2016 Minor League Transactions

This is a full listing of all the minor league transactions made in the Indians organization throughout 2015.

Below is a listing of all the 2016 transactions involving the Cleveland Indians from rookie level Arizona to Triple-A Columbus. This listing is updated daily.

This listing does not include Major League transactions. For those, go under the "Team Info" heading and select "Transactions" there for those pertaining only to the Indians transactions at the Major League level.

OFFSEASON

October 13
LHP Jahir Varela signed

November 13
IF Michael Martinez signed

November 19
C Martin Cervenka signed
C Adam Moore signed
OF Shane Robinson signed

November 20 (Pre-Rule 5 Draft moves)
OF James Ramsey called up (contract purchased) from Columbus Clippers
RHP Mike Clevinger called up (contract purchased) from Columbus Clippers
OF Tyler Naquin called up (contract purchased) from Columbus Clippers
LHP Shawn Morimando called up (contract purchased) from Akron RubberDucks
RHP Dylan Baker called up (contract purchased) from Lynchburg Hillcats

November 27
C Anthony Recker signed

November 30
OF Michael Choice outrighted to Columbus Clippers

December 1
RHP Joba Chamberlain signed
RHP Felipe Paulino signed

December 11
OF Robbie Grossman signed

December 18
RHP Jarrett Grube signed

December 21
LHP Tom Gorzelanny signed
LHP Joe Thatcher signed

December 22
LHP Ross Detwiler signed

January 20
RHP Casey Weathers signed

February 8
RHP Craig Stammen signed

February 12
C Guillermo Quiroz signed

February 26
OF Will Venable signed

SPRING TRAINING

March 10
IF Justin Toole signed

March 14
OF Zach Walters optioned to Columbus Clippers
LHP Ryan Merritt optioned to Columbus Clippers
RHP Mike Clevinger optioned to Columbus Clippers
RHP Dylan Baker optioned to Akron RubberDucks
LHP Shawn Morimando optioned to Akron RubberDucks

March 16
LHP Giovanni Soto optioned to Columbus Clippers

March 18
OF James Ramsey optioned to Columbus Clippers
OF Marlon Byrd signed

March 19
RHP Shawn Armstrong optioned to Columbus Clippers

March 21
LHP T.J. House optioned to Columbus Clippers

March 25
IF Jesus Aguilar optioned to Columbus Clippers

March 26
RHP Austin Adams optioned to Columbus Clippers
IF Erik Gonzalez optioned to Columbus Clippers
OF Joey Butler optioned to Columbus Clippers
IF Giovanny Urshela optioned to Columbus Clippers

March 28
LHP Kyle Crockett optioned to Columbus Clippers

April 3
OF Marlon Byrd called up (contract purchased) from Columbus Clippers
LHP Ross Detwiler called up (contract purchased) from Columbus Clippers

April 4
RHP Joba Chamberlain called up (contract purchased) from Columbus Clippers

REGULAR SEASON

April 7 (Opening Day)
OF Lonnie Chisenhall assigned to Columbus OF Lonnie League Clippers on Major Rehab Assignment
RHP Tommy Hunter assigned to Columbus Clippers on Major League Rehab Assignment

April 11
RHP Jordan Cooper placed on Akron RubberDucks 7-day DL retroactive to April 9 (Left Groin Strain)
RHP D.J. Brown assigned to Akron RubberDucks from Mahoning Valley Scrappers

April 12
OF Michael Brantley assigned to Columbus Clippers on Major League Rehab Assignment

April 13
RHP Josh Martin assigned to Columbus Clippers (not yet on active roster)

April 14
OF Lonnie Chisenhall assigned to Akron RubberDucks on Major League Rehab Assignment
OF Michael Brantley assigned to Akron RubberDucks on Major League Rehab Assignment
LHP Billy Strode assigned to Mahoning Valley Scrappers (paper move) from Lake County Captains
RHP Brock Hartson assigned to Lake County Captains from Mahoning Valley Scrappers

April 16
C Alex Lavisky placed on Columbus Clippers 7-day DL (Right Ankle Sprain)
RHP Josh Martin added to Columbus Clippers active roster

April 18
OF Michael Choice placed on Columbus Clippers 7-day DL
OF Jordan Smith assigned to Columbus Clippers from Akron RubberDucks
RHP Jordan Cooper activated from Akron RubberDucks 7-day DL

