Minor League Transactions

Transactions involving minor league players for the period March 9-15. All transactions conveyed by Major League Baseball.

The optional assignments listed here should not be interpreted as official Opening Day assignments. They will be correct in many cases, but the most important aspect of the listing is that these players were sent from big league camp to minor league spring training, which opens in mid-March.

Arizona Diamondbacks
Optioned to Triple-A:
RHP Jake Barrett | LHP Jared Miller

Atlanta Braves
OF Ezequiel Carrera (released by Blue Jays, March 11)
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Jesse Biddle
Optioned to Double-A: LHP Adam McCreery | LHP Ricardo Sanchez

Baltimore Orioles
LHP Hunter Cervenka (released by Marlins, March 8) | 2B Sharlon Schoop (re-signed)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Alec Asher | RHP David Hess | OF Joey Rickard

Boston Red Sox
Optioned to Triple-A:
RHP Ty Buttrey | RHP Chandler Shepherd | LHP Jalen Beeks | LHP Williams Jerez

Chicago Cubs
RHP Miguel Estevez
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Luke Farrell | RHP Cory Mazzoni | RHP Alec Mills | RHP Jen-Ho Tseng | LHP Dario Alvarez | LHP Rob Zastryzny | 2B David Bote
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Adbert Alzolay | RHP Oscar De La Cruz | RHP Duane Underwood

Chicago White Sox
RHP Michael Ynoa | LHP Michael Horejsei | 2B Sam Dexter | 2B Toby Thomas | SS Tracy Hadley | OF Michael Staudinger
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Jace Fry | SS Jose Rondon | OF Daniel Palka
Optioned to Double-A: LHP Ian Clarkin | OF Eloy Jimenez
Optioned to high Class A: OF Micker Adolfo | OF Luis Alexander Basabe

Cincinnati Reds
1B Eric Jagielo to Marlins for cash
Removed from 40-man: 2B Dilson Herrera (outrighted to Triple-A)
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Ariel Hernandez | RHP Jose Lopez | 2B Shed Long | OF Aristides Aquino
Optioned to high Class A: RHP Keury Mella | RHP Jesus Reyes | OF Jose Siri

Cleveland Indians
Optioned to Triple-A:
RHP Julian Merryweather | RHP Adam Plutko | LHP Shawn Morimando | C Francisco Mejia | OF Abraham Almonte
Optioned to Double-A: SS Willi Castro | SS Yu Chang

Colorado Rockies
RHP Devin Burke
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Zach Jemiola
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Jesus Tinoco | C Chris Rabago | OF Yonathan Daza

Detroit Tigers
C Jarrod Saltalamacchia (released by Blue Jays, June 30)
Released: RHP Dean Aldridge
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Artie Lewicki | RHP Zac Reininger | LHP Ryan Carpenter | C Grayson Greiner | OF Mike Gerber
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Sandy Baez | RHP Gerson Moreno | RHP Spencer Turnbull | SS Sergio Alcantara
Optioned to high Class A: RHP Eduardo Jimenez | LHP Gregory Soto

Houston Astros
Returned Rule 5 selection:
LHP Anthony Gose (to Rangers)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP David Paulino | LHP Buddy Boshers | LHP Reymin Guduan | LHP Cionel Perez

Kansas City Royals
RHP Ricky Nolasco
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Scott Barlow | RHP Heath Fillmyer | RHP Andres Machado | RHP Kyle Zimmer | LHP Eric Stout | 3B Hunter Dozier
Optioned to Double-A: 1B Samir Duenez
Optioned to high Class A: C Meibrys Viloria

Los Angeles Angels
Optioned to Triple-A:
RHP Jaime Barria |RHP Dayan Diaz | RHP Eduardo Paredes | RHP Troy Scribner | OF Michael Hermosillo
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Jesus Castillo | RHP Jake Jewell

Los Angeles Dodgers
RHP Mark Lowe | C Jonah Jarrard
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Walker Buehler | RHP Dennis Santana | RHP Brock Stewart | LHP Henry Owens | LHP Edward Paredes | 2B Tim Locastro | 3B Rob Segedin

Miami Marlins
LHP Sean Burnett (did not play in 2017)
Acquired: 1B Eric Jagielo from Reds for cash
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP James Needy | C Austin Nola
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Merandy Gonzalez | RHP Pablo Lopez | LHP Miguel Del Pozo

