Dustin Pedroia (knee, ankle) is back in the Red Sox lineup on Thursday night against the Yankees.
It'll be his first start since he injured his knee and ankle last Friday on a controversial takeout slide by Manny Machado. Pedroia is starting at second base and batting leadoff versus Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka.
Jose Altuve (head) is sitting out again Thursday versus the Indians.
Altuve was also given the day off Wednesday following his nasty collision with Teoscar Hernandez on Tuesday night. The star second baseman has been cleared of a concussion but is experiencing some lingering shoulder soreness. Marwin Gonzalez will draw the start at second on Thursday versus the Tribe.
George Springer (hamstring) remains out of the Astros' starting lineup on Thursday.
Springer hasn't started a game since Saturday, though he did sub in Tuesday after Teoscar Hernandez suffered a left knee injury in a shallow-outfield collision with Jose Altuve. Josh Reddick is in center field and batting leadoff Thursday versus the Indians.
Giants sent 1B/OF Chris Marrero outright to Triple-A Sacramento.
Marrero cracked the Giants' major league roster out of camp after a big showing in the Cactus League, but he went on to slash just .132/.171/.211 over 41 major league plate appearances. The 28-year-old passed through waivers unclaimed.
Mariners sent OF Leonys Martin outright to Triple-A Tacoma.
Martin was designated for assignment by Seattle earlier this week after batting .111/.172/.130 over his first 58 plate appearances. The 29-year-old outfielder passed through waivers unclaimed primarily because he's making a $4.85 million salary in 2017. He should get another shot with the Mariners at some point this summer.
White Sox prospect Zach Burdi pitched two scoreless innings in relief for Triple-A Charlotte on Wednesday.
In just under eight innings, Burdi has struck out 13 hitters, and opposing batters are hitting just .219 against him. With a triple-digit fastball, nasty slider and impressive change, he has the stuff to be a dominant closer at the next level. Don't be surprised if he's closing out games for the White Sox before the end of the 2017 season.
Reds prospect Nick Senzel went 3-for-6 for High-A Daytona on Wednesday.
Senzel also scored two runs and stole a base. It's been a bit of an up-and-down start to the 2017 season for last year's second-overall selection, but there's been more good than bad. This is one of the best infield prospects in baseball, and his advanced offense and defense should see him move quickly through the Cincinnati system.
Denard Span has been sent for more tests on his sprained right shoulder.
And manager Bruce Bochy acknowledged Thursday that Span is going to need more than 10 days on the disabled list. Gorkys Hernandez and Drew Stubbs are splitting time in center field for San Francisco.