Minor League Transactions

July 3-9

Transactions involving minor league players for the period July 3-9. All transactions conveyed by Major League Baseball.

See also: Baseball America Draft Database. Includes bonus amounts and scouting reports for hundreds of players.

See also: Team-By-Team International Signing Tracker. Includes bonus amounts for many players.


Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed: 
RHP Jake Buchanan (elected free agency from Reds, June 29)
Draft picks signed: RHP Matt Tabor (3) | OF Kevin Watson (18)
Released: RHP Matt Stites
Acquired: 2B Tony Renda from Reds for cash


Atlanta Braves
Signed: 
RHP Junior Rincon (released by Brewers, May 1)
Released: RHP Bredio Vega, 3B Ricky Negron, OF Sanders Commings


Baltimore Orioles
Signed: 
LHP Isaac Silva (released by Brewers, Aug. 24, 2015)
Draft pick signed: LHP D.L. Hall (1)
Acquired: RHP Aaron Myers from Brewers for international bonus pool money
Acquired: SS Milton Ramos from Mets for international bonus pool money
Added to 40-man roster: 2B Johnny Giavotella
Designated for assignment: 1B David Washington


Boston Red Sox
Draft picks signed: 
RHP Aaron Perry (14), RHP Andrew Carber (30), RHP Jake Thompson (4), OF David Durden (20), OF Tyler Dearden (29)
Released: RHP William Caraballo


Chicago Cubs
Draft picks signed: 
RHP Alex Lange (1), RHP Brady Miller (23), RHP Jeremy Estrada (6), SS Luis Vazquez (14), OF Nelson Velazquez (5)
Released: RHP Andury Acevedo, RHP Conor Mullee


Chicago White Sox
Draft pick signed: 
OF Logan Taylor (16)
Released: OF Tyler Sullivan
Removed from 40-man: RHP Michael Ynoa (outrighted to Triple-A)


Cincinnati Reds
Draft picks signed: 
RHP Doug Norman (25), RHP Hunter Greene (1), RHP Michael Bono (32), C Mark Kolozsvary (7)
Released: OF Beau Amaral
Traded: 2B Tony Renda to Diamondbacks for cash


Cleveland Indians
Draft picks signed: 
RHP Dante Mendoza (12), C Josh Rolette (39), C Michael Rivera (6), OF Quentin Holmes (2)
Released: RHP Steve Delabar, 1B Chris Colabello


Colorado Rockies
Released: 
RHP Yohander Quintana, SS Nate Coronado


Detroit Tigers
Draft picks signed: 
RHP Alex Faedo (1), 2B Cameron Warner (28)
Released: RHP Santiago Garrido
Removed from 40-man: OF Matt den Dekker (outrighted to Triple-A)


Houston Astros
Draft picks signed: 
RHP Brandon Bielak (11), RHP J.B. Bukauskas (1), RHP Kyle Serrano (10), C Mike Papierski (9), OF Andres Santana (29)
Released: RHP Casey Coleman, LHP Brian Holmes


Kansas City Royals
Signed: 
RHP Mitchell Schulewitz (NDFA—Illinois-Chicago), SS Max Bartlett (Gateway (Frontier))
Draft picks signed: RHP Tylor Fischer (28), LHP Marlin Willis (18), SS Matt Morales (23), OF Isaiah Henry (14)
Released: Mike McCann
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Al Alburquerque
Removed from 40-man: RHP Seth Maness (outrighted to Triple-A)


Los Angeles Angels
Signed: 
2B Artemis Kadkhodaian (NDFA—West Georgia), 2B Stephen Kerr (NDFA—Florida Atlantic)
Draft picks signed: RHP Mitchell Traver (20), SS Bernabe Camargo (28)
Released: LHP Max Bethell, OF Yefry Santana


Los Angeles Dodgers
Draft picks signed: 
RHP Andre Jackson (12), RHP Morgan Cooper (2), RHP Nathan Witt (17), C Connor Wong (3), SS Jacob Amaya (11), OF Donovan Casey (20), OF Jeren Kendall (1)
Released: RHP Kyle Grana, OF Michael Medina
Acquired: OF Todd Cunningham from Cardinals for cash
Loaned to Mexican League: RHP Lenix Osuna (to Mexico City)


Miami Marlins
Signed: 
SS Cleuluis Rondon (released by White Sox, June 16)
Draft picks signed: RHP Matt Givin (20), RHP Taylor Braley (6), C J.D. Osborne (22), C Jan Mercado (13), 3B Elliott Barzilli (32)
Released: RHP Eliezer Cuello, RHP Kevin Guzman, C Welbin Bautista, 3B J.J. Gould, OF Jeremias Pineda, OF Zach Daly
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Chris O’Grady
Removed from 40-man: LHP Jeff Locke (outrighted to Triple-A)


Milwaukee Brewers
Signed: 
RHP Kody Rock (NDFA—Mayville State (N.D.))
Draft picks signed: RHP Cam Robinson (23), RHP Justin Bullock (16), LHP Karlos Morales (25), C K.J. Harrison (3), 2B Devin Hairston (6), OF Je’Von Carrier-Ward (12), OF Leugim Castillo (17), OF Tristen Lutz (1s),
Released: RHP David Burkhalter, 1B Art Charles
Traded: RHP Aaron Myers to Orioles for international bonus pool money
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Michael Blazek
Removed from 40-man: OF Michael Reed (outrighted to Double-A)


