Minor League Transactions: May 15-23

Here we present official minor league transactions, conveyed to us by Major League Baseball, for the period May 15-23. We will have no transactions update next week, but we'll return the week of June 4 with a jumbo edition.

Players listed with an asterisk (*) signed a minor league contract with the organization after being removed from the 40-man roster and clearing waivers.

Arizona Diamondbacks
RHP Gaby Hernandez (Joliet (Frontier))
Released: OF Chris Valencia
Recalled: C Konrad Schmidt, 3B Josh Bell
Removed from 40-man: OF David Winfree (outrighted to Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Pat Corbin, OF A.J. Pollock
Option transferred: RHP Trevor Bauer (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Chase Anderson, RHP Anthony Meo, LHP Jason Lane, OF Tyler Graham
Reinstated from DL: LHP Jason Lane, C Mark Reed

Gaby Hernandez spent time with Triple-A Reno last season.

Atlanta Braves
LHP Ian Thomas (York (Atlantic)), 2B Sergio Miranda (released by Brewers), SS Lance Zawadzki (released by Dodgers), OF Abner Abreu (released by Cubs)
Released: OF Sam Munson
Traded: 2B Drew Sutton to Pirates for cash considerations
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jason Rice, C Evan Gattis
Reinstated from DL: RHP Buddy Carlyle, LHP Chris Jones, C Christian Bethancourt

Baltimore Orioles
RHP Eric Beaulac (released by Mets), RHP Matt Bischoff (released by Mariners), RHP Oscar Melendez, LHP J.C. Romero (released by Cardinals), 2B Josh Barfield (re-signed), OF Lew Ford (Long Island (Atlantic)), OF Paolo Pezzarossi
Removed from 40-man: RHP Brad Bergesen (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Steve Johnson, LHP Zach Fowler, LHP Zach Phillips, 3B Matt Sweeney
Reinstated from DL: RHP Oliver Drake, RHP Brandon Erbe, RHP Williams Louico

According to this story from Guatefutbol.com, Paolo Pezzarossi is a Guatemalan teen outfielder and brother of soccer player Dwight Pezzarossi.

Boston Red Sox
RHP Joe Holtmeyer
Traded: LHP Hunter Cervenka to Cubs as player to be named for OF Marlon Byrd
Recalled: OF Che-Hsuan Lin
Added to 40-man roster: OF Scott Podsednik
Optioned to Triple-A: 1B Mauro Gomez
Placed on 7-day DL: 2B Oscar Tejeda, 3B Kolbrin Vitek, OF Brandon Jacobs
Reinstated from DL: RHP Ruben Flores, RHP Stolmy Pimentel, RHP Anthony Ranaudo, C Daniel Butler, OF Lucas LeBlanc, OF Felix Sanchez

Chicago Cubs
C Brian Esposito (released by Reds), SS Diory Hernandez (released by Astros)
Released: RHP Charles Thomas, 1B Ryan Durrence
Acquired: LHP Hunter Cervenka from Red Sox as player to be named for OF Marlon Byrd
Acquired: C Koyie Hill from Reds for cash considerations
Recalled: RHP Randy Wells, LHP Scott Maine, LHP Travis Wood
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Blake Parker, C Koyie Hill, C Blake Lalli
Removed from 40-man: 2B Blake Dewitt (outrighted to Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Chris Volstad, LHP Scott Maine
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Zach Cates, RHP Casey Weathers, LHP Jeff Beliveau, C Chad Noble
Reinstated from DL: RHP Starling Peralta, LHP Ryan Rowland-Smith, C Micah Gibbs

Chicago White Sox
OF Tillman Pugh (released by Mets)
Released: RHP Andy Bass
Option transferred: LHP Jose Quintana (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: 1B Jon Gilmore, 3B Kyle Shelton
Reinstated from DL: LHP Matt Wickswat, 3B Dallas McPherson, SS David Herbek

Cincinnati Reds
1B Aldrich Guzman, 3B Niko Vasquez (released by Cardinals), OF Joey Gathright (Bridgeport (Atlantic))
Traded: C Koyie Hill to Cubs for cash considerations
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Ryan Kiel, 2B Chris Valaika, OF Denis Phipps, OF Jefry Sierra

