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Minor League Transactions: May 17-22

Official minor league transactions, conveyed to us by Major League Baseball, for the period May 17-22.

Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed:
OF Dustin Martin (Sugar Land (Atlantic))
Released: RHP Dan Cortes, 1B Frazier Hall, OF Mark Teahen
Placed on 7-day DL: OF Alfredo Marte
Reinstated from DL: LHP Andrew Barbosa

Atlanta Braves
Signed:
LHP Joe Beimel (did not play in ’12)
Traded: RHP Roman Colon to Rockies for cash considerations
Recalled: RHP Cory Rasmus
Reinstated from DL: RHP Ryne Harper

Baltimore Orioles
Acquired:
3B Josh Horton from Athletics for cash considerations
Recalled: RHP Jake Arrieta, 3B Danny Valencia
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Jair Jurrjens
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Alex Burnett, RHP Jair Jurrjens, 2B Ryan Flaherty
Option transferred: OF Xavier Avery (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Branden Kline, OF Kyle Hudson
Reinstated from DL: LHP Daniel Schlereth, C Michael Ohlman, 1B Aaron Baker, OF Roderick Bernadina

Boston Red Sox
Optioned to Triple-A:
RHP Jose de la Torre
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jason Garcia, RHP Austin Maddox, OF Dreily Guerrero, OF Pete Hissey, OF Juan Carlos Linares
Reinstated from DL: 1B Boss Moanaroa, OF Jackie Bradley

Chicago Cubs
Released:
RHP David Cales
Recalled: RHP Rafael Dolis
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Eduardo Sanchez
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Dallas Beeler, C Carlos Escobar
Reinstated from DL: LHP Kyler Burke, OF Albert Almora

The Cubs’ top pick last year, Albert Almora returned from his spring hand injury to go 7-for-11 (.636) with three doubles and zero strikeouts in his first two games for low Class A Kane County.

The Cubs claimed Eduardo Sanchez on waivers from the Cardinals.

Chicago White Sox
Released:
OF Kyle Robinson, OF Ruben Sierra Jr.
Recalled: LHP Donnie Veal
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Deunte Heath, LHP Donnie Veal
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jeff Gray, OF Adam Heisler
Reinstated from DL: C Mike Marjama, 3B Rangel Ravelo

Cincinnati Reds
Signed:
RHP Nick Barnese (released by Rays, March 27), RHP Trevor Bell (released by Tigers, March 21)
Released: RHP Clay Hensley
Recalled: 1B Neftali Soto
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Tony Cingrani, 1B Neftali Soto
Option transferred: RHP Kyle Lotzkar (Double-A to high Class A)

Kyle Lotzkar walked 11 batters, hit six others and allowed 16 hits in 8 1/3 relief innings at Double-A Pensacola, earning him a demotion to high Class A Bakersfield.

Cleveland Indians
Recalled:
2B Cord Phelps
Placed on 7-day DL: 1B Jerrud Sabourin
Reinstated from DL: 2B Joe Wendle

Colorado Rockies
Acquired:
RHP Roman Colon from Braves for cash considerations
Recalled: RHP Tyler Chatwood
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Rob Scahill, 2B Josh Rutledge
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Joe Gardner, LHP Tyler Anderson, OF Kyle Von Tungeln, OF Julian Yan
Reinstated from DL: RHP Steven Hensley, RHP Coty Woods, LHP Tyler Anderson

Detroit Tigers
Recalled:
RHP Luke Putkonen
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Evan Reed
Option transferred: SS Dixon Machado (Double-A to high Class A)
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Will Startup, LHP Jade Todd
Reinstated from DL: SS Dixon Machado, OF Steven Moya

Houston Astros
Optioned to Triple-A:
2B Jake Elmore
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Aaron West

Kansas City Royals
Recalled:
OF David Lough
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Mark Peterson
Reinstated from DL: OF Carlo Testa

