Omar Infante will report to Rookie-level Danville "to get his legs back under him."
Infante hasn't played in a game since June 6, so he'll need a few days to shake off the rust. After that, he'll settle in at Triple-A Gwinnett. The veteran opened 2016 as the Royals' starting second baseman but was quickly passed over in favor of newcomer Whit Merrifield.
Kenta Maeda pitched six innings of one-run ball in a win over the Brewers on Thursday.
It's the eighth time in 16 starts that Maeda has allowed one or no runs. He finishes June with a 2.52 ERA after coming in at 1.41 in April and 5.04 in May.
Zach Davies gave up six runs in 4 1/3 innings Thursday in a loss to the Dodgers.
Davies gave up three homers at Miller Park today. It's far from the ideal place for him to pitch, given that he's neither a groundball pitcher nor a huge strikeout guy, but he has been more effective there than on the road this year, even though nine of the 12 homers he's allowed have come in Milwaukee. He's 5-4 with a 4.22 ERA.
Clayton Kershaw has been diagnosed with mild disc herniation in his lower back.
The Dodgers say he will not require surgery, though the team has yet to announce a timetable for his return. Los Angeles moved quickly to find his replacement, acquiring Bud Norris in a trade with Atlanta on Thursday. With Kershaw out of commission, Jake Arrieta could be in the driver's seat to start the All-Star Game in San Diego in a couple of weeks.
Trayce Thompson went 2-for-5 and hit his 12th homer Thursday against the Brewers.
Thompson was in a 5-for-48 slump before the Brewers got to Milwaukee, but he's collected four hits the last three days. With Yasiel Puig back, Thompson needs to pick it back up if he expects to start the majority of the time. He could fall back into a platoon role.
Yasiel Puig, who left Wednesday's game with a knee contusion, went 2-for-4 with a double and a walk against the Brewers on Thursday.
Puis might have tried for third on the double had he been feeling better, but given that it was an 8-1 game anyway, there was little reason to push it.
Michael Brantley (shoulder, biceps) has resumed soft tossing.
Manager Terry Francona says he's progressing well and answered "heck yeah" when asked if he expects Brantley to have a major impact in the second half. Shoulder and biceps injuries have limited Brantley to only 11 games this season.
J.B. Shuck went 3-for-4 and knocked in the go-ahead run in the bottom of the eighth as the White Sox edged the Twins 6-5 on Thursday.
Rather than move Adam Eaton back to his old position, the White Sox have used Shuck as their starting center fielder since Austin Jackson went down. He started out really slow, but he's 8-for-18 with two homers during his current five-game hitting streak. Most likely, he'll cool off again soon enough.