Minor League Transactions: June 27-July 3

Official minor league transactions, conveyed to Baseball America by Major League Baseball, for the period June 27-July 3.

Summertime is amateur acquisition season in baseball. For more details on domestic signings see our Draft Database, and for more on international signings see our International Signings Tracker.


Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed:
RHP Wei-Chieh Huang, RHP Nick Sarianides (Trois-Rivieres (Can-Am)), LHP Kyle Anderson (Winnipeg (American Association)), SS Nate Samson (Sioux City (American Association)), OF Remy Cordero
Released: LHP Anderson Placido
Traded: C Raywilly Gomez to Phillies for SS Ronny Cedeno
Added to 40-man roster: 1B Nick Evans, SS Nick Ahmed
Option transferred: RHP Charles Brewer (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Derek Eitel, RHP Jake Roberts, RHP Zeke Spruill
Reinstated from DL: 3B Joe Munoz

Shortstop Nick Ahmed became the fourth player the Diamondbacks acquired from the Braves in the Justin Upton trade to play for Arizona. He follows Martin Prado, Randall Delgado and Zeke Spruill. A plus defender, Ahmed hit .324/.390/.431 in 79 games at Triple-A Reno, showing strong contact skills, a good batting eye and some speed.

The D-backs signed 16-year-old Dominican outfielder Remy Cordero for $350,000 after scouting him in the International Prospect League.


Atlanta Braves
Signed:
RHP Mitchell Osnowitz (NDFA—Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)), C Blake Austin (NDFA—Auburn), OF Ronald Acuna
Released: RHP David Bromberg, RHP Rocco Cundari, RHP Adam Holland, RHP Kameron Loe, RHP Cesar Lopez, LHP Matt Chaffee, OF Andy Simunic
Recalled: RHP Juan Jaime, RHP Gus Schlosser, C Christian Bethancourt
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Juan Jaime (twice), RHP Gus Schlosser
Option transferred: SS Elmer Reyes (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP J.R. Graham, LHP Ian Thomas, C Kevin Reiher, C Carlos Sanchez, 1B Edison Sanchez
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Dakota Dill
Reinstated from DL: RHP David Bromberg, RHP Mauricio Cabrera, RHP Cesar Lopez, RHP Dave Peterson, LHP Jordan Sechler, LHP Atahualpa Severino, 3B Edward Salcedo, SS Reed Harper

Double-A Mississippi righthander J.R. Graham is dealing with right triceps tendinitis, forcing him to the disabled list. He went 1-3, 5.18 in 15 starts, striking out 40 and walking 17 in 57 innings.


Baltimore Orioles
Signed:
RHP Julio DePaula (York (Atlantic))
Draft picks signed: LHP Max Schuh (7), 3B Austin Anderson (9)
Released: RHP Brady Adamek, RHP Dioni Dominguez, RHP Yeraldo Fermin, RHP Sean McAdams, RHP Jake Pintar, RHP Joe Van Meter, LHP Wilmer Aquino, LHP Eric Green
Returned Rule 5 pick: 3B Michael Almanzar (to Red Sox)
Recalled: RHP Kevin Gausman, RHP Evan Meek
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Ramon Ramirez
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Evan Meek
Option transferred: RHP Dylan Bundy (Double-A to high Class A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP David Richardson, LHP Max Homick, C Pedro Perez, 1B Tanner Rust, 2B Alexi Casilla, SS Sammie Starr
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Caleb Kellogg
Reinstated from DL: RHP Matt Bischoff, RHP Dylan Bundy, C Wynston Sawyer, 2B Jerome Pena

Righthander Dylan Bundy completed his rehab assignment at short-season Aberdeen (0.60 ERA, 0.87 WHIP in 15 innings), and the Orioles optioned him to high Class A Frederick.


