Minor League Transactions
Transactions involving minor league players for the period July 18-28. All transactions conveyed by Major League Baseball.
Arizona Diamondbacks Signed: RHP David Carpenter (Bridgeport (Atlantic)) | C Seth Spivey (Schaumburg (Frontier)) | 2B Angel Franco (York (Atlantic)) | SS Vladimir Frias (Lancaster (Atlantic)) | SS Chaz Meadows (Joliet (Frontier)) Released: RHP Williams Durruthy | RHP Bryan Ozuna | C Hank Conger | 1B Kyle Smith Traded: LHP Gabriel Moya to Twins for C John Ryan Murphy Traded: 3B Dawel Lugo, SS Sergio Alcantara and SS Jose King to Tigers for OF J.D. Martinez
Boston Red Sox Released: LHP Jake Drehoff Traded: RHP Shaun Anderson and RHP Gregory Santos to Giants for 3B Eduardo Nunez Added to 40-man roster: 3B Rafael Devers Designated for assignment: LHP Luis Ysla (sold to Dodgers)
Chicago White Sox Signed: RHP Danny Farquhar (released by Rays, July 19) Released: RHP Bobby Parnell | C Carson Blair | 2B J.J. Franco | 2B Ricky Mota | OF Hanleth Otano | OF Antonio Rodriguez Traded: RHP Tommy Kahnle, RHP David Robertson and 3B Todd Frazier to Yankees for RHP Tyler Clippard, LHP Ian Clarkin, OF Tito Polo and OF Blake Rutherford Acquired: RHP Mark Lowe and RHP Jean Machi from Mariners for cash Traded: LHP Dan Jennings to Rays for 1B Casey Gillaspie Traded: LHP Will Lamb to Rockies for cash Added to 40-man roster: LHP Aaron Bummer
The White Sox added three first-round picks to their organization in their trades with the Rays and Yankees. From Tampa Bay, they acquired switch-hitting first baseman Casey Gillaspie, the 20th overall pick in 2014 out of Wichita State who in 2016 cracked 18 home runs at Double-A and Triple-A. He has slumped this year, however.
From the Yankees, the White Sox acquired 20-year-old outfielder Blake Rutherford, a lefthanded batter and Southern California prep product. Lauded for his offensive potential, the 18th overall pick in 2016 hit just two homers at low Class A Charleston prior to the trade. Like Rutherford, 22-year-old lefthander Ian Clarkin is a SoCal prep. The Yankees selected him 33rd overall in 2013, but his progress has been slowed by injury.
Colorado Rockies Signed: RHP Brad Schreiber (released by Rays, July 18) | SS L.J. Hatch (NDFA—New Mexico State) | SS Kennard McDowell (NDFA—UNC Wilmington) Released: OF Domonic Brown Traded: RHP J.D. Hammer, RHP Alejandro Requena and SS Jose Gomez to Phillies for RHP Pat Neshek Acquired: LHP Will Lamb from White Sox for cash
Detroit Tigers Signed: RHP Tyler Howe (NDFA—Alabama State) | RHP Mark Savarese (NDFA—South Florida) Released: 3B Hunter Swilling | SS David Gonzalez Traded: OF J.D. Martinez to Diamondbacks for 3B Dawel Lugo, SS Sergio Alcantara and SS Jose King
Houston Astros Signed: 3B Colin Walsh (released by D-backs, June 27) Released: RHP Tyson Perez | RHP Kyle Smith | RHP Andrew Walter | RHP Aaron West Removed from 40-man: LHP Ashur Tolliver (outrighted to Triple-A)
Kansas City Royals Signed: RHP Carter Hope (last played in 2015) Traded: LHP Matt Strahm, LHP Travis Wood and 2B Esteury Ruiz to Padres for RHP Trevor Cahill, RHP Brandon Maurer and LHP Ryan Buchter Designated for assignment: RHP Luke Farrell (sold to Dodgers)
The Royals originally drafted righthander Carter Hope in the third round in 2013 before releasing him in May 2016. He converted to pitcher while at The Woodlands (Texas) High and ran up a 5.12 ERA in short-season ball in his first go-round with the Royals.
Miami Marlins Signed: OF Chris Parmelee (released by Athletics, June 15) Released: RHP Eric Alonzo Traded: RHP David Phelps to Mariners for RHP Pablo Lopez, RHP Brandon Miller, RHP Lukas Schiraldi and OF Brayan Hernandez Added to 40-man roster: SS Mike Aviles
The Brewers released 27-year-old outfielder Michael Choice so that he could sign with Nexen in Korea.
