Minor League Transactions

Jan. 4-11

Transactions involving minor league players for the period Jan. 4-11. All transactions conveyed by Major League Baseball.


Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed:
RHP Taylor Grover (released by Red Sox, Aug. 23)


Atlanta Braves
Removed from 40-man:
RHP Luke Jackson (outrighted to Triple-A)


Boston Red Sox
Released:
RHP Dakota Smith | LHP Ryan Oduber | 1B Tucker Tubbs | 2B Jose Sermo | 2B Yomar Valentin | 3B Mitchell Gunsolus | SS Steven Reveles | OF Bryan Hudson | OF Mike Meyers


Chicago Cubs
Signed:
LHP Daniel Camarena | LHP Kyle Ryan


Chicago White Sox
Released:
RHP Brandon Agar
Traded: 2B Jake Peter to Dodgers in three-team deal involving Royals and Dodgers in which White Sox acquired RHP Joakim Soria from Royals and LHP Luis Avilan from Dodgers


Cincinnati Reds
Signed:
RHP Dylan Floro


Colorado Rockies
Signed:
LHP Keith Hessler (Somerset (Atlantic))
Released: RHP Tyler Hanson | RHP Ryan Luna | RHP Sam Thoele | RHP Ethan Westphal | LHP Brian Browning | LHP Kyle Cedotal | LHP Jorge Oviedo | LHP John Valek | 2B Jose Rodriguez | OF Tyler Bates


Detroit Tigers
Signed:
RHP Phillippe Aumont (Ottawa (Can-Am)) | LHP Liarvis Breto (released by Mariners, March 26, 2016) | C Brayan Pena | SS Pete Kozma (released by Rangers, Aug. 13)

Venezuelan lefthander Liarvis Breto signed with the Mariners in 2012 at age 18 but advanced only as far as the Dominican Summer League before his release in 2016. The Tigers signed him following his appearance in the Venezuelan League this winter.

Breto, who turns 25 this year, led the VL with 37 relief appearances in which time he struck out 17, walked 11 and allowed 10 hits in 15.2 innings. Lefthanded batters went just 4-for-29 (.138) and managed all singles. Breto tacked on five more appearances in the VL playoffs.


Kansas City Royals
Traded:
RHP Joakim Soria to White Sox and LHP Scott Alexander to Dodgers in three-team deal in which Royals acquired RHP Trevor Oaks and SS Erick Mejia from Dodgers


Los Angeles Angels
Signed:
2B Jose Miguel Fernandez (released by Dodgers, Nov. 14)


Los Angeles Dodgers
Traded:
RHP Trevor Oaks and SS Erick Mejia to Royals and LHP Luis Avilan to White Sox in three-team deal in which Dodgers acquired LHP Scott Alexander from Royals and 2B Jake Peter from White Sox


Milwaukee Brewers
Assigned to Puerto Rican League:
RHP Jorge Lopez | 3B Gabriel Garcia | OF Jay Feliciano


Philadelphia Phillies
Signed:
RHP Steve Geltz


Pittsburgh Pirates
Signed:
RHP Bo Schultz


St. Louis Cardinals
Signed:
SS Ramon Urias (Mexico City (Mexican))

The Red Sox signed Mexican League middle infielder Esteban Quiroz earlier this offseason. Now, the Cardinals have signed 23-year-old middle infielder Ramon Urias coming off a season in which he hit .340/.433/.577 with 19 home runs and 12 stolen bases in 106 games for Mexico City.

Urias is a 5-foot-10 righthanded batter who ranked fifth in the Mexican League in on-base percentage, fourth in slugging, third with 51 extra-base hits and first with 91 runs. He previously had signed with the Rangers as a 16-year-old in 2010 before Texas sold him to Mexico City in 2013. Urias also logged 57 games in the winter Mexican Pacific League, hitting .319/.429/.413 in 213 at-bats.


San Diego Padres
Signed:
C Arturo Nieto
Traded: 3B Yangervis Solarte to Blue Jays for RHP Jared Carkuff and OF Edward Olivares


Seattle Mariners
Signed:
RHP Christian Bergman (re-signed)


Texas Rangers
Signed:
RHP Brandon Cumpton | RHP Steve Delabar (released by Indians, July 3) | LHP Brandon Mann


Toronto Blue Jays
Signed:
RHP Murphy Smith (re-signed) | 2B Will Savage (released by Tigers | Oct. 4)
Traded: RHP Jared Carkuff and OF Edward Olivares to Padres for 3B Yangervis Solarte


Washington Nationals
Assigned to Puerto Rican League:
OF Yadiel Hernandez

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