Minor League Transactions: April 1-7

Transactions involving minor league players for the period April 1-7. All transactions conveyed by Major League Baseball.

Atlanta Braves
RHP Kris Medlen (re-signed) | 1B Ryan Howard
Loaned to Mexican League: RHP Manny Barreda (to Tijuana) | RHP Elian Leyva (to Tijuana)
Recalled: C Anthony Recker
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Eric O’Flaherty | OF Emilio Bonifacio
Option transferred: RHP Akeel Morris (Triple-A to Double-A)

Baltimore Orioles
RHP Edwin Jackson | RHP Shairon Martis (Lincoln (American Association)) | RHP Karl Triana (released by Braves, March 30) | 1B Ryan Ripken (released by Nationals, March 20)
Released: LHP Brian Moran | OF Dariel Alvarez | OF D’Arby Myers
Loaned to Mexican League: LHP Daniel Rodriguez (to Saltillo)
Returned Rule 5 selection: OF Aneury Tavarez (to Red Sox)
Added to 40-man roster: OF Craig Gentry
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Gabriel Ynoa | LHP Jayson Aquino | LHP Andrew Faulkner
Optioned to high Class A: RHP Miguel Castro
Option transferred: RHP Jason Garcia (Triple-A to Double-A) | OF Dariel Alvarez (Triple-A to low Class A)
Designated for assignment: RHP Joe Gunkel

Shairon Martis spent the past two seasons in the independent American Association after spending 2014 in Taiwan. The 30-year-old Curacao native pitched for the Netherlands in the World Baseball Classic, where he allowed one run in five relief appearances.

Though he never appeared in a game as a pitcher, 28-year-old Cuban outfielder Dariel Alvarez was in the process of converting to the mound—thus the transfer to the South Atlantic League—when an MRI revealed he would need Tommy John surgery. The Orioles released the righthander soon after.

Boston Red Sox
RHP Blaine Boyer (released by Braves, March 25)
Released: RHP Simon Mercedes | OF Carlos Quentin
Recalled: RHP Noe Ramirez | SS Marco Hernandez | SS Deven Marrero | OF Steven Selsky
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Ben Taylor
Optioned to Triple-A: SS Marco Hernandez

Chicago Cubs
SS Ozzie Martinez | OF Ryan Kalish (re-signed)
Loaned to Mexican League: RHP Mario Meza (to Yucatan)
Option transferred: OF Jacob Hannemann (Triple-A to Double-A)

Chicago White Sox
RHP Tommy Kahnle
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Anthony Swarzak | C Geovany Soto | OF Cody Asche

Cincinnati Reds
OF Cedric Hunter
Recalled: RHP Nick Travieso
Added to 40-man roster: OF Patrick Kivlehan
Removed from 40-man: OF Tyler Goeddel (outrighted to Triple-A)

Cleveland Indians
LHP Tim Cooney (re-signed)
Released: LHP Tim Cooney (subsequently re-signed) | LHP Pat McCoy
Added to 40-man roster: 2B Michael Martinez | 3B Yandy Diaz

Colorado Rockies
LHP Steve Ascher (released by Rays, March 23)
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Kyle Freeland
Designated for assignment: RHP Miguel Castro

Detroit Tigers
RHP Angel Ozuna
Recalled: LHP Blaine Hardy
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Blaine Hardy | LHP Daniel Stumpf
Option transferred: RHP Victor Alcantara (Triple-A to Double-A) | RHP Myles Jaye (Triple-A to Double-A) | LHP Jairo Labourt (Double-A to high Class A)
Removed from 40-man: LHP Daniel Stumpf (outrighted to Triple-A)

The Tigers selected matchup reliever Daniel Stumpf in the Rule 5 draft last winter. He didn’t make the team this spring, so Detroit waived him to remove him from the 40-man roster. No team claimed him, but because Stumpf had previously been outrighted off a 40-man roster, he had the right to elect free agency, which he did. He and the Tigers then agreed to a major league deal, and Detroit optioned him to Triple-A to start the year.

It’s a good deal for both sides. Stumpf gets his 40-man roster spot, while the Tigers retain flexibility with the 25th spot on their active roster.

Houston Astros
RHP David Martinez (released by Tigers, March 23)

Kansas City Royals
RHP Julio Pimentel
Released: 1B Roman Colon
Recalled: 3B Hunter Dozier
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Peter Moylan
Optioned to Triple-A: 2B Whit Merrifield
Option transferred: RHP Miguel Almonte (Triple-A to Double-A)

Los Angeles Angels
RHP Dioscar Romero (released by Red Sox, March 31) | SS Alberto Triunfel (released by Rangers, March 27)
Released: LHP Chris O’Grady
Recalled: RHP Mike Morin
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Bud Norris | RHP Blake Parker | RHP Yusmeiro Petit
Option transferred: LHP Greg Mahle (Triple-A to Double-A)
Removed from 40-man: RHP Austin Adams | RHP Kirby Yates (both players outrighted to Triple-A)

