Minor League Transactions: Oct. 10-17

This time: Oct. 10-17

Baltimore Orioles
RHP Raul Rivero (re-signed)

Boston Red Sox
RHP Felix Ventura
Granted free agency: RHP Robert Manuel, C Kevin Cash, SS Niuman Romero
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: OF Juan Carlos Linares

Chicago Cubs
Granted free agency:
3B Bobby Scales
Removed from 40-man roster: RHP Blake Parker (Triple-A), 3B Bobby Scales (Triple-A)

Chicago White Sox
RHP Angel Garcia (re-signed)

Cincinnati Reds
RHP Zach Ward
Granted free agency: RHP Justin Lehr

Cleveland Indians
RHP Santo Frias

Colorado Rockies
Granted free agency:
RHP Juan Rincon, C Paul Phillips
Removed from 40-man roster: C Paul Phillips (Triple-A)

Detroit Tigers
RHP Erik Crichton, C Tyson Kendrick, 2B Chris Sedon, OF Londell Taylor

A 49th-rounder in June, Tyson Kendrick was the first-ever draft pick from Tabor (Kan.) College. With short-season Connecticut after signing, he got into 12 games as a backup catcher and 5-for-20. Now, he becomes one of the first—if not the first—’10 draft pick to be released.

Florida Marlins
Granted free agency:
LHP Taylor Tankersley, 3B Hector Luna, SS Donnie Murphy
Removed from 40-man roster: SS Donnie Murphy (Triple-A)

The Marlins' top pick in ’04 (that would be 27th overall following a World Series run), Taylor Tankersley missed all of ’09 when he had surgery to correct a stress fracture in his elbow. He made 54 appearances this season in his comeback from injury. Righthanded batters have hit Tankersley hard (career .268/.386/.452 in the big leagues), but the 27-year-old could be just beginning his career as a lefty situational reliever. With Triple-A New Orleans, he limited lefties to 4-for-34 (.118).

Houston Astros
Granted free agency:
2B Anderson Hernandez
Removed from 40-man roster: C Brian Esposito (Triple-A), 2B Anderson Hernandez (Triple-A), SS Wladimir Sutil (Triple-A)

Kansas City Royals
2B Irving Falu (re-signed)

Los Angeles Angels
Assigned to Arizona Fall League:
RHP Ryan Brasier, RHP Steve Geltz, RHP Eddie McKiernan, LHP Robert Fish, SS Andrew Romine, OF Jeremy Moore

Milwaukee Brewers
RHP Robert Hinton (re-signed), C Mike Rivera
Granted free agency: OF Adam Stern

Philadelphia Phillies
Placed on restricted list:
RHP Justin Long
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Felix Cespedes, RHP Justin Long

St. Louis Cardinals
Removed from 40-man roster:
OF Shane Robinson (Triple-A)

San Francisco Giants
RHP Felix Romero (re-signed)
Granted free agency: RHP Denny Bautista, RHP Brandon Medders
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Jason Stoffel, LHP Joe Paterson, LHP Ryan Verdugo, 1B Brandon Belt, 2B Charlie Culberson, 3B Conor Gillaspie

Seattle Mariners
RHP Brent Johnson (re-signed), LHP Jose Jimenez (re-signed)
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Maikel Cleto, RHP Josh Fields, RHP Josh Lueke, RHP Tom Wilhelmsen, 2B Dustin Ackley, 2B Matt Lawson, 3B Nate Tenbrink

Texas Rangers
RHP Clayton Hamilton
Voluntarily retired: RHP Andrew Laughter
Granted free agency: RHP Willie Eyre

Toronto Blue Jays
2B Callix Crabbe (re-signed), OF Adam Loewen (re-signed), OF Daniel Perales (re-signed)
Granted free agency: LHP Sean Henn
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: 1B Adam Loewen

Washington Nationals
Assigned to Arizona Fall League:
RHP Brad Peacock