Minor League Transactions: Aug. 8-14

Byron Buxton’s season goes from bad to worse, while injuries afflict first-round righthanders for the Diamondbacks and Padres.

Official minor league transactions, conveyed to Baseball America by Major League Baseball, for the period Aug. 8-14.

Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed:
RHP Gabriel Perez (New Jersey (Can-Am)), RHP Rob Wort (Sioux City (American Association))
Released: 2B Taylor Harbin
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Bradin Hagens, LHP Andrew Chafin, OF Xavier Paul
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Andrew Chafin
Removed from 40-man: 3B Andy Marte (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Mark Serrano, RHP Braden Shipley
Reinstated from DL: RHP Brent Jones, RHP Jake Roberts, RHP Zeke Spruill, LHP Clayton Richard

Double-A Mobile righthander Braden Shipley headed to the disabled list with a blister on the index finger of his right hand. The 2013 first-rounder from Nevada has climbed from low Class A South Bend to Mobile this season, going 6-7, 3.88 in 20 starts with 9.2 strikeouts and 2.9 walks per nine innings.


Atlanta Braves
Signed:
1B Erik Castro (Fargo-Moorhead (American Association)), OF Stephen Gaylor (NDFA—Berry (Ga.))
Recalled: LHP Luis Avilan
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Juan Jaime
Placed on 7-day DL: 1B Rich Poythress
Reinstated from DL: LHP Yean Carlos Gil, C Sal Giardina, C Kevin Reiher, 2B Gerald Chin


Baltimore Orioles
Added to 40-man roster:
2B Cord Phelps
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Miguel Gonzalez
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Ramon Ramirez, C Steel Russell
Reinstated from DL: LHP Matt Taylor, C Pedro Perez, 1B Randolph Gassaway, 2B Alexi Casilla


Boston Red Sox
Traded:
RHP Jeremy Kehrt to Dodgers for cash
Recalled: RHP Anthony Ranaudo, RHP Alex Wilson, LHP Edwin Escobar
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Heath Hembree, RHP Anthony Ranaudo, LHP Edwin Escobar, C Ryan Lavarnway
Placed on 7-day DL: 2B Sean Coyle
Reinstated from DL: RHP Keith Couch


Chicago Cubs
Released:
C Johan DeJesus, C Chadd Krist
Traded: RHP Jose Arias and RHP Tyler Bremer to Marlins for RHP Jacob Turner
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Chris Rusin
Removed from 40-man: OF Ryan Kalish (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Dae-Eun Rhee, RHP Tony Zych, LHP Nathan Dorris
Reinstated from DL: RHP Zach Cates, RHP Corbin Hoffner, RHP Ivan Pineyro, 2B Jonathan Mota


Chicago White Sox
Signed:
OF C.J. Beatty (Washington (Frontier))
Released: RHP Shawn Hill
Recalled: OF Jordan Danks
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Eric Surkamp
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Kyle Hansen, RHP Euclides Leyer, OF Grant Buckner, OF Jacob May
Reinstated from DL: RHP Zach Isler, C Martin Medina, 3B Nick Basto


Cincinnati Reds
Released:
2B Donnie Murphy
Recalled: C Tucker Barnhart
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Donald Lutz
Optioned to Rookie-level: RHP Raisel Iglesias
Designated for assignment: OF Ryan LaMarre
Placed on 7-day DL: 2B Ray Chang
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Bernardo Moreta, LHP Jose De Sousa
Reinstated from DL: 2B Donnie Murphy

Cuban righthaner Raisel Iglesias acquired his work visa and officially reported to the Reds organization, receiving an initial optional assignment to the Rookie-level Arizona League. The 24-year-old signed a seven-year, $27 million deal on June 27.


Cleveland Indians
Released:
RHP Frank Herrmann
Recalled: SS Zach Walters, OF Tyler Holt
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Robert Nixon, RHP Jim Stokes, C Jeremy Lucas, 2B Todd Hankins
Reinstated from DL: RHP Cody Anderson, RHP Frank Herrmann, RHP Scott Peoples, C Chris Wallace


Colorado Rockies
Signed:
RHP Josh Roenicke (released by Nationals, Aug. 7)
Recalled: 1B Ben Paulsen
Removed from 40-man: OF Jason Pridie (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Chris Martin, RHP Scott Oberg
Reinstated from DL: C Will Swanner, OF David Kandilas, OF Kyle Von Tungeln


Detroit Tigers
Signed:
RHP Nate Carter (NDFA—Florida Southern), RHP Shawn Hill (released by White Sox, Aug. 9), RHP Alex Lakatos (NDFA—Michigan), RHP Jordan Smith (NDFA—Western Carolina), LHP Casey Crosby (re-signed)
Released: LHP Casey Crosby
Recalled: RHP Melvin Mercedes, RHP Justin Miller, LHP Blaine Hardy, LHP Ian Krol, LHP Robbie Ray
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Buck Farmer, RHP Kevin Whelan
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Buck Farmer, RHP Justin Miller, RHP Kevin Whelan, LHP Blaine Hardy, LHP Pat McCoy
Placed on 7-day DL: OF Austin Schotts

The Tigers released Triple-A Toledo lefty Casey Crosby from the 40-man roster, then re-signed the 2007 fifth-rounder to a minor league pact.


