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Minor League Transactions: Aug. 28-Sept. 3

Here we present official minor league transactions, conveyed to us by Major League Baseball, for the period Aug. 28-Sept. 3.

With September comes expanded rosters and first looks at top prospects such as Jurickson Profar and Shelby Miller. A total of 97 players in this installment joined the big league squad on Sept. 1 or later.

Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed:
C Chris McMurray (Lincoln (American Association))
Acquired: 1B Frazier Hall from Angels as player to be named for RHP Barry Enright
Recalled: C Konrad Schmidt
Added to 40-man roster: OF Tyler Graham
Reinstated from DL: OF Adam Eaton

A 16th-rounder from Southern last year, Frazier Hall batted .254/.322/.386 with 13 homers in 456 at-bats for low Class A Cedar Rapids in the Angels system. Scouts like his line-drive stroke and expect him to hit for average (and doubles) moreso than home runs as he advances.

Atlanta Braves
Recalled:
RHP Randall Delgado, C J.C. Boscan, OF Jose Constanza
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Peter Moylan, 1B Lyle Overbay
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jair Jurrjens
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Alex Wood
Reinstated from DL: RHP Juan Jaime, 2B Ruben Gotay, OF Tim Smith

Baltimore Orioles
Recalled:
RHP Tommy Hunter, C Luis Exposito, 2B Steve Tolleson, OF Xavier Avery
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Zach Phillips
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Zach Britton
Designated for assignment: RHP Jason Berken
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Oscar Melendez
Reinstated from DL: 1B Tyler Townsend, 2B Travis Adair

Boston Red Sox
Acquired:
C Guillermo Quiroz from Mariners for cash considerations
Recalled: RHP Daniel Bard, RHP Chris Carpenter, RHP Zach Stewart, 2B Ivan De Jesus Jr.
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Zach Stewart
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Clayton Mortensen
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Zach Good
Transferred to 60-day DL: LHP Brian Johnson
Reinstated from DL: RHP Madison Younginer, OF Matty Johnson, OF Juan Carlos Linares

The 31st pick in this year's draft, short-season Lowell lefty Brian Johnson suffered multiple bone fractures in his face after being struck by a line drive in a game at Fenway Park.

Chicago Cubs
Recalled:
RHP Miguel Socolovich, LHP Jeff Beliveau, 2B Adrian Cardenas, OF Tony Campana, OF Dave Sappelt
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Brooks Raley
Removed from 40-man: LHP Alex Hinshaw (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Joe Zeller, C Carlos Escobar, 2B David Macias, SS Elliot Soto
Reinstated from DL: RHP Josh Conway, RHP Kenny Socorro, RHP Brett Wallach, RHP Robert Whitenack, RHP Tony York, SS Arismendy Alcantara, OF Evan Crawford

Chicago White Sox
Released:
RHP Greg Infante, 2B Drew Thompson
Recalled: RHP Dylan Axelrod, RHP Deunte Heath, RHP Brian Omogrosso
Added to 40-man roster: C Hector Gimenez, 1B Dan Johnson, 3B Jose Lopez
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Dylan Axelrod
Removed from 40-man: LHP Daniel Moskos (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: 1B Jimmy Gallagher, 1B Conor Jackson, 3B Kyle Shelton
Reinstated from DL: 2B Drew Thompson, OF Nick Ciolli

Dan Johnson led the Triple-A International League with 28 homers and 94 walks with Charlotte. He previously led the IL in both categories (30 and 75) while with Durham in ’10. He won a third walks title with 84 in ’08.

