Minor League Transactions: Sept. 5-11

Official minor league transactions, conveyed to us by Major League Baseball, for the period Sept. 5-11.

Arizona Diamondbacks
Placed on 7-day DL:
OF Breland Almadova, OF Yogey Perez-Ramos
Reinstated from DL: OF Justin Williams

Atlanta Braves
Recalled:
RHP David Hale, C Christian Bethancourt

Baltimore Orioles
Signed:
RHP Marcel Prado (re-signed)
Recalled: RHP Steve Johnson
Added to 40-man roster: OF Chris Dickerson
Optioned to short-season: LHP Zach Britton
Removed from 40-man: C Taylor Teagarden, 3B Alex Liddi (both players outrighted to Triple-A)

Boston Red Sox
Recalled:
RHP Allen Webster, OF Jackie Bradley
Designated for assignment: RHP Jose de la Torre
Reinstated from DL: C David Sopilka

The Brewers claimed Jose de la Torre on waivers, bringing the righty reliever full circle in his career. Milwaukee originally signed him as a nondrafted free agent out of high school in Puerto Rico in January ’04, though de la Torre never actually made an appearance for the Brewers, his contract voided that April. That allowed him to attend Texarkana (Texas) JC, where after two years the Mets signed him as a nondrafted free agent.

Chicago Cubs
Removed from 40-man:
RHP Michael Bowden, OF Cole Gillespie, OF Dave Sappelt (all three players outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: C Rafael Lopez

Chicago White Sox
Recalled:
RHP Jhan Marinez
Removed from 40-man: RHP Jhan Marinez (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Dan Remenowsky

Cincinnati Reds
Reinstated from DL:
RHP Drew Cisco, RHP Mike Dennhardt, RHP Leo Kemp, RHP Jason Kilby, RHP Dan Langfield, RHP Kyle Lotzkar, RHP Wes Mugarian, RHP El’Hajj Muhammad, RHP Brian Pearl, RHP Chad Reineke, RHP Mike Saunders, LHP Ryan Dennick, LHP Mason Felt, LHP Blaine Howell, LHP Jordan Remer, 1B Sean Buckley, 2B Brodie Greene, 2B Ryan Wright, 3B Marquez Smith, 3B David Vidal, OF Sebastian Elizalde, OF Phillip Ervin, OF Steve Selsky, OF Bryson Smith, OF Jesse Winker

Cleveland Indians
Removed from 40-man:
SS Juan Diaz, OF Tim Fedroff (both players outrighted to Triple-A)
Reinstated from DL: RHP Robbie Aviles, RHP Kyle Blair, RHP Rob Bryson, RHP Matt Capps, RHP Ping-Hsueh Chen, RHP Clayton Cook, RHP Jordan Cooper, RHP Jacob Lee, RHP Scott Peoples, RHP Mason Radeke, RHP Felix Sterling, RHP Tyler Sturdevant, RHP Walker White, LHP Elvis Araujo, LHP Mike Rayl, LHP J.C. Romero, LHP Giovanni Soto, C Charlie Valerio, 1B Mitch Nilsson, 2B Luis Hernandez, SS Francisco Lindor, OF Anthony Gallas, OF Bo Greenwell, OF Cedric Hunter, OF Luigi Rodriguez, OF Anthony Santander

Colorado Rockies
Acquired:
LHP Yoely Bello from Yankees as player to be named for 3B Chris Nelson

Detroit Tigers
Recalled:
LHP Darin Downs
Reinstated from DL: RHP Tyler Clark, RHP Brenny Paulino, LHP Joe Flattery, LHP Ryan Longstreth, OF Tony Plagman

Houston Astros
Signed:
RHP Edgar Gonzalez (re-signed following outright)
Recalled: RHP Rhiner Cruz, RHP David Martinez, 3B Brandon Laird, OF Jimmy Paredes
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Eric Thames
Removed from 40-man: RHP Hector Ambriz, RHP Edgar Gonzalez (both players outrighted to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Cameron Lamb, C Brett Clements, C Jake Rodriguez, C Ryan McCurdy
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Jonas Dufek, RHP Matt Heidenreich, RHP Andrew Robinson, LHP Alex Sogard, 1B Japhet Amador, 2B Delino Deshields Jr., 3B Jonathan Meyer, SS Nolan Fontana

The Astros claimed Eric Thames on waivers from the Orioles, and while the 26-year-old will be out of options beginning next year, he’s also a potential cheap source of lefthanded power at DH or left field. A career .250/.296/.431 hitter in 181 games for the Blue Jays and Mariners, Thames has averaged 19 homers per 162 games and is just entering his prime years.

Jimmy Paredes joined the Astros once Triple-A Oklahoma City got bounced in the first round of the Pacific Coast League playoffs. Like Thames, he will be out of options next season. Paredes hit fairly well at Triple-A this season—.287/.345/.462 with a career-high 28 walks—and he has a quick swing from both sides of the plate as well as the versatility to play a passable third base, right field and second base.

