Minor League Transactions: June 3-9

Official minor league transactions, conveyed to Baseball America by Major League Baseball, for the period June 3-9.

Arizona Diamondbacks
SS Gabriel Noriega
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Silvino Bracho
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Yoan Lopez, RHP Adam Miller, RHP Blake Perry, RHP Bo Takahashi, LHP Adam Loewen, C Eduardo de Oleo, C Matt Jones, SS Sergio Alcantara, OF Matt McPhearson, OF Stryker Trahan

Atlanta Braves
RHP Danny Burawa
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP John Gant
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Akeel Morris (acquired from Mets for 2B Kelly Johnson)
Recalled: RHP John Gant (twice), RHP Casey Kelly
Placed on 7-day DL: SS Ryan Gebhardt

Baltimore Orioles
LHP Andy Oliver
Recalled: RHP Mike Wright
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jake Bray, RHP Ivan Hernandez, LHP Chris Lee

Boston Red Sox
RHP Kevin Kelleher
Added to 40-man roster: C Sandy Leon
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Noe Ramirez, OF Rusney Castillo
Recalled: RHP Heath Hembree, OF Rusney Castillo
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Nick Green, RHP Mike McCarthy, C Roldani Baldwin, C Tim Roberson, C David Sopilka, OF Brandon Magee

Chicago Cubs
RHP Brandon Gomes, RHP Jean Machi
Traded: OF Shawon Dunston Jr. to Giants for cash
Added to 40-man roster: OF Albert Almora
Option transferred: 3B Jeimer Candelario (Double-A to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Josh Conway

Chicago White Sox
RHP Erik Johnson and SS Fernando Tatis Jr. to Padres for RHP James Shields
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Tyler Danish, OF Jason Coats
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Tommy Kahnle, OF Jason Coats
Option transferred: RHP Brandon Brennan (high Class A to Double-A)
Recalled: RHP Tommy Kahnle
Placed on 7-day DL: SS Leury Garcia

Cincinnati Reds
Removed from 40-man:
RHP Stephen Johnson (outrighted to Triple-A), C Kyle Skipworth (outrighted to Double-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Dayan Diaz, RHP Jon Moscot
Recalled: RHP Stephen Johnson, OF Steve Selsky, OF Kyle Waldrop
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Keenan Kish, RHP Ben Klimesh, RHP Jake Paulson, RHP Jordan Ramsey, LHP Ismael Guillon, C Chad Wallach, 1B K.J. Franklin, 2B Ray Chang, SS Carlton Daal

Cleveland Indians
RHP Jarrett Grube
Optioned to Triple-A:
RHP Austin Adams, RHP Cody Anderson
Recalled: RHP Cody Anderson
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jarrett Grube, RHP Yoiber Marquina, SS Eric Stamets

Colorado Rockies
1B Will Swanner, OF Brian Carroll
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Miguel Castro
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Shane Carle, RHP Juan Pena, RHP Cristian Quintin, RHP Sam Thoele, LHP Dylan Craig, 2B Wilson Soriano, 3B Chris Nelson, SS Juan Ciriaco, OF Drew Weeks

A 15th-round pick who signed for $490,000 in 2010, Will Swanner once drew attention as a power-hitting catcher prospect, but when he moved to first base more or less full time at Double-A in 2015, his major league potential dimmed. A low contact rate and trouble throwing out basestealers proved to be his problem, for he hit double-digit home runs in each of his years in full-season ball.

Detroit Tigers
Optioned to Triple-A:
RHP Buck Farmer
Option transferred: OF Wynton Bernard (Triple-A to Double-A)
Recalled: LHP Blaine Hardy
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Josh Laxer

Houston Astros
Placed on 7-day DL:
RHP Angel Heredia, LHP Zac Person, LHP Alex Winkelman

Kansas City Royals
2B Irving Falu (Oaxaca (Mexican))
Released: RHP Tyler Carvalho, RHP Eric Kimber
Optioned to Triple-A: C Tony Cruz
Recalled: 2B Christian Colon
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Luke Farrell, RHP Kyle Zimmer, C Zane Evans, 2B Steve Tolleson

Double-A Northwest Arkansas righthander Kyle Zimmer is dealing with shoulder fatigue. The 2012 first-rounder has made just three appearances this season and missed the beginning of the season while on the disabled list.

