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Minor League Transactions

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Transactions involving minor league players for the period July 20-Aug. 9. All transactions conveyed by Major League Baseball.

PTBN stands for "player to be named."

Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed:
LHP Sebastian Kessay (Fargo-Moorhead (American Association))
Released: RHP Brian Ellington | RHP Matt Ladrech | RHP Austin Mason | RHP Geraldo Sanchez | LHP Anthony Vasquez | 2B Raymel Flores | OF Luis Cossio | OF Zach Hoffpauir | OF Cesar Puello | OF Dan Robertson
Traded: RHP Jhoan Duran, OF Ernie De La Trinidad and OF Gabriel Maciel to Twins for 3B Eduardo Escobar
Traded: RHP Tommy Eveld to Marlins for RHP Brad Ziegler
Traded: RHP Wei-Chieh Huang and PTBN to Rangers for LHP Jake Diekman
Traded: RHP Brian Shaffer and C Michael Perez to Rays for RHP Matt Andriese
Designated for assignment: SS Jack Reinheimer (lost on waivers to Mets)

Atlanta Braves
Signed:
RHP Matt Hartman (NDFA—Westmont (Calif.)) | RHP Mason McReaken (NDFA—Southern Illinois-Edwardsville)
Released: RHP Jake Belinda | RHP Luis Gamez
Traded: RHP Evan Phillips, LHP Bruce Zimmermann, C Brett Cumberland, 3B Jean Carlos Encarnacion and international bonus pool money ($2.5 million) to Orioles for RHP Kevin Gausman and RHP Darren O'Day
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Kolby Allard
Removed from 40-man: RHP Jason Hursh (outrighted to Double-A) | OF Danny Santana (outrighted to Triple-A)

Baltimore Orioles
Signed:
RHP Marcos Molina (released by Mets, July 14)
Released: LHP Elvis Araujo | LHP Isaac Silva | C Yojhan Quevedo
Traded: RHP Christian Binford to Tigers for cash
Traded: RHP Kevin Gausman and RHP Darren O'Day to Braves for RHP Evan Phillips, LHP Bruce Zimmermann, C Brett Cumberland, 3B Jean Carlos Encarnacion and international bonus pool money ($2.5 million)
Traded: LHP Zach Britton to Yankees for RHP Cody Carroll, RHP Dillon Tate and LHP Josh Rogers
Traded: 2B Jonathan Schoop to Brewers for RHP Luis Ortiz, 2B Jonathan Villar and SS Jean Carmona
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Cody Carroll | 3B Renato Nunez
Removed from 40-man: LHP Chris Lee (outrighted to Triple-A)

Boston Red Sox
Signed:
RHP Mark Montgomery (released by Tigers, July 9)
Released: RHP Kyle Martin | C Jordan Procyshen | 1B Adam Lind
Added to 40-man roster: C Dan Butler | 2B Tony Renda

Chicago Cubs
Released:
RHP Ryan Webb
Traded: RHP Eddie Butler, RHP Rollie Lacy and PTBN to Rangers for LHP Cole Hamels and cash
Traded: RHP Jhon Romero to Nationals for RHP Brandon Kintzler

Chicago White Sox
Signed:
RHP Mauricio Cabrera (released by Braves, July 10) | RHP Kevin Folman (Sioux Falls (American Association)) | RHP Asher Wojciechowski (released by Orioles, July 18)
Released: RHP Cameron Seitzer | 1B Anthony Villa | 2B Ryan Brett | OF Jacob May | OF Mason Robbins
Traded: RHP Joakim Soria and cash to Brewers for RHP Wilber Perez and LHP Kodi Medeiros
Acquired: LHP Caleb Frare from Yankees for international bonus pool money ($1.5 million)
Acquired: LHP Hunter Schryver from Rays for international bonus pool money
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Tyler Danish

Cincinnati Reds
Signed:
RHP Ian Koch (NDFA—Western Illinois) | C Tim Federowicz (elected free agency from Astros, July 30) | 2B Taylor Featherston (Kansas City (American Association))
Released: RHP Evan Mitchell | RHP Aaron Quillen
Added to 40-man roster: OF Mason Williams
Removed from 40-man: LHP Kyle Crockett (outrighted to Triple-A)

