Minor League Transactions

Transactions involving minor league players for the period April 13-19. All transactions conveyed by Major League Baseball.

Players who are designated for assignment and then traded are noted with (DFA).

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Arizona Diamondbacks
LHP Anfernee Benitez
Traded: RHP Tyler Pill to Dodgers for cash

Atlanta Braves
OF Jose Bautista
Released: C Kade Scivicque
Removed from 40-man: RHP Luke Jackson (outrighted to Triple-A)

Baltimore Orioles
Added to 40-man roster:
SS Luis Sardinas
Returned Rule 5 pick: LHP Nestor Cortes (to Yankees)

Chicago Cubs
3B Joey Martarano

Chicago White Sox
RHP Spencer Moran (released by Rays) | LHP Drew Weston (released by Tigers, Oct. 4)
Released: OF Courtney Hawkins

Cincinnati Reds
OF Adam Brett Walker
Traded: RHP Ariel Hernandez (DFA) to Dodgers for RHP Zach Neal and 1B Ibandel Isabel
Traded: C Tony Sanchez to Rangers for cash
Elected free agency: RHP Yovani Gallardo
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Dylan Floro
Designated for assignment: RHP Ariel Hernandez

Cleveland Indians
OF Taylor Murphy

Colorado Rockies
LHP Will Lamb (released by Tigers, March 28)

Detroit Tigers
C Kade Scivicque (released by Braves, April 13)

Kansas City Royals
OF Tarik El-Abour

The Royals signed 25-year-old outfielder Tarik El-Abour, who is believed to be the first player with autism ever signed to play in affiliated baseball. Royals special adviser Reggie Sanders helped orchestrate the signing because of his special connection with El-Abour.

El-Abour attended college at Bristol University in Anaheim, going undrafted in 2016 and playing in the independent, New York state-based Empire League in 2016 and 2017.

Los Angeles Angels
RHP Nick Jobst (released by Orioles, March 29)

Los Angeles Dodgers
RHP Zach Neal and 1B Ibandel Isabel to Reds for RHP Ariel Hernandez (DFA)
Acquired: RHP Tyler Pill from Diamondbacks for cash
Added to 40-man roster: 3B Max Muncy
Removed from 40-man: RHP Dylan Baker (outrighted to Double-A)

Miami Marlins
Added to 40-man roster:
OF JB Shuck

Milwaukee Brewers
Sold to Mexican League:
1B Fernando Perez (to Tijuana)
Elected free agency: RHP J.J. Hoover
Designated for assignment: RHP Alec Asher
Removed from 40-man: RHP J.J. Hoover (outrighted to Triple-A)

New York Mets
RHP Scott Copeland | C Johnny Monell (released by Rays, March 28)
Released: RHP A.J. Griffin
Added to 40-man roster: C Jose Lobaton

New York Yankees
1B Adam Lind (released by Yankees, March 14)
Elected free agency: 2B Jace Peterson
Removed from 40-man: 2B Jace Peterson (outrighted to Triple-A) | OF Shane Robinson (outrighted to Triple-A)

Pittsburgh Pirates
Added to 40-man roster:
RHP Richard Rodriguez

Seattle Mariners
RHP Pat Light

Tampa Bay Rays
Added to 40-man roster:
1B Brandon Snyder | OF Johnny Field
Removed from 40-man: RHP Ryan Weber (outrighted to Triple-A)

Texas Rangers
RHP Yovani Gallardo (elected free agency from Reds, April 12) | SS Nick Noonan (released by Athletics, March 30)
Released: RHP Paolo Espino | LHP Nick Dignacco
Acquired: C Tony Sanchez from Reds for cash

Washington Nationals
C Tuffy Gosewisch (released by Mariners, April 5) | 1B Mark Reynolds
Elected free agency: C Miguel Montero
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Jeremy Hellickson
Removed from 40-man: C Miguel Montero (outrighted to Triple-A)

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