Minor League Transactions: June 19-24

Here we present official minor league transactions, conveyed to us by Major League Baseball, for the period June 19-24.

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:
OF Michael Lang (Sioux City (American Association))
Released: OF Henry Zabala
Recalled: RHP Jonathan Albaladejo
Placed on 7-day DL: OF Alfredo Marte, RHP Robert Buller, RHP Cesse DeJesus, RHP Bryan Henry, RHP Juan Valdez
Reinstated from DL: 3B Raoul Torrez

Atlanta Braves
Signed:
LHP Brent Leach (released by Dodgers)
Draft pick signed: RHP Kevin McKague (23)
Released: C Victor Gomez
Recalled: RHP Jair Jurrjens
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Todd Redmond
Placed on 7-day DL: 2B Fernando de los Santos, OF Cory Harrilchak, OF Matt Lipka
Reinstated from DL: RHP Caleb Brewer

Baltimore Orioles
Signed:
SS Kris Richards (NDFA—UNC Greensboro)
Draft picks signed: C Scott Kalush (39), LHP Kevin Grendell (11), LHP Josh Hader (19), LHP Lex Rutledge (6), OF Lucas Herbst (26), RHP Luc Rennie (16)
Released: 2B Bobby Stevens, 2B Ryan Zrenda, LHP Jamie Moyer
Loaned to Mexican League: RHP Sean Gleason (to Cancun)
Placed on 7-day DL: C Chris Robinson
Reinstated from DL: C Zach Booker, RHP Brandon Erbe

Boston Red Sox
Signed:
SS Tzu-Wei Lin, RHP Matt Nevarez (Wichita (American Association)), RHP Jason Urquidez (Lancaster (Atlantic))
Draft picks signed: C J.T. Watkins (10), 2B Keaton Briscoe (24), SS Deven Marrero (1), SS Mike Meyers (12), OF Iseha Conklin (19), RHP Justin Haley (6), RHP Greg Larson (20), RHP J.B. Wendelken (13)
Released: RHP Matt Nevarez
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Zach Stewart
Removed from 40-man: OF Jason Repko (outrighted to Triple-A)
Designated for assignment: OF Oscar Tejeda (claimed on waivers by Pirates)
Placed on 7-day DL: C Leonel Escobar, SS Jose Vinicio, OF Ronald Bermudez, RHP Mark Prior, RHP Scott Swinson
Reinstated from DL: OF Ronald Bermudez, OF Keury de la Cruz, RHP Yeiper Castillo, RHP Justin Erasmus

The Red Sox signed 18-year-old shortstop Tzu-Wei Lin for a $2.05 million bonus, the highest ever for a Taiwanese position player.

Boston traded Kevin Youkilis to the White Sox for a pair of big leaguers, so the trade isn't reflected here, but the Red Sox immediately optioned one of those acquisitions, Zach Stewart, to Pawtucket.

Chicago Cubs
Signed:
RHP Tony York (NDFA—UC San Diego)
Draft picks signed: OF Bijan Rademacher (13), RHP Pierce Johnson (1.5), RHP Trey Lang (6)
Released: 1B Jair Bogaerts, 1B Richard Jones, 2B Brian Inoa
Placed on 7-day DL: C Nathan Maldonado, SS Carlos Figueroa, LHP Hunter Ackerman, RHP Dillon Maples
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Josh Conway, RHP Austin Urban
Reinstated from DL: LHP Zach Rosscup, RHP Zach Cates, RHP Su-Min Jung, RHP Casey Weathers

The Cubs released Jair Bogaerts, the twin brother of top Red Sox prospect Xander, whom they received as a throw-in in the protracted Theo Epstein transaction. Chicago received Epstein and Bogaerts, while Boston acquired righthanders Chris Carpenter (who hasn't pitched this season and is on the 60-day DL) and Aaron Kurcz (a wild, but high-strikeout, reliever in Double-A).

