Minor League Transactions: June 28-July 12

Players listed with an asterisk (*) signed minor league contracts, replacing major league pacts with the same organization. That's a fancy way of saying the player has been optioned or outrighted to the minors.

Numbers in parentheses indicate draft round.

Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed:
RHP D.J. Johnson (Traverse City (Frontier))
Released: RHP Rafael Rodriguez
Traded: RHP Matt Torra to Rays for cash considerations
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Yhency Brazoban, LHP Alberto Castillo, 3B Sean Burroughs
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Josh Ellis, 2B Mike Freeman
Reinstated from DL: RHP Armando Galarraga, RHP Daniel Stange, C Robby Hammock, OF David Winfree

Atlanta Braves
Signed:
RHP Robert Roth (McAllen (North American)), C Victor Gomez (NDFA—Marshall), OF Sean Henry (Road Warriors (Atlantic))
Draft picks signed: RHP Mark Lamm (6), SS Seth Moranda (11)
Released: RHP Thomas Berryhill, RHP Eddie Morlan, LHP Stephen Foster
Recalled: RHP Cory Gearrin, SS Brandon Hicks
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jairo Asencio, RHP Cristhian Martinez
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Kenshin Kawakami, RHP Kyle Mertins, LHP Ben Swaggerty, 1B Jakob Dalfonso, 3B Donell Linares, OF Adam Milligan, OF Antoan Richardson, OF Hilton Richardson
Transferred to 60-day DL: RHP Reidy Escobar, C Ramon de los Santos
Reinstated from DL: RHP Luis De Luna, RHP Daniel Lopez, RHP Henry Mendez, RHP Ryan Weber, C Braeden Schlehuber, 2B Alejandro Sanchez, OF Adam Milligan, OF Antoan Richardson, OF Will Skinner

Baltimore Orioles
Signed:
LHP Brian Matusz*
Draft picks signed: RHP Mark Blackmar (16), RHP Jose Rivera (21), RHP Kyle Simon (4), RHP Tyler Wilson (10), LHP Eric Wooten (15), OF Jalen Simmons (24)
Released: RHP James Brandhorst, RHP Sam Taveras, RHP Corey Thomas, LHP Brandon Holloway, LHP Chris Lamb, C Michel Hernandez, 1B Gino Moranci, OF Cody Young
Recalled: LHP Pedro Viola
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Mitch Atkins, LHP Mark Hendrickson
Removed from 40-man: LHP Clay Rapada (outrighted to Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Brian Matusz
Optioned to Double-A: LHP Zach Britton
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jose Diaz, RHP Ryan Palsha, LHP Matt Drummond, LHP Aaron Wirsch
Reinstated from DL: RHP Eddie Gamboa, RHP Ryan O'Shea, 3B Tyler Kolodny

Boston Red Sox
Signed:
3B Alex Valdez
Released: LHP Mike Hacker
Recalled: RHP Scott Atchison, SS Yamaico Navarro
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Kyle Weiland
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Scott Atchison (twice)
Option transferred: RHP Stolmy Pimentel (Double-A to High-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Joe Holtmeyer, RHP Tyler Lockwood, RHP Scott Swinson, LHP Mitch Herold, 2B Nate Spears, 2B Tony Thomas, SS Jose Garcia, SS Jose Iglesias, OF Pete Hissey, OF Lucas LeBlanc
Reinstated from DL: RHP Brandon Duckworth, RHP Michael Lee, RHP Scott Swinson, RHP Brandon Workman, LHP Mike Hacker, C Mark Wagner, 2B Nate Spears, 2B Tony Thomas, 3B Will Middlebrooks

