Minor League Transactions: July 13-20

Players listed with an asterisk (*) signed minor league contracts, replacing major league pacts with the same organization. That's a fancy way of saying the player has been optioned or outrighted to the minors.

Numbers in parentheses indicate draft round.

Arizona Diamondbacks
RHP Adam Osteen (White Sands (Pecos)), 1B Juan Miranda*, OF Breland Brown
Draft pick signed: 1B Jake Williams (49)
Recalled: RHP Barry Enright, RHP Bryan Shaw, 1B Brandon Allen
Removed from 40-man: 1B Juan Miranda (outrighted to Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Barry Enright
Option transferred: RHP Yonata Ortega (High-A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Armando Galarraga, 2B Matt Jensen
Reinstated from DL: RHP Josh Ellis

Atlanta Braves
C Nathan Raffle (NDFA—Penn State-Greater Allegheny)
Draft picks signed: RHP Clint Wright (22), LHP Sean Gilmartin (1)
Released: RHP Jonathan Burns, C Jesus Sucre, OF Jason Mowry, OF Hilton Richardson
Optioned to Triple-A: SS Brandon Hicks
Placed on 7-day DL: C Mike Brownsten, 1B Chris Carter, 3B Shawn Bowman, OF Adam Milligan
Reinstated from DL: RHP Wei Huang, LHP Ben Swaggerty, 3B Shawn Bowman, 3B Donell Linares, OF Hilton Richardson

Baltimore Orioles
SS Nick Green with cash considerations to Rangers for LHP Zach Phillips
Recalled: LHP Troy Patton, 3B Josh Bell, OF Matt Angle
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Mark Worrell
Designated for assignment: RHP Chorye Spoone
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Mitch Atkins, LHP Zach Phillips, 3B Josh Bell
Optioned to Double-A: LHP Pedro Viola
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Zach Clark, RHP Josh Dowdy, C Adam Davis, 1B Rhyne Hughes, 1B Tyler Townsend
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jake Cowan, RHP Jose Diaz, C Zach Booker, C Kyle Moore, C Joel Polanco

International League all-star Mark Worrell saved 12 of 15 opportunities for Triple-A Norfolk, striking out 30 and walking 10 in 36 2/3 innings. His low arm slot and funky pitching motion gave Triple-A righthanded batters fits—they went 21-for-91 (.231) with three extra-base hits.

Boston Red Sox
LHP Royce Ring, SS Bryan Johns (NDFA—Vanderbilt)
Draft pick signed: OF Williams Jerez (2)
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Randy Williams
Removed from 40-man: LHP Tommy Hottovy (outrighted to Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: 2B Drew Sutton
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Miguel Gonzalez, RHP Chris Huseby, RHP Corey Vogt, LHP Royce Ring, LHP Manuel Rivera, 1B Reynaldo Rodriguez
Reinstated from DL: RHP Tyler Lockwood, RHP Clevelan Santeliz, RHP Kyle Stroup, 2B Tony Thomas, SS Ryan Dent

Chicago Cubs
RHP Dave Bush
Draft pick signed: OF Darien Martin (13)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Chris Carpenter
Option transferred: RHP Kyle Smit (Double-A to High-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: 2B Pierre LePage, SS Jake Opitz
Reinstated from DL: RHP Rafael Dolis

Chicago White Sox
LHP Doug Davis
Draft picks signed: RHP Jeff Soptic (3), LHP Brandon Parrent (30)
Optioned to Double-A: LHP Hector Santiago
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Tyson Corley, RHP John Doyle, RHP Reid Kelly, OF Christian Marrero, OF Michael Restovich, OF Ken Williams Jr.
Reinstated from DL: RHP Joe Bisenius, 2B Ross Wilson, 3B Jon Gilmore, 3B Dallas McPherson, OF Justin Greene

Cincinnati Reds
3B Jorge Jimenez (Brockton (Can-Am)), OF Matt Lentz
Draft pick signed: 2B Ryan Wright (5)
Released: LHP Ezequiel Infante
Recalled: LHP Jeremy Horst
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Justin Lehr, RHP Kyle Lotzkar
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jordan Smith, RHP Juan Carlos Sulbaran

Matt Lentz played safety for the University of Kentucky football team but had to give up the sport after suffering a string of concussions. The Reds signed him out of a tryout camp. He starred as a center fielder for Greenville (S.C.) High.

