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Minor League Transactions

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Transactions involving minor league players for the period of March 16-22, 2019. All transactions conveyed by Major League Baseball.

The optional assignments displayed here should not be considered official Opening Day assignments. They merely designate that a player has been transferred from major league spring training to minor league camp.

Arizona Diamondbacks
Released: RHP Trent Autry, RHP Jesus Balaguer, RHP Carlos Bustamante, OF Dominique Collie, OF Dalgeli Diaz, RHP Omar Herman, LHP Sebastian Kessay, SS Jason Leblebijian, RHP Jaron Long, Jordan McArdle, RHP Yeison Santana, OF Stephen Smith, SS Adam Walton
Optioned to Triple-A:  Caleb Joseph, SS Tim Locastro

Atlanta Braves
Signed:
RHP Josh Tomlin
Released: Alan Crowley, OF Brandon Downes, LHP Sam Freeman, RHP Mason McReaken, SS Luis Mejia, LHP Connor Simmons, OF Justin Smith, RHP Bradey Welsh
Optioned to Triple-A: C Raffy Lopez, RHP Mike Soroka

Baltimore Orioles
Acquired:
C Lenin Rodriguez from Phillies for 2018-19 international bonus pool money
Released: RHP Omar Bencomo, SS Alcides Escobar, RHP Bo Schultz, OF Eric Young Jr.
Optioned to Triple-A:  RHP Cody Carroll, OF Austin Hays, RHP Branden Kline, RHP Yefry Ramirez, OF Anthony Santander, 2B Steve Wilkerson

Boston Red Sox
Released: RHP Harrison Cooney, RHP Juan Florentino, RHP Rafael Gomez, RHP Jose Gonzalez, OF Chad Hardy, C Carlos Pulido, RHP Eddy Reynoso, SS Frankie Rios, RHP Luis Rivero, LHP Daniel Schlereth

Chicago Cubs
Released:  RHP Christian Bergman, OF Chris Carrier, C Brennon Kaleiwahea, OF Kwang-Min Kwon, RHP Mario Meza, RHP Brady Miller, RHP Nathan Sweeney, RHP Junichi Tazawa, SS Franklin Tineo, C Kevin Zamudio
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Alec Mills, RHP James Norwood

Cincinnati Reds
Acquired:
RHP Jordan Johnson and cash considerations from Giants for INF Connor Joe
Released: 
LHP Jesse Adams, RHP Tim Adleman, RHP Luis Alecis, RHP Tommy Bergjans, RHP James Dykstra, RHP Edward Escoboza, RHP Kyle Halbohn, RHP Francis Jones, LHP Perez Knowles, LHP Nick Lee, RHP Patrick McGuff, RHP A.J. Moore, RHP Josh Rich, RHP Connor Ryan, 2B John Sansone, RHP Ricardo Smith, OF Logan Taylor, OF Mason Williams
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Phillip Ervin, C Kyle Farmer, LHP Brandon Finnegan, LHP Cody Reed, RHP Jesus Reyes, RHP Sal Romano, RHP Lucas Sims, SS Blake Trahan

Cleveland Indians
Released: RHP Tyler Clippard, SS Miguel Eladio, 2B Ryan Flaherty, RHP Justin Grimm, RHP Grant Hockin, OF Matt Joyce, C Simeon Lucas, RHP Josh Nashed, RHP Cesar Ventura, RHP Alex Wilson, RHP Jonas Wyatt
Optioned to Triple-A:  RHP Cody Anderson, RHP Nick Goody, C Eric Haase, RHP Chih-Wei Hu, OF Oscar Mercado, RHP Adam Plutko

Colorado Rockies
Released: RHP Michael Agis, RHP Alec Asher, LHP Alec Byrd, RHP Parker French, RHP Marc Magliaro, LHP Keinter Olivares, RHP Juan Pena, OF Michael Saunders, RHP Justin Valdespina
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Yency Almonte, OF Noel Cuevas, SS Pat Valaika

Chicago White Sox
Acquired: LHP Cristian Castillo from Royals for future considerations
Removed from 40-man: RHP Juan Minaya (outrighted to Triple-A)
Released: RHP Randall Delgado, OF Brandon Guyer, 3B Chris Johnson, RHP Hunter Kiel, RHP Michael McCormick, LHP Joe Mockbee, RHP Spencer Moran, RHP Jhoan Quijada, LHP Aaron Soto, RHP Devan Watts

Detroit Tigers
Released:Jheyser Azuaje, RHP Johan Belisario, 1B Dominic Ficociello, OF Garrett McCain, C Andres Sthormes, C Bobby Wilson
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Ryan Carpenter, 3B Brandon Dixon, LHP Jose Fernandez, OF Dustin Peterson, RHP Zac Reininger, OF Victor Reyes

Houston Astros
Optioned to Triple-A: 
RHP Dean Deetz, OF Derek Fisher, LHP Cionel Perez, 1B A.J. Reed, OF Myles Straw

Kansas City Royals
Released: 
RHP Anthony Bender, RHP Dillon Drabble, RHP Danny Hrbek, RHP Ismael Maldonado, RHP Domingo Pena, RHP Julio Pinto
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Jorge Bonifacio, OF Brett Phillips, RHP Glenn Sparkman
Optioned to Double-A: Meibrys Viloria

Los Angeles Dodgers
Released: LHP Justin Lewis, SS Brad Miller, RHP Gregorio Sequera
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP JT Chargois, RHP Jaime Schultz

