Minor League Transactions: June 27-July 3

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

Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed:
RHP Eddie McKiernan (Lincoln (American Association)), OF David Peralta (Amarillo (American Association))
Released: RHP Alexis Lara, RHP David Pauley, LHP Francisco Guzman
Recalled: OF Tony Campana
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Chaz Roe
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Zeke Spruill
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Zeke Spruill
Reinstated from DL: RHP Bryan Henry, RHP Anthony Meo

Atlanta Braves
Signed:
OF Chris Edmondson (Rockland (Can-Am))
Released: RHP Ernesto Silva, LHP Brandon Rohde, 1B Chris Garcia, OF Kyle Russell
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Mike Lee
Reinstated from DL: RHP Gary Moran, 1B Chris Garcia, 2B Tommy La Stella

Baltimore Orioles
Signed:
RHP Freddy Garcia (re-signed)
Draft picks signed:
RHP Jon Keller (22), LHP Travis Seabrooke (5)
Released: RHP Jon Rauch, RHP Tommy Winegardner
Traded: 3B Ty Kelly to Mariners for OF Eric Thames
Elected free agency: RHP Freddy Garcia (subsequently re-signed)
Recalled: RHP Jair Jurrjens
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jair Jurrjens, C Steve Clevenger, 3B Danny Valencia, OF Eric Thames
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Williams Louico, C Tanner Murphy, C Brian Ward, OF Steve Bumbry, OF Eric Thames
Reinstated from DL: RHP Julio Rodriguez

The Orioles’ trade with the Cubs for Scott Feldman does not register here because all four principals were members of the 40-man roster. Baltimore immediately optioned Steve Clevenger to Triple-A, where he’s a career .312/.367/.436 hitter in 113 games for the Cubs’ Iowa affiliate.

Boston Red Sox
Draft picks signed:
RHP Teddy Stankiewicz (2), LHP Mike Adams (7), OF Jeff Driskel (29)
Released: C Beau Bishop
Added to 40-man roster: 2B Jonathan Diaz
Removed from 40-man: RHP Clayton Mortensen (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Matt Spalding, LHP Christian Perdomo, LHP Ryan Rowland-Smith, C Zach Kapstein, 2B Mike Meyers, OF Forrestt Allday, OF Mitch Maier
Reinstated from DL: RHP Chris Carpenter, RHP Heri Quevedo, LHP Zach Good, C Zach Kapstein, 1B Mark Hamilton, OF Ronald Bermudez

Chicago Cubs
Signed:
SS Trevor Stevens (NDFA—Northwestern)
Draft pick signed:
OF Charcer Burks (9)
Released: RHP Jorge Diaz
Traded: 2B Ronald Torreyes to Astros for international bonus slots two and three
Recalled: LHP Chris Rusin, OF Dave Sappelt
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jake Arrieta, LHP Chris Rusin
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Trey McNutt, RHP Kenny Socorro, LHP Kyler Burke, C Nathan Maldonado, 1B Rock Shoulders
Reinstated from DL: RHP Esmailin Caridad, RHP Dayan Diaz

Though trade acquisition Jake Arrieta has been hammered by big league lefties (.856 OPS), he actually showed a slight reverse split at Triple-A Norfolk, where he logged 270 innings dating back to 2009. They hit .233/.318/.324 with just five home runs in 481 plate appearances against Arrieta, though his command was merely ordinary with 19.9 percent strikeouts and 10.2 percent walks.

Chicago White Sox
Signed:
OF Dane Opel (NDFA—Missouri)
Draft pick signed: OF Adam Engel (19)
Released: RHP Cory McGinnis, LHP Steven Evans, 1B Abe Ruiz, 1B Mark Tracy, 1B Alex Williams, 2B Mitch Glasser, OF Yoandy Barroso, OF Arby Fields
Recalled: RHP Simon Castro, 3B Brent Morel
Added to 40-man roster: LHP David Purcey
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Brian Omogrosso, 3B Brent Morel
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Brandon Brennan, OF Josh Richmond
Reinstated from DL: 1B Mark Tracy

Cincinnati Reds
Draft pick signed:
RHP Evan Mitchell (13)
Released: RHP Mark Prior, OF Luis Durango
Recalled: RHP Logan Ondrusek
Optioned to Triple-A: 2B Henry Rodriguez
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Armando Galarraga, C Tucker Barnhart, SS Zach Vincej
Reinstated from DL: RHP Mark Prior, RHP Austin Salter, RHP Mo Wiley, OF Elliott Hargreaves