Milwaukee Brewers
Optioned to Triple-A:
RHP Jorge Lopez | RHP Freddy Peralta | RHP Aaron Wilkerson | LHP Tyler Webb | C Jacob Nottingham | SS Mauricio Dubon
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Adrian Houser
Optioned to high Class A: RHP Marcos Diplan

Minnesota Twins
OF Jared Foster (released by Angels, March 6)
Released: LHP Mike Theofanopoulos
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP John Curtiss | RHP Aaron Slegers | LHP Stephen Gonsalves | LHP Adalberto Mejia
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Zack Littell | RHP Fernando Romero | LHP Lewis Thorpe

New York Mets
Optioned to Triple-A:
RHP Jamie Callahan
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Tyler Bashlor | RHP Chris Flexen | RHP Marcos Molina | RHP Corey Oswalt
Optioned to high Class A: RHP Gerson Bautista

New York Yankees
1B Adam Lind | 2B Danny Espinosa
Optioned to Triple-A: C Kyle Higashioka | SS Gleyber Torres
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Domingo Acevedo | SS Thairo Estrada
Optioned to high Class A: RHP Albert Abreu | RHP Jonathan Loaisiga

Oakland Athletics
Designated for assignment:
LHP Jairo Labourt
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Lou Trivino | SS Jorge Mateo | OF Ramon Laureano

Philadelphia Phillies
Optioned to Triple-A:
RHP Ricardo Pinto | RHP Jose Taveras | OF Dylan Cozens
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Seranthony Dominguez | RHP Franklyn Kilome | 2B Eliezer Alvarez
Optioned to high Class A: LHP Ranger Suarez

Pittsburgh Pirates
C Sammy Gonzalez
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Clay Holmes | LHP Jack Leathersich | OF Austin Meadows
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Dario Agrazal
Optioned to high Class A: RHP Luis Escobar

St. Louis Cardinals
OF Yefri Perez
Released: LHP Jordan Schafer
Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Austin Gomber | OF Tyler O’Neill
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Derian Gonzalez | RHP Conner Greene | SS Edmundo Sosa

San Diego Padres
RHP Tom Wilhelmsen
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Rowan Wick | LHP Jose Castillo | LHP Brad Wieck | SS Javier Guerra
Optioned to Double-A: C Luis Torrens

San Francisco Giants
Optioned to Triple-A:
RHP Tyler Herb | RHP Chase Johnson | RHP Pierce Johnson | RHP Reyes Moronta | LHP Steven Okert | LHP D.J. Snelten | C Aramis Garcia | 2B Miguel Gomez

Seattle Mariners
RHP John Richy (released by Phillies, July 9)
Released: RHP Anjul Hernandez | RHP Michael Rivera
Removed from 40-man: RHP Mike Morin (outrighted to Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Chase De Jong | RHP Andrew Moore | RHP Max Povse | RHP Nick Rumbelow | LHP Sam Moll | OF Cameron Perkins

Tampa Bay Rays
LHP Dan Runzler
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Diego Castillo | RHP Brent Honeywell | RHP Jose Mujica | RHP Jaime Schultz | RHP Hunter Wood | 1B Jake Bauers | SS Willy Adames | SS Christian Arroyo | OF Justin Williams

Texas Rangers
OF Julio Pablo Martinez
Released: RHP Ronny Carvajal
Removed from 40-man: C Brett Nicholas (outrighted to Triple-A)
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Connor Sadzeck | 1B Ronald Guzman | 2B Isiah Kiner-Falefa | OF Willie Calhoun
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Ariel Jurado | LHP Brett Martin | C Jose Trevino
Optioned to high Class A: RHP Jonathan Hernandez

The Rangers signed 21-year-old Cuban outfielder Julio Pablo Martinez for $2.8 million, the amount remaining in their international bonus pool. The 5-foot-10 lefthanded hitter showed promising power, speed and athleticism in the Cuban major league, batting .293/.393/.430 in five seasons. In the independent Can-Am League last summer, Martinez hit .297 with seven home runs and 20 stolen bases in 57 games.

Toronto Blue Jays
RHP Tyler Clippard
Released: OF Ezequiel Carrera
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Taylor Guerrieri | LHP Ryan Borucki | LHP Tom Pannone | C Danny Jansen | C Reese McGuire | 1B Rowdy Tellez | SS Lourdes Gurriel | OF Dwight Smith Jr.

Washington Nationals
Optioned to Triple-A:
RHP Wander Suero | 1B Jose Marmolejos | OF Rafael Bautista
Optioned to Double-A: RHP Jefry Rodriguez | 3B Kelvin Gutierrez

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