Minor League Transactions

This week’s installment considers all transactions reported by MLB between Aug. 19 and Aug. 22. The previous installment is available here.

Arizona Diamondbacks
Voluntarily retired:
LHP Josh Blake

Atlanta Braves
LHP Jo-Jo Reyes, OF Brandon Jones
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jerome Gamble, OF Reid Gorecki
Reinstated from DL: RHP Ryne Reynoso, C Ray Serrano
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Casey Beck

Baltimore Orioles
RHP Radhames Liz
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Kam Mickolio
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Garrett Olson
Placed on 7-day DL: OF Daniel Figueroa
Reinstated from DL: SS Corey Thomas
Placed on temporarily inactive list: OF Kieron Pope

Mickolio earned his first big league callup by striking out 20 and walking seven in 18 Triple-A innings, while posting a 1.50 ERA. In two big league appearances, though, he’s given up a run on four hits in one inning. Two of the outs have been strikeouts.

Boston Red Sox
OF Jason Lane
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Clay Buchholz
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Devern Hansack, SS Ryan Khoury, OF Reid Engel
Reinstated from DL: RHP Eammon Portice
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Marcus McBeth, C William Vazquez

The Red Sox wanted Buchholz to work with Double-A Portland pitching coach Mike Cather so they sent him down two levels. "Pummeling" is the word used by Globe to describe Buchholz’s treatment by opposing batters, as he went 2-9, 6.75 in 16 big league games, racking up 72 strikeouts, 41 walks and 11 home runs in 76 innings.

Chicago Cubs
Placed on 7-day DL:
RHP Billy Muldowney

Chicago White Sox
OF Nick Blasi
Placed on 7-day DL: OF Ricardo Nanita
Reinstated from DL: C Billy Killian, 2B Robert Hudson

Cincinnati Reds
SS Adam Rosales
Reinstated from DL: RHP Todd Coffey, RHP Luis Montano
Placed on temporarily inactive list: RHP Robert Rhoden

Cleveland Indians
Placed on temporarily inactive list:
C Yamid Haad, C Roberto Perez, OF Tim Palincsar

Colorado Rockies
Placed on restricted list:
C Neil Wilson
Recalled: RHP Ryan Speier
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Robinson Fabian
Reinstated from DL: RHP Zach McClellan, 2B Jonathan Herrera
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Cory Riordan

Florida Marlins
Outrighted off 40-man roster:
RHP Justin Miller
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Rick VandenHurk, C Torre Langley, 2B Daniel Nelson
Reinstated from DL: RHP Kris Harvey, 3B Jacob Blackwood

Houston Astros
Outrighted off 40-man roster:
C J.R. House
Reinstated from DL: RHP Sergio Perez
Option transferred: RHP Samuel Gervacio (Double-A Corpus Christi to Triple-A Round Rock)

Kansas City Royals
LHP Josh Newman
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Josh Newman
Reinstated from DL: RHP Joe Augustine, LHP Neal Musser

Los Angeles Angels
1B Gordie Gronkowski
Reinstated from DL: 1B Gordie Gronkowski

Los Angeles Dodgers
SS Rex Rundgren
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Eric Stults
Placed on 7-day DL: C Fumimasa Ishibashi
Reinstated from DL: SS Justin Fuller
Placed on temporarily inactive list: C Esteban Lopez

Milwaukee Brewers
Placed on 7-day DL:
RHP Michael Bowman

Minnesota Twins
Outrighted off 40-man roster:
RHP Brian Bass
Reinstated from DL: RHP Cole DeVries, LHP Jarrad Eacott

New York Mets
RHP Al Reyes
Recalled: SS Anderson Hernandez
Placed on 7-day DL: C Raul Casanova, OF John Rodriguez

The Mets recalled Hernandez so that they could trade him to the Nationals as the player to be named in their Aug. 17 trade.

New York Yankees
OF Jason Lane
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Justin Christian
Placed on 7-day DL: C Ben Blumenthal, SS Addison Maruszak
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP D.J. Mitchell
Transferred to 60-day DL: RHP Luke Greinke
Reinstated from DL: RHP Victor Zambrano, SS Braeden Pruitt

Oakland Athletics
OF D.J. Hollingsworth
Recalled: LHP Dana Eveland, LHP Dan Meyer
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Kirk Saarloos
Designated for assignment: 1B Wes Bankston
Outrighted off 40-man roster: 1B Wes Bankston
Reinstated from DL: LHP Ryan Wing
Option transferred: RHP Henry Rodriguez (high Class A Stockton to Double-A Midland)

Philadelphia Phillies
Outrighted off 40-man roster:
LHP Les Walrond
Reinstated from DL: RHP Kyle Drabek, SS Robert Watson

Pittsburgh Pirates
3B Jose Bautista, OF Nyjer Morgan
Reinstated from DL: RHP Harrison Bishop, C Miguel Perez, OF Jorge Cortes, OF Caleb Fields

Bautista spent much of the year in Pittsburgh, but the trade acquisition of Andy LaRoche relegated him first to the bench, then to Triple-A Indianapolis and, finally, to the Blue Jays. The Pirates dealt Bautista to Toronto on Aug. 21 in exchange for catcher Robinzon Diaz.

St. Louis Cardinals
Placed on 7-day DL:
1B Carlos Pupo, 3B Jermaine Curtis, OF Beau Riportella
Reinstated from inactive list: 3B Rico Washington

San Diego Padres
Optioned to Triple-A:
C Luke Carlin

San Francisco Giants
Placed on 7-day DL:
LHP Eric Surkamp, OF Damon Wright

Seattle Mariners
Place on suspended list:
LHP Nelson Payano
Placed on restricted list: RHP Jorge Sosa
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Brodie Downs, C Blake Ochoa
Reinstated from DL: RHP Austin Bibens-Dirkx, LHP Ryan Ketchner, LHP Robert Rohrbaugh, OF Dennis Raben

Tampa Bay Rays
Placed on 7-day DL:
SS Joel Guzman
Reinstated from DL: OF Sergio Pedroza

Texas Rangers
SS Joaquin Arias
Reinstated from DL: SS Kyle Higgins, OF Nelson Cruz

Toronto Blue Jays
Place on suspended list:
SS Danny Sandoval
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jeremy Accardo
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Rick Bauer, RHP Trystan Magnuson, LHP Davis Romero, C Kyle Phillips
Reinstated from DL: RHP Austin Armstrong, LHP Robert Zarate

Washington Nationals
RHP Michael Watkins
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Marco Estrada
Optioned to Triple-A: 3B Kory Casto
Placed on 7-day DL: 2B William Bergolla
Reinstated from DL: RHP Luis Atilano, RHP Dennis Tankersley
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Michael Watkins