Minor League Transactions: June 5-12

Official minor league transactions, conveyed to Baseball America by Major League Baseball, for the period June 5-12.

Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed:
SS Galli Cribbs (NDFA—Bellevue (Neb.))
Draft picks signed: RHP Nick Baker (29), RHP Tyler Bolton (33), RHP Michael Cetta (24), RHP Holden Helmink (12), RHP Brent Jones (4), RHP Will Landsheft (36), RHP Dan Savas (19), RHP Scott Schultz (10), RHP Kevin Simmons (16), LHP Zac Curtis (6), LHP Larry Pardo (38), C Tyler Baker (15), 1B Bennie Robinson (28), 2B Mike Abreu (17), 3B Tyler Humphreys (7), SS Isan Diaz (2s), SS Justin Gonzalez (9), SS Nate Robertson (27), OF Gerard Hernandez (21), OF Grant Heyman (8), OF Matt Railey (3), OF Marcus Wilson (2s)
Released: RHP Josh Slaats, SS Gerard Hall
Recalled: RHP Will Harris
Optioned to high Class A: RHP Trevor Cahill
Reinstated from DL: RHP Blake Perry, SS Gerard Hall


Atlanta Braves
Signed:
RHP Cody Scarpetta (Lancaster (Atlantic)), OF Andy Simunic (released by Astros, June 1)
Draft picks signed: RHP Brandon Barker (16), RHP Caleb Dirks (15), RHP Garrett Fulenchek (2), RHP Luis Gamez (11), RHP Max Povse (3), RHP Bradley Roney (8), RHP Chad Sobotka (4), RHP Jacob Webb (18), LHP Chris Diaz (5), LHP Kyle Kinman (25), C Sal Giardina (31), C Wigberto Nevarez (20), C Kevin Reiher (24), 1B Matt Tellor (10), 3B Jordan Edgerton (9), OF Keith Curcio (6), OF Sean Godfrey (22)
Released: RHP Chris Barczykowski, 2B Seth Moranda
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Alex Wood
Placed on 7-day DL: 3B Edward Salcedo, OF Will Skinner
Reinstated from DL: C Tyler Tewell

The Braves received surprisingly good work from starters Gavin Floyd and Aaron Harang through mid-June, which pushed sophomore lefty Alex Wood to the bullpen. The continued success of those veterans, combined with the return of reliever Jordan Walden, then pushed Wood to Triple-A Gwinnett, where he can work in the rotation after not starting for Atlanta since May 4. Wood made 11 relief appearances in the interim, striking out 11.2 per nine innings but with a 1.63 WHIP in 15 1/3 innings.


Baltimore Orioles
Draft picks signed:
2B Steve Wilkerson (8), OF Jay Gonzalez (10)
Released: RHP Heath Bell, RHP Inocencio Heredia, OF Rockny Martinez
Recalled: RHP Kevin Gausman, LHP Tim Berry
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Evan Meek, RHP Josh Stinson
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Brad Brach, RHP Preston Guilmet, RHP Evan Meek
Optioned to Double-A: LHP Tim Berry
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP David Richardson, C Jack Graham, C Scott Kalush, C Wynston Sawyer, 2B Jerome Pena
Reinstated from DL: SS Jeff Kemp


Boston Red Sox
Signed:
OF Andres Torres
Draft picks signed: RHP Chandler Shepherd (13), 3B Jordan Betts (18)
Released: LHP Christian Perdomo
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Alex Hassan
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Sergio Gomez, RHP Simon Mercedes, RHP Jose Valdez, RHP Raynel Velette, C Carlos Coste, OF Jesus Loya
Reinstated from DL: RHP Mario Alcantara, LHP Drake Britton, C Zach Kapstein, 1B David Chester, 1B Matt Gedman


Chicago Cubs
Signed:
C Yorvit Torrealba (released by Angels, March 23)
Draft pick signed: C Kyle Schwarber (1)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jose Arias, RHP Austin Reed, RHP Julio Rodriguez, RHP Duane Underwood, C Will Remillard
Reinstated from DL: RHP Marcos Mateo, RHP Jen-Ho Tseng, 2B Stephen Bruno, OF Josh Vitters


