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Minor League Transactions: Nov. 8-14

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Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed:
RHP Chris Jakubauskas, 3B Rusty Ryal (Yomiuri (Japan))

Rusty Ryal spent parts of ’09 and ’10 in Arizona, batting .263/.318/.402 while playing first, second and third base as well as left field. He went 19-for-96 (.198) with Yomiuri of Japan's Central League in ’11.

Atlanta Braves
Signed:
C Jose Yepez

Baltimore Orioles
Signed:
OF Scott Beerer

Boston Red Sox
Released:
RHP Jordan Flasher, RHP Jennell Hudson, LHP Mitch Herold, 2B Joantoni Garcia, 2B Roberto Ramos, 2B Nick Robinson

Chicago White Sox
Signed:
LHP Leyson Septimo (re-signed)

Cincinnati Reds
Signed:
3B Mike Costanzo (re-signed), OF Welinton Ramirez

Cleveland Indians
Signed:
C Michel Hernandez (re-signed)

Colorado Rockies
Signed:
LHP Joe Torres (re-signed)

Detroit Tigers
Signed:
LHP Darin Downs, OF Quintin Berry

Florida Marlins
Signed:
C Clint Sammons (re-signed)

Houston Astros
Signed:
RHP Erick Abreu (re-signed), 2B Joe Thurston, 3B Scott Moore, OF Brad Snyder, OF Nick Stavinoha
Released: RHP Joan Belliard, RHP Danilo Del Rio, RHP Pedro Gomez, RHP Mark Jones, LHP Garrett Bullock, LHP Travis Smink, 1B Ronald Sanchez, SS Miguel Arrendell, SS Jacke Healey

The Astros continue to stockpile minor league free agent position player depth with this batch of signings. All these players, plus Travis Buck from last week, have track records in Triple-A and could receive lengthy auditions in Houston if things break in their favor. That's essentially how astute waiver claims like Jason Bourgeois and Wilton Lopez got their starts with the organization.

Kansas City Royals
Signed:
RHP Yeliar Castro, LHP Francisley Bueno (Monterrey (Mexican)), LHP Alejandro Viloria, 2B Eric Duncan, 3B Mario Lisson (re-signed)

Francisley Bueno has bounced around the Mexican League the past two seasons, touching down briefly in Korea in ’10. He hasn't pitched in affiliated ball since ’09, which he spent in Triple-A with the Braves. Like Bueno, Yeliar Castro also has roots in the Braves system.

Milwaukee Brewers
Signed:
OF Erick Almonte (re-signed)
Released: RHP Dan Britt, RHP Skyler Crawford, RHP Greg Davis, RHP Alex Jones, RHP Jose Oviedo, LHP Charly Bashara, C Doug Elliot, C Steve Felix, OF Robbie Garvey

Minnesota Twins
Signed:
RHP Jared Burton, RHP Brendan Wise, 2B Brian Dinkelman (re-signed)

New York Mets
Removed from 40-man:
1B Nick Evans, OF Jason Pridie (both players outrighted to Triple-A)

New York Yankees
Signed:
RHP Grant Duff (re-signed)

Oakland Athletics
Signed:
RHP Jim Miller, OF Jeff Fiorentino

Pittsburgh Pirates
Signed:
RHP Jose R. Diaz, C Rudy Pena (re-signed), OF Gerlis Rodriguez (re-signed)
Released: LHP Cristopher Richardson

St. Louis Cardinals
Released:
RHP Arquimedes Nieto, C Kevin Moscatel, OF Edgar Lara

Seattle Mariners
Signed:
LHP Sean Henn, 3B Eric Campbell

Texas Rangers
Signed:
OF Orlando Sandoval
Released: OF Miguel Velazquez
Elected free agency: RHP Eric Hurley

Miguel Velazquez ranked as the system's No. 20 prospect heading into the ’11 season, but the 23-year-old spent all year on the restricted list for unspecified reasons. Likewise, he spent all of ’08 on the RL as he served out a probationary term in his native Puerto Rico

Toronto Blue Jays
Signed:
RHP Jerry Gil

Washington Nationals
Signed:
C Carlos Maldonado (re-signed), SS Seth Bynum (re-signed), OF Jesus Valdez (re-signed)

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