Minor League Transactions: Sept. 12-18

Official minor league transactions, conveyed to us by Major League Baseball, for the period Sept. 12-18.

Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed:
RHP Bo Schultz (re-signed)
Reinstated from DL: RHP Robbie Buller, RHP Chris Capper, RHP D.J. Johnson, RHP Adam Miller, RHP Andrew Potter, RHP Jonathan Pulley, RHP Luis Ramirez, RHP Frank Santana, RHP Eric Smith, RHP Matt Stites, LHP Steve Hathaway, LHP John Pedrotty, C Mike Brenly, 1B Jake Fox, 1B Jon Griffin, 2B David Nick, 3B Carter Bell, OF Breland Almadova, OF Joash Brodin, OF Alex Glenn, OF Yogey Perez-Ramos

Baltimore Orioles
Added to 40-man roster:
1B Dan Johnson
Reinstated from DL: RHP Bobby Bundy, RHP Dylan Bundy, RHP Eunchul Choi, RHP Branden Kline, RHP Jason McCracken, RHP Stuart Pomeranz, RHP Julio Rodriguez, LHP Jason Gurka, LHP Yi-Hsiang Lin, LHP Andy Loomis, LHP Ashur Tolliver, C Zach Booker, C Sam Kimmel, C Kyle Moore, C Tanner Murphy, C Pedro Perez, C Joel Polanco, C Scott Thomas, 1B Aaron Baker, 1B Christian Walker, 2B Paco Figueroa, 2B Shawn Roof, 3B Drew Dosch, 3B Hector Veloz, SS Byron Capellan, OF Scott Beerer, OF Roderick Bernadina, OF Derrick Bleeker, OF Steve Bumbry, OF Kyle Hudson, OF Connor Narron, OF Trayvon Robinson, OF Anthony Vega, OF Brenden Webb

Veteran slugger Dan Johnson received a deserved September callup with the Orioles, who signed the 34-year-old free agent on Aug. 30. Johnson earned September looks with the White Sox last year and the Rays in 2011 and stands as one of the most accomplished offensive players in recent International League history. In stints with Durham, Charlotte, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and Norfolk since 2008 he’s hit .278/.399/.509 in 2,471 plate appearances, mashing an average of 29 homers and drawing 101 walks per 144 games.

Boston Red Sox
Recalled:
RHP Brayan Villarreal, RHP Steven Wright, 2B Brock Holt
Reinstated from DL: RHP Alfredo Aceves, RHP Chris Balcom-Miller, RHP Jeffry Fernandez, RHP Jason Garcia, RHP Aaron Kurcz, RHP Bobby Lanigan, RHP Matt Spalding, LHP Will Latimer, LHP Jack McGeary, C Jordan Weems, 2B Bryan Johns, 3B David Renfroe, 3B Kolbrin Vitek, SS Mike Miller, OF Ronald Bermudez, OF Pete Hissey, OF Zach Kapstein, OF Mitch Maier, OF Drew Turocy

Chicago Cubs
Reinstated from DL:
RHP Daniel Adrian, RHP Dallas Beeler, RHP Marcelo Carreno, RHP Carlos Gutierrez, RHP Michael Jensen, RHP Trey Masek, RHP Trey McNutt, RHP Casey Weathers, RHP Ben Wells, LHP Austin Kirk, LHP Anthony Prieto, C Rafael Lopez, C Chad Noble, C Will Remillard, 2B Zak Blair, 2B Carlos Figueroa, 3B Stephen Bruno, SS Tim Saunders, OF Taiwan Easterling, OF Jacob Hannemann, OF Jorge Soler

Chicago White Sox
Signed:
RHP Diogenes Rosario (released by Diamondbacks, Aug. 23)
Reinstated from DL: RHP J.R. Ballinger, RHP Kyle Bellamy, RHP Scott Carroll, RHP Dan Remenowsky, RHP Salvador Sanchez, LHP Matt Lane, C Jose Barraza, C Luis Sierra, 3B Tyler Williams

Cincinnati Reds
Designated assignment:
RHP Kyle Lotzkar, RHP Josh Ravin
Reinstated from DL: OF Jose De Luna

The Brewers claimed 25-year-old reliever Josh Ravin on waivers from the Reds.

Detroit Tigers
Signed:
RHP Justin Miller (released by Rangers, Sept. 1), LHP Blaine Hardy (re-signed)
Traded: RHP David Paulino to Astros as player to be named for RHP Jose Veras
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Tommy Collier, RHP Corey Knebel, LHP Kenny Faulk, LHP Blaine Hardy, 2B Devon Travis, SS Dixon Machado, OF Tyler Collins

Houston Astros
Acquired:
RHP David Paulino from Tigers as player to be named for RHP Jose Veras
Reinstated from DL: RHP Mark Appel, RHP Jack Armstrong Jr., RHP John Ely, RHP Alex Gillingham, RHP Murilo Gouvea, RHP Cameron Lamb, RHP David Paulino, RHP Euris Quezada, RHP Andrew Thurman, RHP Vincent Velasquez, RHP Kyle Weiland, LHP Sergio Escalona, LHP Brian Holmes, LHP Wes Musick, LHP Rudy Owens, C Brett Clements, C Jake Rodriguez, 1B Jean Batista, 1B Chase Davidson, 1B Telvin Nash, 2B Austin Elkins, 3B Andy Simunic, 3B Brandon Wikoff, OF Justin Gominsky, OF Austin Wates

The Astros believe the wait will be worth it for 19-year-old Dominican righthander David Paulino, the PTBN from the Jose Veras trade with the Tigers. Paulino had Tommy John surgery this summer, but before going under knife he flashed impressive raw stuff and notched a 22-2 K-BB ratio in the Gulf Coast League.

