Cardinals signed RHP Mark Montgomery to a minor league contract.
The deal happened shortly after he was released by the Yankees just before Opening Day. Montgomery was once thought of as a potential closer of the future in New York but has battled control issues. Still, he has a career 11.9 K/9 rate in the minors and a 16/1 K/BB ratio over his first 10 1/3 relief innings this season at Triple-A Memphis. The 26-year-old is a nice depth addition for St. Louis.
JaCoby Jones (lip) is hoping to take batting practice Wednesday.
Jones was placed on the 10-day disabled list April 22 after needing nine stitches to close a gash in his upper lip -- the result of a beaning by Twins pitcher Justin Haley. The young Tigers outfielder should be ready to embark on a short minor league rehab assignment this weekend and could return to Detroit's active roster when first eligible next Tuesday.
Miguel Cabrera (groin) worked out and rode a stationary bike on Tuesday.
The veteran slugger landed on the disabled list for just the second time in his career on Saturday after being diagnosed with a mild right groin strain. He's eligible to return May 2, in time for the second game of a big four-game set against the Indians. "Miggy said he feels real good today," Tigers manager Brad Ausmus told reporters Tuesday. "My guess is, it will be just the 10 days."
George Springer (hamstring) subbed into Tuesday's game against the Indians and finished 0-for-1.
Springer was called into action in right field after Teoscar Hernandez suffered an ugly-looking knee injury on a collision with teammate Jose Altuve. Springer should return fully to the starting lineup on Wednesday after battling through some mild left hamstring tightness.
Ryan Braun (foot) went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in Tuesday's rout of the Reds.
Braun was lifted from Monday's series opener versus Cincinnati after fouling a few balls off his foot, but he only suffered some mild bruises. Even after Tuesday night's 0-for-4, the veteran outfielder is slashing .282/.378/.592 through 20 games this season.
Buster Posey finished 2-for-3 with a walk and RBI in Tuesday's loss against the Dodgers.
Posey has hit safely in each of his seven games since returning from a concussion, although he has managed just one run scored and just one RBI. Nick Hundley made another start behind the dish Tuesday, although Posey did fill in at catcher in the later innings. Whether Posey is at first base or back behind the plate, as long as he is starting he is an obvious worthwhile fantasy option.
Drew Stubbs was hitless in four at-bats with a pair of strikeouts in Tuesday's loss against the Dodgers.
Stubbs is hitless in six at-bats since having his contract purchased from Triple-A Sacramento on Monday. He is filling in for Denard Span (shoulder), but the veteran looks a bit rusty and overmatched at the dish in his first helping against big-league pitching this season.
Ty Blach allowed two earned runs, four hits and a walk with two strikeouts over five innings in a loss Tuesday against the Dodgers.
Blach was taking the place of Madison Bumgarner (shoulder, ribs) in what would have been a marquee pitching matchup against Clayton Kershaw. Blach still ended up giving the home fans a treat in the 2-1 loss, throwing 47 of his 75 pitches for strikes. Manager Bruce Bochy announced Blach will fill in while MadBum is on the shelf and so far, so good. He even contributed a double with a run scored in two at-bats to look like Bumgarner in the offensive department, too.