Minor League Transactions: July 27-Aug. 2

Players listed with an asterisk (*) signed minor league contracts, replacing major league pacts with the same organization. That's a fancy way of saying the player has been optioned or outrighted to the minors.

Number in parentheses indicate draft round.

Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed:
RHP Trevor Bauer*, RHP Brian Stokes (Camden (Atlantic)), 1B Daryle Ward (Newark (Can-Am))
Released: RHP Yhency Brazoban, RHP Adam Osteen
Traded: SS Zach Walters to Nationals for RHP Jason Marquis
Acquired: OF Ryan Langerhans from Mariners for cash considerations
Recalled: RHP Ryan Cook
Added to 40-man roster: 1B Paul Goldschmidt
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Ryan Cook, RHP Sam Demel
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Trevor Harden, RHP Daniel Stange, OF Jeremia Gomez
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jason Urquidez

Paul Goldschmidt batted .306/.435/.626 with a minor league-leading 30 home runs in 366 at-bats for Double-A Mobile prior to his callup. He figures prominently in our forthcoming Southern League Best Tools feature.

Atlanta Braves
Signed:
RHP Darrel Leiva, LHP Chris Cody (York (Atlantic))
Released: OF Juan Flores
Traded: RHP Juan Abreu, RHP Paul Clemens, LHP Brett Oberholtzer and OF Jordan Schafer to Astros for OF Michael Bourn
Acquired: C Wil Nieves from Brewers for cash considerations
Recalled: RHP Anthony Varvaro, C J.C. Boscan, OF Wilkin Ramirez
Added to 40-man roster: OF Jose Constanza
Removed from 40-man: SS Diory Hernandez (outrighted to Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Wilkin Ramirez
Option transferred: RHP Randall Delgado (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 60-day DL: LHP Andy Otero
Reinstated from DL: RHP Evan Danieli, RHP Steven Shell, OF Todd Cunningham

Randall Delgado joins the Braves' other top pitching prospects—Julio Teheran, Mike Minor and Arodys Vizcaino—with Triple-A Gwinnett, and given Atlanta's deep pitching staff, the foursome may play a larger role in the International League pennant drive than the National League one. Gwinnett sits 1 1/2 games behind Durham in the Southern Division.

Baltimore Orioles
Signed:
LHP Matt Wilson
Traded: 1B Derrek Lee to Pirates for 1B Aaron Baker
Recalled: RHP Chris Tillman, LHP Zach Britton, LHP Pedro Viola
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Michael Ballard
Removed from 40-man: RHP Mark Worrell (outrighted to Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jason Berken, RHP Chris Tillman
Optioned to Double-A: LHP Michael Ballard, LHP Pedro Viola
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Clay Schrader, C Joel Polanco
Reinstated from DL: RHP Zach Clark, RHP Josh Dowdy, LHP Matt Drummond

Boston Red Sox
Signed:
C Jordan Weems (3), 3B Nick Moore (30)
Released: RHP Garrett Rau
Acquired: RHP Josh Fields and LHP Erik Bedard from Mariners as part of three-team deal in which Red Sox traded RHP Stephen Fife, RHP Juan Rodriguez and C Tim Federowicz to Dodgers and OF Chih-Hsien Chiang to Mariners, and Dodgers traded OF Trayvon Robinson to Mariners
Traded: RHP Kendal Volz and 3B Yamaico Navarro to Royals for 2B Mike Aviles
Optioned to Triple-A: 2B Drew Sutton
Placed on 7-day DL: SS Nick Natoli
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jordan Flasher, RHP Joe Holtmeyer, LHP Mitch Herold, C Josue Peley, SS Jose Garcia

Chicago Cubs
Signed:
RHP Michael Jensen (26), C Justin Marra (15), OF Garrett Schlecht (9)
Traded: OF Kosuke Fukudome to Indians for RHP Carlton Smith and OF Abner Abreu
Recalled: OF Tyler Colvin
Placed on 7-day DL: C Welington Castillo, 1B Ryan Cuneo
Reinstated from DL: 2B Carlos Figueroa, OF Smaily Borges

Chicago White Sox
Signed:
3B Tyler Williams
Recalled: OF Alejandro De Aza
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Zach Stewart
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Dexter Carter, RHP Freddy Dolsi, RHP Nevin Griffith, C Adam Ricks
Reinstated from DL: RHP Terry Doyle, C Adam Ricks, OF Kenny Williams Jr.