Chicago Cubs
Signed:
C Taylor Davis (NDFA—Morehead State)
Draft picks signed: RHP Ethan Elias (22), LHP Andrew McKirahan (21), C Neftali Rosario (6), OF Zeke DeVoss (3)
Released: C Max Kwan, 2B Vismeldy Bieneme, 2B Augie Ojeda, OF Fernando Perez, OF Jose Valdez
Recalled: RHP Chris Carpenter, RHP Casey Coleman, RHP Marcos Mateo
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Ramon Ortiz
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Chris Carpenter, RHP Casey Coleman, 2B D.J. LeMahieu, OF Lou Montanez
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Esmailin Caridad, RHP Rafael Dolis, RHP A.J. Morris, LHP Graham Hicks, SS Junior Lake
Reinstated from DL: RHP Rafael Diplan (twice), RHP Robinson Lopez, 2B Vismeldy Bieneme, OF Jose Valdez

Chicago White Sox
Signed:
LHP Brad Furnish (Bridgeport (Atlantic))
Draft picks signed: RHP Erik Johnson (2), RHP Cody Winiarski (36), C Mike Marjama (23), SS Marcus Semien (6), OF Keenyn Walker (1.5)
Recalled: C Tyler Flowers
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Joe Bisenius, RHP Paul Burnside, RHP Kyle Cofield, RHP Justin Collop, RHP Kyle McMillen, RHP Andre Rienzo, RHP Thomas Royse, RHP Miguel Socolovich, C Adam Ricks, 1B Dallas McPherson, SS Ethan Wilson, OF Justin Greene, OF Michael Restovich
Reinstated from DL: RHP Kyle Cofield, RHP Freddy Dolsi, RHP Jhonny Nunez, RHP Stephen Sauer, RHP Miguel Socolovich, LHP Garrett Johnson, C Adam Ricks, OF Michael Restovich

The White Sox signed Marcus Semien, a former California Golden Bear, and sent him straight to low Class A Kannapolis, where he got off to a 15-for-49 (.306) start with a homer, three doubles and a triple.

Cincinnati Reds
Signed:
RHP Robert Lewis-Walker
Draft picks signed: RHP Vaughn Covington (11), RHP Cole Green (9), OF Gabriel Rosa (2)
Released: RHP Mike Henry, RHP Ryan Smith, LHP Tzu-Kai Chiu
Recalled: RHP Carlos Fisher, SS Zack Cozart
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Dontrelle Willis
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Carlos Fisher, RHP Edinson Volquez, SS Paul Janish
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Juan Carlos Sulbaran, LHP Travis Webb, 3B Juan Francisco, SS Miguel Rojas
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Kevin Arico
Reinstated from DL: RHP Mike Henry, RHP Justin Lehr, RHP Derrik Lutz, RHP Brian Pearl, C Jordan Wideman, OF Quintin Berry

Cincinnati pulled the long anticipated Paul Janish-for-Zack Cozart shortstop switcheroo. Down goes Janish, who batted .227/.259/.271 in the bigs, and up comes Cozart, a 25-year-old who batted .310/.357/.467 for Triple-A Louisville and made his big league debut just before the all-star break.

The Reds signed Robert Lewis-Walker as an amateur out of South Africa.

Cleveland Indians
Signed:
C Michel Hernandez, C Raul Padron (Camden (Atlantic)), C Patric Tolentino (NDFA—Nebraska)
Draft picks signed: RHP Will Roberts (5), RHP Jack Wagoner (33), OF John Barr (39)
Recalled: RHP Josh Judy, RHP Zach McAllister, 2B Luis Valbuena
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Josh Judy, RHP Zach McAllister, 2B Cord Phelps
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Kyle Blair, LHP Kelvin de la Cruz, C Juan Apodaca, C Dwight Childs, 1B Nick Johnson, 3B Kyle Bellows
Reinstated from DL: RHP Trey Haley, C Luke Carlin

The Indians returned Zach McAllister to the International League, where he started the Triple-A all-star game. He threw two scoreless innings, striking out two of the final three batters he faced to earn the win.

