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Minor League Transactions



Transactions involving minor league players for the period Aug. 19-25. All transactions conveyed by Major League Baseball.


Atlanta Braves Added to 40-man roster: LHP A.J. Minter


Baltimore Orioles Released: SS Paul Janish Removed from 40-man: LHP Vidal Nuno (outrighted to Triple-A)


Boston Red Sox Released: RHP Taylor Grover Traded: OF Rafael Rincones to Athletics for OF Rajai Davis Designated for assignment: OF Steve Selsky


Chicago Cubs Designated for assignment: RHP Aaron Brooks (lost on waivers by Brewers)


Chicago White Sox Released: RHP Mark Lowe Added to 40-man roster: RHP Danny Farquhar


Cincinnati Reds Added to 40-man roster: RHP Alejandro Chacin | C Chad Wallach


Colorado Rockies Traded: OF Pedro Gonzalez to Rangers as player to be named for C Jonathan Lucroy


Detroit Tigers Released: RHP Sean Donatello Added to 40-man roster: RHP Zac Reininger


Houston Astros Released: RHP Dustin Hunt | OF Spencer Johnson


Kansas City Royals Signed: RHP Jason Adam (released by Padres | Aug. 13)


Los Angeles Dodgers Released: OF Narciso Mesa Removed from 40-man: RHP Dylan Floro (outrighted to Triple-A)


Miami Marlins Signed: Igor Baez (NDFA—Flagler (Fla.)) Traded: RHP Tom Koehler to Blue Jays for RHP Osman Gutierrez Removed from 40-man: RHP Javy Guerra (outrighted to Triple-A)


Milwaukee Brewers Signed: OF Quintin Berry (Long Island (Atlantic)) Designated for assignment: RHP Paolo Espino (sold to Rangers)


Minnesota Twins Released: OF Travis Harrison Added to 40-man roster: RHP John Curtiss | RHP Tim Melville

A 2011 supplemental first-round pick out of Tustin (Calif.) High, Travis Harrison played third base as an amateur but shifted to corner outfield in 2014. The 24-year-old spent his third straight year at Double-A Chattanooga this season, and in that time he owns a .221/.341/.333 batting line in 1,323 Southern League plate appearances.


Oakland Athletics Traded: OF Rajai Davis to Red Sox for OF Rafael Rincones


Philadelphia Phillies Signed: RHP Henderson Alvarez (Long Island (Atlantic)) Added to 40-man roster: RHP Yacksel Rios


Pittsburgh Pirates Signed: RHP Johnny Hellweg (New Jersey (Can-Am)) Added to 40-man roster: RHP Angel Sanchez

The 6-foot-7 Johnny Hellweg joined a Pirates organization chock full of super-tall righthanders, such as 6-foot-5 Jameson Taillon, 6-foot-8 Tyler Glasnow, 6-foot-6 Nick Kingham and 6-foot-5 Clay Holmes. The 28-year-old Hellweg will finish the season as a reliever at Double-A Altoona. Working as a full-time reliever in the Can-Am League this season, he recorded a career-best walk rate of 3.8 per nine innings.


St. Louis Cardinals Added to 40-man roster: RHP Josh Lucas | LHP Ryan Sherriff


San Diego Padres Released: OF Alberth Martinez


San Francisco Giants Released: OF Melvin Upton


Seattle Mariners Signed: LHP Raymond Kerr (NDFA—Lassen (Calif.) JC) Removed from 40-man: OF Leonys Martin (outrighted to Triple-A)


Tampa Bay Rays Removed from 40-man: 3B Trevor Plouffe (outrighted to Triple-A)


Texas Rangers Acquired: OF Pedro Gonzalez from Rockies as player to be named for C Jonathan Lucroy Added to 40-man roster: RHP Nick Gardewine


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Toronto Blue Jays Traded: RHP Osman Gutierrez to Marlins for RHP Tom Koehler Added to 40-man roster: LHP T.J. House Removed from 40-man: Mike Ohlman (outrighted to Triple-A)

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