Minor League Transactions: Aug. 5-11

Official minor league transactions, conveyed to Baseball America by Major League Baseball, for the period Aug. 5-11.

Arizona Diamondbacks
OF Chad Oberacker, OF Matt Railey
Recalled: C Oscar Hernandez, OF Socrates Brito
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Evan Marshall, OF Socrates Brito
Option transferred: OF Gabby Guerrero (Triple-A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Johnny Omahen, C Mark Thomas

A third-round pick out of a Tallahassee, Fla., high school in 2014, left fielder Matt Railey hit just .165 with zero extra-base hits in 29 games this season, most of them at low Class A Kane County. That performance didn’t cut it for a bat-first player like Railey, who also weathered a 50-game suspension in 2015 for failing a test for amphetamines.

Atlanta Braves
LHP Brian Moran (Bridgeport (Atlantic))
Released: 2B Jose Fernandez
Traded: LHP Hunter Cervenka to Marlins for LHP Michael Mader and SS Anfernee Seymour
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Roberto Hernandez, RHP Madison Younginer
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Wilfredo Boscan (waiver claim from Pirates), RHP Brandon Cunniff, RHP Shae Simmons
Removed from 40-man: 1B Brandon Snyder (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Aaron Blair, RHP Wilfredo Boscan, RHP Maikel Cleto, RHP Chad Sobotka, RHP Rob Wooten, 2B Luke Dykstra

The Reds’ Alfredo Simon has run up a 9.45 ERA this season, giving him the highest mark for any major league pitcher with at least 10 starts. In a strange twist of fate, the next two starters on the list were traded for one another in the offseason: Braves rookie Aaron Blair (7.99 ERA in 11 stats) and Diamondbacks intended No. 2 starter Shelby Miller (7.14 ERA in 14 starts). Note that Atlanta also acquired Dansby Swanson and Ender Inciarte when they traded Miller to Arizona.

While Blair struggled initially at Triple-A Gwinnett, he had righted the ship in three starts leading up to his placement on the disabled list last week. He went 1-0, 2.25 with 19 strikeouts in 20 innings immediately before he tweaked his left knee in a side session.

Baltimore Orioles
RHP Sam Deduno, LHP Zack Dodson
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Logan Ondrusek
Placed on 7-day DL: 3B Austin Anderson

The Orioles signed 31-year-old reliever Logan Ondrusek to a major league deal after he spent the past two seasons in Japan, recording a 2.17 ERA in 102 appearances for Yakult of the Central League. He struck out 8.2 and walked 3.0 per nine innings in Japan, while allowing just 75 hits in 100 frames. Ondrusek last pitched in the U.S. majors for the 2014 Reds.

Boston Red Sox
RHP Casey Janssen
Recalled: LHP Roenis Elias
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Bryce Brentz
Removed from 40-man: RHP Sean O’Sullivan (outrighted to Triple-A)

Chicago Cubs
RHP Josh Collmenter (released by D-backs, Aug. 7), LHP Brian Matusz (re-signed)
Recalled: RHP Justin Grimm
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Justin Grimm
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP James Norwood, LHP C.J. Riefenhauser, LHP Giovanni Soto, LHP Kyle Twomey, 2B Chesny Young

Chicago White Sox
RHP Tanner Mendonca, 1B Brady Shoemaker
Recalled: OF Jason Coats
Placed on 7-day DL: C Sean O’Connell, 1B K.J. Woods

Cincinnati Reds
RHP Jimmy Moran
Option transferred: RHP Rookie Davis (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: 1B K.J. Franklin, OF Jonathan Reynoso

Cleveland Indians
RHP Jon Fitzsimmons (Quebec (Can-Am)), RHP Cameron Mingo (NDFA—Princeton), LHP Alsis Herrera (NDFA—Science and Arts of Oklahoma)
Recalled: LHP T.J. House, LHP Shawn Morimando
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP T.J. House, LHP Ryan Merritt, LHP Shawn Morimando, SS Erik Gonzalez
Removed from 40-man: OF Joey Butler (outrighted to Triple-A)

Colorado Rockies
LHP Max Schuh (released by Orioles, June 23)
Optioned to Triple-A: 2B Rafael Ynoa
Option transferred: RHP German Marquez, OF Raimel Tapia (both players Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Pat McCoy, C Robbie Perkins, 3B Chris Nelson, SS Jeff Bianchi, OF Dillon Thomas

