Minor League Transactions

Aug. 12-18

Transactions involving minor league players for the period Aug. 12-18. All transactions conveyed by Major League Baseball.


Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed: 
LHP Cesilio Pimentel (Lincoln (American Association))
Released: RHP Jose Martinez | OF Billy Endris

A fractured right elbow in 2014 derailed righthander Jose Martinez’s progress at low Class A. He never reached a higher level in three subsequent seasons. Martinez, now 23, ranked as the Diamondbacks’ No. 6 prospect heading into that 2014 season based on a fastball that flirted with 100 mph and a wicked curveball.


Baltimore Orioles
Removed from 40-man: 
SS Ruben Tejada (outrighted to Triple-A)


Boston Red Sox
Signed: 
RHP Fernando Rodriguez (released by Cubs, July 17) | LHP Brendan Nail (NDFA—Western Carolina)
Designated for assignment: RHP Noe Ramirez (lost on waivers to Angels)

The Red Sox signed Western Carolina lefthander Brendan Nail for $125,000 as a nondrafted free agent after he excelled in the Cape Cod League. In 16 appearances for Yarmouth-Dennis, Nail recorded a 1.03 ERA with 32 strikeouts, 14 walks and 15 hits allowed in 26 innings.


Chicago Cubs
Signed: 
RHP Scott Carroll (Kansas City (American Association)) | LHP Chris Nunn (Evansville (Frontier))


Cincinnati Reds
Signed: 
RHP Rafael De Paula (released by Padres, Aug. 4)
Released: RHP Ian Kahaloa | RHP Kyle McMyne | RHP Alfredo Mena
Removed from 40-man: 2B Arismendy Alcantara (outrighted to Double-A) | OF Scott Van Slyke (outrighted to Triple-A)

The Reds released 2015 fifth-round righthander Ian Kahaloa, who had been on the restricted list all season after drawing a 50-game drug suspension in April. A Snapchat video from March depicts Kahaloa, a Hawaii high school product, using what appears to be cocaine and marijuana.


Cleveland Indians
Signed: 
OF Dan Robertson (re-signed)


Colorado Rockies
Signed: 
1B Ryan Howard (released by Braves, May 8)


Detroit Tigers
Released: 
RHP Dominic Moreno | 2B Argenis Diaz
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Jeff Ferrell
Removed from 40-man: RHP Edward Mujica (outrighted to Triple-A)


Houston Astros
Released: 
LHP Sebastian Kessay | LHP Ashur Tolliver
Added to 40-man roster: Max Stassi
Designated for assignment: RHP Jordan Jankowski (lost on waivers to Dodgers)


Los Angeles Angels
Signed: 
RHP Fernando Salas (released by Mets, Aug. 15)
Removed from 40-man: RHP Damien Magnifico (outrighted to Double-A)


Los Angeles Dodgers
Released: 
RHP Ralston Cash | RHP Ivan Vieitez
Designated for assignment: RHP Dylan Floro


Miami Marlins
Signed: 
3B Grant Green (released by White Sox, Aug. 7)
Released: RHP Ryley MacEachern
Acquired: 2B Jake Elmore from Blue Jays for cash


Milwaukee Brewers
Removed from 40-man: 
RHP Michael Blazek (outrighted to Triple-A)


Minnesota Twins
Released: 
OF Hank Morrison
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Aaron Slegers


New York Mets
Signed: 
RHP Neil Wagner (released by Rays, Aug. 1)
Acquired: OF Travis Snider from Rangers for cash
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Kevin McGowan


New York Yankees
Released: 
RHP Matt Marsh


Oakland Athletics
Removed from 40-man: 
RHP Zach Neal (outrighted to Triple-A)


Philadelphia Phillies
Signed: 
OF Christian Marrero (Somerset (Atlantic))
Added to 40-man roster: SS Pedro Florimon
Removed from 40-man: RHP Pedro Beato (outrighted to Triple-A)


San Diego Padres
Signed: 
Michael Cantu (NDFA—Texas)
Released: RHP Jason Adam | RHP Zach Lee | RHP Aroni Nina


San Francisco Giants
Signed: 
RHP Drew Muren (released by D-backs, Aug. 7)


Seattle Mariners
Signed: 
RHP Ralston Cash (released by Dodgers, Aug. 14) | LHP Ashur Tolliver (released by Astros, Aug. 13)
Released: 2B Jeff Kobernus
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Christian Bergman | LHP Andrew Albers
Removed from 40-man: RHP Christian Bergman (outrighted to Triple-A)


Texas Rangers
Released: 
SS Pete Kozma
Traded: OF Travis Snider to Mets for cash
Removed from 40-man: SS Tyler Smith (outrighted to Triple-A)


Toronto Blue Jays
Signed: 
RHP Taylor Cole (re-signed) | LHP Brett Anderson (released by Cubs, July 31)
Traded: 2B Jake Elmore to Marlins for cash
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Chris Rowley | LHP Tim Mayza | C Mike Ohlman
Removed from 40-man: RHP Chris Smith (outrighted to Triple-A)


Washington Nationals
Added to 40-man roster: 
OF Alejandro De Aza

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