Minor League Transactions: Oct. 21-27

Official minor league transactions, conveyed to Baseball America by Major League Baseball, for the period Oct. 21-27.

Atlanta Braves
RHP Jordy Lara (re-signed), OF Matt Tuiasosopo (re-signed)

Baltimore Orioles
Assigned to Arizona Fall League:
RHP Parker Bridwell

Chicago White Sox
LHP David Holmberg (re-signed)

Cincinnati Reds
1B Art Charles (New Jersey (Can-Am))
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Ariel Hernandez

Baseball will see dozens of 40-man roster additions in a few weeks, when teams set their rosters for the Rule 5 draft. In this instance, though, the Reds added 24-year-old Dominican righthander Ariel Hernandez to the 40-man roster because he otherwise would have qualified for minor league free agency after the World Series. He pitched at both Class A levels this season, making 43 relief appearances and striking out 74 and allowing just 29 hits in 62 innings. Cincinnati selected him in the minor league phase of the Rule 5 draft last offseason.

First baseman Art Charles claimed the BA Independent Leagues Player of the Year award on the heels of a big year at New Jersey. The 25-year-old hit .352/.461/.699 and led the Can-Am League with 29 home runs and 101 RBIs. Charles previously spent six seasons in affiliated ball as a Blue Jays 20th-round out of junior college who subsequently was traded to the Phillies for Michael Schwimmer, a reliever who had pitched in the big leagues.

Cleveland Indians
C Martin Cervenka (re-signed), OF Luigi Rodriguez (re-signed)

Colorado Rockies
RHP Brian Schlitter

Los Angeles Angels
RHP Samuel Holland (re-signed), LHP Jorge Gonzalez (released by Dodgers, Sept. 15), LHP Kevin Grendell (re-signed)

Miami Marlins
C Corey Bass (Windy City (Frontier)), 3B David Vidal (Somerset (Atlantic))

Milwaukee Brewers
RHP Stephen Kohlscheen (re-signed), 2B Fidel Pena (re-signed)

Minnesota Twins
RHP Raul Fernandez (re-signed), LHP Nik Turley (Somerset (Atlantic))

Oakland Athletics
OF Andrew Lambo (re-signed)

Philadelphia Phillies
RHP Alexis Araujo
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: C Austin Bossart

St. Louis Cardinals
LHP Bobby Wheatley (re-signed)
Released: RHP Blake Higgins

San Diego Padres
LHP Diego Medina
Released: RHP Aaron Cressley, RHP Seth Lucio, RHP Angel Mejia, RHP Grant Zawadzki
Elected free agency: RHP Jose Dominguez
Removed from 40-man: RHP Jose Dominguez, RHP Jake Smith, 2B Jemile Weeks (all players outrighted to Triple-A)

San Francisco Giants
RHP Carlos Alvarado (re-signed), C Fernando Pujadas (re-signed), C Eliezer Zambrano (re-signed), 1B Kyle Blanks (re-signed)

Seattle Mariners
RHP Micah Owings (York (Atlantic)), 1B Jonas Lantigua (re-signed)
Released: SS Luis Caballero

Tampa Bay Rays
RHP Angel Rodriguez, RHP Bryce Zak, LHP Eric Diomartich, LHP Tyler House, LHP Kevin Williams, C Joe Olson, 2B Tommy Coyle, 2B Jon Popadics, SS Pat Blair, OF Ryan Caldwell, OF Landon Cray

Texas Rangers
SS Doug Bernier (re-signed)
Elected free agency: RHP Shawn Tolleson
Removed from 40-man: RHP Lucas Harrell, RHP Shawn Tolleson (both players outrighted to Triple-A)
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: LHP Shane McCain

Washington Nationals
RHP Whit Mayberry (re-signed), C Nick Rickles (re-signed)
Released: OF Brian Pruitt
Elected free agency: RHP Aaron Barrett
Removed from 40-man: RHP Aaron Barrett (outrighted to Triple-A)

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