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Minor League Transactions: Sept. 25-Oct. 1

Here we present official minor league transactions, conveyed to us by Major League Baseball, for the period Sept. 25-Oct. 1.

Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed:
RHP Bo Schultz (re-signed)
Released: 2B Matt Jensen
Recalled: RHP Jonathan Albaladejo, RHP Trevor Bauer, RHP Sam Demel, RHP Joe Martinez, LHP Joe Paterson, 3B Josh Bell
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Chase Anderson, RHP Evan Marshall, RHP Kevin Munson, RHP Eric Smith, 2B Tyler Bortnick, 3B Matt Davidson, SS Chris Owings

Atlanta Braves
Signed:
RHP Cory Rasmus (re-signed), LHP Ryan Buchter (re-signed), 2B Alden Carrithers (re-signed)
Released: RHP Dustin Evans
Traded: RHP Greg Ross to Tigers as player to be named for OF Jeff Baker
Reinstated from DL: RHP Dustin Evans
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Cory Rasmus, RHP Zeke Spruill, LHP Ryan Buchter, LHP Chris Jones, C Matt Kennelly, 3B Edward Salcedo, SS Nick Ahmed

Dustin Evans, a second-round pick out of Georgia Southern in ’06, hasn't played since August ’08, when he was a member of high Class A Myrtle Beach. He spent all of ’09 on the disabled list, and then voluntarily retired in June ’10.

Baltimore Orioles
Recalled:
RHP Oliver Drake, 1B Joe Mahoney
Added to 40-man roster: 2B Bill Hall

Boston Red Sox
Assigned to Arizona Fall League:
RHP Brock Huntzinger, RHP Chris Martin, RHP Ryan Pressly, RHP Pete Ruiz, C Christian Vazquez, 3B Michael Almanzar, OF Bryce Brentz
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jeffry Fernandez

Chicago Cubs
Recalled:
RHP Jake Brigham, RHP Casey Coleman, LHP Gerardo Concepcion, LHP Brooks Raley, SS Junior Lake, OF Jorge Soler, OF Matt Szczur

Chicago White Sox
Assigned to Arizona Fall League:
RHP Salvador Sanchez, RHP Taylor Thompson, 1B Andy Wilkins, OF Trayce Thompson

Cincinnati Reds
Recalled:
RHP Kyle Lotzkar, 1B Neftali Soto, OF Donald Lutz
Reinstated from DL: LHP Mason Felt

Cleveland Indians
Recalled:
RHP Fabio Martinez, RHP Danny Salazar, RHP Kevin Slowey, LHP Nick Hagadone, 1B Lars Anderson, SS Juan Diaz
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Shawn Armstrong, RHP Trey Haley, LHP T.J. House, LHP Matt Packer, C Alex Monsalve, SS Ronny Rodriguez, OF Tyler Holt

Colorado Rockies
Signed:
C Jose Gonzalez (re-signed)
Recalled: RHP Zach Putnam, LHP Edwar Cabrera, 2B Charlie Culberson, 2B Tommy Field
Added to 40-man roster: OF Rafael Ortega
Reinstated from DL: RHP Chad Bettis, RHP Stephen Dodson, RHP Leuris Gomez, RHP Zach Jemiola, RHP Bruce Kern, RHP Jeff Marquez, RHP Vianney Mayo, RHP Juan Perez, RHP Rafael Suarez, RHP Jared Wells, LHP Edwar Cabrera, LHP Brook Hart, LHP Royce Ring, LHP Kraig Sitton, LHP Jonathan Vargas, C Jose Briceno, C Bryce Massanari, 1B Harold Riggins, 1B Mark Tracy, OF Jarod Berggren, OF Kent Matthes, OF Jaron Shepherd

Center fielder Rafael Ortega first emerged on the prospect scene two years ago when he batted .358/.416/.510 with seven homers in 288 at-bats for Rookie-level Casper. The 21-year-old has come a long way in two years, climbing all the way from the Pioneer League to the National League. Though Ortega's callup to Colorado (he had been playing in instructional league) was precipitated by injuries to outfielders Tyler Colvin and Dexter Fowler, the Rockies would have added him to the 40-man roster this November anyway to shield him from the Rule 5 draft. Ortega batted .283/.344/.410 with eight homers and 36 steals for high Class A Modesto this season.

