Minor League Transactions: June 13-19

Official minor league transactions, conveyed to us by Major League Baseball, for the period June 13-19.

Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed:
RHP Ryan Doran (NDFA—San Diego State), RHP Sean Furney (NDFA—Rhode Island), RHP Justin Van Grouw (NDFA—Wake Forest)
Draft picks signed: RHP Adam Miller (20), RHP Braden Shipley (1), RHP Johnny Shuttlesworth (28), C Elvin Soto (16), 2B Denver Chavez (30), SS Jacob Cordero (11), SS Justin Williams (2), OF Dane McFarland (12), OF Matt McPhearson (4)
Released: 2B Tyler Kuhn, OF Brent Clevlen
Recalled: RHP Randall Delgado
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Nate Adcock, RHP Charles Brewer
Placed on 7-day DL: C Chris McMurray
Reinstated from DL: 2B Tyler Bortnick, OF Alfredo Marte

Atlanta Braves
Signed:
RHP Colby Holmes (NDFA—South Carolina), RHP Mike Volpe (NDFA—Towson), C Andrew Parker (NDFA—Towson)
Draft picks signed: RHP Alec Grosser (11), RHP Jason Hursh (1), RHP Carlos Salazar (3), RHP Michael Swanner (16), LHP Jared Dettmann (17), LHP Matt Marksberry (15), LHP Jordan Sechler (19), C Orrin Sears (24), 3B Dylan Manwaring (9), SS Mikey Reynolds (5), OF Connor Oliver (23)
Released: RHP Roberto Estrella, RHP Mike Flores, RHP Ryan Woolley, OF Iosif Bernal
Recalled: RHP Cory Rasmus, SS Tyler Pastornicky
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Cory Rasmus
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jeremy Fitzgerald, LHP Sean Gilmartin, LHP Carlos Perez, 2B Tommy La Stella
Reinstated from DL: LHP Yean Carlos Gil

Organizational top prospect J.R. Graham hasn’t pitched since May 13, and last week the system’s injury outlook did not improve. Lefty Sean Gilmartin hit the Triple-A Gwinnett disabled list with shoulder tendinitis, which goes a long way toward explaining his recent performance. In his past six starts, the 2011 first-rounder went 1-5, 9.49 with 22 strikeouts, 13 walks and 50 hits allowed in 30 1/3 innings. Meanwhile, Double-A Mississippi second baseman Tommy La Stella hit .330/.382/.468 in 26 games, but he’s on the shelf now as he deals with a strained hamstring.

Baltimore Orioles
Signed:
RHP Dariel Delgado (NDFA—Lake Land (Ill.) JC), 1B Tanner Rust (NDFA—New Mexico State), OF Chris Pettit (released by Twins, June 14)
Draft picks signed: RHP Garrett Cortright (40), RHP Nick Cunningham (20), RHP Caleb Kellogg (17), RHP Dylan Rheault (19), RHP Jimmy Yacabonis (13), LHP Augey Bill (39), LHP Steven Brault (11), LHP Eric Green (36), LHP Donnie Hart (27), LHP Mitch Horacek (9), C Alex Murphy (6), C Austin Wynns (10), 1B Randolph Gassaway (16), 1B Trey Mancini (8), SS Jared Breen (24), SS Federico Castagnini (30), SS Jeff Kemp (33), SS Justin Viele (37), OF Conor Bierfeldt (29)
Released: SS Cale Iorg
Recalled: RHP Jake Arrieta, LHP Zach Britton
Added to 40-man roster: 1B Travis Ishikawa
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jake Arrieta, RHP Kevin Gausman, LHP Tsuyoshi Wada
Designated for assignment: 2B Yamaico Navarro
Placed on 7-day DL: C Zane Chavez, C Ronny Paulino, C Wynston Sawyer, 2B Paco Figueroa, OF Scott Beerer
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Jason McCracken
Reinstated from DL: 2B Creede Simpson, OF Kyle Hudson

Veteran Travis Ishikawa hit .316/.413/.525 with seven homers in 49 games for Triple-A Norfolk, earning his callup on the strength of that performance and also his contract clause that gave him a mid-June opt-out date.

