Dodgers transferred Alex Wood (elbow) to the 60-day disabled list.
Wood was initially placed on the 15-day disabled list at the end of May due to left posterior elbow soreness. With his transfer over to the 60-day DL, he will not be eligible to return until July 30. Wood has just begun a throwing program and even before the bureaucratic move, was not expected to return to action until around the All-Star Break, at the earliest. That timetable pushes back by a few weeks, now.
Dodgers recalled RHP Brock Stewart from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Stewart will make his major league debut against the Brewers on Wednesday. The 24-year-old right-hander held a 1.47 ERA and boasted a 10.4 K/BB ratio in 14 minor league starts (covering three levels) prior to his promotion. This will probably only be a spot start.
Dodgers placed OF Kike Hernandez on the 15-day disabled list with left rib cage inflammation.
This one comes a bit out of left field, as there was little indication that Hernandez was dealing with any sort of a significant injury. A timetable for his return should be solidified in the coming days. Prior to the disabled list trip, Hernandez owned an uninspiring .189/.280/.346 triple-slash across 143 plate appearances.
Athletics optioned INF/OF Arismendy Alcantara to Triple-A Nashville.
Alcantara came over to the A's from the Cubs as part of the Chris Coghlan trade earlier this month. He was called up to the big league club on June 21 and picked up two hits in eight at-bats during that cup of iced coffee. The 24-year-old utility bat also stole two bases in that space. Expect to see him called up again the next time the A's are looking for an additional bench bat.
Athletics activated LHP Sean Manaea from the 15-day disabled list.
Manaea was initially placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left pronator strain in mid-June, but no structural damage was found in the subsequent MRI. He ended up missing the minimum 15 days while on the DL. In nine starts prior to the injury, the 24-year-old southpaw held a tough 6.02 ERA.
Melky Cabrera (wrist) is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Twins.
Cabrera is dealing with a sprained right wrist, one that he rolled over while fielding a single two weekends ago. While he has played in the interim, he is now expected to miss at least three or four days in order to allow the injury to heal fully. In his place on Wednesday, Avisail Garcia is manning left field and will hit eighth.
Astros manager A.J. Hinch said that Scott Feldman might start one more time before the All-Star Break.
"I'll think about it," Hinch said. "We have 11 games counting today between now and the break and I think he's done everything to warrant that consideration." In a spot start against the Angels on Tuesday, Feldman surrendered just one unearned run on three hits over five innings. The Astros will face the Mariners and A's in their final two pre-All-Star Break series. Should the veteran right-hander see another start, it would come against one of those teams. He owns a 2.76 ERA and 34/13 K/BB ratio across 49 innings, mostly in relief duty.
Braves recalled RHP Jose De La Cruz from Triple-A Gwinnett.
Cruz will make his major league debut in a spot start against the red-hot Indians on Wednesday. The 27-year-old posted owns a 4.68 ERA over five starts and 16 relief appearances this year in Triple-A and can be avoided for fantasy purposes.