Minor League Transactions: June 20-26

Official minor league transactions, conveyed to Baseball America by Major League Baseball, for the period June 20-26.

Please see the Baseball America Draft Database for more on signings.


Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed:
C Tyler Clark (NDFA—Dominican (N.Y.)), 1B Dexter Price (NDFA—Alabama State)
Draft picks signed: LHP Roberto Cancio (31), 1B Kevin Cron (14)
Recalled: RHP Zeke Spruill
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Zeke Spruill
Placed on 7-day DL: 2B Tyler Bortnick
Reinstated from DL: RHP Archie Bradley, C Dallas Tarleton

The top pitching prospect in baseball this spring—before Masahiro Tanaka signed with the Yankees, anyway—Archie Bradley spent two months on the shelf as he recovered from an elbow injury. The 21-year-old returned to action at Double-A Mobile on June 26, allowing one run on three hits in four innings while striking out one and walking four.


Atlanta Braves
Signed:
RHP Carlos Fisher (Somerset (Atlantic)), RHP Kanekoa Texeira (Bridgeport (Atlantic)), 1B Justin Bloxom (released by Nationals, June 22), OF Jose Martinez (Rockford (Frontier))
Draft pick signed: 2B Patrick Dorrian (12)
Released: RHP Jonathan Santiago
Acquired: RHP Cody Fassold from Royals for cash
Recalled: LHP Ryan Buchter, LHP Alex Wood
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Ryan Buchter
Option transferred: RHP Aaron Northcraft (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Ryan Gunther, RHP Cesar Lopez, RHP Rafael Rodriguez, LHP Jordan Sechler, LHP Atahualpa Severino, C Anthony Nunez, 1B Jake Schrader
Placed on 60-day DL: LHP Nelson Leon, LHP Luis Merejo
Reinstated from DL: RHP Tyler Vail


Baltimore Orioles
Signed:
LHP Randy Wolf (elected FA from Marlins, June 18), C Brandon Coluccio (NDFA—Maryland-Baltimore County), C Nick Merullo (NDFA—James Madison)
Draft picks signed: RHP Patrick Baker (29), RHP Jean Cosme (17), RHP Josh Walker (22), LHP Tanner Scott (6), LHP Matt Trowbridge (13)
Released: RHP Fabio Castillo, LHP Chris Petrini, 2B Brock Bond, SS Byron Capellan, OF Manuel Hernandez, OF Andrickson Zorrilla
Recalled: RHP Brad Brach
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Kevin Gausman
Removed from 40-man: RHP Edgmer Escalona, RHP Josh Stinson, OF Francisco Peguero (all players outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Suk-Min Yoon, LHP Jeong-Hyeon Yoon
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Jake Bray, LHP Travis Seabrooke, C Brett Frantini
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jesse Beal, RHP David Richardson, 2B Brock Bond


Boston Red Sox
Draft picks signed:
RHP Jake Cosart (3), RHP Ryan Harris (26), RHP Kevin McAvoy (4), RHP Karsten Whitson (11), LHP Jalen Beeks (12), LHP Michael Gunn (16), C Devon Fisher (20), 1B Josh Ockimey (5), 1B Cisco Tellez (24), SS Michael Chavis (1), SS Jeremy Rivera (17), OF Tyler Hill (19), OF Trenton Kemp (15), OF Danny Mars (6), OF Alex McKeon (31), OF Cole Sturgeon (10)
Released: OF Bo Greenwell
Placed on 7-day DL: C Carson Blair
Reinstated from DL: RHP Raynel Velette, SS Jose Vinicio, OF Pete Hissey


Chicago Cubs
Draft picks signed:
RHP Jordan Brink (11), RHP James Farris (9), RHP Tanner Griggs (12), RHP John Michael Knighton (17), RHP Jeremy Null (15), RHP Ryan Williams (10), RHP Austyn Willis (18), LHP Tommy Thorpe (8), C Mark Zagunis (3), 2B Andrew Ely (32), 2B Chesny Young (14), 3B Joe Martarano (22), 3B Kevonte Mitchell (13), SS Jason Vosler (16)
Released: OF Casper Wells
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Tsuyoshi Wada
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Tsuyoshi Wada
Removed from 40-man: C Eli Whiteside (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: C Lance Rymel, 2B Danny Lockhart
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jose Arias, RHP Pierce Johnson, LHP Jeffry Antigua, C Will Remillard, 2B Mark Malave


Chicago White Sox
Released:
LHP Andre Martinez, C Sammy Ayala
Recalled: LHP Eric Surkamp
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Tyler Barnette, RHP Tyler Danish
Reinstated from DL: OF Keenyn Walker

The White Sox say that Tyler Danish’s move to the high Class A Winston-Salem disabled list is precautionary in nature. The 2013 second-rounder is the first high school pitcher from his draft class to reach high Class A, and the righthander has gone 4-1, 2.70 in 13 starts this season, giving up just three home runs and boasting a 3.1 SO/BB ratio and 1.25 WHIP.