Colorado Rockies
Signed:
RHP Blake Johnson, OF Joe Mather
Draft picks signed: RHP Ben Hughes (10), RHP Chris Jensen (6), SS Taylor Featherston (5), SS Trevor Story (1.5), OF Jaron Shepherd (33), OF Carl Thomore (2)
Released: RHP Clint Tilford, 3B Josh Fields
Recalled: RHP Edgmer Escalona, RHP Greg Reynolds, 3B Ian Stewart, OF Cole Garner (twice)
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Eric Stults
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Edgmer Escalona, RHP Clayton Mortensen, RHP Greg Reynolds, 2B Chris Nelson, 2B Eric Young Jr., OF Cole Garner
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Albert Campos, RHP Erik Stavert, C Bryce Massanari, 1B Mike Zuanich, 2B Brad Emaus, 2B Chris Nelson, SS Ryan Rohlinger
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Trevor Gibson, LHP Jonathan Vargas
Reinstated from DL: RHP Stephen Dodson, RHP Dustin Molleken, LHP Isaiah Froneberger, C Beau Seabury, SS Hector Gomez, SS Radames Nazario

The Rockies granted Josh Fields his release so he could sign with Yomiuri of Japan's Central League. With Triple-A Colorado Springs he hit for a 1.103 OPS in 178 at-bats, which included a home batting line of .425/.462/.811 with nine of his 11 homers.

Detroit Tigers
Signed:
2B Derrick Hudgins (NDFA—Hillsborough (Fla.) CC)
Draft pick signed: C Curtis Casali (10)
Released: 1B Billy Nowlin
Recalled: RHP Lester Oliveros, RHP Brayan Villarreal, LHP Adam Wilk, SS Danny Worth
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Brayan Villarreal, LHP Charlie Furbush, LHP Daniel Schlereth
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Nick Avila, RHP Kevan Hess, RHP Ramon Lebron, LHP Kenny Faulk, C Omir Santos, 2B Alexander Nunez, OF Deik Scram
Reinstated from DL: C John Murrian, 1B Clay Jones, 2B Alexander Nunez, 3B Audy Ciriaco, OF Edwin Gomez

Florida Marlins
Signed:
RHP Miguel Mejia (Bridgeport (Atlantic)), RHP Zach Simons
Draft picks signed: RHP Dejal Oliver (8), SS Josh Adams (13)
Released: RHP Albaro Estevez, RHP Jeremy Weber, LHP Forrest Moore
Acquired: RHP Cesar Valdez from Pirates for cash considerations
Recalled: RHP Chris Hatcher, LHP Brad Hand, OF Bryan Petersen
Removed from 40-man: 3B Jose Lopez (outrighted to Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jose Ceda
Optioned to Double-A: LHP Brad Hand
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Kevin Cravey, RHP Todd Doolittle, RHP Tyler Higgins, RHP Scott Lyman, RHP Matt Montgomery, RHP Helpi Reyes, RHP Jared Rogers, RHP Sandy Rosario, LHP Victor Garate, SS Pedro Mendoza, OF Josh Kroeger
Reinstated from DL: RHP Helpi Reyes, RHP Sandy Rosario, LHP Forrest Moore, C Gregg Glime

Houston Astros
Signed:
C J.R. Towles*
Released: RHP Mike Perconte, LHP Gustavo Chacin
Acquired: RHP Mickey Storey from Athletics for future considerations
Recalled: RHP David Carpenter, RHP Fernando Rodriguez, C Brian Esposito, OF Brian Bogusevic
Removed from 40-man: C Brian Esposito (outrighted to Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Lucas Harrell, C Brian Esposito, C J.R. Towles, OF Luis Durango
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Sergio Perez, RHP Brian Streilein, RHP Jose Valdez, C Brian Esposito, 2B Jose Vallejo
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Francisco Baso
Reinstated from DL: RHP Casey Fien, RHP Brad James, RHP Sergio Perez, LHP Douglas Arguello, SS Jacke Healey, OF Telvin Nash

Kansas City Royals
Signed:
OF Chris Elder (NDFA—Oral Roberts)
Draft picks signed: C Kenny Swab (21), 3B Adrian Morales (49)
Recalled: LHP Everett Teaford
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Sean O'Sullivan, LHP Danny Duffy, OF Jarrod Dyson
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Kevin Pucetas, LHP Edgar Osuna, SS Alex McClure, OF Tim Smith
Reinstated from DL: RHP Patrick Keating, LHP Crawford Simmons

