Minor League Transactions: July 25-31

Bad news befalls a trio of first-round pitchers as Max Fried, Hunter Harvey and Kohl Stewart all go on the disabled list within a week of each other.

Official minor league transactions, conveyed to Baseball America by Major League Baseball, for the period July 25-31.

Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed:
RHP Graham Godfrey, 2B Taylor Harbin (Sugar Land (Atlantic))
Released: LHP Wagner Mateo
Traded: OF Gerardo Parra to Brewers for LHP Anthony Banda and OF Mitch Haniger
Traded: 3B Martin Prado to Yankees for C Pete O’Brien and a player to be named
Recalled: RHP Bo Schultz, OF Roger Kieschnick
Added to 40-man roster: 3B Andy Marte
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Alfredo Marte
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Eric Brooks, RHP Ben Eckels, RHP Graham Godfrey, RHP Kameron Loe, OF Mitch Haniger
Reinstated from DL: RHP Lucas Harrell, RHP Andrew Potter

The prize of the Gerardo Parra deal with the Brewers, Double-A right fielder Mitch Haniger switched Double-A Southern League affiliates after the trade, going from Huntsville to Mobile. More accurately, he went to the Mobile disabled list with a leg injury he’s been nursing since late July. The 23-year-old Haniger hasn’t played since July 24.


Atlanta Braves
Released:
1B Mark Hamilton, OF Karl Hoschke
Traded: C Victor Caratini to Cubs for LHP James Russell and OF Emilio Bonifacio
Recalled: RHP Juan Jaime, 2B Phil Gosselin
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Gus Schlosser, LHP Chasen Shreve, SS Tyler Pastornicky
Designated for assignment: RHP Luis Vasquez
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Yean Carlos Gil, C Sal Giardina, 2B Gerald Chin
Reinstated from DL: RHP Zach Jadofsky, RHP Wes Parsons, RHP Zach Stewart, C Anthony Nunez, OF Jose Constanza


Baltimore Orioles
Traded:
LHP Eduardo Rodriguez to Red Sox for LHP Andrew Miller
Recalled: RHP Preston Guilmet
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Preston Guilmet
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Hunter Harvey, RHP Jon Keller, C Zane Chavez, 2B Jemile Weeks, SS Sammie Starr
Placed on 60-day DL: C Daniel Fajardo
Reinstated from DL: LHP Ashur Tolliver, OF Henry Urrutia

Low Class A Delmarva righthander Hunter Harvey will miss the rest of the season after an MRI revealed that he has a strained flexor mass in his elbow. The 2013 first-rounder went 7-5, 3.18 in 17 starts and ranked second in the South Atlantic League with 106 strikeouts.


Boston Red Sox
Released:
OF Andres Torres
Traded: RHP John Lackey and LHP Corey Littrell to Cardinals for RHP Joe Kelly and OF Allen Craig
Traded: LHP Andrew Miller to Orioles for LHP Eduardo Rodriguez
Recalled: RHP Allen Webster, RHP Brandon Workman
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Heath Hembree, LHP Edwin Escobar
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Randy Perez, C Danny Bethea, SS Jonathan Herrera
Placed on 60-day DL: OF Nick Longhi
Reinstated from DL: RHP Ty Buttrey, 2B Justin Henry, SS Tzu-Wei Lin, OF Forrestt Allday, OF Kendrick Perkins


Chicago Cubs
Acquired:
RHP Jonathan Martinez from Dodgers as player to be named for 2B Darwin Barney
Traded: LHP James Russell and OF Emilio Bonifacio to Braves for C Victor Caratini
Recalled: RHP Blake Parker, LHP Chris Rusin
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Blake Parker
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Scott Frazier, RHP Corbin Hoffner, LHP Jeffry Antigua, C Will Remillard
Reinstated from DL: RHP Scott Frazier, RHP Yoanner Negrin

Signed out of Venezuela in 2011, righty Jonathan Martinez ranks as one of the top control artists in the Midwest League with 1.5 walks per nine innings through 20 starts. Batters square him up consistently at this stage, however, because the 20-year-old’s fastball and slider are fringy at best, though he does throw a good changeup.