Kansas City Royals
Removed from 40-man:
OF Edinson Rincon (outrighted to Double-A)
Reinstated from DL:
RHP Alec Mills, LHP Everett Teaford, C Cameron Gallagher, OF Brian Fletcher

Los Angeles Angels
Recalled:
C John Hester, 2B Tommy Field
Optioned to Triple-A: 2B Tommy Field
Reinstated from DL: OF Joel Capote

Los Angeles Dodgers
Added to 40-man roster:
LHP Onelki Garcia

Miami Marlins
Signed:
LHP Jose Quijada, LHP Manuel Rodriguez, 2B Leisman Acosta
Removed from 40-man: OF Jordan Brown (outrighted to Triple-A)
Reinstated from DL: RHP Steve Ames, RHP Andy Beltre, RHP Ramon Del Orbe, RHP Brian Ellington, RHP Brad Mincey, RHP Matt Montgomery, RHP Joey O’Gara, RHP C.J. Robinson, RHP Drew Steckenrider, RHP Rob Waite, LHP Ramon Benjamin, LHP Hayden Fox, LHP Raudel Lazo, LHP Charlie Lowell, LHP Will White, C Jose Ceballos, 1B Ben Lasater, 2B Derek Dietrich, 2B Anthony Gomez, 2B Yefri Perez, SS Terrence Dayleg, SS Rony Peralta, OF Michael Main, OF Danny Pertusati

Milwaukee Brewers
Reinstated from DL:
RHP Chad Thompson

Minnesota Twins
Recalled:
RHP Cole DeVries, RHP Mike Tonkin, LHP Scott Diamond, SS Eduardo Escobar, OF Chris Parmelee
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Shairon Martis, C Eric Fryer

The Twins rewarded Cole DeVries (one run in six innings), Scott Diamond (seven shutout) and Shairon Martis (2 1/3 scoreless in relief) with callups for their strong showing in the Triple-A International League playoffs. The Red Wings lost a five-game series to Pawtucket in round one.

New York Mets
Recalled:
RHP Greg Burke, SS Ruben Tejada, OF Mike Baxter
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Aaron Harang, LHP Sean Henn, C Juan Centeno
Option transferred: RHP Hansel Robles (high Class A to Double-A)
Reinstated from DL: RHP Giancarlo Alvarado

New York Yankees
Released:
RHP Chris Bootcheck, LHP Eric Erickson
Traded: LHP Yoely Bello to Rockies as player to be named for 3B Chris Nelson
Recalled: LHP Vidal Nuno, 2B Corban Joseph
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Matt Daley, RHP Jim Miller
Reinstated from DL: LHP Eric Erickson, LHP Freddy Lewis, LHP Vidal Nuno, 2B Corban Joseph

Oakland Athletics
Released:
OF Xavier Macklin
Removed from 40-man: LHP Hideki Okajima (outrighted to Triple-A)
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jose Macias

Pittsburgh Pirates
Recalled:
RHP Brandon Cumpton

St. Louis Cardinals
Reinstated from DL:
RHP Trey Nielsen

San Diego Padres
Released:
LHP Jason Lane
Added to 40-man roster: 1B Tommy Medica
Reinstated from DL: OF Johan Limonta

San Francisco Giants
Recalled:
RHP Jake Dunning
Removed from 40-man: LHP Dan Runzler (outrighted to Triple-A)
Reinstated from DL: OF Rafael Rodriguez

Seattle Mariners
Recalled:
LHP Bobby LaFromboise

Tampa Bay Rays
Released:
2B Julian Morillo, 2B Adderly Rosa
Placed on 7-day DL: 2B Ryan Roberts
Reinstated from DL: RHP Ryan Garton, RHP Roberto Gomez, RHP Taylor Guerrieri, RHP Ian Kendall, RHP Parker Markel, RHP Eduar Quinonez, RHP Wilking Rodriguez, RHP Trevor Shull, RHP Harmen Sidhu, RHP Eliazer Suero, LHP Sean Bierman, LHP Ryan Carpenter, LHP Brandon Henderson, C Oscar Hernandez, C Luke Maile, SS Juniel Querecuto

Texas Rangers
Recalled:
RHP Wilmer Font, RHP Josh Lindblom, RHP Roman Mendez, 1B Chris McGuiness
Reinstated from DL: RHP Roman Mendez

Washington Nationals
Released:
C Kris Watts
Placed on 7-day DL: C Brian Jeroloman
Reinstated from DL: RHP Mike Broadway, RHP John Costa, RHP Brad Meyers, RHP Manny Rodriguez, RHP Andy Santana, RHP Daury Vasquez, LHP Elisaul Gomez, C Cole Leonida, SS Brennan Middleton, OF Erik Komatsu, OF Jason Michaels