Minor League Transactions: May 30-June 5

Official minor league transactions, conveyed to us by Major League Baseball, for the period May 30-June 5.

Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed:
1B Mike Jacobs (Oaxaca (Mexican))
Released: 1B Kila Ka’aihue
Recalled: RHP Randall Delgado, LHP Tyler Skaggs
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Randall Delgado
Removed from 40-man: RHP Eric Smith (outrighted to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Bryan Henry, RHP Frank Santana, C Michael Perez, 3B Jake Lamb
Reinstated from DL: RHP Chase Anderson, RHP Tyler Green, RHP Mat Sample

Veteran minor league slugger Kila Ka’aihue exercised his opt-out clause at a time when he was batting .313/.426/.620 for Triple-A Reno with a minor league-leading 16 home runs. The Diamondbacks replaced him on the Aces roster with Mike Jacobs, who knows how to pick minor league landing spots. In the past four seasons he’s called home such hitter-friendly locales as Las Vegas (2010), Colorado Springs (2011), Reno (2012) and Oaxaca of the Mexican League (2013), where he belted 10 homers in 36 games.

Atlanta Braves
Signed:
RHP Mitch Atkins (Somerset (Atlantic))
Released: RHP Caleb Brewer, RHP Tim Corcoran, C Luis de la Cruz, OF Corey Wimberly
Traded: 3B Juan Francisco to Brewers for LHP Thomas Keeling
Traded: RHP Erik Hamren to Rays for cash considerations
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Alex Wood
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Daniel Rodriguez
Reinstated from DL: RHP David Hale, LHP Robert Fish

A Brewers 18th-round selection from Oklahoma State in 2010, lefty Thomas Keeling works from a sidearm slot and sits in the high 80s with his fastball. His sweepy breaking ball grades out OK and has helped him rack up strikeouts in 27 percent of confrontations with minor league lefthanded batters the past two seasons.

Baltimore Orioles
Signed:
RHP Jon Rauch (released by Marlins, May 22)
Released: C Jose Gil
Reinstated from DL: LHP Ashur Tolliver

Boston Red Sox
Signed:
LHP Aaron King (River City (Frontier)), 3B Mario Martinez (released by Tigers, May 28)
Released: RHP Ben Klafczynski, RHP Chad Nading, RHP Oscar Villarreal
Traded: RHP Graham Godfrey to Pirates for cash considerations
Acquired: 1B Stefan Welch from Pirates for cash considerations
Option transferred: OF Alex Hassan (Triple-A to low Class A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Pat Light, RHP Heri Quevedo, RHP Madison Younginer, LHP Brian Johnson, C Jayson Hernandez, 2B Sean Coyle, OF Ronald Bermudez
Reinstated from DL: RHP Pat Light, RHP Austin Maddox, RHP Nefi Ogando, OF Dreily Guerrero, OF Alex Hassan

Chicago Cubs
Added to 40-man roster:
RHP Blake Parker, RHP Zach Putnam
Removed from 40-man: RHP Alex Burnett (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: SS Edwin Maysonet, OF Tim Torres
Reinstated from DL: RHP Felix Pena, OF Bijan Rademacher

Chicago White Sox
Released:
RHP Ryan Buch
Recalled: OF Jordan Danks
Removed from 40-man: SS Tyler Greene (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Ryan Kussmaul, 1B Mark Tracy, OF Yoandy Barroso
Reinstated from DL: RHP Andrew Brackman, 1B Seth Loman, OF Courtney Hawkins, OF Adam Heisler

Cincinnati Reds
Released:
C Nick O’Shea
Recalled: RHP Pedro Villarreal
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jesus Adames, RHP El’Hajj Muhammad, RHP Sal Romano
Reinstated from DL: C Chris Berset

Cleveland Indians
Signed:
RHP Chris Jakubauskas (released by Brewers, Dec. 3)
Recalled: SS Juan Diaz
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Matt Langwell
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Scott Barnes
Option transferred: RHP Chen Lee (low Class A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jacob Lee, RHP Fernando Nieve, 3B Ryan Rohlinger, OF Cedric Hunter
Reinstated from DL: C Alex Lavisky, 1B Jerrud Sabourin, 2B Nate Spears

Colorado Rockies
Signed:
RHP Ryan Buch (released by White Sox, May 31)
Released: LHP Erick Threets
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Manny Corpas
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Bobby Cassevah, 2B Tim Smalling
Reinstated from DL: LHP Roberto Padilla, LHP Erick Threets, 2B Taylor Featherston, OF Brian Humphries, OF Jared Simon, OF Kyle Von Tungeln, OF Julian Yan

Detroit Tigers
Signed:
1B Mike Cervenak (Lamigo (Taiwan))
Released: LHP Hua-Wei Lo
Optioned to high Class A: OF Francisco Martinez
Designated for assignment: OF Quintin Berry
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Patrick Cooper, RHP David Kopp, LHP Kenny Faulk, 1B Aaron Westlake
Reinstated from DL: LHP Pat Misch, C John Murrian

The Tigers lost Quintin Berry on a waiver claim to the Royals. After making the Tigers’ various postseason rosters a year ago, Berry spent the entire 2013 season at Triple-A Toledo, batting .168/.278/.234 (28-for-167) in 49 games.