Detroit Tigers
RHP Confesor Lara, RHP Adenson Verastegui
Recalled: RHP Warwick Saupold, LHP Blaine Hardy, LHP Daniel Norris, LHP Kyle Ryan, 3B Casey McGehee
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Donn Roach (waiver claim from Mariners), RHP Warwick Saupold
Designated for assignment: RHP Jeff Ferrell
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Kyle Dowdy, 2B Joey Pankake, OF Derek Hill

One of the more snakebit prospects in baseball, low Class A West Michigan center fielder Derek Hill needs Tommy John surgery and will be out until at least midseason 2017. This will be the fifth trip to the disabled list in the past two seasons for Hill, a first-round pick out of high school in 2014. He hit .266/.312/.349 with a Midwest League-leading 35 stolen bases and 66 runs scored this season.

Houston Astros
RHP Jandel Gustave, LHP Kevin Chapman, 2B Tony Kemp
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Brad Peacock, LHP Kevin Chapman
Option transferred: 3B Yulieski Gurriel (high Class A to Double-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Brian Holmes, 2B Ryne Birk

Kansas City Royals
RHP Edward Mujica
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Alec Mills, C Cam Gallagher

Los Angeles Angels
C Stephen McGee, SS Ryan Jackson
Recalled: RHP Jose Valdez
Added to 40-man roster: RHP A.J. Achter
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP A.J. Achter, RHP Tim Lincecum, C Carlos Perez
Removed from 40-man: RHP Al Alburquerque (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: C Webster Rivas

Los Angeles Dodgers
RHP Joe Mortillaro (NDFA—Western Illinois)
Released: RHP Derrick Sylvester, OF Daniel Fields
Recalled: RHP Josh Ravin, RHP Ross Stripling, SS Chris Taylor
Added to 40-man roster: 3B Rob Segedin
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Luis Avilan, SS Chris Taylor
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Scott Griggs, RHP Bernardo Reyes, C Spencer Navin, 1B Dalton DiNatale, OF Jordan Paroubeck
Placed on 60-day DL: RHP M.J. Villegas

Miami Marlins
C James Lovett (NDFA—North Carolina Wesleyan)
Released: SS Pedro Ciriaco
Traded: LHP Michael Mader and SS Anfernee Seymour to Braves for LHP Hunter Cervenka
Recalled: RHP Austin Brice
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Chris Narveson
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Nefi Ogando, LHP Hunter Cervenka
Option transferred: RHP Jake Esch (Double-A to Triple-A)
Designated for assignment: LHP Cody Ege (lost on waivers to Angels)
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Jo-Jo Reyes, C Roy Morales

Milwaukee Brewers
Released: RHP Ariel Pena
RHP Wily Peralta, RHP Rob Scahill
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP David Goforth
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Miguel Diaz, RHP Tyler Spurlin, 2B Chris McFarland

Minnesota Twins
3B Buck Britton, OF Darin Mastroianni
Recalled: RHP J.T. Chargois
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Andrew Albers
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Byron Buxton
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Colton Davis, RHP Marcus Walden, OF LaMonte Wade

New York Mets
Added to 40-man roster:
3B T.J. Rivera
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Brandon Nimmo
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Kevin Canelon, OF Marc Krauss
Placed on 60-day DL: LHP Aneury Olivo

Triple-A Las Vegas third baseman T.J. Rivera led the Pacific Coast League with a .349 average at the time the Mets called him up, and, in fact, he leads all active players (min. 2,500 plate appearances) with a .323 career average in the minor leagues. The 27-year-old infielder signed as a nondrafted free agent out of Troy in 2011, though he attended high school in the Bronx.

Said one Mets official about Rivera last offseason: “He is one of those guys who has a knack for barreling ball. He can play all over the infield.”

