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Minor League Transactions: July 3-9

Here we present official minor league transactions, conveyed to us by Major League Baseball, for the period July 3-9.

Please see the Baseball America Draft Database for much more detailed information on draft picks, including scouting reports (for subscribers), select signing bonuses and a running tally of team spending.

Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed:
RHP Chris Thomas (NDFA—Lander (S.C.))
Draft picks signed: OF Evan Marzilli (8), OF Damion Smith (27)
Released: RHP Chris Jakubauskas, C Jae Yun Kim, C Mark Reed
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP John Pedrotty, C Fidel Pena
Reinstated from DL: RHP Mike Bolsinger, C Mark Reed, 3B Carter Bell, OF Alfredo Marte

Atlanta Braves
Signed:
RHP Ben Sheets
Released: RHP D.J. Carrasco, OF Cory Harrilchak
Recalled: LHP Luis Avilan
Reinstated from DL: OF Jordan Parraz

Baltimore Orioles
Signed:
OF Henry Urrutia
Draft picks signed: RHP Matt Price (7), 1B Christian Walker (4)
Recalled: RHP Chris Tillman, 1B Joe Mahoney, 2B Steven Tolleson, OF Xavier Avery
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jake Arrieta, RHP Steve Johnson, 1B Joe Mahoney
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Chris Tillman
Removed from 40-man: LHP Zach Phillips (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Brandon Erbe, RHP Jaime Esquivel, LHP Dustin Ward, C Cameron Edman, C Pedro Perez, OF Austin Knight, OF Ronnie Welty
Reinstated from DL: C Michael Ohlman, 2B Nicky Delmonico, OF Ronnie Welty

The Orioles signed Cuban outfielder Henry Urrutia for $778,500, and his bonus will not count against Baltimore's international signing budget.

Boston Red Sox
Signed:
RHP Mike MacDonald (Somerset (Atlantic))
Recalled: RHP Clayton Mortensen, 1B Mauro Gomez
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Justin Germano, SS Pedro Ciriaco
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Clayton Mortensen (twice), OF Ryan Kalish, OF Scott Podsednik
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Ruben Flores, RHP Mike MacDonald, RHP Chris Martin, RHP Anthony Ranaudo, LHP Mickey Pena, OF Jason Repko
Transferred to 60-day DL: OF Ryan Westmoreland
Reinstated from DL: RHP Kyle Kraus, RHP Mark Prior, RHP Pete Ruiz, LHP Henry Owens, 1B Reynaldo Rodriguez, OF Ronald Bermudez

Because of Injuries, the Red Sox have dipped into their minor league reserves for reinforcements like Pedro Ciricaco, Justin Germano, Mauro Gomez and Justin Thomas (earlier in the season). Read more about them in our preseason feature entitled minor league free agent imports with upside.

Chicago Cubs
Released:
RHP Mike MacDougal, 2B Gregori Gonzalez
Recalled: RHP Chris Volstad
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Chris Volstad
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Alvaro Sosa, LHP Kyle Shepard, LHP Brian Smith, OF Rashad Crawford, OF Anthony Giansanti, OF Ty Wright
Transferred to 60-day DL: RHP Amaury Paulino, RHP Brett Wallach, LHP Andrew McKirahan
Reinstated from DL: RHP Kenny Socorro

Chicago White Sox
Signed:
RHP Dustin Umberger (River City (Frontier)), 3B Jeff Baisley (released by Tigers), 3B Chris Curley (Florence (Frontier))
Draft pick signed: C Sammy Ayala (17)
Released: LHP Scott Olsen
Traded: SS Ozzie Martinez to Dodgers for cash considerations
Recalled: RHP Deunte Heath
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Deunte Heath, LHP Daniel Moskos
Option transferred: LHP Pedro Hernandez (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Ryan Buch, RHP Greg Infante
Reinstated from DL: OF Bill Rice

Dustin Umberger joined the Liberty coaching staff in February after failing to latch on with a major league organization following tryouts for multiple teams. The 25-year-old returned to River City this season and logged a 0.96 ERA, 0.75 WHIP and 14.8 strikeouts per nine innings in 22 appearances, showing 90-92 mph velocity and a fringy-at-best curve.

