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Minor League Transactions: July 11-29, 2021



Transactions involving minor league players for the period July 11-29, 2021.

Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed: RHP Zach Barnes (NDFA—Grand Canyon) | RHP Shane Carle | LHP Kyle Backhus (NDFA—Sam Houston State)
Signed Draft Picks: RHP John Carver (20) | RHP Jacob Steinmetz (3) | C Adrian Del Castillo (2S) | C Shane Muntz (15)
Released: RHP Cameron Gann | RHP Keury Mella | RHP Carlos Navas | RHP Jeremy Rhoades | RHP Edinson Soto | LHP Ezequiel De La Cruz | LHP Bryan Valdez | 2B Alexis Pantoja | OF Tra'Mayne Holmes
Traded: C Stephen Vogt to Braves for 1B Mason Berne
Traded: 3B Eduardo Escobar to Brewers for C Cooper Hummel and 2B Alberto Ciprian

Atlanta Braves
Signed: RHP J.J. Niekro (NDFA—Florida Southern)
Signed Draft Picks: RHP Ryan Cusick (1) | RHP Andrew Hoffmann (12) | RHP AJ Smith-Shawver (7) | RHP Dylan Spain (10) | LHP Kris Anglin (16) | LHP Dylan Dodd (3) | LHP Adam Shoemaker (11) | LHP Sam Strickland (19) | C Liam McGill (9) | 1B Justyn-Henry Malloy (6)
Released: RHP Zach Seipel | OF Jaycob Brugman 
Traded: 1B Mason Berne to Diamondbacks for C Stephen Vogt
Traded: 1B Bryce Ball to Cubs for OF Joc Pederson
Traded: OF Tyler Neslony to White Sox

Baltimore Orioles

Signed: RHP Carson Carter (NDFA—Oklahoma) | RHP Daniel Federman (NDFA—Miami) | C Logan Michaels (NDFA—Virginia)
Signed Draft Picks: RHP Justin Armbruester (12)  | RHP Keagan Gillies (15) | RHP Conor Grady (18) | RHP Dylan Heid (11) | RHP Ryan Long (17) | RHP Alex Pham (19) | RHP Carlos Tavera (5) | RHP Peter Van Loon (16) | C Connor Pavolony (7) | C Creed Willems (8) | 1B Jacob Teter (13) | 2B Connor Norby (2) | 3B Ryan Higgins (9) | SS Collin Burns (6) | OF Billy Cook (10) | OF Colton Cowser (1) | OF Trendon Craig (20) | OF John Rhodes (3) | OF Reed Trimble (2S) | OF Donta’ Williams (4)

Boston Red Sox
Signed: ​​RHP Jhonny Felix (NDFA—Western Oklahoma State JC) | OF Kier Meredith (NDFA—Clemson)
Signed Draft Picks: RHP Hunter Dobbins (8) | RHP Wyatt Olds (7) | RHP Elmer Rodriguez-Cruz (4) | RHP Christopher Troye (12) | RHP Tyler Uberstine (19) | RHP Jacob Webb (14) | 2B Tyler McDonough (3) | 2B B.J. Vela (16) | 3B Tyler Miller (9) | SS Marcelo Mayer (1) | OF Phillip Sikes (18)
Released: OF Luke Bandy

Chicago Cubs
Signed: RHP Jason Adam | RHP Tyler Santana (NDFA—Jacksonville)
Signed Draft Picks: RHP Dominic Hambley (18) | RHP Zach Leigh (16) | RHP Erian Rodriguez (13) | RHP Frankie Scalzo (14) | LHP Drew Gray (3) | LHP Riley Martin (6) | LHP Chase Watkins (9) | LHP Jordan Wicks (1) | C Casey Opitz (8) | 3B B.J. Murray (15) | 3B James Triantos (2) | SS Christian Olivo (17) | SS Liam Spence (5) | OF Parker Chavers (7) | OF Christian Franklin (4) | OF Peter Matt (10)
Released: RHP Adam Heidenfelder | OF Manny Collier
Traded: OF Joc Pederson to Braves for 1B Bryce Ball
Traded: LHP Andrew Chafin to Athletics for 1B Greg Deichmann and RHP Daniel Palencia

