Minor League Transactions: Aug. 19-25

Official minor league transactions, conveyed to Baseball America by Major League Baseball, for the period Aug. 19-25.

Arizona Diamondbacks
OF Rafael Jimenez
Recalled: RHP Silvino Bracho, RHP Vicente Campos
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Dominic Leone, LHP Steve Hathaway
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Brad Keller, RHP Evan Marshall, RHP Johnny Omahen, 3B Joe Munoz

Atlanta Braves
C George Kottaras
Traded: OF Jeff Francoeur to Marlins and 2016-17 international bonus slot four ($238,800) to Rangers as part of three-team deal in which Braves acquired C Matt Foley from Marlins and 2B Dylan Moore from Rangers. Marlins also sent 2016-17 international bonus slots two and four ($725,400) to Rangers.
Recalled: RHP Brandon Cunniff, RHP Matt Wisler
Added to 40-man roster: 1B Brandon Snyder
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Tyrell Jenkins, RHP Madison Younginer
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Dave Peterson, RHP Kanekoa Texeira, LHP Brian Moran, LHP Michael O’Neal, SS Emerson Landoni, OF Matt Lipka

At 24 years old, Dylan Moore is older than the average Class A player, but the Central Florida product has produced an intriguing power-speed season while also drawing walks. That combination of attributes has produced a .266/.379/.443 batting line with 14 homers, 29 doubles-plus-triples and 40 steals through 119 games, most of them at low Class A Hickory.

Moore, a middle infielder, and short-season catcher Matt Foley, the rare 40th-round pick to draw trade interest, are a fine return for veteran Jeff Francoeur, whom the Braves won’t miss in September, and roughly $239,000 in international money.

Baltimore Orioles
OF Chris Dickerson (has not played in 2016)
Recalled: RHP Parker Bridwell, RHP Odrisamer Despaigne, RHP Logan Ondrusek, RHP Mike Wright, C Francisco Pena
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Parker Bridwell, RHP Odrisamer Despaigne, RHP Tyler Wilson, C Caleb Joseph
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jason Stoffel
Placed on 60-day DL: LHP Alirio Negrette

Boston Red Sox
LHP Henry Owens, SS Marco Hernandez
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Henry Owens, SS Deven Marrero
Placed on 7-day DL: OF Danny Mars

Chicago Cubs
LHP C.J. Riefenhauser
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Felix Pena, LHP Rob Zastryzny
Option transferred: 2B Tommy La Stella (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Craig Brooks, RHP Miguel Mejia, RHP Jake Stinnett, C Cael Brockmeyer

Chicago White Sox
Optioned to Triple-A:
OF Jason Coats
Placed on 7-day DL: OF Tony Campana

Cincinnati Reds
2B Jose Peraza
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Keyvius Sampson, OF Kyle Waldrop
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Jacob Constante

Cleveland Indians
RHP Jordan Dunatov
Recalled: RHP Shawn Armstrong
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Shawn Armstrong, LHP Kyle Crockett
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jeff Johnson, RHP Jordan Milbrath, RHP Devon Stewart, LHP Tyler Olson, 2B Claudio Bautista

Colorado Rockies
LHP Jason Gurka
Recalled: RHP Carlos Estevez
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Jeff Hoffman
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Christian Bergman, RHP Carlos Estevez, 1B Ben Paulsen
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Nelson Gonzalez, OF Omar Carrizales

Detroit Tigers
RHP Keider Montero
Optioned to Triple-A: SS Dixon Machado
Option transferred: RHP Angel Nesbitt (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Zac Reininger, C Shane Zeile

Houston Astros
RHP Brad Peacock, 3B Yulieski Gurriel
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP James Hoyt, 1B Tyler White
Option transferred: RHP David Paulino (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: 2B Ryne Birk, 2B Chan Moon

Kansas City Royals
Placed on 7-day DL:
RHP Clayton Mortensen, C Allan de San Miguel, SS Jack Lopez

Los Angeles Angels
RHP A.J. Achter, 3B Kaleb Cowart
Optioned to Triple-A: 1B Ji-Man Choi
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Manny Banuelos, LHP Chris Jones
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Jacob McDavid

