Minor League Transactions

Sept. 30-Oct. 13

Transactions involving minor league players for the period Sept. 30-Oct. 13. All transactions conveyed by Major League Baseball.

Notes about this installment:

• Any player listed as re-signed opted to re-up with his organization for 2018 rather than test the minor league free agent waters after the World Series.

• Any player who elected free agency earned that right following his removal from the 40-man roster, which requires that he clear outright waivers. Per Collective Bargaining Agreement article XX(D), this rule affects any player:

(1) Who has at least three years of major league service, or who qualified as a "Super Two" player, or

(2) Whose contract is assigned outright to a minor league club for the second time or any subsequent time in his career.

Four players here--Josh Collmenter, Kyle Kendrick, Edward Mujica and Ruben Tejada--qualify for free agency under CBA article XIX(A), which states simply that “the contract of a player with five or more years of major league service . . . shall not be assigned otherwise than to another major league club.”


Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed:
RHP Joe Krehbiel (re-signed)
Released: RHP Oliver Polanco | RHP Nestor Ramirez | OF Walter Higuera


Atlanta Braves
Signed:
RHP Manny Barreda (re-signed) | RHP Andres Santiago (re-signed) | LHP Oriel Caicedo (re-signed) | 3B Carlos Franco (re-signed) | OF Xavier Avery (re-signed)
Elected free agency: RHP Josh Collmenter
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Josh Graham | RHP Touki Toussaint | LHP Corbin Clouse | LHP Max Fried | C Alex Jackson | 3B Austin Riley | OF Ronald Acuna | OF Jared James


Baltimore Orioles
Signed:
C Armando Araiza (re-signed) | C Pedro Perez (re-signed) | C Joel Polanco (re-signed) | 1B Patrick Leyland (re-signed)
Elected free agency: RHP Logan Verrett | LHP Vidal Nuno | LHP Jason Wheeler | C Francisco Pena | 2B Johnny Giavotella | SS Ruben Tejada
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: LHP Tanner Scott | 2B Steve Wilkerson | OF Anthony Santander


Boston Red Sox
Signed:
RHP Marcus Walden (re-signed) | OF Jeremy Barfield (re-signed)
Elected free agency: RHP Kyle Kendrick


Chicago Cubs
Signed:
RHP Pedro Araujo (re-signed) | RHP Daury Torrez (re-signed) | C Alberto Mineo (re-signed) | C Ali Solis (re-signed) | SS Carlos Penalver (re-signed) | OF Jeffrey Baez (re-signed)


Chicago White Sox
Signed:
LHP Jaider Rocha (re-signed)
Elected free agency: RHP Jean Machi | RHP Chris Volstad | LHP David Holmberg | C Rob Brantly | OF Cody Asche | OF Rymer Liriano
Removed from 40-man: RHP Brad Goldberg | RHP Chris Volstad | LHP David Holmberg | C Rob Brantly | OF Rymer Liriano (outrighted to Triple-A)
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Dylan Covey | RHP Matt Foster | RHP Connor Walsh | LHP Jace Fry | C Seby Zavala | SS Danny Mendick | OF Tito Polo
Assigned to Colombian League: LHP Kevin Escorcia | LHP Jaider Rocha
Assigned to Dominican League: RHP Robin Leyer | RHP Reynaldo Lopez | RHP Juan Minaya | RHP Yelmison Peralta | RHP Kelvis Valerio | RHP Michael Ynoa | LHP David Holmberg | 2B Alen Hanson | 3B Ronald Bueno | SS Jose Vinicio | OF Willy Garcia | OF Eloy Jimenez | OF Louis Silverio
Assigned to Mexican Pacific League: RHP Salvador Villarreal | OF Jason Bourgeois | OF Luis Gonzalez
Assigned to Puerto Rican League: C Roberto Pena
Assigned to Venezuelan League: RHP Luis Martinez | RHP Jhoan Quijada | RHP Yosmer Solorzano | C Alfredo Gonzalez | C Daniel Gonzalez | 2B Bryant Flete | OF Luis Alexander Basabe


Cincinnati Reds
Elected free agency:
RHP Asher Wojciechowski | OF Scott Van Slyke
Removed from 40-man: RHP Alejandro Chacin | RHP Nick Travieso | RHP Asher Wojciechowski (outrighted to Triple-A)
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Wendolyn Bautista | RHP Jake Ehret | LHP Joel Bender | LHP Brennan Bernardino | C Chadwick Tromp | 3B Brantley Bell | 3B Taylor Sparks | SS Blake Trahan


Cleveland Indians
Elected free agency:
RHP Diego Moreno
Removed from 40-man: RHP Joe Colon (outrighted to Triple-A)
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Argenis Angulo | RHP Luke Eubank | RHP Leandro Linares | LHP Sean Brady | C Francisco Mejia | 1B Bobby Bradley | 2B Tyler Krieger | OF Ka’ai Tom