Chicago White Sox
Signed:
RHP Dane Stone (River City (Frontier)), SS Eddy Alvarez (NDFA—Salt Lake CC), OF Chevy Clarke (released by Angels, June 1)
Draft picks signed: RHP Spencer Adams (2), RHP Matt Cooper (16), RHP Brannon Easterling (20), RHP Evin Einhardt (29), RHP Josh Goossen-Brown (31), RHP Zach Thompson (5), RHP David Trexler (17), LHP Tanner Banks (18), LHP Aaron Bummer (19), LHP Brian Clark (9), LHP Jace Fry (3), LHP Mike Gomez (13), C Brett Austin (4), C Michael Hollenbeck (23), 1B Marc Flores (30), 1B Ryan Jones (27), 2B Jake Jarvis (10), 2B Jake Peter (7), 3B Blair Moore (28), 3B Kevin Swick (22), SS Ethan Gross (26), SS John Ziznewski (8), OF Michael Danner (34), OF Louie Lechich (6), OF Mason Robbins (25), OF Louis Silverio (33), OF Michael Suiter (24)
Released: OF Gorkys Hernandez
Acquired: RHP Shawn Hill and OF Matt Tuiasosopo from Blue Jays for cash
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Charlie Leesman
Reinstated from DL: RHP Matt Zaleski, LHP Evan Crawford, 2B Micah Johnson

Anything but the typical nondrafted free agent, Eddy Alvarez last played junior-college ball in 2011, concentrating his energies since then on qualifying for the Olympics as a speedskater. (The 24-year-old won a sliver medal at the most-recent winter games.) This detailed story from NBC’s Olympics coverage details Alvarez’s amateur baseball career and his rehab from injuries to both knees.

The third of three first-round selections by the Angels in 2010, center fielder Chevy Clarke showed modest speed and plate discipline in five seasons in the Los Angeles system, batting .219/.306/.337 with strikeouts 27 percent of the time. He hit .173 in 36 games at high Class A Inland Empire this year prior to his release, but maybe he can build momentum at a lower classification. This isn’t the first time the White Sox have signed an Angels prospect who flamed out. They previously signed lefthander Trevor Reckling in November 2012, following his release.


Cincinnati Reds
Draft picks signed:
RHP Tejay Antone (5), RHP Zachary Correll (13), RHP Brian Hunter (9), RHP Conor Krauss (20), RHP Jose Lopez (6), RHP Tyler Parmenter (21), RHP Jake Paulson (27), LHP Brennan Bernardino (26), LHP Jacob Moody (17), LHP Ty Sterner (23), LHP Michael Sullivan (29), LHP Seth Varner (10), 1B Paul Kronenfeld (25), 1B Brian O’Grady (8), 3B Gavin LaValley (4), 3B Montrell Marshall (12), SS Josciel Veras (30), OF Jimmy Pickens (15)
Released: C Josh Kennelly, 1B Jhimmy Lopez, 1B Logan Uxa
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Donald Lutz
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Pedro Diaz, RHP Joe Mantoni, RHP Austin Salter, RHP Mike Saunders, RHP Pedro Villarreal, LHP Sean Lucas, LHP Jordan Remer, LHP Nick Routt, 1B Mike Costanzo, 2B Sammy Diaz, 2B Robert Ramirez
Reinstated from DL: LHP David Holmberg, OF Jeff Gelalich


Cleveland Indians
Draft picks signed:
RHP Jordan Carter (22), RHP J.P. Feyereisen (16), RHP Julian Merryweather (5), LHP David Speer (27), 2B Steven Patterson (10), 2B Drake Roberts (29), SS Austin Fisher (13)
Optioned to Triple-A: 1B Jesus Aguilar
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Matt Packer, OF Bryson Myles, OF Anthony Santander
Reinstated from DL: C Jake Lowery, 3B Joe Sever, SS Yandy Diaz, OF Cody Ferrell