Cincinnati Reds
Draft pick signed:
SS Alex Blandino (1)
Released: C J.R. Reynolds
Recalled: RHP Carlos Contreras
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Jumbo Diaz
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Brett Marshall, LHP Tony Cingrani
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Layne Somsen, LHP Tony Cingrani, OF Felix Perez
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Jose Lopez, LHP Mason Felt, LHP Chad Jones, 3B Joe Jocketty, 3B Montrell Marshall
Reinstated from DL: RHP Nick Christiani, RHP Pedro Diaz, RHP Daniel Renken, RHP Pedro Villarreal

The Reds optioned Tony Cingrani to Triple-A Louisville to regain command of his stuff, but he never pitched for the Bats before going on the disabled list with a strained left shoulder.


Cleveland Indians
Draft picks signed:
RHP Luke Eubank (15), LHP Sam Hentges (4), OF Jodd Carter (24)
Released: RHP Naoki Hashimoto, RHP Juan Romero, 2B Ben Shorto, 2B Garrett Smith, 2B Takuya Tsuchida, OF Joel Mejia
Recalled: RHP Vinnie Pestano, LHP Nick Hagadone
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Mark Lowe
Option transferred: RHP Bryan Price (Double-A to Triple-A)
Removed from 40-man: LHP Josh Outman (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Robbie Aviles, 2B Todd Hankins
Reinstated from DL: C Charlie Valerio


Colorado Rockies
Draft pick signed:
SS Chris Rabago (13)
Released: 3B Sam Mende
Recalled: RHP Rob Scahill, LHP Christian Friedrich
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Yohan Flande, C Jackson Williams
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Chris Martin, C Jackson Williams, 1B Kyle Parker
Placed on 7-day DL: 2B Jose Rivera, OF Wes Rogers
Reinstated from DL: RHP Carlos Estevez, C Dustin Garneau, 3B Sam Mende


Detroit Tigers
Draft pick signed:
C Shane Zeile (5)
Acquired: LHP Daniel Schlereth from Pirates for cash
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Pat McCoy
Removed from 40-man: RHP Evan Reed (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Warwick Saupold
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Dean Aldridge, RHP Eduardo Jimenez
Reinstated from DL: C Tim Remes


Houston Astros
Signed:
RHP John Gatlin (NDFA—Mississippi)
Draft picks signed: RHP Brock Dykxhoorn (6), RHP Aaron Greenwood (28), RHP Robert Kahana (32), RHP Daniel Mengden (4)
Traded: RHP Michael Dimock to Padres for cash
Recalled: OF L.J. Hoes
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Jake Buchanan, RHP Jose Veras
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Paul Clemens, RHP Asher Wojciechowski, OF Robbie Grossman
Removed from 40-man: RHP Kyle Farnsworth (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP David Paulino, LHP Ambiorix De Leon, SS Carlos Correa, SS Nolan Fontana
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Brandon Culbreth, LHP Ben Smith
Reinstated from DL: OF Andrew Aplin

High Class A Lancaster shortstop Carlos Correa is out for the rest of the season after having surgery to repair a fractured right fibula and ligament damage. The injury deprives him of a Double-A promotion this year but does not affect his long-term outlook if he makes a full recovery.


Kansas City Royals
Released:
RHP Jairo Munoz, OF Devon Torrence
Traded: RHP Cody Fassold to Braves for cash
Added to 40-man roster: OF Justin Maxwell
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Louis Coleman, LHP Tim Collins
Designated for assignment: LHP Donnie Joseph
Placed on 7-day DL: C Luis Lara, C Beau Maggi, OF Brett Eibner, OF Carlos Peguero
Reinstated from DL: OF Edinson Rincon


