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Minor League Transactions: April 8-15



Transactions involving minor league players for the period April 8-15. All transactions conveyed by Major League Baseball.
The Opening Day Injury Report contains updates for many top prospects who began the season on the disabled list.
Arizona Diamondbacks Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Matt Koch
Atlanta Braves Signed: RHP Jason Motte (released by Rockies, April 5) Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jason Hursh Recalled: RHP Jason Hursh | RHP Luke Jackson | 2B Johan Camargo Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Joel de la Cruz | RHP Kris Medlen | LHP A.J. Minter Reinstated from DL: SS Emerson Landoni
Baltimore Orioles Signed: OF Dariel Alvarez (re-signed) | OF Michael Bourn (re-signed) Added to 40-man roster: RHP Stefan Crichton Designated for assignment: RHP Parker Bridwell (sold to Angels) | RHP Jason Garcia Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Stefan Crichton | RHP Damien Magnifico | LHP Paul Fry Recalled: RHP Alec Asher Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Cory Jones | LHP Richard Bleier | 3B Chris Johnson | OF Dariel Alvarez | OF Michael Bourn | OF Josh Hart The Orioles traded their first and fourth international bonus slots, which are worth a combined $1,083,300, to acquire young major league-ready relievers Damien Magnifico and Paul Fry from the Brewers and Mariners, respectively. The trades dropped Baltimore's total international bonus pool for the year to $1,456,300, which shouldn't be a problem because the Orioles have spent just $260,000 so far. The next international signing period begins on July 2.
Boston Red Sox Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Noe Ramirez | RHP Ben Taylor | SS Deven Marrero Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Jason Groome | C Tim Roberson | 3B Michael Chavis | OF Brian Bogusevic | OF Tate Matheny | OF Kyri Washington Reinstated from DL: 2B Jose Sermo | OF Tate Matheny The 12th overall pick in the draft last year, lefthander Jason Groome allowed 10 baserunners in 1.1 innings in his season debut at low Class A Greenville then left early with a lat injury.
Chicago Cubs Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jake Buchanan | RHP Alec Mills | RHP Erling Moreno | RHP Jose Rosario | RHP Michael Rucker | LHP John Williamson | OF Trey Martin Reinstated from DL: RHP Miguel Mejia | RHP Steve Perakslis | LHP Jose Paulino | LHP Zac Rosscup
Chicago White Sox Signed: RHP Mike Pelfrey (released by Tigers, March 30) | OF Ryan Raburn (released by Reds, March 27) Added to 40-man roster: C Kevan Smith Recalled: OF Willy Garcia Placed on 7-day DL: C Nate Nolan | SS Everth Cabrera | OF Micker Adolfo | OF Rymer Liriano Reinstated from DL: C Carson Blair | C Chris O'Dowd | C Wilfredo Rodriguez | OF Micker Adolfo | OF Rymer Liriano
Cincinnati Reds Released: RHP Carlos Portuondo Added to 40-man roster: RHP Bronson Arroyo Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Barrett Astin (twice) | OF Jesse Winker Optioned to Double-A: RHP Austin Brice Recalled: RHP Barrett Astin | OF Jesse Winker Placed on 7-day DL: SS Luis Gonzalez The Reds acquired 29-year-old Cuban righthander Carlos Portuondo as one of two players for Brandon Phillips in February. He made only one relief appearance at Double-A Pensacola prior to his release.
Cleveland Indians Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Shawn Armstrong | OF Tyler Naquin Recalled: RHP Nick Goody Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Tim Cooney | OF Connor Marabell
Colorado Rockies Signed: SS Ryan Metzler (released by Blue Jays, April 3) | OF Ben Johnson (released by Royals, March 28) Optioned to Triple-A: RHP German Marquez Recalled: RHP Shane Carle | OF Raimel Tapia
Detroit Tigers Signed: RHP Tom de Blok (Amsterdam (Dutch)) | 1B James Loney (released by Rangers, March 28) Added to 40-man roster: RHP William Cuevas | RHP Joe Jimenez Optioned to Triple-A: RHP William Cuevas | RHP Joe Jimenez | RHP Bruce Rondon Recalled: RHP Warwick Saupold Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Sandy Baez | C Andrew Longley | OF Juan Perez Reinstated from DL: C Andrew Longley
Houston Astros Signed: RHP Jesus Balaguer Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Tyler Britton Reinstated from DL: RHP Ryan Deemes Jesus Balaguer is a 23-year-old Cuban righthander who stands 6-foot-4 and worked as a reliever in the Cuban major league. He pitched 45 innings in 2014, his last pro action.
Kansas City Royals Released: RHP Bryan Casey | RHP Keaton Hayenga | LHP Ray Liotta | C Kevin David Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Matt Strahm Optioned to Double-A: OF Terrance Gore Option transferred: RHP Kyle Zimmer (Double-A to Triple-A) Recalled: RHP Jake Junis | LHP Scott Alexander Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Andrew Edwards | C Brayan Pena | OF Brandon Downes The players released by the Royals this time had spent years on the inactive list, so these moves are procedural in nature.
