Minor League Transactions: June 20-26

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

Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed:
RHP Tom Jameson (NDFA—Nevada)
Draft pick signed: RHP Aaron Blair (1s)
Released: OF Evan Frey
Recalled: RHP Zeke Spruill
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Joe Paterson
Removed from 40-man: SS Josh Wilson (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Vince Spilker, LHP Michael Blake, LHP Keith Hessler
Reinstated from DL: C Michael Perez

Atlanta Braves
Signed:
RHP Joe Bisenius (Lincoln (American Association)), RHP Brandon Cunniff (Southern Illinois (Frontier)), LHP Cole Nelson (St. Paul (American Association)), 2B Omar Luna (El Paso (American Association))
Draft pick signed: LHP Chuck Buchanan (18)
Recalled: SS Paul Janish
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Magdiel Avendano, RHP Dave Peterson, OF Miguel Rivero
Reinstated from DL: C Tyler Tewell, OF Edison Sanchez

Baltimore Orioles
Signed:
RHP Casey Upperman (Normal (Frontier))
Draft picks signed: RHP Jake Bray (12), RHP Hunter Harvey (1), LHP Stephen Tarpley (3), C Jonah Heim (4), C Chance Sisco (2), OF Josh Hart (1s), OF Mike Yastrzemski (14)
Traded: C Chris Robinson to Padres for cash considerations
Recalled: RHP Kevin Gausman
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Freddy Garcia
Removed from 40-man: 2B Yamaico Navarro (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Sander Beck, LHP Jason Gurka, SS Byron Capellan, OF Connor Narron
Reinstated from DL: C Luis Martinez, OF Glynn Davis, OF Trayvon Robinson

Boston Red Sox
Draft picks signed:
RHP Jalen Williams (16), LHP Jake Drehoff (12), LHP Gabe Speier (19), C Jonathan Denney (3), OF Jordon Austin (6), OF Joseph Monge (17)
Released: OF Khiry Cooper
Recalled: RHP Pedro Beato, RHP Allen Webster
Added to 40-man roster: 1B Brandon Snyder
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Pedro Beato (twice), 3B Will Middlebrooks
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Pete Ruiz, LHP Francisco Taveras, OF Matty Johnson
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Jeffry Fernandez
Reinstated from DL: 3B Matt Gedman

Sophomore third baseman Will Middlebrooks continued to hit for big power like he did as a rookie last year—.197 isolated power this year; .221 last year—but the gap in his already-poor walk-to-strikeout ratio only widened. He walked in four percent and struck out in 28 percent of trips to the plate this season, resulting in a batting line of .192/.228/.389 through 53 games.

Chicago Cubs
Signed:
RHP Josh Davis (NDFA—Belmont)
Draft picks signed: RHP Scott Frazier (6), RHP Trevor Graham (13), RHP Tyler Skulina (4), RHP Michael Wagner (15), LHP Sam Wilson (8), C Jordan Hankins (11)
Released: 3B Ian Stewart
Traded: LHP Hisanori Takahashi to Rockies and 2B Brent Lillibridge to Yankees for cash considerations
Added to 40-man roster: OF Brian Bogusevic
Placed on 7-day DL: OF Brett Jackson
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Daniel Adrian, RHP Josh Conway, RHP Ryan McNeil
Reinstated from DL: RHP Carlos Gutierrez, RHP Chang-Yong Lim, LHP Andrew McKirahan

Minor league free agent pickup Brian Bogusevic, a versatile 29-year-old outfielder, hit .319/.418/.512 with 10 homers in 304 plate appearances at Triple-A Iowa. His .929 OPS ranked second among qualified Pacific Coast League outfielders, behind only the Rockies’ Corey Dickerson, who also got called up last week. Bogusevic may be the perfect fourth outfielder—lefty bat, great arm, can cover center field, solid power (.192 isolated power in Triple-A), solid speed (6.9 speed score) and good batting eye (13 percent walk rate).

Iowa teammate Brett Jackson hit the disabled list with a right calf strain.