Minnesota Twins
Signed: 
RHP Bartolo Colon (released by Braves, July 4)
Released: LHP Jonny Drozd


New York Mets
Signed: 
LHP Marty Anderson (Florence (Frontier))
Draft picks signed: RHP Kyle Wilson (35), RHP Ronnie Taylor (40), LHP David Peterson (1), OF Jack Schneider (11)
Traded: SS Milton Ramos to Orioles for international bonus pool money


New York Yankees
Signed: 
2B David Metzgar (NDFA—Cal State Bakersfield), SS Jose Carrera (NDFA—Manhattan (N.Y.))
Draft pick signed: RHP Garrett Whitlock (18)
Released: RHP Curtiss Pomeroy, LHP Tommy Layne
Acquired: SS Jonathan Diaz from Blue Jays for cash
Added to 40-man roster: 1B Ji-Man Choi
Removed from 40-man: OF Mason Williams (outrighted to Triple-A)


Oakland Athletics
Draft picks signed: 
LHP Jared Poche’ (9), OF Greg Deichmann (2)
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Chris Smith, C Ryan Lavarnway


Philadelphia Phillies
Draft picks signed: 
RHP Bailey Cummings (29), 3B D.J. Stewart (39), SS Dalton Guthrie (6)
Released: RHP John Richy, RHP Mark Peterson, OF Enmanuel Garcia


Pittsburgh Pirates
Draft picks signed: 
RHP David Lee (27), OF Mason Martin (17)
Released: RHP Buddy Borden, LHP Jared Lakind


St. Louis Cardinals
Signed: 
3B Francisco Hernandez (NDFA—Marymount Academy HS, Montreal)
Draft picks signed: RHP Wilberto Rivera (8), 2B Donivan Williams (14)
Released: 1B Hunter Newman, 2B Andrew Brodbeck, 2B Daniel Martin, 2B Dickie Joe Thon, OF Austin Wilson
Traded: OF Todd Cunningham to Dodgers for cash


San Diego Padres
Signed: 
RHP Spencer Kulman (NDFA—Wofford), RHP Tom Colletti (NDFA—Ohio)
Removed from 40-man: 2B Chase d’Arnaud (outrighted to Triple-A)


San Francisco Giants
Signed: 
RHP Seth Rosin (St. Paul (American Association))
Draft picks signed: RHP Conner Nurse (34), RHP Frank Rubio (29)
Released: Rene Melendez, OF Chris Bono
Acquired: RHP Tyler Herb from Mariners as player to be named for RHP Chris Heston

The Tyler Herb trade functions as the resolution to the Dec. 7 trade that sent Chris Heston to the Mariners for a player to be named, even though it won’t technically be recorded as such. That’s because more than six months had elapsed since the Heston trade. Teams are permitted six months to resolve all trades involving PTBNs.


Seattle Mariners
Released: 
LHP Elliot Surrey, C Sebastian Valle, 1B Justin Seager
Traded: RHP Tyler Herb to Giants as player to be named for RHP Chris Heston

The Mariners released 25-year-old Justin Seager, who is the younger brother of Mariners third baseman Kyle and older brother of Dodgers shortstop Corey.


Tampa Bay Rays
Signed: 
RHP Tyler Zombro (NDFA—George Mason), LHP Logan Darnell (Somerset (Atlantic)), LHP Michael Roth (released by Giants, July 1)
Draft picks signed: RHP Alex Valverde (22), RHP Kyle Goodbrand (36), OF Michael Smith (18)
Removed from 40-man: RHP Danny Farquhar (outrighted to Triple-A)


Texas Rangers
Signed: 
RHP Greyson Lambert
Draft pick signed: OF William Jeffry (36)
Traded: SS Luis Silva to Blue Jays for cash
Removed from 40-man: RHP Ernesto Frieri, RHP Preston Claiborne (both players outrighted to Triple-A)

The Rangers signed 23-year-old Greyson Lambert, a former college quarterback who spent three years at Virginia and two at Georgia, concluding his NCAA career in 2016.


Toronto Blue Jays
Draft pick signed: 
1B P.K. Morris (14)
Traded: SS Jonathan Diaz to Yankees for cash
Acquired: SS Luis Silva from Rangers for cash
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Mike Bolsinger
Removed from 40-man: OF Ian Parmley (outrighted to Triple-A)
Returned Rule 5 draft pick: RHP Glenn Sparkman (to Royals)


Washington Nationals
Signed: 
RHP Francisco Rodriguez (released by Tigers, June 23), SS Ryan Jackson (released by Mariners, June 21), SS Ryan Merrill (NDFA—Texas Christian)
Draft picks signed: LHP Seth Romero (1), 2B Cole Freeman (4)
Released: RHP J.D. Martin, RHP Joseph Baltrip, LHP Jonny Reid, C Roberto Medina, 2B Alian Silva
Removed from 40-man: RHP Jacob Turner (outrighted to Triple-A)

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