Cleveland Indians
RHP Robinson Tejeda
Removed from 40-man: RHP Dan Wheeler (outrighted to Triple-A), OF Nick Weglarz (outrighted to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Kevin Slowey, RHP Steve Wright, C Dwight Childs
Reinstated from DL: RHP Preston Guilmet, RHP Danny Salazar, RHP Bryce Stowell, RHP Robinson Tejeda, 3B Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B Giovanny Urshela

Colorado Rockies
C Eliezer Alfonzo*
Released: 2B David Hernandez
Recalled: RHP Adam Ottavino, 2B D.J. LeMahieu
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Carlos Torres, LHP Rex Brothers
Placed on 7-day DL: C Bryce Massanari, 1B Ben Paulsen
Reinstated from DL: LHP Tyler Johnson, 1B Ben Paulsen, OF David Kandilas

Detroit Tigers
RHP David Kopp (released by Cardinals)
Recalled: RHP Brayan Villarreal, SS Danny Worth
Added to 40-man roster: OF Quintin Berry
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Luke Putkonen, SS Danny Worth
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Kevin Eichhorn, RHP Zach Miner, LHP Fu-Te Ni, SS Brent Dlugach, OF Avisail Garcia
Reinstated from DL: LHP Matt Hoffman, SS Brent Dlugach

Houston Astros
RHP Armando Galarraga (released by Orioles)
Released: RHP Henry Sosa, SS Diory Hernandez
Recalled: RHP Enerio Del Rosario, RHP Jordan Lyles
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP David Carpenter, RHP Jordan Lyles
Placed on 7-day DL: 2B John Hinson
Reinstated from DL: RHP Henry Villar

The Astros released Henry Sosa so that he could sign with Kia of Korea Baseball Organization.

Kansas City Royals
RHP Tim Sexton (released by Dodgers)
Released: LHP Andrew Dobies, C Travis Jones
Traded: 1B Jamie Romak to Cardinals for cash considerations
Loaned to Mexican League: LHP Thomas Melgarejo (to Saltillo)
Recalled: RHP Nathan Adcock, RHP Louis Coleman, LHP Everett Teaford
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Will Smith
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Nathan Adcock, RHP Vin Mazzaro
Placed on 7-day DL: C Ryan Eigsti
Reinstated from DL: LHP Andrew Dobies, C Jose Bonilla, C Ryan Eigsti, 1B Jamie Romak, SS Michael Liberto

Los Angeles Angels
OF Cory Aldridge (Mexico City (Mexican))
Recalled: RHP Bobby Cassevah, SS Andrew Romine
Added to 40-man roster: OF Kole Calhoun
Placed on 7-day DL: OF Jeremy Cruz

Los Angeles Dodgers
RHP Eammon Portice (released by Red Sox)
Released: RHP Shane Lindsay
Recalled: 2B Ivan De Jesus Jr., OF Jerry Sands
Removed from 40-man: OF Trent Oeltjen (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: C J.J. Ethel, OF Noel Cuevas, OF Devin Shines
Reinstated from DL: RHP Juan Noriega, RHP Mike Parisi, LHP Jordan Roberts, C J.J. Ethel, C Angelo Ponte

Miami Marlins
RHP Garrett Parcell
Recalled: OF Chris Coghlan, OF Kevin Mattison, OF Bryan Petersen
Added to 40-man roster: 2B Donovan Solano
Optioned to Triple-A: 1B Gaby Sanchez
Placed on 7-day DL: 1B Brian McConkey, OF Chris Aguila, OF Isaac Galloway
Reinstated from DL: RHP Robert Morey, 1B Mark Canha, 3B Ryan Fisher, OF Sergio Pedroza