Los Angeles Angels
Signed:
LHP Eddie Sipple (NDFA—Florida Southern), 1B Peter Copa (NDFA—Massachusetts)
Draft picks signed: LHP Nick Maronde (3), 1B C.J. Cron (1)
Added to 40-man roster: OF Mike Trout
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Tyler Chatwood
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jason Bulger, RHP Jose Perez, LHP Robert Fish, 2B Dwayne Bailey, 3B Dillon Baird, OF Jeremy Moore
Reinstated from DL: RHP Suammy Baez, LHP Robert Fish, OF Eric Oliver

Prior to his callup, a 19-year-old Mike Trout batted .324/.415/.534 in 290 at-bats for Double-A Arkansas, supplying 28 stolen bases in 36 attempts and a wide array of extra-base hits (nine homers, 12 doubles, 11 triples).

Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed:
RHP Justin Miller, RHP Robert Purpura (NDFA—Vanguard (Calif.)), RHP Jason West (NDFA—Stephen F. Austin State), LHP Eric Eadington (NDFA—Harvard), LHP Matt Laney (NDFA—Coastal Carolina)
Draft picks signed: C Pratt Maynard (3), 1B O'Koyea Dickson (12), 2B Malcolm Holland (33), SS Justin Boudreaux (14), SS Scott Wingo (11)
Released: RHP Mario Alvarez, RHP Alexis Pacheco, LHP Abner Ruiz, C Joe Lincoln, OF Austin King
Added to 40-man roster: OF Eugenio Velez
Optioned to Triple-A: SS Dee Gordon
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Steven Ames, RHP Luis Vasquez, C Steve Cilladi, C Jessie Mier, C Matt Wallach, 1B John Lindsey, SS Christian Lara
Reinstated from DL: RHP Carlos Frias, C Steve Cilladi, C B.J. LaRosa, C Jessie Mier, 1B John Lindsey, OF Nick Akins, OF Jay Gibbons

Milwaukee Brewers
Draft picks signed:
RHP Chad Thompson (27), RHP Tommy Toledo (11)
Released: RHP Damon Krestalude, C Gerald Ogrinc, OF Brandon Jones
Recalled: RHP Cody Scarpetta
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Tim Dillard, 1B Mat Gamel
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Cody Scarpetta
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Mark DiFelice, LHP Chase Wright, C Patrick Arlis, C Shawn Zarraga, 2B Mike Brownstein, SS Carlos George, OF Reggie Keen
Reinstated from DL: RHP Hiram Burgos, RHP Skyler Crawford, LHP Dan Meadows, C Michael Roberts, 2B Mike Brownstein, 3B Joey Paciorek, SS Carlos George, OF Reggie Keen

Minnesota Twins
Signed:
RHP Sam Gibbons
Released: LHP Andrey Lobanov
Optioned to Triple-A: C Rene Rivera, OF Rene Tosoni
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Nathan Fawbush, RHP Carlos Gutierrez, RHP Anthony Slama, LHP Tony Davis, LHP Mike Tarsi, LHP Matt Tone, C Kyle Knudson, SS Tyler Grimes, SS Adam Pettersen, OF Romy Jimenez, OF Nate Roberts
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jeff Manship, RHP Brad Stillings, LHP Spencer Steedley, SS Estarlin de los Santos, OF Joe Benson

This headline regarding Sam Gibbons says it all: Twins sign Aussie schoolboy.

New York Mets
Signed:
RHP Miguel Batista, LHP Shane Bay (NDFA—Sperry (Okla.) HS)
Draft picks signed: RHP Matthew Budgell (10), RHP Robert Gsellman (13), RHP Tyler Pill (4), OF Joe Tuschak (6)
Recalled: OF Fernando Martinez
Added to 40-man roster: 1B Nick Evans
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Fernando Martinez
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Ricky Brooks, 1B Sam Honeck, 2B J.B. Brown (twice), 2B Reese Havens, 2B Daniel Muno
Transferred to 60-day DL: LHP Mitch Houck, OF ZeErika McQueen
Reinstated from DL: LHP Brian Valenzuela, C Tyler Howe, C Dusty Ryan, 2B J.B. Brown, 2B Daniel Muno, 3B Zach Lutz, 3B Miguel Tejada

Shane Bay, no relation to Jason, opted to sign a free agent deal with the Mets rather than attend Cowley (Kan.) CC.