Boston Red Sox
Draft picks signed:
RHP Taylor Nunez (27), RHP Reed Reilly (7), C Ben Moore (8), C Jordan Procyshen (14)
Released: RHP Chris Resop
Traded: LHP Rich Hill to Angels for cash
Added to 40-man roster: 2B Mookie Betts
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Rubby de la Rosa
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Keith Couch, C Jayson Hernandez, SS Dreily Guerrero
Reinstated from DL: RHP Sergio Gomez, RHP Jose Valdez, C Carson Blair, C Jayson Hernandez, C Jhon Nunez


Chicago Cubs
Released:
RHP Joe Gardner, RHP Julio Rodriguez, LHP Jonathan Sanchez, 2B Zak Blair, OF Arnaldo Calero, OF Oliver Zapata
Recalled: RHP Dallas Beeler
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Dallas Beeler
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Trey Masek, LHP Jeff Lorick, C Yorvit Torrealba, 3B Christian Villanueva, OF Rubi Silva
Reinstated from DL: RHP Marcos Mateo, RHP Julio Rodriguez, LHP Gerardo Concepcion, LHP Jonathan Sanchez, C Lance Rymel


Chicago White Sox
Signed:
RHP Daniel McCutchen (released by Rangers, June 25)
Released: RHP Mitchell Boggs, LHP Evan Crawford
Optioned to high Class A: RHP Angel Sanchez (waiver claim from Rays)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Brett Bruening, RHP Francellis Montas, C Luis Sierra, SS Tim Anderson, OF Courtney Hawkins
Reinstated from DL: RHP Tyler Danish, RHP Henry Rodriguez, 1B Dan Black, 3B Nick Basto, OF Adam Engel

The high Class A Winston-Salem disabled list includes Francellis Montas, who had knee surgery and will miss the Futures Game; 2013 first-rounder Tim Anderson, who fractured his right wrist and is out at least a month; and 2012 first-rounder Courtney Hawkins, who crashed into the left-field wall while trying to make a play.


Cincinnati Reds
Signed:
RHP Fabio Castillo (released by Orioles, June 21), RHP Hector Nelo (Southern Maryland (Atlantic)), LHP Scott Maine (Bridgeport (Atlantic)), LHP Ryan Rowland-Smith (released by Blue Jays, June 11)
Draft pick signed: 3B Taylor Sparks (2)
Traded: RHP Jair Jurrjens to Rockies for 1B Harold Riggins
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Raisel Iglesias
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Carlos Gonzalez, RHP Brooks Pinckard, RHP Daniel Renken, RHP Adam Russell, C Chris Berset, SS Brent Peterson, OF Juan Silva
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP P.J. Cerreto, OF Elliott Hargreaves
Reinstated from DL: RHP El’Hajj Muhammad, C Lou Marson, 2B Sammy Diaz, OF Felix Perez

The Reds signed 24-year-old Cuban righthander Raisel Iglesias for seven years and $27 million and assigned him to Triple-A Louisville. Out of the bullpen, he pitches at 92-95 mph with an effective breaking ball, according to his scouting report.


Cleveland Indians
Draft pick signed:
OF Mike Papi (1s)
Released: RHP Breily Puerta
Recalled: LHP T.J. House
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Nick Hagadone
Option transferred: SS Erik Gonzalez (high Class A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Scott Barnes, 2B Joe Wendle, OF Tyler Naquin
Reinstated from DL: 2B Jose Ramirez

Double-A Akron center fielder Tyler Naquin had his right hand fractured after being hit by a pitch. The 2012 first-rounder hit .313/.371/.424 with 21 extra-base hits and 14 steals in 76 games.


Colorado Rockies
Signed:
RHP R.J. Seidel (St. Paul (American Association))
Released: RHP Fabian Bohorquez, 2B Rodney Polonia, SS Paul Janish
Traded: 1B Harold Riggins to Reds for RHP Jair Jurrjens
Recalled: RHP Chad Bettis
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Christian Friedrich
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Wilton Lopez, RHP Mike Piazza
Reinstated from DL: RHP Fabian Bohorquez, RHP Josh Mueller, 3B Ashley Graeter, OF Jason Pridie


Detroit Tigers
Draft pick signed:
RHP Josh Laxer (9)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jacob Butler, RHP Ricardo Ciriaco, C Shane Zeile
Reinstated from DL: RHP Warwick Saupold


Houston Astros
Draft pick signed:
OF Derek Fisher (1s)
Released: 1B Erik Castro, OF Ravel Santana
Elected free agency: RHP Kyle Farnsworth
Recalled: LHP Kevin Chapman, LHP Brett Oberholtzer, OF Domingo Santana
Added to 40-man roster: 2B Enrique Hernandez
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jake Buchanan, LHP Kevin Chapman, LHP Brett Oberholtzer, SS Jonathan Villar
Transferred to 60-day DL: RHP David Paulino
Reinstated from DL: RHP Lance McCullers Jr.

