Minor League Transactions: Aug. 21-28

Official minor league transactions, conveyed to us by Major League Baseball, for the period Aug. 21-28.

Arizona Diamondbacks
RHP Diogenes Rosario
Recalled: RHP Chaz Roe
Added to 40-man roster: LHP David Holmberg
Optioned to Triple-A: C Tuffy Gosewisch, 3B Matt Davidson
Optioned to Double-A: LHP David Holmberg
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Robbie Buller, C Mike Brenly, OF Joash Brodin, OF Alex Glenn
Reinstated from DL: RHP Brett Lorin, RHP Jose Martinez, SS Chris Owings, SS Josh Parr, OF Zach Esquerra

Atlanta Braves
3B Yunior Lar
Released: 2B Luis Nunez
Acquired: RHP Freddy Garcia from Orioles for cash considerations
Recalled: OF Todd Cunningham
Optioned to Triple-A: 2B Phil Gosselin, OF Todd Cunningham
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Joe Bisenius, LHP Thomas Keeling, C Anthony Nunez
Reinstated from DL: RHP Navery Moore, C Shawn McGill, OF Mycal Jones

Baltimore Orioles
OF Lew Ford
Traded: RHP Freddy Garcia to Braves for cash considerations
Recalled: RHP Kevin Gausman
Optioned to Triple-A: 2B Ryan Flaherty
Optioned to Rookie-level GCL: LHP Wei-Yin Chen
Placed on 7-day DL: C Sam Kimmel, 3B Hector Veloz, OF Trayvon Robinson
Placed on 60-day DL: LHP Jorge Rivera
Reinstated from DL: LHP Daniel Schlereth, C Luis Exposito, OF Trent Mummey

Boston Red Sox
RHP Clayton Mortensen to Royals for OF Quintin Berry
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Brayan Villarreal
Placed on 7-day DL: C Jayson Hernandez, C David Sopilka, OF Pete Hissey
Reinstated from DL: RHP Yunior Ortega, RHP Mathew Price, C Jake Romanski, OF Bryce Brentz

Chicago Cubs
RHP Dayan Diaz
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Neil Ramirez
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Trey Masek, RHP Felix Pena, RHP Tayler Scott, RHP Tyler Skulina, RHP Ben Wells, LHP Rob Zastryzny
Reinstated from DL: RHP Chang-Yong Lim, RHP Kenny Socorro, LHP Matt Iannazzo, LHP Brian Smith, C Cael Brockmeyer

Chicago White Sox
SS Leury Garcia
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Blake Tekotte
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jimmy Ballinger, RHP Jason Van Skike
Reinstated from DL: RHP Ryan Kussmaul, 2B Yolmer Sanchez, SS Brad Salgado

Cincinnati Reds
RHP Daniel Tuttle
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Nick Christiani, RHP Greg Reynolds
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Drew Cisco, 2B Ryan Wright, 3B David Vidal, OF Josh Fellhauer, OF Steve Selsky
Reinstated from DL: RHP Loek Van Mil, LHP Chad Jones, LHP Sean Lucas, C Matt Kennelly, OF Donald Lutz

The Reds allowed 23-year-old righthander Daniel Tuttle to serve his 100-game suspension—handed down on May 9—before releasing him. Three times the ’09 fifth-rounder tested positive for a recreational drug. Tuttle served an initial 50-game penalty in July 2011, meaning that he nearly had as many suspension days (150) as pro innings (205) for the Reds organization.

