Minor League Transactions

This time: Dec. 11-20
Previous installment: Nov. 24-Dec. 10

Transactions reports may be sporadic during the holiday season, so we leave you with a gift.

Check out the Transactions Glossary for the key to deciphering the various inactive lists presented here.

Arizona Diamondbacks
RHP Rodrigo Lopez

Atlanta Braves
RHP Adam Bullard, RHP Casey Hodges, LHP Dennis Accomando, C Dan Coury, SS Travis Adair, SS Chais Fuller, SS Chad Lundahl, OF Kuyaunnis Miles, OF Jon Mark Owings

Micah Owings’ younger brother, Jon Mark went untaken in the recent Rule 5 draft after missing most of the ‘09 season. Injuries have plagued Owings in his six pro seasons, but he’s got considerable power when healthy. He hit .275/.336/.480 with 16 homers for high Class A Myrtle Beach in ‘08.

Baltimore Orioles
LHP Chris Lamb
Released: RHP Jason Hallerman, RHP Shane Mathews, RHP Scott Mueller, C Edinho Meyer, 1B Tom Edwards, OF Arthur Bonevacia, OF Jose Kianes, OF Jason Rook

The 19-year-old Lamb comes to the States via Australia, where he worked with eight-year big league veteran Dave Nilsson.

Boston Red Sox
RHP Stephen Fox (Sussex (Can-Am)), 2B Nate Spears
Traded: RHP Chris Province to Twins for RHP Boof Bonser
Placed on restricted list: RHP Austin Bailey

Fox made 19 relief appearances for Sussex, posting a 3.98 ERA and a 42-to-22 strikeout-to-walk ratio over 40 2/3 innings. The 24-year-old went undrafted out of Hofstra last summer but was one of the Top 10 Independent League Prospects this year.

Chicago Cubs
3B Derek Helenihi (NDFA—Louisiana State)
Released: RHP Erik Hamren, RHP Billy Muldowney, RHP George Pineda, LHP Jayson Ruhlman, LHP Melvin Vasquez

Helenihi played third base for College World Series champion Louisiana State, the same program that produced Cubs’ second-rounder D.J. LeMahieu.

Chicago White Sox
RHP Greg Aquino, LHP Erick Threets
Released: RHP Daniel Albritton
Traded: RHP John Ely and RHP Jon Link to Dodgers for OF Juan Pierre

Cincinnati Reds
RHP Arshwin Asjes (Midwest (Frontier)), RHP Chad Reineke, OF Sean Danielson, OF Laynce Nix (re-signed)

A native of Curacao, Asjes went undrafted out of Temple in ‘08 and signed on to play in the Frontier League. The 24-year-old saved 12 games in 33 appearances this year, notching a 34-to-16 strikeout-to-walk ratio over 36 innings.

Cleveland Indians
RHP Anthony Reyes (re-signed)
Released: LHP Kaimi Mead, LHP Jose Urena

Colorado Rockies
RHP Matt Wilhite (re-signed)

Florida Marlins
RHP Matt DeSalvo (re-signed), RHP Clay Hensley (re-signed), RHP Matt Peterson (re-signed), RHP Scott Strickland, RHP Nic Ungs (re-signed), LHP Robert Zarate, 2B Donnie Murphy

Houston Astros
RHP Matt Ginter, LHP Jon Switzer, OF David Cook
Released: RHP Tio McLean, 1B Kyle Miller, 2B Jeff Hulett, SS Jan Baldee, SS Brandon Wilkerson, OF Nathan Metroka, OF Eric Suttle, OF Marques Williams

Kansas City Royals
RHP Philip Humber, RHP Devon Lowery (re-signed), RHP Julio Pimentel (re-signed), RHP Francisco Rosario, LHP Adam Bostick, LHP Bruce Chen (re-signed), LHP Nelson Payano (Chunichi (Japan)), C Vance Wilson (re-signed), 1B Ernesto Mejia, OF Shane Costa (re-signed), OF Damon Hollins

Los Angeles Angels
LHP Camilo Vazquez, OF Nick Gorneault
Released: RHP Francis Cabrera