Boston Red Sox
Draft picks signed:
RHP Taylor Grover (10), RHP Joe Gunkel (18), RHP Kyle Martin (9), LHP Trey Ball (1), LHP Corey Littrell (5), C Danny Bethea (34), C Jake Romanski (14), 2B Reed Gragnani (21), 3B Jantzen Witte (24), SS Carlos Asuaje (11), OF Forrestt Allday (8), OF Bryan Hudson (15)
Recalled: RHP Alfredo Aceves, RHP Rubby de la Rosa, RHP Alex Wilson (twice), C Ryan Lavarnway
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Pedro Beato
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Alfredo Aceves (twice), RHP Rubby de la Rosa, RHP Alex Wilson
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Zach Good, C Carson Blair, C Zach Kapstein, 3B Matt Gedman, OF Jesus Loya
Reinstated from DL: LHP Will Latimer, C Tim Roberson, C Alberto Rosario

Chicago Cubs
Draft picks signed:
RHP David Garner (7), RHP Zack Godley (10), RHP Zak Hermans (30), RHP Trey Masek (5), LHP Tyler Ihrig (23), LHP Rob Zastryzny (2), C Cael Brockmeyer (16), 1B Kelvin Freeman (17), 2B Zak Blair (20), SS Giuseppe Papaccio (18), OF Kevin Brown (22), OF Jacob Hannemann (3)
Released: C Jose Morales
Recalled: LHP Brooks Raley
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Brooks Raley
Removed from 40-man: RHP Eduardo Sanchez (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Alex Burnett, RHP Marcos Mateo, SS Edwin Maysonet, OF Jorge Soler
Reinstated from DL: 1B Justin Bour, OF Jae-Hoon Ha, OF Tim Torres

The Cubs placed right fielder Jorge Soler on the high Class A Daytona disabled list with a shin injury. He’s batting a solid .281/.343/.467 with eight homers in 55 games.

Chicago White Sox
Signed:
RHP Drew Bowen (NDFA—Oral Roberts)
Draft picks signed: RHP Matt Ball (11), RHP Tyler Barnette (14), RHP Tyler Danish (2), RHP Thaddius Lowry (5), RHP Andrew Mitchell (4), RHP Charlie Sharrer (26), RHP Joey Wagman (17), LHP Jeff McKenzie (28), LHP Andre Wheeler (15), C Trey Wimmer (23), 3B Trey Michalczewski (7), SS Audry Santana (38), SS Tyler Shryock (12), SS John Stringer (16)
Released: C Bryce Mosier

Cincinnati Reds
Signed:
RHP Greg Reynolds (re-signed), LHP Zach Duke (released by Nationals, June 10), C Matt Kennelly (released by Braves, May 13)
Draft picks signed: RHP Mark Armstrong (3), RHP Scott Brattvet (8), RHP Tyler Mahle (7), RHP Fabian Roman (16), RHP Layne Somsen (22), LHP Ty Boyles (11), C Shedric Long (12), 3B Taylor Terrasas (30), OF Chad Jones (9)
Released: RHP Nick Barnese, RHP Greg Reynolds (subsequently re-signed), LHP Richard McCaffrey, LHP Jose Rosario, C Konrad Schmidt, C Fray Sosa, OF Joe Mather
Recalled: RHP Pedro Villarreal
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Pedro Villarreal
Option transferred: OF Yorman Rodriguez (high Class A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Nick Fleece, RHP Wes Mugarian, RHP Chad Rogers, OF Chad Jones, OF Bryson Smith
Reinstated from DL: C Yovan Gonzalez, 1B Carlos Sanchez, OF Jon Matthews

Cleveland Indians
Signed:
LHP Clay Rapada (released by Yankees, June 4)
Draft picks signed: RHP Kerry Doane (24), RHP Trevor Frank (8), RHP Ben Heller (22), RHP Casey Shane (6), RHP Cole Sulser (25), LHP Sean Brady (5), LHP Thomas Pannone (9), LHP Matt Whitehouse (19), C Sicnarf Loopstok (13), 2B Michael Giuffre (36), 2B Garrett Smith (37), 3B Grant Fink (23), SS Paul Hendrix (18), OF Clint Frazier (1), OF Silento Sayles (14)
Recalled: 3B Lonnie Chisenhall
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Matt Langwell
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Kyle Blair, RHP Mason Radeke, LHP Geoff Davenport, LHP J.C. Romero, C Matt Colantonio, C Charlie Valerio
Placed on 60-day DL: 1B Mitch Nilsson
Reinstated from DL: OF Luigi Rodriguez

Lonnie Chisenhall proved his bat was too good for Triple-A—he hit .390/.456/.676 in 27 games—but will that production translate to the big leagues this time?

