Rays designated LHP Everett Teaford for assignment.
They need a fresh arm after Teaford pitched in both games of Tuesday's doubleheader. Andrew Bellatti is back from the disabled list to take Teaford's spot in the bullpen.
Kyle Gibson held the Orioles to two runs over six innings, striking out seven, in a win Tuesday.
Gibson yielded six hits and a walk, with J.J. Hardy's two-run homer in the fifth inning accounting for all the damage against the right-hander. Gibson hasn't allowed more than two runs in any of his last four starts, and he improved to 7-6 with a 3.04 ERA and 1.24 WHIP with the win. He'll try to grab one more win before the All-Star break when he takes on the Tigers on Sunday.
John Jaso homered, walked, and doubled in four plate appearances, but the Rays were unable to overcome the Royals in the second game of a doubleheader on Tuesday.
Jaso, making his first appearance since Opening Day, led off and served as the Rays' DH. He broke a scoreless tie in the third inning with a solo home run -- his first -- off of Edinson Volquez. He pinch-hit and singled in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader. The backstop had missed three-plus months with a bruised left wrist.
Alcides Escobar went 2-for-4 with a walk and a three-run double in Tuesday's win in the second game of a doubleheader against the Rays.
Escobar cleared the bases in the sixth inning to break a 1-1 tie, and he'd later score to add insult to injury for the Rays. The shortstop hasn't been anything special at the plate this season, batting .282/.323/.367 with 31 RBI and 40 runs scored.
Twins transferred RHP Ricky Nolasco from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Eric Fryer. Nolasco's season could be over after he had surgery on his right ankle on Monday.
Alex Gordon went 4-for-5 with a double and four runs batted in as the Royals easily beat the Rays in the second game of a doubleheader on Tuesday.
Gordon tied the game at one apiece in the fifth inning with an RBI single, added another RBI single to cap off a four-run sixth, and knocked in two with a double in the eighth. Gordon entered the game batting .133 (4-for-30) in his previous nine games. On the season, he's sitting on 10 home runs with 37 RBI, 30 runs scored, and a .280/.394/.459 batting line.
Twins purchased the contract of C Eric Fryer from Triple-A Rochester.
Fryer has hit .299/.385/.354 with one homer at Rochester this season. He'll play sparingly as Kurt Suzuki's backup.
Twins optioned C Chris Herrmann to Triple-A Rochester.
Herrmann hit just .156/.239/.281 over 25 games. The Twins will go with Eric Fryer as Kurt Suzuki's backup.