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Minor League Transactions: July 27-Aug. 5, 2021



Transactions involving minor league players for the period July 27-Aug. 5, 2021.

Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed Draft Picks: 3B Gavin Conticello (8) | SS Jordan Lawlar (1)
Released: RHP Jon Duplantier (then re-signed) | RHP Nick Gardewine | RHP Keury Mella | RHP Jheyson Perez | RHP Jeremy Rhoades | SS Mikey Reynolds | OF Reece Hampton
Traded: 3B Eduardo Escobar to Brewers for C Cooper Hummel and 2B Alberto Ciprian

Atlanta Braves
Released: RHP Zach Seipel | 3B Cody Birdsong | SS Carlos Paraguate | OF Jose Bermudez | OF Charles Reyes
Traded: RHP Bryse Wilson and RHP Ricky DeVito to Pirates for RHP Richard Rodriguez
Traded: RHP Kasey Kalich to Royals for OF Jorge Soler

Baltimore Orioles
Signed Draft Picks: RHP Daniel Lloyd (14)
Released: RHP Cody Carroll | RHP Jonathan Pedergast | RHP Evan Phillips | LHP Kevin Magee | 1B Chris Shaw
Traded: RHP Shawn Armstrong to Rays for cash
Traded: SS Freddy Galvis to Phillies for RHP Tyler Burch

Boston Red Sox
Signed Draft Picks: RHP Luis Guerrero (17) | C Nathan Hickey (5) | 1B Niko Kavadas (11)
Released: RHP Jack Bowins | OF Leon Paulino | OF Bramdon Perez
Traded: For OF Delino DeShields from Rangers
Traded: RHP Aldo Ramirez to Nationals for OF Kyle Schwarber
Traded: RHP Alex Scherff to Twins for RHP Hansel Robles

Chicago Cubs
Signed: RHP Walker Powell (NDFA—Southern Mississippi)
Signed Draft Picks: LHP Wilson Cunningham (20)
Released: C Tony Wolters | IF Nestor Heredia | SS Oswaldo Pina | OF Rafael Herrera
Traded: RHP Ryan Tepera to White Sox for LHP Bailey Horn
Traded: 1B Anthony Rizzo and cash to Yankees for RHP Alexander Vizcaino and OF Kevin Alcantara
Traded: SS Javier Baez, RHP Trevor Williams and cash to Mets for OF Pete Crow-Armstrong
Traded: 3B Kris Bryant to Giants for RHP Caleb Kilian and OF Alexander Canario

Chicago White Sox
Signed: RHP Kyle Crick
Released: RHP Sal Biasi | RHP Danny Dopico | RHP Tayron Guerrero | RHP Connor Sadzeck | LHP Cameron Beauchamp | SS Lency Delgado | OF EP Reese | OF Nick Williams
Traded: LHP Bailey Horn to Cubs for RHP Ryan Tepera
Traded: LHP Konnor Pilkington to Indians for 2B Cesar Hernandez

Cincinnati Reds
Signed: 3B Jan Hernandez
Signed Draft Picks: RHP Shawn Guilliams (11)
Traded: RHP Noah Davis and RHP Case Williams to Rockies for RHP Mychal Givens

Cleveland Indians
Signed: C Zac Fascia (NDFA—Purdue)
Signed Draft Picks: RHP Jake Miller (20)
Released: RHP Zack Godley
Traded: OF Jordan Luplow and RHP DJ Johnson to Rays for RHP Peyton Battenfield
Traded: RHP Phil Maton and C Yainer Diaz to Astros for OF Myles Straw
Traded: 2B Cesar Hernandez to White Sox for LHP Konnor Pilkington

Colorado Rockies
Signed Draft Picks: RHP Tyler Ras (14) | OF Braiden Ward (16)
Released: 2B Todd Czinege
Traded: RHP Mychal Givens to Reds for RHP Noah Davis and RHP Case Williams

Detroit Tigers
Traded: LHP Daniel Norris to Brewers for RHP Reese Olson

Houston Astros
Signed Draft Picks: SS Gaby Nieves (19)
Released: OF Yimmi Cortabarria | OF Andres Monzon | OF Franklin Pinto | OF Raider Uceta
Traded: OF Bryan De La Cruz and RHP Austin Pruitt to Marlins for RHP Yimi Garcia
Traded: OF Myles Straw to Indians for RHP Phil Maton and C Yainer Diaz

