White Sox recalled LHP Donnie Veal from Triple-A Charlotte.
Yankees designated INF Alberto Gonzalez for assignment.
Gonzalez was DFA'd to make room for Reid Brignac on the active roster. He should pass through waivers and continue to serve as organizational infield depth. The Yankees will likely be forced to go short-handed with Brignac not expected to arrive in time for Saturday's game.
Josh Johnson (triceps) will begin a rehab assignment Monday with High-A Dunedin.
Johnson has been on the DL since April 29, but he hasn't had any issues during his throwing program. He'll likely need 2-3 games before he's cleared to rejoin the Blue Jays' rotation. Johnson is on track for a late May return.
Jackie Bradley went 1-for-3 with a triple in his return from the disabled list Friday with Triple-A Pawtucket.
He added a walk and was hit by a pitch. It was Bradley’s first game in two weeks. He’s now batting .304/.418/.391 in 12 games at the Triple-A level this season.
Red Sox prospect Matt Barnes allowed three runs on five hits over six innings and had seven strikeouts in his start Friday with Double-A Portland.
Barnes had his best velocity of the season, hitting 97 mph. Over his last four starts, he now has a 1.96 ERA with 28 strikeouts and seven walks in 23 innings. Barnes has made considerable strides with his changeup this year and should continue to move quickly through Boston's minor league system. Baseball America ranks him as the No. 40 overall prospect.
Yankees acquired INF Reid Brignac from the Rockies for cash considerations.
Brignac made the Rockies' Opening Day roster, but was designated for assignment on Thursday after he batted just .250/.294/.375 in 53 plate appearances. The former top prospect is capable of playing multiple infield positions and will serve in a utility role with the Yankees.
CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Yankees have acquired infielder Reid Brignac from the Rockies.
Brignac was designated for assignment on Thursday and has batted only .250/.294/.375 in 29 games this season. The 27-year-old will look to reestablish himself with the Yankees as a utility infielder.
The Cubs are moving Carlos Villanueva to the bullpen.
Villanueva held his own as a starter, but he's no longer needed in the rotation with Matt Garza returning from the disabled list. The Cubs were considering going with a six-man rotation, but decided against it after Villanueva allowed seven runs over five innings in his last outing. Villanueva has a 3.93 ERA and 1.14 WHIP this season and will likely be used as long reliever.