Minor League Transactions: Aug. 29-Sept. 4

Official minor league transactions, conveyed to us by Major League Baseball, for the period Aug. 29-Sept. 4.

Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed:
OF Maik Ehmcke
Released: RHP Ray Hernandez, OF Ollie Linton
Recalled: RHP David Hernandez, LHP Tony Sipp, C Tuffy Gosewisch, 3B Matt Davidson
Added to 40-man roster: SS Chris Owings
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Adam Miller, 1B Jake Fox, OF Justin Williams
Reinstated from DL: RHP Ray Hernandez, OF Ollie Lintona

Shortstop Chris Owings pulled down some heavy hardware in the Triple-A Pacific Coast League, winning the circuit’s MVP and rookie of the year awards. The 21-year-old led the PCL with 180 hits, 104 runs scored and 263 total bases, batting .330/.359/.482 with 12 homers in 125 games.

The Diamondbacks signed 19-year-old outfielder Maik Ehmcke from Germany.

Atlanta Braves
Signed:
SS Bryan Philips
Traded: C Matt Pagnozzi to Astros for cash considerations
Recalled: C Evan Gattis, OF Jose Constanza
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Freddy Garcia, RHP Kameron Loe
Optioned to Triple-A: C Evan Gattis
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP James Hoyt, C Shawn McGill
Reinstated from DL: C Anthony Nunez

The Braves signed middle infielder Bryan Philips out of Curacao as an international free agent.

Baltimore Orioles
Signed:
1B Dan Johnson (released by Yankees, Aug. 29), SS Garabez Rosa (re-signed)
Recalled: RHP Josh Stinson, LHP Zach Britton, LHP Wei-Yin Chen, C Steve Clevenger, 2B Ryan Flaherty, 2B Jonathan Schoop, OF Henry Urrutia
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Eric Beaulac, C Chris Snyder
Option transferred: 2B Ryan Flaherty (low Class A to high Class A)
Designated for assignment: OF Eric Thames
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Ashur Tolliver, OF Kyle Hudson
Reinstated from DL: RHP Eric Beaulac, C Jason Stifler

Boston Red Sox
Traded:
RHP Nefi Ogando to Phillies for SS John McDonald
Recalled: RHP Rubby de la Rosa, C Ryan Lavarnway
Added to 40-man roster: OF Quintin Berry
Option transferred: C Christian Vazquez (Double-A to Triple-A)
Designated for assignment: RHP Daniel Bard
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Jack McGeary
Reinstated from DL: RHP Daniel Bard, RHP Pat Light, OF Alex Hassan

Chicago Cubs
Recalled:
RHP Alberto Cabrera, RHP Justin Grimm, LHP Brooks Raley, C J.C. Boscan
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Chang-Yong Lim, LHP Zach Rosscup
Designated for assignment: OF David Sappelt
Removed from 40-man: RHP Eduardo Sanchez (outrighted to Triple-A)
Reinstated from DL: RHP Alex Burnett, RHP Jaye Chapman, RHP Josh Conway, RHP Zak Hermans, RHP Barret Loux, RHP Ryan McNeil, RHP Felix Pena, RHP Henry Rodriguez, RHP Tayler Scott, RHP Tyler Skulina, LHP Gerardo Concepcion, LHP Michael Heesch, LHP Rob Zastryzny, C Nathan Maldonado, 3B Josh Vitters, OF Albert Almora, OF Trey Martin

Chicago White Sox
Released:
SS Tommy Manzella
Recalled: LHP Charlie Leesman
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Erik Johnson, RHP Daniel Webb, C Bryan Anderson, C Miguel Gonzalez, 2B Marcus Semien
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Scott Carroll
Reinstated from DL: RHP Brandon Brennan, RHP Zach Isler, RHP Jhan Marinez, RHP Luis Martinez, RHP Steven Upchurch, RHP Jason Van Skike, RHP Matt Zaleski, C Hector Gimenez, 2B Michael Johnson, SS Tyler Saladino, OF Juan Ramirez, OF Brady Shoemaker

White Sox area scout Adam Virchis had a productive 2011 draft for the organization. He snagged two big leaguers within in the first six rounds, recommending Cal Bears Erik Johnson (second) and Marcus Semien (sixth).

