HOUSTON ASTROS — Agreed to terms with RHPs Andrew Taylor and Joey Mancini, OFs Ryan Clifford and Zach Dezno, SSs Tommy Sacco Jr. and Tim Borden, 1B Garrett McGowan and C Ryan Wrobleski on minor league contracts. Agreed to terms with RHPs Austin Temple and Logan VanWey on major league contracts.
KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Recalled SS Maikel Garcia from Northwest Arkansas (TL).
LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Transferred 3B Matt Duffy from the 10-day IL to the 60 day IL. Reinstated SS David Fletcher from the 60-day IL. Optioned 2B Michael Stefanic to Salt Lake (PCL).
NEW YORK YANKEES — Added OF Andrew Benintendi to the active roster. Optioned OF Tim Locastro to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL).
OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Reinstated 1B/OF Seth Brown from the paternity list. Optioned INF Sheldon Neuse to Las Vegas (PCL).
SEATTLE MARINERS — Recalled RHP Matt Brash from Tacoma (PCL). Placed RHP Diego Castillo on the 15-day IL, retroactive to July 26.
TEXAS RANGERS — Agreed to terms with RHPs Luis Ramierz, Andrew Owen, SS Chandler Pollard and OF Tommy Specht on minor league contracts.
TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Reinstated LHP Yusei Kikuchi from the 15-day IL. Optioned RHP Jeremy Beasley to Buffalo (IL).
MIAMI MARLINS — Placed RHP Jordan Holloway on the 15-day IL, retroactive to July 26. Recalled LHP Daniel Castano from Jacksonville (IL). Agreed to terms with 1B Torin Montgomery and 3B Jacob Berry on minor league contracts.
NEW YORK METS — Placed RHP Drew Smith on the 15-day IL, retroactive to July 25. Acquired OF Tyler Naquin and LHP Phillip Diehl from Cincinnati in exchange for OF Hector Rodriguez and RHP Jose Acuna. Designated RHP R.J. Alvarez for assignment.
PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Agreed to terms with 1B Josiah Sightler on a minor league contract. Recalled OF Bligh Madris from Indianapolis (IL). Placed OF Bryan Reynolds on the paternity list.
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS — Reinstated 1B Paul Goldschmidt, 3B Nolan Arenado and C Austin Romine from the restricted list. Optioned CF Conner Capel and C Ivan Herrera to Memphis (IL). Returned 2B Cory Spangenberg to Memphis.
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS — Agreed to terms with RHPs William Kempner, Tyler Vogel, Liam Simon, Davis Hare, Spencer Miles, Sam Bower, Hayden Birdsong, LHPs Hayden Wynja, Jack Choate, John Bertrand, Carson Whisenhunt, OFs Carter Howell, Tanner O’Tremba, Wade Meckler, Matt Higgins, Cs Zach Morgan, Nomar Diaz, Thomas Gavello, 2B Andrew Kachel, SS Justin Bench and TWP Reggie Crawford on minor league contracts.
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LONG ISLAND DUCKS — Reinstated LHP Brady and INF Phil Caulfield to the active list. Released C Jake Zarello. Traded RHP Anderson DeLeon to Gateway (Frontier League). Reinstated OF Dustin Woodcock to the active list. Placed RHP Chad Hockin on the reserve list.
EVANSVILLE OTTERS — Signed catcher Jacob Bisharat.