Chicago White Sox
Signed: RHP Zach Cable (NDFA—Oklahoma State) | RHP Kyle Crick | RHP Everhett Hazelwood (NDFA—Kansas) | RHP Kohl Simas (NDFA—San Diego State) | LHP Deivi Diaz | LHP Garrett Schoenle (NDFA—Cincinnati)
Signed Draft Picks: RHP Taylor Broadway (6) | RHP Theo Denlinger (7) | RHP Christian Edwards (11) | RHP Noah Owen (14) | RHP Johnny Ray (12) | LHP Gil Luna (9) | LHP Brooks Gosswein (4) | LHP Haylen Green (20) | C Adam Hackenberg (18) | C Colby Smelley (13) | 3B Jayson Gonzalez (17) | SS Shawn Goosenberg (19) | SS Colson Montgomery (1) | OF Cam Butler (15) | OF Terrell Tattum (16)
Released: RHP Danny Dopico | RHP Bryce Hutchinson | RHP Keyvius Sampson | LHP Matt Tomshaw
Traded: For OF Tyler Neslony from Braves
Traded: For C Deivy Grullon from Rays
Traded: LHP Konnor Pilkington to Indians for 2B Cesar Hernandez

Cincinnati Reds
Signed: RHP Sam Benschoter (NDFA—Michigan State) | RHP Cam Cowan (NDFA—Campbell) | C Hayden Jones (NDFA—Illinois State) | 3B Jan Hernandez | OF Jamal O’Guinn (NDFA—Southern California)
Signed Draft Picks: RHP Kevin Abel (7) | RHP Julian Aguiar (12) | RHP Donovan Benoit (10) | RHP Dennis Boatman (17) | RHP Ryan Cardona (19) | RHP Thomas Farr (5) | RHP Owen Holt (16) | RHP Hunter Parks (8) | RHP Carter Raffield (14) | RHP Javi Rivera (20) | LHP Andrew Abbott (2) | C Mat Nelson (1S) | 1B Ruben Ibarra (4) | OF Jay Allen (1C) | OF Justice Thompson (6)
Released: RHP Ian Koch | RHP Jesse Stallings | OF Scott Heineman 
Traded: RHP Noah Davis and RHP Case Williams to Rockies for RHP Mychal Givens

Cleveland Indians
Signed: C Seth Caddell (NDFA—East Carolina)
Signed Draft Picks: RHP Alaska Abney (15) | RHP Franco Aleman (10) | RHP Tanner Bibee (5) | RHP Aaron Davenport (6) | RHP Trenton Denholm (14) | RHP Reid Johnston (19) | RHP Jack Leftwich (7) | RHP Tommy Mace (2S) | RHP Zach Pettway (16) | RHP Davis Sharpe (13) | RHP Hunter Stanley (11) | RHP Tyler Thornton (17) | RHP Tommy Ventimiglia (18) | RHP Gavin Williams (1) | LHP Rodney Boone (8) | LHP Will Dion (9) | LHP Doug Nikhazy (2) | LHP Ryan Webb (4) | SS Jake Fox (3) | OF Connor Kokx (12)
Released: OF Austen Wade
Traded: 2B Cesar Hernandez to White Sox for LHP Konnor Pilkington

Colorado Rockies
Signed: RHP Luke Taggart (NDFA—Oklahoma) | C Dustin Garneau
Signed Draft Picks: RHP McCade Brown (3) | RHP Jaden Hill (2) | RHP Bryce McGowan (18) | LHP Joe Rock (2S) | C Braxton Fulford (6) | C Hunter Goodman (4) | OF Benny Montgomery (1)
Released: C Jose Briceno | OF Luke Morgan
Traded: RHP Mychal Givens to Reds for RHP Case Williams and RHP Noah Davis

