Minor League Transactions: May 30-June 4

Official minor league transactions, conveyed to Baseball America by Major League Baseball, for the period May 30-June 4.

Arizona Diamondback
Signed:
RHP Josh Slaats (Rockford (Frontier)), RHP Markus Solbach (Windy City (Frontier))
Released: RHP Eric Smith
Recalled: SS Didi Gregorius
Added to 40-man roster: OF David Peralta
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Steve Hathaway
Reinstated from DL: 1B George Roberts

Atlanta Braves
Signed:
RHP Terry Doyle (released by White Sox, May 15), RHP Cesar Lopez (Grand Prairie (American Association))
Released: LHP Eric Berger
Acquired: RHP Jorge Reyes from Padres for cash
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Shae Simmons
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Ian Thomas
Designated for assignment: RHP Wirfin Obispo (claimed on waivers by Pirates)
Placed on 7-day DL: C Tyler Tewell, OF Todd Cunningham, OF Josh Elander

A 22nd-round find from Southeast Missouri State in 2012, righty reliever Shae Simmons rocketed through the minors, making 86 appearances in three seasons, striking out 13.2 per nine innings and logging a 1.05 WHIP. Called up on May 31, he still led the Double-A Southern League with 14 saves a week later. Just two years ago, he waited until the third day of the draft to hear his name called.

Baltimore Orioles
Signed:
RHP Ramon Ramirez (released by Mariners, April 28)
Released: RHP Luis Ayala
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Johan Santana
Placed on 7-day DL: C Zach Booker, C Wynston Sawyer, SS Jeff Kemp
Reinstated from DL: LHP Johan Santana, 2B Alexi Casilla, SS Anthony Caronia

Boston Red Sox
Recalled:
RHP Rubby de la Rosa, 3B Garin Cecchini, SS Stephen Drew, OF Alex Hassan, OF Daniel Nava
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Alex Wilson, RHP Steven Wright, 3B Garin Cecchini, OF Daniel Nava
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Sergio Gomez, 1B Brandon Snyder, OF Pete Hissey, OF Zach Kapstein, OF Henry Ramos
Reinstated from DL: C Carson Blair, 3B Mike Miller, OF Keury de la Cruz

Chicago Cubs
Signed:
OF Manny Ramirez (released by Rangers, Aug. 13)
Released: RHP Joel Pineiro, C Rony Rodriguez
Added to 40-man roster: C Eli Whiteside
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Corey Black
Reinstated from DL: RHP Zach Cates, RHP Marcos Mateo, RHP Jose Rosario, OF Josh Vitters

Manny Ramirez last played in the majors for the Rays in 2011, going 1-for-17 in an abbreviated season. He spent time in the minors for the Athletics and Rangers in subsequent seasons, but now he’s taking on a new role with the Cubs as player/coach at Triple-A Iowa. In that role, he can aid the development of the organization’s promising righthanded-hitting prospects such as Javier Baez and, when they reach Triple-A, Kris Bryant, Jorge Soler and Albert Almora.

Chicago White Sox
Optioned to Triple-A:
2B Marcus Semien
Placed on 7-day DL: 1B Dan Black, 1B Christian Marrero, OF Adam Heisler
Reinstated from DL: OF Josh Richmond

Cincinnati Reds
Released:
RHP Wes Mugarian, RHP Chad Reineke, LHP Matt Maloney, SS Humberto Valor
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Shane Dyer, 1B Sean Buckley, OF Jeff Gelalich
Reinstated from DL: RHP Carlos Contreras, RHP Wes Mugarian, 3B Tanner Rahier, OF Jon Matthews, OF Daniel Pigott

Cleveland Indians
Recalled:
LHP Nick Hagadone
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Mark Lowe
Option transferred: RHP Bryan Price (Triple-A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Danny Salazar, C Charlie Valerio, C Chris Wallace
Reinstated from DL: RHP Bryan Price, LHP Matt Packer, C Jake Lowery, 1B Adam Abraham, 3B Joe Sever, SS Yandy Diaz

Opposing batters continued to touch up Danny Salazar following his demotion to Triple-A Columbus, hitting .356 and launching three homers in three starts. He landed on the disabled list shortly thereafter with strained right triceps that might have been bothering him since spring training.

Colorado Rockies
Signed:
RHP Mike McClendon (York (Atlantic))
Released: RHP Coty Woods, LHP Brook Hart
Recalled: RHP Chris Martin, C Michael McKenry, 3B Ryan Wheeler
Reinstated from DL: 2B Mike Benjamin Jr., 2B Tim Smalling, SS Rosell Herrera

Detroit Tigers
Released:
SS Troy Hanzawa
Recalled: SS Eugenio Suarez
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Robbie Ray
Reinstated from DL: RHP Eduardo Sanchez, 2B Brandon Douglas

Triple-A Toledo scratched lefty Robbie Ray from a start on June 6 because of a “significant blister” on his pitching hand, so he might require much time on the disabled list. He continues to pitch well in the Tigers system, issuing 10 walks and allowing just two homers in eight games (seven starts) while striking out 7.1 batters per nine innings.

