Minor League Transactions: Jan. 15-21

Official minor league transactions, conveyed to Baseball America by Major League Baseball, for the period Jan. 15-21.

Arizona Diamondbacks
SS Gabriel Noriega
Removed from 40-man: RHP Matt Stites (outrighted to Triple-A)

Baltimore Orioles
RHP Tim Sexton (Southern Maryland (Atlantic))

Chicago Cubs
2B Munenori Kawasaki

Chicago White Sox
RHP Mike Recchia

Cincinnati Reds
C Jordan Pacheco, 3B Alden Carrithers

Cleveland Indians
RHP Casey Weathers (re-signed)

Detroit Tigers
C Yaniel Cabezas (did not play in 2015), SS Argenis Diaz
Released: RHP Rafael Dolis, RHP Eduardo Figueroa

Righthander Rafael Dolis pitched at Triple-A Toledo in the Tigers system in 2015 and re-signed with the club in December as a minor league free agent. Detroit released the 28-year-old last week, however, so that he could sign with Hanshin of Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball.

Houston Astros
RHP Cesar Valdez (Tabasco (Mexican)), LHP Edwar Cabrera, OF Eury Perez (non-tendered by Braves)
Released: RHP Lachlan Madden, RHP Adonis Pena, RHP Jorge Perez, RHP Joselo Pinales, LHP Zach Davis, LHP Starlyng Sanchez, LHP Alejandro Solarte, LHP Edwin Villarroel, 1B Jared Cruz

Kansas City Royals
RHP Lester Oliveros

Los Angeles Angels
RHP Austin Young, LHP Jake Petersen, LHP Cole Swanson

Los Angeles Dodgers
C Vince DiFazio (St. Paul (American Association))

Miami Marlins
Removed from 40-man:
RHP Andre Rienzo, 1B Tommy Medica (both players outrighted to Triple-A)

New York Mets
C Nevin Ashley, SS Niuman Romero (released by Athletics, Aug. 5)

New York Yankees
RHP Wandy Soto
Released: C Isaias Tejeda, 2B Angelo Gumbs, SS Bryan Cuevas, OF Jordan Barnes, OF Griff Gordon, OF Jose Infante, OF Teodoro Martinez

Second baseman Angelo Gumbs, a 2010 second-round pick out of high school who signed for $750,000, topped out at high Class A Tampa in each of the past three seasons, but the four-time Yankees top 30 prospect hit just .208 in 678 at-bats in the Florida State League.

Pittsburgh Pirates
SS Victor Ngoepe

The Pirates signed South African shortstop Gift Ngoepe in September 2008, then added him to the 40-man roster last November after he reached Triple-A Indianapolis in the second half of 2015. Now, Pittsburgh has signed his younger brother Victor (born Tlou Victor Ngoepe), whom Gift makes reference to in this piece for Bucs Dugout.

San Francisco Giants
C George Kottaras

Seattle Marienrs
LHP Kraig Sitton

Tampa Bay Rays
LHP Adam Wilk

Texas Rangers
LHP Cesar Ramos (non-tendered by Angels), C Bobby Wilson (re-signed), OF Jordan Danks
Released: C Guy Edmonds

Toronto Blue Jays
LHP Randy Pondler

Washington Nationals
LHP Darin Gorski

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