Cleveland Indians
Draft pick signed:
LHP Abel Guerrero (36)
Recalled: RHP Jeanmar Gomez, LHP David Huff, OF Ezequiel Carrera
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jeanmar Gomez, 1B Shelley Duncan
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Owen Dew, RHP Francisco Valera, LHP Scott Barnes, C Luke Carlin, 2B Logan Thompson, 3B Anthony Mansolino
Reinstated from DL: 1B Nick Johnson, 3B Kyle Bellows

Colorado Rockies
OF Dexter Fowler
Added to 40-man roster: C Eliezer Alfonzo
Optioned to Triple-A: C Matt Pagnozzi, OF Cole Garner
Placed on 7-day DL: 1B Jordan Ribera, OF Mike Mitchell
Reinstated from DL: 2B Chris Nelson, SS Ryan Rohlinger

Detroit Tigers
Draft pick signed:
OF Tyler Collins (6)
Released: LHP Logan Hoch
Recalled: LHP Duane Below, LHP Charlie Furbush
Removed from 40-man: LHP Brad Thomas (outrighted to Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Ryan Perry, LHP Adam Wilk, SS Danny Worth, OF Casper Wells
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Patrick Cooper, RHP Robbie Weinhardt, 2B Brandon Douglas, OF Emmanuel Rijo
Reinstated from DL: RHP Nick Avila, LHP Kenny Faulk, OF Deik Scram

Florida Marlins
RHP Walker Moore (NDFA—Cal State Fullerton)
Draft pick signed: RHP Mason Hope (5)
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Chris Hatcher
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Peter Andrelczyk, RHP Frank Mata, RHP Tyler Topp, SS Yefri Perez, SS Dallas Poulk, OF Brent Keys
Reinstated from DL: OF Sergio Pedroza

Houston Astros
RHP Andrew Walter (NDFA—Yavapai (Ariz.) JC)
Draft picks signed: RHP Dustin Kellogg (34), OF Wallace Gonzalez (29)
Released: RHP Wilton Infante
Traded: 2B Jeff Keppinger to Giants for RHP Henry Sosa and RHP Jason Stoffel
Recalled: LHP Wesley Wright
Added to 40-man roster: 2B Jose Altuve
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Brad James, OF Austin Wates
Transferred to 60-day DL: SS James Howick
Reinstated from DL: RHP Bobby Doran, RHP Jeff Fulchino, RHP Brian Streilein, LHP Wes Musick, 2B Jose Vallejo, 3B Erik Castro

The trade of Jeff Keppinger opened the door for the Astros to call up 21-year-old Jose Altuve, who went 1-for-5 in his big league debut. Altuve's .389 average leads the minors, and with 391 plate appearances on the year, he would qualify the overall batting title, which in his case would require 378 PAs. He hit an improbable .408 for high Class A Lancaster and, more impressively, batted .361/.388/.569 with five homers in 35 games for Double-A Corpus Christi.

Kansas City Royals
LHP Danny Duffy
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Everett Teaford
Option transferred: RHP Jeremy Jeffress (Triple-A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Henry Barrera, RHP Eduardo Paulino, OF Alex Llanos
Reinstated from DL: RHP Willian Avinazar, RHP Kevin Pucetas

Los Angeles Angels
RHP Chance Mistric
Recalled: RHP Tyler Chatwood, 2B Alexi Amarista
Optioned to Triple-A: C Hank Conger, 3B Freddy Sandoval
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Kevin Jepsen, LHP Harold Williams
Placed on 60-day DL: 2B Jesse Ware
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jason Bulger, RHP Chance Mistric, RHP Anthony Ortega, SS Dwayne Bailey, OF Travis Witherspoon

