MLB TRANS­AC­TIONS

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MLB — Aug. 18: Sus­pended Bal­ti­more OF Markel Jones (Aberdeen-A) 50 games, St. Louis C Tyler Lan­caster (State Col­lege-A) 76 games and N.Y. Mets C Luis Le­bron (GCL Mets) 25 games for vi­o­la­tions of the Mi­nor League Drug Preven­tion and Treat­ment Pro­gram.

AMER­I­CAN LEAGUE

Bal­ti­more Ori­oles — Aug. 15: Sent OF An­thony San­tander and SS Ryan Fla­herty to Fred­er­ick (A) for re­hab as­sign­ments. Aug. 18: Op­tioned OF Joey Rickard to Nor­folk (AAA). As­signed SS Ruben Te­jada out­right to Nor­folk. Re­in­stated Fla­herty and San­tander from the 60-day DL. Bos­ton Red Sox — Aug. 17: Re­in­stated LHP Roe­nis Elias from the 60-day DL and op­tioned him to Paw­tucket (AAA). Des­ig­nated RHP Noe Ramirez for as­sign­ment.

Chicago White Sox — Aug. 14: Traded RHP Tyler Clip­pard to Hous­ton for a player to named. Aug. 15: Re­in­stated RHP Dy­lan Covey from the 10-day DL. Aug. 19: Placed RHP Rey­naldo Lopez on the 10-day DL, retroac­tive to Fri­day. Se­lected the con­tract of RHP Danny Far­quhar from Charlotte (AAA). Cleve­land In­di­ans — Aug. 15: Sent OF Lon­nie Chisen­hall to Colum­bus (AAA) for a re­hab as­sign­ment.

Aug. 18: Ac­ti­vated LHP An­drew Miller from the 10-day DL. Placed OF Abra­ham Al­monte on the 10-day DL. Re­called LHP Ryan Mer­ritt from Colum­bus. Aug. 19: Op­tioned Mer­ritt to Colum­bus. Detroit Tigers — Aug. 15: Op­tioned RHP Bruce Ron­don to Toledo (AAA). Re­in­stated RHP Michael Ful­mer from the 10-day DL. Aug. 19: Placed RHP Ani­bal Sanchez on the 10-day DL. Re­called OF JaCoby Jones from Toledo.

Hous­ton Astros — Aug. 14: Placed C Brian Mc­Cann on the 10day DL. Des­ig­nated RHP Jor­dan Jankowski for as­sign­ment. Se­lected the con­tract of C Max Stassi from Fresno (AAA). Aug. 15: Op­tioned LHP Reymin Gud­uan to Fresno.

Kansas City Roy­als — Aug. 18: Placed RHP Joakim So­ria on the 10-day DL. Re­called RHP Kevin McCarthy from Omaha (AAA). Aug. 19: Placed RHP Nef­tali Perez on the 10-day DL, retroac­tive to Aug. 14. Re­called LHP Eric Skoglund from Omaha. Agreed to terms with RHP Ja­son Adam on a mi­nor league con­tract. Los Angeles An­gels — Aug. 18: Placed LHP Tyler Sk­aggs on the be­reave­ment list. Re­in­stated LHP An­drew Heaney from the 60-day DL. Claimed RHP Noe Ramirez off waivers from Bos­ton and op­tioned him to Salt Lake (AAA). Aug. 20: Agreed to terms with RHP Fer­nando Salas on a mi­nor league con­tract.

Min­nesota Twins — Aug. 17: Re­in­stated LHP Glen Perkins from the 60-day DL. Placed LHP Di­et­rich Enns on the 10-day DL. Re­called RHP Aaron Slegers from Rochester (AAA).

Aug. 18: Op­tioned LHP Buddy Bosh­ers and Slegers to Rochester. Placed DH Rob­bie Gross­man on the 10-day DL. Re­called LHP Nik Tur­ley and C Mitch Garver from Rochester.

New York Yan­kees — Aug. 14: Op­tioned LHP Caleb Smith to Scran­ton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA). Re­called RHP Luis Cessa from Scran­ton/ Wilkes-Barre. Aug. 15: Placed Cessa on the 10-day DL. Re­called Smith from Scran­ton/Wilkes-Barre.

Aug. 17: Placed 1B Gar­rett Cooper on the 10-day DL. Re­called 1B Tyler Austin from Scran­ton/Wilkes-Barre.

Aug. 18: Sent 2B Star­lin Cas­tro to Scran­ton/Wilkes-Barre and DH Matt Hol­l­i­day to Tampa (A) for re­hab as­sign­ments. Aug. 19: Op­tioned LHP Jor­dan Montgomery to Scran­ton/Wilkes-Barre. Re­in­stated LHP CC Sa­bathia from the 10-day DL.

Oak­land Ath­let­ics — Aug. 16: Ac­quired LHP Sam Moll from the Colorado Rock­ies for a player to be named later or cash con­sid­er­a­tions and op­tioned him to Nashville (AAA). Op­tioned RHP Josh Smith to Nashville. Aug. 19: As­signed RHP Zach Neal out­right to Nashville.

