Minor League Transactions: Aug. 31-Sept. 6

This time: Aug. 31-Sept. 6

September is here and vast callups upon us. Visit our Big League Debuts chart for draft/signing status and signing scouts for all first-time big league callups.

Arizona Diamondbacks
RHP Wes Roemer
Recalled: RHP Ryan Cook, RHP Sam Demel
Added to 40-man roster: C Robby Hammock
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jason Urquidez
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jason Urquidez, 1B Juan Miranda

Atlanta Braves
3B Wes Helms
Recalled: RHP Randall Delgado, RHP Julio Teheran, RHP Anthony Varvaro, C J.C. Boscan
Added to 40-man roster: OF Antoan Richardson
Removed from 40-man: LHP Dustin Richardson (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Juan Jaime, C Evan Gattis
Reinstated from DL: LHP Blaine Sims, SS Tyler Pastornicky

Baltimore Orioles
LHP Zach Phillips, 3B Josh Bell, SS Pedro Florimon
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Jeremy Accardo, RHP Rick VandenHurk, LHP Clay Rapada, OF Kyle Hudson
Designated for assignment: LHP Mark Hendrickson, SS Blake Davis
Removed from 40-man: RHP Mitch Atkins (outrighted to Triple-A), LHP Michael Ballard (outrighted to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: OF Steve Bumbry, OF Felix Pie, OF Kipp Schutz
Reinstated from DL: LHP Nick Bierbrodt, C Zach Booker, C Kyle Moore

Boston Red Sox
OF Joey Gathright (Yuma (North American))
Released: OF Matt Sheely
Traded: RHP Jason Rice to Athletics for 1B Conor Jackson
Recalled: RHP Kyle Weiland, LHP Felix Doubront, C Ryan Lavarnway
Added to 40-man roster: 2B Nate Spears
Designated for assignment: 2B Drew Sutton
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Tom Ebert, LHP Cesar Cabral, 2B Tony Thomas, 3B Michael Almanzar
Reinstated from DL: RHP Caleb Clay, RHP Kyle Stroup, 1B Jonathan Hee, 2B Drew Sutton, OF Matt Sheely

Nate Spears replaces Drew Sutton as Boston's 25th man du jour. Signed as a minor league free agent in December ’09, Spears spent nine seasons in the minors before earning his first big league callup this September. A true utility man, he played 10 or more games for Triple-A Pawtucket at second base, third base, left field and right field, while batting .248/.355/.397 in 315 at-bats. The Orioles selected Spears in the fifth round of the ’03 draft and traded him to the Cubs for Corey Patterson in January ’06.

Chicago Cubs
LHP John Gaub, 3B D.J. LeMahieu, OF Lou Montanez
Added to 40-man roster: 1B Bryan LaHair
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Larry Suarez, LHP Eric Jokisch, OF John Andreoli
Reinstated from DL: RHP Chris Carpenter, RHP Ethan Elias, RHP Arturo Maltos-Garcia, RHP Jhon Rodriguez, LHP Scott Maine, C Taylor Davis, 1B Trevor Gretzky, 3B Arismendy Alcantara, OF Smaily Borges

Spending the season with Triple-A Iowa, Bryan LaHair topped all minor leaguers with 38 homers, a .664 slugging percentage and a 1.070 OPS. The 28-year-old won MVP honors in the Pacific Coast League.

Chicago White Sox
LHP Doug Davis
Recalled: SS Eduardo Escobar
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Dylan Axelrod, RHP Shane Lindsay, RHP Addison Reed
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Orlando Santos
Reinstated from DL: RHP Miguel Socolovich, C Miguel Gonzalez

Cincinnati Reds
LHP Clayton Tanner
Recalled: RHP Jared Burton, RHP Carlos Fisher, RHP Edinson Volquez, LHP Jeremy Horst, LHP Matt Maloney, LHP Travis Wood, 2B Chris Valaika, 3B Juan Francisco
Added to 40-man roster: C Devin Mesoraco
Removed from 40-man: OF Fred Lewis (outrighted to Triple-A)
Option transferred: C Yasmani Grandal (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Daniel Renken
Placed on 60-day DL: OF Juan Silva
Reinstated from DL: RHP Tyree Hayes

