Minor League Transactions

See also: Previous Transactions.

Arizona Diamondbacks
Placed C Brian Rose on restricted list.

Atlanta Braves
Signed RHP Brad Baker, 1B Andy Barkett and C Gerardo Verastegui. Released RHP Will McMichael. Placed C Alonzo Ruelas on restricted list. Loaned OF Angel Ponce to Veracruz of the Mexican League

Baltimore Orioles
Released RHPs Ricky Bottalico and John Stephens, LHPs Vic Darensbourg and Matt Perisho, OF Richard Hidalgo, SS Luis Lopez and OF Rich Hummel. Placed C Matthew Houston and 3B Elvis Morel on restricted list.

Boston Red Sox
Signed SS Chih-Hsiang Huang.

Chicago Cubs
Signed RHP Anderson Tavares. Released OF Marquis Grissom and Cs Paul O’Toole and Jonathan Douillard. Placed SS Daniel Gonzalez on suspended list. Placed C Enrique Lujan and LHP David Taylor on restricted list.

Chicago White Sox
Signed 2B Victor Mercedes and OF Ernie Young. Released RHP Matthew Nachreiner. Placed LHP Armando Almanza on restricted list.

Cincinnati Reds
Signed LHPs Vincent Davis, Darrell May and Brian Shackelford, SS Rainer Olmedo, RHP Jason Standridge, OF Jay Garthwaite and C John Castellano. Released C German Melendez. Placed RHPs Daniel Rincon, Justin Mallett and Ramon Ramirez and 1B Jason Vavao on restricted list.

Cleveland Indians
Released RHP Matt Knox. Traded RHP Kazuhito Tadano to Athletics for OF Ramon Alvarado. Placed RHPs Matt Haynes and Ed Southerland and LHP Felix Heredia on restricted list.

Colorado Rockies
Signed SS Derek Wathan and RHP Eduardo Sierra. Released RHP Josh Pearce and Alvin Rivera.

Detroit Tigers
Signed RHPs John Ennis and Matt Mantei.

Florida Marlins
Signed 2B Edgar Gonzalez. Released SS Marcos Cabral. Placed 2B Raymond Lopez on voluntarily retired list. Placed RHPs Jeff Allison and Ronald Belisario on suspended list

Houston Astros
Release SS Thomas Eckelman. Acquired SS Cody Ransom from Mariners for cash considerations. Place RHPs Andrew Alvarado and Ryan McKeller on suspended list.

Kansas City Royals            
Signed RHPs Harry Herndon, Joel Peralta and Christopher Woodrow, 1B Scott Lucas. Released OF Dee Brown and RHP Ryan Rafferty. Placed RHP Christopher Coughlin and OF Alan Moye on voluntarily retired list. Placed RHPs Jose Pena and Brian Steffek on restricted list.

Los Angeles Angels
Signed RHP Greg Jones. Released SS Jose Caldera, RHP Edwar Ramirez and SS Ivan Reyes. Placed RHPs William Layman and Lennyn Morillo on restricted list.

Milwaukee Brewers
Signed SS Zach Sorensen, C Kyle Phillips and LHP Russel Rohlicek. Placed 2B Brian Dallimore on voluntarily retired list.

Minnesota Twins           
Signed LHP Ryan Callahan and C Christopher Heintz. Released OF Brent Krause.

New York Mets
Signed C Lyndsey Simmons and 1Bs Michel Abreu and Juan Tejeda. Placed RHP Waner Mateo on restricted list. Placed RHP William Quaglieri on voluntarily retired list.

New York Yankees
Signed RHP Michael Brunet and 1B Luis Garcia. Released LHP Al Leiter. Placed RHP Jonathan Angola on suspended list. Placed LHP Toni Lara and OF Jonathan Tierce on restricted list.

Oakland Athletics
Signed RHP Matt Roney. Released OF Mario Perdomo and C Tyler Best. Traded OF Ramon Alvarado to Indians for RHP Kazahito Tadano.

Philadelphia Phillies
Signed RHPs Brian Reed and Talley Haines, SS Alan Schoenberger, OF Jim Rushford and C Jeffrey Winchester. Released 3B Nathan Grindell and RHP Nicholas Reagan. Placed C John Vanden Berg and RHP Andrew Waldie on voluntarily retired list

Pittsburgh Pirates
Placed OFs Jeff Cook and Anthony Bocchino on voluntarily retired list. Placed 2B Cameron Blair and SS Hyung Cho on restricted list.

San Diego Padres
Signed RHP Aquilino Lopez and SS Ricky Gutierrez. Released 1B Tagg Bozied, RHPs Andy Ashby, Joseph Cassel and Brian Whitaker and C Luis Aguin. Placed SS Manny Alexander, LHP Arnold Hughey and OF Chris Kolkhorst on restricted list.

San Francisco Giants
Placed OF Michael Santoro on voluntarily retired list. Placed RHR Caleb Salankey on restricted list. Loaned 2B Lorenzo Mercado to San Luis of the Mexican League.

Seattle Mariners
Signed RHP Thomas Johannesen-Ellis. Traded Cody Ransom to Astros for cash considerations. Traded RHP Marcos Carvajal to Devil Rays for RHP Jose de la Cruz.

St. Louis Cardinals
Signed 1B Juan Diaz. Released LHP Anthony Rawson. Placed C Jonathan Newton on voluntarily retired list. Placed LHP Troy Cate on restricted list.

Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Traded RHP Jose del la Cruz to Mariners for RHP Marco Carvajal. Placed SS John Bouman, OFs Fernando Frias and Josh Hamilton and RHP Josh Kranawetter on restricted list.

Texas Rangers
Signed RHP John Wasdin, 1B Erubiel Durazo and LHP Ron Mahay. Released RHP Nick Regilio. Placed C Jose Sanchez Jr. and RHP Jose Silva on restricted list

Toronto Blue Jays
Signed C Christopher House. Released OF Matt Cooksey.

Washington Nationals
Placed 3B Shawn Norris and LHP Jonathan Price on restricted list.