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Minor League Transactions



Transactions involving minor league players for the period March 1 to April1, 2020. All transactions conveyed by Major League Baseball.

Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed: LHP Dillon Overton
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Taylor Clarke | RHP Jon Duplantier | RHP Joel Payamps | RHP Riley Smith | RHP Bo Takahashi | RHP Emilio Vargas | RHP Taylor Widener | 1B Kevin Cron | 3B Wyatt Mathisen | 3B Andy Young

Atlanta Braves
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jasseel De La Cruz | RHP Chad Sobotka | RHP Touki Toussaint | RHP Jacob Webb | RHP Patrick Weigel | RHP Bryse Wilson | RHP Huascar Ynoa | LHP Tucker Davidson | LHP A.J. Minter | LHP Phil Pfeifer | C William Contreras | C Alex Jackson | OF Cristian Pache

Baltimore Orioles
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP David Hess | RHP Dean Kremer | LHP Keegan Akin | 2B Ramon Urias | OF Ryan McKenna | OF Cedric Mullins | 1B Ryan Mountcastle
Returned Rule 5 draft picks: RHP Brandon Bailey (to Astros) | RHP Michael Rucker (to Cubs)

Boston Red Sox
Signed: RHP Yoel Espinal | 3B Yairo Munoz
Acquired: C Jhonny Pereda from Cubs as PTBN for RHP Travis Lakins  
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Mike Shawaryn | RHP Phillips Valdez | LHP Kyle Hart | LHP Josh Osich | LHP Jeffrey Springs | 3B Bobby Dalbec | SS C.J. Chatham
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Colten Brewer | OF Marcus Wilson
Optioned to high Class A: RHP Chris Mazza | LHP Yoan Aybar | LHP Matt Hall

Chicago Cubs
Released: RHP Casey Bloomquist | RHP Jamie Galazin | RHP Jose Gomez | RHP Elias Herrera | RHP Brendan King | RHP Chi-Feng Lee | RHP Riley McCauley | RHP Raidel Orta | RHP Luis Ramos | RHP Niels Stone | RHP Alexander Vargas | RHP Carlos Vega | RHP Danny Zardon | C Alexander Guerra | C Rafelin Lorenzo | C Richard Nunez | 1B Abraham Rodriguez | 2B Orian Nunez | 3B Luis Diaz | 3B Grant Fennell | OF Ervis Marchan | OF Kevonte Mitchell
Traded:Jhonny Pereda to Red Sox as PTBN for RHP Travis Lakins
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Adbert Alzolay | RHP Dillon Maples | RHP Tyson Miller | RHP James Norwood | RHP Colin Rea | 2B Robel Garcia | SS Zack Short
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Manuel Rodriguez | LHP Justin Steele | C Miguel Amaya

Chicago White Sox
Signed: RHP Zach Putnam
Released: RHP Jorgan Cavanerio | RHP Joe Jarneski | RHP Nicholas Johnson | RHP Carter Love | RHP Felix Mercedes | RHP Jason Morgan | RHP Nick Silva | RHP Mac Welsh | LHP Greg Minier | C Gabriel Ortiz | SS Harold Diaz | SS Jonah McReynolds | SS Amado Nunez | OF Bryan Connell
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Matt Foster | RHP Michael Kopech | RHP Jose Ruiz | C Zack Collins | C Yermin Mercedes | C Seby Zavala
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Zack Burdi | RHP Dane Dunning | RHP Jimmy Lambert | LHP Bernardo Flores | OF Micker Adolfo | OF Luis Alexander Basabe | OF Blake Rutherford

Cincinnati Reds
Released: RHP Felix Jorge | RHP Carlos Machorro | RHP Junichi Tazawa | RHP Chris Volstad
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Tejay Antone | RHP Jose De Leon | RHP Ryan Hendrix | RHP Tony Santillan | LHP Josh D. Smith | C Tyler Stephenson

Cleveland Indians
Signed: RHP Juan Mateo
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Aaron Civale | RHP James Karinchak | RHP Zach Plesac | LHP Logan Allen | LHP Scott Moss | 1B Bobby Bradley | 3B Yu Chang | OF Daniel Johnson | OF Bradley Zimmer
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Triston McKenzie | RHP Jean Carlos Mejia | LHP Sam Hentges

Colorado Rockies
Signed: RHP Andrew DiPiazza
Released: LHP Harrison Musgrave
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Ryan Castellani | RHP Ashton Goudeau | RHP Jose Mujica | RHP Jesus Tinoco | LHP Ben Bowden | 1B Tyler Nevin | OF Yonathan Daza
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Antonio Santos

Detroit Tigers
Signed: RHP Zack Godley | SS Jordy Mercer
Released: RHP Ronald Burgos | RHP Raul De Los Reyes | RHP Zack Godley | LHP Jake Baker | SS Jordy Mercer | SS Kelvin Smith | OF Clark Brinkman | OF Vinny Esposito
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Beau Burrows | RHP Kyle Funkhouser | RHP John Schreiber | C Jake Rogers | SS Sergio Alcantara | SS Willi Castro | 3B Isaac Paredes | OF Daz Cameron | OF Derek Hill | OF Troy Stokes
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Anthony Castro
Optioned to high Class A: RHP Franklin Perez 