Houston Astros
Released:
C Jason Jaramillo
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Brian Holmes, LHP Blair Walters, OF Austin Wates
Reinstated from DL: RHP Chuckie Fick, 2B Jose Martinez, SS Nolan Fontana

Kansas City Royals
Signed:
2B Chase Lambin (Sugar Land (Atlantic))
Released: RHP Miguel Perdomo
Traded: LHP Atahualpa Severino to Pirates for cash considerations
Recalled: RHP Kelvin Herrera
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Louis Coleman, C Adam Moore, OF Quintin Berry

Los Angeles Angels
Released:
RHP Tony Pena
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Dane de la Rosa
Placed on 7-day DL: C Zac Livingston, 1B Matt Scioscia, OF Robbie Widlansky
Reinstated from DL: LHP Carmine Giardina, OF Randal Grichuk, OF Andrew Ray

Los Angeles Dodgers
Released:
RHP Ryan Acosta, RHP Travis Jones, 3B C.J. Retherford, SS Alfredo Amezaga
Recalled: RHP Stephen Fife, RHP Matt Magill, C Tim Federowicz, OF Yasiel Puig
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Peter Moylan
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Stephen Fife, RHP Javy Guerra, RHP Matt Magill
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Angel Castro, RHP Luis Vasquez, 1B Paul Hoenecke, OF Ryan Mount
Reinstated from DL: RHP Kyle Cofield, RHP Matt Shelton, RHP Sean White, LHP Onelki Garcia, 2B Pedro Guerrero, SS Corey Seager, OF Joey Winker

The Dodgers released well-traveled minor leaguers Ryan Acosta and C.J. Retherford following their 50-game suspensions for amphetamine use.

Miami Marlins
Recalled:
RHP Jacob Turner, LHP Edgar Olmos
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Duane Below, OF Jordan Brown
Removed from 40-man: 2B Nick Green (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: 1B Ben Lasater, OF Christian Yelich
Reinstated from DL: RHP Pete Andrelczyk, RHP Joey O’Gara

Top prospect Christian Yelich will miss about two weeks with a small abdominal wall strain, an injury he incurred while diving for a ball in the outfield. After a hot start, Yelich’s bat had cooled considerably at Double-A Jacksonville. He has gone 6-for-43 (.140) with three extra-base hits in his last 12 games.

Milwaukee Brewers
Released:
RHP Francisco Rivero
Traded: LHP Thomas Keeling to Braves for 3B Juan Francisco
Recalled: RHP Tyler Thornburg, 2B Scooter Gennett
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Mike Fiers
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Rodolfo Fernandez, RHP Drew Gagnon, C Clint Coulter, 2B Jose Sermo
Reinstated from DL: RHP Cody Scarpetta, LHP Mike Strong, C Brent Dean, C Joey Paciorek, 2B Adrian Williams

Minnesota Twins
Signed:
RHP Caleb Brewer (released by Braves, May 31)
Released: RHP Bryan Augenstein
Recalled: 1B Chris Colabello
Added to 40-man roster: OF Clete Thomas
Optioned to Triple-A: 1B Chris Colabello
Option transferred: RHP Michael Tonkin (Double-A to Triple-A)
Designated for assignment: LHP Tyler Robertson
Placed on 7-day DL: SS Niko Goodrum
Reinstated from DL: RHP Bryan Augenstein

The Twins lost Tyler Robertson, an ’06 third-rounder, on a waiver claim by the Nationals.

New York Mets
Added to 40-man roster:
SS Omar Quintanilla
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Luis Mateo, RHP Dylan Owen, 2B Reese Havens, 3B Zach Lutz
Reinstated from DL: RHP Luis Mateo, RHP Logan Taylor, C Juan Centeno, C Kai Gronauer

New York Yankees
Released:
RHP Cody Eppley, LHP Clay Rapada
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Ivan Nova, LHP Vidal Nuno, OF Brennan Boesch
Removed from 40-man: LHP David Huff (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Zach Arneson, RHP Corey Black, RHP Kelvin Perez, C Nick McCoy, 2B Corban Joseph
Reinstated from DL: RHP Daniel Burawa, RHP Diego Moreno, C Tyson Blaser, OF Shane Brown

The Yankees released a pair of sidewinding relievers—righthander Cody Eppley and lefty Clay Rapada—who combined to make nearly 130 appearances in 2012.

Oakland Athletics
Released:
3B Chad Lewis
Optioned to Triple-A: C Luke Montz
Placed on 7-day DL: 2B Michael Fabiaschi, 3B Jefry Marte
Reinstated from DL: RHP Seth Frankoff, RHP Deyvi Jimenez, 3B Jefry Marte

Third baseman Chad Lewis showed promising power potential in high school in Huntington Beach, Calif., earning him a look in the fourth round of the 2010 draft. After four seasons of flailing in the low minors, though, his Athletics career is over. He hit .200/.224/.308 in 18 games at low Class A Beloit this season, and he finishes his Oakland career with a .583 OPS over 594 plate appearances.