Detroit Tigers
Signed:
RHP Micah Kellogg (NDFA—Flagler (Fla.))
Acquired: RHP Greg Ross from Braves as player to be named for OF Jeff Baker
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Tyler Clark, RHP Mike Morrison, RHP Luke Putkonen, LHP Matt Hoffman, C James McCann, 1B Aaron Westlake, OF Nick Castellanos

A Braves 18th-round pick in ’11 from Frostburg State (Md.), righty Greg Ross throws four fringy pitches but has shown feel for a curveball and changeup, lending hope for future development on those fronts. The 23-year-old pitched much better for low Class A Rome in the second half, going 7-4, 3.90 in 14 starts with 72 strikeouts and 22 walks in 88 innings.

Houston Astros
Recalled:
RHP Paul Clemens, RHP Jorge DeLeon, RHP Arcenio Leon, LHP Rudy Owens, OF J.B. Shuck
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Jarred Cosart, RHP Chia-Jen Lo, RHP Nick Tropeano, LHP Alex Sogard, 1B Jonathan Singleton, 3B Bobby Borchering, SS Jio Mier, OF George Springer

Kansas City Royals
Reinstated from DL:
LHP Scott Alexander, LHP John Lamb
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Edwin Carl, RHP Tim Melville, LHP Jon Keck, LHP Justin Marks, SS Orlando Calixte, SS Alex McClure, OF Brian Fletcher, OF Whit Merrifield

Los Angeles Angels
Recalled:
RHP David Carpenter, RHP Bobby Cassevah, RHP Steve Geltz, LHP Brad Mills, 3B Luis Jimenez
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Bobby Cassevah, RHP Ryan Chaffee, RHP Kevin Johnson, LHP Buddy Boshers, C Carlos Ramirez, 3B Kaleb Cowart, OF Randal Grichuk, OF Travis Witherspoon

Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed:
RHP Travis Jones (re-signed), 2B Pedro Guerrero (re-signed), 2B Rafael Ynoa (re-signed)
Traded: 2B Stefan Jarrin to Phillies to complete deal in which Phillies traded OF Shane Victorino to Dodgers for RHP Josh Lindblom, RHP Ethan Martin and a player to be named
Recalled: OF Matt Angle, OF Yasiel Puig, OF Jerry Sands, OF Scott Van Slyke

Miami Marlins
Recalled:
RHP Arquimedes Caminero, RHP Evan Reed, RHP Sandy Rosario, RHP Alex Sanabia, LHP Brad Hand, C Brett Hayes, 3B Zack Cox, OF Chris Coghlan, OF Kevin Mattison

Milwaukee Brewers
Recalled:
RHP Fautino de los Santos, RHP Johnny Hellweg, RHP Santo Manzanillo, RHP Ariel Pena, RHP Cody Scarpetta, SS Hector Gomez, OF Caleb Gindl
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Nick Bucci, 1B Hunter Morris, OF Khris Davis, OF Brock Kjeldgaard, OF Josh Prince

Minnesota Twins
Signed:
RHP Miguel Munoz (re-signed), LHP Edgar Ibarra (re-signed), OF Jhonathan Goncalves (re-signed)
Released: 2B Tsuyoshi Nishioka
Recalled: RHP Deolis Guerra, RHP Carlos Gutierrez, RHP Jeff Manship, RHP Lester Oliveros, LHP Pedro Hernandez, SS Brian Dozier, OF Oswaldo Arcia, OF Joe Benson
Reinstated from DL: RHP Carlos Gutierrez, RHP Lester Oliveros, LHP Pedro Hernandez, OF Joe Benson

The Twins granted Tsuyoshi Nishioka his release following two disappointing big league seasons (.215/.267/.236 in 254 plate appearances) that culminated from his removal from the 40-man roster in August. He will pursue opportunities in Nippon Professional Baseball after walking away from a guaranteed $3.25 million from the Twins.

New York Mets
Recalled:
2B Reese Havens, 3B Wilmer Flores, OF Juan Lagares, OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis, OF Cesar Puello
Reinstated from DL: RHP Hunter Carnevale, RHP Dawrin Frias, RHP Carlos Gomez, RHP Julian Hilario, RHP Jake Kuebler, RHP Jacob Lugo, RHP Craig Missigman, RHP Bret Mitchell, RHP Adam O'Neill, LHP Alberto Baldonado, LHP Zach Dotson, LHP Carlos Valdez, 3B Alex Sanchez, SS Chad Zurcher, OF Michael Bernal, OF Julio Concepcion

New York Yankees
Signed:
LHP Abel Mora (released by Padres)
Recalled: C Austin Romine, 2B David Adams, 2B Corban Joseph, OF Zoilo Almonte
Removed from 40-man: LHP Justin Thomas (outrighted to Triple-A)
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jordan Cote, RHP Joey Maher