The White Sox now employ two of general manager Kenny Williams' three sons after signing Tyler Williams, whom the Diamondbacks released on July 26 after he went 2-for-24 in 10 games in the Arizona League. Arizona had signed him as a nondrafted free agent from Pima (Ariz.) CC. The White Sox drafted Kenny Jr. in the sixth round in ’08 (he plays for Double-A Birmingham) and Kyle in the 47th round in ’06 (he did not sign and forged a career in the NFL).

Cincinnati Reds
Signed:
OF Steve Selsky (33)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Matt Klinker, 1B Dominic D'Anna
Reinstated from DL: RHP Justin Lehr, OF Josh Garton, OF Yorman Rodriguez

Cleveland Indians
Signed:
2B Argenis Reyes (New Jersey (Can-Am))
Released: RHP Connor Graham
Traded: RHP Joe Gardner, RHP Alex White, 1B Matt McBride and a player to be named to Rockies for RHP Ubaldo Jimenez
Traded: RHP Carlton Smith and OF Abner Abreu to Cubs for OF Kosuke Fukudome
Recalled: SS Jason Donald
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP David Huff, OF Thomas Neal
Placed on 7-day DL: OF Nick Weglarz
Reinstated from DL: RHP Connor Graham, C Luke Carlin

The Indians also traded Orlando Cabrera to the Giants for righty-hitting Triple-A outfielder Thomas Neal, but both players are on 40-man rosters, so the move is not reflected here. Read all about it at Trade Central.

Colorado Rockies
Signed:
1B Jorge Cantu, OF Dillon Thomas (4)
Released: 1B Jordan Ballard
Traded: RHP Ubaldo Jimenez to Indians for RHP Joe Gardner, RHP Alex White, 1B Matt McBride and a player to be named
Recalled: RHP Edgmer Escalona, 2B Chris Nelson
Removed from 40-man: LHP Eric Stults outrighted to Triple-A
Placed on 7-day DL: 2B Jimmy Cesario
Reinstated from DL: 2B Erik Wetzel, 3B Darin Holcomb

Reports indicate that Indians lefty Drew Pomeranz will join the Rockies on Aug. 16, the one-year anniversary of his signing date, as the player to be named for Ubaldo Jimenez. He could team with Alex White (also from the Jimenez deal) and homegrown Rockies Jhoulys Chacin and Juan Nicasio in the rotation as soon as next year.

Detroit Tigers
Released:
RHP Drew Gagnier, 1B Michael Bertram
Traded: LHP Charlie Furbush, 3B Francisco Martinez, OF Casper Wells and a player to be named to Mariners for RHP Doug Fister and RHP David Pauley
Recalled: RHP Jacob Turner, LHP Daniel Schlereth
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Chance Ruffin, RHP Jacob Turner
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Brayan Villarreal

Florida Marlins
Released:
RHP Frank Mata
Traded: RHP Cesar Valdez to Blue Jays for future considerations
Recalled: LHP Brad Hand
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jose Ceda
Option transferred: RHP Sandy Rosario (Triple-A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Zach Neal, RHP Mike Ojala, LHP Graham Taylor, OF Jose Duarte, OF Ryan McIntyre
Reinstated from DL: RHP Frank Mata, RHP Matt Montgomery, LHP Victor Garate

Houston Astros
Released:
RHP Casey Fien, RHP Brad Hennessey, OF Geber Suniaga
Traded: OF Hunter Pence to Phillies for RHP Jarred Cosart, RHP Josh Zeid, 1B Jonathan Singleton and a player to be named
Traded: OF Michael Bourn to Braves for RHP Juan Abreu, RHP Paul Clemens, LHP Brett Oberholtzer and OF Jordan Schafer
Recalled: 3B Jimmy Paredes, OF Brian Bogusevic, OF Luis Durango
Added to 40-man roster: OF J.D. Martinez
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Juan Abreu, LHP Fernando Abad, 1B Brett Wallace, 3B Chris Johnson
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Robby Donovan, 2B Enrique Hernandez
Reinstated from DL: RHP Tanner Bushue, LHP Pat Urckfitz, 2B Jose Vallejo, 3B Rafael Valenzuela, OF Daniel Adamson, OF Ydarqui Marte

