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Minor League Transactions



Transactions involving minor league players for the period Sept. 30-Oct. 13. All transactions conveyed by Major League Baseball.

Notes about this installment:

• Any player listed as re-signed opted to re-up with his organization for 2018 rather than test the minor league free agent waters after the World Series.

• Any player who elected free agency earned that right following his removal from the 40-man roster, which requires that he clear outright waivers. Per Collective Bargaining Agreement article XX(D), this rule affects any player:

(1) Who has at least three years of major league service, or who qualified as a “Super Two” player, or

(2) Whose contract is assigned outright to a minor league club for the second time or any subsequent time in his career.

Four players here—Josh Collmenter, Kyle Kendrick, Edward Mujica and Ruben Tejada—qualify for free agency under CBA article XIX(A), which states simply that "the contract of a player with five or more years of major league service . . . shall not be assigned otherwise than to another major league club."

Arizona Diamondbacks Signed: RHP Joe Krehbiel (re-signed) Released: RHP Oliver Polanco | RHP Nestor Ramirez | OF Walter Higuera


Atlanta Braves Signed: RHP Manny Barreda (re-signed) | RHP Andres Santiago (re-signed) | LHP Oriel Caicedo (re-signed) | 3B Carlos Franco (re-signed) | OF Xavier Avery (re-signed) Elected free agency: RHP Josh Collmenter Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Josh Graham | RHP Touki Toussaint | LHP Corbin Clouse | LHP Max Fried | C Alex Jackson | 3B Austin Riley | OF Ronald Acuna | OF Jared James


Baltimore Orioles Signed: C Armando Araiza (re-signed) | C Pedro Perez (re-signed) | C Joel Polanco (re-signed) | 1B Patrick Leyland (re-signed) Elected free agency: RHP Logan Verrett | LHP Vidal Nuno | LHP Jason Wheeler | C Francisco Pena | 2B Johnny Giavotella | SS Ruben Tejada Assigned to Arizona Fall League: LHP Tanner Scott | 2B Steve Wilkerson | OF Anthony Santander


Boston Red Sox Signed: RHP Marcus Walden (re-signed) | OF Jeremy Barfield (re-signed) Elected free agency: RHP Kyle Kendrick


Chicago Cubs Signed: RHP Pedro Araujo (re-signed) | RHP Daury Torrez (re-signed) | C Alberto Mineo (re-signed) | C Ali Solis (re-signed) | SS Carlos Penalver (re-signed) | OF Jeffrey Baez (re-signed)


Chicago White Sox Signed: LHP Jaider Rocha (re-signed) Elected free agency: RHP Jean Machi | RHP Chris Volstad | LHP David Holmberg | C Rob Brantly | OF Cody Asche | OF Rymer Liriano Removed from 40-man: RHP Brad Goldberg | RHP Chris Volstad | LHP David Holmberg | C Rob Brantly | OF Rymer Liriano (outrighted to Triple-A) Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Dylan Covey | RHP Matt Foster | RHP Connor Walsh | LHP Jace Fry | C Seby Zavala | SS Danny Mendick | OF Tito Polo Assigned to Colombian League: LHP Kevin Escorcia | LHP Jaider Rocha Assigned to Dominican League: RHP Robin Leyer | RHP Reynaldo Lopez | RHP Juan Minaya | RHP Yelmison Peralta | RHP Kelvis Valerio | RHP Michael Ynoa | LHP David Holmberg | 2B Alen Hanson | 3B Ronald Bueno | SS Jose Vinicio | OF Willy Garcia | OF Eloy Jimenez | OF Louis Silverio Assigned to Mexican Pacific League: RHP Salvador Villarreal | OF Jason Bourgeois | OF Luis Gonzalez Assigned to Puerto Rican League: C Roberto Pena Assigned to Venezuelan League: RHP Luis Martinez | RHP Jhoan Quijada | RHP Yosmer Solorzano | C Alfredo Gonzalez | C Daniel Gonzalez | 2B Bryant Flete | OF Luis Alexander Basabe


Cincinnati Reds Elected free agency: RHP Asher Wojciechowski | OF Scott Van Slyke Removed from 40-man: RHP Alejandro Chacin | RHP Nick Travieso | RHP Asher Wojciechowski (outrighted to Triple-A) Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Wendolyn Bautista | RHP Jake Ehret | LHP Joel Bender | LHP Brennan Bernardino | C Chadwick Tromp | 3B Brantley Bell | 3B Taylor Sparks | SS Blake Trahan


Cleveland Indians Elected free agency: RHP Diego Moreno Removed from 40-man: RHP Joe Colon (outrighted to Triple-A) Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Argenis Angulo | RHP Luke Eubank | RHP Leandro Linares | LHP Sean Brady | C Francisco Mejia | 1B Bobby Bradley | 2B Tyler Krieger | OF Ka'ai Tom