Kansas City Royals
Recalled:
LHP Chris Dwyer, SS Irving Falu
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Yordano Ventura
Reinstated from DL: RHP Tim Melville, C Adam Moore, 3B Mike Antonio
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Jason Adam, RHP Angel Baez, RHP Malcom Culver, 3B Cheslor Cuthbert, SS Orlando Calixte, OF Jorge Bonifacio

The Royals rewarded Omaha standouts Chris Dwyer and Irving Falu after the Storm Chasers captured the Triple-A national championship. The versatile Falu went 3-for-5 against Durham and drove in what proved to be the winning run with a fifth-inning single. However, the big story of the title game was Dwyer, a 25-year-old southpaw who delivered the game of his life with seven one-hit innings in which he struck out eight and walked none.

Dwyer was the perfect pitcher to throw against Durham. With a lefty-heavy lineup featuring the likes of Leslie Anderson, Vince Belnome and Kevin Kiermaier, Durham surrendered nearly 60 points of slugging percentage when facing lefthanded pitchers during the regular season.

Los Angeles Angels
Recalled:
RHP Tommy Hanson, 2B Tommy Field
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Matt Shoemaker, 1B Efren Navarro
Placed on 7-day DL: 3B Andy Marte

Los Angeles Dodgers
Recalled:
OF Alex Castellanos
Added to 40-man roster: OF Nick Buss

Miami Marlins
Signed:
RHP Humberto Mejia

Milwaukee Brewers
Signed:
RHP Arcenio Leon (re-signed)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jose de la Torre
Designated assignment: C Blake Lalli
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: C Adam Weisenburger, 1B Jason Rogers

Minnesota Twins
Reinstated from DL:
RHP Nick Blackburn, RHP J.T. Chargois, RHP Kyle Gibson, RHP Deolis Guerra, RHP Chris Mazza, RHP Miguel Munoz, RHP Lester Oliveros, RHP Manuel Soliman, RHP Tom Stuifbergen, RHP Alex Wimmers, RHP Vance Worley, LHP Andrew Ferreira, LHP Randy Rosario, 1B Adam Bryant, SS Will Hurt, SS Aderlin Mejia, OF Jake Proctor, OF Lance Ray, OF Nate Roberts
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP A.J. Achter, RHP Zack Jones, RHP Trevor May, RHP Alex Meyer, 2B Eddie Rosario, OF Max Kepler

New York Mets
Placed on 7-day DL:
RHP Luis Cessa

New York Yankees
Removed from 40-man:
RHP Jim Miller (outrighted to Triple-A)
Reinstated from DL: RHP Cory Arbiso, RHP Zach Arneson, RHP Sean Black, RHP Gabe Encinas, RHP Nick Goody, RHP Ty Hensley, RHP Juan Jimenez, RHP Jose Mesa Jr., RHP Mark Montgomery, RHP Diego Moreno, RHP Conor Mullee, RHP Edwin Rodriguez, RHP Wilton Rodriguez, RHP Adam Smith, RHP Chris Smith, RHP Cesar Vargas, RHP Phil Wetherell, LHP Rigoberto Arrebato, LHP Ian Clarkin, LHP Aaron Dott, LHP Dietrich Enns, LHP Caleb Frare, LHP Aaron Gates, LHP Matt Tracy, C Kyle Higashioka, 1B Saxon Butler, 1B Andrew Clark, 1B Matt Snyder, 2B Hector Rabago, 3B Matt Duran, 3B Anderson Feliz, 3B Kevin Mahoney, 3B Zach Wilson, SS Carmen Angelini, SS Claudio Custodio, OF Shane Brown, OF Slade Heathcott, OF Aaron Judge, OF Ravel Santana, OF Rob Segedin

Oakland Athletics
Signed:
OF D’Arby Myers (re-signed)
Released: RHP Jose Macias
Reinstated from DL: RHP Andrew Carignan, RHP Drew Carpenter, RHP Dakota Freese, RHP Shawn Haviland, RHP Tucker Healy, RHP Tyler Hollstegge, RHP Cody Kurz, RHP Stuart Pudenz, RHP Seth Streich, LHP Shaeffer Hall, LHP Dillon Overton, LHP Julio Ramos, C Ryan Lipkin, C Reynaldo Mateo, 2B Chih-Fang Pan, 3B Miles Head, OF Jeremy Barfield, OF Matt Hillsinger