Cincinnati Reds
Recalled:
RHP Nick Christiani, RHP Curtis Partch, 1B Neftali Soto, 2B Henry Rodriguez, OF Derrick Robinson
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Zach Duke, OF Billy Hamilton
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Nick Christiani
Designated for assignment: RHP Justin Freeman
Removed from 40-man: RHP Pedro Villarreal (outrighted to Triple-A)
Reinstated from DL: OF Josh Fellhauer

Cleveland Indians
Signed:
C Kelly Shoppach (released by Pirates, Aug. 28)
Released: 1B David Cooper
Recalled: RHP Carlos Carrasco, RHP Preston Guilmet, RHP C.C. Lee, RHP Vinnie Pestano, RHP Josh Tomlin, RHP Blake Wood, LHP Scott Barnes, LHP Nick Hagadone
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Clay Rapada, C Kelly Shoppach, 2B Jose Ramirez
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Carlos Carrasco
Designated for assignment: SS Juan Diaz, OF Tim Fedroff
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Robbie Aviles
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jerry Gil, LHP Scott Barnes, C Matt Colantonio

Colorado Rockies
Signed:
RHP Edgmer Escalona (re-signed following outright)
Released: RHP Shawn Stuart, 2B Pat Hutcheson
Recalled: RHP Mitchell Boggs, RHP Manny Corpas, RHP Collin McHugh, 2B Josh Rutledge, 3B Ryan Wheeler, OF Tyler Colvin
Removed from 40-man: RHP Edgmer Escalona, OF Tyler Colvin (both players outrighted to Triple-A)
Reinstated from DL: RHP Geoff Parker, OF Tyler Colvin

Detroit Tigers
Recalled:
RHP Jeremy Bonderman, RHP Luke Putkonen (twice), RHP Evan Reed, LHP Jose Alvarez, LHP Phil Coke, C Bryan Holaday, 2B Hernan Perez, SS Danny Worth
Added to 40-man roster: OF Nick Castellanos
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jeremy Bonderman
Optioned to high Class A: RHP Luke Putkonen
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Tyler Clark, RHP Robbie Weinhardt
Reinstated from DL: RHP Charlie Gillies, RHP Hudson Randall, RHP Brennan Smith, RHP Jess Todd, RHP Michael Torrealba, RHP Robbie Weinhardt, LHP Casey Crosby, LHP Matt Hoffman, LHP Pat Misch, LHP Joe Rogers, LHP Jade Todd, 2B Brandon Loy, SS Dixon Machado

Houston Astros
Acquired:
C Matt Pagnozzi from Braves for cash considerations
Recalled: RHP Jorge De Leon, OF Trevor Crowe, OF Marc Krauss
Added to 40-man roster: C Matt Pagnozzi
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Vincent Velasquez, LHP Brian Holmes, C Ryan McCurdy, 2B Austin Elkins
Reinstated from DL: LHP Albert Minnis, LHP Alex Sogard, 2B Ruben Sosa, OF Dan Gulbransen

Kansas City Royals
Signed:
1B Carlos Pena (released by Astros, July 31)
Recalled: RHP Louis Coleman, RHP Wade Davis, LHP Noel Arguelles, LHP Francisley Bueno, LHP Donnie Joseph, 2B Johnny Giavotella
Added to 40-man roster: C Brett Hayes, 1B Carlos Pena, SS Pedro Ciriaco
Designated for assignment: OF Edinson Rincon
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Everett Teaford, C Cameron Gallagher, OF Brian Fletcher
Reinstated from DL: RHP Chase Boruff, RHP Bryan Brickhouse, RHP Devon Lowery, RHP Brooks Pounders, RHP Robinson Yambati, LHP Noel Arguelles, LHP Antonio Cruz, LHP Colin Rodgers, 1B Jared Schlehuber, 2B Chase Lambin, SS Sharlon Schoop, OF Jorge Bonifacio, OF Roman Hernandez, OF Charles Thomas

Los Angeles Angels
Acquired:
2B Rusty Ryal from Dodgers for cash considerations
Recalled: RHP Ryan Brasier, 3B Luis Jimenez
Placed on 7-day DL: SS Pedro Toribio, OF Joel Capote
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jairo Diaz, RHP Robbie Powell, SS Wendell Soto