The White Sox claimed lefty Daniel Moskos on waivers from the Pirates. The fourth pick in the ’07 draft made it to Pittsburgh for just 24 innings (11 strikeouts, nine walks, 29 hits), but now he apparently has the tacit approval of Chicago's ace pitching coach Don Cooper.

Cincinnati Reds
Draft picks signed:
3B Seth Mejias-Brean (8), OF Jeff Gelalich (1.5)
Released: RHP Scott Carroll, OF Joey Gathright, OF Brennan May
Option transferred: 3B Henry Rodriguez (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Chris Joyce, SS Junior Arias, OF Willie Harris, OF Felix Perez
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Jeremy Kivel
Reinstated from DL: RHP Scott Carroll, LHP Wilkin de la Rosa, 3B Henry Rodriguez, SS Devin Lohman

Cleveland Indians
Released:
RHP Dale Dickerson, RHP Chris Ray
Recalled: LHP Scott Barnes
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Nick Hagadone, SS Jason Donald
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Bryce Stowell, 3B Kyle Bellows, OF Jordan Casas
Reinstated from DL: RHP Toru Murata, LHP Matt Packer, C Dwight Childs, 2B Nick Bartolone

The MLB Players Association considered filing a grievance on the behalf of Nick Hagadone, whom the Indians optioned to Columbus and placed on the minor league disqualified list following what the teams calls a self-inflicted injury.

Colorado Rockies
Signed:
3B Ashley Graeter (NDFA—Southern Mississippi)
Draft pick signed: RHP Adam Paulencu (26)
Released: OF Chandler Laurent
Recalled: RHP Carlos Torres
Optioned to Double-A: LHP Josh Outman
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Trent Blank, RHP Alex Gillingham, RHP Adam Jorgenson, RHP Rafael Suarez, 1B Kiel Roling
Reinstated from DL: RHP Tyler Gagnon, C Jose Briceno, C Dustin Garneau, 3B Sam Mende, OF Charlie Blackmon, OF David Kandilas, OF Tyler Massey

Detroit Tigers
Draft pick signed:
3B Devon Travis (13)
Recalled: RHP Jose Ortega
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Darin Downs
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jose Ortega
Option transferred: OF Avisail Garcia (high Class A to Double-A)
Removed from 40-man: OF Matt Young (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Jack Duffey, C Jeff Kunkel, C Luis Sanz
Reinstated from DL: C Patrick Leyland

Right fielder Avisail Garcia joined top prospect Nick Castellanos in Double-A Erie after batting .289/.324/.447 with eight homers in 266 at-bast for high Class A Lakeland.

Houston Astros
Signed:
RHP Lance Day (Grand Prairie (American Association))
Released: 2B Luca Martone
Traded: 1B Carlos Lee to Marlins for LHP Rob Rasmussen and 3B Matt Dominguez
Recalled: RHP Enerio Del Rosario
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP David Carpenter, LHP Dallas Keuchel, 3B Matt Dominguez
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jason Chowning, RHP Jarred Cosart, 2B Brandon Wikoff

Kansas City Royals
Signed:
RHP Niklas Stephenson (NDFA—Sunset HS, Encinitas, Calif.)
Draft pick signed: LHP Austin Fairchild (16)
Released: 1B Ryan Meade
Recalled: RHP Nate Adcock, RHP Louis Coleman
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Nate Adcock, RHP Vin Mazzaro, C Adam Moore, SS Irving Falu
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Cole White