Chicago White Sox
Draft pick signed:
RHP Eric Jaffe (11)
Released: C Kevin Dubler, 3B Corey Smith, SS Jose Castro, OF Jon Gaston
Recalled: RHP Dylan Axelrod
Option transferred: RHP Simon Castro (Double-A to Triple-A)
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Brian Bruney
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Tim Kiley
Reinstated from DL: SS Marcus Semien, OF Bill Rice, RHP Salvador Sanchez, RHP Taylor Thompson

Cincinnati Reds
Draft picks signed:
OF Daniel Pigott (9), RHP Joey Housey (27), RHP Nick Travieso (1)
Released: 1B Joel Guzman, LHP Clayton Tanner, RHP John Holdzkom
Acquired: 3B Beau Mills from Indians for cash considerations
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP J.J. Hoover
Placed on 7-day DL: C Danny Vicioso, LHP Wilkin de la Rosa, RHP Scott Carroll
Placed on 60-day DL: OF Nick Benedetto, RHP Kevin Arico, RHP Nick Fleece, RHP Werleen Taveras
Reinstated from DL: LHP Blaine Howell, LHP Chris Joyce, OF Daryl Jones, OF Yorman Rodriguez, OF Bryson Smith, RHP John Holdzkom, RHP Kanekoa Texeira

Joel Guzman led the Eastern League with 33 home runs two years ago, but he left his homer mojo in Bowie, apparently, because he hit seven in Japan last year and seven this year (with a .722 OPS) with Double-A Pensacola prior to his release. Cincinnati traded for the Indians' Beau Mills, the 13th overall pick in the ’07 draft (who reached Triple-A for 35 games in ’11), to replace Guzman at first base with the Blue Wahoos.

Cleveland Indians
Draft pick signed:
2B Joe Sever (21)
Released: OF Ben Copeland
Traded: 3B Beau Mills to Reds for cash considerations
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jeanmar Gomez
Placed on 7-day DL: 2B Nick Bartolone, RHP Toru Murata
Reinstated from DL: 1B Beau Mills

Colorado Rockies
Released:
LHP Tyler Johnson
Optioned to Triple-A: 2B D.J. LeMahieu
Placed on 7-day DL: C Jose Briceno, LHP Jonathan Vargas, OF David Kandilas
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jared Wells

Detroit Tigers
Signed:
1B Andrew Allen (NDFA—Cal State Los Angeles), 1B John Lindsey (Laguna (Mexican))
Draft picks signed: RHP Drew Harrison (23), RHP Drew Verhagen (4)
Released: 1B Brad Eldred
Recalled: RHP Jacob Turner
Optioned to Triple-A: C Bryan Holaday, RHP Luke Putkonen, RHP Jacob Turner, RHP Thad Weber
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Bill Castillo, OF Jason Krizan, RHP Brenny Paulino, RHP David Paulino, RHP Brennan Smith
Reinstated from DL: OF Chad Wright, RHP Tyler Stohr

Brad Eldred still leads the International League with 24 homers, 65 RBIs and 43 extra-base hits nearly 10 days after his release (he also spent about a week in Detroit). Eldred signed with Hiroshima in Japan, his first stint overseas after belting 251 home runs during 11 seasons the U.S. minors.

Houston Astros
Signed:
RHP Hector Ambriz (released by Indians)
Draft pick signed: C Tyler Heineman (8)
Released: RHP Chris Hicks
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Wes Musick, LHP Kilby Pena, RHP Krishawn Holley
Reinstated from DL: OF Jackson Hogue

