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Minor League Transactions: April 29-May 5



Transactions involving minor league players, i.e. those not on 40-man rosters, covering the period April 29-May 5.

Arizona Diamondbacks Released: RHP Grant Sides Recalled: RHP Braden Shipley Added to 40-man roster: OF Gregor Blanco Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Braden Shipley | OF Jeremy Hazelbaker Placed on 7-day DL: C Jose Queliz | OF Stewart Ijames Reinstated from DL: RHP Enrique Burgos | RHP Rubby de la Rosa | RHP Tommy Eveld | RHP Brad Keller | 2B Kevin Medrano
Atlanta Braves Traded: C Armando Araiza to Orioles for cash Added to 40-man roster: LHP Sam Freeman Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Matt Wisler Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Joe Rogers | C Braeden Schlehuber Reinstated from DL: C Sal Giardina
Baltimore Orioles Released: RHP Zach Stewart | OF Michael Choice Acquired: C Armando Araiza from Braves for cash Recalled: RHP Stefan Crichton | RHP Logan Verrett | RHP Tyler Wilson | RHP Mike Wright | RHP Gabriel Ynoa | LHP Richard Bleier Added to 40-man roster: C Francisco Pena Designated for assignment: RHP Damien Magnifico Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Alec Asher | RHP Logan Verrett | RHP Tyler Wilson | RHP Mike Wright | LHP Jayson Aquino | LHP Richard Bleier | LHP Vidal Nuno Placed on 7-day DL: C Audry Perez | 3B Jomar Reyes | OF Chris Dickerson Reinstated from DL: OF Mike Yastrzemski
Boston Red Sox Released: OF Junior Lake Recalled: RHP Brandon Workman | SS Deven Marrero Added to 40-man roster: RHP Kyle Kendrick Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Brandon Workman Placed on 7-day DL: C Isaias Lucena | C Blake Swihart | 2B Ryan Court Reinstated from DL: RHP Austin Glorius | C Danny Bethea | C Tim Roberson | OF Trenton Kemp Triple-A Pawtucket catcher Blake Swihart is nursing a sore left ring finger after sustaining a series of foul balls off the digit. The injury prevented him from gripping a bat, and the Red Sox are introducing solutions to prevent future finger flareups.
Chicago Cubs Released: C Carlos Corporan Recalled: RHP Felix Pena Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Justin Grimm Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Pedro Araujo | RHP David Berg | RHP Ryan McNeil | RHP Ryan Williams | LHP Manny Parra | C Tyler Pearson | 1B Chris Pieters | 2B Ian Happ | 3B Wladimir Galindo Reinstated from DL: RHP Jhondaniel Medina | RHP Jose Rosario | LHP Gerardo Concepcion | C Carlos Corporan | C Alberto Mineo | 1B Matt Rose | 3B Chris Dominguez Triple-A Iowa second baseman/outfielder Ian Happ missed eight games with a bruised left thumb.
Chicago White Sox Released: RHP Miguel Chalas | C Wilfredo Rodriguez Recalled: OF Willy Garcia Added to 40-man roster: LHP David Holmberg Optioned to Triple-A: OF Jacob May Placed on 7-day DL: C Alfredo Gonzalez Reinstated from DL: LHP Cory Luebke | C Nate Nolan | SS Everth Cabrera | OF Courtney Hawkins
Cincinnati Reds Traded: 3B Seth Mejias-Brean to Mariners for cash Recalled: RHP Austin Brice Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Cody Reed Placed on 7-day DL: 3B Taylor Sparks | OF Daniel Sweet Reinstated from DL: RHP Rob Wooten | 3B Zach Walters
Cleveland Indians Released: 2B Jamal Rudledge Traded: RHP Yoiber Marquina to Yankees for cash Recalled: RHP Shawn Armstrong | RHP Joseph Colon Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jared Robinson | 1B Anthony Miller | OF Tyler Naquin Reinstated from DL: C Sicnarf Loopstok | 2B Mark Mathias | OF Connor Marabell
Colorado Rockies Added to 40-man roster: C Ryan Hanigan Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jairo Diaz | RHP Carlos Estevez Removed from 40-man: SS Cristhian Adames (outrighted to Triple-A) Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Yency Almonte | LHP Harrison Musgrave | C Joel Diaz | 1B Jacob Bosiokovic | 3B Tyler Nevin | SS Max George | OF Chris Denorfia | OF Manuel Melendez | OF Forrest Wall Reinstated from DL: LHP Jerry Vasto
Detroit Tigers Released: RHP Jake Brigham | RHP Alec Kisena | LHP Melvin Morel | SS Adrian Alfaro | SS Leonardo Laffita | OF Hector Hernandez | OF Quincy Latimore Recalled: LHP Chad Bell Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Joe Jimenez | C John Hicks Option transferred: LHP Jairo Labourt (high Class A to Double-A) Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Dustin Molleken | RHP Angel Nesbitt | C Austin Green | 2B Joey Pankake | 3B Kody Eaves