Chicago White Sox
Released:
RHP Nick McCully
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP David Cales, RHP Cody Winiarski, C Martin Medina, OF Nolan Earley
Reinstated from DL: RHP Chris Bassitt, RHP David Putman


Cincinnati Reds
Signed:
RHP Miguel Aguilar
Released: RHP Jose Guzman, RHP Adam Russell
Recalled: RHP Curtis Partch
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Curtis Partch
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Drew Cisco, SS Carlton Daal, OF Jonathan Reynoso
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Franderlyn Romero
Reinstated from DL: RHP Scott Brattvet, RHP Layne Somsen, OF Jon Matthews


Cleveland Indians
Released:
OF Jorge Martinez
Traded: RHP Justin Masterson to Cardinals for OF James Ramsey
Recalled: RHP Austin Adams, RHP Zach McAllister
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Josh Tomlin, SS Zach Walters
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Frank Herrmann, 1B Adam Abraham, 3B Ryan Rohlinger
Reinstated from DL: RHP Robbie Aviles, 2B Torsten Boss, SS Elliot Johnson, OF Ollie Linton


Colorado Rockies
Recalled:
RHP Rob Scahill, SS Cristhian Adames
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Pedro Hernandez
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Chad Bettis, RHP Brooks Brown, RHP Rob Scahill, 1B Ben Paulsen, SS Cristhian Adames
Designated for assignment: 3B Ryan Wheeler
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Brett Tomko, LHP Ryan Carpenter, 3B Mike Benjamin Jr., OF Evan Frey
Reinstated from DL: RHP Chris Martin, RHP Scott Oberg


Detroit Tigers
Traded:
LHP Drew Smyly and SS Willy Adames to Rays and OF Austin Jackson to Mariners as part of three-team deal in which Rays traded LHP David Price to Tigers, and Mariners traded 2B Nick Franklin to Rays
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Ian Krol
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Cale Elam, RHP Adam Ravenelle, LHP Duane Below, LHP Logan Ehlers, C Grayson Greiner
Reinstated from DL: RHP Tyler Clark, LHP Logan Ehlers, OF Tyler Gibson


Houston Astros
Traded:
RHP Jarred Cosart, SS Enrique Hernandez and OF Austin Wates to Marlins for RHP Francis Martes, 3B Colin Moran, OF Jake Marisnick and 2015 supplemental first-round pick
Recalled: RHP Paul Clemens
Added to 40-man roster: SS Gregorio Petit
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Brad Peacock
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jandel Gustave, RHP David Martinez, RHP Andrew Walter, RHP Aaron West, 1B Telvin Nash, SS Jose Fernandez, OF Danry Vasquez
Placed on 60-day DL: OF Ramon Laureano
Reinstated from DL: RHP Nick Tropeano, RHP Vince Velasquez, RHP Kyle Weiland, RHP Aaron West, OF Leonardo Heras


Kansas City Royals
Released:
RHP Alex Black, LHP Joe Saunders, 1B Max Ramirez
Recalled: 2B Christian Colon
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Liam Hendriks
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Tripp Davis, SS Marten Gasparini, OF Alex Newman
Reinstated from DL: RHP Mariel Checo, RHP Robinson Yambati, LHP Dylan Sons, C Luis Villegas, OF Dominique Taylor


Los Angeles Angels
Signed:
LHP Randy Wolf (released by Orioles, July 14)
Recalled: OF J.B. Shuck
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Fernando Salas
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Fernando Nieve, LHP Nate Smith, 1B Wade Hinkle, OF Riley Good
Reinstated from DL: C Nick O’Loughlin, C Zach Zaneski, OF Brandon Bayardi


Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed:
RHP Barry Enright (released by Phillies, July 18)
Released: OF Brian Cavazos-Galvez
Traded: RHP Jonathan Martinez to Cubs as player to be named for 2B Darwin Barney
Optioned to Triple-A: 2B Darwin Barney
Optioned to high Class A: SS Erisbel Arruebarrena
Option transferred: 2B Alex Guerrero, SS Erisbel Arruebarrena (both players high Class A to Triple-A)
Removed from 40-man: LHP Scott Elbert (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Lindsey Caughel, RHP Luis Chirinos, 2B Jesmuel Valentin, SS Faustino Oguisten, SS Angel Sanchez, OF Roger Bernadina, OF Trayvon Robinson
Reinstated from DL: RHP Victor Araujo, RHP Lindsey Caughel, OF Brian Cavazos-Galvez

Right fielder Brian Cavazos-Galvez played high school ball in Albuquerque and stayed home to play for New Mexico. A Dodgers 12th-round pick in 2009, he even got to play minor league ball at Triple-A Albuquerque, in 2012 and 2014, though now his time with the organization is through after his power dried up in the high minors.


Miami Marlins
Released:
2B Miguel Tejada
Traded: RHP Francis Martes, 3B Colin Moran, OF Jake Marisnick and 2015 supplemental first-round pick to Astros for RHP Jarred Cosart, SS Enrique Hernandez and OF Austin Wates
Recalled: C J.T. Realmuto, 2B Ed Lucas, OF Jake Marisnick
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Anthony DeSclafani, LHP Dan Jennings, 2B Ed Lucas, OF Jake Marisnick
Optioned to Double-A: C J.T. Realmuto
Designated for assignment: LHP Donnie Joseph
Reinstated from DL: 2B Miguel Tejada


Milwaukee Brewers
Released:
RHP Alex Lavandero
Traded: LHP Anthony Banda and OF Mitch Haniger to Diamondbacks for OF Gerardo Parra
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Logan Schafer
Placed on 7-day DL: OF Johnny Davis
Reinstated from DL: RHP Tyler Spurlin, C Paul Eshleman, 1B Connor Narron


Minnesota Twins
Signed:
RHP D.J. Johnson (Traverse City (Frontier)), RHP Brandon Poulson (NDFA—Academy of Art (Calif.))
Released: OF Nate Roberts
Recalled: LHP Logan Darnell, 1B Kennys Vargas
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Tommy Milone
Optioned to Double-A: SS Jorge Polanco
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP D.J. Baxendale, RHP Tim Shibuya, RHP Kohl Stewart
Reinstated from DL: RHP Josh Burris, OF Max Kepler

A right shoulder impingement forced low Class A Cedar Rapids righty Kohl Stewart to the disabled list. The 2013 first-rounder went 3-5, 2.42 in 17 starts, striking out 6.4 and walking 2.5 batters per nine innings.

With room left in their bonus-pool allocation for the 2014 draft, the Twins signed 6-foot-6 righthander Brandon Poulson for $250,000 as a nondrafted free agent from the Academy of Art in San Francisco. His fastball has tickled triple digits.

A fifth-round pick in 2010 from High Point, left fielder Nate Roberts has hit when healthy—.304/.435/.459 for his career—but the Twins released him after the 25-year-old appeared in a total of 20 games at high Class A Fort Myers the past two seasons


New York Mets
Added to 40-man roster:
RHP Buddy Carlyle
Option transferred: C Juan Centeno (Triple-A to Double-A), SS Wilfredo Tovar (Double-A to high Class A)
Removed from 40-man: C Taylor Teagarden (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Ryan Fraser, RHP Tim Peterson, C Kai Gronauer, 1B Brandon Allen, 1B Jon Leroux, 2B Rylan Sandoval, 3B Aderlin Rodriguez, OF Maikis de la Cruz
Reinstated from DL: RHP Hunter Carnevale, RHP Jeremy Hefner, RHP Hansel Robles, C Kevin Plawecki, SS Wilfredo Tovar


New York Yankees
Released:
3B Scott Sizemore
Traded: C Pete O’Brien and a player to be named to Diamondbacks for 3B Martin Prado
Recalled: OF Zoilo Almonte
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Chris Capuano
Removed from 40-man: RHP Bruce Billings, RHP Chris Leroux (both players outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Brady Lail, LHP Daniel Camarena, LHP Rich Hill, LHP Conner Kendrick, OF Claudio Custodio
Placed on 60-day DL: LHP Artur Strzalka, SS Melvin Aquino
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jose Mesa Jr., LHP Jeremy Bleich, C Jose Gil, OF Yeicok Calderon