Milwaukee Brewers
RHP Seth Lintz, RHP Roque Mercedes
Traded: C Paul Phillips to Blue Jays for cash considerations
Recalled: RHP Mike McClendon
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Juan Perez
Removed from 40-man: RHP Vinnie Chulk (outrighted to Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: 3B Brooks Conrad, SS Edwin Maysonet
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Brandon Kintzler
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Brian Baker, RHP Bradley Blanks, RHP Kevin Shackelford, LHP Jed Bradley, C Tyler Roberts, SS Jeff Bianchi, OF John Dishon
Reinstated from DL: RHP Brian Baker, RHP Jacob Barnes, RHP Santo Manzanillo, LHP Connor Whalen, C Parker Berberet, C Dayton Buller, OF John Dishon

Seth Lintz, an ’08 second-rounder, spent parts of four years in short-season ball. With low Class A Wisconsin this season he allowed 13 runs and 25 baserunners in nine innings.

Minnesota Twins
1B Aaron Bates, 2B Joe Thurston
Recalled: OF Ben Revere
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Cole DeVries
Optioned to Triple-A: 1B Chris Parmelee
Option transferred: RHP Lester Oliveros (Double-A to Triple-A), OF Rene Tosoni (Triple-A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Bart Carter, LHP Matthew Tomshaw, OF Joe Benson
Reinstated from DL: RHP Brad Thompson, C Danny Rams, 2B Michael Hollimon, SS Tsuyoshi Nishioka, OF Nate Roberts

New York Mets
RHP Eduardo Aldama, 2B Bobby Scales, OF Tillman Pugh
Recalled: RHP Jeremy Hefner, RHP Chris Schwinden, LHP Robert Carson, OF Vinny Rottino
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Chris Schwinden, 2B Jordany Valdespin
Option transferred: RHP Jenrry Mejia (high Class A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Estarlin Morel, RHP Jeff Stevens, RHP Erik Turgeon, OF Rafael Fernandez
Reinstated from DL: RHP Kevin Mulvey, LHP Chuck James

The Mets released Triple-A Buffalo's Bobby Scales, the International League leader with a .339 average and .459 on-base percentage, so that he can sign in Japan, where he played in ’11.

New York Yankees
RHP Cody Eppley
Optioned to Triple-A: 2B Matt Antonelli
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Cory Arbiso, RHP Jose Ramirez, LHP Manny Banuelos, LHP Nik Turley, SS Walter Ibarra, SS Eduardo Nunez, OF Dan Brewer, OF Ray Kruml, OF Melky Mesa
Transferred to 60-day DL: RHP Jairo Heredia, RHP Diego Moreno
Reinstated from DL: RHP Pedro Guerra, C Ryan Baker, SS Walter Ibarra, SS Jose Pirela, OF Zoilo Almonte

Oakland Athletics
RHP Nathan Kilcrease
Recalled: RHP Graham Godfrey, RHP Jim Miller, 3B Adam Rosales
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Andrew Carignan, LHP Pedro Figueroa, 3B Eric Sogard
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Sonny Gray, RHP James Simmons, 2B Wes Timmons
Reinstated from DL: RHP James Simmons, 2B Wes Timmons

Philadelphia Phillies
OF Rich Thompson to Rays for OF Kyle Hudson
Recalled: LHP Joe Savery, C Erik Kratz
Optioned to Triple-A: C Erik Kratz
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Phillippe Aumont, LHP Jay Johnson, LHP Ervis Manzanillo
Reinstated from DL: LHP Tom Cochran

Pittsburgh Pirates
2B Drew Sutton from Braves for cash considerations, then traded him to Rays for cash considerations the next day
Recalled: RHP Evan Meek, LHP Jeff Locke, OF Gorkys Hernandez
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Evan Meek, LHP Jeff Locke, OF Alex Presley
Option transferred: RHP Duke Welker (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Josh Poytress
Reinstated from DL: 2B Jarek Cunningham

St. Louis Cardinals
LHP Clay Zavada (released by Reds), 1B Aaron Bates (released by Twins), OF Lou Montanez (released by Phillies)
Released: RHP Michael Santana, LHP R.J. Swindle, 3B Niko Vasquez
Acquired: 1B Jamie Romak from Royals for cash considerations
Recalled: RHP Brandon Dickson, OF Adron Chambers, OF Shane Robinson
Added to 40-man roster: C Steve Hill, 1B Matt Adams
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Carlos Martinez, RHP Jorge Rondon, OF Alan Ahmady, OF Anthony Garcia
Reinstated from DL: RHP Deryk Hooker, RHP Todd McInnis, C Travis Tartamella, OF Virgil Hill, OF Michael Swinson

