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Minor League Transactions: July 11-17

Official minor league transactions, conveyed to us by Major League Baseball, for the period July 11-17.

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Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed:
RHP Shawn Camp (released by Cubs, July 7)
Released: RHP Karl Triana, 1B Eric Hinske
Recalled: LHP Eury de la Rosa
Optioned to high Class A: LHP Tyler Skaggs
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jonathan Pulley, RHP Diogenes Rosario

As we see throughout this installment of Minor League Transactions, the Diamondbacks optioned a big league arm to the low minors so that he could stay on his regular pitching schedule. In this case, Arizona sent down lefty Tyler Skaggs (4.03 ERA, 7.8 SO/9, 3.1 BB/9 in five MLB starts) to high Class A Visalia during the major league and Triple-A all-star break last week.

Atlanta Braves
Signed:
LHP Ryan Hinson (Wichita (American Association)), LHP Dilmer Mejia, OF Dan Carroll (Lincoln (American Association))
Released: 1B Aris Alcantara
Recalled: OF Jose Constanza
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Alex Wood

A third-round pick out of high school in ’07, Dan Carroll stole 62 bases and drew 88 walks for high Class A High Desert in the Mariners system in 2011. He’s a versatile outfielder with good speed and a good batting eye, but he flamed out in affiliated ball largely due to contact trouble—he struck out 197 times in 157 games and hit .274 in parts of three seasons at High Desert, the best hitter’s park in the minors.

Baltimore Orioles
Draft picks signed:
RHP Stefan Crichton (23), LHP Danny Ayers (25), LHP Max Homick (32), 3B Drew Dosch (7)
Released: RHP Zach Petersime, OF Delvi Cid
Traded: OF Russ Canzler to Pirates for RHP Tim Alderson
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Jairo Asencio
Designated for assignment: RHP Jair Jurrjens
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Josh Stinson
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Dioni Dominguez, RHP Devin Jones, LHP Jason Gurka, 1B Nik Balog, 3B Drew Dosch, OF Anthony Vega
Reinstated from DL: RHP Zach Clark, LHP Jason Gurka, LHP Stephen Tarpley, 3B Michael Mosby

Boston Red Sox
Signed:
RHP Bobby Lanigan (released by Twins, June 28), C Simon Gravel (NDFA—Marie Mediatrice HS, Montreal)
Draft picks signed: RHP Pat Goetze (36), RHP Myles Smith (4), SS Mauricio Dubon (26), OF Nick Longhi (30)
Traded: OF Brandon Jacobs to White Sox for LHP Matt Thornton
Recalled: LHP Drake Britton
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Steven Wright, OF Jackie Bradley
Removed from 40-man: RHP Alfredo Aceves (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Chris Balcom-Miller, RHP Kyle Stroup, C Jake Romanski, 3B David Renfroe, OF Juan Carlos Linares, OF Drew Turocy
Reinstated from DL: C Leonel Escobar, 2B Mike Meyers, OF Forrestt Allday, OF Matty Johnson

Chicago Cubs
Draft picks signed:
RHP Trevor Clifton (12), C Tyler Alamo (24), C Will Remillard (19), 3B Kris Bryant (1)
Released: RHP Esmailin Caridad, RHP Luis Liria, C Sergio Burruel
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Michael Bowden
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Tayler Scott, LHP Brian Smith, C Neftali Rosario
Reinstated from DL: RHP Pumarino Martinez, RHP Marcos Mateo, 1B Rock Shoulders

Chicago White Sox
Traded:
LHP Matt Thornton to Red Sox for OF Brandon Jacobs
Recalled: LHP Donnie Veal
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Simon Castro
Placed on 7-day DL: 2B Michael Johnson
Reinstated from DL: C Mike Marjama

Cincinnati Reds
Signed:
3B Mike Costanzo (released by Nationals, July 9)
Draft pick signed: OF Alex Greer (29)
Traded: RHP Armando Galarraga to Rockies for RHP Parker Frazier
Added to 40-man roster: C Corky Miller
Optioned to Rookie-level Arizona League: LHP Tony Cingrani
Option transferred: RHP Carlos Contreras (high Class A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Mike Dennhardt, RHP Brian Pearl, 3B Marquez Smith, SS Carlton Daal
Placed on 60-day DL: OF Jose De Luna
Transferred to 60-day DL: RHP Dan Langfield

Tony Cingrani (3.23 ERA, 10.8 SO/9, 3.7 BB/9 in 15 MLB appearances) won’t spend long in the Arizona League because he can be recalled as the 26th man for an upcoming Reds doubleheader.

