Minor League Transactions: July 19-24

The Cubs promote Jorge Soler to Triple-A, while Futures Game participants Kevin Plawecki (Mets) and Jesse Winker (Reds) go on the disabled list.

Official minor league transactions, conveyed to Baseball America by Major League Baseball, for the period July 19-24.


Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed:
RHP Wei-Chieh Huang, RHP Josh Smith (NDFA—Etiwanda HS, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.), OF Stewart Ijames (Washington (Frontier))
Draft pick signed: LHP Jared Miller (11)
Released: LHP John Pedrotty
Recalled: OF Alfredo Marte
Placed on 7-day DL: SS Sean Jamieson, OF Danny Dorn
Reinstated from DL: C Dallas Tarleton, OF Dustin Martin

The Diamondbacks signed 20-year-old righthander Wei-Chieh Huang from the college ranks in Taiwan.


Atlanta Braves
Signed:
LHP Blair Walters (Joliet (Frontier)), C Ildion Martina, OF Sander Boeldak, OF Edison Cuevas, OF Connor Obrochta (NDFA—Tampa)
Released: RHP Matt Weaver
Recalled: RHP Gus Schlosser
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Chase Shreve
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Luis Avilan, C Christian Bethancourt
Option transferred: LHP Ian Thomas (Triple-A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Zach Jadofsky, C Jose Yepez, OF Jose Constanza, OF Victor Reyes
Reinstated from DL: RHP J.R. Graham, RHP Ryan Gunther, LHP Ian Thomas, 1B Jake Schrader

Talented-but-young right fielder Victor Reyes will miss time on the disabled list with a right lower-leg contusion. The 19-year-old hit .284/.329/.326 in 63 games during the first half at low Class A Rome but had hit just .198 through 26 games in the second.

Lefthander Chase Shreve (seven saves) follows righty Shae Simmons (14 saves) as the second Double-A Mississippi closer to be summoned directly to Atlanta this season.


Baltimore Orioles
Recalled:
RHP Miguel Gonzalez, RHP Bud Norris
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Preston Guilmet, C Steve Clevenger, OF Jimmy Paredes
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Suk-Min Yoon, LHP Kelvin de la Cruz, LHP Ashur Tolliver
Transferred to 60-day DL: RHP David Richardson
Reinstated from DL: RHP Steve Johnson, RHP Suk-Min Yoon, SS Sharlon Schoop


Boston Red Sox
Signed:
RHP Aaron Wilkerson (Grand Prairie (American Association))
Optioned to Triple-A: 2B Mookie Betts
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jose Valdez, OF Pete Hissey, OF Kendrick Perkins
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Josh Pennington
Reinstated from DL: RHP Simon Mercedes, LHP Mike Adams, 2B Ryan Roberts, OF Keury de la Cruz


Chicago Cubs
Released:
C Yorvit Torrealba
Recalled: RHP Kyle Hendricks, LHP Tsuyoshi Wada
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Zac Rosscup, 3B Mike Olt
Option transferred: OF Jorge Soler (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: SS Elliot Soto, OF Anthony Giansanti, OF Manny Ramirez
Reinstated from DL: RHP Dae-Eun Rhee, LHP Sam Wilson, C Taylor Davis

Right fielder Jorge Soler torched the Double-A Southern League, batting .415/.494/.862 with 16 extra-base hits in 22 games at Tennessee to earn a promotion to Triple-A Iowa. Hamstring injuries have kept him on the sidelines for most of the season.


Chicago White Sox
Recalled:
RHP Andre Rienzo
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Taylor Thompson
Optioned to Triple-A: SS Carlos Sanchez
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Daniel McCutchen, RHP David Putman
Reinstated from DL: RHP David Cales, RHP Shawn Hill, RHP J.B. Wendelken


Cincinnati Reds
Traded:
OF Josh Fellhauer to Brewers for cash
Recalled: RHP Curtis Partch
Optioned to Triple-A: 1B Neftali Soto
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Scott Brattvet, C Lou Marson, OF Daniel Pigott, OF Jesse Winker
Reinstated from DL: RHP Brian Pearl, RHP Mike Saunders, LHP Jordan Remer, 2B Ray Chang, 2B Sammy Diaz, OF Beau Amaral

Double-A Pensacola left fielder Jesse Winker’s season could be over after he tore a tendon in his hand. He had played only once since participating in the Futures Game. The 20-year-old Winker dominated the high Class A California League but had struggled to adjust to the Southern League, batting .208/.326/.351 with two homers in 21 games.


