Minor League Transactions

This week’s installment considers all transactions reported by MLB between Nov. 10 and 16.

Last week’s transactions available here

Atlanta Braves
Signed: RHP Jose Santiago
Outrighted to Mexican League: OF Ivan Terrazas

Chicago Cubs
Released: RHP Mike Christl, RHP Charles Platt, 1B Derek Schermerhorn, SS Cesar Valentin, OF Alfred Joseph

Cincinnati Reds
Signed: RHP Ricky Stone
Released: RHP Jose Medina, RHP Adam Pointer, RHP Nick Wandless, LHP Robert Nickols, C Fernando Encarnacion, 1B David Scott, 3B Rafael Sanchez

Florida Marlins
Signed: SS Rex Rundgren
Placed on restricted list: RHP Jeff Allison
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Jeff Allison

Houston Astros
Released: IF Pedro Espinoza

Kansas City Royals
Signed: RHP Arthur Santos, C Luany Sanchez, 3B Luis Castillo, 3B Jeff Nettles, OF Adam Greenberg
Outrighted off 40-man roster: RHP Joe Nelson
Granted free agency: RHP Joe Nelson

Los Angeles Angels
Signed: RHP Shane Loux

Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed: C Charles Gulledge, OF Bobby Malek

Milwaukee Brewers
Released: RHP Khalid Ballouli, LHP Greg Kloosterman, LHP Shane Nance, LHP Justin Thompson, 1B Josh Brady, 2B Brian Dallimore, SS Ryan Metcalf
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Khalid Ballouli, LHP Greg Kloosterman, LHP Shane Nance, LHP Justin Thompson, 1B Josh Brady, 2B Brian Dallimore, SS Ryan Metcalf

Nance’s inclusion here is puzzling, seeing as he hasn’t pitched in the affiliated minors since 2005—and hasn’t pitched for the Brewers since 2003—yet he shows up in this week’s transactions. Ballouli retired during 2007 spring training, but the Brewers hadn’t reported it to MLB prior to this point. In similar fashion, Brady and Kloosterman actually were cut prior to the 2006 season.

New York Mets
Signed: RHP Joselo Diaz, OF Jesus Feliciano
Released: RHP Jeramy Simmons
Assigned to Hawaii Winter Baseball: SS Jose Coronado

Oakland Athletics
Signed: LHP Troy Cate, OF Todd Donovan, OF Todd Linden
Released: RHP Pascual Manzueta

Philadelphia Phillies
Signed: SS Gookie Dawkins
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Jason Anderson

San Diego Padres
Signed: RHP Paul Abraham

Seattle Mariners
Signed: RHP Roman Martinez RHP Juan Sandoval
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: 3B Matt Tuiasosopo

Tampa Bay Rays
Signed: C Hector Gimenez

Texas Rangers
Signed: RHP Adalberto Flores, LHP Yennier Sardinas

Toronto Blue Jays
Signed: LHP Mike Gosling
Outrighted off 40-man roster: LHP Mike Gosling, SS Pedro Lopez, SS Hector Luna

Washington Nationals
Signed: RHP Eduardo Baeza, RHP Bobby Brownlie, RHP Noel de Leon, RHP Josh Hall, RHP Dennis Tankersley, RHP Jim Ed Warden, LHP Mike Bacsik, LHP Mike Hinckley, C Humberto Cota, SS Marco Yepez, OF Jorge Padilla