Cleveland Indians
Draft picks signed: RHP Justin Garcia (38), RHP Adam Plutko (11)
Released: RHP Kota Kobayashi, OF Quincy Latimore
Recalled: RHP C.C. Lee, RHP Danny Salazar, C Omir Santos
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Danny Salazar, RHP Blake Wood
Removed from 40-man: C Omir Santos (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Kerry Doane, C Chris Wallace
Reinstated from DL: C Alex Monsalve, OF Cedric Hunter

A Pirates fourth-rounder in ’07, left fielder Quincy Latimore joined the Indians in January in the trade that sent designated-for-assignment righty Jeanmar Gomez to Pittsburgh. The 24-year-old hit .231/.306/.353 with six homers in 81 games at Double-A Akron this season.

Colorado Rockies
Signed:
RHP Troy Neiman (NDFA—Chico State (Calif.)), RHP Logan Norris (NDFA—Louisiana State-Shreveport)
Draft pick signed: SS Wesley Jones (31)
Released: RHP Jordan Mejia, RHP Nick Schnaitmann, LHP Anthony Seise
Traded: RHP Parker Frazier to Reds for RHP Armando Galarraga
Recalled: RHP Juan Nicasio
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Drew Pomeranz, OF Tyler Colvin
Option transferred: LHP Drew Pomeranz (Triple-A to Double-A)
Removed from 40-man: RHP Joe Gardner (outrighted to Double-A)
Reinstated from DL: RHP Ryan Buch, RHP Bruce Kern

The Rockies sent Drew Pomeranz (8.76 ERA, 8.0 SO/9, 10.2 BB/9 in three MLB starts) to Double-A Tulsa during the all-star break so that he could stay on schedule to pitch for the Rockies in the second half.

Detroit Tigers
Signed:
RHP Kelvin Perez (released by Yankees, July 8)
Released: OF Michael Hernandez
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Charlie Gillies, RHP Hudson Randall, LHP Logan Ehlers, LHP Pat Misch, C Austin Green, C Franklin Navarro
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP David Paulino
Reinstated from DL: RHP Warwick Saupold, LHP Matt Hoffman, LHP Jordan John, C Zach Maggard, 1B Aaron Westlake, SS Dixon Machado, OF Daniel Fields

Houston Astros
Draft pick signed:
RHP Devonte German (11)
Released: RHP Jose Valdez
Recalled: RHP Jarred Cosart
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jarred Cosart
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Michael Dimock, OF Terrell Joyce
Reinstated from DL: RHP Tyson Perez, LHP Joe Bircher, SS Jose Fernandez

Optioned to Oklahoma City in time to start the Triple-A all-star game, Jarred Cosart started for the Pacific Coast League and allowed four runs in 1 2/3 innings.

Kansas City Royals
Signed:
C Micah Gibbs (Grand Prairie (American Association)), OF Dex Kjerstad (NDFA—Louisiana)
Recalled: LHP Donnie Joseph, LHP Everett Teaford
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Donnie Joseph
Option transferred: RHP Kelvin Herrera, LHP Danny Duffy (both players Triple-A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Robinson Yambati
Reinstated from DL: 2B Angel Franco

Los Angeles Angels
Released:
2B Trevor Hairgrove
Placed on 7-day DL: OF Riley Good, OF Lou Montanez
Reinstated from DL: 3B Michael Bolaski

Los Angeles Dodgers
Draft pick signed:
RHP M.J. Villegas (23)
Placed on 7-day DL: C John Cannon
Reinstated from DL: C Steve Cilladi, C Chris O’Brien