Cleveland Indians
Released:
C Charlie Valerio, OF Cody Ferrell
Recalled: RHP Zach McAllister, RHP Danny Salazar, LHP T.J. House, 2B Jose Ramirez
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Austin Adams, RHP C.C. Lee, RHP Zach McAllister, LHP T.J. House
Option transferred: SS Erik Gonzalez (high Class A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Cody Anderson
Reinstated from DL: RHP Dylan Baker, C Charlie Valerio, OF Bryson Myles, OF Logan Vick

The Indians triggered a shortstop chain reaction when they promoted top prospect Francisco Lindor to Triple-A Columbus. They summoned Erik Gonzalez to Double-A Akron to take Lindor’s place. Gonzalez hit .289/.336/.409 with 24 extra-base hits in 74 games at high Class A Carolina.


Colorado Rockies
Released:
RHP Brandon Erbe, LHP Ryan Kulik
Traded: LHP Chris Capuano to Yankees for cash
Recalled: LHP Yohan Flande
Added to 40-man roster: 1B Ben Paulsen
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Eddie Butler
Option transferred: SS Cristhian Adames (Double-A to Triple-A)
Removed from 40-man: RHP Jair Jurrjens (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jefri Hernandez, C Jose Gonzalez, OF David Kandilas
Placed on 60-day DL: LHP Jerry Vasto
Reinstated from DL: RHP Brandon Erbe, RHP Mike Piazza, C Ryan Casteel, 3B Ryan Wheeler, OF Wes Rogers


Detroit Tigers
Released:
C Ronny Paulino, OF Trevor Crowe
Traded: RHP Corey Knebel and RHP Jake Thompson to Rangers for RHP Joakim Soria
Recalled: RHP Drew VerHagen
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Drew VerHagen
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Chad Smith, RHP Drew VerHagen (twice)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Tyler Clark, RHP Kevin Eichhorn, RHP Charlie Gillies, RHP Drew VerHagen
Placed on 60-day DL: C Will Allen
Reinstated from DL: RHP Charlie Gillies, 1B Aaron Westlake

Righthander Drew VerHagen hit the disabled list at Triple-A Toledo with a back strain, a mere three days after making his big league debut during a doubleheader.


Houston Astros
Recalled:
1B Marc Krauss
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Anthony Bass
Placed on 7-day DL: OF Leonardo Heras, OF Jordan Scott
Placed on 60-day DL: 2B Will Dupont, SS Osvaldo Duarte
Reinstated from DL: RHP Gonzalo Sanudo, OF Teoscar Hernandez


Kansas City Royals
Released:
C Jesus Flores, OF Jerrell Allen
Option transferred: RHP Blake Wood (high Class A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Wilking Rodriguez, LHP Cody Reed
Reinstated from DL: RHP Alec Mills, RHP Zeb Sneed, LHP Matt Strahm, LHP Cole Way, OF Mitch Maier


Los Angeles Angels
Signed:
RHP Chris Volstad (Doosan (Korea)), C John Buck (released by Mariners, July 15)
Draft pick signed: LHP Sean Newcomb (1)
Released: LHP Justin Thomas
Traded: RHP R.J. Alvarez, RHP Elliot Morris, 2B Taylor Lindsey and SS Jose Rondon to Padres for RHP Trevor Gott and RHP Huston Street
Recalled: 1B C.J. Cron
Optioned to Triple-A: 1B C.J. Cron
Removed from 40-man: 3B Ian Stewart (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: C Zach Zaneski
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Jordan Piche, RHP Yordany Reinoso
Reinstated from DL: SS Wendell Soto


Los Angeles Dodgers
Released:
RHP Juan Abreu, RHP Edinson Bock
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Paco Rodriguez
Option transferred: 2B Alex Guerrero (Triple-A to high Class A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Victor Araujo, RHP Tyson Brummett, RHP Stephen Fife, RHP Raydel Sanchez, C Gorman Erickson, 2B Leo Rodriguez
Reinstated from DL: RHP Greg Harris, RHP Brandon Martinez, RHP Juan Noriega, RHP Arismendy Ozoria, RHP Steve Smith, C Johnny Monell, 1B Cody Bellinger, 2B Alex Guerrero

Second baseman Alex Guerrero returned to action nearly two months after having plastic surgery to repair his chewed-off ear. He warmed up with seven games in the Rookie-level Arizona League before going 7-for-19 (.368) with five extra-base hits in his first five games at high Class A Rancho Cucamonga.