Cleveland Indians
RHP Josh Judy, RHP Corey Kluber, LHP Nick Hagadone, 2B Luis Valbuena
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Corey Kluber, RHP Jason Rice
Option transferred: LHP Kelvin de la Cruz (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Marty Popham
Reinstated from DL: RHP Clayton Ehlert, RHP Jose Flores, OF Thomas Neal

The Indians claimed Jason Rice on waivers from the Athletics, less than a week after Oakland traded for him. Rice joined the playoff roster for Triple-A Columbus and could receive a September callup. See the A's entry below for more.

Colorado Rockies
RHP Greg Reynolds, RHP Josh Roenicke, LHP J.C. Romero, C Jordan Pacheco, C Wilin Rosario
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Jim Miller
Option transferred: RHP Cory Riordan (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Andy Graham, RHP Clayton Mortensen, 1B Jorge Cantu, SS Hector Gomez
Reinstated from DL: RHP Trevor Gibson, RHP Blake Johnson, RHP Andrew Johnston, C Beau Seabury, SS Warren Schaeffer, SS Jeff Squier

Detroit Tigers
RHP Jacob Turner, C Omir Santos, 2B Will Rhymes, SS Danny Worth, OF Andy Dirks
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Luis Marte
Reinstated from DL: RHP L.J. Gagnier, LHP Adam Wilk, OF Clete Thomas

Florida Marlins
RHP Sandy Rosario, RHP Alex Sanabia, LHP Brad Hand
Added to 40-man roster: C Vinny Rottino, 3B Matt Dominguez
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Frank Reed, OF Rand Smith
Reinstated from DL: RHP Adalberto Mendez, LHP Graham Taylor, C Clint Sammons

Houston Astros
RHP Lucas Harrell, RHP Jordan Lyles, C J.R. Towles, 1B Brett Wallace, 3B Chris Johnson, OF J.B. Shuck
Option transferred: RHP Arcenio Leon (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: OF Justin Gominsky
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jose Cisnero, C Chris Wallace
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Chris Hicks, RHP Jason Stoffel, RHP Josh Zeid, LHP Dallas Keuchel, 1B Kody Hinze, OF Jay Austin, OF Jake Goebbert

Kansas City Royals
RHP Jesse Chavez, 3B Yamaico Navarro
Placed on 7-day DL: SS Michael Liberto
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jeremy Jeffress, RHP Mario Santiago

Los Angeles Angels
RHP Trevor Bell, RHP Ysmael Carmona, RHP Tyler Chatwood, RHP Kevin Jepsen, RHP Michael Kohn, RHP Anthony Ortega, LHP Horacio Ramirez, 2B Alexi Amarista, SS Andrew Romine, OF Jeremy Moore
Added to 40-man roster: 1B Efren Navarro, SS Gil Velazquez
Removed from 40-man: RHP Matt Palmer (outrighted to Triple-A), 3B Freddy Sandoval (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Kyle Hurst, 3B Michael Wing
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Baudilio Lopez
Reinstated from DL: RHP Ysmael Carmona, RHP Kyle Hurst, RHP Kevin Jepsen, 3B Michael Wing

Los Angeles Dodgers
RHP John Ely, RHP Josh Lindblom, RHP Ramon Troncoso, 3B Russ Mitchell, OF Jerry Sands
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Dana Eveland, C Tim Federowicz
Reinstated from DL: RHP Ryan Acosta, RHP John Housey, LHP Aaron Miller, C Steve Cilladi, C Keyter Collado, SS Kevin Thompson, OF Brad Coon, OF Anthony Jackson

Milwaukee Brewers
RHP Adrian Rosario and LHP Danny Ray Herrera to Mets to complete deal in which Mets traded RHP Francisco Rodriguez to Brewers for two players to be named
Recalled: RHP Tim Dillard, C Martin Maldonado
Added to 40-man roster: OF Logan Schafer
Reinstated from DL: RHP Mark DiFelice, RHP Jameson Dunn, RHP Kyle Heckathorn, RHP Andre Lamontagne, LHP Charly Bashara, LHP Mike Ramlow, C Patrick Arlis, C Tony Pechek, C Shawn Riggans, 1B Chris Dennis, 2B Mike Brownstein, 3B Mike Walker, SS Carlos George, OF Brendan Katin