Detroit Tigers
Signed Draft Picks: RHP Garrett Burhenn (9) | RHP Aaron Haase (17) | RHP Blake Holub (15) | RHP Jackson Jobe (1) | RHP R.J. Petit (14) | RHP Dylan Smith (3) | LHP Brant Hurter (7) | C Mike Rothenberg (12) | 3B Chris Meyers (13) | SS Izaac Pacheco (2) | OF Ben Malgeri (18) | OF J.D. McLaughlin (20) | OF Austin Schultz (10) 
Released: C Dustin Garneau

Houston Astros
Signed: RHP Walker Brockhouse (NDFA—Memphis) | RHP Jacob DeLabio (NDFA—Carthage (Wis)) | RHP Kasey Ford (NDFA—Kansas State) | RHP Ray Gaither (NDFA—Dallas Baptist) | RHP Marshall Hunt (NDFA—Sacramento City JC) | RHP Deylen Miley (NDFA—Bellarmine (Ky.)) | RHP Bryan Perez (NDFA—Glendale (Calif.) JC) | OF Jason Hallmark (NDFA—Nebraska)
Signed Draft Picks: RHP Spencer Arrighetti (6) | RHP Aaron Brown (9) | RHP Adrian Chaidez (15) | RHP Rhett Kouba (12) | RHP Bryant Salgado (14) | RHP Nic Swanson (16) | 2B Kobe Kato (13) | 2B Will Wagner (18) | 3B Justin Williams (17) | SS Chad Stevens (11) | OF Quincy Hamilton (5) | OF Joey Loperfido (7) | OF Michael Sandle (10) | OF Tyler Whitaker (3)
Released: RHP Hector Velazquez | C Tyler Krabbe | 1B Jacob Adams | 1B Zach Biermann | OF Carlos Machado
Traded: OF Bryan De La Cruz and RHP Austin Pruitt to Marlins for RHP Yimi Garcia

Kansas City Royals
Signed: RHP Taylor Bloye | LHP Parker Harm (NDFA—North Dakota State) | LHP Leo Palacios (NDFA—Central Arizona JC) | 1B Dillan Shrum (NDFA—Nevada)
Signed Draft Picks: RHP Harrison Beethe (18) | RHP Eric Cerantola (5) | RHP Patrick Halligan (13) | RHP Anthony Simonelli (16) | LHP Jack Aldrich (20) | LHP Noah Cameron (7) | LHP Shane Connolly (10) | LHP Tyson Guerrero (12) | LHP Caden Monke (14) | C Carter Jensen (3) | C Luca Tresh (17) | 2B Dayton Dooney (6) | 2B Peyton Wilson (2S) | SS Cam Williams (19) | OF Parker Bates (9) | OF River Town (15)
Released: RHP Ashe Russell

Los Angeles Angels
Signed:
LHP Houston Harding (NDFA—Mississippi State)
Signed Draft Picks: RHP Mason Erla (17) | LHP Mason Albright (12) | LHP Ky Bush (2) | 
Released: RHP Harrison Goebel | RHP Yordi Rosario | RHP Tulio Santa Maria | C Ty Greene | SS Spencer Brown | OF Spencer Griffin | OF Jon Jay | OF Drevian Nelson | OF Caleb Scires | OF Jose Verrier

Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed: RHP Jonathan Edwards (NDFA—Georgia Southern) | RHP Francisco Mateo (NDFA—College of Central Florida JC) | RHP Bobby Wahl | LHP Garrett McDaniels (NDFA—Mount Olive (N.C.)) | SS Austin Gauthier (NDFA—Hofstra) | OF Gage Howard (NDFA—New Orleans) | OF Steven Souza
Signed Draft Picks: RHP Michael Hobbs (10) | RHP Ben Casparius (5) | RHP Madison Jeffrey (15) | RHP Jordan Leasure (14) | LHP Maddux Bruns (1) | LHP Ben Harris (8) | LHP Ronan Kopp (12) | LHP Lael Lockhart (9) | OF Damon Keith (18) 
Released: 3B Andy Burns
Traded: OF Carlos Rincon to Mets for OF Billy McKinney