Los Angeles Angels
Signed:
RHP Sean Fitzgerald (NDFA—Notre Dame), RHP Josh Frye (NDFA—Long Beach State), RHP Zak Miller (NDFA—Arizona State), C Michael Strentz (NDFA—Louisiana-Lafayette), C Ryan Wiggins (NDFA—Washington), 3B R.J. Santigate (NDFA—Kansas State), OF Mike Bianucci (Monclova (Mexican))
Draft picks signed: RHP Jordan Kipper (9), RHP Jared Ruxer (12)
Released: LHP Nataniel Rodriguez, C Chase Patterson, 3B Chance Ross, SS Pedro Toribio, OF Andrew Ray
Recalled: 1B Efren Navarro, 2B Grant Green
Added to 40-man roster: RHP David Carpenter
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Dane de la Rosa, 3B Ian Stewart
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Cam Bedrosian
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Mike Clevinger, LHP Nick Maronde, LHP Dustin Richardson, C Nick O’Loughlin, C Zach Zaneski
Placed on 60-day DL: C Enyelber Vivas
Reinstated from DL: RHP R.J. Alvarez, C Anthony Bemboom, 2B Taylor Lindsey, 3B Ismael Dionicio, SS Jose Rondon, OF Matt Long


Los Angeles Dodgers
Draft picks signed:
RHP A.J. Vanegas (11), C Hunter Redman (8), OF Matt Jones (25)
Released: RHP Garrett Bolt, RHP Owen Jones, 2B James McDonald
Loaned to Mexican League: OF Raymundo Torres
Added to 40-man roster: 1B Clint Robinson
Optioned to Triple-A: SS Carlos Triunfel
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Tyson Brummett, RHP Freddie Cabrera, RHP Sam Demel, RHP Luis Meza, 1B Cody Bellinger, 2B Jose Javier, OF Joc Pederson
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Nick Keener, RHP Danny Keller, RHP David Reid-Foley, RHP William Soto
Reinstated from DL: RHP Drew Carpenter, RHP Lindsey Caughel, RHP Gustavo Gomez, C John Cannon, OF Bobby Coyle

Triple-A Albuquerque center fielder Joc Pederson will miss at least 10 days with a separated right shoulder.


Miami Marlins
Signed:
RHP Brad Penny (released by Royals, March 7)
Draft picks signed: RHP Jordan Holloway (20), LHP Chris Sadberry (6), LHP Scott Squier (16)
Released: RHP Josh Easley
Recalled: 2B Derek Dietrich, 2B Donovan Solano
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Joey O’Gara, RHP Nelson Zulueta, OF Brian Bogusevic, OF Victor Castro, OF Coco Johnson
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Cody Harris
Reinstated from DL: C Taylor Krick, 2B Jordany Valdespin, OF Austin Dean


Milwaukee Brewers
Draft pick signed:
RHP Jordan Yamamoto (12)
Released: RHP Dylan Brock
Recalled: RHP Alfredo Figaro
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Mike Fiers
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Tyler Cravy, RHP Harvey Martin, RHP Casey Medlen
Placed on 60-day DL: 2B Liu Rodriguez
Reinstated from DL: RHP Kyle Heckathorn, RHP Chris Razo, C Lucas May, 3B Jose Sermo


Minnesota Twins
Draft picks signed:
RHP Nick Burdi (2), 1B Tyler Kuresa (16), OF Tanner English (11)
Released: 2B Joel Licon
Recalled: SS Jorge Polanco
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Yohan Pino
Optioned to Double-A: OF Aaron Hicks
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Fernando Romero, RHP Jhon Silva, RHP Leonel Zazueta, C Mitch Garver, C Josmil Pinto, OF Wilkin Ramirez
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Jose Abreu, RHP Damian Defrank
Transferred to 60-day DL: RHP J.T. Chargois, RHP Carson Goldsmith, OF Jake Proctor
Reinstated from DL: OF J.D. Williams

A left hip flexor strain landed Triple-A Rochester catcher Josmil Pinto on the disabled list.


New York Mets
Signed:
2B Jonathan Johnson (Gateway (Frontier))
Draft picks signed: RHP Gabe Llanes (15), LHP Kurtis Horne (31), SS Dale Burdick (40), OF Arnaldo Berrios (39), OF Raphael Ramirez (18)
Released: 1B Matt Clark
Recalled: C Travis d’Arnaud
Optioned to Triple-A: SS Wilmer Flores
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jose Encarnacion, LHP Scott Rice, 2B T.J. Rivera, 2B Rylan Sandoval, OF Cesar Puello
Reinstated from DL: RHP Rainy Lara, RHP Cory Mazzoni, C Kai Gronauer, OF Darrell Ceciliani, OF Victor Cruzado


