Minor League Transactions: May 6-12

Transactions involving minor league players for the period May 6-12. All transactions conveyed by Major League Baseball.

Please note that optional assignments and player recalls are not included this time as a time-saving measure.


Arizona Diamondbacks
Released:
LHP Brian Matusz | OF Zach Nehrir
Placed on 7-day DL: 3B Ramon Hernandez
Reinstated from DL: C Michael Perez | OF Marcus Wilson


Atlanta Braves
Released:
RHP Carlos Salazar | 1B Ryan Howard | OF Adam Brett Walker
Traded: LHP Kevin Chapman to Twins for OF Danny Santana
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Evan Phillips | C Carlos Castro | C Blake Lalli | SS Reed Harper
Reinstated from DL: RHP Joel de la Cruz | 2B Levi Hyams | SS Emerson Landoni


Baltimore Orioles
Signed:
3B Shane Hoelscher (released by Rockies, March 23) | OF Adam Brett Walker (released by Braves, May 9)
Released: 3B Juan Francisco
Traded: RHP Damien Magnifico to Angels for RHP Jordan Kipper
Voluntarily retired: LHP Jed Bradley
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Scott McGough | C Chris Shaw | 2B Jeff Kemp | OF Glynn Davis | OF Josh Hart
Reinstated from DL: OF Michael Bourn


Boston Red Sox
Released:
RHP Erik Cordier | RHP Jorge Hernandez
Placed on 7-day DL: SS Tzu-Wei Lin
Reinstated from DL: 2B Mike Miller


Chicago Cubs
Released:
RHP Jhondaniel Medina | LHP Gerardo Concepcion | OF Todd Glaesmann
Traded: OF Matt Szczur to Padres for RHP Justin Hancock
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Dylan Floro
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP James Norwood | RHP Williams Perez | RHP Jose Rosario | OF Connor Myers
Reinstated from DL: RHP Pedro Araujo | RHP David Berg | RHP Eddie Butler | RHP Ryan McNeil | RHP Alec Mills | LHP Manny Parra | 3B Kevin Cornelius | 3B Wladimir Galindo | SS Elliot Soto | OF John Andreoli | OF Ian Happ


Chicago White Sox
Voluntarily retired:
LHP Cory Luebke
Placed on 7-day DL: OF Jason Bourgeois | OF Landon Lassiter
Reinstated from DL: LHP Scott Snodgress | C Carson Blair


Cincinnati Reds
Released:
LHP Mike McGee | OF Zack Shields
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Alex Webb | RHP Rob Wooten | SS Juan Perez | SS Josciel Veras
Reinstated from DL: RHP Brian Hunter | SS Zach Vincej | OF Daniel Sweet


Cleveland Indians
Placed on 7-day DL:
RHP Leandro Linares | C Francisco Mejia | OF Greg Allen | OF Gabriel Mejia
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jared Robinson | OF Dan Robertson | OF Luigi Rodriguez

Double-A Akron catcher Francisco Mejia landed on the disabled list with a groin strain. Through 21 games he hit .293/.333/.451 with 10 extra-base hits.


Colorado Rockies
Signed:
RHP Edison Frias (released by Astros, May 7) | RHP Thad Weber (released by Tigers, March 29) | 1B Conner Hale (released by Mariners, April 22) | 2B Jordan Ebert (released by Royals, March 28) | 2B Avery Romero (released by Marlins, March 27) | 3B Bobby Wernes (released by Astros, March 28) | OF Tyler Bates (released by Angels, April 22)
Released: 2B Antony Brito
Acquired: RHP Barry Enright from Padres for cash
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Zach Jemiola | 1B Jacob Bosiokovic | 1B Stephen Cardullo | OF Chris Denorfia
Reinstated from DL: RHP Brandon Gold | RHP Cristian Quintin | SS Max George


Detroit Tigers
Released:
1B James Loney
Placed on restricted list: RHP Paul Voelker
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Joe Jimenez | C Tim Remes
Reinstated from DL: RHP Sandy Baez | 2B Joey Pankake


