Rays optioned RHP Steve Geltz to Triple-A Durham.
The move clears a spot for newly-acquired outfielder Oswaldo Arcia. Geltz gave up his 10th homer of the season on Friday against the Indians and owns an ugly 6.75 ERA over 20 innings on the year.
Cardinals manager Mike Matheny declined to commit to Trevor Rosenthal as his closer after he gave up a walk-off three-run homer in Friday's loss to the Mariners.
Rosenthal didn't retire any of the three batters he faced Friday and gave up a walk-off homer to Adam Lind. It was his third rough appearance in his last five and he now owns a 5.63 ERA and 2.03 WHIP for the year. Matheny has stood behind his closer until now, but he's clearly at the end of his rope. "Yeah, I don't know," said Matheny when asked how the team moves forward with Rosenthal in the ninth inning. "I don't know the answer right now." Kevin Siegrist and Seung-Hwan Oh are both worth stashing in fantasy leagues.
Sergio Romo (elbow) could make his next minor league rehab appearance on Saturday or Sunday.
There was some talk of Romo rejoining the Giants this weekend, but he gave up two runs on three hits over one-third of an inning during his most recent rehab appearance on Thursday. The Giants want to see better results before bringing him back. Romo has been sidelined since April 10 with a strained flexor tendon.
Brewers signed first-round pick OF Corey Ray.
Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports hears that the deal is worth $4.125 million, so it comes in slightly under the $4.382 million slot value attached to the No. 5 overall pick. Ray is a dynamic offensive performer and could make to the majors in relatively short order, so he makes for an exciting name to follow in fantasy leagues. The only question is whether he'll be able to stick in center field.
Yoenis Cespedes said after Friday's game that his left ankle is fine.
Cespedes, who returned from a mild left wrist sprain on Friday, turned his left ankle on the first base bag when he was picked off in the seventh inning. He was on the ground for a moment in obvious pain before walking off the field with a trainer, but he went back out to play his position in the bottom of the inning and managed to finish the game. "It bothered me a little once I twisted it at first base, but I'm OK," Cespedes said through an interpreter.
Steven Matz downplayed any issue with his elbow after Friday's start against the Braves.
Matz, who has been dealing with some elbow tightness of late, held the Braves scoreless over the first four innings Friday before giving up six runs on eight hits in the fifth while showing a dip in velocity. Cameras showed him rubbing his elbow in the dugout before going out for the inning, but the young southpaw said his elbow wasn't a factor in his unraveling. "Not really. No. It's been tight, but it's fine," said Matz. "I was able to throw the ball fine the first four innings." Matz had just two swinging strikes in his 78 pitches on Friday.
Brewers activated INF Hernan Perez from the paternity leave list.
The move was made on Friday. Perez had been away from the team since Tuesday.
Travis Shaw (shin) went 1-for-4 with a single in his return to the lineup Friday against the Rangers.
Shaw was limited to pinch-hitting duties on Thursday after leaving Wednesday's game with a right shin contusion. He should be good to go moving forward.