April 20
OF Lonnie Chisenhall recalled from Minor League Rehab Assignment
OF Colin Cowgill optioned to Columbus Clippers (not yet on active roster)

April 21
LHP Nick Maronde placed on Columbus Clippers 7-day DL retroactive to April 18 (Left Shoulder Strain)
RHP Felipe Paulino placed on Columbus Clippers 7-day DL (Right Hamstring Strain)
OF Colin Cowgill added to Columbus Clippers active roster
RHP Jordan Cooper assigned to Columbus Clippers from Akron RubberDucks

April 22
OF Michael Brantley assigned to Columbus Clippers on Major League Rehab Assignment
OF Anthony Gallas assigned to Akron RubberDucks active roster from Columbus Clippers 7-day DL

April 25
OF Silento Sayles assigned to Mahoning Valley Scrappers (paper move) from Lake County Captains
OF Ka'ai Tom assigned to Lake County Captains from Mahoning Valley Scrappers

April 27
RHP Cody Anderson optioned to Columbus Clippers (not yet on active roster)
LHP Kyle Crockett recalled from Columbus Clippers
IF Eric Stamets assigned to Columbus Clippers from Akron RubberDucks

April 28
RHP Perci Garner assigned to Columbus Clippers from Akron RubberDucks
OF Jordan Smith assigned to Akron RubberDucks (not yet on active roster) from Columbus Clippers
RHP Robbie Aviles assigned to Akron RubberDucks (not yet on active roster) from Lynchburg Hillcats
RHP Luke Eubank assigned to Lynchburg Hillcats active roster from Lake County Captains 7-day DL

April 29
RHP Felipe Paulino activated from Columbus Clippers 7-day DL
OF Michael Choice activated from Columbus Clippers 7-day DL
IF Eric Stamets assigned to Akron RubberDucks from Columbus Clippers
RHP Perci Garner assigned to Akron RubberDucks from Columbus Clippers
OF Jordan Smith added to Akron RubberDucks active roster
RHP Robbie Aviles added to Akron RubberDucks active roster
C Eric Haase assigned to Akron RubberDucks active roster from Lynchburg Hillcats 7-day DL
RHP Dace Kime placed on Akron RubberDucks 7-day DL (Right Calf Strain)
IF Yhoxian Medina placed on Akron RubberDucks 7-day DL (Right Quad Strain)
OF Anthony Gallas released (was on Akron RubberDucks active roster)

April 30
RHP Jordan Cooper placed on Columbus Clippers 7-day DL
RHP Cody Anderson added to Columbus Clippers active roster

May 1
LHP Ross Detwiler (previously designated for assignment) outrighted to Columbus Clippers (not yet on active roster)
C Adam Moore called up (contract purchased) from Columbus Clippers

May 2
C Alex Lavisky activated from Columbus Clippers 7-day DL
RHP Cortland Cox placed on Lake County Captains 7-day DL
LHP Billy Strode assigned to Lake County Captains from Mahoning Valley Scrappers

May 3
RHP Trevor Frank placed on Lynchburg Hillcats 7-day DL
RHP Nick Pasquale assigned to Lynchburg Hillcats active roster from Lake County Captains 7-day DL

May 5
C Sicnarf Loopstok placed on Lynchburg Hillcats 7-day DL
IF Ivan Castillo assigned to Columbus Clippers (not yet on active roster) from Lynchburg Hillcats
IF Paul Hendrix activated from Lynchburg Hillcats 7-day DL
C Juan De La Cruz assigned to Lynchburg Hillcats from Mahoning Valley Scrappers

May 6
OF Michael Choice placed on Columbus Clippers 7-day DL retroactive to May 4 (Right Abductor Strain)
C Alex Lavisky placed on Columbus Clippers 7-day DL retroactive to May 5 (Sprained Right Ankle)
C Adam Moore (previously designated for assignment) outrighted to Columbus Clippers (not yet on active roster)
RHP Cody Anderson removed from Columbus Clippers active roster (in anticipation of recall)
IF Ivan Castillo added to Columbus Clippers active roster
LHP Ross Detwiler added to Columbus Clippers active roster
IF Todd Hankins assigned to Columbus Clippers from Akron RubberDucks
IF Yhoxian Medina activated from Akron RubberDucks 7-day DL

