Chris Colabello had a single in four at-bats in a losing effort in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Nationals.
Colabello has now hit safely in 12 straight games. He's provided a huge boost to Toronto's battered outfield, posting a .364/.411/.556 batting line with four home runs and 14 RBI over 26 games.
Tigers recalled OF Daniel Fields from Triple-A Toledo.
Fields will be with the team for a couple of days while Rajai Davis is away on paternity leave. The 24-year-old was batting .271/.394/.486 with three home runs, 21 RBI, and nine stolen bases over 48 games this season in Triple-A.
Tigers placed OF Rajai Davis on the paternity leave list.
Davis left the team to be present for the birth of his second child. He's permitted to be away from the team for 24 to 72 hours.
Tigers optioned RHP Buck Farmer to Triple-A Toledo.
The move clears a spot for Alfredo Simon's return. It also suggests that the Tigers think Justin Verlander could be close to coming off the disabled list. Farmer was rocked for seven runs over five innings in a start against the Angels last Thursday.
Tigers activated RHP Alfredo Simon from the bereavement list.
Simon recently left the team following the death of his father. He'll return to start Tuesday against the Athletics.
Marlins recalled RHP Kendry Flores from Double-A Jacksonville.
He'll join Miami's bullpen following Steve Cishek's demotion. Acquired from the Giants in the Casey McGehee deal over the winter, Flores posted a 2.06 ERA over nine starts in Double-A this season.
Tigers purchased the contract of INF Josh Wilson from Triple-A Toledo.
He'll fill the roster spot of Hernan Perez, who was claimed off waivers by the Brewers. The 34-year-old Wilson is a .226/.278/.316 career hitter and will provide some infield depth.
Indians prospect SS Francisco Lindor went 4-for-6 with a home run and three runs scored on Monday in a double header for Triple-A Columbus.
Lindor’s three hits in the first game included his second home run of the season, but it was just his first multi-hit game since May 17. Suffice it to say the 21-year-old hasn’t thrived this season in Triple-A as the Indians surely hoped, as he’s batting .262/.340/.374 with 14 extra-base hits and a 57.1% success rate on the base paths (8-for-14). However, Lindor’s slow start in the minors this minors shouldn’t prevent him from reaching the major leagues in the coming months.