Kansas City Royals
Signed:
1B Matt Fields (Southern Illinois (Frontier)), RHP Lincoln Rassi (NDFA—Toledo)
Released: 1B Jake Kuebler, RHP Parker Bangs, RHP Tim Sexton
Traded: RHP Sean O'Sullivan to Blue Jays for cash considerations
Recalled: SS Irving Falu
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Francisley Bueno
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Tommy Hottovy, RHP Louis Coleman
Placed on 7-day DL: SS Sharlon Schoop, RHP Michael Giovenco
Placed on 60-day DL: LHP Enmanuel Camacho, RHP Carlos Fortuna, RHP Miguel Perdomo, RHP Jose Veras
Reinstated from DL: 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff

Los Angeles Angels
Signed:
3B Chance Ross (NDFA—Creighton), LHP Brandon Love (NDFA—Mercer)
Draft picks signed: 2B Kody Eaves (16), LHP Tyler DeLoach (26)
Released: OF Rian Kiniry, RHP Ysmael Carmona, RHP Ryan Cisterna
Removed from 40-man: OF Ryan Langerhans (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: C Carson Vitale, RHP Baudilio Lopez
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Wes Hatton
Reinstated from DL: LHP Brad Mills, RHP Jairo Diaz, RHP Fabio Martinez

Ysmael Carmona pitched his way onto the Angels' 40-man roster following the ’10 season, but shoulder woes have kept him off the mound for all but five innings the past two seasons.

Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed:
C Selme Angulo
Draft picks signed: LHP Onelki Garcia (3), LHP Alfredo Unzue (32), RHP James Campbell (12), RHP Scott Griggs (8)
Released: 1B Matt Kirkland, LHP Adam Dedeaux, RHP Ramon Jean, RHP Ryan Tucker
Loaned to Mexican League: RHP Florencio Bustillos (to Laguna)
Placed on 7-day DL: C Mike Pericht, 3B Jesse Bosnik, SS Charlie Mirabal, RHP Garrett Bolt, RHP Luis Meza, RHP Bret Montgomery
Placed on 60-day DL: C Fumimasa Ishibashi, RHP Scott Barlow, RHP Daniel Tamares
Reinstated from DL: C Steve Domecus, 1B Austin Gallagher, 3B Kevin Taylor, RHP Bret Montgomery, RHP Ryan Tucker

The Dodgers signed three Cuban defectors in this installment, two of them via the draft (third-rounder Onelki Garcia and 32nd-rounder Alfredo Unzue), while signing 27-year-old catcher Selme Angulo as an international free agent.

Miami Marlins
Released:
LHP Beau Jones
Recalled: LHP Mike Dunn
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Chris Hatcher
Option transferred: RHP Evan Reed (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: OF Michael Main, OF John Schultz, RHP Josh Schmidt
Transferred to 60-day DL: RHP Luis Gomez
Reinstated from DL: 1B Aaron Senne, LHP Beau Jones, OF Christian Yelich

Milwaukee Brewers
Signed:
RHP Ryan Fasano (NDFA—Rutgers)
Released: SS Matt Cline, OF Miguel Velazquez
Recalled: RHP Mike McClendon
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Tyler Thornburg
Optioned to Triple-A: SS Edwin Maysonet, RHP Tyler Thornburg
Removed from 40-man: LHP Juan Perez (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: C Brent Dean, RHP Vinnie Chulk, RHP Rodolfo Fernandez, RHP Santo Manzanillo, RHP Francisco Rivero
Placed on 60-day DL: SS Orlando Arcia, OF Almon Roache, RHP Mitchell Conner
Reinstated from DL: LHP Mike Strong, RHP Evan Anundsen

Minnesota Twins
Draft picks signed:
SS Will Hurt (16), RHP Luke Bard (1.5), RHP Alex Muren (12)
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Andrew Albers, LHP Matt Maloney, OF Kelvin Mention, OF Rene Tosoni, RHP Jon Chargois, RHP Tyler Duffey, RHP Carlos Gutierrez, RHP Garrett Jewell, RHP Lester Oliveros

