Prospect Transactions: Aug. 31-Sept. 6

Starters Miller, Teheran, Perez, Cingrani receive call to Majors

By Andrew Pentis / Special to | September 7, 2012 6:00 AM ET

Readers: "Prospect Transactions" updates you weekly on the most notable moves involving prospects in the Minor Leagues. All comings and goings of's top prospects are included and are ordered by organization.

Player Org Move
Adam Eaton ARI Activated off DL (concussion); promoted to D-backs
Julio Teheran ATL Promoted from Triple-A Gwinnett to Braves
Notes:'s No. 26 prospect did not have the season he or anyone else anticipated. Remember how he was in a multi-party battle to open the year in Atlanta? After compiling a 5.08 ERA and an underwhelming 97 strikeouts in 131 innings for the G-Braves, that's just where he finds himself. But expect him to pitch out of the 'pen before he earns another start.
Juan Jaime ATL Activated off Class A Adv. Lynchburg DL
Glynn Davis BAL Promoted from Class A Adv. Frederick to Double-A Bowie
Xavier Avery BAL Promoted from Triple-A Norfolk to Orioles
Chris Carpenter BOS Promoted from Triple-A Pawtucket to Red Sox
Notes: The Cubs got a whole season of Theo Epstein, but the Sox have only one-third of an inning out of Carpenter -- one of the players they received in the "trade" for Chicago's new exec. Carpenter's journey to Boston was delayed by minor elbow surgery to start the year. He tumbled in rankings -- he is now No. 20 in the organization -- but still has a bright future in the bullpen.
J.C. Linares BOS Activated off Triple-A Pawtucket DL (broken thumb)
Dave Sappelt CHC Promoted from Triple-A Iowa to Cubs
Tony Cingrani CIN Promoted from Double-A Pensacola to Reds
Notes:'s No. 65 prospect enjoyed one of the sneakiest seasons among mid-level prospects and, as a result, no longer is one. Cingrani fashioned a 1.73 ERA and tallied 172 strikeouts in 146 innings between the Class A Advanced and Double-A levels. Expect his past as a reliever to come in handy if he appears out of Cincinnati's bullpen in the season's final month.
Didi Gregorius CIN Promoted from Triple-A Louisville to Reds
Henry Rodriguez CIN Promoted from Triple-A Louisville to Reds
Ronny Rodriguez CLE Promoted from Class A Adv. Carolina to Double-A Akron
Felix Sterling CLE Assigned to extended spring training
Luigi Rodriguez CLE Assigned to extended spring training
Scott Barnes CLE Promoted from Triple-A Columbus to Indians
Kyle Parker COL Placed on Class A Adv. Modesto temporary inactive list
Edwar Cabrera COL Placed on Triple-A Colorado Springs DL
Brandon Short CWS Promoted from Double-A Birmingham to Triple-A Charlotte
Luke Putkonen DET Promoted from Triple-A Toledo to Tigers
Avisail Garcia DET Promoted from Double-A Erie to Tigers
Chris Dwyer KC Activated off Triple-A Omaha DL
John Lamb KC Assigned to Rookie-level Idaho Falls (elbow surgery)
David Lough KC Promoted from Triple-A Omaha to Royals
Chris Withrow LA Promoted to Dodgers, placed on 60-Day DL (shoulder)
Tim Federowicz LA Promoted from Triple-A Albuquerque o Dodgers
Josh Wall LA Demoted to Triple-A Albuquerque; promoted to Dodgers
Alfredo Silverio LA Transferred from Dodgers' 15-Day to 60-Day DL
Nick Maronde LAA Promoted from Double-A Arkansas to Angels
Andrew Romine LAA Promoted from Triple-A Salt Lake to Angels
Jesus Solorzano MIA Activated off Class A Short-Season Jamestown DL (groin)
Wily Peralta MIL Promoted from Triple-A Nashville to Brewers
Tyler Thornburg MIL Promoted from Triple-A Nashville to Brewers
Logan Schafer MIL Promoted from Triple-A Nashville to Brewers
Eric Farris MIL Promoted from Triple-A Nashville to Brewers
Jeurys Familia NYM Promoted from Triple-A Buffalo to Mets
Tyler Austin NYY Promoted from Class A Adv. Tampa to Double-A Trenton
Notes:'s No. 66 prospect went from a 13th-round pick to one of the best hitting prospects in baseball by 2012. Austin finished the regular season with a .322 average, 58 extra-base hits and 80 RBIs in 110 games across four levels. And he's still going: The Thunder remain alive in the Eastern League playoffs.
Adam Warren NYY Promoted from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to Yankees
Brad Peacock OAK Activated off Triple-A Sacramento DL (hit by comebacker)
Sonny Gray OAK Promoted from Double-A Midland to Triple-A Sacramento
Justin De Fratus PHI Promoted from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to Phillies
Gerrit Cole PIT Promoted from Double-A Altoona to Triple-A Indianapolis
Notes:'s No. 8 prospect struck out seven over six innings of three-run ball in his International League debut on 9/1. Cole also took the ball in Indy's second postseason game on Thursday night.
Starling Marte PIT Assigned to Triple-A Indianapolis (strained right oblique)
Kyle McPherson PIT Promoted from Triple-A Indianapolis to Pirates
Jeff Locke PIT Promoted from Triple-A Indianapolis to Pirates
Justin Wilson PIT Promoted from Triple-A Indianapolis to Pirates
Brock Holt PIT Promoted from Triple-A Indianapolis to Pirates
Brad Boxberger SD Promoted from Triple-A Tucson to Padres
Keyvius Sampson SD Placed on Double-A San Antonio DL (back)
Johermyn Sanchez SEA Designated for assignment
Clayton Blackburn SF Promoted from Class A Augusta to Class A Adv. San Jose
Shelby Miller STL Promoted from Triple-A Memphis to Cardinals
Notes:'s No. 20 prospect was beaten down by and then beat up on the Pacific Coast League. Miller's numbers after 27 starts with the Redbirds: 4.74 ERA and a 160-to-50 strikeout-to-walk ratio. The Cards have appeared to time his callup well, too. The right-hander pitched two shutout innings in his MLB debut, striking out the side in the second.
Ryan Jackson STL Demoted to Triple-A Memphis; promoted to Cardinals
Jurickson Profar TEX Promoted from Double-A Frisco to Rangers
Notes:'s No. 1 prospect became the latest teen to make an immediate impact in the Majors. After posting .281/.368/.452 slash line in 126 Texas League games, the 19-year-old shortstop homered in his first big league at-bat.
Martin Perez TEX Promoted from Triple-A Round Rock to Rangers
Anthony Gose TOR Promoted from Triple-A Las Vegas to Blue Jays
Daniel Rosenbaum WAS Placed on Double-A Harrisburg DL
Kylin Turnbull WAS Activated off Class A Hagerstown DL
Eury Perez WAS Promoted from Triple-A Syracuse to Nationals
Sandy Leon WAS Promoted from Triple-A Syracuse to Nationals

Andrew Pentis is a contributor to Follow him on Twitter at AndrewMiLB. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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