Los Angeles Angels
Added to 40-man roster:
RHP Deolis Guerra, LHP David Huff
Designated for assignment: LHP Chris Jones
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jose Valdez, LHP Greg Mahle
Recalled: RHP Mike Morin
Placed on 7-day DL: C Michael Strentz, 2B Rey Navarro

Los Angeles Dodgers
RHP Nick Tepesch (released by Rangers, June 4), OF Daniel Fields (released by White Sox, May 27)
Released: LHP Joe Thatcher
Removed from 40-man: OF James Ramsey (outrighted to Triple-A)
Recalled: C Austin Barnes
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Karch Kowalczyk, RHP Sam LeCure, RHP Nolan Long, RHP Chris Powell, LHP Victor Gonzalez, LHP Jordan Schafer, 1B Matt Jones, SS Nick Dean, OF Pin-Chieh Chen, OF Alex Hassan

Miami Marlins
RHP Brody Greer (Evansville (Frontier)), LHP Connor Bach (released by Nationals, June 1)
Released: RHP Victor Araujo, 1B Scott DeJong
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Cody Hall
Option transferred: LHP Raudel Lazo (Double-A to Triple-A)
Recalled: RHP Brian Ellington
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jarred Cosart, RHP Kyle Fischer, RHP Cody Hall, RHP Andre Rienzo, RHP Asher Wojciechowski, LHP Brett Lilek, C Roy Morales, OF Stone Garrett, OF Isael Soto

Milwaukee Brewers
RHP Jorge Zavala
Returned Rule 5 draft selection: 2B Colin Walsh (to Athletics)
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Keon Broxton
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Hiram Burgos, RHP David Burkhalter, C Adam Weisenburger, OF Shane Peterson

Minnesota Twins
OF Chad Christensen
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Alex Meyer

New York Mets
RHP Josh Zeid (New Britain (Atlantic))
Released: RHP Stolmy Pimentel
Removed from 40-man: RHP Jeff Walters (outrighted to Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: 3B Eric Campbell
Option transferred: RHP Robert Gsellman (Double-A to Triple-A)
Recalled: 3B Eric Campbell, SS Matt Reynolds
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Josh Prevost, C Jose Garcia, C Raywilly Gomez

New York Yankees
LHP Matt Tracy
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Anthony Swarzak, OF Chris Parmelee
Designated for assignment: LHP Tyler Olson
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Luis Cessa
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Phil Coke, OF Jeff Hendrix, OF Jhalan Jackson, OF Juan Silva

Oakland Athletics
LHP Mike Fagan, OF Alex Glenn
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Andrew Triggs, RHP J.B. Wendelken, 2B Arismendy Alcantara (acquired from Cubs for OF Chris Coghlan)
Recalled: RHP J.B. Wendelken, LHP Daniel Coulombe
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Andrew Tomasovich, 1B Chris Iriart, OF Skye Bolt

Philadelphia Phillies
Removed from 40-man:
2B Emmanuel Burriss, OF David Lough (both players outrighted to Triple-A)
Placed on 7-day DL: C Wilson Garcia

Pittsburgh Pirates
C Nate Irving, OF Edgar Figueroa, OF Eric Thomas
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Curtis Partch
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Wilfredo Boscan (twice), RHP Curtis Partch, RHP Rob Scahill, RHP Jameson Taillon
Recalled: RHP Wilfredo Boscan, RHP Jameson Taillon, LHP Kyle Lobstein, LHP Cory Luebke
Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Jim Fuller

St. Louis Cardinals
RHP John Walter (New Jersey (Can-Am)), RHP Jerome Williams
Released: RHP Joey Donofrio
Optioned to Triple-A: 2B Kolten Wong
Placed on 7-day DL: SS Alex Mejia, SS Oscar Mercado, OF C.J. McElroy, OF Carlos Peguero

Twenty-five-year-old second baseman Kolten Wong hit .222/.306/.286 (62 OPS+) through 49 games prior to his demotion to Triple-A Memphis, where he appeared to be righting the ship. He went 7-for-15 (.467) through his first four games.

