Minor League Transactions: May 9-16

Official minor league transactions, conveyed to us by Major League Baseball, for the period May 9-16.

Arizona Diamondbacks
Placed on 7-day DL:
RHP Anthony Meo
Reinstated from DL: OF Mark Teahen

Atlanta Braves
Signed:
RHP Kameron Loe (elected free agency from Cubs, May 9), LHP Juan Cedeno (released by Yankees, May 9)
Released: C Matt Kennelly, OF Nick Weglarz
Optioned to Triple-A: SS Paul Janish
Option transferred: RHP Juan Jaime (high Class A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP J.R. Graham, C Cory Brownsten, OF Corey Wimberly
Reinstated from DL: RHP Juan Jaime, RHP Ryan Weber, OF Jose Constanza, OF Corey Wimberly

A right shoulder strain landed J.R. Graham on the disabled list. That general soreness in his upper back and shoulder probably contributed to a sluggish start at Double-A Mississippi: 1-3, 4.04 through eight starts with 7.1 strikeouts and 2.5 walks per nine innings.

Baltimore Orioles
Signed:
RHP Austin Urban (released by Cubs, March 12), C Ronny Paulino (released by Mariners, March 30)
Released: LHP David Quinowski
Recalled: RHP Alex Burnett (twice), RHP Steve Johnson, LHP Mike Belfiore, 2B Yamaico Navarro
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Alex Burnett, RHP Steve Johnson, LHP Mike Belfiore
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Daniel Schlereth, 2B Jonathan Schoop, OF Lew Ford, OF Jason Pridie
Reinstated from DL: 1B Nick Delmonico, SS Cale Iorg

Boston Red Sox
Recalled:
C Ryan Lavarnway
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Jose de la Torre
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Chris Carpenter, RHP Oscar Villarreal, 1B Mark Hamilton, 1B Boss Moanaroa
Reinstated from DL: RHP Chris Balcom-Miller, C Tim Roberson, 2B Drew Sutton, SS Deven Marrero

Chicago Cubs
Released:
C Micah Gibbs
Traded: RHP Drew Carpenter to Rockies for future considerations
Elected free agency: RHP Kameron Loe
Removed from 40-man: RHP Kameron Loe (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Felix Pena, RHP Starling Peralta, SS Edwin Maysonet, OF Johermyn Chavez
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jose Rosario, LHP Jeff Lorick, C Carlos Escobar, SS Edwin Maysonet, OF Brett Jackson

A third-round pick in ’10 from Louisiana State, Micah Gibbs hit .192/.333/.295 in 285 plate appearances at high Class A Daytona the past two seasons.

Chicago White Sox
Released:
RHP Justin Collop, OF Luis Durango
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Jordan Danks
Reinstated from DL: RHP Salvador Sanchez

Cincinnati Reds
Signed:
RHP Shane Dyer (released by Tigers, March 27), OF Luis Durango (released by White Sox, May 11)
Removed from 40-man: C Corky Miller (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: C Konrad Schmidt

Cleveland Indians
Recalled:
RHP Trevor Bauer
Added to 40-man roster: LHP David Huff
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Trevor Bauer, LHP Scott Barnes, LHP Nick Hagadone, 3B Lonnie Chisenhall
Option transferred: RHP Danny Salazar (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Joseph Colon, RHP Kyle Landis, LHP Elvis Araujo, 1B Adam Abraham
Reinstated from DL: LHP Giovanni Soto, 2B Jose Ramirez

Danny Salazar earned a quick promotion to Triple-A after seven starts at Double-A Akron, during which he logged a 2.67 ERA and 51-to-10 strikeout-to-walk ratio in seven starts.

Colorado Rockies
Signed:
RHP Sean Gallagher (Sugar Land (Atlantic)), RHP Cole White (released by Royals, May 9)
Acquired: RHP Drew Carpenter from Cubs for future considerations
Recalled: RHP Rob Scahill, 2B D.J. LeMahieu, OF Charlie Blackmon
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Justin Berg, RHP Chad Bettis, RHP Aaron Cook, 1B Henry Wrigley, 3B Sam Mende
Reinstated from DL: C Michael Ramirez, 2B Tim Smalling, OF Rafael Ortega

Detroit Tigers
Recalled:
RHP Evan Reed, OF Avisail Garcia
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Al Alburquerque, RHP Luke Putkonen
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Montreal Robertson, LHP Casey Crosby, 2B Brandon Douglas

Houston Astros
Recalled:
2B Jake Elmore
Removed from 40-man: RHP Phil Humber, OF Fernando Martinez (both players outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Chuckie Fick, LHP Wes Musick, SS Nolan Fontana
Reinstated from DL: 2B Delino DeShields Jr., 3B Rio Ruiz, SS Carlos Correa

Kansas City Royals
Released:
RHP Blaine Boyer, RHP Dan Wheeler
Placed on 7-day DL: OF Jorge Bonifacio, OF Chris Elder, OF Whit Merrifield
Reinstated from DL: RHP Santiago Garrido, LHP Buddy Baumann, LHP Atahualpa Severino, OF Brett Eibner, OF Tim Ferguson

High Class A Wilmington right fielder Jorge Bonifacio could miss as many as two months with a broken hamate bone in his left hand.