Los Angeles Dodgers
RHP Luis Ayala
Released: RHP Bobby Hernandez
Traded: OF Juan Pierre to White Sox for RHP John Ely and RHP Jon Link

Milwaukee Brewers
RHP Mark DiFelice (re-signed), RHP Kameron Loe (Fukuoka (Japan)), LHP Chris Waters, SS Anderson Machado (Lancaster (Atlantic))

Minnesota Twins
RHP Boof Bonser to Red Sox for RHP Chris Province

A fourth-rounder from Southeastern Louisiana in ‘07, Province pitched for Double-A Portland last year, going 2-4, 2.60 in 43 games. He struck out 55 and walked 32 in 79 2/3 innings. He allowed just three home runs and compiled a 3.29 ground-to-fly out ratio.

New York Mets
RHP Elmer Dessens (re-signed)

New York Yankees
OF Javier Herrera
Released: RHP Pablo Hernandez, RHP Alejandro Martinez, RHP Paul Patterson, RHP Brett Smith, RHP Jeff Williams, LHP Edwin Walker, 1B Chris Smith, OF Tommy Baldridge, OF Mitch Delaney, OF Chad Gross

Oakland Athletics
RHP Marcus McBeth, RHP Trey Webb, LHP Cedrick Bowers
Released: RHP Rocky Roquet, 3B Blake Crosby, OF Larry Cobb
Traded: 3B Brett Wallace to Blue Jays for OF Michael Taylor

Philadelphia Phillies
RHP Mate Bump, RHP John Ennis (re-signed), RHP Santos Hernandez (re-signed), RHP Jay Stephens, LHP Jason Mackintosh (re-signed), LHP Jake Woods (re-signed), C Kevin Nelson (re-signed), C John Suomi, 2B Melvin Dorta, 3B Eric Campbell, 3B Cody Ransom, SS Fidel Hernandez (re-signed), OF Javis Diaz (re-signed), OF Kevin Mahar (re-signed), OF Mike Spidale (re-signed), OF Brian Stavisky (re-signed)
Released: RHP Robert Roth, LHP Dan Brauer, LHP Esmelvin Jimenez, C Brendan Akashian, C Phil Aviola, C Francisco Murillo, 1B Cory Wine, OF Vladimir de los Santos, OF David Hissey, OF T.J. Warren
Traded: LHP Cliff Lee to Mariners for RHP Phillippe Aumont, RHP J.C. Ramirez and OF Tyson Gillies
Traded: RHP Kyle Drabek, C Travis d’Arnaud and OF Michael Taylor to Blue Jays for RHP Roy Halladay

Pittsburgh Pirates
RHP Jeremy Powell (re-signed), LHP Corey Hamman (re-signed), 1B Brian Myrow (re-signed)
Released: 2B Deybis Benitez

St. Louis Cardinals
RHP Mark McCormick

San Diego Padres
RHP Jackson Quezada (re-signed), C Chris Stewart, OF Chris Denorfia
Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Hayden Beard, LHP Brent Carter

Seattle Mariners
RHP Mike Koplove (re-signed), RHP David Pauley, C Ralph Henriquez
Traded: RHP Phillippe Aumont, RHP J.C. Ramirez and OF Tyson Gillies to Phillies for LHP Cliff Lee

Tampa Bay Rays
RHP Jeff Bennett (re-signed), 1B Chris Richard, 2B Chris de la Cruz, 3B Joe Dillon

Texas Rangers
C Robbie Alcombrack (Traverse City (Frontier)), C John Otness, SS Ray Olmedo
Outrighted to Triple-A and removed from 40-man: LHP Clay Rapada, 3B Esteban German

Toronto Blue Jays
RHP Lance Broadway, OF Joey Gathright
Traded: RHP Roy Halladay to Phillies for RHP Kyle Drabek, C Travis d’Arnaud and OF Michael Taylor

Washington Nationals
RHP Joel Peralta
Released: RHP Steven Stewart, RHP Federico Tanco, C Chris Solis, SS James Keithley


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Asjes was not undrafted out of Temple in 2009.
He was undrafted out of Temple in 2008 and signed in the FL in December of 2008.

You spelled “Nate Bump” as “Mate Bump” (in Phili)

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