Jake Marisnick is not in the Astros' lineup Wednesday.
Marisnick has seen his playing time dwindle of late with his recent struggles and the emergence of Preston Tucker. Tucker is in left field Wednesday, with Colby Rasmus covering center.
Angels acquired OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis from the Mets in exchange for cash considerations.
Nieuwenhuis was designated for assignment last week and has now found a new home. He can back up at all three outfield spots for the Halos. The 27-year-old has fared well in the minors but sports just a .230/.302/.374 batting line over parts of four seasons in the majors.
Marlins pitching prospect Adam Conley tossed six shutout frames Tuesday in a win for Triple-A New Orleans.
The 25-year-old walked the first batter he faced but settled down after that, allowing just four hits the rest of the way. Conley missed most of last season with elbow tendinitis but hasn't faced any lingering health issues in 2015. The former second-round pick has used a plus slider to set up his other pitches. The approach seems to be working given the left-hander's rock solid 3.09 ERA.
Twins pitching prospect Stephen Gonsalves set a new career-high with 12 strikeouts Tuesday in a win for Low-A Cedar Rapids.
Eight of his first nine outs came on strikeouts including the first four hitters he faced. The 20-year-old left-hander leads the Midwest League with 66 Ks this season. He's also second in WHIP (0.79) and third in ERA (1.31). Gonsalves seems to have outgrown Cedar Rapids. The next step for him would be a promotion to High-A Fort Myers in the Florida State League.
Orioles pitching prospect Eddie Gamboa threw six hitless innings of relief Tuesday for Triple-A Norfolk.
It was Gamboa's first relief outing of the season. The right-hander wasn't as sharp as the numbers indicate. He walked four hitters and only threw 52 of his 102 pitches for strikes. But for knuckleballers, a high walk rate comes with the territory. The 30-year-old has held opponents to a .227 average across 188 plate appearances this year and figures to get a shot at the major leagues later this season. Gamboa was actually called up for a two-day stint in April but never appeared in a game.
James McCann is not in the Tigers' lineup Wednesday.
It's simply a day of rest with it being a day game after a night game. Bryan Holaday is behind the dish in McCann's place.
Jose Iglesias (knee) remained out of the Tigers' lineup Wednesday.
He's now missed four straight starts with a sore left knee. Iglesias is available to pinch-hit and is able to field balls directly at him but is still having some issues with side-to-side movements. Dixon Machado is filling in at shortstop Wednesday.
Alex Wilson will start on Wednesday versus the Athletics.
Kyle Ryan wasn't able to get to the ballpark in time, forcing Wilson to come in from the bullpen for a spot start. Ryan figures to arrive at some point during the game, so it basically could just wind up being he and Wilson flip-flopping the order in which they pitch.