Tigers recalled LHP Kyle Ryan from Triple-A Toledo.
Ryan will make a spot start on Wednesday against the A's with Alfredo Simon going on the bereavement list. The left-hander holds an unappealing 4.67 ERA over nine starts at Toledo this season and can be avoided for fantasy purposes.
Tigers placed RHP Alfredo Simon on the bereavement list.
Simon has returned to his native Dominican Republic to be with his father, who is ill. The Tigers aren't sure when Simon will be back, but he seems likely to be ready for his next start. Kyle Ryan will fill in Wednesday.
Nick Hundley is not in the Rockies' lineup Wednesday.
It's simply a routine day off. Michael McKenry is at catcher in Hundley's place.
Carlos Ruiz is not in the Phillies' lineup Wednesday.
It's just a day of rest. Cameron Rupp is catching in Ruiz's place.
Brandon Phillips (toe) remained out of the Reds' lineup Wednesday.
Phillips recently aggravated a turf toe issue that initially cropped up a couple weeks ago. He's day-to-day. Skip Schumaker is filling in at second base.
Rays released RHP Grant Balfour.
Balfour exercised the opt-out deal in his contract that was agreed upon when he re-signed with the Rays at the beginning of this month. The veteran reliever struck out 11 while posting a 2.79 ERA over 9 2/3 innings for Triple-A Durham. He shouldn't have an issue catching on elsewhere quickly, though it remains to be seen whether he'll be able to land a major league contract.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Tuesday that he expects Ivan Nova (elbow) to begin a rehab assignment "pretty soon."
Nova is expected to throw about 70 pitches Wednesday or Thursday in an extended spring training game. His rehab assignment would figure to be pretty lengthy, so Nova is still multiple weeks away from a return. Still, the Yanks will be happy to have him as a rotation option relatively soon.
Yan Gomes is not in the Indians' lineup Wednesday.
As expected, he hasn't been catching back-to-back games as he eased back into things in his return from the disabled list. Roberto Perez is behind the dish in Gomes' place.