Minor League Transactions: May 2-8

Official minor league transactions, conveyed to us by Major League Baseball, for the period May 2-8.

Arizona Diamondbacks
1B Yazy Arbelo, OF Chris Ellison
Acquired: OF Mark Teahen from Reds for future considerations
Recalled: RHP Will Harris
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Alfredo Marte
Option transferred: RHP Zeke Spruill (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Andrew Barbosa, 2B Tyler Bortnick, OF Mark Teahen
Reinstated from DL: RHP Evan Marshall, OF Keon Broxton

Mark Teahen failed his physical following his trade from the D-backs to the Reds, so the two teams reversed the trade. Arizona placed him on the DL following his return to the organization.

Atlanta Braves
OF Brandon Boggs (released by Twins, May 4)
Released: RHP Mark Pope, LHP Dusty Hughes, OF Jordan Parraz
Optioned to Triple-A: SS Tyler Pastornicky
Placed on 7-day DL: OF Jose Constanza
Reinstated from DL: RHP Ryan Weber, C Christian Bethancourt

Baltimore Orioles
3B Brandon Wood from Royals for cash considerations
Recalled: RHP Alex Burnett
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Freddy Garcia
Removed from 40-man: RHP Zach Clark (outrighted to Double-A), C Luis Exposito (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: 1B Aaron Baker, 2B Creede Simpson, OF Roderick Bernadina

Boston Red Sox
RHP Scott Swinson
Recalled: RHP Allen Webster
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Jose de la Torre
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Allen Webster
Placed on 7-day DL: 2B Drew Sutton, OF Jackie Bradley
Reinstated from DL: RHP Chris Balcom-Miller, RHP Pat Light, RHP Scott Swinson, OF Pete Hissey

The Red Sox placed Jackie Bradley on the Triple-A disabled list with right bicep tendinitis. In 11 games with Pawtucket he batted .302/.400/.349 with two doubles and seven walks.

Chicago Cubs
RHP Cory Wade
Traded: SS Alberto Gonzalez to Yankees for cash considerations
Elected free agency: RHP Kameron Loe
Recalled: RHP Rafael Dolis
Added to 40-man roster: OF Ryan Sweeney
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Rafael Dolis, OF Dave Sappelt
Removed from 40-man: RHP Kameron Loe, 3B Ian Stewart (both players outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: 3B Stephen Bruno, OF Jae-Hoon Ha, OF Brett Jackson
Reinstated from DL: RHP Barret Loux, C Taylor Davis, 2B Donnie Murphy, OF Brett Jackson, OF Darnell McDonald

Chicago White Sox
SS Jairo Kelly (released by Indians, March 27)
Released: 3B Josh Bell
Optioned to Triple-A: 1B Mike McDade
Placed on 7-day DL: 3B Rangel Ravelo, OF Courtney Hawkins
Reinstated from DL: RHP Dan Remenowsky, 3B Rangel Ravelo

Courtney Hawkins, the 13th pick in last year’s draft, strained his left shoulder while diving for a ball on Wednesday, prompting his placement on the high Class A Winston-Salem disabled list. He had just wrapped a rough month of April in which he batted .182/.253/.468 with seven homers but 45 strikeouts in 22 games.

The White Sox claimed Mike McDade on waivers from the Indians.

Cincinnati Reds
OF Joe Mather (Lancaster (Atlantic))
Traded: OF Mark Teahen to Diamondbacks for future considerations

Cleveland Indians
LHP Scott Barnes, LHP Nick Hagadone
Designated for assignment: 1B Mike McDade
Removed from 40-man: OF Ezequiel Carrera (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Mitch Brown, LHP Mike Rayl, 2B Jose Ramirez
Reinstated from DL: LHP Elvis Araujo, 1B Matt LaPorta

Colorado Rockies
RHP Roy Oswalt
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Tyler Chatwood, 1B Ryan Wheeler
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Bobby Cassevah, RHP Steven Hensley, RHP Jefri Hernandez, RHP Will Rankin, LHP Tyler Anderson, OF David Dahl, OF Tim Wheeler
Reinstated from DL: RHP Russell Brewer, C Drew Beuerlein, 2B Tim Smalling, 3B Sam Mende

Center fielder Davide Dahl, the 10th pick in last year’s draft, suffered a hamstring injury while running through the bag at first base on Tuesday. He had to be helped off the field. Dahl joined low Class A Asheville at the end of April and on the club’s May road trip he went 9-for-29 (.310) with four extra-base hits and just three strikeouts in seven games.

