Minor League Transactions: July 4-10

Official minor league transactions, conveyed to Baseball America by Major League Baseball, for the period July 4-10.

See also: Draft Database • International Signings Tracker • Trade Central


Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed:
RHP Kameron Loe (released by Braves, June 30), SS Steve Nyisztor (Rockland (Can-Am))
Draft pick signed: C Nate Irving (34)
Released: RHP Jesse Darrah
Traded: LHP Joe Thatcher and OF Tony Campana to Angels for RHP Joe Krehbiel and OF Zach Borenstein
Traded: 3B Cesar Carrasco to Astros for LHP Alex Sogard
Recalled: LHP Eury de la Rosa
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP J.R. Bradley
Reinstated from DL: RHP Adam Miller


Atlanta Braves
Signed:
RHP Cole Brocker (Normal (Frontier)), RHP Dustin Emmons (NDFA—Weatherford (Texas) JC), RHP Alan Rangel, LHP Gabino Avalos (Veracruz (Mexican)), LHP Alberto Rodriguez, C Luis Alonso, OF Grendis Ferrer
Draft pick signed: RHP Caleb Beech (13)
Released: OF Derrick Mitchell
Acquired: RHP Andrew Robinson from Astros for cash
Placed on 7-day DL: 1B Seth Loman
Reinstated from DL: C Carlos Sanchez, SS Sean Kazmar

The Braves famously signed Brandon Beachy and Wes Parsons out of summer collegiate leagues, and they went back to that well to ink Weatherford (Texas) JC righthander Dustin Emmons, whom they scouted in the Coastal Plain League. He topped out a 97 mph and notched a 27/6 SO/BB ratio in 15 innings with Edenton.

A righthander by the name of Dustin Emmons also pitched in the Mets system in 2011, but this is a different pitcher with the same name.


Baltimore Orioles
Signed:
RHP Ramon Ramirez (re-signed)
Draft pick signed: 3B Austin Anderson (9)
Released: RHP Juan Morillo, OF Juan Aguilar, OF Sam Kimmel
Elected free agency: RHP Ramon Ramirez (subsequently re-signed)
Recalled: RHP Kevin Gausman, RHP Preston Guilmet (twice)
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Julio DePaula
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Kevin Gausman, RHP Preston Guilmet
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Bud Norris
Removed from 40-man: RHP Julio DePaula (outrighted to Double-A), RHP Ramon Ramirez (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: SS Sharlon Schoop
Reinstated from DL: SS Sammie Starr, OF Josh Hart


Boston Red Sox
Draft pick signed:
RHP Kevin Steen (9)
Recalled: RHP Rubby de la Rosa, LHP Tommy Layne, C Christian Vazquez
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Tommy Layne
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Brandon Workman, LHP Tommy Layne (twice), SS Jonathan Herrera
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Jalen Beeks, LHP Michael Gunn, C Simon Gravel, C Joe Winterburn, 2B Justin Henry, OF Forrestt Allday
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Dioscar Romero
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jason Garcia, LHP Gabe Speier, C Jayson Hernandez


Chicago Cubs
Draft pick signed:
RHP Dylan Cease (6)
Released: RHP Carlos Llano, RHP Victor Salazar, C Eufran Vargas, SS Jeudy Valdez
Traded: RHP Jason Hammel and RHP Jeff Samardzija to Athletics for RHP Dan Straily, SS Addison Russell, OF Billy McKinney and a player to be named
Recalled: RHP Dallas Beeler, RHP Blake Parker, LHP Chris Rusin, LHP Tsuyoshi Wada, 2B Arismendy Alcantara
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Kyle Hendricks
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Dallas Beeler, RHP Kyle Hendricks, RHP Blake Parker, RHP Dan Straily, LHP Chris Rusin, LHP Tsuyoshi Wada
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jordan Brink, RHP James Farris, RHP Scott Frazier, C Taylor Davis, C Lance Rymel, OF Yasiel Balaguert
Reinstated from DL: LHP Jeff Lorick, 3B Christian Villanueva, OF Jorge Soler

Double-A Tennessee right fielder Jorge Soler made his second triumphant return from the disabled list this season, returning to the Southern League on July 6 and going 9-for-18 (.500) with three homers and two doubles in six games. He has played just 20 games this season as he’s dealt with hamstring injuries to both legs.