Colorado Rockies
Signed:
RHP Mike Piazza (Laredo (American Association)), RHP Brett Tomko (released by Royals, June 3), 3B Josh Fuentes (NDFA—Saddleback (Calif.) CC)
Draft picks signed: RHP Taylor Black (26), RHP Hunter Brothers (30), RHP Ryan Castellani (2), RHP Alec Crawford (25), RHP Gavin Glanz (23), RHP Alec Kenilvort (15), RHP James Lomangino (18), RHP Josh Michalec (21), RHP Andrew Rohrbach (9), RHP Logan Sawyer (29), RHP Craig Schlitter (27), RHP Dylan Thompson (31), RHP Grahamm Wiest (14), LHP Dylan Craig (12), LHP Kyle Freeland (1), LHP Sam Howard (3), LHP Harrison Musgrave (8), LHP Jerry Vasto (24), C Jordan Parris (20), C Troy Stein (10), 1B Roberto Ramos (16), 3B Shane Hoelscher (17), SS Sam Bumpers (22), SS Max George (6), OF Wes Rogers (4), OF Drew Weeks (7)
Released: C Michael Vaughn, OF Jose Monzon
Recalled: RHP Chad Bettis, RHP Chris Martin, LHP Tyler Matzek
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Christian Bergman, RHP Eddie Butler
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Chad Bettis
Designated for assignment: RHP Wilton Lopez
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Rafael Betancourt, RHP Trent Blank, RHP Jacob Newberry, RHP Dan Winkler, LHP Sam Moll, 3B Ashley Graeter, OF Tim Wheeler
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Simon Castro, RHP Josh Sullivan
Reinstated from DL: LHP Tyler Anderson, LHP Jayson Aquino, 2B Mike Benjamin Jr., 2B Tim Smalling

Double-A Tulsa righty Dan Winkler becomes one of the latest young pitchers to require Tommy John surgery, which is doubly unfortunate in light of the fact he led the minors in WHIP (0.71) and opponent average (.139) while ranking second in ERA (1.41) at the time he injured his elbow.


Detroit Tigers
Draft picks signed:
RHP Jacob Butler (29), RHP Jack Fischer (26), RHP Nate Fury (36), RHP Josh Heddinger (14), RHP Gabe Hemmer (24), RHP A.J. Ladwig (11), RHP Gage Smith (25), RHP Spenser Watkins (30), LHP Tyler Ford (27), LHP Trent Szkutnik (20), C Grayson Greiner (3), C Micheal Thomas (22), 1B Corey Baptist (17), 2B Brett Pirtle (23), 3B Will Maddox (18), 3B Joey Pankake (7), SS Will Kengor (28), SS Garrett Mattlage (12), OF Mike Gerber (15), OF Ross Kivett (6)
Released: RHP Eduardo Sanchez, C Luis Exposito
Acquired: C Manny Pina from Mariners for cash
Removed from 40-man: SS Danny Worth (outrighted to Triple-A)
Reinstated from DL: LHP Robbie Ray


Houston Astros
Draft picks signed:
RHP Dean Deetz (11), RHP Justin Ferrell (36), RHP Brandon McNitt (27), RHP Eric Peterson (37), RHP Ryan Thompson (23), LHP Bryan Radziewski (9), 1B Dex McCall (31), 1B Bryan Muniz (22), 1B A.J. Reed (2), 2B Alex Hernandez (40), 2B Mott Hyde (26), 3B J.D. Davis (3), 3B Connor Goedert (15), OF Bobby Boyd (8), OF Edwin Medina (33)
Released: OF Chris Epps
Traded: OF Adron Chambers to Blue Jays for LHP Alejandro Solarte and 2B Will Dupont
Recalled: LHP Rudy Owens
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Paul Clemens, LHP Rudy Owens
Reinstated from DL: RHP Brady Rodgers, LHP Luis Cruz


Kansas City Royals
Draft picks signed:
RHP Evan Beal (21), RHP Todd Eaton (34), RHP Corey Ray (5), RHP Eric Sandness (23), LHP Nick Green (10), LHP Foster Griffin (1), LHP Brennan Henry (17), LHP Tim Hill (32), LHP Emilio Ogando (12), LHP Eric Skoglund (3), LHP Eric Stout (13), LHP Brandon Thomas (24), LHP Ian Tompkins (14), LHP Cole Way (38), C Kyle Pollock (20), C Chase Vallot (1s), 1B Joshua Banuelos (28), 1B Ryan O’Hearn (8), 1B Robert Pehl (11), SS D.J. Burt (4), SS Mike Hill (22), SS Corey Toups (15), OF DonAndre Clark (33), OF Logan Moon (6), OF Brandon Thomasson (9)
Released: C Eddy Melo, 2B Alfredo Patino, 3B Cody King, OF Cory Scammell
Recalled: LHP Donnie Joseph
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Wilking Rodriguez
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Kyle Zimmer
Reinstated from DL: C Chad Johnson, C Francisco Pena, 1B Jared Schlehuber, SS Angel Franco, OF Elier Hernandez

The Royals officially placed top prospect Kyle Zimmer on the disabled list with a strained muscle in his back. He reached Double-A Northwest Arkansas late last season but hasn’t pitched in 2014, initially for what the Royals described as a conservation program that would keep him in extended spring training through May in an effort to keep him fresh for the big league pennant drive.