Miami Marlins
Draft picks signed:
RHP Tyler Kane (38), RHP Nelson Zulueta (22), 3B Colin Moran (1)
Released: RHP Rigoberto Santamaria
Recalled: RHP Tom Koehler
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Duane Below
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Tyler Kinley
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jordan Conley, OF Cameron Flynn

Milwaukee Brewers
Signed:
LHP Aaron Laffey (released by Dodgers, July 2), 1B Micah Owings (released by Nationals, June 30), OF Eric Patterson (York (Atlantic))
Recalled: OF Khris Davis, OF Caleb Gindl
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Khris Davis
Option transferred: RHP Johnny Hellweg (low Class A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Damien Magnifico, RHP Martin Viramontes, C Brent Dean, 1B Micah Owings, SS Ozzie Chavez
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Chad Thompson
Reinstated from DL: RHP Austin Ross, RHP Tommy Toledo, LHP Will West, 1B Cody Hawn

Minnesota Twins
Draft pick signed:
LHP Seth Wagner (39)
Released: RHP Markus Solbach, 2B Candido Pimentel
Recalled: RHP Mike Tonkin, C Chris Herrmann
Added to 40-man roster: SS Doug Bernier
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Mike Tonkin, SS Eduardo Escobar, OF Oswaldo Arcia, OF Chris Parmelee
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Tom Stuifbergen, RHP Vance Worley, LHP Pedro Hernandez, LHP Matt Tomshaw, LHP Corey Williams, OF Jake Proctor, OF Lance Ray
Reinstated from DL: RHP Nick Blackburn, RHP Dallas Gallant, LHP Taylor Rogers, C Bo Altobelli, OF Evan Bigley

New York Mets
Draft pick signed:
RHP Ryan Chapman (33)
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Jordany Valdespin
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Cory Mazzoni, RHP Tyler Vanderheiden, 2B Wilmer Flores
Reinstated from DL: LHP Shawn Teufel, OF Alonzo Harris, OF Greg Pron

Wilmer Flores missed out on the Triple-A all-star game, to which he had been selected as starting second baseman, after going on the disabled list with an ankle injury.

New York Yankees
Signed:
LHP Artur Strzalka
Draft picks signed: LHP Nestor Cortes (36), 3B Drew Bridges (20), OF Dustin Fowler (18), OF Aaron Judge (1)
Elected free agency: 1B Travis Ishikawa
Removed from 40-man: 1B Travis Ishikawa (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jose Ramirez, RHP Zach Woods, LHP David Huff, C Jackson Valera, SS Addison Maruszak, OF Tyler Austin, OF Shane Brown, OF Fernando Martinez
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Juan Jimenez, RHP Jose Mesa
Reinstated from DL: RHP Shane Greene, RHP Graham Stoneburner, LHP Eric Wooten, C Nick McCoy, 1B Kyle Roller, 3B Eric Jagielo, 3B Fu-Lin Kuo, OF Ericson Leonora, OF Melky Mesa

A right wrist injury sidelined Double-A right fielder Tyler Austin and precipitated his move to the disabled list. He hit .254/.344/.367 with six homers in 81 games for Trenton.

Oakland Athletics
Signed:
SS Adam Rosales (re-signed following outright assignment)
Released: 2B Michael Fabiaschi, 3B Scott Moore
Removed from 40-man: 2B Adam Rosales (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: C Seongmin Kim, 2B Joseph Bennie, OF Jeremy Barfield
Reinstated from DL: RHP Anthony Burke, C Argenis Raga, 2B Michael Fabiaschi, OF Bobby Crocker

Philadelphia Phillies
Draft picks signed:
LHP Denton Keys (11), OF Venn Biter (30)
Placed on 7-day DL: C Tommy Joseph
Option transferred: 2B Cesar Hernandez (Triple-A to Double-A)
Reinstated from DL: RHP Kyle Simon

The Phillies are giving second baseman Cesar Hernandez a crash course in utility, trying him in center field at Double-A Reading.