Chicago White Sox
Signed:
C Ryan Plourde (NDFA—Fairfield)
Traded: SS Jeffry Santos to Astros for RHP Bobby Doran
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Thaddius Lowry
Reinstated from DL: RHP Tyler Barnette


Cincinnati Reds
Signed:
LHP Cerilio Soleana, C Quinton Rolle, SS Nadir Ljatifi, OF Reshard Munroe
Draft pick signed: RHP Nick Howard (1)
Released: 2B John Tolisano
Recalled: LHP David Holmberg, C Tucker Barnhart
Added to 40-man roster: SS Kris Negron
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Carlos Contreras, LHP David Holmberg
Designated for assignment: RHP Brett Marshall
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Nick Christiani, RHP Tim Crabbe, 2B Ray Chang, 2B Sammy Diaz, 3B Juan Silverio, OF Beau Amaral
Reinstated from DL: RHP Carlos Gonzalez, RHP Brooks Pinckard, RHP Adam Russell, LHP Sean Lucas, C Chris Berset, 2B Ray Chang, SS Brent Peterson, OF Josh Fellhauer, OF Bryson Smith


Cleveland Indians
Draft picks signed:
RHP Micah Miniard (8), C Juan Gomes (37)
Released: RHP Travis Banwart, OF Nick Hamilton
Acquired: OF Chris Dickerson from Pirates for cash
Recalled: LHP Nick Hagadone
Added to 40-man roster: C Roberto Perez, OF Chris Dickerson, OF Tyler Holt
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Tyler Holt
Option transferred: SS Erik Gonzalez (Double-A to high Class A)
Designated for assignment: RHP Mark Lowe
Placed on 7-day DL: OF Ollie Linton
Reinstated from DL: RHP Adam Miller, C Chris Wallace, 2B Todd Hankins, OF Matt Carson

The best defensive catcher in the Indians system for four years running, 25-year-old Roberto Perez began to show life with the bat this season at Triple-A Columbus, hitting .305/.405/.517 with eight homers in 174 at-bats. The Clippers play in a favorable hitter’s park, so Perez’s road performance (.270/.353/.483) better indicates his level of improvement.


Colorado Rockies
Signed:
LHP Chris Capuano (released by Red Sox, July 1)
Recalled: 1B Kyle Parker
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Brooks Brown, RHP Jair Jurrjens
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jair Jurrjens, RHP Rob Scahill, LHP Yohan Flande, 3B Ryan Wheeler
Designated for assignment: RHP Raul Fernandez
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Chris Martin, 3B Jayson Langfels
Placed on 60-day DL: C Troy Stein
Reinstated from DL: RHP Trent Blank, RHP Tyler Gagnon


Detroit Tigers
Draft picks signed:
RHP Artie Lewicki (8), RHP Whit Mayberry (21), RHP Adam Ravenelle (4)
Option transferred: OF Daniel Fields (Triple-A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Edgar de la Rosa, 1B Aaron Westlake
Reinstated from DL: OF Daniel Fields


Houston Astros
Traded:
RHP Bobby Doran to White Sox for SS Jeffry Santos
Traded: RHP Andrew Robinson to Braves for cash
Traded: LHP Alex Sogard to Diamondbacks for 3B Cesar Carrasco
Recalled: RHP David Martinez, OF Robbie Grossman
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Domingo Santana
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Gonzalo Sanudo, RHP Andrew Thurman, RHP Nick Tropeano
Reinstated from DL: RHP R.J. Alaniz

Triple-A Oklahoma City righty Nick Tropeano ranks second in the Pacific Coast League with a 2.38 ERA and third with a 0.95 WHIP, and in a season more like the past three Astros campaigns, he almost certainly would have received a big league callup by now. However, Houston starters this year have a collective 4.07 ERA, which ranks them 21st in baseball, after ranking 28th last year.


Kansas City Royals
Signed:
SS Paul Janish (released by Rockies, July 1)
Recalled: RHP Louis Coleman
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Casey Coleman
Option transferred: RHP Blake Wood (Triple-A to high Class A)
Removed from 40-man: SS Pedro Ciriaco, OF Justin Maxwell (both players outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Mariel Checo, RHP Sugar Ray Marimon, LHP Crawford Simmons, LHP Daniel Stumpf, 1B Max Ramirez
Reinstated from DL: C Luis Lara


Los Angeles Angels
Signed:
C Wade Wass (NDFA—Alabama)
Released: RHP Jeremy Berg, LHP Brandon Sisk, LHP Stephen Tromblee, SS Jimmy Swift
Traded: RHP Joe Krehbiel and OF Zach Borenstein to Diamondbacks for LHP Joe Thatcher and OF Tony Campana
Recalled: RHP Cam Bedrosian, RHP Cory Rasmus
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Drew Rucinski, LHP Michael Roth
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Cory Rasmus, 2B Grant Green, OF Tony Campana
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Cam Bedrosian, LHP Michael Roth
Option transferred: RHP David Carpenter (Double-A to Triple-A)
Designated for assignment: LHP Nick Maronde
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jake Boyd, RHP Dane de la Rosa
Reinstated from DL: RHP Mike Clevinger, RHP Kevin Johnson, LHP Nick Maronde, LHP Dustin Richardson, LHP Stephen Tromblee, 1B Mike Snyder, SS Shawn O’Malley


Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed:
OF Roger Bernadina (released by Reds, June 27)
Draft pick signed: LHP Caleb Ferguson (38)
Released: 2B Ryan Adams, 2B Jose Luis Javier
Recalled: RHP Pedro Baez, SS Carlos Triunfel
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Kyle Hooper, C Johnny Monell, 1B Aaron Bates, 2B Brandon Dixon
Placed on 60-day DL: LHP Caleb Ferguson
Reinstated from DL: RHP Tyson Brummett, RHP Luis Chirinos, RHP Steve Smith, 2B Ryan Adams, 2B Jose Luis Javier, SS Faustino Oguisten, OF Joc Pederson


Miami Marlins
Released:
RHP Matt Montgomery
Acquired: RHP Matt Ramsey from Rays for international bonus slots two, three and four
Recalled: OF Jake Marisnick
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Andrew Heaney, OF Jake Marisnick
Option transferred: LHP Donnie Joseph (short-season to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Miguel Fermin, RHP Chaz Roe, LHP James Leverton, C Taylor Krick
Reinstated from DL: RHP Robert Morey, RHP Nelson Zulueta, OF Victor Castro, OF Coco Johnson

See the Tampa Bay Rays entry for more on 24-year-old righthander Matt Ramsey.


Milwaukee Brewers
Signed:
1B Matt Clark (released by Mets, June 25)
Traded: RHP Rodolfo Fernandez to Athletics for international bonus slot two
Recalled: OF Logan Schafer
Placed on 7-day DL: C Lucas May, 1B Garrett Cooper, 1B Hunter Morris, 3B Taylor Green
Reinstated from DL: RHP Harvey Martin, RHP Dustin Molleken, C Adam Weisenburger

The Brewers enhanced their international bonus pool amount by $339,000 by trading 24-year-old Cuban righthander Rodolfo Fernandez to the Athletics. The additional funds pushed Milwaukee’s total bonus pool amount to $2,950,800, freeing the club to sign Dominican third baseman Gilbert Lara, the No. 5 international prospect in this year’s class, for $3.1 million.


Minnesota Twins
Recalled:
C Chris Herrmann
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Yohan Pino
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Wilfredy Liranzo, SS Engelb Vielma, OF Zach Granite
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jhon Silva, C Mitch Garver, C Josmil Pinto, 2B Logan Wade, SS Aderlin Mejia, OF Byron Buxton, OF Jeremias Pineda

Midseason No. 1 prospect in the game Byron Buxton returned from the disabled list on July 6 and went hitless in his first eight at-bats at high Class A Fort Myers. The rust is understandable given that the center fielder has dealt with a wrist injury all season, missing all of April and then another two months beginning on May 8.


New York Mets
Released:
LHP Hamilton Bennett
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Buddy Carlyle
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Gonzalez Germen
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Logan Verrett, OF Hengelbert Rojas
Reinstated from DL: RHP Logan Taylor, RHP Beck Wheeler, LHP Hamilton Bennett, LHP Angel Cuan, 1B Nelfi Zapata, OF Jared King, OF Cesar Puello


New York Yankees
Recalled:
RHP Shane Greene, 3B Yangervis Solarte, OF Zoilo Almonte
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Bruce Billings
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Bruce Billings
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Cale Coshow, RHP Jose Ramirez, LHP Ian Clarkin, LHP Freddy Lewis, LHP Eric Wooten, C Tyson Blaser, OF Brandon Thomas
Reinstated from DL: RHP Gabe Encinas, RHP Stefan Lopez, RHP Mark Montgomery, LHP Jeremy Bleich, LHP Evan Rutckyj, C Tyson Blaser, C Jose Gil, C Luis Torrens


Oakland Athletics
Draft picks signed:
RHP Brett Graves (3), SS Branden Cogswell (7)
Acquired: RHP Rodolfo Fernandez from Brewers for international bonus slot two
Traded: RHP Dan Straily, SS Addison Russell, OF Billy McKinney and a player to be named to Cubs for RHP Jason Hammel and RHP Jeff Samardzija
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Tommy Milone, OF Kenny Wilson (waiver claim from Blue Jays)
Removed from 40-man: OF Nick Buss (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Tim Atherton, RHP Kyle Finnegan, RHP Josh Lindblom
Placed on 60-day DL: C Josh Miller
Reinstated from DL: RHP Dylan Covey, LHP Jeremy Barfield, C Ryan Lipkin


Philadelphia Phillies
Signed:
LHP Jo-Jo Reyes (SK Wyverns (Korea))
Draft pick signed: RHP Nathan Thornhill (13)
Released: OF Steve Susdorf
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP David Buchanan, RHP B.J. Rosenberg
Reinstated from DL: LHP Yoel Mecias, OF Darin Ruf


