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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