Diamondbacks purchased the contract of OF/1B Danny Dorn from Triple-A Reno.
Dorn was off to a torrid start this season in the minor leagues, slashing .474/.500/.789 with two home runs and eight RBI in 10 games for Reno. But the 30-year-old probably won't get enough playing time in the crowded Arizona outfield to warrant fantasy attention.
Diamondbacks placed 3B Jake Lamb on the 15-day disabled list with a foot injury.
That explains why Cuban slugger Yasmany Tomas is debuting at third base for the Diamondbacks on Tuesday night. The exact nature of Lamb's foot injury is unknown. He was sporting an impressive .414/.514/.690 slash line with one home run and nine RBI through 10 games this season.
Kevin Herrera has appealed his five-game suspension.
And he'll be available out of the Royals' bullpen until there's a decision on the appeal. Herrera was handed the five-game sentence from Major League Baseball on Tuesday for throwing at A's third baseman Brett Lawrie on Sunday afternoon in Kansas City. Herrera, who throws 100 mph, also pointed to his own head as he was walking off the field -- which looked like a threat toward Lawrie. The five-game sentence should probably stand.
Anthony Rendon (knee) is scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment on Friday.
Rendon played three innings of an extended spring training game Tuesday in Viera, Florida and felt fine. He'll play five innings Wednesday and then should be cleared for minor league action. The star third baseman is now making swift progress in his recovery from a sprained left MCL and is on track to rejoin the Nats around the beginning of May.
Drew Smyly (shoulder) said Tuesday that he "definitely" feels ready to join the Rays' rotation.
Smyly only went 3 2/3 innings in his last rehab start for Double-A Montgomery, but he looked sharp and some of the Rays' beat writers believe he'll be cleared to make his 2015 regular-season debut on Friday night against the Blue Jays. The talented 25-year-old left-hander should be owned in all standard mixed fantasy leagues.
Kevin Kiermaier (illness) will be available off the bench again Tuesday night against the Red Sox.
Kiermaier has been out of the Rays' starting lineup for three straight games with flu-like symptoms, but he told reporters Tuesday evening that he feels "100 percent" better. The 24-year-old outfielder boasts a .982 OPS in 39 plate appearances this season.
Christian Yelich has been dropped to fifth in the Marlins' lineup for Tuesday's game against the Phillies.
Yelich has batted exclusively out of the No. 2 spot so far, but he's struggled to the tune of a .200/.265/.222 batting line thus far. Martin Prado will hit second Tuesday. We suspect it won't be long before Yelich turns things around.
Alex Cobb (forearm) is slated to play catch Tuesday and Wednesday.
The Rays have been taking things very slow with Cobb, who was diagnosed with right forearm tendinitis a little over one month ago. The hope is that he'll be able to throw a bullpen session Friday, but there's still no clear timetable for his return.