Minor League Transactions: Sept. 16-22
Official minor league transactions, conveyed to Baseball America by Major League Baseball, for the period Sept. 16-22.
Arizona Diamondbacks Signed: RHP Miller Diaz (re-signed), LHP Armando Aguilar (Yucatan (Mexican)), SS Ildemaro Vargas (re-signed) Recalled: C Oscar Hernandez Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jency Solis, 1B Marty Herum, SS Robelys Reyes
The Diamondbacks signed Armando Aguilar, a 25-year-old Mexican lefthander who has worked as a matchup reliever in a five-year career in the Mexican League. This season with Yucatan he appeared in 50 games and recorded a strikeout rate of 9.2 per nine innings and a WHIP of 0.99 in 30 innings. Lefthanded batters hit just .152/.250/.196 against him in 53 plate appearances.
Atlanta Braves Recalled: RHP Tyrell Jenkins Added to 40-man roster: RHP Josh Collmenter, 3B Rio Ruiz, OF Emilio Bonifacio
Baltimore Orioles Signed: RHP Franderlyn Romero (re-signed), 1B Aderlin Rodriguez (re-signed), SS Erick Salcedo (re-signed) Added to 40-man roster: 1B Trey Mancini
The Orioles acquired Venezuelan righthander Franderlyn Romero in May when they traded two international bonus slots to the Reds that were valued at $693,300. That money could have been applied to last year's international class.
Chicago Cubs Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP James Farris, RHP Ryan McNeil, RHP Steve Perakslis, RHP Duane Underwood, C Victor Caratini, 2B Ian Happ, OF Eloy Jimenez
Cleveland Indians Added to 40-man roster: RHP Adam Plutko Designated for assignment: LHP T.J. House
Detroit Tigers Signed: RHP R.J. Alaniz (re-signed), RHP Jeff Ferrell (re-signed) Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Artie Lewicki, RHP Adam Ravenelle, RHP Jeff Thompson, RHP Spencer Turnbull, C Grayson Greiner, 3B JaCoby Jones, OF Christin Stewart
Houston Astros Recalled: 3B Colin Moran
Kansas City Royals Removed from 40-man: RHP Nick Tepesch (outrighted to Triple-A)
Los Angeles Dodgers Released: RHP Brian Bass, RHP Daniel Canellas, RHP Zac Grotz, RHP Misja Harcksen, RHP David Reid-Foley, RHP Bernardo Reyes, RHP Rob Rogers, LHP Jorge Gonzalez, LHP Rob McDonnell, LHP Roy Merritt, C Tyler Ogle, 2B Carlos Aquino, 3B Nick Dean, OF Deivy Castillo, OF Carlos Mosquera Recalled: 2B Micah Johnson
Miami Marlins Signed: OF Isaac Galloway (re-signed) Removed from 40-man: RHP Bryan Morris (outrighted to Triple-A)
Milwaukee Brewers Recalled: OF Michael Reed Added to 40-man roster: C Josmil Pinto Assigned to Arizona Fall League: OF Brett Phillips
New York Mets Signed: LHP Alberto Baldonado (re-signed)
New York Yankees Traded: LHP Phil Coke to Pirates for cash Added to 40-man roster: 2B Donovan Solano
Oakland Athletics Released: OF Shawn Duinkerk
Pittsburgh Pirates Acquired: LHP Phil Coke from Yankees for cash
St. Louis Cardinals Signed: SS Pablo Gomez
San Diego Padres Recalled: LHP Buddy Baumann, LHP Jose Torres, C Austin Hedges, OF Manuel Margot Added to 40-man roster: 2B Carlos Asuaje, OF Hunter Renfroe Designated for assignment: SS Nick Noonan, OF Patrick Kivlehan
The Padres called up their prospect contingent from Triple-A El Paso following the club's Pacific Coast League championship run and participation in the Triple-A National Championship Game. If San Diego is successful in the next few seasons, then players like catcher Austin Hedges (.326 average, 21 home runs), center fielder Manuel Margot (.304 average, 30 stolen bases) and right fielder Hunter Renfroe (30 home runs, 105 RBIs) will be big reasons for that success.
Seattle Mariners Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Guido Knudson
Tampa Bay Rays Released: RHP Henry Centeno Added to 40-man roster: 3B Juniel Querecuto, OF Jaff Decker
Texas Rangers Removed from 40-man: LHP Michael Roth (outrighted to Triple-A)
August Top 100 Prospects List Risers And Fallers
With the release of the Top 100 Prospects list today, several players made significant moves up, down and off the list.
Washington Nationals Signed: RHP Mark Blackmar (re-signed), RHP Jaron Long (re-signed), RHP Andrew Robinson (re-signed) Designated for assignment: 2B Chris Bostick