Miami Marlins
Signed: RHP Troy Cruz | RHP Tyler Eckberg (NDFA—Kansas State) | RHP Cody Mincey | RHP Matt Pobereyko | RHP Eddy Tavarez | LHP Erik Cha | C Coltyn Kessler (NDFA—Kentucky) | C Paul McIntosh (NDFA—West Virginia) | 3B Kole Enright | OF Kyler Castillo (NDFA—New Mexico)
Signed Draft Picks: RHP Jesse Bergin (11) | RHP Hunter Perdue (10) | RHP Brandon White (12) | LHP Chandler Jozwiak (13) | LHP Caleb Wurster (15) | C Joe Mack (1S) | SS Jordan McCants (3) 
Released: RHP Josh Smith
Traded: RHP Yimi Garcia to Astros for OF Bryan De La Cruz and RHP Austin Pruitt

Milwaukee Brewers
Signed Draft Picks: RHP Logan Henderson (4) | RHP Brannon Jordan (9) | RHP Ryne Moore (18) | LHP Russell Smith (2) | C Wes Clarke (10) | 2B Tyler Black (1S) | 2B Zack Raabe (8) | 3B Alex Binelas (3) | SS Ethan Murray (5) | OF Sal Frelick (1)
Released: 2B Tyler Friis | OF Juan Frias
Traded: C Cooper Hummel and 2B Alberto Ciprian to D-Backs for 3B Eduardo Escobar

Minnesota Twins
Signed: RHP Logan Campbell (NDFA—Charleston (W.Va.)) | RHP A.J. Labas (NDFA—Louisiana State) | RHP Mitch Osnowitz | RHP Orlando Rodriguez | LHP Chris Nunn
Signed Draft Picks: RHP Travis Adams (6) | RHP David Festa (13) | RHP Johnathan Lavallee (16) | RHP Pierson Ohl (14) | RHP Mike Paredes (18) | RHP Chase Petty (1) | LHP Steve Hajjar (2) | LHP Jaylen Nowlin (19) | LHP Cade Povich (3) | C Dillon Tatum (20) | C Patrick Winkel (9) | 2B Dylan Neuse (17) | 3B Christian Encarnacion-Strand (4) | 3B Jake Rucker (7) | SS Noah Miller (1S) | SS Mikey Perez (15) | SS Ernie Yake (10) | OF Kyler Fedko (12)
Released: RHP Donny Breek | RHP Jordan Milbrath | IF Yeltsin Encarnacion
Traded: DH Nelson Cruz and RHP Calvin Faucher to Rays for RHP Joe Ryan and RHP Drew Strotman

New York Mets
Signed: RHP Jerad Eickhoff | RHP Grant Hartwig (NDFA—Miami (Ohio))
Signed Draft Picks: RHP Levi David (9) | RHP Christian Scott (5) | RHP Carson Seymour (6) | RHP Mike Vasil (8) | LHP Keyshawn Askew (10) | LHP Nathan Lavender (14) | LHP Nick Zwack (17) | SS Kevin Kendall (7) | OF Rowdey Jordan (11) | OF Matt Rudick (13) | OF Jack-Thomas Wold (12)
Traded: OF Billy McKinney to Dodgers for OF Carlos Rincon
Traded: RHP Tommy Hunter and C Matt Dyer to Rays for LHP Rich Hill

New York Yankees
Signed: RHP Calvin Starnes (NDFA—Purdue)
Signed Draft Picks: RHP Cole Ayers (16) | RHP Brendan Beck (2) | RHP Chandler Champlain (9) | RHP Richard Fitts (6) | RHP Zach Messinger (13) | RHP Jack Neely (11) | RHP Danny Watson (15) | LHP Robert Ahlstrom (7) | LHP Brock Selvidge (3) | C Ben Rice (12) | 2B Cooper Bowman (4) | SS Benjamin Cowles (10)
Released: RHP Sal Romano (then re-signed) | SS Andrew Velazquez (then re-signed) | OF Chris Pasteur
Traded: SS Hoy Park and SS Diego Castillo to Pirates for RHP Clay Holmes
Traded: RHP Glenn Otto, 2B Josh Smith, 2B Trevor Hauver and SS Ezequiel Duran to Rangers for LHP Joely Rodriguez, OF Joey Gallo and cash

