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Minor League Transactions: Oct. 4-10

This time: Oct. 4-10

In this installment: 17 players kicked free from 40-man rosters this season elect for free agency. Meanwhile, the Diamondbacks and Royals release more than a dozen players each, many of them signed this summer as nondrafted free agents. Each organization operates three short-season affiliates—Arizona for the first time this summer—thus the need for overstocked inventory. 

Arizona Diamondbacks
Released:
RHP Sammy de los Santos, RHP Sean Johnson, RHP Mike Lebo, RHP Jason Postill, RHP Greg Robinson, RHP Drew Zizinia, LHP Johan Jaime, LHP Diony Santana, C Jose Alegria, C Jhoan Pimentel, 1B Ramon Castillo, 1B Joe Weik, SS David Narodowski, OF Westley Moss, OF Roberto Rodriguez
Elected free agency: SS Cody Ransom, OF Ryan Langerhans

Chicago Cubs
Removed from 40-man:
RHP Justin Berg (outrighted to Triple-A), RHP Brian Schlitter (outrighted to Triple-A)
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Chris Carpenter, RHP Andrew Cashner, RHP Marcus Hatley, RHP Trey McNutt, 2B D.J. LeMahieu, 3B Josh Vitters, SS Junior Lake

Chicago White Sox
Signed:
LHP Brad Furnish (re-signed), 1B Seth Loman (re-signed), 2B Drew Thompson (re-signed)
Released: RHP Austin Evans, LHP Kevin Rath, C Rafael Vera, 1B Mike Schwartz, 3B Jeffer Patino
Elected free agency: 3B Dallas McPherson

Cincinnati Reds
Elected free agency:
RHP Chad Reineke

Colorado Rockies
Removed from 40-man:
RHP Matt Daley, RHP Jim Miller, RHP Greg Reynolds, RHP Cory Riordan, C Jose Morales, 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff (all six players outrighted to Triple-A)
Elected free agency: RHP Jim Miller, 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff

Detroit Tigers
Released:
OF Timo Perez

The Tigers cut Timo Perez after he failed a test for Ritalinic Acid and Methylphenidate. He must serve a 50-game suspension before he can suit up with another affiliated club.

Florida Marlins
Removed from 40-man:
RHP Brian Sanches (outrighted to Triple-A), OF Vinny Rottino (outrighted to Triple-A)
Elected free agency: RHP Brian Sanches, 2B Joe Thurston, OF Vinny Rottino

Houston Astros
Removed from 40-man:
RHP Blake King, RHP Lance Pendleton, LHP Xavier Cedeno (all three players outrighted to Triple-A)
Elected free agency: RHP Lance Pendleton, C Brian Esposito

Kansas City Royals
Released:
RHP Ezequiel Amador, RHP Gary Cuevas, RHP Casey Edelbrock, RHP Nathan Johnson, RHP Robbie Penny, LHP Omar Gomez, C Dale Cornstubble, C Paul Krebs, 1B Joey Lewis, 3B Derek Hamblen, SS Gerard Hall, SS Lance Zawadzki, OF Steven Brooks, OF Justin Fradejas, OF Nick Francis, OF Darian Sandford
Elected free agency: RHP Robinson Tejeda

Los Angeles Dodgers
Removed from 40-man:
2B Eugenio Velez (outrighted to Triple-A)
Reinstated from DL: RHP Robert Boothe

Milwaukee Brewers
Elected free agency:
C Mike Rivera

Minnesota Twins
Elected free agency:
RHP Eric Hacker

Philadelphia Phillies
Elected free agency:
C Dane Sardinha

Seattle Mariners
Signed:
LHP Danny Hultzen*
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: LHP Danny Hultzen

Tampa Bay Rays
Signed:
RHP Ricky Orta (re-signed)

Texas Rangers
Signed:
C Elio Sarmiento (re-signed)

Toronto Blue Jays
Removed from 40-man:
LHP Rommie Lewis (outrighted to Triple-A)
Elected free agency: LHP Rommie Lewis, 3B Jayson Nix

Washington Nationals
Assigned to Arizona Fall League:
SS Zach Walters

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