Minnesota Twins Signed: RHP David Gerics (NDFA—Pomona-Pitzer (Calif.)) | RHP Michael Kohn (last played in 2015) | RHP Joe Rosenstein (NDFA—Washington State) Released: RHP Paul Clemens | RHP Matz Schutte | C Dan Rohlfing | SS Benji Gonzalez Traded: RHP Nick Tepesch to Blue Jays for cash Traded: RHP Huascar Ynoa to Braves for LHP Jaime Garcia and C Anthony Recker Traded: C John Ryan Murphy to Diamondbacks for LHP Gabriel Moya to Twins Returned Rule 5 selection: RHP Justin Haley (to Red Sox) Added to 40-man roster: RHP Bartolo Colon Removed from 40-man: C Anthony Recker (outrighted to Triple-A)
New York Mets Signed: RHP Jonathan Albaladejo (Bridgeport (Atlantic)) | 2B J.J. Franco (released by White Sox, July 19) Traded: 1B Lucas Duda to Rays for RHP Drew Smith Elected free agency: RHP Neil Ramirez Removed from 40-man: RHP Neil Ramirez (outrighted to Triple-A)
New York Yankees Released: RHP Branden Pinder Traded: RHP Tyler Clippard, LHP Ian Clarkin, OF Tito Polo and OF Blake Rutherford to White Sox for RHP Tommy Kahnle, RHP David Robertson and 3B Todd Frazier Traded: RHP Dillon McNamara to Giants for cash Traded: OF Rob Refsnyder to Blue Jays for 1B Ryan McBroom Designated for assignment: OF Rob Refsnyder (traded to Blue Jays) Removed from 40-man: 1B Ji-Man Choi (outrighted to Triple-A)
Pittsburgh Pirates Released: C Zane Chavez
St. Louis Cardinals Signed: RHP Zach Prendergast (Fargo-Moorhead (American Association)) Released: OF Chad Huffman Traded: LHP Marco Gonzales to Mariners for OF Tyler O'Neill Elected free agency: C Eric Fryer Added to 40-man roster: OF Harrison Bader Removed from 40-man: C Eric Fryer | OF Chad Huffman (both players outrighted to Triple-A)
San Diego Padres Signed: OF Chris Bono (released by Giants, July 4) Released: RHP Tyrell Jenkins Traded: RHP Trevor Cahill, RHP Brandon Maurer and LHP Ryan Buchter to Royals for LHP Matt Strahm, LHP Travis Wood and 2B Esteury Ruiz Added to 40-man roster: RHP Kyle Lloyd | LHP Kyle McGrath | SS Dusty Coleman
San Francisco Giants Signed: 3B Pablo Sandoval (released by Red Sox, July 19) Released: RHP Alvaro Diaz | RHP Matt Pope | RHP Wilson Santos | RHP Pat Young | LHP Nick Deeg | LHP Chris Falwell | 3B A.J. Ramirez | OF Byron Murray | OF Justin Ruggiano Acquired: RHP Dillon McNamara from Yankees for cash Traded: 3B Eduardo Nunez to Red Sox for RHP Shaun Anderson and RHP Gregory Santos Added to 40-man roster: OF Carlos Moncrief
Seattle Mariners Signed: RHP Michael Fairchild (NDFA—Azusa Pacific (Calif.)) Released: LHP Paul Paez Traded: RHP Pablo Lopez, RHP Brandon Miller, RHP Lukas Schiraldi and OF Brayan Hernandez to Marlins for RHP David Phelps Traded: RHP Mark Lowe and RHP Jean Machi to White Sox for cash Traded: OF Tyler O'Neill to Cardinals for LHP Marco Gonzales
Tampa Bay Rays Released: RHP Danny Farquhar | RHP Brad Schreiber Acquired: RHP Chaz Roe from Braves for cash Traded: RHP Drew Smith to Mets for 1B Lucas Duda Traded: 1B Casey Gillaspie to White Sox for LHP Dan Jennings Elected free agency: RHP Jumbo Diaz Designated for assignment: RHP Diego Moreno Removed from 40-man: RHP Jumbo Diaz (outrighted to Triple-A)
Toronto Blue Jays Signed: RHP Brennan Price (NDFA—Felician (N.J.)) Acquired: RHP Nick Tepesch from Twins for cash Traded: 1B Ryan McBroom to Yankees for OF Rob Refsnyder Removed from 40-man: RHP Lucas Harrell | LHP Jeff Beliveau (both players outrighted to Triple-A)
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Washington Nationals Signed: SS Benji Gonzalez (released by Twins, July 20) Released: RHP Derek Eitel | RHP Jose Morales Added to 40-man roster: RHP Edwin Jackson | OF Andrew Stevenson Removed from 40-man: RHP Jacob Turner (outrighted to Triple-A)