Detroit Tigers
RHP Yoel Espinal, 1B John Lindsey
Recalled: RHP Luke Putkonen
Option transferred: C Ramon Cabrera (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: C John Murrian
Reinstated from DL: RHP Drew Verhagen

Houston Astros
RHP Jordan Lyles, LHP Dallas Keuchel, 3B Jimmy Paredes
Added to 40-man roster: OF Trevor Crowe
Optioned to Triple-A: 3B Brandon Laird
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Joe Bircher, 2B Delino Deshields Jr., SS Carlos Correa
Reinstated from DL: RHP Aaron West, 3B Rio Ruiz

Hand injuries are the cited reasons for middle infielders Delino DeShields Jr. (high Class A Lancaster) and Carlos Correa (low Class A Quad Cities) being moved to the disabled list. The first pick in last year’s draft, Correa sustained his injury after being hit in the hand with a pitch last week.

Kansas City Royals
RHP Jorge Soto, RHP Cole White, 1B Murray Watts
Traded: 3B Brandon Wood to Orioles for cash considerations
Placed on 7-day DL: OF Geulin Beltre
Reinstated from DL: RHP Santiago Garrido, OF Paulo Orlando

Los Angeles Angels
RHP Josh Judy (York (Atlantic))
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Ryan Brasier, SS Andrew Romine
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Ryan Chaffee, LHP Brandon Love, OF Brennan Gowens

Los Angeles Dodgers
Loaned to Mexican League:
RHP Juan Noriega (to Monclova)
Recalled: C Tim Federowicz, 2B Elian Herrera, SS Dee Gordon
Optioned to Triple-A: SS Justin Sellers
Placed on 7-day DL: 2B Elevys Gonzalez, OF Malcolm Holland
Reinstated from DL: C Jan Vazquez, 1B Chris Jacobs, 2B Rafael Ynoa

Miami Marlins
C Kyle Skipworth
Added to 40-man roster: 2B Derek Dietrich, 2B Nick Green, OF Matt Diaz
Removed from 40-man: 2B Nick Green (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Josh Hodges, RHP Drew Steckenrider, C Sharif Othman, SS Danny Black
Reinstated from DL: RHP Casey McCarthy, 1B Aaron Dudley, OF Brent Keys

Milwaukee Brewers
RHP Tim Dillard (Lancaster (Atlantic))
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Josh Prince
Option transferred: RHP Mike Fiers (Triple-A to high Class A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Brooks Hall, RHP Chris Jakubauskas, 2B Adrian Williams
Reinstated from DL: RHP Taylor Jungmann, RHP Arcenio Leon

Minnesota Twins
OF Brandon Boggs
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Tyler Jones, C Kyle Knudson, 1B Adam Bryant, SS James Beresford, OF Evan Bigley
Reinstated from DL: RHP Sam Deduno, LHP Rafael Perez, 1B Adam Bryant

New York Mets
Added to 40-man roster:
OF Andrew Brown
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Collin Cowgill
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Marco Camarena, RHP Tyler Pill, LHP Pedro Feliciano, C Albert Cordero, OF Brandon Nimmo
Reinstated from DL: RHP Cory Mazzoni, RHP Hansel Robles, LHP Alex Panteliodis

The Mets placed center fielder Brandon Nimmo on the low Class A Savannah disabled list with a left hand contusion. The 2011 first-rounder hit .322/.421/.433 with a homer and 12 walks during 23 games in April.

New York Yankees
LHP Juan Cedeno, LHP Shaeffer Hall
Acquired: SS Alberto Gonzalez from Cubs for cash considerations
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Preston Claiborne
Removed from 40-man: RHP Cody Eppley (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Ryan Pope, LHP Josh Romanski
Reinstated from DL: RHP Derek Varnadore, LHP Jeremy Bleich

Oakland Athletics
RHP Drew Tyson, LHP Jordan Norberto
Recalled: OF Michael Taylor
Added to 40-man roster: 1B Daric Barton
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Tyler Vail, C Ryan Lipkin, 3B Jefry Marte
Reinstated from DL: RHP Alex Leon, RHP Sergio Perez, RHP Stuart Pudenz, C Ryan Lipkin, 2B Michael Fabiaschi

Philadelphia Phillies
RHP Danny Carela (released by Dodgers, April 9), LHP Bobby Bramhall (released by Nationals, April 23), LHP Greg Smith (released by Blue Jays, March 19)
Released: LHP Andre Kinder, C Kevin Quaranto, OF Ronnie Welty
Recalled: LHP Joe Savery
Removed from 40-man: C Humberto Quintero (outrighted to Triple-A)
Option transferred: OF Tyson Gillies (Triple-A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Brody Colvin, C Chad Carman, C Tommy Joseph
Reinstated from DL: 1B Art Charles

Catcher Tommy Joseph left a May 4 game and hit the Triple-A Lehigh Valley disabled list this week with what the team diagnosed as a mild concussion. He took a foul ball of his face mask.