New York Yankees
Signed:
RHP Francisco Cruceta (Brockton (Can-Am)), RHP Joaquin Hinojosa (NDFA—Texas A&M), RHP Logan Kensing (Bridgeport (Atlantic)), 1B Jamie Mallard
Draft pick signed: OF Justin James (13)
Released: RHP Brian Gordon, RHP Fernando Hernandez, RHP Carlos Silva, RHP Kanekoa Texeira, RHP David Triplet, LHP Naoya Okamoto
Recalled: RHP Lance Pendleton
Removed from 40-man: RHP Buddy Carlyle (outrighted to Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Brian Gordon, RHP Ivan Nova, RHP Lance Pendleton, OF Chris Dickerson
Option transferred: RHP Ryan Pope (Triple-A to Double-A), OF Melky Mesa (High-A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Sean Black, RHP Jairo Heredia, LHP Kei Igawa, C Jesus Montero, C P.J. Pilittere, 2B Kevin Russo, 3B Mike Lamb, OF Dan Brewer, OF Slade Heathcott
Transferred to 60-day DL: RHP Conor Mullee
Reinstated from DL: RHP Mike Gipson, RHP Robert Paullus, RHP Ryan Pope, RHP Jose Ramirez, RHP Carlos Silva, LHP Francisco Rondon, C Ryan Baker, C P.J. Pilittere, 1B Jorge Vazquez, OF Dan Brewer, OF Slade Heathcott, OF Neil Medchill

The Yankees released Brian Gordon so that he could sign with SK Wyverns of Korea Baseball Organization.

Logan Kensing settled in at 93-94 mph during an outing for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this weekend, according to one observer.

Oakland Athletics
Draft picks signed:
2B Austin Booker (33)
Released: RHP Doug Mathis
Traded: RHP Mickey Storey to Astros for future considerations
Recalled: RHP Fautino de los Santos, RHP Trystan Magnuson
Designated for assignment: LHP Bobby Cramer
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Bruce Billings, RHP Graham Godfrey, RHP Trystan Magnuson, RHP Guillermo Moscoso, LHP Josh Outman
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Chris Mederos, RHP Paul Smyth, LHP Lenny DiNardo, LHP Carlos Hernandez, LHP Polin Trinidad, OF Tyreace House
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Alexis Juma
Reinstated from DL: RHP Connor Hoehn, RHP John Meloan, RHP Paul Smyth, LHP Jerry Blevins, LHP Bobby Cramer, LHP Ian Krol, OF Jose Rivero

Philadelphia Phillies
Signed:
RHP Dustin Cameron (Grand Prairie (American Association)), C Nolan Clark (NDFA—Yavapai (Ariz.) JC)
Released: RHP Tim Redding, RHP Jay Stephens
Recalled: 2B Pete Orr, SS Brian Bocock, OF John Mayberry Jr.
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Drew Carpenter
Removed from 40-man: SS Brian Bocock (outrighted to Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Scott Mathieson, RHP Vance Worley
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Phillippe Aumont, RHP Leonel Bastidas, RHP Jordan Ellis, RHP Percy Garner, RHP Mike McGuire, RHP Jesus Pirela, C Bronco Lafrenz, OF Luis Unda
Reinstated from DL: RHP Nate Bump, RHP Chance Chapman, RHP Percy Garner, RHP Josh Zeid, LHP Bryan Morgado, C Torre Langley, OF D'Arby Myers

