Minor League Transactions: July 16-22

Official minor league transactions, conveyed to Baseball America by Major League Baseball, for the period July 16-22.


Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed:
OF Ben Deluzio (NDFA—Florida State)
Released: OF Max Brown
Recalled: RHP Zack Godley
Added to 40-man roster: 2B Mike Freeman
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Edwin Escobar
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Ryan Kussmaul

Florida State center fielder Ben Deluzio hit .252/.354/.349 in three seasons in the Atlantic Coast Conference, showing little power but plenty of speed and patience with an average of 15 steals and 25 walks per 60 games. The 21-year-old, righthanded-hitting Deluzio was a Marlins third-round pick in 2013 out of high school in Orlando.


Atlanta Braves
Removed from 40-man:
OF Ronnier Mustelier (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Max Fried, LHP Michael O’Neal, SS Emerson Landoni, SS Alejandro Salazar
Placed on 60-day DL: 2B Gabe Howell

More blister trouble sent low Class A Rome lefthander Max Fried back to the disabled list after he went just two innings in his first start off the DL.


Baltimore Orioles
Recalled:
OF Dariel Alvarez
Added to 40-man roster: OF Julio Borbon
Designated for assignment: OF Henry Urrutia
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Ivan Hernandez, OF Glynn Davis, OF Tucker Nathans


Boston Red Sox
Signed:
RHP Dakota Smith (Gateway (Frontier)), 1B Chris Marrero (re-signed), OF Alexander Martinez (NDFA—Sor Isolina Ferre HS, Caimito, P.R.)
Released: 1B Chris Marrero (subsequently re-signed), OF Brandon Magee
Recalled: RHP Noe Ramirez
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP William Cuevas, RHP Noe Ramirez
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Marc Brakeman, SS Jose Vinicio, OF Tyler Spoon


Chicago Cubs
Released:
3B Josh Silver
Traded: RHP Paul Blackburn and 1B Dan Vogelbach to Mariners for RHP Jordan Pries and LHP Mike Montgomery
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Spencer Patton, OF Albert Almora
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Tanner Griggs, RHP Erick Leal


Chicago White Sox
Traded:
RHP Scott Carroll to Rangers for cash
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Jacob Turner
Optioned to Triple-A: 2B Carlos Sanchez
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Euclides Leyer, RHP Ryan Webb, OF Jacob May, OF Eudy Pina


Cincinnati Reds
Released:
RHP Conor Krauss
Recalled: OF Kyle Waldrop
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP John Lamb
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Abel de los Santos (waiver claim from Nationals)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jeremy Kivel, RHP Jake Paulson, RHP Nick Travieso, 2B Tony Renda


Cleveland Indians
Released:
3B Grofi Cruz, OF LeVon Washington
Traded: LHP Ross Detwiler to Athletics for cash
Recalled: RHP Cody Anderson (twice), LHP Kyle Crockett
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Cody Anderson
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Yoiber Marquina, C Jack Goihl, 1B Juan de la Cruz, OF Bryson Myles


Colorado Rockies
Released:
LHP Dylan Craig, LHP Tyler Ybarra
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Nelson Gonzalez, RHP Carlos Polanco


Detroit Tigers
Optioned to Triple-A:
RHP Warwick Saupold, OF Steven Moya
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Kurt Spomer


Houston Astros
Released:
RHP Jose Ramos
Recalled: OF Preston Tucker
Optioned to Triple-A: 1B A.J. Reed
Optioned to Rookie-level GCL: 3B Yulieski Gurriel
Designated for assignment: 3B Matt Duffy (lost on waivers to Rangers)
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Michael Freeman


Kansas City Royals
Released:
RHP Matt Alvarez, C Yordany Salva, 3B Logan Nottebrok
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Brooks Pounders, RHP Nick Tepesch (waiver claim from Athletics)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Benino Pruneda, LHP Kyle Bartsch


Los Angeles Angels
Recalled:
LHP Jose Alvarez
Added to 40-man roster: C Juan Graterol
Optioned to Double-A: 2B Sean Coyle (waiver claim from Red Sox)
Removed from 40-man: RHP A.J. Achter (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Austin Adams, RHP Adam Hofacket, C Stephen McGee, 2B Angelo Amendolare, OF Zach Welz
Placed on 60-day DL: OF Brandon Marsh


Los Angeles Dodgers
Released:
RHP A.J. Vanegas
Recalled: LHP Luis Avilan, LHP Julio Urias, C Austin Barnes, 2B Charlie Culberson, 3B Zach Walters
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Grant Dayton
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Julio Urias, 3B Zach Walters
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Bubby Rossman, LHP Victor Gonzalez, C Jake Henson, OF Rico Noel


Miami Marlins
Signed:
C Juan Gomes (released by Indians, July 7), 2B Cole Figueroa (elected free agency from Dodgers, July 11)
Released: RHP Colby Suggs, RHP Nick Williams, LHP Craig Breslow
Recalled: RHP Jose Urena
Optioned to Triple-A: 2B Cole Figueroa
Optioned to Double-A: OF Yefri Perez
Removed from 40-man: RHP Asher Wojciechowski (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jordan Holloway, C Sharif Othman, C Gunner Pollman, SS Rehiner Cordova

The Marlins released 2013 supplemental second-round righthander Colby Suggs after he made just 11 appearances the past two seasons. He had Tommy John surgery in 2015.


