Minor League Transactions: Jan. 21-28

Official minor league transactions, conveyed to us by Major League Baseball, for the period Jan. 21-28.

Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed:
RHP Mike DeMark (re-signed), 3B Chris Nowak (York (Atlantic))
Traded: 3B Chris Johnson and OF Justin Upton to Braves for RHP Randall Delgado, RHP Zeke Spruill, 3B Brandon Drury, SS Nick Ahmed and OF Martin Prado

Chris Nowak played in the Brewers system in ’11 but didn't latch on with an affiliated club last year, beginning in the Mexican League (five games) before signing with York and batting .285/.391/.570 with an Atlantic League-leading 34 homers and 107 RBIs in 129 games.

Atlanta Braves
Traded:
RHP Randall Delgado, RHP Zeke Spruill, 3B Brandon Drury, SS Nick Ahmed and OF Martin Prado to Diamondbacks for 3B Chris Johnson and OF Justin Upton

Baltimore Orioles
Signed:
RHP Rob Delaney, RHP Manny Delcarmen, OF Chris Pettit, OF Andrickson Zorrilla (NDFA—Advanced Software Analysis (N.Y.) JC)

The Orioles' foray into the minor league free agent market has turned up more than a dozen players with big league experience. The list includes not only Rob Delaney, Manny Delcarmen and Chris Pettit above, but also Lew Ford, Travis Ishikawa, Conor Jackson, Daniel McCutchen, Jason Pridie, Niuman Romero and Rich Rundles.

Boston Red Sox
Signed:
RHP Charlie Haeger (did not play in ’12), LHP Christian Perdomo (NDFA—Advanced Software Analysis (N.Y.) JC)
Reinstated from DL: RHP Mathew Price

The Red Sox released Charlie Haeger prior to spring training last year, but the knuckleballer is back in the fold after taking a year off.

Chicago Cubs
Signed:
OF Bobby Buckner (NDFA—Texas A&M-Corpus Christi)

Former Texas A&M-Corpus Christi outfielder Boby Buckner is the son of former big leaguer Bill Buckner, who starred for the Cubs from 1977 to ’84.

Chicago White Sox
Signed:
RHP Andrew Brackman

The White Sox have gambled on other clubs' first-round pitching talents in the past, hitting the jackpot with the likes of John Danks, Gavin Floyd, Matt Thornton and (briefly) Phil Humber, but Andrew Brackman may represent the biggest challenge yet. He hasn't had a walk rate below 5 BB/9 since the first half of ’10 with Double-A Trenton in the Yankees system. Chicago also signed reclamation lefty Trevor Reckling this offseason, and they're bringing hard-throwing first-rounders David Purcey (’04 Blue Jays) and Daniel Moskos (’07 Pirates) to big league camp.

Cincinnati Reds
Signed:
RHP Shaun Ellis, 3B Matt Mangini

The Phillies drafted Shaun Ellis in the 32nd round in ’08, but he never appeared in a game for the organization. He spent the ’09 through ’11 seasons playing independent ball, but he appears to have taken a year off prior to signing with Cincinnati.

Cleveland Indians
Signed:
OF Ben Francisco (non-tendered by Rays), OF Ryan Raburn (released by Tigers, Nov. 20)

Colorado Rockies
Signed:
RHP Marc Magliaro (NDFA—Rowan (N.J.)), 1B Ryan Garko, OF Greg Golson

Houston Astros
Signed:
OF Rick Ankiel (released by Nationals, July 27)

Kansas City Royals
Signed:
RHP Jamie Richmond (Quebec (Can-Am)), 2B Lewis Urena (re-signed)

Los Angeles Angels
Released:
LHP Jo-Jo Reyes (signed with SK Wyverns (Korea))

Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed:
RHP Kyle Cofield (released by Pirates, June 29), OF Jaylen Harris

Miami Marlins
Signed:
RHP Chad Qualls, 3B Tug Hulett

Like fellow Miami minor league signee Austin Kearns, Chad Qualls is an Article XX(B) major league free agent who qualifies for an automatic June 1 opt-out and a retention bonus if he plays Triple-A ball.

Milwaukee Brewers
Signed:
SS Bobby Crosby (did not play in 2011-12)
Released: RHP Hitaniel Arias, OF Jose Garcia

New York Mets
Signed:
LHP Pedro Feliciano

Pedro Feliciano appeared in zero big league games for the Yankees during the life of his two-year contract. Like Chad Qualls (Marlins, above) he's an Article XX-B major league free agent.

New York Yankees
Signed:
RHP Chris Smith (Washington (Frontier)), LHP Josh Romanski (re-signed), SS Leugim Barroso (Rio Grande Valley (North American))

Oakland Athletics
Signed:
RHP Carlos Fisher, LHP Pedro Viola
Released: OF Rashad Ramsey

Philadelphia Phillies
Signed:
OF Joe Mather

San Diego Padres
Signed:
LHP Arturo Lopez (Mexico City (Mexican))
Released: RHP Chris Franklin, RHP Collin Reynolds, LHP Dan Lazzaroni, 3B Michael Wing

San Francisco Giants
Released:
RHP Luis Angeles, RHP Andrew Berger, RHP Tyler Christman, LHP Mitchell Beacom, LHP Ari Ronick, LHP Scotty Walker, C Dashenko Ricardo, 1B Bryan Nicholson

Seattle Mariners
Signed:
LHP Eric Niesen (Long Island (Atlantic)), C Ronny Paulino, OF Kurt Fleming (released by Braves, Nov. 15)

Tampa Bay Rays
Signed:
RHP Juan Oviedo, OF Shelley Duncan

Texas Rangers
Signed:
LHP Nate Robertson

Toronto Blue Jays
Signed:
RHP Jhonny Hernandez, RHP Jairo Rosario, IF Deivy Consuegra
Released: 2B Christian Frias

Washington Nationals
Signed:
OF Jerad Head

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