Cleveland Indians
2B Cord Phelps
Added to 40-man roster: OF Matt Carson
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Josh Tomlin
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Kyle Blair, OF Cedric Hunter
Reinstated from DL: RHP Kerry Doane, C Chris Wallace, 1B David Cooper, 2B Cord Phelps

Colorado Rockies
1B David Bergin (Fort Worth (United))
Recalled: RHP Rob Scahill
Optioned to Triple-A: 3B Ryan Wheeler
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Josh Sullivan
Reinstated from DL: RHP Michael Marbry, SS Cristhian Adames

Detroit Tigers
LHP Jose Alvarez
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Jose Alvarez, C Brayan Holaday
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Matt Hoffman, SS Dixon Machado

Houston Astros
1B Japhet Amador (Mexico City (Mexican))
Recalled: RHP Paul Clemens
Added to 40-man roster: C Cody Clark
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP David Martinez
Removed from 40-man: LHP Wade LeBlanc (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Mark Appel, RHP Andrew Thurman, LHP Albert Minnis, LHP Alex Sogard, 2B Ruben Sosa, OF Dan Gulbransen
Reinstated from DL: RHP Tanner Bushue, RHP Matt Heidenreich, LHP Tommy Shirley, OF Domingo Santana

This is a procedural DL move for No. 1 overall pick Mark Appel. He reached his professional innings max at low Class A Quad Cities and went on the disabled list on Aug. 26.

Hefty first baseman Japhet Amador hit .368/.419/.693 for Mexico City and led the Mexican League with 121 RBIs in 104 games while finishing runner-up with 36 home runs (one behind Ruben Mateo) and a .693 slugging percentage (behind Luis Terrero).

A 2003 draft pick out of Wichita State, Cody Clark toiled for 11 seasons in the minors before signing a minor league deal with the Astros during spring training and earning his first big league callup—at age 31—five months later. Let this be a reminder that opportunities exist for veteran catchers that don’t exist for other position players. Witness the list of recent first-time catcher callups age 29 or older: Blake Lalli (2012), Tuffy Gosewich (2013), J.C. Boscan (2010), Max St. Pierre (2010), Erik Kratz (2010) and Chris Coste (2006). Only the 33-year-old Coste was older than Clark.

Kansas City Royals
C Adam Moore (re-signed)
Traded: OF Quintin Berry to Red Sox for RHP Clayton Mortensen
Recalled: LHP Danny Duffy, LHP Will Smith
Optioned to high Class A: RHP Louis Coleman, RHP Wade Davis
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Brooks Pounders, C Adam Moore, OF Jorge Bonifacio
Reinstated from DL: 3B Freddy Sandoval

Despite an injury-scuttled season, 20-year-old right fielder Jorge Bonifacio reached Double-A Northwest Arkansas at the end of July, though he finished the season on the disabled list. He appeared in just 79 non-rehab games this season as he dealt with a hand injury. Bonifacio, whose older brother Emilio joined the Royals organization in a minor August trade, is ticketed for the Arizona Fall League if he’s healthy enough to go.

Los Angeles Angels
Recalled: RHP Cory Rasmus, OF Collin Cowgill
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Billy Buckner
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Collin Cowgill
Removed from 40-man: RHP Billy Buckner (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Manaurys Correa, RHP Jairo Diaz, SS Wendell Soto, OF Brennan Gowens
Reinstated from DL: RHP Brandon Efferson, RHP Matt Oye, LHP Dustin Richardson, SS Pedro Toribio

Los Angeles Dodgers
Placed on 7-day DL:
LHP Geison Aguasviva, 3B Elevys Gonzalez, 3B Rusty Ryal
Reinstated from DL: SS Ozzie Martinez, OF Bobby Coyle

Miami Marlins
Optioned to Triple-A:
RHP Arquimedes Caminero, SS Gil Velazquez
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Steve Ames, RHP Brian Ellington, RHP C.J. Robinson, 2B Luis Ortiz, OF Michael Main, OF Juancito Martinez, OF Danny Pertusati

Milwaukee Brewers
RHP Donovan Hand, OF Caleb Gindl
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Donovan Hand, OF Sean Halton
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Cody Scarpetta, C Tyler Roberts, SS Ozzie Chavez
Reinstated from DL: RHP Damien Magnifico, RHP R.J. Seidel, SS Blake Davis
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: OF Mitch Haniger

