Minor League Transactions: July 11-18

Top 100 Prospects Max Fried and Austin Meadows return from the disabled list after missing the first half, while a 2014 first-rounder goes on the DL.

Official minor league transactions, conveyed to Baseball America by Major League Baseball, for the period July 11-18.


Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed:
3B Taylor Ard (River City (Frontier)), SS Alvaro Rondon (NDFA—Texas A&M-International)
Recalled: RHP Trevor Cahill
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Mike Bolsinger, OF Roger Kieschnick
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Justin Fitzgerald, RHP Lucas Harrell, RHP Andrew Potter, RHP Jonathan Pulley, LHP Hector Hernandez, C Dallas Tarleton, OF Dustin Martin, OF Luis Veras
Reinstated from DL: RHP Mark Serrano, LHP Andrew Barbosa


Atlanta Braves
Signed:
1B Rich Poythress (released by Marlins, June 27), OF Felipe Zorrilla
Released: RHP Yunesky Maya, LHP Ronan Pacheco, LHP Dylan Stuart
Recalled: SS Tyler Pastornicky
Added to 40-man roster: 2B Phil Gosselin
Optioned to Triple-A: 2B Phil Gosselin
Removed from 40-man: RHP Pedro Beato (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Wes Parsons, C Nathan Hass, SS Tyler Pastornicky
Placed on 60-day DL: LHP Felix Falcon, OF Keith Curcio
Reinstated from DL: RHP Rafael Rodriguez, SS Tyler Pastornicky

Right biceps tendinitis forced high Class A Lynchburg righty Wes Parsons to the disabled list.


Baltimore Orioles
Signed:
RHP Robert Coello (released by Yankees, July 2)
Draft pick signed: RHP Brandon Koch (33)
Released: RHP Tim Alderson, LHP Andy Loomis, LHP Randy Wolf, SS Oscar Vasquez
Traded: 1B Brett Wallace to Blue Jays for cash
Recalled: RHP Kevin Gausman, C Steve Clevenger
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Miguel Gonzalez
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Matt Price, LHP John McLeod, C Pedro Perez
Reinstated from DL: LHP Andy Loomis, C Pedro Perez, C Steel Russell, 1B Tanner Rust, OF Chih-Hsien Chiang


Boston Red Sox
Draft pick signed:
RHP Josh Pennington (29)
Released: RHP Michael Olmsted
Acquired: LHP Ryan Verdugo from Royals for cash
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Mike Adams, C Leonel Escobar, C Jayson Hernandez, 2B Ryan Roberts, SS Tzu-Wei Lin, SS Jose Vinicio, OF Keury de la Cruz
Reinstated from DL: RHP Heri Quevedo, SS Dreily Guerrero


Chicago Cubs
Signed:
RHP Daniel Lewis (NDFA—Pensacola (Fla.) JC)
Draft pick signed: LHP Jordan Minch (35)
Released: 2B Dalfis Ortiz, OF Zeke DeVoss
Recalled: LHP Zac Rosscup
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Yoanner Negrin, RHP Dae-Eun Rhee
Reinstated from DL: C Yorvit Torrealba, 1B Lars Anderson

A third-round pick from Miami in 2011, Zeke DeVoss drew his release after hitting .120/.241/.227 in 23 games at Double-A Tennessee and being demoted back to high Class A Daytona in May. His knack for taking walks translated to the pro game, but a proposed shift from center field to second base did not take and his career average (.239), slugging percentage (.343) and strikeout rate (19.7 percent) were not robust enough even with a .379 on-base percentage.

The Cubs scouted Daniel Lewis as he played for Cotuit in the Cape Cod League, but the righthander has an anything-but-traditional back story. He pitched in high school but then took four years off to serve in the military, returning to the mound this spring as a 23-year-old at Pensacola (Fla.) JC. Coutuit manager Mike Roberts said Lewis hit 96 mph in his third Cape outing, after which the Cubs signed him.