Colorado Rockies
Released:
2B Cesar Galvez
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Yency Almonte | RHP Shane Broyles | RHP James Farris | RHP Zach Jemiola | C Dom Nunez | 1B Brian Mundell | OF Yonathan Daza


Detroit Tigers
Released:
RHP Franchi Batista | RHP Ryan Castellanos | RHP Enrique De Pena | RHP Julio Guante | RHP Tyler Howe | RHP Mark Savarese | LHP Drew Weston | C Bryan Tejeda | 1B Brett Pill | 2B Will Savage | 3B Joey Pankake | OF Sam Machonis | OF Allan Santos
Traded: OF Juan Ramirez to Astros as player to be named for RHP Justin Verlander
Elected free agency: RHP Edward Mujica | OF Matt den Dekker
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Mark Ecker | RHP Zac Houston | RHP Gerson Moreno | RHP Adam Ravenelle | RHP Spencer Turnbull | 3B Kody Eaves | SS A.J. Simcox | OF Cam Gibson
Assigned to Dominican League: OF Steven Moya
Assigned to Mexican Pacific League: LHP Anthony Vasquez | 1B Efren Navarro
Assigned to Venezuelan League: RHP R.J. Alaniz | RHP Tommy Collier | C Miguel Gonzalez | C Arvicent Perez | 2B Keyder Aristigueta


Houston Astros
Acquired:
OF Juan Ramirez from Tigers as player to be named for RHP Justin Verlander
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Dean Deetz | RHP Riley Ferrell | RHP Brendan McCurry | LHP Framber Valdez | 1B Yordan Alvarez | 2B Nick Tanielu | OF Kyle Tucker


Kansas City Royals
Signed:
RHP Andy Ferguson (re-signed) | RHP Jose Veras (re-signed) | LHP Onelki Garcia (re-signed) | C Allan de San Miguel (re-signed)
Released: RHP Tyler Fallwell | RHP Jeremy Gwinn | RHP Garrett Harris | C Colton Frabasilio | 2B Logan Gray | SS Travis Maezes | OF Jose Sanchez
Elected free agency: RHP Seth Maness
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Jacob Bodner | RHP Zach Lovvorn | RHP Jared Ruxer | LHP Matt Tenuta | C Nick Dini | SS Nicky Lopez | OF Elier Hernandez


Los Angeles Angels
Elected free agency:
RHP Daniel Wright | OF Ramon Flores
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Nathan Bates | RHP Samil de los Santos | RHP Adam Hofacket | LHP Conor Lillis-White | C Taylor Ward | 1B Matt Thaiss | OF Troy Montgomery


Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed:
LHP Brian Moran (re-signed) | 3B Max Muncy (re-signed) | OF Henry Ramos (re-signed)
Elected free agency: RHP Dylan Floro | LHP Justin Marks


Miami Marlins
Signed:
RHP Esmerling de la Rosa (re-signed) | LHP Gabe Castellanos (re-signed)
Elected free agency: RHP Javy Guerra | LHP Jeff Locke | 1B Tyler Moore | 2B Steve Lombardozzi
Removed from 40-man: RHP Javy Guerra | 1B Tyler Moore | OF Destin Hood (outrighted to Triple-A)


Milwaukee Brewers
Elected free agency:
RHP Michael Blazek | RHP David Goforth | RHP Wily Peralta | RHP Rob Scahill | OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis
Assigned to Arizona Fall League:
RHP Nate Griep | RHP Adrian Houser | RHP Jon Perrin | LHP Quintin Torres-Costa | 1B Jake Gatewood | 3B Lucas Erceg | OF Monte Harrison | OF Corey Ray
Assigned to Mexican Pacific League: 1B Chris Colabello


Minnesota Twins
Signed:
LHP Casey Crosby (Lincoln (American Association))
Elected free agency: RHP Alex Wimmers | C Anthony Recker
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Ryan Eades | RHP Thomas Hackimer | LHP Tyler Jay | LHP Andrew Vasquez | 3B Chris Paul | SS Sean Miller | OF LaMonte Wade


New York Mets
Released:
RHP Justin Brantley | RHP Casey Delgado | RHP Jose Geraldo | RHP Edwin German | RHP Luis Mateo | RHP Joe Napolitano | RHP Scarlyn Reyes | LHP Miguel Gutierrez | LHP Aneury Olivo | 1B Luis Montero | 1B Jeremy Wolf | 2B Reed Gamache | 3B Franklin Correa | SS Cecilio Aybar | SS Yeffry De Aza | SS Danny Hoy | OF Grabiel Jimenez
Elected free agency: LHP Josh Edgin
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Mickey Jannis | RHP Tim Peterson | RHP Matt Pobereyko | LHP Kyle Regnault | C Tomas Nido | 3B David Thompson | SS Luis Guillorme | OF Kevin Kaczmarski


