The Pirates have promoted prospect first baseman Stetson Allie to High-A Bradenton.
Allie was a bust as a pitching prospect, but he has made an impressive adjustment since being converted into a position player last year. The 22-year-old batted .324/.414/.607 with 17 home runs, 61 RBI and a 1.021 OPS in 66 games with Class A West Virginia. It should be interesting to see how he fares against more advanced competition.
Angel Pagan (hamstring) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Thursday with High-A San Jose.
Pagan received a platelet-rich plasma injection in his hamstring last week and is no longer dealing with soreness. He's slated to play five innings in his return to game action Thursday. It's not clear how many games he'll need, but he appears on track to rejoin the Giants before the end of the month.
Brewers recalled OF Josh Prince from Triple-A Nashville.
Prince will provide some outfield depth while Norichika Aoki is away on paternity leave. The 25-year-old went 1-for-5 in six games with the Brewers earlier this season.
Brewers placed OF Norichika Aoki on the paternity leave list.
Aoki has left the team to be present for the birth of his second child. He is permitted to be away for 24 to 72 hours. Josh Prince has been called up to replace him on the active roster.
Padres recalled OF Jaff Decker from Triple-A Tucson.
He'll take the place of Everth Cabrera (hamstring) on the active roster. Decker didn't get an at-bat during a brief stint with the Padres last week, but he should stick around a bit longer this time.
Padres placed SS Everth Cabrera on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 17, with a mild left hamstring strain.
Cabrera suffered the injury trying to steal second base on Sunday. He'll be eligible to return around the start of July and there's a chance he'll be ready by then. Alexi Amarista and Pedro Ciriaco should see playing time at shortstop when he's sidelined.
Brandon Crawford (fingers) is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Padres.
Not surprising, as Crawford sprained the index and middle fingers on his right hand during Tuesday's game and is dealing with some swelling. There's a chance he could return Thursday. Joaquin Arias is starting at shortstop Wednesday while Tony Abreu plays third.
The Astros have officially agreed to terms with No. 1 overall pick Mark Appel.
The Astros denied reports of a deal over the weekend, but they are expected to hold a press conference Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET to formally announce the signing. Jim Callis of Baseball America reports that Appel will receive a $6.35 million bonus, which is approximately $1.44 million less than the assigned slot value for the pick. Either way, his gamble to go back to Stanford for his senior season has paid off quite nicely. The 21-year-old right-hander has a chance to move through the Astros' system very quickly.