Miami Marlins
Signed:
RHP Ethan Elias (Normal (Frontier)), OF Christian Capellan
Draft picks signed: LHP Dillon Peters (10)
Released: C Josh Adams
Recalled: RHP Anthony DeSclafani
Added to 40-man roster: 2B Jordany Valdespin
Optioned to Triple-A: 1B Justin Bour, 2B Ed Lucas
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Adam Conley, LHP Sean Townsley, OF Miles Williams
Placed on 60-day DL: LHP Dillon Peters
Reinstated from DL: RHP Chaz Roe, RHP Nick White, SS Javier Lopez

The Marlins signed 16-year-old Dominican corner outfielder Christian Capellan for $500,000, projecting the International Prospect League standout to hit for above-average power.


Milwaukee Brewers
Acquired:
OF Josh Fellhauer from Reds for cash
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Jeremy Jeffress
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Rob Wooten
Removed from 40-man: RHP Kevin Shackelford (outrighted to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Tyler Spurlin, C Paul Eshleman, C Lucas May, 2B Josh Prince, OF Jeremy Hermida
Reinstated from DL: RHP Seth Harvey, C Lucas May, 1B David Denson, OF Mitch Haniger


Minnesota Twins
Released:
1B Brad Nelson
Recalled: RHP Yohan Pino, RHP Ryan Pressly, SS Jorge Polanco
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Stephen Pryor, LHP Kris Johnson
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Miguel Gonzalez, LHP Onas Farfan, LHP Taylor Rogers, LHP Reyson Zoquiel, C Chris Herrmann, OF Max Kepler
Reinstated from DL: 2B Levi Michael, SS Engelb Vielma


New York Mets
Recalled:
SS Wilmer Flores
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis
Removed from 40-man: RHP Buddy Carlyle (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Hunter Carnevale, RHP Hansel Robles, LHP Darin Gorski, C Kevin Plawecki, SS Omar Quintanilla
Placed on 60-day DL: 3B Gregory Valencia
Transferred to 60-day DL: RHP Johnny Magliozzi
Reinstated from DL: RHP Giancarlo Alvarado, RHP Miller Diaz, RHP Luis Mateo, RHP Logan Verrett, RHP Rob Whalen, LHP Darin Gorski

Triple-A Las Vegas catcher Kevin Plawecki has been diagnosed with a mild case of vertigo, which necessitated a trip to the disabled list. He hit .234/.321/.404 with two homers in 15 games for the 51s, following a midseason promotion from Double-A Binghamton, though he played only once since appearing in the Futures Game.


New York Yankees
Signed:
2B Billy Fleming (NDFA—West Virginia), SS Graham Ramos (NDFA—Lander (S.C.))
Draft picks signed: LHP Andrew Chin (15)
Traded: RHP Rafael De Paula and 3B Yangervis Solarte to Padres for 3B Chase Headley
Acquired: LHP Chris Capuano from Rockies for cash
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Chris Leroux
Designated for Assignment: RHP Bruce Billings
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Jeremy Bleich, LHP Omar Luis, 3B Scott Sizemore, OF Yeicok Calderon, OF Dustin Fowler
Placed on 60-day DL: OF Kendall Coleman
Reinstated from DL: RHP Luis Niebla, C Tyson Blaser, 3B Anderson Feliz, SS Abiatal Avelino, SS Jose Rosario


Oakland Athletics
Signed:
RHP Tim Alderson (released by Orioles, July 14), RHP Ben Bracewell (River City (Frontier)), C Josh Ludy (River City (Frontier)), OF Zeke DeVoss (released by Cubs, July 16)
Released: RHP Yeiper Castillo, C Dusty Brown
Recalled: RHP Evan Scribner
Optioned to Triple-A: SS Andy Parrino
Placed on 7-day DL: C Ryan Lipkin, 2B Colin Walsh, OF Chad Oberacker
Reinstated from DL: C Dusty Brown


Philadelphia Phillies
Released:
RHP Barry Enright, RHP Keivi Rojas, SS Addison Maruszak
Recalled: RHP Phillippe Aumont, 1B Darin Ruf
Optioned to Triple-A: C Cameron Rupp, 2B Cesar Hernandez
Option transferred: SS Freddy Galvis (high Class A to Triple-A)
Removed from 40-man: C Koyie Hill (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Luis Garcia, RHP Perci Garner, RHP Jason Marquis, RHP B.J. Rosenberg, 2B K.C. Serna
Reinstated from DL: LHP Jo-Jo Reyes, LHP Austin Wright, OF Clete Thomas


Pittsburgh Pirates
Released:
RHP Jason Townsend
Recalled: 3B Brent Morel
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Justin Topa, LHP Orlando Castro, SS Chris Diaz, OF Barrett Barnes, OF Danny Collins
Reinstated from DL: RHP Hayden Hurst, RHP Tyler Sample, 1B Justin Howard


