Minor League Transactions: June 27-July 3

Official minor league transactions, conveyed to us by Major League Baseball, for the period June 27-July 3.

Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed:
RHP Eddie McKiernan (Lincoln (American Association)), OF David Peralta (Amarillo (American Association))
Released: RHP Alexis Lara, RHP David Pauley, LHP Francisco Guzman
Recalled: OF Tony Campana
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Chaz Roe
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Zeke Spruill
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Zeke Spruill
Reinstated from DL: RHP Bryan Henry, RHP Anthony Meo

Atlanta Braves
Signed:
OF Chris Edmondson (Rockland (Can-Am))
Released: RHP Ernesto Silva, LHP Brandon Rohde, 1B Chris Garcia, OF Kyle Russell
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Mike Lee
Reinstated from DL: RHP Gary Moran, 1B Chris Garcia, 2B Tommy La Stella

Baltimore Orioles
Signed:
RHP Freddy Garcia (re-signed)
Draft picks signed:
RHP Jon Keller (22), LHP Travis Seabrooke (5)
Released: RHP Jon Rauch, RHP Tommy Winegardner
Traded: 3B Ty Kelly to Mariners for OF Eric Thames
Elected free agency: RHP Freddy Garcia (subsequently re-signed)
Recalled: RHP Jair Jurrjens
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jair Jurrjens, C Steve Clevenger, 3B Danny Valencia, OF Eric Thames
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Williams Louico, C Tanner Murphy, C Brian Ward, OF Steve Bumbry, OF Eric Thames
Reinstated from DL: RHP Julio Rodriguez

The Orioles’ trade with the Cubs for Scott Feldman does not register here because all four principals were members of the 40-man roster. Baltimore immediately optioned Steve Clevenger to Triple-A, where he’s a career .312/.367/.436 hitter in 113 games for the Cubs’ Iowa affiliate.

Boston Red Sox
Draft picks signed:
RHP Teddy Stankiewicz (2), LHP Mike Adams (7), OF Jeff Driskel (29)
Released: C Beau Bishop
Added to 40-man roster: 2B Jonathan Diaz
Removed from 40-man: RHP Clayton Mortensen (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Matt Spalding, LHP Christian Perdomo, LHP Ryan Rowland-Smith, C Zach Kapstein, 2B Mike Meyers, OF Forrestt Allday, OF Mitch Maier
Reinstated from DL: RHP Chris Carpenter, RHP Heri Quevedo, LHP Zach Good, C Zach Kapstein, 1B Mark Hamilton, OF Ronald Bermudez

Chicago Cubs
Signed:
SS Trevor Stevens (NDFA--Northwestern)
Draft pick signed:
OF Charcer Burks (9)
Released: RHP Jorge Diaz
Traded: 2B Ronald Torreyes to Astros for international bonus slots two and three
Recalled: LHP Chris Rusin, OF Dave Sappelt
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jake Arrieta, LHP Chris Rusin
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Trey McNutt, RHP Kenny Socorro, LHP Kyler Burke, C Nathan Maldonado, 1B Rock Shoulders
Reinstated from DL: RHP Esmailin Caridad, RHP Dayan Diaz

Though trade acquisition Jake Arrieta has been hammered by big league lefties (.856 OPS), he actually showed a slight reverse split at Triple-A Norfolk, where he logged 270 innings dating back to 2009. They hit .233/.318/.324 with just five home runs in 481 plate appearances against Arrieta, though his command was merely ordinary with 19.9 percent strikeouts and 10.2 percent walks.

Chicago White Sox
Signed:
OF Dane Opel (NDFA--Missouri)
Draft pick signed: OF Adam Engel (19)
Released: RHP Cory McGinnis, LHP Steven Evans, 1B Abe Ruiz, 1B Mark Tracy, 1B Alex Williams, 2B Mitch Glasser, OF Yoandy Barroso, OF Arby Fields
Recalled: RHP Simon Castro, 3B Brent Morel
Added to 40-man roster: LHP David Purcey
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Brian Omogrosso, 3B Brent Morel
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Brandon Brennan, OF Josh Richmond
Reinstated from DL: 1B Mark Tracy

Cincinnati Reds
Draft pick signed:
RHP Evan Mitchell (13)
Released: RHP Mark Prior, OF Luis Durango
Recalled: RHP Logan Ondrusek
Optioned to Triple-A: 2B Henry Rodriguez
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Armando Galarraga, C Tucker Barnhart, SS Zach Vincej
Reinstated from DL: RHP Mark Prior, RHP Austin Salter, RHP Mo Wiley, OF Elliott Hargreaves

