Minor League Transactions

Though it may be the smallest transactions window ever, Dec. 12-14, plenty of moves were made.

Last week’s transactions available here

Baltimore Orioles
RHP Cory Doyne, RHP Roberto Novoa
Released: RHP Zach Cole, RHP Josh Potter, RHP Ezequiel Selen, LHP Mark Horner
Traded: SS Miguel Tejada to Astros for RHP Matt Albers, RHP Dennis Sarfate, LHP Troy Patton, 3B Mike Costanzo and OF Luke Scott

Cincinnati Reds
RHP Brad Salmon, SS Jerry Gil
Traded: C Tyler Hauschild to Rays for future considerations

Gil and Salmon were non-tendered last week but agreed to come back on minor league deals. 

Cleveland Indians
Outrighted off 40-man roster:
RHP J.D. Martin

Despite being a supplemental first-round pick in 2001 from a California high school, Martin hasn’t spent significant time above A ball. He was pretty good in his 19 Double-A starts, though, posting a 3.18 ERA, striking out 86 and walking 24 in 99 innings. Martin was shut down in 2003 with a strained elbow ligament and initially avoided surgery, but he finally had Tommy John surgery in 2005, then missed much of the 2006 season rehabbing. He bounced back to go 2-3, 4.25 in 42 innings for Double-A Akron last season.

Chicago White Sox
RHP Kris Honel
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Kris Honel 

Another high-profile high school pitcher from the 2001 draft who flamed out, Honel has at least spent the majority of his pro career at Double-A Birmingham, where he’s gone a miserable 8-10, 5.81 with 134-127 K-BB in 172 innings. The 16th overall pick from a suburban Chicago private school, Honel has missed large swaths of every season since 2004 with serious—but publicly undiagnosed—arm ailments. 

Detroit Tigers
LHP Ian Ostlund

Florida Marlins
RHP Joe Nelson

Houston Astros
LHP Kevin Fox, SS Tim Johnson, SS Eric King
Traded: RHP Matt Albers, RHP Dennis Sarfate, LHP Troy Patton, 3B Mike Costanzo and OF Luke Scott to Orioles for SS Miguel Tejada

Los Angeles Angels
RHP James Holcomb, RHP Chris Hunter, LHP Brad Beck, LHP Nick Manganaro, C Scott Knazek

Los Angeles Dodgers
RHP Fernando de la Cruz, RHP Chris Fussell
Released: RHP Doug Brooks, 1B Rick Taloa

Milwaukee Brewers
RHP Jason Shiell, LHP Lindsay Gulin

New York Mets
2B Bret Boone
Reinstated from inactive list: 2B Bret Boone 

Boone never did suit up for the Mets or one of their affiliates. He retired during 2006 spring training and last played in 2005, when he split time with the Mariners and Twins. 

New York Yankees
RHP Darrell Rasner

Pittsburgh Pirates
RHP Adam Bernero, RHP Brian Rogers
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Russ Johnson

San Diego Padres
LHP Shawn Estes

Seattle Mariners
1B Scott Robinson
Traded: 1B Ben Broussard to Rangers for 2B Tug Hulett

Tampa Bay Rays
OF Jeremy Owens
Acquired: C Tyler Hauschild from Reds for future considerations

Texas Rangers
RHP Jake Dittler, RHP Franklyn German
Released: RHP Craig Crow, LHP Jesse Hall, LHP Anton Maxwell, 3B Nick Cadena, SS Jay Heafner, OF Wally Backman
Traded: 2B Tug Hulett to Mariners 1B Ben Broussard

Toronto Blue Jays
C Sal Fasano

Washington Nationals
RHP Rob Bell, RHP Brian Sanches