Houston Astros
Released:
RHP Edison Frias
Voluntarily retired: RHP Tyler Britton
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Akeem Bostick | RHP Ryan Deemes | RHP Edgardo Sandoval | RHP Keegan Yuhl | SS Alex De Goti | SS Antonio Nunez
Reinstated from DL: RHP Tyler Britton | LHP Ashur Tolliver | 3B J.D. Davis


Kansas City Royals
Released:
LHP Rex Hill
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Al Alburquerque | RHP Seth Maness
Designated for assignment: OF Peter O’Brien
Reinstated from DL: OF Tanner Stanley


Los Angeles Angels
Signed:
RHP Emilker Guzman | RHP Troy Rallings (22nd-round pick last year) | RHP Carlos Salazar (released by Braves, May 6)
Released: RHP Ronnie Muck | SS Angel Rosa
Traded: RHP Jordan Kipper to Orioles for RHP Damien Magnifico
Placed on restricted list: LHP John Lamb
Designated for assignment: RHP Jose Valdez (lost on waivers to Padres)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Ty Barkell | RHP Alex Blackford | RHP Tyler Carpenter | RHP Brandon Peterson | LHP Nate Smith
Reinstated from DL: RHP Abel de los Santos | RHP Ivan Hernandez | RHP Osmer Morales | LHP Nate Smith | SS David Fletcher

Lefthander John Lamb drew a 50-game suspension for recreational drug use. The 26-year-old California native signed a minor league deal with the Angels in November.


Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed:
RHP Daniel Corcino (released by Cubs, April 27) | LHP Logan Darnell (Somerset (Atlantic))
Released: RHP Jose Santos
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Isaac Anderson | RHP Steve Geltz | LHP Austin French | C Paul Hoenecke
Reinstated from DL: RHP Tim Shibuya | LHP Christian Stolo


Miami Marlins
Released:
RHP Travis Ballew | RHP Kurt Heyer
Acquired: SS Nick Noonan from Brewers for cash
Added to 40-man roster: 1B Tyler Moore | 2B Steve Lombardozzi | SS Mike Aviles
Designated for assignment: OF Yefri Perez
Removed from 40-man: RHP Joe Gunkel (outrighted to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: C Corey Bass
Reinstated from DL: RHP Hunter Adkins | C Roy Morales | OF Cal Towey


Milwaukee Brewers
Released:
C Adam Weisenburger
Traded: SS Nick Noonan to Marlins for cash
Added to 40-man roster: 2B Eric Sogard
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Luke Barker | RHP Colton Cross | RHP Eric Hanhold | SS Trever Morrison | OF Michael Choice
Reinstated from DL: RHP David Goforth | RHP Jon Olczak | RHP Jordan Yamamoto | SS Gabriel Noriega


Minnesota Twins
Signed:
RHP Kam Mickolio (Rakuten (Japan))
Released: RHP Quin Grogan | OF Quintin Berry
Traded: OF Danny Santana to Braves for LHP Kevin Chapman
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Kohl Stewart | RHP Tyler Wells
Reinstated from DL: RHP Alex Muren | 1B Byung-Ho Park

A 6-foot-9 reliever drafted by the Mariners in 2006, righthander Kam Mickolio appeared in the majors each year from 2008 to 2011, totaling 32 innings for the Orioles and Diamondbacks. Seattle included Mickolio in the same 2008 trade with Baltimore that exchanged Adam Jones and Chris Tillman for Erik Bedard.

Mickolio, who is now 33, washed out of the U.S. majors with a 4.83 ERA but launched a successful five-year career in Japan after signing with Hiroshima for the 2012 season. He immediately ascended to the role of closer for the Carp and saved 73 games with a 2.43 ERA in three seasons. He signed with Rakuten for 2015 but pitched only in 2016 because of injury.


