Punching Tickets: the Minor League Transactions Report

What a crazy, horrible, terrible, no-good very bad couple of weeks for the Braves.  Dan Uggla‘s eyes don’t focus, B.J. Upton can’t make contact – much less hit, Jason Heyward can’t chew, Brandon Beachy is down again, and Elliot Johnson is a starter.  With all of this stuff going on, I realized that we hadn’t had a transactions report for a while.  It’s time.  Players are moving.  Progress is being made!

Let’s start in Orlando with the Gulf-coasters:

  • Jordany Santana (RHP) was voted off the island:  graduating from the Dominican Summer League to the GCL Braves (8/3)
  • Gerald Chin (2B) likewise was brought stateside from the DSL (8/16)
  • Ryan Weber (RHP) is rehabbing an injury with the GCL club (from Lynchburg; 8/9)

Three players were brought back to Orlando from Danville:

Moving up to Danville, Virginia – 4 graduations:

Meanwhile, Ronald Luna brought back from Rome (8/18)

In Georgia….

  • Lefty Paul Maholm spent a day in Rome for a rehab start (8/16).  As we know, he’s now in St. Louis
  • 2B Ronald Luna was promoted from Danville (8/10)
  • LHP Sean Gilmartin was assigned for a rehab stint (8/9) – this has now ended – he’s back with Gwinnett.

A couple of their players were brought back from Lynchburg:

  • C Chase Anselment assigned to Rome Braves from Lynchburg Hillcats (8/17).  He had been called up to Lynchburg on 8/8 to support them when Shawn McGill went on the DL.
  • RHP Zach Jadofsky assigned to Rome Braves from Lynchburg Hillcats (8/16)

Bouncing back to Virginia – the Lynchburg Hillcats…

  • brought in LHP Jose Lugo, from Rome (8/17)
  • activated RHP Ryan Weber (8/14)
  • placed LHP Carlos Perez on the 7-day DL (8/14).  Still on the DL.
  • placed C Shawn McGill on the 7-day DL (8/8) [right bicep tendinitis].  Still on that list.

Here’s a weird one:

  • SS Daniel Castro loaned to Lynchburg from Saraperos de Saltillo, which is a ‘AAA-level team in the Mexican League’ – playing in Saltillo, Coahuila.  Interesting.

The Mississippi Braves have a few things going on:

  • CF Mycal Jones sprained an ankle pretty seriously, and was placed on the 7-day DL (8/11).  Still nursing that injury.
  • RHP Shae Simmons was bumped up all the way from Rome (8/5)
  • Meanwhile, RHP Joe Bisenius was sent to AA from Gwinnett (8/10 – see below as well), and
  • on the same day, RHP Jason Rice was released.  We wish him well.

And finally, with all the injuries and such, the Gwinnett team has a roster written in pencil these days:

  •  2B Philip Gosselin was added to the 40-man roster for the purposes of being promoted to the Atlanta Braves (8/16), then optioned back to Gwinnett (8/22)
  • OF Todd Cunningham was likewise optioned back to AAA from Atlanta (8/11) and this afternoon recalled to the majors again (8/23).
  • 2B Tyler Greene was signed to a minor league after being released from the Chicago White Sox, and assigned to Gwinnett (8/17)
  • Joe Bisenius was brought back from Mississippi on 8/14 after going down to help them out on 8/10.
  • LHP Sean Gilmartin completed his Rome rehab and was activated on 8/14.  First game back?  Excellent (no runs in 5 innings; 4 hits).  Second?  not so good – 4 earned in 4 innings; 7 hits.
  • RHP Cory Gearrin was placed on the 7-day disabled list (8/10)
  • RHP Gary Moran was promoted from Mississippi on the same day (8/10)
  • RHP Andrew Russell was added from Mississippi (8/5)
  • I’ll skip the other rehab stints by B.J., Gerald Laird, and Jordan Schafer


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  • Matthew Jones

    I’m so thankful for these updates on here. No other place to really see this kind of info without digging yourself anymore. Thanks!

  • fireboss

    I included a note on the release of Luis Nunez in my Todd Cunningham promoted post.

    Players loans are not widely known here but in the English FA teams are (were maybe I left in 91) allowed to loan players to other teams to cover injuries because the clubs only had their roster and their under 18s to draw from. All other pros were signed to division 2,3 or 4 teams and anyone capable of playing had a contract. The idea was that players didn’t sit idle while not in the starting group of about 15 and so stayed ready if needed. Unspoken was the – if you like him let’s talk trade – that went on. Some players were traded other not and the owning club could recall the player if they needed him.

    Loans here would have to be interleague like the one you describe to prevent contract issues and of course the MLBPA would scream bloody murder if it was broached at the major league level


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