Los Angeles Angels
Draft picks signed: RHP Jake Jewell (5), RHP Ronnie Muck (30), RHP Jeremy Rhoades (4), RHP Austin Robichaux (18), RHP Zach Varela (23), RHP Nick Wagner (31), LHP Greg Mahle (15), LHP Jake Petersen (33), C Brandon Gildea (36), 3B Andrew Daniel (11), SS Jake Yacinich (8), OF Caleb Adams (10), OF Tyler Palmer (21)
Released: RHP Yeiper Castillo, RHP Jose Valdivia, LHP Colin O’Keefe, C Abel Baker
Recalled: RHP Cory Rasmus, LHP Hector Santiago
Optioned to Triple-A: 2B Grant Green
Removed from 40-man: RHP Mike Brady (outrighted to Double-A), RHP Jarrett Grube, LHP Brooks Raley (both players outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Brooks Raley
Reinstated from DL: RHP Yoslan Herrera, RHP Joe Krehbiel


Los Angeles Dodgers
Draft picks signed:
RHP Matt Campbell (9), RHP Karch Kowalczyk (37), RHP John Richy (3), 1B Scott De Jong (32), 3B Jared Walker (5), SS Tyler Wampler (17), OF Devan Ahart (16), OF Colin Hering (10), OF Alex Verdugo (2)
Released: RHP Bryan Munoz, RHP Hector Nelo, RHP Franklin Perez, RHP Nelson Sandoval, 2B Zach Babitt, 2B Tyger Pederson, SS Jarod Jamerson, OF Josh Henderson
Loaned to Mexican League: RHP Francisco Villa (to Monclova)
Added to 40-man roster: SS Miguel Rojas
Optioned to Triple-A: SS Erisbel Arruebarrena
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Josh Ravin, 2B Ryan Adams
Reinstated from DL: RHP Francisco Villa, 1B Aaron Bates

Tyger Pederson is older brother to Dodgers top prospect Joc, a center fielder at Triple-A Albuquerque. The Dodgers selected Tyger in the 33rd round of the 2013 draft out of Pacific.

The Dodgers swapped shortstops, demoting Erisbel Arruebarrena to Triple-A so he can play every day and committing a 40-man roster spot to minor league veteran Miguel Rojas, whom they can play (or not play) as a utility infielder. Arruebarrena had filled in for the injured Hanley Ramirez.


Miami Marlins
Signed:
LHP James Buckelew (NDFA—Belmont), LHP Alan Scott (NDFA—Sam Houston State)
Draft picks signed: RHP Steven Farnworth (23), RHP Kyle Fischer (30), RHP Greg Greve (29), RHP Justin Hepner (36), RHP Nick Williams (26), LHP Christian MacDonald (25), LHP Kyle Porter (31), C Brad Haynal (18), 1B Eric Fisher (17), 1B Austen Smith (33), 2B Brian Anderson (3), 2B Ryan Cranmer (24), 2B Mason Davis (19)
Released: RHP Henry Rodriguez
Optioned to Triple-A: 1B Justin Bour
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Micah Owings, C Taylor Krick, 2B Miguel Tejada, SS Javier Lopez, OF Kentrell Dewitt
Reinstated from DL: RHP Sam Dyson, OF Brian Bogusevic


Milwaukee Brewers
Draft picks signed:
RHP Bubba Blau (24), RHP David Burkhalter (6), RHP Luke Curtis (18), RHP Kaleb Earls (13), RHP Brock Hudgens (31), RHP Caleb Smith (15), RHP Cy Sneed (3), RHP Taylor Stark (30), LHP David Carver (35), C Greg McCall (9), OF Troy Stokes (4)
Recalled: RHP Mike Fiers
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Chris Razo, 1B Garrett Cooper, 2B Greg Hopkins
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jacob Barnes, RHP Alfredo Figaro, RHP Greg Holle, 1B Garrett Cooper