Los Angeles Dodgers
Draft pick signed:
RHP Craig Stem (15)
Released: RHP Justin Orenduff, RHP Merkin Valdez, LHP Wilkin de la Rosa, C J.D. Closser
Optioned to Triple-A: C A.J. Ellis
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Cole St. Clair

Milwaukee Brewers
LHP Chase Wright
Recalled: RHP Tim Dillard
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Zach Braddock
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Dan Britt, RHP Justin James, RHP Eric Marzec, RHP Zach Segovia, C Patrick Arlis
Reinstated from DL: RHP Zach Segovia, LHP Chase Wright, C Patrick Arlis, C Cameron Garfield, C Shawn Zarraga

Minnesota Twins
2B Steve Singleton
Recalled: LHP Chuck James, SS Trevor Plouffe
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Scott Diamond
Optioned to Triple-A: 2B Matt Tolbert
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Corey Kimes, 3B Andy Leer, OF Jhonathan Goncalves
Reinstated from DL: RHP Nathan Fawbush, RHP Alex Wimmers, LHP Matt Tone, C Stephen Holm, OF Romy Jimenez

New York Mets
LHP Gustavo Chacin, SS Niuman Romero, OF Fernando Perez
Draft pick signed: LHP Alex Panteliodis (9)
Recalled: RHP Ryota Igarashi
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jeurys Familia, LHP Roy Merritt, SS Jose Coronado, SS Chad Zurcher, OF Fernando Martinez
Reinstated from DL: RHP Ricky Brooks, RHP Jose de la Torre, RHP Mike Hebert, 2B Reese Havens

New York Yankees
RHP Dan Mahoney, RHP Kanekoa Texeira (re-signed), LHP J.C. Romero
Released: RHP Alan Horne
Recalled: LHP Steve Garrison, 3B Brandon Laird, OF Chris Dickerson, OF Greg Golson
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Greg Golson
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Zach Arneson, RHP Shane Greene, RHP Kanekoa Texeira, LHP Nik Turley, C Ryan Baker, C P.J. Pilittere, 3B Bradley Suttle, 3B Terry Tiffee, SS Walter Ibarra, OF Deangelo Mack
Transferred to 60-day DL: LHP Gavin Brooks
Reinstated from DL: RHP Sean Black, RHP Graham Stoneburner, RHP Kevin Whelan, C Ryan Baker, C Jesus Montero, 2B Kevin Russo, 3B Mike Lamb, OF Ben Gamel, OF Cody Grice

Oakland Athletics
RHP Joe Bateman
Recalled: RHP Guillermo Moscoso, LHP Jerry Blevins, 2B Eric Sogard
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Jerry Blevins, 1B Chris Carter, 3B Adam Rosales
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jonathan Ortiz, C Juan Nunez, C Anthony Recker, 1B Daric Barton, OF Jose Rivero
Placed on 60-day DL: LHP Kevin Rodriguez, SS Wilfrido Sosa
Reinstated from DL: RHP Ethan Hollingsworth, LHP Carlos Hernandez, C John Nester, OF Tyreace House

Philadelphia Phillies
RHP Jason Grilli, 1B Pat Murray, SS Niuman Romero
Recalled: RHP Vance Worley
Optioned to Triple-A: 2B Pete Orr
Placed on 7-day DL: 1B Jeff Larish, OF D'Arby Myers
Reinstated from DL: 1B Mike Marshall

Pittsburgh Pirates
SS Yunesky Sanchez (Southern Maryland (Atlantic))
Draft pick signed: 1B Alex Dickerson (3)
Released: OF Jose Hernandez
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Daniel Moskos
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Mike Crotta, LHP Porfirio Lopez, LHP Chris Richardson, LHP Donald Veal, C Miguel Perez
Reinstated from DL: LHP Brian Burres, LHP Colton Cain

