Saturday, May 26, 2018

2018 Season Ongoing Astros Minor League Transactions

Keeping track of the Astros minor league transactions for the 2018 season (releases, retirements, trades and signings) ...
  • 8/11: RHP Alex Blano (DSL) released (signed July 2017 out of the Dominican Republic for $10,000)
  • 8/7: LHP Buddy Boshers (Fresno) claimed off waivers by the Pirates
  • 7/30: RHP Mike Hauschild (Fresno) released (2012 33rd round draft pick out of the University of Dayton) - signed by the Blue Jays 8-2
  • 7/30: RHP David Paulino (Fresno DL), RHP Hector Perez (Corpus Christi) and RHP Ken Giles (Fresno) traded to the Blue Jays for RHP Roberto Osuna
  • 7/30: C Tim Federowicz opted for free agency after being designated for assignment 7/26; signed a minor league contract with the Reds 8-3 (unofficial)
  • 7/27: RHP Jorge Alcala (Corpus Christi) and OF Gilberto Celestino (Tri-City) traded to the Twins for RHP Ryan Pressly
  • 7/26: LHP Patrick Sandoval (Buies Creek) traded to the Angels (along with future considerations) for C Martin Maldonado
  • 7/24: RHP Jesus Balaguer (Buies Creek) released (Cuban signed April 2017)
  • 7/17: LHP Javier Navas (GCL) released (signed July 2014 out of Venezuela)
  • 7/10: LHP Adam Bleday (Buies Creek) released (2017 27th round draft pick out of the University of Pennsylvania)
  • 7/10: RHP Dariel Aquino (Quad Cities) released (signed out of the Dominican Republic in March 2013)
  • 7/10: RHP Ian Hardman (Tri-City) released (2016 36th round draft pick out of Seminole State College)
  • 7/9: SS Ricardo Balogh signed (16 year old from the Dominican Republic)
  • 7/6: RHP James Hoyt (Fresno) traded to Cleveland for RHP Tommy DeJuneas
  • 7/6: OF Jon Kemmer (Fresno) traded to Minnesota for cash considerations
  • 7/4: OF Andres Monzon signed (16 year old out of Venezuela)
  • 7/2: RHP J.P. France (14th round pick) signed
  • 7/2: RHP Jacob Billingsley (32nd round pick) signed
  • 7/2: OF Omar Diaz signed (16 year old out of the Dominican Republic)
  • 7/2: OF Jairo Jose signed (16 year old out of the Dominican Republic)
  • 7/2: RHP Carlos Calderon signed (16 year old out of the Dominican Republic)
  • 7/2: SS Ayendy Ortiz signed (16 year old out of the Dominican Republic)
  • 7/2: SS Yohander Martinez signed (16 year old out of Venezuela)
  • 7/2: OF Tomas Ramirez signed (16 year old out of the Dominican Republic)
  • 7/2: RHP Reimy Beltre signed (17 year old out of the Dominican Republic)
  • 7/2: C Miguel Palma signed (16 year old out of Venezuela)
  • 7/2: RHP Johangel Ramirez signed (16 year old out of Venezuela)
  • 7/2: RHP Danny Subero signed (16 year old out of Venezuela)
  • 7/2: SS Cristian Gonzalez signed (16 year old out of the Dominican Republic)
  • 7/2: RHP Daniel Pacheco signed (16 year old out of Venezuela)
  • 7/2: OF Frank Perez signed (16 year old out of Cuba)
  • 7/2: OF Jesus Liranzo signed (16 year old out of the Dominican Republic)
  • 7/2: C Jose Carrillo (Tri-City) released (signed out of Venezuela in March 2015)
  • 6/29: RHP Brett Daniels (17th round pick) signed
  • 6/28: OF Patrick Mathis (GCL) released (2017 22nd round pick)
  • 6/28: OF Cesar Cortez (GCL) released (signed out of Panama in July 2015 for $100,000)
  • 6/27: RHP Andrew Thome (Fresno) released (NDFA signed in June 2015)
  • 6/27: 3B Adrian Tovalin (Quad Cities) released (2017 16th round pick)
  • 6/27: 2B Marco Van Der Wijst (DSL) released (signed out of the Dominican Republic in July 2017 for $17,500)
  • 6/26: RHP Fredis Guerrero (GCL) released (signed out of the Dominican Republic in December 2016)
  • 6/24: LHP Chris Nunn (Fresno) released (drafted in the minor league phase of the Rule 5 draft 12/17)
  • 6/24: RHP Kevin Hill (Corpus Christi) released (2016 25th round pick out of the University of South Alabama)
  • 6/24: OF Luis Payano (Buies Creek) released (signed out of the Dominican Republic in July 2012 for $500,000)
  • 6/24: RHP Juan Robles (Tri-City) released (signed July 2014 out of Mexico)
  • 6/22: RHP Jayson Schroeder (2nd round pick) signed
  • 6/22: OF Alex McKenna (4th round pick) signed
  • 6/19: RHP Miguel Figueroa (24th round pick) signed
  • 6/19: RHP Brett Conine (11th round pick) signed
  • 6/19: RHP R.J. Freure (6th round pick) signed
  • 6/19: RHP Joey Gonzalez (28th round pick) signed
  • 6/19: LHP Jonathan Bermudez (23rd round pick) signed
  • 6/19: OF Scott Schreiber (9th round pick) signed
  • 6/18: 1B Roman Garcia (Quad Cities) released (19th round pick 2017 out of San Diego University)
  • 6/16: RHP Devin Conn (19th round pick) signed
  • 6/16: RHP Riley Cabral (31st round pick) signed
