Minor League Transactions: Aug. 14-20

Here we present official minor league transactions, conveyed to us by Major League Baseball, for the period Aug. 14-20.

Any player listed with an asterisk (*) signed a minor league contract with the organization after being removed from the 40-man roster and clearing waivers.

Arizona Diamondbacks
SS Stephen Drew to Athletics for SS Sean Jamieson
Acquired: RHP Daniel Cabrera from Pirates for cash considerations
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Mike Zagurski
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP D.J. Johnson, C Raywilly Gomez, OF Marc Bourgeois

Atlanta Braves
LHP Daniel Rodriguez (Saltillo (Mexican)), OF Karl Hoschke
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Cory Gearrin
Option transferred: RHP Erik Cordier (Triple-A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Adam Holland, 3B Terry Tiffee
Reinstated from DL: RHP Erik Cordier, LHP Andy Otero, C Braeden Schlehuber

Aussie Karl Hoschke decided to sign with the Braves after also considering an offer to sign with the Twins, according to The Australian Baseball Digest blog. Also according to that source, Hoschke is the 18th Australian to sign with a major league organization this year, the highest total since ’08.

Baltimore Orioles
C Brett Frantini (NDFA—Northern Illinois), 1B Cory Segui (NDFA—Scottsdale (Ariz.) CC), OF Endy Chavez*, OF Jesus Martinez
Recalled: RHP Steve Johnson, LHP Zach Britton, 1B Joe Mahoney
Added to 40-man roster: LHP J.C. Romero
Optioned to Triple-A: 1B Joe Mahoney
Option transferred: RHP Dylan Bundy (high Class A to Double-A)
Designated for assignment: RHP Miguel Socolovich
Placed on 7-day DL: 1B Tyler Townsend, OF Mike Planeta, OF John Ruettiger
Placed on 60-day DL: C Tanner Murphy, 2B Tommy Richards, SS Byron Capellan
Reinstated from DL: 2B Steve Tolleson

Cory Segui is the son of big league veteran David Segui, a first baseman who began his MLB career with the Orioles in ’90 and also finished it there in ’04, spending eight of 15 seasons in Baltimore.

Boston Red Sox
RHP Mark Prior
Recalled: 1B Mauro Gomez
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Pedro Beato
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Steve Wright, LHP Brian Johnson, 1B Reynaldo Rodriguez, OF Alex Hassan, OF Lucas LeBlanc, OF Felix Sanchez
Reinstated from DL: RHP Tony Pena Jr., RHP Scott Swinson, LHP Kevin Brahney, C Blake Swihart, 2B Tony Thomas

Chicago Cubs
LHP Horacio Ramirez (Lancaster (Atlantic))
Released: RHP Frankie de la Cruz
Recalled: LHP Brooks Raley
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Jeff Beliveau, LHP Brooks Raley, 2B Adrian Cardenas
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jaye Chapman

Chicago White Sox
3B Jose Lopez (released by Indians), OF Arby Fields (NDFA—Louisiana State)
Recalled: LHP Hector Santiago
Option transferred: RHP Greg Infante (Triple-A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Greg Infante, C Jeremy Dowdy
Reinstated from DL: RHP Greg Infante, C Damaso Espino, 2B Ross Wilson, 3B Brent Morel, OF Nick Ciolli

Cincinnati Reds
RHP Luis Atilano, OF Bill Rhinehart
Recalled: RHP Todd Redmond
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Todd Redmond
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Andrew Brackman, RHP Pat Doyle, RHP Kyle Lotzkar, RHP Brian Pearl, SS Brodie Greene
Placed on 60-day DL: 2B Ty Washington
Reinstated from DL: RHP Luis Atilano, RHP Radhames Quezada, RHP Werleen Taveras, 2B P.J. Phillips, OF Yordanys Perez, OF Bill Rhinehart

The Reds released 27-year-old right fielder Bill Rhinehart, one of two pieces they acquired from the Nationals when they sent Jonny Gomes to Washington in July ’11. Rhinehart batted .233/.310/.370 in 292 at-bats for Triple-A Louisville this season. The Reds still have Double-A lefty reliever Chris Manno left from that deal.