San Diego Padres
RHP Bryce Morrow, OF Yeison Asencio
Traded: RHP James Shields to White Sox for RHP Erik Johnson and SS Fernando Tatis Jr.
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Erik Johnson
Option transferred: RHP Erik Johnson (Triple-A to high Class A), LHP Jose Torres (high Class A to Double-A)
Recalled: RHP Kevin Quackenbush
Placed on 7-day DL: C Ryan Miller, 2B Jose Pirela

Right fielder Yeison Asencio promptly signed with Quintana Roo of the Mexican League release following his release by the Padres. He spent two seasons on the 40-man roster in 2013 and 2014 but never advanced past Double-A San Antonio for any meaningful stretch of time. You might remember Asencio by his assumed name of Yoan Alcantara, his (three years younger) identity when he ranked as the No. 1 prospect in the Rookie-level Arizona League in 2011.

San Francisco Giants
1B Travis Ishikawa (released by White Sox, May 24), OF Chris Denorfia (released by Yankees, March 27)
Released: SS Hak-Ju Lee
Acquired: OF Shawon Dunston Jr. from Cubs for cash
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Michael Santos, RHP Logan Webb, 1B Dillon Dobson, 3B Jose Vizcaino Jr., SS Lucius Fox, OF Tyler Horan

Seattle Mariners
RHP Jarrett Grube (released by Indians, June 8)
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Edwin Diaz
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Cody Martin, OF Stefen Romero
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Mayckol Guaipe, RHP Dylan Unsworth

The Mariners converted righthander Edwin Diaz to the bullpen at Double-A Jackson in May. He earned a quick callup to Seattle by striking out 16 and walking two through 12 innings and limiting opponents to a .077 average.

Tampa Bay Rays
RHP Alberto Casanas
Recalled: 2B Nick Franklin
Placed on 7-day DL: C Nick Ciuffo, C Wilmer Dominguez, OF Granden Goetzman

Texas Rangers
RHP Chad Smith, RHP Nick Tepesch, OF Zach Cone
Designated for assignment: RHP Phil Klein
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Luke Jackson, LHP Alex Claudio, SS Hanser Alberto
Recalled: RHP Tom Wilhelmsen
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Chris Dula, RHP Sam Wolff, OF Eduard Pinto, OF Ryan Strausborger

Outfielder Zach Cone hit .208/.263/.400 through 36 games at Double-A Frisco, earning the 2011 supplemental first-round pick from Georgia his release. He lost the 2013 season to an Achilles injury and is now free to pursue a fresh start with a new organization.

Toronto Blue Jays
RHP Gunnar Eastman, C Robert Lucido, OF Cliff Brantley
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Ryan Tepera, 3B Matt Dominguez
Recalled: 3B Matt Dominguez, RHP/LHP Pat Venditte
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jon Harris, RHP Bobby Korecky, RHP Luis Santos, 2B Jon Berti

Low Class A Lansing righthander Jon Harris, the 29th pick in the 2015 draft from Missouri State, left his last start with a hip cramp. He went 4-1, 2.36 through his first nine starts, recording 8.4 strikeouts and 3.6 walks per nine innings.

Washington Nationals
RHP J.D. Martin (Lancaster (Atlantic)), 2B Steve Lombardozzi (Southern Maryland (Atlantic))
Released: C Martin Medina, 1B Dalton DiNatale, OF Jeff Gardner, OF Gilberto Ramirez, OF Brenden Webb
Optioned to Triple-A: SS Trea Turner
Recalled: SS Trea Turner
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Trevor Gott, RHP Andrew Lee, LHP Matt Grace, OF Zach Collier

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