Minor League Transactions: May 18-25

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

Find signing scouts for all players to make their big league debuts this season, including Charlie Furbush and Pete Kozma.

Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed:
RHP Armando Galarraga*
Recalled: RHP Kam Mickolio
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Micah Owings, 3B Sean Burroughs
Removed from 40-man: RHP Armando Galarraga (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Jordan Norberto, 1B Bobby Stone
Reinstated from DL: RHP Josh Ellis, RHP Tyler Green

Atlanta Braves
Signed:
RHP Steven Shell, 2B Julio Lugo
Released: RHP Wes Alsup, RHP Tim Gustafson
Recalled: RHP Jairo Asencio, RHP Julio Teheran, OF Jordan Schafer
Added to 40-man roster: OF Wilkin Ramirez
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Cory Gearrin, RHP Julio Teheran
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Dimasther Delgado, C Braeden Schlehuber, OF Geraldo Rodriguez
Transferred to 60-day DL: RHP Stephen Marek, LHP Chad Rodgers
Reinstated from DL: RHP Erik Cordier, RHP David Hale, C Jesus Sucre
Reinstated from inactive list: OF Mycal Jones

The Braves signed 28-year-old Steven Shell to replace Stephen Marek (Tommy John surgery) in the Triple-A Gwinnett bullpen. Shell signed on with the Royals in the offseason and pitched eight times in relief for Triple-A Omaha, notching 11 strikeouts and four walks in 12 1/3 innings. He also allowed 19 hits and three home runs, though, which explains his 8.03 ERA.

Baltimore Orioles
Placed on restricted list:
RHP David Riske
Recalled: RHP Chris Jakubauskas, LHP Troy Patton, 1B Brandon Snyder, OF Nolan Reimold
Added to 40-man roster: 2B Ryan Adams
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jason Berken, RHP Chris Jakubauskas, LHP Troy Patton
Reinstated from DL: C Craig Tatum

Boston Red Sox
Signed:
RHP Chris Huseby, RHP Kevin Millwood
Released: RHP Ryan Harvey
Placed on suspended list: 1B Miles Head
Recalled: RHP Michael Bowden
Added to 40-man roster: 2B Drew Sutton
Designated for assignment: OF Daniel Nava
Removed from 40-man: LHP Hideki Okajima (outrighted to Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Michael Bowden, SS Jose Iglesias
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Brock Huntzinger, RHP Garrett Rau, C Leonel Escobar, OF Lucas LeBlanc
Reinstated from DL: 2B Sean Coyle, OF Wilfred Pichardo
Placed on temporarily inactive list: RHP Chris Huseby, RHP Kevin Millwood
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Miguel Celestino, RHP Garrett Rau, C Leonel Escobar, 1B Miles Head

Chicago Cubs
Recalled:
RHP Justin Berg
Added to 40-man roster: OF Lou Montanez

Chicago White Sox
Traded:
RHP Brandon Hynick to Reds for future considerations
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jacob Petricka, RHP Steven Upchurch, 3B Jon Gilmore
Reinstated from DL: 3B Jon Gilmore

Cincinnati Reds
Signed:
RHP Steven Jackson
Released: RHP Dallas Buck, OF Kyle Day
Acquired: RHP Brandon Hynick from White Sox for future considerations
Recalled: RHP Carlos Fisher, LHP Matt Maloney, 3B Todd Frazier
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jordan Smith, RHP Edinson Volquez, 3B Todd Frazier
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Ruben Medina, RHP Josh Ravin, LHP Dontrelle Willis
Reinstated from DL: RHP Doug Salinas, LHP Blaine Howell, 1B Neftali Soto, OF Denis Phipps

After working as a reliever from ’08 through ’10, Steven Jackson signed with the Dodgers for ’11 and moved back into the rotation. He posted a gruesome 15.88 ERA over 5 2/3 innings for Triple-A Albuquerque, and with poor peripherals to match—two strikeouts, five walks, 11 hits, two home runs allowed. The 29-year-old Jackson moves back to the International League with Louisville after pitching effectively out of the Indianapolis bullpen last season.