New York Mets
Signed:
SS Gustavo Nunez (released by Tigers, April 27)
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Adam Wilk
Placed on 7-day DL: C Anthony Dimino
Reinstated from DL: OF Victor Cruzado


New York Yankees
Signed:
SS Starlin Paulino
Placed on 7-day DL: C Francisco Diaz | 1B Matt Snyder | 3B Dante Bichette Jr.
Reinstated from DL: C Sharif Othman | SS Kyle Holder


Oakland Athletics
Released:
OF Joe Bennie
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Brandon Bailey
Reinstated from DL: OF Luis Barrera


Philadelphia Phillies
Released:
3B Danny Zardon
Acquired: RHP Casey Fien from Mariners for cash
Reinstated from DL: RHP John Richy


Pittsburgh Pirates
Voluntarily retired:
C Boomer Synek
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Josh Lindblom
Placed on 7-day DL: C Kevin Krause
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jess Amedee | RHP Nick Kingham | 1B Albert Baur


St. Louis Cardinals
Released:
RHP Mitch Harris | RHP Jery Then | RHP Greg Tomchick | LHP Jimmy Reed
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Brennan Leitao | RHP Daniel Poncedeleon | RHP Rowan Wick | 2B J.R. Davis | OF Blake Drake
Reinstated from DL: RHP Mitch Harris | LHP Marco Gonzales | LHP Jimmy Reed | 2B Luke Dykstra | OF Nick Plummer


San Diego Padres
Released:
RHP Dari Lopez | 2B Jose Savinon | 1B Jamie Romak
Traded: RHP Barry Enright to Rockies for cash
Traded: RHP Justin Hancock to Cubs for OF Matt Szczur
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jean Cosme | RHP Charles Nading
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jose Ruiz | 1B Josh Naylor | OF Jorge Ona

The Padres released 31-year-old first baseman Jamie Romak so that he could sign with the SK Wyverns in Korea. He previously spent the 2016 season in Japan.


San Francisco Giants
Signed:
RHP Collin Balester (released by Tigers, March 30)
Elected free agency: OF Drew Stubbs
Added to 40-man roster: OF Justin Ruggiano
Removed from 40-man: OF Drew Stubbs (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: SS Manuel Geraldo | SS Rando Moreno | OF Chris Bono
Reinstated from DL: RHP Rodolfo Martinez | LHP Sandro Cabrera | C Aramis Garcia | SS C.J. Hinojosa | SS Cristian Paulino | SS Juniel Querecuto | OF Shawon Dunston Jr. | OF Ryan Kirby | OF Anthony Marks


Seattle Mariners
Signed:
RHP Tyler Cloyd (Somerset (Atlantic)) | RHP Justin De Fratus (Southern Maryland (Atlantic)) | RHP Austin Kubitza (released by Tigers, March 24) | LHP Tyler Watson (released by Angels, March 21) | 2B Danny Muno (Southern Maryland (Atlantic))
Released: SS Brock Hebert
Acquired: RHP Bryan Bonnell from Rays for international bonus slot three ($321,100)
Traded: RHP Casey Fien to Phillies for cash
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Christian Bergman | RHP Sam Gaviglio
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Matt Clancy | LHP Steven Moyers
Reinstated from DL: 1B Justin Seager | SS Jhombeyker Morales | OF Ricky Eusebio


Tampa Bay Rays
Released:
LHP Porter Clayton
Traded: RHP Bryan Bonnell to Mariners for international bonus slot three ($321,100)
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Diego Moreno
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Alexis Tapia | LHP Mike Velasquez | OF Granden Goetzman | OF Angel Moreno | OF Garrett Whitley | OF Justin Williams
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jose De Leon | RHP Brian McAfee | RHP Jairo Munoz | 2B Riley Unroe


Texas Rangers
Voluntarily retired:
LHP Mike Lagrange
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Austin Bibens-Dirkx
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Tanner Scheppers | LHP Brett Martin
Reinstated from DL: LHP Joe Filomeno


Toronto Blue Jays
Added to 40-man roster:
RHP Mike Bolsinger | C Mike Ohlman
Designated for assignment: RHP Casey Lawrence (lost on waivers to Mariners)
Removed from 40-man: RHP Mat Latos (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: C Pat Cantwell
Reinstated from DL: C Alex Monsalve | 3B Carl Wise | OF Nick Sinay


Washington Nationals
Placed on 7-day DL:
C Felipe Barrera
Reinstated from DL: RHP Tommy Peterson

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