Houston Astros Signed: RHP Casey Coleman (New Britain (Atlantic)) Added to 40-man roster: RHP Dayan Diaz Optioned to Triple-A: OF Tony Kemp Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Franklin Perez | RHP Ryan Thompson | 3B J.D. Davis | 3B Colin Moran Reinstated from DL: LHP Ashur Tolliver
Kansas City Royals Recalled: RHP Miguel Almonte Optioned to Double-A: RHP Miguel Almonte Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Jonathan Dziedzic | OF Tanner Stanley Reinstated from DL: RHP Seth Maness
Los Angeles Angels Signed: RHP Michael Dimock (released by Padres, April 26) | RHP Andres Pena Recalled: RHP Alex Meyer | RHP Keynan Middleton | RHP Daniel Wright Added to 40-man roster: RHP Jose Valdez Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Brooks Pounders | RHP Jose Valdez | RHP Daniel Wright Option transferred: RHP Eduardo Paredes (Double-A to Triple-A) Removed from 40-man: LHP Greg Mahle (outrighted to Triple-A) Reinstated from DL: LHP Jonah Wesely | C Taylor Ward
Los Angeles Dodgers Signed: LHP Jeremy Bleich (Somerset (Atlantic)) Released: RHP Emanuel Chavez | LHP Luis De Paula Acquired: OF Victor Roache from Brewers for cash Recalled: RHP Josh Fields | LHP Julio Urias Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Josh Fields | OF Scott Van Slyke Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Wes Helsabeck | C Brant Whiting | 1B Ike Davis | 1B Nick Yarnall Reinstated from DL: SS Omar Estevez | SS Drew Maggi | OF Saige Jenco
Miami Marlins Signed: RHP Horacio Acosta (Normal (Frontier)) | RHP Kenny Koplove (released by Phillies, April 29) | 2B Mike Aviles (released by Braves, Aug. 23) | OF Chad Hinshaw (Southern Maryland (Atlantic)) Released: RHP Tyler Bremer | LHP Justin Jacome | OF Matt den Dekker Recalled: RHP Odrisamer Despaigne | RHP Nick Wittgren Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Hunter Adkins | RHP Steven Farnworth Reinstated from DL: RHP Tyler Bremer | LHP Daniel Schlereth | C Chris Hoo The Marlins signed 24-year-old righthander Horacio Acosta after he spent two seasons in the independent Frontier League. The Miami native pitched collegiately at NAIA Point Park University in Pittsburgh and also for Colombia at the qualifiers for the 2017 World Baseball Classic.
Milwaukee Brewers Signed: OF Michael Choice (released by Orioles, May 2) Released: RHP Jack Finnegan | RHP Junior Rincon | 1B Juan Ortiz | SS Ignacio Otano Traded: OF Victor Roache to Dodgers for cash Added to 40-man roster: RHP Rob Scahill Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Victor Diaz | RHP David Goforth | RHP Jon Olczak | LHP Andrew Barbosa Reinstated from DL: RHP Dalton Brown | RHP Stephen Kohlscheen | LHP Jake Drossner | SS Nick Noonan The Brewers cut ties with 25-year-old corner outfielder Victor Roache, the club’s first-round pick form Georgia Southern in 2012, by trading him to the Dodgers. The powerful righthanded batter spent most of his time the past three seasons at Double-A Biloxi, hitting .234/.313/.391 with 12 home runs in 498 plate appearances.
Minnesota Twins Added to 40-man roster: RHP Drew Rucinski Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Kyle Gibson | LHP Buddy Boshers Placed on 7-day DL: 1B Trey Vavra Reinstated from DL: OF Zack Granite
New York Mets Signed: RHP Blake Beavan (Puebla (Mexican)) Recalled: RHP Rafael Montero | RHP Paul Sewald Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Sean Gilmartin Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Wilfredo Boscan | RHP Colin Holderman | 2B Reed Gamache | 2B Jeff McNeil | 3B Blake Tiberi Reinstated from DL: RHP Adam Atkins | RHP Harol Gonzalez
New York Yankees Signed: RHP Wilser Barrios | RHP Daison Manzano Released: RHP Kyle Haynes | LHP Evan Rutckyj Acquired: RHP Yoiber Marquina from Indians for cash Recalled: RHP Luis Cessa | LHP Chasen Shreve | OF Rob Refsnyder Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Luis Cessa | RHP Bryan Mitchell | C Kyle Higashioka Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Albert Abreu | LHP Ian Clarkin | C Sharif Othman | SS Kyle Holder | OF Rashad Crawford Reinstated from DL: RHP J.P. Feyereisen | RHP Ronald Herrera | RHP Nick Nelson | OF Jake Cave High Class A Tampa righthander Albert Abreu left a start early with elbow inflammation and then went on the disabled list.
