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
Released:
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
Signed:
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
Acquired:
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
Released:
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
Released:
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
Signed:
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
Signed:
OF Joe Mather (Lancaster (Atlantic))
Traded: OF Mark Teahen to Diamondbacks for future considerations

Cleveland Indians
Recalled:
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
Signed:
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
Released:
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
Recalled:
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
Released:
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
Signed:
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
Recalled:
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
Signed:
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
Released:
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
Released:
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
Released:
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
Signed:
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
Signed:
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
Released:
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
Signed:
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
Recalled:
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
Released:
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
Released:
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
Released:
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
Released:
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
Released:
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.