Cleveland Indians
Voluntarily retired:
OF Jason Smit
Recalled: RHP Frank Herrmann, RHP Josh Judy, 2B Luis Valbuena, OF Ezequiel Carrera
Removed from 40-man: RHP Justin Germano (outrighted to Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: 2B Luis Valbuena
Option transferred: LHP Nick Hagadone (Double-A to Triple-A)
Reinstated from DL: RHP Bryan Price, 1B Beau Mills, 3B Jeremie Tice
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Carlos Moncrief

Shifted to the bullpen this season, Nick Hagadone made short work of the Double-A Eastern League, striking out 9.5, walking 2.8 and allowing 5.6 hits per nine innings for Akron.

Colorado Rockies
Recalled:
RHP Matt Daley, RHP Greg Reynolds
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Parker Frazier
Reinstated from DL: RHP Billy Buckner, RHP Dan Perkins
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Andy Graham

Detroit Tigers
Released:
RHP Richard Zumaya
Recalled: LHP Charlie Furbush
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Enrique Gonzalez, LHP Adam Wilk
Designated for assignment: RHP Robbie Weinhardt
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Brayan Villarreal
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jeff Ferrell, RHP Nate Newman, RHP Jordan Pratt
Reinstated from DL: RHP Ramon Lebron, RHP Richard Zumaya

The younger brother of Joel Zumaya, righty reliever Richard spent the past two season in low Class A which resulted in a 5.30 ERA, 1.64 WHIP and 36-to-27 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 54 innings.

Florida Marlins
Released:
1B Chad Cregar, OF Aaron Mathews
Recalled: RHP Steve Cishek
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Jay Buente
Optioned to Triple-A: SS Ozzie Martinez
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jeff Allison, SS Ryan Klosterman
Reinstated from DL: LHP Sean West, 2B Tim Torres, OF Kyle Jensen, OF Aaron Mathews
Placed on temporarily inactive list: 1B Chad Cregar
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Sandy Rosario, 1B Chad Cregar

The Marlins turned to 27-year-old Jay Buente to fill in for the injured Josh Johnson, and he allowed four runs in three innings in his lone start against the Rays. Tampa Bay must have seen something it liked because they claimed him on waivers when Florida designated him for assignment in favor of Steve Cishek.

Houston Astros
Signed:
LHP Fernando Abad*
Released: 1B Brian Pellegrini
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Fernando Rodriguez
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jorge De Leon, RHP Robby Donovan, RHP Henry Villar
Reinstated from DL: RHP Sammy Gervacio, RHP Chris Hicks, 1B Brian Pellegrini, OF Julio Martinez

A slow recovery from December microfracture surgery on his knee prompted Brian Pellegrini to ask for his release. The ’07 12th-round pick remains the highest-drafted player ever out of St. Bonaventure. Pellegrini mashed a combined 50 home runs in ’09 and ’10, hitting 23 of those for high Class A Lancaster.

Kansas City Royals
Signed:
RHP Edgar Garcia
Released: OF Adrian Ortiz
Recalled: RHP Greg Holland
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Danny Duffy
Designated for assignment: RHP Kanekoa Texeira
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jeremy Jeffress, OF Jarrod Dyson
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP John Lamb, C Ryan Eigsti
Reinstated from DL: RHP Harold Mozingo, 1B Jake Kuebler, OF Derrick Robinson

A fifth-round selection out of a Puerto Rico high school in ’04, Adrian Ortiz did not improve his draft stock at Pepperdine. He again went in the fifth round in ’07 and pulled down $149,400 from the Royals. Possibly the fastest player in Division I at the time he was drafted, Ortiz batted .286/.317/.357 in five pro seasons, topping out with high Class A Wilmington, but he lacked the on-base skills and instincts to be a stolen-base threat. He swiped 105 bases in 156 career attempts (67 percent).

The Royals lost Kanekoa Texeira on a waiver claim to the Yankees, the organization for which he pitched in ’09.

