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Minor League Transactions



Transactions involving minor league players for the period May 13-19. All transactions conveyed by Major League Baseball.

Arizona Diamondbacks Signed: LHP Aaron Laffey (Somerset (Atlantic)) Added to 40-man roster: OF Reymond Fuentes Designated for assignment: RHP Enrique Burgos (sold to Braves) Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Kirby Bellow | 2B Paxton de la Garza | OF Billy Endris | OF Luis Silverio Reinstated from DL: 3B Ramon Hernandez | C Tyler Baker
Atlanta Braves Signed: 1B James Loney (released by Tigers, May 8) Released: C Blake Lalli Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Luis Mora | RHP Danny Reynolds | LHP Luiz Gohara | C Alex Jackson | SS Emerson Landoni Reinstated from DL: RHP Evan Phillips | C Blake Lalli | SS Reed Harper | OF Dustin Peterson Lefthander Luiz Gohara left his Double-A Mississippi debut after just two pitches with a left biceps injury.
Baltimore Orioles Removed from 40-man: OF Craig Gentry (outrighted to Triple-A) Placed on 7-day DL: C Alexander de la Cruz | C Stuart Levy Reinstated from DL: C Alexander de la Cruz | OF Josh Hart
Boston Red Sox Added to 40-man roster: RHP Hector Velazquez Placed on 7-day DL: 2B Jose Sermo | 3B Bobby Dalbec | OF Jerry Downs | OF Aneury Tavarez | OF Kyri Washington Reinstated from DL: C Isaias Lucena | 2B Ryan Court | SS C.J. Chatham | SS Tzu-Wei Lin | OF Brian Bogusevic | OF Aneury Tavarez Low Class A Greenville third baseman Bobby Dalbec is sidelined with hand and wrist soreness.
Chicago Cubs Added to 40-man roster: OF Ian Happ Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Dylan Cease | RHP Alec Mills | LHP Manny Parra | LHP Rob Zastryzny | C Tyler Payne | 2B Carlos Sepulveda | 2B Jemile Weeks | 2B Chesny Young | OF Charcer Burks Reinstated from DL: RHP Casey Kelly | 2B Jemile Weeks | OF Eloy Jimenez Low Class A South Bend righthander Dylan Cease injured his leg while covering third base.
Chicago White Sox Signed: RHP Jake Johansen (released by Nationals, May 14) Added to 40-man roster: RHP Gregory Infante Removed from 40-man: OF Cody Asche (outrighted to Triple-A) Placed on 7-day DL: 2B Yoan Moncada | OF Courtney Hawkins Reinstated from DL: RHP Luis Martinez | OF Landon Lassiter A sore left thumb forced Triple-A Charlotte second baseman Yoan Moncada to disabled list.
Cincinnati Reds Signed: RHP Vin Mazzaro (Somerset (Atlantic)) | OF Malik Collymore (released by Brewers, March 25) Released: RHP Manuel Aybar | C Derik Capitillo | 1B Avain Rachal | 3B Tanner Rahier | 3B Zach Walters | OF Daniel Jimenez | OF Johnny Sims Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Sarkis Ohanian | RHP Patrick Riehl | LHP Nick Routt | OF Narciso Crook | OF Tyler Goeddel Reinstated from DL: 3B Tanner Rahier
Cleveland Indians Added to 40-man roster: OF Dan Robertson | OF Bradley Zimmer Designated for assignment: RHP Carlos Frias Reinstated from DL: RHP Leandro Linares
Colorado Rockies Released: OF Stephen Cardullo Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Justin Lawrence | LHP Max Schuh Reinstated from DL: C Joel Diaz | OF Manuel Melendez
Detroit Tigers Signed: OF Matt den Dekker (released by Marlins, May 2) Released: OF David Lough Placed on 7-day DL: 3B Michael Almanzar | OF Steven Moya Reinstated from DL: C Tim Remes | 3B Kody Eaves
Houston Astros Released: RHP Eric Peterson | RHP Keegan Yuhl | LHP Michael Freeman | C Christian Correa | OF Johnny Sewald Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Elieser Hernandez Reinstated from DL: RHP Ryan Thompson | RHP Keegan Yuhl | LHP Albert Minnis | 3B Colin Moran | SS Antonio Nunez
Kansas City Royals Signed: 1B Jared Schlehuber (Rockland (Can-Am)) | 3B Chris Nelson (Sugar Land (Atlantic)) Released: RHP Evan Beal Placed on 7-day DL: OF Billy Burns | OF Paulo Orlando
Los Angeles Angels Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Cody Buckel | RHP Andrew Vinson | C Carlos Perez | OF Jared Foster Reinstated from DL: RHP Greg Belton | RHP Alex Blackford | 2B Tim Arakawa
Los Angeles Dodgers Released: OF Tyler Holt Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Kevin Brown | RHP Ralston Cash | RHP Dennis Santana | RHP Tim Shibuya | LHP Logan Darnell | LHP Devin Smeltzer | OF Gage Green | OF Ariel Sandoval Reinstated from DL: C Paul Hoenecke | 1B Ike Davis
Miami Marlins Signed: RHP Eric Alonzo (released by Angels, March 31) | SS Alvaro Montero Released: LHP Raudel Lazo Removed from 40-man: 2B Steve Lombardozzi (outrighted to Triple-A) | SS Mike Aviles (outrighted to Triple-A) | OF Yefri Perez (outrighted to Double-A) Placed on 7-day DL: C Chris Hoo | OF Isaac Galloway | OF Dex Kjerstad Reinstated from DL: RHP Jorgan Cavanerio | RHP Tayron Guerrero | 1B Dustin Geiger
Milwaukee Brewers Added to 40-man roster: RHP Paolo Espino Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Scott Grist | 1B Garrett Cooper Reinstated from DL: RHP Eric Hanhold | LHP Andrew Barbosa | 2B George Iskenderian | SS Trever Morrison