New York Mets
Draft picks signed:
1B Jon Leroux (32), RHP Logan Taylor (11)
Optioned to Triple-A: 2B Jordany Valdespin, RHP Elvin Ramirez
Option transferred: 3B Wilmer Flores (high Class A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: C Kai Gronauer, 2B Michael Fisher, 2B Luis Nieves, 2B Jorge Rivero, 3B Joe Bonfe, 3B Jeff Reynolds, OF Julio Concepcion, RHP Brandon Moore, RHP Dylan Owen, RHP Robert Whalen
Placed on 60-day DL: SS Chad Zurcher, RHP Carlos Gomez, RHP Jacob Lugo, RHP Adam O'Neill
Reinstated from DL: 1B Allan Dykstra, OF Darrell Ceciliani, RHP Erik Turgeon

New York Yankees
Signed:
RHP Jon Meloan (Long Island (Atlantic))
Draft picks signed: C Christopher Breen (12), C Peter O'Brien (2), 1B Nathan Mikolas (3)
Released: 3B Garrison Lassiter, RHP Daniel Gil
Placed on 7-day DL: C Nick Mccoy, LHP Kramer Sneed, OF Cody Grice, OF John Johnson, OF Eladio Moronta
Reinstated from DL: C Jeff Farnham, OF Ben Gamel, RHP Richard Allen, RHP Caleb Cotham, RHP Daniel Gil, RHP Jose Ramirez

Oakland Athletics
Draft picks signed:
1B Matt Olson (1.5), 3B Daniel Robertson (1.5), SS Melvin Mercedes (16), RHP Tyler Johnson (33)
Recalled: C Derek Norris, SS Brandon Hicks, RHP Tyson Ross, RHP Evan Scribner
Added to 40-man roster: RHP A.J. Griffin
Optioned to Triple-A: C Josh Donaldson, 2B Eric Sogard, LHP Pedro Figueroa
Designated for assignment: RHP Danny Farquhar (claimed on waivers by Yankees)
Placed on 7-day DL: 2B Wes Timmons, RHP Ryan Doolittle
Placed on 60-day DL: C Josh Leyland, OF Eric Ramsey, RHP Rony Acevedo, RHP Colin O'Connell, RHP Argenis Paez, RHP Cecil Tanner

Philadelphia Phillies
Draft picks signed:
1B William Carmona (11), 3B Zach Green (3), RHP Andrew Anderson (21), RHP Mitchell Gueller (1.5)
Recalled: LHP Raul Valdes, RHP B.J. Rosenberg
Optioned to Triple-A: C Erik Kratz, RHP B.J. Rosenberg
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Braden Shull, OF Tyson Gillies, RHP David Buchanan
Reinstated from DL: LHP Jay Johnson, LHP Adam Morgan

Pittsburgh Pirates
Recalled:
RHP Bryan Morris
Optioned to Triple-A: SS Jordy Mercer, RHP Daniel McCutchen
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Kris Harvey
Reinstated from DL: 1B Matt Curry

St. Louis Cardinals
Signed:
RHP Zach Petrick (NDFA—Northwestern Ohio)
Released: 1B Aaron Bates, RHP Chris Costantino, RHP Angel De Jesus
Optioned to Triple-A: 1B Matt Adams, OF Adron Chambers
Placed on 7-day DL: 1B Jonathan Rodriguez, 3B Patrick Wisdom, LHP Nick Additon, OF Kyle Conley
Placed on 60-day DL: OF Charlie Tilson, RHP Josh Lucas, RHP Tyler Mills
Reinstated from DL: C Juan Castillo, LHP Kevin Siegrist, OF Mike Swinson, RHP Chase Reid, RHP Jesse Simpson

San Diego Padres
Draft pick signed:
OF Jeremy Baltz (2)
Placed on 7-day DL: 2B Cory Spangenberg, LHP Josh Spence, OF Kyung-Min Na, RHP Josh Geer, RHP Anthony Reyes, RHP Chris Wilkes
Reinstated from DL: OF Mike Gallic, RHP Greg Gonzalez, RHP Jason Ray, RHP Matt Stites