May 7
OF Tyler Naquin optioned to Columbus Clippers (not yet on active roster)
RHP Cody Anderson recalled from Columbus Clippers

May 8
IF Ivan Castillo assigned to Lynchburg Hillcats (not yet on active roster) from Columbus Clippers
IF Todd Hankins assigned to Akron RubberDucks (not yet on active roster) from Columbus Clippers
RHP Jordan Cooper (was on Columbus Clippers 7-day DL) released
C Adam Moore added to Columbus Clippers active roster
OF Tyler Naquin added to Columbus Clippers active roster

May 9
OF Anthony Recker traded from Columbus Clippers to atlanta Braves for cash
IF Todd Hankins added to Akron RubberDucks active roster
LHP Rob Kaminsky placed on Akron RubberDucks 7-day DL (Lower Back Strain)

May 10
IF Yhoxian Medina assigned to Columbus Clippers from Akron RubberDucks

May 11
LHP Anderson Polanco assigned to Akron RubberDucks (not yet on active roster) from Lynchburg Hillcats
IF Ivan Castillo added to Lynchburg Hillcats active roster

May 12
IF Giovanny Urshela placed on Columbus Clippers 7-day DL (Right Hamstring)
IF Yandy Diaz assigned to Columbus Clippers from Akron RuberDucks
IF Eric Stamets placed on Akron RubberDucks 7-day DL
LHP Anderson Polanco added to Akron RubberDucks active roster
IF Ordomar Valdez assigned to Akron RubberDucks from Extended Spring Training
IF Ivan Castillo assigned to Akron RubberDucks from Lynchburg Hillcats
C Sicnarf Loopstok activated from Lynchburg Hillcats 7-day DL

May 13
OF Tyler Naquin recalled from Columbus Clippers
OF Bryson Myles assigned to Columbus Clippers from Akron RubberDucks
OF Taylor Murphy assigned to Akron RubberDucks from Lynchburg Hillcats

May 14
OF Michael Martinez called up (contract purchased) from Columbus Clippers
C Alex Lavisky activated from Columbus Clippers 7-day DL
OF David Armendariz assigned to Lynchburg Hillcats from Mahoning Valley Scrappers

May 16
OF Robbie Grossman released (was on Columbus Clippers active roster)
OF Bobby Ison assigned to Columbus Clippers from Lake County Captains

May 17
RHP Cody Anderson optioned to Columbus Clippers (not yet on active roster)

May 18
OF Tyler Naquin optioned to Columbus Clippers (not yet on active roster)
RHP Mike Clevinger recalled from Columbus Clippers

May 19
OF Tyler Naquin added to Columbus Clippers active roster
RHP Cole Sulser assigned to Akron RubberDucks (not yet on active roster) from Lynchburg Hillcats
OF Dorssys Paulino placed on Lynchburg Hillcats 7-day DL retroactive to May 17
RHP Trevor Frank activated from Lynchburg Hillcats 7-day DL
RHP Antonio Romero assigned to Lynchburg Hillcats from Akron RubberDucks

May 20
OF Bobby Ison assigned to Lake County Captains from Columbus Clippers
RHP Felipe Paulino placed on Columbus Clippers Temporarily Inactive List
RHP Coday Anderson added to Columbus Clippers active roster
RHP Cole Sulser added to Akron RubberDucks active roster
C Juan De La Cruz assigned to Mahoning Valley Scrappers (paper move) from Lynchburg Hillcats
RHP Jared Robinson assigned to Lynchburg Hillcats from Lake County Captains

May 21
LHP Nick Maronde assigned to Akron RubberDucks active roster from Columbus Clippers 7-day DL
RHP Ben Heller assigned to Columbus Clippers from Akron RubberDucks

May 22
LHP Kyle Crockett optioned to Columbus Clippers (not yet on active roster)
RHP Austin Adams recalled from Columbus Clippers

May 23
LHP Ryan Merritt recalled from Columbus Clippers
RHP Cody Anderson recalled from Columbus Clippers as 26th Man for doubleheader
RHP Julian Merryweather placed on Lynchburg Hillcats 7-day DL retroactive to May 20
RHP Cortland Cox activated from Lake County Captains 7-day DL

May 24
RHP Cody Anderson optioned to Columbus Clippers (not yet on active roster)


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