Minor League Transactions: Oct. 19-24

A reminder that our player pages now have career stats for all active professionals, and we have transactions for the vast majority of them. You know you want to track David Winfree's trek through pro ball.

Arizona Diamondbacks
Elected free agency:
LHP Alberto Castillo, 3B Sean Burroughs
Added to 40-man roster: OF David Winfree
Removed from 40-man: LHP Alberto Castillo, C Robby Hammock, 3B Sean Burroughs (all three players outrighted to Triple-A)

Drafted in 2003, David Winfree has logged nine seasons in the minors, the last three in Triple-A, yet prior to this move by the Diamondbacks had never spent time on a 40-man roster. The 25-year-old righthanded hitter appeared in 39 games for Reno this season, batting .321/.389/.575 with nine homers, but did not play after July 23.

Atlanta Braves
Signed:
OF Jake Rife (Chico (North American))
Released: RHP Paul Bacot, LHP Tyler Stovall, C Nathan Raffle

Poor control undid lefty Tyler Stovall, an ’08 second-round pick out of Hokes Bluff, Ala. He walked 9.4 batters per nine innings in his 42 appearances for low Class A Rome during the past two seasons.

We last heard from Paul Bacot, an ’03 second-rounder from an Atlanta high school, back in June ’06 when the Braves placed him on the restricted list. There he spent the past six seasons.

Boston Red Sox
Signed:
RHP Charles Haeger (re-signed)
Removed from 40-man: OF Joey Gathright (outrighted to Triple-A)

Chicago Cubs
Signed:
SS Jonathan Mota (re-signed), OF Jim Adduci (re-signed)

Chicago White Sox
Signed:
OF Yoandy Barroso (NDFA—Florida International)
Released: C Jose Ramos
Elected free agency: RHP Josh Kinney

Cleveland Indians
Elected free agency:
RHP Mitch Talbot

Detroit Tigers
Assigned to Arizona Fall League:
RHP Rob Waite

Houston Astros
Signed:
RHP Alberto Arias (re-signed), LHP Xavier Cedeno (re-signed)

Kansas City Royals
Signed:
LHP Enmanuel Camacho
Released: LHP Jose Sanchez

Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed:
RHP Raul Burgos (re-signed), RHP Mike Parisi (re-signed), LHP Scott Rice (re-signed)
Released: RHP Eric Krebs

Milwaukee Brewers
Signed:
RHP Roque Mercedes (re-signed), RHP Jesus Sanchez (re-signed), C Anderson de la Rosa (re-signed)

Minnesota Twins
Released:
RHP Nick Alloway, RHP Marcus Limon, RHP Bobby O'Neill, RHP Kyle Wahl, LHP Nick Cicio, LHP Justin Parker, LHP Sam Spangler, LHP Matt Tone, 2B Jamaal Hawkins, 3B Nick Romero, OF Brandon Henderson, OF Derek McCallum
Elected free agency: LHP Phil Dumatrait, C Rene Rivera, 2B Brian Dinkelman, 2B Matt Tolbert
Removed from 40-man: LHP Phil Dumatrait, 2B Brian Dinkelman (both players outrighted to Triple-A)

Among many others, the Twins cut free a pair of recent college picks who topped out at high Class A Fort Myers. Former San Diego State third baseman Nick Romero (fifth round, ’08) batted .229/.317/.329 in 300 games with the Miracle. Left fielder/second baseman Derek McCallum (fourth round, ’09), batted just .215/.295/.302 in 784 plate appearances with Fort Myers. He played college ball at the University of Minnesota.

New York Mets
Elected free agency:
RHP Dale Thayer
Removed from 40-man: RHP Manny Alvarez, RHP Dale Thayer, 1B Valentino Pascucci (all three players outrighted to Triple-A)
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Collin McHugh, RHP Erik Turgeon, RHP Taylor Whitenton, LHP Robert Carson, C Juan Centeno, 3B Jefry Marte, SS Wilfredo Tovar, OF Juan Lagares

New York Yankees
Signed:
C Jose Gil (re-signed)

Oakland Athletics
Released:
OF Tyreace House

Former football and track star Tyreace House (sixth round, ’08) spent the last two years in the Midwest League compiling one of the more interesting batting lines you'll see. The 23-year-old center fielder hit .220/.348/.254 while showing a shaky feel for hitting, great patience (139 walks), solid speed (64 steals in 83 attempts) and no power (21 extra-base hits in 947 PA).

Philadelphia Phillies
Released:
RHP Craig Fritsch, RHP Siulman Lebron, RHP Juan Morillo, 1B Matt Holland, SS Kenny Miramontes, SS Nerio Rios, OF Luis Amaro, OF Jorge Castillo, OF Witer Jimenez, OF Jorge Miranda, OF Bernardo Solarte

Pittsburgh Pirates
Assigned to Arizona Fall League:
RHP Jeff Inman

San Diego Padres
Signed:
C Eddy Rodriguez (re-signed)
Elected free agency: RHP Jeff Fulchino
Removed from 40-man: RHP Jeff Fulchino (outrighted to Triple-A)

Tampa Bay Rays
Released:
3B Ryan Terry

Toronto Blue Jays
Signed:
RHP Bobby Korecky (re-signed)
Released: 2B Justin McClanahan

Washington Nationals
Signed:
LHP Matt Purke*, SS Chris McConnell (re-signed), OF Chris Rahl (re-signed)
Released: 2B Johan Rodriguez

Much like the Mariners did with No. 2 overall pick Danny Hultzen, the Nationals had to sign third-rounder Matt Purke to a minor league contract before they could assign him to the Arizona Fall League. Washington signed him to a major league deal at the August deadline.

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