David Freese needed stitches along the base of his right thumb after Sunday's win over the Brewers.
Freese suffered a small gash while applying a diving tag on Norichika Aoki at home plate. The Cardinals' third baseman does not expect to miss any playing time. He's finally starting to come alive offensively after a dreadful first six weeks and might make for a decent buy-low candidate in some fantasy formats.
Blue Jays recalled OF Anthony Gose from Triple-A Buffalo.
Gose batted .223/.303/.319 in 189 plate appearances last season with Toronto. The 22-year-old has good speed and some raw power, but he is not a polished enough hitter at this point to make a big impact in the majors. He can be ignored in most mixed formats.
Blue Jays optioned RHP Mickey Storey to Triple-A Buffalo.
Storey allowed three earned runs in 3 2/3 innings during his 10-day stint with Toronto. He'll be back eventually.
Sean Burnett reported no pain in his left forearm after playing catch on Sunday afternoon.
Burnett made his first minor league rehab appearance on Saturday and came out of it feeling fine. He is on track to return to the Angels' bullpen early this week.
Jered Weaver (elbow) is scheduled to pitch in a game at extended spring training on Wednesday.
Weaver was hoping to embark on a minor league rehab assignment, but the Angels want him to throw one more time in a controlled environment at their spring training complex in Arizona. He is still on track to return to the Anaheim rotation at some point in early June.
Tigers recalled RHP Luke Putkonen from Triple-A Toledo.
Putkonen will provide some needed depth for the Detroit bullpen, which got heavy use this weekend in Texas. The right-hander will operate as a mid-to-long reliever.
Tigers optioned RHP Evan Reed to Triple-A Toledo.
Reed allowed four hits and one earned run in four relief innings during his short stay with Detroit. The right-hander will probably get another try later this summer.
Oscar Taveras (ankle) is expected to return to action at Triple-A Memphis by the middle of this week.
Taveras injured his right ankle last Sunday while attempting to steal second base. X-rays taken in the immediate aftermath showed no structural damage, but the Cardinals have understandably decided to play it safe with their top prospect. Taveras, 20, was batting .317 with an .831 OPS through his first 31 games this season for the Memphis Redbirds. He should reach the major league level at some point in 2013.