Minor League Transactions: May 11-17

Players listed with an asterisk (*) signed minor league contracts, replacing major league pacts with the same organization.

The Royals have debuted seven shiny new rookies this season, and they're not done yet. Mike Moustakas and Mike Montgomery are heating up for Triple-A Omaha. Keep up with all 2011 big league debuts, complete with their draft/signing status and their signing scouts.

Arizona Diamondbacks
Placed on 7-day DL:
RHP Tyler Green

Atlanta Braves
Signed:
SS Kyle Davis
Released: 1B Riaan Spanjer-Furstenburg
Placed on suspended list: OF Mycal Jones
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Scott Proctor
Placed on 7-day DL: C Jesus Sucre
Reinstated from DL: 3B Donell Linares, 3B Dan Nelson, OF Adam Milligan

Riaan Spanjer-Furstenburg won MVP honors in the ’09 Appalachian League for hitting .359 and winning the batting title, but he's done little of note since. The 23-year-old batted .188/.212/.266 (12-for-64) for high Class A Lynchburg prior to his release.

Police arrested Mycal Jones early on the morning of May 13 and charged him with DUI. The Braves converted the erstwhile shortstop (43 errors in 125 games last year) to center field at Double-A Mississippi this season.

Baltimore Orioles
Removed from 40-man:
RHP Josh Rupe (outrighted to Triple-A)
Option transferred: RHP Chorye Spoone (Triple-A to Double-A)

Boston Red Sox
Released:
LHP Kris Johnson, C Paul Hoover
Placed on suspended list: RHP Miguel Celestino, RHP Garrett Rau, C Leonel Escobar, C Christian Vazquez
Recalled: RHP Scott Atchison
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Felix Doubront, 2B Sean Coyle, 2B Nate Spears
Reinstated from DL: RHP Chris Balcom-Miller, C Paul Hoover, C Josue Peley
Reinstated from DL: SS Brent Dlugach
Reinstated from inactive list: C Christian Vazquez, C Mark Wagner

The 40th overall pick in the ’06 draft, lefty Kris Johnson never got over the Triple-A hump, going 11-28, 6.09 for Pawtucket with a 1.69 WHIP, based largely on a crazy-high 11.6 hits allowed per nine innings.

The South Atlantic League handed down suspensions to key participants, including the four players listed above, in the Greenville-Charleston brawl on May 14.

Chicago Cubs
Recalled:
LHP Scott Maine, C Welington Castillo
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Doug Davis, OF Tony Campana
Removed from 40-man: RHP Thomas Diamond (outrighted to Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Justin Berg, RHP Marcos Mateo, OF Tyler Colvin
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Kyle Smit, OF Jim Adduci, OF D.J. Fitzgerald, OF Brett Jackson
Reinstated from DL: RHP Dallas Beeler, RHP Kyle Smit, LHP Graham Hicks, C Mario Mercedes
Placed on temporarily inactive list: OF Matt Szczur
Reinstated from inactive list: OF Matt Szczur

Chicago White Sox
Released:
LHP Miguel Negron, SS Kyle Davis, OF Ozzie Lewis
Added to 40-man roster: 3B Dallas McPherson
Option transferred: RHP Gregory Infante (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Nathan Jones, RHP Jhonny Nunez
Reinstated from DL: RHP Joe Bisenius, LHP Wes Whisler, SS Kyle Davis, SS Tyler Saladino

After 11 years as a minor league center fielder (18th overall pick, ’00 Blue Jays), Miguel Negron converted to the mound this season. Pitching for low Class A Kannapolis, the 28-year-old lefty worked 8 2/3 innings, recording six strikeouts, seven walks and 10 runs.

Cincinnati Reds
Signed:
3B Juan Francisco*
Released: C Chase Weems, 1B Eric Eymann
Placed on restricted list: OF Welinton Ramirez
Recalled: RHP Jordan Smith
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Carlos Fisher, RHP Mike Leake, 2B Chris Valaika, 3B Juan Francisco
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Blaine Howell
Reinstated from DL: RHP Justin Lehr, RHP Juan Carlos Sulbaran, 1B Carlos Mendez

Cleveland Indians
Released:
2B Dan DeGeorge
Traded: OF Bubba Bell to Mets for future considerations
Placed on restricted list: OF John Drennen
Recalled: OF Travis Buck
Placed on 7-day DL: SS Jason Donald
Placed on temporarily inactive list: RHP Carlos Moncrief

Drennen faces a 50-game suspension for testing positive for Clomiphene, a performance-enhancing substance.

