Minor League Transactions: Aug. 21-27

Here we present official minor league transactions, conveyed to us by Major League Baseball, for the period Aug. 21-27.

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
Released:
1B Kyle Greene
Recalled: RHP Sam Demel, OF A.J. Pollock
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Tyler Skaggs
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Sam Demel, OF A.J. Pollock
Placed on 7-day DL: OF Adam Eaton, OF Cole Gillespie
Reinstated from DL: OF Ollie Linton

Atlanta Braves
Signed:
1B Lyle Overbay (released by Diamondbacks)
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Miguel Batista
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Juan Jaime, RHP Andrew Wilson, 2B Ruben Gotay
Reinstated from DL: RHP Adam Holland, 2B Tommy La Stella, 3B Terry Tiffee

Baltimore Orioles
Elected free agency:
LHP J.C. Romero
Recalled: RHP Jake Arrieta, LHP Brian Matusz
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jake Arrieta
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Tommy Hunter
Removed from 40-man: LHP J.C. Romero (outrighted to Triple-A)

Boston Red Sox
Traded:
RHP Josh Beckett, 1B Adrian Gonzalez, 2B Nick Punto, OF Carl Crawford and cash to Dodgers for RHP Allen Webster, 1B James Loney, 2B Ivan De Jesus Jr. and two players to be named
Recalled: RHP Pedro Beato, RHP Junichi Tazawa, SS Jose Iglesias, OF Ryan Kalish, OF Che-Hsuan Lin
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Pedro Beato, RHP Junichi Tazawa, 3B Danny Valencia, 2B Ivan De Jesus Jr., OF Che-Hsuan Lin
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Chris Balcom-Miller, RHP Will Inman, C Zach Kapstein, OF Juan Carlos Linares
Reinstated from DL: RHP Steve Wright, LHP Zach Good, OF Lucas LeBlanc

Chicago Cubs
Traded:
C Blake Lalli to Athletics for C Anthony Recker
Recalled: LHP Brooks Raley
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Chris Rusin
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Miguel Socolovich, LHP Chris Rusin, C Anthony Recker
Designated for assignment: LHP Scott Maine
Removed from 40-man: C Blake Lalli (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Ty'Relle Harris, RHP Michael Jensen, RHP Robert Whitenack, 2B Nate Samson
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jaye Chapman, RHP Rafael Dolis, RHP Ben Wells, OF Anthony Giansanti

The Cubs lost Scott Maine on a waiver claim to the Indians. They needed his roster spot to acquire Anthony Recker.

Chicago White Sox
Recalled:
OF Jordan Danks
Option transferred: RHP Simon Castro (Triple-A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Spencer Arroyo, 2B Ross Wilson, OF Nick Ciolli, OF Justin Greene
Reinstated from DL: RHP Simon Castro, 1B Jimmy Gallagher, 3B Kyle Shelton

Cincinnati Reds
Recalled:
RHP J.J. Hoover, C Dioner Navarro
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Logan Ondrusek, C Devin Mesoraco
Reinstated from DL: RHP Andrew Brackman, RHP Brooks Pinckard

Cleveland Indians
Recalled:
OF Matt LaPorta
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Frank Herrmann
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Francisco Jimenez, C Roberto Perez, OF Juan Romero
Reinstated from DL: LHP Kyle Petter, C Adam Abraham, OF LeVon Washington

Colorado Rockies
Signed:
LHP Dan Merklinger (released by Brewers)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Guillermo Moscoso
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jeff Marquez, LHP Brook Hart
Reinstated from DL: RHP Adam Jorgenson, RHP Josh Slaats

Detroit Tigers
Recalled:
LHP Drew Smyly
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Al Alburquerque, RHP Luke Putkonen
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Jack Duffey, C Curt Casali, 3B Matt Perry
Reinstated from DL: 2B Colin Kaline

Houston Astros
Signed:
RHP Edgar Gonzalez (Monterrey (Mexican))
Released: RHP Brian Bass
Elected free agency: RHP Armando Galarraga
Recalled: LHP Fernando Abad
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Hector Ambriz
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Chuckie Fick
Removed from 40-man: RHP Armando Galarraga (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Zach Grimmett, RHP Luis Ordosgoitti, OF Adam Bailey, OF Drew Muren
Reinstated from DL: RHP Sergio Perez, RHP Josh Zeid, LHP Pat Urckfitz, 3B Rafael Valenzuela