New York Yankees
RHP Alex Smith
Recalled: RHP Luis Cessa, LHP Chasen Shreve
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Ben Heller
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Johnny Barbato, RHP Nick Goody, RHP Luis Severino, LHP Richard Bleier, OF Rob Refsnyder

Oakland Athletics
RHP Andrew Triggs, LHP Patrick Schuster, OF Brett Eibner
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Chris Smith, LHP Ross Detwiler
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Dillon Overton
Placed on 7-day DL: 1B Michael Soto, 2B Jean Rodriguez
Placed on 60-day DL: LHP Kevin Duchene

Philadelphia Phillies
LHP Elvis Araujo
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Jake Thompson
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Drew Anderson, LHP Elniery Garcia, 1B Brendon Hayden, 2B Carlos Alonso, OF Cord Sandberg

Pittsburgh Pirates
RHP Chad Kuhl
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Curtis Partch
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Curtis Partch
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Kyle Lobstein

St. Louis Cardinals
RHP Juan Gonzalez
Recalled: OF Randal Grichuk
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Alex Reyes
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Dean Kiekhefer
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Steven Gallardo, C Chris Rivera, 2B Dean Anna, 2B Casey Turgeon, 3B Cole Lankford

San Diego Padres
Added to 40-man roster:
SS Nick Noonan
Optioned to Triple-A: SS Jose Rondon
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Aaron Northcraft, OF Auston Bousfield, OF Edwin Moreno

San Francisco Giants
Removed from 40-man:
SS Ramiro Pena (outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Ray Black, RHP Chase Johnson, RHP Jose Morel, C Bryan Case, 1B Angel Villalona, 2B Richard Rodriguez, OF Ryan Lollis, OF Carlos Moncrief

Seattle Mariners
RHP Mayckol Guaipe (re-signed)
Recalled: 2B Mike Freeman
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Jarrett Grube
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jarrett Grube, RHP Cody Martin, RHP Taijuan Walker, 2B Mike Freeman, SS Luis Sardinas, OF Guillermo Heredia, RHP/LHP Pat Venditte
Designated for assignment: RHP Donn Roach (lost on waivers to Tigers), SS Luis Sardinas
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Mayckol Guaipe, LHP Luiz Gohara, LHP Jake Zokan, OF Aaron Barbosa
Placed on 60-day DL: OF Kyle Lewis

The No. 11 overall pick by the Mariners in June, center fielder Kyle Lewis had surgery on Aug. 11 to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament and the meniscus in his right knee. The short-season Everett star injured his knee on July 19 when he collided with the opposing catcher, and Seattle is now officially transferring him to the 60-day disabled list. The BA College Player of the Year this season, Lewis hit .299/.385/.530 with 16 extra-base hits in 30 Northwest League games.

Tampa Bay Rays
RHP Danny Farquhar
Optioned to Triple-A: 3B Richie Shaffer
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Brian Miller, 2B Tommy Coyle, OF Angel Moreno

Texas Rangers
C Carson Blair (released by Athletics, July 15)
Released: LHP Craig Breslow
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Ryan Rua
Designated for assignment: 3B Kyle Kubitza (lost on waivers to Braves)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Carlso Fisher, RHP John Werner, LHP Eric Jokisch, C David Lyon, C Erick Matta, 3B Tripp Martin

Toronto Blue Jays
RHP Blake McFarland (re-signed)
Recalled: RHP Ryan Tepera, OF Darrell Ceciliani
Added to 40-man roster: OF Junior Lake
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Danny Barnes
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Blake McFarland, RHP John Stilson, LHP Travis Bergen, C Max Pentecost, C Jorge Saez, 2B David Adams, 3B Gunnar Heidt, OF Harold Ramirez, OF Juan Tejada

Shoulder trouble is the last thing the Blue Jays want to hear associated with 2014 first-round catcher Max Pentecost, who has had two surgeries on his right shoulder and missed the entire 2015 season. In this case, though, the 23-year-old injured his other shoulder in an awkward slide into home plate, and he went on the low Class A Lansing disabled list. Pentecost, who has played all 62 games this season at DH, hit .314/.375/.490 with seven home runs through 62 games.

The Blue Jays intend to develop trade-deadline pickup Harold Ramirez as a center fielder, but those plans are on hold after the 21-year-old suffered a knee injury and went on the disabled list at Double-A New Hampshire.

Washington Nationals
OF Brian Goodwin
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Pedro Avila, RHP Wirkin Estevez, RHP Jacob Howell, RHP Jaron Long, LHP Bryan Harper, OF Telmito Agustin
Placed on 60-day DL: OF Edwin Ventura

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