St. Louis Cardinals
Draft pick signed:
OF C.J. McElroy (3)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Hector Corpas, C Travis Tartamella, 1B Jonathan Rodriguez, SS Freddie Bynum, OF Edgar Lara, OF Nick Longmire
Reinstated from DL: RHP Adam Ottavino, RHP Francisco Samuel, C Nick Derba, SS Luis Mateo, OF Kyle Conley, OF Shane Robinson

San Diego Padres
RHP Warren Slack (NDFA—UNC Greensboro), RHP John Van Benschoten (York (Atlantic))
Draft pick signed: C Rob Kral (10)
Recalled: 2B Logan Forsythe, SS Everth Cabrera
Optioned to Triple-A: C Luis Martinez, SS Everth Cabrera
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jorge Reyes, 3B Vince Belnome, OF Aaron Cunningham, OF Cedric Hunter, OF Bobby Kielty
Reinstated from DL: RHP Matt Buschmann, C Tommy Medica, OF Eric Patterson

San Francisco Giants
RHP Henry Sosa and RHP Jason Stoffel to Astros for 2B Jeff Keppinger
Recalled: 1B Brandon Belt
Added to 40-man roster: C Hector Sanchez
Optioned to Triple-A: C Hector Sanchez
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Sean Daigle, RHP Jose Valdez, C Tyler LaTorre, C Dashenko Ricardo, OF Jesus Galindo, OF Thomas Neal
Reinstated from DL: RHP Shane Loux, LHP Steve Snodgrass, 1B Luke Anders, OF Chuckie Jones

Seattle Mariners
C Jesus Sucre
Released: RHP Charlie Haeger
Recalled: OF Mike Carp
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Carlos Peguero
Option transferred: LHP Mauricio Robles (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Brandon Maurer, LHP Edlando Seco, OF Brandon Haveman
Reinstated from DL: LHP John Hesketh, C Hassiel Jimenez

Tampa Bay Rays
RHP Joe Bateman
Released: LHP R.J. Swindle
Recalled: RHP Alex Cobb, RHP Dane de la Rosa, LHP Jake McGee, LHP Alex Torres, C Robinson Chirinos, C Jose Lobaton
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Alex Torres
Option transferred: C Nevin Ashley (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Dirk Hayhurst
Reinstated from DL: RHP Paul Phillips, 3B Julio Cedeno, OF Desmond Jennings

Texas Rangers
LHP Zach Phillips to Orioles for SS Nick Green and cash considerations
Designated for assignment: LHP Zach Phillips
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Darren O'Day
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP John Kukuruda, RHP Neil Ramirez, LHP Yoon-Hee Nam
Reinstated from DL: RHP Justin Grimm, RHP Derek Hankins, LHP Yoon-Hee Nam

The Rangers grew tired of waiting for Zach Phillips to find the strike zone in Triple-A, where his walk rate as a reliever settled at 5.2 in ’10 and 4.2 this season. The 24-year-old lefty also got hit hard by lefties this season: .304/.378/.456 (24-for-79). Texas designated him for assignment and found a trade partner in Baltimore, though all they got in return was 32-year-old utility type Nick Green, who batted .208/.276/.357 in 87 games for Triple-A Norfolk.

Toronto Blue Jays
RHP Harold Mozingo, 2B Jayson Nix*
Draft pick signed: SS Peter Mooney (21)
Released: RHP Ryan Shopshire
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jesse Litsch, LHP Luis Perez
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Frank Gailey, OF Brad Glenn, OF Jason Lane
Reinstated from DL: LHP Evan Crawford, C Ryan Budde, 2B Brett Lawrie

Washington Nationals
RHP Scott Williams (NDFA—Wisconsin-Stevens Point)
Draft pick signed: OF Billy Burns (32)
Released: LHP J.C. Romero
Optioned to Triple-A: SS Brian Bixler
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Ben Graham, RHP Taylor Jordan, 2B Jonathan Tucker, OF Justin Bloxom, OF Jeff Frazier
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Anthony Marcelino