Shin-Soo Choo has been playing with a sprained left pinkie finger.
Choo told reporters he injured the pinkie in the team's first day in Cleveland over a week ago, and Jeff Wilson of the Forth Worth Star-Telegram said the outfielder chose to play through the injury rather than have a pin inserted. He would miss a month if he had the procedure. If the injury happened recently he hasn't shown it, as he hit .295/.356/.533 in May and went 3-for-5 with a homer on Tuesday.
Garett Jones homered again Wednesday as the Yankees swept a three-game series in Seattle.
Jones launched a go-ahead three-run homer in the top of the 11th inning Tuesday and then went deep to break a 1-1 tie in the top of the fourth inning Wednesday. Jones could begin to muscle his way into more playing time, but this small stretch of clutch hitting doesn't suddenly give him relevance in standard fantasy leagues.
Taijuan Walker went eight innings but yielded three earned runs Wednesday in a loss to the Yankees.
Walker pitched very efficiently, yielding only one walk and striking out seven over his eight strong frames, but Mark Teixeira tagged him for a solo shot in the second inning and Garrett Jones slugged a two-run blast in the fourth. Walker will carry a 2-6 record, 5.80 ERA, and 1.47 WHIP into his next start on the road against the Indians. He's shown some positive signs.
Matt Moore (elbow) went 2 1/3 innings in his first rehab start Wednesday with High-A Charlotte.
Moore allowed two runs on two hits and three walks, though both of those runs were considered unearned. He struck out two, hurling 31 of his 52 pitches for strikes. The rehabbing 25-year-old left-hander will make at least four more rehab starts before becoming an option for the Rays' starting rotation. Look for Moore to debut in late June.
Michael Cuddyer is out of the Mets' starting lineup on Wednesday with stiffness in his neck.
Darrell Ceciliani will start in left field and and bat sixth Wednesday night against the Padres. Cuddyer is day-to-day for now. It doesn't sound like a major issue.
Reds released 1B/OF Donald Lutz.
Lutz underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery in early May. He'll rehab as a free agent.
Reds purchased the contract of INF Ivan DeJesus Jr. from Triple-A Louisville.
The 28-year-old was batting .303/.378/.384 in 50 games this season for Louisville. De Jesus is capable of playing all around the infield and will likely do just that in a part-time role with the big-league Reds.
Reds placed OF Marlon Byrd on the 15-day disabled list with a fracture in his right wrist.
Byrd suffered the injury Tuesday when he was struck by a pitch. He's had previous fractures in the same area and the Reds are still trying to figure out how much time he will miss. Brennan Boesch and Skip Schumaker will likely share playing time in left field.