Unsatisfied with Rex Brothers' performance, the team chose to let him spend some time at AAA rather than let him work himself out at the MLB level. Brothers was optioned down for the first time in his career, so once the assignment reaches 20 days, he will have two remaining for future seasons. Adam Ottavino was recalled from the Sky Sox for the second time this season to take his place.
Chris Nelson, who is recovering from an injured wrist, was assigned to the Sky Sox on a rehab assignment. Jonathan Herrera joined Nelson on the 15 Day Disabled List with hamstring issues. DJ LeMahieu was recalled from the Sky Sox for the first time this season to fill the roster spot.
With the starting rotation full at AAA once again with Carlos Torres rejoining the rotation last week, the Sky Sox sent Brandon Hynick to Modesto, now the team most in need of starting pitching in the system. Dallas Tarleton rejoined the Sky Sox from the Nuts for the second time in 2012, again bolstering the catching depth with the team behind Wil Nieves, giving the team opportunities to play Matt McBride and Wilkin Castillo elsewhere. Also for the second time this year, Jimmy Cesario was promoted to AAA to fill the spot of LeMahieu when he was recalled.
Ben Paulsen was activated from the 7 Day Disabled List to fill Cesario's roster spot.
Lower minor leagues after the jump.A+:
The Nuts' roster continues to be a game of bizarre musical chairs. Josh Slaats was sent out to Extended Spring Training via the Dust Devils for the second time in a week, after being re-activated to make a start last week. Joining him was Michael Wolford, who had spent the past few days in the Nuts' bullpen. Outfielder Chandler Laurent was returned to Modesto from EST after a week there to replace Tarleton's spot. Leuris Gomez was sent out to EST as well to make room for first baseman Mark Tracy, making his seasonal debut after spending the first quarter of the season in EST. Gomez, however, returned to the team yesterday along with catching depth in the form of Michael Ramirez. I do not yet have the corresponding moves for either player (no press release was given).
David Kandilas was activated from the 7 Day Disabled List at the expense of Jordan Ribera. I am uncertain if Ribera was placed on the DL, a separate list, or reassigned. More detail may come when Matt Eddy releases his minor league transactions, which are late this week.