Pittsburgh Pirates
Signed:
1B Billy Nowlin
Draft picks signed: RHP Colten Brewer (4), RHP Jason Creasy (8), C Ryan Hornback (27)
Released: RHP Brandon Holden, RHP Brent Klinger, C Joey Schoenfeld, 1B Billy Nowlin, OF Ping-Hung Chi, OF Daan Cornelissen
Traded: RHP Cesar Valdez to Marlins for cash considerations
Recalled: RHP Chris Leroux, RHP Brad Lincoln, 3B Josh Harrison, SS Pedro Ciriaco
Removed from 40-man: LHP Aaron Thompson (outrighted to Double-A), C Dusty Brown (outrighted to Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Brad Lincoln, RHP Tim Wood, 3B Pedro Alvarez
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Casey Sadler, LHP Brian Burres, LHP Colton Cain, 1B Calvin Anderson, 2B Brian Friday, 3B Jeremy Farrell
Reinstated from DL: RHP Brandon Holden, RHP Brent Klinger, RHP Quinton Miller, RHP Diego Moreno, RHP Casey Sadler, LHP Rudy Owens, C Wyatt Toregas, OF Jose Hernandez

St. Louis Cardinals
Signed:
RHP Blaine Boyer, LHP Ron Mahay, LHP Matt Rein (Lake Erie (Frontier)), LHP Rich Rundles, SS Garrett Wittels (NDFA—Florida International)
Draft picks signed: RHP Kevin Jacob (31), SS Kenny Peoples (4)
Released: RHP Aaron Terry
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Brandon Dickson, RHP P.J. Walters
Removed from 40-man: RHP Bryan Augenstein (outrighted to Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Brandon Dickson, 1B Mark Hamilton
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Javier Avendano, RHP Adam Ottavino, RHP Jose Rada, RHP Chase Reid, LHP Kevin Siegrist, C Nick Derba, C Cody Stanley, 1B Steve Hill, 1B Kleininger Teran, SS Freddie Bynum, OF D'Marcus Ingram
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jeff Lyman, C Cody Stanley, C Travis Tartamella, 1B Kleininger Teran, SS Freddie Bynum

San Diego Padres
Signed:
RHP Atlee Pearson (El Paso (American Association)), LHP Todd Privett (Windy City (Frontier))
Draft picks signed: RHP Cody Hebner (4), RHP Mark Pope (5)
Released: RHP Scott Munter
Recalled: C Luis Martinez
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Pat Neshek
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Matt Branham, RHP Matt Buschmann, RHP Matt Jackson, RHP Allen Marona, RHP Deiber Sanchez, LHP Noah Mull, SS Larry Moore, SS Beamer Weems, OF Eric Patterson
Reinstated from DL: RHP Matt Branham, RHP Samuel Deduno, RHP Deiber Sanchez, LHP Nick Schmidt, C Luis Martinez, 3B Vince Belnome

San Francisco Giants
Signed:
3B Stephen Yarrow (NDFA—San Francisco)
Draft pick signed: RHP Kyle Crick (1.5)
Released: OF Luis Munoz
Optioned to Triple-A: 1B Brandon Belt
Option transferred: SS Ehire Adrianza (Low-A to High-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Josh Banks, RHP Shane Loux, RHP Raymundo Montero, LHP Steven Snodgrass, LHP Clayton Tanner, 1B Luke Anders
Reinstated from DL: RHP Steve Edlefsen, RHP Austin Fleet, C Tyler LaTorre, OF Brett Krill, OF Steven Liles

Seattle Mariners
Signed:
C Travis Higgs (NDFA—San Francisco), 3B Steve Cochrane (NDFA—Georgia Southern)
Draft picks signed: RHP John Taylor (22), LHP Nick Valenza (18), 3B Steve Proscia (7), OF James Zamarripa (6)
Released: RHP Denny Bautista, LHP Royce Ring
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Blake Beavan, C Josh Bard, C Jose Yepez, 2B Kyle Seager
Removed from 40-man: RHP Chaz Roe (outrighted to Triple-A), LHP Edward Paredes (outrighted to Double-A), C Jose Yepez (outrighted to Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Mike Carp
Option transferred: LHP Mauricio Robles (High-A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Tim Boyce, RHP Willy Kesler, RHP Max Krakowiak, C Steve Baron, C Andrew Giobbi, C Angel Salome, 1B Dennis Raben, SS Nick Franklin, SS Jake Schlander, OF Nate Tenbrink
Placed on 60-day DL: LHP Brandol Perez
Transferred to 60-day DL: RHP Yovanny Olivero
Reinstated from DL: RHP Tim Boyce, RHP Steven Hensley, RHP Brandon Maurer, RHP Stephen Penney, RHP Ben Versnik, LHP Ryan Kiel, C Angel Salome, 3B Ramon Morla, SS Jake Schlander, OF Kuo Hui Lo