Oakland Athletics
Signed: LHP Jack Owen (NDFA—Auburn) | 1B Nick Brueser (NDFA—Stanford)
Signed Draft Picks: RHP Luke Anderson (15) | RHP Blake Beers (19) | RHP Hunter Breault (20) | RHP Grant Holman (6) | RHP Mason Miller (3) | RHP Mitch Myers (12) | RHP Kyle Virbitsky (17) | LHP Colton Johnson (16) | C Shane McGuire (9) | C C.J. Rodriguez (5) | 3B Zack Gelof (2) | 3B Brett Harris (7) | SS Drew Swift (8) | SS Jack Winkler (10) | OF Jonny Butler (14) | OF Denzel Clarke (4)
Traded: RHP Daniel Palencia and 1B Greg Deichmann to Cubs for LHP Andrew Chafin

Philadelphia Phillies
Signed: RHP Konnor Ash (NDFA—Missouri) | RHP Tommy McCollum (NDFA—Wingate (N.C.)) | RHP Alex McKenney (NDFA—Maine) | RHP Matt Russell (NDFA—Missouri State) | LHP Tristan Garnett (NDFA—Cal State Dominguez Hills) | LHP Parker Scott (NDFA—Oklahoma State) | LHP Jared Wetherbee (NDFA—Elon) | C Anthony Quirion (NDFA—Lamar) | 1B Matt Goodheart (NDFA—Arkansas) | SS Freylin Minyety (NDFA—Wabash Valley (Ill.) JC) 
Signed Draft Picks: RHP Malik Binns (18) | RHP Alex Garbrick (17) | RHP Griff McGarry (5) | RHP Andrew Painter (1) | RHP Jason Ruffcorn (8) | LHP Matt Osterberg (15) | 3B T.J. Rumfield (12) | OF Jared Carr (13) | OF Jose Valadez-Acuna (14)
Released: RHP Alejandro Made | RHP Bryan Mitchell | IF Ryan Cordell | IF Austin Listi | OF Hunter Hearn

Pittsburgh Pirates
Signed: LHP Nick Dombkowski (NDFA—Hartford)
Signed Draft Picks: RHP Jack Carey (11) | RHP Bubba Chandler (3) | RHP Drew Irvine (19) | RHP Carlos Lomeli (17) | RHP Justin Meis (10) | RHP Owen Sharts (13) | RHP Sean Sullivan (8) | LHP Tyler Samaniego (15) | LHP Anthony Solometo (2) | C Wyatt Hendrie (7) | SS Mike Jarvis (6) | OF Luke Brown (9) | OF Lonnie White (2S)
Released: C Deon Stafford | 1B Will Craig | UTL Jesus Valdez
Traded: RHP Clay Holmes to Yankees for SS Hoy Park and SS Diego Castillo
Traded: LHP Tyler Anderson to Mariners for C Carter Bins and RHP Joaquin Tejada
Traded: 2B Adam Frazier and cash to Padres for SS Tucupita Marcano, RHP Michell Miliano and OF Jack Suwinski

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San Diego Padres
Signed: RHP Brenden Heiss (NDFA—Southeastern (Fla.)) | RHP Ethan Routzahn (NDFA—St. John’s) | LHP Ben Miller (NDFA—San Joaquin Delta (Calif.) CC) | LHP Matt Sparling (NDFA—Florida Atlantic) | OF Justin Farmer (NDFA—Florida International)
Signed Draft Picks: RHP Luke Boyd (17) | RHP Kobe Robinson (13) | RHP River Ryan (11) | RHP Adam Smith (14) | SS Marcos Castanon (12) | OF James Wood (2)
Released: RHP Blake Baker | RHP Manny Guzman | RHP Chase Johnson | RHP Frank Lopez | RHP Edgar Martinez | C Andelson Arias | C Alex Ramirez | C Wilfredo Tovar | 1B Seamus Curran | SS Luis Paez | OF Jawuan Harris
Traded: SS Tucupita Marcano, RHP Michell Miliano and OF Jack Suwinski to Pirates for 2B Adam Frazier and cash

