Minor League Transactions: May 23-29

Official minor league transactions, conveyed to Baseball America by Major League Baseball, for the period May 23-29.

Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed:
RHP Eric Brooks (Lincoln (American Association)), LHP Zak Wasserman (Windy City (Frontier))
Recalled: RHP Zeke Spruill
Added to 40-man roster: 1B Nick Evans
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Zeke Spruill, OF Alfredo Marte
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Blake Perry, LHP Andrew Barbosa

Atlanta Braves
Signed:
RHP Kameron Loe (released by Royals, May 23), 2B Ross Wilson (released by Marlins, May 6)
Released: RHP Chris Costantino, LHP Eric Pfisterer, 1B A.J. Kirby-Jones
Added to 40-man roster: 2B Tommy La Stella
Optioned to Triple-A: 2B Tyler Pastornicky
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP David Bromberg, RHP Mark Lamm, OF Joey Meneses
Reinstated from DL: RHP Ryan Kelly, C Tyler Tewell, SS Gustavo Nunez, OF Jose Constanza

Baltimore Orioles
Traded:
C Johnny Monell to Dodgers for cash
Recalled: RHP Preston Guilmet, LHP T.J. McFarland, 2B Steve Lombardozzi
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Preston Guilmet, C Steve Clevenger, 2B Steve Lombardozzi
Removed from 40-man: RHP Evan Meek (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jesse Beal, 2B Alexi Casilla, OF Josh Hart
Reinstated from DL: RHP Tim Alderson, RHP Zach Davies, C Zach Booker, 1B Chris Marrero

The 37th pick in last year’s draft, center fielder Josh Hart will miss four to six weeks with a torn meniscus in his right knee. The 19-year-old hit .266/.301/.273 with six steals and one extra-base hit in 41 games at low Class A Delmarva.

Boston Red Sox
Signed:
SS Stephen Drew (re-signed), SS Iggy Suarez (Bridgeport (Atlantic))
Recalled: RHP Alex Wilson (twice), RHP Brandon Workman, C Ryan Lavarnway, OF Daniel Nava
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Alex Wilson
Option transferred: SS Stephen Drew (low Class A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Drake Britton, C Carson Blair
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jeremy Kehrt, RHP Pete Ruiz, LHP Nate Reed, C Carlos Coste, C Leonel Escobar, 2B Sean Coyle, SS Ryan Dent

Chicago Cubs
Signed:
RHP Joe Gardner (Lancaster (Atlantic)), RHP Julio Rodriguez (Bridgeport (Atlantic))
Recalled: RHP Blake Parker
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Blake Parker, OF Ryan Kalish
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jose Rosario, RHP Yao-Lin Wang, LHP Gerardo Concepcion, 2B Stephen Bruno, OF Josh Vitters
Reinstated from DL: RHP Felix Pena, LHP Hunter Cervenka, LHP Michael Heesch, C Danny Canela, C Lance Rymel, SS Giuseppe Papaccio

Chicago White Sox
Traded:
C Hector Gimenez to Blue Jays for cash
Elected free agency: RHP Frank Francisco
Removed from 40-man: RHP Frank Francisco (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: 2B Micah Johnson, OF Josh Richmond
Reinstated from DL: C Luis Sierra, 2B Justin Jirschele, OF Joe De Pinto

Last year’s minor league stolen-base champ, Micah Johnson earned a May 13 promotion from Double-A Birmingham to Triple-A Charlotte, but after hitting .273/.304/.341 with one steal in 10 games for the Knights he’s going to miss at least a week with a left hamstring injury.

Cincinnati Reds
Signed:
RHP Carlos Marmol (released by Marlins, May 19), LHP Matt Maloney (Somerset (Atlantic))
Released: RHP Sean Black, LHP Chris Manno
Recalled: OF Donald Lutz
Optioned to Triple-A: 1B Neftali Soto
Placed on 7-day DL: 3B Tanner Rahier, OF Ryan LaMarre, OF Jon Matthews
Reinstated from DL: RHP Chad Reineke, LHP Chris Manno, 1B Sean Buckley, 1B Mike Costanzo

Cleveland Indians
Released:
LHP Mike Zagurski
Recalled: 1B Jesus Aguilar
Added to 40-man roster: C George Kottaras
Optioned to Triple-A: SS Justin Sellers
Designated for assignment: RHP Blake Wood
Placed on 7-day DL: C Matt Colantonio, 1B David Cooper, OF Matt Carson, OF Cody Ferrell
Reinstated from DL: C Roberto Perez, C Chris Wallace, SS Erik Gonzalez, OF Ollie Linton

Colorado Rockies
Signed:
2B Rodney Polonia (released by Pirates, May 21)
Recalled: SS Josh Rutledge
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Tyler Anderson, SS Trevor Story
Reinstated from DL: RHP Richard Castillo, RHP Brandon Erbe, LHP Pedro Hernandez

High Class A Modesto shortstop Trevor Story left the Nuts’ May 22 game after being hit by a pitch, and the subsequent injury required stitches to his pinky finger and a trip to the disabled list. He hit .323/.410/.543 with three homers and 18 steals in 43 games.