Kansas City Royals
Recalled:
RHP Vin Mazzaro
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Jeremy Jeffress
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Chase Boruff, RHP Tim Melville, LHP Chris Dwyer, C Kevin David, 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff
Reinstated from DL: RHP Santiago Garrido, RHP Yordano Ventura, RHP Cole White

Los Angeles Angels
Recalled:
RHP Garrett Richards
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Lay Batista, RHP Austin Wood, 2B Landis Ware
Reinstated from DL: RHP Sean White, C Ricky Pacione

Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed:
LHP Geoff Brown (Joliet (Frontier))
Traded: RHP Allen Webster, 1B James Loney, 2B Ivan De Jesus Jr. and two players to be named to Red Sox for RHP Josh Beckett, 1B Adrian Gonzalez, 2B Nick Punto, OF Carl Crawford and cash
Recalled: RHP Josh Wall, 2B Alex Castellanos
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Javy Guerra, 2B Alex Castellanos
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Rubby de la Rosa
Optioned to high Class A: RHP Shawn Tolleson
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Arismendy Ozoria, RHP Luis Vasquez, LHP Mike Antonini, LHP Jarret Martin, LHP Aaron Miller, LHP Greg Wilborn, 2B Casio Grider, SS Charlie Mirabal, OF Bobby Coyle, OF Tyler Henson
Reinstated from DL: LHP Chris Reed, C Steve Cilladi, C Angelo Ponte, 2B Scott Wingo, SS Alexis Aguilar, OF Bobby Abreu, OF Noel Cuevas

De la Rosa will not pitch again for the Dodgers this season as he awaits his trade to the Red Sox (as a player to be named) following the season.

Miami Marlins
Released:
C Brian Dice
Recalled: RHP Jacob Turner, LHP Dan Jennings
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Dan Jennings
Removed from 40-man: 3B Gil Velazquez (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Austin Brice, RHP Dejai Oliver, RHP Alex Sanabia, OF Jesus Solorzano
Reinstated from DL: RHP Alex Sanabia, LHP Bobby Bramhall, OF Brent Keys

Milwaukee Brewers
Recalled:
SS Jeff Bianchi
Removed from 40-man: RHP Mike McClendon (outrighted to Triple-A)
Option transferred: RHP Santo Manzanillo (Double-A to low Class A)
Placed on 7-day DL: C Brent Dean, 3B Greg Hopkins
Reinstated from DL: RHP Vinnie Chulk, RHP Santo Manzanillo, LHP Mitch Stetter

Minnesota Twins
Recalled:
RHP Liam Hendriks, RHP Kyle Waldrop
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Matt Carson
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Pedro Hernandez, OF Joe Benson

New York Mets
Recalled:
LHP Robert Carson, OF Lucas Duda
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Collin McHugh
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Collin McHugh, 2B Jordany Valdespin
Placed on 7-day DL: 2B Rylan Sandoval, 3B Matt Reynolds, SS Juan Carlos Gamboa, SS Oswaldo Navarro, OF Rafael Fernandez, OF Stefan Sabol
Placed on 60-day DL: OF Eris Peguero
Reinstated from DL: RHP Dylan Owen, RHP Brandon Welch, RHP Robert Whalen, 2B Rylan Sandoval, OF Darrell Ceciliani

New York Yankees
Signed:
SS Dan Fiorito (NDFA—Manhattanville (N.Y.))
Optioned to Triple-A: C Austin Romine
Designated for assignment: 3B Brandon Laird
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Dellin Betances, C Hector Rabago, 1B Matt Snyder, SS Doug Bernier
Reinstated from DL: RHP Ryan Flannery, RHP Pedro Guerra, LHP Freddy Lewis, 2B Ronnier Mustelier, SS Jose Mojica, OF Cole Garner

Yonkers, N.Y., native Dan Fiorito signed a free agent deal with the Yankees despite having one more year of eligibility at Manhattanville College.