Minnesota Twins Released: RHP Chris Anderson | RHP Michael Cederoth | C A.J. Murray | 1B Ben Paulsen Removed from 40-man: RHP Michael Tonkin (outrighted to Triple-A) Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Paul Clemens | RHP Todd Van Steensel | LHP David Hurlbut | 2B Shane Kennedy Reinstated from DL: RHP Michael Cederoth | RHP Zach Tillery | LHP Lewis Thorpe | C A.J. Murray | 3B T.J. White | OF Ryan Strausborger The Twins released 2014 third-round righthander Michael Cederoth after he advanced only to low Class A Cedar Rapids in his four years in the organization. The San Diego State product had not yet pitched this season. One of five college relievers drafted by Minnesota in 2014, Cederoth did not solve his control issues in pro ball even after moving from starter to reliever in 2016.
New York Mets Released: RHP Witt Haggard Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Justin Brantley | RHP Beck Wheeler | LHP Joel Huertas | 1B Jeff Diehl | OF Ricardo Cespedes Reinstated from DL: RHP Wilfredo Boscan | RHP Chris Flexen | RHP Witt Haggard | RHP Marcos Molina | C Jose Garcia | 2B Reed Gamache
New York Yankees Signed: RHP Kaleb Ort (Joliet (Frontier)) Released: LHP Miguel Sulbaran Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Daniel Camarena | C Kyle Higashioka | 1B Ji-Man Choi Reinstated from DL: RHP Albert Abreu | LHP James Reeves | C Francisco Diaz | OF Rashad Crawford
Oakland Athletics Released: LHP Ross Detwiler | C Miguel Guzman | OF Andrew Lambo Removed from 40-man: OF Jaff Decker (outrighted to Triple-A) Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Nick Highberger | RHP Michael Murray | RHP Logan Shore | LHP Andrew Tomasovich | OF Jaff Decker Reinstated from DL: RHP Brandon Bailey | RHP Trey Cochran-Gill | RHP Jake Sanchez | RHP Matt Sergey | C Sean Murphy | OF Andrew Lambo High Class A Stockton righthander Logan Shore suffered a lat strain.
Philadelphia Phillies Released: RHP Dalier Hinojosa | LHP Wander Perez Placed on 7-day DL: 2B Jesmuel Valentin Reinstated from DL: RHP Dalier Hinojosa | 3B Harold Martinez
Pittsburgh Pirates Signed: RHP Hai-Cheng Gong Placed on 7-day DL: RHP James Marvel | LHP Cam Vieaux | SS Stephen Alemais Reinstated from DL: RHP J.T. Brubaker | LHP Cam Vieaux The Pirates signed 18-year-old Chinese righthander Hai-Cheng Gong out of the MLB development centers in that country. He pitched one-third of an inning for China in the World Baseball Classic earlier this year.
St. Louis Cardinals Released: RHP Daniel Bard Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Steven de la Cruz | LHP Anthony Ciavarella | 2B Eli Alvarez Reinstated from DL: RHP Brennan Leitao
San Diego Padres Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Zach Lee | OF Edwin Moreno Reinstated from DL: OF Auston Bousfield
San Francisco Giants Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Connor Kaden | RHP Luis Pino | LHP Alex Bostic | LHP Matt Lujan | C Jeff Arnold | 1B T.J. Bennett | 2B Kevin Rivera | SS Orlando Calixte | SS Carlos Garcia Reinstated from DL: RHP Tyler Cyr | RHP Matt Pope | C Adam Sonabend | 3B Jose Vizcaino Jr. | SS Manuel Geraldo | OF Ryan Lollis
Seattle Mariners Signed: RHP Fabian Roman (Wichita (American Association)) Added to 40-man roster: RHP Ryan Weber Removed from 40-man: RHP Jean Machi (outrighted to Triple-A) Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Paul Paez | LHP Joe Pistorese | C Ryan Casteel | SS Jhombeyker Morales Reinstated from DL: RHP Tyler Knigge
Tampa Bay Rays Released: RHP Nick Sawyer Reinstated from DL: RHP Nick Sawyer | OF Garrett Whitley
Texas Rangers Signed: OF Drew Stubbs (elected free agency from Giants | May 10) Added to 40-man roster: OF Jared Hoying Placed on 7-day DL: 2B Josh Wilson Reinstated from DL: RHP Scott Williams | C Tyler Sanchez | C Ricardo Valencia | 2B Blaine Prescott | OF Eduard Pinto
Toronto Blue Jays Signed: C Jarrod Saltalamacchia (re-signed) Elected free agency: RHP Neil Ramirez Added to 40-man roster: OF Dwight Smith Jr. Removed from 40-man: RHP Neil Ramirez (outrighted to Triple-A) Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Griffin Glaude | RHP Francisco Rios | LHP Brett Oberholtzer Reinstated from DL: RHP Chris Smith
Washington Nationals Signed: RHP Tyler Skulina (released by Cubs, March 30) Released: RHP Mark Blackmar | RHP Angher Cespedes | RHP Jake Johansen | RHP Whit Mayberry | RHP David Ramos Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Austin Adams | RHP Phillips Valdez | RHP Mick VanVossen | 1B Matt Skole | SS Carter Kieboom | OF Zach Collier Reinstated from DL: RHP Gabriel Arias | RHP Andrew Robinson | OF Joey Butler Low Class A Hagerstown shortstop Carter Kieboom injured his right hamstring while running out a ground ball. Sandwiched around the selections of Lucas Giolito in 2012 and Erick Fedde in 2014, the Nationals made Dallas Baptist righthander Jake Johansen

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