Oakland Athletics
Signed:
RHP Joey Wagman (Rockford (Frontier))
Added to 40-man roster: OF Billy Burns
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Deck McGuire, 1B Nate Freiman, OF Billy Burns
Designated for assignment: 2B Jake Elmore
Removed from 40-man: OF Kenny Wilson (outrighted to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Seth Streich, OF Josh Whitaker
Reinstated from DL: 2B Colin Walsh, 3B Matt Chapman, OF Chad Oberacker


Philadelphia Phillies
Signed:
RHP Nick Rodesky (Trinidad (Pecos))
Released: RHP Matt Southard, OF Everett Williams
Removed from 40-man: RHP Jeff Manship (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: 2B Matt Tolbert
Reinstated from DL: RHP Luis Garcia, 2B K.C. Serna, OF Herlis Rodriguez


Pittsburgh Pirates
Signed:
SS Trace Tam Sing (NDFA—Washington State)
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Angel Sanchez (waiver claim from White Sox)
Designated for assignment: RHP Josh Wall
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Emmanuel De Leon, C Omir Santos
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Adrian Grullon
Reinstated from DL: RHP Collin Balester, C Omir Santos, 1B Matt Curry, 3B Wyatt Mathisen


St. Louis Cardinals
Signed:
SS Christian Muscarello (NDFA—Trinity (Texas))
Traded: RHP Joe Kelly and OF Allen Craig to Red Sox for RHP John Lackey and LHP Corey Littrell
Traded: OF James Ramsey to Indians for RHP Justin Masterson
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Carlos Martinez
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Justin Wright, OF Luis Perez
Reinstated from DL: RHP Brandon Lee, RHP Thomas Lee, SS Juan Herrera


San Diego Padres
Signed:
RHP Luis Hernandez (released by D-backs, March 12)
Traded: OF Chris Denorfia to Mariners for RHP Stephen Kohlscheen and OF Abraham Almonte
Recalled: RHP Jesse Hahn
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Jason Lane
Optioned to Triple-A: 2B Brooks Conrad, OF Jake Goebbert
Removed from 40-man: LHP Jason Lane (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Matt Branham, LHP Payton Baskette, LHP Max Fried, C John Nester, 1B Lee Orr, 1B Luis Tejada, 2B Brooks Conrad, SS Jake Lemmerman, OF Luis Domoromo, OF Reymond Fuentes
Reinstated from DL: RHP Coby Cowgill, RHP Josh Geer, RHP Jason Jester, C Adam Moore, C John Nester, 1B Jason Hagerty, 2B Reynaldo Bruguera, 2B Nick Vilter, OF Travis Jankowski

A season beset with bad news just got a bit worse for lefthander Max Fried, who reported soreness in his elbow following just his second start at low Class A Fort Wayne. Plagued by arm trouble all year, the 2012 first-rounder has logged just 9 2/3 innings in four appearances this year.


San Francisco Giants
Released:
LHP Dan Runzler
Recalled: OF Juan Perez
Added to 40-man roster: C Andrew Susac, 1B Travis Ishikawa, 2B Tony Abreu, 2B Dan Uggla
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP George Kontos, 3B Adam Duvall, OF Tyler Colvin
Option transferred: OF Daniel Carbonell (short-season to Rookie-level AZL)
Designated for assignment: LHP Jose De Paula, 2B Nick Noonan
Removed from 40-man: 2B Tony Abreu (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Kendry Melo, RHP Tyler Mizenko, LHP Garrett Hughes, LHP Joe Kurrasch, LHP Josh Osich, C Brad Moss, OF Leonardo Fuentes
Reinstated from DL: RHP Martin Agosta, RHP Mitchell Boggs, RHP Ian Gardeck, LHP Ryan Bradley, LHP Christian Jones, LHP Adalberto Mejia, C Brad Moss, C Matt Pare, C Kleiber Rivas, 3B Mario Lisson, 3B Adalberto Santos

Lefty reliever Dan Runzler will pursue an opportunity with Orix in Japan after the Giants granted him his release. In a bounce-back year at Triple-A Fresno, he got back to his lefty-annihilating ways, holding same-side batters to a .203 average and .243 slugging percentage this season.