San Francisco Giants
Signed: RHP Gerson Bautista | RHP Aaron Blair | RHP Evan Gates (NDFA—North Carolina A&T) | LHP Jake Dalhberg | C Max Wright | SS Damon Dues (NDFA—Wright State)
Signed Draft Picks: RHP Will Bednar (1) | RHP Mason Black (3) | RHP Hunter Dula (18) | RHP Tyler Myrick (14) | RHP Mat Olsen (9) | RHP Landen Roupp (12) | RHP Nick Sinacola (7) | RHP Brett Standlee (17) | RHP Ian Villers (8) | LHP Rohan Handa (5) | LHP Seth Lonsway (6) | LHP Matt Mikulski (2) | 3B Irvin Murr (19) | OF Vaun Brown (10) | OF Jared Dupere (13)

Seattle Mariners
Signed: LHP Peyton Alford (NDFA—Virginia Tech)
Signed Draft Picks: RHP Bryce Miller (4) | RHP Andrew Moore (14) | OF Colin Davis (7)
Released: RHP Shane Carle | 2B Connor Kopach | SS David Masters | OF Connor Lien | OF Keegan McGovern
Traded: C Carter Bins and RHP Joaquin Tejada to Pirates for LHP Tyler Anderson

St. Louis Cardinals
Signed: RHP Ryan Loutos (NDFA—Washington University St. Louis) | RHP Bryan Pope (NDFA—California Baptist) | C Wade Stauss (NDFA—Southeast Missouri State) | 3B/RHP Noah Mendlinger (NDFA—Georgia College)
Signed Draft Picks: RHP Trent Baker (9) | RHP Andre Granillo (14) | RHP Michael McGreevy (1) | RHP Alec Willis (7) | LHP Chris Gerard (12) | LHP Hayes Heinecke (13) | LHP Alfredo Ruiz (6) | 3B Osvaldo Tovalin (10) | SS Mack Chambers (11) | OF Mike Antico (8)
Released: RHP Cole Aker | RHP Will Guay | RHP Alvaro Seijas | LHP Patrick Dayton | LHP Jacob Patterson | C Cristhian Longa

Tampa Bay Rays
Signed: RHP Cameron Leonard (NDFA—UC San Diego) | RHP Kyle Whitten (NDFA—Virginia) | C David Freitas 
Signed Draft Picks: RHP Austin Vernon (10) | LHP Mason Montgomery (6) | 1B Kyle Manzardo (2) | SS Carson Williams (1) | OF Mason Auer (5) | OF Dru Baker (4)
Released: SS Osmy Gregorio
Traded: C Deivy Grullon to White Sox
Traded: RHP Joe Ryan and RHP Drew Strotman to Twins for DH Nelson Cruz and RHP Calvin Faucher
Traded: LHP Rich Hill to Mets for RHP Tommy Hunter and C Matt Dyer

Texas Rangers
Signed: C Konner Piotto (NDFA—Wright State)
Signed Draft Picks: RHP Chase Lee (6) | RHP Bradford Webb (7) | LHP Mitch Bratt (5) | LHP C.J. Widger (10) | C Liam Hicks (9) | C Ian Moller (4) | SS Cameron Cauley (3) 
Traded: LHP Joely Rodriguez, OF Joey Gallo and cash to Yankees for RHP Glenn Otto, 2B Josh Smith, 2B Trevor Hauver and SS Ezequiel Duran

Toronto Blue Jays
Signed: RHP Justin Kelly (NDFA—Utah) | LHP Harry Rutkowski (NDFA—Rutgers)
Signed Draft Picks: RHP Chad Dallas (4) | RHP Gunnar Hoglund (1) | RHP Matt Svanson (13) | LHP Ricky Tiedemann (3) | C Juan Gonzalez (19) | OF Garrett Spain (15)
Released: RHP Jackson McClelland

Washington Nationals
Signed: RHP Carlos Navas | LHP Matt Tomshaw | C Juan Paulino
Signed Draft Picks: 2B Darren Baker (10) | OF Daylen Lile (2)
Released: SS Gio Diaz | OF Ramon Flores

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