Colorado Rockies
Released:
RHP Jesus Colome, 2B Jason Van Kooten
Optioned to Triple-A: 3B Ian Stewart
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Dustin Molleken, 1B Mike Paulk, 2B Brad Emaus
Reinstated from DL: RHP Andrew Johnston, LHP Craig Bennigson, LHP Joe Torres, OF Mike Mitchell, OF Brian Rike
Placed on temporarily inactive list: RHP Albert Campos, RHP Andy Graham, LHP Craig Bennigson
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Albert Campos, RHP Josh Slaats, C Jordan Pacheco, OF Jeff Salazar

Sandwiched around optional assignment to Triple-A Colorado Springs, Ian Stewart went 1-for-21 (.048) with seven whiffs in the big leagues.

Detroit Tigers
Released:
OF Clay Timpner
Acquired: OF Adam Calderone from Blue Jays for future considerations
Added to 40-man roster: OF Andy Dirks
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jose Ortega
Placed on temporarily inactive list: RHP Chris Oxspring

Florida Marlins
Released:
OF Erik Lis
Recalled: RHP Steven Cishek
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Steven Cishek, OF Bryan Petersen
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Sean Watson, OF Mark Canha, OF Kyle Jensen, OF Brent Keys, OF Aaron Mathews
Reinstated from DL: C Wilfredo Gimenez, 1B Chad Cregar, 1B Ben Lasater
Placed on temporarily inactive list: RHP Sandy Rosario

Houston Astros
Signed:
RHP Nelson Figueroa*, C Max Ramirez
Voluntarily retired: C Jon Fixler
Removed from 40-man: RHP Nelson Figueroa (outrighted to Triple-A), 2B Joe Inglett (outrighted to Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Fernando Abad
Option transferred: RHP David Carpenter (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Tanner Bushue, RHP Jose Trinidad, LHP Wes Musick
Reinstated from DL: LHP Gabriel Garcia, LHP Dallas Keuchel, 2B Enrique Hernandez, SS Oswaldo Navarro

Kansas City Royals
Signed:
RHP Jose Veras
Released: RHP Nick Wooley
Recalled: RHP Vin Mazzaro, LHP Everett Teaford
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Vin Mazzaro
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Harold Mozingo, OF Brian Fletcher, OF Wil Myers
Reinstated from DL: RHP Zach Miner, 2B Angel Franco

Los Angeles Angels
Signed:
RHP Jason Bulger*, C Francis Larson (22)
Released: C Braulio Pardo
Recalled: RHP Kevin Jepsen
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Johnny Hellweg, RHP Dan Sattler, 2B Ryan Mount, SS Jean Segura
Reinstated from DL: RHP Matt Palmer, 2B Ryan Mount, 3B Michael Wing

A 22nd-round pick out of UC Irvine last year, where he majored in philosophy, Francis Larson hit .303/.378/.493 with eight homers as a senior but didn't sign with Los Angeles until this May.

Los Angeles Dodgers
Recalled:
RHP Javy Guerra, LHP Scott Elbert
Added to 40-man roster: SS Juan Castro
Optioned to Triple-A: 2B Ivan De Jesus Jr.
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Greg Wilborn, 3B Pedro Baez, 3B Corey Smith
Reinstated from DL: RHP Steven Jackson, RHP Chris Withrow, C Steve Cilladi

Milwaukee Brewers
Released:
RHP Alex Periard, 1B Demetrius McKelvie
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Tim Dillard, C Mike Rivera
Designated for assignment: RHP Sean Green
Option transferred: RHP Mark Rogers (Triple-A to High-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Damon Krestalude, LHP Del Howell, SS Anderson Machado, SS Josh Prince, OF Scott Krieger
Reinstated from DL: RHP Wily Peralta, RHP Mark Rogers, LHP Brian Garman, C Dayton Buller, 1B Chris Nowak

Minnesota Twins
Recalled:
RHP Anthony Swarzak
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Phil Dumatrait
Designated for assignment: C Steve Holm
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jim Hoey, OF Rene Tosoni
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Brad Stillings, LHP Dan Osterbrock
Reinstated from DL: RHP Ben Tootle, LHP Ryan Mullins

New York Mets
Signed:
SS Luis Figueroa
Acquired: OF Bubba Bell from Indians for future considerations
Placed on restricted list: RHP Edgar Ramirez
Recalled: OF Fernando Martinez
Removed from 40-man: SS Chin-Lung Hu (outrighted to Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Ryota Igarashi
Placed on 7-day DL: OF Lucas Duda
Reinstated from DL: RHP Tobi Stoner

Ramirez tested positive for Methylhexaneamine, a performance-enhancing substance, and he'll sit for 50 games.

New York Yankees
Signed:
LHP Randy Flores
Recalled: RHP Hector Noesi, OF Chris Dickerson
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Amaury Sanit
Designated for assignment: RHP Jess Todd
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Buddy Carlyle, RHP Lance Pendleton, SS Ramiro Pena
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Craig Heyer, OF Jason Place

The Cardinals scooped up Jess Todd before he could clear waivers and report to Triple-A Scranton. St. Louis originally took him in the second round of the ’07 draft.