Cleveland Indians
Signed:
RHP Boof Bonser (released by Giants, June 27), RHP Carlos Melo (released by Rangers, June 14), LHP Wander Beras (released by Dodgers, Feb. 20), OF Cody Ferrell (NDFA—Oklahoma City)
Draft pick signed: RHP Cortland Cox (32)
Released: RHP Kyle Landis
Recalled: RHP Trevor Bauer, RHP Carlos Carrasco, RHP Matt Langwell, LHP Nick Hagadone
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Joe Martinez
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Trevor Bauer, RHP Carlos Carrasco, RHP Matt Langwell, LHP Nick Hagadone (twice)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Boof Bonser, RHP Rob Bryson, RHP Michael Goodnight, LHP Scott Barnes, 1B Adam Abraham, OF Cedric Hunter, OF Aaron Siliga
Transferred to 60-day DL: C Matt Colantonio
Reinstated from DL: RHP Shawn Armstrong, RHP Joseph Colon, RHP Fernando Nieve, 2B Luis Hernandez, 3B Todd Hankins

Colorado Rockies
Signed:
SS Reid Brignac (elected free agency from Yankees, June 25), OF Xavier Nady (released by Royals, June 29)
Released: RHP Drew Carpenter, RHP C.J. Fick, LHP Roberto Padilla
Recalled: LHP Drew Pomeranz
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Juan Nicasio, RHP Rob Scahill
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Cory Riordan, RHP Nick Schnaitmann, SS Reid Brignac, OF Kent Matthes, OF Rafael Ortega
Reinstated from DL: RHP Chad Bettis, RHP Aaron Cook, RHP Jeff Manship, RHP Tim Sexton

Detroit Tigers
Draft picks signed:
RHP Will LaMarche (9), RHP Daryl Norris (22), OF Adrian Castano (26), OF Raph Rhymes (15)
Recalled: RHP Bruce Rondon
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Evan Reed, C Bryan Holaday
Option transferred: C Ramon Cabrera (Triple-A to Double-A)
Removed from 40-man: RHP Jose Valverde (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Matt Hoffman, LHP Jordan John, C Zach Maggard, 2B Brandon Loy, OF Daniel Fields, OF Chad Wright

Houston Astros
Signed:
RHP Chris Munnelly (NDFA—North Carolina)
Draft picks signed: C Brian Holberton (9), C Jake Rodriguez (19), 1B Chase McDonald (12), 3B Adam Nelubowich (18)
Acquired: 2B Ronald Torreyes from Cubs for international bonus slots two and three
Recalled: LHP Brett Oberholtzer, OF Jimmy Paredes
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Hector Ambriz
Option transferred: RHP Chia-Jen Lo (Double-A to low Class A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Daniel Minor, LHP Sergio Escalona, LHP Alex Sogard
Reinstated from DL: RHP Chia-Jen Lo, RHP Joe Musgrove, C Jon Carnahan, 3B Andy Simunic, OF Brandon Meredith

Kansas City Royals
Signed:
SS Marten Gasparini
Released:
LHP George Sherrill, 1B Chad Tracy, OF Xavier Nady
Recalled: 2B Johnny Giavotella
Placed on 7-day DL: C Adam Moore, 1B Chad Tracy
Reinstated from DL: 1B Chad Tracy

Italian shortstop Marten Gasparini signed for $1.3 million, a record for a European amateur.

Brothers Chad and Mark Tracy, the latter of whom played for the White Sox at high Class A this season, both got released during the same week. They’re the sons of former Dodgers, Pirates and Rockies manager Jim Tracy.

Los Angeles Angels
Draft pick signed:
RHP Elliot Morris (4)
Released: RHP Aaron Newcomb, OF Jeremy Cruz
Recalled: LHP Michael Roth, OF Collin Cowgill
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Orangel Arenas, LHP Kramer Sneed, 3B Michael Bolaski
Reinstated from DL: RHP Daniel Tillman, OF Jeremy Cruz, OF Robbie Widlansky

Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed:
LHP Jonathan Sanchez (re-signed)
Draft picks signed: RHP Greg Harris (17), LHP Billy Flamion (15)
Released: LHP Aaron Laffey, LHP Jonathan Sanchez (subsequently re-signed), 3B Jeffry Rojas, OF David Compton
Elected free agency: SS Luis Cruz
Recalled: RHP Chris Withrow
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Jose Dominguez
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Peter Moylan
Removed from 40-man: SS Luis Cruz (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Pedro Baez, OF Bobby Coyle
Reinstated from DL: RHP Angel Castro, RHP Lindsey Caughel, RHP Sean White, C Pratt Maynard, OF Jeremy Moore, OF Devin Shines

Jose Dominguez, a 22-year-old reliever who spent most of last season in low Class A, struck out 40 of the 98 batters he faced at Double-A and Triple-A this season, allowing nine hits in 25 1/3 innings, to earn a rapid promotion to Los Angeles.