Los Angeles Dodgers
RHP Emanuel Chavez (released by Tigers, March 16) | C Sean O’Connell (released by White Sox, March 29)
Loaned to Mexican League: RHP Juan Noriega (to Monclova)
Recalled: RHP Josh Fields
Option transferred: LHP Julio Urias (Triple-A to high Class A) | C Kyle Farmer (Triple-A to Double-A)

Miami Marlins
RHP Vance Worley (released by Nationals, March 29) | LHP Cesilio Pimentel (released by Braves, March 28)
Added to 40-man roster: 1B Tyler Moore
Option transferred: RHP Tayron Guerrero | OF Yefri Perez (both players Triple-A to Double-A)

Milwaukee Brewers
C Kevin Martir (released by Astros, March 28) | C Charlie Meyer (NDFA—Wisconsin-Stout)
Recalled: LHP Brent Suter
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Tyler Cravy
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Taylor Jungmann
Designated for assignment: RHP Michael Blazek

A four-year standout at Division III Wisconsin-Stout, Charlie Meyer signed with the Brewers after trying out for them this spring. He graduated from college in 2015 but stayed in game shape by working as a catching instructor in Florida last year.

Minnesota Twins
RHP Chris Anderson (released by Dodgers, March 31) | 2B Bradley Strong (released by White Sox, March 20)
Added to 40-man roster: C Chris Gimenez
Optioned to Triple-A: 1B Kennys Vargas

Minnesota native Chris Anderson gets a fresh start in the Twins organization after the Dodgers released him last week. The 2013 first-rounder out of Jacksonville recorded a 4.37 ERA in four years in the Dodgers system, the last straw coming in the Arizona Fall League last year, when he allowed 28 runs on 28 hits in 17 innings.

New York Mets
OF Desmond Jennings (released by Reds, March 30)
Added to 40-man roster: 3B Ty Kelly
Option transferred: C Tomas Nido (high Class A to Double-A) | SS Amed Rosario (Double-A to Triple-A)

New York Yankees
C Eddy Rodriguez (released by Twins, March 31)
Released: 1B Connor Spencer
Added to 40-man roster: SS Peter Kozma
Option transferred: RHP Chad Green (Double-A to high Class A)

Oakland Athletics
LHP Kyle Twomey (released by Cubs, March 23)
Released: OF Max Muncy
Recalled: RHP Jesse Hahn
Option transferred: SS Yairo Munoz (Triple-A to Double-A)

Philadelphia Phillies
2B Taylor Featherston (re-signed)

Pittsburgh Pirates
Optioned to Triple-A:
OF Jose Osuna

St. Louis Cardinals
RHP Mark Montgomery (released by Yankees, March 30) | 1B Rangel Ravelo (released by Athletics, March 31) | OF J.D. Crowe (23rd round pick last year)

San Diego Padres
1B Brett Wallace
Added to 40-man roster: C Hector Sanchez | OF Jabari Blash
Optioned to Triple-A: 2B Cory Spangenberg
Designated for assignment: LHP Keith Hessler
Removed from 40-man: RHP Cesar Vargas (outrighted to Double-A) | LHP Keith Hessler (outrighted to Triple-A)

San Francisco Giants
OF Drew Stubbs (released by Twins, March 26)
Recalled: LHP Steven Okert
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Neil Ramirez | 2B Aaron Hill | OF Chris Marrero
Option transferred: RHP Chase Johnson (Double-A to Triple-A) | RHP Dan Slania (Triple-A to Double-A) | 3B Miguel Gomez (high Class A to Double-A)
Designated for assignment: RHP Ray Black | RHP Ian Gardeck

Seattle Mariners
RHP Mark Lowe (released by Tigers, March 26) | 2B Gordon Beckham (released by Giants, March 23)
Recalled: RHP Chase De Jong
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Chase De Jong | RHP Evan Marshall

Tampa Bay Rays
RHP Cory Rasmus | OF Kewby Meyer
Loaned to Mexican League: 3B Juan Rodriguez (to Oaxaca)
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Tommy Hunter | C Jesus Sucre | 1B Rickie Weeks | OF Peter Bourjos
Option transferred: RHP Hunter Wood | LHP Jose Alvarado (both players Triple-A to Double-A)
Designated for assignment: C Luke Maile

Texas Rangers
RHP Dillon Gee (re-signed)
Released: LHP Scott Sebald | C Steve Lerud | 3B Kelvin Fajardo
Loaned to Mexican League: RHP Fernando Miranda (to Mexico City)
Recalled: LHP Andrew Faulkner
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Dillon Gee
Option transferred: RHP Connor Sadzeck (Triple-A to Double-A) | LHP Yohander Mendez (Triple-A to Double-A)

Toronto Blue Jays
OF Chris Coghlan (released by Phillies, March 28)
Released: RHP Matt Buschmann | SS Ryan Metzler
Recalled: RHP Dominic Leone
Added to 40-man roster: C Jarrod Saltalamacchia
Optioned to Triple-A: C Luke Maile
Removed from 40-man: RHP Mike Bolsinger (outrighted to Triple-A)

Washington Nationals
RHP Matt Albers (re-signed)
Released: 1B Patrick Leyland | 1B Jake Mayers
Option transferred: RHP Jimmy Cordero (Triple-A to Double-A)

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