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
Released:
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
Signed:
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
Released:
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
Traded:
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
Released:
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
Recalled:
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
Released:
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
Recalled:
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
Signed:
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
Recalled:
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
Signed:
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
Signed:
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
Recalled:
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
Released:
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
Signed:
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
Released:
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
Traded:
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
Released:
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
Recalled:
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
Signed:
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
Recalled:
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
Signed:
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
Signed:
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
Signed:
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
Signed:
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
Traded:
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