Colorado Rockies
Signed:
RHP C.J. Fick (released by Astros, June 12)
Draft picks signed: RHP Alex Balog (2s), RHP Scott Firth (19), RHP Jacob Newberry (18), RHP Daniel Palo (27), RHP Blake Shouse (5), LHP Sam Moll (3), 3B Ryan McMahon (2), 3B Dom Nunez (6), OF Terry McClure (8), OF Cole Norton (39), OF Jordan Patterson (4)
Recalled: 2B Josh Rutledge
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Logan Kensing
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Chris Volstad
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Collin McHugh
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Ryan Buch
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Vianney Mayo, RHP Adam Paulencu, RHP Juan Perez, RHP Angel Reyes, RHP Seth Willoughby
Reinstated from DL: OF Kyle Parker

The Rockies and Mets pulled off the rare, but oh-so-delicious, DFA-for-DFA swap. Colorado sent outfielder Eric Young Jr. to New York for Collin McHugh, a four-pitch righthander with good fastball command and a solid changeup. He profiles as fifth starter or middle reliever, but one who at age 26 is ready to contributed right away.

Detroit Tigers
Signed:
LHP Joe Flattery (NDFA—Kansas State)
Draft picks signed: RHP Tanner Bailey (32), RHP Jonathon Crawford (1), RHP Calvin Drummond (6), RHP Chase Edwards (24), RHP Buck Farmer (5), RHP Brett Huber (31), RHP Corey Knebel (1s), RHP Austin Pritcher (19), RHP Scott Sitz (28), LHP Ryan Beck (30), LHP Joe Mantiply (27), 3B Dominic Ficociello (12), SS Steven Negron (17), SS Curt Powell (21), OF Kasey Coffman (10), OF Connor Harrell (7), OF Ben Verlander (14)
Recalled: C Bryan Holaday, OF Avisail Garcia
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Avisail Garcia (twice)
Option transferred: SS Danny Worth (high Class A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Warwick Saupold, LHP Casey Crosby
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Brenny Paulino, LHP Ryan Longstreth
Reinstated from DL: RHP David Kopp

Houston Astros
Signed:
RHP Ryan Connolly (NDFA—Coastal Carolina), RHP Troy Scribner (NDFA—Sacred Heart), LHP Kevin Ferguson (NDFA—Northeastern), C Brett Clements (NDFA—Nova Southeastern (Fla.)), SS Parker Hipp (NDFA—New Mexico State), SS Jack Mayfield (NDFA—Oklahoma), OF Tanner Mathis (NDFA—Mississippi)
Draft picks signed: RHP Mark Appel (1), RHP Jorge Perez (30), RHP Juan Santos (39), RHP Andrew Thurman (2), LHP Jordan Mills (28), LHP J.D. Osborne (36), C Jacob Nottingham (6), 1B Conrad Gregor (4), 3B Tyler White (33), SS Thomas Lindauer (23)
Released: RHP B.J. Hyatt
Traded: OF Fernando Martinez to Yankees RHP Charles Basford
Optioned to Triple-A: 3B Jimmy Paredes
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jamaine Cotton, RHP Chris Devenski, RHP Carlos Quevedo, 1B Jean Batista, 3B Andy Simunic, OF Justin Gominsky, OF Terrell Joyce, OF Brandon Meredith
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Euris Quezada, 1B Chase Davidson
Reinstated from DL: LHP Blair Walters, C Ryan McCurdy

Kansas City Royals
Signed:
RHP Ryan Mattes (NDFA—Campbell), RHP Corey Rhoney (NDFA—Tennessee Wesleyan), LHP Tripp Davis (NDFA—New Jersey Tech), 1B Dennis Raben (Lincoln (American Association)), SS Logan Davis (NDFA—San Diego)
Draft picks signed: RHP Alex Black (29), RHP Andrew Edwards (19), RHP Carter Hope (3), RHP Kevin McCarthy (16), LHP Kyle Bartsch (7), LHP Christian Flecha (27), LHP Javier Reynoso (23), C Zane Evans (4), C Xavier Fernandez (11), C Frank Schwindel (18), 2B Andrew Ayers (30), OF Alex Newman (10)
Released: RHP Matt Ridings
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Bryan Brickhouse, RHP Alec Mills, LHP Colin Rodgers, LHP Ryan Verdugo, OF Tim Ferguson, 2B Angel Franco
Reinstated from DL: RHP Leonel Santiago, OF Paulo Orlando

Former San Diego shortstop Logan Davis is the son of former Royals pitcher Mark Davis, who works for the organization as a pitching coach in the Rookie-level Arizona League.

