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Minor League Transactions: April 1-7



Transactions involving minor league players for the period April 1-7. All transactions conveyed by Major League Baseball.

Atlanta Braves Signed: RHP Kris Medlen (re-signed) | 1B Ryan Howard Loaned to Mexican League: RHP Manny Barreda (to Tijuana) | RHP Elian Leyva (to Tijuana) Recalled: C Anthony Recker Added to 40-man roster: LHP Eric O'Flaherty | OF Emilio Bonifacio Option transferred: RHP Akeel Morris (Triple-A to Double-A)
Baltimore Orioles Signed: RHP Edwin Jackson | RHP Shairon Martis (Lincoln (American Association)) | RHP Karl Triana (released by Braves, March 30) | 1B Ryan Ripken (released by Nationals, March 20) Released: LHP Brian Moran | OF Dariel Alvarez | OF D'Arby Myers Loaned to Mexican League: LHP Daniel Rodriguez (to Saltillo) Returned Rule 5 selection: OF Aneury Tavarez (to Red Sox) Added to 40-man roster: OF Craig Gentry Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Gabriel Ynoa | LHP Jayson Aquino | LHP Andrew Faulkner Optioned to high Class A: RHP Miguel Castro Option transferred: RHP Jason Garcia (Triple-A to Double-A) | OF Dariel Alvarez (Triple-A to low Class A) Designated for assignment: RHP Joe Gunkel Shairon Martis spent the past two seasons in the independent American Association after spending 2014 in Taiwan. The 30-year-old Curacao native pitched for the Netherlands in the World Baseball Classic, where he allowed one run in five relief appearances. Though he never appeared in a game as a pitcher, 28-year-old Cuban outfielder Dariel Alvarez was in the process of converting to the mound—thus the transfer to the South Atlantic League—when an MRI revealed he would need Tommy John surgery. The Orioles released the righthander soon after.
Boston Red Sox Signed: RHP Blaine Boyer (released by Braves, March 25) Released: RHP Simon Mercedes | OF Carlos Quentin Recalled: RHP Noe Ramirez | SS Marco Hernandez | SS Deven Marrero | OF Steven Selsky Added to 40-man roster: RHP Ben Taylor Optioned to Triple-A: SS Marco Hernandez
Chicago Cubs Signed: SS Ozzie Martinez | OF Ryan Kalish (re-signed) Loaned to Mexican League: RHP Mario Meza (to Yucatan) Option transferred: OF Jacob Hannemann (Triple-A to Double-A)
Chicago White Sox Recalled: RHP Tommy Kahnle Added to 40-man roster: RHP Anthony Swarzak | C Geovany Soto | OF Cody Asche
Cincinnati Reds Signed: OF Cedric Hunter Recalled: RHP Nick Travieso Added to 40-man roster: OF Patrick Kivlehan Removed from 40-man: OF Tyler Goeddel (outrighted to Triple-A)
Cleveland Indians Signed: LHP Tim Cooney (re-signed) Released: LHP Tim Cooney (subsequently re-signed) | LHP Pat McCoy Added to 40-man roster: 2B Michael Martinez | 3B Yandy Diaz
Colorado Rockies Signed: LHP Steve Ascher (released by Rays, March 23) Added to 40-man roster: LHP Kyle Freeland Designated for assignment: RHP Miguel Castro
Detroit Tigers Signed: RHP Angel Ozuna Recalled: LHP Blaine Hardy Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Blaine Hardy | LHP Daniel Stumpf Option transferred: RHP Victor Alcantara (Triple-A to Double-A) | RHP Myles Jaye (Triple-A to Double-A) | LHP Jairo Labourt (Double-A to high Class A) Removed from 40-man: LHP Daniel Stumpf (outrighted to Triple-A) The Tigers selected matchup reliever Daniel Stumpf in the Rule 5 draft last winter. He didn't make the team this spring, so Detroit waived him to remove him from the 40-man roster. No team claimed him, but because Stumpf had previously been outrighted off a 40-man roster, he had the right to elect free agency, which he did. He and the Tigers then agreed to a major league deal, and Detroit optioned him to Triple-A to start the year. It's a good deal for both sides. Stumpf gets his 40-man roster spot, while the Tigers retain flexibility with the 25th spot on their active roster.
Houston Astros Signed: RHP David Martinez (released by Tigers, March 23)
Kansas City Royals Signed: RHP Julio Pimentel Released: 1B Roman Colon Recalled: 3B Hunter Dozier Added to 40-man roster: RHP Peter Moylan Optioned to Triple-A: 2B Whit Merrifield Option transferred: RHP Miguel Almonte (Triple-A to Double-A)
Los Angeles Angels Signed: RHP Dioscar Romero (released by Red Sox, March 31) | SS Alberto Triunfel (released by Rangers, March 27) Released: LHP Chris O'Grady Recalled: RHP Mike Morin Added to 40-man roster: RHP Bud Norris | RHP Blake Parker | RHP Yusmeiro Petit Option transferred: LHP Greg Mahle (Triple-A to Double-A) Removed from 40-man: RHP Austin Adams | RHP Kirby Yates (both players outrighted to Triple-A)