Colorado Rockies Released: 2B Cesar Galvez Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Yency Almonte | RHP Shane Broyles | RHP James Farris | RHP Zach Jemiola | C Dom Nunez | 1B Brian Mundell | OF Yonathan Daza


Detroit Tigers Released: RHP Franchi Batista | RHP Ryan Castellanos | RHP Enrique De Pena | RHP Julio Guante | RHP Tyler Howe | RHP Mark Savarese | LHP Drew Weston | C Bryan Tejeda | 1B Brett Pill | 2B Will Savage | 3B Joey Pankake | OF Sam Machonis | OF Allan Santos Traded: OF Juan Ramirez to Astros as player to be named for RHP Justin Verlander Elected free agency: RHP Edward Mujica | OF Matt den Dekker Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Mark Ecker | RHP Zac Houston | RHP Gerson Moreno | RHP Adam Ravenelle | RHP Spencer Turnbull | 3B Kody Eaves | SS A.J. Simcox | OF Cam Gibson Assigned to Dominican League: OF Steven Moya Assigned to Mexican Pacific League: LHP Anthony Vasquez | 1B Efren Navarro Assigned to Venezuelan League: RHP R.J. Alaniz | RHP Tommy Collier | C Miguel Gonzalez | C Arvicent Perez | 2B Keyder Aristigueta


Houston Astros Acquired: OF Juan Ramirez from Tigers as player to be named for RHP Justin Verlander Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Dean Deetz | RHP Riley Ferrell | RHP Brendan McCurry | LHP Framber Valdez | 1B Yordan Alvarez | 2B Nick Tanielu | OF Kyle Tucker


Kansas City Royals Signed: RHP Andy Ferguson (re-signed) | RHP Jose Veras (re-signed) | LHP Onelki Garcia (re-signed) | C Allan de San Miguel (re-signed) Released: RHP Tyler Fallwell | RHP Jeremy Gwinn | RHP Garrett Harris | C Colton Frabasilio | 2B Logan Gray | SS Travis Maezes | OF Jose Sanchez Elected free agency: RHP Seth Maness Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Jacob Bodner | RHP Zach Lovvorn | RHP Jared Ruxer | LHP Matt Tenuta | C Nick Dini | SS Nicky Lopez | OF Elier Hernandez


Los Angeles Angels Elected free agency: RHP Daniel Wright | OF Ramon Flores Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Nathan Bates | RHP Samil de los Santos | RHP Adam Hofacket | LHP Conor Lillis-White | C Taylor Ward | 1B Matt Thaiss | OF Troy Montgomery


Los Angeles Dodgers Signed: LHP Brian Moran (re-signed) | 3B Max Muncy (re-signed) | OF Henry Ramos (re-signed) Elected free agency: RHP Dylan Floro | LHP Justin Marks


Miami Marlins Signed: RHP Esmerling de la Rosa (re-signed) | LHP Gabe Castellanos (re-signed) Elected free agency: RHP Javy Guerra | LHP Jeff Locke | 1B Tyler Moore | 2B Steve Lombardozzi Removed from 40-man: RHP Javy Guerra | 1B Tyler Moore | OF Destin Hood (outrighted to Triple-A)


Milwaukee Brewers Elected free agency: RHP Michael Blazek | RHP David Goforth | RHP Wily Peralta | RHP Rob Scahill | OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Nate Griep | RHP Adrian Houser | RHP Jon Perrin | LHP Quintin Torres-Costa | 1B Jake Gatewood | 3B Lucas Erceg | OF Monte Harrison | OF Corey Ray Assigned to Mexican Pacific League: 1B Chris Colabello


Minnesota Twins Signed: LHP Casey Crosby (Lincoln (American Association)) Elected free agency: RHP Alex Wimmers | C Anthony Recker Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Ryan Eades | RHP Thomas Hackimer | LHP Tyler Jay | LHP Andrew Vasquez | 3B Chris Paul | SS Sean Miller | OF LaMonte Wade


New York Mets Released: RHP Justin Brantley | RHP Casey Delgado | RHP Jose Geraldo | RHP Edwin German | RHP Luis Mateo | RHP Joe Napolitano | RHP Scarlyn Reyes | LHP Miguel Gutierrez | LHP Aneury Olivo | 1B Luis Montero | 1B Jeremy Wolf | 2B Reed Gamache | 3B Franklin Correa | SS Cecilio Aybar | SS Yeffry De Aza | SS Danny Hoy | OF Grabiel Jimenez Elected free agency: LHP Josh Edgin Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Mickey Jannis | RHP Tim Peterson | RHP Matt Pobereyko | LHP Kyle Regnault | C Tomas Nido | 3B David Thompson | SS Luis Guillorme | OF Kevin Kaczmarski


