Russell Martin is not in the Blue Jays starting lineup on Saturday.
It's just a routine day of rest for the hard-hitting backstop with a day game after a night game. Dioner Navarro will start behind the dish and bat sixth against Yordano Ventura and the Royals on Saturday.
Troy Tulowitzki is not in the Blue Jays lineup for Saturday's game against the Royals.
Manager John Gibbons simply wanted to give his new shortstop a day of rest. Munenori Kawasaki will start in his place and bat eighth against Yordano Ventura on Saturday.
Red Sox optioned RHP Jonathan Aro to Triple-A Pawtucket.
Aro was with the club for just two days to provide bullpen depth. He'll continue to bide his time at Triple-A until a full-time opening arises in the Red Sox bullpen.
Red Sox recalled INF Travis Shaw from Triple-A Pawtucket.
He's in the Red Sox lineup at third base for Saturday afternoon's contest against the Rays. He has appeared in nine games for the Red Sox this season, going 3-for-15 (.200) with no extra-base hits.
Mike Moustakas is not in the Royals starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Blue Jays.
Ned Yost will use the matchup against opposing southpaw Mark Buehrle to give his third baseman a day of rest. Cheslor Cuthbert will start in his place at the hot corner and bat eighth for the Royals on Saturday.
Rockies placed OF Corey Dickerson on the 15-day disabled list with non-displaced fractures of two ribs.
An MRI exam revealed Friday that Dickerson had sustained non-displaced fractures of two ribs on his right side while diving for a line drive during Thursday's contest against the Cardinals. It's the third time that the outfielder has been forced to the disabled list this season. There is no clear timetable for his return at the moment.
Blue Jays designated INF/OF Danny Valencia for assignment.
With all of the recent acquisitions that the Blue Jays have made, they were forced to make a few tough decisions on their roster and it appears that Valencia is the odd-man out. The lefty-masher was hitting .296/.331/.506 overall with seven homers and 29 RBI in 162 at-bats. He should attract interest from plenty of teams looking to upgrade their bench.
Blue Jays designated OF Ezequiel Carrera for assignment.
The 28-year-old outfielder had done a nice job in limited time for the Jays, hitting .279/.327/.374 with three homers and 21 RBI in 70 games. He could attract some interest on waivers.