Kansas City Royals
Traded: OF Jorge Soler to Braves for RHP Kasey Kalich

Los Angeles Angels
Released: RHP Ryan Clark | RHP Zach Ryan | C Ty Greene | SS Spencer Brown | 1B Ibandel Isabel | OF Spencer Griffin | OF Drevian Williams-Nelson | OF Caleb Scires
Traded: LHP Tony Watson to Giants for RHP Ivan Armstrong, RHP Jose Marte and LHP Sam Selman
Traded: LHP Andrew Heaney and cash to Yankees for RHP Janson Junk and RHP Elvis Peguero

Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed: SS Kyle Froemke (NDFA—Oregon State)
Traded: RHP Josiah Gray, RHP Gerardo Carrillo, C Keibert Ruiz and OF Donovan Casey to Nationals for RHP Max Scherzer and SS Trea Turner

Miami Marlins
Signed: RHP Bryan Mitchell | LHP Jared Pettitte (NDFA—Dallas Baptist)
Signed Draft Picks: RHP Holt Jones (14) | LHP Justin Fall (17) | SS Kahlil Watson (1) | OF Noah Williamson (19)
Released: LHP Erik Cha | C Jhon Nunez
Traded: RHP Yimi Garcia to Astros for RHP Austin Pruitt and OF Bryan De La Cruz
Traded: RHP John Curtiss to Brewers for C Payton Henry

Milwaukee Brewers
Signed: RHP Shane Smith (NDFA—Wake Forest) | RHP Trevor Tietz (NDFA—Jefferson (Mo.) CC) | LHP Jakob Brustoski (NDFA—Texas Tech)
Signed Draft Picks: RHP Quinton Low (13) | LHP Caden Vire (12) | OF Jace Avina (14)
Traded: C Cooper Hummel and 2B Alberto Ciprian to Diamondbacks for 3B Eduardo Escobar
Traded: RHP Reese Olson to Tigers for LHP Daniel Norris
Traded: C Payton Henry to Marlins for RHP John Curtiss
Traded: Cash to Blue Jays for RHP John Axford

Minnesota Twins
Signed: RHP Malik Barrington (NDFA—Albany State (Ga.)) | RHP Jackson Hicks | RHP Ricardo Velez (NDFA—University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma) | LHP Jordan Carr (NDFA—College of Charleston)
Signed Draft Picks: LHP Christian Macleod (5) | C Noah Cardenas (8)
Released: RHP Matt Shoemaker | IF Yeltsin Encarnacion | 2B Wilbis Santiago
Traded: RHP Hansel Robles to Red Sox for RHP Alex Scherff
Traded: RHP Jose Berrios to Blue Jays for RHP Simeon Woods Richardson and SS Austin Martin
Traded: LHP J.A. Happ and cash to Cardinals for RHP John Gant and LHP Evan Sisk

New York Mets
Signed Draft Picks: RHP Dominic Hamel (3) | RHP Calvin Ziegler (2)
Released: 1B Joe Genord | 2B Nick Conti | SS Anthony Walters | OF Cole Kleszcz | OF LT Struble
Traded: OF Pete Crow-Armstrong to Cubs for SS Javier Baez, RHP Trevor Williams and cash

New York Yankees
Traded: RHP Alexander Vizcaino and OF Kevin Alcantara to Cubs for 1B Anthony Rizzo and cash
Traded: RHP Janson Junk and RHP Elvis Peguero to Angels for LHP Andrew Heaney and cash
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
Traded: C Kellin Deglan to Blue Jays

Oakland Athletics
Traded: RHP Richard Guasch, RHP Seth Shuman and C Drew Millas to Nationals for C Yan Gomes, 2B Josh Harrison and cash

Philadelphia Phillies
Signed Draft Picks: OF Ty Collins (16)
Released: OF Jose Cedeno | OF Logan Landon
Traded: RHP Spencer Howard, RHP Josh Gessner and RHP Kevin Gowdy to Rangers for RHP Hans Crouse, RHP Ian Kennedy, RHP Kyle Gibson and cash
Traded: RHP Tyler Burch to Orioles for SS Freddy Galvis
Traded: C Abrahan Gutierrez to Pirates for LHP Braeden Ogle

