Minor League Transactions
Transactions involving minor league players for the period Aug. 12-18. All transactions conveyed by Major League Baseball.
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)
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.
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)
Milwaukee Brewers Removed from 40-man: RHP Michael Blazek (outrighted to Triple-A)
New York Yankees Released: RHP Matt Marsh
Oakland Athletics Removed from 40-man: RHP Zach Neal (outrighted to Triple-A)
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)
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)
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