Chicago White Sox
Signed:
RHP Chien-Ming Wang (released by Reds, July 13)
Draft pick signed: LHP Carlos Rodon (1)
Released: RHP Deunte Heath, RHP Henry Rodriguez, SS Jaime Pedroza
Traded: RHP Dylan Axelrod to Reds for cash
Recalled: SS Carlos Sanchez
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Andre Rienzo
Optioned to high Class A: RHP Raul Fernandez (waiver claim from Rockies)
Option transferred: RHP Angel Sanchez (high Class A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP David Cales, RHP Shawn Hill, RHP J.B. Wendelken, SS Tyler Saladino
Reinstated from DL: RHP Brandon Brennan, RHP Thaddius Lowry, C Luis Sierra, OF Courtney Hawkins, OF Christian Marrero


Cincinnati Reds
Signed:
LHP Scott Diamond (released by Twins, July 12), 2B Donnie Murphy (released by Rangers, July 9), SS Urwin Juaquin
Draft pick signed: RHP Keenan Kish (34)
Released: RHP Brooks Pinckard, RHP Chien-Ming Wang
Acquired: RHP Dylan Axelrod from White Sox for cash
Recalled: RHP Carlos Contreras, RHP Raisel Iglesias, RHP Curtis Partch, 1B Neftali Soto, OF Donald Lutz
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Curtis Partch, C Tucker Barnhart
Removed from 40-man: RHP Brett Marshall (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: OF Jon Matthews
Reinstated from DL: 2B Robert Ramirez, 3B Juan Silverio


Cleveland Indians
Draft pick signed:
C Gianpaul Gonzalez (20)
Recalled: RHP Austin Adams, RHP C.C. Lee, RHP Zach McAllister
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Zach McAllister, RHP Vinnie Pestano
Optioned to short-season: LHP T.J. House, LHP Nick Maronde
Removed from 40-man: RHP Mark Lowe (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: C Charlie Valerio, 2B Torsten Boss, 2B Elliot Johnson, OF Logan Vick
Reinstated from DL: RHP Trey Haley


Colorado Rockies
Signed:
RHP John Sheehan (NDFA—William & Mary), RHP Chad Zurat (NDFA—Penn State-Erie)
Released: RHP Manny Corpas
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Kyle Parker
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Tony Bryant, C Ryan Casteel, 3B Ryan Wheeler, OF Kyle Von Tungeln
Reinstated from DL: LHP Alex Rodriguez, C Matt McBride, 2B Jose Rivera, 3B Jayson Langfels


Detroit Tigers
Draft picks signed:
C Will Allen (13), 1B Magglio Ordonez Jr. (38)
Released: RHP Ricardo Ciriaco
Option transferred: OF Daniel Fields (Double-A to Triple-A)
Reinstated from DL: RHP Ricardo Ciriaco, RHP Edgar de la Rosa


Houston Astros
Released:
C Pedro Coa
Recalled: RHP Jake Buchanan, LHP Brett Oberholtzer
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP David Martinez
Placed on 7-day DL: OF Teoscar Hernandez
Reinstated from DL: RHP Andrew Thurman, LHP Colton Cain


Kansas City Royals
Signed:
LHP Joe Saunders (released by Rangers, July 4), OF Leland Clemmons (NDFA—Winston-Salem State (N.C.))
Draft pick signed: OF Rudy Martin (25)
Released: RHP Ronny Rios, RHP Ramon Troncoso
Traded: RHP Spencer Patton to Rangers for RHP Jason Frasor
Traded: LHP Ryan Verdugo to Red Sox for cash
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Louis Coleman, SS Christian Colon
Designated for assignment: OF Jimmy Paredes
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Zeb Sneed, OF Lane Adams, OF Alfredo Escalera-Maldonado
Reinstated from DL: RHP Shane Halley, RHP Ronny Rios, LHP Austin Fairchild, LHP Daniel Stumpf, 1B Max Ramirez

A left wrist contusion pushed Double-A Northwest Arkansas center fielder Lane Adams to the disabled list, interrupting what had been a loud second half in the Texas League. He hit .344 with 14 extra-base hits and six stolen bases in his past 16 games. Adams leads the TL with 54 runs scored and ranks third with 29 stolen bases and fifth with 33 extra-base hit.


Los Angeles Angels
Recalled:
1B Efren Navarro, 2B Grant Green
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Drew Rucinski
Reinstated from DL: C Zach Zaneski


Los Angeles Dodgers
Draft pick signed:
OF Andrew Godbold (23)
Released: RHP Jamie Baune, C Austin Cowen, OF Jaylen Harris
Recalled: LHP Paco Rodriguez
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Pedro Baez, SS Carlos Triunfel
Removed from 40-man: 1B Clint Robinson (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Greg Harris, RHP Brandon Martinez, RHP Juan Noriega, RHP Steve Smith, C Alberto Rosario, OF Brian Cavazos-Galvez
Placed on 60-day DL: OF Stefen Henderson
Reinstated from DL: RHP Zach Bird, RHP Freddie Cabrera, RHP Kyle Hooper, RHP Luis Meza, C Pratt Maynard


Miami Marlins
Signed:
RHP Dustin Moseley (did not play in 2013)
Released: 1B Scott Carcaise, 3B Christian Rivera
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Andy Beltre, RHP Ryan Newell, LHP Chipper Smith
Reinstated from DL: RHP Steve Ames, OF Jesus Solorzano

Dustin Moseley made only one start for the 2012 Padres before succumbing to a shoulder injury, which cost him the balance of that season, all of 2013 and all of 2014 up to this point.