Chicago White Sox
Draft pick signed:
1B Danny Hayes (13)
Released: LHP Daniel Moskos
Traded: C Damaso Espino to Dodgers for cash considerations
Recalled: RHP Brian Omogrosso, 3B Brent Morel
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Deunte Heath
Option transferred: LHP Santos Rodriguez (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: SS Brad Salgado
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Luis Martinez, LHP Matt Lane, C Jose Barraza
Reinstated from DL: C Damaso Espino, C Kevan Smith

Cincinnati Reds
Draft picks signed:
RHP Michael Lorenzen (1s), 3B K.J. Franklin (2)
Recalled: 2B Henry Rodriguez
Optioned to Double-A: OF Donald Lutz
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jason Kilby, RHP Dan Langfield, RHP Brian Pearl, RHP Austin Salter, LHP Nick Routt, OF Elliott Hargreaves
Placed on 60-day DL: LHP Mason Felt, LHP Jordan Remer, OF Sebastian Elizalde
Transferred to 60-day DL: RHP Jason Kilby
Reinstated from DL: RHP Chad Rogers

Cleveland Indians
Draft picks signed:
RHP Dace Kime (3), RHP Jordan Milbrath (35), LHP Kyle Crockett (4), LHP Kenny Mathews (7), SS James Roberts (15)
Released: RHP Xavier de los Santos
Recalled: LHP T.J. House
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Carlos Carrasco, LHP T.J. House
Option transferred: RHP C.C. Lee (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jerry Gil, RHP Bryce Stowell
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Ping-Hsueh Chen, RHP Shao-Ching Chiang, RHP Walker White
Reinstated from DL: RHP Mitch Brown, RHP Owen Dew, RHP Kyle Landis, C Xavier de los Santos, 3B Kyle Bellows, 3B Ryan Rohlinger

Colorado Rockies
Signed:
RHP Devin Burke (NDFA—Virginia Tech), 2B Tyler Kuhn (released by D-backs, June 15)
Draft pick signed: RHP Eric Nedeljkovic (21)
Released: RHP Brett Jacobson
Acquired: LHP Hisanori Takahashi from Cubs cash considerations
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Roy Oswalt, OF Corey Dickerson
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Jeff Francis
Removed from 40-man: RHP Logan Kensing, RHP Chris Volstad (both players outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jeff Manship, C Matt McBride
Reinstated from DL: 2B Tim Smalling

Corner outfielder Corey Dickerson had the best first half of any Pacific Coast League hitter, batting .386/.429/.646 with nine homers in 66 games for Triple-A Colorado Springs. He led the PCL in average, slugging, triples (13) and extra-base hits (41).

Detroit Tigers
Signed:
RHP Joe Jimenez (NDFA—Puerto Rico Baseball Academy, Gurabo, P.R.), RHP Jon Link (Wichita (American Association)), C Chris Taladay (NDFA—Central Florida)
Draft picks signed: RHP Chad Green (11), RHP Austin Kubitza (4), RHP Jeff Thompson (3), LHP Kevin Ziomek (2)
Released: RHP Luis Cortez, 2B Jordan Dean, 3B Colin Kaline, OF Pat Smith
Recalled: RHP Al Alburquerque, LHP Jose Alvarez, OF Avisail Garcia
Option transferred: RHP Melvin Mercedes (high Class A to Double-A)
Reinstated from DL: RHP Patrick Cooper, LHP Joe Rogers

Houston Astros
Draft picks signed:
LHP Chris Cotton (14), LHP Austin Nicely (10), C Jake Rodriguez (19)
Released: C Miles Hamblin
Recalled: 1B Brett Wallace, 2B Jake Elmore
Added to 40-man roster: OF Marc Krauss
Optioned to Triple-A: SS Marwin Gonzalez
Removed from 40-man: RHP Ross Seaton (outrighted to Double-A), LHP Wade LeBlanc (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Joe Musgrove, RHP Nick Tropeano, LHP Reymin Guduan, C Jon Carnahan, SS Jose Fernandez
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Jack Armstrong Jr.
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jamaine Cotton, RHP Chris Devenski, RHP Carlos Quevedo, OF Terrell Joyce

Kansas City Royals
Signed:
LHP Brent Bonvillain (NDFA—Louisiana State), 2B Mike Mercurio (NDFA—Mount Olive (N.C.))
Draft picks signed: LHP Sean Manaea (1s), 1B Cody Stubbs (8)
Released: RHP Freddy Rodriguez
Recalled: LHP Will Smith
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Maikel Cleto, RHP Kelvin Herrera, LHP Danny Duffy, 2B Chris Getz
Designated for assignment: LHP Francisley Bueno
Removed from 40-man: OF Quintin Berry (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Antonio Cruz

The Royals have been active on the waiver wire in June, claiming righthander Maikel Cleto from the Cardinals, outfielder Quintin Berry from the Tigers and third baseman Edinson Rincon from the Padres.

