Yankees optioned RHP Kirby Yates to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
The 29-year-old hurler has had a rough go of it out of the Yankees bullpen this season, compiling a 5.72 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 35/13 K/BB ratio over 28 1/3 innings. He'll try to right the ship in the minor leagues before returning later in the season.
Salvador Perez is not in the Royals starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Cardinals.
The hard-working backstop will take a rare day off against right-hander Michael Wacha. Drew Butera will start in his place behind the dish and bat ninth for the Royals.
Alez Gordon is not in the Royals starting lineup for Tuesday's showdown against the Cardinals.
The Royals are easing Gordon back into action after missing over a month due to a broken bone in his hand. Whit Merrifield is getting the call in left field and batting leadoff while Christian Colon mans second base for the Royals on Tuesday.
Rays RHP prospect Greg Harris spanned seven shutout innings Monday in a win for High-A Charlotte.
He scattered two hits and two walks while recording four strikeouts. Monday's seven-inning gem matched the right-hander's longest start of the year. Prior to Monday, Harris had been winless in his previous seven starts with a 4.03 ERA during that span. The 21-year-old has registered 70 strikeouts this season. That's fifth-most in the Florida State League.
Mets manager Terry Collins admitted Tuesday that Lucas Duda (back) is still at least two weeks away from resuming baseball activities.
That makes a return in July look a lot more questionable for the hobbled slugger. Duda has been sidelined since May 21 due to a stress fracture in his back. Expect to see more James Loney at first base for the Mets over the next month.
Astros OF prospect Daz Cameron finished a double short of the cycle Monday in a win for Low-A Tri-City.
The 19-year-old finished with four hits and plated three of the ValleyCats' eight runs. It's been all-or-nothing for Cameron lately. He's driven in 11 runs over his last 10 games, though he's struck out 18 times during that span. Cameron's two-run shot in the fourth inning was his first homer in 297 minor league at-bats.
Logan Verrett will make a spot start for the Mets on Wednesday against the Nationals in Washington.
He's taking the place of Steven Matz who is being pushed back a day to give his elbow some rest. While he's worth a look as a streaming option, he draws a difficult matchup against Max Scherzer.
Orioles recalled LHP T.J. McFarland from Triple-A Norfolk.
The southpaw has been a preferred choice any time the Orioles need an extra arm in the bullpen. He owns a 4.70 ERA, 1.57 WHIP and 6/8 K/BB ratio across 23 innings with the big league club this season.