Cleveland Indians
Signed:
RHP Boof Bonser (released by Giants, June 27), RHP Carlos Melo (released by Rangers, June 14), LHP Wander Beras (released by Dodgers, Feb. 20), OF Cody Ferrell (NDFA--Oklahoma City)
Draft pick signed: RHP Cortland Cox (32)
Released: RHP Kyle Landis
Recalled: RHP Trevor Bauer, RHP Carlos Carrasco, RHP Matt Langwell, LHP Nick Hagadone
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Joe Martinez
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Trevor Bauer, RHP Carlos Carrasco, RHP Matt Langwell, LHP Nick Hagadone (twice)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Boof Bonser, RHP Rob Bryson, RHP Michael Goodnight, LHP Scott Barnes, 1B Adam Abraham, OF Cedric Hunter, OF Aaron Siliga
Transferred to 60-day DL: C Matt Colantonio
Reinstated from DL: RHP Shawn Armstrong, RHP Joseph Colon, RHP Fernando Nieve, 2B Luis Hernandez, 3B Todd Hankins

Colorado Rockies
Signed:
SS Reid Brignac (elected free agency from Yankees, June 25), OF Xavier Nady (released by Royals, June 29)
Released: RHP Drew Carpenter, RHP C.J. Fick, LHP Roberto Padilla
Recalled: LHP Drew Pomeranz
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Juan Nicasio, RHP Rob Scahill
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Cory Riordan, RHP Nick Schnaitmann, SS Reid Brignac, OF Kent Matthes, OF Rafael Ortega
Reinstated from DL: RHP Chad Bettis, RHP Aaron Cook, RHP Jeff Manship, RHP Tim Sexton

Detroit Tigers
Draft picks signed:
RHP Will LaMarche (9), RHP Daryl Norris (22), OF Adrian Castano (26), OF Raph Rhymes (15)
Recalled: RHP Bruce Rondon
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Evan Reed, C Bryan Holaday
Option transferred: C Ramon Cabrera (Triple-A to Double-A)
Removed from 40-man: RHP Jose Valverde (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Matt Hoffman, LHP Jordan John, C Zach Maggard, 2B Brandon Loy, OF Daniel Fields, OF Chad Wright

Houston Astros
Signed:
RHP Chris Munnelly (NDFA--North Carolina)
Draft picks signed: C Brian Holberton (9), C Jake Rodriguez (19), 1B Chase McDonald (12), 3B Adam Nelubowich (18)
Acquired: 2B Ronald Torreyes from Cubs for international bonus slots two and three
Recalled: LHP Brett Oberholtzer, OF Jimmy Paredes
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Hector Ambriz
Option transferred: RHP Chia-Jen Lo (Double-A to low Class A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Daniel Minor, LHP Sergio Escalona, LHP Alex Sogard
Reinstated from DL: RHP Chia-Jen Lo, RHP Joe Musgrove, C Jon Carnahan, 3B Andy Simunic, OF Brandon Meredith

Kansas City Royals
Signed:
SS Marten Gasparini
Released:
LHP George Sherrill, 1B Chad Tracy, OF Xavier Nady
Recalled: 2B Johnny Giavotella
Placed on 7-day DL: C Adam Moore, 1B Chad Tracy
Reinstated from DL: 1B Chad Tracy

Italian shortstop Marten Gasparini signed for $1.3 million, a record for a European amateur.

Brothers Chad and Mark Tracy, the latter of whom played for the White Sox at high Class A this season, both got released during the same week. They’re the sons of former Dodgers, Pirates and Rockies manager Jim Tracy.

Los Angeles Angels
Draft pick signed:
RHP Elliot Morris (4)
Released: RHP Aaron Newcomb, OF Jeremy Cruz
Recalled: LHP Michael Roth, OF Collin Cowgill
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Orangel Arenas, LHP Kramer Sneed, 3B Michael Bolaski
Reinstated from DL: RHP Daniel Tillman, OF Jeremy Cruz, OF Robbie Widlansky

Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed:
LHP Jonathan Sanchez (re-signed)
Draft picks signed: RHP Greg Harris (17), LHP Billy Flamion (15)
Released: LHP Aaron Laffey, LHP Jonathan Sanchez (subsequently re-signed), 3B Jeffry Rojas, OF David Compton
Elected free agency: SS Luis Cruz
Recalled: RHP Chris Withrow
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Jose Dominguez
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Peter Moylan
Removed from 40-man: SS Luis Cruz (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Pedro Baez, OF Bobby Coyle
Reinstated from DL: RHP Angel Castro, RHP Lindsey Caughel, RHP Sean White, C Pratt Maynard, OF Jeremy Moore, OF Devin Shines

Jose Dominguez, a 22-year-old reliever who spent most of last season in low Class A, struck out 40 of the 98 batters he faced at Double-A and Triple-A this season, allowing nine hits in 25 1/3 innings, to earn a rapid promotion to Los Angeles.