Oakland Athletics Recalled: RHP Bobby Wahl | C Bruce Maxwell Added to 40-man roster: RHP Josh Smith Optioned to Triple-A: 2B Joey Wendle | OF Ryan LaMarre Removed from 40-man: RHP Raul Alcantara (outrighted to Triple-A) Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Matt Sergey | RHP Joey Wagman Reinstated from DL: SS Yairo Munoz | OF Jaycob Brugman
Philadelphia Phillies Released: RHP Kenny Koplove Recalled: RHP Nick Pivetta | RHP Jake Thompson Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Luis Garcia | 3B Ty Kelly Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Tyler Gilbert | 3B Harold Martinez Reinstated from DL: RHP Trevor Bettencourt
Pittsburgh Pirates Released: RHP Holden Helmink | RHP Julian Villamar | LHP Greg Williams | SS Trace Tam Sing Recalled: C John Bormann | C Elias Diaz Added to 40-man roster: C John Bormann | OF Danny Ortiz Optioned to Triple-A: OF Danny Ortiz Optioned to high Class A: C John Bormann Removed from 40-man: C John Bormann (outrighted to high Class A) Placed on 7-day DL: RHP J.T. Brubaker | RHP Junior Lopez | OF Michael Suchy Reinstated from DL: LHP Brandon Waddell
St. Louis Cardinals Recalled: RHP Sam Tuivailala | OF Tommy Pham Placed on 7-day DL: 2B Luke Dykstra Reinstated from DL: RHP Luke Weaver
San Diego Padres Released: RHP Tyler Barnette Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jake Esch | 1B Josh Naylor Reinstated from DL: RHP Blake Rogers | 3B Christian Villanueva High Class A Lake Elsinore first baseman Josh Naylor suffered facial fractures when struck on the right cheek by a pickoff throw.
San Francisco Giants Signed: RHP Vic Black (did not play in 2016) | RHP Will LaMarche (Gateway (Frontier)) Released: LHP Ricky Romero Recalled: LHP Josh Osich Added to 40-man roster: RHP Bryan Morris Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Chris Stratton Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Tyler Cyr | RHP Matt Pope | LHP Sandro Cabrera | LHP Caleb Smith | C Zack Bowers | C Connor Sabanosh | 2B Mike Bernal | 2B Tyler Brown | 3B Jose Vizcaino Jr. | OF Ryan Lollis | OF Anthony Marks Transferred to 60-day DL: LHP Mac Marshall Reinstated from DL: RHP Jose Morel | RHP William Simpson | RHP Cesar Yanez | LHP Carlos Diaz | C Aramis Garcia | 1B Skyler Ewing | 1B Ryan Kirby | 2B Brandon Bednar | OF Tyler Horan
Seattle Mariners Acquired: 3B Seth Mejias-Brean from Reds for cash Recalled: RHP Evan Marshall | C Tuffy Gosewisch | 2B Mike Freeman | OF Boog Powell Added to 40-man roster: RHP Jean Machi | RHP Emilio Pagan Optioned to Triple-A: C Mike Zunino | 1B Dan Vogelbach | OF Boog Powell Removed from 40-man: RHP Casey Fien (outrighted to Triple-A) Placed on 7-day DL: 2B Gordon Beckham | OF Ricky Eusebio Reinstated from DL: C Yojhan Quevedo
Tampa Bay Rays Recalled: RHP Chih-Wei Hu | LHP Jose Alvarado Added to 40-man roster: LHP Justin Marks Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Ryan Garton | RHP Chih-Wei Hu (twice) Removed from 40-man: OF Shane Peterson (outrighted to Triple-A) Placed on 7-day DL: 2B Riley Unroe | 3B Kevin Padlo Reinstated from DL: RHP Alexis Tapia | 2B Ryan Brett | OF Johnny Field | OF Jake Fraley
Texas Rangers Traded: C Pat Cantwell to Blue Jays for cash Recalled: RHP Anthony Bass Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Anthony Bass | SS Jurickson Profar Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Clayton Blackburn | C Ricardo Valencia | SS Doug Bernier | SS Luis Mendez | OF Eduard Pinto | OF Preston Scott Reinstated from DL: SS Elio Castillo | OF Jose Almonte
Toronto Blue Jays Signed: C Jose Mayorga (did not play in 2016) | C Leonicio Ventura Acquired: C Pat Cantwell from Nationasl for cash Recalled: RHP Daniel Barnes Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Cesar Valdez | LHP Matt Dermody Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Blake McFarland | RHP Carlos Ramirez | C Reese McGuire | C Alex Monsalve | 3B Nash Knight Reinstated from DL: LHP Tayler Saucedo | C Michael de la Cruz | OF Connor Panas
Washington Nationals Released: LHP Josh Outman | C Davinson Pimentel | OF Darryl Florentino Recalled: RHP A.J. Cole | LHP Matt Grace | OF Rafael Bautista Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Joe Ross Placed on 7-day DL: C Tres Barrera | SS David Masters | OF Dale Carey | OF Juan Soto Reinstated from DL: RHP Kyle McGowin | C Jakson Reetz | OF Victor Robles Low Class A Hagerstown right fielder Juan Soto injured his right ankle when he got tangled up with the catcher on a sliding play at home plate

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