New York Yankees
Signed:
C Sharif Othman (re-signed)
Elected free agency: 1B Ji-Man Choi
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Albert Abreu | RHP Cody Carroll | RHP Andrew Schwaab | LHP Justus Sheffield | 2B Thairo Estrada | SS Kyle Holder | OF Estevan Florial | OF Billy McKinney


Oakland Athletics
Elected free agency:
RHP Zach Neal | C Ryan Lavarnway | OF Jaff Decker
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Nolan Blackwood | RHP Sam Bragg | RHP Luis Romero | RHP Logan Shore | C Sean Murphy | 3B Sheldon Neuse | OF Tyler Ramirez


Philadelphia Phillies
Signed:
RHP Ranfi Casimiro (re-signed)
Elected free agency: RHP Pedro Beato | LHP Kevin Siegrist | 3B Ty Kelly
Removed from 40-man: LHP Kevin Siegrist | 3B Ty Kelly (outrighted to Triple-A)


Pittsburgh Pirates
Elected free agency:
RHP Drew Hutchison
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP J.T. Brubaker | RHP Mitch Keller | LHP Taylor Hearn | LHP Brandon Waddell | 2B Kevin Kramer | 2B Mitchell Tolman | OF Logan Hill


St. Louis Cardinals
Signed:
LHP Jordan Schafer (re-signed) | 1B Rangel Ravelo (re-signed) | 3B Leobaldo Pina (re-signed)
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Sandy Alcantara | RHP Jordan Hicks | RHP Josh Lucas | RHP Artie Reyes | C Andrew Knizner | 1B John Nogowski | SS Edmundo Sosa | OF Oscar Mercado


San Diego Padres
Elected free agency:
RHP Kevin Quackenbush | 2B Chase d’Arnaud | SS Dusty Coleman
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP David Bednar | RHP Walker Lockett | RHP Andres Munoz | RHP T.J. Weir | LHP Jerry Keel | 1B Josh Naylor | 2B Luis Urias | SS Javier Guerra | OF Franmil Reyes


San Francisco Giants
Signed:
RHP Jose Flores (re-signed) | LHP Carlos Diaz (re-signed) | 1B Jerry Sands (re-signed)
Released: LHP Cameron Avila-Leeper
Elected free agency: 3B Conor Gillaspie | OF Carlos Moncrief
Removed from 40-man: C Trevor Brown (outrighted to Triple-A)


Seattle Mariners
Traded:
SS Osmy Gregorio to Rays as player to be named for RHP Ryan Garton and C Mike Marjama
Elected free agency: RHP Christian Bergman | RHP Ernesto Frieri | RHP Cody Martin | RHP Ryan Weber


Tampa Bay Rays
Released:
RHP Ronal Hernandez | RHP Hector Lopez | RHP Eduard Rosillo | SS Bill Pujols
Acquired: SS Osmy Gregorio from Mariners as player to be named for RHP Ryan Garton and C Mike Marjama
Elected free agency: 2B Taylor Featherston | OF Shane Peterson
Removed from 40-man: RHP Kevin Gadea (outrighted to Triple-A)
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Spencer Jones | RHP Benton Moss | RHP Roel Ramirez | RHP Burch Smith | C Brett Sullivan | 2B Brandon Lowe | 3B Kevin Padlo


Texas Rangers
Released:
OF Todd McDonald
Elected free agency: RHP Anthony Bass | RHP Preston Claiborne | RHP Jhan Marinez | RHP Tanner Scheppers | LHP Joely Rodriguez | 2B Phil Gosselin | 3B Will Middlebrooks
Removed from 40-man: RHP Paolo Espino | 2B Phil Gosselin | 3B Will Middlebrooks | OF Jared Hoying (outrighted to Triple-A)
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Steven Bruce | RHP Tyler Ferguson | RHP David Ledbetter | LHP Adam Choplick | 3B Luis La O | SS Josh Morgan | OF Michael O’Neill | OF Yanio Perez


Toronto Blue Jays
Elected free agency:
RHP Mike Bolsinger | RHP Lucas Harrell | RHP Nick Tepesch | LHP Jeff Beliveau | LHP T.J. House | LHP Brett Oberholtzer | C Mike Ohlman


Washington Nationals
Signed:
LHP Hector Silvestre (re-signed) | 2B Bryan Mejia (re-signed)
Elected free agency: 1B Clint Robinson
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Dakota Bacus | RHP Jimmy Cordero | RHP Kyle McGowin | RHP Austen Williams | C Taylor Gushue | 3B Kelvin Gutierrez | OF Daniel Johnson

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