Cleveland Indians
Signed:
LHP Francis Cespedes (released by Dodgers, March 25) | C Rob Brantly (released by Braves, July 14)
Released: RHP Louis Head | LHP Jeff Beliveau | LHP Robert Zarate | OF Dorssys Paulino
Traded: RHP George Kontos to Yankees for cash
Traded:
SS Willi Castro to Tigers for RHP Kyle Dowdy and OF Leonys Martin
Traded: OF Conner Capel and OF Jhon Torres to Cardinals for OF Oscar Mercado
Added to 40-man roster: OF Melky Cabrera
Designated for assignment: OF Johnny Field (lost on waivers to Twins)

Colorado Rockies
Signed:
RHP Santiago Casilla (released by Athletics, July 19) | OF Matt Holliday
Released: RHP Austin House | 3B Bobby Wernes
Traded: 1B Chad Spanberger and OF Forrest Wall to Blue Jays for RHP Seung-Hwan Oh
Added to 40-man roster: 2B Garrett Hampson
Removed from 40-man: SS Daniel Castro (outrighted to Triple-A)

Detroit Tigers
Signed:
RHP Ian Hardman (Kansas City (American Association)) | LHP Doug Domnarski (released by Marlins, June 27)
Released: RHP Jeff Thompson
Acquired: RHP Christian Binford from Orioles for cash
Traded: RHP Kyle Dowdy and OF Leonys Martin to Indians for SS Willi Castro
Acquired: RHP Nick Tepesch from Blue Jays for cash
Acquired: RHP Eric Villanueva from Mets for cash
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Jacob Turner
Removed from 40-man: RHP Warwick Saupold (outrighted to Triple-A)

Houston Astros
Released:
RHP Jesus Balaguer | RHP Mike Hauschild
Traded: RHP Jorge Alcala and OF Gilberto Celestino to Twins for RHP Ryan Pressly
Traded: RHP Ken Giles, RHP David Paulino and RHP Hector Perez to Blue Jays for RHP Roberto Osuna
Traded: LHP Patrick Sandoval and international bonus pool money ($250,000) to Angels for C Martin Maldonado
Elected free agency: C Tim Federowicz
Removed from 40-man: C Tim Federowicz (outrighted to Triple-A)

Kansas City Royals
Signed:
LHP Luis Lugo (released by Orioles, March 28)
Released: RHP Dallas Beeler | RHP Michael Mariot | OF Logan Moon
Traded: RHP Jacob Condra-Bogan to Nationals for OF Brian Goodwin
Traded:
RHP Sal Biasi to Brewers for RHP Jon Perrin
Elected free agency: LHP Enny Romero
Added to 40-man roster: 1B Ryan O'Hearn
Removed from 40-man: LHP Enny Romero (outrighted to Triple-A)

Los Angeles Angels
Signed:
RHP Adalberto Pena (released by Dodgers, June 28) | C Stephen McGee (released by Padres, July 22) | 2B Michael Stefanic (NDFA—Westmont (Calif.))
Released: SS Manuel Guzman | OF Ben Revere
Traded: C Martin Maldonado to Astros for LHP Patrick Sandoval and international bonus pool money ($250,000)
Added to 40-man roster: C Francisco Arcia | OF Eric Young Jr.

Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed:
C Jonathan Langley (NDFA—Georgia Tech) | 2B Alfonso Guillen
Released: RHP Drew Hutchison | RHP Madison Younginer | SS Erisbel Arruebarrena
Traded: RHP Corey Copping to Blue Jays for RHP John Axford
Traded: LHP Devin Smeltzer, 2B Logan Forsythe and OF Luke Raley to Twins for 2B Brian Dozier
Designated for assignment: RHP Ariel Hernandez (lost on waivers to Brewers)

Miami Marlins
Released:
LHP Marty Anderson | C Roy Morales | 2B Rodrigo Ayarza | OF Aaron Knapp
Traded: RHP Brad Ziegler to Diamondbacks for RHP Tommy Eveld
Traded: OF Cameron Maybin to Mariners for SS Bryson Brigman and international bonus pool money ($250,000)
Added to 40-man roster: OF Isaac Galloway

Milwaukee Brewers
Signed:
2B Eric Sogard (re-signed) | OF Rymer Liriano (released by Angels, July 9)
Released: RHP Braulio Ortiz
Traded: RHP Luis Ortiz, 2B Jonathan Villar and SS Jean Carmona to Orioles for 2B Jonathan Schoop
Traded: RHP Wilber Perez and LHP Kodi Medeiros to White Sox for RHP Joakim Soria and cash
Traded: RHP Jon Perrin to Royals for RHP Sal Biasi

