Author:Brown, Steve

Byline: Steve Brown


MLB -- Suspended Chicago White Sox minor league LHP Feny Arias (DSL-White Sox), Arizona minor league RHP Geremia Espinosa (DSL-Diamondbacks), and free agent minor league RHP Elou Jean 50 games apiece following their violations of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.


BALTIMORE ORIOLES -- Optioned RHP Kevin Gausman, LHP TJ McFarland and INF Jemile Weeks to Norfolk (IL).

BOSTON RED SOX -- Reassigned LHP Tommy Layne, RHP Brayan Villarreal, OF Corey Brown, and INF Mike McCoy to their minor league camp. Released RHP Francisco Cordero.

MINNESOTA TWINS -- Selected the contracts of INF/OF Jason Bartlett and OF Jason Kubel. Reassigned C Dan Rohlfing to their minor league camp.

NEW YORK YANKKES -- Optioned INF Eduardo Nunez, LHP Cesar Cabral and RHP Shane Greene to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). Reassigned INF Zelous Wheeler, OF Antoan Richardson, OF Adonis Garcia, RHP Matt Daley and C Jose Gil to their minor league camp.

OAKLAND ATHLETICS -- Optioned LHP Joe Savery, C Stephen Vogt, 3B Hiro Nakajima and INF Jake Elmore to Sacramento (PCL). Selected the contract of OF Sam Fuld from Sacramento. Designated OF Michael Taylor for assignment. Placed RHP Ryan Cook, RHP A.J. Griffin, RHP Fernando Rodriguez and OF Craig Gentry on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 21. Reassigned OF Billy Burns to their minor league camp.

SEATTLE MARINERS -- Placed RHP Hisashi Iwakuma, RHP Taijuan Walker and RHP Stephen Pryor on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 21.

TEXAS RANGERS -- Assigned LHP Ryan Feierabend, RHP Justin Germano, RHP Colby Lewis, RHP Daniel McCutchen, C Chris Snyder, INF Kevin Kouzmanoff and INF Kensuke Tanaka to Round Rock (PCL), and RHP Nick Martinez to Frisco (Texas).


ATLANTA BRAVES -- Purchased the contracts of RHP Gus Schlosser and LHP Ian Thomas from Gwinett (IL). Recalled LHP Ryan Buchter from Gwinnett. Optioned RHP Ervin Santana to Gwinnett. Placed RHP Cory Gearrin on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 26th. Transferred RHP Brandon Beachy and LHP Jonny Venters to 60-day DL.

COLORADO ROCKIES -- Placed RHP Jhoulys Chacin and LHP Boone Logan on the 15-day DL.

LOS ANGELES DODGERS -- Placed LHP Clayton Kershaw on the 15-day DL.

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES -- Selected the contracts of OF Tony Gwynn Jr., LHP Mario Hollands and RHP...

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