Los Angeles Dodgers
Traded:
LHP Rob Rasmussen to Phillies for 3B Michael Young
Traded: 2B Rusty Ryal to Angels for cash considerations
Recalled: RHP Stephen Fife, RHP Peter Moylan, RHP Chris Withrow, C Drew Butera, SS Dee Gordon, OF Scott Van Slyke
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Chris Withrow
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Angel Castro, RHP Carlos Frias, RHP Gustavo Gomez, LHP Julio Urias, 1B Sean Burroughs
Reinstated from DL: RHP Hector Nelo, RHP Arismendy Ozoria, 2B Elevys Gonzalez, 2B Rusty Ryal

Miami Marlins
Recalled:
RHP Arquimedes Caminero, RHP Sam Dyson, RHP Chris Hatcher, LHP Brad Hand, C Rob Brantly
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Brian Flynn, LHP Zach Phillips
Designated for assignment: OF Jordan Brown
Placed on 7-day DL: 1B Scott Carcaise, 2B Derek Dietrich
Transferred to 60-day DL: 2B Luis Ortiz
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jay Jackson, C Joel Jimenez, OF Juancito Martinez

The Marlins moved January waiver claim Sam Dyson into the Double-A rotation, where he developed a sharp slider, while scrapping his curveball, to go with plus fastball velocity. The organization now sees the 25-year-old as a potential big league set-up reliever.

Milwaukee Brewers
Signed:
RHP Mark Rogers (re-signed following outright)
Recalled: RHP Alfredo Figaro, RHP Donovan Hand, RHP Johnny Hellweg, OF Sean Halton
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Jimmy Nelson
Removed from 40-man: RHP Mark Rogers (outrighted to high Class A)
Reinstated from DL: RHP Austin Blaski, RHP Nick Bucci, RHP Hiram Burgos, RHP Mike Fiers, RHP Seth Harvey, RHP Andre Lamontagne, RHP Leonard Lorenzo, RHP Cody Scarpetta, RHP Eric Semmelhack, RHP Mark Williams, LHP Jed Bradley, LHP Brian Garman, LHP Chris Narveson, C Brent Dean, C Tyler Roberts, C Adam Weisenburger, 3B Nick Delmonico, SS Carlos Belonis, SS Ozzie Chavez

Mark Rogers’ removal from the 40-man roster places in jeopardy his next appearance in the Prospect Handbook. The fifth overall pick in the 2004 draft has appeared in eight of the last nine Handbooks, the ’09 version being the lone exception. Rogers needs to record four more outs in the big leagues to lose his prospect eligibility.

Minnesota Twins
Released:
2B Harold Garcia
Recalled: LHP Pedro Hernandez, C Josmil Pinto, OF Darin Mastroianni
Option transferred: RHP Trevor May (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Kyle Gibson
Reinstated from DL: 2B Harold Garcia, SS Niko Goodrum, OF Brian Dinkelman

New York Mets
Signed:
RHP Aaron Harang (released by Mariners, Aug. 30), RHP Cory Wade (released by Rays, Aug. 27)
Recalled: 3B Zach Lutz
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Tim Byrdak
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Rob Carson
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Giancarlo Alvarado, RHP Jake deGrom, RHP Mitch Talbot, 1B Joe Bonfe
Reinstated from DL: RHP Gabriel Ynoa, 1B Rhyne Hughes, OF Greg Pron

New York Yankees
Signed:
RHP Joel de la Cruz (re-signed)
Released: C Nick McCoy, 1B Dan Johnson, OF Melky Mesa
Recalled: RHP Dellin Betances, RHP Preston Claiborne, RHP Brett Marshall, 3B David Adams
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Cesar Cabral, C J.R. Murphy
Placed on 7-day DL: SS Carmen Angelini
Reinstated from DL: C Ryan Baker, C Nick McCoy, SS Walter Ibarra, OF Tyler Austin, OF Kelvin De Leon