Minnesota Twins
Draft picks signed:
RHP Andro Cutura (7), RHP Randy LeBlanc (10), RHP Keaton Steele (8), LHP Sam Clay (4), SS Nick Gordon (1), OF Max Murphy (9)
Released: RHP Tanner Mendonca, LHP Andrew Ferreira, LHP Matt Hoffman, LHP Hein Robb, 3B Javier Pimentel, SS Adam Pettersen
Optioned to Triple-A: C Josmil Pinto
Placed on 7-day DL: OF Corey Wimberly
Reinstated from DL: C Chris Herrmann, C Matt Koch, OF Lance Ray

Josmil Pinto hit a respectable .222/.323/.407 though 43 games as a rookie catcher, but the Twins demoted him to Triple-A Rochester so that he could continue to play every day.


New York Mets
Draft picks signed:
RHP Matt Blackham (29), RHP Connor Buchmann (11), LHP David Roseboom (17), C Darryl Knight (14), 1B Dash Winningham (8), 2B William Fulmer (22), SS Milton Ramos (3)
Released: 3B Zach Lutz
Recalled: OF Andrew Brown
Added to 40-man roster: C Taylor Teagarden
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Scott Rice, C Travis d’Arnaud
Removed from 40-man: RHP Buddy Carlyle (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Miller Diaz, RHP Noah Syndergaard, RHP Jeff Walters, SS Phillip Evans
Reinstated from DL: RHP Noah Syndergaard, LHP T.J. Chism, LHP John Mincone, 3B Anthony Seratelli

Triple-A Vegas righty Noah Syndergaard made only one start in between stints on the disabled list. He quickly recovered from a forearm strain, only to injure his non-throwing shoulder in a home-plate collision during the first inning his next time out.

Not many catchers during the past quarter-century have started their careers as slowly as Travis d’Arnaud, whom the Mets optioned to Triple-A last week. According to Baseball-Reference.com’s adjusted-OPS statistic, just five catchers since 1989 have registered a lower OPS+ than d’Arnaud (57) through their first two seasons (min. 250 plate appearances).

The Mets released 28-year-old Triple-A third baseman Zach Lutz so that he could sign with Rakuten in Japan.


New York Yankees
Released:
RHP Cole Kimball
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Matt Daley, 2B Scott Sizemore
Removed from 40-man: RHP Alfredo Aceves (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Joey Maher, RHP Dallas Martinez, RHP Jose Mesa Jr., LHP Caleb Frare, C Jose Gil, C Luis Torrens, 1B Mike Ford, 2B Derek Toadvine, OF Claudio Custodio, OF Adonis Garcia, OF Danny Oh, OF Mikeson Oliberto
Transferred to 60-day DL: RHP Gabe Encinas, RHP Conor Mullee, RHP Luis Niebla, LHP Dietrich Enns, 3B Kevin Cornelius, 3B Matt Duran, OF Ericson Leonora
Reinstated from DL: RHP Giovanny Gallegos, 3B Rob Segedin, OF Yeicok Calderon


Oakland Athletics
Released:
RHP Fernando Nieve
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Justin Marks
Removed from 40-man: OF Kent Matthes (outrighted to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: SS Hiroyuki Nakajima, OF Aaron Shipman
Reinstated from DL: LHP Andrew Werner, SS Addison Russell

System No. 1 prospect Addison Russell returned from a two-month stay on the disabled list (hamstring injury) to go 3-for-16 (.188) through his first five games at high Class A Stockton.


Philadelphia Phillies
Signed:
2B Nate Spears (Somerset (Atlantic))
Draft picks signed: RHP Matt Hockenberry (9), RHP Sam McWilliams (8), RHP Aaron Nola (1), RHP Chris Oliver (4), RHP Preston Packrall (24), RHP Calvin Rayburn (16), RHP Bryan Sova (25), LHP Joey DeNato (19), C Joel Fisher (23), C Sean McHugh (18), 1B Rhys Hoskins (5), 2B Derek Campbell (20), 2B Tim Zier (21), 3B Damek Tomscha (17), SS Emmanuel Marrero (7), SS Drew Stankiewicz (11), OF Chase Harris (14), OF Matt Shortall (10)
Released: RHP Jorge Serrano, LHP Jay Johnson, OF Anthony Hewitt
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Ken Giles, SS Ronny Cedeno
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Luis Garcia
Removed from 40-man: LHP Cesar Jimenez, OF Tyson Gillies (both players outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Drew Anderson, RHP Steven Inch, OF Everett Williams
Reinstated from DL: C Lars Davis, OF Jiwan James

Phillies 2008 first-rounder Anthony Hewitt played his way off third base by his third pro season and out of the organization during his seventh, hitting .140 in 34 games at Double-A Reading this year. He batted .223/.264/.370 in 595 career games—even hitting 16 homers and stealing 21 bases in 2013—but as is the case with many busted prospects, he struck out too much for his bat or power to play. In Hewitt’s case he whiffed 33 percent of the time.


