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Transactions for August 20, 2012

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8/20/12 San Diego Padres released LF Jason Bartlett. Analysis
8/20/12 Oakland Athletics designated C Anthony Recker for assignment. Analysis
8/20/12 Oakland Athletics optioned P Dan Straily to Triple-A Sacramento (Pacific Coast).
8/20/12 Oakland Athletics activated P Brett Anderson from the 60-day disabled list (Left elbow injury; went on 3/13).
8/20/12 Pittsburgh Pirates called up P Justin Wilson from Triple-A Indianapolis (International).
8/20/12 Pittsburgh Pirates called up P Kyle McPherson from Triple-A Indianapolis (International).
8/20/12 Pittsburgh Pirates designated P Juan Cruz for assignment.
8/20/12 Los Angeles Dodgers signed P Daniel Carela.
8/20/12 Minnesota Twins outrighted 2B Tsuyoshi Nishioka from the 40-man roster.
8/20/12 Minnesota Twins outrighted P Nick Blackburn from the 40-man roster.
8/20/12 Texas Rangers optioned CF Leonys Martin to Triple-A Round Rock (Pacific Coast).
8/20/12 Texas Rangers activated P Ryan Dempster from the restricted list (went on 8/17).
8/20/12 Washington Nationals SS Cesar Izturis filed for free agency.
8/20/12 Toronto Blue Jays optioned C Yan Gomes to Triple-A Las Vegas (Pacific Coast).
8/20/12 Philadelphia Phillies activated 3B Placido Polanco from the 15-day disabled list (Lower back inflammation; went on 7/26).
8/20/12 Philadelphia Phillies optioned 1B Hector Luna to Triple-A Lehigh Valley (International).
8/20/12 Los Angeles Dodgers signed P Amalio Diaz.

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