Oakland Athletics
Signed:
RHP Pat Neshek (re-signed following outright)
Released: LHP Mike Zagurski
Recalled: RHP Evan Scribner, LHP Pedro Figueroa, LHP Tommy Milone, 2B Jemile Weeks, SS Andy Parrino
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Pat Neshek, OF Michael Choice
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Evan Scribner
Designated for assignment: LHP Hideki Okajima, C Luke Montz
Removed from 40-man: RHP Pat Neshek (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Drew Carpenter
Reinstated from DL: RHP Mike DeMark, RHP Gregory Paulino, RHP Pedro Vidal, LHP Jose Torres, C Luke Montz, 1B Michael Soto

Philadelphia Phillies
Traded:
3B Michael Young to Dodgers for LHP Rob Rasmussen
Traded: SS John McDonald to Red Sox for RHP Nefi Ogando
Recalled: RHP Tyler Cloyd, RHP Luis Garcia, LHP Mauricio Robles, LHP Joe Savery, 2B Freddy Galvis, 2B Cesar Hernandez, SS Michael Martinez
Added to 40-man roster: C Cameron Rupp
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Kenny Giles, RHP Mike Nesseth, RHP Kyle Simon, LHP Austin Wright, C Cameron Rupp, OF Aaron Altherr, OF Kelly Dugan

Pittsburgh Pirates
Recalled:
RHP Jared Hughes, RHP Stolmy Pimentel, LHP Kris Johnson, LHP Jeff Locke, C Tony Sanchez, OF Andrew Lambo
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Kyle Farnsworth
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Jared Hughes, OF Andrew Lambo
Removed from 40-man: 1B Russ Canzler (outrighted to Triple-A)
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jason Erickson, RHP Ethan Hollingsworth, RHP Jeff Inman, RHP Doug Mathis, RHP Aaron Pribanic, LHP Dan Cevette, LHP Joely Rodriguez, LHP Rinku Singh, LHP Josh Smith, C Devin Ivany, C Rudy Pena, C Miguel Perez, 1B Matt Curry, 2B Oscar Tejeda, 3B Kelson Brown, 3B Eric Wood, SS Greg Picart, OF Evan Chambers, OF Dan Grovatt, OF Austin McClune, OF Anthony Norman

St. Louis Cardinals
Recalled:
RHP Carlos Martinez, RHP Michael Wacha, LHP Sam Freeman, LHP Tyler Lyons, 1B Brock Peterson, SS Ryan Jackson, OF Adron Chambers
Added to 40-man roster: C Audry Perez
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Michael Blazek
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Michael Wacha
Option transferred: RHP Carlos Martinez, LHP Tyler Lyons (both players Triple-A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Ben O’Shea
Reinstated from DL: RHP Kyle Barraclough, RHP Chris Corrigan, RHP Ramon Delgado, RHP Nick Frey, RHP Blake Higgins, RHP Tyrell Jenkins, RHP Aiden Lucas, RHP Victor Marte, RHP Jordan Swagerty, RHP Chris Thomas, RHP Sam Tuivailala, LHP Nick Additon, LHP Max Foody, LHP Tyler Melling, C Adam Ehrlich, C Geoff Klein, 3B Tyler Rahmatulla, OF Adron Chambers, OF Tommy Pham, OF Oscar Taveras

Signed out of the independent Atlantic League last August, Brock Peterson hit .296/.364/.531 in 122 games at Triple-A Memphis and led the Pacific Coast League with 25 homers. He also ranked among the league leaders for RBIs (86), slugging, walks (77) and extra-base hits (56). The Twins originally signed Peterson out of the 49th round of the 2002 draft from a high school in Chehalis, Wash.

San Diego Padres
Recalled:
RHP Anthony Bass, RHP Brad Boxberger, RHP Brad Brach, RHP Burch Smith, LHP Tommy Layne, C Chris Robinson
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Anthony Bass
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Joe Church, RHP Josh Richardson, LHP Clay Zavada, OF Johan Limonta
Reinstated from DL: RHP Miles Mikolas, RHP Bryan Rodriguez, SS Jesus Merchan, OF Brian Adams