Minnesota Twins
RHP Luis Perdomo, LHP Blake Martin
Recalled: RHP Liam Hendriks, 1B Chris Colabello
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Mike Tonkin
Option transferred: RHP Cole DeVries (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Manuel Soliman, LHP Randy Rosario, SS Niko Goodrum, SS Will Hurt, OF Brian Dinkelman
Reinstated from DL: RHP J.O. Berrios, RHP Kyle Davies, RHP Tyler Duffey, RHP Alex Meyer, RHP Luis Perdomo, 2B Jorge Polanco, OF Brian Dinkelman

Chris Colabello, a 29-year-old first baseman whom the Twins signed out of the independent Can-Am League, locked up the Triple-A International League’s MVP and rookie of the year awards after batting .352/.427/.639 with 24 homers in 89 games for Rochester. The last player to sweep both awards was Columbus’ J.T. Snow in 1992.

New York Mets
RHP Mitch Talbot (released by Marlins, Aug. 5), RHP Daryl Thompson (Southern Maryland (Atlantic))
Traded: C John Buck and OF Marlon Byrd to Pirates for RHP Vic Black and 2B Dilson Herrera
Recalled: LHP Rob Carson, C Anthony Recker
Added to 40-man roster: OF Matt den Dekker
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Greg Burke, OF Mike Baxter
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Michael Fulmer, RHP Gabriel Ynoa, LHP Carlos Vazquez, OF Jorge Rivero
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Flabio Ortega
Reinstated from DL: RHP Luis Cessa, LHP Jim Fuller, C Kai Gronauer, 1B Brian Harrison

New York Yankees
3B Brendan Harris
Recalled: RHP Preston Claiborne
Optioned to high Class A: RHP Preston Claiborne
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Diego Moreno, RHP Adam Smith, RHP Cesar Vargas, 1B Saxon Butler, 2B Angelo Gumbs, OF Melky Mesa
Reinstated from DL: RHP Edixon Mejia, RHP Zach Varce, OF Neil Medchill

Oakland Athletics
RHP Dakota Bacus to Nationals for C Kurt Suzuki
Recalled: RHP Evan Scribner
Added to 40-man roster: 1B Daric Barton
Optioned to high Class A: LHP Tommy Milone
Reinstated from DL: RHP Ryan Doolittle, RHP Michael Ynoa, LHP Jerad Grundy

Philadelphia Phillies
Added to 40-man roster:
RHP J.C. Ramirez, 2B Pete Orr
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Tyler Cloyd, RHP Luis Garcia, LHP Joe Savery, SS Michael Martinez
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Brody Colvin
Placed on 60-day DL: OF Tyson Gillies
Reinstated from DL: RHP Zach Cooper, RHP Seth Rosin

Pittsburgh Pirates
C Kelly Shoppach
Traded: RHP Vic Black and 2B Dilson Herrera to Mets for C John Buck and OF Marlon Byrd
Recalled: RHP Kyle McPherson, OF Andrew Lambo
Added to 40-man roster: OF Felix Pie
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Ryan Reid
Optioned to Double-A: LHP Jeff Locke, C Tony Sanchez
Designated for assignment: 1B Russ Canzler
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Shane Carle, RHP Kevin Kleis, LHP Joely Rodriguez, C Dave Valesente
Transferred to 60-day DL: OF Jeff Roy
Reinstated from DL: RHP Brooks Brown, RHP Kyle McPherson, RHP Zach Von Rosenberg, RHP Kurt Yacko, C Wyatt Mathisen, SS Brian Bocock

St. Louis Cardinals
RHP Michael Blazek, RHP Carlos Martinez, RHP Fernando Salas
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Carlos Martinez, LHP Tyler Lyons
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Victor Marte, LHP Nick Additon, LHP Tyler Melling, 3B Tyler Rahmatulla
Reinstated from DL: RHP Sam Gaviglio, RHP Cory Jones, SS Jake Lemmerman