Pittsburgh Pirates
SS Greg Picart (re-signed)
Released: 3B Jolbert Cabrera
Recalled: RHP Duke Welker, 2B Josh Harrison, SS Jordy Mercer
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Jose Contreras
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jared Hughes, 2B Josh Harrison
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jeff Inman, RHP Phil Irwin, 1B Matt Curry, 1B Justin Howard, SS Greg Picart, OF Barrett Barnes, OF Darren Ford
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jason Townsend, 3B Jolbert Cabrera

St. Louis Cardinals
3B Neal Pritchard, SS Anthony Melchionda
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Carlos Martinez
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Mitchell Boggs, 3B Jermaine Curtis
Option transferred: RHP Keith Butler (Triple-A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Chris Corrigan, C Geoff Klein, OF C.J. McElroy, OF Adam Melker
Reinstated from DL: RHP Eduardo Sanchez, LHP Ryan Sherriff, C Cody Stanley, 2B Luis Mateo, 2B Ildemaro Vargas, OF James Ramsey, OF Mike Swinson, OF Jordan Walton

San Diego Padres
OF Johan Limonta (York (Atlantic)), OF Kalian Sams (released by Mariners, April 15)
Recalled: RHP Brad Boxberger
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Robbie Erlin, 3B James Darnell
Placed on 7-day DL: C Austin Hedges, OF Mallex Smith
Reinstated from DL: LHP Frank Garces

Catcher Austin Hedges sustained a sprained knee and ankle injury in a play at the plate on April 24, though he played four games for high Class A Lake Elsinore following the take-down slide.

Update: The Padres will let Hedges rest for about a week as he recovers from being hit on the left hand recently by an errant pitch. It’s a soft tissue injury with no structural damage.

San Francisco Giants
OF Francisco Peguero
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jean Machi, C Hector Sanchez
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Fabio Castillo, RHP Yusmeiro Petit, LHP Adalberto Mejia, LHP Steve Snodgrass
Reinstated from DL: RHP Cody Hall, RHP Scott Shuman

Seattle Mariners
RHP Tyler Blandford
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Tyler Burgoon, C Marcus Littlewood, 2B Patrick Brady, 3B Ramon Morla, SS Keith Werman
Reinstated from DL: RHP Bobby Shore, OF Jabari Blash

Righthander Tyler Blandford “easily had the best stuff and worst control on a deep Oklahoma State staff,” we wrote prior to the ’09 draft. Seattle signed him for $325,000 as a fifth-round pick but couldn’t solve the mystery that baffled OSU coaches. Blandford washed out at high Class A High Desert this season, allowing 17 runs in 10 relief innings while issuing 12 walks. His Mariners career consists of 77 2/3 innings, a 7.42 ERA, 2.09 WHIP and walk rate of 8.8 per nine innings.

Tampa Bay Rays
RHP Alex Moshier, 2B Reid Redman
Removed from 40-man: OF Shelley Duncan (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Shay Crawford, LHP Frank de los Santos, OF Brett Nommensen

Texas Rangers
C Vin DiFazio, OF Rashad Harlin
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jose Valdespina, 3B Mike Olt
Reinstated from DL: LHP Sm Stafford, C Vin DiFazio

Vision problems have contributed to third baseman Mike Olt’s slow start with Triple-A Round Rock, and now those same problems have landed him on the disabled list for at least two weeks. He batted .139/.235/.236 with a homer and four doubles through 20 games.

Toronto Blue Jays
RHP Trystan Magnuson
Recalled: RHP Brad Lincoln, LHP Ricky Romero
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Edgar Gonzalez, RHP Ramon Ortiz, RHP Mickey Storey
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Rickey Romero
Option transferred: C A.J. Jimenez (Double-A to high Class A)
Removed from 40-man: RHP Justin Germano (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Clint Everts, RHP Matt Johnson, 2B Lance Zawadzki, 3B Emilio Guerrero
Reinstated from DL: RHP Buddy Carlyle, RHP Kramer Champlin, RHP Chad Jenkins, LHP Efrain Nieves, LHP Sean Nolin, C A.J. Jimenez, C Jon Talley, 1B Balbino Fuenmayor, OF Jonathan Jones, OF Brian Van Kirk

Washington Nationals
RHP Trevor Holder
Optioned to Double-A: 3B Anthony Rendon
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Brian Broderick, RHP Marcos Frias, C Jhonatan Solano, C Kris Watts
Reinstated from DL: RHP Rob Gilliam, RHP Pat Lehman, LHP Bill Bray, C Sam Palace

The Nationals released ’09 third-rounder Trevor Holder from Double-A Harrisburg to create space for veteran reliever Bill Bray. Washington signed Holder for $200,000 as a Georgia senior and he made the tail-end of the organization’s prospect ranking in 2010. A sinker/slider pitcher, he had been working as a long reliever prior to his release.