San Francisco Giants
Signed:
C Brad Moss (NDFA—Samford), SS Stephen Branca (NDFA—Tennessee Wesleyan)
Draft picks signed: LHP Ty Blach (5), LHP Steven Okert (4), RHP E.J. Encinosa (7), RHP Stephen Johnson (6)
Placed on 7-day DL: 1B Bryan Nicholson, LHP Brian Burres, LHP Keurin Feliz, OF Devin Harris, RHP Derek Law, RHP Scott Munter, RHP Danny Sandbrink, RHP Justin Schumer
Transferred to 60-day DL: SS Jeremy Sy
Reinstated from DL: OF Jarrett Parker, RHP Demondre Arnold, RHP Hector Correa, RHP Andrew Kown, RHP Craig Whitaker

Seattle Mariners
Draft pick signed:
OF Isaiah Yates (17)
Released: OF Johan Limonta
Option transferred: LHP Danny Hultzen (Double-A to Triple-A)
Removed from 40-man: OF Chih-Hsien Chiang (outrighted to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Cesar Jimenez, RHP Jeff Marquez, RHP Luke Taylor
Reinstated from DL: 3B Nate Tenbrink, RHP Tyler Blandford

Tampa Bay Rays
Draft picks signed:
OF Spencer Edwards (2), OF Andrew Toles (3)
Recalled: LHP Alex Torres, OF Rich Thompson, RHP Chris Archer, RHP Brandon Gomes
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Alex Torres, OF Rich Thompson
Placed on 7-day DL: 1B Leslie Anderson, RHP Nate Garcia
Reinstated from DL: SS Tim Beckham, RHP Nick Barnese, RHP Leonardo Linsky

Texas Rangers
Signed:
LHP Ryne Slack (NDFA—Spartanburg Methodist (S.C.) JC)
Draft picks signed: C David Lyon (34), RHP Ryan Bores (27), RHP Tyler Smith (19)
Released: C Carlos Oropeza, OF Brad Hawpe
Option transferred: RHP Neil Ramirez (Triple-A to Double-A)
Designated for assignment: RHP Mark Hamburger (claimed on waivers by Padres)
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Roy Oswalt
Placed on 7-day DL: C Kellin Deglan, 2B Greg Miclat, LHP Tim Murphy, OF Zach Cone, RHP Fabio Castillo, RHP Jacob Cowgill, RHP Brett Weibley
Placed on 60-day DL: LHP Sam Stafford, RHP Steve McKinnon
Reinstated from DL: OF Brad Hawpe, 2B Rougned Odor, LHP Richard Bleier

Toronto Blue Jays
Draft picks signed:
LHP Alonzo Gonzalez (18), LHP Matt Smoral (1.5)
Acquired: RHP Sean O'Sullivan from Royals for cash considerations
Recalled: RHP Joel Carreno, RHP Jesse Chavez
Optioned to Triple-A: C Yan Gomes, 1B David Cooper, SS Mike McCoy, RHP Joel Carreno
Optioned to high Class A: RHP Alan Farina
Option transferred: RHP Joel Carreno (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: C Santiago Nessy, 1B Gabe Jacobo, OF Angel Gomez, OF Ronnie Melendez, OF Danny Perales, RHP Randy Boone
Placed on 60-day DL: 3B Mitchell Nay, LHP Carlos Pina
Reinstated from DL: 2B Jon Berti, RHP Randy Boone

Washington Nationals
Signed:
C Koyie Hill (elected free agency from Cubs)
Draft pick signed: LHP R.C. Orlan (30)
Released: RHP Anthony Marcelino
Optioned to Triple-A: 1B Chris Marrero
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Graham Hicks, LHP Cory VanAllen, OF Jason Michaels
Reinstated from DL: LHP Josh Smoker, OF Eury Perez, RHP Adam Carr

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