Los Angeles Angels
Signed:
RHP Mike Ekstrom (released by Athletics, June 15), RHP Ethan Katz, LHP Kyle Hunter (NDFA—Dartmouth), LHP Dustin Richardson (Sugar Land (Atlantic)), LHP Greg Terhune (NDFA—Seton Hall)
Draft picks signed: RHP Alex Blackford (37), RHP Alan Busenitz (25), RHP Ben Carlson (40), RHP Trevor Foss (22), RHP Keynan Middleton (3), RHP Clint Sharp (38), RHP Dan Tobik (39), LHP Matt Hernandez (23), LHP Colin O’Keefe (33), LHP Nate Smith (8), LHP Jonah Wesely (11), C Cambric Moye (30), C Eric Weiss (35), 3B Garrett Cannizaro (18), 3B Cal Towey (17), SS Alex Allbritton (21), OF Brandon Bayardi (36), OF Riley Good (14), OF Taylor Johnson (31), OF Mark Shannon (24)
Released: 1B Jackson Whitley
Removed from 40-man: 3B Chris Nelson (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Rob Delaney, RHP Ethan Katz, LHP Mitch Stetter, 3B Luis Jimenez, OF Zach Borenstein, OF Ryan Jones, OF Robbie Widlansky
Reinstated from DL: RHP Matt Oye, C Zac Livingston, OF Matt Young

Former Rockies farmhand Ethan Katz (26th round, 2005) served as pitching coach to 2012 first-rounders Max Fried (Padres) and Lucas Giolito (Nationals) at Harvard-Westlake High. The Angels hired him as a pitching instructor (and placed him on the minor league disabled list).

Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed:
RHP Sven Schuller
Draft picks signed: RHP Jamie Baune (21), RHP Kyle Hooper (25), RHP Nick Keener (10), RHP Jacob Rhame (6), RHP Rob Rogers (32), RHP J.D. Underwood (5), LHP Crayton Bare (28), LHP Jake Fisher (22), LHP Michael Johnson (14), C Spencer Navin (11), 1B Cody Bellinger (4), 2B James McDonald (18), 3B Brandon Dixon (3), SS Blake Hennessey (19), SS Dillon Moyer (38), SS Brandon Trinkwon (7), OF Mike Ahmed (20)
Released: RHP Kazuya Takano, 1B Tae-Hyeok Nam, OF Devon Ethier
Loaned to Mexican League: RHP Juan Rodriguez (Veracruz)
Optioned to Triple-A: C John Baker, OF Alex Castellanos
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP James Campbell, RHP Daniel Tamares, LHP Ryan Christenson, LHP Jonathan Sanchez, C Gorman Erickson, C Pratt Maynard, C Eric Smith, OF Devin Shines
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jonathan Martinez, C John Cannon

Righthander Sven Schuller is a German teen who appears on the roster for 2013 Prague Baseball Week.

Miami Marlins
Signed:
RHP Ryan Wertenberger (NDFA—California)
Draft picks signed: RHP Colby Suggs (2s), LHP Sean Townsley (25), LHP Adam Westmoreland (26), C Chad Wallach (5), 1B Carlos Lopez (10), 2B Iramis Olivencia (8), 2B J.T. Riddle (13), 3B Juan Avila (20), SS Aaron Blanton (9), SS Justin Bohn (7), OF K.J. Woods (4)
Released: RHP A.J. Battisto
Recalled: OF Jordan Brown
Optioned to Double-A: LHP Edgar Olmos
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Brian Ellington, LHP Brad Hand, LHP Chad James, LHP Charlie Lowell, 3B Audy Ciriaco, 3B Zack Cox, OF Isaac Galloway
Reinstated from DL: RHP James Wooster, LHP Brad Hand, 1B Matt Smith, SS Gil Velazquez

Milwaukee Brewers
Signed:
RHP Scott Harkin (NDFA—Sonoma State (Calif.)), RHP Scott Lieser (NDFA—St. Cloud State (Minn.)), RHP Tyler Spurlin (NDFA—Rice), OF Nathan Orf (NDFA—Baylor)
Draft picks signed: RHP Dylan Brock (34), RHP Brandon Moore (17), RHP Chris Razo (24), RHP Joshua Uhen (5), RHP Devin Williams (2), RHP Taylor Williams (4), LHP Tyler Alexander (27), C Tanner Norton (13), 1B Jesse Weiss (36), SS Luis Aviles (30), SS Tucker Neuhaus (2s), OF Michael Ratterree (10)
Released: RHP Mike Schaub, LHP Dane Amedee
Recalled: OF Caleb Gindl, OF Josh Prince
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Mike Fiers, C Brent Dean
Reinstated from DL: RHP Rodolfo Fernandez, C Dayton Buller, C Clint Coulter