Houston Astros
Released:
RHP Rhiner Cruz, OF Andy Simunic
Recalled: RHP Paul Clemens, 1B Jon Singleton
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Alex White, LHP Brett Oberholtzer, 1B Marc Krauss
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Brady Rodgers, LHP Luis Cruz
Reinstated from DL: RHP Ross Seaton, 2B Austin Elkins, OF Tanner Mathis

The Astros released righty reliever Rhiner Cruz, the first overall pick in the 2011 Rule 5 draft, so that he could sign with Rakuten in Japan.

Kansas City Royals
Released:
RHP Brett Tomko, OF Tyler Chism
Recalled: RHP Aaron Brooks, 3B Mike Moustakas
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Wilking Rodriguez
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Aaron Brooks, RHP Louis Coleman, RHP Blake Wood, OF Jimmy Paredes
Designated for assignment: LHP Justin Marks
Placed on 7-day DL: C Chad Johnson, C Francisco Pena, 1B Jared Schlehuber, OF Edinson Rincon
Reinstated from DL: RHP Aroni Nina, LHP Chris Dwyer, SS Angel Franco, OF Whit Merrifield

Los Angeles Angels
Signed:
RHP Joel Pineiro (released by Cubs, June 4)
Released: OF Chevy Clarke, OF Andy Workman
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Cam Bedrosian, RHP Jarrett Grube
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Dane de la Rosa, RHP Jarrett Grube, RHP Michael Kohn
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Yency Almonte, RHP Mike Clevinger, RHP Yoslan Herrera, 2B Taylor Lindsey, 3B Ismael Dionicio, SS Jose Rondon, OF Matt Long
Reinstated from DL: RHP Joe Krehbiel, C Ryan Dalton, C John Hester, SS Chance Ross, SS Eric Stamets, OF Brennan Boesch, OF Kyle Hudson, OF Andrew Ray

As one Angels 2010 first-rounder makes his big league debut—reliever Cam Bedrosian—another is released after hitting .173/.266/.209 in 36 games with minimal power or speed at high Class A Inland Empire this season. The departed Angel is outfielder Chevy Clarke, who in an alternate universe developed into a five-tool, switch-hitting center fielder whom Los Angeles envisioned  when it drafted him 30th overall four years ago.

Los Angeles Dodgers
Loaned to Mexican League:
LHP Erick Threets (to Monclova)
Optioned to Triple-A: SS Erisbel Arruebarrena
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Gustavo Gomez

Miami Marlins
Signed:
RHP Kevin Gregg, SS Yosmany Guerra
Released: 2B Taylor Harbin
Recalled: C J.T. Realmuto
Added to 40-man roster: 1B Justin Bour
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Arquimedes Caminero, 2B Derek Dietrich
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Tyler Higgins, OF Kentrell Dewitt
Reinstated from DL: RHP Brad Mincey, RHP Angel Sanchez, LHP Charlie Lowell, C Taylor Krick, 2B Avery Romero

Milwaukee Brewers
Released:
OF Chad Stang
Optioned to Triple-A: 2B Elian Herrera
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jacob Barnes, RHP Seth Harvey, RHP Johnnie Lowe, 3B Jose Sermo
Reinstated from DL: 1B Garrett Cooper, OF Michael Reed

Minnesota Twins
Released:
LHP Chad Rodgers
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP David Hurlbut, LHP Brett Lee, C Chris Herrmann, C Matt Koch, OF Max Kepler, OF J.D. Williams
Reinstated from DL: LHP Chad Rodgers, 3B Stephen Wickens, OF Lance Ray

New York Mets
Recalled:
OF Andrew Brown, OF Matt den Dekker
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Buddy Carlyle, LHP Dana Eveland
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Rafael Montero, OF Matt den Dekker
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Rainy Lara, RHP Beck Wheeler, LHP John Mincone, 3B Anthony Seratelli, SS Wilfredo Tovar, OF Victor Cruzado
Reinstated from DL: RHP Noah Syndergaard, LHP T.J. Chism, 3B Dustin Lawley, OF Champ Stuart

New York Yankees
Recalled:
RHP Jose Ramirez, 2B Scott Sizemore
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Preston Claiborne, 2B Scott Sizemore, OF Zoilo Almonte
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Diego Moreno, SS Dean Anna, OF Ramon Flores
Reinstated from DL: LHP Jeremy Bleich, 3B Casey Stevenson