The Astros used the first pick in the minor league phase of last winter’s Rule 5 draft to select athletic Dominican outfielder Ravel Santana from the Yankees. He starred as a 19-year-old in the Gulf Coast League in 2011, hitting .296 with nine homers and 10 steals in 41 games, ranking as one of the Rookie-level circuit’s finest prospects. Santana hasn’t been the same, though, since breaking his right ankle late in his breakout 2011 season, and he batted just 51 times at short-season Tri-City before Houston released him.


Kansas City Royals
Signed:
RHP Mariel Checo (released by Yankees, Dec. 13)
Draft picks signed: LHP Brandon Finnegan (1), OF Brandon Downes (7)
Released: C Beau Maggi, 1B Mark Donato, OF Ariel Estades
Recalled: RHP Casey Coleman, SS Christian Colon
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Michael Mariot
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Cole Way, OF Dominique Taylor
Reinstated from DL: C Beau Maggi, C Parker Morin, OF Carlos Peguero


Los Angeles Angels
Signed:
RHP Ray Hanson (River City (Frontier)), RHP Ryan Talley (NDFA—Texas-San Antonio), RHP Austin Young (NDFA—Virginia)
Draft pick signed: RHP Chris Ellis (3)
Released: RHP Joel Pineiro, 1B Joe Weik, OF Kyle Hudson
Acquired: LHP Rich Hill from Red Sox for cash
Recalled: RHP Michael Kohn
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Rich Hill
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Michael Kohn, 1B Efren Navarro
Optioned to Double-A: RHP David Carpenter
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Ryan Etsell, RHP Kevin Johnson, OF Brandon Bayardi
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Jared Ruxer
Reinstated from DL: RHP Yency Almonte, RHP Ryan Chaffee


Los Angeles Dodgers
Draft pick signed:
RHP Kam Uter (12)
Released: RHP Wascar Teodo, C Luis Rodriguez
Acquired: 1B Brock Peterson from Nationals for cash
Recalled: SS Erisbel Arruebarrena, SS Carlos Triunfel
Optioned to Triple-A: SS Carlos Triunfel
Removed from 40-man: 3B Jamie Romak (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Zach Bird, RHP Garrett Gould, RHP Sven Schuller, RHP Steve Smith, LHP Michael Johnson, C John Cannon
Reinstated from DL: RHP Stephen Fife, RHP Mark Pope, RHP Josh Ravin, LHP Michael Johnson, OF Jeremy Rathjen


Miami Marlins
Draft pick signed:
SS Zach Sullivan (14)
Released: RHP Nick Grim, RHP Jesus Sanchez, 1B Rich Poythress
Recalled: RHP Sam Dyson, LHP Brian Flynn, LHP Dan Jennings, 1B Justin Bour
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Anthony DeSclafani, LHP Brian Flynn, LHP Donnie Joseph, 1B Justin Bour, OF Jake Marisnick
Removed from 40-man: OF Brent Keys (outrighted to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Nick White, OF Jesus Solorzano
Reinstated from DL: RHP Rett Varner, OF Kentrell Dewitt


Milwaukee Brewers
Signed:
OF Erik Komatsu (released by Angels, June 19)
Added to 40-man roster: SS Jeff Bianchi
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Alfredo Figaro, 2B Elian Herrera
Option transferred: RHP Kevin Shackelford (high Class A to Double-A), 3B Jason Rogers (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Kyle Heckathorn, RHP Dustin Molleken
Reinstated from DL: RHP Michael Blazek, 2B Chris McFarland, 3B Taylor Green


Minnesota Twins
Signed:
OF Rowan Ebersohn
Draft picks signed: RHP John Curtiss (6), 3B T.J. White (18)
Released: OF Ryan Tufts
Recalled: RHP Yohan Pino, 1B Chris Colabello
Optioned to Triple-A: SS Pedro Florimon
Optioned to high Class A: SS Jorge Polanco
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Trevor May, 3B T.J. White, SS Aderling Mejia, OF Corey Wimberly
Transferred to 60-day DL: RHP Tyler Stirewalt
Reinstated from DL: LHP Brett Lee, C Jorge Fernandez, C Michael Quesada, OF Wilkin Ramirez

A right calf strain forced Triple-A Rochester righthander Trevor May to the disabled list, though the Twins expect him to be ready to pitch in the Future Game.