Los Angeles Angels
Signed:
RHP Daniel Stange (released by Padres, June 16), OF Lou Montanez (Somerset (Atlantic))
Draft picks signed: RHP Kyle McGowin (5), RHP Garrett Nuss (7), LHP Hunter Green (2), C Stephen McGee (9)
Released: LHP Garrett Baker, OF Matt Young
Traded: OF Kyle Johnson to Mets for OF Collin Cowgill
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Billy Buckner
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Collin Cowgill
Option transferred: RHP David Carpenter (Triple-A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: C Stephen McGee, 2B Sherman Johnson
Reinstated from DL: RHP Reid Scoggins, OF Joel Capote, OF Ryan Jones

Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed:
C Dimitri de la Fuente (NDFA—Cal State Dominguez Hills), C David Reid-Foley (NDFA—Mercer)
Draft pick signed: RHP Jose DeLeon (24)
Released: 1B John Sgromolo
Acquired: C Damaso Espino from White Sox for cash considerations
Recalled: OF Elian Herrera
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Chris Withrow, OF Elian Herrera
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Lindsey Caughel,RHP Kyle Cofield, RHP Alan Garcia,RHP Matt Magill,RHP Sean White,C Steve Cilladi,C Dashenko Ricardo,OF Tony Gwynn Jr.,OF Jeremy Moore
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Garrett Bolt, 3B Yensys Capellan, SS Delvis Morales
Reinstated from DL: RHP Luis Vasquez, LHP Jonathan Sanchez, C Steve Cilladi

According to his Cal State Fullerton player bio from the 2012 season, Dimitri de la Fuente’s actual Greek name is Dimitrios Papantonopoulous, which is how his name appears in official MLB transactions.

Miami Marlins
Signed:
C Brandon Brown (NDFA—Troy), SS Rony Peralta (re-signed after being released, March 29)
Draft picks signed: RHP Joel Effertz (28), LHP Will White (19)
Released: RHP Mike Ojala
Option transferred: OF Kyle Jensen (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Rigoberto Santamaria, LHP Hayden Fox, C Tony Caldwell, C Jake Jefferies, 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff
Reinstated from DL: LHP Chad James, C Jake Jefferies, 3B Zack Cox

Milwaukee Brewers
Draft picks signed:
LHP Hobbs Johnson (14), 1B David Denson (15)
Recalled: RHP Johnny Hellweg
Optioned to Triple-A: 2B Scooter Gennett, OF Josh Prince
Removed from 40-man: LHP Chris Narveson (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Brian Garman, LHP Will West, C Joey Paciorek
Placed on 60-day DL: OF Carlos Belonis
Reinstated from DL: RHP Leonard Lorenzo

Minnesota Twins
Draft pick signed:
LHP Brandon Bixler (16)
Released: RHP Esmerling Vasquez
Recalled: RHP Kyle Gibson, LHP Pedro Hernandez
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Pedro Hernandez
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Luke Bard, RHP J.T. Chargois, RHP C.K. Irby, SS Logan Wade
Reinstated from DL: RHP Madison Boer, RHP Esmerling Vasquez

New York Mets
Signed:
RHP Giancarlo Alvarado (Saltillo (Mexican))
Draft pick signed: RHP John Magliozzi (17)
Released: RHP Adrian Rosario
Traded: OF Collin Cowgill to Angels for OF Kyle Johnson
Recalled: RHP Greg Burke, RHP Zack Wheeler, 3B Zach Lutz
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Greg Burke
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Ernesto Yanez, LHP Zach Dotson, LHP Shawn Teufel, LHP Jhonathan Torres, OF Julio Concepcion, OF Maikis de la Cruz, OF Alonzo Harris
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jake Kuebler, LHP Tim Byrdak, 1B Rhyne Hughes

The Mets swapped out designated-for-assignment outfielder Collin Cowgill for Angels low Class A outfielder Kyle Johnson, a 25th-round pick last year from Washington State. The 23-year-old Johnson has the rough outline of a young Cowgill as a righty-hitting outfielder with gap power and some speed (30 steals for Burlington prior to the trade).

New York Yankees
Signed:
RHP Chris Bootcheck (released and re-signed), LHP Aaron Gates (Rio Grande Valley (United)), LHP Eric Wooten (Frontier (Frontier)), LHP Mike Zagurski (elected free agency from Pirates, June 19), C Radley Haddad (NDFA—Butler), 1B Andrew Clark (Evansville (Frontier)), OF Corey Patterson (released by Mariners, June 6)
Draft picks signed: RHP Nick Rumbelow (7), LHP Conner Kendrick (9)
Released: OF Eduardo Sosa
Acquired: RHP Yoshinori Tateyama from Rangers and 2B Brent Lillibridge from Cubs for cash considerations
Elected free agency: RHP Chris Bootcheck (subsequently re-signed), SS Reid Brignac
Recalled: RHP Ivan Nova
Added to 40-man roster: SS Alberto Gonzalez
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Thomas Neal
Removed from 40-man: RHP Chris Bootcheck, SS Reid Brignac (both players outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Edixon Mejia, RHP Mark Montgomery, C Ryan Baker, 2B Jerison Lopez, 3B Josh Bell, 3B Anderson Feliz, OF Taylor Dugas
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Ty Hensley, RHP Chris Smith, LHP Caleb Frare
Transferred to 60-day DL: RHP David Herndon, RHP Pat Venditte, LHP Manny Banuelos
Reinstated from DL: C Wes Wilson