Milwaukee Brewers
Signed:
RHP Manuel Barreda (released by Yankees, July 15), C Hector Gimenez (released by Blue Jays, July 10)
Recalled: RHP Jimmy Nelson, 2B Elian Herrera
Optioned to Triple-A: SS Irving Falu
Designated for assignment: RHP Kevin Shackelford
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Andy Moye, OF D’Vontrey Richardson
Reinstated from DL: RHP Kyle Heckathorn, C Lucas May, 1B Garrett Cooper


Minnesota Twins
Released:
LHP Scott Diamond, C Bo Altobelli
Recalled: LHP Kris Johnson
Optioned to Triple-A: C Chris Herrmann
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Matt Summers, OF Lance Ray
Reinstated from DL: RHP Trevor May, RHP Matt Summers


New York Mets
Draft pick signed:
OF Michael Conforto (1)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Giancarlo Alvarado, LHP Angel Cuan, LHP Darin Gorski
Reinstated from DL: RHP Rafael Montero, RHP Flabio Ortega


New York Yankees
Signed:
LHP Rich Hill (released by Angels, July 10)
Draft pick signed: SS Vince Conde (9)
Released: RHP Manuel Barreda
Recalled: RHP Matt Daley, RHP Bryan Mitchell
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Matt Daley, RHP Bryan Mitchell, OF Zoilo Almonte
Removed from 40-man: RHP Jim Miller (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: C Tyson Blaser, C Jose Gil, 1B Mike Ford, 1B Matt Snyder, OF Zach Wilson
Placed on 60-day DL: C Radley Haddad
Reinstated from DL: RHP Conor Mullee, LHP Ian Clarkin, 3B Eric Jagielo, OF Brandon Thomas


Oakland Athletics
Recalled:
SS Andy Parrino
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Drew Pomeranz
Placed on 7-day DL: 3B Matt Chapman, OF Aaron Shipman
Reinstated from DL: RHP Kyle Finnegan, 2B Chad Pinder

The 25th overall pick from Cal State Fullerton in June, third baseman Matt Chapman sustained a minor injury after sliding into the third-base fence. He has logged 21 games at low Class A Beloit, hitting .267/.321/.413 with six extra-base hits.


Philadelphia Phillies
Released:
LHP Chris O’Hare, 2B Rusty Ryal
Added to 40-man roster: OF Grady Sizemore
Option transferred: SS Freddy Galvis (Triple-A to high Class A)
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Jo-Jo Reyes, OF Herlis Rodriguez
Reinstated from DL: RHP Nic Hanson, LHP Yoel Mecias, SS Freddy Galvis


Pittsburgh Pirates
Signed:
LHP Rafael Perez (Veracruz (Mexican))
Released: RHP Jorge Mendoza, LHP Yao-Hsun Yang
Optioned to Triple-A: 1B Matt Hague, OF Jaff Decker
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Quinton Miller, C Ralph Henriquez, C Omir Santos, 1B Matt Curry
Reinstated from DL: 3B Jarek Cunningham, OF Barrett Barnes, OF Andrew Lambo, OF Austin Meadows

Center fielder Austin Meadows tested the hamstring injury that had kept him out all season by playing seven games in Rookie ball before joining low Class A West Virginia on July 12. The ninth overall pick in 2013 out of high school in Loganville, Ga., he went 9-for-26 (.346) in his first six games for the Power.

Undone by poor control at Double-A Altoona (9.7 walks per nine innings), 31-year-old Taiwanese lefty Yao-Hsun Yang made just 11 relief appearances for the organization prior to his release.


St. Louis Cardinals
Signed:
RHP Jeremy Berg (released by Angels, July 9), RHP Silas Bohannan (NDFA—College of the Ozarks (Mo.))
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Tyler Lyons, C Audry Perez
Removed from 40-man: OF Mike O’Neill (outrighted to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Brandon Lee
Reinstated from DL: RHP Nick Petree

The Cardinals added left fielder Mike O’Neill to the 40-man roster last November to exempt him from selection in the Rule 5 draft, but they designated him for assignment in mid-July when they needed to clear roster space for backup catcher George Kottaras. O’Neill cleared waivers and returned to Double-A Springfield, but now he’s even further down the depth chart behind minor league outfielders Randal Grichuk, Rafael Ortega and Shane Robinson, all of whom are on the 40-man.


