Glen Perkins tossed a 1-2-3 ninth inning Thursday against the Royals for his 26th save of the season.
Perkins struck out one batter and needed just 11 pitches to get through the inning. He's now a perfect 26-for-26 in save chances this season to go along with a 1.35 ERA and 30/5 K/BB ratio over 33 1/3 innings.
Danny Santana went 2-for-4 with an RBI triple in Thursday's win over the Royals.
His fifth-inning triple was the only run of the game until Eduardo Escobar drove in a run in the ninth for some insurance. Coming into Thursday's action, Santana had just two hits in 17 at-bats since returning from the minors. This was his first multi-hit game since way back on May 6.
Miguel Sano went 1-for-4 with an infield single in his major league debut Thursday against the Royals.
Sano lined out to center field in his first at-bat before striking out swinging in his next two chances. The infield single came in the top of the ninth inning. The Twins plan to use the 22-year-old as their regular designated hitter for the time being, so his power upside is well worth the flier in most fantasy leagues.
Alex Rios went 0-for-3 with a strikeout Thursday against the Twins.
Rios is batting just .188 since returning from the disabled list at the end of May. He has only two extra-base hits (both doubles) in that time.
Jorge Soler (ankle) is slated to play nine innings at Triple-A Iowa on Friday.
If all goes well, it could be the final step before he's cleared to rejoin the Cubs. The young slugger has been on the shelf since early June with a left ankle sprain.
Mariners signed C Erik Kratz to a minor league contract.
The veteran backstop elected free agency after being designated for assignment by the Red Sox earlier in the week. While he'll begin at Triple-A Tacoma, he should work his way up to the big league club in relatively short order.
James Wagner of the Toledo Blade reports that the Tigers plan to purchase the contract of Jeff Ferrell from Triple-A Toledo on Friday.
It's unclear at the moment what the corresponding move for the right-hander will be. The 24-year-old has made just one appearance at Triple-A Toledo, but was dominant in 18 games at Double-A Erie, posting a 1.61 ERA, 0.89 WHIP and 36/4 K/BB ratio in 28 innings.
Dodgers designated RHP Brandon League for assignment.
As he's still owed $7.5 million this season, it's extremely unlikely that any other squad will pick up the veteran hurler off of waivers. He should continue to provide organizational bullpen depth for the Dodgers.