Cincinnati Reds
Recalled:
RHP Logan Ondrusek, C Devin Mesoraco, 3B Henry Rodriguez, SS Didi Gregorius, SS Kris Negron, OF Denis Phipps
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Sean Gallagher
Reinstated from DL: SS Brodie Greene, SS Kris Negron

Cleveland Indians
Recalled:
RHP Jeanmar Gomez, RHP Frank Herrmann, LHP Scott Barnes, OF Russ Canzler
Added to 40-man roster: OF Thomas Neal
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Scott Maine
Removed from 40-man: OF Shelley Duncan (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Kyle Petter, SS Carlos Rojas
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jose Flores, RHP Hector Rondon, C Roberto Perez

Colorado Rockies
Recalled:
RHP Guillermo Moscoso
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Vianney Mayo, RHP Rafael Suarez, LHP Edwar Cabrera
Reinstated from DL: RHP Eric Junge

Detroit Tigers
Recalled:
RHP Al Alburquerque, RHP Luis Marte, C Bryan Holaday, SS Danny Worth, OF Avisail Garcia
Added to 40-man roster: 3B Don Kelly

Houston Astros
Recalled:
2B Matt Downs, 2B Jimmy Paredes, 3B Matt Dominguez
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Edgar Gonzalez, RHP Jose Valdez
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Dallas Keuchel
Removed from 40-man: RHP Mark Hamburger (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: OF Jackson Hogue
Reinstated from DL: RHP Adalberto Flores, LHP Kyle Hallock, OF Adam Bailey

Kansas City Royals
Recalled:
C Manny Pina, OF David Lough
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Elisaul Pimentel
Reinstated from DL: C Kevin David, 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff

Los Angeles Angels
Traded:
1B Frazier Hall to Diamondbacks as player to be named for RHP Barry Enright
Recalled: C John Hester, SS Andrew Romine, OF Kole Calhoun
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Nick Maronde, LHP Drew Taylor
Placed on 7-day DL: 1B C.J. Cron, SS Brandon Brewer
Reinstated from DL: 2B Landis Ware

The Angels called up Nick Maronde and Drew Taylor to give them a pair of lefty relief options in their bullpen. A third-rounder last year, Maronde jumped from high Class A to Double-A to Anaheim in his full-season debut and held minor league lefties to a batting line of .173/.211/.221 in 109 plate appearances. (A reliever as a college junior, Maronde shifted to the rotation upon turning pro, but now he's back in the bullpen.) His ascension gives Florida area scout Tom Kotchman a fourth lefty to reach the bigs for the first time this year. The other three: Pat Corbin with the Diamondbacks, Will Smith with the Royals and Barret Browning with the Cardinals.

Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed:
RHP Lorenzo Barcelo (Veracruz (Mexican))
Released: RHP Carlos De Aza
Recalled: RHP Javy Guerra, RHP Shawn Tolleson, RHP Chris Withrow, C Tim Federowicz, OF Alfredo Silverio
Added to 40-man roster: RHP John Ely, OF Bobby Abreu
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Josh Wall
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Gustavo Gomez, RHP Brandon Martinez, RHP Luis Vasquez, C Steve Cilladi, C Chris O'Brien, C Angelo Ponte
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Jharel Cotton, RHP Sawil Gonzalez, RHP Francisco Villa, LHP Matt Laney
Reinstated from DL: RHP Luis Vasquez, RHP Chris Withrow, C Selme Angulo, OF Tyler Henson, OF Alfredo Silverio

Prior to signing with the Dodgers, righty reliever Lorenzo Barcelo last played in affiliated ball for Triple-A Fresno on June 17, 2003. He returned to the Pacific Coast League with Albuquerque on Sept. 3, 2012, logging three innings and allowing two runs on six hits in a win against Omaha. Though he went more than 10 years between PCL appearances (and sprinkled in nearly five years of complete inactivity), Barcelo worked his way back on the radar by pitching in the Dominican League (’08, ’10 and ’11), the Golden League (’09) and the Mexican League (’10, ’11 and ’12).

The 35-year-old Barcelo turned pro in ’94 and has been around the game so long that he was part of the infamous "white flag" trade consummated by the White Sox in ’97. In that deal, Chicago surrendered veterans Wilson Alvarez, Danny Darwin and Roberto Hernandez for a package of prospects headed by Barcelo, Keith Foulke, Bob Howry and Mike Caruso.

