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Minor League Transactions: Sept. 27-Oct. 3

This week's transaction trends: Teams officially assign players to fill out their Arizona Fall League rosters (season started Oct. 4), and 34 players who got dumped from 40-man rosters elect free agency. Among the shiny new free agents are former prospect darlings like Lastings Milledge (International League No. 2 in ’06) and Felix Pie (Pacific Coast League No. 6 in ’07).

Arizona Diamondbacks
RHP Mike DeMark (re-signed), RHP D.J. Johnson (re-signed)
Elected free agency: RHP Armando Galarraga

Atlanta Braves
Elected free agency:
C Wil Nieves
Recalled: RHP Jairo Asencio, RHP Erik Cordier, RHP Cory Gearrin, RHP Stephen Marek, SS Brandon Hicks, OF Wilkin Ramirez
Added to 40-man roster: SS Tyler Pastornicky
Removed from 40-man: OF Matt Young (outrighted to Triple-A)
Reinstated from DL: LHP Dimasther Delgado, LHP Rowdy Hardy, LHP Andy Otero, LHP Cole Rohrbough

Baltimore Orioles
RHP Steve Johnson (re-signed)
Elected free agency: OF Felix Pie
Recalled: RHP Chris Tillman, LHP Pedro Viola, 1B Joe Mahoney, 1B Brandon Snyder
Reinstated from DL: OF Kipp Schutz
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Sean Gleason, RHP Steve Johnson, LHP Casey Lambert, LHP Cole McCurry, C Brian Ward, 1B Joe Mahoney, OF Xavier Avery

Boston Red Sox
Elected free agency:
LHP Hideki Okajima, LHP Dennys Reyes, LHP Randy Williams, 2B Drew Sutton
Recalled: RHP Stolmy Pimentel, 2B Oscar Tejeda
Reinstated from DL: RHP Chris Balcom-Miller, RHP Yeiper Castillo, RHP Tom Ebert, RHP Miguel Gonzalez, RHP Joe Holtmeyer, RHP Leandro Marin, RHP Brenden Shepard, RHP Corey Vogt, LHP Cesar Cabral, LHP Mitch Herold, LHP Miguel Pena, LHP Dennys Reyes, C Jayson Hernandez, 2B Vladimir Frias, 2B Jason Thompson, 3B Michael Almanzar, 3B Garin Cecchini, 3B Kolbrin Vitek, SS Brent Dlugach, SS Nick Natoli, OF Lucas LeBlanc, OF Juan Linares, OF Wilfred Pichardo, OF Ryan Westmoreland
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Caleb Clay, RHP Brock Huntzinger, RHP Jeremy Kehrt, LHP Will Latimer, C Daniel Butler, 3B Will Middlebrooks, SS Ryan Dent, OF Alex Hassan

Chicago Cubs
Elected free agency:
OF Brad Snyder
Recalled: RHP Alberto Cabrera, RHP Esmailin Caridad, RHP Chris Carpenter, RHP Kyle Smit, LHP Scott Maine, C Welington Castillo
Designated for assignment: RHP Justin Berg

Chicago White Sox
RHP Ricardo Andres and manager Ozzie Guillen to Marlins for RHP Jhan Marinez and SS Ozzie Martinez
Elected free agency: C Donny Lucy, OF Lastings Milledge
Recalled: RHP Anthony Carter, RHP Kyle Cofield, RHP Gregori Infante, RHP Nathan Jones, RHP Jhonny Nunez, LHP Hector Santiago, LHP Leyson Septimo
Removed from 40-man: RHP Jhonny Nunez (outrighted to Triple-A), C Donny Lucy (outrighted to Triple-A)
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: C Mike Blanke

Cincinnati Reds
Elected free agency:
OF Fred Lewis
Recalled: RHP Jordan Smith, RHP Daryl Thompson, C Yasmani Grandal, SS Kris Negron
Reinstated from DL: RHP Nick Fleece, OF Juan Silva
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Brad Boxberger, RHP Nick Christiani, LHP Donnie Joseph, LHP Travis Webb, C Yasmani Grandal, 2B Cody Puckett, SS Brodie Greene

Cleveland Indians
2B Tony Mansolino (re-signed), OF Ben Copeland (re-signed)
Elected free agency: OF Travis Buck
Recalled: RHP Hector Rondon, LHP Kelvin de la Cruz, OF Thomas Neal, OF Nick Weglarz
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Cory Burns, RHP Preston Guilmet, RHP Tyler Sturdevant, LHP T.J. McFarland, C Roberto Perez, 1B Jesus Aguilar, OF Tim Fedroff, OF Chad Huffman