Houston Astros
Optioned to Triple-A:
OF Domingo Santana
Reinstated from DL: RHP Andrew Walter, LHP Ambiorix De Leon, 1B Telvin Nash, SS Jose Fernandez


Kansas City Royals
Released:
RHP Wilking Rodriguez
Traded: RHP Jason Adam to Twins for OF Josh Willingham
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jose Rodriguez, LHP Tim Collins
Reinstated from DL: RHP Clayton Mortensen, LHP Cody Reed, OF Brian Fletcher


Los Angeles Angels
Signed:
LHP Danny Miranda (released by Cardinals, Aug. 6)
Recalled: RHP Caleb Clay, RHP Vinnie Pestano, OF Brennan Boesch
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Caleb Clay
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Cam Bedrosian, RHP Caleb Clay, 1B C.J. Cron
Removed from 40-man: RHP Caleb Clay (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Yency Almonte
Reinstated from DL: RHP Ryan Etsell, RHP Austin Wood


Los Angeles Dodgers
Released:
RHP Tyson Brummett
Acquired: RHP Jeremy Kehrt from Red Sox for cash
Recalled: 2B Darwin Barney
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Pedro Baez
Designated for assignment: LHP Colt Hynes (lost on waivers to Blue Jays)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jose Dominguez, RHP Jhan Marinez, RHP Juan Noriega, RHP Josh Ravin
Reinstated from DL: RHP Tyson Brummett, SS Angel Sanchez, OF Trayvon Robinson


Miami Marlins
Traded:
RHP Jacob Turner to Cubs for RHP Jose Arias and RHP Tyler Bremer
Recalled: RHP Anthony DeSclafani, LHP Edgar Olmos, 2B Ed Lucas
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Brad Penny
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Brian Flynn, LHP Edgar Olmos, SS Enrique Hernandez
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Greg Nappo, C Chad Wallach
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Nelson Zulueta, OF Galvi Moscat
Transferred to 60-day DL: RHP Andy Beltre, OF Miles Williams
Reinstated from DL: OF Alfredo Silverio


Milwaukee Brewers
Recalled:
RHP Mike Fiers
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Rob Wooten
Option transferred: 1B Hunter Morris (Triple-A to Double-A)
Reinstated from DL: C Paul Eshleman, 1B Hunter Morris


Minnesota Twins
Signed:
LHP Lachlan Wells
Released: SS Brad Boyer, OF Jonathan Murphy
Traded: OF Josh Willingham to Royals for RHP Jason Adam
Recalled: RHP Trevor May, LHP Tommy Milone
Optioned to Triple-A: 1B Chris Colabello
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Zach Hayden, RHP Onesimo Hernandez, 3B Brandon Waring, OF Byron Buxton, OF Dutch Deol, OF Zach Granite
Transferred to 60-day DL: RHP Miguel Gonzalez
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jose Berrios, RHP Kohl Stewart, LHP Taylor Rogers, LHP Reyson Zoquiel, OF Zach Larson, OF Corey Wimberly

Center fielder Byron Buxton never will forget his Double-A debut at New Britain—but for the wrong reason. The top prospect in baseball collided with Rock Cats teammate Mike Kvasnicka while pursuing a ball in the right-center field gap, afterward laying motionless for 10 minutes until an ambulance transported him to the hospital. The Twins say that the 20-year-old Buxton suffered a concussion, which along with a lingering wrist injury has limited him to just 31 games this season, all but one at high Class A Fort Myers.

The Twins signed 17-year-old Australian lefthander Lachlan Wells, who tops out near 92 mph, according to the Newcastle Herald. Minnesota first noticed Wells at the 2012 National Championships, international scouting coordinator Howie Norsetter is quoted as saying in the linked story.


New York Mets
Recalled:
RHP Rafael Montero, OF Matt den Dekker
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP John Church, 1B Jon Leroux
Reinstated from DL: RHP Giancarlo Alvarado, LHP Angel Cuan


New York Yankees
Signed:
3B Scott Sizemore (re-signed)
Recalled: RHP Bryan Mitchell, C Austin Romine
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Chris Leroux
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Matt Daley, RHP Bryan Mitchell
Option transferred: LHP Manny Banuelos (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Ian Clarkin, C J.R. Murphy, 3B Scott Sizemore, OF Dustin Fowler
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Juan Jimenez
Reinstated from DL: LHP Daniel Camarena, LHP Conner Kendrick, C Jose Gil, 2B Corban Joseph, 3B Jose Toussen

The Yankees placed 2013 first-round lefthander Ian Clarkin on the disabled list after his debut at high Class A Tampa. It’s his second trip to the DL in the second half. In 17 games (16 starts), Clarkin has gone 4-3, 3.12 with 9.0 strikeouts and 2.8 walks per nine innings.