Houston Astros
Released: RHP Jared Hughes
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Cristian Javier | LHP Kent Emanuel | LHP Cionel Perez | LHP Blake Taylor | C Garrett Stubbs | 1B Taylor Jones | SS Jack Mayfield
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Enoli Paredes
Optioned to high Class A: RHP Nivaldo Rodriguez

Kansas City Royals
Signed: RHP Conner Greene
Released: LHP Adan Frias | OF Warling Vicente
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Scott Blewett | RHP Kyle Zimmer | LHP Foster Griffin | LHP Gabe Speier | C Meibrys Viloria | 3B Kelvin Gutierrez | OF Nick Heath
Optioned to high Class A: RHP Carlos Hernandez | SS Jeison Guzman
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Trevor Rosenthal

Los Angeles Angels
Signed: Anthony Bemboom | OF Dustin Peterson
Released: RHP Tyler Carpenter | RHP Jordan Gubelman | RHP Matt Leon | RHP Simon Mathews | RHP Connor Riley | RHP Jorge Tavarez | LHP John Cain | 2B Brendon Sanger | 2B Jordan Zimmerman | SS Roberto Baldoquin | OF Ryan Vega | OF Cam Williams
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Luke Bard | RHP Jaime Barria | RHP Taylor Cole | RHP Kyle Keller | LHP Ryan Buchter | LHP Jose Quijada | C Anthony Bemboom | OF Jahmai Jones
Optioned to Double-A: 1B Jared Walsh | OF Michael Hermosillo
Optioned to high Class A: LHP Hector Yan
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Ryan Buchter
Removed from 40-man: RHP Taylor Cole (outrighted to Triple-A)

Los Angeles Dodgers
Released: RHP Joe Broussard | RHP Connor Strain | OF Ben Moore
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Josh Sborz | RHP Mitchell White | LHP Victor Gonzalez | C Keibert Ruiz | 2B Zach McKinstry | OF DJ Peters | OF Luke Raley
Removed from 40-man: RHP Yadier Alvarez (outrighted to Triple-A)

Miami Marlins
Released: OF Connor Grant
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jorge Guzman | RHP Nick Neidert | RHP Sixto Sanchez | 1B Lewin Diaz | SS Jazz Chisholm | OF Monte Harrison | OF Jesus Sanchez
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Edward Cabrera | RHP Jordan Holloway
Optioned to high Class A: RHP Humberto Mejia

Milwaukee Brewers
Signed: RHP John LaRossa | LHP Michael O'Neal
Released: RHP Jameson Dunn | SS Michael Marseco
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Trey Supak | RHP Bobby Wahl | RHP Eric Yardley | LHP Angel Perdomo | C David Freitas | C Jacob Nottingham | 1B Ryon Healy | 2B Mark Mathias | SS Ronny Rodriguez | OF Corey Ray
Optioned to Double-A: RHP J.P. Feyereisen

Minnesota Twins
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jorge Alcala | RHP Sean Poppen | LHP Lewis Thorpe | 2B Travis Blankenhorn | OF LaMonte Wade | SS Nick Gordon
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Dakota Chalmers | RHP Jhoan Duran
Optioned to high Class A: OF Gilberto Celestino

New York Mets
Released: RHP Luis Silva
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Tyler Bashlor | RHP Corey Oswalt | RHP Paul Sewald | LHP Stephen Gonsalves | LHP Daniel Zamora | C Ali Sanchez | SS Andres Gimenez
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Franklyn Kilome | LHP Thomas Szapucki
Optioned to high Class A: RHP Jordan Humphreys

New York Yankees
Released: RHP David Hale
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Ben Heller | RHP Michael King | RHP Brooks Kriske | RHP Nick Nelson | SS Thairo Estrada
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Albert Abreu | RHP Deivi Garcia | RHP Miguel Yajure | OF Estevan Florial
Optioned to high Class A: RHP Luis Gil | RHP Luis Medina

Oakland Athletics
Released: RHP Xavier Altamirano | RHP John Gorman | RHP Cole Gray | RHP Malik Jones | RHP Mitchell Jordan | RHP Manuel Manzanillo | RHP Jesus Monserratt | RHP Keiro Munoz | RHP Michael Murray | RHP Carlos Sanchez | RHP Chase Wheatcroft | LHP Will Gilbert | LHP Jorge Martinez | LHP Yorlenis Noa | 1B Brock Stassi | 2B Matt McGarry | SS Joseph Pena | SS Nick Ward | OF Anthony Churlin | OF Gio Dingcong | OF Alonzo Jones Jr. | OF Matthew Koehler | OF Nick Osborne | OF Noah Vaughan
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Paul Blackburn | RHP Daniel Gossett | RHP Grant Holmes | RHP Daulton Jefferies | RHP James Kaprielian | 3B Sheldon Neuse | OF Luis Barrera | OF Skye Bolt | OF Dustin Fowler 