San Francisco Giants
Recalled:
RHP Jake Dunning
Recalled: RHP George Kontos, 2B Nick Noonan, SS Ehire Adrianza, OF Francisco Peguero, OF Juan Perez
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Heath Hembree, C Johnny Monell
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Francisco Peguero
Designated for assignment: LHP Dan Runzler, 2B Kensuke Tanaka
Placed on 7-day DL: C Brad Moss, 2B Brock Bond
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jacob Dunnington, RHP Joan Gregorio, RHP Juan Nova, RHP Scott Shuman, LHP Tom Vessella, OF Jesus Galindo

Seattle Mariners
Recalled:
RHP Hector Noesi, RHP Erasmo Ramirez, RHP Chance Ruffin, RHP Tom Wilhelmsen, SS Carlos Triunfel
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Taijuan Walker, LHP James Paxton, OF Abe Almonte
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Erasmo Ramirez, OF Xavier Avery
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP David Colvin, LHP Brian Moran
Reinstated from DL: RHP Dylan Unsworth, LHP Danny Hultzen, 1B Scott Savastano

Acquired in a February trade for reliever Shawn Kelley, speedy center fielder Abe Almonte enjoyed a breakthrough season at Triple-A Tacoma to earn his first big league callup. The 24-year-old hit .314/.403/.491 with 11 homers and 20 steals in 94 Pacific Coast League games. He ranked eighth in batting and fifth in on-base percentage among PCL players.

Tampa Bay Rays
Signed:
OF Freddy Guzman (Carmen (Mexican))
Recalled:
RHP Brandon Gomes, RHP Jeremy Hellickson, RHP Josh Lueke, RHP Jake Odorizzi, C Chris Gimenez
Added to 40-man roster: OF Delmon Young
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Jake Odorizzi
Option transferred: RHP Jeremy Hellickson (high Class A to Double-A); RHP Jake Odorizzi, LHP Jeff Beliveau and LHP Enny Romero (all three players Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Ryan Garton, LHP Ryan Carpenter, C Oscar Hernandez
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jake Floethe, RHP Jesse Hahn, RHP Matt Nevarez, RHP Pedro Silvestre, RHP Albert Suarez, RHP Jon Weaver, 3B Riccio Torrez, OF Raul Mondesi Jr., OF Ty Morrison

A 32-year-old veteran of a dozen pro seasons, Freddy Guzman spent the last three seasons in the Mexican League after being released by the Phillies in 2010 spring training. Playing for Carmen, Guzman led the ML with 73 stolen bases (in 82 tries) and 99 runs scored while batting .326/.394/.461 in 99 games.

Texas Rangers
Released:
RHP Justin Miller
Recalled: RHP Cory Burns, RHP Ross Wolf, LHP Joe Ortiz, C Robinson Chirinos, OF Engel Beltre, OF Joey Butler
Added to 40-man roster: OF Jim Adduci
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Ross Wolf
Removed from 40-man: OF Joe Benson (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Taylor Dennis, RHP Randol Rojas, 2B Edwin Garcia

A 42nd-round pick by the Marlins out of high school in ’03, Jim Adduci earned his first big league callup this season at age 28 thanks to a career year at Triple-A Round Rock. He hit 16 homers, more than double his output in any other season, and stole 32 bases in 41 attempts while batting .298/.381/.463 in 127 games. Only Albuquerque’s Dee Gordon (49) swiped more bags in the Pacific Coast League.

Toronto Blue Jays
Signed:
OF Roemon Fields (NDFA—Bethany (Kan.))
Released: RHP Chorye Spoone, OF Ryan Langerhans
Recalled: RHP Kyle Drabek
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Jeremy Jeffress, LHP Ricky Romero, C Mike Nickeas
Designated for assignment: 1B Mauro Gomez
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Taylor Cole, RHP Shawn Griffith, 1B Gabe Jacobo
Reinstated from DL: RHP Chad Beck, C Brian Compton, OF Nick Baligod

Washington Nationals
Released:
RHP Mark Lowe
Recalled: RHP Erik Davis, LHP Xavier Cedeno, LHP Ian Krol, C Sandy Leon, OF Corey Brown, OF Jeff Kobernus, OF Eury Perez
Added to 40-man roster: SS Zach Walters
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Aaron Barrett, C Cole Leonida
Reinstated from DL: C Sam Palace, OF Jimmy VanOstrand