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Minor League Transactions



Transactions involving minor league players for the period Aug. 12-18. All transactions conveyed by Major League Baseball.


Arizona Diamondbacks Signed: LHP Cesilio Pimentel (Lincoln (American Association)) Released: RHP Jose Martinez | OF Billy Endris

A fractured right elbow in 2014 derailed righthander Jose Martinez's progress at low Class A. He never reached a higher level in three subsequent seasons. Martinez, now 23, ranked as the Diamondbacks' No. 6 prospect heading into that 2014 season based on a fastball that flirted with 100 mph and a wicked curveball.


Baltimore Orioles Removed from 40-man: SS Ruben Tejada (outrighted to Triple-A)


Boston Red Sox Signed: RHP Fernando Rodriguez (released by Cubs, July 17) | LHP Brendan Nail (NDFA—Western Carolina) Designated for assignment: RHP Noe Ramirez (lost on waivers to Angels)

The Red Sox signed Western Carolina lefthander Brendan Nail for $125,000 as a nondrafted free agent after he excelled in the Cape Cod League. In 16 appearances for Yarmouth-Dennis, Nail recorded a 1.03 ERA with 32 strikeouts, 14 walks and 15 hits allowed in 26 innings.


Chicago Cubs Signed: RHP Scott Carroll (Kansas City (American Association)) | LHP Chris Nunn (Evansville (Frontier))


Cincinnati Reds Signed: RHP Rafael De Paula (released by Padres, Aug. 4) Released: RHP Ian Kahaloa | RHP Kyle McMyne | RHP Alfredo Mena Removed from 40-man: 2B Arismendy Alcantara (outrighted to Double-A) | OF Scott Van Slyke (outrighted to Triple-A)

The Reds released 2015 fifth-round righthander Ian Kahaloa, who had been on the restricted list all season after drawing a 50-game drug suspension in April. A Snapchat video from March depicts Kahaloa, a Hawaii high school product, using what appears to be cocaine and marijuana.


Cleveland Indians Signed: OF Dan Robertson (re-signed)


Colorado Rockies Signed: 1B Ryan Howard (released by Braves, May 8)


Detroit Tigers Released: RHP Dominic Moreno | 2B Argenis Diaz Added to 40-man roster: RHP Jeff Ferrell Removed from 40-man: RHP Edward Mujica (outrighted to Triple-A)


Houston Astros Released: LHP Sebastian Kessay | LHP Ashur Tolliver Added to 40-man roster: Max Stassi Designated for assignment: RHP Jordan Jankowski (lost on waivers to Dodgers)


Los Angeles Angels Signed: RHP Fernando Salas (released by Mets, Aug. 15) Removed from 40-man: RHP Damien Magnifico (outrighted to Double-A)


Los Angeles Dodgers Released: RHP Ralston Cash | RHP Ivan Vieitez Designated for assignment: RHP Dylan Floro


Miami Marlins Signed: 3B Grant Green (released by White Sox, Aug. 7) Released: RHP Ryley MacEachern Acquired: 2B Jake Elmore from Blue Jays for cash


Milwaukee Brewers Removed from 40-man: RHP Michael Blazek (outrighted to Triple-A)


Minnesota Twins Released: OF Hank Morrison Added to 40-man roster: RHP Aaron Slegers


New York Mets Signed: RHP Neil Wagner (released by Rays, Aug. 1) Acquired: OF Travis Snider from Rangers for cash Added to 40-man roster: RHP Kevin McGowan


New York Yankees Released: RHP Matt Marsh


Oakland Athletics Removed from 40-man: RHP Zach Neal (outrighted to Triple-A)


Philadelphia Phillies Signed: OF Christian Marrero (Somerset (Atlantic)) Added to 40-man roster: SS Pedro Florimon Removed from 40-man: RHP Pedro Beato (outrighted to Triple-A)


San Diego Padres Signed: Michael Cantu (NDFA—Texas) Released: RHP Jason Adam | RHP Zach Lee | RHP Aroni Nina


San Francisco Giants Signed: RHP Drew Muren (released by D-backs, Aug. 7)


Seattle Mariners Signed: RHP Ralston Cash (released by Dodgers, Aug. 14) | LHP Ashur Tolliver (released by Astros, Aug. 13) Released: 2B Jeff Kobernus Added to 40-man roster: RHP Christian Bergman | LHP Andrew Albers Removed from 40-man: RHP Christian Bergman (outrighted to Triple-A)


Texas Rangers Released: SS Pete Kozma Traded: OF Travis Snider to Mets for cash Removed from 40-man: SS Tyler Smith (outrighted to Triple-A)


Toronto Blue Jays Signed: RHP Taylor Cole (re-signed) | LHP Brett Anderson (released by Cubs, July 31) Traded: 2B Jake Elmore to Marlins for cash Added to 40-man roster: RHP Chris Rowley | LHP Tim Mayza | C Mike Ohlman Removed from 40-man: RHP Chris Smith (outrighted to Triple-A)


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Michael Baumann Finishes Strong At Double-A

Baumann settled in quickly at Double-A and helped pitch Bowie to the Eastern League finals.

Washington Nationals Added to 40-man roster: OF Alejandro De Aza

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