Philadelphia Phillies
Signed:
3B Andy Gonzalez (York (Atlantic))
Recalled: LHP Joe Savery
Optioned to Triple-A: 2B Michael Martinez
Option transferred: LHP Mauricio Robles (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Gabriel Arias, RHP Zach Cooper, OF Cameron Perkins
Reinstated from DL: OF Miguel Alvarez

Pittsburgh Pirates
Signed:
RHP Jason Erickson
Acquired: RHP Graham Godfrey from Red Sox and LHP Atahualpa Severino from Royals for cash considerations
Traded: 1B Stefan Welch to Red Sox for cash considerations
Recalled: RHP Jared Hughes, RHP Phil Irwin, OF Alex Presley
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Ryan Reid
Optioned to Triple-A: 2B Josh Harrison, SS Chase d’Arnaud, OF Alex Presley
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jake Burnette, RHP Jason Erickson, RHP Kyle Waldrop
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Phil Irwin
Reinstated from DL: RHP Ryan Beckman, RHP Phil Irwin

St. Louis Cardinals
Released:
RHP Scott Gorgen, 1B Jem Argenal
Recalled: RHP Keith Butler, RHP Maikel Cleto
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Michael Wacha
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Michael Blazek, RHP Mitchell Boggs, RHP Maikel Cleto, RHP Victor Marte
Placed on 7-day DL: C Adam Ehrlich, 2B Starlin Rodriguez, OF Tommy Pham, OF Mike Swinson
Reinstated from DL: LHP Jay Voss, 1B Jeremy Schaffer, OF Charlie Tilson

San Diego Padres
Released:
RHP Robert Lara
Recalled: RHP Brad Boxberger, RHP Nick Vincent, LHP Robbie Erlin, LHP Tommy Layne
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Anthony Bass, RHP Nick Vincent, LHP Robbie Erlin
Placed on 7-day DL: OF Jeremy Baltz, OF Travis Buck
Reinstated from DL: C Austin Hedges, 2B Anthony Contreras

San Francisco Giants
Placed on 7-day DL:
LHP Matt Lujan, C Hector Sanchez, 2B Ydwin Villegas
Reinstated from DL: C Myles Schroder, OF Todd Linden, OF Skyler Stromsmoe

Seattle Mariners
Added to 40-man roster:
RHP Jeremy Bonderman, C Brandon Bantz
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Hector Noesi, SS Carlos Triunfel
Option transferred: RHP Erasmo Ramirez (Double-A to Triple-A)
Designated for assignment: 3B Vinnie Catricala
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP David Colvin, C Jesus Montero, 1B Scott Savastano
Reinstated from DL: RHP Andrew Kittredge, C John Hicks, OF Nathan Melendres

Catcher Jesus Montero tore the meniscus in his left knee with Triple-A Tacoma and will have surgery. The Mariners expect him to miss four to six weeks.

Tampa Bay Rays
Signed:
C Jesus Flores (released by Dodgers, May 23)
Acquired: RHP Erik Hamren from Braves for cash considerations
Recalled: RHP Chris Archer, LHP Jeff Beliveau, LHP Alex Torres
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Alex Colome, RHP Josh Lueke, LHP Jeff Beliveau
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Will Inman, LHP Brandon Henderson, OF Granden Goetzman
Reinstated from DL: LHP Jordan Harrison

Texas Rangers
Released:
OF Mark Teahen
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Joe Ortiz
Option transferred: 3B Mike Olt (Triple-A to Double-A then back to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP C.J. Edwards, RHP Roman Mendez, OF Royce Bolinger
Reinstated from DL: 1B Ronald Guzman, 3B Mike Olt

The Rangers say low Class A Hickory righthander C.J. Edwards is simply taking a reprieve on the disabled list so that he can stay fresh for the five-month minor league season. He pitched in short-season ball last year and in high school in 2011.

Toronto Blue Jays
Signed:
SS Tommy Manzella (released by Rockies, May 27), OF Eddy Alcantara
Released: C Leonardo Hernandez
Recalled: RHP Mickey Storey
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Ramon Ortiz
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Chad Jenkins, RHP Mickey Storey, OF Anthony Gose
Removed from 40-man: RHP Ramon Ortiz, LHP Ricky Romero (both players outrighted to Triple-A), 1B Clint Robinson (outrighted to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Chad Beck, RHP Scott Gracey, RHP Blake McFarland, RHP Michael Schwimer
Reinstated from DL: RHP Matt Johnson, LHP Matt Wright, C Leonardo Hernandez, C Santiago Nessy, 1B Gabe Jacobo

Washington Nationals
Signed:
LHP Aneudy Rosario, OF Gilberto Ramirez
Released: RHP Chris McKenzie, LHP J.C. Romero, OF J.R. Higley
Recalled: RHP Erik Davis, 3B Anthony Rendon
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Ian Krol
Option transferred: 3B Anthony Rendon (Double-A to Triple-A)
Reinstated from DL: RHP Ryan Perry, LHP Brett Mooneyham, LHP J.C. Romero