Los Angeles Angels
Recalled:
RHP Ryan Brasier, LHP Michael Roth
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Billy Buckner, RHP Robert Coello
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Scott Cousins
Optioned to Double-A: LHP Michael Roth
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Austin Wood
Reinstated from DL: RHP Ryan Chaffee

Los Angeles Dodgers
Released:
C Selme Angulo
Loaned to Mexican League: C Eliezer Alfonzo (to Mexico City)
Added to 40-man roster: OF Scott Van Slyke
Optioned to Triple-A: 2B Elian Herrera
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jonathan Martinez, RHP Sean White, LHP Jake Hermsen, C John Cannon, 1B Paul Hoenecke, SS Corey Seager
Reinstated from DL: RHP JonMichael Redding, C Webster Rivas, 2B Elevys Gonzalez, OF Alex Castellanos, OF Jeremy Moore, OF Devin Shines

The 18th pick in last year’s draft, Corey Seager will take a break from his full-season debut as he rehabs a hamstring injury. He hit .267/.333/.410 with three homers in 29 games for low Class A Great Lakes, giving him a .743 OPS that is comfortably above the Midwest League average.

Miami Marlins
Signed:
RHP Adam Reifer (released by Cardinals, March 13), 2B Reid Redman (released by Rays, May 13)
Released: RHP David Aardsma
Optioned to Triple-A: C Kyle Skipworth
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Scott Maine, C Jake Jefferies, OF Juancito Martinez, OF Kevin Mattison
Reinstated from DL: RHP Bryan Evans, RHP Josh Hodges, RHP Casey McCarthy, OF Michael Main

Milwaukee Brewers
Released:
OF Johnny Dishon
Recalled: RHP Mike Fiers
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Francisco Rodriguez
Optioned to Triple-A: C Blake Lalli
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Seth Harvey, RHP Mark Williams, 1B Hunter Morris, 3B Mike Garza, OF Cole Garner
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jacob Barnes, RHP Brooks Hall, RHP Taylor Jungmann, RHP Martin Viramontes, C Brent Dean, OF Ben McMahan

Minnesota Twins
Placed on 7-day DL:
RHP Liam Hendriks, RHP Dakota Watts, LHP Chad Rodgers, OF Evan Bigley, OF Nate Roberts
Reinstated from DL: RHP Kyle Davies, RHP Matt Hauser, C Kyle Knudson, OF Nate Roberts

New York Mets
Signed:
RHP Matt Fox (York (Atlantic))
Recalled: RHP Greg Burke, RHP Collin McHugh
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Andrew Brown
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Domingo Tapia, RHP Zack Wheeler, C Kai Gronauer, SS Chad Zurcher
Reinstated from DL: RHP Paul Sewald, SS Brandon Hicks

Zack Wheeler’s sore right clavicle checked out, and he will end up missing only one start for Triple-A Las Vegas.

High Class A righty Domingo Tapia burned his non-pitching hand in a cooking mishap, prompting his DL trip.

New York Yankees
Signed:
3B Josh Bell (released by White Sox, May 7)
Released: RHP Ryan Pope, SS Gil Velazquez, OF Cody Johnson
Recalled: RHP Dellin Betances, RHP Brett Marshall, 2B Corban Joseph
Added to 40-man roster: 2B David Adams, SS Alberto Gonzalez
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Brett Marshall, LHP Vidal Nuno, 2B Corban Joseph, OF Brennan Boesch
Option transferred: LHP Nikolas Turley (Double-A to Triple-A then back to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Gabe Encinas
Reinstated from DL: RHP Ryan Pope, RHP Derek Varnadore, 2B Angelo Gumbs, OF Shane Brown, OF Thomas Neal

The Yankees released a pair of Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre players: ’07 third-rounder Ryan Pope and left fielder/DH Cody Johnson, who hit .167 and struck out in half of his 64 plate appearances. New York drafted Pope from the Savannah College of Art & Design, the program that brought you one-time pitching prospects Charlie Zink (Red Sox) and Richard Sullivan (Braves).