Minnesota Twins
RHP Jim Hoey, 1B Chris Parmelee, 2B Matt Tolbert, OF Joe Benson
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Liam Hendriks, RHP Kyle Waldrop, 2B Brian Dinkelman
Designated for assignment: LHP Chuck James
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Deolis Guerra, RHP Pedro Guerra, RHP Steven Hirschfeld
Reinstated from DL: LHP Sam Spangler
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Cole DeVries, RHP Brett Jacobson, RHP Bruce Pugh, RHP Dakota Watts, C Chris Herrmann, SS Brian Dozier, OF Aaron Hicks

New York Mets
RHP Adrian Rosario and LHP Danny Ray Herrera from Brewers to complete deal in which Mets traded RHP Francisco Rodriguez to Brewers for two players to be named
Recalled: RHP Josh Stinson, OF Mike Baxter
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Chris Schwinden, 2B Josh Satin, 1B Valentino Pascucci
Designated for assignment: LHP Mike O'Connor
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Casey Hauptman, RHP Guillaume Leduc, 3B Zach Lutz
Reinstated from DL: RHP John Church, RHP Scott Moviel, RHP Edgar Ramirez, RHP Luis Rojas, RHP Gabriel Zavala, LHP Roy Merritt, C Nelfi Zapata

New York Yankees
RHP Andrew Brackman, RHP Hector Noesi, RHP Lance Pendleton, LHP Aaron Laffey, LHP Raul Valdes, 3B Brandon Laird, OF Chris Dickerson, OF Greg Golson, OF Justin Maxwell
Added to 40-man roster: RHP George Kontos, RHP Scott Proctor, C Jesus Montero
Removed from 40-man: RHP Ryan Pope (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Reinier Casanova, RHP Mike Gipson
Reinstated from DL: RHP Zach Nuding, RHP Eric Wordekemper, LHP Steve Garrison, LHP Brad Halsey, C Ryan Baker, C P.J. Pilittere, OF Justin Maxwell

Oakland Athletics
1B Conor Jackson to Red Sox for RHP Jason Rice
Recalled: LHP Jerry Blevins, 1B Daric Barton, 3B Adam Rosales, OF Michael Taylor
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Andrew Carignan, RHP Jason Rice
Option transferred: RHP Joey Devine (Triple-A to Double-A)
Reinstated from DL: 1B Daric Barton, 3B Tony Thompson, OF Jose Crisotomo, OF Jose Rivero

The Athletics saved more than $500,000 by trading Conor Jackson to Boston, receiving veteran minor league reliever Jason Rice and cash considerations in the deal. They called up Rice to Oakland immediately after acquiring him, but he never appeared in a game for the A's and soon found himself on outright waivers. The Indians claimed him and added him to their Triple-A playoff bullpen. Rice qualifies for minor league free agency if Cleveland removes him from its 40-man roster.

Philadelphia Phillies
LHP Delvin Perez (NDFA—Indian Hills (Iowa) CC), C Chabriel Pizarro (NDFA—Wabash Valley (Ill.) JC)
Acquired: OF John Bowker from Pirates for cash considerations
Recalled: RHP Michael Schwimer, 2B Pete Orr
Added to 40-man roster: OF John Bowker
Placed on 7-day DL: 1B Tagg Bozied, 1B Jim Murphy
Reinstated from DL: RHP Garett Claypool, RHP Ryan Duke, OF Chris Lubanski, OF Scott Podsednik

Pittsburgh Pirates
OF John Bowker to Phillies for cash considerations
Recalled: LHP Jeff Locke, LHP Daniel Moskos, LHP Aaron Thompson, C Jason Jaramillo, 3B Pedro Alvarez, SS Pedro Ciriaco
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Jared Hughes, LHP Brian Burres
Placed on 7-day DL: C Sam Gonzalez
Reinstated from DL: C Wyatt Toregas, 1B Calvin Anderson, 2B Brian Friday