A seventh-round pick from Virginia, Steve Proscia signed for $160,000 and earned a tentative assignment to high Class A High Desert, where he has yet to debut.

The Mariners released Denny Bautista so that he could sign with Hanwha of Korea Baseball Organization.

Tampa Bay Rays
Draft picks signed:
RHP Jacob Faria (10), RHP Isaac Gil (31)
Released: RHP Chris Bootcheck
Acquired: RHP Matt Torra from Diamondbacks for cash considerations
Recalled: RHP Brandon Gomes, OF Brandon Guyer
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Andy Sonnanstine, OF Brandon Guyer
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Paul Phillips, RHP Wilking Rodriguez, RHP Trevor Shull, OF Desmond Jennings, OF Brett Nommensen
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jay Buente, RHP Wilking Rodriguez, RHP Kirby Yates, OF Brett Nommensen

Texas Rangers
Draft pick signed:
OF Desmond Henry (4)
Released: RHP Manny Delcarmen, RHP Anthony Haase, RHP Seth McClung, 3B Brian Barden
Added to 40-man roster: SS Omar Quintanilla
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Michael Kirkman, C Taylor Teagarden
Option transferred: OF Leonys Martin (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Justin Grimm, RHP Derek Hankins, RHP Neil Ramirez, LHP Kasey Kiker, 1B Chris McGuiness, OF Julio Borbon, OF Doug Deeds, OF Jhonny Gomez
Reinstated from DL: RHP Derek Hankins, RHP Neil Ramirez, RHP Ken Wiser, LHP Kasey Kiker, LHP Yoon-Hee Nam, OF Jhonny Gomez, OF Leonys Martin, OF Teodoro Martinez

Toronto Blue Jays
Signed:
RHP Thomas Berryhill
Draft picks signed: RHP Shane Farrell (46), SS Justin Atkinson (26)
Recalled: LHP Brett Cecil, SS Mike McCoy, OF Travis Snider
Removed from 40-man: 2B Jayson Nix (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Ben White, LHP John Anderson, LHP Evan Crawford, LHP Sean Nolin, C Ryan Budde, 1B Kevin Patterson, 3B Kellen Sweeney, OF Markus Brisker
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Shane Farrell
Reinstated from DL: RHP Andrew Liebel, RHP Deck McGuire, LHP John Anderson, LHP Sean Henn, LHP Sean Nolin, SS Jonathan Diaz, SS Ryan Goins, OF Darin Mastroianni, OF Travis Snider

Washington Nationals
Signed:
LHP J.C. Romero
Draft picks signed: RHP Dixon Anderson (9), RHP Taylor Hill (6), RHP Greg Holt (8)
Recalled: LHP Ross Detwiler, C Jesus Flores
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Collin Balester
Option transferred: OF Bryce Harper (Low-A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Trevor Holder, RHP Brad Meyers, LHP Lee Hyde, LHP Blake Monar, 2B Khayyan Norfork, 3B Justino Cuevas, 3B Tim Pahuta, OF Brett Newsome
Reinstated from DL: RHP Matt Swynenberg, LHP Lee Hyde, LHP Oliver Perez, C Carlos Maldonado, 3B Tim Pahuta, SS Jose Lozada, OF Chris Curran

The Nationals opted to have uber-prospect Bryce Harper bypass high Class A Potomac on his march to Washington. He earned the bump to Double-A by batting .320/.422/.544 with 14 homers and 48 RBIs in 76 games for low Class A Hagerstown.

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