Over the course of the past year or so, Astros general manager Ed Wade has traded seven veteran members of the club for 18 young players, players who will go a long way toward determining how competitive Houston will be in three years. Those clubs could feature Jarred Cosart, Brett Oberholtzer, Paul Clemens and J.A. Happ in the rotation; Jonathan Singleton (or Brett Wallace) at first base; Jonathan Villar at short; Jordan Schafer in center field; Jimmy Paredes at third base (or in a super-utility role); and some combination of Mark Melancon, Juan Abreu, Josh Zeid, David Carpenter, Henry Sosa and Jason Stoffel in the bullpen. Of course, Astros fans should be aware of the inherent risk in trade deadline deals.

Kansas City Royals
Signed:
C Cam Gallagher (2)
Traded: 2B Mike Aviles to Red Sox for RHP Kendal Volz and 3B Yamaico Navarro
Recalled: LHP Everett Teaford, C Manny Pina
Option transferred: C Manny Pina (Triple-A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Mitch Hodge, LHP George Baumann, 1B Joey Lewis
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Ryan Wood

Los Angeles Angels
Signed:
RHP Nick Mutz (9), OF Blake Gailen (Lincoln (American Association))
Released: RHP Amalio Diaz, RHP Taylor Kinzer
Recalled: SS Andrew Romine
Optioned to Double-A: OF Mike Trout
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Heath Nichols, 2B Jon Townsend, 3B Michael Wing
Reinstated from DL: RHP Dan Sattler, LHP Matt Meyer

The Angels signed 26-year-old Blake Gailen out of the American Association, where he hit .406 with eight homers and 24 doubles in 69 games for Lincoln, and assigned him to Double-A Arkansas, an unusually high jump for a player with no prior experience in affiliated ball. Gailen ranked eighth on Baseball America's Top 10 Independent League Prospects list last season.

Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed:
LHP David Jensen (NDFA—Northwestern)
Acquired: RHP Stephen Fife, RHP Juan Rodriguez and C Tim Federowicz from Red Sox as part of three-team deal in which Dodgers traded OF Trayvon Robinson to Mariners, Mariners traded RHP Josh Fields and LHP Erik Bedard to Red Sox, and Red Sox traded OF Chih-Hsien Chiang to Mariners
Traded: SS Rafael Furcal to Cardinals for OF Alex Castellanos
Recalled: RHP John Ely, RHP Josh Lindblom, SS Dee Gordon
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Josh Walter, C Steve Cilladi, C Hector Gimenez, 1B Blake Dean, OF Anthony Jackson
Reinstated from DL: RHP Roman Colon, LHP Aaron Miller, LHP Cole St. Clair, C Steve Cilladi, C Matt Wallach

Milwaukee Brewers
Released:
RHP Mark Willinsky, LHP Brae Wright
Traded: C Wil Nieves to Braves for cash considerations
Acquired: 2B Felipe Lopez from Rays for cash considerations
Traded: OF Erik Komatsu to Nationals for 3B Jerry Hairston Jr.
Recalled: 2B Eric Farris
Added to 40-man roster: 2B Felipe Lopez
Optioned to Triple-A: 2B Eric Farris
Option transferred: C Martin Maldonado (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: C Patrick Arlis
Transferred to 60-day DL: RHP Blake Billings
Reinstated from DL: RHP Dan Britt, RHP Mark Rogers, LHP Brae Wright, C Patrick Arlis, C Dayton Buller, SS Anderson Machado

Minnesota Twins
Signed:
RHP Tyler Jones (11)
Released: RHP Henry Arias, RHP J.R. Krogstad
Recalled: 1B Luke Hughes, 2B Matt Tolbert
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Chuck James, 1B Luke Hughes
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Kyle Gibson, RHP Jeff Manship, RHP Miguel Munoz, OF Steven Liddle
Reinstated from DL: RHP David Bromberg, RHP Carlos Gutierrez, RHP Miguel Munoz, SS Tyler Grimes, OF Jhonathan Goncalves

The Twins signed J.R. Krogstad, the dinosaur fossil-hunting paleontologist, on June 17 but released him after three relief appearances in the Gulf Coast Leauge.

