Tigers signed LHP Cesar Ramos to a minor league contract.
Ramos elected free agency earlier this month after being removed from the Rangers' 40-man roster. The left-hander will provide some versatile depth with the ability to start or relieve.
Diamondbacks activated OF David Peralta from the 15-day disabled list.
Peralta spent five and a half weeks on the DL with a lower back sprain but is ready to roll now after playing in a few rehab games. He's hit a disappointing .259/.308/.442 with four homers over 41 games this season.
Braves recalled RHP Ryan Weber from Triple-A Gwinnett.
Weber has struggled in his five appearances with the big club this season, posting a 9.28 ERA. He'll work in middle relief.
ESPN's Buster Olney reports that the Mets are among the teams that have expressed interest in Jay Bruce.
The feeling had been that the Mets likely were just shopping for a reliever, but that thinking may be shifting with them being connected to Jonathan Lucroy and now Bruce. Bruce wouldn't be a perfect fit, as they could use someone who could play center field, but the Mets appear to be thinking bat first, defense second here.
Orioles sent OF Julio Borbon outright to Triple-A Norfolk.
He cleared waivers after being designated for assignment and will remain in the organization. Borbon was 2-for-9 in his short stay at the major league level.
Reynaldo Lopez is considered the most likely to start for the Nationals on Saturday versus the Giants.
Lucas Giolito is also an option, although he can't be recalled unless he replaces an injured player. Lopez struck out nine over 4 2/3 innings in his major league debut earlier this month but allowed six runs on 10 hits. He'd be a risky streaming option.
Justin Bour (ankle) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A New Orleans on Friday.
Bour has been out of commission nearly all month with a sprained ankle but is finally ready for game action again. He should be activated early next week if all goes well.
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Brewers asked teams interested in Jonathan Lucroy on Thursday "to make offers that met minimum standard."
Rosenthal notes that the Mets are among the clubs that have made an offer. It's been previously reported that they offered Travis d'Arnaud for Lucroy straight up and were turned down, but it's unclear how their offer might have changed. Rosenthal notes that the Brewers are evaluating multiple offers for Lucroy. The Indians are another club known to be in the mix.