Minor League Transactions

Aug. 19-25

Transactions involving minor league players for the period Aug. 19-25. All transactions conveyed by Major League Baseball.

Atlanta Braves
Added to 40-man roster: 
LHP A.J. Minter

Baltimore Orioles
SS Paul Janish
Removed from 40-man: LHP Vidal Nuno (outrighted to Triple-A)

Boston Red Sox
RHP Taylor Grover
Traded: OF Rafael Rincones to Athletics for OF Rajai Davis
Designated for assignment: OF Steve Selsky

Chicago Cubs
Designated for assignment: 
RHP Aaron Brooks (lost on waivers by Brewers)

Chicago White Sox
RHP Mark Lowe
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Danny Farquhar

Cincinnati Reds
Added to 40-man roster: 
RHP Alejandro Chacin | C Chad Wallach

Colorado Rockies
OF Pedro Gonzalez to Rangers as player to be named for C Jonathan Lucroy

Detroit Tigers
RHP Sean Donatello
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Zac Reininger

Houston Astros
RHP Dustin Hunt | OF Spencer Johnson

Kansas City Royals
RHP Jason Adam (released by Padres | Aug. 13)

Los Angeles Dodgers
OF Narciso Mesa
Removed from 40-man: RHP Dylan Floro (outrighted to Triple-A)

Miami Marlins
Igor Baez (NDFA—Flagler (Fla.))
Traded: RHP Tom Koehler to Blue Jays for RHP Osman Gutierrez
Removed from 40-man: RHP Javy Guerra (outrighted to Triple-A)

Milwaukee Brewers
OF Quintin Berry (Long Island (Atlantic))
Designated for assignment: RHP Paolo Espino (sold to Rangers)

Minnesota Twins
OF Travis Harrison
Added to 40-man roster: RHP John Curtiss | RHP Tim Melville

A 2011 supplemental first-round pick out of Tustin (Calif.) High, Travis Harrison played third base as an amateur but shifted to corner outfield in 2014. The 24-year-old spent his third straight year at Double-A Chattanooga this season, and in that time he owns a .221/.341/.333 batting line in 1,323 Southern League plate appearances.

Oakland Athletics
OF Rajai Davis to Red Sox for OF Rafael Rincones

Philadelphia Phillies
RHP Henderson Alvarez (Long Island (Atlantic))
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Yacksel Rios

Pittsburgh Pirates
RHP Johnny Hellweg (New Jersey (Can-Am))
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Angel Sanchez

The 6-foot-7 Johnny Hellweg joined a Pirates organization chock full of super-tall righthanders, such as 6-foot-5 Jameson Taillon, 6-foot-8 Tyler Glasnow, 6-foot-6 Nick Kingham and 6-foot-5 Clay Holmes. The 28-year-old Hellweg will finish the season as a reliever at Double-A Altoona. Working as a full-time reliever in the Can-Am League this season, he recorded a career-best walk rate of 3.8 per nine innings.

St. Louis Cardinals
Added to 40-man roster: 
RHP Josh Lucas | LHP Ryan Sherriff

San Diego Padres
OF Alberth Martinez

San Francisco Giants
OF Melvin Upton

Seattle Mariners
LHP Raymond Kerr (NDFA—Lassen (Calif.) JC)
Removed from 40-man: OF Leonys Martin (outrighted to Triple-A)

Tampa Bay Rays
Removed from 40-man: 
3B Trevor Plouffe (outrighted to Triple-A)

Texas Rangers
OF Pedro Gonzalez from Rockies as player to be named for C Jonathan Lucroy
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Nick Gardewine

Toronto Blue Jays
RHP Osman Gutierrez to Marlins for RHP Tom Koehler
Added to 40-man roster: LHP T.J. House
Removed from 40-man: Mike Ohlman (outrighted to Triple-A)