Los Angeles Dodgers
RHP Dan Johnson (St. Paul (American Association)), RHP Vince Santarsiero (NDFA—Fontbonne (Mo.)), LHP Roy Merritt (Sugar Land (Atlantic))
Traded: RHP Tommy Bergjans and C A.J. Ellis to Phillies for C Carlos Ruiz
Recalled: RHP Ross Stripling, LHP Luis Avilan, SS Charlie Culberson, OF Andrew Toles
Added to 40-man roster: C Shawn Zarraga
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Josh Fields, SS Chris Taylor
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jeremy Kehrt, RHP Lenix Osuna, RHP Gus Schlosser, C Peter Summerville, 3B Zach Walters
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Christian Stolo

Miami Marlins
2B Danny Muno (released by White Sox, Aug. 17), OF David Lough (released by Phillies, Aug. 21)
Traded: C Matt Foley to Braves and 2016-17 international bonus slots two and four ($725,400) to Rangers as part of three-team deal in which Marlins acquired OF Jeff Francoeur from Braves. Rangers also sent 2B Dylan Moore to Braves, and Braves sent 2016-17 international bonus slot four ($238,800) to Rangers.
Added to 40-man roster: 1B Xavier Scruggs
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Brian Ellington
Removed from 40-man: LHP Chris Narveson (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jose Adames, RHP Preston Guillory, RHP Cody Poteet, RHP Drew Steckenrider, LHP Chris Reed, 2B Mason Davis, OF Cole Gillespie
Transferred to 60-day DL: RHP Chuck Weaver, LHP Nestor Bautista

The Marlins have a reputation for not being big spenders on the international market—well not since they signed a 16-year-old Venezuelan shortstop named Miguel Cabrera for $1.9 million in 1999. In fact, the organization has traded away international money in each of the four years of the current bonus-pool system, which penalizes teams for overspending their allotments. A review of where that $2,377,600 in bonus money went:

• This year the Marlins parted with $725,400 of international pool money in their August trade to acquire Jeff Francoeur, a part-time right fielder who will be a free agent in November.

• In 2015 Miami traded $454,400 of international pool money to the Rays for low Class A righthander Enderson Franco, who they subsequently lost to the Braves in the minor league Rule 5 draft that December.

• In 2014 the Marlins traded $1,000,800 of international pool money to the Rays for Double-A righthander Matt Ramsey, a reliever who missed all of 2015 with a back injury and then lost his spot on the 40-man roster.

• In 2013 the Marlins bundled $197,000 in international pool money with Ricky Nolasco when they traded the veteran to the Dodgers for righthanders Steve Ames, Angel Sanchez and Josh Wall. Not one of the trio remains in the organization, and only Ames pitched for the big league club (four relief innings).

Milwaukee Brewers
Added to 40-man roster:
LHP Brent Suter
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Damien Magnifico
Removed from 40-man: OF Ramon Flores (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Tim Dillard, RHP Javier Salas, C Parker Berberet, 2B Fidel Pena

Minnesota Twins
RHP Confesor Lara (Joliet (Frontier)), RHP Edward Mujica (released by Royals, Aug. 10)
Released: OF Shannon Wilkerson
Traded: LHP Sean Burnett to Nationals for cash
Recalled: RHP Pat Light, LHP Adalberto Mejia
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Tyler Duffey, LHP Adalberto Mejia, 1B Kennys Vargas
Option transferred: LHP Randy Rosario (high Class A to Double-A)

New York Mets
RHP Richard Reina to Blue Jays for cash
Recalled: RHP Erik Goeddel, RHP Robert Gsellman, LHP Sean Gilmartin, LHP Josh Smoker, 3B T.J. Rivera
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Erik Goeddel (twice), LHP Josh Edgin, 3B Tyler Kelly, 3B T.J. Rivera
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Bryce Beeler, LHP Duane Below, SS Niuman Romero, OF Stefan Sabol

New York Yankees
RHP Diego Moreno
Recalled: RHP Ben Heller
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Bryan Mitchell
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Domingo German

Oakland Athletics
LHP Marc Rzepczynski to Nationals for 2B Max Schrock
Recalled: RHP J.B. Wendelken, 2B Arismendy Alcantara
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Zack Erwin, C Jordan Devencenzi

Philadelphia Phillies
OF David Lough
Traded: C Carlos Ruiz to Dodgers for RHP Tommy Bergjans and C A.J. Ellis
Added to 40-man roster: 2B Emmanuel Burriss
Optioned to Triple-A: 2B Taylor Featherston
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Mario Hollands, LHP Zach Morris, 3B Derek Campbell

Righthander Tommy Bergjans went 3-13, 4.98 through 24 appearances (21 starts) at high Class A Rancho Cucamonga in the Dodgers system prior to his acquisition by the Phillies. The 23-year-old projects as a reliever given his stuff and performance profile, but his strong strikeout (24.1 percent) and walk (5.2 percent) rates in the California League hint at possible upside potential.