Minnesota Twins
Signed:
RHP Cody Eppley (released by Yankees, June 5)
Draft picks signed: RHP Brian Gilbert (7), RHP Zach Hayden (23), RHP C.K. Irby (10), RHP Tanner Mendonca (17), RHP Ethan Mildren (12), RHP Brandon Peterson (13), RHP Kohl Stewart (1), RHP Tyler Stirewalt (21), RHP Jared Wilson (19), LHP Brandon Easton (24), LHP Stephen Gonsalves (4), LHP Derrick Penilla (15), C Alex Swim (22), 2B Tanner Vavra (30), SS Carlos Avila (32), SS Nelson Molina (11), SS Ryan Walker (18), OF Chad Christensen (25), OF Zack Granite (14), OF Jason Kanzler (20)
Released: RHP Trent Higginbotham, RHP Angel Mata, RHP Anthony Slama, RHP Junior Subero, 2B Jose Ramirez, OF Chris Pettit
Optioned to Triple-A: C Chris Herrmann
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP D.J. Baxendale
Reinstated from DL: RHP Liam Hendriks, RHP Dakota Watts, SS Niko Goodrum

Venezuelan righty Angel Mata spent three seasons in the short-season leagues for the Twins, topping out at Rookie-level Elizabethton last season, where he struck out 55 in 53 innings but also ranked second in the Appalachian League with 34 walks. The 20-year-old ranked as the Twins’ No. 21 prospect heading into the season—thanks to a solid 6-foot-2 frame and low-90s fastball—though he didn’t make a full-season club out of spring training.

New York Mets
Signed:
C Luis Arrizurieta (NDFA—Barry (Fla.))
Draft picks signed: RHP Andrew Church (2), RHP Robby Coles (28), RHP Dan Herrmann (20), RHP Ricky Jacquez (25), RHP Casey Meisner (3), RHP Ty Williams (35), LHP Paul Paez (38), 1B Dominic Smith (1), SS Luis Guillorme (10), OF Jared King (5), OF Champ Stuart (6), OF Ivan Wilson (3)
Recalled: RHP Zack Wheeler, OF Andrew Brown
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Carlos Torres
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Greg Burke, RHP Zack Wheeler
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jake Kuebler, 3B Aderlin Rodriguez
Reinstated from DL: LHP Pedro Feliciano, SS Chad Zurcher, OF Matt den Dekker

The Mets called up veteran righty Carlos Torres rather than let him opt out of his minor league deal—he struck out 3.5 batters for every one he walked at Triple-A Las Vegas—but that callup had the effect of pushing Collin McHugh off the 40-man roster. New York then turned McHugh into Eric Young Jr. in a trade with the Rockies. That acquisition spelled the end of Collin Cowgill’s tenure on the 40-man.

New York Yankees
Signed:
RHP Tim Giel (NDFA—Columbia), RHP Eric Ruth (NDFA—Winthrop), RHP Chad Taylor (NDFA—South Florida), 1B Jimmy Falla (NDFA—South Florida), 1B Randy Ruiz (Veracruz (Mexican))
Draft picks signed: RHP Cale Coshow (13), RHP Dillon McNamara (27), RHP David Palladino (5), RHP Alex Polanco (23), RHP Philip Walby (12), LHP Ethan Carnes (21), LHP Ian Clarkin (1), LHP Caleb Smith (14), LHP Tyler Webb (10), C Trent Garrison (28), C Chaunsey Sumner (32), 2B Hector Crespo (34), 2B Gosuke Katoh (2), 2B Derek Toadvine (22), SS Ty Afenir (39), SS John Murphy (6), SS Tyler Wade (4), OF Kendall Coleman (11), OF Michael O’Neill (3), OF Brandon Thomas (8)
Traded: RHP Charles Basford to Astros for OF Fernando Martinez
Recalled: RHP Adam Warren, OF Zoilo Almonte
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Chris Bootcheck, OF Thomas Neal
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Adam Warren
Option transferred: RHP Jose Ramirez (Double-A to Triple-A)
Removed from 40-man: LHP Cesar Cabral (outrighted to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Cory Arbiso, RHP Sam Demel, RHP Wilton Rodriguez, RHP Zach Varce, LHP Tim Flight, LHP Omar Luis, LHP Matt Tracy, C Hector Rabago, 3B Matt Duran, 3B Eric Jagielo, OF Ericson Leonora, OF Neil Medchill, OF Melky Mesa, OF Ronnier Mustelier
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Conor Mullee, LHP Eric Erickson
Reinstated from DL: RHP Mark Montgomery, 3B Anderson Feliz