Pittsburgh Pirates
Released:
RHP Jose Contreras
Traded: RHP Tim Alderson to Orioles for OF Russ Canzler
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Russ Canzler
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Matt Benedict, RHP Hayden Hurst, LHP Orlando Castro, 3B Yhonathan Barrios
Reinstated from DL: RHP David Jagoditsh, LHP Will Kendall, LHP Rinku Singh

St. Louis Cardinals
Draft pick signed:
RHP Trey Nielsen (30)
Recalled: RHP Carlos Martinez
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Keith Butler
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Anthony Ferrara, LHP Jay Voss, OF Anthony Garcia, OF Stephen Piscotty
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Trey Nielsen
Reinstated from DL: RHP Dixon Llorens

San Diego Padres
Signed:
RHP Ryan Quigley (Camden (Atlantic))
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Sean O’Sullivan, LHP Colt Hynes
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Brad Brach, RHP Miles Mikolas
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Brandon Fry, 1B Luis Tejada

San Francisco Giants
Draft picks signed:
RHP Dylan Brooks (30), RHP Caleb Simpson (21), RHP Nick Vander Tuig (6), LHP Nick Gonzalez (24), LHP Garrett Hughes (19), C John Riley (31)
Released: LHP Carlos Teller
Recalled: RHP Jean Machi
Added to 40-man roster: OF Jeff Francoeur
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jean Machi, 2B Nick Noonan
Designated for assignment: RHP Chris Heston
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Martin Agosta, RHP Reyes Moronta, RHP Danny Sandbrink, C Ryan Honeycutt, C Jesus Navarro, OF Shawn Payne
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jacob Dunnington, RHP Jeff Soptic, C Matt Pare, OF Elliott Blair

Seattle Mariners
Elected free agency:
RHP Jeremy Bonderman
Recalled: RHP Hector Noesi, RHP Erasmo Ramirez, LHP Bobby LaFromboise
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Blake Beavan, RHP Erasmo Ramirez
Option transferred: RHP Erasmo Ramirez (Triple-A to short-season), RHP Chance Ruffin (Double-A to Triple-A)
Removed from 40-man: RHP Jeremy Bonderman (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Moises Hernandez, 3B Leury Bonilla
Reinstated from DL: RHP George Mieses

The Mariners optioned Erasmo Ramirez (13.50 ERA, 7.7 SO/9, 7.7 BB/9 in one MLB start) to short-season Everett during the all-star break so that he could stay on schedule.

Tampa Bay Rays
Released:
C Juan Apodaca
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Alex Colome, 3B Riccio Torrez
Reinstated from DL: C Juan Apodaca

Texas Rangers
Draft pick signed:
LHP Sal Mendez (40)
Recalled: RHP Wilmer Font, LHP Joe Ortiz
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Josh Lindblom
Placed on 7-day DL: C Chuck Moorman, 2B Guilder Rodriguez, OF Jermyll Jarmon
Reinstated from DL: RHP Eric Brooks, RHP Kelvin Vasquez, C Joe Jackson

Toronto Blue Jays
Draft picks signed:
LHP Matt Boyd (6), 1B Rowdy Tellez (30), OF Jake Brentz (11)
Released: RHP Jonathan Kountis, OF Eric Arce
Optioned to Triple-A: SS Munenori Kawasaki
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Shawn Griffith, RHP Bobby Korecky

Toronto came to terms with 11th-rounder Jake Brentz ($700,000) and 30th-rounder Rowdy Tellez ($850,000) about 10 minutes prior to the July 12 deadline when it failed to sign first-round righthander Phil Bickford.

The Blue Jays released Rookie-level Bluefield left fielder Eric Arce, the 2011 25th-rounder who set the Gulf Coast League record with 14 home runs that season.

Washington Nationals
Placed on 7-day DL:
RHP Colin Bates, LHP Joel Barrientos, C Sandy Leon, 2B Jeff Kobernus
Reinstated from DL: RHP Paul Demny, RHP Blake Treinen, LHP Todd Simko, LHP Sammy Solis, C Sam Palace, C Kris Watts, 3B Mike McQuillan, OF Shawn Pleffner, OF Wander Ramos
Transferred to 60-day DL: 3B Carlos Lopez