  • 6/16: IF Jonathan Matute released (signed out of Venezuela in July 2013 for $215,000)
  • 6/15: RHP Robert Corniel (Buies Creek) released (signed out of the Dominican Republic in July 2012)
  • 6/15: IF Kristian Trompiz (Buies Creek) released (signed out of Venezuela in July 2012 for $320,000)
  • 6/15: 2B Kyle Davis (Tri-City) released (15th round pick 2017 out of West Virginia University)
  • 6/15: IF Ozziel Sanchez-Galan released (signed out of Panama in July 2014)
  • 6/15: C Brandon Benavente released (signed out of Venezuela in July 2014 for $262,500)
  • 6/14: 1B Troy Sieber (Buies Creek) released (24th round in 2016)
  • 6/14: RHP Shawn Dubin (13th round pick) signed
  • 6/14: SS Trey Dawson (15th round pick) signed
  • 6/14: C Alex Holderbach (16th round pick) signed
  • 6/14: SS Michael Wielansky (18th round pick) signed
  • 6/14: OF Austin Dennis (20th round pick) signed
  • 6/14: OF Logan Mattix (25th round pick) signed
  • 6/13: OF Seth Beer (1st round pick) signed
  • 6/13: SS Jeremy Pena (3rd round pick) signed
  • 6/13: RHP Cody Deason (5th round pick) signed
  • 6/13: C Cesar Salazar (7th round pick) signed
  • 6/13: RHP Austin Hansen (8th round pick) signed
  • 6/13: OF Chandler Taylor (10th round pick) signed
  • 6/13: RHP Mark Moclair (12th round pick) signed
  • 6/13: OF Marty Costes (22nd round pick) signed
  • 6/13: SS David Hensley (26th round pick) signed
  • 6/13: C Juan Paulino (27th round pick) signed
  • 6/13: RHP Layne Henderson (30th round pick) signed
  • 6/10: RHP Jacob Dorris (Fresno) released (signed as a NDFA in June 2015)
  • 6/8: C Luis Barajas (DSL) released (signed January 2017 out of Mexico)
  • 6/7: OF Alejandro Garcia (Fresno) released (Cuban player signed in July 2015)
  • 6/6: LHP Sean Stutzman (Corpus Christi) released (NDFA signed in June 2016)
  • 5/31: RHP Oscar Severino (DSL) released (signed out of the Dominican Republic in July 2016)
  • 5/30: RHP Angel Ortega (DSL) released (signed out of Venezuela in July 2016 for $180,000)
  • 5/30: RHP Asael Uribe (DSL) released (signed out of the Dominican Republic in March 2016)
  • 5/30: OF Kendy Moya (DSL) released (signed out of the Dominican Republic in March 2016)
  • 5/30: LHP Denilson Lugo (DSL) released (signed out of Venezuela in July 2016)
  • 5/24: RHP Lupe Chavez reinstated from the voluntarily retired list
  • 5/22: SS Hector Leon (DSL) traded to the Orioles for international bonus pool money (signed out of Venezuela in August 2017)
  • 5/21: 1B Jon Singleton (Corpus Christi restricted list) released (8th round 2009 Phillies draft; came to Houston in the July 2011 Hunter Pence trade)
  • 5/19: RHP Hecduar Barcenas (DSL) released (signed out of Venezuela in July 2017 for $10,000)
  • 5/19: OF Leonardo Gonzalez (DSL) released (signed out of Venezuela in July 2016)
  • 5/19: LHP Antonio Pujols (DSL) released (signed out of the Dominican Republic in September 2016)
  • 5/11: OF Wilson Amador (Greeneville in 2017) released (signed out of the Dominican Republic in July 2013 for $400,000)
  • 5/11: RHP Juan Corniel (Greeneville in 2017) released (signed out of the Dominican Republic in October 2015)
  • 5/11: DH Randy Vasquez (Quad Cities) released (signed out of the Dominican Republic in February 2015)
  • 5/11: 1B Angel Tejeda (Gulf Coast League) released (signed out of the Dominican Republic in November 2014)
  • 5/11: RHP Chauncey Nunez (Gulf Coast League) released (NDFA signed June 2017)
  • 5/11: OF Ronny Rafael (Gulf Coast League) released (signed out of the Dominican Republic for $1.5 million in July 2014)
  • 5/11: RHP Matthew Merrill (Gulf Coast League) released (37th round 2017 draft)
  • 5/10: LHP Cole Watts (Quad Cities) released (31st round 2017 draft)
  • 5/10: 2B Marcos Almonte (Quad Cities) released (signed out of the Dominican Republic for $35,000 in February 2014); signed by Braves sometime between May 12 and May 18
  • 5/10: C Gabriel Bracamonte (Quad Cities) released (signed out of Venezuela for $7500 in March 2014)
  • 5/1: IF Arturo Michelena (Corpus Christi) released (signed out of Venezuela for $220,000 in July 2011)
  • 4/24: RHP Jojanse Torres signed by the Astros as a free agent (originally signed by the Brewers in 2015); 22-year old Dominican who has never pitched professionally
  • 4/23: C/1B Kelvin Perez (Dominican Summer League) released (signed out of Venezuela in June 2016
  • 4/4: RHP Ronaldo Marrero (GCL) released (originally signed by the Phillies in 2013 as an infielder; picked up by the Astros as a MiLB free agent in January 2017 and converted to pitching)
  • 4/?: LHP Noel Pinto (Greeneville in 2017) released (34th round 2017 draft)


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