Cleveland Indians
Option transferred:
SS Juan Diaz (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jose Flores
Reinstated from DL: C Patric Tolentino

Colorado Rockies
RHP Austin Bibens-Dirkx (released by Nationals)
Recalled: RHP Guillermo Moscoso, OF Charlie Blackmon, OF Andrew Brown
Optioned to Triple-A: 1B Matt McBride
Removed from 40-man: RHP Mike Ekstrom (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Leuris Gomez, RHP Eric Junge, 1B Harold Riggins, OF Jarod Berggren
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Adam Paulencu
Reinstated from DL: RHP Carlos Martinez, C Richard Pirkle, C Will Swanner, OF Dillon Thomas

Detroit Tigers
OF Jordan Allen (NDFA—Howard (Texas) JC)
Recalled: RHP Luke Putkonen
Reinstated from DL: RHP David Paulino, RHP Montreal Robertson

Houston Astros
OF Jay Austin
Acquired: RHP Kevin Comer from Blue Jays, completing deal in which Astros traded RHP David Carpenter, RHP Brandon Lyon and LHP J.A. Happ to Blue Jays for RHP Francisco Cordero, OF Ben Francisco, four prospects and a player to be named
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Adalberto Flores, RHP Sergio Perez, LHP Pat Urckfitz
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jarred Cosart, RHP Zach Grimmett, OF Jackson Hogue

Scouts love the athleticism and makeup of ’08 second-rounder Jay Austin, but the center fielder never gained any traction as a hitter in five years in the Astros system. He stole 54 bases for high Class A Lancaster in ’10, but other than that he batted just .260/.315/.396 in 937 career plate appearances for the JetHawks in one of the best hitter's parks in the professional game.

Kansas City Royals
RHP Sam Lewis (NDFA—Indiana Wesleyan)
Recalled: 2B Johnny Giavotella
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Buddy Baumann, SS Christian Colon
Reinstated from DL: C Cody Clark, C Ryan Jenkins

Los Angeles Angels
3B Jarrod Parks
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Steve Geltz, LHP Hisanori Takahashi
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Tony Pena, RHP Sean White, C Alberto Rosario
Reinstated from DL: RHP Matt Oye, 2B Alex Yarbrough

Los Angeles Dodgers
RHP Danny Carela (Joliet (Frontier)), RHP Amalio Diaz (Joliet (Frontier))
Released: OF Anthony Jackson
Traded: RHP Ryan O'Sullivan to Phillies as player to be named for RHP Joe Blanton
Optioned to Triple-A: 2B Elian Herrera
Option transferred: OF Yasiel Puig (Rookie-level AZL to high Class A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Chris Withrow, LHP Chris Reed, C Angelo Ponte, C Matt Wallach
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Kazuya Takano
Reinstated from DL: RHP Will Savage, C Angelo Ponte, OF Trent Oeltjen

With the release of 28-year-old Double-A center fielder Anthony Jackson, the Dodgers lost their final link to righthander James McDonald. Los Angeles dealt McDonald and Andrew Lambo to the Pirates for reliever Octavio Dotel at the ’10 trade deadline, only to deal away Dotel in September, settling for a player to be named from the Rockies. That PTBN turned out to be Jackson, a speed-oriented player who batted .240/.327/.295 in 129 at-bats for Chattanooga this season.

Miami Marlins
Added to 40-man roster:
3B Gil Velazquez
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Scott Cousins
Placed on 7-day DL: 1B Curt Smith, OF Brent Keys
Reinstated from DL: RHP Luis Gomez, 1B Brian McConkey

Milwaukee Brewers
LHP Dan Merklinger, C Jason Jaramillo, 3B Kevin Berard
Optioned to Triple-A: SS Jeff Bianchi
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Maverick Lasker, RHP Andrew Moye, LHP Stephen Peterson, SS Edwin Maysonet
Reinstated from DL: RHP Josh Butler, RHP Johnny Hellweg, RHP Chad Thompson, 3B Sthervin Matos

Minnesota Twins
RHP Leonel Zazueta
Added to 40-man roster: SS Pedro Florimon, OF Matt Carson
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jeff Manship, RHP Luis Perdomo, SS Brian Dozier
Removed from 40-man: RHP Nick Blackburn, 2B Tsuyoshi Nishioka (both players outrighted to Triple-A), OF Rene Tosoni (outrighted to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Luke Bard, 1B Mike Gonzales
Reinstated from DL: LHP Pat Dean, C J.R. Towles, 2B Michael Hollimon

New York Mets
Removed from 40-man:
LHP Garrett Olson (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Dylan Owen, C Xorge Carrillo
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Ernesto Yanez
Reinstated from DL: RHP Edgar Ramirez, RHP Jeff Stevens, C Eddie Rohan, SS Ismael Tijerina

New York Yankees
OF Daniel Aldrich (NDFA—College of Charleston)
Removed from 40-man: RHP Ryota Igarashi (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Robert Paullus, LHP Matt Bashore, LHP Aaron Dott, 2B Ronnier Mustelier, SS Jose Pirela, OF Abe Almonte
Reinstated from DL: RHP Ryan Flannery, C Gustavo Molina, OF Shane Brown