A tough week for Yankees pitching prospects: 2012 first-rounder Ty Hensley (surgery for right hip impingement) and Triple-A lefty Manny Banuelso (Tommy John surgery) officially moved to the 60-day DL, while Triple-A righty reliever Mark Montgomery goes back on the seven-day DL to give his shoulder some rest.

Oakland Athletics
Signed:
RHP Hunter Adkins (NDFA—Middle Tennessee State), RHP Travis Pitcher (NDFA—San Diego State)
Draft picks signed: RHP Dustin Driver (7), RHP Bobby Wahl (5), 1B Ryon Healy (3), SS Edwin Diaz (15)
Recalled: C Stephen Vogt
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Dan Straily
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Kayvon Bahramzadeh, RHP Darren Byrd, RHP Dakota Freese, RHP Nolan Sanburn, 2B Argenis Raga
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Tyler Hollstegge, RHP Cody Kurz, OF Matt Hillsinger
Reinstated from DL: RHP Kris Hall, LHP Chris Lamb, 2B Tyler Ladendorf

Stephen Vogt collected his first big league hit after going 0-for-32 with the Rays and A’s, driving a home run down the right-field line.

Philadelphia Phillies
Signed:
RHP Mike MacDougal (released by Reds, June 8)
Released: RHP Zach Grimmett
Recalled: RHP Phillippe Aumont
Added to 40-man roster: RHP J.C. Ramirez
Optioned to Triple-A: 2B Michael Martinez
Removed from 40-man: 2B Michael Martinez (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Yoel Mecias, SS Roman Quinn, OF Leandro Castro
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Luis Morales, RHP David Whitehead, LHP Angelo Almonte, C Willians Astudillo
Reinstated from DL: RHP Zach Cooper, C Tommy Joseph

Pittsburgh Pirates
Signed:
LHP Dan Cevette
Draft pick signed: RHP Neil Kozikowski (8)
Recalled: RHP Duke Welker, C Tony Sanchez
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Brandon Cumpton, RHP Duke Welker, C Tony Sanchez, OF Alex Presley
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Chad Kuhl, LHP Dan Cevette, OF Mel Rojas Jr.
Reinstated from DL: RHP Vic Black, C Miguel Perez, 1B Jared Lakind

St. Louis Cardinals
Draft picks signed:
RHP Steven Farinaro (11), RHP Blake Higgins (16), 1B Justin Ringo (28), 2B Mason Katz (4), SS Malik Collymore (10)
Released: OF Mike Swinson
Recalled: RHP Michael Blazek
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Fernando Salas, LHP Tyler Lyons
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Eric Fornataro, RHP Arturo Reyes, LHP Chase Brookshire, LHP Iden Nazario, OF Oscar Taveras
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Blake Higgins, LHP Max Foody
Reinstated from DL: RHP Tyrell Jenkins, RHP Josh Lucas, RHP Zach Russell, C Jonathan Keener, 2B Jake Wilson, 3B Tyler Rahmatulla, OF Anthony Garcia, OF Mike Swinson, OF Charlie Tilson

San Diego Padres
Signed:
SS Tyler Stubblefield (Southern Illinois (Frontier))
Draft picks signed: RHP Jace Chancellor (28), RHP Adrian De Horta (8), SS Josh VanMeter (5), OF Jordan Paroubeck (2s)
Released: 1B Cade Kreuter, 2B Felix Cabrera
Acquired: C Chris Robinson from Orioles for cash considerations
Recalled: RHP Anthony Bass, RHP Brad Boxberger, RHP Brad Brach, RHP Miles Mikolas, LHP Robbie Erlin, LHP Tommy Layne
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Anthony Bass, RHP Brad Boxberger, RHP Brad Brach, RHP Miles Mikolas, LHP Tommy Layne, OF Jaff Decker
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Adys Portillo, LHP Chris Nunn, SS Jesus Merchan, OF Edwin Moreno
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Corey Kimber, RHP Travis Remillard, RHP Leonardo Solano
Transferred to 60-day DL: RHP Tony Wieber
Reinstated from DL: RHP Ruben Mejia, RHP Bryan Rodriguez, 3B Fernando Perez, OF Jeremy Baltz, OF Mike Wilson

In search of middle-infield depth for low Class A Fort Wayne, the Padres signed old friend Tyler Stubblefield from the Frontier League, where he was hitting .305/.376/.486 in 105 at-bats for Southern Illinois. San Diego released the 25-year-old Stubblefield, a 22nd-round pick from Kennesaw State in 2010, at the end spring training this year.