Philadelphia Phillies
Released:
RHP Jordan Elliott, RHP Chris Motta, 2B Gustavo Gonzalez, 2B Alejandro Villalobos, SS Jose Mojica
Reinstated from DL: RHP Gabriel Arias, RHP Brody Colvin, RHP Ulises Joaquin, RHP Colin Kleven, RHP Luis Morales, RHP Shane Watson, RHP David Whitehead, LHP Angelo Almonte, LHP Jim Birmingham, LHP Nick Hernandez, LHP Ervis Manzanillo, LHP Yoel Mecias, LHP Chris O’Hare, C Willians Astudillo, C Tommy Joseph, 2B Shawn Williams, SS Andres Blanco, SS Roman Quinn

Pittsburgh Pirates
Elected free agency:
RHP James McDonald
Removed from 40-man: RHP James McDonald (outrighted to Triple-A)
Reinstated from DL: RHP Colten Brewer, RHP Jake Burnette, RHP Shane Carle, RHP Hayden Hurst, RHP Kevin Kleis, RHP Kyle Waldrop, LHP Dalton Friend, C Brian Esposito, C Dave Valesente, OF Barrett Barnes, OF Miles Durham, OF JaCoby Jones, OF Gavi Nivar
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Phil Irwin, RHP Jameson Taillon, RHP Zach Thornton, RHP Tyler Waldron, 1B Alex Dickerson, SS Alen Hanson, SS Gift Ngoepe

St. Louis Cardinals
Reinstated from DL:
RHP Josh Lucas, RHP Trey Nielsen, LHP Ben Freeman, LHP Ben O’Shea
Assigned to Arizona Fall League:
RHP Sam Gaviglio, OF James Ramsey

San Francisco Giants
Signed:
RHP Jorge Bucardo (re-signed)
Reinstated from DL: RHP Marvin Barrios, RHP Joe Biagini, RHP Ray Black, RHP Edward Concepcion, RHP Paul Davis, RHP E.J. Encinosa, RHP Miguel Ferrer, RHP Chris Heston, RHP Shane Loux, RHP Jon Meloan, RHP Ethan Miller, RHP Reyes Moronta, RHP Ryan Sadowski, RHP Hunter Strickland, RHP Nick Vander Tuig, LHP Bryce Bandilla, C Ryan Honeycutt, C Brad Moss, C Drew Stiner, C Andrew Susac, 1B Todd Linden, 2B Brock Bond, 2B Jean Delgado, SS Stephen Branca, SS Cristian Otero, OF Christian Diaz, OF Brennan Metzger

Seattle Mariners
Reinstated from DL:
RHP David Colvin, RHP George Drullard, RHP Brent Johnson, RHP Jordan Pries, RHP Jandy Sena, RHP Brett Shankin, RHP Brian Sweeney, RHP Luke Taylor, RHP Matt Vedo, LHP Roenis Elias, LHP Ryan Horstman, LHP Brian Moran, LHP Rusty Shellhorn, 1B Mickey Wiswall, 2B Timmy Lopes, 3B Joe DeCarlo, 3B D.J. Peterson, SS Erick Mejia, SS Pedro Okuda, OF Nathan Melendres, OF Julio Morban
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Dominic Leone, RHP Brandon Maurer, RHP Carson Smith, LHP Danny Hultzen, 3B Patrick Kivlehan, SS Chris Taylor, OF Stefen Romero

Tampa Bay Rays
Traded:
LHP Matt Spann to Nationals as player to be named for OF David DeJesus
Recalled: SS Tim Beckham
Added to 40-man roster: OF Freddy Guzman
Reinstated from DL: 2B Ryan Roberts,SS Hak-Ju Lee, OF Rich Thompson

Washington Nationals
Acquired:
LHP Matt Spann from Rays as player to be named for OF David DeJesus
Reinstated from DL: RHP Dixon Anderson, RHP Aaron Barrett, RHP Brian Broderick, RHP Wirkin Estevez, RHP David Fischer, RHP Pat Lehman, RHP Cameron Selik, RHP Chris Young, LHP Paul Applebee, LHP Bill Bray, LHP Josh Smoker, C Sean McCauley, C Thor Meeks, C Beau Seabury, 1B Matt Skole, 3B Carlos Alvarez, 3B Melvin Dorta, 3B Blake Kelso, 3B Carlos Lopez, SS Jose Lozada, OF Narciso Mesa
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Robert Benincasa, RHP Richie Mirowski, LHP Matt Purke, LHP Sammy Solis, C Adrian Nieto, 1B Matt Skole, OF Brian Goodwin, OF Steven Souza

A lanky, 6-foot-7 southpaw, Matt Spann didn’t miss many more bats after shifting to the bullpen at low Class A Bowling Green this season. The 22-year-old spent his first three pro summers in short-season ball, and while he has the control to get by (career 2.9 BB/9), a fringe strikeout rate (6.4 SO/9) and high hit rate (8.9 H/9) suggest he lacks the stuff and/or deception to miss the barrel consistently. Being lefthanded means a delivery tweak or lower arm slot might at least make him effective versus lefthanded batters.