-A: SS Ramiro Pena
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Joel de la Cruz, RHP Ryan Flannery, RHP Will Oliver, LHP Kramer Sneed, C Tyson Blaser, SS Jose Mojica, OF Shane Brown, OF Cole Garner
Reinstated from DL: LHP Josh Romanski, C Jeff Farnham, C Wes Wilson, OF Shane Brown, OF Colin Curtis, OF Ray Kruml

Oakland Athletics
Acquired:
RHP Pat Neshek from Orioles for cash considerations
Traded: C Kurt Suzuki and cash to Nationals for C David Freitas
Recalled: RHP Evan Scribner, LHP Pedro Figueroa, C Derek Norris, 2B Adam Rosales, OF Michael Taylor
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Pat Neshek, RHP Dan Straily
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jim Miller, RHP Evan Scribner, SS Brandon Hicks, OF Michael Taylor
Placed on 7-day DL: OF Mitch LeVier
Reinstated from DL: 3B Yordy Cabrera

The Athletics went a year between low-slot, right-on-right relievers, but they successfully replaced Brad Ziegler in the bullpen by acquiring Pat Neshek from the Orioles in a cash transaction. All Neshek's done in four appearances for Oakland is hold righties to an 0-for-9 line with six whiffs.

Philadelphia Phillies
Signed:
C Jake Fox (Somerset (Atlantic)), 3B Jake Opitz (Amarillo (American Association))
Released: RHP Chris Kissock, RHP Brian Sanches, LHP Frank Gailey, LHP Bryan Morgado, C Bronco Lafrenz
Traded: C Tuffy Gosewisch to Blue Jays for cash considerations
Recalled: RHP B.J. Rosenberg, 3B Hector Luna, SS Michael Martinez
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Jake Diekman, LHP Joe Savery, 3B Hector Luna
Option transferred: OF Tyson Gillies (Double-A to high Class A)
Reinstated from DL: LHP Braden Shull

Pittsburgh Pirates
Removed from 40-man:
2B Drew Sutton (outrighted to Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Daniel McCutchen
Placed on 7-day DL: 1B Jeff Larish, OF Barrett Barnes, OF Gavi Nivar
Reinstated from DL: RHP Colten Brewer, 2B Walker Gourley, OF Jonathan Schwind

St. Louis Cardinals
Signed:
OF Ray Kruml (released by Yankees)
Released: RHP Josh Wilson
Recalled: OF Shane Robinson
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Trevor Rosenthal
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Anthony Ferrara, SS Alex Mejia, OF Chris Swauger
Reinstated from DL: RHP Seth Blair, RHP Ethan Cole, RHP Boone Whiting

San Diego Padres
Recalled:
RHP Miles Mikolas
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Cory Burns
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Cory Burns
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Dennis O'Grady, RHP Keyvius Sampson, C Jason Hagerty, 1B Connor Powers, 3B Tyler Stubblefield, SS Jason Ford, SS Jalen Goree
Reinstated from DL: RHP Daniel Sarria, C Nick Hundley, SS Beamer Weems

San Francisco Giants
Signed:
1B Xavier Nady (released by Nationals)
Released: RHP Andy Reichard
Removed from 40-man: 2B Emmanuel Burriss (outrighted to Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: C Eli Whiteside, OF Justin Christian
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Luis Angeles, RHP Drew Bowlin, RHP Kendry Flores, LHP Ari Ronick, C Tyler LaTorre, C Jesus Navarro, 3B Jose Cuevas, SS Ydwin Villegas, OF Rafael Rodriguez
Reinstated from DL: RHP Chris Heston, RHP Andy Reichard, 2B Carlos Willoughby, 3B Russ Mitchell, SS Alberto Robles, OF Elliott Blair, OF Rafael Rodriguez

Seattle Mariners
Signed:
RHP Matt Anderson (NDFA—Long Beach State)
Released: RHP Fray Martinez, SS Roberto Velasquez
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Erasmo Ramirez
Placed on 7-day DL: C Ji-Man Choi, C Toby Demello, 3B Ramon Morla, SS Carlos Ramirez
Reinstated from DL: RHP Andrew Carraway, RHP Fray Martinez, OF Jamal Austin, OF Jabari Blash

Tampa Bay Rays
Released:
RHP Romulo Sanchez
Recalled: 2B Will Rhymes
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Josh Lueke, 2B Will Rhymes
Option transferred: RHP Alex Colome (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Alex Torres, C Craig Albernaz, C Geoff Rowan

Texas Rangers
Added to 40-man roster:
3B Mike Olt
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Martin Perez, 1B Brandon Snyder
Option transferred: RHP Wilmer Font (high Class A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Aaron Heilman
Reinstated from DL: OF Val Majewski

Toronto Blue Jays
Signed:
LHP Frank Gailey (released by Phillies), 2B Luke Hughes (released by Athletics), OF Jack Cust (released by Yankees)
Released: RHP Alex Ramirez
Acquired: C Tuffy Gosewisch from Phillies for cash considerations
Recalled: RHP Jesse Chavez, SS Adeiny Hechavarria
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Chad Jenkins
Removed from 40-man: RHP Drew Carpenter (outrighted to Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jesse Chavez, LHP Brett Cecil
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Tim Redding, RHP Aaron Sanchez, RHP John Stilson, LHP Bill Murphy

The Blue Jays traded Frank Gailey to the Phillies last December for potential non-tender Ben Francisco. Now the Jays have traded away Francisco and reacquired Gailey following his release by Philadelphia.

Washington Nationals
Released:
C Koyie Hill
Traded: C David Freitas to Athletics for C Kurt Suzuki and cash
Recalled: LHP John Lannan
Removed from 40-man: C Carlos Maldonado (outrighted to Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP John Lannan, C Sandy Leon
Designated for assignment: LHP Atahualpa Severino
Placed on 7-day DL: C Jeremy Mayo, 1B Steven Souza, 2B Cutter Dykstra, OF Destin Hood
Reinstated from DL: RHP Wilson Eusebio, C Jeff Howell, C Jeremy Mayo, C Sam Palace, OF Billy Burns, OF Brett Newsome, OF Shawn Pleffner

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