New York Mets
Traded:
OF Carlos Beltran to Giants for RHP Zack Wheeler
Recalled: C Mike Nickeas
Removed from 40-man: 1B Nick Evans (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Edgar Ramirez, LHP Chris Hilliard, SS Niuman Romero, SS Robbie Shields, OF Bubba Bell, OF Jason Botts
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Hunter Carnevale
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jeurys Familia, RHP Edgar Ramirez, C Jean Luc Blaquiere, SS Chad Zurcher, OF Fernando Martinez

New York Yankees
Signed:
RHP Victor Lozada, 1B Austin Jones (7)
Released: LHP Randy Flores
Recalled: RHP Ivan Nova
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Chris Dickerson
Optioned to Double-A: LHP Steve Garrison
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Zach Nuding, LHP Aaron Dott, C Ryan Baker, C P.J. Pilittere, 2B Ronnier Mustelier, 3B Rob Segedin, OF Eduardo Sosa
Transferred to 60-day DL: RHP Francisco Castillo
Reinstated from DL: RHP Ivan Nova, OF Dan Brewer, OF Deangelo Mack

Oakland Athletics
Signed:
RHP Drew Gagnier, SS Chris Bostick (44)
Released: RHP Willie Eyre
Traded: OF Matt Carson to Rays for cash considerations
Recalled: RHP Trystan Magnuson, LHP Jerry Blevins, 3B Adam Rosales
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Joey Devine, 1B Brandon Allen
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Fabian Williamson, C Dan Welch, OF Jose Crisotomo
Reinstated from DL: RHP Murphy Smith, LHP Anthony Capra, LHP Lenny DiNardo, LHP Polin Trinidad

Oakland acquired a pair of 40-man roster players, first baseman Brandon Allen and lefty reliever Jordan Norberto, when it traded Brad Ziegler to the Diamondbacks.

Philadelphia Phillies
Signed:
SS Ozzie Chavez (Lancaster (Atlantic)), OF Cyle Hankerd (Amarillo (American Association))
Traded: RHP Jarred Cosart, RHP Josh Zeid, 1B Jonathan Singleton and a player to be named to Astros for OF Hunter Pence
Traded: SS Brian Bocock to Pirates for cash considerations
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Drew Carpenter, OF Domonic Brown
Option transferred: 3B Carlos Rivero (Double-A to Triple-A), SS Freddy Galvis (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: 1B Tagg Bozied
Reinstated from DL: RHP Percy Garner, OF Luis Unda

Pittsburgh Pirates
Signed:
RHP Jake Burnette (7)
Traded: 1B Aaron Baker to Orioles for 1B Derrek Lee
Acquired: SS Brian Bocock from Phillies for cash considerations
Designated for assignment: RHP Mike Crotta
Recalled: RHP Chris Leroux, SS Pedro Ciriaco
Optioned to Triple-A: SS Pedro Ciriaco
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP David Jagoditsh, RHP Quinton Miller, C Wyatt Toregas, OF Corey Wimberly
Reinstated from DL: RHP Yhonatan Herrand, LHP Brian Burres, LHP Zack Dodson, C Miguel Perez, C Wyatt Toregas, 1B Jeff Clement

The Pirates also acquired corner outfielder Ryan Ludwick from Padres (for cash considerations) at the trade deadline.

St. Louis Cardinals
Traded:
OF Alex Castellanos to Dodgers for SS Rafael Furcal
Recalled: SS Tyler Greene
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Raul Valdes, SS Tyler Greene
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Kevin Thomas, LHP Rich Rundles, LHP Kevin Siegrist, C Travis Tartamella, 1B Victor Sanchez
Reinstated from DL: LHP Kevin Siegrist, C Travis Tartamella, SS Freddie Bynum, OF Edgar Lara

San Diego Padres
Signed:
RHP Matt Wisler (7), SS Casey McElroy (11)
Traded: RHP Mike Adams to Rangers for RHP Joe Wieland and LHP Robbie Erlin
Recalled: LHP Wade LeBlanc, OF Aaron Cunningham, OF Blake Tekotte
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Erik Hamren
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Pat Neshek, LHP Wade LeBlanc
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Evan Scribner

Originally drafted by the Cubs in ’08, Erik Hamren toiled in the Northern League in ’10 before signing with the Padres last October. Prior to his callup, the 24-year-old jumped from high Class A to Double-A, notching a 4-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio and 0.94 WHIP in 49 relief innings.