Los Angeles Angels
Draft picks signed:
LHP Chris O'Grady (10), LHP Michael Roth (9)
Released: RHP Josh Alvarado, RHP Kevin Nabors
Recalled: RHP Kevin Jepsen, LHP Brad Mills
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Eric Hurley
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Eric Hurley, RHP Garrett Richards
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Cam Bedrosian, C Jett Bandy, SS Ryan Barba, OF Travis Witherspoon
Reinstated from DL: RHP Trevor Bell, RHP Baudilio Lopez, RHP Kevin Nabors, LHP Nick Maronde

Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed:
SS Gabe Suarez (Carmen (Mexican))
Acquired: SS Ozzie Martinez to Dodgers for cash considerations
Recalled: RHP Shawn Tolleson
Placed on 7-day DL: 1B Chris Jacobs, OF Nick Akins

Miami Marlins
Signed:
RHP Jon Link (released by Orioles), C Brad Davis (released by Padres)
Draft picks signed: OF Cody Keefer (15), OF Eddie Sappelt (37)
Released: C Steve Holm
Traded: LHP Rob Rasmussen and 3B Matt Dominguez to Astros for 1B Carlos Lee
Optioned to Triple-A: 1B Gaby Sanchez
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Jose Alvarez, C Austin Barnes
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jared Cargill, C Cole Armstrong, C Michael Vaughn, 1B Ben Lasater

Milwaukee Brewers
Signed:
C Joe Andrade (NDFA—Dixie State (Utah))
Draft pick signed: RHP Damien Magnifico (5)
Optioned to Triple-A: 3B Taylor Green
Placed on 7-day DL: C Tyler Roberts, 3B Sthervin Matos, SS Carlos George, OF Mitch Haniger
Reinstated from DL: RHP Tyler Thornburg, RHP Michael Williamson, OF Khris Davis

Minnesota Twins
Released:
LHP Bart Carter, 3B Jairo Perez
Recalled: RHP Cole DeVries
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Sam Deduno, RHP Casey Fien
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Nick Blackburn, RHP Liam Hendriks, 1B Chris Parmelee
Option transferred: OF Joe Benson (Double-A to high Class A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Deolis Guerra, RHP Tim Shibuya
Reinstated from DL: RHP J.T. Chargois, RHP Tyler Duffey, RHP Adrian Salcedo, OF Joe Benson, OF Kelvin Mention

New York Mets
Released:
LHP Jeremy Gould, LHP Chuck James
Recalled: RHP Pedro Beato, RHP Chris Schwinden, 2B Jordany Valdespin
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jeremy Hefner
Option transferred: 3B Zach Lutz (Triple-A to high Class A)
Removed from 40-man: RHP Chris Schwinden, LHP Justin Hampson (both players outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jack Egbert, RHP Dawrin Frias, RHP Erik Turgeon, LHP Alberto Baldonado, LHP Zach Dotson, 2B Corey Wimberly, OF Brad Marquez
Reinstated from DL: RHP Dylan Owen, LHP Jeremy Gould, LHP Chuck James, 2B Michael Fisher, 2B Jorge Rivero, 3B Zach Lutz, 3B Alex Sanchez

New York Yankees
Signed:
2B Matt Antonelli (re-signed), SS Francisco Rosario (NDFA—Western Oklahoma State JC)
Draft picks signed: RHP Dayton Dawe (15), RHP Brady Lail (18), 2B Robert Refsnyder (5)
Recalled: RHP Cory Wade
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Cory Wade
Optioned to Double-A: RHP David Phelps
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Stefan Lopez, RHP Dan Mahoney, RHP Mikey O'Brien, RHP Angel Rincon, C Jose Gil, C Nick McCoy, 1B Russ Branyan, OF Tyler Austin, OF Damon Sublett
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Conor Mullee
Transferred to 60-day DL: RHP Cory Arbiso, OF Billy Hart
Reinstated from DL: RHP Adam Smith, LHP Justin Thomas, C Nick McCoy, SS Anderson Feliz, OF Shane Brown

Oakland Athletics
Released:
RHP Chris Mederos
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Trey Barham, 3B Tony Thompson
Reinstated from DL: RHP Chris Mederos, RHP Tyler Vail, RHP Merkin Valdez

