Minor League Transactions: Oct. 9-15

Here we present official minor league transactions, conveyed to us by Major League Baseball, for the period Oct. 9-15.

Arizona Diamondbacks
LHP Matt Way (Laredo (American Association)), C Humberto Cota (Monterrey (Mexican)), C Chris McMurray (re-signed), C Rossmel Perez (re-signed)

Released by the Reds during spring training ’09, Humberto Cota made his way to the Mexican League that season and has spent the past four years with Monterrey. He played catcher, first base and DH this season and hit .320/.406/.469 with five homers in 175 at-bats.

The Phillies drafted Washington State senior Matt Way in the fifth round of the ’09 draft and rushed him to low Class A in time for the South Atlantic League playoffs that season. He allowed a .197 average and one home run to righties over 234 at-bats in his debut, seemingly on his way to profiling as a back-end lefty starter. But then Way made just 17 appearances in ’10, spent all of ’11 on the disabled list and got released during spring training ’12. He pitched well enough in the American Association (7.8 strikeouts, 4.3 walks per nine innings) to get another shot in affiliated ball.

Atlanta Braves
OF Jordan Parraz (re-signed)

Baltimore Orioles
OF George Barber (released by Angels, March ’11)
Elected free agency: LHP Dana Eveland, C Ronny Paulino

Boston Red Sox
SS James Kang
Elected free agency: C Guillermo Quiroz, OF Jason Repko
Removed from 40-man: C Guillermo Quiroz (outrighted to Triple-A)

Chicago Cubs
Assigned to Arizona Fall League:
RHP Dae-Eun Rhee, RHP Kevin Rhoderick, RHP Nick Struck, RHP Tony Zych, SS Javier Baez, OF Rubi Silva, OF Matt Szczur

Chicago White Sox
RHP J.C. Casey, RHP Tim Kiley, RHP Darwin Matos, RHP Brett Merkley, RHP Leopoldo Sanchez, RHP Andrew Virgili, LHP Matt Wickswat, 1B Leighton Pangilinan, 2B Ross Wilson, 3B Kyle Shelton, SS D.J. Jarrad, OF Nick Ciolli, OF Andrew Douglas, OF Cory Farris, OF Jon Gilmore, OF Dustin Hayes, OF Daurys Mercedes
Removed from 40-man: SS Ray Olmedo (outrighted to Triple-A)

The White Sox acquired Jon Gilmore from the Braves in the same December ’08 deal that also netted Tyler Flowers, Brent Lillibridge and Santos Rodriguez in exchange for Javier Vazquez. Gilmore, whom the Braves drafted 33rd overall in ’07, hit just .180/.252/.230 over 122 at-bats for Double-A Birmingham during an injury-plagued ’12 season. 

Cleveland Indians
Elected free agency:
C Luke Carlin, OF Shelley Duncan

Colorado Rockies
Assigned to Arizona Fall League:
RHP Tyler Chatwood
Reinstated from DL: RHP Adam Paulencu

Detroit Tigers
RHP Victor Larez (re-signed)

Kansas City Royals
RHP Devon Lowery (re-signed), RHP Jake Negrete (released by Angels, June ’12), C Max Ramirez (re-signed), OF Nick Van Stratten (re-signed)
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Juan Carlos Sulbaran

Los Angeles Angels
Reinstated from DL:
RHP Tony Pena

Los Angeles Dodgers
C Fumimasa Ishibashi
Elected free agency: RHP Blake Hawksworth
Removed from 40-man: RHP Blake Hawksworth, OF Matt Angle (both players outrighted to Triple-A)
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Red Patterson, RHP Andres Santiago, LHP Eric Eadington, LHP Onelki Garcia, LHP Chris Reed, C Gorman Erickson, 2B Rafael Ynoa, OF Joc Pederson, OF Yasiel Puig
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jharel Cotton, RHP Sawil Gonzalez, RHP Matthew Reckling, RHP Kazuya Takano, RHP Francisco Villa, LHP Matt Laney, LHP Alfredo Unzue, 2B Zach Babitt

Milwaukee Brewers
Elected free agency:
LHP Juan Perez, SS Edwin Maysonet
Removed from 40-man: RHP Cody Scarpetta, 2B Eric Farris (both players outrighted to Triple-A)

Minnesota Twins
OF Brian Dinkelman (re-signed)

New York Yankees
Elected free agency:
LHP Justin Thomas

Oakland Athletics
Assigned to Arizona Fall League:
SS Yordy Cabrera

San Diego Padres
RHP Sam Holland, RHP Jason Ray (re-signed)
Released: RHP Jean Corpas, RHP Uber Paz
Elected free agency: RHP Matt Palmer
Removed from 40-man: RHP Shane Loux (outrighted to Triple-A)

San Francisco Giants
Removed from 40-man:
OF Justin Christian (outrighted to Triple-A)

Texas Rangers
RHP Ross Wolf (re-signed), LHP Neal Cotts (re-signed)
Released: 3B Dave Meliah
Elected free agency: 2B Luis Hernandez
Reinstated from DL: RHP Matt Thompson

Toronto Blue Jays
IF Dean Bell
Elected free agency: RHP Juan Abreu, RHP Robert Coello, RHP Jim Hoey
Removed from 40-man: RHP Robert Coello (outrighted to Triple-A)
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Sam Dyson, RHP Ian Kadish, RHP Deck McGuire, RHP Ryan Tepera, C Sean Ochinko, SS Ryan Goins, OF Jake Marisnick, OF Kevin Pillar

Washington Nationals
Elected free agency:
C Carlos Maldonado, OF Brett Carroll