Seattle Mariners
Traded:
RHP Stephen Kohlscheen and OF Abraham Almonte to Mariners for OF Chris Denorfia
Traded: 2B Nick Franklin to Rays as part of three-team deal in which Rays traded LHP David Price to Tigers, and Tigers traded LHP Drew Smyly and SS Willy Adames to Rays and OF Austin Jackson to Mariners
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Blake Beavan, 1B Jesus Montero
Option transferred: OF Julio Morban (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP David Colvin, RHP Matt Palmer, SS Gabriel Noriega
Reinstated from DL: RHP Logan Bawcom, RHP Moises Hernandez, RHP Jochi Ogando, LHP Jake Zokan, C Tyler O’Neill, OF Guillermo Pimentel


Tampa Bay Rays
Released:
LHP Joselito Cano
Traded: LHP David Price to Tigers as part of three-team deal in which Tigers traded LHP Drew Smyly and SS Willy Adames to Rays and OF Austin Jackson to Mariners, and Mariners traded 2B Nick Franklin to Rays
Recalled: RHP Jeremy Hellickson
Optioned to Triple-A: 2B Nick Franklin
Placed on 7-day DL: 2B Ryan Brett
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jared Mortensen, RHP Jaime Schultz, SS Pat Blair

Double-A Montgomery second baseman Ryan Brett landed on the disabled list after reinjuring his shoulder. He hit .306/.350/.454 through 91 games, ranking among the Southern League leaders in average and stolen bases (24).


Texas Rangers
Signed:
RHP Adam Dian (NDFA—Pittsburgh)
Released: RHP Brodie Downs, LHP Justin Marks
Optioned to Double-A: LHP Joe Ortiz
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Jerome Williams
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Erik Hamren, LHP Aaron Poreda
Reinstated from DL: RHP Sam Wolff, LHP Jimmy Reyes


Toronto Blue Jays
Released:
RHP Tyler Gonzales
Recalled: RHP Chad Jenkins
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Rob Rasmussen
Option transferred: LHP Sean Nolin (high Class A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Blake McFarland, LHP Richard Bleier, C Yusuf Carter, C Jack Murphy, C Mike Nickeas, OF John Smith
Reinstated from DL: C Luis Munoz, C Jack Murphy, C Pierce Rankin, OF Adron Chambers

A supplemental first-round pick in 2012, San Antonio prep righthander Tyler Gonzales signed for $750,000 but failed to advance past the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League in three pro seasons. He made 18 appearances (three starts), logging a 9.24 ERA and striking out as many as he walked (16) over 25 innings.


Washington Nationlas
Released:
LHP Zach Jackson, LHP Chris Manno
Recalled: RHP Blake Treinen, LHP Matt Purke
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Eury Perez
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Brett Mooneyham, 3B Rick Hague, SS Jose Lozada, OF Destin Hood
Transferred to 60-day DL: RHP Pat Lehman
Reinstated from DL: RHP Ryan Mattheus, LHP Zach Jackson, LHP Matt Purke, LHP Joey Webb, C Mitch Canham, C Jeff Howell, OF Brandon Miller

If one is going to make an exemption for an “older” prospect, then 26-year-old righthander Blake Treinen is a good one to pardon. The Nationals acquired him from the Athletics in January 2013 (along with A.J. Cole and Ian Krol) in the three-team deal that shipped Michael Morse to the Mariners. A 2011 seventh-rounder from South Dakota State, Treinen throws a dynamic sinker at 94-96 mph, and through 36 big league innings he has generated a 60 percent groundball rate.

At Triple-A Syracuse, Treinen went 7-1, 3.09 in 13 starts this season, allowing three homers, generating a 2.3 groundout/airout ratio and striking out 7.0 per nine innings.