Pittsburgh Pirates
1B Josh Bell
Option transferred: RHP Nick Kingham (high Class A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: SS Alfredo Reyes
Placed on 60-day DL: C Mikell Granberry

St. Louis Cardinals
OF Jhohan Acevedo
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Sam Tuivailala
Placed on 7-day DL: C Chris Rivera

San Diego Padres
LHP Keith Hessler, SS Luis Sardinas, OF Patrick Kivlehan
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Ryan Buchter, SS Nick Noonan
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Colby Blueberg, RHP Mike Kelly, RHP Zech Lemond
Placed on 60-day DL: SS Ariel Ortega

San Francisco Giants
Added to 40-man roster:
OF Gorkys Hernandez
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Olbis Parra, LHP D.J. Snelten, LHP Grant Watson, C Adam Sonabend, 1B Ricky Oropesa
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Dylan Brooks

Seattle Mariners
RHP Al Alburquerque (released by Angels, Aug. 13), RHP Bryan Evans (Lancaster (Atlantic)), LHP Brandon Sisk (Somerset (Atlantic))
Recalled: RHP Taijuan Walker, 2B Mike Freeman, OF Guillermo Heredia, OF Stefen Romero
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Cody Martin, RHP Joe Wieland, RHP Tony Zych, 1B Dae Ho Lee, OF Stefen Romero
Removed from 40-man: RHP Joe Wieland (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Matt Anderson, RHP Guido Knudson, LHP Dylan Silva, LHP Ryan Yarbrough, C P.J. Jones, 1B D.J. Peterson, OF Luis Liberato

Tampa Bay Rays
RHP Jeff Howell
Recalled: RHP Tyler Sturdevant, 3B Richie Shaffer
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Ryan Garton, 3B Richie Shaffer
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Jordan Harrison, C Jesus Araiza

Texas Rangers
OF Carlos Gomez (released by Astros, Aug. 18)
Traded: 2B Dylan Moore to Braves as part of three-team deal in which Rangers acquired 2016-17 international bonus slots two and four ($725,400) from Marlins and 2016-17 international bonus slot four ($238,800) from Braves. Braves also sent OF Jeff Francoeur to Marlins, and Marlins sent C Matt Foley to Braves.
Recalled: RHP Shawn Tolleson
Added to 40-man roster: OF Carlos Gomez
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Nick Martinez
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Wes Benjamin, OF Connor McKay

In the span of two transactions the Rangers added $1,174,9090 to their international bonus pool to apply during this signing period. All it cost them was Dylan Moore (in the three-team deal outlined above) and Triple-A outfielder Ryan Strausborger (in a July trade with the Mariners). With the two transactions, Texas hit its max pool amount of $3,236,100, which is 150 percent of its original allotment. Actually, the Rangers acquired $96,200 more international money in trades than they can actually apply to signings because that amount exceeds the 150 percent threshold.

Toronto Blue Jays
RHP Gregor Mora (released by Dodgers, Aug. 15), LHP Eric Veglahn (St. Paul (American Association))
Acquired: RHP Richard Reina from Mets for cash
Recalled: LHP Aaron Loup, 2B Ryan Goins
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Ryan Tepera, 2B Ryan Goins, OF Darrell Ceciliani
Optioned to high Class A: RHP Aaron Sanchez
Removed from 40-man: OF Junior Lake (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Bobby Korecky, RHP Starlyn Suriel, C Mike Reeves, C Jorge Saez, 1B L.B. Dantzler, OF Josh Almonte, OF Melky Mesa
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP Bobby Eveld

Washington Nationals
RHP Mitch Lively (Reynosa (Mexican))
Released: RHP Franklin Perez
Acquired: LHP Sean Burnett from Twins for cash
Traded: 2B Max Schrock to Athletics for LHP Marc Rzepczynski
Recalled: RHP A.J. Cole
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP A.J. Cole, RHP Reynaldo Lopez, C Pedro Severino
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Dakota Bacus

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