Detroit Tigers
Added to 40-man roster:
RHP Corey Knebel
Removed from 40-man: 3B Francisco Martinez (outrighted to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: C Patrick Leyland, OF Tyler Gibson
Reinstated from DL: RHP Bryan Augenstein, OF Austin Schotts

Houston Astros
Released:
RHP Chia-Jen Lo
Recalled: LHP Brett Oberholtzer, LHP Rudy Owens, OF Robbie Grossman
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Rudy Owens, OF L.J. Hoes
Placed on 7-day DL: 1B Bobby Borchering
Reinstated from DL: OF Austin Wates

Kansas City Royals
Signed:
C Max Ramirez (released by Reds, May 21)
Released: RHP Kameron Loe, LHP Sandy Garces
Traded: RHP P.J. Walters and OF Melky Mesa to Blue Jays for cash
Traded: 2B Jason Donald to Rangers for cash
Recalled: RHP Michael Mariot, OF Jimmy Paredes
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Casey Coleman, C Francisco Pena
Removed from 40-man: OF Justin Maxwell (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: OF Brian Fletcher, OF Elier Hernandez
Reinstated from DL: RHP Clayton Mortensen, OF Dex Kjerstad

Los Angeles Angels
Signed:
RHP Kyler Newby (Somerset (Atlantic)), C Jeyson Ruben Sanchez, 1B Joe Weik (Amarillo (American Association)), SS Maikol Gonzalez (Yucatan (Mexican))
Released: RHP Greg Billo, OF Brennan Gowens
Recalled: RHP Matt Shoemaker
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Wade LeBlanc
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Matt Shoemaker, 1B Efren Navarro
Option transferred: RHP Mike Brady (Triple-A to Double-A), LHP Nick Maronde (Triple-A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Kyle McGowin, SS Chance Ross
Reinstated from DL: SS Tommy Field

Los Angeles Dodgers
Acquired:
C Johnny Monell from Orioles for cash
Recalled: C Tim Federowicz
Added to 40-man roster: 3B Jamie Romak
Option transferred: RHP Pedro Baez (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Stephen Fife, LHP Luis De Paula, 2B Alex Guerrero
Reinstated from DL: RHP Luis Meza, C Alberto Rosario, OF Alex Santana

Miami Marlins
Signed:
RHP Cristian Stwar Olmos
Released: OF Bubba Keene, OF Emmanuel Nere
Recalled: RHP Arquimedes Caminero, LHP Dan Jennings
Option transferred: LHP Edgar Olmos (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Rett Varner, LHP James Wooster, 3B Ryan Fisher, OF Brian Bogusevic, OF Austin Dean, OF Cameron Flynn
Reinstated from DL: 1B Rich Poythress, 1B Ryan Rieger

Milwaukee Brewers
Recalled: RHP Jimmy Nelson
Added to 40-man roster:
SS Irving Falu
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jimmy Nelson
Removed from 40-man: SS Jeff Bianchi (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Greg Holle, 1B Garrett Cooper
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jose de la Torre, RHP Zach Quintana, RHP Tyler Spurlin, C Paul Eshleman

Minnesota Twins
Recalled:
OF Oswaldo Arcia
Optioned to Triple-A: C Chris Herrmann, 1B Chris Colabello
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Yorman Landa

New York Mets
Released:
OF Charley Thurber
Recalled: RHP Vic Black (twice), OF Matt den Dekker
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Vic Black, C Juan Centeno
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Cory Mazzoni, RHP Noah Syndergaard, 3B Dustin Lawley, OF Champ Stuart
Reinstated from DL: RHP Dawrin Frias, C Kai Gronauer, 3B Aderlin Rodriguez, OF Brian Burgamy

Team doctors diagnosed Triple-A Las Vegas righty Noah Syndergaard with a “mild” flexor pronator strain following his late-May injury scare. Through 10 starts he went 5-2, 4.02 with 57 strikeouts and 19 walks in 54 innings.

New York Yankees
Placed on 7-day DL:
RHP Caleb Cotham, RHP Giovanny Gallegos, RHP Taylor Garrison, RHP Chris Leroux, RHP Branden Pinder, LHP Jeremy Bleich, LHP Dietrich Enns, LHP Nik Turley, 2B Angelo Gumbs, 3B Rob Segedin, OF Slade Heathcott
Reinstated from DL: LHP Francisco Rondon, C Austin Romine

BA’s Josh Norris tweeted that Double-A Trenton center fielder Slade Heathcott returned to New York to see team doctors, though the Yankees are keeping tight lips about his injury, saying only that it involves “lower body soreness.”