Minnesota Twins
Released:
RHP Todd Van Steensel | LHP Paco Rodriguez | 2B Ryan Walker | SS Brandon Lopez | OF Christian Cavaness
Traded: RHP Lance Lynn and cash to Yankees for RHP Luis Rijo and 1B Tyler Austin
Traded:
RHP Ryan Pressly to Astros for RHP Jorge Alcala and OF Gilberto Celestino
Traded: RHP Fernando Rodney to Athletics for RHP Dakota Chalmers
Traded:
LHP Zach Duke and cash to Mariners for RHP Chase De Jong and 1B Ryan Costello
Traded: 2B Brian Dozier to Dodgers for LHP Devin Smeltzer, 2B Logan Forsythe and OF Luke Raley
Traded:
3B Eduardo Escobar to Diamondbacks for RHP Jhoan Duran, OF Ernie De La Trinidad and OF Gabriel Maciel
Removed from 40-man: SS Taylor Motter (outrighted to Triple-A)

New York Mets
Signed:
LHP Matt Gage (Sugar Land (Atlantic)) | 2B Dylan Tice (Kansas City (American Association))
Released: LHP Ivan Jean | C Jose Garcia | 2B Nick Sergakis | SS Joey Wong
Traded: RHP Jeurys Familia to Athletics for RHP Bobby Wahl, 3B Will Toffey and international bonus pool money ($1 million)
Traded:
RHP Eric Villanueva to Tigers for cash
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Bobby Wahl | 2B Jeff McNeil | 3B Phillip Evans
Removed from 40-man: 3B Ty Kelly (outrighted to Triple-A) | OF Matt den Dekker (outrighted to Triple-A) | OF Kevin Kaczmarski (outrighted to Triple-A)

New York Yankees
Released:
3B Jose Polonia
Traded: RHP Cody Carroll, RHP Dillon Tate and LHP Josh Rogers to Orioles for LHP Zach Britton
Acquired: RHP George Kontos from Indians for cash
Traded: RHP Luis Rijo and 1B Tyler Austin to Twins for RHP Lance Lynn and cash
Traded: LHP Caleb Frare to White Sox for international bonus pool money ($1.5 million)
Acquired: 3B Gio Urshela from Blue Jays for cash
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Chance Adams | LHP Ryan Bollinger | OF Shane Robinson

Oakland Athletics
Signed:
1B Viosergy Rosa (Laguna (Mexican)) | OF Nick Osborne (NDFA—Tennessee Tech)
Released: RHP Miguel Sanchez | C Iolana Akau
Traded: RHP Dakota Chalmers to Twins for RHP Fernando Rodney
Traded:
RHP Bobby Wahl, 3B Will Toffey and international bonus pool money ($1 million) to Mets for RHP Jeurys Familia
Outrighted to Mexican League: RHP Jake Sanchez (to Tijuana)
Designated for assignment:
LHP Jeremy Bleich
Removed from 40-man: RHP Carlos Ramirez (outrighted to Triple-A)

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Philadelphia Phillies
Signed:
RHP Kyle Arjona (NDFA—New Orleans) | RHP Tyler Fallwell (Sioux City (American Association)) | RHP Michael Gomez (NDFA—Cal Poly)
Released: 2B Danny Espinosa | OF Adron Chambers
Traded: RHP Jacob Waguespack to Blue Jays for LHP Aaron Loup
Designated for assignment: LHP Zac Curtis (lost on waivers to Rangers)
Removed from 40-man: 3B Trevor Plouffe (outrighted to Triple-A)

Pittsburgh Pirates
Signed:
C Mason Fishback (NDFA—New Mexico State) | C Justin Morris (NDFA—Maryland)
Released: RHP Adonis Pichardo | C Yair Babilonia | 3B Johan De Jesus | OF Garrett Brown
Traded: RHP Matt Seelinger to Rays for SS Adeiny Hechavarria (DFA)
Traded: LHP Taylor Hearn and PTBN to Rangers for RHP Keone Kela
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Casey Sadler
Designated for assignment: LHP Josh Smoker (lost on waivers to Tigers) | 2B Christopher Bostick (sold to Marlins)