According to the Baseball South Africa, 18-year-old Rowan Ebersohn represented his country at the 2012 World Baseball Classic qualifier.


New York Mets
Draft pick signed:
LHP Joel Huertas (16)
Released: 1B Elvis Sanchez
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Joel Carreno, RHP Chris Flexen, RHP Tyler Vanderheiden, LHP Hamilton Bennett, 1B Nelfi Zapata, 2B Jairo Perez
Placed on 60-day DL: OF Brandon Brosher
Transferred to 60-day DL: RHP Jose Encarnacion
Reinstated from DL: RHP Bret Mitchell, RHP Miguel Socolovich, 2B T.J. Rivera, 2B Rylan Sandoval, SS Phillip Evans


New York Yankees
Signed:
RHP Edgmer Escalona (elected FA from Orioles, June 23), RHP Deshorn Lake (NDFA—Mount Olive (N.C.)), SS Hyo-Joon Park
Released: RHP Robert Coello
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Jim Miller, 3B Zelous Wheeler
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jose Ramirez, 3B Yangervis Solarte
Option transferred: RHP Bryan Mitchell (Triple-A to Double-A)
Designated for assignment: SS Dean Anna (lost on waivers to Pirates)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Stefan Lopez, LHP Evan Rutckyj, SS Jose Rosario
Reinstated from DL: RHP Joel de la Cruz, RHP Chris Leroux, LHP Manny Banuelos, LHP Cesar Cabral, 3B Jose Toussen, OF Claudio Custodio, OF Adonis Garcia, OF Antoan Richardson

Lefty-hitting shortstop Hyo-Joon Park ranked as the No. 18 international prospect for July 2. He’s 18 years old, having graduated from high school in South Korea.


Oakland Athletics
Signed:
LHP Tyler Painton (NDFA—Oregon State)
Draft picks signed: RHP Heath Fillmyer (5), 2B Trent Gilbert (15)
Recalled: 1B Nate Freiman
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Dustin Driver, LHP Jeremy Barfield, 2B Chad Pinder, 3B Miles Head
Reinstated from DL: 1B Michael Soto, 2B Alden Carrithers, OF Kent Matthes


Philadelphia Phillies
Signed:
RHP Aaron Baker (Gateway (Frontier))
Draft pick signed: RHP Tanner Kiest (28)
Released: RHP Shane Martin, OF Justin Parr
Traded: SS Ronny Cedeno to Diamondbacks for C Raywilly Gomez
Recalled: RHP Luis Garcia, OF Aaron Altherr
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Sean O’Sullivan, C Koyie Hill, SS Andres Blanco
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Luis Garcia
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez, OF Aaron Altherr
Removed from 40-man: RHP Sean O’Sullivan, SS Ronny Cedeno (outrighted to Triple-A), OF Zach Collier (outrighted to Double-A)
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jason Marquis, 2B Matt Tolbert, SS Malquin Canelo, OF Everett Williams


Pittsburgh Pirates
Signed:
C Chris Harvey (NDFA—Vanderbilt)
Traded: 3B Adalberto Santos to Giants for cash
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Brandon Cumpton
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jake Brigham, C Ralph Henriquez, 3B D.J. Crumlich, 3B Wyatt Mathisen, 3B Brent Morel, OF Taylor Lewis, OF Jonathan Schwind
Reinstated from DL: C Francisco Diaz, C Carlos Paulino, C Omir Santos, 1B Stetson Allie, SS JaCoby Jones, OF Danny Collins


St. Louis Cardinals
Draft pick signed:
RHP Bryan Dobzanski (29)
Recalled: RHP Jorge Rondon, OF Oscar Taveras
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Eric Fornataro, RHP Jorge Rondon
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Nick Petree, SS Aledmys Diaz
Reinstated from DL: SS Juan Herrera, OF Rafael Ortega