Oakland Athletics
Traded:
RHP Ronald Herrera to Padres as player to be named in 1B Kyle Blanks deal
Placed on 7-day DL: 2B Colin Walsh
Reinstated from DL: RHP Stuart Pudenz, 1B Max Muncy, 2B Chih-Fang Pan

Philadelphia Phillies
Released:
RHP Luis Paulino, 1B William Carmona, OF Steven Golden
Loaned to Mexican League: LHP Jesus Chavez (Monclova)
Recalled: RHP Justin De Fratus
Added to 40-man roster: RHP David Buchanan
Reinstated from DL: RHP Chris Bootcheck, RHP B.J. Rosenberg

Pittsburgh Pirates
Recalled:
RHP Brandon Cumpton
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Josh Wall, C Tony Sanchez
Placed on 7-day DL: OF Chris Dickerson
Reinstated from DL: OF Candon Myles

St. Louis Cardinals
Signed:
LHP Pedro Feliciano
Released: RHP Hector Salazar, LHP John Gaub, OF Joey Butler
Recalled: LHP Sam Freeman
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Shane Robinson
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Michael Holback, C Gerwuins Velazco, OF James Ramsey
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jose Almarante

The Cardinals released Joey Butler so that he could sign with Orix in Japan.

Double-A Springfield center fielder James Ramsey hasn’t played since crashing into a wall on May 16, thus depriving the 2012 first-rounder of a promotion to Triple-A Memphis in the wake of Oscar Taveras’ callup to St. Louis.

San Diego Padres
Signed:
RHP Michael Nix (Sugar Land (Atlantic))
Acquired: RHP Ronald Herrera from Athletics as player to be named in 1B Kyle Blanks deal
Recalled: 1B Tommy Medica
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Billy Buckner
Option transferred: LHP Juan Pablo Oramas (Triple-A to Double-A)
Removed from 40-man: RHP Blaine Boyer, RHP Billy Buckner (both players outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Coby Cowgill, RHP Devin Jones, LHP Chris Nunn, 1B Lee Orr, 2B B.J. Guinn, 3B Chase Jensen, OF Rico Noel
Reinstated from DL: RHP Roman Madrid

San Francisco Giants
Option transferred: RHP Hunter Strickland (high Class A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Joan Gregorio, LHP Jose De Paula, C Jesus Navarro, C Andrew Susac, 2B Tony Abreu, OF Ryan Lollis
Reinstated from DL: RHP Andrew Carignan, RHP Jeff Soptic, C Tyler LaTorre, C Jesus Navarro, C Ben Turner, OF Chris Lofton

Triple-A Fresno catcher Andrew Susac will miss at least a week with a hamstring injury. He has made a smooth transition to the Pacific Coast League, hitting .296/.395/.531 with six homers in 29 games, while gunning down 61 percent of basestealers.

Seattle Mariners
Signed:
RHP Todd Coffey (did not play in 2013), OF Xavier Nady (elected free agency from Padres, May 11)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Stephen Pryor

Tampa Bay Rays
Released:
RHP Juan Sandoval
Recalled: RHP Alex Colome, OF Kevin Kiermaier
Added to 40-man roster: C Ali Solis
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Alex Colome, SS Cole Figueroa
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Taylor Guerrieri, RHP Andrew Hanse, LHP Kevin Brandt, OF Taylor Motter
Reinstated from DL: LHP Kevin Brandt, LHP Grayson Garvin

Righthander Taylor Guerrieri served his 50-game drug suspension concurrently with his recovery from Tommy John surgery, which he had performed last July. He spent all spring on the restricted list for his offseason penalty, so now with terms of his suspension met on May 27, he joins the low Class A Bowling Green disabled list.

Texas Rangers
Released:
RHP Ryan Harvey
Acquired: 2B Jason Donald from Royals for cash
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Phil Irwin (waiver claim from Pirates), LHP Aaron Poreda
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Scott Richmond, 1B Trever Adams, OF Royce Bolinger
Reinstated from DL: OF Lewis Brinson

Toronto Blue Jays
Signed:
RHP Brad Allen (Florence (Frontier)), RHP Mickey Storey (re-signed)
Released: OF Melvin Garcia
Acquired: RHP P.J. Walters and OF Melky Mesa from Royals for cash
Acquired: C Hector Gimenez from White Sox for cash
Recalled: RHP Liam Hendriks
Option transferred: RHP Deck McGuire, C A.J. Jimenez, OF Kenny Wilson (all players Double-A to Triple-A)
Removed from 40-man: RHP Esmil Rogers (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Adaric Kelly, RHP Mickey Storey, LHP John Anderson, 2B Andy Fermin, 3B Justin Atkinson, OF Brett Carroll
Reinstated from DL: RHP Radhames Liz, OF Michael Crouse, OF Ian Parmley

Washington Nationals
Signed:
LHP Zach Kroenke (Somerset (Atlantic))
Released: RHP Andy Santana, LHP Niko Spezial, C Brandon Bantz, OF Hayden Jennings
Optioned to Triple-A: SS Zach Walters
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Ronald Pena, 1B Justin Bloxom, SS Jose Lozada, OF Wilman Rodriguez
Reinstated from DL: RHP Paul Demny, LHP Xavier Cedeno, C Mitch Canham, SS Josh R. Johnson