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Pittsburgh Pirates
Signed Draft Picks: RHP Owen Kellington (4) | SS AJ Graham (18) | OF Braylon Bishop (14)
Released: C Ethan Goforth | C Deon Stafford | 2B Dee Strange-Gordon | UTL Jesus Valdez
Traded: RHP Richard Rodriguez to Braves for RHP Ricky DeVito and RHP Bryse Wilson
Traded: LHP Braeden Ogle to Phillies for C Abrahan Gutierrez
Traded: LHP Tyler Anderson to Mariners for C Carter Bins and RHP Joaquin Tejada

San Diego Padres
Traded: SS Jordy Barley to Nationals

San Francisco Giants
Signed Draft Picks: RHP Eric Silva (4) | OF Donovan McIntyre (11)
Released: C Angel Guzman | SS Andrew Caraballo | SS Jose Peralta
Traded: RHP Caleb Kilian and OF Alexander Canario to Cubs for 3B Kris Bryant
Traded: RHP Ivan Armstrong, RHP Jose Marte and LHP Sam Selman to Angels for LHP Tony Watson

St. Louis Cardinals
Signed Draft Picks: OF Elijah Cabell (17)
Released: RHP Francisco Justo | C Joyser Garcia | C Cristhian Longa | 2B Donivan Williams | OF Terry Fuller
Traded: RHP John Gant and LHP Evan Sisk to Twins for LHP J.A. Happ and cash

Seattle Mariners
Signed: RHP Asher Wojciechowski
Signed Draft Picks: C Harry Ford (1) | SS Edwin Arroyo (2)
Released: RHP Ryne Inman | 2B Connor Kopach | OF Connor Lien | OF Keegan McGovern
Traded: C Carter Bins and RHP Joaquin Tejada to Pirates for LHP Tyler Anderson
Traded: RHP JT Chargois and 3B Austin Shenton to Rays for RHP Diego Castillo

Tampa Bay Rays
Signed Draft Picks: RHP Ian Leatherman (16) | LHP Patrick Wicklander (8) | 2B Ryan Spikes (3)
Released: RHP Stetson Allie | OF Kea'von Edwards
Traded: Cash to Orioles for RHP Shawn Armstrong
Traded: RHP Peyton Battenfield to Indians for RHP DJ Johnson and OF Jordan Luplow
Traded: RHP Diego Castillo to Mariners for RHP JT Chargois and 3B Austin Shenton

Texas Rangers
Signed Draft Picks: RHP Michael Alfonso (17) | RHP Evan Elliott (15) | RHP Jackson Leath (12) | RHP Jack Leiter (1) | RHP Joseph Montalvo (20) | LHP Thomas Ireland (13) | LHP Larson Kindreich (8) | C Tucker Mitchell (14) | OF JoJo Blackmon (11) | OF Aaron Zavala (2)
Traded: OF Delino DeShields to Red Sox
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
Traded: RHP Hans Crouse, RHP Kyle Gibson, RHP Ian Kennedy and cash to Phillies for RHP Spencer Howard, RHP Josh Gessner and RHP Kevin Gowdy

Toronto Blue Jays
Signed Draft Picks: LHP Cooper Benson (17) | 3B Damiano Palmegiani (14)
Released: SS Ronny Brito | IF Adrian Montero
Traded: RHP John Axford to Brewers for cash
Traded: SS Austin Martin and RHP Simeon Woods Richardson to Twins for RHP Jose Berrios
Traded: For C Kellin Deglan from Yankees

Washington Nationals
Signed Draft Picks: RHP Marc Davis (11) | SS Brady House (1)
Traded: OF Kyle Schwarber to Red Sox for RHP Aldo Ramirez
Traded: RHP Max Scherzer and SS Trea Turner to Dodgers for RHP Gerardo Carrillo, RHP Josiah Gray, C Keibert Ruiz and OF Donovan Casey
Traded: C Yan Gomes, 2B Josh Harrison and cash to Athletics for RHP Richard Guasch, RHP Seth Shuman and C Drew Millas
Traded: For SS Jordy Barley from Padres

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