Los Angeles Angels
Removed from 40-man:
3B Kaleb Cowart (outrighted to Triple-A)
Released:
SS Bernabe Camargo, RHP Daniel Hudson, OF Derek Jenkins, C Willian Mendoza, RHP Johnny Morell, RHP Sam Pastrone, RHP Mitchell Traver, LHP Bo Tucker
Optioned to Triple-A: Jose Briceno, RHP John Curtiss, LHP Williams Jerez, RHP Jake Jewell, LHP Dillon Peters, INF Luis Rengifo, C Taylor Ward

Miami Marlins
Signed:
OF Kobie Taylor
Released: 2B Matt Brooks, RHP Zech Lemond, RHP Brandon Miller, RHP Sam Perez, SS Luis Pintor, LHP Scott Sebald
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Austin Dean, LHP Jarlin Garcia

Milwaukee Brewers
Signed:
RHP Josh Fields
Released:
RHP Jesus Brea, OF Jay Feliciano, RHP Mitch McIntyre, RHP Jenri Montas, RHP Jorge Ortega, OF Nicolas Pierre, RHP Josh Tomlin, RHP Andrew Vernon
Optioned to Triple-A:  RHP Adrian Houser, C Jacob Nottingham, SS Tyler Saladino, 3B Cory Spangenberg

Minnesota Twins
Released: RHP Adam Atkins, SS Colton Burns, OF Shane Carrier, LHP Tim Collins, 1B Lucas Duda, RHP Jared Finkel, LHP Kevin Marnon, 1B Robby Rinn, INF Adam Rosales
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Tyler Duffey, RHP Zack Littell, RHP Fernando Romero

New York Mets
Released: SS Oliver Pascual, RHP Andrew Ryan, 2B Dylan Tice
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Tyler Bashlor, RHP Eric Hanhold, RHP Tim Peterson, LHP Daniel Zamora

New York Yankees
Signed:  LHP Gio Gonzalez
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Clint Frazier, C Kyle Higashioka

Oakland Athletics
Released: RHP Heath Bowers, RHP Sam Bragg, RHP Brendan Butler, LHP Kyle Crockett, LHP Evan Manarino, RHP Corey Walter

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Philadelphia Phillies
Released:
LHP Jeremy Bleich, C Drew Butera, RHP Alex Garcia, RHP Justin Miller, 1B Stoney O'Brien, LHP Edward Paredes, INF Gregorio Petit, 3B Trevor Plouffe, RHP Blake Quinn, SS Andrew RomineRHP Sati Santa Cruz
Optioned to Triple-A:  RHP Drew Anderson, OF Dylan Cozens, LHP James Pazos, SS Mitch Walding

Pittsburgh Pirates
Acquired: C Elys Escobar from Tigers for future considerations
Released:
RHP Wilmer Contreras, RHP Sergio Cubilete, RHP Bret Helton, LHP Randy Jimenez, RHP Yeudry Manzanillo, RHP Evan Piechota, RHP Will Reed, RHP Logan Sendelbach, RHP Brian Sousa, LHP Mason Ward
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jake Barrett, RHP Michael Feliz, RHP Clay Holmes, 2B Kevin Kramer

St. Louis Cardinals
Optioned to Triple-A:  LHP Austin Gomber, RHP Daniel Ponce de Leon

San Diego Padres
Released:
OF Luis Asuncion, LHP Jose Cabrera, OF Allen Craig, RHP Joe Galindo, C Marcus Greene, INF Luis Guzman, OF Hunter Jarmon, OF Blinger Perez, SS Elvis Sabala, LHP Danny Sexton, RHP Dominic Taccolini
Optioned to Triple-A: C Austin Allen, SS Javy Guerra
Optioned to Double-A: 
RHP Pedro Avila, C Luis Torrens

Seattle Mariners
Released: RHP Cody Brown, RHP Jose Canela, OF Danny Contreras, RHP Erik Espinal, RHP Michael Fairchild, RHP Jake Mayer, C Geoandry Montilla, C Ismerling Mota, OF Ronald Rosario, LHP Grant Spranger, LHP Nick Wegmann
Optioned to Triple-A: SS J.P. Crawford

San Francisco Giants
Acquired: INF Connor Joe from Reds for RHP Jordan Johnson and cash considerations
Signed: OF Matt Joyce
Returned Rule 5 pick:
OF Drew Ferguson (to Astros)
Released:
 RHP Aneudy Acosta, C Cody Brickhouse, 3B Wander Franco, OF Nick Hill, RHP Ryan Koziol, OF Cameron Maybin, LHP Domenic Mazza, RHP Jake McCasland, LHP Orleny Quiroz, RHP Dan Slania
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Tyler Beede, RHP Ray Black, OF Austin Slater, RHP Pat Venditte

Tampa Bay Rays
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Austin Pruitt

Texas Rangers
Released:
RHP Steven Bruce, LHP Adam Choplick, RHP Brett Eibner, RHP Tyler Ferguson, SS Myles McKisic, RHP Reggie Meyer, RHP Adam Parks, LHP Kyle Roberts, RHP Michael Tonkin
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Willie Calhoun, RHP Ariel Jurado, LHP C.D. Pelham, OF Carlos Tocci, 3B Jose Trevino, 3B Patrick Wisdom
Optioned to Double-A: LHP Brett Martin

Toronto Blue Jays
Acquired:
RHP Jason Adam from Royals for cash considerations
Released
: RHP Andrew Deramo, LHP Claudio Galva, RHP Emilio Guerrero
Optioned to Triple-A: OF Anthony Alford, C Reese McGuire, RHP David Paulino

Washington Nationals
Released: 
SS Luis Aquino, LHP Matt Crownover, RHP Sam Held, RHP Phil Morse, OF Jonathan Quintana, RHP Nector Ramirez, INF Ronaldy Sosa
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Austin Adams, RHP Jimmy Cordero, RHP Kyle McGowin, RHP Tanner Rainey, RHP Austin Voth

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