Los Angeles Angels
Released:
2B Bill Hall
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Ryan Brasier, 3B Luis Jimenez
Removed from 40-man: RHP Barry Enright, OF Scott Cousins (both players outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: C Jett Bandy, SS Eric Stamets, OF Andrew Ray, OF Matt Young
Reinstated from DL: RHP Tony Pena, C Zac Livingston, OF Kole Calhoun, OF Brennan Gowens

Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed:
LHP Jonathan Sanchez (released by Pirates, May 8)
Released: 2B Omar Luna
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Matt Magill, C Tim Federowicz
Placed on 7-day DL: C Eric Smith
Reinstated from DL: 1B Paul Hoenecke, 2B Malcolm Holland

Miami Marlins
Signed:
SS Gil Velazquez (released by Yankees, May 11)
Released: SS Wilson Valdez
Recalled: LHP Duane Below
Added to 40-man roster: OF Jordan Brown
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Brad Hand
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jacob Esch, LHP Grant Dayton, LHP Andrew Heaney, 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff, OF Kevin Mattison, OF Ryan McIntyre

Milwaukee Brewers
Released:
RHP Chris Jakubauskas
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Leonard Lorenzo, 1B Sean Halton, 2B Adrian Williams
Reinstated from DL: RHP Tyler Cravy, RHP Chris Jakubauskas, 1B Hunter Morris, 2B Adrian Williams

Minnesota Twins
Signed:
OF Jordan Parraz (released by Braves, May 7), OF Chris Pettit (Quintana Roo (Mexican))
Released: LHP Mike O’Connor, LHP Rafael Perez, 2B Jason Christian
Recalled: LHP Caleb Thielbar
Added to 40-man roster: 1B Chris Colabello
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Cole DeVries, RHP Vance Worley, LHP Pedro Hernandez
Transferred to 60-day DL: RHP Jhon Garcia
Reinstated from DL: SS James Beresford

Signed out of the independent Can-Am League in January 2012, Colabello slammed 19 homers at Double-A last season before absolutely brutalizing the Triple-A International League early this season as one of the most unconventional 29-year-old prospects in recent times. At the time of his promotion, Colabello had hit .358/.417/.559 with 12 homers and 39 RBIs in 46 games for Rochester, firmly in pursuit of the circuit’s Triple Crown.

New York Mets
Signed:
RHP David Aardsma (released by Marlins, May 15)
Option transferred: LHP Josh Edgin (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Hansel Robles, C Juan Centeno, OF Andrew Brown
Reinstated from DL: RHP Ryan Fraser, RHP Zack Wheeler

New York Yankees
Recalled:
LHP Vidal Nuno
Removed from 40-man: SS Alberto Gonzalez (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: 1B Saxon Butler, 1B Luke Murton, 3B Anderson Feliz, OF Shane Brown
Reinstated from DL: RHP Chase Whitley, SS Carmen Angelini, SS Walter Ibarra

Oakland Athletics
Signed:
RHP Erik Arnesen (Somerset (Atlantic)), LHP Shaeffer Hall (released by Yankees, May 9)
Released: RHP Sergio Perez
Traded: 3B Josh Horton to Orioles for cash considerations
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Hideki Okajima
Removed from 40-man: RHP Chris Resop, 1B Daric Barton (both players outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Seth Frankoff, 3B Miles Head
Reinstated from DL: 2B Michael Fabiaschi

Philadelphia Phillies
Signed:
RHP Carlos Zambrano (Long Island (Atlantic))
Recalled: RHP Tyler Cloyd, RHP B.J. Rosenberg
Added to 40-man roster: C Humberto Quintero
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Phillippe Aumont, LHP Raul Valdes
Reinstated from DL: RHP Brody Colvin, LHP Austin Wright, OF Tyler Henson

Pittsburgh Pirates
Recalled:
RHP Jared Hughes
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jared Hughes
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Vic Black, 1B Alex Dickerson
Reinstated from DL: 1B Justin Howard