St. Louis Cardinals
Released:
RHP Estarlin Arias | 2B Luke Dykstra | 3B Danny Hudzina | OF J.B. Woodman
Traded: RHP Sam Tuivailala to Mariners for RHP Seth Elledge
Traded: OF Oscar Mercado to Indians for OF Conner Capel and OF Jhon Torres
Traded: OF Tommy Pham and international bonus pool money ($500,000) to Rays for RHP Roel Ramirez, LHP Genesis Cabrera and OF Justin Williams
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Dakota Hudson | OF Adolis Garcia
Removed from 40-man: LHP Tyler Lyons (outrighted to Triple-A)

San Diego Padres
Released:
C Stephen McGee
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Brett Kennedy | RHP Trey Wingenter

San Francisco Giants
Signed:
OF Zander Clarke (NDFA—UC San Diego) | OF Cesar Puello (released by D-backs, Aug. 1)
Released: RHP Jose Flores | RHP Chris Heston | C Ryan Hanigan | C Connor Sabanosh | 1B Jerry Sands

Seattle Mariners
Signed:
RHP Cody Brown (NDFA—Texas-Tyler) | RHP Jordan Desguin (Traverse City (Frontier)) | RHP Justin Grimm (released by Royals, July 19) | RHP Jake Haberer (Florence (Frontier)) | RHP Jake Mayer (NDFA—Utah Valley) | LHP Marc Rzepczynski (elected free agency from Indians, July 19)
Released: RHP Tucker Healy | RHP Steve Perakslis | LHP Dario Alvarez | OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis
Traded: RHP Chase De Jong and 1B Ryan Costello to Twins for LHP Zach Duke and cash
Traded: RHP Seth Elledge to Cardinals for RHP Sam Tuivailala 
Traded: SS Bryson Brigman and international bonus pool money ($250,000) to Marlins for OF Cameron Maybin
Added to 40-man roster: SS Zach Vincej
Removed from 40-man: RHP Mike Morin (outrighted to Triple-A) | 2B Gordon Beckham (outrighted to Triple-A)

Tampa Bay Rays
Released:
RHP Jeffrey Rosa | LHP Chris Kirsch
Traded: RHP Matt Andriese to Diamondbacks for RHP Brian Shaffer and C Michael Perez
Traded: RHP Roel Ramirez, LHP Genesis Cabrera and OF Justin Williams to Cardinals for OF Tommy Pham and international bonus pool money ($500,000)
Traded: LHP Hunter Schryver to White Sox for international bonus pool money
Traded: SS Adeiny Hechavarria (DFA) to Pirates for RHP Matt Seelinger
Added to 40-man roster: C Adam Moore | C Michael Perez | 2B Brandon Lowe
Designated for assignment: OF Johnny Field (lost on waivers to Indians)
Removed from 40-man: C Adam Moore (outrighted to Triple-A)

Texas Rangers
Signed:
LHP Brandon Baker (NDFA—Missouri) | LHP Zach Penrod (NDFA—Northwest Nazarene (Idaho))
Released: RHP Francis Ventura
Traded: RHP Keone Kela to Pirates for LHP Taylor Hearn and PTBN
Traded: LHP Jake Diekman to Diamondbacks for RHP Wei-Chieh Huang and PTBN
Traded: LHP Cole Hamels and cash to Cubs for RHP Eddie Butler, RHP Rollie Lacy and PTBN
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Jeffrey Springs
Removed from 40-man: LHP Brandon Mann (outrighted to Triple-A)

Toronto Blue Jays
Signed:
RHP Troy Miller (NDFA—Michigan)
Released: RHP Drew Muren
Traded: RHP John Axford to Dodgers for RHP Corey Copping
Traded: RHP Seung-Hwan Oh to Rockies for 1B Chad Spanberger and OF Forrest Wall
Traded: RHP Roberto Osuna to Astros for RHP Ken Giles, RHP David Paulino and RHP Hector Perez
Traded: RHP Nick Tepesch to Tigers for cash
Traded: LHP Aaron Loup to Phillies for RHP Jacob Waguespack
Traded: 3B Gio Urshela to Yankees for cash
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Brandon Cumpton | 3B Darnell Sweeney
Removed from 40-man: 3B Darnell Sweeney (outrighted to Triple-A)

Washington Nationals
Released:
RHP Matt Derosier | RHP Wirkin Estevez | OF Alejandro De Aza
Traded: OF Brian Goodwin to Royals for RHP Jacob Condra-Bogan
Traded: RHP Brandon Kintzler to Cubs for RHP Jhon Romero
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Jimmy Cordero | LHP Tommy Milone
Removed from 40-man: 1B Jose Marmolejos (outrighted to Triple-A)

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