Miami Marlins
Draft picks signed:
RHP Josh Easley (23), OF Coco Johnson (11)
Recalled: 2B Donovan Solano
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Jordan Brown
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Matt Milroy, RHP Joey O’Gara, C Jake Jefferies, SS Rony Peralta, OF Cameron Flynn
Reinstated from DL: C Jake Jefferies, OF Isaac Galloway, OF Christian Yelich

Milwaukee Brewers
Signed:
LHP Brent Leach
Draft pick signed: OF Johnny Davis (22)
Released: C Dayton Buller
Recalled: RHP Tyler Thornburg
Added to 40-man roster: 1B Sean Halton
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Hiram Burgos, OF Caleb Gindl
Option transferred: RHP Santo Manzanillo (Double-A to high Class A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Austin Blaski, RHP Tommy Toledo
Reinstated from DL: C Joey Paciorek

Minnesota Twins
Signed:
OF Jermaine Mitchell (released by Phillies, July 1)
Draft picks signed: RHP Ryan Eades (2), RHP Aaron Slegers (5)
Released: RHP Bobby Lanigan, C Danny Lehmann
Placed on 7-day DL: C Bo Altobelli, OF Jeremias Pineda
Reinstated from DL: RHP Bruce Pugh, C Danny Lehmann, 2B Logan Wade, OF Lance Ray

New York Mets
Loaned to Mexican League:
LHP Carlos Vazquez (Mexico City)
Recalled: RHP Gonzalez Germen
Optioned to Triple-A: 3B Zach Lutz
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Logan Taylor, LHP Shane Bay
Reinstated from DL: C Kai Gronauer, OF Maikis de la Cruz

New York Yankees
Released:
2B Jamiel Orozco
Placed on 7-day DL:
RHP John Brebbia, RHP Graham Stoneburner, LHP Ian Clarkin, LHP Eric Wooten, 3B Fu-Lin Kuo, OF Shane Brown
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Edwin Rodriguez
Reinstated from DL: RHP David Herndon, RHP Kelvin Perez, 3B Josh Bell, OF Taylor Dugas, OF Adonis Garcia

Jim Callis reports that 2013 first-rounder Ian Clarkin twisted an ankle during conditioning and isn’t expected to miss much time while on the disabled list.

Oakland Athletics
Draft pick signed:
LHP Dillon Overton (2)
Released: RHP Jose Azor, LHP Justin Thomas, 2B Franklin Contreras, OF Austin Booker
Optioned to Triple-A: C Stephen Vogt
Option transferred: RHP Arnold Leon (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Anthony Burke, RHP Joseph Michaud, OF Bobby Crocker
Placed on 60-day DL: LHP Dillon Overton
Transferred to 60-day DL: RHP Dakota Freese
Reinstated from DL: OF Aaron Shipman

Philadelphia Phillies
Draft pick signed:
RHP Tyler Viza (32)
Released: 3B Andy Gonzalez, OF Jermaine Mitchell
Optioned to Triple-A: SS Freddy Galvis
Option transferred: OF Tyson Gillies (Double-A to Triple-A)
Removed from 40-man: C Steve Lerud (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Kyle Simon, RHP Carlos Zambrano
Reinstated from DL: RHP Kenny Giles, RHP B.J. Rosenberg, C Chad Carman, 2B Samuel Dove, OF Leandro Castro

Pittsburgh Pirates
Draft picks signed:
RHP Jerry Mulderig (28), RHP Billy Roth (16), LHP Will Kendall (30), C Andrew Dennis (37), SS Adam Frazier (6), SS JaCoby Jones (3), OF Nick Buckner (14), OF Austin Meadows (1)
Released: RHP Jhonatan Herrand, 3B Eric Avila
Recalled: RHP Brandon Cumpton, 3B Josh Harrison
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Brandon Cumpton, 3B Josh Harrison
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Colten Brewer, RHP David Jagoditsh, RHP Casey Sadler, RHP Zach Von Rosenberg, LHP Will Kendall, SS Alen Hanson
Reinstated from DL: 3B Kirk Singer, OF Mel Rojas Jr.