Los Angeles Angels Released: LHP Connor Bach Added to 40-man roster: RHP Deolis Guerra Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Daniel Wright Recalled: RHP Daniel Wright Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Greg Belton | 1B Jared Walsh | SS David Fletcher | OF John Schuknecht Reinstated from DL: RHP Alex Klonowski | RHP Troy Scribner
Los Angeles Dodgers Signed: RHP Matt Ditman (released by Royals, March 21) | RHP David Hale (released by Braves, March 24) | LHP Chris Cotton (released by Astros, March 23) Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Josh Fields | RHP Joe Gunkel (purchased from Orioles) Option transferred: LHP Julio Urias (high Class A to Triple-A) Recalled: OF Trayce Thompson Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Kevin Brown | RHP Tim Shibuya | C Gersel Pitre Reinstated from DL: RHP Josh Sborz
Miami Marlins Signed: RHP Garrett Cortright (released by Orioles, March 28) | RHP Nick Neumann (released by Pirates, March 21) | LHP Daniel Schlereth (released by Cardinals, March 25) Released: 3B Javier Lopez Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Odrisamer Despaigne | RHP Nick Wittgren Recalled: LHP Jarlin Garcia | SS J.T. Riddle Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Brian Ellington | OF Austin Dean Reinstated from DL: LHP Greg Nappo | C Chris Hoo
Milwaukee Brewers Added to 40-man roster: RHP David Goforth Designated for assignment: RHP Damien Magnifico (traded to Orioles) | RHP Michael Blazek (outrighted to Triple-A) Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Brent Suter | C Andrew Susac Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Dalton Brown | RHP Jordan Yamamoto | LHP Jake Drossner | 2B Blake Allemand | OF Brandon Diaz
Minnesota Twins Option transferred: LHP Randy Rosario (high Class A to Double-A) Placed on 7-day DL: 1B Byung-Ho Park | 2B Luis Arraez
New York Mets Signed: 1B Cody Decker (released by Brewers, March 27) Added to 40-man roster: RHP Paul Sewald Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Paul Sewald | 2B T.J. Rivera Recalled: LHP Sean Gilmartin Placed on 7-day DL: 1B Pete Alonso | 3B Blake Tiberi | OF Victor Cruzado | OF Jacob Zanon
New York Yankees Signed: LHP Nestor Oronel (released by Pirates, March 29) Added to 40-man roster: LHP Jordan Montgomery Designated for assignment: RHP Johnny Barbato (sold to Pirates) Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Chasen Shreve Option transferred: RHP Chad Green (high Class A to Triple-A) Recalled: C Kyle Higashioka Placed on 7-day DL: LHP Dietrich Enns | OF Tito Polo
Oakland Athletics Added to 40-man roster: OF Jaff Decker Optioned to Triple-A: 1B Mark Canha Placed on 7-day DL: 3B Matt Chapman | OF Mike Martin Third baseman Matt Chapman suffered a left wrist strain at Triple-A Nashville.
Philadelphia Phillies Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Zach Eflin | LHP Adam Morgan Recalled: RHP Luis Garcia Placed on 7-day DL: SS Jorge Flores | SS Arquimedes Gamboa
Pittsburgh Pirates Signed: RHP Yoandy Fernandez Placed on 7-day DL: 1B Albert Baur | OF Victor Fernandez The Pirates signed 29-year-old Cuban righthander Yoandy Fernandez, whose last pro action came in 2015 in the independent Frontier League. He defected from Cuba in late 2014 and entered the U.S. in early 2015. In so doing he became eligible for the 2015 draft, though he went unselected.
St. Louis Cardinals Released: RHP Kurt Heyer | RHP Thomas Lee Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Sam Tuivailala Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Luke Weaver | OF Nick Plummer | OF Magneuris Sierra Reinstated from DL: RHP Mitch Harris | RHP Trey Nielsen Triple-A Memphis righthander Luke Weaver is dealing with lower-back stiffness. High Class A Palm Beach outfielder Magneuris Sierra was hit by a pitch and is being monitored for concussion symptoms.
San Diego Padres Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Jake Esch | RHP Kevin Quackenbush | OF Jabari Blash Recalled: RHP Jake Esch | RHP Zach Lee | RHP Kevin Quackenbush Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Trevor Frank | LHP Kyle McGrath | SS Jose Rondon Reinstated from DL: OF Edwin Moreno
San Francisco Giants Signed: OF Christopher Burks (NDFA—Arizona Christian) | OF Melvin Upton (released by Blue Jays, April 2) Added to 40-man roster: C Tim Federowicz Designated for assignment: RHP Clayton Blackburn Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Steven Okert Option transferred: RHP Dan Slania (Double-A to Triple-A) Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Ryan Webb | RHP Cesar Yanez | LHP Alex Bostic | LHP Matt Reynolds | LHP Caleb Smith | 2B Tyler Brown | 2B Ali Castillo | 3B Ryder Jones | OF Jacob Heyward
Seattle Mariners Released: OF James Ramsey Added to 40-man roster: 2B Mike Freeman Designated for assignment: LHP Paul Fry (traded to Orioles) Removed from 40-man: RHP Casey Fien (outrighted to Triple-A) Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Dillon Overton Recalled: RHP Evan Marshall Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jeffeson Medina | 1B Kyle Petty | OF Adam Law Reinstated from DL: RHP Vinny Nittoli
Tampa Bay Rays Added to 40-man roster: OF Shane Peterson Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jaime Schultz | OF Johnny Field
Texas Rangers Removed from 40-man: RHP Tanner Scheppers (outrighted to Triple-A) Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Nick Martinez | 2B Drew Robinson Recalled: RHP Nick Martinez Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Jose Valdespina | 2B Blaine Prescott
Toronto Blue Jays Added to 40-man roster: RHP Casey Lawrence | OF Chris Coghlan Designated for assignment: C Juan Graterol Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Casey Lawrence | RHP Dominic Leone | 3B Ty Kelly (waiver claim from Mets) Recalled: RHP Dominic Leone Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Chris Smith | C Alex Monsalve | OF Darrell Ceciliani
Washington Nationals Signed: RHP Joe Nathan (re-signed) Added to 40-man roster: RHP Matt Albers | RHP Jeremy Guthrie | 2B Grant Green Optioned to Triple-A: OF Michael Taylor Recalled: OF Michael Taylor Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Carlos Acevedo | RHP Dakota Bacus Reinstated from DL: OF

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