Miami Marlins
Draft picks signed:
RHP Josh Easley (23), OF Coco Johnson (11)
Recalled: 2B Donovan Solano
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Jordan Brown
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Matt Milroy, RHP Joey O’Gara, C Jake Jefferies, SS Rony Peralta, OF Cameron Flynn
Reinstated from DL: C Jake Jefferies, OF Isaac Galloway, OF Christian Yelich

Milwaukee Brewers
Signed:
LHP Brent Leach
Draft pick signed: OF Johnny Davis (22)
Released: C Dayton Buller
Recalled: RHP Tyler Thornburg
Added to 40-man roster: 1B Sean Halton
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Hiram Burgos, OF Caleb Gindl
Option transferred: RHP Santo Manzanillo (Double-A to high Class A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Austin Blaski, RHP Tommy Toledo
Reinstated from DL: C Joey Paciorek

Minnesota Twins
Signed:
OF Jermaine Mitchell (released by Phillies, July 1)
Draft picks signed: RHP Ryan Eades (2), RHP Aaron Slegers (5)
Released: RHP Bobby Lanigan, C Danny Lehmann
Placed on 7-day DL: C Bo Altobelli, OF Jeremias Pineda
Reinstated from DL: RHP Bruce Pugh, C Danny Lehmann, 2B Logan Wade, OF Lance Ray

New York Mets
Loaned to Mexican League:
LHP Carlos Vazquez (Mexico City)
Recalled: RHP Gonzalez Germen
Optioned to Triple-A: 3B Zach Lutz
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Logan Taylor, LHP Shane Bay
Reinstated from DL: C Kai Gronauer, OF Maikis de la Cruz

New York Yankees
Released:
2B Jamiel Orozco
Placed on 7-day DL:
RHP John Brebbia, RHP Graham Stoneburner, LHP Ian Clarkin, LHP Eric Wooten, 3B Fu-Lin Kuo, OF Shane Brown
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Edwin Rodriguez
Reinstated from DL: RHP David Herndon, RHP Kelvin Perez, 3B Josh Bell, OF Taylor Dugas, OF Adonis Garcia

Jim Callis reports that 2013 first-rounder Ian Clarkin twisted an ankle during conditioning and isn’t expected to miss much time while on the disabled list.

Oakland Athletics
Draft pick signed:
LHP Dillon Overton (2)
Released: RHP Jose Azor, LHP Justin Thomas, 2B Franklin Contreras, OF Austin Booker
Optioned to Triple-A: C Stephen Vogt
Option transferred: RHP Arnold Leon (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Anthony Burke, RHP Joseph Michaud, OF Bobby Crocker
Placed on 60-day DL: LHP Dillon Overton
Transferred to 60-day DL: RHP Dakota Freese
Reinstated from DL: OF Aaron Shipman

Philadelphia Phillies
Draft pick signed:
RHP Tyler Viza (32)
Released: 3B Andy Gonzalez, OF Jermaine Mitchell
Optioned to Triple-A: SS Freddy Galvis
Option transferred: OF Tyson Gillies (Double-A to Triple-A)
Removed from 40-man: C Steve Lerud (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Kyle Simon, RHP Carlos Zambrano
Reinstated from DL: RHP Kenny Giles, RHP B.J. Rosenberg, C Chad Carman, 2B Samuel Dove, OF Leandro Castro

Pittsburgh Pirates
Draft picks signed:
RHP Jerry Mulderig (28), RHP Billy Roth (16), LHP Will Kendall (30), C Andrew Dennis (37), SS Adam Frazier (6), SS JaCoby Jones (3), OF Nick Buckner (14), OF Austin Meadows (1)
Released: RHP Jhonatan Herrand, 3B Eric Avila
Recalled: RHP Brandon Cumpton, 3B Josh Harrison
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Brandon Cumpton, 3B Josh Harrison
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Colten Brewer, RHP David Jagoditsh, RHP Casey Sadler, RHP Zach Von Rosenberg, LHP Will Kendall, SS Alen Hanson
Reinstated from DL: 3B Kirk Singer, OF Mel Rojas Jr.