San Diego Padres
RHP Nick Mutz (New Jersey (Can-Am))
Recalled: RHP Anthony Bass, RHP Brad Brach, LHP Robbie Erlin
Added to 40-man roster: OF Reymond Fuentes
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Brad Boxberger, RHP Brad Brach, OF Jaff Decker
Removed from 40-man: RHP Sean O’Sullivan (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jorge Guzman, RHP Miles Mikolas, RHP Bryan Rodriguez, C Dane Phillips, SS Jesus Merchan
Reinstated from DL: RHP Greg Gonzalez, RHP Matt Shepherd, OF Johan Limonta, OF Mike Wilson

The Padres didn’t hesitate to call up Reymond Fuentes in August after he mastered a second take on the Double-A Texas League. They would have added the ’09 first-rounder to the 40-man roster this offseason, regardless, but ranking among the TL leaders in average (.316), steals (29) and on-base percentage (.396) didn’t hurt.

San Francisco Giants
LHP Mike Kickham, 2B Nick Noonan, OF Francisco Peguero
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Yusmeiro Petit
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Mike Kickham, 2B Nick Noonan
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Nick Vander Tuig, LHP Bryce Bandilla, C Jesus Navarro
Reinstated from DL: RHP Daryl Maday, RHP Luis Rojas, RHP Eury Sanchez, RHP Dan Slania, LHP Jack Snodgrass, C Rene Melendez, C Matt Pare, C Mark Wagner, SS Matt Duffy, SS Ydwin Villegas

Seattle Mariners
OF Austin Schuetzle (NDFA—Sedro-Woolley (Wash.) HS)
Placed on 7-day DL: 2B Timmy Lopes, 3B D.J. Peterson, OF Julio Morban
Reinstated from DL: RHP David Colvin, C Franklin Diaz, 1B Rich Poythress, OF James Jones

Third baseman D.J. Peterson had surgery to repair a fracture of the left mandible after being struck in the jaw by a pitch while at low Class A Clinton. The 12th overall pick from New Mexico this year, he hit .283/.336/.556 with seven homers in 26 games for the LumberKings.

Outfielder Austin Schuetzle worked out for the Mariners and Rays, but the Sedro-Woolley, Wash., native opted to sign with the hometown team, spurning a commitment to Tacoma CC. He missed his senior year of high school while recovering from Tommy John surgery.

Tampa Bay Rays
OF Delmon Young (released by Phillies, Aug. 14)
Released: RHP Cory Wade
Recalled: LHP Jeff Beliveau
Optioned to Double-A: LHP Jeff Beliveau
Optioned to high Class A: RHP Jeremy Hellickson
Removed from 40-man: OF Jason Bourgeois (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Harmen Sidhu
Reinstated from DL: RHP Corey MacDonald, RHP Nick Sawyer

Texas Rangers
3B Brendan Harris (released by Yankees, Aug. 21)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Ryan Bores, RHP Tyler Tufts, OF Jared Hoying
Reinstated from DL: C Eli Whiteside, SS Greg Miclat

Toronto Blue Jays
OF Blake Gailen (Lancaster (Atlantic)), OF Ryan Langerhans (Sugar Land (Atlantic))
Recalled: RHP Chad Jenkins, SS Ryan Goins, OF Moises Sierra
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Chien-Ming Wang
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Brad Lincoln
Removed from 40-man: RHP Chien-Ming Wang (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Tommy Hottovy, SS Shane Opitz
Reinstated from DL: RHP Tucker Donahue, RHP Shawn Griffith, 1B Mauro Gomez, 1B Gabe Jacobo, OF Jonathan Jones

Washington Nationals
C Kurt Suzuki to Athletics for RHP Dakota Bacus
Recalled: RHP Ryan Mattheus, LHP Xavier Cedeno, C Jhonatan Solano
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Xavier Cedeno
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Nick Lee, SS Jose Lozada, OF Narciso Mesa
Reinstated from DL: RHP Blake Treinen, LHP David Napoli, C Jeff Howell, C Geoff Perrott, OF Steven Souza