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Minor League Transactions

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Transactions involving minor league players for the period May 12-18. All transactions conveyed by Major League Baseball.

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Arizona Diamondbacks
Released:
RHP Jorge Despaigne
Traded: LHP Josh Taylor to Red Sox as player to be named for SS Deven Marrero

Atlanta Braves
Signed:
C Yuta Okazaki (High Desert (Pecos)) | 2B Marcos Almonte (released by Astros, May 10)
Released: OF Ezequiel Carrera

According to his Rollins (Fla.) College bio, 26-year-old catcher Yuta Okazaki played baseball in his native Japan until fifth grade. In the U.S. he played high school ball in Greenwich, Conn., then attended Connecticut-Avery Point JC before transferring to Rollins, where he played through 2014. Okazaki played sporadically in the independent Pecos League from 2015 to 2017.

Baltimore Orioles
Released:
LHP Josh Edgin | OF Alex Presley | OF Michael Saunders
Removed from 40-man: 3B Renato Nunez (outrighted to Triple-A)

Boston Red Sox
Signed:
RHP Josh Smith (released by Mariners, April 23)
Released: LHP Tommy Layne | 1B Conrad Gregor | OF Jeremy Barfield
Acquired: LHP Josh Taylor from Diamondbacks as player to be named for SS Deven Marrero

Chicago Cubs
Released:
RHP James Pugliese | SS Carlos Penalver

Chicago White Sox
Signed:
2B Johnny Giavotella (released by Marlins, May 2)
Released: OF Todd Cunningham

Cincinnati Reds
Released:
OF Tyler Goeddel
Elected free agency: SS Cliff Pennington

Cleveland Indians
Signed:
RHP Matt Belisle (re-signed)
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Neil Ramirez

Colorado Rockies
Released:
LHP Luis Guzman | C Kyle Cunningham

Detroit Tigers
Released:
RHP John Hayes
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Louis Coleman
Designated for assignment: LHP Chad Bell (lost on waivers to Braves)

Los Angeles Angels
Signed:
RHP Dario Beltre (released by Rangers, May 12)
Released: RHP Vicente Campos

Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed:
RHP Logan Bawcom (Sugar Land (Atlantic)) | OF Tyler Goeddel (released by Reds, May 13)
Released: OF Shakir Albert
Added to 40-man roster: RHP/LHP Pat Venditte
Designated for assignment: LHP Henry Owens

Miami Marlins
Signed:
SS Anfernee Seymour (released by Braves, May 5)
Released: RHP Dustin McGowan | LHP James Buckelew

Milwaukee Brewers
Added to 40-man roster:
RHP Alec Asher

Minnesota Twins
Released:
3B Nelson Molina

New York Yankees
Signed:
SS Rey Navarro (Sugar Land (Atlantic))
Released: 1B Tim Lynch
Elected free agency: RHP David Hale
Removed from 40-man: RHP David Hale (outrighted to Triple-A)

Oakland Athletics
Released:
OF Slade Heathcott

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Philadelphia Phillies
Released:
LHP Tim Berry

St. Louis Cardinals
Released:
RHP Noel Gonzalez | C Jesse Jenner
Added to 40-man roster: C Steven Baron

San Diego Padres
Added to 40-man roster:
OF Franmil Reyes

Seattle Mariners
Added to 40-man roster:
RHP Christian Bergman | RHP Ryan Cook | 2B Gordon Beckham

Texas Rangers
Released:
RHP Dario Beltre | RHP Cody Palmquist | RHP Grant Zawadzki
Added to 40-man roster: LHP Brandon Mann | SS Hanser Alberto

Toronto Blue Jays
Released:
RHP Devin Malone
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Deck McGuire
Designated for assignment: RHP Carlos Ramirez (lost on waivers to Athletics)

Washington Nationals
Added to 40-man roster:
1B Mark Reynolds

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