St. Louis Cardinals
Draft pick signed:
RHP Nick Frey (33)
Released: LHP Javier Machuca, OF Dutch Deol
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Dixon Llorens
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jordan Swagerty, OF C.J. McElroy
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Nick Frey

San Diego Padres
Signed:
LHP Clay Zavada (Gary (American Association))
Recalled: RHP Burch Smith
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Wilfredo Boscan, RHP Justin Livengood, LHP Jose De Paula, OF Alberth Martinez, OF Everett Williams
Placed on 60-day DL: LHP Chris Rearick, 3B Justin Miller, OF Jordan Paroubeck
Reinstated from DL: RHP Eddie Bonine, LHP Chris Nunn, LHP Juan Oramas, 1B Tommy Medica, OF Reymond Fuentes, OF Lee Orr

San Francisco Giants
Released:
RHP Boof Bonser
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Eric Surkamp
Option transferred: 1B Angel Villalona (high Class A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Martin Agosta, RHP Marvin Barrios, RHP Alejandro Flores, RHP Ariel Hernandez, RHP Omar Javier, RHP Juan Nova, RHP Jose Reyes, RHP Daniel Slania, LHP Enmanuel De Jesus, C Tyler LaTorre, C Jesus Navarro, C Matt Pare, C Andrew Susac, C Ben Turner, 1B Leonardo Fuentes, SS Stephen Branca, OF Brett Krill
Reinstated from DL: RHP Justin Fitzgerald, RHP Yusmeiro Petit, RHP Danny Sandbrink, C Brad Moss, 3B Mitch Delfino, 3B Alberto Robles, SS Kelby Tomlinson

Seattle Mariners
Draft pick signed:
OF Brett Thomas (21)
Traded: OF Eric Thames to Orioles for 3B Ty Kelly
Added to 40-man roster: SS Brad Miller
Optioned to Triple-A: SS Carlos Triunfel
Designated for assignment: 3B Alex Liddi
Removed from 40-man: RHP Josh Kinney (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Forrest Snow, RHP Matt Vedo, 2B Brock Hebert, OF Guillermo Pimentel, OF Brett Thomas
Reinstated from DL: RHP Isliexel Gonzalez, OF Jabari Blash, OF Cavan Cohoes

Seattle dealt the designated for assignment Eric Thames to the Orioles for 24-year-old Double-A infielder Ty Kelly, a switch-hitter who batted .283/.389/.382 with 21 doubles in 283 at-bats for Bowie. He doesn’t have profile power for third base or profile agility for second, but with a plate approach (51 walks, 49 strikeouts) like he’s shown this year, he’ll keep getting looks.

Tampa Bay Rays
Signed:
RHP Ramon Ramirez (released by Giants, June 18), OF Evan Frey (released by D-backs, June 24)
Released: RHP Will Inman, OF Ismel Antunez
Recalled: 2B Ryan Roberts
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Alex Colome, 2B Ryan Roberts
Option transferred: LHP Frank de los Santos (Triple-A to high Class A)
Placed on 7-day DL: OF Jason Bourgeois
Reinstated from DL: LHP Frank de los Santos

Texas Rangers
Draft picks signed:
RHP Luke Lanphere (21), LHP Cody Ege (15), LHP Luis Pollorena (23)
Recalled: RHP Josh Lindblom
Option transferred: RHP Wilmer Font (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Keone Kela, C Jorge Alfaro
Reinstated from DL: RHP Cory Burns, RHP Jose Monegro

A strained hamstring sent low Class A Hickory catcher Jorge Alfaro to the disabled list. He’s hitting .263/.334/.458 with 11 homers in 293 plate appearances, showing a bit more power and a bit fewer strikeouts than last season.

Toronto Blue Jays
Signed:
C Ramon Hernandez (released by Dodgers, June 22)
Draft pick signed: OF Chaz Frank (20)
Released: RHP Markus Brisker, SS Jorge Vega-Rosado, OF Ronnie Melendez
Recalled: RHP Todd Redmond, SS Munenori Kawasaki
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Chad Jenkins, LHP Tony Davis, C Luis Munoz, 1B Shaun Valeriote, SS Tommy Manzella, OF Ricardo Nanita
Reinstated from DL: RHP Scott Gracey, RHP Shawn Griffith, RHP Bobby Korecky, C Seth Conner, 3B Andy LaRoche

A sixth-round pick out of high school in 2008, Markus Brisker flamed out as an outfielder, batting .201/.311/.289 over four seasons and 191 games at low Class A Lansing. The Blue Jays converted him to the mound during extended spring training this season, he walked 10 batters and allowed four runs in 4 2/3 innings at short-season Vancouver this year.

Washington Nationals
Draft pick signed:
OF Brenton Allen (20)
Released: RHP Austin Dicharry, 1B Micah Owings
Recalled: RHP Erik Davis, RHP Ryan Perry
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Taylor Jordan
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Erik Davis, 1B Chris Marrero, 2B Jeff Kobernus
Option transferred: LHP Matt Purke (low Class A to high Class A)
Removed from 40-man: RHP Cole Kimball (outrighted to Triple-A), RHP Ryan Perry (outrighted to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Dixon Anderson, RHP Brian Broderick, RHP Paul Demny
Reinstated from DL: RHP Colin Bates, OF Wander Ramos

 

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