New York Yankees
Signed:
LHP Jonny Drozd (NDFA—Texas Tech), C K.J. Alexander (NDFA—Dallas Baptist), OF Adam Kirsch (NDFA—Texas Tech)
Draft picks signed: 1B Chris Gittens (12), 1B Connor Spencer (8), OF Mark Payton (7)
Released: RHP Heath Bell, OF Russ Canzler, OF Cody Grice, OF Mikeson Oliberto
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Preston Claiborne, RHP Joel de la Cruz, LHP Manny Banuelos, LHP Jeremy Bleich, 3B Jose Toussen, OF Claudio Custodio
Reinstated from DL: RHP Brett Gerritse, RHP Diego Moreno, LHP Nik Turley, 1B Mike Ford, 2B Angelo Gumbs, SS Dean Anna, OF Danny Oh


Oakland Athletics
Signed:
RHP Yeiper Castillo (released by Angels, June 7), C Luis Exposito (released by Tigers, June 11)
Draft pick signed: RHP Tyler Willman (12)
Released: RHP Stuart Pudenz, LHP Brent Powers, OF Dusty Robinson
Recalled: LHP Justin Marks
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Brad Mills
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Evan Scribner
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Dylan Covey, C Ryan Lipkin
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Dakota Freese, RHP Kevin Johnson, LHP Chris Kohler
Reinstated from DL: 3B Josh Whitaker, SS Hiroyuki Nakajima, OF D’Arby Myers, OF Aaron Shipman


Philadelphia Phillies
Signed:
RHP Kyle Bogese (NDFA—Trinity (Texas)), OF Russ Canzler (released by Yankees, June 20), OF Grady Sizemore (released by Red Sox, June 18)
Draft pick signed: C Scott Tomassetti (34)
Released: RHP Tyler Buckley, RHP Shawn Camp, RHP Angel Mejia, OF Tyson Gillies, OF Jiwan James
Recalled: RHP B.J. Rosenberg
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Ethan Martin
Placed on 7-day DL: SS Malquin Canelo
Placed on 60-day DL: LHP Angelo Almonte, LHP Rivar Angulo
Reinstated from DL: RHP Brody Colvin, OF Larry Greene

With the release of Tyson Gillies last week, the Phillies now have only righty reliever Phillippe Aumont to show for the December 2009 trade that sent Cliff Lee to the Mariners. Philadelphia lost J.C. Ramirez, the third player acquired in that deal, when he elected free agency last October following an outright assignment to the minors.


Pittsburgh Pirates
Signed:
RHP John Holdzkom (Amarillo (American Association))
Draft pick signed: OF Jerrick Suiter (26)
Released: LHP Alexander Gutierrez
Traded: LHP Daniel Schlereth to Tigers for cash
Removed from 40-man: OF Jose Tabata (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP A.J. Morris, RHP Justin Topa, SS JaCoby Jones, OF Danny Collins, OF Junior Sosa
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Jandy Vasquez, 2B Ulises Montilla
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jake Brigham, RHP Justin Topa, RHP Jason Townsend, RHP Zach Von Rosenberg, LHP Daniel Schlereth, 3B Adam Landecker, SS Kelson Brown, SS Ashley Ponce, OF Walker Gourley


St. Louis Cardinals
Signed:
RHP Drew Reidt (NDFA—Cameron (Okla.)), 2B Michael Massi (Gateway (Frontier))
Draft pick signed: RHP Andrew Morales (2s)
Released: RHP Victor De Leon
Recalled: RHP Eric Fornataro, SS Pete Kozma, OF Shane Robinson
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Marco Gonzales
Optioned to Triple-A: SS Pete Kozma
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jose Almarante, 1B David Washington, SS Juan Herrera, OF James Ramsey
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Steven Gallardo
Reinstated from DL: LHP Danny Miranda, SS Cesar Valera

Double-A Springfield outfielder James Ramsey went on the disabled list with an oblique strain, forcing him out of the Texas League all-star game.

Righthander Victor De Leon drew his release from the Cardinals less than two years after ranking among the organization’s Top 30 Prospects. The 6-foot-2 Dominican righty profiled as a reliever with high strikeout rates and high walk rates, but he had not pitched this season after spending 2013 at short-season State College.