Oakland Athletics
Recalled:
C Stephen Vogt
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Fernando Rodriguez
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Jeff Urlaub, LHP Andrew Werner, 3B Alden Carrithers
Reinstated from DL: RHP Sean Murphy, 2B Colin Walsh

Philadelphia Phillies
Signed:
RHP Jason Marquis, 2B Rusty Ryal (Sugar Land (Atlantic))
Released: RHP Chris Nichols, OF Cavan Cohoes, OF Chris Swauger, OF Zach Taylor
Recalled: RHP Phillippe Aumont, RHP Ethan Martin
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Cesar Jimenez
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Phillippe Aumont, 1B Darin Ruf
Removed from 40-man: LHP Jeremy Horst (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: C Lars Davis, 1B Darin Ruf
Reinstated from DL: OF Jiwan James, OF Brandon Short

Pittsburgh Pirates
Released:
LHP Cameron Griffin, LHP Brandon Mann, C Mitch Slauter, C Mike Spano, 3B Beau Wallace
Recalled: RHP Casey Sadler
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Wirfin Obispo (waiver claim from Braves)
Removed from 40-man: RHP Vin Mazzaro (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Robby Rowland, RHP Tyler Sample, 3B D.J. Crumlich, 3B Brent Morel, SS Ashley Ponce, OF Austin Meadows
Reinstated from DL: RHP Luis Heredia, RHP Jeff Inman, 1B Jose Osuna, 1B Jordan Steranka

The ninth pick in the 2013 draft as a high school outfielder, Austin Meadows still hasn’t played this season because a hamstring injury.

St. Louis Cardinals
Signed:
OF Chris Swauger (released by Phillies, May 30)
Released: RHP Fernando Gonzalez, LHP Anthony Ferrara
Recalled: OF Randal Grichuk, OF Oscar Taveras
Option transferred: OF Mike O’Neill (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jose Almarante, 1B Justin Ringo, OF Rafael Ortega
Reinstated from DL: RHP Dixon Llorens, RHP Ronnie Shaban, LHP John Gast, OF Ronald Castillo

San Diego Padres
Signed:
1B Cody Overbeck (Bridgeport (Atlantic))
Traded: RHP Jorge Reyes to Braves for cash
Recalled: RHP Jesse Hahn, SS Jace Peterson
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Jason Lane
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Donn Roach
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Jesse Hahn
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Ruben Mejia, RHP Ben Paullus, C John Nester
Reinstated from DL: RHP Ruben Mejia, LHP Chris Nunn, LHP Chris Rearick, 1B Lee Orr, OF Brian Adams, OF Rico Noel, OF Ronnie Richardson

San Francisco Giants
Recalled:
OF Juan Perez
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jorge Bucardo

Seattle Mariners
Recalled:
RHP Erasmo Ramirez
Added to 40-man roster: OF Endy Chavez
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Brandon Maurer, 2B Nick Franklin
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Moises Hernandez, OF Aaron Barbosa
Reinstated from DL: LHP Jordan Shipers

Tampa Bay Rays
Added to 40-man roster:
OF Jerry Sands
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jeff Ames, LHP Jordan Norberto, SS Darryl George
Reinstated from DL: RHP Luis Cabrera

Texas Rangers
Released:
RHP Paul Schwendel, RHP Chris Schwinden
Recalled: LHP Aaron Poreda
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Aaron Poreda
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Cody Buckel
Reinstated from DL: RHP Nate Adcock, RHP Daniel Bard, OF Trever Adams

Toronto Blue Jays
Signed:
LHP Mike Zagurski (released by Indians, May 24)
Released: RHP Jose Nivar, C Matt Hitt, 3B Koby Kraemer, OF Dennis Jones
Recalled: RHP Chad Jenkins, RHP Marcus Stroman
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Bobby Korecky
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Liam Hendriks, RHP Bobby Korecky, LHP Rob Rasmussen
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Brad Allen, RHP Shawn Hill, RHP Casey Lawrence, RHP John Stilson, RHP Neil Wagner, C Seth Conner, OF Brad Glenn
Reinstated from DL: RHP Adaric Kelly, LHP John Anderson, 1B Matt Dean, OF Brett Carroll

Washington Nationals
Signed:
RHP Brett Brach (Somerset (Atlantic)), LHP Chris Manno (released by Reds, May 26)
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Tyler Moore
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Christian Garcia, LHP Brett Mooneyham, LHP Sammy Solis
Reinstated from DL: RHP Cody Davis, RHP Nic Pivetta, 3B Mike McQuillan

Two years removed from Tommy John surgery, Sammy Solis still struggles with elbow discomfort, which recently landed him on the Double-A Harrisburg disabled list. He’s made just three rehab starts this season.