Los Angeles Angels
Released:
RHP Young-Il Jung, C Ikko Sumi
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Chris Scholl
Reinstated from DL: 1B Gabe Jacobo, SS Jean Segura

The Angels dumped Young-Il Jung after five pro seasons resulted in 33 2/3 innings because of myriad injures. He Signed for $1 million out of Korean high school in ’06. Jung showed strikeout stuff (23 in 22 2/3 innings) with low Class A Cedar Rapids in ’10, but he also walked 22.

Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed:
RHP Daniel Carela, RHP Ian Snell
Released: RHP Steven Jackson
Placed on suspended list: RHP JonMichael Redding
Recalled: RHP Ramon Troncoso
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Rubby de la Rosa
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Roman Colon, OF Nick Akins
Reinstated from DL: LHP Aaron Miller, 1B Chris Jacobs, 3B Corey Smith

Ian Snell comes out of retirement to a sign minor league deal with the Dodgers. He ran up a 6.66 ERA and 1.64 WHIP for Triple-A Tacoma last season. Now, Albuquerque awaits.

Milwaukee Brewers
Removed from 40-man:
RHP Sean Green (outrighted to Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Daniel Ray Herrera
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Tyler Cravy, RHP Justin James, RHP Matt Miller, 1B Sean Halton, 1B Cody Hawn, OF D'Vontrey Richardson
Reinstated from DL: RHP Damon Krestalude, C Michael Roberts, SS Carlos George, OF Scott Krieger, OF Logan Schafer

Minnesota Twins
Released:
LHP Martire Garcia
Recalled: LHP Dusty Hughes
Removed from 40-man: C Steve Holm (outrighted to Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: 2B Luke Hughes, OF Ben Revere
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Yorman Bazardo, RHP Jeff Manship, RHP Dakota Watts, RHP Brad Stillings
Reinstated from DL: LHP Tony Davis, C Kyle Knudson
Placed on temporarily inactive list: RHP Deinys Suarez

Twenty-one-year-old lefty Martire Garcia had a huge year for Rookie-level Elizabethton last year—6-0, 1.75 with 63 whiffs in 46 innings—but in 48 career innings for low Class A Beloit his walk rate registers at 9 per nine innings.

New York Mets
Signed:
1B Jason Botts (York (Atlantic))
Recalled: SS Ruben Tejada
Added to 40-man roster: 1B Nick Evans
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jose de la Torre, C Kai Gronauer, SS Matt Bouchard
Reinstated from DL: RHP Nick Carr, 2B Reese Havens
Placed on temporarily inactive list: LHP Casey Fossum
Reinstated from inactive list: LHP Casey Fossum

New York Yankees
Recalled:
RHP Lance Pendleton
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Amauri Sanit
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Naoya Okamoto, LHP Andy Sisco, C Gary Sanchez, OF Jordan Parraz
Reinstated from DL: RHP Grant Duff, RHP Craig Heyer, RHP Warner Madrigal

Oakland Athletics
Signed:
LHP Lenny DiNardo (Long Island (Atlantic))
Released: C Yusuf Carter
Recalled: RHP Fautino de los Santos, RHP Joey Devine, RHP Guillermo Moscoso, LHP Jerry Blevins, LHP Josh Outman
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Fautino de los Santos, RHP Trystan Magnuson, LHP Jerry Blevins
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Andrew Carignan, C Max Stassi, SS Grant Green, SS Josh Horton
Reinstated from DL: RHP Andrew Carignan, RHP Graham Godfrey, RHP Jonathan Joseph, LHP Jeff Urlaub, C Mitch Canham, C Ryan Ortiz, 3B Jason Christian

Guillermo Moscoso represents a great value pickup for the Athletics, who nabbed the designated-for-assignment righty for Ryan Kelly in January. Moscoso went 8-7, 4.02 for Triple-A Sacramento this season, striking out 43 and walking 13 in 40 1/3 innings, and he pitched effectively in his Oakland debut on May 24.