Oakland Athletics
Signed:
2B Pi’ikea Kitamura (NDFA—Hawaii)
Draft picks signed: RHP Trevor Bayless (22), RHP Sam Bragg (18), RHP A.J. Burke (31), RHP Dylan Covey (4), RHP Kyle Finnegan (6), RHP Dakota Freese (12), RHP Jon Massad (25), RHP Blake McMullen (29), RHP Joseph Michaud (33), RHP Lou Trivino (11), RHP Dominique Vattuone (32), LHP Jerad Grundy (10), LHP Chris Kohler (3s), LHP Matt Stalcup (9), C Josh Miller (23), C Kyle Wheeler (26), 1B Ryan Huck (27), 1B A.J. Kubala (34), 2B Joe Bennie (28), 3B Chad Pinder (2s), OF Jaycob Brugman (17), OF Justin Higley (13), OF Mitchell Marincov (8), OF Billy McKinney (1), OF Ben McQuown (30)
Released: RHP Mike Ekstrom, OF Andersson de la Rosa
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Dan Otero
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Hideki Okajima
Placed on 7-day DL: 2B Michael Fabiaschi, 3B Miles Head
Reinstated from DL: RHP Josh Bowman, 3B Miles Head

Philadelphia Phillies
Draft picks signed:
RHP Will Morris (24), C Andrew Knapp (2), C Jake Sweaney (4), 2B Sam Dove (14), 3B Trey Williams (7), SS J.P. Crawford (1), SS Jan Hernandez (3)
Recalled: LHP Jake Diekman, 2B Michael Martinez
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Tyler Cloyd, C Steve Lerud
Placed on 7-day DL: 2B Sam Dove
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Ulises Joaquin, LHP Jim Birmingham, LHP Ervis Manzanillo

Pittsburgh Pirates
Signed:
RHP Jose Contreras (re-signed)
Draft picks signed: RHP Shane Carle (10), RHP Henry Hirsch (22), RHP Brett McKinney (19), RHP Justin Topa (17), LHP Cody Dickson (4), LHP Cameron Griffin (23), LHP Blake Taylor (2), C Reese McGuire (1), C Max Rossiter (15), 1B Danny Collins (13), 2B Adam Landecker (21), 3B Beau Wallace (12), SS Trae Arbet (5), SS Mike Fransoso (27), OF Justin Maffei (25), OF Jeff Roy (18)
Elected free agency: LHP Mike Zagurski
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Brandon Cumpton
Removed from 40-man: LHP Mike Zagurski (outrighted to Triple-A)
Option transferred: RHP Stolmy Pimentel (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: C Miguel Perez, 1B Jared Lakind, OF Taylor Lewis, OF Jerry Sands
Reinstated from DL: OF Dan Grovatt

St. Louis Cardinals
Signed:
RHP Kyle Grana (NDFA—Bellarmine (Ky.)), RHP Brandon Lee (NDFA—South Carolina-Upstate), LHP Dylan Hawkins (NDFA—Brevard (Fla.) CC), C Frankie Rodriguez (NDFA—Luchetti HS, Arecibo, P.R.), 3B Kyle Grieshaber (NDFA—Central Missouri), OF Brian Vigo-Suarez (NDFA—Science and Arts of Oklahoma)
Draft picks signed: RHP Will Anderson (26), RHP Michael Holback (25), RHP Mike Mayers (3), RHP Nick Petree (9), RHP Andrew Pierce (8), RHP Artie Reyes (40), LHP Marco Gonzales (1), LHP Rob Kaminsky (1), C Luke Voit (22), 1B Justin Ringo (28), SS J.J. Altobelli (18), SS Oscar Mercado (2), SS Richy Pedroza (17), SS Michael Schulze (19), OF De’Andre Asbury (15), OF Ricardo Bautista (12), OF Jimmy Bosco (13), OF Anthony Ray (36)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Michael Wacha
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Josh Lucas, LHP Chase Brookshire, 2B Jacob Wilson, OF Justin Christian, OF Charlie Tilson
Placed on 60-day DL: LHP Ben Freeman
Reinstated from DL: RHP Aidan Lucas, LHP Dean Kiekhefer, OF Tommy Pham

Puerto Rican catcher Frankie Rodriguez is the rare passed-over high school player to sign as a nondrafted free agent. The 17-year-0ld reported to Rookie-level Johnson City of the Appalachian League.