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Philadelphia Phillies
Signed: RHP Jason Lott | 1B Jordan McArdle
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Edgar Garcia | RHP Mauricio Llovera | RHP Reggie McClain | LHP Garrett Cleavinger | LHP Austin Davis | LHP Cole Irvin | LHP JoJo Romero | C Deivy Grullon | OF Kyle Garlick | OF Nick Williams
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Adonis Medina | LHP Cristopher Sanchez | SS Arquimedes Gamboa

Pittsburgh Pirates
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP JT Brubaker | RHP Blake Cederlind | RHP Geoff Hartlieb | RHP Cody Ponce | RHP Yacksel Rios | RHP Edgar Santana | LHP Sam Howard | 1B Will Craig | 3B Ke'Bryan Hayes | SS Cole Tucker | OF Jason Martin
Optioned to Double-A: SS Oneil Cruz

St. Louis Cardinals
Released: RHP Akeem Bostick | RHP Martin Cordova | RHP Blake Drake | RHP Mitchell Osnowitz | RHP Zach Prendergast | 1B Chris Chinea | 2B Yariel Gonzalez | 3B Shane Benes | OF Stanley Espinal | OF Andrew Warner
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Junior Fernandez | RHP Alex Reyes | RHP Jake Woodford | LHP Genesis Cabrera | C Andrew Knizner | SS Edmundo Sosa | OF Austin Dean | OF Justin Williams
Optioned to Double-A: LHP Ricardo Sanchez | 3B Elehuris Montero
Optioned to high Class A: RHP Alvaro Seijas

San Diego Padres
Released: RHP Starlin Cordero | RHP Dom DiSabatino | RHP Oliber Guzman | LHP Dylan Hoffman | 2B Gordon Beckham | SS Ruddy Giron
Traded: Traded 2B Esteban Quiroz to Rays as PTBN to complete OF Tommy Pham trade
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Ronald Bolanos | RHP Gerardo Reyes | OF Edward Olivares
Optioned to Double-A: LHP Adrian Morejon | OF Jorge Ona

San Francisco Giants
Released: RHP Jamie Callahan | RHP Matt Carasiti | RHP Israel Cruz | RHP Dylan Davis | RHP Logan Harasta | RHP Trevor Horn | RHP Andy Rohloff | RHP Ben Strahm | LHP Jerry Blevins | LHP Deiyerbert Bolivar | C Chris Corbett | 2B Kyle McPherson | OF Gio Brusa | OF Mikey Edie | OF Brandon Guyer | OF Jose Layer | OF Randy Norris
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Melvin Adon | RHP Shaun Anderson | RHP Enderson Franco | RHP Jandel Gustave | LHP Conner Menez | LHP Sam Selman | 1B Chris Shaw | 2B Kean Wong | SS Abiatal Avelino | OF Steven Duggar | OF Joe McCarthy
Optioned to Double-A: OF Jose Siri

Seattle Mariners
Released: RHP Cody Anderson
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Zac Grotz | RHP Art Warren | RHP Taylor Williams | LHP Nick Margevicius | 3B Patrick Wisdom | SS Donnie Walton | OF Braden Bishop

Tampa Bay Rays
Traded: Acquired 2B Esteban Quiroz from Padres to complete OF Tommy Pham trade
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Brent Honeywell | RHP Trevor Richards | LHP Anthony Banda | LHP Brendan McKay | C Ronaldo Hernandez | 1B Nate Lowe | 3B Kevin Padlo | 3B Mike Brosseau | 2B Vidal Brujan | SS Lucius Fox | OF Randy Arozarena | OF Brian O'Grady

Texas Rangers
Signed: RHP Werner Leal
Released: RHP Edgar Arredondo
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Demarcus Evans | RHP Ariel Jurado | LHP Kolby Allard | LHP Joe Palumbo
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Kyle Cody | RHP Tyler Phillips | LHP Taylor Hearn | 3B Sherten Apostel | SS Anderson Tejeda | OF Leody Taveras
Optioned to high Class A: OF Scott Heineman

Toronto Blue Jays
Released: RHP Alexis Carmona | RHP Josh Hiatt | RHP Andy McGuire | RHP William Ouellette | RHP Joey Pulido | RHP Matt Shannon | LHP Grayson Huffman | C Matt Jones | C Brett Wright | OF Roemon Fields
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Thomas Hatch | RHP Julian Merryweather | RHP Hector Perez | RHP Sean Reid-Foley | RHP Jacob Waguespack | RHP T.J. Zeuch | LHP Anthony Kay | LHP Thomas Pannone | SS Santiago Espinal
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Elvis Luciano | RHP Patrick Murphy
Added to 40-man roster: 2B Joe Panik

Washington Nationals
Released: RHP David Hernandez
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Aaron Barrett | RHP Erick Fedde | RHP Kyle McGowin | LHP Ben Braymer | C Tres Barrera | C Raudy Read | 2B Jake Noll
Optioned to Double-A: RHP James Bourque | RHP Kyle Finnegan | 2B Adrian Sanchez | OF Andrew Stevenson

 

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