A recap of today's minor league transactions:
Rays sign Ramon Ramirez, Evan Frey; release Will Inman
The Tampa Bay Rays have signed right-hander Ramon Ramirez and outfielder Evan Frey, according to Marc Topkin of Tampa Bay Times. Both players were assigned to Triple-A Durham, and pitcher Will Inman was released to create roster space.
Ramirez, who has eight years of major league experience with the Rockies (2006-2007), Royals (2008), Red Sox (2009-2010), Giants (2010-2011, 2013) and Mets (2012), was designated for assignment by San Francisco on June 13th and released four days later. In 5.2 innings in the majors this season, he posted a 11.12 ERA and 2.471 WHIP. The 31-year old is best known for his stellar pitching in 2010, when his 0.67 ERA in 25 innings with the Giants helped lead the team to a World Series championship.
Frey, who has spent seven seasons in the Arizona Diamondbacks' system, was released from Triple-A Reno on Wednesday. In 61 games with Reno, the 27-year old hit .282 with 8 RBI.
Inman, who signed a minor league deal with the Rays in November, is 0-2 with a 6.47 ERA in 21 relief appearances on the season. He has previously spent time in the Milwaukee Brewers, San Diego Padres, and Boston Red Sox organizations.
Phillies release Andy Gonzalez
The Philadelphia Phillies have released infielder Andy Gonzalez from Double-A Reading, according to a tweet from Reading's PR director Eric Scarcella. The 31-year old has hit .143 with 1 RBI since signing with the Phillies on May 30th, and may return to the York Revolution of the Atlantic League, where he spent the first part of the season. Gonzalez has major league experience with the Miami Marlins, Chicago White Sox, and Cleveland Indians.
Lancaster Barnstormers sign Rich Rundles
Ex-major leaguer Rich Rundles will sign with the Lancaster Barnstormers of the Atlantic League this week, MLBDailyDish's Chris Cotillo has learned. Rundles, 32, was released from the Baltimore Orioles' system in April and will return to Lancaster, where he spent part of the 2012 season. He appeared in nine games with the Cleveland Indians in 2008 and 2009, posting a 1.50 ERA in six innings of work.