Cardinals scouting director Dan Kantrovitz makes an interesting observation, via a club press release, about the organization’s acquisition of college NDFAs, which reads in part:

“In most cases, the nondrafted free agents are players we would have drafted had there been more than 40 rounds. Although these players do not generally get a lot of publicity, we use a very similar decision-making process with them as we do with drafted players. Often times, we have multiple amateur scouting reports on each of them.”

That theme is universal to all organizations, in that the gap between a late-round draft pick, particularly one from the college ranks, and an NDFA is typically razor thin.

San Diego Padres
Signed:
SS Anthony Torres (NDFA—Tallahassee (Fla.) CC), OF Ben Francisco (released by Yankees, June 3)
Draft picks signed: RHP Trevor Gott (6), RHP Travis Remillard (13), 1B Jake Bauers (7), SS Dustin Peterson (2), OF Marcus Davis (24)
Released: RHP Daniel Stange
Recalled: OF Jaff Decker
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Tommy Layne, OF Jaff Decker
Designated for assignment: 3B James Darnell
Option transferred: RHP Adys Portillo (Double-A to low Class A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Walker Lockett, RHP Bryan Rodriguez, RHP Tony Wieber, 3B Fernando Perez, OF Reymond Fuentes, OF Mike Wilson
Placed on 60-day DL: 2B River Stevens
Reinstated from DL: RHP Adys Portillo

San Francisco Giants
Draft picks signed:
RHP Dusten Knight (28), RHP Ethan Miller (22), C Eugene Escalante (15), 1B Craig Massoni (33), 2B Will Callaway (37), SS Brandon Bednar (7), SS Brett Kay (20), SS Blake Miller (25), OF Tyler Horan (8)
Recalled: RHP Jake Dunning, C Hector Sanchez
Optioned to Triple-A: 1B Brett Pill
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Ray Black, RHP Miguel Ferrer, RHP Derek Law, RHP Jose Valdez, C Brad Moss, 3B Mitch Delfino, 3B Alberto Robles, OF Christian Diaz, OF Javier Herrera, OF Brennan Metzger
Reinstated from DL: LHP Ryan Bradley, LHP Matt Lujan

Seattle Mariners
Draft picks signed:
RHP Zack Littell (11), RHP Troy Scott (18), LHP Eddie Campbell (15), LHP Paul Fry (17), LHP Michaelangelo Guzman (31), LHP Ryan Horstman (4), LHP Will Mathis (25), LHP Tyler Wright (26), C Dan Torres (20), SS Jordan Cowan (37), SS Lonnie Kauppila (16), SS Zach Shank (28), OF Ian Miller (14)
Optioned to Triple-A: 3B Alex Liddi
Removed from 40-man: C Brandon Bantz (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jarrett Burgess, RHP Blake Hauser, RHP Moises Hernandez, OF Eric Thames
Reinstated from DL: 2B Keith Werman

Tampa Bay Rays
Signed:
RHP Corey MacDonald (NDFA—Hawaii), LHP Eric Fredrick (NDFA—Oklahoma Baptist), C Sean Smedley (NDFA—Texas A&M-International), 2B David Garcia (NDFA—Cal State Monterey Bay)
Draft picks signed: RHP Aaron Griffin (10), RHP Cory Jordan (35), RHP Josh Kimborowicz (19), RHP Austin Pruitt (9), RHP Jaime Schultz (14), RHP Harmen Sidhu (20), RHP D.J. Slaton (37), RHP Hunter Wood (29), LHP Darren Fischer (16), LHP Ben Griset (13), LHP Richard Teasley (23), 2B Coty Blanchard (15), 2B Ryan Henley (40), 3B Hector Montes (33), SS Pat Blair (12), SS Riley Unroe (2), OF Jeremy Hadley (24), OF Hunter Lockwood (11)
Released: C David Wendt
Recalled: RHP Josh Lueke, RHP Jake Odorizzi
Added to 40-man roster: OF Wil Myers
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jake Odorizzi (twice), 2B Ryan Roberts
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Ian Kendall, 2B Ryan Brett, SS Shawn O’Malley, OF Charles Epperson
Reinstated from DL: RHP Will Inman, C Chris Gimenez, OF Granden Goetzman