Oakland Athletics
Released:
RHP Max Perlman
Recalled: RHP Jesse Chavez
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Evan Scribner, OF Michael Taylor
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Kris Hall, 2B Michael Fabiaschi, OF Josh Whitaker
Reinstated from DL: RHP Brett Hunter, RHP David Mota, RHP Stuart Pudenz, RHP Tyler Vail, LHP Brent Powers, C Ryan Lipkin, 2B Michael Fabiaschi

Philadelphia Phillies
Signed:
RHP Zach Grimmett (released by Astros, March 20), 3B Tommy Mendonca (Camden (Atlantic)), OF Julsan Kamara
Recalled: RHP Tyler Cloyd, RHP Justin De Fratus
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Tyler Cloyd, LHP Joe Savery
Placed on 7-day DL: SS Tyler Henson
Reinstated from DL: OF Jonathan Roof

Outfielder Julsan Kamara, age 17, will join the Phillies next spring after he finishing his schooling in Germany.

Pittsburgh Pirates
Traded:
C Brian Jeroloman to Nationals for future considerations
Recalled: SS Jordy Mercer
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Duke Welker, SS Jordy Mercer
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Clay Holmes, RHP Jeff Inman, 1B Justin Howard
Reinstated from DL: RHP Clay Holmes, RHP Jason Townsend, OF Darren Ford

St. Louis Cardinals
Added to 40-man roster:
LHP John Gast
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Dixon Llorens, LHP Dean Kiekhefer, C Rob Johnson, SS Greg Garcia, OF Tommy Pham
Reinstated from DL: LHP Danny Miranda, OF Adam Melker

San Diego Padres
Signed:
RHP Trevor Holder (released by Nationals, May 5)
Released: RHP Hayden Beard, LHP Zach Herr
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Burch Smith
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Brad Boxberger
Designated for assignment: RHP Fautino de los Santos
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Eddie Bonine, 2B Anthony Contreras, 3B James Darnell, OF Travis Buck
Reinstated from DL: RHP Hayden Beard, OF Mallex Smith

San Francisco Giants
Recalled:
1B Brett Pill
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Francisco Peguero
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Justin Fitzgerald, RHP Mitch Lively, C Tyler LaTorre, C Brad Moss, 3B Myles Schroder
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jose Casilla, RHP Fabio Castillo, C Tyler LaTorre, 1B Joey Rapp, OF Tyler Hollick

Seattle Mariners
Placed on 7-day DL:
RHP Blake Hauser, RHP Moises Hernandez, LHP Jordan Shipers, C Marcus Littlewood, OF Denny Almonte, OF Jabari Henry
Reinstated from DL: RHP Tyler Burgoon, 2B Patrick Brady

Tampa Bay Rays
Signed:
RHP Cory Wade (released by Cubs, May 6)
Released: RHP Zach Quate, 3B Greg Sexton
Recalled: RHP Josh Lueke, LHP Alex Torres
Option transferred: LHP Mike Montgomery (Triple-A to high Class A)
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Frank de los Santos, LHP Bruedlin Suero, C Curt Casali
Reinstated from DL: LHP Mike Montgomery

Texas Rangers
Signed:
RHP Scott Richmond (Lotte (Korea))
Recalled: RHP Cory Burns, C Robinson Chirinos
Optioned to Double-A: LHP Martin Perez
Option transferred: LHP Martin Perez (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jon Edwards, RHP Randy Henry, LHP Brad Mills
Reinstated from DL: RHP Kyle McClellan, 2B Nick Urbanus, OF Joey Butler

Toronto Blue Jays
Released:
LHP Alex Hinshaw
Elected free agency: RHP Edgar Gonzalez
Recalled: RHP Chad Jenkins
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Ramon Ortiz, RHP Mickey Storey
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Michael Schwimer
Removed from 40-man: RHP Edgar Gonzalez (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: SS Jorge Flores
Reinstated from DL: RHP Clint Everts, RHP John Stilson, LHP Griffin Murphy, 3B Emilio Guerrero

Washington Nationals
Released:
RHP Adam Olbrychowski, RHP Dean Weaver
Acquired: C Brian Jeroloman from Pirates for future considerations
Recalled: C Jhonatan Solano, OF Eury Perez
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Pat Lehman, LHP J.C. Romero, C Carlos Maldonado, C Sam Palace, OF Billy Burns, OF Erik Komatsu
Transferred to 60-day DL: 1B Matt Skole
Reinstated from DL: RHP Rob Gilliam, RHP Adam Olbrychowski, RHP Dean Weaver, C Craig Manuel, C Sam Palace, C Jhonatan Solano, C Kris Watts, SS Brian Bocock, OF Corey Brown