New York Yankees Signed: C Sharif Othman (re-signed) Elected free agency: 1B Ji-Man Choi Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Albert Abreu | RHP Cody Carroll | RHP Andrew Schwaab | LHP Justus Sheffield | 2B Thairo Estrada | SS Kyle Holder | OF Estevan Florial | OF Billy McKinney


Oakland Athletics Elected free agency: RHP Zach Neal | C Ryan Lavarnway | OF Jaff Decker Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Nolan Blackwood | RHP Sam Bragg | RHP Luis Romero | RHP Logan Shore | C Sean Murphy | 3B Sheldon Neuse | OF Tyler Ramirez


Philadelphia Phillies Signed: RHP Ranfi Casimiro (re-signed) Elected free agency: RHP Pedro Beato | LHP Kevin Siegrist | 3B Ty Kelly Removed from 40-man: LHP Kevin Siegrist | 3B Ty Kelly (outrighted to Triple-A)


Pittsburgh Pirates Elected free agency: RHP Drew Hutchison Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP J.T. Brubaker | RHP Mitch Keller | LHP Taylor Hearn | LHP Brandon Waddell | 2B Kevin Kramer | 2B Mitchell Tolman | OF Logan Hill


St. Louis Cardinals Signed: LHP Jordan Schafer (re-signed) | 1B Rangel Ravelo (re-signed) | 3B Leobaldo Pina (re-signed) Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Sandy Alcantara | RHP Jordan Hicks | RHP Josh Lucas | RHP Artie Reyes | C Andrew Knizner | 1B John Nogowski | SS Edmundo Sosa | OF Oscar Mercado


San Diego Padres Elected free agency: RHP Kevin Quackenbush | 2B Chase d'Arnaud | SS Dusty Coleman Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP David Bednar | RHP Walker Lockett | RHP Andres Munoz | RHP T.J. Weir | LHP Jerry Keel | 1B Josh Naylor | 2B Luis Urias | SS Javier Guerra | OF Franmil Reyes


San Francisco Giants Signed: RHP Jose Flores (re-signed) | LHP Carlos Diaz (re-signed) | 1B Jerry Sands (re-signed) Released: LHP Cameron Avila-Leeper Elected free agency: 3B Conor Gillaspie | OF Carlos Moncrief Removed from 40-man: C Trevor Brown (outrighted to Triple-A)


Seattle Mariners Traded: SS Osmy Gregorio to Rays as player to be named for RHP Ryan Garton and C Mike Marjama Elected free agency: RHP Christian Bergman | RHP Ernesto Frieri | RHP Cody Martin | RHP Ryan Weber


Tampa Bay Rays Released: RHP Ronal Hernandez | RHP Hector Lopez | RHP Eduard Rosillo | SS Bill Pujols Acquired: SS Osmy Gregorio from Mariners as player to be named for RHP Ryan Garton and C Mike Marjama Elected free agency: 2B Taylor Featherston | OF Shane Peterson Removed from 40-man: RHP Kevin Gadea (outrighted to Triple-A) Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Spencer Jones | RHP Benton Moss | RHP Roel Ramirez | RHP Burch Smith | C Brett Sullivan | 2B Brandon Lowe | 3B Kevin Padlo


Texas Rangers Released: OF Todd McDonald Elected free agency: RHP Anthony Bass | RHP Preston Claiborne | RHP Jhan Marinez | RHP Tanner Scheppers | LHP Joely Rodriguez | 2B Phil Gosselin | 3B Will Middlebrooks Removed from 40-man: RHP Paolo Espino | 2B Phil Gosselin | 3B Will Middlebrooks | OF Jared Hoying (outrighted to Triple-A) Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Steven Bruce | RHP Tyler Ferguson | RHP David Ledbetter | LHP Adam Choplick | 3B Luis La O | SS Josh Morgan | OF Michael O'Neill | OF Yanio Perez


Toronto Blue Jays Elected free agency: RHP Mike Bolsinger | RHP Lucas Harrell | RHP Nick Tepesch | LHP Jeff Beliveau | LHP T.J. House | LHP Brett Oberholtzer | C Mike Ohlman


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Washington Nationals Signed: LHP Hector Silvestre (re-signed) | 2B Bryan Mejia (re-signed) Elected free agency: 1B Clint Robinson Assigned to Arizona Fall League: RHP Dakota Bacus | RHP Jimmy Cordero | RHP Kyle McGowin | RHP Austen Williams | C Taylor Gushue | 3B Kelvin Gutierrez | OF Daniel Johnson

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