Philadelphia Phillies
Optioned to Triple-A:
3B Hector Luna
Placed on 7-day DL: OF Kyrell Hudson
Reinstated from DL: RHP Marek Minarik, RHP Matt Wright, OF Delvy Francisco

Pittsburgh Pirates
Recalled:
1B Matt Hague, SS Jordy Mercer, OF Gorkys Hernandez
Optioned to Triple-A: C Eric Fryer
Removed from 40-man: RHP Chris Leroux, LHP Doug Slaten (both players outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: OF Raul Fortunato
Reinstated from DL: RHP Kris Harvey, LHP Josh Poytress

St. Louis Cardinals
Draft pick signed:
SS Alex Mejia (4)
Released: RHP Cody Springer, RHP Arturo Toribio
Recalled: C Bryan Anderson
Optioned to Triple-A: C Bryan Anderson
Reinstated from DL: 1B Alan Ahmady, SS Luis Mateo

San Diego Padres
Draft picks signed:
RHP Walker Weickel (1.5)
Released: OF Jorge Padilla
Recalled: RHP Brad Brach, RHP Miles Mikolas
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Nick Vincent
Placed on 7-day DL: C Robert Kral, 2B Eric Charles
Reinstated from DL: 1B Zach Kometani, 2B Jonathan Roof

San Francisco Giants
Released:
LHP Mario Rodriguez, OF Gus Benusa
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Heath Hembree, RHP Danny Sandbrink, RHP Craig Whitaker, LHP Tyson Blach, LHP Chris Fern, LHP Joe Kurrasch, 3B Conor Gillaspie, 3B Shayne Houck, OF Jesus Galindo, OF Francisco Peguero
Reinstated from DL: RHP Tyler Hess, RHP Derek Law, RHP Scott Munter, RHP Justin Schumer, C Myles Schroder, C Eliezer Zambrano, SS Ydwin Villegas, OF Devin Harris, OF Rafael Rodriguez

Seattle Mariners
Signed:
RHP Zachary Sterling (NDFA—Western Illinois)
Recalled: OF Carlos Peguero
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Hector Noesi
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Tim Boyce, RHP Mayckol Guaipe, C Steve Baron, SS Carlos Ramirez, OF Nathan Melendres
Reinstated from DL: RHP Tyler Blandford, LHP James Paxton, C Jack Marder, OF Julio Morban

Tampa Bay Rays
Draft pick signed:
OF Joey Rickard (9)
Released: OF Craige Lyerly, OF Jeff Salazar
Placed on 7-day DL: OF Chris Murrill, OF Josh Sale

Texas Rangers
Optioned to Double-A:
RHP Justin Grimm
Placed on 7-day DL: SS Luis Sardinas
Reinstated from DL: C Elio Sarmiento, 2B Greg Miclat

Toronto Blue Jays
Signed:
RHP Chris Jakubauskas (released by Diamondbacks)
Draft picks signed: RHP Marcus Stroman (1), OF Nathan DeSouza (26)
Released: LHP Jamie Moyer
Elected free agency: RHP David Pauley
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Drew Carpenter, RHP Sam Dyson
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Scott Richmond
Removed from 40-man: RHP David Pauley (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Scott Gracey, LHP Evan Crawford, LHP David Rollins, LHP Colton Turner, SS Eric Phillips
Placed on 60-day DL: OF Wuilmer Becerra
Reinstated from DL: LHP Bill Murphy, C Santiago Nessy, OF Brad McElroy, OF Danny Perales

Washington Nationals
Signed:
C Mike Albaladejo (NDFA—Florida Atlantic)
Released: OF Xavier Paul
Optioned to Double-A: C Sandy Leon
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Kevin Pucetas, LHP Gregori Baez, C Cole Leonida, 3B Matt Skole, OF Erik Komatsu
Reinstated from DL: LHP Cory VanAllen, SS Jose Lozada, OF J.R. Higley

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