Adys Portillo made just three rehab starts for Fort Wayne before going back on the shelf. He came down with a sore right triceps during spring training.

San Francisco Giants
Signed:
C Matt Pare (NDFA—Boston College)
Draft picks signed: RHP Chase Johnson (3), RHP Jake McCasland (26), RHP Tyler Rogers (10), RHP Dan Slania (5), LHP Nick Jones (14), LHP D.J. Snelten (9), C Rene Melendez (17), 1B Brian Ragira (4), 3B Ryan Tuntland (29), SS Christian Arroyo (1), OF Johneshwy Fargas (11)
Recalled: RHP George Kontos, LHP Mike Kickham
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jean Machi, 2B Nick Noonan
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Edward Concepcion, RHP Danny Sandbrink
Reinstated from DL: RHP Kyle Crick, RHP Jose Valdez, LHP Adalberto Mejia, C Jesus Navarro, SS Matt Duffy, OF Javier Herrera

Seattle Mariners
Draft picks signed:
3B Lachlan Fontaine (13), SS Tyler Smith (8), OF Austin Wilson (2)
Recalled: 2B Dustin Ackley
Designated for assignment: OF Eric Thames
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Andrew Carraway, RHP Isliexel Gonzalez, RHP Mayckol Guaipe, RHP Jose Torres, SS Pedro Okuda, OF Jabari Blash, OF Cavan Cohoes
Transferred to 60-day DL: SS Pedro Okuda
Reinstated from DL: RHP Moises Hernandez, LHP Danny Hultzen, 1B Scott Savastano

Tampa Bay Rays
Signed:
RHP Justin Choate (NDFA—Stephen F. Austin State), RHP Clayton Crum (NDFA—Oregon)
Draft picks signed: RHP Anthony Tzamtzis (32), C Nick Ciuffo (1), 2B Kean Wong (4), 3B Ty Young (7), OF Thomas Milone (3)
Recalled: RHP Alex Colome
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Josh Lueke
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Colton Reavis, C Juan Apodaca, OF Taylor Motter
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Pedro Silvestre, RHP Jon Weaver, OF Raul Mondesi Jr.
Reinstated from DL: LHP Jimmy Patterson, 2B Ryan Brett, SS Jake Hager

Texas Rangers
Signed:
C Brett Teschner (NDFA—Columbus State (Ga.))
Draft pick signed: RHP Chris Dula (25)
Traded: RHP Yoshinori Tateyama to Yankees for cash considerations
Recalled: LHP Martin Perez, OF Engel Beltre
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Josh Lindblom, LHP Joe Ortiz
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Cole Wiper
Reinstated from DL: 2B Nick Urbanus, OF Barrett Serrato

Toronto Blue Jays
Signed:
RHP Chris Rowley (NDFA—Army), 1B Lydell Moseby (NDFA—Benedict (S.C.))
Draft picks signed: RHP Sean Ratcliffe (18), 1B L.B. Dantzler (14)
Released: OF Ryan Langerhans
Optioned to Triple-A: SS Munenori Kawasaki
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Shawn Griffith, RHP Casey Lawrence, RHP Patrick Murphy, C Seth Conner
Placed on 60-day DL: LHP Ryan Borucki, LHP Carlos Pina, OF Jake Anderson
Transferred to 60-day DL: RHP Patrick Murphy
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jesse Hernandez, RHP Aaron Sanchez, C Santiago Nessy, 2B Daniel Arcila

As the name suggests, Lydell Moseby is the son of former Blue Jays outfielder Lloyd Moseby, the second overall pick in the ’78 draft and first-base coach for the 1998 and ’99 Jays.

Washington Nationals
Draft picks signed:
RHP Andrew Cooper (12), RHP John Costa (13), RHP Nic Pivetta (4)
Released: RHP Jeremy Accardo
Recalled: 1B Tyler Moore
Placed on 7-day DL: OF Eury Perez
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP John Costa, RHP Andy Santana, RHP Daury Vasquez, LHP Elisaul Gomez
Reinstated from DL: RHP Brian Broderick, RHP Cole Kimball, RHP Ronald Pena, 1B Micah Owings, 3B Cutter Dykstra