Seat­tle Mariners — Aug. 14: Op­tioned RHP Chris­tian Bergman to Ta­coma (AAA). Re­called RHP Thyago Vieira from Ta­coma. Aug. 19: Op­tioned RHP Sam Gav­iglio to Ta­coma. Placed OF Jar­rod Dyson on the 10-day DL, retroac­tive to Aug. 17. Re­called RHP Casey Lawrence from Ta­coma. Re­in­stated OF Mitch Haniger from the 10-day DL. Agreed to terms with LHP Ashur Tol­liver on a mi­nor league con­tract.

Tampa Bay Rays — Aug. 15: Op­tioned LHP Jose Al­varado to Durham (AAA). Re­called RHP Chase Whit­ley from Durham. Aug. 19: Op­tioned OF Mallex Smith to Durham. Re­in­stated OF Kevin Kier­maier from the 60-day DL. Aug. 20: Claimed OF Ce­sar Puello off waivers from the L.A. An­gels.

Texas Rangers — Aug. 18: Sent LHP Jake Diek­man to Frisco (AA) for a re­hab as­sign­ment. Aug. 19: Placed OF Car­los Gomez on the 10-day DL, retroac­tive to Aug. 16. Re­called IF Phil Gos­selin from Round Rock (AAA). Toronto Blue Jays — Aug. 15: Op­tioned RHP Leonel Camps to Buf­falo (AAA). Re­leased RHP Tay­lor Cole. As­signed RHP Chris Smith out­right to Buf­falo. Se­lected the con­tract of LHP Tim Mayza from Buf­falo. Aug. 18: Sent C Luke Maile to Dunedin (A) for a re­hab as­sign­ment. Aug. 19: Op­tioned Mayza to Buf­falo. Re­called LHP TJ House from Buf­falo. Agreed to terms with LHP Brett An­der­son on a mi­nor league con­tract. Aug. 20: As­signed C Mike Ohlman out­right to Buf­falo.

NA­TIONAL LEAGUE

Ari­zona Di­a­mond­backs — Aug. 14: Placed OF David Per­alta on pa­ter­nity leave list. Re­called RHP J.J. Hoover from Reno (AAA).

Aug. 15: Op­tioned RHP Jake Bar­rett to Reno. Re­called RHP Sil­vino Bra­cho from Reno. Aug. 18: Op­tioned LHP An­thony Banda to Reno. Re­in­stated Per­alta. Sent LHP Rob­bie Ray to Visalia (A) for a re­hab as­sign­ment.

Aug. 20: Sent SS Nick Ahmed to the AZL Di­a­mond­backs (rookie) for a re­hab as­sign­ment.

At­lanta Braves — Aug. 19: Placed OF Danny San­tana on the 10-day DL. Re­called 2B Micah John­son from Gwin­nett (AAA). Aug. 20: Placed RHP Luke Jack­son on the 10-day DL. Op­tioned John­son to Gwin­nett. Re­in­stated OF Matt Kemp from the 10-day DL. Re­called RHP Matt Wisler from Gwin­nett.

Chicago Cubs — Aug. 18: Placed LHP Jon Lester and RHP Justin Grimm on the 10-day DL. Re­called RHP Felix Pena and LHP Rob Zas­tryzny from Iowa (AAA). Agreed to terms with LHP Chris Nunn on a mi­nor league con­tract. Aug. 19: Claimed C Rene Rivera off waivers from the N.Y. Mets. Des­ig­nated RHP Aaron Brooks for as­sign­ment. Aug. 20: Op­tioned C Vic­tor Cara­tini and Zas­tryzny to Iowa. Re­in­stated RHP Koji Ue­hara from the 10-day DL. Cincin­nati Reds — Aug. 14: As­signed OF Scott Van Slyke out­right to Louisville (AAA). Aug. 15: Placed C Devin Me­so­raco on the 10-day DL. Re­called OF Phillip Ervin from Louisville. As­signed 2B Aris­mendy Al­can­tara out­right to Pen­sacola (AA).

Aug. 18: Placed RHP Scott Feld­man on the 10-day DL. Re­in­stated OF Scott Schebler from the 10-day DL.

Colorado Rock­ies — Aug. 14: Op­tioned RHP Car­los Estevez to Al­bu­querque (AAA). Re­called RHP Chad Bet­tis from Al­bu­querque.

Aug. 15: Op­tioned LHP Zac Ross­cup to Al­bu­querque. Re­in­stated LHP Kyle Free­land from the 10-day DL.

Aug. 18: Op­tioned RHP Jeff Hoff­man and IF Ryan McMa­hon to Al­bu­querque. Re­called RHP Scott Oberg and OF Mike Tauch­man from Al­bu­querque. Los Angeles Dodgers — Aug. 15: Traded RHP Chris Hatcher to the Oak­land Ath­let­ics for in­ter­na­tional am­a­teur sign­ing bonus pool space. Aug. 18: Op­tioned 1B Rob Segedin to Ok­la­homa City (AAA). Re­in­stated 1B Adrian Gon­za­lez from the 60-day DL. Sent LHP Grant Day- ton and OF An­dre Ethier to Tulsa (AA) for re­hab as­sign­ments.