Pittsburgh Pirates
Draft picks signed:
RHP Jess Amedee (27), RHP Austin Coley (8), RHP Eric Dorsch (15), RHP Montana DuRapau (32), RHP Tyler Eppler (6), RHP Alex McRae (10), RHP Nick Neumann (28), RHP Luis Paula (31), RHP Sam Street (16), LHP John Sever (20), C Taylor Gushue (4), 2B Erik Lunde (18), SS Tyler Filliben (12), SS Cole Tucker (1), OF Carl Anderson (19), OF Michael Suchy (5)
Recalled: LHP Jeff Locke, OF Gregory Polanco
Added to 40-man roster: SS Michael Martinez
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Casey Sadler
Removed from 40-man: RHP Vin Mazzaro (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jake Brigham, RHP Hayden Hurst, RHP Zack Von Rosenberg, LHP Nate Baker, LHP Daniel Schlereth, C Francisco Diaz, OF Walker Gourley, OF Gavi Nivar
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jeff Inman, RHP Robby Rowland, 3B D.J. Crumlich, 3B Brent Morel, OF Chris Dickerson

Pirates top prospect Gregory Polanco tore up the Triple-A International League, which he still leads with 134 total bases more than a week after his big league callup. He hit .347/.405/.540 with seven homers and 15 steals in 62 games for Indianapolis, in what figures to be his last extended stay in the minors.


St. Louis Cardinals
Draft picks signed:
RHP Landon Beck (25), RHP Tyler Bray (26), RHP Tyler Dunnington (28), RHP Matt Pearce (13), RHP Daniel Poncedeleon (9), RHP Cody Schumacher (36), RHP Davis Ward (40), RHP Ronnie Williams (2), RHP Josh Wirsu (30), LHP Jordan DeLorenzo (12), LHP Sasha Kuebel (38), C Cole Lankford (27), C Brian O’Keefe (7), 1B Casey Grayson (21), 2B Darren Seferina (5), 2B Casey Turgeon (24), 3B Julian Barzilli (31), OF Blake Drake (18), OF Collin Radack (20), OF Nick Thompson (8)
Released: RHP Aidan Lucas
Placed on 7-day DL: OF Ronald Castillo
Reinstated from DL: RHP Dixon Llorens, RHP Ronnie Shaban, C Dante Rosenberg, C Gerwuins Velazco, 1B Justin Ringo, SS Aledmys Diaz, OF James Ramsey


San Diego Padres
Draft picks signed:
RHP Aaron Cressley (26), RHP Chris Huffman (14), RHP Seth Lucio (12), RHP T.J. Weir (17), RHP Tyler Wilson (20), RHP Tyler Wood (37), LHP Ryan Atwood (30), LHP Taylor Cox (16), LHP Thomas Dorminy (10), LHP Max MacNabb (18), LHP Travis Radke (25), C Mike Fitzgerald (27), SS Mitch Morales (29), OF Yale Rosen (11)
Removed from 40-man: LHP Jason Lane (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Johnny Barbato, LHP Chris Rearick
Reinstated from DL: RHP Coby Cowgill, 1B Lee Orr


San Francisco Giants
Placed on 7-day DL:
RHP Derek Law
Reinstated from DL: LHP Josh Osich

An MRI revealed forearm tightness for Double-A Richmond closer Derek Law. He led the Eastern League with 13 saves at the time he hit the disabled list.