St. Louis Cardinals
Signed:
2B Jake Gronsky (Joliet (Frontier))
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Nick Greenwood
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Thomas Lee, SS Juan Herrera, SS Andrew Sohn, OF Starlin Rodriguez
Reinstated from DL: 2B Greg Miclat


San Diego Padres
Signed:
SS Jeudy Valdez (released by Cubs, July 6)
Traded: RHP Trevor Gott and RHP Huston Street to Angels for RHP R.J. Alvarez, RHP Elliot Morris, 2B Taylor Lindsey and SS Jose Rondon
Traded: 3B Chase Headley to Yankees for RHP Rafael De Paula and 3B Yangervis Solarte
Added to 40-man roster: OF Jeff Francoeur
Optioned to Triple-A: 2B Jace Peterson
Option transferred: OF Rymer Liriano (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Coby Cowgill, RHP Josh Geer, C John Nester, 1B Jason Hagerty, 2B Reynaldo Bruguera
Reinstated from DL: RHP Adys Portillo, 1B Alex Dickerson, 1B Duanel Jones

Acquired from the Pirates in trade last November, right fielder Alex Dickerson made his Padres organization debut on July 16 after missing the first half. The 24-year-old had surgery during spring training to remove a cyst from his left heel.

The Padres promoted right fielder Rymer Liriano to Triple-A El Paso after he hit .264/.335/.442 with a career-high 14 home runs in 99 games at Double-A San Antonio.


San Francisco Giants
Signed:
2B Dan Uggla (released by Braves, July 18)
Recalled: RHP George Kontos, 3B Adam Duvall
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Mitchell Boggs, RHP Greg Brody, LHP Christian Jones, LHP Adalberto Mejia, LHP Nick Sabo, C Matt Pare, 3B Mario Lisson
Reinstated from DL: RHP Clayton Blackburn, RHP Brett Bochy, RHP Mike Connolly, 1B Angel Villalona


Seattle Mariners
Recalled:
RHP Erasmo Ramirez, RHP Taijuan Walker, 1B Jesus Montero
Added to 40-man roster: SS Chris Taylor
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Erasmo Ramirez, RHP Taijuan Walker, 1B Justin Smoak
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Adderlin de la Cruz, RHP Moises Hernandez, RHP David Holman, LHP Alex Roy, LHP Jordan Shipers, 2B Jack Marder
Reinstated from DL: RHP Stephen Shackleford, 3B Nate Tenbrink


Tampa Bay Rays
Released:
RHP Casey Weathers
Recalled: LHP Jeff Beliveau
Placed on 7-day DL: C Luke Bailey


Texas Rangers
Draft pick signed:
3B Tripp Martin (22)
Released: RHP Kevin Pucetas, 2B Kensuke Tanaka
Traded: RHP Joakim Soria to Tigers for RHP Corey Knebel and RHP Jake Thompson
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Nate Adcock
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Corey Knebel, RHP Matt West
Removed from 40-man: 1B Carlos Pena (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Scott Richmond, LHP Jimmy Reyes, 2B Jason Donald, OF Ryan Cordell, OF Ryan Strausborger
Placed on 60-day DL: OF Doug Votolato
Reinstated from DL: RHP Ryan Rodebaugh, RHP Collin Wiles, LHP Frank Lopez, LHP Kevin Matthews, 2B Kensuke Tanaka, OF Ryan Strausborger


Toronto Blue Jays
Released:
RHP Frank Viola III
Recalled: LHP Rob Rasmussen, 2B Ryan Goins
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Esmil Rogers, RHP Aaron Sanchez
Optioned to Triple-A: C Erik Kratz, OF Darin Mastroianni
Option transferred: LHP Sean Nolin (Triple-A to high Class A)
Removed from 40-man: RHP Sergio Santos, LHP Brad Mills (both players outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Kramer Champlin, LHP Shane Dawson, C Pierce Rankin, 1B L.B. Dantzler
Reinstated from DL: RHP Mickey Storey, LHP Sean Nolin, C Yusuf Carter, C Sean Ochinko, SS Shane Opitz


Washington Nationals
Signed:
LHP Brandon Sisk (released by Angels, July 6)
Draft pick signed: RHP Erick Fedde (1)
Released: RHP Ryan Perry
Recalled: SS Zach Walters
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Ronald Pena, RHP Sam Runion, RHP Wander Suero, RHP Matt Swynenberg, LHP Zach Jackson
Reinstated from DL: RHP Paul Demny, RHP Taylor Hill, OF Wilman Rodriguez