San Diego Padres
LHP Abel Mora, LHP Brian Tallet
Recalled: RHP Nick Vincent, 2B Alexi Amarista, SS Everth Cabrera, OF Blake Tekotte
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Matt Palmer
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Nick Vincent
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Matt Jackson, RHP Matt Stites, C Jason Hagerty, 2B Michael Wing
Reinstated from DL: RHP Johnny Barbato, RHP Yefri Carvajal, RHP Chris Franklin, 1B Tommy Medica, 1B Carlos Sosa, 3B Jake Blackwood, SS Jace Peterson

San Francisco Giants
RHP Brad Penny (SoftBank (Japan))
Loaned to Mexican League: C Jesus Navarro (to Campeche)
Optioned to Triple-A: 2B Charlie Culberson
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Andrew Berger, RHP Andy Reichard, RHP Justin Schumer, LHP Bryce Bandilla, LHP Matt Yourkin, C Alex Burg, 1B Wes Hodges, 2B Brock Bond, 3B Conor Gillaspie, OF Brett Krill, OF Mike Mergenthaler, OF Shawn Payne, OF Myles Schroder
Reinstated from DL: RHP Andrew Berger, RHP Joe Biagini, RHP Scott Munter, RHP Edwin Quirarte, RHP Steven Rogers, RHP Luis Rojas, RHP Justin Schumer, 3B Garrett Buechele, SS Bobby Haney, SS Ryan Lormand, OF Elliott Blair, OF Brett Krill, OF Juan Perez

Seattle Mariners
RHP Stephen Shackleford (Florence (Frontier))
Released: C Trevor Coleman
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Casper Wells
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jarrett Grube, RHP Steve Landazuri, RHP George Mieses, RHP Chris Sorce, C Brandon Bantz, OF Dan Carroll, OF Joe Dunigan, OF Johan Limonta, OF Guillermo Pimentel
Reinstated from DL: RHP Tim Boyce, RHP Brian Sweeney, C Andrew Giobbi, 3B Ramon Morla, OF Joe Dunigan, OF Mike Wilson

Tampa Bay Rays
1B Ryan Garko (Long Island (Atlantic))
Acquired: 2B Drew Sutton from Pirates for cash considerations
Traded: OF Kyle Hudson to Phillies for OF Rich Thompson
Recalled: RHP Alex Cobb, RHP Josh Lueke
Added to 40-man roster: 2B Drew Sutton, OF Rich Thompson
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Josh Lueke
Designated for assignment: LHP John Gaub
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Nate Garcia, RHP Wilking Rodriguez
Reinstated from DL: RHP Bryan Augenstein, RHP Parker Markel, RHP Zach Quate, OF Kevin Kiermaier

Texas Rangers
RHP Yoshinori Tateyama
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP John Gaub
Placed on 7-day DL: OF Ryan Strausborger
Reinstated from DL: SS Leury Garcia

Toronto Blue Jays
OF Vladimir Guerrero
Released: RHP Brian Slover
Acquired: C Paul Phillips from Brewers for cash considerations
Added to 40-man roster: 3B Yan Gomes
Removed from 40-man: RHP Trystan Magnuson (outrighted to high Class A)
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Evan Crawford, 1B Adam Lind
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Randy Boone, C A.J. Jimenez, OF Michael Crouse, OF Travis Snider
Reinstated from DL: RHP Stephen Marek, RHP Brian Slover, C Luis Hurtado, SS Brian Bocock, OF Danny Perales

Washington Nationals
RHP Kyle Winters, 1B Arialdi Peguero
Added to 40-man roster: C Carlos Maldonado
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Wirkin Estevez, LHP Todd Simko
Reinstated from DL: RHP Adam Olbrychowski, LHP Bobby Hansen, C Jhonatan Solano, 1B Steven Souza, 2B Manny Mayorson, OF Brian Goodwin