The Dodgers rewarded John Ely for a strong year in the PCL in which he won the league triple crown (14-7, 3.20 with 165 strikeouts) and postseason pitcher of the year award. What makes it more startling is that he accomplished the feat while pitching for Albuquerque.

Miami Marlins
Recalled:
RHP Tom Koehler, LHP Dan Jennings
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Sandy Rosario
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Mason Hope, 2B Ryan Goetz, 3B Avery Romero
Reinstated from DL: RHP Dejai Oliver, 2B Ryan Goetz, OF Jesus Solorzano

Milwaukee Brewers
Recalled:
2B Eric Farris
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Brandon Kintzler
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Fautino de los Santos
Reinstated from DL: RHP Mitchell Conner, RHP Rodolfo Fernandez, RHP Brooks Hall, RHP Eric Marzec, RHP Andy Moye, RHP Austin Ross, LHP Jed Bradley, C Shawn Zarraga, 1B Erick Almonte, SS Orlando Arcia, SS Hector Gomez, SS Edwin Maysonet, OF Victor Roache

Minnesota Twins
Recalled:
1B Chris Parmelee, OF Matt Carson
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Esmerling Vasquez
Removed from 40-man: RHP Jeff Gray (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Tim Atherton
Reinstated from DL: 1B Sean Burroughs

New York Mets
Recalled:
RHP Collin McHugh, C Mike Nickeas, 3B Zach Lutz
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Michael Fulmer, RHP Julian Hilario, RHP Taylor Whitenton, C Luke May, 3B Alex Sanchez, OF Julio Concepcion, OF Eudy Pina
Transferred to 60-day DL: RHP Dawrin Frias, OF Michael Bernal
Reinstated from DL: RHP Craig Hansen, C Jean Luc Blaquiere, C Juan Torres, SS Juan Carlos Gamboa

New York Yankees
Released:
OF Kosuke Fukudome
Recalled: RHP Cory Wade, RHP Adam Warren, LHP Justin Thomas, C Francisco Cervelli, SS Eduardo Nunez
Added to 40-man roster: OF Chris Dickerson
Removed from 40-man: SS Ramiro Pena (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Scottie Allen
Reinstated from DL: RHP Zah Arneson, RHP Will Oliver, C Ryan Baker, C Hector Rabago, SS Doug Bernier

Oakland Athletics
Recalled:
RHP Tyson Ross, LHP Pedro Figueroa, SS Brandon Hicks, OF Collin Cowgill
Removed from 40-man: RHP Graham Godfrey (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Graham Godfrey, OF Rashun Dixon
Reinstated from DL: RHP Brad Peacock, 2B Wes Timmons

Philadelphia Phillies
Elected free agency:
3B Hector Luna
Recalled: RHP Justin De Fratus, LHP Jake Diekman, 3B Hector Luna
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Tyler Cloyd
Removed from 40-man: 3B Hector Luna (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Seth Rosin
Reinstated from DL: RHP Scott Elarton
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Tyler Knigge, RHP Colby Shreve, RHP Kyle Simon, LHP Jay Johnson, C Tommy Joseph, 3B Cody Asche, OF Zach Collier

Pittsburgh Pirates
Signed:
3B Hector Luna (elected free agency from Phillies)
Draft pick signed: 3B Jordan Steranka (21)
Released: OF Jason Cooper
Recalled: RHP Kyle McPherson, LHP Jeff Locke, LHP Justin Wilson, C Eric Fryer, SS Chase D'Arnaud, OF Alex Presley
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Chris Leroux, 1B Jeff Clement, SS Brock Holt
Designated for assignment: OF Oscar Tejeda
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Lance Breedlove, OF Tyler Gaffney
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jose Diaz, RHP Logan Kensing, RHP Aaron Pribanic, C Rudy Pena, C Miguel Perez, OF Barrett Barnes, OF Jason Cooper, OF Christian Marrero