Colorado Rockies
OF Eliezer Mesa to Athletics to complete deal in which Athletics traded 2B Mark Ellis to Rockies for RHP Bruce Billings and a player to be named
Elected free agency: RHP Edgar Gonzalez
Recalled: RHP Clayton Mortensen, RHP Cory Riordan, RHP Casey Weathers, 3B Ian Stewart, OF Cole Garner
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Parker Frazier, RHP Joe Gardner, RHP Rob Scahill, RHP Casey Weathers, 1B Ben Paulsen, 3B Nolan Arenado, OF Tim Wheeler

Detroit Tigers
Assigned to Arizona Fall League:
RHP Tyler Stohr, LHP Casey Crosby, LHP Matt Hoffman, LHP Andy Oliver, SS Dixon Machado, SS Hernan Perez

Florida Marlins
RHP Jhan Marinez and SS Ozzie Martinez to White Sox for RHP Ricardo Andres and manager Ozzie Guillen
Recalled: RHP Arquimedes Caminero, RHP Jhan Marinez, RHP Omar Poveda, RHP Evan Reed, RHP Elih Villanueva, LHP Sean West, SS Ozzie Martinez, OF Chris Coghlan
Reinstated from DL: RHP Walker Moore, C Jose Behar
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP A.J. Ramos, RHP Evan Reed, RHP Alex Sanabia, LHP Daniel Jennings, C Kyle Skipworth, 3B Matt Dominguez, 3B Paul Gran, OF Kevin Mattison

Houston Astros
Elected free agency:
C Robinson Cancel
Recalled: RHP Jorge De Leon, RHP Blake King, RHP Arcenio Leon, RHP Jose Valdez, RHP Henry Villar, LHP Fernando Abad
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: C Roberto Pena

Kansas City Royals
RHP Abraham Ramirez
Traded: 1B Kila Ka'aihue to Athletics for RHP Ethan Hollingsworth
Recalled: RHP Jeremy Jeffress, LHP Noel Arguelles, 1B Clint Robinson, SS Jeff Bianchi, OF David Lough, OF Derrick Robinson
Reinstated from DL: RHP Ryan Wood, OF Juan Polonia
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Nathan Adcock

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
LHP Matt Meyer (re-signed), 1B Marcus Nidiffer (re-signed)
Elected free agency: RHP Matt Palmer, OF Reggie Willits
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP David Carpenter, RHP Chris Scholl, LHP Drew Taylor

Los Angeles Dodgers
Elected free agency:
C Hector Gimenez, OF Jay Gibbons
Recalled: RHP Carlos Monasterios, 2B Ivan De Jesus Jr., OF Jamie Hoffmann
Reinstated from DL: RHP Robert Chamra, RHP Tim Corcoran, RHP Carlos Monasterios, RHP Luis Vasquez, C Fumimasa Ishibashi, C B.J. Larosa, C Angelo Ponte, 1B Franklin Jacobs, 2B Pedro Guerrero, 3B Pedro Baez, 3B Kevin Taylor, SS Christian Lara, SS Faustino Oguisten

Milwaukee Brewers
Elected free agency:
2B Felipe Lopez
Recalled: RHP Mark DiFelice, RHP Mike McClendon, RHP Wily Peralta, RHP Amaury Rivas, RHP Mark Rogers, RHP Cody Scarpetta, LHP Zach Braddock, 1B Mat Gamel, 2B Eric Farris

Minnesota Twins
2B Michael Hollimon (re-signed), 3B Deibinson Romero (re-signed)
Elected free agency: C Steve Holm

New York Mets
Elected free agency:
LHP Pat Misch, LHP Mike O'Connor
Recalled: RHP Manny Alvarez, RHP Jenrry Mejia, RHP Armando Rodriguez, 3B Zach Lutz, SS Jordany Valdespin, OF Fernando Martinez
Reinstated from DL: RHP Hunter Carnevale, C Jeff Diehl

New York Yankees
Elected free agency:
C Gustavo Molina
Recalled: RHP Kevin Whelan, OF Melky Mesa
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jordan Cote, RHP Dawerd Cruz, RHP Rookie Davis, RHP Joe Maher, RHP Daniel Mahoney, LHP Andrew Cave, LHP Trevor Johnson, SS Claudio Custodio, OF Ravel Santana
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Daniel Burawa, RHP Preston Claiborne, RHP David Phelps, RHP Chase Whitley, 2B Corban Joseph, 2B Ronnier Mustelier, 3B Rob Segedin