Seattle Mariners
Draft picks signed:
RHP Dan Altavilla (5), RHP Trey Cochran-Gill (17), RHP Marvin Gorgas (13), RHP Tyler Herb (29), RHP Kody Kerski (8), RHP Peter Miller (9), RHP Jay Muhammad (11), LHP Jarrett Brown (22), LHP Taylor Byrd (7), LHP Nick Kiel (18), LHP Lane Ratliff (6), LHP Ryan Yarbrough (4), C James Alfonso (30), C Adam Martin (10), 1B Sheehan Planas-Arteaga (24), 2B Chase Nyman (32), SS Jay Baum (21), SS Tom Verdi (33), SS Nelson Ward (12), OF Austin Cousino (3), OF Gareth Morgan (2s), OF Taylor Zeutenhorst (38)
Released: RHP Mike MacDougal, RHP Zach Miner
Traded: C Manny Pina to Tigers for cash
Recalled: 1B Jesus Montero
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Taijuan Walker
Option transferred: 1B Ji-Man Choi (Triple-A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Matt Palmer, RHP Carson Smith, RHP Thyago Vieira, LHP Nick Hill, OF Ian Miller
Reinstated from DL: RHP Moises Hernandez, RHP Stephen Pryor, LHP Clay Rapada, SS Chris Taylor, OF Aaron Barbosa


Tampa Bay Rays
Signed:
RHP Tommy Lawrence (NDFA—Maine), C Josh Rapacz (NDFA—George Fox (Ore.)), 2B Matt Ford (NDFA—Hofstra), OF Jonathan Freemyer (NDFA—Northwestern Oklahoma State)
Draft picks signed: RHP Michael Franco (7), RHP Kyle McKenzie (20), RHP Chris Pike (9), RHP Bradley Wallace (10), LHP Steve Ascher (17), LHP Kyle Bird (35), LHP Ryan Pennell (22), C Mac James (6), 1B Casey Gillaspie (1), 1B Nic Wilson (24), 2B Jace Conrad (13), 3B Carter Burgess (28), 3B Daniel Miles (8), SS Alec Sole (18), OF Chris DeMorais (38), OF Chris Knott (34)
Recalled: RHP Kirby Yates
Optioned to Triple-A: C Ali Solis
Removed from 40-man: RHP Josh Lueke (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Ian Kendall, RHP Jared Mortensen
Reinstated from DL: RHP Andrew Hanse, OF Taylor Motter


Texas Rangers
Draft picks signed:
RHP Gio Abreu (14), RHP Johnny Fasola (31), RHP Luis Ortiz (1), RHP Cody Palmquist (30), RHP Adam Parks (33), RHP Joe Watson (12), LHP Nick Dignacco (40), LHP Brett Martin (4), OF Luke Tendler (29)
Recalled: RHP Ben Rowen
Added to 40-man roster: OF Brad Snyder
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Aaron Poreda
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Randy Henry, RHP Ryan Rodebaugh, RHP Kelvin Vasquez, 3B Nick Vickerson, OF Zach Cone, OF Nick Williams
Reinstated from DL: RHP Cody Buckel, RHP Scott Richmond, 1B Trever Adams, SS Luis Marte


Toronto Blue Jays
Signed:
RHP Luis Ayala (released by Orioles, May 31)
Draft picks signed: RHP Justin Shafer (8), C Matt Morgan (4), OF Lane Thomas (5)
Released: LHP Ryan Rowland-Smith, 3B Kellen Sweeney
Traded: RHP Shawn Hill and OF Matt Tuiasosopo to White Sox for cash
Traded: LHP Alejandro Solarte and 2B Will Dupont to Astros for OF Adron Chambers
Recalled: RHP Bobby Korecky, OF Darin Mastroianni
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Kevin Pillar
Option transferred: OF Kenny Wilson (Triple-A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Ricky Romero, C Pierce Rankin, OF Brett Carroll
Reinstated from DL: RHP Shawn Hill, RHP Greg Infante, RHP John Stilson, LHP Sean Nolin, C Seth Conner, OF Brad Glenn

The Blue Jays released 2010 second-rounder Kellen Sweeney, the 22-year-old third baseman who is the younger brother of Cubs outfielder Ryan. Kellen never developed much feel to hit, batting .199/.304/.300 in nearly 1,000 career plate appearances and topping out at high Class A Dunedin this season.


Washington Nationals
Released:
RHP Brad Meyers
Recalled: C Sandy Leon
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Blake Treinen
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP David Fischer, RHP Jake Johansen, RHP Taylor Jordan, LHP Kylin Turnbull
Reinstated from DL: RHP Blake Schwartz