St. Louis Cardinals
Released:
RHP Brandon Creath, LHP Josh Renfro
Recalled: RHP Mitchell Boggs
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Tyler Lyons
Placed on 7-day DL: OF Charlie Tilson
Reinstated from DL: LHP Tyler Melling, C Rob Johnson

San Diego Padres
Signed:
RHP Coby Cowgill (released by Rangers, May 17), OF Mike Wilson (Somerset (Atlantic))
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Tim Stauffer
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Brad Brach, RHP Burch Smith
Designated for assignment: RHP Thad Weber (claimed on waivers by Blue Jays)
Reinstated from DL: RHP Eddie Bonine

San Francisco Giants
Recalled:
RHP Jean Machi, RHP Sandy Rosario, 1B Brett Pill
Optioned to Triple-A: 1B Brett Pill
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Chris Marlowe, RHP Jeff Soptic, LHP Ryan Bradley, C Jesus Navarro, 1B Ricky Oropesa, 2B Ydwin Villegas
Reinstated from DL: RHP Stephen Harrold, RHP Mitch Lively, RHP Mason Tobin, LHP Jack Snodgrass, 2B Brock Bond, 3B Adam Duvall

Seattle Mariners
Added to 40-man roster:
RHP Danny Farquhar
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Hector Noesi, C Jesus Montero
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Andrew Kittredge ,C John Hicks, 2B Patrick Brady, OF Nathan Melendres
Reinstated from DL: RHP Moises Hernandez, C Marcus Littlewood, 2B Keith Werman, 3B Ramon Morla

Tampa Bay Rays
Released:
OF Brett Nommensen
Recalled: RHP Jake Odorizzi, LHP Jeff Beliveau
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Jeff Beliveau, LHP Alex Torres
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Matt Nevarez
Reinstated from DL: LHP Sean Bierman, OF Brett Nommensen

Texas Rangers
Released:
RHP Coby Cowgill
Recalled: RHP Josh Lindblom, SS Jurickson Profar
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Ross Wolf, LHP Neal Cotts
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Cory Burns, RHP Josh Lindblom, C Robinson Chirinos
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP John Kukuruda, RHP Evan Meek, RHP Kelvin Vasquez, OF Jared Hoying
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jon Edwards, RHP Keone Kela, RHP Jose Valdespina, 1B Mike Bianucci

Toronto Blue Jays
Released:
RHP Miguel Batista, RHP Clint Everts, RHP Fernando Hernandez
Recalled: OF Anthony Gose
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Mickey Storey, RHP Thad Weber
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Chad Beck, RHP Jeremy Jeffress, RHP Bobby Korecky, RHP Aaron Sanchez, RHP Chorye Spoone, C A.J. Jimenez, 2B Derrick Chung
Reinstated from DL: RHP Dan Barnes, RHP Randy Boone, RHP Shawn Griffith, RHP Fernando Hernandez, RHP Todd Redmond, LHP John Anderson, OF Michael Crouse

Righty Aaron Sanchez made progress this season at curbing his walk rate, lowering it to 3.4 per nine innings, but now he’s on the disabled list with an undisclosed injury. The organization received bad news about another DL’ed righty pitching prospect: Roberto Osuna has a torn ulnar collateral ligament that may require Tommy John surgery to repair.

The fifth pick in the ’02 draft, Clint Everts keeps angling for his first career major league appearance, spending time at Toronto’s Triple-A affiliate in each of the past three seasons. He’ll have to pursue that opportunity with another organization now.

Washington Nationals
Signed:
C Luis Vilorio
Recalled: RHP Yunesky Maya
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Fernando Abad
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Eury Perez
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Ryan Perry, LHP Bill Bray, 3B Mike McQuillan
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jeremy Accardo, RHP Cameron Selik, RHP Rob Wort, LHP Sammy Solis, OF J.R. Higley, OF Estarlin Martinez

Sammy Solis missed the entire ’12 season after having Tommy John surgery in March, not returning to action until this May 21 at high Class A Potomac. The ’10 second-rounder went two innings and threw 54 pitches in his first appearance, striking out one and walking one.