Milwaukee Brewers
Signed:
OF Tom Belza (released by D-backs, July 10)
Released: LHP Brett Lee, 3B Sthervin Matos
Recalled: RHP Zach Davies
Optioned to Triple-A: SS Yadiel Rivera
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Tim Dillard, C Parker Berberet, 2B Javier Betancourt


Minnesota Twins
Signed:
C Justin Hazard (NDFA—Nevada)
Recalled: LHP Buddy Boshers
Removed from 40-man: RHP Neil Ramirez (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: C Brian Navarreto, SS Jermaine Palacios, OF Travis Harrison


New York Mets
Signed:
C Scott Manea (NDFA—St. Petersburg (Fla.) JC)
Recalled: OF Michael Conforto
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Brandon Nimmo
Placed on 7-day DL: SS Niuman Romero, OF Wuilmer Becerra, OF Stefan Sabol
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Edwin German


New York Yankees
Released:
RHP Joey Maher, RHP Manolo Reyes, RHP Angel Rincon, LHP Jonny Drozd
Recalled: RHP Chad Green
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Nick Goody, OF Mason Williams
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Mark Montgomery, LHP Ian Clarkin, 3B Dan Fiorito


Oakland Athletics
Acquired:
LHP Ross Detwiler from Indians for cash
Recalled: RHP Zach Neal, LHP Daniel Coulombe, LHP Dillon Overton, 2B Arismendy Alcantara
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Dillon Overton, LHP Patrick Schuster, 2B Tyler Ladendorf
Option transferred: RHP Raul Alcantara (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Dustin Driver, LHP Andrew Tomasovich, OF Mike Martin


Philadelphia Phillies
Released:
LHP Jeremy Bleich
Recalled: RHP Severino Gonzalez
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Shane Watson, C Edgar Cabral, C Joel Fisher


Pittsburgh Pirates
Optioned to Triple-A:
RHP Chad Kuhl, C Elias Diaz, 1B Josh Bell
Removed from 40-man: C Erik Kratz (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Frank Duncan, LHP Rinku Singh, OF Carl Anderson


St. Louis Cardinals
Released:
RHP Heath Wyatt, 1B Dylan Becker
Recalled: RHP Miguel Socolovich, LHP Dean Kiekhefer, OF Jeremy Hazelbaker
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Dean Kiekhefer
Option transferred: OF Anthony Garcia (Double-A to Triple-A)
Removed from 40-man: C Michael McKenry (outrighted to Triple-A)


San Diego Padres
Released:
LHP Brandon Alger
Recalled: LHP Keith Hessler
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Edwin Jackson
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Buddy Baumann, LHP Keith Hessler, 2B Alexi Amarista
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Bryan Rodriguez, C Jason Hagerty


San Francisco Giants
Signed:
1B A.J. Ramirez (NDFA—Southern California)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Ray Black, RHP Clayton Blackburn, RHP Greg Brody, RHP Stetson Woods, C Bryan Case, OF Shawon Dunston Jr.

Note: A previous version of this post incorrectly identified the player signed by the Giants as Miami high school first baseman Andre Ramirez.


Seattle Mariners
Traded:
RHP Jordan Pries and LHP Mike Montgomery to Cubs for RHP Paul Blackburn and 1B Dan Vogelbach
Recalled: C Mike Zunino, SS Luis Sardinas, OF Nori Aoki
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP David Rollins, C Jesus Sucre, 1B Dan Vogelbach, OF Dan Robertson
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Dylan Silva


Tampa Bay Rays
Optioned to Triple-A:
2B Nick Franklin
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Ryan Garton, RHP Taylor Hawkins, RHP Reece Karalus, 3B Patrick Leonard


Texas Rangers
Released:
RHP Justin De Fratus
Acquired: RHP Scott Carroll from White Sox for cash
Recalled: SS Hanser Alberto, OF Delino Deshields Jr.
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jose Leclerc
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Peter Fairbanks, RHP Luis Ortiz, RHP John Werner, RHP Cole Wiper, C Alex Burg, SS Josh Altmann

The Rangers scratched Double-A Frisco righthander Luis Ortiz from a recent start with a groin injury.


Toronto Blue Jays
Signed:
RHP Scott Copeland (LG Twins (Korea))
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Aaron Loup, 3B Andy Burns
Designated for assignment: RHP Dustin Antolin
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Carlos Ramirez, RHP Jordan Romano, C Seth Conner, 1B Rowdy Tellez, OF Austin Davis, OF Edward Olivares

Double-A New Hampshire first baseman Rowdy Tellez injured his hand in a collision at first base and left a game last week, though a quick return is expected.


Washington Nationals
Signed:
RHP Justin De Fratus (released by Rangers, July 14)
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Koda Glover, RHP Reynaldo Lopez
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Reynaldo Lopez
Option transferred: RHP Lucas Giolito (low Class A to Triple-A)
Designated for assignment: LHP Nick Lee
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Dakota Bacus, RHP Greg Ross

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