San Diego Padres
Recalled:
2B Jace Peterson
Added to 40-man roster: 3B Chris Nelson
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jesse Hahn
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jason Jester, RHP Ramon Madrid, OF Edwin Moreno
Placed on 60-day DL: LHP Ryan Atwood, LHP Danny Wissmann
Reinstated from DL: LHP Max Fried, C John Nester, SS Chase Jensen

Lefthander Max Fried returned to low Class A Fort Wayne on July 16, throwing 3 2/3 innings and allowing a run on five hits. Save for three rehab appearances in the Rookie-level Arizona League, the 20-year-old had not pitched this season, owing to an elbow injury discovered during spring training. The 2012 first-rounder made 23 starts for the TinCaps in 2013.

The Padres optioned righthander Jesse Hahn to Triple-A only so they could add position-player depth (in the form of Jace Peterson) until Hahn’s spot in the rotation comes up again after the all-star break. The rookie has been one of San Diego’s most effective starters, going 5-2, 2.21 in seven first-half starts with a 1.06 WHIP and 2.9 SO/BB ratio.


San Francisco Giants
Signed:
RHP Mitchell Boggs (released by White Sox, July 1)
Draft picks signed: RHP Tyler Beede (1), RHP Logan Webb (4), RHP Stetson Woods (9), LHP Mark Reyes (22), LHP Nick Sabo (28), C Aramis Garcia (2), 3B Hunter Cole (26), OF Dylan Davis (3), OF Byron Murray (25), OF Austin Slater (8)
Released: RHP Mitch Lively
Removed from 40-man: 2B Brandon Hicks (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Clayton Blackburn, RHP Jordan Johnson, C Geno Escalante, C Leo Rojas, 3B Adalberto Santos
Reinstated from DL: LHP Adalberto Mejia


Seattle Mariners
Recalled:
1B Justin Smoak, OF Stefen Romero
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Lucas Luetge
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Tommy Burns, RHP Marvin Gorgas, RHP Ramon Morla, RHP Stephen Shackleford
Reinstated from DL: RHP Mayckol Guaipe


Tampa Bay Rays
Draft pick signed:
2B Grant Kay (27)
Added to 40-man roster: C Curt Casali
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Jeremy Hellickson
Option transferred: RHP Jeremy Hellickson (Double-A to high Class A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jorge Rodriguez, RHP Jake Thompson, SS Pat Blair, OF Joey Rickard


Texas Rangers
Signed:
RHP Brodie Downs (Saltillo (Mexican)), RHP Erik Hamren (Southern Maryland (Atlantic)), RHP Jerome Williams (released by Astros, July 8), LHP Chad James (Evansville (Frontier))
Traded: RHP Jason Frasor to Royals for RHP Spencer Patton
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Ryan Feierabend, C J.P. Arencibia
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Aaron Poreda
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Randy Henry, RHP Cody Kendall, RHP Ryan Rodebaugh, LHP Justin Marks

New acquisition Spencer Patton doesn’t light up radar guns, but he has been difficult to square up in the Pacific Coast League, limiting Triple-A opponents to a .159 average while striking out 11.6 batters per nine innings. The erstwhile Omaha closer ranks third in the PCL with 14 saves.


Toronto Blue Jays
Draft pick signed:
2B Gunnar Heidt (13)
Acquired: 1B Brett Wallace from Orioles for cash
Recalled: OF Anthony Gose
Added to 40-man roster: 1B Dan Johnson
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Chad Jenkins
Designated for assignment: RHP Deck McGuire
Removed from 40-man: RHP Bobby Korecky (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: C Yusuf Carter
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Garrett Pickens
Reinstated from DL: 3B Justin Atkinson, OF Ian Parmley


Washington Nationals
Signed:
RHP Mitch Lively (released by Giants, July 14)
Released: RHP Brett Brach
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Paul Demny, RHP Taylor Hill, RHP Blake Schwartz, LHP Joey Webb
Placed on 60-day DL: OF Alec Keller
Reinstated from DL: RHP Pedro Encarnacion, RHP Wirkin Estevez, RHP Ronald Pena, RHP Ryan Perry, OF Will Piwnica-Worms, OF John Wooten