San Diego Padres
Signed:
RHP Chris Smith (Sugar Land (Atlantic))
Draft picks signed: LHP Kyle McGrath (36), OF Auston Bousfield (5)
Released: C Cristian Munoz
Added to 40-man roster: 2B Brooks Conrad
Optioned to Triple-A: SS Jace Peterson
Option transferred: OF Reymond Fuentes (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: C Adam Moore, 1B Luis Tejada, SS Nick Vilter, OF Travis Buck
Reinstated from DL: RHP Billy Buckner, RHP Justin Hancock, LHP Chris Rearick, 2B Cory Spangenberg, OF Mallex Smith


San Francisco Giants
Signed:
RHP Robert Ramer (Evansville (Frontier))
Draft picks signed: RHP Seth Harrison (7), RHP Jordan Johnson (23), RHP Connor Kaden (27)
Acquired: 3B Adalberto Santos from Pirates for cash
Optioned to Triple-A: 3B Adam Duvall
Removed from 40-man: RHP Jake Dunning (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Brett Bochy, RHP Keury Mella, RHP Edwin Quirarte, RHP William Simpson, SS Jameson Henning
Reinstated from DL: RHP Reyes Moronta, LHP Phil McCormick, 2B Christian Arroyo, OF Brennan Metzger


Seattle Mariners
Draft picks signed:
RHP Hawtin Buchanan (20), RHP Lukas Schiraldi (15)
Recalled: RHP Taijuan Walker
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Stefen Romero
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Mayckol Guaipe, RHP Jochi Ogando, LHP Lane Ratliff
Reinstated from DL: RHP Moises Hernandez, LHP Nick Hill


Tampa Bay Rays
Draft picks signed:
OF Zac Law (23), OF Braxton Lee (12)
Released: RHP Tyler Gauthier
Recalled: RHP Alex Colome, LHP Jeff Beliveau, 1B Vince Belnome
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Alex Colome, LHP Jeff Beliveau
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Cory Burns (waiver claim from Rangers)
Designated for assignment: RHP Angel Sanchez (lost on waivers to White Sox)
Placed on 7-day DL: OF Yoel Araujo
Reinstated from DL: LHP Jordan Harrison


Texas Rangers
Draft pick signed:
LHP Joe Filomeno (15)
Elected free agency: OF Brad Snyder
Recalled: RHP Miles Mikolas
Added to 40-man roster: 3B Adam Rosales
Optioned to Triple-A: SS Luis Sardinas
Placed on 7-day DL: 2B Jason Donald
Reinstated from DL: RHP Cory Burns, RHP Ryan Rodebaugh, 2B Isiah Kiner-Falefa, 2B Brent Lillibridge

Brad Snyder signed with the LG Twins in Korea after electing free agency from the Rangers, for whom he hit .167 with a double and a pair of home runs in 30 at-bats.


Toronto Blue Jays
Signed:
RHP Guadalupe Chavez, RHP Juan Meza, LHP Brent Powers (released by Athletics, June 23), SS Kevin Vicuna
Draft picks signed: RHP Jeff Hoffman (1), C Max Pentecost (1)
Released: OF Brett Carroll
Recalled: OF Darin Mastroianni
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Rob Rasmussen
Option transferred: OF Kenny Wilson (Double-A to Triple-A)
Removed from 40-man: SS Jonathan Diaz (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Dan Barnes, C Hector Gimenez, 3B Justin Atkinson, OF Adron Chambers, OF Ian Parmley
Reinstated from DL: RHP Brad Allen, RHP Blake McFarland, C Pierce Rankin, OF Brett Carroll

The Blue Jays signed two of the top 30 international amateur prospects for July 2, inking righthander Juan Meza and shortstop Kevin Vicuna. Both players are 16-year-olds from Venezuela, and they appear here in Minor League Transactions, unlike the majority of July 2 signings, because Toronto provisionally assigned them to the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League roster.


Washington Nationals
Draft pick signed: C Kyle Bacak (25)
Released: RHP L.J. Hollins, RHP Jake Joyce, LHP Cory Bafidis
Traded: 1B Brock Peterson to Dodgers for cash
Recalled: RHP Blake Treinen, LHP Xavier Cedeno
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Taylor Hill, RHP Blake Treinen, LHP Xavier Cedeno
Removed from 40-man: 3B Greg Dobbs (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Scott McGregor, C Mitch Canham, C Jeff Howell, OF Brian Goodwin, OF Jerad Head
Reinstated from DL: RHP David Fischer, RHP L.J. Hollins, LHP Kylin Turnbull