Texas Rangers
Signed:
3B Robbie Duran (NDFA—Lee (Tenn.))
Draft picks signed: RHP Akeem Bostick (2), RHP Cole Wiper (10), LHP Joe Palumbo (30), SS Travis Demeritte (1), OF Ryan Cordell (11)
Released: RHP Carlos Melo, RHP Casey Shiver
Recalled: LHP Joe Ortiz, C Robinson Chirinos
Optioned to Triple-A: 1B Chris McGuiness, SS Leury Garcia
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Cory Burns, RHP Jose Monegro, LHP Kevin Matthews, C Joe Jackson, C Fernando Vivili, 1B Barrett Serrato, 2B William Ireton, 2B Nick Urbanus, OF Joe Benson
Reinstated from DL: RHP Taylor Dennis, RHP Randy Henry, RHP Connor Sadzeck

Toronto Blue Jays
Signed:
RHP Phil Kish (NDFA—Southeastern (Fla.)), RHP Joey Lovecchio (NDFA—South Florida), RHP Kamakani Usui (NDFA—Vanguard (Calif.)), RHP Cale Wine (NDFA—Louisiana-Monroe), LHP Corey Gorman (NDFA—Scranton (Pa.)), 2B Alex Maldonado (NDFA—Holy Cross), 3B Koby Kraemer (NDFA—Indiana State), OF Boomer Collins (NDFA—Dallas Baptist)
Draft picks signed: RHP Brett Barber (37), RHP Conner Greene (7), RHP Patrick Murphy (3), RHP Garrett Pickens (29), LHP Matt Dermody (28), LHP Daniel Lietz (5), LHP Tim Mayza (12), LHP Scott Silverstein (25), C Garrett Custons (10), C Danny Jansen (16), SS Andrew Florides (27), SS David Harris (36), SS Tim Locastro (13), SS Christian Vazquez (19), OF Jonathan Davis (15), OF Sean Hurley (24)
Released: LHP Brad Delatte, SS Eric Phillips
Removed from 40-man: 3B Andy LaRoche (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Drew Permison, C Chris Schaeffer, 2B Daniel Arcila, 3B Andy LaRoche
Reinstated from DL: OF Ronnie Melendez

Toronto doled out nearly $9 million to sign its top seven selections from the 2012 draft, all of them falling within the top 112 picks, leaving little room in the budget for players drafted in rounds four through 10. Not one of the players from that latter group signed for more than $5,000. Two of those players—fifth-rounder Brad Delatte from Nicholls State and sixth-rounder Eric Phillips from Georgia Southern—made a grand total of nine pro appearances (none this season) prior to their release this June.

Washington Nationals
Signed:
RHP Mark Lowe (released by Angels, June 6), RHP Jose Nunez, SS Kyle Attl (NDFA—Cal State Northridge), SS Francys Peguero, SS Joshual Ramirez, OF Oliver Ortiz, OF Greg Zebrack (NDFA—Southern California)
Draft picks signed: RHP Matt Derosier (24), RHP Jake Johansen (2), RHP Jake Joyce (9), RHP John Simms (11), RHP Mike Sylvestri (29), RHP Ryan Ullmann (30), RHP Austin Voth (5), LHP Cory Bafidis (18), LHP David Napoli (8), LHP Travis Ott (25), LHP Niko Spezial (19), LHP Justin Thomas (21), LHP Jake Walsh (34), LHP Joey Webb (28), 1B Jimmy Yezzo (7), 3B Cody Gunter (6), 3B Drew Ward (3), SS Cody Dent (22), SS David Masters (14), SS Willie Medina (31), SS Brennan Middleton (10), OF Isaac Ballou (15), OF Garrett Gordon (23)
Released: RHP Emmanuel de la Cruz, RHP Shane McCatty, RHP Matt Torra, 2B Trey Karlen
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Erik Davis, LHP Xavier Cedeno, 2B Danny Espinosa
Option transferred: RHP Ryan Perry (Triple-A to Double-A
Placed on 7-day DL: C Spencer Kieboom, 1B Micah Owings, 3B Carlos Alvarez, 3B Cutter Dykstra, SS Brennan Middleton
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Ben Grisz, RHP Manny Rodriguez
Reinstated from DL: RHP Marcos Frias, RHP Shane McCatty

The Nationals signed outfielder Oliver Ortiz out of the International Prospect League.

If you didn’t guess from the name, released righthander Shane McCatty is the son of Nationals big league pitching coach Steve McCatty.