St. Louis Cardinals
Draft pick signed:
RHP Nick Frey (33)
Released: LHP Javier Machuca, OF Dutch Deol
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Dixon Llorens
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jordan Swagerty, OF C.J. McElroy
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Nick Frey

San Diego Padres
Signed:
LHP Clay Zavada (Gary (American Association))
Recalled: RHP Burch Smith
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Wilfredo Boscan, RHP Justin Livengood, LHP Jose De Paula, OF Alberth Martinez, OF Everett Williams
Placed on 60-day DL: LHP Chris Rearick, 3B Justin Miller, OF Jordan Paroubeck
Reinstated from DL: RHP Eddie Bonine, LHP Chris Nunn, LHP Juan Oramas, 1B Tommy Medica, OF Reymond Fuentes, OF Lee Orr

San Francisco Giants
Released:
RHP Boof Bonser
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Eric Surkamp
Option transferred: 1B Angel Villalona (high Class A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Martin Agosta, RHP Marvin Barrios, RHP Alejandro Flores, RHP Ariel Hernandez, RHP Omar Javier, RHP Juan Nova, RHP Jose Reyes, RHP Daniel Slania, LHP Enmanuel De Jesus, C Tyler LaTorre, C Jesus Navarro, C Matt Pare, C Andrew Susac, C Ben Turner, 1B Leonardo Fuentes, SS Stephen Branca, OF Brett Krill
Reinstated from DL: RHP Justin Fitzgerald, RHP Yusmeiro Petit, RHP Danny Sandbrink, C Brad Moss, 3B Mitch Delfino, 3B Alberto Robles, SS Kelby Tomlinson

Seattle Mariners
Draft pick signed:
OF Brett Thomas (21)
Traded: OF Eric Thames to Orioles for 3B Ty Kelly
Added to 40-man roster: SS Brad Miller
Optioned to Triple-A: SS Carlos Triunfel
Designated for assignment: 3B Alex Liddi
Removed from 40-man: RHP Josh Kinney (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Forrest Snow, RHP Matt Vedo, 2B Brock Hebert, OF Guillermo Pimentel, OF Brett Thomas
Reinstated from DL: RHP Isliexel Gonzalez, OF Jabari Blash, OF Cavan Cohoes

Seattle dealt the designated for assignment Eric Thames to the Orioles for 24-year-old Double-A infielder Ty Kelly, a switch-hitter who batted .283/.389/.382 with 21 doubles in 283 at-bats for Bowie. He doesn’t have profile power for third base or profile agility for second, but with a plate approach (51 walks, 49 strikeouts) like he’s shown this year, he’ll keep getting looks.

Tampa Bay Rays
Signed:
RHP Ramon Ramirez (released by Giants, June 18), OF Evan Frey (released by D-backs, June 24)
Released: RHP Will Inman, OF Ismel Antunez
Recalled: 2B Ryan Roberts
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Alex Colome, 2B Ryan Roberts
Option transferred: LHP Frank de los Santos (Triple-A to high Class A)
Placed on 7-day DL: OF Jason Bourgeois
Reinstated from DL: LHP Frank de los Santos

Texas Rangers
Draft picks signed:
RHP Luke Lanphere (21), LHP Cody Ege (15), LHP Luis Pollorena (23)
Recalled: RHP Josh Lindblom
Option transferred: RHP Wilmer Font (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Keone Kela, C Jorge Alfaro
Reinstated from DL: RHP Cory Burns, RHP Jose Monegro

A strained hamstring sent low Class A Hickory catcher Jorge Alfaro to the disabled list. He’s hitting .263/.334/.458 with 11 homers in 293 plate appearances, showing a bit more power and a bit fewer strikeouts than last season.

Toronto Blue Jays
Signed:
C Ramon Hernandez (released by Dodgers, June 22)
Draft pick signed: OF Chaz Frank (20)
Released: RHP Markus Brisker, SS Jorge Vega-Rosado, OF Ronnie Melendez
Recalled: RHP Todd Redmond, SS Munenori Kawasaki
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Chad Jenkins, LHP Tony Davis, C Luis Munoz, 1B Shaun Valeriote, SS Tommy Manzella, OF Ricardo Nanita
Reinstated from DL: RHP Scott Gracey, RHP Shawn Griffith, RHP Bobby Korecky, C Seth Conner, 3B Andy LaRoche

A sixth-round pick out of high school in 2008, Markus Brisker flamed out as an outfielder, batting .201/.311/.289 over four seasons and 191 games at low Class A Lansing. The Blue Jays converted him to the mound during extended spring training this season, he walked 10 batters and allowed four runs in 4 2/3 innings at short-season Vancouver this year.

Washington Nationals
Draft pick signed:
OF Brenton Allen (20)
Released: RHP Austin Dicharry, 1B Micah Owings
Recalled: RHP Erik Davis, RHP Ryan Perry
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Taylor Jordan
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Erik Davis, 1B Chris Marrero, 2B Jeff Kobernus
Option transferred: LHP Matt Purke (low Class A to high Class A)
Removed from 40-man: RHP Cole Kimball (outrighted to Triple-A), RHP Ryan Perry (outrighted to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Dixon Anderson, RHP Brian Broderick, RHP Paul Demny
Reinstated from DL: RHP Colin Bates, OF Wander Ramos