Oakland Athletics
Signed:
RHP Tim Sexton (released by Padres, July 3)
Acquired: RHP Angel Castro from Cardinals for cash
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Sean Murphy


Philadelphia Phillies
Signed:
RHP Jason Zgardowski (NDFA—Angelo State (Texas)), LHP Josh Taylor (NDFA—Georgia College & State)
Released: OF Clete Thomas
Removed from 40-man: RHP Sean O’Sullivan (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Chris Bootcheck, RHP Nic Hanson, OF Samuel Hiciano
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jason Marquis, RHP B.J. Rosenberg, LHP Ethan Stewart


Pittsburgh Pirates
Signed:
RHP Colter Moore (NDFA—Utah State-Eastern JC)
Recalled: RHP Brandon Cumpton, RHP Casey Sadler
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Casey Sadler, 2B Tommy Field
Optioned to Double-A: C Ramon Cabrera (waiver claim from Tigers)
Designated for assignment: RHP Wirfin Obispo
Removed from 40-man: RHP Ernesto Frieri (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Joan Montero
Reinstated from DL: RHP A.J. Morris, RHP Justin Topa


St. Louis Cardinals
Traded:
RHP Angel Castro to Athletics for cash
Recalled: LHP Nick Greenwood
Reinstated from DL: LHP Justin Wright, 1B David Washington


San Diego Padres
Signed:
RHP Alan Oaks (Normal (Frontier)), 2B Niko Gallego (Florence (Frontier))
Released: 2B B.J. Guinn
Recalled: 2B Jace Peterson, OF Jake Goebbert, OF Rymer Liriano
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Joe Wieland
Option transferred: OF Yeison Asencio (Double-A to Triple-A)
Removed from 40-man: OF Jeff Francoeur (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Zach Eflin, RHP Josh Richardson, RHP Joe Ross
Reinstated from DL: RHP Matt Branham, 1B Lee Orr, 2B B.J. Guinn

Righthanders Zach Eflin and Joe Ross, two of the system’s top pitching prospects, hit the disabled list with comparatively minor ailments. Ross, the 2011 first-rounder who pitches at Double-A San Antonio, is fighting through illness and fatigue, while Eflin sustained an ankle strain at high Class A Lake Elsinore.


San Francisco Giants
Released:
OF Brett Krill
Recalled: 1B Adam Duvall, 2B Matt Duffy
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Juan Perez
Option transferred: OF Daniel Carbonell (Rookie-level to high Class A)
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Ryan Bradley
Reinstated from DL: LHP Mason McVay, LHP Nick Sabo, OF Brett Krill


Seattle Mariners
Recalled:
RHP Erasmo Ramirez, LHP Lucas Luetge, OF James Jones
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Erasmo Ramirez, LHP Lucas Luetge
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Blake Hauser, RHP Vinny Nittoli, RHP Carson Smith, RHP Dylan Unsworth, C Mike Dowd, OF Guillermo Pimentel
Reinstated from DL: RHP Matt Anderson, RHP David Colvin, LHP Lane Ratliff, LHP Alex Roy


Tampa Bay Rays
Recalled:
RHP Brandon Gomes
Optioned to Triple-A: 2B Cole Figueroa, SS Tim Beckham
Option transferred: RHP Cory Burns (Double-A to Triple-A)
Reinstated from DL: C Luke Bailey, 2B Ryan Brett


Texas Rangers
Added to 40-man roster:
LHP Alex Claudio
Removed from 40-man: C Chris Gimenez (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Akeem Bostick, RHP Wilmer Font, RHP Pat Kaminska, C Marcus Greene
Reinstated from DL: RHP Erik Hamren, OF Ryan Strausborger


Toronto Blue Jays
Added to 40-man roster:
LHP Brad Mills
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Colt Hynes (waiver claim from Dodgers), 2B Ryan Goins
Removed from 40-man: LHP Brad Mills (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Chase DeJong, OF Adron Chambers
Reinstated from DL: RHP Dan Barnes, 1B L.B. Dantzler, OF Chaz Frank


Washington Nationals
Signed:
3B Omar Meregildo
Recalled: OF Michael Taylor
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Richie Mirowski, RHP Austin Voth
Reinstated from DL: RHP Matt Swynenberg, LHP Nick Lee, LHP Felipe Rivero
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Erick Fedde