Minor League Transactions: Jan. 21-27

Transactions involving minor league players, i.e. those not on 40-man rosters, for the period Jan. 21-27. All transactions conveyed to Baseball America by Major League Baseball.


Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed:
C Willians Astudillo, C Josh Thole, OF Jake Goebbert


Atlanta Braves
Signed:
RHP Blaine Boyer, RHP Kris Medlen


Baltimore Orioles
Signed:
OF Alex Castellanos


Boston Red Sox
Signed:
RHP Jorge Hernandez

To bolster their system depth, the Red Sox signed 26-year-old Cuban righthander Jorge Hernandez, who has not pitched regularly in his homeland since 2012. He is listed at 6-foot-3 and 249 pounds.


Chicago Cubs
Signed:
RHP Frank Batista (re-signed), RHP Jim Henderson, RHP Casey Kelly, OF Todd Glaesmann

Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer and head of player development and scouting Jason McLeod have now teamed up to acquire righthander Casey Kelly for there different organizations. As Red Sox scouting director in 2008, McLeod selected Kelly in the first round of the draft. (Hoyer served as assistant GM in Boston at the time.) Two years later, Hoyer and McLeod had moved on to the Padres, where they traded for Kelly after the 2010 season when they shipped Adrian Gonzalez to Boston. Now, Hoyer and McLeod have brought Kelly, who has 62 career big league innings, to Chicago on a minor league deal.


Chicago White Sox
Signed:
RHP Mayckol Guaipe, RHP Greg Infante, RHP Anthony Swarzak


Cincinnati Reds
Signed:
LHP Michael McGee


Cleveland Indians
Signed:
OF Austin Jackson


Colorado Rockies
Signed:
SS Nate Coronado (Sullivan (Empire))

The first player from the independent, New York-based Empire League to sign a contract with a major league organization appears to be 24-year-old shortstop Nate Coronado. The Philadelphia native played collegiately at Camden County JC in Blackwood, N.J., then for Camden in the independent Atlantic League in 2015 before moving on to the Empire League in 2016, where he hit .381/.500/.619 in 32 games.


Detroit Tigers
Signed:
RHP David Martinez (re-signed)
Removed from 40-man: OF Anthony Gose (outrighted to Triple-A)


Houston Astros
Signed:
RHP Dayan Diaz


Kansas City Royals
Signed:
2B Dean Anna (released by Cardinals, Sept. 7)


Los Angeles Angels
Signed:
OF Eric Young Jr.
Removed from 40-man: RHP Blake Parker (outrighted to Triple-A)


Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed:
RHP Brandon Morrow, 1B Ike Davis (released by Yankees, Aug. 10)
Traded: 2B Jordan Tarsovich to Athletics for OF Brett Eibner


Miami Marlins
Signed:
RHP Richard McWilliams (released by White Sox, Dec. 14)


Milwaukee Brewers
Signed:
RHP Joba Chamberlain (released by Indians, July 10)


Minnesota Twins
Signed:
OF Ryan Strausborger


New York Yankees
Released:
RHP Rafael Ordaz, RHP Brandon Stenhouse


Oakland Athletics
Traded:
LHP Dillon Overton to Mariners for C Jason Goldstein
Traded: OF Brett Eibner to Dodgers for 2B Jordan Tarsovich
Removed from 40-man: RHP Zach Neal (outrighted to Triple-A)


Philadelphia Phillies
Signed:
C Ryan Hanigan
Released: RHP Luis Gonzalez, 1B Brendon Hayden, 2B William Cuicas


San Diego Padres
Signed:
RHP Matt Magill, RHP Seth Simmons (re-signed)
Released: RHP Seth Simmons (subsequently re-signed)
Removed from 40-man: OF Jabari Blash (outrighted to Triple-A)


San Francisco Giants
Signed: 3B Jae-gyun Hwang (Lotte (Korea))

The Giants signed 29-year-old Korean third baseman Jae-Gyun Hwang to a minor league deal and invited him to big league camp. He spent the past 10 seasons in the Korean majors. Last year he hit .330/.391/.558 with 26 home runs and 104 RBIs in 118 games.


Seattle Mariners
Signed:
RHP Jean Machi
Traded: C Jason Goldstein to Athletics for LHP Dillon Overton


Tampa Bay Rays
Signed:
RHP David Carpenter (Bridgeport (Atlantic)), C Michael McKenry


Texas Rangers
Signed:
RHP Dillon Gee, 1B Eric Aguilera (released by Angels, Nov. 14), 1B James Loney, OF Josh Hamilton (released by Rangers, Aug. 23)
Removed from 40-man: RHP Brady Dragmire (outrighted to Triple-A)


Toronto Blue Jays
Signed:
C Jarrod Saltalamacchia
Removed from 40-man: RHP Leonel Campos (outrighted to Triple-A)

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