Oakland Athletics
RHP Jeremy Accardo (released by Indians)
Traded: SS Sean Jamieson to Diamondbacks for SS Stephen Drew
Recalled: 3B Josh Donaldson
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Dan Straily
Designated for assignment: RHP Graham Godfrey, C Anthony Recker
Placed on 7-day DL: C Max Stassi, 2B Chih-Fang Pan
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Derek De Young
Reinstated from DL: RHP Colin O'Connell, RHP Berry Tanner, C Ryan Lipkin

Philadelphia Phillies
RHP Ryan O'Sullivan from Dodgers as player to be named for RHP Joe Blanton
Optioned to Triple-A: 3B Hector Luna
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Scott Elarton, RHP Moises Rivas, OF Brandon Tripp
Reinstated from DL: LHP Ethan Stewart, OF Aaron Altherr

Pittsburgh Pirates
RHP Daniel Cabrera to Diamondbacks for cash considerations
Recalled: RHP Jared Hughes, RHP Kyle McPherson, LHP Justin Wilson, 3B Yamaico Navarro, OF Jose Tabata
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Jeff Locke
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jose Diaz, RHP Kris Harvey, RHP Aaron Pribanic, C Dave Valesente, OF Christian Marrero, OF Gregory Polanco
Transferred to 60-day DL: RHP Jordan Cooper
Reinstated from DL: RHP Tim Alderson, RHP Logan Kensing, RHP Aaron Pribanic, RHP Duke Welker, LHP Jo-Jo Reyes, OF Andrew Lambo

St. Louis Cardinals
1B Brock Peterson (Bridgeport (Atlantic)), OF Matt Young (released by Tigers)
Released: 1B Mark Hamilton
Recalled: RHP Trevor Rosenthal
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Trevor Rosenthal
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Robert Stock, LHP Sam Freeman, 2B Lance Zawadzki
Reinstated from DL: RHP Eduardo Sanchez, LHP John Gast

San Diego Padres
RHP Nick Vincent
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Tommy Layne
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Ross Ohlendorf
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jeremy McBryde, RHP Matt Palmer, 1B Matt Clark, SS Brian Guinn
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Corey Kimber
Reinstated from DL: RHP Keyvius Sampson, LHP Robbie Erlin, 1B Connor Powers, 2B Jalen Goree, 3B Jedd Gyorko, 3B Duanel Jones

San Francisco Giants
3B Russ Mitchell
Recalled: RHP Eric Hacker, RHP Danny Otero, OF Justin Christian
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Danny Otero
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP E.J. Encinosa, RHP Raymundo Montero, LHP Bryce Bandilla, LHP Clayton Tanner, 3B Jose Cuevas
Transferred to 60-day DL: LHP Bryce Bandilla
Reinstated from DL: RHP Cameron Lamb, RHP Rafael Martinez, RHP Danny Sandbrink, LHP Brian Burres, LHP Joe Kurrasch, LHP Josh Osich, C Myles Schroder, 3B Jose Cuevas

Seattle Mariners
1B Justin Smoak
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Shawn Kelley
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Angel Raga, RHP Jandy Sena, C Jack Marder
Reinstated from DL: RHP Moises Hernandez, 1B Ji-Man Choi, 2B Carlos Ramirez, OF Kalian Sams

Tampa Bay Rays
Optioned to Triple-A:
SS Sean Rodriguez
Placed on 7-day DL: SS Hak-Ju Lee
Reinstated from DL: C Craig Albernaz, C Geoff Rowan, 1B Ryan Garko

Texas Rangers
C Koyie Hill (released by Nationals)
Recalled: OF Leonys Martin
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Leonys Martin
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Matt West, C Yefry Castillo, C Elio Sarmiento, 2B Cam Schiller, OF Val Majewski
Reinstated from DL: LHP Greg Williams

Toronto Blue Jays
C Yorvit Torrealba (released by Rangers)
Traded: RHP Kevin Comer to Astros, completing deal in which Astros traded RHP David Carpenter, RHP Brandon Lyon and LHP J.A. Happ to Blue Jays for RHP Francisco Cordero, OF Ben Francisco, four prospects and a player to be named
Optioned to Triple-A: 3B Yan Gomes
Removed from 40-man: RHP Juan Abreu (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: C Ryan Eigsti, C Joel Galarraga, 2B Daniel Arcila, 3B Mark Sobolewski
Transferred to 60-day DL: RHP Drew Permison
Reinstated from DL: RHP Casey Beck, RHP Aaron Sanchez, RHP John Stilson, LHP Bobby Brosnahan, LHP Bill Murphy, LHP Nate Robertson

Washington Nationals
C Devin Ivany
Option transferred: 3B Anthony Rendon (high Class A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Nate Karns, LHP Bobby Hansen, 3B Justin Bloxom, OF Michael Taylor
Reinstated from DL: RHP Mitch Atkins, RHP Wirkin Estevez, LHP Jack McGeary, 1B Steven Souza, 2B Hendry Jimenez, 2B Stephen Perez