St. Louis Cardinals
RHP Maikel Cleto, RHP Brandon Dickson, C Tony Cruz, SS Tyler Greene, OF Adron Chambers
Added to 40-man roster: OF Shane Robinson
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jose Almarante, RHP Todd McInnis
Reinstated from DL: RHP Javier Avendano, RHP Ramon Delgado, RHP Scott Gorgen, RHP Scott McGregor, RHP Todd McInnis, RHP Jose Rada, RHP Adam Reifer, RHP Francisco Samuel, LHP Jonathan Cornelius, LHP Manuel de la Cruz, LHP Jean Mijares, C Nick Derba, C Steve Hill, C Audry Perez, 2B Greg Garcia, OF D'Marcus Ingram, OF Aaron Luna, OF Tommy Pham, OF Roberto Reyes

San Diego Padres
RHP Erik Hamren, RHP Evan Scribner, C Luis Martinez, 1B Anthony Rizzo, 3B James Darnell
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Brad Brach
Removed from 40-man: RHP Pat Neshek (outrighted to Triple-A), C Kyle Phillips (outrighted to Triple-A)
Optioned to Double-A: OF Blake Tekotte
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Zach Herr, 2B Bryan Altman, OF Oscar Garcia
Transferred to 60-day DL: RHP Leonel Campos, OF Donavan Tate
Reinstated from DL: RHP Evan Scribner, 2B Pat McKenna, 3B Edinson Rincon, OF Mykal Stokes

San Francisco Giants
RHP Waldis Joaquin, LHP Dan Runzler, LHP Eric Surkamp, C Hector Sanchez, 2B Emmanuel Burriss, 3B Conor Gillaspie, SS Brandon Crawford, OF Darren Ford
Added to 40-man roster: 1B Brett Pill, OF Justin Christian
Option transferred: LHP Eric Surkamp (High-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: OF Ryan Scoma
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jacob Dunnington, RHP Matt Graham, RHP Chris Heston, C Jesus Navarro, OF James Simmons

Seattle Mariners
RHP Yunior De Jesus (re-signed)
Released: C Norberto Susini, 3B Matt Tuiasosopo
Recalled: RHP Shawn Kelley, 3B Alex Liddi, OF Michael Saunders
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Steve Delabar, LHP Cesar Jimenez
Placed on 7-day DL: OF Dan Carroll
Reinstated from DL: 3B Rudy van Heydoom, OF Carlos Peguero

Tampa Bay Rays
RHP Andy Sonnanstine, OF Brandon Guyer
Reinstated from DL: RHP Chris Andujar, RHP Ricky Orta, C Luke Bailey, OF Chris Murrill, OF Brett Nommensen, OF Emeel Salem

Texas Rangers
LHP Doug Arguello
Elected free agency: SS Omar Quintanilla
Recalled: RHP Wilmer Font
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Merkin Valdez, 3B Esteban German
Removed from 40-man: RHP Tim Wood (outrighted to Triple-A), SS Omar Quintanilla (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Wilfredo Boscan, RHP Nick McBride
Reinstated from DL: RHP Wilmer Font, C Robinzon Diaz

Toronto Blue Jays
2B Brandon Mims
Added to 40-man roster: SS Chris Woodward
Removed from 40-man: RHP P.J. Walters (outrighted to Triple-A), LHP Wil Ledezma (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Justin Phillabaum, LHP Willie Collazo, OF Yeico Aponte, OF Chris Hopkins
Reinstated from DL: RHP Mike MacDonald, RHP Deck McGuire

Washington Nationals
RHP Adam Carr
Recalled: RHP Yunesky Maya, RHP Craig Stammen, LHP Atahualpa Severino, OF Roger Bernadina, OF Corey Brown
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Brad Peacock, LHP Tom Milone, 2B Steve Lombardozzi
Designated for assignment: RHP Garrett Mock
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Erik Davis, C Jeremy Mayo
Reinstated from DL: RHP Christian Garcia, RHP Trevor Holder, RHP Taylor Jordan, LHP Robert Hansen, LHP Jack McGeary, C Cole Leonida, 1B Michael Aubrey, OF Gregor Blanco, OF Wander Nunez