Oakland Athletics
Signed:
C Jason Jaramillo (released by Brewers)
Traded: C Anthony Recker to Cubs for C Blake Lalli
Recalled: RHP Jim Miller, RHP Tyson Ross
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jesse Chavez, RHP Tyson Ross, 2B Jemile Weeks
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Raul Alcantara, RHP Brad Peacock, 1B Josh Whitaker, 2B Wes Timmons, OF Mitch LeVier
Reinstated from DL: 1B Josh Whitaker

Philadelphia Phillies
Released:
RHP Matt Campbell
Recalled: RHP Phillippe Aumont
Added to 40-man roster: C Steve Lerud
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Michael Schwimer
Reinstated from DL: RHP Moises Rivas, 2B Tug Hulett, OF Brandon Tripp

Pittsburgh Pirates
Recalled:
RHP Daniel McCutchen
Added to 40-man roster: 1B Jeff Clement
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Daniel McCutchen, RHP Kyle McPherson, LHP Justin Wilson, 3B Yamaico Navarro
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Logan Kensing, LHP Justin Ennis, C Jose Morales, 2B Drew Sutton, OF Junior Sosa
Reinstated from DL: RHP John Kuchno, C Dave Valesente, 1B Jeff Larish, OF Gregory Polanco

St. Louis Cardinals
Recalled:
RHP Brandon Dickson
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Barret Browning
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Kyle Barraclough, RHP Richard Castillo, RHP Tyrell Jenkins, RHP Travis Miller, 2B Jose Garcia, OF Anthony Garcia, OF Ray Kruml
Reinstated from DL: RHP Robert Stock, LHP Sam Freeman, OF Roberto Reyes, OF Chris Swauger

San Diego Padres
Recalled:
RHP Brad Boxberger, LHP Josh Spence
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Casey Kelly, LHP Andrew Werner
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Brad Boxberger (twice), RHP Thad Weber, LHP Josh Spence
Removed from 40-man: RHP Neil Wagner (outrighted to Triple-A)
Designated for assignment: OF Jeremy Hermida
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Daniel Cropper, C Jeremy Rodriguez, 1B Connor Powers, SS Beamer Weems, OF Clark Murphy
Reinstated from DL: RHP Joe Ross, LHP Jeremy Gigliotti, C Rodney Daal, 1B Matt Clark, SS Brian Guinn

Casey Kelly made a scintillating big league debut versus the Braves on Aug. 27, going six shutout innings and allowing three hits while striking out four.

San Francisco Giants
Recalled:
C Eli Whiteside, OF Francisco Peguero
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Eric Hacker
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Brett Bochy, RHP Edward Concepcion, RHP Derek Law, RHP Chris Stratton, 1B Joey Rapp, 2B Cristian Paulino
Reinstated from DL: RHP Drew Bowlin, RHP Kendry Flores, LHP Chris Fern, LHP Ari Ronick, C Tyler LaTorre, C Drew Stiner

Seattle Mariners
Optioned to Triple-A:
OF Casper Wells
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP John Taylor, SS Gabriel Noriega, SS Anthony Phillips, OF James Zamarripa
Reinstated from DL: LHP Cesar Jimenez, OF Nathan Melendres

Tampa Bay Rays
Placed on 7-day DL:
RHP Alex Colome, RHP Trevor Shull, C Mayobanex Acosta, C Keith Castillo, OF Brett Nommensen
Reinstated from DL: C Keith Castillo, OF Chris Murrill

Texas Rangers
Signed:
RHP Mike Zouzalik (NDFA—Texas-Pan American)
Released: C Elio Sarmiento, OF Josh Richmond
Added to 40-man roster: SS Luis Hernandez
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Tanner Scheppers
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Randy Henry, RHP Johan Yan
Reinstated from DL: C Yefry Castillo, C Elio Sarmiento

The Rangers signed Texas-Pan American righty Mike Zouzalik out of a tryout.

Toronto Blue Jays
Recalled:
RHP Chad Beck, SS Adeiny Hechavarria
Added to 40-man roster: C Yorvit Torrealba
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Chad Beck, SS Adeiny Hechavarria, OF Anthony Gose
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Casey Beck, RHP Evan Englebrook, RHP Dayton Marze, C Leonardo Hernandez, C Sean Ochinko, OF Kenen Bailli, OF Michael Crouse, OF Kipp Schutz
Transferred to 60-day DL: SS Eric Phillips
Reinstated from DL: LHP Willie Collazo, C Joel Galarraga, 1B Gabe Jacobo, 3B Mark Sobolewski, OF Dalton Pompey

Washington Nationals
Placed on 7-day DL:
RHP Robert Benincasa, RHP Alex Meyer
Reinstated from DL: RHP Shane McCatty, LHP R.C. Orlan, 2B Frank Karlen, OF Rick Hughes

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