Here are the latest minor moves from around baseball, with the newest transactions at the top of the post…
- The Tigers will select the contract of outfielder Tyler Collins on Monday, writes MLive.com’s Evan Woodbery. The team will make a corresponding move at that time. Collins started in right field for the Tigers early in the season, but batted just .200/.288/.338 and was ultimately outrighted. He then hit .288/.358/.462 in 296 plate appearances with Triple-A Toledo. Now, the Tigers are calling on him again as fellow outfielders Mikie Mahtook and Alex Presley struggle with injury.
- The Diamondbacks selected the contract of infielder/outfielder Christian Walker, the team announced. Right-hander Randall Delgado was moved to the 60-day DL in order to create a 40-man roster spot. Walker was named MVP of the Pacific Coast League this season, getting back on the map as a prospect after two average seasons in Baltimore’s farm system. Walker has a .283/.350/.479 slash line over 2866 career PA in the minor leagues, and he’ll be making his first trip to MLB since appearing in 13 games for the Orioles in 2014-15.
- The Pirates selected the contract of southpaw Dan Runzler from Triple-A Indianapolis while shifting Josh Harrison to the 60-day DL to create roster space. Runzler appeared in 89 games (72 1/3 IP) for the Giants from 2009-12 but hasn’t appeared in the big leagues since, bouncing from the Arizona and Minnesota farm systems over the last two years before signing a minors deal with Pittsburgh last winter. The Pirates also announced a number of minor league callups, as catcher Jacob Stallings, left-hander Jack Leathersich and right-handers Tyler Glasnow, Edgar Santana and Johnny Barbato will all join the big league roster.
- The Orioles outrighted Jayson Aquino to Triple-A yesterday after the southpaw cleared waivers, according to MASNsports.com’s Roch Kubatko (Twitter link). Aquino was designated for assignment on Tuesday. The 24-year-old has posted some solid numbers over eight career seasons in the minors, though he has a 6.32 ERA in his brief time (15 2/3 IP) in the big leagues.
- The Diamondbacks released right-hander Louis Coleman earlier this month, Baseball America’s Matt Eddy reports. Coleman originally signed a minors deal with Arizona in June and was then released and re-signed by the team in August before this most recent transaction. Coleman was also released by the Reds in June after signing a minor league contract with them in the offseason. All told, the righty has some impressive numbers this season at the Triple-A level, posting a 2.25 ERA, 10.8 K/9 and 2.41 K/9 over 64 relief innings. Coleman has yet to pitch in the bigs in 2017, a year removed from appearing in 61 games out of the Dodgers’ bullpen.
- Also from Eddy, the Indians released outfielder Dan Robertson. In 88 plate appearances for the Tribe, Robertson hit .225/.287/.338 with a home run. Robertson signed a minor league deal with Cleveland last winter and was released and re-signed to a new deal in August by the club.
- The Braves outrighted right-hander Enrique Burgos to Triple-A earlier this week, the team announced. Burgos was designated for assignment on August 30. The hard-throwing Burgos has yet to appear in a big league game this season after totaling 68 1/3 innings out of the Diamondbacks bullpen in 2015-16, as Burgos has continued to be plagued by control problems (a 6.6 BB/9 over 35 1/3 minor league innings this season).