Oakland Athletics
Signed:
LHP Polin Trinidad
Released: RHP Scott Hodsdon, RHP Jeff Lyman, RHP Justin Murray
Recalled: RHP Trystan Magnuson
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Jerry Blevins
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jeiler Castillo, LHP Bobby Cramer, 3B Jason Christian
Reinstated from DL: RHP Scott Hodsdon, RHP Connor Hoehn, LHP Jeff Urlaub, 3B Tony Thompson, OF Michael Taylor

Philadelphia Phillies
Signed:
RHP Juan Morillo (Rakuten (Japan)), C Liam Bedford
Released: RHP Adrian Alaniz, 3B Stephen Batts
Placed on restricted list: 2B Kevin Frandsen
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Vance Worley
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jason Grilli, C Sebastian Valle
Reinstated from DL: RHP Brody Colvin, C Bronco Lafrenz, 1B Tagg Bozied

Frandsen garnered a 50-game suspension for testing positive for Ritalinic acid.

The Phillies signed 17-year-old catcher Liam Bedford out of Australia.

Pittsburgh Pirates
Released:
RHP Tom Boleska
Option transferred: RHP Chris Leroux (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jeff Inman, LHP Garrett Olson, OF Corey Wimberly
Reinstated from DL: RHP Brian Leach, RHP Bryan Morris, RHP Tyler Waldron

St. Louis Cardinals
Released:
OF Freddy Parejo
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jess Todd
Placed on 7-day DL: SS Freddie Bynum, OF Adam Melker, OF Tommy Pham, OF Oscar Taveras
Reinstated from DL: RHP David Kopp, RHP Jose Rada, C Robert Stock, OF Jarred Bogany, OF Daryl Jones, OF Michael Swinson
Placed on temporarily inactive list: C Charlie Cutler
Reinstated from inactive list: C Charlie Cutler

San Diego Padres
Released:
LHP Randy Flores
Recalled: RHP Pat Neshek
Optioned to Triple-A: 2B Logan Forsythe
Reinstated from DL: 2B Andy Parrino, OF Danny Payne
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Luis Perdomo

San Francisco Giants
Released:
1B Joe Koshansky
Option transferred: LHP Alex Hinshaw (Triple-A to Double-A), SS Ehire Adrianza (Double-A to Low-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Steve Edlefsen
Reinstated from DL: LHP Edwin Escobar, LHP Chuck Lofgren, 3B Drew Biery, SS Ehire Adrianza, SS Brandon Crawford, OF Mike McBryde

Seattle Mariners
Removed from 40-man:
OF Ryan Langerhans (outrighted to Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Dan Cortes
Option transferred: LHP Edward Paredes (Triple-A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Steven Hensley, RHP Kenn Kasparek, RHP Yoervis Medina, 3B Matt Mangini, OF Julio Morban
Reinstated from DL: 1B Eddy Martinez-Esteve, OF Kevin Rivers

Tampa Bay Rays
Released:
2B Cody Cipriano
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Merrill Kelly
Reinstated from DL: RHP Nick Barnese, RHP Nate Garcia, RHP Will Kline, 2B Shawn O'Malley

Texas Rangers
Added to 40-man roster:
OF Endy Chavez
Placed on 7-day DL: C Vin DiFazio, 1B Chris McGuiness
Reinstated from inactive list: 1B Jose Ruiz, OF Engel Beltre, OF Leonys Martin

Toronto Blue Jays
Released:
RHP Chad Cordero, OF Scott Podsednik
Traded: OF Adam Calderone to Tigers for future considerations
Added to 40-man roster: OF Eric Thames
Designated for assignment: RHP Robert Ray
Optioned to Triple-A: 1B David Cooper
Placed on 7-day DL: 1B Balbino Fuenmayor, SS Jonathan Diaz
Reinstated from DL: RHP Josh Roenicke, SS Chris Woodward, OF Adam Calderone, OF Daniel Perales
Placed on temporarily inactive list: C Joe Bowen
Reinstated from inactive list: C Joseph Bowen, 2B Callix Crabbe

Washington Nationals
Released:
RHP Saskuel Herrera
Recalled: RHP Cole Kimball
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Erik Davis, RHP Pat Lehman, RHP Cameron Selik, RHP Rob Wort, C Carlos Maldonado, OF Boomer Whiting
Reinstated from DL: RHP Taylor Jordan, RHP Rafael Martin, LHP Oliver Perez, C Brian Peacock, 2B Josh R. Johnson, OF Chris Curran

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