Minor League Transactions: Sept. 7-12

Arizona Diamondbacks
1B Daryle Ward

Baltimore Orioles
Removed from 40-man:
SS Blake Davis (outrighted to Triple-A)

Boston Red Sox
RHP Scott Atchison
Removed from 40-man: 2B Drew Sutton (outrighted to Triple-A)
Reinstated from DL: RHP Brandon Duckworth, 2B Tony Thomas

Chicago Cubs
Reinstated from DL:
RHP Justin Berg, RHP Manolin de Leon, RHP Dylan Johnston, RHP Tarlandas Mitchell, RHP Jose Tineo, RHP Scott Weismann, LHP Graham Hicks, LHP Zach Rosscup, LHP Luis Villalba, OF John Andreoli

Chicago White Sox
LHP Wes Whisler (re-signed)

Cleveland Indians
1B Matt LaPorta
Removed from 40-man: OF Jerad Head (outrighted to Triple-A)

Colorado Rockies
SS Radames Nazario
Recalled: SS Chris Nelson
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Drew Pomeranz, 2B Thomas Field
Designated for assignment: C Matt Pagnozzi
Reinstated from DL: LHP Drew Pomeranz

Detroit Tigers
Reinstated from DL:
RHP Jeff Ferrell, RHP Ramon Lebron, RHP Jordan Pratt, RHP Bruce Rondon, RHP Cody Satterwhite, LHP Tyler Barrett, LHP Jade Todd, C Andy Bouchie, 2B Alexander Nunez, 3B Jason King, SS Gustavo Nunez, OF Edwin Gomez

Houston Astros
RHP Alan Abreu (NDFA—Lander (S.C.))
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Xavier Cedeno

Alan Abreu played shortstop and outfield in college.

Kansas City Royals
Assigned to Arizona Fall League:
RHP Nathan Adcock, RHP Jeremy Jeffress, RHP Bryan Paukovits, LHP Brendan Lafferty, SS Christian Colon, OF Wil Myers, OF Anthony Seratelli

Milwaukee Brewers
Added to 40-man roster:
RHP Mike Fiers

A 22nd-round pick form Nova Southeastern (Fla.) in ’09, Mike Fiers went on an incredible roll after shifting from the bullpen to the rotation at Double-A Huntsville in late May. In 18 starts for the Sounds and Triple-A Nashville, he went 11-2, 1.43 with 111 whiffs in 107 innings. A strong finish enabled Fiers to come from behind to win the minor league ERA title at 1.86, narrowly edging out Rays lefty Matt Moore

Minnesota Twins
Removed from 40-man:
LHP Chuck James (outrighted to Triple-A)

New York Mets
RHP Dale Thayer
Removed from 40-man: LHP Mike O'Connor (outrighted to Triple-A)

New York Yankees
RHP Dellin Betances
Added to 40-man roster: C Austin Romine
Designated for assignment: LHP Steve Garrison

Oakland Athletics
C Landon Powell
Added to 40-man roster: OF Jai Miller

Jai Miller batted .276/.368/.588 with 32 homers for Triple-A Sacramento and made the Pacific Coast League's postseason all-star team. The homers were a career high for the 26-year-old, as were the 179 strikeouts (in 410 at-bats), a total that came precariously close to breaking Charleston Jimerson's five-year-old PCL record.

Philadelphia Phillies
LHP Rob Cooper (NDFA—Sierra (Calif.) JC)
Released: RHP Mike McGuire
Reinstated from DL: 1B Tagg Bozied

The Phillies signed Windsor, Ontario, native Rob Cooper after a tryout. He also tried out for the Tigers and had scheduled to throw for the Blue Jays.

St. Louis Cardinals
Reinstated from DL:
RHP Jose Almarante

San Diego Padres
Placed on 7-day DL:
OF Mike Gallic
Reinstated from DL: OF Oscar Garcia

San Francisco Giants
Placed on 7-day DL:
RHP Jake Dunnington, RHP Brandon Allen, RHP Jorge Bucardo, RHP Jose Casilla, RHP Mark Christman, RHP Kevin Couture, RHP Casey Daigle, RHP Danny Sandbrink, RHP Craig Whitaker, RHP Chris Wilson, LHP Bryce Bandilla, LHP Craig Clark, LHP Brian Maloney, C Dashenko Ricardo, 1B Brice Cutspec, 1B Travis Ishikawa, 1B Josh Mazzola, 2B Julio Izturis, SS Ryan Lormand, OF Jose de la Cruz, OF Roger Kieschnick, OF Mike McBryde

Seattle Mariners
RHP Domingo Brazoban (re-signed), 1B Eddy Martinez-Esteve (re-signed)
Reinstated from DL: RHP Tyler Blandford, RHP Tim Boyce, RHP Yao Chang, RHP Danny Cruz, RHP Brent Johnson, RHP Fray Martinez, RHP George Mieses, RHP Trevor Miller, RHP Yovanny Olivero, RHP Alex Periard, RHP Richard Vargas, RHP Alfredo Venegas, LHP Nick Hill, LHP Brandol Perez, LHP Mauricio Robles, LHP Edlando Seco, LHP Jordan Shipers, LHP Philippe Valiquette, C Steve Baron, C Andrew Giobbi, C Angel Salome, 1B Ji-Man Choi, 1B Eddy Martinez-Esteve, 1B Dennis Raben, 2B Cesar Fuentes, 3B Edilio Colina, 3B Jose Flores, OF James Jones, OF Nate Tenbrink

Tampa Bay Rays
RHP Dane de la Rosa
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Matt Moore, OF Russ Canzler
Designated for assignment: RHP Rob Delaney, RHP Mike Ekstrom
Option transferred: RHP Matt Bush (Double-A to Triple-A)

Texas Rangers
LHP Michael Kirkman

Toronto Blue Jays
RHP Kyle Drabek, LHP Brad Mills, 1B David Cooper
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Chad Beck, RHP Danny Farquhar, OF Adam Loewen
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Eric Brown, RHP Travis Garrett
Reinstated from DL: OF Chris Hopkins

The Blue Jays debuted two relievers from Louisiana-Lafayette, Danny Farquhar and Chad Beck, in the ninth inning of their Sept. 13 game versus the Red Sox. Toronto acquired Beck when they traded David Eckstein to the Diamondbacks in August ’08, while they reacquired Farquhar in April by trading David Purcey to the Athletics. Toronto originally drafted Farquhar in ’08.

Washington Nationals
Reinstated from DL:
C Sam Palace