Los Angeles Dodgers Signed: RHP Emanuel Chavez (released by Tigers, March 16) | C Sean O'Connell (released by White Sox, March 29) Loaned to Mexican League: RHP Juan Noriega (to Monclova) Recalled: RHP Josh Fields Option transferred: LHP Julio Urias (Triple-A to high Class A) | C Kyle Farmer (Triple-A to Double-A)
Miami Marlins Signed: RHP Vance Worley (released by Nationals, March 29) | LHP Cesilio Pimentel (released by Braves, March 28) Added to 40-man roster: 1B Tyler Moore Option transferred: RHP Tayron Guerrero | OF Yefri Perez (both players Triple-A to Double-A)
Milwaukee Brewers Signed: C Kevin Martir (released by Astros, March 28) | C Charlie Meyer (NDFA—Wisconsin-Stout) Recalled: LHP Brent Suter Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Tyler Cravy Optioned to Double-A: RHP Taylor Jungmann Designated for assignment: RHP Michael Blazek A four-year standout at Division III Wisconsin-Stout, Charlie Meyer signed with the Brewers after trying out for them this spring. He graduated from college in 2015 but stayed in game shape by working as a catching instructor in Florida last year.
Minnesota Twins Signed: RHP Chris Anderson (released by Dodgers, March 31) | 2B Bradley Strong (released by White Sox, March 20) Added to 40-man roster: C Chris Gimenez Optioned to Triple-A: 1B Kennys Vargas Minnesota native Chris Anderson gets a fresh start in the Twins organization after the Dodgers released him last week. The 2013 first-rounder out of Jacksonville recorded a 4.37 ERA in four years in the Dodgers system, the last straw coming in the Arizona Fall League last year, when he allowed 28 runs on 28 hits in 17 innings.
New York Mets Signed: OF Desmond Jennings (released by Reds, March 30) Added to 40-man roster: 3B Ty Kelly Option transferred: C Tomas Nido (high Class A to Double-A) | SS Amed Rosario (Double-A to Triple-A)
New York Yankees Signed: C Eddy Rodriguez (released by Twins, March 31) Released: 1B Connor Spencer Added to 40-man roster: SS Peter Kozma Option transferred: RHP Chad Green (Double-A to high Class A)
Oakland Athletics Signed: LHP Kyle Twomey (released by Cubs, March 23) Released: OF Max Muncy Recalled: RHP Jesse Hahn Option transferred: SS Yairo Munoz (Triple-A to Double-A)
Philadelphia Phillies Signed: 2B Taylor Featherston (re-signed)
Pittsburgh Pirates Optioned to Triple-A: OF Jose Osuna
St. Louis Cardinals Signed: RHP Mark Montgomery (released by Yankees, March 30) | 1B Rangel Ravelo (released by Athletics, March 31) | OF J.D. Crowe (23rd round pick last year)
San Diego Padres Released: 1B Brett Wallace Added to 40-man roster: C Hector Sanchez | OF Jabari Blash Optioned to Triple-A: 2B Cory Spangenberg Designated for assignment: LHP Keith Hessler Removed from 40-man: RHP Cesar Vargas (outrighted to Double-A) | LHP Keith Hessler (outrighted to Triple-A)
San Francisco Giants Signed: OF Drew Stubbs (released by Twins, March 26) Recalled: LHP Steven Okert Added to 40-man roster: RHP Neil Ramirez | 2B Aaron Hill | OF Chris Marrero Option transferred: RHP Chase Johnson (Double-A to Triple-A) | RHP Dan Slania (Triple-A to Double-A) | 3B Miguel Gomez (high Class A to Double-A) Designated for assignment: RHP Ray Black | RHP Ian Gardeck
Seattle Mariners Signed: RHP Mark Lowe (released by Tigers, March 26) | 2B Gordon Beckham (released by Giants, March 23) Recalled: RHP Chase De Jong Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Chase De Jong | RHP Evan Marshall
Tampa Bay Rays Released: RHP Cory Rasmus | OF Kewby Meyer Loaned to Mexican League: 3B Juan Rodriguez (to Oaxaca) Added to 40-man roster: RHP Tommy Hunter | C Jesus Sucre | 1B Rickie Weeks | OF Peter Bourjos Option transferred: RHP Hunter Wood | LHP Jose Alvarado (both players Triple-A to Double-A) Designated for assignment: C Luke Maile
Texas Rangers Signed: RHP Dillon Gee (re-signed) Released: LHP Scott Sebald | C Steve Lerud | 3B Kelvin Fajardo Loaned to Mexican League: RHP Fernando Miranda (to Mexico City) Recalled: LHP Andrew Faulkner Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Dillon Gee Option transferred: RHP Connor Sadzeck (Triple-A to Double-A) | LHP Yohander Mendez (Triple-A to Double-A)
Toronto Blue Jays Signed: OF Chris Coghlan (released by Phillies, March 28) Released: RHP Matt Buschmann | SS Ryan Metzler Recalled: RHP Dominic Leone Added to 40-man roster: C Jarrod Saltalamacchia Optioned to Triple-A: C Luke Maile Removed from 40-man: RHP Mike Bolsinger (outrighted to Triple-A)
Washington Nationals Signed: RHP Matt Albers (re-signed) Released: 1B Patrick Leyland | 1B Jake Mayers Option transferred: RHP Jimmy Cordero

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