Aug. 19: Des­ig­nated RHP Dy­lan Floro for as­sign­ment. Placed RHP Yu Darvish on the 10-day DL. Aug. 20: Op­tioned OF Joc Ped­er­son to Ok­la­homa City. Re­called LHP Ed­ward Pare­des from Ok­la­homa City. Sent RHP Ja­cob Rhame to the N.Y. Mets to com­plete the trade that sent Cur­tis Gran­der­son to the Dodgers. Mi­ami Mar­lins — Aug. 19: Agreed to terms with 2B Grant Green on a mi­nor league con­tract. Traded RHP Tom Koehler and cash con­sid­er­a­tions to the Toronto Blue Jays for RHP Os­man Gu­tier­rez.

Mil­wau­kee Brew­ers — Aug. 18: Re­in­stated C Stephen Vogt from the 10-day DL. Aug. 20: Agreed to terms with OF Quintin Berry.

New York Mets — Aug. 15: Placed RHP Seth Lugo on the 10-day DL, retroac­tive to Satur­day. Re­in­stated RHP Robert Gsell­man from the 10-day DL. Aug. 17: Placed IF Jose Reyes on the 10-day DL, retroac­tive to Aug. 16. Op­tioned RHP Kevin McGowan to Las Ve­gas (AAA). Re­called IFs Gavin Cec­chini and Matt Reynolds from Las Ve­gas.

Aug. 19: Re­in­stated LHP Tommy Milone from the 60-day DL. Re­called C Kevin Plawecki from Las Ve­gas.

Philadel­phia Phillies — Aug. 18: Re­in­stated RHP Pe­dro Beato from the 10-day DL and des­ig­nated him for as­sign­ment. Re­called IF-OF Pe­dro Flo­ri­mon from Le­high Val­ley (AAA). Aug. 19: Placed OF Odubel Her­rera on the 10-day DL. Agreed to terms with OF Chris­tian Mar­rero on a mi­nor league con­tract. Aug. 20: Sent RHP Casey Fien to Le­high Val­ley for a re­hab as­sign­ment. Pitts­burgh Pi­rates — Aug. 15: Placed OF Gre­gory Polanco on the 10-day DL, retroac­tive to Sun­day. Re­called C Elias Diaz from Indianapolis (AAA). Aug. 17: Placed C Francisco Cervelli on the 10-day DL,

retroac­tive to August 14. Re­called IF Max Mo­roff from Indianapolis.

Aug. 18: Placed LHP Wade LeBlanc on the 10-day DL. Aug. 19: Op­tioned LHP Steven Brault to Indianapolis. Re­called RHP Dovy­das Nev­er­auskas from Indianapolis.

St. Louis Car­di­nals — Aug. 18: Placed RHPs Adam Wain­wright and Trevor Rosen­thal on the 10-day DL. Re­called RHPs Luke Weaver and Mike May­ers from Mem­phis (AAA).

Aug. 19: Op­tioned May­ers to Mem­phis. Se­lected the con­tract of RHP Josh Lu­cas from Mem­phis.

San Diego Padres — Aug. 14: Op­tioned RHP Jose Valdez to El Paso (AAA). Re­in­stated RHP Kirby Yates from fam­ily leave. Aug. 16: An­nounced the re­tire­ment of RHP Jered Weaver. Aug. 17: Placed OF Matt Szczur on the fam­ily leave list. Re­called LHP Buddy Bau­mann from El Paso. Aug. 19: Op­tioned OF Hunter Ren­froe to El Paso. Re­called OF Jabari Blash from El Paso. San Francisco Gi­ants — Aug. 15: Op­tioned OF Or­lando Cal­ixte to Sacra­mento (AAA). Placed 1B Bran­don Belt on the 10-day DL. Aug. 16: Placed 2B Joe Panik on the sev­en­day con­cus­sion DL. Wash­ing­ton Na­tion­als — Aug. 14: Sent RHP Stephen Stras­burg to Po­tomac (A) for a re­hab as­sign­ment. Aug. 15: Op­tioned C Pe­dro Sev­erino to Syra­cuse (AAA).

Aug. 16: Se­lected the con­tract of OF Ale­jan­dro De Aza from Syra­cuse. Placed OF Brian Good­win on the 10-day DL, retroac­tive to Aug. 14.

Aug. 17: Re­in­stated RHP Shawn Kel­ley from a re­hab as­sign­ment. Placed RHP Ryan Mad­son on the 10-day DL, retroac­tive to Aug. 14.

Aug. 18: Sent LHP Enny Romero to Syra­cuse for a re­hab as­sign­ment.

Aug. 19: Placed RHP Max Scherzer on the 10-day DL, retroac­tive to Aug. 15 . Re­in­stated Stras­burg from the 10-day DL.

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