Pittsburgh Pirates
Draft pick signed:
RHP Gage Hinsz (11)
Traded: OF Chris Dickerson to Indians for cash
Recalled: RHP Brandon Cumpton, SS Michael Martinez, OF Jaff Decker
Added to 40-man roster: 1B Matt Hague
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Brandon Cumpton, SS Dean Anna
Designated for assignment: RHP Duke Welker
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Tyler Waldron, 1B Justin Howard, 3B Jarek Cunningham, OF Harold Ramirez
Reinstated from DL: LHP Nate Baker, C Ralph Henriquez, 2B Daniel Gamache, 3B Brent Morel


St. Louis Cardinals
Signed:
RHP Jery Then (NDFA—Western Oklahoma State JC)
Released: RHP Fidencio Flores
Recalled: LHP Tyler Lyons, C Audry Perez
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Marco Gonzales, OF Shane Robinson
Placed on 7-day DL: SS Leobaldo Pina
Reinstated from DL: RHP Joe Scanio, OF Ronald Castillo, OF James Ramsey


San Diego Padres
Draft pick signed:
OF Nick Torres (4)
Released: RHP Tim Sexton, RHP Tony Wieber, 3B Bridger Hunt
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Adys Portillo, RHP Tony Rizzotti, 1B Duanel Jones
Reinstated from DL: 1B Luis Tejada, 3B Fernando Perez


San Francisco Giants
Signed:
3B Sam Mende (released by Rockies, June 25)
Released: RHP Mason Tobin
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Juan Perez
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Mike Connolly, LHP Ryan Bradley, LHP Adalberto Mejia, LHP D.J. Snelten, C Brad Moss, 1B Ryan Tuntland
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jason Berken, RHP Clayton Blackburn, RHP Raymundo Montero, RHP Edwin Quirarte, RHP Sandy Rosario


Seattle Mariners
Signed:
RHP Brett Ash (NDFA—Washburn (Kan.))
Recalled: RHP Stephen Pryor, LHP Lucas Luetge, C Jesus Sucre
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Stephen Pryor, RHP Taijuan Walker, 1B Justin Smoak
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Nick Hill

The Mariners optioned Taijuan Walker to Triple-A Tacoma so that he could remain on-schedule during the all-star break. He missed virtually all of April and May with a shoulder impingement.


Tampa Bay Rays
Draft pick signed:
RHP Brian Miller (15)
Released: RHP Leonel Santiago
Traded: RHP Matt Ramsey to Marlins for international bonus slots two, three and four
Recalled: LHP Jeff Beliveau
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Jeff Beliveau, 1B Vince Belnome
Reinstated from DL: RHP German Marquez

The Rays dealt Double-A Montgomery righthander Matt Ramsey to the Marlins for three international bonus slots—giving them an additional $1,000,800 to spend on international amateur talent—though the 24-year-old initially thought he was the butt of a joke when told of the trade. Ramsey, a 19th-round pick from Tennessee in 2011, ranks among the most dominant relievers in the Southern League with a .143 opponent average and 12.2 strikeouts per nine innings.

Tampa Bay pushed its international bonus pool to $2,998,900 with the trade and immediately put the funds to work, signing Dominican shortstop Adrian Rondon, the No. 1 international prospect in this year’s class, for $2.95 million.


Texas Rangers
Signed:
C J.T. Wise (Wichita (American Association))
Draft pick signed: OF Darius Day (23)
Recalled: RHP Neftali Feliz, RHP Phil Irwin, RHP Roman Mendez, RHP Matt West
Added to 40-man roster: OF Jake Smolinski
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Phil Irwin, RHP Ben Rowen, OF Michael Choice
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Wilmer Font, RHP Jason Knapp, RHP Sam Wolff, 2B Kensuke Tanaka
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Kyle Castro
Reinstated from DL: RHP Scott Richmond, 2B Jason Donald, 2B Nick Urbanus, OF Royce Bolinger


Toronto Blue Jays
Signed:
SS Jesus Navarro
Released: RHP Luis Ayala, RHP Frank Francisco, C Hector Gimenez, C John Silviano
Recalled: C Erik Kratz
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Anthony Gose
Designated for assignment: OF Kenny Wilson
Removed from 40-man: OF Brad Glenn (outrighted to Triple-A)
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jimmy Cordero, RHP Sean Ratcliffe, C Yusuf Carter, C Hector Gimenez

The Blue Jays signed 16-year-old Dominican shortstop Jesus Navarro for $200,000 after scouting him in the International Prospect League.


Washington Nationals
Released:
RHP David Fischer, LHP Mike Gonzalez
Placed on 7-day DL: 2B Cutter Dykstra, OF Will Piwnica-Worms
Reinstated from DL: RHP Scott McGregor, SS Jose Lozada, SS David Masters