San Diego Padres
Draft pick signed:
SS Nick Vilter (9)
Acquired: RHP Michael Dimock from Astros for cash
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Odrisamer Despaigne
Option transferred: LHP Juan Pablo Oramas (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Billy Buckner, RHP Travis Remillard, 3B Fernando Perez, OF Mallex Smith
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Jace Chancellor, RHP Chris Long, LHP Erik Schoenrock, C Tyler Dial

Signed for a $1 million bonus, 27-year-old Cuban righty Odrisamer Despaigne delivered immediate returns for the Padres, joining the big league club on June 23 and logging a 0.66 ERA through two starts (though with just three strikeouts and four walks in 14 innings).


San Francisco Giants
Signed:
1B Chase Compton (NDFA—Louisiana-Lafayette), 1B Scott Price (NDFA—Tennessee), SS Evan Potter (NDFA—San Diego State)
Draft picks signed: LHP Caleb Smith (17), 2B Kevin Rivera (14), SS Jameson Henning (12), OF Luis Lacen (13)
Recalled: 3B Adam Duvall, OF Juan Perez
Added to 40-man roster: 2B Joe Panik
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Juan Perez
Designated for assignment: RHP Jake Dunning
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Ariel Hernandez, RHP Reyes Moronta, LHP Keurin Feliz, LHP Phil McCormick, C Jesus Navarro, C Keiber Rivas, SS John Polonius, OF Gustavo Cabrera, OF Andrew Cain, OF Brennan Metzger
Reinstated from DL: RHP Brandon Farley, RHP Nick Vander Tuig, LHP Steven Messner, C Gabriel Cornier, 2B Tony Abreu


Seattle Mariners
Draft picks signed:
RHP Sam Lindquist (37), OF Alex Jackson (1)
Released: 1B Mickey Wiswall, OF Xavier Nady
Recalled: RHP Brandon Maurer
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Erasmo Ramirez, 1B Jesus Montero
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Moises Hernandez, OF Austin Wilson
Reinstated from DL: RHP Matt Palmer


Tampa Bay Rays
Signed:
LHP Mike Velasquez (NDFA—San Jacinto (Texas) JC)
Draft pick signed: RHP Spencer Moran (11)
Released: SS Raybell Mella
Recalled: 2B Cole Figueroa
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Roberto Gomez, RHP German Marquez, RHP Jaime Schultz
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Yomelbin Almonte, RHP Jose Mujica, RHP Andrew Woeck, SS Michael Russell
Reinstated from DL: OF James Harris


Texas Rangers
Signed:
RHP Jacob Raffaele (NDFA—Northwest Missouri State), LHP Michael Clark (NDFA—Kent State)
Released: RHP Daniel McCutchen
Added to 40-man roster: 1B Carlos Pena
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Justin Marks
Removed from 40-man: OF Brad Snyder (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Cory Burns, RHP Jose Mavare, RHP Scott Richmond
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Jarred Smith, LHP Wes Benjamin, LHP Sal Mendez
Reinstated from DL: RHP Keone Kela, RHP Kyle Lotzkar, 2B Jason Donald, 3B Nick Vickerson, OF Nick Williams


Toronto Blue Jays
Signed:
RHP Frank Francisco (elected FA from White Sox, May 25), LHP Turner Lee (NDFA—Alabama-Birmingham), OF Cory Aldridge (Monterrey (Mexican))
Recalled: RHP Liam Hendriks, LHP Rob Rasmussen, OF Anthony Gose, OF Kevin Pillar
Added to 40-man roster: OF Brad Glenn
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Steve Delabar, RHP Liam Hendriks, C Erik Kratz, OF Kevin Pillar
Designated for assignment: SS Jonathan Diaz
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Blake McFarland, RHP John Stilson
Reinstated from DL: RHP Kramer Champlin, RHP Casey Lawrence, C Mike Nickeas


Washington Nationals
Signed:
RHP Scott McGregor (released by Cardinals, June 15)
Draft picks signed: OF Jeff Gardner (8), OF Alec Keller (17)
Released: RHP Christian Garcia, 1B Justin Bloxom, 3B Sean Nicol, 3B Jean Carlos Valdez, OF Brenton Allen, OF Greg Zebrack
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Taylor Hill
Optioned to Triple-A: C Sandy Leon, OF Jeff Kobernus
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Manny Rodriguez, SS Jose Lozada
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP John Costa, LHP Elisaul Gomez
Transferred to 60-day DL: RHP Rob Gilliam
Reinstated from DL: RHP Richie Mirowski, RHP Brian Rauh, RHP Manny Rodriguez, LHP Brett Mooneyham, 1B Justin Bloxom, OF Destin Hood, OF Drew Vettleson