Oakland Athletics
Signed:
RHP Gary Daley (re-signed), RHP David Mota (re-signed), RHP Pedro Vidal (re-signed)
Recalled: RHP Brad Peacock, OF Jermaine Mitchell, OF Michael Taylor
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Gary Daley

Philadelphia Phillies
Acquired:
2B Stefan Jarrin from Dodgers to complete deal in which Phillies traded OF Shane Victorino to Dodgers for RHP Josh Lindblom, RHP Ethan Martin and a player to be named
Recalled: RHP J.C. Ramirez, RHP Michael Schwimer, LHP Joe Savery, C Sebastian Valle, 2B Cesar Hernandez, OF Tyson Gillies
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Tyson Brummett

A 40th-round pick from East Los Angeles JC in ’11, Stefan Jarrin has spent two years in the Rookie-level Arizona League. The 22-year-old batted .209/.305/.363 with seven extra-base hits and one steal in 26 games this year.

Pittsburgh Pirates
Recalled:
RHP Daniel McCutchen, RHP Duke Welker, 1B Matt Hague, 3B Yamaico Navarro
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jordan Cooper

St. Louis Cardinals
Signed:
OF Tommy Pham (re-signed)
Recalled: RHP Maikel Cleto, RHP Brandon Dickson, RHP Adam Reifer, RHP Eduardo Sanchez, LHP Barret Browning, 1B Matt Adams

San Diego Padres
Recalled:
RHP Thad Weber, LHP Jose DePaula, LHP Juan Oramas, LHP Josh Spence, 3B Edinson Rincon, SS Jeudy Valdez, OF Rymer Liriano, OF Blake Tekotte
Reinstated from DL: RHP Leonel Campos, RHP Zach Eflin, RHP Juan Herrera, RHP Matt Jackson, RHP Jeremy McBryde, RHP Matt Palmer, RHP Kevin Quackenbush, RHP Anthony Reyes, RHP Donn Roach, RHP Keyvius Sampson, RHP Daniel Sarria, RHP Adam Schrader, LHP Zach Herr, LHP Matt LaChappa, LHP Juan Oramas, 1B Carlos Sosa, 2B Chris Bisson, 2B Eric Charles, SS Stephen Carmon, SS Drew Cumberland, SS Adam Ford, SS Beamer Weems, OF Brian Adams, OF Jaff Decker, OF Travis Jankowski, OF Mallex Smith

San Francisco Giants
Recalled:
3B Conor Gillaspie, SS Ehire Adrianza, OF Roger Kieschnick

Seattle Mariners
Recalled:
RHP Yoervis Medina, RHP D.J. Mitchell, RHP Chance Ruffin, LHP Danny Hultzen, LHP Mauricio Robles, 3B Francisco Martinez

Tampa Bay Rays
Recalled:
RHP Matt Bush, RHP Alex Colome, RHP Josh Lueke, RHP Wilking Rodriguez, LHP Alex Torres

Texas Rangers
Signed:
RHP Jon Edwards (re-signed)
Recalled: RHP Roman Mendez, RHP Neil Ramirez, RHP Matt West, OF Engel Beltre, OF Julio Borbon
Reinstated from DL: RHP Aaron Heilman, RHP Ben Henry, RHP Randy Henry, RHP Steve McKinnon, RHP Justin Miller, RHP David Perez, RHP Matt West, LHP Sam Stafford, C Dusty Brown, 2B Cam Schiller, SS Greg Miclat

Toronto Blue Jays
Released:
SS Chris Woodward
Reinstated from DL: RHP Evan Englebrook, RHP Wes Etheridge, RHP Travis Garrett, RHP Scott Gracey, RHP Stephen Marek, RHP Dayton Marze, RHP Drew Permison, RHP Tom Robson, LHP John Anderson, LHP Carlos Pina, LHP Jared Potts, LHP Egan Smith, LHP Matt Smoral, LHP Tyler Ybarra, C Joe Bowen, C Leonardo Hernandez, C A.J. Jimenez, C Sean Ochinko, 2B Daniel Arcila, 3B Mitch Nay, 3B Roan Salas, SS Cody Bartlett, SS Andy Burns, SS Bryan Kervin, SS Peter Mooney, SS Kevin Nolan, SS Eric Phillips, OF Wuilmer Becerra, OF Markus Brisker, OF Michael Crouse, OF Angel Gomez, OF Jonathan Jones, OF Francisco Leandro, OF Ronnie Melendez, OF Kipp Schutz

Washington Nationals
Recalled:
RHP Yunesky Maya, RHP Ryan Perry, LHP Matt Purke, C Jhonatan Solano, 1B Chris Marrero, 3B Anthony Rendon, 3B Carlos Rivero

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