Philadelphia Phillies
Acquired:
SS Niuman Romero from Blue Jays for future considerations
Recalled: RHP David Herndon, RHP Vance Worley, OF Domonic Brown
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Scott Mathieson, 2B Pete Orr
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Michael Cisco, C Joel Naughton
Reinstated from DL: C Sebastian Valle

Pittsburgh Pirates
Signed:
RHP Blaine Boyer (re-signed)
Released: RHP Blaine Boyer (and subsequently re-signed), RHP Yerfi Taveras
Recalled: SS Pedro Ciriaco
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Daniel Moskos
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Dan Meyer, SS Chase d'Arnaud, SS Gift Ngoepe
Reinstated from DL: LHP Donald Veal, C Wyatt Toregas

St. Louis Cardinals
Released:
RHP Matt Frevert, RHP Francisco Guzman, RHP Wilson Matos, SS Ronald Ramirez
Recalled: C Tony Cruz, SS Pete Kozma
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Mitch Boggs, 1B Mark Hamilton
Option transferred: RHP Blake King (Triple-A to Double-A), 3B Zack Cox (High-A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Chris Corrigan, RHP Deryk Hooker, RHP Aaron Terry, LHP Ryan Copeland
Reinstated from DL: C Luis de la Cruz, OF Tommy Pham

San Diego Padres
Released:
RHP Robert Sabo
Voluntarily retired: 2B Alex Cintron
Added to 40-man roster: OF Blake Tekotte
Designated for assignment: RHP Samuel Deduno
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Evan Scribner, OF Will Venable
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Matt Jackson, LHP Jose De Paula, 1B Cody Decker
Reinstated from DL: LHP Juan Oramas

Blake Tekotte vaulted over the Padres' Triple-A Tucson outfield on his way to replacing Will Venable in San Diego. The 24-year-old Tekotte batted .291/.410/.486 with six homers and 14 steals in 39 games for Double-A San Antonio. Aaron Cunningham, Luis Durango and Cedric Hunter remain on the 40-man roster, and in Tucson.

San Francisco Giants
Recalled:
2B Emmanuel Burriss
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Austin Fleet, RHP Waldis Joaquin, OF Mike McBryde
Placed on temporarily inactive list: OF Terry Evans

Seattle Mariners
Signed:
C Norberto Susini
Released: RHP Chris Smith
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Tom Wilhelmsen
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Josh Fields, LHP John Hesketh, 1B Tim Morris
Reinstated from DL: OF Julio Morban

According to the Utica (N.Y.) Observer-Dispatch, catcher Norberto Susini played college ball at Odessa (Texas ) JC and is a nephew of Alex Rodriguez.

Tampa Bay Rays
Signed:
1B Dan Johnson*
Placed on restricted list: LHP David Newmann
Added to 40-man roster: 3B Felipe Lopez, OF Justin Ruggiano
Removed from 40-man: 1B Dan Johnson (outrighted to Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Rob Delaney
Reinstated from DL: RHP Merrill Kelly, 3B Julio Cedeno, OF Lucas Montero
Reinstated from inactive list: LHP David Newmann

Texas Rangers
Recalled:
RHP Yoshinori Tateyama, C Taylor Teagarden
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Cody Eppley, RHP Ryan Tucker, C Taylor Teagarden, 1B Chris Davis
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Randol Rojas, C Yefry Castillo, 3B Brian Barden
Reinstated from inactive list: OF Engel Beltre

A 35-year-old veteran of the Japanese Pacific League, Yoshinori Tateyama carved up batters with Triple-A Round Rock, striking out 26 and walking four in 21 innings.

Toronto Blue Jays
Signed:
RHP Robert Ray*
Traded: SS Niuman Romero to Phillies for future considerations
Recalled: LHP Luis Perez, SS Mike McCoy
Optioned to Triple-A: SS Mike McCoy
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Matt Daly, RHP Robert Ray, LHP Egan Smith, C A.J. Jimenez, OF Jake Marisnick
Reinstated from DL: LHP John Anderson, LHP Rommie Lewis, LHP Alex Pepe, 1B Balbino Fuenmayor, SS Niuman Romero

Washington Nationals
Released:
OF Boomer Whiting
Returned Rule 5 selection: RHP Brian Broderick (to Cardinals)
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Patrick McCoy, SS Francisco Soriano, OF Randolph Oduber
Reinstated from DL: RHP Erik Davis, RHP Cameron Selik, OF Boomer Whiting

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