Minor League Transactions: Oct. 28-Nov. 3

Official minor league transactions, conveyed to Baseball America by Major League Baseball, for the period Oct. 28-Nov. 3.

Arizona Diamondbacks
RHP J.R. Bradley (re-signed), RHP West Tunnell (NDFA—Baylor)

The Diamondbacks signed former Baylor second baseman West Tunnell as a pitcher. He played four years for the Bears without ever appearing on the mound. He is the son of Frank Tunnell, a Mariners 12th-round pick in 1983 who played professionally for two seasons, mostly as a shortstop.

Atlanta Braves
RHP Danny Reynolds (Laredo (American Association))
Removed from 40-man: RHP Brandon Cunniff, RHP Casey Kelly (both players outrighted to Triple-A)

A 25-year-old reliever, Danny Reynolds spent seven years in affiliated ball in the Angels system prior to his June release. He throws a big-time fastball and had no trouble in the independent American Association, where he struck out 15.2 and walked 1.7 per nine innings while allowing nine hits in 16 innings.

Baltimore Orioles
RHP Rocky McCord, LHP Yi-Hsiang Lin, LHP Jeong-Hyeon Yoon, OF Mike Odenwaelder, OF T.J. Olesczuk

Boston Red Sox
2B Ryan Court (re-signed)
Removed from 40-man: 2B Josh Rutledge (outrighted to Triple-A)

Chicago White Sox
Removed from 40-man:
OF J.B. Shuck (outrighted to Triple-A)

Cincinnati Reds
RHP Nick Christiani (re-signed)
Released: RHP Ben Klimesh, LHP Rock Rucker, 2B Ty Washington, OF Bryson Smith
Removed from 40-man: RHP Caleb Cotham, 2B Hernan Iribarren, OF Yorman Rodriguez (all players outrighted to Triple-A)

Cleveland Indians
RHP Robbie Aviles (re-signed)

Colorado Rockies
2B Juan Ciriaco (re-signed)

Detroit Tigers
1B Dean Green

Los Angeles Angels
RHP Justin Miller (elected free agency from Rockies, Oct. 13)
Removed from 40-man: LHP Brett Oberholtzer (outrighted to Triple-A)
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Justin Anderson

Los Angeles Dodgers
C Cesar Mendoza

Milwaukee Brewers
SS Gabriel Noriega (re-signed)
Released: C Rafael Neda
Elected free agency: 2B Jake Elmore
Removed from 40-man: LHP Sean Nolin, 1B Andy Wilkin, 2B Jake Elmore, 3B Garin Cecchini (all players outrighted to Triple-A)

Minnesota Twins
SS Leonardo Reginatto (re-signed)
Released: LHP Seth Wagner

New York Mets
Elected free agency:
RHP Jim Henderson
Removed from 40-man:
RHP Jim Henderson, 3B Eric Campbell (both players outrighted to Triple-A)

New York Yankees
LHP Evan Rutckyj (re-signed)

Oakland Athletics
RHP Chris Smith (re-signed)

Pittsburgh Pirates
LHP Dan Runzler (Sugar Land (Atlantic)), C Miguel Perez (re-signed), SS Kelson Brown (re-signed), OF Adam Godwin (re-signed)
Elected free agency: LHP Zach Phillips, SS Pedro Florimon
Removed from 40-man: LHP Zach Phillips, C Jacob Stallings, SS Pedro Florimon (all players outrighted to Triple-A)

St. Louis Cardinals
RHP Josh Lucas (re-signed)
Released: RHP Julio Mateo

San Diego Padres
RHP Seth Simmons (re-signed), C Rocky Gale (re-signed), OF Alberth Martinez (re-signed)
Elected free agency: 2B Jemile Weeks

San Francisco Giants
RHP Josh Johnson (did not play in 2016), LHP Ricky Romero (re-signed), 2B Cristian Paulino (re-signed), SS Juan Ciriaco (re-signed)
Removed from 40-man: C Tony Sanchez (outrighted to Triple-A)

Seattle Mariners
RHP Tyler Knigge (re-signed)
Elected free agency: C Steve Clevenger
Removed from 40-man: RHP Ryan Cook, C Steve Clevenger (both players outrighted to Triple-A)

Tampa Bay Rays
RHP Fernando Baez (re-signed), LHP Franklin Dacosta, LHP Dana Eveland (re-signed)

Texas Rangers
RHP Rafael Cedeno
Elected free agency: RHP Lucas Harrell
Added to 40-man roster: 2B Drew Robinson
Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Johan Juan

The Rangers prevented 24-year-old, lefthanded-hitting Drew Robinson from becoming a minor league free agent by adding him to the 40-man roster. The 2010 fourth-round pick hit .257/.350/.480 in 125 games at Triple-A Round Rock this season, while starting 10 or more games at five positions: second base (26), third base (26), right field (33), center field (16) and first base (14).

While Robinson didn’t hit for a high average in the Pacific Coast League in 2016 (the average was .269) or make a ton of contact (28 percent strikeouts), he showed excellent secondary skills of power, patience and speed. He hit 20 home runs and recorded a .223 isolated slugging percentage that ranked in the 87th percentile among PCL batters who qualified for our Top 20 Prospects ranking. His 12 percent walk rate placed him in the 86th percentile, while he stole 17 bases and legged out 10 triples.

Toronto Blue Jays
RHP Carlos Ramirez (re-signed)
Released: 3B Alex Maldonado

Washington Nationals
RHP Wirkin Estevez (re-signed), RHP Wander Suero (re-signed), 1B Neftali Soto (re-signed)

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