San Francisco Giants
Signed:
RHP Scott Munter, 2B Bill Hall*
Released: RHP Josh Banks
Traded: RHP Zack Wheeler to Mets for OF Carlos Beltran
Removed from 40-man: 2B Bill Hall (outrighted to Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: 2B Emmanuel Burriss, SS Brandon Crawford
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Wilber Bucardo, RHP A.J. Proszek, LHP Bryce Bandilla, C Rey Duran, C Tyler LaTorre, 1B Brice Cutspec
Reinstated from DL: RHP Josh Banks, LHP Chris Gloor, OF Thomas Neal

Seattle Mariners
Signed:
LHP Aaron Laffey*, OF Wily Mo Pena
Acquired: OF Chih-Hsien Chiang from Red Sox and OF Trayvon Robinson from Dodgers as part of three-team deal in which Mariners traded RHP Josh Fields and LHP Erik Bedard to Red Sox, and Red Sox traded RHP Stephen Fife, RHP Juan Rodriguez and C Tim Federowicz to Dodgers
Traded: RHP Doug Fister and RHP David Pauley to Tigers for LHP Charlie Furbush, 3B Francisco Martinez, OF Casper Wells and a player to be named
Traded: OF Ryan Langerhans to Diamondbacks for cash considerations
Recalled: RHP Dan Cortes, RHP Tom Wilhelmsen, LHP Aaron Laffey, 3B Kyle Seager
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Aaron Laffey, OF Trayvon Robinson
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Tyler Blandford, 3B Matt Browning, OF Kuo Hui Lo
Reinstated from DL: SS Luis Rodriguez, OF Brandon Haveman

Tampa Bay Rays
Signed:
1B John Alexander (8), 3B Riccio Torrez (4), OF Johnny Eierman (3)
Released: 2B Diogenes Luis
Traded: 2B Felipe Lopez to Brewers for cash considerations
Acquired: OF Matt Carson from Athletics for cash considerations
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Rob Delaney, RHP Mike Ekstrom
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jay Buente, RHP Rob Delaney, RHP Mike Ekstrom
Placed on 7-day DL: C Lucas Bailey, OF Brandon Guyer

Texas Rangers
Traded:
RHP Joe Wieland and LHP Robbie Erlin to Padres for RHP Mike Adams
Recalled: C Taylor Teagarden
Placed on 60-day DL: SS Luis Sardinas

Toronto Blue Jays
Signed:
RHP Chad Gaudin, SS Andy Burns (11)
Released: RHP Dumas Garcia, RHP Cesar Valdez
Acquired: RHP Cesar Valdez from Marlins for future considerations
Recalled: RHP Jesse Litsch, LHP Brad Mills
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP P.J. Walters, SS Mike McCoy
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Wes Etheridge, RHP Mike MacDonald, RHP Asher Wojciechowski, LHP David Rollins, 1B Mike McDade, 1B Ryan Shealy, 2B Jayson Nix
Reinstated from DL: LHP Frank Gailey, 1B Kevin Patterson, 2B Kevin Howard, OF Jason Lane

The Blue Jays involved the White Sox in their quest to obtain Colby Rasmus from the Cardinals, but, remarkably, Toronto's three-team, 11-player string of transactions involved no players on 40-man rosters, so it's not reflected here. That may change when we learn the identity of the (as many as) three players to be named the Jays owe the Cards.

Washington Nationals
Traded:
RHP Jason Marquis to Diamondbacks for SS Zach Walters
Traded: 3B Jerry Hairston Jr. to Brewers for OF Erik Komatsu
Recalled: RHP Collin Balester, RHP Yunesky Maya, LHP Atahualpa Severino, SS Brian Bixler
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Yunesky Maya, LHP Atahualpa Severino, OF Roger Bernadina
Option transferred: RHP Garrett Mock (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Christian Garcia, LHP Tom Milone, C Cole Leonida, 1B Michael Aubrey, SS Reuben Rogers
Reinstated from DL: RHP Brad Meyers, RHP Garrett Mock, C Brian Peacock, OF J.P. Ramirez

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