Oakland Athletics
OF Eliezer Mesa from Rockies to complete deal in which Athletics traded 2B Mark Ellis to Rockies for RHP Bruce Billings and a player to be named
Traded: RHP Ethan Hollingsworth to Royals for 1B Kila Ka'aihue
Elected free agency: 3B Andy LaRoche
Recalled: RHP Joey Devine, RHP Tyson Ross, LHP Sean Doolittle, LHP Pedro Figueroa, LHP Jordan Norberto, C Josh Donaldson, 2B Adrian Cardenas
Reinstated from DL: RHP Michael Ynoa, C Josh Leyland
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Andrew Carignan, RHP Tyson Ross, RHP Murphy Smith, LHP Anthony Capra, C Ryan Ortiz, SS Dusty Coleman, OF Michael Choice, OF Grant Green

Just when you thought Oakland had too many first basemen on its roster—Brandon Allen, Daric Barton, Chris Carter—they traded for another one in Kila Ka'aihue. The 27-year-old batted .216/.309/.375 in sporadic playing time (326 plate appearances in four years) with the Royals, though his strikeout rate is trending in the wrong direction at Triple-A, rising from 15 percent of PAs in ’09 to 17 percent in ’10 to 21 percent this season. 

Good thing the A's decided to convert ’07 sandwich pick Sean Doolittle from first base to pitcher after knee injuries wiped out, essentially, the past two and a half seasons.

Philadelphia Phillies
RHP Scott Mathieson, RHP J.C. Ramirez, 2B Harold Garcia, 2B Cesar Hernandez, 3B Carlos Rivero, SS Freddy Galvis

Pittsburgh Pirates
Elected free agency:
C Dusty Brown, C Wyatt Toregas, SS Brian Bocock

San Diego Padres
2B David Newhan
Elected free agency: RHP Pat Neshek
Recalled: RHP Simon Castro, RHP Jeremy Hefner, SS Everth Cabrera, SS Jeudy Valdez, OF Cedric Hunter, OF Blake Tekotte
Reinstated from DL: RHP Eugenio Reyes, RHP Bryan Rodriguez, RHP Daniel Sarria, 3B Tyler Stubblefield, SS Beamer Weems, OF Donavan Tate
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Anthony Bass, RHP Miles Mikolas, LHP Jeff Ibarra, LHP Nick Schmidt, C Jason Hagerty, 3B Jedd Gyorko, OF Jaff Decker

San Francisco Giants
Elected free agency:
2B Bill Hall
Recalled: SS Ehire Adrianza, OF Francisco Peguero

Seattle Mariners
RHP Brent Johnson (re-signed), RHP Alex Periard (re-signed), RHP Alfredo Venegas (re-signed)
Recalled: RHP Yoervis Medina, LHP Mauricio Robles, OF Johermyn Chavez, OF Greg Halman, OF Carlos Peguero, OF Mike Wilson
Reinstated from DL: SS Jake Schlander
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Steven Hensley, RHP Forrest Snow, LHP Brian Moran, C Adam Moore, SS Nick Franklin, OF Chih-Hsien Chiang

All three of the pitchers Seattle re-signed spent all season on the disabled list.

St. Louis Cardinals
RHP Adam Reifer, C Bryan Anderson, 1B Mark Hamilton, 3B Matt Carpenter, 3B Zack Cox, SS Pete Kozma, OF Andrew Brown
Reinstated from DL: LHP Jeff Nadeau, LHP Robert Revesz, SS Trevor Martin

Tampa Bay Rays
RHP Jay Buente (re-signed)
Elected free agency: OF Matt Carson
Recalled: RHP Chris Archer, RHP Matt Bush, RHP Albert Suarez, C Nevin Ashley, C Robinson Chirinos

Texas Rangers
Elected free agency:
RHP Brett Tomko, RHP Tim Wood
Reinstated from DL: OF Saquan Johnson

Toronto Blue Jays
RHP Wes Etheridge (re-signed)
Elected free agency: RHP P.J. Walters, LHP Wil Ledezma
Recalled: RHP Alan Farina, SS Adeiny Hechavarria, OF Darin Mastroianni, OF Moises Sierra, OF Travis Snider
Reinstated from DL: RHP David Berryhill, LHP Zak Adams

Washington Nationals
Reinstated from DL:
2B Khayyan Norfork

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