St. Louis Cardinals
Recalled:
RHP Victor Marte, RHP Trevor Rosenthal, LHP Sam Freeman, C Bryan Anderson, SS Pete Kozma
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Brandon Dickson, SS Ryan Jackson
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Scott McGregor, LHP Ben Freeman, 2B Garrett Wittels
Reinstated from DL: LHP Anthony Ferrara, 2B Jose Garcia

San Diego Padres
Placed on 7-day DL:
RHP Kevin Quackenbush, RHP Keyvius Sampson, C Matt Colantonio, 2B Chris Bisson, OF Mallex Smith
Reinstated from DL: RHP Daniel Cropper, 2B Felix Cabrera, OF Clark Murphy

San Francisco Giants
Signed:
RHP Mitch Mormann (Normal (Frontier))
Recalled: 1B Brett Pill
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Jean Machi, 1B Xavier Nady
Designated for assignment: RHP Hector Correa
Placed on 7-day DL: C Joel Weeks
Reinstated from DL: RHP Edward Concepcion, RHP Hector Correa, LHP Clayton Tanner, C Brad Moss, C Eric Sim, C Eliezer Zambrano, 2B Ydwin Villegas, OF Roger Kieschnick, OF Mike Mergenthaler

Seattle Mariners
Traded:
C Guillermo Quiroz to Red Sox for cash considerations
Recalled: RHP Erasmo Ramirez, OF Carlos Peguero
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jose Valdivia, OF Leon Landry, OF Julio Morban
Reinstated from DL: RHP Steve Landazuri, RHP George Mieses, RHP Angel Raga, SS Gabriel Noriega

Tampa Bay Rays
Recalled:
RHP Brandon Gomes, LHP Cesar Ramos, C Chris Gimenez, SS Reid Brignac, SS Sean Rodriguez, OF Rich Thompson
Removed from 40-man: RHP Albert Suarez (outrighted to high Class A), 2B Will Rhymes (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jake Floethe, 3B Tyler Goeddel, OF Brad Coon
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jay Buente, RHP Nate Garcia, RHP Wilking Rodriguez, LHP Grayson Garvin, LHP Alex Torres, C Keith Castillo

Texas Rangers
Recalled:
RHP Tanner Scheppers, RHP Yoshinori Tateyama, LHP Martin Perez, 1B Brandon Snyder, OF Leonys Martin
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Tyler Tufts, SS Jurickson Profar
Designated for assignment: LHP Miguel de los Santos
Removed from 40-man: SS Luis Hernandez (outrighted to Triple-A)
Option transferred: RHP Justin Grimm (Triple-A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jon Edwards, RHP Carlos Pimentel
Reinstated from DL: RHP Tyler Tufts, RHP Johan Yan, OF Mike Bianucci, OF Val Majewski

Toronto Blue Jays
Signed:
SS Amadeo Zazueta (Sugar Land (Atlantic))
Recalled: LHP Brett Cecil
Placed on 7-day DL: C Paul Phillips, OF Jonathan Jones
Reinstated from DL: C Ryan Eigsti, 1B Mike McDade

Washington Nationals
Recalled:
LHP John Lannan, C Sandy Leon, OF Eury Perez
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Christian Garcia, LHP Zach Duke
Optioned to Double-A: C Jhonatan Solano
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Jack McGeary, LHP Blake Monar, LHP Danny Rosenbaum, LHP Andrew Wall
Reinstated from DL: RHP Robert Benincasa, LHP Kylin Turnbull, 2B Manny Mayorson

Christian Garcia had two Tommy John surgeries while he was a Yankees farmhand, but the Nationals took a flier on him in ’11 and he ran with it, pitching his way to Triple-A this year and making his big league debut in September. In 45 minor league appearances this year, the 27-year-old Garcia logged a 0.86 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and rates of 11.4 strikeouts and 2.9 walks per nine innings. He didn't allow a home runs in 52 1/3 innings.

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